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

  • 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

  • Camp Duckadang working bee 28 Feb -1 March 2020 (from 15/2/20)

    The Lions and Family are invited to the first working bee at Lions Camp Duckadang for 2020.It will be held pm Friday 28 February to Sunday 01 March. Tasks: painting Jamieson & Bayley Houses. A new fence Jamieson House side of existing fence around the Phil Mitchell garage. Skylights to be replaced. General maintenance items & other small jobs.Usual arrangements apply: Bring whatever you plan to eat or drink. Contact- Peter Boge 3285 1454

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    201 Q 3 Drought Relief - update 11/02/2020

    PDG Carmel Goldsworthy has arranging for the arrival of a semi from Tasmania. Sourced 32 round bales and 1 large square bale for our drought affected farmers.

    Originally Q 3 were only taking half the load and the rest was going to the Wondai area in Q4. However, because of local flooding, it was decided to take the full load here in Toowoomba.

    Storage for the load at the Farm Fest site organised by Lion Marshall Cox (Toowoomba West). Helped by local Toowoomba Lions, Ken & Janelle Bray, PDG Bob Goldsworthy and myself, Zone Chairman Gail Jones (Oakey), Lion Wilma Proudlock (Pittsworth) and Lion Traudi Krampl (Cecil Plains). They contacted many Darling Downs farmers. Farmers then came and collected this hay. Our team was assisted by Greg, a farmer from Meringandan. Greg provided his fork lift.

    Carmel would like to thank

    * semi driver Tom, who drove all the way from Tasmania, the company he works for

    * “Need for Feed” organisation who arranged for this hay

    * Farm Fest (Toowoomba) their CEO who allowed us to store hay

    * local farmer Greg

    For more information contact: PDG Carmel Goldsworthy
    Q3 Drought Relief Coordinator

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    Can Clubs find $3,000 for a polyethene water tank - Bushfire recovery - released 9/2/2020

    Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has given over ½ million dollars to help our Districts and Lions/Lioness/Leo Clubs provide the basic items and comfort to individual bushfire victims in towns and villages across Australia.

    AUS $150,000 of the ½ million has enabled the LCIF Replacement Water Tank Initiative has started in District 201 N 1. District Governor Bill Shepherd has advised me, so many more water tanks will be needed as communities reach Recovery Mode.

    The criteria for receiving a replacement water tank:

    • Has been “fire affected’

    • Not connected to town water

    • Family with children, elderly or disabled

    • In recovery mode

    With a $3,000 donation to LCIF, companies,individuals and Lions clubs can have your name on a tank.
    For LIons - as there is nothing on the LCIF donation form to say “water tank”, the donation has to be exactly $3,000 so we know it’s for a tank. If you want, you give 2 tanks – fill out 2 forms – each for $3,000.

    Lions please send your Club’s $3,000 donation to your District Cabinet Treasurer. Payment made to “LCI/LCIF Disaster Relief Fund”.
    For the public (non Lions) please would you contact me.

    $3,000 will fund the supply & install of a 22,700 litre polyethylene tank, pump, pipes, base and filled with fresh water.

    For more information contact: Nigel Jeny O.A.M. LCIF MD201 Co-ordinator

    Attachment: Repl water tanks newsletter Feb 2020.pdf

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    Benefit dinner with IPP's Gudrun & Barry - Brisbane's "Royal on the Park" Friday 6/3/2020

    Past International Presidents Gudrun Yngvadottir (Iceland) and Barry Palmer (AUS) will special guests a fundraising dinner and show benefiting Lion Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Friday 6 March 6.30 for 7pm at Royal on the Park in Alice Street (old "Parkroyal"). You have an opportunity to share a meal, be entertained by two distinguished Lions, while raising funds for LCIF.
    LCIF funds many of our big ticket service activities, including assistance for our recent Australian bushfires.
    Lions 201 Q1 are organising this dinner - $ 95 p/p. RSVP - 24/2/20
    Direct deposit ANZ BSB 014 202 AC 9001 9522 9 provide ref. like name or mobile
    or payment to Q 1 Cabinet Secretary Libby Whitestyles
    Inquiries - PDG Lysley Lyons 0419 796 022

National news

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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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