Get the latest on what ASPLEY LIONS CLUB is doing, as well as District and National Lions Club news.
Donation Strengthens Health Patients undergoing treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH)Donation Strengthens Health Patients undergoing treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) will have the opportunity to strengthen their physical fitness thanks to a generous donation from the Aspley Lions Club. The Aspley Lions Club donated a cable resistance trainer worth around $4000 to assist CF patients like Darren Bullock with their physical therapy treatment.
IPP Michelle Trethowan and Aspley Lions Club project coordinator Col Hambrecht inspect the new equipment.
2015 Aspley Lions Sheild - Aspley HornetsA/President Cecily Halley presenting the annual Aspley Lions Shield to Aspley Hornets Under 12 Gold Team Division 1 Captain Lochlan (Lockie) Harrop & Coach Brett Howson
Donation to Australian Lions Children Mobility FoundationWe ran a successful BBQ at Bunnings Carseldine, raising $1,800. We rounded the money up $2,000 and donated it to the Australian Lions Children Mobility Foundation. This will assist them with there work, further details can be found on there website
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/foundations/childrens-mobility/
St Johns PresentationSt Johns Ambulance representative, Julie, is pictured presenting to Aspley Lions Club President, Michelle, a certificate of appreciation, in recognition of the Clubs support given to St Johns.
More details: www.stjohnqld.com.au
Youth of the YearAspley Lions Club recently hosted the Lions Youth of the Year Quest at the Aspley Hotel Function rooms. The audience heard some of the brightest young minds from Brisbane Northside compete in the public speaking section of the competition.
Three schools participated in the final. The students were Will Fairclough from Aspley State High School, Emily Dart and Jemima Kang from Craigslea State High School, and Giselle Pickering and Martin Liaina from Wavell State High School.
Jemima Kang won the public speaking section of the competition and the overall winner on the night was Giselle Pickering. Giselle will now progress to the Zone Final.
Pictured is Giselle receiving her award from Lions club member, Tracy Davis MP.
Distinguished Service AwardClub President Michelle Trethowan was recently presented with the District Governors Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her service to Lions International and the general community. Michelle joined Lions 7 years ago, and has held all Club Board positions (except Treasurer).
Since becoming President in June, Michelle has introduced 5 new members to the Club.
Pictured is Michelle receiving her Award from 2VDG Lion Rodd Chignel.
Aspley Lions Club BoardAspley Lions Club Board for 20014-15 was inducted at their annual changeover dinner held at the Aspley Hornets Football Club. Pictured are Cecily, Bill (Life Member), Michelle (President), Rod, Dave and Col.
Melvin Jones Fellowship AwardAspley Lions Club recently held its annual Changeover Dinner at the Aspley Hornets Football Club. The highlight of evening was the presentation to Lion Matthew Roe of a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, in recognition of his years of community and humanitarian service work.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest possible award presented by Lions International.
Pictured is Matthew receiving his Award from 2014 outgoing President Des Sawyer.
Personality Quest EntrantAspley Lions Club Personality Quest entrant, Ella, has raised over $10,000.00 for medical research by hosting events such as barefoot bowls, a garden party and 10 pin bowling evening.
She is seen here with President Des Sawyer being presented with an incentive prize as recognition of the fund raising efforts she has made.
Aspley Leos Club CharteredThe newly formed Aspley Leo Club recently received their charter, and celebrated the organization of their new Club at a gala function at the Fitzgibbon Community Hall.
Aspley Lions Club sponsored the new club for young people, which is open to persons aged 15 to 25.
Leo president Noah Jarrah of Hendra has been elected to serve as the first president of the new club, and Nicole Foyn of Bracken Ridge will serve as the first club secretary.
The Aspley Leo Club has become involved with projects such as assisting the local homeless, food kitchen, eyeglass recycling, and the environment.
International Presidents VisitAspley Lions Club member and State Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Ms Tracy Davis, (MP) met with Lions Club International President Wayne Madden and his wife Linda, at a reception in honour of his visit to Queensland.
Representing Aspley Lions Club and the Queensland State Premier, Tracy presented LCI President Wayne with an Aspley Lions Club bannerette.
Pictured left to right is Linda, LCI president Wayne and Tracy.
Electronic Imaging Machine DonatedThe Lions Clubs from Brisbane Inner North, Nundah and Aspley, Bracken Ridge Lioness Club and Lion Elsie Andrews recently donated to a sight impaired child an Electronic Magnifier Display machine.
The $5000 machine greatly magnifies items so they can be viewed by a person with vision difficulties.
Pictured are Aspley Lions President Brian Cleveland, Lion Elsie Andrews and Nundah Lions President Lou Schwaiger, donating the Electronic Magnifier to Edward, James and Karolina.
Government Funds Provide Lions Park Storage FacilityAspley Lions Park now has a maintenance equipment storage container on-site to help keep the park and surrounds in a pristine condition.
The container was provided by funding from the Queensland Government Community Benefit Fund and Brisbane City Council.
Celebrating installation of the new container are (from left) Lions Director Michelle, Tracy Davis MP for Aspley, Fiona King Councillor for Marchant and Lions President Brian.
Media ReleaseLatest media release
More details: http://201q3.lions.org.au/media_release
Check out the District Convention 2017 PhotosWhat another great event
More details: https://www.facebook.com/Lions201Q3/photos
District Convention 2018 RomaWatch this space.
Peace Poster UpdatePEACE POSTER
A Celebration of Peace
Please note the theme for this year's Peace Poster competition is “A Celebration of Peace”. I am including in this notice some extracts from Helen Campbell National Peace Poster Chair as a reminder to those Clubs who regularly support this project and as notification to those Clubs that will be participating in this project for the first time.
There had previously been an indication (in the January Newswire) that the Peace Poster Kits (available from National Office at a cost of $20.00 (plus postage if applicable)) were already available for purchase. However I have been advised that there has been a delay in these arriving from LCI. We are of the understanding that these will be available by late February.
For those Clubs that include the Peace Poster competition in their Club activitites, please purchase your PP Kit and begin the process of negotiating with your local Schools to gain their support and commitment to participate in this International Youth Project competition. There are a number of items which I wish to bring to your attention as a reminder as it is very disappointing to have to withhold an entry from judging at the District level due to non-conformance of the competition rules.
Lioness Clubs can sponsor the contest through the sponsoring Lions Club. The Winner Sticker which is attached to all entries submitted, needs to show the Lions Club details. Also keep in mind that no words are allowed on the drawing. This is clearly stated in the rules and any entry with words included must be withdrawn from submitting for judging.
For those Clubs who have not previously been involved in the PP competition, it is recommended that a member of your Club is appointed as PP Chair and the Club become involved in this International Youth competition. A visit to the MD Convention Peace Poster stand would be most beneficial.
More information is available on the Lions Peace Poster website and the closing dates for last year are stated as a guidline for this current year. These will be updated for the current year shortly.
I can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 07 38513249 (voice message available) or mobile 0412 097670.
Yours in Service,
District Chair – Reading Action Program, Fire & Peace Poster
Camp Duckadang Working Bee10th to 12th November. Contact Peter Boge for details.
Message from the Global Leadership TeamHave you ever thought of assisting your club by taking up a position on your Club's board, but aren't sure what is involved. You can have all your questions answered by attending a Webinar (Online Meeting).
Click the link below for full information.
Attachment: OFFICE AWARENESS SESSIONS.pdf
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/