Lions Club of Sandringham Inc.

District 201V5, City of Bayside, Melbourne, Australia


Changeover Dinner June 2020

Sandringham Lions Club annual changeover dinner was this year held at Onyx Restaurant in Cheltenham. MC Pete Whalley did a fantastic job keeping everyone, well most people, social distancing and ensuring everyone had a great night. President Lee Murray thanked all members for their hard work during 2019-2020 and advised this would be her 3rd and final year as President. 

Thank you to Past District Governor Ann Eldridge for installing our new club officers for 2020-2021 as follows: President Lee Murray, 1st Vice President Pete Whalley, 2nd Vice President Sangeeta Thaker, Secretary Donna Cooper, Tresurer Rob Anderson, Membeship Chair Bev McLennan and Directors Lynne Witynski and Bob Standaloft. Students from Sandringham Secondary CollegeTam, Raven, Isabel, Lalli and Juliet entertained us with saxaphone music early in the evening. Due to COVID not all members could be present; some were connected via Zoom.

Congratulations to Graeme Heath who was presented with Lions Life membership - after 40 years of dedicated service a very well deserved award. Thank you to our sponsors Poolwerx, Storage King, United Petroleum and also Sandringham East Primary School for the use of their boardroom during thelast year. Pics below for your enjoyment.







Kayra Meric, Sandringham College          Lauren Malby-Luke, Mentone Girls Grammar   Lucy Tomov, Sandringham College

   {Public Speaker Winner}                                                   {Club Winner}



Lili Mayer & Mia Eng, Firbank Grammar        Judge Erin Goralski, Kayra Meric, Lucy Tomov, Judges Maggie Scott,

 our Guest Speakers on Climate Change                             and Michael Alexandridis    







Food For Change Fundraiser 2019



June Dinner Changeover 2019


                                            Katie, Bob, Bev, Kate, Rob, Donna and President Lee                                         


  PDG Pat with President Lee                                                        MC Donna Cooper                  


Donna, PDG Pat, Lee and DG Elect Kumar          Donna with Maria from Sandy SC         Rob, Lee, Shane, Judy, Aaron & Laureen with Bears 


Shane gives Judy a Teddy Bear              Katie Rhodes and Lee                                                                    Alice Lee


          Kate Clayton                                                   Pete Whalley                                             Rob Anderson


                  Shane Bruce                                                           Noreen Carr                                                                        Bev McLennan  

Close to 50 people enjoyed good food and company at Milanos while our new Board of Directors was installed for 2019-2020 by Past District Governor Pat Mills with District Governor Elect Kumar Swaminathan supporting. Cheques were presented to Judy Reeves from Sandringham Hospital to support the purchase of cataract surgery equipment; Laureen Walton Principal of Sandringham East Primary School and Lion Shane Bruce Chairperson of Operation Teddy Bear which provides Teddy Bears to hospitals, police, SES and others for children in difficult situations. Teddy Bears were provided on the night to the school, hospital and to Aaron Ferguson of Bayside Police. Our new board - President Lee Murray, Secretary Donna Cooper, Treasurer Rob Anderson, 1st Vice President Anne Holland (absent) 2nd Vice President Bob Standaloft, Director Kate Clayton, Membership Chair Bev McLennan, Lion Tamer Kate Rhodes. Our MC - Donna Cooper.


March Dinner

At our Dinner Meeting at Milanos recently our guest speaker was Matthew Donovan, Co-Founder/Director of Food for Change speaking specifically on ‘Helping alleviate food insecurity in Australia’. Food for Change is dedicated to growing fresh vegetables and herbs, rescuing food used commercially to ensure it is not wasted, and supporting food relief agencies. Matthew believes that everyone should be able to get the nutritious food they need whenever they want - no matter the circumstances.

The Team getting together at the 2018 Christmas Dinner




Changeover Dinner 2018.

Board Members 2018-19. 


Lion Bev, President Lee, Lion Roger                       DG Pat, Lion Chris                        PP Roger, Lions Donna and Kate


Lions David and Shane                               DG Pat and Lion Georgina                           Lion Anne


Remembrance Day Service at Sandringham flag pole 2018.


   President Lee and Lion Ron              Students from Sandringham East Primary       


Changeover Dinner 2107


Past President Bev handing over to our new President Roger.


Changeover Dinner 2016


Board Members 2016-17.


50th Anniversary Celebrations 2016 






Raising Funds for Kids Like Us - Trivia Night 6th August                       



3  ladies who achieved a great result!        Winners of Best Dressed Table & Trivia Award.              Having fun raising funds!



 Chelsea Lions table                                              Dressed to impress and have fun !                      Lion Ron and Laural with family.

Reaching the Community

Sandringham Lions gave away plants and enabled locals to enter a FREE raffle to win a $100 voucher to celebrate Earth Day.  Thank you for the donations from Bunnings Mentone for the plants and Coles Sandringham for the voucher, great community supporters!




New Board Members for 2015-16 {President Bev 5th from the left} at the Changeover Dinner.            


    A variety of Members, Family and Friends at the Changeover Dinner          





       Christmas Dinner 2015 - the Best Hat Contest.                        


                       President Roger                                        Ron and Ann                                                         Brian, Graham and Bev                                



       Margaret and Richard                                                    Helen and Rob                                              Brian and Denise



                  Noreen                                                Jan and Murray                                             Deb and Bev



        Margaret and Anne                                          Graham, Ian and Georgina                                       Wendy and Helen



    Santa and his Little Helper                            Yvonne, Chris and Georgina                                 Fred, Barbara and David