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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.
Junior Public Speaking - Regional and District final (update Sept 8th )Zones 8 and 9 participated in the regional final of Junior Public Speaking at the Guides hall Wangaratta on Sunday 12th August. The winner of the year 5/6 level was Grace Jenkins of St Bernards (Wang Lions), and the 3/4 level winner was Isaac King of Peranbin primary college (Benalla Lions). they are pictured above with the 3 judges- Peter Adams, Roberta Horne, Christine Luckman. There was over 50 in the audience to see the fantastic presentations that the participants gave. Grace, and Isaac then participated in the district final at Tongala. Again fantastic presentations given by the 6 participants at each level. Isaac won the encouragement award for year 3/4
Lions Eye Health ProgramLions from Kerang, Cohuna & East Loddon attended a training day at Charlton with LEHP facilitatos Rod Jackson. Learning the four different types of Eye Testing that is carried out under the Lions Eye Health Program.
Melvin Jones Fellowship PresentationOn Saturday 24th November, PDG Norm Walkington had the honour of presenting a District Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion Stanley (TEX) Smith of the Howlong Lions Club. Tex has over 34 years of service to his community, Lions Club and Lions clubs International, serving on many committees, taking on all roles within the club. Congratulations Tex on an outstanding effort.
LIONS LEADERSHIP TRAININGDear Secretaries & Club Leadership Chairpersons(1st Vice Presidents)
Your District is now seeking suitable and enthusiastic candidates to apply for the Emerging Lions Leadership Institute, which is now going to be held in Auckland and not in Sydney as previously advised. The dates are still going to be 12th – 14th April 2019.
This change has been brought about because we are holding the Faculty Development Institute (FDI), a Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) and a local Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) in Australia so it was agreed to move the ELLI to New Zealand.
The Regional Lions Leadership Institute will be held in Adelaide on 22nd -24th February 2019.
The RLLI and the ELLI cover a similar curriculum and both target the newer Lions leader. The preference is for members who have not yet been a Club President, but current Club Presidents may apply if there are vacancies.
I would encourage you to promote the RLLI to your newer Lions looking to take on leadership roles in their Club or first move into a cabinet position. The program is also open to Leos (over 18 yrs old) and we would love to see some Leos attend.
Please make good use of the training offered, it can only be of benefit to your Clubs, District and the services we provide.
A good contingent from 201V6 will be most welcome.
I have attached application forms for both institutes. Information can also be found at https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center/emerging-lions-leadership-institute
PDG Tim Irvine
Global Leadership Team Area Leader
PH 08 64989888
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY - TELL YOUR LIONS STORYPlease pass this news item onto your Club newsletter editor, public relations person, Facebook admin or website co-ordinator.
While the article was produced by Rotary, the suggestions apply equally to Lions.
This item is available on the District website under “NEWS” tab
Attachment: how to improve your photography (1).pdf
DISTRICT MJF NOMINATIONAll V6 Lions Clubs
District Cabinet Officers
District Cabinet shall consider, during the third District Cabinet meeting the nomination of a Lion, being a then current member in good standing of a Lions Club in the District, as a Melvin Jones Fellow.
Your Club is invited to submit a nomination to the Cabinet Secretary by 15th January 2019
Consideration will be given to nominations from Clubs who would not normally afford to award a Melvin Jones Fellowship
The outline of conditions for submission of any nomination is explained in Article 12, Sections 1-6 of the District Constitution (see attached).
Please read this, as it outlines the procedures for nominating a member for a District MJF.
Lions District 201V6
Attachment: District MJF nomination request 29-10-2018.pdf
50 Years of ServiceDuring the Lions District V6 Convention, DG Judy had the pleasure of presenting Lion Laurie Archard from host club Cohuna Lions with his 50 Year Service Medallion. Over his 50 years Laurie has held all positions at Club and Board level, also serving as Cabinet Secretary during the term of DG Don Gow in 1985-86
Laurie was thanked by all for his service to Cohuna Lions, his community and Lions Clubs International
District V6 ConventionThe Registration Form for the 41st V6 Convention is now available to download from our website.
There is also a map to help you find your way.
Lions Drought ReliefHow you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appealRead how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
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/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AMIt is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
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/
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 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/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/