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  -   2015 - 2016
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Club Charter

2014 - 2015
President Brian Marshall  -  Secretary John Drake  -  Treasurer Mark Hale

President’s report

We began the year on a “Rosy” note with the Homestead Museum rose pruning programme with Geoff and tuition from the Eyre Peninsula Rose Society educators.  The scheduling of the project to ensure the Telecommunications extension was completed and thanks to Steve for the Project management, Geoff for the painting and David for the paving.

The Whyalla Show once again took its toll on everyone with the three sites taking up all the available members plus the willing helpers like the King twins, Dulcie, Aileen, Trish, Luke and Gary. The Monday following was terrible as we lost our friend and mentor PDG Jim Hewitson on that day.  He went out doing what he loved, checking the finances of the Dutch Shed and ensuring the additional stocks could be used by the WFL. I miss his entrepreneurial spirit and friendship plus the occasional “white with two” and chat.

The Black Dog Ride to promote awareness of depression, Youth of the Year with Ford King, the footy logos, combined schools sports day and of course who could forget the C1 District Convention.  Thanks to Graeme who took the reins and the Committee and members for putting on a great event which is still talked about when we see other Lions.  The PINK theme certainly did the trick.  We then lost by resignation a long serving member in Tulip whose portfolios have been picked up in a learning phase by three other members, Thank you.

Relay for Life turned out to be a great breakfast event as well as supporting the local Cancer support group and we began a new partnership with the Westline Speedway which we have shared with the Lions Club of Whyalla. The Christmas sleigh once again proved a success with the support of the Whydale who supplied teams to sell cakes.  The Gift carnival was once again held with the South Australian Athletic Association deeming the Gift the “Jim Hewitson Memorial” and the medal was presented by Aileen.  A great tribute to the man who had the will to push to get the event here in 1991. The Christmas Pageant and after Pageant fair once again was successful.

Decorations at Westlands, Carols in the Park, Speedway and the Little Athletics carnival saw the end of 2014 and a short breather until the Australia day function on the foreshore. 

The Middleback Theatre’s 30th Anniversary was a Community function which promoted the club and assisted this Whyalla asset celebrate. We then lost Charter member John McKeough after a prolonged battle with health, his conversations will be missed.

The Snapper Fishing Competition ramp and the Fishy Fringe saw a busy Easter followed by the phone books which provided us the opportunity to assist two local groups raise some funds for their associations.  Thanks to Whydale Calisthenics and Whyalla Academy of Gym Sports groups who benefited by $1200 between them.  I am sure they will be on board next time.

The One Steel/ Arrium 50th Anniversary saw our Donuts once again the most popular stall and we thank them for the opportunity to help in the Celebrations.

This has been a trying year for me with too many things on the plate (Men’s Shed, Lions, UniSA, family etc.) and my desire to ensure our Club completed the Whyalla Mount Laura Homestead project after many years of angst.

We have a breath of fresh air as the newer members take on the Board roles.  I wish Wayne and the Board success and trust the forthcoming year provides a coherent approach to community service.

Donations totalling $ 37,116 over the year were given to the following major groups:

ALF, ALDAF, LCIF, Whyalla Gift Foundation, Gymnastics, Whydale, DRFDS, SA Ambulance, ALCCRF and Mount Laura Homestead Museum with many smaller donations.

Service hours: 2482              Funds Raised: $44,085         Funds Donated: $37,116      Activities:45

2015 - 2016
President Wayne Foran  -  Secretary Stephen Pearce  -  Treasurer Mark Hale

Tonight brings a close as your President of the Whyalla Mt Laura Lions.

It has been enjoyable and I thank you for not only the opportunity to serve you as President but also for the support that has been extended to me during that time.

The past twelve months have again been a busy time, we have raised a total of $55717.00, and a total of 2235 hrs that have been spent in the Whyalla Community.

The biggest event of the year is no doubt the Whyalla Show. Funds raised from the Show are apportioned to the Whyalla Gift Foundation.

Our Club has 19 active members at present. We are fortunate that without exception those members when available are always willing to pitch in and help where necessary.

I will be coming in again as your President in 2016 – 2017, I close by thanking everyone of our members for their help this year in achieving the results we have. You should all be proud of what we have achieved locally and for national and international communities.

President Wayne Foran

Our Major Activities during the year were:

BBQ's - Samaritan College

BBQ's - Bob's Mitre 10

Mt Laura Homestead

Westland Christmas Decorations

Telephone Directories

Whyalla Show - 2 sites

Lions Christmas Cakes

Carols in the Park

Chip Van various functions

Hot Dog Van

WFL Grand Final

Lion Mints




Club Activity -1st July 2015 - 25th June 2016   Raised: -  $55,717.00 - Hours   2235

Club Donation from 1st July 2015 - 25th June 2016
- $7315.00

LCI-Iraq Refugies



Lions – Prostate Cancer Research


S.A.P.O.L. Youth Camp



Lions Hearing Dogs


Food Bank



Lions Eye Health


Lions Spinal Cord



Carols in the Park


Lions Spinal Blood Core



Lions Cord Blood


WhyDale Telephone Books



Mens Shed Heart Defibulator


Acad Sports Telephone Books





Hockey Association










Service Hours:  2235   Funds Raised:     $55,717.00           Funds Donated:  $7315.00

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