Kiewa-Tangambalanga Lions Club (Inc)

Victoria, Australia, District 201V6


Recent Kiewa-Tangambalanga Lions Club activities:

Club news

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    The annual Kiewa/Tangam Lions Club Junior Public Speaking Competition took place at the Community Centre on Monday July 7th . This was the Club Final for the 5/6 and 3/4 sections of the competition and the delivery of speeches from the contestants was exceptional.

    Representing the 5/6 ‘s were Maggie Heffernan and Rory McClure while Paris Weller and Maddison Coulston represented the 3/4’s. The topic for the 5/6’s was ‘A Toast to Someone You Admire from your Community’ and Ray Rolfe and Imogen Wallace were the centre of attention from Rory and Maggie. The 3/4 ‘s had to, from a tourist’s point of view, tell us about an Australian Holiday. Port MacQuarie and Port Douglas were the chosen destinations and both girls certainly sold their holiday venues really well. Of course there can be only one winner from each section and Maggie and Maddison were the ultimate winners. But of course they all were winners and the Lions Club indeed showed their enjoyment of their speaking, and the evening as a whole ,with a huge round of applause.

District news

  • Cohuna LEOS Visit Walwa

    On Sunday 9th February members of the Cohuna LEO Club travelled by mini bus up to the Bushfire effected area of our District. Their aim, to visit the small school of Walwa and check in on the students there.

    They had tea with the school Principal Steve, parents and students cooked by the local Lions Club on Sunday night.

    The group camped a the local Riverside Caravan Park in a tent, this was a bit of a challenge as the rain had started early in the day and did not ease off until well into Monday.

    On Monday morning they joined with the school for breakfast, again supplied by the Lions Club. They took new school backpack, filled with lots of items needed to start the new school year, pens, books, coloured pencils, rulers, texter pens, lunch box and drinker and lots more to donate to the students. They also took along gift boxes of personal items, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and brush, combe and hair brush. Along with new books and garden equipment.

    As a joint project on Monday they made up new garden beds and planted lots of succulents as a new beginning.

    They also had the opportunity to visit the Blaze Aid camp in Jingellic where Eugene the camp coordinator explained how Blaze Aid worked and who the volunteers carry out their work.

    They also travelled onto the Primary School at Khancoban to visit the students there who had been impacted by the bushfires as well. Again they left lots of gifts and books for the school.

    Special thanks to the Walwa Jingellic Lions Club, especially Shirley Cheshire, who looked after them so well.

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    Bushfire Fundraising Event

    On Sunday 2nd February PDG Norm and Cabinet Secretary Lee travelled to Marong at the invitation of the Lions Club of Maiden Gully Marong (V 1-4), representing District V6.

    The Lions of Maiden Gully Marong had organised a family fun day as a fundraiser for both Lions Districts V3 and V6 as the Districts impacted by the devastating Christmas New Years Bushfires. There was lots to do, Jumping Castles, old Fire trucks to investigate and CFA and SES members on hand to give you some information on being Fire Ready. In case the fires come our way!

    While there we had the pleasure of meeting Captain Koala and Penny Platypus who were entertaining the kids.

    The main event was a cricket match between the Marong Footballers and Cricket team, there was some really great hits out to and over the boundary by both teams, at the end of the 20 overs each, it was a draw. A super Over saw the Footballers win!! All in good fun and they raised lots of money with people betting on the game. We didn’t win any of the raffles, or the Helicopter flight over Bendigo, but had a great day. Should have taken sun hats as it got quite hot.

    We’d like to thank PDG Ross Woods for his invitation and the hospitality of the Maiden Gully Marong Lions who looked after us very well.

    The final tally isn’t in yet but I’m sure it will be put to good use once received.

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    Austrlian Lions Foundation supports Bushfire Relief

    Australian Lions Foundation, through your donations has been able to support the communities impacted by the devastating Bushfires across Australia.
    Full document attached.

    Attachment: Lions bushfire Media Release Jan 2020.docx

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    Lions Village Licola Web Update

    Licola are looking to update their website, can you help?


  • Lions Australia Bushfire Media Release

    Lions Australia have released information on the Funds raised and distributed by Australian Lions Foundation.

    Attachment: Lions bushfire Media Release Jan 2020.docx

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    Beechworth Memorial Walk Invitation

    An invitation to the Official Opening of the Beechworth Lions Memorial Walk


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    Tungamah Bushfire Raffle

    If you would like to assist those in the Bushfire Areas, get in touch with PDG Les Harrison to grab yourself a chance to win big.



    To all Lions, Leos and Lioness – MD201
    As we are all aware, the current bushfire crisis has impacted so many areas around of our country. The support of Clubs, individuals and organisations has been incredible which has enabled Lions to be at the forefront in supporting those impacted.
    In Australia, we are lucky to have the support of our two Lions Foundations – the Australian Lions Foundation and our Lions Clubs International Foundation who have already provided significant funding support to help the victims.
    Both the Australian Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation are working together to ensure that support is provided quickly and direct to all areas. ALF and LCIF have already provided significant funding to our Districts and will continue that with increasing support.
    We ask that all Clubs continue to support our Foundations instead of general community funds as we know and control where all the support goes. Clubs and the public know the integrity of how Lions deal with donations as all funds collected go where they are intended.
    Both Foundations are asking for your continued support which will enable Lions in the affected areas to help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. You can make a difference!
    Please give your consideration and support to both our own Foundations.
    Donations can be received as follows:
    Direct Deposit to:
    ALF National Appeal Account Bank – Westpac BSB 036-048 Account No: 44 0704 (Reference Club LCI Number)
    Mail cheques to:
    ALF Treasurer PO Box 278 MELVILLE WA 6956
    You can also use the “GiveNow” link on:
    Forward Donations to your Cabinet Treasurer in the usual way.
    For public donations seeking tax deductibility through the Lions Australia Fund for LCIF please contact LCIF MD Co-ordinator Nigel Jeny or the Lions National Office on 02 4940 8033.
    A.J (Tony ) Benbow OAM Chairman Australian Lions Foundation Ltd
    Barry Palmer AO Past International President Trustee Lions Clubs International Foundation

    Attachment: ALF - Amended LCIF Donation Note (1).pdf

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    LCIF Replacing water tanks.

    Lions Clubs International Foundation has provided funds to replace water tanks lost in the NSW Bush Fires.

    Attachment: Tank letter to clubs 28nov19.docx

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    Rochester Sportsmens Museum

    While in Rochester for Lions Vision Screening, we took the opportunity to have a look at the newly opened "Sportsman's Museum" which houses part of the massive collection from John Forbes.
    If your club is looking for somewhere to go for a social activity, highly recommend a visit. Great meals at the pub too.


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    Lions Vision Screening

    On Tuesday 19th November 15 Lions provided Vision Screening at St Joseph's Primary School Rochester, 6 of these Lions were first time Screeners.
    95 students were Screened with 27 referrals.
    A good days work.


National news

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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.

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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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