Lions Club of Wangaratta,

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6

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Club news

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    64th Charter anniversary

    Thursday 19th March 2020 marked the 53th anniversary of the chartering of the club. The event was held at the DaVinci club in Wangaratta. While the number in attendance was down a lot, mainly due to health concerns, those that did attend, had a very enjoyable evening. The nibblies, then a full 3 course meal left most people very content. Many thanks to the members of DaVinci club who made the evening proceed so well. There were 3 awards presented by President John Walker - a 45 year service award to Keith Martin, a 60 year service award to Geoff Webster, and a Melvin Jones Fellow award to and Paul Tucker.






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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

    another photo

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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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    District 201 V6 Annual Changeover Dinner

    Lions District 201 V6 will hold its annual Changeover Dinner on
    Saturday 25th July 2020 at the Barooga Golf Club
    Limited places available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
    Contact the District Cabinet Secretary for further details.

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  • Vote for Hilltop

    Dear Supporters of Hilltop,
    Essential Energy (energy suppliers) have a community giving programme. We applied for a grant for a heavy duty washing machine for Hilltop from them. We have made it to the final round but we now need community support to get us over the line. Their final 'judging' is via a community VOTE.
    Would you support our applicaiton by voting please:

    1. Go to link: https://voting.essentialenergy.good2givegrants.org
    Voting for an Essential Energy Community Grant
    Voting for the Essential Energy Community Choices program is now open. Vote now to help your favourite community group receive up to $2500. Your vote will determine which groups receive grants and how much they could receive – get your friends and family involved because the more votes received, the more money these organisations will receive.
    voting.essentialenergy.good2givegrants.org
    2. Select 'Zone 3'
    3. Select the 'FIGHT CANCER FOUNDATION LIMITED' option (that is HILLTOP!!!!!)
    4. Type your email address in TWICE (this is ONLY to ensure that we all vote once only!)
    [cid:1c6328bb-75af-4464-b6fc-8a25924bb780]

    Voting closes 5pm, 18 June. Please ask your Members to support us
    Regards,
    FIGHT CANCER FOUNDATION
    Alice Glachan
    Capital Fundraising Campaign Director (Hilltop)
    Fight Cancer Foundation
    alice.glachan@fightcancer.org.au
    0439 583 805

    [FCF Logo #4 Horizontal (50mm on white)]

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National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"


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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/