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

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

    Aspley Lions welcomes John Evans and Eleizabeth Greenhalgh as new member to Club 1n 2020


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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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    Funds available - community grants

    Have you or your club considered applying for a grant?
    There are many available.

    Your Marketing & Communications team has collated a list for members.
    see at - https://201q3.lions.org.au/resources
    also attachment -


    Could you offer us any grants contacts or information that you have found?
    We'll pass this around to others.
    Contact Allan or Peter - marketing@lionsq3.org.au


    - posted 14 Jan 21

    Attachment: Lions Grants list 2021.docx


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    Showing that Kindness Matters - donating to Darling Downs farmers

    Tuesday 26 January 2021 mid afternoon 17+ trucks loaded with interstate donated hay will arrive in Cecil Plains. Drivers and support crew will stay overnight in Cecil Plains and individual trucks then deliver the hay out to Darling Downs regions farmers over the next day or so.

    Cecil Plain Lions members are hoping to reach out to more farming families in the Darling Downs. Cut-off date for applications is Tuesday 19th January. Farmers can apply on-line https://www.needforfeed.org/apply-for-assistance.html

    How can you assist - donations to providing some pamper packs for farming families. Items include non perishable food and items for children. Please see attached Flyer for a wish list.

    Any financial or goods assistance big or small would be most welcome. Donations can be made online “Need For Feed” or to Lions Club of Cecil Plains bank account BSB 034-177 account 138 991

    Please contact - Engelbert 0427 727 344 ekrampl@lions.org.au

    We serve - and thank you.


    Attachment: Farming families pamper pack2021 v3.pdf

    More details: https://cecilplains.qld.lions.org.au/projects


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    Consider assisting your community

    Your New Year's resolution.
    Perhaps it’s time today for you to make or reflect on your current New Year's resolution.

    According to research I’ve undertaken, volunteering is the most common New Year’s resolution. Volunteering has been shown to improve your mental health, physical health and confidence. This can enhance your life and provide a sense of purpose. said Alice Cunningham Lions District Q 3 Membership chair.

    Lions are a world-wide community based service organisation. We provide many opportunities to make a difference in your community. Examples of our community service projects are our Lions five Global Causes – childhood cancer, diabetes, environment, hunger & vision.

    One of our District projects supporting childhood cancer is our annual Lions Camp Quality Christmas party. This party is held at the end of November on Bribie Island. Another is ‘Supermax & Bryce “. Lions are involved with raising money to donate a night light and other items to children recovering from cancer. Please read Bryce’s inspirational story at - https://www.supermaxandbryce.org/


    You have the option of being one of our casual volunteers. You offer Lions a pair of hands for a project that suits your interest.

    See a short list of our projects - https://201q3.lions.org.au/projects

    Would you like to “pass it on” and help others less fortunate? Perhaps you will offer Lions some of your free time, knowledge and skills. Please contact a Lion member to discuss how you could assist.



    To find your nearest Lions club - https://201q3.lions.org.au/clubs

    or have a conversation with me, Alice - enquiry@lionsq3.org.au

    #weserve #kindnessmatters #lionsq3 #LCI

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    You may have a business and are considering assisting your community in some way. Please contact - marketing@lionsq3.org.au

    Wishing everyone a rewarding and Covid free 2021.


    Regards from your Lions 201 Q 3 Marketing & Communications team


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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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    Lions District 201 Q 3 convention 2021

    We will have more information provided about the program and registration in the next couple of months.
    Currently the Information on our Convention pages includes - accommodation,attractions,dining, services & wineries

    In late May look for our adverts being posted on our Q 3 Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Lions201Q3

    Why not start planning now to attend?
    -reposted 8 Jan 2021


    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

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    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/