District Governors Visit
District Governor Omeni Ndlova and wife Tabisile joined Lions and Lioness at Burkes for dinner and fellowship on Tuesday 1st October, 2019.
Approximately 30 members of Lions, Lioness’s, partners and friends meet at Burkes to welcome our current District Governor Omen and Wife Tabi. Omen addressed all present and set out his goals and passions for his year as District Governor of District 201 V6. Omen presented Lion Denis Griffith a membership induction pin for recruitment of a new member.
Omeni then had the pleasure of inducting 2 new members into the Yarrawonga Lions Club. Marilyn Maxwell and John Nicholls who were sponsored by Joan Tufvesson and were welcomed by all present. Unfortunately, our 3rd new member Edora Brown was unable to attend but will be inducted on her return.
It was a wonderful night where everyone had the opportunity to discuss matters and voice individual opinions. Lions have a very busy month ahead with the District Convention being held at Club Mulwala from the 25th – 27th October where everyone present at the meeting will be participating.
Real Estate Sleep Out - Yarrawonga
Region 4 Finals Junior Public Speaking
Thankyou to everyone involved
Junior Public Speaking Competition
Junior Public Speaking Competition
With a new day and time of the week being tried the annual Yarrawonga Lions Junior Public Speaking Competition was held on Friday 26th July, 2019. To everyone’s delight there were 19 participants from 4 schools with the first-time inclusion of students from Savernake Public School, along with students from Yarrawonga P-12, Sacred Heart and Mulwala Public School.
The event commenced at 5:30 in the upgraded Lions Clubroom with a light dinner of soup and the ever-popular sausage in bread being made available to participants, family and supporters. In total there were approximately 100 catered for.
There were 12 participants from Years 3 & 4. Students were given a topic which was “The day I went into outer space and met an alien…”(chosen by Lions) and were asked to prepare and present a 3-minute speech. Students participating were:-
Yarrawonga P-12 – Ava Cox, Olivia Lewis, Massie Pell, Audry Cooke, Adelaide Chisholm, and Tess Bassett
Sacred Heart – Connor Strawhorn, Spencer Cowan and Zoe Freestone.
Savernake Primary School – Anastasia Bruce
Mulwala Public School – Amelia Frazer
There were 7 participants from Years 5 & 6. Students were required to prepare and present a 4-minute speech on the topic “ Do you ever read a book and imagine what it would be like to be there.. in the story.. as one of the characters, or as yourself alongside the other character? Thinking about an imaginary place from your favourite book, tell us about this place, describe how you see it in your imagination, what it would be like to live there, and how you would be written in as part of the story”. Then they were given 10 minutes to prepare a 1-minute speech on a topic “What would you like to see in the way of sporting facilities in Yarrawonga.” Students participating were:-
Yarrawonga P-12 – Millie Dodd, Hadia Mirza
Sacred Heart – Dimity Connell, Iris Elliott, Grace Richmond and Mekaylah Duns
Savernake Primary School – Penelope Bruce
Chairman Doug Rankin thanked students, family, friends and teachers for their time and effort in preparing and supporting the participants. Doug also extended thanks to MC and timekeeper Ollie Tufvesson and Rod Riding for organising the participants and judges. The catering committee of Debbie Van Corler and Jock McDonald were thanked for preparing and topping up the food during the evening. The 3 judges Lance Loughrey, Kevin Brewer and Spencer Levesque had a big job this year with so many participants and Doug thanked them for giving up their time to attend and were presented with a small token of appreciation.
The winners for 2019 are:
Year 3 & 4
Club Representative – Spencer Cowan – Sacred Heart
Club Runner Up – Massie Pell – Yarrawonga P - 12
Year 5 & 6
Club Representative – Dimity Connell – Sacred Heart
Club Runner Up – Millie Dodd – Yarrawonga P- 12
There was a high standard of competition by all participants who all presented and spoke to a high level.
Club Representatives Spencer Cowan and Dimity Connell will now progress to the Zone/Regional Competition which will be held on 11th August, 2019 at the Yarrawonga Lions Clubrooms commencing at 12:30.
Nearly 60 Lions, Lions partners, Shire representatives and guests attended the annual Yarrawonga Lions Club changeover dinner on Tuesday night 2nd July 2019. The evening commenced at 6:30 at the Lions Club Rooms at the Showgrounds.
Outgoing president Denis Griffiths extended thanks to all members for their continued efforts in supporting him and the community of Yarrawonga and Mulwala. Denis continued “The club was lucky enough to receive a grant from Australian Lions Foundation and DSS Volunteer Grant 2018 to assist with the construction of a new shed”. This will enable the Club to store equipment and utilize existing space more effectively.
Members have been involved with many events during the past 12 months among them The Katamatite Lions Big Day Out, Bundalong Taverns fundraiser, Need for Feed, NSSR Rod Run, Gala Ball and Dance weekend and our own weekly Target BBQ. These activities have enabled the Lions Club to contribute funds back into the community.
Denis wished John Weinert, the incoming President, and his team a successful year and encouraged everyone to get behind him and the upcoming convention which will be held in October.
2019 -2020 President is John Weinert who was installed into office by Past District Governor Les Harrison. His executive officers are Diana Rankin as Secretary and Ollie Tufvesson as Treasurer, with Don McPhee, Ken George and Debbie Van Corler installed as Vice Presidents.
John reported “ As do most presidents I intend to make some changes, starting with returning all our meetings back to our Den. They will be dinner meetings that are self-catered, so I’m looking for volunteers to have a go. I want to increase our social, fun times. Visit other clubs and streamline our business reports I also believe it’s time to look at a new project that we can hang our badge on, so if anyone has a dream, come and see me. I want to get the balance of work and pleasure right so we all have fun doing both. This is your year as much as it is mine, so lots of input and new ideas please”
LEST WE FORGET
Members of Lions and Lioness's attend the ANZAC service in Yarrawonga. President Denis laid a wreath on behalf of the Club
Lion Debbie Van Corler - Citizen of the Year
Lion Debbie Van Corler – Citizen of the Year
Debbie has been a Lion for 20 years working tirelessly within the Club and three and a half years ago commenced the project “Made with Love Chemotherapy Turbans”.
Debbie recognised the need for turbans because her mum Edie battled bowel cancer which led to treatment and hair loss. That set Deb on the path of making turbans for those suffering and at their self-esteemed lowest. This project has grown from strength to strength with distributions in excess of 22,000 throughout Australia and eight countries around the world, all free of charge.
On Thursday 17th January Debbie was awarded Moira Shire Citizen of the Year in Cobram. This is the only occasion that Debbie was at a loss for words as she was “gobsmacked”.
On Australia Day Debbie was once again recognised for her community work and her beloved project being awarded joint Yarrawonga Citizen of the Year. This was witnessed by members of the Yarrawonga Lions Club and her amazing Turban Angels.
A very worthy recipient who is always quick to deflect praise and redirect it to her Turban Angels. But without Debbie there would not have been a project. Well done.
2018 Convention - Cohuna
The weekend of the 20th and 21st October 7 Lions and 2 Lioness’s travelled to Cohuna to attend the 41st Annual Convention. Between us we managed 4 stands displaying our upcoming 2019 Convention, Turban Project together with District Childhood Cancer Research Foundation stand and the new Fruit Fly Project.
Lions were introduced to Yarrawonga mascot for our convention “Murray” who will continue to appear during the next 12 months informing and encouraging members to come and have fun in Yarrawonga 25th – 27th October, 2019. Doug Wilson made a presentation on our Convention next year with the help of videos on Yarrawonga and our Convention Wine, which created interest.
Our Turban Project was extended for another period of 3 years as a district project, and the turban stand proved very popular with some Clubs delivering material for the project.
We took time out Saturday night to enjoy a dinner dance held at the Bowls Club where we managed to win the trivia competition – proving our ability to have fun and paid top price for the auction of the centre piece, which may appear next convention.
Need For Feed
Thankyou Baa Braa
Junior Public Speaking
Yarrawonga Lions Junior Public Speaking Competition was held on Sunday 12th August, 2018 at the Lions Clubroom at the Yarrawonga Showgrounds.
This event gives students in primary schools the chance to develop their ability to speak in public. The competition is run for primary students in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6.
This year participants were received from Sacred Heart Primary School, Yarrawonga College P-12 and Mulwala Public School.
Family, friends and supporters gathered for an entertaining and enlightening program of prepared and impromptu speeches from the 12 participants. This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea prepared by our Lions Catering Team.
Participants in Year 3 - 4 were Leni Ramsdale, Samantha Knight, Grace Richmond, Lucas Towner, Amelia Frazer and Millie Dodd.
Unfortunately Leni Ramsdale was not able to attend in person but she was adamant that she wished to participate so with the help of modern technology a Youtube video was presented. Although she did not win a place in the competition she did win a place in our hearts. We all wish her well in her recovery.
Participants in Year 5 - 6 were Dimity Connell, Elli Head, James Frazer, Tess Ryan, Zoe Schweda and Makenzie Clark.
This year's winners were:
Years 3 - 4 Club Representative : Lucas Towner , Club Runner Up : Grace Richmond
Years 5 - 6 Club Representative : James Frazer, Club Runner Up : Elli Head
The two Club representatives will now go on and compete at the regional level next weekend Sunday 19th August at the Lions Club Rooms at the Showgrounds commencing at 1 p.m.
The Lions Club would like to thank all the participants and families for the time and effort that went into the preparation necessary for the day. A special thanks to the schools and teachers for tutoring the students and running the in school competitions. Finally to our Judges on the day Anne Watson, Debbie Shell and Don McPhee who had the difficult job deciding on the winners from a very talented group of students.
CHANGE OVER 03.07.2018
The Lions Club of Yarrawonga recently held its 53rd Annual Changeover at their clubrooms at the Lion's Wool Pavilion at the Showgrounds. Approximately 50 members and guests enjoyed fellowship and a meal catered by The Naked Tree. Lions travelled from Benalla, Tungamah, Cohuna and Cobram, our local Lioness's, Leos and representatives from the Federation and Moira Shires attended.
The main purpose of the evening was to install the new Office Bearers and Board for the forthcoming year. District Governor Norm Walkington fulfilled this duty and the new Committee is as follows :-
President : Denis Griffiths,
Secretary : Joan Tufvesson Treasurer : Jock McDonald
Vice President : Phil Oliver Membership Chairman : Doug Rankin
Lion Tamer : Graeme Hodgins Tail Twister : Gus Sanders
Directors : Gus Sanders and Debbie Van Corler
Doug Rankin reported that he was honoured to be presenting this report as Outgoing President having been entrusted with this position by the Membership so early in my service as a Lion. I thank the Members for electing me to this position and I thank the Board and many long-standing Members for their mentorship during my tenure as President.
Doug Wilson has been appointed Chair of the 2019 Convention Committee and the team has been working vigorously to arrange the backbone of the upcoming Convention. We have agreed to hold the Convention on 25-27 October 2019 at Club Mulwala and we have engaged with the incoming District Governor for that period, Omeni Ndlovu, to ensure that we deliver the type of Convention that meets with his expectations.
Ethan Carlin from Yarrawonga P-12 is the inaugural President of the Leos Club and I congratulate him on his election. We now have a ‘Community Based’ Leos Club that already are project-oriented and keen to be active in the community.
Thanks to Jock McDonald we have been able to achieve a significant project that the whole community will appreciate. Jock has managed the re-surfacing of the Showgrounds oval and the refurbishment of the toilet block adjacent to the Garden Club. This was not achieved by Jock alone and the many members that assisted him in realising this goal are examples of the Lions motto ‘We Serve’. In particular, I would like to thank Ron Stone, Gus Sanders and Denis Griffiths for their efforts with the toilet block. Rod Riding was instrumental in sourcing the seed from Valley Seeds. We are extremely grateful to Jo Tanner and the staff of Valley Seeds for their kind donation. The many suppliers who helped us achieve this significant improvement to the Showgrounds are similarly appreciated and just show what can be achieved when a community pulls together. Our Members who gave valuable time ‘in kind’ to drive this project to fruition are also treasured. Rob Glover is owed a huge ‘Thank You’ for bringing in his machinery from Wilby to facilitate the seeding of the oval and Phil Oliver for helping with delivery of the seed.
We still rely on Catering as our main means of Fundraising and I thank the Catering Committee and all of the Members that help with these events for their achievements in the past year. However, I think we need to seriously consider other ways in which we can raise funds for our community and Lions International and perhaps, the Leos can assist us in this regard.
The Treasurer’s Report details the outgoings of the Club for this period. However, I would like to emphasise the following items:
$6,852.54 through the Saturday BBQs – Thank you Graeme and all of the volunteers, this is a great result.
$12,446.80 in other contributions – Not bad for a Club of our size.
These contributions cover a diversity of community organisations, but I would like to emphasise the work we are doing with the younger members of our community.
$500 to P-12 for the RACV Energy Challenge.
$500 to Yarrawonga Health and P-12 for the Empowerment Program.
$300 to P-12 and Sacred Heart for the end of year awards.
Participating in the fundraising for Michael Viggor at the BBQ arranged by Hargraves Joinery with whom he was employed.
Leo of the Year, Youth of the Year and Junior Public Speaking are all events that recognise the younger members of our community and hopefully encourage them and their elders to become members of Lions International.
Thank you to the Board and Members for helping me through this challenging year. Unfortunately, health issues have prevented me from contributing as much as I would like recently, but your understanding through this process is appreciated.
I don’t wish to offend Members from leaving them unrecognised in this report, but you can be assured you are all valued members of the Club. However, I would particularly like to acknowledge some who received awards through the year, and others who contributed in their untiring way including:
Denis Griffiths for his Chris August Award.
Deb for her Chris August pin.
Denis and Gerda for their award for their assistance to the Turban Angels.
Joan and Ollie for their constant contributions for anything that is Lions.
Little Jock, John Ellis and Rob Glover for their organisation of the Wool Show.
The Lionesses for their support whenever we need it and their close relationship with the Club.
Rod, Ron, Gus and Arch for their unbounding willingness to get involved.
Jock McDonald and Deb for their guidance and mentorship.
At this point I would like to extend my sincere thanks to my wife Diana for her continued support throughout my year as President.
LIONESS CHANGE OVER 19TH JUNE, 2018
Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
The Lions Club of Yarrawonga are holding their Biggest BBQ during the Month of March. Funds raised will be used to help achieve Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation's mission to prevent kids with cancer dying by raising funds nationally and donating these funds to the best scientific and clinical childhood cancer research conducted right across Australia.
This will be held at the Target Car Park each Saturday in March from 9am to 1pm. Locals are urged to support this cause and buy a sausage. We are also doing a tin rattle at our events, so if you feel that you do not want to participate in one of our lovely sausages please feel free to donate your change into one of our buckets. Over the weekend we have manage to rattle up $250.00 so thank you to all the generous residents and visitors to Yarrawonga
Lions Biggest BBQ is an annual fundraising event undertaken by many of the 1,200 Clubs across the country. Why Lions have been passionately supporting childhood cancer research since 1996 is very simple. "We believe every child deserves the chance at a healthy life".
"It never ceases to amaze me what Aussies can do when they work together" said Peter Lamb, Trustee of ALCCRF. Who would have thought the good old Aussie Barbie could have been used to help Lions raise over $10 million for childhood cancer research. Well that's what we have done but the job's not over. More than 800 Australian kids are diagnosed every year with various forms of childhood cancer and unfortunately we are still seeing around three kids dying every week.
Youth of the Year
Students from Yarrawonga, Illa Crawford and Sam Willett commenced their journey at Yarrawonga Lions Club Youth of the Year on 20th February, 2018 at Club Mulwala. Sam was judged overall winner on the evening with Illa being awarded Public Speaking winner. Our thanks to the judges on the evening Michelle Church, Dean McDonald and Bill Farrell.
The next level of competition, Regional Youth of the Year was held on Sunday 4th March, 2018 at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club. Contestants were Sam Willett Yarrawonga College P-12, David Strachan, Corowa High School, Ellie Jones Cobram Secondary College and Riley Wilson from St Mary's of the Angels Secondary College. The judges commented on the high level and the difficulty in determining a winner. Our thanks go to judges Karen Jones, Functions Manager Club Mulwala, Peter Mansfield Councilor and former Mayor of Moira Shire and Damian Appleton Configuration and Quality Manage BAE Systems Mulwala. After long deliberation they declared David Strachan overall winner and Ellie Jones Public Speaker of Region 4. David will now go on to compete at District level on Sunday 25th March in Barooga.
A very special thanks is extended to Rod Riding of the Yarrawonga Lions Club for organizing and overseeing both the Club and Regional competitions, a job well done.
We would also like to acknowledge our national sponsor National Australian Bank Limited who has been sponsoring this event for over 20 years.
Something that doesn't get much of the limelight is the Clubs straw sales, there is a lot of hard yakka and arranging behind the scenes to get that regular income for the Club. The bales are donated by Rob Glover who is generally assisted by Jock McDonald, Doug Rankin and Ollie also chipped in on this day to provide the convoy of bales back to Yarrawonga.
On Saturday the 9th December members of the Club joined to celebrate the festive season on the foreshore of our beautiful lake. Arch manned our ever ready BBQ trailer and members supplied nibbles, salads and an desserts. It was time for everyone to relax after a very busy catering season.
District Governors Visit
The Lions Club of Yarrawonga was recently visited by our new District Governor Norm and Lion Lee Walkington. At our dinner meeting held at Burkes Norm had the privilege of awarding the highest form of recognition to one of our members Denis Griffith.
Denis was born in Echuca and joined the Moama Apex in 1981 where he served as Commissariat for 3 years and President 1985 - 1986. In 1987 Denis transferred to Yarrawonga/Mulwala Apex where he served as treasurer and public speaking and debating Director. Denis retired as a Senior Active Member.
In 2001 Denis joined the Yarrawonga Lions Club where he served as President from 2008 - 2010 during which time he welcomed our first female Lion (Debbie Van Corler) who transferred into the club. He was Treasurer for 4 years and is currently Lion Tamer and is a Board Member.
During his years in Yarrawonga Denis has been involved in many projects and is always there when needed. He helped design and have constructed our new trailer aptly named "The Quazzie", he was instrumental and managed the recent clubroom renovations and is the resident "Turban Tradie" helping our wonderful Turban Angels when needed. As well as the above Denis is very involved with the annual Gala Ball Weekend held in July every year and oversees the club facilities and equipment.
Denis is a very loyal and valuable member of the Yarrawonga Lions Club and in 2016 he was awarded the "Chris August Memorial Award"
Denis now joined 4 other current recipients from the Yarrawonga Lions Club of the Melvin Jones Fellowship award, Jock McDonald, Debbie Van Corler, Phil Oliver and Ollie Tufvesson.
0n the night Denis was also awarded by Turban Mum Debbie Van Corler an appreciation award as "Turban Tradie" and Gerda Leitermann for her outstanding achievement and continued support to the Turban Project
YARRAWONGA GALA BALL & DANCE WEEKEND.
Our magnificent Yarrawonga Shire Hall with its excellent dance floor was the venue for the most successful 18th Gala Ball & Dance Weekend held on the 14,15,16 July with over 400 people attending.
We were pleased to have Cr. Peter Mansfield and Mary attend the Ball on Saturday night.
Tourism was given a boost by dancers from Sydney, Canberra, Geelong, Warrnambool, Merimbula, Orange, Melbourne and many other places too numerous to mention.
A range of Modern, Old Time and New Vogue plus a small dash of Latin dancing was enjoyed
Excellent music was played by Ian Stewart on Friday & Saturday nights with Lindsay Hutchins being M.C., accompanying Ian by & sometimes singing, which delighted the crowd.
The new President of Lions, Doug Rankin very capably carried out the M.C. Duties on Friday night.
On Sunday our excellent music continued, with Max Gray’s C.D.’s - ably assisted by his wife, Margaret, running the dance.
The Yarrawonga Lioness Club made good use of the kitchen in the Community Hall preparing excellent food & having it all set out in the Community Hall ready for the hungry dancers.
Many people contributed to the smooth running of the weekend, working tirelessly to ensure it’s success.
Special thanks to the Lions Club, Yarrawonga and in particular Denis Griffiths & Joan Tufvesson who helped co-ordinate it all. to Dawn & Geoff Campbell for their assistance with the running of this event. Jean Norris, Denise Vinecombe & Gwenda Doolan for their assistance with selling tickets. Gary from Filterworld for providing the refreshing cold water over the weekend, to George Burdan for providing the plants for the stage.
To all our sponsors, Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism, Burkes Hotel/Motel ,Central Murray Credit Union, Club Mulwala, Ashleigh Court Motor Inn, Target, The Terminus Hotel, Woolworths, Pharmasave, Blooms, Bi-Rite Electrical, Terry White Chemist, Murray Estates Wines, Auto Pro, Fresh Decor, The Yarrawonga Hotel, Bunnings, Rich Glen Olives, Yarrawonga Opportunity Shop, Debbie & Eddie, The Yarrawonga Bakery, Max & Margaret Gray, The Crusty Loaf Bakery, The Naked Tree and Lions Club Yarrawonga.
Most of all we thank everyone who came to make the weekend a happy, successful event. It will be held again next year, the dates being, 13, 14 & 15th July 2018.
Bill Monahan - 50 years a Lion
On Tuesday 4th July The Lions Club of Yarrawonga held its 52nd Annual Changeover Dinner at Burkes Hotel in Yarrawonga. Lion Cabinet Members, Visiting Lions, Guests and Yarrawonga Lions and family enjoyed an evening of fellowship, presentations and induction of the new Board.
The night was highlighted by the presentation of a 50 Year Service Medal to Bill Monahan, a Life Member of the Club, by V6 District Lions Foundation Chairman and Past District Governor Lyn Fredericks. A Chevron badge was presented to Ollie Tufvesson for 20 years service and Denis Griffiths and Rob Glover were presented with their Chris August Pins by District Governor Peter Poels. DG Peter also presented Club Secretary Liz Ornsby with Banner Patch.
Ollie Tufvesson thanked everyone for their support during the past year. Outgoing President Doug Wilson addressed the gathering and presented appreciation certificates to Jock McDonald, Ron Stone and Rod Riding for Outstanding and Dedicated Services to the Club.
V6 District Lions Foundation Chairman and Past District Governor Lyn Fredericks oversaw the induction of the Office Bearers : President Doug Rankin, Secretary Liz Ornsby, Assistant Secretary and Tail Twister John Weinart, Treasurer Jock McDonald, Vice President Doug Wilson, Immediate Past President and Membership Chairman Ollie Tufvesson, Lion Tamer and 1st Year Director Denis Griffiths, 2nd Year Director Debbie Van Corler.
President Doug Rankin outlined his plans and expectations for the forthcoming year highlighting membership growth, formation of a Leo's Club, 2019 Convention and a formalization of our Centennial Project.
Fines, an Auction and the drawing of the raffle followed with MC John Weinart overseeing the conclusion of a very enjoyable evening.
Yarrawonga Lions Junior Public Speaking 2017
Lions Club of Yarrawonga were thrilled to host their Club Junior Pubic Speaking Competition held on Sunday 25th June, 2017 which was once again held at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club. We had a record number of 17 contestants from Sacred Heart School, Yarrawonga P12 and Mulwala Primary School.
Youth activities are a very important part of Lions and the aim is to give Primary School students the chance to develop their ability to speak in public. The competition is run for primary students in grades 3, 4, 5 & 6. Students are given a topic and are asked to prepare a speech. Years 3 - 4 are asked to prepare a 3 minute speech and Year 5-6 are asked to prepare a 4 minute speech, in additions Year 5 - 6 students are required to give a short impromptu speech. They are given a topic and 10 minutes to prepare a 1 minute response to this topic.
Sacred Heart were represented by Year 3/4 Eva Cummins, Dimity Connell, Ollie Nagle and Grace Richmond, Years 5/6 Olivia Corso, Ava Laughnan, Eliza Mulquiney and Paige Duffy. Yarrawonga P12 were represented by Year 3/4 Mackenzie Clark, Anastaisa Lairson, Year 5/6 Summer Walker, Madelyn Turnell and Eva Wilson. Mulwala Primary School were represented by Year 3/4 Ruby Thomas and Annabelle Matthews, Year 5/6 James Fraser and Jack Walls.
All competitors should be proud of their efforts and presentation on the day which made the decisions by adjudicators Noel Richmond, Ben Cope and Thomas Hutchinson very difficult.
The winners were announced
Grade 3/4 - Club Representative - Annabelle Matthews
Grade 3/4 - Runner Up - Dimity Connell
Grade 5/6 - Club Representative - Paige Duffy
Grade 5/6- Runner Up - Olivia Corso
These winners will now go on to complete at the Regional Finals which will be held on Sunday 6th August 2017.
A large crowd of over 70 family, friends and well wishes watched the events and enjoyed the day which terminated in a lovely afternoon tea prepared by the Lions Club of Yarrawonga. Congratulations to all the students that competed, and a very special thank you to the Teachers for their organisation, encouragement and training. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to all schools for their efforts in preparing for this event. Adjudicators, Noel Richmond, Ben Cope and Thomas Hutchinson for their time, they were presented with a small gift , and a very special thanks to The Yarrawonga Yacht Club for the use of their premises and also to the efforts of all the Lions and their partners for their assistance with catering and preparation.
The Lions Club of Yarrawonga were overwhelmed to receive a donation for the purchase of a Defibrillator for the Club. This came about from a friend of Lions and a lover of Yarrawonga. Sue Durra from Melbourne offered this wonderful donation as she felt that as The Lions Club are involved in so many community functions that this would benefit both members of the Club and the Community of Yarrawonga. "It is one of those things you hope you do not need to use but comforting to know it is there" Sue remarked. The Defibrillator will be mounted in one of the yellow trailer which are often out and about in Yarrawonga. Please feel free to visit the trailer and admire the new addition. A vote of thanks to Ben Gray of Priority First Aid for the wonderful deal he gave the Club for this product and the free demonstration and ongoing support he has offered.
Yarrawonga Lions Vintage Stage 2
After sitting for 2 weeks the grapes were moved and pressed by hand and the juice (wine) was pumped into another vat where it is now sitting. The next step will be to move into barrels to ferment for 2 years. About 6 months prior to the convention it will be bottled, labelled and then it will be released and sold to the select few who attend the Convention to be held in Yarrawonga in 2019.
We are very fortunate to have John's expertise and equipment to enable this Centennial project to evolve.
Yarrawong Lions Vintage Stage 1
We have commenced preparation for our upcoming Convention Year. This is in the form of producing our own wine.
One early March Saturday morning members of our Club meet up at the Clubrooms and travelled out to Fyffe's Winery on the road to Cobram. For 4 hours we picked grapes, something you need to try at least once. Loading up containers on the utes we left and travelled out to our Vintner John Weinert's property to commence the process. The grapes were striped from the vines and loaded into the vat, where all the secret ingredients and yeast were added. We all enjoyed a lovely BBQ, which is something our Club does well, thanks Debbie.
V6 Membership Seminar
Yarrawonga Lions Interclubbing
At our Dinner Meeting in March we had the pleasure of a visit from 9 members of the newest Club in the 201V6 District - Thurgoona. President Lyn addressed the meeting and outlined what their Club did in the community and fund raisers they took part in, including community shoe boxes for the Pacific Islands. They generously donated funds, fabric and a sewing machine to Lion Debbie for her Turban Angels. Thanks to members of Thurgoona for travelling and your generosity.
On the 21st of March we accepted a challenged issued to us by Katamatite Lions Club to participate in bare foot bowls. About 8 clubs from the district attended at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club, including District Governor Peter Poels and wife Margaret and Past DG Steve Kazenwadel and wife Alison. Unfortunately the weather was against us and the bowls were cancelled, but hopefully a new challenge will be made and taken up. We had a fantastic fellowship night and Katamatite presented Deb our Turban Mum with funds raised on the night. Well done Katamatite a really great night.
E C Griffiths Cup 2016
A successful event for Lions
Hot Rods 2016
Another great display of Hot Rods
Grand Final Day
Grand Final Day commenced early for our members. We had our weekly BBQ at Target which was very well supported due to the long weekend. We were also asked to help support selling tickets to an upcoming concert to raise funds for the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners. We set up our second trailer at the Tourist Centre.
Members, family and friends meet at our newly renovated Clubrooms to enjoy the AFL Grand Final where they enjoyed food, competitions, games and friendly banter.
Wool Pavilion Renovation Opening
Not even the inclement weather could keep the well wishes away from the official Opening of the Lions Club of Yarrawonga's Wool Pavilion renovations, which was held on Sunday afternoon. The renovations were to tidy up the existing Shed and make it a multifunctional facility. This was to provide a permanent home for the Chemo Turban Project, create a meeting room of varying sizes depending on numbers, capability for our annual wool display, workable kitchen, storage for equipment, venue for presentations and catering functions and a venue for the knitters and spinners craft group. All of those expectations were met and more.
President Ollie Tufvesson welcomed Lions Officials, Distinguished Guests, Shire representatives, Lions Members, ladies and gentlemen, and went on to say: "Firstly I would like to acknowledged the work carried out by my predecessor Des Jones, who was unable to attend due to a prior commitment at a training weekend in Sydney, he is the first person I must thank for his achievement. I would also like to thank the organisations who funded a large part of the work carried out here, and they are the Moira Shire council, Australian Lions Foundation and to some extent, Department of Social Security Volunteer Grants.
As well as funding we had assistance from a number of tradies who went over and above their normal work and provided invaluable guidance. I must also thank the volunteers from Hargraves Joinery who did a large amount of the wall lining work.
The renovations mean a great deal to the Yarrawonga Lions Club as we are a very busy Club with lots of different projects that need space to operate in, that is particularly true for our Made with Love Chemo Turbans Project, which due to the renovations, now have a permanent home rather than having to pack their things up at the end of their working day.
I believe the Club has put together an extremely useful facility at a very reasonable cost by combining our labour and skills with the available funds. On the subject of skills I must thank Denis Griffiths for his untiring work in organising as well as doing a lot of the work required."
The official opening was then handed over to Gary Cleveland, Yarrawonga Mayor who addressed the gathering and acknowledge the efforts and achievements of the Lions Club and the role they continue to do in the community. Gary then unveiled an official plaque to commemorate the event.
All present enjoyed an a delicious afternoon tea catered by Lions, friends and family. Many were also able to take doggy bags home as with all Lions efforts there is always an abundance of food. Well done Debbie again.
Yarrawonga District Governor Visit
At the annual District Governor visit held in the Yarrawonga Lions newly renovated pavilion, Denis Griffith was awarded the Chris August award for his contribution to the Yarrawonga Lions Club and in particular to his efforts to manage, coordinate and carrying out the renovations to the Clubrooms.
Centennial membership badges were awarded to Des Jones and Debbie Van Corler. Members enjoyed the evening enjoying a beautiful dinner, the exchange of bannerettes and fellowship.
This Week (Ending 07 Aug 16)
The Lions week commenced with our normal meeting on the 2nd Aug held at Bourkes Hotel which was highlighted by the induction of a new Member Diana Rankin, welcome to the Club Diana.
On Sunday 7th Aug the Club hosted the Zone final of the Junior Public Speaking Competion in which our representative Paige Duffy won the honour of going to the next level as our 5-6 representative and our Dimity Connell was the 3-4 Runner Up, well done girls.
The Zone representative in the 3-4 category is Johnathan Smith and the runner up in the 5-6 category is Mietta Halsets.
Junior Public Speaking
Youth activities are a very important part of Lions. Yarrawonga Lions Club held its annual junior speaking event on Sunday 31st July at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club. The aim is to give Primary School students the chance to develop their ability to speak in public. The competition is run for primary students in grades 3,4,5 & 6. Students are given a topic and are asked to prepare a speech. Years 3 - 4 are asked to prepare a 3 minute speech and Year 5-6 are asked to prepare a 4 minute speech.
Year 5 - 6 students area also given a short preparation speech. They are given a topic and 10 minutes to prepare a 1 minute response to this topic. This year the topic was "The person I admire most is?"
There were 13 participants from 4 schools in our area. Sacred Heart College was represented by Ellie Head, Dimity Connell, Olivia Corso and Paige Duffy. Mulwala Public School had 4 entrants Jett Peters, Olivia Quinn, James Fraser and Connor Thomas. YarrawongaP-12 Secondary Campus with 5 students Ellie McNamara, Janani Murali, Lily Levesque, Jordan McKenzie and Ruby Abikhai.
It was a very difficult tasked handled by Adjudicators Christine Gardner, Haylee Sanderson and John Burn.
After long deliberation they announced the winners :
Grades 3 - 4 Dimity Connell
Grades 5 - 6 Paige Duffy
Runner Up Grade 3 - 4 Ellie Head
Runner Up Grade 5 - 6 Olivia Corso
These winners will now go on to complete at the Regional Finals which will be held on Sunday 7th August at the Yarrawonga Yacht Club commencing at 1.30 p.m.
A large crowd of family, friends and well wishes watched the events and enjoyed the day which terminated in a lovely afternoon tea prepared by the Lions Club of Yarrawonga. Congratulations to all the students that competed, and a very special thank you to the Teachers for their organisation, encouragement and training, Adjudicators for their time, The Yarrawonga Yacht Club for the use of their premises and also to the efforts of all the Lions and their partners for their assistance with catering and preparation.
A number of our Members attended the District Changeover at Barooga on Sat. (23 Jul 16) and what an eventful evening it was. Interspersed with the usual formalities David, true story, Skinner kept the audience in stiches with his jokes and kept proceedings running smoothly.
The theme was Japanese, with chopsticks there for everyone, but no Japanese food. Ollie got into the spirit of the evening and ate his bread using chopsticks, but not to be outdone, Debbie Van Corler proceeded to eat her Chocolate Mouse with chopsticks, is there nothing that woman can't do?
Highlights of the evening were, Lions Club of Yarrawonga receiving the District Club of the Year Award and Debbie Van Corler receiving a District Chris August award. Debbie also received a couple of cheques for the Chemo Turban project. Congratulations to Des jones for his stewardship of the Club which led to it winning the award and Debbie once again being recognised for her amazing efforts in the Club.
The Yarrawonga Gala Ball and Dance Weekend was held in the Yarrawonga Shire Hall over three days from the 15th to the 17th July. About 200 dancers from all over Victoria, ACT and New South Wales visited Yarrawonga and joined in all the fun of the weekend. The highlight of the weekend was on the Saturday night when everyone dressed up for the Gala Ball. The ladies looked stunning in their long gowns but the men were not out done as they dressed to match and complimented their partners.
The event grows every year and this is due to the tireless work that is carried out by Mary Cooper. She starts a year before to advertise the weekend through other dance events. Mary manages most of the event herself but on the week before the occasion and over the weekend is helped out by the Yarrawonga Lions Club. The Yarrawonga Lioness's prepare and serve amazing food in the way of suppers and a light lunch on the Sunday.
Many compliments were received by very happy dancers on the overall running of the weekend with promises to return next year. They loved the venue, the food, and the comaraderie of the weekend.
We would like to thank Jean Norris from Werribee who also sells tickets, to our 2 MC's for the weekend Lion Arch Laird and Lindsay Hutchins and to our music people Ian Stewart and Max and Margaret Gray who kept everyone on their toes. Special thanks must go to everyone who attended and travelled to come and join us and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Thanks must go to the local Yarrawonga Business's who generously donated prizes for the three days of raffles, and funds to assist with the running costs. It never ceases to amaze how lucky we are to live in a small rural town where everyone helps out when asked.
Funds raised from this Gala Ball and Dance Weekend will be distributed back into the community through the Yarrawonga Lions Club.
51st Change Over
On Tuesday the 5th of July we celebrated our 51st Change over which was held in the Willow Room at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club.
The Changeover was presided over by Lyne Fredericks who installed the incoming Officer consisting of:
President : Ollie Tufvesson
Secretary : Liz Ornsby
Treasurer : Des Jones
First Vice President : John Ellis
Second Vice : President :Doug Rankin
Third Vice : President Doug Wilson
Lion Tamer : Denis Griffiths
Tail Twister :Gus Sander
Membership Chairman : Arch Laird
1 Year Director : Debbie Van Corler
1 Year Director : Joan Tufvesson
2 Year Director : John Weinert
2 Year Director : Graeme Hodgins
Outgoing President with the assistance of PDG Lynn Fredericks had the honour of awarding 2 Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards to Ollie Tufvesson and Debbie Van Corler. Well deserved. Our two new recipients join our current Melvin Jones Fellows - Daryl Davey's, Phil Oliver, Ilba Prosser (Lioness) and Jock McDonald.
Des also presented Certificates of Appreciation Awards to Liz Ornsby - Secretary for her dedication to the Club, Russell Cook, Ron Stone, Arch Laird for their work with the renovations at the Clubrooms, Denis Griffiths Project Manager for the Renovations and also to the Turban Angels for all their tireless work.
Des with the assistance of IPDG Steve then presented the Chris August award to Rob Glover for all his work done, ever so quietly.
Ken George a new member was also inducted on this very special night
The evening was enjoyed by everyone with a continuous slide show running highlighting the events and achievements of the year. MC John Weinert kept the night running smoothly with light hearted comments and jokes.
Our Telstra Angel Debbie
Lake Entrace Lions Donate to Turban Project
Photo taken today at Foreshore with Lakes Entrance Lions donating $500 to Yarrawonga Lions Turban Angel Project.
Cynthia Robertson & PDG George Radford from Lakes Entrance, Des Jones from Yarrawonga, Don Brady from Lakes Entrance, Debbie Van Corler from Yarrawonga and PDG Joyce Radford from Lakes Entrance.
Thank you to Lakes Entrance Lions for this great donation.
Yarrawonga Caravan and Camping Show
The Caravan Camping & Outdoor Living Show hit Yarrawonga over the Labour Day long weekend and Lions and Rotary joined forces to provide catering for the expected large number of patrons. Both Clubs have worked together before but not to the same level of detail as we did here and all went smoothly with both Clubs learning and sharing ideas and getting the job done. Unfortunately the crowds weren't as big as expected but the exercise is a great example of what can be achieved by cooperation.
Yarrawonga Youth of the Year 2016
A great night was head by all at the Yarrawonga YOY competition, with the contestants Tayla Mollison and Caitlin O'dwyer from Yarrawonga P-12 presenting themselves exceptionally well. The overall winner was Taylar who will now go on to the next level with Caitlin winning the public speaking component of the competition.
Our Club greatly appreciates the efforts of the judges; Paula Mifka, Paul Flavel and Shaun Quinn and once again thank the National Bank as the national sponsors of Lions Youth Of The Year competition.
Pause for Paws
A fantastic Sat morning was had by all on 27 Feb with our Pause for Paws fundraiser. The weather was perfect the setting by the lake was spectacular and everyone enjoyed the morning with their furry friends.
A huge day lining the walls of the Wool-shed with sheets of MDF as part of the building renovations. Special thanks must go to the following Tradies who came and made it all possible:
Meeting 16 Feb 16
At our meeting on the 16 Feb 16 we decided to get a group shot with some success, we also had the pleasure of presenting Rohan, from the SES, with a cheque for $2,700.00 to go towards their building modification. The money was raised from the proceeds of the 2015 Wool-Show. Also presented to Rohan was a box of Lions Trauma Teddies to comfort kids during time of distress.
Australia Day 2016
Australia Day, and what a day it was. Starting early, Lions Members were asked to attend the Rotary breakfast and, unknown to us, the Club was presented with the Australia Day Award for the "Community Organisation of the Year" for the "Made with Love - Free Chemo Turbans Project" by the Yarrawonga Australia Day Committee. This topped off beautifully the Australia Day award for "Community Organisation of the Year" that the Turbans Project won from the Moira Shire awards on the previous Thursday night. Club Members then went on to provide lunch for the Australia Day celebrations in Mulwala.
The Turbans Project has really struck a chord with the community and a measure of this is that when the hat was passed around at the Australia Day breakfast just under $600.00 was raised and $100.00 raised at the lunchtime function in Mulwala.
The Chemo Turbans project has been featured in an ABC radio story and also a news item on WIN TV.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Lions, Lionesses and Turban Angels wind down before Christmas after a very busy and productive year.
Relay For Life 2015
As the springtime madness continues, the Lions were busy cooking and selling food at the bi-annual Yarrawonga Relay For Life. Setting up started at 2:30pm on the Sat and sales went on all through the night until about 10:00am on Sun, which was a marathon effort achieved by a number of shifts.
Our Club once again joined in with the festivities of Carnival on the foreshore. After a wet start the day turned out fantastic, a perfect day for selling our wares of Food, Lions Cakes and Straw. Everyone enjoyed themselves with the usual humorous banter and the occasional sing song which was cut short (fortunately) when the Inca flute band started.
Good to see Jock Toms demonstrating that true Lions spirit by offering his shoulder to lean on.
Pharmasave Turban Donation
We are happy to welcome our New sponsors on board.....Ben Ashton from the Yarrawonga Pharmasave Pharmacy, presented our Made With Love Chemo Turban Project with a $300 donation...what a lovely surprise...
Pharmasave was our first distribution point for our Free Turbans. Pharmasave Yarrawonga is the tops when it come to looking after locals..and everybody who come to town...the smiling faces of the girls make you feel welcome every time, they treat you like family and our Pharmacist Ben is always ready to offer his professionsal advice.......and reassurement.....Thank You very Much
Weekend 17-18 Oct 2015
What a weekend we had:
• Sat. 11:00 to 15:00, Neil Daniher's Drive for a Cure for Motor Neuron Disease, serving BBQ'ed food to approx 300 people. This could not have be done without the assistance from Mulwala Ski Club, Yarrawonga Rotary, Mens Shed, Lodge of St David, and my apologies for anyone I have missed out.
• Sat 09:00 to 13:00, our usual Target BBQ.
• Sat 07:00 to 15:00, Multisports BBQ, selling food with proceeds going to Motor Neuron Disease Foundation.
• Sat 07:30 to 13:00 for 2, and all weekend for another 2, District V6 Convention, 4 members went to the convention in Lavington to support Our President Des Jones in his quest for 2nd Vice District Governor and to have the Chemo Turbans made a District Project.
• Sun 06:00 to 13:00, Multisports BBQ selling food with proceeds going into our activities account for donation to local and worthy charities. We even had a couple of Turban Angels helping.
• Sun 09:00 to 15:00 Wilby speedway, BBQ selling food with proceeds going into our activities account for donation to local and worthy charities.
Thank you to one and all involved and particularly the catering committee, Jock McDonald, Debbie Van Corler, Graeme Hodgins, Dennis Griffiths, Arch Laird, Phil Oliver and John Ellis, who not only attended on the days but also spent countless hours in preparation.
This post would have been better with more pictures, but who had the time?
V6 Convention 2015
Some of the Yarrawonga Lions getting down to the serious business at the V6 Convention 2015
Woolshow Champion Fleece
The winner of the champion Fleece was Helen Huggins from Savernake Pastural
Photo courtesy Les Garbutt
On the 2nd Oct 2015 Yarrawonga Lions held their 50th Wool-show in conjunction with the Yarrawonga/Mulwala agricultural show. Highlights included the usual well presented fleeces and winning fleeces but also displays showing what was happening 50 years ago and a Lions promotional display. The 50 year display included a video montage of news, adverts and music of the era.
The show was the culmination of weeks of hard work by lots of people and particular thanks goes to Elders for sponsoring the event and the local woolgrowers who continually support the event by donating fleeces which get sold and the proceeds going to local charities.
New Member and DG Award
At the Club meeting on the 01 Sep 2015, Lion President Des Jones had the pleasure of inducting our newest member Michelle Wilson. Des also presented Joan Tufvesson with the District Governor's (Stephen Kazenwadel) Quiet Achiever Award. Congratulations to both.
New BBQ Trailer
After many concerns about the risks and legalities involved in towing our old Yellow Peril Trailer due to its size, the Club has invested in a newer compact version. What it lacks in size it more than makes up with in clever design and modern technology. Well done to all those involved in the design and implementation particularly Denis Griffiths.
2015 Junior Public Speaking competition
The 2015 Yarrawonga Lions Junior Public Speaking competition has been held and was a tight
contest between some excellent contestants from our three local primary schools. The winner of the
Grade 3&4 section was James Frazer from Mulwala Primary School and Maddi Duffy from Sacred
Heart Primary School won the Grade 5&6 section. They will now go on to compete in the Zone final
in a couple of weeks. Good luck Maddi and James.
Years 3-4, Olivia Corso, James Frazer (winner), Charlotte Goudie, Elli Head, Olivia Quinn, Madelyn Turnell
Years 5-6, Kaitlyn Denys SH, Maddi Duffy SH (winner), Ethan Stephens MPS, Chloe Walls MP5.
The Group Shot Has Arrived
What a fantastic shot taken by Les Garbut
Yarrawonga Ball 2015
The Yarrawonga Ball was once again a tremendous success.
Yarrawonga Youth Exchange Students
The Lions Club of Yarrawonga had the pleasure of hosting 3 Youth Exchange Students for 3 weeks before they head off to camp.Sarah is hosted by Des and Sue Jones, Pinja by Rod Riding and Dot Cole and Justin by Gus and Peg Sanders
Yarrawonga Lions held their annual changeover dinner on the 7 Jul 15. As well as it normally being a special event this year was even more so as it was our 50th changeover since the Club was Chartered in 1964. In attendance were the local Victorian Member of the Legislative Assembly, the local shire Mayors, Lions Cabinet and Zone officials, members from other clubs, guests and also we had the pleasure of our Youth exchange students. It was a fantastic night.
Highlights of the night included the presentation of a Chris August award for Mary Cooper and the induction of Peter Jensen.
Another project of the Lions Club of Yarrawonga is the making and donating of Chemo Turbans. Brainchild of Debbie Van Corler, Chemo Turbans provide stylish headwear for ladies who are undergoing chemo therapy. The project is not only providing a great service it has proved to be great fun and satisfying for those making them, providing an opportunity to be creative and artistic.
Catering at Wilby
One of the regular catering activities of the Lions Club of Yarrawonga is the Catering at Wilby Drags/Speedway events.
Yarrawonga Lions Help Out at Railway Station
The Yarrawonga Lions helped out with the celebrations at the opening of the newly refurbished Yarrawonga Railway Station on Anzac day 2015. Part of the celebrations included the stopping of the Southern Aurora on its way to Sydney. The rain unfortunately made it wet underfoot but everyone got into the spirit of the day with vintage cars and some dressing in period costume.
Environmental Sustainability Officer Talks Rubbish
Correction, the heading should read Environmental Sustainability Officer talks about rubbish. From what a few of us thought might be a talk by a tree hugger about some rare spotted frog turned out to be an extremely interesting talk about the fantastic work Tom Brown and his team are doing at the Shire in shaping our future by doing the right thing with rubbish and saving us all money in the process. It's always easy to criticise about rising costs and poor value for money but Tom explained about the constraints and costs imposed on council and the positive changes they are implementing, like LED street lighting, reducing the volume of rubbish that goes to landfill for which the Government imposes a levy. There may possibly even be some environmental projects here that we in Lions can get involved in. Thanks Tom for a great presentation.
Yarrawonga Lions Newest Member
Debbie Van Corler and Jock McDonald preside over the induction of Ron Stone into the Lions Club of Yarrawonga.
Yarrawonga Youth of the Year
Proud winners of the Yarrawonga Lions Youth of the Year competition 2015, the girls are Mary Schnelle (overall winner from Corowa) and Corrinne Antonoff (Public Speaking Winner From Wangaratta)
Yarrawonga Lions Pause for Paws 2015
This year's Pause for Paws had a fantastic turn-out, and shows this event is gathering momentum and should be even bigger in the future.
Dinner Meeting 03 Feb 2015
At our last meeting we had the pleasure of Narda Walters presenting our Club with a certificate of appreciation for providing them with the opportunity to raise funds at our Target BBQ. The certificate also celebrates 100 years of service by the Red Cross.
Also great to officially present Gus Sanders with his new membership badge, Gus hails from Darwin and he and his wife Peggy have chosen to live in sunny Yarrawonga.
Also the opportunity was taken to grab a picture for our Membership drive, looking for more hands.
A great night had by all
Yarrawonga Lions Catering in Mulwala 2015
Yarrawonga Lions doing what they do best. What a fantastic day celebrationg Australia day at Mulwala.
Blaze Aid Catering
Yarrawonga Lions getting behind Blaze Aid in Thoona and provide an evening meal on 14 Jan 15, what a great bunch of people they are and a pleasure to help.
Yarrawongs Catering Spring/Summer 2014
The Yarrawonga Lions had a hectic spring and summer 2014 with lots of catering jobs, but most done in good spirit with happy smiling faces.
Gorman Park Opening
Joan and Ollie provide sausages and drinks (including tea and coffee) for the guests at the Gorman Park opening on the 26 Oct 14. This was a fantastic event with some really amazing people present to see the opening of another great asset for the people of Yarrawonga Mulwala and trousits as well. Do yourself a favour and go down and take the walk through some amasing bushland.
Woolshow winner for 2014
The winner of the 2014 woolshow "Champion" and "Most Valuable Fleece" shown here, are Michael and Jane Griffin from Bundara, congratulations and well done.
Woolshow Classing and Judging Oct 14
A few members helped with the wool classing on the night of Thu 02 Oct 14 and judging on the Fri, all in preparation for the Yarrawonga Ag Show on 04 Oct at the Yarrawonga Showgrounds.
Trauma Teddies for Emergency Services
At our meeting on the 16 Sep the Club had a very interesting presentation and forum on the present situation in Yarrawonga regarding policing and ambulance services. Guest speakers were John Higgins Yarrawonga Police, Stephen Ralph Yarrawonga Ambulance and Steve Thorpe Mulwala Police. After the forum the guest speakers were presented 10 Truama Teddies each to help comfort children that they encounter under traumatic circumstances during their work.
Yarrawonga Junior Public Speaking Competition
Once again the Yarrawonga Club holds a very successful Junior Public Speaking competition. The Yacht Club rooms make an ideal venue as it's the right size for the number of people attending and it has a very good kitchen which makes catering a breeze.
Camp LEO 2019
Over the weekend of 4th to 6th October 2019, 12 LEOS from Cohuna and Tungamah travelled with 6 Lions leaders to Four Post Camp just outside Deniliquin. No not for the Ute Muster but to enjoy some time as a group, enjoying quality time together, swimming, walking, volleyball and lots more. Most importantly they took part in the "LEO Master Chef Challenge". DG Omen can and spent some quality time with the LEOS, was one of the Master Chef judges, along with LEO Liaison Annette and guest speaker Leeza Webb. Wouldn't want their job, four really great sweets were made by the LEOS with some input form their Lion support staff.
Leeza is a "Youth Drug and Alcohol Councillor" and gave the group some really good advice on looking after themselves at parties and looking after their mates.
All in all, a fantastic weekend. Hopefully next year, we will have ALL V6 LEO Clubs involved.
Lap the Map for Diabetes
To all V6 clubs,
Attached to assist you is a local PR Template that has been prepared to assist your club in awareness of, and promoting this event: -
Lions Media Release - Local Template - please use this document and change the highlighted sections to match what your club is doing and make any other relevant changes.
Start using the local template now for your own area.
Could each club participating, please fill in the Participating club details document, and return to me by Monday 8th October - to email@example.com
Also, for your reference, a copy Lions Media Release - National, and what will be on the MD website
Note: the National Facebook Page has been set up. https://www.facebook.com/lionslapthemap
Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes
Lions Lap the Map for Diabetes, Newcastle, New South Wales. 16 likes. ‘Lions Lap the Map’ family friendly walks and community events promoting healthy lifestyle and raising awareness of the Diabetes...
There has been some mention from various areas of getting local recipients of Lions Hearing Dogs involved in support of this project. There has been discussion at MD level with Australian Lions Hearing Dogs CEO and Chairperson, and they are very keen to be involved. Most clubs should know if they have anyone in their area who is a recipient.
If anyone has trouble opening these files, or has any other queries, please contact me ASAP
It is still not too late for clubs to decide to participate in some way, and Some clubs may have other activities scheduled around that time and might be too difficult to hold the event on that date, however it should not be a problem if they conduct some event a week or so earlier, and adjust any publicity accordingly.
If clubs think that they couldn't get sufficient participants in their area to make it viable, they might consider combining with a nearby club.
Remember - the event only has to be as big as each individual club wants to make it.
Global Service Team- V6 co-ordinator
Mob: 0427 102 541
VALE: Ted Exton
VALE: It is with deep sadness that I advise of the passing of Lion Edwin "Ted" Exton. Long time member of the Benalla Lions Club.
DG Omen and members of the District Cabinet send their condolences to the family.
September is Lions Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
What is you club doing to promote this vital program?
Lions Peace Poster Contest
Has your club purchased the Kits for the Lions Peace Poster Contest?
Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation
Please see attached the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation newsletter
Attachment: Lions VicD Cancer Foundation News#2 (1).pdf
Junior Public Speaking District Final
Are you ready to take up the challenge to sell more cakes in V6?
Byron Bay Cookies
These cookies are available now. They are 'Gluten Free" a great option for your customers who require 'Gluten Free"
Lions Mints - Special Officer
If you club is one of the many who have not yet got the Lions Mints sales as a Club project. Here is your chance to give it a go, without a financial outlay to your club.
Need 4 Feed "Fathers Day Run"
Lions across Victoria are putting together their next run to assist farmers who are still doing it tough.
The next run is on Fathers Day - How can you help?
By donating items to go into 'Care Packs' to be delivered to farmers.
It doesn't take a lot to help....
District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner
IPDG Judy presented the four Past District Governors with a Centennial Service Pin
District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner
DG Omen has introduced a few new faces to the Cabinet Officers group this year. They bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm along with their skills.
Our District is in good hands, the future is ours to create.
District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner
DG Omen took the opportunity on the occasion of the Annual Changeover Dinner to introduce his new Board.
With 8 new Zone Chairman have been installed bringing fresh ideas to the table.
District V6 Annual Changeover Dinner
On Saturday 27th July 2019, around 90 Lions, Lions Ladies, LEOS family and friends gathered together to thank IPDG Judy for her leadership and guidance during her term of office 2018-2019.
DG Judy took this opportunity to thank her team for their support and effort during the year. Lions PDG Peter Niall was presented with the "Lions Star Award" for his outstanding service not only to DG Judy but to the District.
"Lap the Map for Diabetes"
This is a National Program that all Clubs are asked to take part in.
This can be at a Club, Zone or District Level.
LIONS V DISTRICTS CANCER FOUNDATION
WE’RE INCORPORATED AND UNDER WAY!
Your most recently incorporated Lions Foundation, the Lions V Districts
Cancer Foundation, is now operational and DGR (deductible gift recipient)
status is on the way. We now call on V District Lions Clubs to offer their
support, by making a donation - helping us to make this most valuable
project a reality.
Attachment: Skin Cancer Newsletter to clubs number 1 (1).pdf
Lions Village Licola Turns 50!
Come and join us for a celebratory weekend on 23/24 of November 2019 to recognise the first 50 years of Licola; from the date of the purchase of the property. In the next few weeks Club secretaries will receive a flyer and booking form with all the details of the event. There will be activities all weekend, including a commemorative dinner on the Saturday night which will recognise many of the significant contributors to Licola’s history.
The weekend will be a time to catch up with old friends, reflect on past achievements and marvel at all the recent changes at Licola. Price for the entire weekend will be $100 per person (3 meals and 2 night’s accommodation in cabin room or caravan) and will go on sale on 1 August 2019 on a first-in, first-served basis. After November 2019, there will be those who were at THE EVENT, and those who weren’t!!
Cohuna & District LEO Club
The new Food Van has arrived!! The LEOs are so excited, it is very big and will be sooooo good to work in. It will take a bit to get used to using it, but we are up for the challenge.
MD Convention 2020
WELCOME TO THE ADELAIDE MD 2020 CONVENTION
TO BE HELD AT THE ADELAIDE SHOWGROUNDS
ON MAY 15th TO MAY 18th 2020
Come and visit our website
For information regarding:
Where to visit
We are creating a MD Convention
“Vision for the future”
which will delight you all
Attachment: Welcome notice to Adelaide.pdf
Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!
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We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!
Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions
Lions 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/
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages
It'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/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters
The "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/