Lions Club of Wangaratta,

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

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Club news

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    Timboon Lions club hay run to Corryong - Feb 7 & 8

    Wangaratta Lions supporting the hay run from Timboon to Corryong. With 82 trucks at the Wangaratta showgrounds overnight, the Lions club provided a full breakfast for those participating.

    more details in- "About Us" above


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    Australia Day 2020

    With the official part of the Australia day ceremony over, it was time for those in attendance to partake of the sausage sizzle

    for more details - go to "About Us" on the menu above


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    Bushfire emergency evacuation centre catering

    With the many fires to the east and south of Wangaratta, one of the evacuation centres is the Wangaratta showgrounds. Over the weekend,of the 4th & 5th there were more than 200 people on site in caravans or tents. There are also two donkeys, three horses, 30 poultry, as well as dogs and cats staying with campers.

    The Lions Shed has for the last several days been used as the main catering, and meeting place at the showgrounds.

    This photo was Monday 6th lunchtime, with many evacuees enjoying chicken and salad, or a pie.
    The last meal provided was lunch on Wednesday 15th. By then most had returned home, and the army was being relocated to the evacuation centre at Ovens, just south of Myrtleford.

    For more details - go to "About Us" on the menu above



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    Camp Quality catering

    Camp Quality catering at Apex Park -

    On 20th October the club provided breakfast for the Camp Quality esCarpade 2019, running from Wangaratta to Mt Gambier from October 19th to the 26th. The breakfast was held at Apex Park in Wangaratta, and over 140 people were served.



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    New Board for 2019/2020

    The Board members for the next year were installed by Past District Governor Lionel Gillman OAM at the Wangaratta Turf club.

    From left to right Stephen Kazenwadel, Owen Jenkins, Micheal Everard, Neil Campbell, Alison Kazenwadel, Bill Michalowski, President John Walker, John Houghton, Frank Darke, Ron Sneddon, Maurice Byrne, Graham Whitehead.
    Absent: Lori Ormand, Rodney Dean


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    DG Judy present years of service chevrons

    DG Judy with members who received their years of service chevrons, PDG Bea Ahearn - 40 years, Keith Fleet - 25 years, Rob McLeish - 45 years. In total 110 years of service

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    DG Judy presents MJF

    During DG Judy's visit to Wangaratta Lions, she presented Lion Ashley Gilmartin with his MJF award.

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    Swap Meet

    The recent swap meet was again a great day for bargain hunters to get out and have an enjoyable day - click on "Swap Meet" in the menu for more info


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    Chris August Award recipient- Neville Bell

    Recently, former Lion Neville Bell was awarded a Chris August award for his contribution to the club, and community, over many years


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    Country Buddies BBQ

    The club recently ran a BBQ in support of the opening of the new County Buddies centre in Mason St

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    Gary Nash Clearing Sale

    Hungry people


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    Gary Nash Clearing Sale

    Another photo

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    Childrens week catering

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    Childrens week catering

    recently the club ran a BBQ as part of councils childrens week celebrations


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    Lions Park

    Recently the club completed a fence around the whole of the Lions Park area at Batchelors Green. this fence encloses the two BBQ areas, the playground and the liberty swing. There are two pedestrian gates for access, and two for equipment.




District news

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    Cohuna LEOS Visit Walwa

    On Sunday 9th February members of the Cohuna LEO Club travelled by mini bus up to the Bushfire effected area of our District. Their aim, to visit the small school of Walwa and check in on the students there.

    They had tea with the school Principal Steve, parents and students cooked by the local Lions Club on Sunday night.

    The group camped a the local Riverside Caravan Park in a tent, this was a bit of a challenge as the rain had started early in the day and did not ease off until well into Monday.

    On Monday morning they joined with the school for breakfast, again supplied by the Lions Club. They took new school backpack, filled with lots of items needed to start the new school year, pens, books, coloured pencils, rulers, texter pens, lunch box and drinker and lots more to donate to the students. They also took along gift boxes of personal items, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brush, combe and hair brush. Along with new books and garden equipment.

    As a joint project on Monday they made up new garden beds and planted lots of succulents as a new beginning.

    They also had the opportunity to visit the Blaze Aid camp in Jingellic where Eugene the camp coordinator explained how Blaze Aid worked and who the volunteers carry out their work.

    They also travelled onto the Primary School at Khancoban to visit the students there who had been impacted by the bushfires as well. Again they left lots of gifts and books for the school.

    Special thanks to the Walwa Jingellic Lions Club, especially Shirley Cheshire, who looked after them so well.


  • BUSHFIRE DONATIONS

    To all Lions, Leos and Lioness – MD201
    As we are all aware, the current bushfire crisis has impacted so many areas around of our country. The support of Clubs, individuals and organisations has been incredible which has enabled Lions to be at the forefront in supporting those impacted.
    In Australia, we are lucky to have the support of our two Lions Foundations – the Australian Lions Foundation and our Lions Clubs International Foundation who have already provided significant funding support to help the victims.
    Both the Australian Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation are working together to ensure that support is provided quickly and direct to all areas. ALF and LCIF have already provided significant funding to our Districts and will continue that with increasing support.
    We ask that all Clubs continue to support our Foundations instead of general community funds as we know and control where all the support goes. Clubs and the public know the integrity of how Lions deal with donations as all funds collected go where they are intended.
    Both Foundations are asking for your continued support which will enable Lions in the affected areas to help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. You can make a difference!
    Please give your consideration and support to both our own Foundations.
    Donations can be received as follows:
    AUSTRALIAN LIONS FOUNDATION LTD
    Direct Deposit to:
    ALF National Appeal Account Bank – Westpac BSB 036-048 Account No: 44 0704 (Reference Club LCI Number)
    Mail cheques to:
    ALF Treasurer PO Box 278 MELVILLE WA 6956
    You can also use the “GiveNow” link on: www.alf.org.au
    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
    Forward Donations to your Cabinet Treasurer in the usual way.
    For public donations seeking tax deductibility through the Lions Australia Fund for LCIF please contact LCIF MD Co-ordinator Nigel Jeny nigeljeny@hotmail.com or the Lions National Office on 02 4940 8033.
    A.J (Tony ) Benbow OAM Chairman Australian Lions Foundation Ltd
    Barry Palmer AO Past International President Trustee Lions Clubs International Foundation

    Attachment: ALF - Amended LCIF Donation Note (1).pdf


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    LCIF Replacing water tanks.

    Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided funds to replace water tanks lost in the NSW Bush Fires.

    Attachment: Tank letter to clubs 28nov19.docx




National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.



    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!



    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans


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    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/


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    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

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    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/


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    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/


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    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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/