Woodend Lions Club

District 201V1-4 Victoria, Australia

Club news

  • Calling for Entries 2020

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    More Trauma Bears Arrive

    We have just had another "clan" of Lions Trauma Bears delivered.

    Recently received note ..." My 8 year old still treasures his trauma bear now called "Sebastian" which he received when he was 3 on a trip to the children's!"
    June, Woodend.

    Teddy Bear Program

    Meet our Teddy Bears - we call Trauma bears, they are used in times of stress and crisis. Woodend Lions Club supply them to local paramedics and other emergency officers to pass on to our younger members of society. These children may have been the victims of crime, injured in an accident or be in a traumatic situation and looking for comfort. We all know how a cuddle can offer so much comfort.

    The program has been running for 15 years now and was started by a Victorian Lions Club after seeing a similar program during a visit to the USA. The Doutta Galla Lions member, being a police officer himself, he was very conscious of how desperately such a scheme was needed in Australia. Our current model remains very similar to the US program although we endeavour to include not only the Police. but other Emergency Services as well. The Lions Club adopted Operation Teddy Bear as one of their State Projects in 1989 and has been the proud facilitator ever since.

    The program is a most worthy cause and greatly assists the people in the organizations that deal with very traumatic situations every day of their life.

District news

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    Lions Clubs & Blaze Aid Camp Lexton Jan – April 2020

    The Lexton-Ben Major Fire of December 2019 burned approximately 3,000 hectares of farm and bushland. Initial estimates suggest that more than 1000 sheep were lost and more than 150kms of fencing has been damaged or destroyed.

    The Lions Clubs of Alfredton Lucas, Ballarat, Brown Hill, Buninyong Mt Helen, Creswick, Haddon, Mount Bolton, Miners Rest, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Maryborough, Carisbrook, Maldon, Castlemaine and Harcourt (Zones 5 & 6) have banded together to support the Blaze Aid recovery plan.

    Blaze Aid has developed and implemented a recovery plan that aims to assist the community to replace or restore damage fencing. They have established a Camp at the Lexton Recreational Reserve and are coordinating a group of volunteers that have offered to assist. They will be operating the Camp from now until the end of April 2020. For more information on how to volunteer to assist Blaze Aid, please visit their website at https://blazeaid.com.au/lexton-2019/ and email your contact details to them.

    The best form of communication with Blaze Aid at this time is email, due to the extensive damage to the local telecommunication assets and the extremely limited mobile phone reception in the area.

    Several of the above mentioned Lions Clubs have offered to assist Blaze Aid by providing logistical and catering support. They will be assisting with preparing the evening meals for the volunteers each day from the 25th January until April 2020. For more information on volunteering to assist the Lions Clubs with providing catering support (cooking, cleaning or the provision of fresh produce etc for meals), please contact the Zone 5 Chairperson, Des Jones on M: 0407 927 867 or E: desjones53@bigpond.com

    To make monetary donations to support Blaze Aid, please visit their website at https://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/

    The Lions Club Zone Chairpersons will coordinate with the key stakeholders in this recovery plan, to provide regular updates on our progress. These updates will be published on the District website and in local newspapers, throughout the recovery process.

    Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Lions Club via Des jones on the above mentioned details or the Zone 6 Chairperson Grant Victor-Gordon on M: 0410 261 338 E: gvg1966@bigpond.com

  • Child Protection Procedure for Clubs

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/4-15-CHILD-PROTECTION-PROCEDURES-Youth-of-the-Year-Child-Protection-Procedure-Version-2-0.pdf

  • Lions Tales - The District Quarterly Magazine June 2019

    News from around the District

    More details: http://201v1-4.lions.org.au/lions-tales

  • District Governors Monthly Newsletter - June 2019

    From the desk of the DG

    More details: http://201v1-4.lions.org.au/newsletters

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    Lion Amy from Northcote Lions Meets Dick Smith

    Pictured is Lion Amy Monsma from the Northcote Lions Club having lunch with Dick Smith and his wife Pip. Dick donated $1 million to the Australian Lions Foundation at the Canberra National Convention in May 2013

National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions 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/

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    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/

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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It'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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/