ROCHEDALE SPRINGWOOD Lions Club

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia

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    Another great job as MC

    PCC David McKenzie doing a terrific job to MC our changeover dinner last night - and here is a photo with him in his usual mode - mouth open talking

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    Thanks to 1VDG David

    Thank you gift for 1st Vice District Governor David Greenup for attendance and participation in our changeover night

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    Thanks to Installing Officer

    Gifts for PDG Peter Ho and Lion June for Officiating at the installation of our board

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    Thanks for the help

    President Trevor presenting a certificate of appreciation for his assistance to the club

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    Rochedale School HPV Program

    Renato Rostagno accepting our contribution to Rochedale School's Human Powered Vehicle Program

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    Lions Camp Duckadang

    IPDG Ann Reed accepting our donation to lions Camp Duckadang

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    Lions Medical Research Foundation

    Lion Sue Thomson accepting our donation on behalf of the Lions Medical Research Foundation

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    Lions Eye Health Program

    Lion Roley McAtee accepting our donation to the Lions Eye Health Program

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    Lions Hearing Dogs

    Lion Peter Massey and LHD Banjo accepting our donation to Lions Hearing Dogs

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    ALDAF presentation

    Lion Lance Roberts accepting the cheque for our donation to ALDAF

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    Our 'new' board being inducted

    Our 'new' board being inducted b PDG Peter Ho

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    Guest speakers

    Inspirational guest speakers, Louie & Christine Naumovski from the Logan House Fire Support Network, at last night's dinner meeting really made our members think about fire safety


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    Christmas in July (in June)

    A fundraiser has been held to kick off our new Mt Cotton Family Branch Club with a Christmas in July dinner - held in June as some members are leaving soon on a round the world cruise. Great fun and fellowship was had by all and wonderful food and games plus prizes. Great effort by the Reed family and all of their team that assisted

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    Mother's day high tea

    Lion Greg Nothling entertaining the residents at Yurana retirement home at our club's Mother's Day high tea event

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    Mother's day high tea

    Here are the residents of Yurana being berated by MC David McKenzie for talking too much while he wanted to address them


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    Mother's day high tea

    Wonderful day providing a beautiful Mother's Day high tea for the residents at the Yurana retirement home - great effort by the team led by Lion Maree Ramsay and even DG Ann lent a hand serving whilst Lion Greg Nothling entertained with some of his bush poetry

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    District youth of the year program

    Our club hosted the District youth of the year program at Yurana this year. Wonderful day and here are the 6 participants with DG Ann Reed. The winner of the overall and public speaking awards was Jasmine Rasmussen from Region 2 Representing the Helensvale Lions Club standing next top DG Ann


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    District youth of the year event

    A fantastic roll up to attend this years District Youth of the Year event at Yurana, which our club hosted. Over 100 people present to support the contestants including a number of Yurana residents


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    Welcome branch club members

    Great role up at our dinner meeting last night with seven of the proposed Mt Cotton branch club in attendance Here Greg Nothling enlightens all of us with his President's quiz

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    Our newest member

    Logan Reed was inducted into our club last night as our newest member - here with proud mum DG Ann

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    Centennial service challenge patch

    District Governor Ann Reed presented our club with a Centennial service challenge patch at last night's dinner meeting

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    Guest speaker

    PDG Ken Scells was our guest speaker on Diabetes awareness at last night's dinner meeting

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    Centennial membership award

    PCC David McKenzie receiving his gold centennial membership award at last night's dinner meeting

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    Lions clubs Awareness Day

    Another successful Lions clubs awareness day stand at Arndale shopping centre to tell people about the wonderful work that Lions do around the world and maybe join our fabulous club to contribute to this And off course no fund raising on this occasion

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    Club Youth of the Year winners

    Congratulations to Sydney Shepard as the overall winner and Aisha Wilson as the public speaking winner at our club Youth of the Year judging. Both girls are from MacGregor State High School. We wish Sydney good luck in the next round on Saturday 10th March

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    Australia Day citizenship ceremony 2018

    Here Dr Jim Chalmers MP addresses the gathering for our Australia Day citizenship ceremony. We greatly appreciate his support over a number of years

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    Southern Cross Voices

    The Southern Cross Voices amateur choir support our club each year with their singing at our Australia Day citizenship ceremony We greatly appreciate their support

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    Another successful citizenship ceremony

    Here is the team from our club, along with our District Governor Ann and members of parliament, Jim Chalmers Cameron Dick and Mick DeBrenni that conducted our annual Australia Day citizenship ceremony. Great job team


  • Time capsule recognition

    Our club's centenary project of supplying a new time capsule to the Redeemer Lutheran College at Rochedale has ben recognised in their magazine which is distributed very widely - so good publicity for lions in general

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    15 years of service

    Here is Peter Massey receiving his 15 year chevron pin from President Trevor for his 15 years of service in our club

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    Christmas dinner meeting

    Our happy team at our Christmas dinner meeting

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    Rosies Christmas BBQ at Woodridge

    Once again we provided a free sausage sizzle for the clients of Rosies for Christmas

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    Big cake delivery

    Here is our own Maree Ramsay delivering 150 Lions Christmas cakes to the Lions AFL social club in Springwood We very much appreciate their support

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    Yurana Christmas breakfast

    Once again we have supplied a delicious and nutritious hot Christmas breakfast to the independent living residents at the Yurana retirement village. One of our regular projects at this time of the year

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    Santa's helpers

    Here are members of our club playing Santa's elves preparing letters to grade 1 classes from 7 local schools. One of our favourite projects at this time of year

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    Spreading the word

    Here is our own Peter Massey and hearing dog Banjo manning the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs stand at the Brisbane Dog Lovers Show at the convention centre, Brisbane Showgrounds. A wonderful project of Lions so say hello to them if you are at the show


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    International Presidents Certificates of Appreciation

    Two of our members have received Certificates of Appreciation from the International President of Lions at the recent district convention in Lismore
    GREG NOTHLING for his years of service doing the district newsletter
    DON REED for his service as Sergeant of Arms for the convention

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  • Great guest speaker

    Tonight at our Dinner meeting our guest speaker was Jay Birch. He was there to talk about the drug ICE and what it does to the people that take it. He is a reformed user and now works with the AUSTRALIAN ANTI ICE CAMPAIGN........PUTTING A FREEZE ON ICE. For more information on this organisation go to...www.australianantiicecampaign.org.au.

    Thanks Jay for coming and telling us not only your story but the story of so many other Australians. It sure opened our eyes.


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    Redeemer College / Rochedale Springwood Lions time capsule

    David McKenzie from our club had the pleasure yesterday to visit Redeemer Lutheran College in Rochedale and present a cheque on behalf of the Lions Club of Rochedale Springwood, to the Principal, Tanya Crooks, to pay for the new Time Capsule that will be placed at the Junior School to celebrate 10 years of that part of the College. Also with us was Michael Trott from the Junior School who was instrumental in getting this project started. The Time Capsule will go down in mid November this year for 10 years and will have many College items and many Lions items inside. This project is the Club's Centennial Project to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Lions Clubs International.


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    Daffodil Day support

    Maree and Andrew on duty at our club'/ annual support of the Cancer Council with their Daffodil Day fundraiser


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    Newest Centennial Member

    Marleen Thompson being inducted as our club's newest centennial member by our new District Governor, Ann Reed, with her sponsor Trevor

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    Worth a silver dollar

    PCC David McKenzie presenting Trevor, with a Lions 100th Year Commemorative silver dollar in recognition of his years as President of our club

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    The gangs all here

    Happy bunch at our club's changeover dinner

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    Their work recognised

    Brooke and Cody Collins were recognised with a star award trophy and certificates of appreciation for all the work they do assisting us on any occasions. Here with their dad, President Trevor

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    Another award for Greg Nothling

    Our own club newsletter editor, Greg Nothling, receiving the Ray Phippard award for his many years as district newsletter editor from outgoing District Governor Graham Jackson at last nights changeover dinner

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    Supporting those in need in our community

    Our club has recently donated a special table and mobile hydraulic hoist to support the mobility of Samuel Thorne, who is confined to a wheel chair. Lions Lance Roberts and Peter Massey, supported by Lions Hearing Dog 'Banjo' made the formal presentation

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    Working Hard

    Here is our Treasurer, David McKenzie, at the 100th Anniversary Lions International Convention in Chicago, checking our bank accounts to make sure we haven't spent too much money in his absence

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    Scotland in the Park

    Another great day supporting the annual Scotland in the Park clan gathering and raising some funds for our community account.

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    Mission Possible new kitchen presentation

    Our club has donated a kitchen to add to the facilities at the Mission Possible premises in Logan to support the wonderful work these ladies in our communities


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    'Banjo' receives his official collar

    "Banjo' has been officially certified as Lions Hearing Dog #543 and was presented with his collar by trainer Darren with a very proud Peter and President Trevor at our dinner meeting visit to the Sunnybank Lions Club


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    45th Anniversary

    our club was chartered in May 1972, so we are celebrating 45 years of service to our community - here cutting the birthday cake is Councillor Lisa Bradley with President Trevor

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    Big event coming up for us - Scotland in the Park

    Come along to this wonderful event and enjoy one of our famous sausage sizzles or burgers while you are there

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    Youth of the year - District Q1 final

    Great night last night at the District Q1 Youth of the Year judging. Very inspiring and challenging speeches by the six candidates. Congratulations to Dominic Medford representing the Rosewood club who will go on to Mackay for the state finals as overall winner and of course to our own candidate, Peter Kleinschmidt who won the public speaking award. Well done Peter - a great effort

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    Youth of the year Region 3 final

    Congratulations to Peter Kleischmidt from Redeemer Lutheran College representing our club, who has won both the public speaking award and overall winner at the Region 3 final today. He now goes on to the Q1 District final on Saturday 25th March. We wish him well at this net level

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    Youth of the year club judging

    A great day at Yurana's recreation hall this afternoon for the public speaking section and judging for our club's youth of the year. A very high standard from the seven contestants so very hard for the judges, but the overall winner was Peter Kleinschmidt representing Redeemer Lutheran College. Peter will go on to the region final on Saturday 11th March


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    Lions clubs Awareness Day

    Here at Arndale shopping centre promoting awareness of what Lions clubs achieve in our communities

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    Monthly sausage sizzle

    Our three hardworking members at our monthly sausage sizzle at Autobarn in Moss Street Slacks Creek


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    New Australian citizens

    Here are just a few of the 50 plus colourful new Australian Citizens inducted today at our Australia Day Citizensship ceremony with our presider Dr Jim Chalmers MP

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    Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony 2017

    Here the big crowd ready for the induction ceremony for over 50 new Australians from 21different countries

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    Local Legends awards

    Here are three hard working members of our club who have been recognised in this year's Local Legends Awards by Dr Jim Chalmers MP for the years of work they have contributed to our community


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    Rosies Christmas BBQ at Woodridge

    Here are the members and partners setting up with some Christmas cheer for our annual free sausage sizzle in support of the Rosies crew in Logan for their clients

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    Achievers Awards

    At last nights Christmas dinner meeting we had the pleasure of hosting the parents and teacher of our two "Achievers" Awardees, BRADLEY SHEEHY and MATTHEW BINGHAM and presenting them with their personal certificates and plaques

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    Achievers Awards

    At last nights Christmas dinner meeting we had the pleasure of hosting the parents and teacher of our two "Achievers" Awardees, BRADLEY SHEEHY and MATTHEW BINGHAM and presenting them with their personal certificates and plaques

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    Members recognised for their service to Lions.

    At last nights dinner meeting PID Ken Bird presented the following awards to members: PCC David McKenzie was made a Life member of LCI; Lorraine McKenzie and Chris Richardson received Progressive Melvin Jones awards; Star awards were presented by President Trevor to Greg Nothling, Lance Roberts and Nick Hegerty; while Andrew Cieslak received the Lion of the Year Award

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    Achievers Award presentation

    Lions Greg and Maree making the presentation of the 2016 Achievers Award to Matthew Bingham at Springwood sate school. Matthew and his parents and teach will be our guests

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    Christmas breakfast

    Another of our annual projects - providing a full cooked Christmas breakfast for the residents at Yurana retirement village

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    Achievers award presentation

    Last Thursday night Greg Nothling and Maree Ramsay attended the AWARDS SPECTACULAR NIGHT held at the Kuraby Special School. They were there to present our 15th annual Lions Achievers Award to Bradley Sheehy who was nominated by the school. Going on the reception (when the announcement was made) Bradley was a very popular choice. It was a great night with some outstanding young people receiving numerous awards.

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    Logan City Council BBQ

    The Happy team at the Logan City Council 'Fun in the Park' BBQ. Shows what can be done when we work together as a team. Well done all

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    Tingalpa Model Aero Club Expo

    Once again our club has provided the members and guests at the Tingalpa Model Aero Club's Expo at the Minippi Parklands with food and drinks. Fascinating to watch the pilots and what they candy with their various model aircraft. Here is a photo of the hard working gang who made it all happen on the day

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    Samuel Thorne

    Nice piece in todays Sunday paper recognising Samuel with a Pride of Australia Award. Of Course last week our club also recognised him (along with others) with a Lions Children of Courage Award. Our club has also agreed to provide funding for essential equipment for Samuel.

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    Wheelchair donation

    Our club has presented a wheelchair to Ms Lee Harrex as Principal of the Eight Mile Plains School. Our club has donated these to local schools in the past, but our Lion Greg found when he had a knee problem while relief teaching at Eight Mile Plains that they had missed out. So thanks to Apple Mac Lions Club LARC project, we were able to obtain one which is here being tested by President Trevor at the presentation at our dinner meeting on Tuesday night


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    Guest Speaker

    Dr David Doyle from Westside Chiropractic & Wellness was our guest speaker at Tuesday nights dinner meeting and gave a very interesting talk to our members on looking after their health and wellbeing


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    Children of Courage Awards

    Here are the recipients of our Children of Courage awards held at the ceremony on the 10th September 2016, together with our club President, Trevor Collins, 2VDG Kim Forrest, C of C District Chairperson Christine Forrest and club chairman Greg Nothling. A wonderful turn out of family and supporters on the day to recognise these wonderful children


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    Passing of Lions Lady Maureen Nothling

    It is with the utmost sadness that we advise that Lions Lady Maureen Nothling Passed away early this morning. Maureen has been a stalwart support of Lions Greg and this club for many years and will be sorely missed by all of us




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    44th Anniversary

    Lat night's dinner meeting was the 44th Anniversary of the Charter of or club, so we have been serving the community for that long Here President Trevor is cutting the cake to share with members

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    Mission Possible Volunteers presentation

    Gail and Christine from Mission possible demonstrated some of their many products produced by their group which are given away free to those in need. What a great job they do President Trevor did a great job in assisting the display as well

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    Youth of the year contestants

    Here are the three contestants for our clubs 2016 Youth of the Year quest representing Redeemer Lutheran College, Springwood State High School and MacGregor State High School. We all enjoyed there very passionate and informative speeches at the public speaking section of the quest


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    2016 club Youth of the Year overall winner

    Our club's 2016 Youth of the Year quest overall winner is Joshua Green from Redeemer Lutheran College, and congratulations to Maria Brown from MacGregor State High School, who won the public speaking award

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    President Trevor thanks the Mayor

    Here is President Trevor thanking Mayor Pam Parker for her support to our club over many years

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    Honouring Mayor Pam Parker

    Our club hosted a dinner with many of the service club's in Logan to honour the support that the retiring Mayor, Pam Parker, has shown to all of the service clubs in the city. Here a photo of the club presidents with the Mayor

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    Royal Flying Doctor Service guest speaker

    Here President Trevor presents our regular donation for the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Community Fundraising Coordinator for the RFDS Queensland Section, Janine Gardner, who, as our guest speaker for the night, opened many members eyes to the scope and wonderful work of the RFDS

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    Local Legends Award

    Our Lion Peter Massey has been honoured with a Local Legends Award from Logan City for his work over many years supporting the hearing impaired through the Lions Hearing Dog Program and Better Hearing Australia. Peter is very modest about the work he does to help others but really fulfills the Lions purpose of "we Serve"

    Here is Peter being presented with his award by Dr Jim Chalmers MP


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    Newest member

    Here is our new member inducted at last night's dinner meeting, Andrew Cieslak with wife Barbara. Welcome to the team to both of you

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    Guest speaker

    Thanks to Zone Chairman Helen Govern as our guest speaker at last nights dinner meeting - here with husband Don

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    Worthy award recipients

    At last nights Christmas dinner the following awards were made by President Trevor

    Presidents appreciation award - Lion Del MacKenzie

    James McLardie award - Lion Michael Burgess

    DR Harry Jenkins Fellowship - Lion Harold Mitcham

    Barry J Palmer Fellow - Lion Maree Ramsay

    Lion of the Year - Lion Rodney Reardon


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    Santa's helpers

    Here is our club's group who did 300 Santa letters for grade one students at our local schools plus 150 little Christmas packs for seniors in our community

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    Passing of LHD Sandy

    It is very sad to report the passing of Lions Hearing Dog "Sandy" a wonderful companion to Lion Peter Massey and she will be missed by all in our club and many in our community who stopped to pat her when she was out selling raffle tickets with Peter at our Christmas raffles

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    DG's Excellence award

    Here is DGE 'Jacko' Jackson presenting the District Governor's Excellence Award to our lion Maree Ramsay for her outstanding work in the club. Very difficult to select someone for this award as there are so many members in the club who do an outstanding job

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    Achievers award presentation

    District Governor Elect 'Jacko' with the recipients of our clubs achievers award given to a student from each of the Kuraby Special school and Springwood Central Special school, along with their parents teachers and siblings. What an inspiration these kids, their parents and teachers are to all of us lions

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    Chevron award for 10 years a Lion

    Here is District Governor Elect 'Jacko' presenting the 10 year Chevron to lion Harold Mitcham


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    Chevron award for 45 years a Lion

    Here is District Governor Elect 'Jacko' presenting the 45 year Chevron to Lion Greg Nothling


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    Chevron award for 45 years a Lion

    Here is District Governor Elect 'Jacko' presenting the 45 year Chevron to Lion Peter Piccone

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    Guest speakers

    Here with President Trevor are Sally Bell and Peter Mill from Eureka Whittaker McNaught who spoke to our club at our October dinner meeting about finance for seniors

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    Lions International key award

    President Trevor presenting our wonderful membership chairman, Maree, with her membership key award from Lions Clubs international in recognition of the great job she is doing

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    Newest member

    Our newest member, Lena Garett with President Trevor and her sponsor, PDG Lorraine at her induction at last nights dinner meeting. Welcome Lena


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    Guest speaker

    Last nights guest speaker, Nev Ollis, who gave us an insight into the Australian character based on the research for his book "John Pond of Oaks"

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    Ready for Scotland in the park day

    All set up ready to go to serve sausages in bread, hamburgers and drinks on a beautiful winters day in Queensland for the Scotland in the Park annual event All members turned up for a hard working but fun day

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    Guest Speaker

    Our guest speaker last night, Dr Neroli Porter, senior partner in Eye Care Queensland talking to our members about Macula Degeneration. Most informative for our members

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    Presentation to past valued members

    Here is President Trevor presenting a plaque to honour the contribution to the local communities over many years that Elaine and Keith Yuile have made through our Lions club


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    Guest speaker

    Here is Greg Beard from the Mater Hospital Foundation, with President Trevor. Greg gave us a very informative talk about the history and work of the Mater Hospital Foundation at our March dinner meeting


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    Youth of the Year Quest Region winner

    Congratulations to Amelia Thorne from Springwood State High School as our club representative who has won the overall prize for District Q1 region 3 Youth of the Year Quest and now moves on to the District final on the 28Th March


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    Newest Australia Citizens

    Some of the 'littlest' new Australian Citizens from our club's Australia Day 2015 ceremony proudly waving the Australian flag


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    Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony 2015

    Another great Citizenship Ceremony on Australia Day run by our club 52 new Australian citizens from many countries Here is president Trevor with some of them


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    Rosies Christmas BBQ at Woodridge

    Here are a few of or stalwart members who helped out with the BBQ for needy people that Rosies provided on December 19th, along with the Doctor support


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    Christmas trailer raffle draw

    Our major fundraising raffle has bee run and won once again. Many thanks to all our supporters who bought tickets and members, family and friends who helped sell tickets



    Here is Jamus doing the actual draw under close supervision from 3rd Vice President, Michael Burgess

    The winner this year is mr B Randle from Holland Park with ticket number 5676


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    Christmas gift wrapping at Arndale

    Recognise two of our members doing the wrapping - but who is that other guy ?


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    Feeding Santa's helpers

    A great get together for a supper after all the hard work doing the Santa letters


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    Santa's little (?) helpers

    Once again we have had our Santa's helpers reply to letters to Santa from grade 1 kids and packed little gift boxes for seniors in our community. A fun night for all


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    New member stand

    Here is President Trevor trying to sign up a new member at the stand we had today at Bunnings Underwood - to whom we thank for the opportunity and the donation of a mobile tool box to raffle


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    Cancer Council Daffodil Day

    Once again our members manned the Daffodil Day stall at Underwood Marketplace for the Cancer Councils major fundraiser, raising $2,400 across the three days. Here are three of the members ready to help out


  • District Club of the year award

    This year, the District Q1 Lions Club of the Year is the Lions Club of Rochedale Springwood.
    This was announced at District Changeover on Saturday 26 July 2014.

    TO BE AWARDED THE Lions Club of the Year the Club must

    Have submitted all club reports to LCI including the PU101 on time
    the Pres. Sec. Treasurer & Membership Chair must attend the incoming Club Officer Training Day
    Have net membership gain of at least 10% & be in good standing
    Have regular community involvement through identifiable projects
    Have involvement in District, National & International Lions Programs
    Have its allowable no. of delegates & alternate at the District Convention
    Have representatives at the National Convention.



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    Rosies crew

    Here is the crew from Rosies that helped us with our Scotland in the Park fund raising BBQ on Sunday 20 July. The assistance was much appreciated once again


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    Our new President

    Our new President, Lion Trevor Collins, having accepted the gavel from outgoing President PDG Lorraine, is now in charge. Here's to another great year in our club


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    District Governor honours us

    Our current District Governor, Lion Ross Gibbins, speaking to the gathering at our changeover dinner


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    Special Guest

    Our special guest at our changeover dinner to offer the toast to Lions clubs International - John Grant MP


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    Hard work rewarded

    Michael and Carmel Burgess were among a number of members receiving the Presidents Appreciation Award at our changeover dinner


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    Feel the love

    Our incoming and outgoing Presidents at our changeover dinner


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    Lion of the year

    Maree Ramsay recognised at our changeover dinner with the Lion of the Year Award


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    Fun day out

    Our intrepid group about to set out on an observation rally social day finishing with afternoon tea by the sea. Great fun and thanks to Donna, Trevor and the kids for taking the time to arrange this for us


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    Andrew home in Australia again

    After 4 months away rowing the Atlantic and arranging to ship his boat back, Andrew Abrahams has finally arrived back in Australia to be greeted by family and friends at the airport. Well done Andrew, and now to continue to raise funds for your cause By the way - the beard is now gone, so we will recognise him again


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    Farming community appreciate the help

    Here is our member, Trevor Collins (in the Australian flag shorts) delivering much needed stock feed to our struggling farming community, which is obviously much appreciated


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    Practical help for farmers

    Our member, Trevor Collins, truck and trailer loaded up with different stock feeds for delivery to struggling farmer communities out west


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    Making a point

    Here is our club's representative, Taylor holmes, making a point in her wonderful speech at the Youth of the Year region finals. Fantastic job Taylor


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    Youth of the year region final

    Here is the group (where are the boys?) from our region final. Congratulations to Jessica Bohan from Canterbury College, representing Lions Club of Woodridge Kinkston as overall winner, who will go on to the district finals, and Gina Limpus from Alexandra Hills high School representing Lions club of Capa;aba who won the public speaking prize


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    Funds at work

    Brian Harvey showing the steadying floats our club donated for his rowing skiff so he can train to participate in the special games in Sydney recently


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    Youth of the year 2014

    Here are the wonderful contestants from four of our local schools in this years Youth of the year club competition. What a wonderdful group of young people - most inspiring


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    Australia Day 2014 - New Citizens

    Here with President Lorraine are a few of the 44 new Australian citizens who were inducted at our annual Australia Day citizenship ceremony, with one young lad enjoy the afternoon tea delights put on by our members


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    Melvin Jones Fellowship award

    President Lorraine presenting Phil Usher with his Melvin Jones Fellowship award in recognition of his outstanding assistance to our club and Lions in general


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    The seas now

    This is the sea state that Andrew - andthe others have to contend with at the moment. Hopefully this will pass soon and he can get back to rowing


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    Race start

    Andrew in calm waters at the start of the race on December 4


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    Santa''''s helpers

    Some of our hard working members helping Santa reply to our local school kids ''''letters to Santa''''


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    Good sign

    Here is a photo of Andrew''''s boat in La Gomera awaiting the start of the race, proudly displaying the Lions logo on the bow, covered by a rainbow - has to be a good omen


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    In the water

    Passed scrutineering and in the water with 7 more sleeps before the start of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge


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    Council support

    Logan City Council are proud supporters of Andrews attempt to win the solo section of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and their logo is proudly displayed on the side of the boat


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    Shoulder massage

    Members and family getting / giving a relaxing shoulder massage after a hard days work at our Model Aero Expo BBQ


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    Another BBQ

    This time feeding the throngs at the Tingalpa Model Aero Club''s annual expo. Great day watching the amazing pilots and their model aircraft, and thanks to all who contributed


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    Lions helping the visually impared

    Our club has presented a Bar Code Scanner to Steven Richardson. The presentation was made at IGA Rochedale. We were all fascinated by how it worked and when Steven told us that some of the home brands may not be recorded the store manager could not find one that was not in the scanner. Steven is "Over the Moon" with the scanner and it will help him considerably in his day to day life.

    Steven told us that our club had helped him in the 80''''s when he was at High School and needed a computer and printer to complete his assignments. The complete package cost the club $5000 and the other students at the school were fascinated by the equipment. OH HOW TIME CHANGES!!!!!

    This is what Lions are about, Steven did thank us all for our help and great work that we do.


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    Training for the big row

    The boat is ready - Andrew in training off Mooloolaba - the race starts December 2 from the Canary Islands. Were all following Andrew''''s dream


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    Return help

    Here are some of the crew from Rosies, who helped us with the biggest BBQ we have run for the Scotland in the Park day Sunday 21 July - a very successful day for us


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    More funds at work

    Presentation of funds to Nathan, his family and supporters to help him set up his home so that he can be independant


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    Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

    This is Andrews Adventure4acure boat getting ready for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge later this year - that is rowing across the Atlantic in a single handed race to raise funds and awareness of children in need. He proudly shows the Lions logo and that of the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation and Australian Lions Childrens Cancer Research Foundation, who will receive some funds raised in this adventure. Andrew will be at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show from the 23 - 26 May with the boat on show and running a number of fundraising events (including a rowing challenge where you could win money if you beat him) - so go and see him if you are visiting the show


  • Lions promotional video

    This is a great video produced by Lions Australia to promote the work that the organisation does, and attract new members. We will be showing this to those attending our information night Tuesday 21 May

    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/about_lions_video_6min_27sec.mp4


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    Funds at work

    Our club recently provided funding for a disabled athlete to add floats to a training rowing scull so he can train to compete in the next Para Olympics


  • Michael Burgess in Thailand

    Here is a progress report on the school construction in Thailand that Michael Burgess is a big part of. Yes that''s him in the last two photos, so he really is there and working hard

    More details: http://db.tt/mHhJMXDV


  • CAN DO ATTITUDE

    Read the story of the world record achieved by our club member, Andrew Abrahams. A true inspiration to all LIons about what can be done with determination and perserverance

    More details: http://db.tt/8y2F7GOb


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    WORLD RECORD HOLDER

    We have a world record holder in our club

    Yes Andrew Abrahams broke the world record on a stationary rowing machine early this morning

    Andrew completed 1,000,000 metres at 5:51 am today for a total time of 119 hours 51 min and 9 seconds to smash the existing record by 8 hours 47 mins and 10 seconds. That''''s massive and a fantastic effort by Andrew and his support team.


    Andrew did all the hard work but much of the credit must go to all who supported him, especially David, Nic and Michael who were there before and during the whole record attempt. Shows what can be done with determination and a real team spirit to achieve a challenge. An inspiration to all Lions

    Andrew''''s next challenge is to compete in the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Barbados, single handed, starting in December 2013. Our club is supporting Andrew in his efforts to find sponsorship for this event and raise money for disadvantaged children in the community. Lets all get behind him


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    50 years of service

    our PDG David Raven being presented with his medal for achieving 50 years of service in Lions. presented by our own District Govenor Lorraine McKenzie at our 40th anniversary dinner




District news

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    Lions Renal Laboratory set up at the PA Hospital in the early days

    To: the District Governors and Members of LIONS districts 201Q1, 201Q3 and 201Q4.



    Dear LIONS DG 201Q1 Ann Reed,



    I have just enjoyed watching a 15 minute movie mentioned in 201Q1’s on-line news items . It was made by one Roy Worfold, a true gentleman and a dedicated LION (of "201K") back in the 60's and 70's, and it explains 'what is a LIONS Club'. (Movie on: http://lionsclubs.org.au/a-glimpse-into-our-history/)



    Well, I am very happily aware of what LIONS Clubs can do. I saw myself in the movie, because I was the doctor shown in the LIONS Renal Laboratory at Princess Alexandra Hospital. How well I recall the remarkable support I received from so many Clubs in (then) 201K and 201A districts. How much I enjoyed doing my research backed by people who believed whole-heartedly in the need for it.



    I used to talk about the work we were doing at all 201A and 201K Conventions, and many times I talked to individual LIONS clubs. However, it occurred to me that, although I did my best to explain the research in straight-forward language, LIONS did not have a hard copy of the publications that arose from that research in my time as your research Fellow from 1966-1978.



    So, I decided to photocopy the more important of those publications and put them together in a book as a record of the outcome of your support for our work back in those exciting days, to allow your full perusal of them . I hope this may provide something of historical significance for you and your District to keep, to show what LIONS did to get medical research rolling, not only for my work but for a ll the impressive subsequent achievements in medical research you have made and are making possible.



    Therefore, if you would accept this book for your archives, it would be a great honour to me and I believe to the memory of the countless LIONS Members who made it all possible.



    Yours in fond memories and with my very best regards, sincerely,

    John Healy.

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    If you are interested in reading the book please contact Peter Ho

    Click on link to read more

    More details: https://lions201q1.org.au/2-uncategorised/96-renal.html


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    May is recycle for sight month

    This month, collect used eyeglasses and raise awareness about the Lions eyeglass recycling program.



    Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions most popular activities.



    Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.



    Starting an eyeglass collection in your community can be an easy and rewarding activity that will raise your club's visibility and provide your fellow Lions with a great deal of satisfaction in serving others.



    Contact local businesses, schools, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals. Invite them to assist with your collection efforts by hosting collection boxes.

    Use Lions Recycle for Sight resources for your collection campaign,

    Send your collected eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames and sunglassesse to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.

    Report your club's eyeglass collection efforts via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.




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