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Malanda Tropical Retreat- A new project for 2017Located on a 72-hectare property at Jaggan, Malanda Tropical Retreat is a new project being launched by the Lions Club of Malanda. The project aims to provide eligible families of a disabled, seriously ill or terminally ill child with a holiday on the Atherton Tablelands. The club has recently opened the project to partnering Lions Clubs within Australia for expressions of interest for families of need within their regions.
In addition to the Lions Club of Malanda providing up to 10 days stay at the fully accessible and modern 4 bedroom accommodation, families will also have access to local day trips organised by Lions Club members. Access to the Retreat Vehicle, a modern mini-bus, will also be provided to guests during their stay.
The Lions Club of Malanda are excited at the launch of this new project and are looking forward to exploring our beautiful Atherton Tablelands with their future guests
Bursary- A new project for 2017The Lions Club of Malanda is providing a bursary, starting in the 2017 school year, for a year 11 student at Malanda State High School. To be eligible students must be planning to continue learning after high school at University, or with an apprenticeship or traineeship, and demonstrate the values of a Lion in the school, personal and community life. In the first year, a bursary will be awarded to both a year 11 and a year 12 student, with year 11 students eligible in 2018 and beyond. The bursary will be presented to the awardee at Malanda State High School Presentation Night in early November.
A PLAYGOUND SHADE COVERA NEW SHADY SPOT IN MALANDA
A major improvement to the children’s playground is complete.
During a prolonged period of hot weather IN 2013 Malanda Lions identified a need for a shade shelter over the new playground equipment in Eacham Place opposite the Majestic Theatre,
With Tablelands Regional Council’s blessing Malanda Lions and Malanda Lioness financed, designed and constructed a suitable cover to enable the playground to be enjoyed at all times by the children of the community. It has been a major project for both clubs.
In a simple ceremony on Saturday 6th September at 11.00am, the shade shelter will be officially handed over to Deputy Mayor Cr Geoff Stocker on behalf of the TRC.
Malanda Lions and Lioness members invite the community (and especially the children) to a free sausage sizzle following the handover, from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Lions Club International Code of ConductUpdated 2018
“LIONS - SUPPORTING DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS AND COMMUNITIES”The Lions of North Queensland have mobilised in their efforts to assist Drought Stricken Farmers, Graziers and their Communities as crippling drought continues in large parts of Eastern Australia, and including many areas of North and Western Queensland.
When disaster strikes the Australian Lions Foundation is amongst the first to offer disaster relief. Through the Australian Lions Foundation, our local Lions Clubs and Members are supporting struggling families and communities as they battle to cope with the effects of one of the most crippling droughts on record.
Lion John Muller, Public Relations Chairperson for Lions in North Queensland, said “We are very appreciative of the generous nature of North Queenslanders to support others when they are in need, and it is now our turn to give back to those affected by drought who have previously assisted us with financial donations following recent cyclones and floods – especially after cyclone Yasi. And through our Australian Lions Foundation, every cent raised goes directly where it is needed most – to support those in need. There are absolutely no deductions to cover administration costs as is the case with some other charities and foundations – 100% raised is distributed” John said.
How can you help? Teams of Lions are out in force across North Queensland collecting funds for the Australian Lions Foundation Drought Relief Appeal. This will culminate in a major effort over the next week across several locations within the Townsville and Charters Towers area. Just look for our Lions Public Relations Trailer, and the team of friendly Lions with their collection buckets and tins close by. They will be very visible in their Lions shirts! And if you would like to donate beforehand please call the local Lions contacts for each location as listed:-
TOWNSVILLE (Local Contact Zone Chairperson Brian Hewett Mob: 0410 328382)
SATURDAY 6TH October BUNNINGS DOMAIN CENTRAL
• The Promotional Trailer will be in the Bunnings Carpark from 7.30AM till 3.00
Lions will also be selling their fantastic Lions Christmas Cakes in the Foyer, so please – buy a cake and support the Drought Relief Appeal
SUNDAY 7th October THE WILLOWS MARKETS
• The Promotional Trailer will be co-located with the Lions Barbecue in The Willows Markets from 6.30am till Midday. Join the Lions for Breakfast/Brunch with every burger and sausage sold assisting the Appeal.
CHARTERS TOWERS (Local Contact Zone Chairperson Allan Bennion Mob: 0427 007291)
WEDNESDAY 10th October WOOLWORTHS CAR PARK
• The Promotional Trailer will be located in the Woolworths Car Park from 9.00am till 3.00pm
“So please - donate generously, and if you ever thought that you would like to join your local Lions Club and help your community, please ask our friendly Lions how you may join us in service and help us with our Lions Community Projects” John said.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/LionsDistrict201Q2/
Lions Drought ReliefHow you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appealRead how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Beware e-mail scams targetting LionsLions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AMIt is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausagesIt's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refreshIn response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our historyIn 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
Join usIt's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/