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64th Charter anniversaryThursday 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.
Timboon Lions club hay run to Corryong - Feb 7 & 8Wangaratta 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
Australia Day 2020With 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
Bushfire emergency evacuation centre cateringWith 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
Camp Quality cateringCamp 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.
New Board for 2019/2020The 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
DG Judy present years of service chevronsDG 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
DG Judy presents MJFDuring DG Judy's visit to Wangaratta Lions, she presented Lion Ashley Gilmartin with his MJF award.
Swap MeetThe 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
Chris August Award recipient- Neville BellRecently, former Lion Neville Bell was awarded a Chris August award for his contribution to the club, and community, over many years
Country Buddies BBQThe club recently ran a BBQ in support of the opening of the new County Buddies centre in Mason St
Gary Nash Clearing SaleHungry people
Gary Nash Clearing SaleAnother photo
Childrens week cateringanother photo
Childrens week cateringrecently the club ran a BBQ as part of councils childrens week celebrations
Lions ParkRecently 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 201 V6 Annual Changeover DinnerLions 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.
Vote for HilltopDear 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.
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!)
Voting closes 5pm, 18 June. Please ask your Members to support us
FIGHT CANCER FOUNDATION
Capital Fundraising Campaign Director (Hilltop)
Fight Cancer Foundation
0439 583 805
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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"
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!
Beware e-mail scams targetting LionsLions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausagesIt's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/