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 - MARCH
A big thank you to Janelle McDonald and her team for organising a great night for Youth of the Year: I am always amazed at the confidence and ability of our candidates. Thanks to the judges for what must be an extremely difficult task. Zone finals are this Saturday.
A busy start to the month Surf Carnival kicks off on Saturday, followed by Clean up Australia Day on Sunday plus a membership drive. 2nd Tuesday in March all are invited for another "drinks and nibbles" afternoon in the Lions Park Noosaville at 4 pm. BYO chair drinks etc. Great way to catch up with people we don’t always have time to chat to at our meetings
Nominations are open for club positions for the new Lions Board. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the nominations committee re your interest. It is rewarding and interesting experience plus a great way to learn about the club.
Thanks to all members for your support.
Yours in Lions Sheila
If you would like to know more about being a Lion, then come and join us. All ages welcome over 18.
Congratulations to Dagmar Orlicek. What a fantastivc achievement, we are proud of you.
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!
A HUGE WARM WELCOME to our three new Members this week. We are so lucky to have these Members, they have already volunteered many hours to various projects and excelled in the process. We are lucky to have them in our Club. Thank you for choosing TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB!
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.
Special Thank You to MICHAEL ROACH who organised this project. He has gone over and above to help Aussie Farmers in outback Queensland. Thanks from all of us to you and Jay. You have made a huge difference to these farmers and their families!
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.
The Students were interviewed by Judges prior to the evening and were chosen to continue in the Program. They were asked to present two impromptu speeches of two minutes and then their prepared speeches of five minutes.
Impromptu two minutes speeches – All four contestants were asked two questions :
- What technology will have the biggest effect on the world in the next 10 years?
- How will regional Australia be able to survive in the future?
Isabella, Noah, Chelsea and Brenna all gave interesting answers to these questions.
Contestants delivered prepared speeches: All four contestants had to speak for five minutes.
- Brenna’s speech was about the monolingual mindset and the benefits of learning a second language at school.
- Chelsea spoke about adversity and how to overcome it in adolescence and realise that Intelligence can be developed.
- Noah spoke, with passion, about Australia being a sporting nation and the benefits of sport – health, friendship etc. He also spoke about the costs of sports and that maybe sports could be subsidized through a luxury tax.
- Isabella’s speech asked the question – what is school for? And how students should be taught more life skills.
Judge Mick Read congratulated the students, families and schools on the remarkable contestants and their presentations on the night,
The winners were:
1. Speaker Award – Isabella Baker – presented with the Alan Jolly Award
2. 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.
SANTA VISITS JERICHO - TEWANTIN NOOSA LIONS CLUB
What would you say if I asked you to drive 900 km to deliver Christmas Packages?? Maybe some would say yes, but most of us would have an excuse.
These six dedicated caring Lions drove all the way from Tewantin to Jericho to deliver Christmas presents to local farmers and their families in Jericho west of Rockhampton. 1900 km there and back in just 5 days! They were also accompanied by 4 Members from the Emerald Lions Club on the last part of the journey.
Bill Battilana, Louise Tully, David Watts, Alison Watts, Jay Roach, Michael Roach
Following the Classy Ladies Christmas event at The J in Noosa Heads, Tewantin Noosa Lions Club was offered the residual goods to take out to our drought adopted town of Jericho. Thank you to Lorraine Kenway, you are a very special lady.
Soon after they arrived, Lions started wrapping gifts for everyone. All food, toiletries and clothing were spread out on tables for people to take one of each item. The people were reticent at first but once they knew we were there to help them, they were indeed grateful. Some of their predicaments brought tears to the eyes of every Lion, but you have to give it them, they are battlers fighting on to beat the drought.
Wrapping Gifts, Gifts ready to go - Emerald & Tewantin Noosa Club Members
The residual goods were packed into 50 hampers for people on outlying properties, which the local policeman had arranged to be delivered. These people are doing it tough and deserve our help for which they are truly grateful.
Santa arrived on the local fire engine! Gifts for children were arranged in age groups with names attached and were presented to each child individually. All the children were well behaved and very well mannered. They were a credit to their families. It filled the Lions’ hearts with joy to see the happiest kids you could imagine. Each child received 3 presents.
The spirit of the community was something to behold, considering the trials and tribulations some are going through. The Lions were very humbled for the way that they were received by the locals, as they were held in very high esteem in the little local community in the outback.
All in all, it was a very successful trip and very rewarding and satisfying for all Lions in attendance.
THANK YOU TO ALL LIONS WHO TRAVELLED SO FAR.......YOU ARE LEGENDS!!!
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