News [23Nov]

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  • [23Nov] downloadable Dec'20 N3 Newsletter or ViewHere

  • [28May] Denman Lions win MD Top Club Service Project
  • [22Apr] Online Webinar Videos listed 
  • [05Feb] Great Ideas Forum 8March

  • Earlier Years
  • 2019------------
  • [24Oct] Mudgee Convention - results & photos
  • [30Aug] LionsAustralia Child Safe Policy
  • 2018------------
  • [20May] Glossary of commonly used jargon in Lions
  • [12May] Club Secretary & treasurer manuals for  now online
  • 2017-------------
  • [20Nov] Summary of 2017 Convention Proceedings added
  • [11Nov] Results2017 Convention Resolutions & Elections
  • [01Oct] List of most club FB page links added 

  • "The N3 Grapevine" - next Copy Deadline - 21 January 2021 
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    Denman Lions win Lions National Top Club Service Project award.

    posted May 30, 2020, 5:38 PM by Alan McKim   [ updated Aug 13, 2020, 8:14 PM by webmaster lions201n3 ]

    "Denman Lions supporting Communities Battling the Drought". 

    "After weeks of planning, Denman Lions hosted a day for farmers and their families on 14th December 2019. 
    Drought stricken Farmers from 13 different communities from Dubbo to Denman were provided with free all-day barbecue and evening meal, activities and entertainment for all ages, gifts from Santa as well as stock feed, water, hay, pet food, water, clothing, shoes, food and ladies cosmetics. Total amount of donated goods and vouchers handed over on the day exceeded $120,000. All of this after the club has been supporting their community with drought relief for many months prior to this day. 
    The Club has received great publicity, with many heartfelt testimonials from great-full people. 1,477 people were served on the day, and as a result of their wonderful Service, the club has been successful in gaining 5 new members, one returning member, 4 more prospective members and 1 ex member wishing to rejoin. Said one of the many appreciative wives on the day 'I could not believe what was being offered at your event. I saw firsthand how much respect your club has - I would like to give back and help you start a club in Merriwa'. " 

    This MD201 Top Club Service Project subsequently went on to represent our Multiple District at the Constitutional Area 7 Judging and won that title.

    Great Ideas Forum

    posted Feb 5, 2020, 1:55 PM by Alan McKim   [ updated Feb 5, 2020, 1:56 PM ]

    Must book in with CabSec by 1st March

    Lions Australia Child Safe Policy

    posted Aug 30, 2019, 12:22 AM by webmaster lions201n3

    Clubs & Districts are encouraged to adopt Child Safe policy similar to those that Lions Australia has adopted concerning Youth of the Year, Leo Clubs and Youth Exchange.
    Resources pertaining to this can be found  HERE  and also this Link to explanatory video 

    Members give up a Weekly Coffee !

    posted Aug 16, 2019, 1:29 AM by webmaster lions201n3

    Lions fundraising 100percent because member fees cover admin costs

    Upper Hunter Drought Relief - June2018

    posted Jun 13, 2018, 4:06 AM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 8:33 PM ]

    Through the support of many clubs in N3 district, we have secured a Hay Run convoy to arrive Upper Hunter on 23 June 2018, courtesy of the Lions Club of Pakenham Victoria's "Need For Feed Disaster relief" project.  They (N4F) have a great system of enlisting volunteer drivers and trucks to form the convoy and our funding will support their fuel costs and meals plus some fodder purchases while they can sometimes pickup some fodder for such relief efforts at much below going rates.

    Lion's Need for Feed Upper Hunter Hay Run a great success!

    Lion Helen, our Need for Feed Ambassador, from Belmont Lions has been pushing, for some time, for a hay run to support for our drought affected Upper Hunter farmers. The Victorian Lion's Need for Feed team overcame the logistical complexities and signed up trucks and drivers. In two weeks District 201N3 clubs raised $33,000 to purchase scarce hay. Local company Ireland Bulk Haulage provided six big tippers with dog trailers to bring 240 tonnes of donated grape marc from Griffith to the Hunter. Lions, and other groups, in Victoria and NSW donated hampers, care packs and other items. Lions in our District enthusiastically joined in, and in just two weeks our first Need for Feed Hay Run happened!

    The enthusiasm of Lions in this project was outstanding! Many Lions quickly learned the ins and outs of bulk haulage, farming, and production lines. Saturday morning saw about 25 Lions from 12 clubs packing hampers at the Muswellbrook Combined Service Club's shed. A donation of $900 worth of fruit and vegetables by local business people Nicole and Paul saw Lions packing forty big fruit and vegetable packs. Meanwhile other Lions and Lionesses worked on the logistics for the hay delivery and distribution, and catering for the drivers, Need for Feed crew, Lions and other helpers.

    On Sunday Lions had the opportunity to work with local people in delivering Fruit and Veg Packs, Hampers and Care Packs to over fifty struggling farming families in the Sandy Hollow, Murrurundi, Gundy and Noonan Flats areas. This was an overwhelming experience! The gratitude of the recipients was unbelievable. These people are struggling through perhaps the worst drought conditions on record, and many are not confident of surviving with the limited support available to them. Stock feed and the other gifts have given them both practical support and hope for the future. The Lions involved have not previously felt so touched by a project.

    Meanwhile, Lions at the shed continued to pack hampers. This is a great project and it needs to continue! It has brought Lions together to serve! There has been incredible effort, great camaraderie and very moving results. Thanks Lions!

    A de-brief and establishing plans to continue this work is proposed for Sunday 15 July 2018. Details TBC

    National Youth of the Year

    posted May 11, 2018, 5:09 PM by webmaster lions201n3

    We wish to congratulate our N3 Youth of the Year State Finalist, Lucy Witherdin, for winning the Public Speaking section of the National Final.

     Lucy will be a great ambassador for our district over the next year.

     Tom Rockliff from Tasmania won the overall competition.

     It was a great achievement for our District and I wish to thank all participating clubs that either held Club, Zone, Region & District Final or made donations to the event.

     I have attached a photo of National Finalists.

     I wish to increase our 26 Club participation rate for this year, so please give your consideration to enter the 2018-2019 competition.

     Lion John Mulhearn

    Youth Projects Group Chair &

    Youth of the Year District Coordinator

    Diabetes Kids Day

    posted Jan 19, 2018, 1:56 PM by webmaster lions201n3

    Taking Diabetes to new Heights
    Lions District is pleased to sponsor the Diabuddies Day at Treetops, Minmi arranged through Diabetes NSW to allow kids with diabetes & their parents to network while having an exciting & challenging activity in company of other kids with diabetes. 
    (article published in Newcastle Weekly on 18/1/2018)
    Lions sponsor Diabuddies day at Treetops adventure park

    2017 Convention Resolutions & Elections

    posted Nov 13, 2017, 1:47 AM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 2:58 AM ]

    At the 2017 District Convention held at Cessnock on 4th November, the following resolutions were carried:-
    • Project NM1 - Extension of Internatuonal Youth Camp (Lions Camp Kookaburra)
    • Project NM2  -Extension of Children of Courage Award project
    The following Lions were elected to positions:-
    • District Governor Elect for 2018-19 -VDG Keith Stewart
    • 1st Vice DG Elect for 2018-19  VDG Inga Kasch
    • 2nd Vice DG Elect for 2018-19 - Lion Geoff Kilmurray
    • Trustee for 3 year N3 Diabetes Foundation - Lion Jim Cowburn
    • Director  3 years NSW/ACT SaveSight/PublicHealthCare Fdns - PDG George Kinealy
    • Director  1 year  NSW/ACT SaveSight/PublicHealthCare Fdns  VDG Inga Kasch
    • Public Officer Lions District 201N3 Inc - PCC Keith Parry
    Keith&Carole Parry Perpetual Trophy for best Convention Display - Youth Exchange (Brenda Scarfi)
    Tailtwisting Trophy - PDG Ken Hallam

    217 registered attendees plus visiting (unregistered) guests for Remembrance ceremony.
     *Summary of Convention Proceedings  Downloadable here

    Nominations and Notices of Motion

    posted Jul 23, 2017, 10:17 PM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Jul 10, 2019, 7:50 PM ]

    CALL for NOMINATIONS for election at the 2019 District Convention - Mudgee

     1)    District 201N3 for the year 2020-21

    a)     District Governor

    b)    1st Vice District Governor

    c)     2nd Vice District Governor

    2)    Lions NSW/ACT Save Sight & Heath Care Foundation

    a)     N3 Director from December 2019 to November 2022 

    3)    201N3 Diabetes Foundation

    a)     Trustee from January 2020 to December 2022


    Please note that nominations must be in the hands of the Cabinet Secretary no later than Sunday  18th August 2019 and may be sent via mail or email.


    posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:08 PM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Nov 6, 2019, 11:17 PM ]

    Club Officer Manuals for District N3  are now online

    Club Officer Manuals for District 201N3:

        Club President Handbook 2018-19 (pdfDownload or View online

        Club Secretary Manual 2018-19 (pdfDownload or View online

       ** Club Treasurer Manual 2019-20 (pdf) Here

      • Treasurer section of Lions Australia Club Admin Manual (pdf) Here
      • Charitable Fundraising Authority Conditions (pdf) Here
      • Charitable Fundraising Best Practice Guidelines (pdf) Here
      • Legal requirements (Powerpoint handout pdf) Here

         Club GlobalServiceChair Guide 2018-19 (pdfDownload  or View online

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