June Newsletter has been added
Click on the June link in the District Newsletters section to view the June newsletter.
Koo Wee Rup and District Lions Club Art, Craft and Patchwork show. June 24th
The Koo Wee Rup and Districts club are holding their Art, Craft and Patchwork show at Koo Wee Rup Community Centre on June 24th from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Admission is just $5.00. The magnificent Journey Quilt, made by club members to celebrate the centenary year of Lions International, will be on display amongst lots of other art and craft items. They would love to see as many Lions from District 201V3 as possible on the day.
2017 District Change Over. July 9th
The 201V3 District change over event will be held in Warrigal on July 9th. This important event is an opportunity to thank DG Anita for her hard work throughout the past year and to wish incoming DG Andrew McMahon and his cabinet all the best for the upcoming year. For more details regarding location and time please contact either Anita or Andrew.
Cranbourne club implements Adopt a Roadside program
The Lions Club of Cranbourne has finalised arrangements with Keep Victoria Beautiful and VicRoads to implement the Adopt a Roadside program in Cranbourne. The club has nominated a section of Cranbourne - Narre Warren road between Thompson road and Sladen street. As part of this project, members will regularly clean up roadside litter and provide feedback to Council and VicRoads on any works that may be required by them. Not only will this project provide real benefit to the community but it will also increase the profile of the club in the local area. The presence of the club will be obvious with permanent signs to be erected at each end of the section of road. The club's recent addition of a Toyota van which will soon be brightly sign written with the club mascot, Roary the Lion, will further increase visibility in the community.
Free Computer Training for Beginners Available Now
By clicking on the link below you can access free computer training which includes basic training on Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint amongst other things. This is an ideal resource for the beginner or for those wanting to brush up on their skills. Enjoy
More details: http://201v5.lions.org.au/Microsoft%20Training
Eradicating measles just makes sense
Lions International through the network of clubs worldwide has been striving to eradicate measles. Measles is more than just a few spots and feeling ill...it is a killer and there could be no better cause than ridding the world of this terrible disease that still ruins the life of millions of people. Please see the attached letter from LCIF and dig deep to support this initiative.
Attachment: Measles 1 Initiative 2032017.docx
ALCCRF have a new stylish Tee shirt and cap available
Attached is an order form for clubs to obtain the new ALCCRF tee shirt and cap. Needless to say that the proceeds go to this very worthy cause. Remember that " Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life"
Attachment: ALCCRF Flyer.pdf
Junior Public Speaking is a HUGE HIT
The recent Junior public speaking event proved to be a great success with entrants, parents, club members and judges each benefiting from the collective efforts of all of the young people who participated. Congratulations to all of the entrants and a big thank you to all involved. Providing young people with the opportunity to learn a new skill, grow in confidence and take part in a community activity is a real Lions thing to do.
Following is some very positive feedback from the parents of Mitchell Kidd, an enthusiastic entrant and eventual winner. Well done to Mitchell and thank you to Steve and Lisa for the feedback.
We would just like to thank yourself and the Lions Club for running the fantastic public speaking competition for primary aged students. Our son, Mitchell Kidd, participated and eventually won the event. The experience and confidence Mitchell gained from the experience was invaluable. Mitchell learnt how to talk in an engaging and entertaining manner, he also learnt to relax and enjoy himself as well as respecting other participates. The guidance, positivity and patience of members of the Lions Club was truely amazing. Not only did Mitchell have a great time throughout but the family was able to enjoy some lifelong memorable and proud moments. All members were very hospitable and a pleasure to be around. Once again thank you and keep up the great work.
Steve and Lisa Kidd."
District Club Visits 2016 - 2017
Attached is a list of club visits by District for 2016 - 2017 arranged by date
Lions Australia giving away more than $100,000 in grants
More details: http://www.homelife.com.au/lifestyle/things-we-love/community100
2015 Junior Public Speaking Competition
Left to Right - Winner of the Year 5-6 Section, Chelsea Haines (Koo Wee Rup PS), Lion Ron Payne Project Chairman, Winner of the Year 3-4 Section Charlie McPherson-Smith (Red Hill PS).
2015 Convention - Lakes Entrance
2015 Convention - Lakes Entrance
Youth of the Year State Winner
YOUTH OF THE YEAR
The State Youth of the Year was held in Ballarat on the 11th April 2015. I congratulate all District representatives on their excellent presentations. The District 201 V3 Entrant was Emma Wiggins. Emma was supported by the Mount Eliza Lions Club Members. The Impromptu questions asked were:-
Q1 Is it always wrong to lie?
Q2 What lessons can we learn from the ANZACS.
Emma’s speech was - From little things big things grow. I congratulate Emma on winning the State final and now goes to the Multiple District Final to be held in Newcastle.
DISTRICT RULES & BYLAWS 2014
More details: http://201v3.lions.org.au/District%20Rules%20and%20ByLaws
Oz-Clubhouse template refresh
In 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 history
In 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/
Discussing 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 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 Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Ron 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 views
Lions 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
It'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/