Lions Club of Hobart Town Inc

District 201T1 Tasmania Australia


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Club news

  • Club Calendar for 2018 - 2019

    Club Diary for Lions Year 2018 - 2019

    Attachment: Club Diary for website 2018 - 2019.docx

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    Spica Chairs - Leanne Tomlinson

    The Club has, recently, commenced a project to financially support the very generous personal efforts of Leanne Tomlinson in relation to the provision of Spica Chairs to infant children suffering Hip Dysplasia.

    Leanne herself suffered Hip Dysplasia that was not diagnosed until adulthood, necessitating extensive and repetitive surgical intervention. Wanting, now, to help others, Leanne has produced a Spica Chair design under the supervision of the RHH Paediatric Physiotherapist and endorsed by Paediatric & Adult Orthopaedic specialists that is suitable to be used by infant children with Hip Dysplasia.

    Leanne made the first ten chairs entirely at her own cost and sent them to children with Hip Dysplasia throughout Tasmania. The RHH Paediatric Physiotherapist has now told Leanne that the incidence of infant Hip Dysplasia is quite high and that more Spica Chairs are needed to satisfy the requirements of young children in Tasmania.

    A Spica Chair is generally used by a needy child for between three and six months. It is then dismantled, repacked into its shipping bags and sent back to Leanne who refurbishes it and sends it out to the next needy child.

    Leanne came to our Club as a Guest Speaker and brought one of the chairs, for the members to see. Leanne gave a very informative and enlightening talk on Hip Dysplasia and how the Spica Chairs can make the children's lives more comfortable.

    The Club has donated $3,000 to Leanne to enable her to build an additional ten Spica Chairs. Leanne also needs funding to purchase the special bags required for the delivery of the chairs to the needy children and to help with the costs of chair maintenance.

    The chairs, made mostly of melamine coated chipboard, are very heavy and are shipped as two flat packs weighing around 20kg each. The shipping bags, because the chairs are so heavy and because they are used many times over, are made of a very heavy duty (therefore costly) canvas material.

    This will be an ongoing project for the Club and, since the beneficiaries are infant children throughout Tasmania, it is one that would benefit from the support of other Lions Clubs in the District.

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    150 Years of Lionism

    Three members of the club have now accumulated more than 150 years of Lionism between them. The picture shows Lions John Phillips, Maurice Minervini and Glen Gillies with their respective 50 year Lions medals.


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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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    2018 District Convention Update

    Mersey-Devonport Lions Club will host the 2018 Lions Tasmania District 201T1 Convention in Devonport.
    Registration forms are now available on line, along with information about the venues, accommodation options and sight-seeing.
    Join with other Tassie Lions at our annual gathering.

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National news