Lions Club of Sandringham Inc.

District 201V5, City of Bayside, Melbourne, Australia

  

CONGRATULATIONS President Lee and 1st Vice President Anne on your District 201V5 awards. Lee received the Past District Governor's award for Leadership at club level, presented by Past District Governor Laurie Cooper and Anne received as our Newsletter Editor the District award for best newsletter for 2018-2019. We have 65 clubs in our district, so a fantastic effort by both ladies - Sandy Lions leading the pack!

Lee, Anne and Bev McLennan celebrating. Bev has also taken on the Zone Chair role for Zone 8, covering 11 clubs from Yarra to Chelsea to Oakleigh. It's a great team at Sandringham.

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                          PRESIDENT 2019-20 LEE MURRAY                          

                                              

President Lee will be presiding again during 2019-2020.We look forward to an exciting and fun year. Lee's motto is "Together we Serve; alone we can do a little, together we can do so much"

Congratulations to all Lions and in particular President Lee Murray for a year of service to the community and good fellowship.

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Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program. We receive requests from humanitarian organisations either travelling to a third world country or supplying shipping container loads or suitable humanitarian aid from Australia to groups in the third world. If you are interested in recycling your glasses please contact SandyLionsClub@gmail.com for local addresses to drop off at.

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                    President Lee with Jo Couston, President Cerise and Lisa Laing

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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:https://hearingdogs.asn.au/

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

         

  

      

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.   

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Kerrie Stratford Fundraising Officer {left} and Mandy Sandford Acting Director of Nursing from Sandringham Hospital were delighted to  accept a cheque to the value of $32, 760 from President Roger for six patient recliner chairs. 

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CELEBRATING OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1966 - 2016.

             

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!  

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LIONS INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY 2017

Enjoy the latest Lions International Video celebrating 100 Years of Service here:  https://youtu.be/IrrIBikd_mM

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TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER  

$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".

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CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SERVICE,  LIONS DONATE $100,000 FOR 100 PROJECTS.

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 http://www.homelife.com.au/life…/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.
For more information go to https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/community100/

Lions Principle Focus: Humanitarian Service, Disaster Relief, Sight and the Encouragement of Youth.

Lions are people getting involved in humanitarian efforts locally, nationally and internationally. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with a disability, community greening, fundraising for worthwhile causes. Be a part of the change. Join the Lions Club of Sandringham Inc. People like you can find community service, friendship and volunteer opportunities in Lions through:n

  • Volunteering in your community

  • Leadership development

  • Fundraising for research and community projects

  • Disaster relief                                                              

 

                                            

 

We Are The Lions

We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.  Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more. 

Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live. Or call Bev on 0459.400.038.

To make a donation to help Lions work - contact sandylionsclub@gmail.com

or call our Treasurer Rob Anderson on 03.9598.0940.

Meetings : 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month except January;

1st Wednesday - Business and Board Meetings 7.15 for 7.30pm  at Sandringham East Primary School, Hollaway Road, Sandringham

3rd Wednesday - Dinner Meeting with Guest Speaker 6.45 for 7.15pm  at Milanos, 4 The  Esplanade, Brighton

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