March News

Lions Club of Sandringham Inc.

District 201V5, City of Bayside, Melbourne, Australia

Christmas Cakes and Puddings


Following is a list of outlets where Lions Christmas Cakes can be obtained:

Commonwealth Bank Hampton – Lge, Small, Pudds

Westpac Bank Hampton – Lge, Small

Sandringham Hospital Kiosk – Lge, Small (soon)

Post Office Sandringham – Lge

Post Office Black Rock – Lge

Optometrist Hampton (cnr Hampton and Crisp Street) – Lge, Small

Hampton Market Butcher (Hampton Street) – Lge, Small (soon)

Fairway Hostel (Bluff Road) – Lge, Small

Sandy Beach Centre – Lge, Small (soon)

Park Road Timber and Hardware – Lge, Small (soon)

All of the Family Life  Outlets in this area – Lge, Small, Pudds


The Ted and Earl Show

Ted and his Lions Hearing Dog Earle gave us a wonderful presentation about how Earle helps Ted. Ted is hearing impaired and Earle "acts" as his ears, letting him know when the phone is ringing, some one is at the door and even helps with the shopping. Plus one morning he woke Ted at 5am as there was a fire - what a dog! Hearing dogs can take up to 2 years to train. They are free to those people in need as Lions Clubs around Australia sponsor the dogs. At present it costs between $30,000 and $35,000 to train them. If you know some one who could use the assistance of a Lions Hearing Dog, let us know. Thank you to Australian Hearing in Cheltenham for providing the venue and a delicious morning tea. You can see more about these wonderful dogs here:



What a night we had at the Trivia Night raising funds for Kids Like Us and having lots of fun and laughs - and picking up a bit of Trivia also! Thank you to our Trivia Masters Rick and Zane who did a fantastic job keeping us laughing and spending! 

Thank you to all Sandy Lions members and friends; kids Like Us staff, friends and families  who bought all our auction items, played all the games and had lots of fun. The final amount donated to Kids Like Us was $6114.00.  This will go towards their Bursary Account and we are delighted to help.     

Rick and Zane - Trivia Masters       Best decorated table - Moorabbin Lions Club         








Congratulations to Kate Blain from Kilbreda College for becoming both "Public Speaker Winner" and "Overall Winner" at the Zone Youth of the Year Finals Sunday afternoon. Jeremy Scott from Melbourne High School also competed and he spoke on some very interesting topics.CONGRATULATIONS also, to these lovely young students who impressed a room full of people at the Youth of The Year Sandringham Lions Club Final. Left is Alison Schmidig Schlatt {Sandringham College} Georgia Rowan {Mentone Grammar School} Reisha Thaker {Mentone Grammar School} Kate Blain {Kilbreda College} who was OVERALL WINNER, and Zoe French chosen by the judges as PUBLIC SPEAKER WINNER.

See more pics in "Events"







Sandringham Lions Club have donated to Fairway Hostel Sandringham to help with the purchase of a 2nd trishaw as part of their Cycling Without Age Project. This enables volunteer cyclists {pilots} to take residents out locally along the foreshore, local coffee shops etc. Here is a wondeful opportunity for the generations to enjoy the outdoors and share stories with each other.





Congratulations to the 6 contestants who came together at the Sandringham Club to compete in Youth of the Year at club level. From right top row are: Rory Hall {Sandringham College} Bowan Hafey { Melbourne High School} Nicolas Wright Smith {Brighton Grammar School} Laura Gollant {one of the judges} Katherine Ellison {Sandringham College} Molly Butler {Mentone Grammar School} Grace Reiter {Kilbreda College}  More pics can be seen in Projects.





More photos of the celebrations in "Events"

Fifty years ago this month in August 1966, the President of Moorabbin Lions Club approached the then local Mayor Bill Adams {pictured right}  with a suggestion to form a Lions Club of Sandringham. A public meeting was held to ascertain interest and after 2 meetings it was agreed that with 22 potential members the Lions Club of Sandringham would be chartered on 27th September 1966. The first president was Arthur.E. Beckett {deceased} with Mayor Bill Adams serving as third Vice President.

Now fifty years on Charter Member Bill Adams OAM at age 94 still helps at Remembrance Day ceremonies, time keeping at our Youth of the Year nights and attending special meetings. Well done Bill!

Currently we also have 22 members, although numbers have gone up and down over the years. Since 1990 women have been able to join as Lions, although we had many Lions Ladies prior to that assisting the men. Women now make up almost 50% of membership at our club. The need for Lions is as great now as it was in 1966 and we are still focused on serving our community, meeting humanitarian needs, encouraging peace and promoting international understanding. Our 50th Anniversary Dinner will be a very special night on Tuesday 27th September, exactly 50 years since our charter. Celebrating the Past and Planning for the Future!  


Enjoy the latest Lions International Video celebrating 100 Years of Service here:


$7, 482.11 is the final figure raised at our Trivia Night for Kids Like Us on 6th August !

1st Vice President of Sandringham Lions Lee {right} was delighted to present Melissa, President of the Board of Management of Kids Like Us with the cheque. Many beautiful children will benefit from this donation. More fun photos from the night can be seen by clicking "Events" and a full list of donors/sponsors can be viewed by clicking " Sponsors".


To mark Lions Club Interntional's centennial, the Lions Club Of Sandringham has signed on to help Lions Australia give away more than $100,000 to over 100 Australian wide local projects as part of its Community 100 program.
The $100,000 will be available in the form of $1000 grants to Australian projects which make a difference to the community in the field of youth, vision, hunger or the environment. The Lions Club of Sandringham is one of more than 100 Australia's clubs chosen to form 'Team 100' which will help to roll out the grant opportunity locally.
Local organisations, initiatives & projects in the City Of Bayside region and the surrounding areas are encouraged to make the most of the $1000 grant opportunity offered by the Lions Club Of Sandringham.
The Community 100 program is open for submissions from Feb 25th - June 30th 2016 and entrants are encouraged to apply online via…/things-we-love/community100
The Lions Club Of sandringham will then select three finalists, from which Lions Australia will nominate a winning project by mid August 2016.
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