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Club Calendar for 2018 - 2019Club Diary for Lions Year 2018 - 2019
Attachment: Club Diary for website 2018 - 2019.docx
Spica Chairs - Leanne TomlinsonThe 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.
150 Years of LionismThree 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.
City of Hobart Volunteer Service RecognitionPresident 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 VenueOur 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).
Freezin' for a Reason2nd September, 2016, early morning - Students from The Hutchins School "enjoy" a dip in the sea in aid of selected charities and Lions Club projects.
Hobart City Council 150th Anniversary ReceptionOn 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 ProstateDuring 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, 2016This 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.
2018 District Convention UpdateMersey-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.
More details: http://devonportmersey.tas.lions.org.au/convention2018
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/