Lions Club of ASPLEY

District 201Q3, Queensland, Australia.


Get the latest on what ASPLEY LIONS CLUB is doing, as well as District and National Lions Club news.

Club news

  • Park up grading

    Major upgrade work is progressing well on the BBQ facility’s, concrete tables and benches have been replaced, 2 new electric BBQ plates and an additional container to store park maintenance equipment.
    First Vice President and Norm have headed up the Management of the upgrade which has been funded by the Community Gaming Grant fund.
    The project is planned to be completed by June 2020.


  • Aspley Lions welcomes Bart Mellish as their newest member

    Bart Mellish MLA our local member for Aspley has joined the club

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    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.

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    2015 Aspley Lions Sheild - Aspley Hornets

    A/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

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    Donation to Australian Lions Children Mobility Foundation

    We 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

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    St Johns Presentation

    St 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.

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    Youth of the Year

    Aspley 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.

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    Distinguished Service Award

    Club 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.

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    Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

    Aspley 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.

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    Personality Quest Entrant

    Aspley 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.

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    Aspley Leos Club Chartered

    The 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.

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    International Presidents Visit

    Aspley 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.

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    Electronic Imaging Machine Donated

    The 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.

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    Government Funds Provide Lions Park Storage Facility

    Aspley 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.

District news

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    Lions Clubs International 103rd anniversary

    Sunday evening 7 June 2020 Q 1 & 3 Lions get two Brisbane bridges lite with blue & yellow lights

    Q 1 & 3 have arranged with Brisbane City Council to have the Story and Victoria bridges lite. This lighting display will help celebrate Lions Clubs International 103rd anniversary.

    Q 1 Lions meeting outside the Performing Arts Centre (Victoria bridge)

    Q 3 Lions meet at park overlooking cliffs near Story bridge Bowen Tce & Kent St Our DG Donna will record a message and this will be directly posted on our Facebook.

    Meeting time and locations are yet to be confirmed by Rodd Chignell. Watch for the next posting.

    Idea - use LED tea candle/s to light a blue and or yellow balloon. Lions members hold these when we take a photo with bridge as the backdrop. Or bring a candle. Play on our Lions International Presidents message - be the light, Lions show the way

    posted 31 May 2020

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    Lions Virtual Symposium -2nd series

    Join Lions around the world in discussing topical issues.
    Starts at 3:00 am Brisbane time Saturday 6 June
    Watch later when you want , a video of this webinar will be available on their Facebook page.

    Book or visit -

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    Looking for some Environmental projects

    This attachment - a document contains a digest of Environmental activities members or their clubs could consider getting involved with.

    examples -

    International Compost Awareness Week 3-9 May

    World Migratory Bird Day 9 May

    World Environment Day 5 June

    National Tree Day 2 August

    World Oceans Day 8 June

    Please promote the current or future work you are doing with Environment

    Environment Chair John Creagh Brisbane Bunya 0417 612 204 for posting on our Q 3 Facebook & website

    Ideally Allan Turner & I would like to forward plan promotion two or more weeks before an activity. Also could you alert us to when you post an item on your clubs Facebook. Thank you - Peter

    - posted 21/4/2020

    Attachment: 201 Q 3 Environmental themesAprilv4.docx

  • Your Q 3 2020 Convention- April update

    In these times we need to adjust, anticipate the unexpected, and even change the lens of our usual focus. And just when we think we have a plan forward, we get blind-sided again. That’s what’s going on for the Convention Committee, and we’re guessing in many respects, it’s going on for you too.
    What we can say with absolute certainty, is that the Convention will go ahead. Now whether that be on site in Toowoomba in October, or as a virtual event, that remains to be seen. The Committee will make this decision and advise you at the end of this financial year. In the meantime, we ask that you hold your Registrations until July.
    When this is over, we will look back and feel proud, individually and as an organisation, of how we performed during this time. There are times in your life when how you respond matters. Now is one of those times. The only thing we can control is how we behave and react, especially with each other.
    Thank you for your support and look after each other.

    Fiona Roberts
    2020 Convention Chair

    - posted 19/4/20202


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    Video conferencing for Lions & personal

    Some of the most popular and current video conferencing applications are

    Google Duo / Facetime / Facebook Messenger /
    Skype / Jitsi Meet / Whats app /

    For a month I have attached some basic notes in News about Zoom - see PDF. Also this information will be kept on the "resources" Short guides page - see "More details" (web link) below

    If you would like to know more about Zoom please contact Peter
    - posted 6/4/2020

    Attachment: ZOOM meetings notes2.pdf

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    Our District Q 3 Convention - Toowoomba - released 25/2/2020

    Our 2020 Q 3 Convention committee have release the registration form - see attached. Also please watch their Facebook video

    Convention dates are Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October.

    Registration enquiries: contact Narelle on 0402 140 709

    For more information- Registration form accommodation attractions - visit - DistConvention web page

    More information coming soon

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National news

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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.

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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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    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!

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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

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