A brief account of just a few of the many activities Clare Lions are involved in!!
Get the latest on what Lions are doing in and around the CLARE VALLEY.
GREAT NEWS: 2018 / 2019
Gleeson Wetlands...over 5,000 seedlings planted already, a great start. Most of the weeds have been sprayed with herbicide and Clare Council have placed rocks in two of the deepest washouts. We have already spread rye corn seed along these washouts to help stabilise the soil, just starting to germinate. A working bee will be held on the last Sunday of each month. Working bees will start about 9.00am, and finish around 12.00 noon. Fine weather on the way and we will need to mulch. Dave Clarke will be on site.
CARERS BREAKAWAY PROGRAMMECarers Breakaway Programme is a joint venture between Clare Lions and SA Country Carers. This project allows the carers, thru the genorousity of our local B&B operators, a chance to have a well deserved rest for a night or two.
A good number of our local operators have donated a night or two throughout the year so that carers can have the break they deserve.
Initiated in 2014 by Clare Lions, the first year was considered to be a great success.
We are currently contacting these operators to see if they would be happy to participate again this year.
Clare Lions Xmas PageantClare Lions are now actively involved in the organisation of the annual Xmas Pageant. Working with Clare Lions are the lovely ladies from Madec, and John Morrison, from Beyond Bank, who are major sponsors of this event.
Each year the CGV Council donate $2,000.00 to the Xmas Committee.
NORTHERN ARGUS LIONS LIP"Scoop" Williams, aka, Pat Williams, wiil be writing a monthly report about some of the activities Clare Lions are involved with around the community.
Look for his report towards the end of each month, and also find contact details if you want to know more about your local Lions Club.
NEW CLUB TRAILER, POSSIBLY!Well, a start has been made towards Clare Lions obtaining a new BBQ Trailer. Work underway by Trevor Simms.
LIONS GREEN TEAM.....GLEESON WETLANDSClare Lions now have a very high profile project to manage, The Gleeson Wetlands Project. This is a Joint Venture with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council. The essence of the project is to, in combination with local community groups, plant or supervise the planting of hundreds of indigenous tube stock throughout the Wetlands. There are 3 ponds, all of which need some level of attention. This would include the spraying of weed infestation, planting and mulching of all these areas.
This is a project that will take the image of Clare Lions in a different direction to what we have seen in the past.Now ,there is nothing at all wrong with the old sausage sizzle, but that is all the general public sees us as being involved in. Hopefully an event like this, with the correct promotion, will help to change the publics image of Clare Lions.
This project will take some time and effort, but will have huge benefits for the Community, Clare Lions and the Clare Council.
LIONS TRAILERThanks to Peter Stopp for his generous donation of a trailer ( 1800*1050), for our own use. Just been repainted in Lions colours by The Trade Shed. All registered, small toolbox on drawbar and all ready for use. When our shed has been erected, that is where it will live.
Lets hope we get plenty of use out of it.
CARA CAMPCARA CAMP, AGAIN A GREAT AND SUCCESSFUL EVENT RUN BY CLARE LIONS. TRIP TO BURRA ONE DAY, DOWN TO BLYTH FOR A MEAL AND AN AFTERNOON VISIT TO THE CINEMA. BACK TO THE CLARE CARAVAN PARK FOR A BBQ LUNCH.
Will this photo be on the front cover of this years Lions Directory? We will know soon!!
JUMPING CASTLEWould like to thank chris from caltex service station for offering his jumping castle to lions for any events they may be involved with. chris has offerd this expensive piece of equipment for our use at absolutely no cost to lions.
thanks to chris for his very generous offer.
CLARE LIONS CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAYMembers of The Clare Lions Club raked and swept and shovelled and took at least 3 ute loads of rubbish and leaves etc to the local dump, at no charge, care of Clare Council.Lions Park has never looked better.
INTER CLUB VISITSAnother Interclub visit held by the Mallala Club this year. Visiting clubs included Clare, Gilbert Valley, Balalclava and Angle Vale. Great weather on the day, great food and company, and of course great friendships formed and revisited.
Angle vale Lions Club has put their hand up to hold this event next year. Well done our most recently formed club.
FUN(D) RAISINGAS YOU CAN SEE, LIONS MEMBERS RESTING AFTER A HARD 30 MINUTES OF, WELL, WORK I SUPPOSE YOU COULD CALL IT!!
CATERING1) BBQ at Clare Show Market, Main North Road Clare - Town Hall and Ennis Park, second Saturday of the month.
2) Street BBQ's next to Mathies butcher shop in main street being organised by David Clarke. if any queries, he is the man!
3) Food for Thought, third Thursday of the month, RSL Hall.
LIONS SHED NEWSCouncil planning approval, granted. Shed type.. American Barn Style. Dimensions 10.5 X 10.5 meters. Slab down, looking good!
Clare Show is over, now to put the shed up!
Shed Built and in use.
ROOF AND WALLS CLAD, TRIM TO GO, CARAVAN AND TRAILER IN SHED
OK, now getting down to the last details.
Retainer wall, shelving to one area, partition walls to be installed soon, then linings and a lick of paint. Should be ready for the Clare Show in October.
All of the above completed. Looks great with existing sheds already on site.
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Lions Drought ReliefHow you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
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: https://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: https://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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/