Lions Club of Latrobe

District 201T1, Tasmania, Australia

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Club news

  • Relay for Life

    Our annual club support for Relay raised approximately $5900.00, members manages to stay on the track for the duration of the event, which was no mean feat given the number of members who were able to participate

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    Speedway Canteen

    This year we had the need to call for some help from the local footy Club on a few occasion, Not only were they a great help, The y were good fun to work with

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    Club Final Youth of the Year

    It was great to have a number of people willing to put their hands up to judge the club final of the Youth of the Year. Our contestants were outstanding young members of our community

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    Adult Day Care lunches

    Club members provide lunch for clients at the Adult Day Care Centre several time each year at the last one President Phil donned gloves to prove he could wash up as well as DG Hester

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  • Shade Sails for the Children's Respite Centre

    Continuing our support for the Children's Respite Centre members erected shade Sails over the playgound area recently upgraded by our club

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    Christmas Parade

    The club organised the 2017 Christmas Parade well attended by several thousand residents. This yeas theme "It's A m Magic Pudding Christmas" attracted some very innovative entries


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    Club of The Year Award

    The Club was honoured with the presentation of the 201T1 Club of The Year Award at the 2017 District Convention. The award proudly hangs in out local Butcher Shop owned by Past President Peter Burk

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    Disaster relief

    On June 6th 2016 our home town was ravaged by floods, Members contacted the local Council to offer assistance and we started by providing meals for evacuees. After consultation with the District Governor and Disaster Relief Chairman we set up a disaster relief fund and within days the support from the public, business and Lions Clubs and individuals from all over Australia started rolling in. Two local lasses approached our club and a fundraising day with barbecues, fairy floss face painting jumping castles etc, with may volunteers giving freely of their time was rapidly organised, raising a total of almost $14,000. we received many, many offers of donated goods, a Motel offered linen and when we arrived there were 9 LARGE boxed of linen and 3 bar fridges. Another organisation donated 41 pairs of quality work boots which were duly distributed to flood affected residents. Prized possessions for a couple of youngsters who had lost all their shoes and boots in the floods. A podiatrist donated a number of shoes, scouts collected groceries people gave new electrical equipment, and other household goods and the list goes on. The generosity of Lions and the wider community has given us the resources to assisted 54 families so far, however there is still much to do.. and the rain keeps coming! PDG Ann Eldridge recently paid a visit and met up with some of the residents and saw some of the devastation first hand. Out hanks go out to everyone who has helped us in any way


  • Devonport Eisteddfod

    A bit of a new experience helping out on the front desk at the morning session of the speech and dram session of the Devonport Eisteddfod.

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  • Helping the Football Club

    9 members helped out by "manning" a food van and kiosk for the Latrobe Football Club at the local competition Grand Final. Serving the usual chips, burgers steaks, hot dogs, pies and pasties and countless cups of tea coffee and Milo. Hard work but a bit of good fun!!

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    Chocolate Mousse Mayhem

    Not withstanding the unpleasant weather a good crown enjoyed the spectacle of Mousse Mayhem again this year. All heats were filled and a fair bit of mousse in hair, ears and various other places. Two local lasses won for the third year in a row. NOTE: need to make it harder for them next year. The media challenge was all good fun with the Advocate Newspaper reps defeating the Sea FM teams comprehensively, if a little messily.

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    New Members

    2 new members will make a welcome addition to the club, although only being inducted on Monday July 6th they are already volunteering to assist with club projects

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  • Changeover Dinner

    58 members, partner and guest attended the annual Latrobe and Port Sorell Lions Changeover Dinner. All present held a minute silence for Lion Joseph (Giuseppe)Sallese , who recently passed away and will will sorely missed. Chairman Lion Harold Deverell kept the evening running smoothly and efficiently with a touch of humour now and then. Installation Officer Past District Governor Lion George Bugeja had just the right note of the importance of the occasion with a little humour.

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    Appin Hall Working Bee

    Members traveled to Appin Hall ,at Erriba, for a working bee, as usual it was rather cold to begin with but a bit of hard work pulling weeds and raking,planting etc, (not to mention the large rubbish fire one of our members manged to keep under control), soon had us all warm. As usual a good fun day.


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    Zone Dinner

    85 members representing all club within our attended a Dinner meeting hosted by the Lions Club of Latrobe at the Lucas with a guest Speaker from Beyond Blue who spoke on the effects of depression and what services are available.The presentation was very well received, with many question being asked. Although the subject was serious, all had an enjoyable evening.

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    New member

    The club welcomed new member Louise Murfet who was inducted by District Governor Michael
    DG Michael presented an outstandiing achievement award to Lion Kae Campbell on the night

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    Walk for an Aussie Kid

    The club hosted a Saturday Night concert at the local football club and a Sunday walk, led by "the Pied Piper to raise funds for the Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation, and awareness of the needs of children with Cerebral Palsy.

    All a lot of good fun!


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    Cemetery Gate Project

    The cemetery gate beautification project has been completed and is a much improved access to the local cemetery.


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    Welcome Yvonne and Kevin

    2 more members welocmed into the club earlier this year


  • Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship Melvin Jones

    Past District Governor Lion Alan Walker presented with a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of outstanding service to Lions International in many capacities at club, District and Multiple District level. He has been a member of Lions International for over 43 years, a Charter Member of the Lions Club of Latrobe and a mentor to many.


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    Youth of the year

    District Governor George made an unscheduled visit to the club final of the Youth of the Year quest, where two outstanding young women we our club finalist. the winner now goes on to the Region final in Burnie on March 30th


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    A busy January

    Starting December 28th manning our canteen at the local Speedway, the month just got busier.

    Sausage Sizzle on January 12th. Next Speedway meetings 18th and 19th January, Henley on Mersey on Australia Day, January 26th, where we we honoured with the Latrobe Australia Day Community Event of the Year for our Christmas Parade, and to top it off Lion Harold Deverell was awarded the Emergency Service Medal for his outstanding Service to the State Emergency Services.

    Speedway Canteen on the 29th and 31st January and the 1st February, not only a lot of hours but a lot laughs and good humour. We were assisted by several students from the local High School a couple of teachers (and even the Principal who came along one day and asked if he could come back the next one) we never say no to good helpers. A couple of members from the local footy club helped out as well. Prior to each speedway meeting tears are shed over the 20kg bag of onions peeled and sliced to the cooks specific request (orders!!)For those interested in numbers, on Saturday 1st February alone 255kg of chips, 200 steaks 280 hamburgers, 20 kg savs, over 200 pies pasties sausage rolls and hundreds of donuts passed over our counters not to mention all the soft drinks, chocolate bars and a great many 10 cent lollies (which to the horror of our intrepid staff had to be counted out in $5.00 lots at a time) It was our busiest weekend for about seven years and it will probably take another seven to get over it!!(only joking)

    Next we had another Sausage Sizzle, coming up a barbecue and some assistance to the Forth Valley Lions at their Country and Western Day and then another Speedway meeting on March 1st. Sounds a lot of work ... and it was, but we also had a lot of fun along the way and earned a few dollars to put back into the community.


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    Building the footpath

    It came to our attention that an elderly lady had to cross an expanse of lawn, which during the winter months could be extremely treacherous. A couple of working bees later and a very grateful lady informed us she had never had a path and shes in her late eighties!


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    Chocolate Winterfest

    Our club organises the Chocolate Mousse Mayhem at the annual Chocolate Winterfest in Latrobe. A hilarious fun event whereby two entrants face each other, blind folded) with a bowl of chocolate mousse, the team who finish fastest with the least mess go into a final. AND THE PRIZE... a basket of ANVERS Chocolates!


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District news

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    2020 : 41st Lions Tasmania Convention

    Come and join us in Launceston for the 41st 201T1 Convention.
    The convention will be held at the Tramsheds, November 6 - 8.
    This is an unusual year and as such we have a modified program.
    You can download the information package and registration form using the link below.


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    2019 : The 40th Annual Convention for Lions District T1

    The 40th annual convention for Lions Tasmania will be hosted by the Glenorchy City Lions Club. Members are invited to register for the convention which is based at the King George V Convention Centre and will run November 8th - 10th.

    Email enquires can be made to: convention@lionstasmania.org

    Registration forms are now available online.

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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.

    More details: http://devonportmersey.tas.lions.org.au/convention2018




National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"


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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions 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/


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    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

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    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/


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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It'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/


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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/