Lions Australia - MD 201 - District 201C1
  Australia, Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island  
 
Formation 21st March 1974 - Chartered 22nd June 1974 - Club No 029316
- District 201 C1

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Club History  -   2018 - 2018
                   
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1974-89
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1990-2000
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2001-2003
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2004-2006
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2006-2008
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2008-2010
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2010 - 2012
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2012 - 2014
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2015 - 2016
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2016 - 2018

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Club Charter

2018 - 2019
President Graeme Lowe  -  Secretary  Brian Marshall  -  Treasurer Mark Hale

 

The years seem to move quicker these days !!
We are in our 45 th year since charter in 1974.
Membership is always a major concern for most service clubs and we are no different. We are holding our own with 19 members, down from 21 following Wayne Foran’s move to Melbourne and the loss of one of our well respected founding members in Gordon Prosser.
Most of our current members have been involved in Lions over 10 years and are keen to assist where ever possible. We have a great bunch of blokes and we enjoy our outings , whether it be our regular meetings at the club shed or cooking chips & donuts in the chip Van, BBQ’s with our new trailer or cooking Ollie Bols in the Dutch shed over the show weekend.
We have found that with an ageing club we sometimes cannot complete a project without the help from outside clubs or other “Friends of Lions”.
We have several major fund raisers a year, starting with the Whyalla show, then later in the year the after pageant fair & Carols in the park. Other regular projects that we are involved in are Bobs Mitre 10 monthly BBQ, Telephone book distribution & Lions Christmas cake sales (with the help of Father Christmas & the lions sleigh).
Last year we raised over $38,000 from the various projects. We needed help for several of the larger projects and we has assistance from Whydale Calisthenics, Gym sports, Kiwi Netball & Stuart hockey club. It really is a win win situation. They need money for their local clubs and we need helpers for our fund raising.
From the money we raised we were able to donate over $14,000 to local charities, sporting clubs and other worthwhile organisations. Some of these included $3,000 towards a scalp cooling machine at Whyalla Hospital, $2,000 for local drought relief, $3,000 to whyalla gift foundation and $1,000 to Royal Flying Doctors.
Obviously to raise this sort of money we rely constantly on club members and I would like to particularly thank Secretary Brian Marshall for his work this year in keeping us on the straight & narrow, Treasurer Mark Hale for keeping the books straight, Social Barry Spry for all the cooking he does at our club meetings, Service Tony Treasure for arranging the outings of the chip Van, BBQ trailer etc. and Don Van Weezep for all his work on club records and our web site. There is also Ron King for work at the shed & Brian Carpenter for the kitchen & shed lining & all the other members for their tireless work which keeps the club running.
We might be a small club but it keeps on going regardless.
I congratulate Steve Pearce for taking on the presidency and wish him well in the coming year. I can assure him of total support from myself and the rest of the club members.
 

Our Major Activities were :

Club Activity  -  1st July 2018  -  15th June 2019

Apex Pageant Fair Bob's BBQ Chip Van - Various Venues
Lions Christmas Cakes Telephone Books Whyalla Show

Raised :  $38046         Hours :  1185

Donations :

ALF Drought Appeal         2000 Scalp Cowling Machine  3000 Royal Flying Doctor         1000
Whyalla Gift Foundation    3000 WhyDale 1250 Gym Sports 600

2019  -  2020
President Stephen Pearce  -  Secretary Graeme Lowe  -  Treasurer Mark Hale