Lions Club of ASPLEY

District 201Q3, Queensland, Australia.

News

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 September 2020.




  • Aspley Lions welcomes John Evans as new member to the Club

    Aspley Lions welcomes John Evans as new member to 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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    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

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/foundations/childrens-mobility/


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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.

    More details: www.stjohnqld.com.au


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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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    Youth of The Year .. yes..we're back in action

    While Roley McAtee is currently convalescing, Narelle Gluer is getting ready for our 2021 activities.



    To get Clubs started early, please visit our District Q 3 YOTY website for more information and resources.



    If you have any questions, please contact

    Narelle - narelle.gluer@bigpond.com

    Rob Craig - robcraig@bigpond.net.au


    - posted 19/10/2020

    More details: https://201q3.lions.org.au/yoty


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    November is Diabetes Awareness month

    Dear Presidents, Secretaries, GST Chairs and Zone Chairs

    Please visit our Q 3 website - projects/diabetes awareness - https://201q3.lions.org.au/diabetes_awareness
    You'll find information to assist you in hosting a Diabetes Event and participation in Lap the Map on Saturday/Sunday 14 - 15 November 2020.
    Reminder the Club and Zone Participation form is to be completed and returned to GST Chair Rodd Chignell by 31 October please email lionrodd1@hotmail.com

    LIONS members can promote Lions Clubs and Diabetes Awareness all year round by wearing a specially designed polo shirt (as attached).

    Details on how to order Polos @ $35.80 - available in both Men’s & Women’s sizing. There is no minimum order quantity. They can be ordered individually via Ale Toowoomba's online shop (please see link below) or can be ordered and posted all together. Email Alisha Hubbard with sizes and quantities They will calculate postage once your order is placed.

    https://ale-toowoomba.myshopify.com/collections/lions-club-lap-the-map

    Reminder also National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) have resources. A wide range of brochures and booklets that can be downloaded and printed or ordered on-line. When ordering allow a couple of weeks for delivery. https://www.diabetesvic.org.au/resources?bdc=1


    Please remember to promote your Diabetes Event through our District Marketing and Communications Team:

    Out and About - PDG Beverley Bates lionbeverleyq3@outlook.com
    Announce - PDG Beverley Bates lionbeverleyq3@outlook.com
    Social Media (Facebook) - Peter Wilkes social_media@lionsq3.org.au
    Thank you for supporting Diabetes Awareness and Education.
    Lion Bernadette Craig
    Chair Global Cause – DIABETES
    diabetes@lionsq3.org.au
    Mobile: 0405 285 656

    - posted 7 Oct 2020 -

    Attachment: Club&Zone Participation form - Lap the Map PW.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-lap-the-map-for-diabetes/


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    Lions Camp Duckadang - Open day Sat 21 November

    Max. 100 attendees per session

    Guided session one: 10:00am - 12:00 pm
    Guided session two: 1:00 - 3:00pm

    perfect one day … magic the rest ... a hidden gem

    Lions Camp Duckadang Board members are wishing to promote our facilities to you. We are planning an Open day on 21 November for our Lions members to experience our facilities.

    We (Board) extends an invitation for you to consider bringing a few of your children/grandchildren with you. They could road test our many facilities - basketball, climbing tower, low ropes, jumping castle, ping pong, putt putt, see saw, swimming pool, tennis and water sports. Yes we have a large body of water allowing canoeing/swimming and even catch some fish. I’ve even seen people panning for gold. At night observe the heavens using our telescope.

    Bring a picnic lunch or we offer you a small selection

    Accommodation bookings: first in best dressed use - Booking form (attachment)

    Camp Manager Belinda Bowie 5424 8122 manager@campduckadang.com.au

    -updated 25/10/2020

    Attachment: Openday Duckadang Bookingv3.docx

    More details: http://campduckadang.com.au/


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    Lions Xmas cakes & puddings - ready for sale

    Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings have been an important fundraising project of Lions Clubs in Australia since 1967. 100% of the funds raised are donated back to our projects. These funds go towards benefiting the local community, perhaps nationally or internationally.

    We guaranteed a quality product that is produced right here in Kedron, Brisbane Australia. People have been know to add extra ingredients, then seal in a container a few months out from Christmas.Our products have a long shelf life and is also suitable for freezing then reheating.

    Our cakes & puddings make a valued corporate gift for your customers & staff, a present or treat for elderly relatives or your friends. Thinking again, perhaps a treat for everyone. Its a ready to go dessert or afternoon tea treat during the holidays or at the office.

    Recommended retail prices in 2020:

    Christmas cake 1.5kg @ $17.00 (box of 10)

    Christmas cake 1kg @ $13.00 (box of 12)

    Christmas pudding 900gm @ $13.00 (box of 12)

    Mini cake 80gm @ $2.00 (box of 45)

    To buy your Lions Christmas cakes and puddings -
    contact your nearest Lions Club - https://201q3.lions.org.au/clubs
    - or contact our District Coordinator Kaye Smith lion.kayesmith@bigpond.com 0477 212 242

    More information visit - https://201q3.lions.org.au/members_resources
    * sales tips & potential customer queries
    * Cake Marketing manual 2020


    - posted 27 Aug 2020

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/products/cakes/


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    Lions Club Lap the Map polo shirt

    Lion Bernadette Craig our District Chair – Global Cause – Diabetes has organised Ladies & Men's polo shirt with Lions Club Lap the Map logos

    Left hand chest: embroidery - Lions Club "Lap the Map" (logo)

    Upper back: metallic silver "Videoflex" - Lions Club "Lap the Map" (logo)

    Available from : ALE Clothing & Signs Pty Ltd

    @ $35.80 + $10 postage & handling - allow 14 days between payment and receiving

    Polo shirts available in store - 222 North St, Rockville Toowoomba

    Inquiries : 4634 3066 admin@ale.net.au


    Please use web link below for ordering

    -posted 24/6/2020

    More details: https://ale-toowoomba.myshopify.com/collections/lions-club-lap-the-map


  • Our District Q 3 Convention - Eatons Hill Brisbane

    Friday 1 - Sunday 3 October 2021

    More information to come in the next couple of months.
    Look for advert posted on our Q 3 Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Lions201Q3

    -posted 3 Oct 2020


    More details: https://201q3.lions.org.au/distconvention




National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"


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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.

    More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/


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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

    Attachment:

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/


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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!



    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/


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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

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/