District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia


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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    ANZAC Day

    It was quiet, no one around, when president Vanessa and Vice president Roger placed a wreath at the Tamborine Mountain cenotaph at 6:30 am on 25 April 2020.

    Gone - but not forgotten.

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    Mother's Day Raffle

    Tickets in the 2020 Mother's Day Raffle can be purchased online from or through the Club's revised Facebook page: simply Google “Tamborine Mountain Lions Club Facebook’

    (there’s no need to be a Facebook member to access the Club’s page).

  • 2020 COVID 19 emergency assistance

    Members of the Tamborine Mountain community in need of assistance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are requested to completed the Minor Assistance Application form.
    Please see the attachment

    Attachment: Minor Assistance Application - 28 Mar 20.pdf

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    Lions Youth of the Year Competition

    The local section of the Lions Youth of the Year Competition was held recently and seven fine candidates fronted the judges and were interviewed. The overall winner was Chelsea from Tamborine Mountain College and the winner of the public speaking section was Taj from Tamborine Mountain State High School.

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    Social Inclusion Program

    The Club runs a program for young adults (18+) with disabilities, with weekly gym activities, monthly dances, monthly lawn bowling/socialising, and workshop programs in areas such as visual arts and theatre.

    For further information please contact

    Janis Bailey 0418 122 295,

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    AnotherSausage Sizzle

    It was an extremely hot day, especially over the bar-b-q, when members served the public at Bunnings.


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    Lest We Forget

    As well as laying wreaths, Lions members assisted the local RSL sub-branch by transporting chairs to / from the Circle of Remembrance for the 11:00 o'clock service.


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    Thank you

    President Vanessa Bull, OAM and members were on hand to thank Paul Krahnen and Gary Johnson from the Lions Club of Tamborine Village for their work painting the outside of the catering van.

    Great effort and a job well done!


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    Catering van gets a make-over

    In late September and early October 2019 Lions from Tamborine Village and Tamborine Mountain worked together to re-decorate the catering van.

    Vibrant colours and the shape of the mountain were highlighted.

  • Lions Ladies & Friends Lunch

    The venue was the Hampton Estate Wines for the Tamborine Mountain Lions Ladies and Friends September lunch. The food was nourishing, the conversation invigorating and the quiz challenging. A good time was had by all!

    Attachment: Lions Ladies Lunch 5 Sep 19.pdf

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    1st VDG Visits the Mountain

    In August 2019 1st VDG Narelle Parkins visited Tamborine Mountain and spoke to members on the aims of the International President and the 201Q1 District Governor's proposals for the coming year.


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    Green Fingers

    Sunday 28 September saw the community come together to plant 500 trees in Guanaba Park. Landcare, QWCA, Scouts and Tamborine Mountain Lions were on hand to ensure that the activity was done efficiently and quickly.

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    Well Done Tony!

    Tony Hall raised funds for the Lions Medical Research Foundation when he competed in the 10 km race at the Gold Coast Marathon.


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    Vanessa Takes The Reins

    On 21st June Vanessa Bull, OAM was sworn in as the president of the the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc for the year 2019 / 2020 by 1st District Governor elect, Narelle Parkins.

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    Lawn Bowls

    Twenty-three members and friends gathered at Tamborine Mountain Sports Club to participate in a friendly game of lawn bowls. Those new to the sport of royalty received tuition in the finer arts of the game.

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    Who Let The Dogs Out?

    The weather was kind, the atmosphere was friendly and hundreds made the effort when the dogs were let out for the annual Million Paws Walk.


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    Gunfire Breakfast

    The Lions Club assisted the RSL Tamborine Mountain Sub-branch with their Anzac Day activities by providing a 'gunfire breakfast' and transporting chairs.
    The members posed for a happy snap before the hungry crowd arrived.


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    Tamborine Mt RSL President visits

    Phil Hunter, president of the RSL Tamborine Mountain Sub-branch and his wife Stella were the guests at the dinner meeting on 23 April.

    Phil spoke of his time in the RAAF, and of the difficulties faced by WW1 soldier Private Jensen from Victoria.

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    The Need for Toilets in Lions Park, Tamborine Mountain

    To ascertain the need for toilets in Lions Park on Tamborine Mountain, a questionnaire has been developed. Members of the public who visit the park have been asked to complete the survey before 31st April 2019 and return it to the club at:-

    The Secretary
    Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc
    PO Box 143
    North Tamborine Qld 4272

    or email to:-

    The results will be forwarded to Scenic Rim Regional Council officers for consideration.

    Attachment: Questionnaire re Lions Park Tamborine Mountain - Feb 19.pdf

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    Angel Flight

    Members and guests were greatly appreciative of guest speaker Nigel Fotheringham's talk on Angel Flight which provides assistance to people living in country areas. He was presented with a gift by Immediate Past President Tony Hall.


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    Ten years a Lion

    At the March 2019 dinner meeting Pam Hawthorne was presented with her ten year pin by president Linda Schier.


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    Youth of the Year Competition

    On Tuesday, 19th February 2019, the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc held its first dinner meeting for the year at the new venue ‘The Manor’.

    The evening commenced with a presentation by 1st Vice-president Vanessa Bull of a cheque for $1000.00 to Sgt. Mark Shields. The funds will be used for the Student Driver Education program.

    The local division of the annual Lions Youth of the Year Competition was coordinated by Lion Jenny Strachan and the judges, Jason Smith, Sue Deakin and Majeed Zadeh, had the onerous task of selecting the winners. Seventy marks were awarded for the personal interview and thirty points for the public speaking section.

    Five excellent students acquitted themselves admirably, answering questions not seen prior to the night, and giving their considered opinions regarding these topics. All students were required to answer the same questions. Later in the evening each student presented a prepared speech on their chosen topic.

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    Social Inclusion Project update

    As part of the Social Inclusion Project, the Music Doctors held a session with local youngsters. A great time was had by all.

  • Social Inclusion Newspaper article

    Please the attachment for the newspaper article regarding the Social Inclusion Project being sponsored by the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc.

    Attachment: ShowBiz Inclusion Project newspaper article FINAL.pdf

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    Social Inclusion Project

    The Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain Inc is running the ShowBiz Project, in conjunction with The Music Doctors, for young adults (18-40) living with disabilities. Orientation will be Sunday 20 January 2109 at the Zamia Theatre, Tamborine Mountain (please register your interest).

    If you wish to be involved, the workshops start in February 2019. Please see the attachments for more details and the registration form.

    We thank Beaucare for funding the project.

    Attachment: ShowBiz Inclusion Project registration form .pdf

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    Lions Ladies and Friends Lunch

    It was a miserable start with the wild weather, but the ladies made it to the table for the lunch.
    A great afternoon was had by all.

District news

  • 2019 District Convention Info will be released very soon

    Info to be release very soon

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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:

    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.

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

    Click on link to read more

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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.

National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.

    For more information follow this link.

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    Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!

    Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs


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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.

    It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!

    Follow the link to see our video and find out more!

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.

    Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

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