News [03Jul]

Latest District News:-                                      also    District Facebook news page
  • [03Jul] Website updated with new 2018-19 District officers 
  • [25Jun] Lions DroughtRelief HayRun for Hunter on 23Jun
  • [23Jun] June'18 "N3 Grapevine" newsletterdownloadable 
  • [27May] latest N3 Centennial Communique
  • [20May] Glossary of commonly used jargon in Lions
  • [12May] Club Secretary & treasurer manuals for 2018/19 now online
  • [11May]N3 YOTY winner wins national Public speaking 
  • [12Apr] BigRedKidneyBus - Update- Ahead of Target !!
  • [19Mar] BigRedKidneyBus Raffle winner
  • [20Jan] District sponsors Diabuddies Day at Treetops
  • [05Jan] District YouthOfTheYear Final - booking details
  • [20Nov] Summary of Convention Proceedings added
  • [11Nov] Results2017 Convention Resolutions & Elections
  • [16Oct]  Update from District LCIF coordinator
  • [01Oct] List of most club FB page links added 
  • [26Sep] Maitland Lions form new branch at West Maitland see FB
  • [13Sep] Revised dates for YOTY deadlines
  • [24Jul] Page added for BigRedKidneyBus Project

  • [020916] N3 Diabetes Fdn - John Hayes Award Applic.FORM

  • "The N3 Grapevine" 
    District Newsletters (click edition to download):-            
    Previous year's District Newsletters:-        [all previous]
    July 2016 [8.5Mb]


    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 Aug 5, 2017, 4:47 PM ]

     Call for Nominations and Notices of Motion – 2017 Convention

    • Deadline for submission of Project Notices of Motion for District Convention- 6th August
      • The constitutional requirement is for any such motions to reach the Cabinet Secretary no later than 90days prior to Convention (which this year is on November 4).
    • Deadline for submission of General Notices of Motion (not project NMs), plus nominations for positions to be elected at the convention (no later than 60 days in advance) is 5th September.
      • Nominations from suitably qualified candidates are hereby called for the following positions to be elected at Convention 2017:-
        • District Governor (2018-19);  1st and 2nd Vice District Governors (2018-19);
        • 1x Trustee 201N3 Diabetes Foundation (Dec2017-Nov2020); 1x Director NSW/ACT SaveSight&PublicHealthcare Foundations (Jan2018-Dec2020); 1x Director NSW/ACT SaveSight&PublicHealthcare Foundations (Nov2017--Dec2018)
      • Submissions sought for Host Club for 2019 District Convention. -  also closing September 5th


    posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:08 PM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated May 12, 2018, 3:04 AM ]

    Club Officer Manuals for District N3 for 2018-19 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 2018-19 (pdfDownload  or View online

         Club GlobalServiceChair Guide 2018-19 (pdfDownload  or View online

    LCIF - District Coordinator newsletter

    posted Feb 27, 2016, 12:51 AM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 1:45 AM ]

    see the latest information from our District's LCIF coordinator, Lion John Powell here (October 2017)

    Recruiting & Retaining Members - Workshop

    posted Feb 2, 2015, 1:53 AM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 5:21 PM ]

    How to Recruit & Retain members - Workshop open to all

    Opportunity open to all who pre-register for this workshop on February 18th at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club.  

    Especially aimed at any clubs who are having difficulty finding "More Hands" to help with their projects.   

    We are very fortunate to have MD trainer Lou Onley from Melbourne to facilitate this workshop

    Times 9.30 for 10am start through lunch till 3pm ($20 includes lunch)

    RSVP by Sunday 11thFebruary to Membership Chairperson JUDY MAUDSLEY                0408682463

    Directory Updates

    posted Aug 29, 2014, 12:25 AM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 1:19 AM ]

    For members only - if you follow the following link and then log in to the member-only section, you can access the list of changes to the 201N3 section of the 2014-15 MD directory since it was printed:-

    Note to log-in you will need your member number and name (spelled exactly as recorded by LCI).

    News from MD201

    posted Jun 4, 2012, 7:55 PM by webmaster lions201n3   [ updated Jun 30, 2013, 10:35 PM ]

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