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Hello again good people ... April’s here and the hot days (we hope) are on their way out. Add to that the finish of daylight saving and things are looking good!
Happily, March has been a quiet month, apart from the dog and trot gates, so not a lot to report really. Members who headed off to Sandbar for an R & R weekend had mixed weather which was we are told ‘mostly fine’ with fish in abundance ... yes, true ‘fisher-people-tales’ with good catches of Flathead and a ‘rare’ Bream which Brian relished (thanks to Trevor)!
The swearing in of our latest new member Bernadette Williams at our last meeting was well supported and welcome Bernadette, it’s great to have you with us and we look forward to your continued support through happy days.
Maitland’s annual Steamfest weekend is upon us again 14th 15th April. Please put your hand up to assist, as it gives us quite a high profile.
Our meeting this coming Monday 9th April will be a Board Meeting only, but come along, listen to the discussion and ask any questions you may have. Obviously only the board has voting rights, but all members are welcome to attend and to enjoy a relaxed dinner. afterwards at the Club.
We are always looking for ‘speakers with a difference’ and at our meeting on 23rd April, our speaker will be a lady from Tocal College who is known for causing a huge ‘buzz’ wherever she goes. There will even be a few gardening hints too, so come along and be prepared for a really sweet time. It will be a great night and I look forward to seeing you there.
Then our first Board meeting on May 14th, will be followed by a full dinner meeting so we can discuss arrangements for the Caravan and Camping show. This is a huge event and filling the agenda is a major task so please, note it in your diary to show your support by coming to this meeting, share your thoughts and ideas but most importantly, put your hand up for a slot on the roster.
MAITLAND LIONS PARKMaitland Lions Park has been officially relocated next to Maitland Library.
Check it out next time you visit the Library.
Maitland Lions are endeavouring to add more seating to this park in the future.
Watch that space!!
NEW BRANCH CLUB IS PART OF MAITLAND LIONS CLUBThe first Club Branch in the District was formed on Monday, 25th September, 2017. Congratulations to all.
BBQ TRAILEROur new BBQ trailer is ready and waiting to be used for events as required.
A wonderful project, a long time in the designing and building, but worth it.
Hopefully it will be a great asset to our Club and to our city of Maitland to be able to help out whenever a BBQ is required.......
If you require the services of the Lions and our BBQ Trailer, please contact Lion Paul Burnham on 0422 281705
LIONS SIGNATURE PROJECTLions Club of Maitland has placed two bench seats outside Maitland Railway Station. These seats are a great asset to the community and are being used every day by travellers.
District 201N3 websiteDistrict 201N3 now has a new website which can be accessed directly using http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3
It contains listings of District Cabinet officers, All clubs in the district with links to their club webpages, District projects & activities information and the District Newsletters
More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3
Whats new on the District websiteLink below goes to District news items and District Newsletter download links
More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3/news
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appealRead how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Directorship Opportunities - Lions Advisory BoardThe proposed Lions Advisory Board, if adopted at the Townsville Convention is looking for skilled Lions prepared to nominate for the initial Board.
The time to act is now!
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/05/new-directorship-opportunities-in-lions/
New Multiple District Leadership OpportunitiesRead about new positions: Disaster Relief, Deputy Legal Officer and Diabetes Chairperson
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/01/new-leadership-opportunities/
Beware e-mail scams targetting LionsLions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AMIt is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausagesIt's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refreshIn response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our historyIn 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
Join usIt's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/