PORT FAIRY BELFAST LIONS CLUB INC - NEWS & NOTES AND TIDBITS.
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Easter FairOn Saturday 31st March the Port Fairy Belfast Lions will hold their annual Easter Fair at Railway Parade, Port Fairy from 8am to 1pm. Activities will include a Car Boot sale, activities for the children including pony rides, woodworking, painting and a handball competition, plus there will be a food van serving breakfast, raffle for one of four scrumptious Easter baskets and a health tent, where you can get helpful information on eye health, hearing dogs and diabetes prevention.
Attachment: EASTER RAFFLE POSTER.docx
Port Fairy Folk FestivalOnce again our members turned out in force to staff the Instrument Storage for the Port Fairy Folk Festival from 9-12 March. We had many compliments from grateful musicians who were happy that their instruments were not only being securely looked after but also transported around to the various stages.
Youth of the Year Quest Regional FinalWe were delighted that Sami Zahir, our club Youth of the Year winner, has also won the regional final. We wish him very good luck in the District Final on 24th March in Werribee.
Lions projects and activitiesWe are moved into a very busy period with a number of activities and projects underway.
Our Centennial project is progressing well. The bluestone seat, kindly donated by Bamstone is almost finished and some of our members have been working hard to prepare the area where it will be installed, as well as making repairs to the shelters and signage at the Port Fairy Lions Park.
We provided the Sunday BBQ at the Warrnambool Convention and also for a group of volunteers who were revamping a garden and kitchen for a local family.
Two of our members participated in the Operation Friendship scheme, hosting two Lions from the UK, Stephen and Louise Brown. The club members showed their usual hospitality, putting on a meet and greet BBQ, and there was an exchange of club banners and pins.
We are providing support at St John's Church Strawberry Fair on Sunday 26 November, this will involve helping to set up and take down the stalls and running a spinning wheel.
Melbourne Cup Eve DinnerWe also held our annual Melbourne Cup Eve dinner on Monday 6 November. What a great night, everyone got into the action. Our Roy Stokie Cup winner was Lion Ann Maree Marslen. Lion Wendy Hunter won the Ladies' Fashion on the field and Men's Fashion Winner was Lion John McIntyre. Thank you to Lion Peter Down for organising the event, Lions Lady Gail Down for the beautiful flower decorations for the tables and to all those who helped to make the event successful, we couldn't have done it without you. We would also like to thank our very generous sponsors, Decked out on Bank, Sheehan's Meat, The Red Hen and Mclean's Pharmacy.
Youth of the Year QuestOn Saturday 14 October 2017, the Port Fairy-Belfast Lions Club held it's annual Youth of the Year quest. We had a wonderful day listening to our four very articulate and interesting young people on a range of topics including homelessness, immunisation, organ donations and living a life without limits, and they shared their thoughts on climate change and lowering the voting age.
We would like to congratulate all four participants, Sienna Crabbmor; Caleb Stewart; Bonnie Williamson and Sami Zehir. They were excellent representatives for their schools. Unfortunately not all could be winners this time, but they all showed great promise for the future, and we certainly hope that some of them will be able to participate again next year.
We are delighted to announce that Sami Zehir took out both the best Public Speaking award and the Overall Winner award. Sami had researched his topic of homeless well and delivered it with confidence. Congratulations Sami.
We would also like to thank Tatiana Resk Wilson, Hester Woodrup and Tony Bawden for doing such an excellent job as judges - not an easy task. A special thank you goes to Lion Jim Kent who was our guest speaker and gave us a great insight into the history of the Youth of the Year Quest in Port Fairy.
Finally thank you to all Youth of the Year committee members and other Port Fairy-Belfast members who helped with the preparations for the day, especially Lions Geoff Hodgkinson and Stew Hunter, who were our timekeepers.
Activities for October 20174 October - Catering for Morning Tea for Classic Car Club of NSW
4 October - Dinner meeting at Alexo's Pizza Port Fairy
14 October Youth of the Year Quest
18 October Business meeting - Senior Citizen's Hall Barclay Street Port Fairy 7.00
27 October - Free Community Movie Night - 7.30pm The Eagle Huntress
Activities for September 20172nd September - Selling tickets for Grand Final Breakfast Raffle - Outside Physiotherapists in Sackville Street
6th September - Dinner Meeting at Gregorys Restaurant, Bank St
8th September - Selling tickets for Grand Final Breakfast Raffle - Outside IGA supermarket.
30th September - Grand Final Breakfast. Winners of the raffle were: Peter Hill 1st Prize; Lisa Spence 2nd Prize; Maureen Hedger 3rd Prize.
Activities for August 2017Wood raffle outside Physiotherapists in Sackville Street 12 August and 26 August
2nd August - Dinner meeting - Casserole Dinner at Senior Citizens Hall
16th August - Business meeting - Senior Citizens Hall
Activities for July 2017Wood Raffle outside Physiotherapists in Port Fairy - Every second saturday 8.00am-12.30pm
5 July 2017 - Changeover Dinner - Port Fairy Football and Netball Club - induction of new members and new Board of Directors
19 July - Business Meeting
Week commencing 17 July - Meals on Wheels
Activities for June 2017Wood raffles every 2nd weekend through June
7th June - Port Fairy-Belfast Lions' 40th birthday dinner
19th June - Koroit Lions Dinner - Star of the West Port Fairy
21st June - Business meeting
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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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Directorship Opportunities - Lions Advisory BoardThe proposed Lions Advisory Board, if adopted at the Townsville Convention is looking for skilled Lions prepared to nominate for the initial Board.
The time to act is now!
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/05/new-directorship-opportunities-in-lions/
New Multiple District Leadership OpportunitiesRead about new positions: Disaster Relief, Deputy Legal Officer and Diabetes Chairperson
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/01/new-leadership-opportunities/
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: http://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: 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/