LIONS CLUB of TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Inc

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia

News

The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain has coordinated or been involved in the following:

The club is a supporter of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition and the Lions Peace Poster Competition.  Members encourage local school students to participate.

 

                 

Catering for community functions and the monthly markets involves many of the members. 

          



Club news

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    Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

    Another Saturday - 26 May 2018, another fund raising activity at Bunnings, Oxenford.

    Leos and Lions were on hand to ensure that the customers were fed.


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    Assisting the disadvantaged

    At the May 2018 dinner meeting members and guests were privileged to have Anna Kassulke from the NDIS speak to them regarding opportunities for people with a disability.

    In coming weeks meetings will be held to gauge the need for social activities for young adults with a disability who live on Tamborine Mountain.

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    Million Paws Walk

    Members were on hand to assist with the organisation of the annual Million Paws Walk and provide sustenance to the hungry humans who participated.

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    Diabetes Awareness

    Saturday morning the Lions catering van was positioned in the local car park to provide nourishing food and information on diabetes. Unfortunately, the weather was unfavourable, and the locals were slow to take up the offer.


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    ANZAC DAy

    It was a frosty but clear Anzac morning when Lions gathered to prepare a bar-b-q breakfast for veterans and members of the Tamborine Mountain community.


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    Regional Youth of the Year Competition

    Recently the mountain hosted the Region 2 and Region 3 (in district 201Q1) final of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition. Outstanding contestants presented before the judging panel and the winners were Jasmin from Assisi Catholic College and Amber from Alexandra Hills State High School.

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    Dedication and Commemoration Service

    On the 24th February 2018 the citizens of Tamborine Village were host to the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC when he officiated at the unveiling of the cenotaph.

    Lions from near and far, as well as representatives from the different levels of government, cadets, local military barracks at Kokoda Barracks, Canungra, RSL, Fire Services and SES were in attendance.

    The rain held off to ensure that the ceremony was presented in a dignified manner.






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    Youth of the Year - 2018

    The local section of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition was held recently at the Tamborine Mountain Golf Club. Students, teachers,proud parents and grand-parents, as well as Lions members were in attendance when Lion Jenny Strachan conducted the proceedings.

    Reuben from Tamborine Mountain State High School was the overall winner.

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    Beards Are Go!

    When Santa left at Christmas he left behind two of his helpers.

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    Thanks Ladies

    Many people assist in the making of the breast cushions that are given to hospitals on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. The Creative Arts ladies are some of them.


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    Sewing Circle

    Tamborine Mountain Lions ladies and friends make cushions and oncology bags which are donated to Gold Coast and Brisbane hospitals for people who have had breast surgery. Letters of gratitude are often sent to the club.

    (I just wanted to personally thank you and the Lions club... I went through a double mastectomy ... during my stay I was gifted with a beautiful set of breast cushions and drain bags. I don't know how to explain how much this gesture meant to me. i was in so much pain physically and emotionally. i have never felt so alone in my life. ...The fact that someone, somewhere cared for me and what I was going through meant more than I think you realise.)


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    Former Tank Commander Speaks

    Special guest Dr Joerg Henning, a former East German tank commander, spoke of his interesting time in the army when the Berlin Wall came down. Joerg then travelled, studied veterinary science, the native cultures of Africa and eventually settled in Australia.

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    The DG Pins The President

    At the last dinner meeting District Governor Ann Reed presented president Tony Hall with one of her 'special' pins. As well, bannerettes were exchanged. Ann explained to the audience the symbols on her bannerette including the silver fern as reference to her birth place, New Zealand.


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    Number 10 Downing Street

    During her travels to the United Kingdom, Charlotte had the opportunity to call in on the PM at number 10 Downing Street.


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    Pirate & Traveller

    At the last dinner meeting the President Pirate, Tony Hall, received bannerettes given to traveller Charlotte Stubbs during her visit to the UK as part of the Lions Youth Exchange Program.


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    Historian's Visit

    Historian and mountain resident Alan Rosser again spoke to members and guests at the monthly dinner meeting. His breadth of mountain history is greatly appreciated by those privileged to hear him speak.


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    Passing of first president

    Sadly Bob Coyte, the first president of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc, passed away recently. He was instrumental in the development of Lions Park, as well as establishing the Lions catering at the Tamborine Mountain monthly markets.



    Rest In Peace Bob


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    Lions Ladies Leisurely Lunch

    Lions ladies and friends met recently at Heritage Wines for a leisurely lunch with stimulating conversation, good food and beverages. They are looking forward to the next feast.


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    Leos Do It Again!

    The topic "Social media is the plague of modern relationships" was hotly contested but the adjudicators gave the nod to the Leos. This makes it 'three in a row' for the younger set.

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    Change-over Dinner

    It was a quiet, family affair for the Tamborine Mountain Lions change-over dinner. However, there was an unusual treat when President Tony Hall morphed into President Donald Trump for a a few confusing moments.

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    Million Paws Walk

    Lions were on hand to provide nourishment for the two-legged and their four-footed friends at the annual Million Paws Walk on Tamborine Mountain.

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    Support for the Blind

    At a recent dinner meeting Dr John Vance, president of the Blind Bowlers Association of Australia, was guest speaker. He elaborated on his medical difficulties and how he copes with limited vision. Lions David Kirkpatrick presented a small gift in appreciation.




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    25 Years Young

    Seventy-five members and friends of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain celebrated twenty-five years of loyal community service with a lunch at Heritage Wines on Saturday 25th March 2017.

    Charter president Bob Coyte, present president Tony Hall and the newest member, Charlotte Stubbs, were on hand to cut the anniversary cake.

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    Leo Club induction

    A special ceremony was held so that Lions Club president Tony Hall could induct new members and the executive of the Tamborine Mountain College Leo Club.



    The students were pleased to receive their certificate of membership and their Leo Club badge.


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    Youth of the Year - Zone competition

    Tamborine Mountain Lions were hosts for the zone Youth of the Year Competition. Five intelligent, thoughtful and charismatic teenagers - Thomas, Marcus, Jasmine, Eshwin and Erin - presented before judges Jock Macleod, John Young and Wendy Morgan.



    Jasmine, Erin and Eshwin were selected to go to the district level competition.


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    Youth of the Year - 2017

    A large group of Lions, parents, teachers and friends were on hand for the local judging of the Youth of the Year Competition held at the St Bernard Hotel function room.

    Both Tamborine Mountain high schools were represented by capable, forthright and eloquent speaking candidates.
    Lawson, Marcus, Jacob, Madeline and Kyle all spoke enthusiastically about their chosen topics. Marcus was the overall winner.




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    End-of-year / Christmas party

    Lions and friends celebrated the 2016 Christmas / end-of-year with a party on the mountain. A variety of weird and wonderful games were played, there was much laughter and all enjoyed the scrumptious food provided.

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    Train Smash Comes to the Mountain

    At the last dinner meeting the guest speaker was Larry Bagnall, an expert in train crash investigations. Members were given an insight into one investigation of a train and truck smash in northern Queensland.


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    Bare-foot Bowls

    Twenty -one members and guests showed their amazing abilities at a recent bare-foot bowls activity on the Tamborine Mountain greens.
    Although many bowls went west, instead of east, they all enjoyed the evening.

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    Police Driver Initiative

    Vice-president David Kirkpatrick made the presentation of a cheque for $1000.00 to Constable Danny Meirs, President of the Tamborine Mountain Bluelight Association for the Police Driver Initiative Project.
    The project provides driver instruction for all year 12 students on the mountain.

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    Another admin meeting

    Although serious matters were considered, there was still time to have fun at the November admin meeting.

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    Remembrance Day

    Lions assisted the local RSL at the Remembrance Service held recently and president Tony Hall laid a wreath on behalf of members and families.

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    Leos Sizzle

    It was a relaxed group of Leos who enjoyed the sausage sizzle on Melbourne Cup Day. Although they were not allowed to view the race, nor make a bet, they enjoyed the lunch.

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    Lions BBQ

    It was down time for the local pride of Lions when they gathered for a bar-b-q and games afternoon at Lions Park. It was a great time to relax and let the 'world roll by'.

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    Mountain History

    Alan Rosser, a local historian, gave an interesting talk at the October dinner meeting. His rendition of past eras of Tamborine Mountain was well received by the Lions members and guests.


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    Tough Time Tonight

    It appeared to be a tough time at the admin meeting, but it ended up 'all smiles'.

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    2nd VDG visits the mountnain

    It was a pleasant evening when 2nd Vice District Governor Kim Forrest, and husband PDG Ross, visited Tamborine Mountain. It was a chance for her to update members on Lions matters, as well as to present long service and DG awards.

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    Leos Make It 2 In A Row

    The Leos were successful in the Leos -V- Lions debate at the dinner meeting held at the St Bernard Hotel. 'True wisdom comes only through experience' was the topic, with the Lions the affirmative, and the Leos the negative team. Some thought provoking arguments were put before the adjudicators and the attentive audience.

    This makes it 2 0 in favour of the Leos.

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    Another new member

    Dr Alan Blackman became the newest member of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain when he took the oath at a recent dinner meeting.


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    Change-over a hit!

    The members gathered, along with those from sister clubs and the notable politicians, to witness the passing of the gong and gavel to the new President.


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    Wild Life Carers

    Sherryn Fraser and Bruce Raggatt attended the dinner meeting and spoke of their work rescuing and caring for native animals on Tamborine Mountain. Dedication, commitment and a very understanding family are required for the program to be successful.

    Vice president Tony Hall was on hand to thank them for their presentation.


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    Four Footed Friends

    It was a beautiful, Autumn morning when the dogs decided to take their owners for a walk in support of the Million Paws Walk and the RSPCA. Lions members were on hand to assist with the organisation and to provide food and drink to the weary travelers.

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    How Queensland Museum is promoting innovation and education

    Recently members were privileged to have Tania Hall, the director of STEM partnerships from the Qld Museum, speak at a dinner meeting. Tania enlightened the assembly to the wonderful projects and initiatives that are happening in Brisbane, regional and country centres.

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    Putters we are not!

    On a fine autumn day in April Tamborine Mountain Lions and friends ventured to the Gold Coast to try their skill at putt-putt (mini golf)
    Much laughter, mumbled comments and jubilation (with a hole in one) followed the members around the courses.

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    Zone Dinner a hit

    Clubs in Zone 6, Gold Coast Region, 201Q1 held their dinner at St Bernard's Hotel on Tamborine Mountain. 74 members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the fun, frivolity and fine food, as well as the games and trivial pursuit challenges.



    Zone Chairman Stewart Proud had the honour of inducting three members into the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain and two into the Lions Club of Tamborine Village.


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    Leo Induction & Installation

    President Roger Baker had the honour of inducting the new Leos and installing the Leo Club executive.

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    Lions Youth of the Year Competition

    Members and guests enjoyed the dinner and the speeches by the contestants at the recent Youth of the Year Competition held at the St Bernard Hotel.

    Congratulations to the four students who competed - Holly, Jordan, Sophie and Charlotte. Charlotte was the overall winner.

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    Santa (or Secret Santa) spreads Christmas cheer

    The end-of-year Christmas function was held at President Roger's residence and it was a time for fun and frivolity. Great food, conversation, challenging games and a 'secret Santa'. What more would you need?

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    Leos Sizzle!

    It was sausage sizzle time for the Leo Club members when they gathered for the end-of-term BBQ.

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    1st vice DG visits the mountain

    1st vice district governor Graham Jackson and his wife Denise made the trek from Pottsville, NSW to visit the mountain members. It was an opportunity for the DG to give an update on local and international activities, as well as presenting a few awards..

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    More $$$$ for the Leos

    Recently a presentation of $200.00 was made to the Leos in appreciation of their assistance at the market parking at the Tamborine Mountain Show Grounds.



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    10 Years a Lion - Now for another 10

    President Roger Baker congratulated Ian Garvie on his ten years of service to Lions International and presented him with his long service pin.

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    Thank you!

    It was a big thank you morning tea for the ladies who participate in the breast cushions project. Well done everyone!

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    The Great Debate

    It was Leos versus Lions when they gathered at St Bernard's Hotel the other evening for the Great Debate. The topic - Human Rights Should Be Applicable to Certain Animals - Good arguments were put by both teams, with the Leos coming out winners.

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    Hospital Help

    Lions members and community volunteers regularly meet to make breast cushions and drain bags that are then delivered to Greenslopes and Robin Hospitals. The items are of great assistance to the patients and help easy their pain.

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    Exchange Ideas for Exhnage Students

    Sini from Finland and Julia from Germany traveled great distances to meet the mountain people and to experience their hospitality. A walk in the rain forest, a swing on the high ropes, a dark encounter with the glow worms, interesting food and a swim in the Pacific Ocean - all packed into a three week visit.


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    Frosty Morning Ride!

    Thank you to the Lions members who braved the cold, frosty morning to assist with the the inaugural Peaks Challenge - Gold Coast conducted by Bicycle Network and Bicycle Queensland.

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    The RSPCA say Thanks!

    It was all smiles when Linda Schier presented a cheque to the RSPCA representative after the Million Paws Walk.


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    Gone to the dogs!

    The Million Paws Walk was well attended by local citizens and their four-footed friends, and the Lions catering van was on site for the hungry customers.


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    History Lesson

    Lions, Leos and guests recently visited Kokoda Barracks, Canungra to learn of the role played by the Intelligence Corps in Australian military history.


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    Leos Lead

    22 new members of the Tamborine Mountain College Leos Club were inducted at a ceremony attended by fellow students, staff, parents and Lions.

    There were smiles all around!


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    Youth Shine At Night!

    It was great to see and hear from the younger generation when six contestants competed in the local section of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition.
    Congratulations to all students for their efforts.


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    Smile!

    The first admin meeting for 2015 was greeted with smiles by the attendees.


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    Congratulations

    One of the hard working members of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain has been recognized for her service to the community. Vanessa Bull was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division in the 2015 Australia Day Honours’ List.

    Well done Vanessa!


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    Leos give a hand

    It was an extremely hot and humid day and Tamborine Mountain Lions members greatly appreciated the assistance from the Leos at the Bunnings sausage sizzle.


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    Raffle is a hit!

    The annual Christmas raffle was a hit with locals and Lion members. Many smiling faces were seen taking home the prizes.


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    Peace Poster Competition

    Primary school students recently participated in the Lions Peace Poster Competition. A winning entry was chosen from Tamborine Mountain Primary School and St Bernard State School to go forward to the next level of judging.


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    DG visits the mountain

    Recently members were privileged to host the District Governor Kent Wilcox and Lions lady Jo Wilcox when they made an official visit to Tamborine Mountain.


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    Now it's official!

    It was an enjoyable and uplifting occasion when students, staff, parents, District Governor Kent Wilcox and Lion Jo Wilcox, District Leo Club coordinator Lion John Wearne and members of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain joined together for the the installation of the Tamborine Mountain College Leo Club. There were smiles all around!


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    Charity Golf Day

    Lion members were on hand to feed the players at the charity golf day held at the Tamborine Mountain Golf Club. They even had time to feed themselves!


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    Work Pays Off

    Recently members of the Tamborine Mountain College Leo Club assisted at a sausage sizzle at Bunnings and for their efforts they were rewarded. The funds will go to a worthy community cause.


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    Sizzling Sausages Stimulate the Senses

    There was fun and frivolity when Leos and Lions worked together to sell sausage sandwiches at Bunnings, Oxenford.


  • Tamborine Mountain College Leo Club

    The Tamborine Mountain College Leo Club is now operational and holds meetings regularly at the college.

    A 'Christmas in July' performance was presented to the residents at Rosalyn Lodge Retirement Facility; the sale of hot chocolate to fellow students assists with fund raising, and assistance will be given to the Tamborine Mountain Lions Club at sausage sizzles at Bunnings.



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    Convicts and Bushrangers invade the mountain

    It was a night of fun, frivolity and mayhem when the members gathered for a theme night of 'Convicts & Bushrangers' at the May dinner meeting.


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    Youth of the Year Quest

    The local section of the Youth of the Year Quest was recently held at the St Bernard Hotel. The crowd of members, visitors and proud parents were entertained by the enthusiastic participants.

    Grace Norris from Tamborine Mountain State High School was the overall winner.


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    Members meet the neighbours

    At the information sharing session held recently Lions members introduced themselves to some of the neighbours


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    It Was a Hot One!

    Wet neck scarves were required when members worked at the sausage sizzle at Bunnings on the hottest day on record.
    They certainly earned a drink after completing the task.


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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Members congregated for the drawing of the Christmas raffle and the obligatory photo.


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    Time to brush up on things!

    Old skills were rekindled when members assisted a family in need by painting the interior of several rooms and replacing a gate


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    Add nine makes 42

    Recently District Governor Ross Gibbins visited the mountainn and had the pleasure of inducting nine new members into the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain inc.


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    Parliament House visit

    Several members braved the storms and made it to Parliament House, Brisbane as guests of the Member for Beaudesert, Jon Krause.


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    Canada - Here I Come!

    Megan will be the club''s representative in the Youth Exchange Program and will travel to Canada in December 2013. She may experience a white Christmas in the Land of the Maple Leaf.


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    Outward Bound

    Recently the club sponsored three local youths, Trevor, Joshua and Brock, at the Outward Bound Course held at Uki in northern New South Wales. All appreciated the opportunity and challenges of the twelve day camp.


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    Tearske Tells The Tale

    Tearske Ellen spoke of her recent journey to the USA for a World Youth Conference. Lion Sheryl Franklin was on hand to thank her and present a gift.


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    Youth Exchange - 2013

    As part of the Lions International Youth Exchange Program Hanakao Yamaguchi and Yuka Kawasaki from Japan visited the mountain and were hosted by club members. Vice-president Roger Baker was there to make presentations to the girls.


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    DG Makes It To The Mountain

    201 Q1 District Governor Merv Ferguson, OAM and his wife, Lion Betty, dined with members and guests at the St Bernard Hotel. Merv exchanged bannerettes with president John Young as well as making a presentation to Zuki, winner of the national Lions Peace Poster Competition. Merv''''s sheriff award went to Sue Kirkpatrick.

    Zone 6 Chairman Ken Freney was also on hand to make presentations.


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    David Talks the Walk

    Lion David and his partner Anna recently walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and spoke of the challenges and highlights of the trip.


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    Big Day at Bunnings

    Members enjoyed the sausage sizzle held at Bunnings Warehouse at Oxenford.






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    Megan Takes The Prize

    Megan Haswell, a student at Tamborine Mountain State High School, was the winner of the local section of the 2013 Youth of the Year Competition.


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    Mountain In Need

    Wild wind and rain ravaged Mt Tamborine and the surrounding area in January 2013. An evacuation centre was established and the Lions and members of the community catered for those in need.


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    Sun Is On The Way

    President John and treasurer David were on hand for the presentation of a cheque for $10 000 to Dr Alan Blackman, president of the Tamborine Mountain Sports Association, for the installation of solar panels at the sports ground clubhouse.


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    Donkey Business

    The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc made a donation of $500 to the Toogoolawa School at Ormeau. The money was used to save Roger (the donkey) and he is now part of the school''''s animal therapy program.


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    David Takes One For The Team

    At the recent first aid course conducted by Tony Little for Lions members, David Kirkpatrick was happy to play the part of ''patient''.


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    Alexandra Helps Out

    Our Youth Exchange candidate, Alexandra Guy, had her introduction to the catering van at the November markets. She will visit Italy and Germany in December.


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    Sausages Sizzle!

    Recently the members rallied at Bunnings, Oxenford to sizzle some sausages.


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    201Q1 Convention

    The annual convention for District 201Q1 was a great success and was attended by the club''s treasurer David and secretary John.


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    Scarecrow Festival

    The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain got into the spirit of the local Scarecrow Festival and took it to greater heights.


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    Peace Poster Winner

    The local section of the Lions Peace Poster Competition was won by Zuki from St Bernard State School. Her painting also was the winner in District 201Q1.

    Zuki''s entry was also judged best for Multiple District 201 and now goes to the USA for the international judging of the competition.


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    A Little TLC Helps

    Members gave the shelter shed and entrance sign at Lions Park, North Tamborine some tender-loving-care recently.


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    Youth Exchange - 2012

    Members of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain have been hosts to Hitomi and Rina from Japan as part of the Lions International Youth Exchange Program.


    The girls have seen the sights of the Gold Coast, outback Queensland and the natural wonders of Mount Tamborine.




  • Hear You Loud & Clear

    The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc has been supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council with a grant of $1 000 to assist in the purchase of a portable PA system. This system is now available for use by community organisations.


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    From Strength to Strength

    At the last dinner meeting President John Young inducted Martyn Haynes into the Lions fold. Sponsor Eddie Fenton was on hand to ensure that all went well.


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    Fire Fighter Competition

    Over the weekend 14-15 April Tamborine Mountain was the venue for the annual South Queensland Fire Fighter Competition. Catering was done by the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain.


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    20th Anniversary

    Members, past members and guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc at an informal dinner.



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    Youth of the Year - 2012

    Parents, students, teachers and friends were on hand to view the final judging of the local section of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition held at Heritage Wines. All entrants were competent and enthusiastic.
    Congratulations to Alexandra on her win.


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    Thanks!

    President John Young presented Eddie Fenton, representative from the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens committee, with a cheque. Thanks for allowing us to use the gardens for our functions.


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    End of Year Function

    The end of 2011 function was a hands on affair, with games galore and a fantastic food feast, which was held at the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens. The members learnt how to play ''''Bogan Quoits''''.





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    Aussie Joe Bugner Fights On

    Joe Bugner, former heavy weight boxing champion, relived his life in the ring and meeting celebrities when he was the draw card for a fund raising night held recently at Heritage Wines, Mt Tamborine.


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    DG Visits The Mountain

    District Governor Lorraine McKenzie and husband Lion David motored to the mountain to meet the members. A surprise awaited them when they ventured into the confines of the DeliVino Restaurant for the place was alive with mustaches. It was Marx Night for the locals!


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    Peace Poster Winner

    Recently the club coordinated the local section of the annual Lions International Peace Poster Competition. Students from the primary schools participated and the entries were displayed at the library at North Tamborine.

    Tayla''s entry not only won the local section, but was also judged the best for District 201Q1.

    The winning entry is shown here.


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    ANZI and Pacific Forum

    The Tamborine community was well represented at the inaugural ANZI and Pacific Forum held recently at the Gold Coast. Presidents John Young and Francis Dempsey proudly held high their respective club names.


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    Youth Exchange - 2011

    In July 2011 club members were hosts for Anni Pakkila from Finland and Lovisa Zedendahl from Sweden as part of the Lions International Youth Exchange Program




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    Lions Renal Laboratory set up at the PA Hospital in the early days

    To: the District Governors and Members of LIONS districts 201Q1, 201Q3 and 201Q4.



    Dear LIONS DG 201Q1 Ann Reed,



    I have just enjoyed watching a 15 minute movie mentioned in 201Q1’s on-line news items . It was made by one Roy Worfold, a true gentleman and a dedicated LION (of "201K") back in the 60's and 70's, and it explains 'what is a LIONS Club'. (Movie on: http://lionsclubs.org.au/a-glimpse-into-our-history/)



    Well, I am very happily aware of what LIONS Clubs can do. I saw myself in the movie, because I was the doctor shown in the LIONS Renal Laboratory at Princess Alexandra Hospital. How well I recall the remarkable support I received from so many Clubs in (then) 201K and 201A districts. How much I enjoyed doing my research backed by people who believed whole-heartedly in the need for it.



    I used to talk about the work we were doing at all 201A and 201K Conventions, and many times I talked to individual LIONS clubs. However, it occurred to me that, although I did my best to explain the research in straight-forward language, LIONS did not have a hard copy of the publications that arose from that research in my time as your research Fellow from 1966-1978.



    So, I decided to photocopy the more important of those publications and put them together in a book as a record of the outcome of your support for our work back in those exciting days, to allow your full perusal of them . I hope this may provide something of historical significance for you and your District to keep, to show what LIONS did to get medical research rolling, not only for my work but for a ll the impressive subsequent achievements in medical research you have made and are making possible.



    Therefore, if you would accept this book for your archives, it would be a great honour to me and I believe to the memory of the countless LIONS Members who made it all possible.



    Yours in fond memories and with my very best regards, sincerely,

    John Healy.

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    If you are interested in reading the book please contact Peter Ho

    Click on link to read more

    More details: https://lions201q1.org.au/2-uncategorised/96-renal.html


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    May is recycle for sight month

    This month, collect used eyeglasses and raise awareness about the Lions eyeglass recycling program.



    Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions most popular activities.



    Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.



    Starting an eyeglass collection in your community can be an easy and rewarding activity that will raise your club's visibility and provide your fellow Lions with a great deal of satisfaction in serving others.



    Contact local businesses, schools, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals. Invite them to assist with your collection efforts by hosting collection boxes.

    Use Lions Recycle for Sight resources for your collection campaign,

    Send your collected eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames and sunglassesse to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.

    Report your club's eyeglass collection efforts via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.




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