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 AUGUST
We have some interesting fundraising projects ahead starting with the Super Tuesday Bike counting on 3rd September. 15 volunteers are giving two hours of their time to do the counting and we are being paid to do it and will raise $900 for our effort. Thanks to those taking part and to Vivien for organising it.
Another sausage sizzle in Lions Park on 29th September will help Katie Rose. A new venture for us will be helping the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club with trial catering for their function in November.
Watch out for the volunteer rosters and please continue to help and be involved. I’m looking forward to our social event coming up at ten pin bowling. It's not all work, let's have some fun!
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.
LIONS Sheila Glew & Mark Shelton were our representatives for a photoshoot and interview with Noosa Council for a future advertisement on TV.
First Member to receive a KINDNESS MATTERS pin is Vivien Collins....Congratulations!
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.
Thanks to all Members who helped at the Anzac Day Service, especially those who were there at 2 am and 4 am. Lion David Watts presented the wreath on behalf of our Club. Job well done all!!
Thank you to all Lions who helped feed the masses at the NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING...fantastic effort. This week was a huge team effort. Special thanks to Gary Dun who organised this great feat. Congratulations!
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY was also devoted to Lions Awareness Day for 2019. We showed how we volunteer and SERVE the Community. Thank you to all Members who participated and thank you to all volunteers who helped Clean Up Australia! We look forward to seeing all of the people who were interested in becoming a LION at our Meetings.
Youth of the Year 2019
Our Youth of the Year Program for 2019 was held at Tewantin Noosa RSL Club with our Chairperson Janelle McDonald delivering the Program.
Participating schools this year were:
St. Teresa’s Catholic College with teachers Deb McGhee and Sue Kraljevic involved in the selection of students.
Good Shepherd Lutheran College with teachers Matt Armstrong and Karen Lunn involved in the selection of students.
Our contestants this year were:
Brenna Riley and Isabella Baker from St.Teresa’s Catholic College,
Noah Benjamin and Chelsea Meadows from Good Shepherd Lutheran College,
Mick Reid, President of RSL sub-branch
Robert Jennings, Principal of Tewantin State School
Loz Truffield, Manager of NAB Noosa.
Overall Winner – Chelsea Meadows – presented with the Keith McDonald Award.
The next level for Youth of the Year Program will be held to decide the winners for the Zone. This will be held at Mudjimba Community Hall on 2nd March 2019. The Program begins at 1.30pm with impromptu speeches.
COME JOIN US
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 Chris Pullin on 0410 632 643