TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB is situated in Tewantin which is on the banks of the beautiful Noosa River, on the Sunshine Coast in sunny Queensland, Australia. We have been serving our community since the Club’s inception in 1967. The Lions are your friends and neighbours who have volunteered and reach out to many people in the community, who are underprivileged or in need of our help.
Tewantin Noosa Lions are a group of enthusiastic, extremely generous people, who care for others and work together expressing their individual skills in keeping the very complex business of serving the community in every possible way?
We meet regularly in a relaxed casual atmosphere at the Tewantin Noosa RSL every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm to discuss issues and address community needs where we can assist. We also enjoy the friendship and fellowship of other Club Members.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT FOR MAY 2020
Hello Lions friends.
Before this time of having to isolate from each other, I hadn't heard of ZOOM.
Now I am learning to join in and have enjoyed two sessions with David Watts and about twenty other Lions club members. Being able to see each other and talk together really helps to keep in touch. We have just had our first zoom Board meeting.
On Tuesday 5th May Ian Glew is hoping that as many members as possible will be able to join in and watch his interesting presentation about the sea stingers coming down the Queensland coast, so watch out for the notification. Board members will be contacting Members to find out if they have the technology and help with how to use it to join in.
We may even be able to have a zoom club meeting before long. Thanks to Dave for keeping us laughing and groaning in the mornings with his funny jokes.
It is with sadness that we must say goodbye to our wonderful Secretary, Vivien from the end of April. She has resigned from her office and Tewantin Noosa Lions Club for personal reasons after nearly two years of service on the Board.
She will remain in Lions and hopes to join another club on the Sunshine Coast in a few months. A huge thank you goes to Viv for her tireless work for our club and we will miss her very much. My best wishes to everyone, keep smiling and stay safe until we meet again.
HAPPY 80TH to IAN McKAY
Watch our Club video and see how much fun we have volunteering. COME JOIN US!!
TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB entrant COLE SUTER and COOROY POMONA LIONS CLUB entrant LAUREN HALL were joint winners for Youth of the Year at Lions Club level and will now compete in the Lions Regional competition to be held in Buderim at the end of March 2020.
Cole Suter from Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosaville and Lauren Hall from Noosa High School in Cooroy are representing their Lions Clubs in the next level of the competition. They were absolutely fantastic with their two-minute spontaneous speeches and their own special five-minute speeches.
Cole Suter also won the Award for Public Speaking.
Both schools and Lions Clubs should be very proud of their entrants and their great achievements.
We congratulate you both and good luck for the next step in the competition.
NOOSA AUSTRALIA DAY FESTIVAL
Another great day of celebration for the Community. Fabulous project organised by Tewantin Noosa Lions Club.
OPERATING FOOD VAN AT NOOSA CHURCH CAROLS ON THE RIVER
LIONS VOLUNTEERING AT TEWANTIN NOOSA RSL FAIR
TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO JERICHO QUEENSLAND
TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB'S CHRISTMAS PARTY 2019
ANOTHER CALL OUT FOR TEWANTIN LIONS
Where there's a need, there's a Lion....how true is that. Lions were called to take their XXXX tent to Lake Cooroibah, where they erected the tent and helped a family out after their home was destroyed.
Thanks to BCF for a portaloo and solar shower. Just got the tent up and the rain came down. Great work to all concerned!!
PACKING UP AFTER BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY
Lions packing up after feeding Evacuees from the fires. Another Mission Accomplished!!!! Great work Lions - job well done!
Come join us - we are looking for Leos and Lions 18+ Young and Old - make a difference in your community! Make new friendships and have fun too.
CONTINUING FIRES AFTER THE SECOND EVACUATION
Tewantin Noosa Lions chatting with Mayor Tony Wellington and Community Facilities Manager Ash Seward during dinner time for evacuees. Whether there are 20 or 200 we will still be there. Prayers are with all families concerned and we hope you are back in your homes tonight!!
FIGHTING FIRES IN NOOSA
Firefighters were on Saturday night battling the blaze that forced more than 4000 people from their homes around Noosa, Tewantin, Cooroibah and North Shore on the Sunshine Coast. Many of them were camping out at the Noosa Leisure Centre to escape the path of the fires and were unable to return home for several days.
Smoke builds up from fires at Cooroibah
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advised residents that there was a bushfire in Cooroibah and surrounding areas. Leaving immediately was the safest option, as it would soon be too dangerous to drive in the area. They were told to follow their bushfire and authorities plans immediately!
A disaster area was declared at the Noosa fire that destroyed a house and forced thousands to evacuate.
Evacuation Centres were established at Noosa Leisure Centre (aided by Tewantin Noosa Lions), Noosa Library, The J (aided by Noosa Heads Lions Club) and Cooroy Library (aided by Cooroy Pomona Lions Club). Large animals were housed at Pomona Showground and small domestic animals were welcome at the evacuation centres.
Residents were so grateful for the comfort and great food served by many volunteers from Noosa Tewantin Lions Club, Noosa Heads Lions Club and Cooroy Pomona Lions Club.
Great job Lions, you worked laboriously over the 3 days and I am sure the community appreciate your hard work and commitment!!! Making breakfast lunch and dinner meals over a 3 day period was a huge feat.
To residents and businesses in the community who donated food especially Dominos for their pizzas and Grill’d for their burgers.
Thank you on behalf of all evacuees......great pizzas and great burgers!!
MEMBERS ATTENDED - OVER THE MOON IN YEPPOON CONVENTION
What a fantastic weekend of fun and fellowship. Fabulous guest speakers, great entertainment and beautiful weather. Congratulations Yeppoon Lions Club!
BUSHFIRES IN THE PEREGIAN AREA ON SUNSHINE COAST
More than 5000 residents were evacuated from their homes in the Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Coolum and Weyba Downs areas because of bushfires. Fortunately, there were no lost lives, but several houses were damaged.
Lions came together and pulled up their sleeves and the community spirit took over. Tewantin Noosa Lions Club, Noosa Heads Lions Club and Cooroy Pomona Lions Club were at the ready for the long haul ahead.
Not to mention all Fire Fighters and SES Members for whom we are very grateful for and who do an amazing job for all of us.
Lions prepared emergency breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the evacuees and supported them in every way possible. Sometimes just a hug was sufficient. The whole community came together and supported the less fortunate, it was an amazing experience to be part of and Lions did a fantastic job and showed their super spirits to all who they came into contact with.
This was a huge exercise and we are all proud to be Lions and part of extraordinary circumstances, where everyone in the community was empathetic and spread the love to help and support people in dire circumstances.
Volunteers for the NOOSA CLASSIC BIKE RACE were all happy and enthusiastic for a fabulous day of fundraising.
CHANGEOVER DINNER for 2019/20
Our Social Night at Grill'd Noosa to raise funds for Drought Relief was a great success. Everyone had an enjoyable evening.
LIKE TO BECOME A LION?
At Tewantin Noosa Lions Club, we gladly welcome new Members. If you would like to know more, please contact us for more information:
Benefits of being a Lion:
- Friendship - with friendly and dedicated people in the community
- Gaining more knowledge - about the community
- Learning new skills - leadership and personal development
- Fulfilment - from working with other Lions for the common good
- Self-gratification - by serving and helping others in the community
These are just some of the benefits of being a member of Tewantin Noosa Lions Club which is part of the world’s largest and most active service club organisation.
Call Bev Heaney on 0402 123 386