Lions Club of Hobart Town Inc

District 201T1 Tasmania Australia

News

Get the latest on what Lions are doing - at Club, District and National levels below.



Club news

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    City of Hobart Volunteer Service Recognition

    President David Badcock and Lion Terry Mather recently attended, on behalf of the club, the City of Hobart Volunteer Service Recognition reception at the Hobart Town Hall. They were presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Hobart Lord Mayor Sue Hickey


  • Meeting Venue

    Our Meeting Venue has been changed. We will now be meeting on the Second and Fourth Tuesday (these are unchanged) of each month at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay. The first meeting at the new location will be on Tuesday, 11th July at 12:30pm. The meeting scheduled for 27th June has been cancelled, having been replaced by the Changeover Meeting that was held last Sunday (18th June).

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    Freezin' for a Reason

    2nd September, 2016, early morning - Students from The Hutchins School "enjoy" a dip in the sea in aid of selected charities and Lions Club projects.


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    Hobart City Council 150th Anniversary Reception

    On 10th September, Lion Professor Ian Duncan and his partner Helen, representing the Club attended the 150th Anniversary Reception of the Hobart City Council held in the magnificent ballroom of the Hobart Town Hall.


  • Posties Bikes for Prostate

    During the Club meeting on Tuesday, 26th July, Club President David Badcock presented Malcolm McGinn with our Club's contribution towards the cost of Malcolm's project: Postie Bikes for Prostate.

    Malcolm and eleven others from all over Australia will be riding "little red postie bikes" from Hobart to Cairns (4800kms) next month (August) to draw attention to prostate cancer and raise money towards related medical equipment.

    Most people don't realise (I certainly didn't) that prostate cancer kills more men each year than breast cancer kills women.

    Malcolm has 65 speaking engagements all the way up the east coast - quite a challenge to do all this and ride a postie bike 4800kms in three weeks!


  • Circus Quirkus - 31st July, 2016

    This year's Circus Quirkus performances will take place at 11am, 2pm and 5pm this Sunday (31st July) at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus.




District news

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    Lions Recycle for Sight receives support from Eyelines Tasmania during May

    Eyelines Tasmania encourages everyone to recycle their old glasses to help the sight affected in third world countries through the Lions Recycle for Sight program.

    As an incentive to recycle in May - Eyelines is offering a $50 on the spot trade in off a new pair of glasses.

    Lions Recycle for Sight is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program.
    Over the 15 years that the Australian program has existed, the program has delivered 2.5 million pairs to countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub continent, East Asia, and the Far East, including China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania.

    Will Downie CEO of Eyelines is keen on the company supporting such a significant project.

    "When you trade in your old glasses, we recycle them by forwarding the glasses to Queensland where they are quality tested, washed and dried, graded, sorted and packed. These recycled glasses are forwarded to Lions Clubs, church missions and humanitarian groups in third world countries to be given to people in need.''

    Last year alone, in excess of 26,000 pairs of spectacles left Tasmania for other areas of the world where there is a need such as Africa, Solomon Islands, Moldova, India, East Timor, Fiji, and other islands on the Pacific Rim.

    For some it is the first time in their lives that they have seen family members clearly.

    Optometry services and products are simply not available, too expensive or out of reach for the majority of the third world population.

    The Lions Recycle for Sight ensures supplies of various graded glasses are instantly on hand to give to adults and children who are sight affected, improving their quality of life.

    Eyelines is hoping to reach a target of 1400 glasses for the Lions Recycle for Sight Project in May.

    To support the Lions Recycle for Sight Project bring in your old frames to any Eyelines store across Tasmania.

    More details: http://eyelines.com.au




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