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LEO Emily does us proud.LEO Emily Major from Rochester LEO Club represented V Districts at the National LEO of the Year Competition held at the MD Convention in Hobart.
Though not the winner, Emily is a true ambassador for our District and LEO members everywhere.
Lions attend MD ConventionMembers of V6 District travelled to Hobart to attend the MD Convention.
Lions V6 Membership DayAround 50 Lions from across our District attended the Membership Information Day, Sunday 2nd April at the newly refurbished Yarrawonga “Woolshed” Club Rooms.
The day was a great opportunity to learn about retaining members, getting younger members into our clubs, looking at new ideas and new projects. PDG's Ann Eldridge and Brenda Henderson travelled from Melbourne to assist with the day.
Sharing their expertise and knowledge with all, encouraging members to look for new and exciting ideas to regenerate the enthusiasm of their members.
In 2010 Australian Lions membership was 32,000. In 2016 it had dropped to 26,000, a fall of 6000 in six years. Presently our District has 1308 members, a fall of around 48 so far this year. If it drops below 1250 we could be up for redistricting, making our district larger to keep it viable.
Some clubs have their own small brochure on Lions & their town at every community function they attend. Another thought was to have a white board at events headed ”What does your town need”.
Maybe they would join to help get ‘their” project up & going ????? Just some thoughts. To connect with your community to see what is needed not just keep on with old projects and events that may have had their day.
PDG Steve Kazenwadel spoke about retention and the need to keep members informed and interested so they enjoy the experience of being a Lion.
Most of all, to listen to members, their ideas and suggestions, even if they are new and different.
Special thanks to Yarrawonga Lions for a great lunch provided.
Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research FoundationALCCRF Biggest BBQ
Lions Youth Exchange ProgramSeeking Host Families
District Email AddressMD in association with Microsoft Office 365, have provided an opportunity for all clubs in our District to have FREE email addresses.
These email addresses will standardise emails across the District, making it easier for members of the public to contact your club, Cabinet Secretary will not have to change email addresses each year when officers change, this also means you don't have to change at your club level.
A win - win for all.
Attachment: Office 365 FACT SHEET.pdf
Membership Training DayAround 50 Lions from across our District attended the Membership Information Day today at Yarrawong. This was a great opportunity to learn about retaining members, getting younger members into our clubs, looking at new ideas and new projects.
Thanks tp PDG's Ann Eldridge and Brenda Henderson for coming up from Melbourne to assist with the day.
Special thanks to Yarrawonga Lions for a great lunch.
Lions Youth of the Year District FinalOn Sunday 26th March the District Final for the Lions Youth of the Year was held at the Tungamah Football Complex. Around 50 Lions, Lions Ladies, family and friends had the privilege of listening to 6 exceptional contestants in this years final. Unfortunately there can only be one winner, and that was Emma Hooppell who represented the Lions Club of Albury.
Congratulations Emma, we wish you all the very best in the State final to be held on Saturday 8th April 2017.
Tongala Lions Honored by Tennis VictoriaTONGALA’S KEN AND HELEN HASTIE HONORED BY TENNIS VICTORIA
Tongala Tennis Club’s Ken and Helen Hastie have been officially honored and recognised for their outstanding contribution to tennis in the region and across country Victoria.
The husband and wife duo were awarded Tennis Victoria Highly Commended Tennis Service Awards, presented at last week’s Victorian Country Tennis Association (VCTA) Country Week.
Both Ken and Helen are long-standing volunteers of both the Tongala Tennis Club and the VCTA, having been a part of the Association since 1985.
Over the decades, Ken has served as a VCTA general committee member and Tournament referee for VCTA Country Week. Whilst at Tongala Tennis Club he served as President, a general committee member, and also maintained the courts and club grounds.
Helen has also been involved in various roles across the tennis industry for 35 years, and over time has held the positions of President, Vice President and a general committee member. At Tongala Lawn Tennis Club, Helen served as a general committee member, Vice President and Junior Coordinator.
“Both Ken and Helen’s involvement within both organisations have extended well beyond these formal positions having undertaken many other roles to support the development of the sport, and they continue to be involved in tennis because of their passion for the game,” said Tennis Victoria Country Participation Manager Adam Crameri.
The Tennis Victoria Highly Commended Tennis Service Award is an award to recognise those who have demonstrated their contribution to the sport of tennis through outstanding and exemplary service to any one or more of Tennis Victoria’s affiliated tennis clubs and/or associations and/or member organisations. Service to other tennis related bodies may also be recognised.
Only a maximum of ten Highly Commended Awards are presented per calendar year.
Membership Day InvitationPlease note the attached letter, regarding a Membership Training Day for all V6 members.
PLEASE take this to your members, NEW MEMBERS are vital for our Clubs to continue, so please make everyone is aware of this Training Day.
Acceptances to: Julie Simpson on Email: email@example.com or Phone: 0419426139
Attachment: Membership Day Invitation.pdf
State Youth of the Year FinalTo be held on Saturday 8th April 2017
Attachment: YOTY State Final notice Feb 2017.pdf
ALF NewsletterCONGRATULATIONS "C" DISTRICTS
On Saturday 4th February, the Governor of South
Australia His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van
Le AC, launched the Lions Mobile Skin Cancer
Screening Unit that will serve South Australia, the
Northern Territory and townships on the boarder
through the centre of Australia.
In his address, the Governor acknowledged the
support of LCIF as well as the Australian Lions
Foundation in making this project possible.
Chairman of the Foundation PDG Glenn Herbert
and Promotions Chairman ID Tony Benbow were at
the launch in Adelaide to see firsthand this great
The Foundation was proud to be able to assist both
Districts in making this possible. It is another Lions
project jointly supported by Foundations that will
provide lifesaving outcomes for the communities it
On behalf of the Directors of the Foundation
Attachment: ALF Newsletter - February 2017 (1).pdf
"National Lions Awareness Day"Potential Grant: Up to $1000 Background MD201 has introduced public relations grants aimed at strengthening the profile of Lions within Australia. The public relations grants must be matched by District contributions and can be applied to any project that presents a modern and contemporary view of Lions. Key Selection Criteria: 1. Matching equal contribution from the District. 2. Promotes Public Relations Themes outlined below. 3. Project must promote Lions in forums, activities and media targeting non-Lions. Grants are not available for internal promotion. 4. Only one application may be funded per District in the 2016/17 Lions Year. 5. The application must be forwarded with the endorsement of the District Governor Note: Applications should be sent by e-mail. Format of the application The application of no more than one A4 page should be submitted on the form, above. Deadlines: Grants are available at any time during the 2016/17 Lions Year. Decision making process: The grants will be determined by the Executive Officer. Public Relations Themes Connections – the ability to network and form linkages, benefiting all aspects of one’s life, but particularly business and professional development. Influence – the ability to participate more fully in decision making and directions within one’s community Friendship – the ability to make and develop strong personal relationships, that is particular important in a world where families move around. Philanthropy – focussing on Lions humanitarian goals and service. Rob Oerlemans Executive Officer Lions Australia Humanitarian Service, Disaster Relief, Sight and the Encouragement of Youth http://www.lionsclubs.org.au
Attachment: $1k PR Grant LIONS AWARENESS DAY 2 (2).pdf
ALCCRF NewsletterAustralian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
Lions Biggest BBQ 2017
This year the 2017 Lions Biggest BBQ can take
place any time between January and December –
Attachment: ALCCRF ecember Newsletter.pdf
JPS Topics 2017Topics for 2017
Year 3 & 4
If I rewrote the story “Three Little Pigs”, “Cinderella”, etc, it would go like this….
Here is your chance to rewrite your favourite fairy tale, story or nursery rhyme. Tell us why you
picked the story and why you changed it, and then give us your new version. (Teachers remember
they only have 3 minutes – so it doesn’t need to be the whole story – can just be the first part, first verse, etc.
Their new version of the story should be the longest part of their speech – keep the introduction and
explanation part brief!)
Year 5 & 6
You are an Author. If you were to write a book for your age group to read – what would it be
about? Is it fact or fiction? Why did you choose this topic? Who are the main characters? Read us
your captivating & enticing first paragraph so that we would want to read more. (Teachers
remember that they only have 4 minutes and that their “first paragraph” should be the main part of the
speech. While some of the details may be fiction, speeches must be based on real facts.)
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone of email.
Looking forward to another great year of Junior Public Speaking.
Attachment: JPS Letter to Clubs - January 2017.pdf
Own a Piece of Lions HistoryCelebrate 100 years of humanitarian service by purchasing a Lions Clubs Centennial Commemorative Coin. This exquisitely crafted, limited-edition, silver dollar coin is produced by the United States Mint and features our founder Melvin Jones.
Purchase your Centennial Coin for US$47.95. $10 from each coin is authorized to be paid to Lions Clubs International Foundation to improve the lives of even more people in need. Visit the Centennial Coin webpage for information and order your coin today!
For a limited time only, you can purchase this historic keepsake for the low, introductory price of US$47.95 only through the U.S. Mint! But hurry...offer expires at 3:00 pm EST on February 21, 2017.
National DirectoryGood morning District Governors, District Governors-elect, Cabinet Secretaries and incoming Cabinet Secretaries Designate,
Please find attached some important information regarding the NEW MD 201 Directory Procedure for the 2017/18 issue.
This information will also be emailed directly to the clubs later this week and an abbreviated version will appear in the next issue of the Lion Magazine. You can also access the information via the following link to our website: http://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MD201-Directory-17-18-Email-notice-2.pdf
Please include this information in any district newsletters or advices you may send to your clubs.
Attachment: MD201 Directory 17-18 Email notice.pdf
WANTED ~ Sewing Machines"Made with Love ~ Chemo Turban Project" needs more sewing machines to keep the Angels working. Can you help?
LCIF Needs your help!Our thoughts go out to all those effected by earthquake in Indonesia. In times of crisis, Lions are often among the first to offer supplies of food, water, temporary shelter, and clothing.
Attachment: LCIF Indonesia Assistance Dec 16.pdf
MD CONVENTION 2017 ~ HobartLooking Forward, Looking Back
“Looking Forward Looking Back” is Council Chairman Rodd Chignell’s theme for the 65th Multiple District Convention to be held in Hobart, Tasmania in May, 2017
A wonderful theme allowing us to look back over 100 years of Lions Clubs International and the many significant achievements as we celebrate our Centennial and to celebrate 70 years of Lions in Australia. Looking forward our organisation has many challenges
ahead and the Convention in May will be the ideal forum to plan ahead.
Now that District Conventions are out of the way – it’s time for you to plan to be in Hobart at the MD201 65th National Convention – Friday May 5th to 8th May 2017 – PUT IT IN YOUR BOOK.
The event venue, The Wrest Point Entertainment and Convention Centre, will provide for all Convention activities under the one roof. Wrest Point have been amazing with their support over the last couple of years as we plan for Convention 2017. They have accepted our sponsorship proposal to be our major Event Sponsor
and they are delivering on their commitment as we go to print.
Many will have fond memories of our 1993 and 2003 Conventions hosted at Wrest Point and the professional way they handled our Conventions.
The feedback is that a lot of our Lions are looking at Hobart to renew old acquaintances as well as taking the opportunity to finish tours they started at our last Convention in Tassie.
SO COME ON DOWN TO HOBART TO HAVE A LION
OF A TIME – SEE YOU ALL AT THE BALL
PDG David Daniels OAM
Convention Organising Committee
Burrumbuttock Hay Runners deliver Christmas CheerA TRUCK full of food hampers, gumboots and toys took Christmas cheer to embattled south-west dairy farmers.
With the help of several businesses and the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, Lions Clubs members from Murray River communities of Barooga, Strathmerton and Katamatite visited Mortlake and Warrnambool, delivering parcels and goodwill.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are supporting the Lions Clubs of Barooga, Strathmerton and Katamatite to deliver Christmas hampers to farmers across Victoria.
Barooga Lions Club president Linda Ryder said the aim was “to take a bit of pressure off” struggling dairy farmers.
“It’s about spreading Christmas cheer and letting them know they’re not alone,” Ms Ryder said. “Farmers are the backbone of this country and if we don’t look after them we’re screwed.”
Pictured: (from left to right) Mark Ryan of Katamatite, Mandy Hawke of Ritchies IGA Cobram, Linda Ryder of Barooga, Archie Howden of Strathmerton, and Peter Edwards of the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners
Community GrantsDeputy Leader of the Nationals, Steph Ryan has welcomed a move by Canberra to give community groups, i rural and remote Australia, the opportunity to apply directly for Goverment funding.
Ms Ryan sais the guidelines for $1 Billion " Building Better Resources Fund" realised lasr week by Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash, allowed small community groups to apply directly. Capital cities have been excluded from applying to the funds.
This is an important step from the Commonwealth as it gives groups an opportunity to directly apply for important community projects.
Funding is available for the construction of new infrastructure or the upgrading of existing infrastructure, as well as community building activities such as loxal events, strategic regional planning, leadership and xapability building activities that deliver economic benefits to regional and remote communities.
Community groups can download guidelines at business.gov.au/assistance/building-better-regions-funds
Applications for the fund open on January 18 2017.
STATE LEO CONFERENCEWe are very proud to have the opportunity to host the Victorian State LEO Conference in V6. The host club is Benalla LEO's who, along with representatives from all clubs, are putting together a great program
Guest Speakers include two young ladies from Bendigo University, who will speak about the new group they have formed called "Young People for Refugees".
A great day is assured, put the date in your diary now!
Sunday 26th February 2017
Regional Lions Leadership InstitiuteDetails of the institute are:
Venue: Ciloms Motel – Tullamarine
Date: 24th to 26th February 2017
Commencement: 11.00am Friday 24th.
Conclusion: 1.30pm Sunday 26th.
Cost to participant: $100 registration fee
Accommodation: Live-in twin share rooms – Friday & Sat nights. Additional nights if needed would be at participant’s cost.
Meals: All meals included.
Open to: All Lions who have not been Club President and also all Leos (over 18yrs). Lions who have been Club President are also eligible to apply and will be offered places dependent on availability (ie places offered first to those who have not been President).
Attachment: RLLI MELBOURNE 2017 APPLICATION FORM (1) (1).pdf
Convention Edition of RoarNow available to download, a record of our wonderful Convention held in Rutherglen.
Attachment: Convention Roar 2016.compressed.pdf
Youth Exchange ProgramLions Youth Exchange :
"To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world"
Lions Child Protection PolicyAs we gear up for Lions Youth of the Year, we must be aware of the laws around "Child Protection" and Working With Children Check.
Any Lion working with youth under the age of 18 must have a current "WWCC" and understand the "Child Protection" Laws as they affect us.
Please download and read the Youth of the Year Child Protection Procedure from the "Projects' tab, YOTY
LEO Planning DayOn Sunday 25th September around 20 Leos and Lions gathered at Tongala to be part of the first V6 District Leo Planning Day. A great day, with lots of information and ideas shared.
Watch this space for exciting events to come in the future.
DG visits Cohuna LeosOn Thursday 15th September, DG Peter and Lion Margaret made time to visit with the Leos in their Den, before their meeting with the Lions club. The District Leo Clubs mascot, “Leo” can dropped in for a visit too.
DG visits CohunaThursday 15th September at our monthly dinner meeting we had the pleasure of the company of our District Governor Peter Poels and Lion Margaret. DG Peter passed on the International Presidents message about "New Mountains to Climb" so our fantastic world wide organisation will continue to grow and serve our communities. At the end of a fantastic meal, prepared and cooked by Lion Jeanette and Lions Lady Marg, DG Peter exchanged banners with President Allan and Leo Club representative Leo Emily.
Moyhu Lions ActivitiesThe Lions Club of Moyhu are very busy organising their GARDEN EXPO on SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER 8am-1pm The sub committee have booked in over 23 stalls and displays with more to come. These Include, plants, beads and jewlery, craft, embroidery, candles, melts and hand made items, ceramic/ concrete and metal garden ornaments,pot belly heaters, fire pits,seedlings, vegies, walnuts, pre loved childrens items,olive oil,Botanical Secrets, Mens Shed,King River Fishing Club's yabbie races, straw, Greta Valley Landcare, entertainment and music, demonstrations, music, CWA, and MUCH MORE
The club also Cooks up a mean farmers breakfast, as well as organising fruit and veg creative competitions, seedling potting, stall treasure hunts The Farmers market will be busy with fresh coffee as well and the community stall.
We are anticipating a great day for our locals far and wide to enjoy
Regards Nicole Lindsay
Benalla Antique & Collectibles FairOnce again the Lions Club of Benalla will be hosting their Annual Antique & Collectibles Fair in October. Put the date in your diaries now.
A Lifetime of ServiceFinley Lions Club acknowledged a "Lifetime of Service" to the Club by Lion Bill Rowland with the presentation of International Life Membership
What a Lion. We should all aspire to be such Lion.
Bill was 9 years in Cabinet and filled the position of District Licola chairman for 6 yrs,
District Leo Chairman for 3 yrs.In his own club,he has filled all positions many gimes over
Bill has been a member of his club for 37 yrs, achieving a Melvin Jones along the the way.
The biggest achievement of Bill's is the total respect of the wider Lions Family. just watch him at a Convention
Well done Bill.......A great Lion
Rutherglen assists Local CFAThe Rutherglen Lions Club was involved in raising $35,000 towards the cost of a new Wildfire Tanker for the Rutherglen Fire Brigade.
The Rutherglen Lions club donated $1,500 towards the Wildfire Tanker and auspiced the community appeal following assurances from the ALF that they would match the amount raised on a $1 for $1 basis. The Community raised $15,000, this amount increased to $30,000 with the input of the ALF.
The Tanker was on display at the June Farmer’s Market, where the Official Handover took place.
Rutherglen Fire Brigade Captain David Hawkey said he was very grateful to the Rutherglen Lions Club as the Rutherglen Fire Brigade had thought it would take years to raise the funds but it only took a matter of months, thanks to the involvement of the Rutherglen Lions Club.
Sights Projects PromotionIPDG Steve thanked wife Alison for her work in promoting the Sight Projects during visits to Clubs during the year
Special AwardIPDG Steve acknowledged the amazing work of the Yarrawonga "Turban Angels" and expressed his thanks to Lion Debbie Jans Van Corler for the fantastic job she has done as coordinator of the District Project and the super job of promoting the project. Over 3,000 turbans have been "Made with Love" and distributed not only across Australia, but now into the US.
Lion Deb was presented with a Chris August Award
Zone Chairman thankedIPDG Steve thanked his Zone Chairman for the fantastic job they did supporting the Clubs in their Zones and assisting by being the link between Clubs and Cabinet.
Cabinet Secretary thankedIPDG Steve thanked Cabinet Secretary Julie for a great year, her assistance was invaluable, and her willingness to go the extra mile for all clubs was very much appreciated.
District Chris August AwardDuring the V6 District Changeover Dinner, IPDG Steve Kazenwadel thanked all his Cabinet Members for a job well done. He also presented a number of awards.
Lion Paul Shortis from the Lions Club of Yackandandah with a Chris August Award for his tremendous work organising meals, and assisting the Blaze Aide team following the devastating fires around the area
Congratulations Paul on a great job
Lavington Exchange StudentOur Youth Exchange person, Mathilde, all the way from Denmark, pictured with host family The Leaneys.
Mathilde, it was our Club's pleasure to host and meet you. Enjoy the remainder of your Aussie adventure and safe travels home.
Yarrawonga award 2 MJFsAnother successful changeover for our Club last night. Des Jones has completed what has to be called a brilliant year as President.
Our new President Ollie Tufvesson was installed last night, with the rest of his Board for 16-17 by PDG Lynn Frederick.
A night of surprises for quite a few....2 Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards presented. For those that don't know Melvin Jones was the "Father" of Lions in 1917 and this award is the highest that can be reached in the WORLD for Lions. Well Done Ollie Tufvesson for your 20 years of service and well deserved. And Me, I got one as well.
Welcome home DG Peter and Lion MargaretAll members of the 201 V6 family would like to welcome home from Fukuoka Japan to our newly installed District Governor Lion Peter Poels and Lion Margaret.
We look forward to an other great year under your leadership, new mountains to climb and some good times as well.
"Happy Members = Happy Clubs"
Turban Angels Celebrate 1st BirthdayThe Turban Angels of Yarrawonga Lions Club's, Made With Love Free Chemotherapy Turban Project, on the 9th June, celebrated the milestone of 1 year since they began their beautiful Project.
Twelve months and 3428 Turbans later, they are still going very strong with 18+ ladies sewing each Tuesday, along with ladies sewing "homework" that they deliver to the Lions Clubrooms. They have now covered many, many towns and cities in every state of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, England, Denmark and this week despatched Turbans to South Africa.
We continue with the undivided support of the Lions Club of Yarrawonga, District and Lions Clubs from other districts, and the generosity of Fastway Couriers in Albury.... Thanks also for the birthday cake donated from the Mulwala Bakery for the Party.
Josie Cornish from the Lions Club of Beechworth continues to deliver fabric for the making of more Turbans. Thanks to our "Boy Lions" Arch, Des, Brian and Denis for helping out for the day.
Social Media / Computer Training DayDOES YOUR CLUB HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE?
DOES YOUR CLUB HAVE A WEB SITE?
ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LIONS’ WEB SITES?
Kerang Lions Club has organised a workshop to help clubs be more computer savvy and be able to use social media to their advantage.
The workshop is designed to help you join the “new world”.
But we need to know what YOU want to learn.
Please mark the box/boxes important to you so we can cover all needs.
WHEN: Sunday 21st August 2016
10 am to 3 pm (Lunch break Noon to 1 pm)
WHERE: Kerang South Primary School
Mitchell Street, Kerang
COST: $10-00 per head to cover light lunch (Soup & Sandwiches)
The school has Wi-Fi so anyone who wants to bring their own laptop, iphone, ipad, etc., can log in and have practical experience on his/her own device.
You could go home with a facebook page and a club web site ready to go!!!!
The school’s computers will be available for others to get hands-on experience.
Please print off the attached flyer and return to PDG Peter Niall to secure your place.
Attachment: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP Kerang.pdf
Regional Lions Leadership InstitiuteHave you ever wanted to develop your leadership skills, take on a leadership role within your club, or know more about Lions?
Here is your opportunity!!
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 Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Ron can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: http://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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/