TEWANTIN NOOSA Lions Club inc.

District 201Q4, Queensland, Australia

Get the latest on what Lions are doing - Locally and Nationally. Tewantin Noosa Lions Club are always in the News so each club member is encouraged to send in a bit of news, gossip and some of ot maybe posted here. See Chris Pullin if you have a story or two for the Local Newspapers.

Club news

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    Coolum Beach Convention 2018

    Members of our Club had a really great time at the Coolum Convention. Great guest speakers, amazing fellowship and really friendly people, all enjoying the days and nights with fellow Lions. People of all ages coming together to meet new friends and enjoying time with old friends too.

    Congratulations to our bright shining star Kirra Shelton who spoke of her experiences in the Youth Exchange Student Program. You did us proud Kirra ...well done...super delivery.

    David Watts was elected as 1st Vice District Governor for 2019-2020 which was well deserved. This recognition was a reward for his dedication and hard work and one step closer to his goal of District Governor.

    This was a great moment for Tewantin Noosa Lions Club and we were all very proud of him and his achievement.

    Lion Chris Pullin made a presentation for the 2021 Convention to be held by Tewantin Noosa Lions. Our Club was successful in the bid for the Convention and created lots of excitement.

    We are now looking forward to making the 2021 Convention a time to remember for all Lions who attend.

    Michael Roach informed all Lions of the progression of the Drought Relief Fundraising throughout Queensland. He told us all about Jericho and their plight and how the people of this town are very appreciative of everything that we are doing for them.

    The Remembrance Ceremony was a special event and the weather was very kind to all and made this part of the Convention very pleasant to remember our past Members. It was fabulous to see Michael and Annette O’Brien present. Welcome back, we have missed you both.

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tewantin-noosa-lions-club/coolum-convention-2018/1920361354699098/

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    Drought Relief News from Michael Roach

    Drought News from Michael and Jay Roach
    To our Club Members,

    Thank you for the time spent on your feet cooking sausages to provide the money to purchase emergency food for the drought-affected dairy farming family in Wondai. They have been really struggling over the past few months with many hurdles faced of finances, health, weather, age etc., and the statement was made to us “I don’t think I will be able to put food on the table for us”.

    We were able to supply groceries, fresh fruit & veg. kindly donated from the Tewantin Green Grocer, meat purchased from the butcher in Wondai, an electric beater, footwear & Noosa Heads Lions dropped off a box of goodies. Mark Shelton rallied to the cause with large size boots and 2 Visa cards for fuel and general purchases.
    You may wonder about the electric beater – Ruth has been making cakes & scones selling them door to door in town to make some income as lack of nutritious feed for stock meant greatly reduced milk production and then when it did rain the cows stopped producing milk!! Stupid things!
    Our dear friend Steve Priest’s clothes were put to great use as he was the same size as our farmer & Adele, he will look amazing in Steve’s floral boardies in the mud around the dairy!

    The area received 100 millimetres of rain in that stormy period 2 weeks ago, the sun has come out and the grass is green and you are inclined to think “what drought”! We experienced “experienced green drought’ in Canberra so we know it is just a tease!

    Last night the family rang to pass on their sincere thanks & stated that they hadn’t eaten meat for 6 months & were over the moon about the corned silver-side.
    So, to all of you, I say thank you from Michael & I and also one dairying family who are just over the range from Noosa.

    Attachment: Drought News Jay Roach.pdf

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tewantin-noosa-lions-club/coolum-convention-2018/1920361354699098/


    My theme for the District this year is “Moving Forward”. The Lion’s Logo has Lion’s heads facing both forward and backwards.

    Having spent the last three years celebrating our achievements in the last 100 years it is time to look forward.

    Under the theme of “Moving Forward” the District Leadership will be encouraging our club leaders to focus on five aspects of our operations;

    1. Leadership. Cabinet leadership and Zone chairs have plans in place to deliver many new leadership development initiatives over the next 12 months. I encourage members to try and find the time to accept these opportunities and learn more about our Lions organisation and how we plan to strengthen and grow our clubs.

    2. Inclusion. Everyone has something to contribute. It is important that your club programs include a range of service projects so we can match each individual ’s capabilities with at least one club project. Not everyone can do physical work, not everyone can handle the new technology, but club leaders should be able to find service projects to suit everyone.

    3. Openness. Please be open to working with other organisations in your communities. Invite their leaders to meetings as guest speakers. Learn more about they do. Lions have a lot to offer. Keep in mind that your club can call on support from other Lions clubs and you have the backing of our Lions Foundations. Lions can achieve almost anything once we recognise the need.

    4. New Ideas. Think about adopting a new project by partnering with an existing community group for an activity. This just might attract new members. Every
    Lions club is highly regarded because of our good name. We are well backed by our global organisation and our Lions Liability insurance cover which is out of the reach of many local community organisations.

    5. Service. “We Serve” remains our primary focus. We all joined Lions with this in mind. Everyone in our clubs and our district organisation is focused on enabling our members to deliver on this promise.

    Kind regards to all.
    Bill Moore, 0418 301 455

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    Tiny House Conference

    A unique event discussing the many opportunities and challenges in relation to the future of living.

    Visit Website for more information


    More details: http://opentalks.com.au/tiny/

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    Kirra Shelton -Lions Youth Exchange

    Kirra was presented with the inaugural Keith Davies Youth Exchange of the year Award.

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    From the Desk of the District Governor Elect

    Gin and Tonic anyone?


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    Fundraiser for Troy Harris

    Troy Harris, has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor that is continuing to grow. There is also an optic nerve that is running through the tumor which is putting Troy at risk of losing his eyesight.

    Troy must have this tumor removed and the best course of action, according to Doctor Charlie Teo, is Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery which is estimated somewhere between $87,000 and $100,000. This is a cost that no one could have been prepared for.

    Troy is an upstanding member of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland community, being a volunteer member of the Rural Fire Brigade for 7 years, undertaking the role of Noosa Group Training Officer and impacting the lives of everyone who crosses his path.

    Troy is a devoted family man, married for 19 years with 2 teenage boys, the best of friends to all and if you could find it in your hearts, and pockets, to assist us by donating funds towards Troy’s much needed surgery, we would truly be forever grateful.

    Please head over and follow our facebook page - https://m.facebook.com/thetroyharrisappeal/

    Furthermore, we have set up an account with Commonwealth Bank in the name of 'The Troy Harris Appeal' and all donations will be deposited into this account until the time that we are able to book Troy's surgery in with Dr Teo. We will continue to keep you all updated on our fundraising efforts.

    30th May 2018

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    Australia Day 2018 Donation

    On Tuesday 17th April 2018 the Tewantin Noosa Lions Club and Noosa Heads Rotary Club came together for a dinner and presented United Synergies with a cheque for $9,000 being for funds raised on the day of the Noosa Australia Day Festival. These funds will be put towards a great cause which is Youth Mental Health."


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    AMLC Lions Club Guinness World Record Attempts May 2019 Barcaldine QLD

    We invite all your members with a Caravan, Fifth Wheeler, Campervan and Motorhome to be part of this history making event on the weekend of the 25th and 26th May 2019.

    We are also looking for sponsors from the private sector for this historical event should you know of anyone interested please contact.
    Lion Lorna Cameron (Sponsorship and Merchandising)

    Email: lzcameron42@gmail.com

    Thank You for your time.
    Lion Len Waddington

    President: AMLC

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    There’s a lot more to Lions Australia than barbecues.

    With over 30,000 members, Lions Australia is Australia’s largest service organisation. But there’s much more to us than fundraising BBQ’s.

    That’s why we are taking the opportunity to tell our story on Lions Awareness Day. We want the rest of Australia to know more about what we do and the causes we support. From helping to raise the leaders of tomorrow, to providing invaluable disaster relief and recovery and assisting in groundbreaking medical research and treatment – where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

    So if you see your local Lions , why not stop by and say G’day.

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-awareness-day/

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    Youth of the Year 2018

    YOTY 2018



    Enjoy photos, articles, initiatives and news. You can download our latest magazine here.

    The Lion – Feb to April 2018


    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lion-Magazine-2018-02-03-04-small.pdf

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    Working Bee's

    An old fashioned Working Bee

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    Youth Insearch - Barry Bridger

    Youth Insearch is a community organization that focusses on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level. Peers are supported by skilled adults. It targets young people aged between 12 and 17 and is open to all young people.
    Youth Insearch began in Queensland in 1999 and became a Q4 district project, based in Bundaberg) in 2001. There are normally 4 camps a year which cost participants about $130 – 150 a camp and at least $8,000 to fund each camp

    As he has been involved in many camps Barry was able to give first hand reports of the positive outcomes of the residential camps, often after just one day. He noted particularly one young participant who went on to become a barrister and was still involved in Youth Insearch.

    Club members may be called on to work/volunteer for the upcoming March camp. In thanking Ian Glew who raised $3655 for the camps, Barry welcomed Ian to be one of those volunteers


    More details: http://201q4.lions.org.au/Youth%20Insearch

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    50 Year Award Presentation- Peter Smith

    This very special award was given to Peter Smith (guest of Honour) who in 1963 joined the Chermside Lions club and began a long and dedicated journey through life in Lions, strongly supported by his wife Jill. They have been married 58 years, raising 4 daughters and now have 10 grandchildren.

    During his time as a Lion, Peter has held many positions including President and Zone Chairman. He has been a convention convener and attended two international conferences. He has been active in raising funds; David particularly noted his work in enabling the purchase of a seeing eye dog.

    Peter has been awarded the International Melvin Jones Award for exemplary service to his Club and has life membership status.

    He currently enjoys golf and fishing and continues to support the club through volunteering and donating his plumbing skills to the Club. By coincidence he will turn 80 this Friday the 9th.

    It was very pleasing to see so many of his family members present to see Peter accept a 50 year medallion from President Ian McKay,plus a plaque and gift. Jill was presented flowers by Gus.

    In response Peter thanked Jill, his family and those in attendance.


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    Life changing gift

    ‘A life changing gift’. These were the words Sunny’s mother, Karina of Tewantin, used when she was presented with an hydraulic wheelchair lift by Tewantin Noosa Lions Club board members, Peter and David.
    Born with an exceptionally rare form of chromosome translocation, seven year old Sunny has faced many medical difficulties to date. Her future is yet another unknown for the family to deal with. Recently another issue arose when Sunny became too heavy for Karina to lift in and out of the family car. This usually left Karina with the option of getting someone in to care for Sunny while she was out or simply not go out.
    Now as Karina demonstrates in the photo Sunny can easily be moved in and out of the modified car. Karina simply places Sunny and her wheelchair on the lift, presses a button and attaches the wheelchair straps. This has now made family outings for Sunny and her two siblings a common rather than rare event.
    Costing around $11,500 for the lift and car conversion the funding was jointly met by the Australian Lions Foundation, the government and Tewantin Noosa Lions Club.
    While Sunny’s future is uncertain it has bought great pleasure to the family to see how she has blossomed in the last 12 months. She now attends Nambour Special School and in Karina’s words ‘she brings us so much joy’.

    In the photo are Sunny and her mother, Karina with Tewantin Noosa Lions Club members, Peter and David.

District news

  • Coolum Convention Details Updated

    Registration Form and program details for the Q4 Coolum Convention in October are now available. Check out the details of the event and the Golf Day being held in conjunction with the Convention.

  • Lions Children of Courage Programme

    Q4 has taken on a new project - the Lions Children of Courage Awards recognise children between the age of 5 and 15 who have successfully overcome barriers in their life. These awards can be made throughout the year; for more information check out the attached brochure, or contact I.P.D.G. Jan Barsby.

    Attachment: Lions Children of Courage Awards Brochure.pdf

  • Diabetes Queensland is keen to make contact with your club

    Diabetes Queensland is keen to make contact with your club and to learn how we can help with this challenging new endeavor. For your convenience, we have created a single email point of contact: lions@diabetesqld.org.au . To meet your needs and help co-ordinate the flow of information, we ask that you appoint a liaison officer, with whom we can exchange ideas and coordinate planning and activity.

    Attachment: Diabetes Quensland letter.pdf

  • Benefits of Volunteering

    Volunteering can be very meaningful and enjoyable, and in turn be good for your mental health and wellbeing.

    Volunteering can:
    give you a sense of achievement and purpose
    help you feel part of a community
    help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
    help you share your skills, learn new skills and create a better work-life balance
    help combat stress, loneliness and social isolation, and depression
    help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued.


    More details: http://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/benefits-of-volunteering

  • The Australian Motorhoming Lions Club (AMLC) are offering to provide assistance to clubs.

    Australian Motorhoming Lions Club (AMLC) are keen to provide assistance to local Lions Clubs.

    Any Lions Club is welcome to lodge a request for assistance with
    fundraising activities which might otherwise be onerous or infeasible without the input of AMLC volunteers.

    The email address for lodging requests is amlc201q4@gmail.com and in return a Volunteer Request form will made available for completion and submission to AMLC.


    More details: http://amlc.org.au/

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