Lions Club of Gwandalan Inc.

P.O. Box 5013 Gwandalan NSW 2259

 

 

Youth of the Year Judging

Our three contestants Kimberley Nicoll, Ulrike Schmidt and Mitchell McDermott were a delight to listen to. As we did have a combined Judging with our Lioness Club there were only 2 winners to go to the next level of judging. Ulrike won the Public Speaking Award and will go together with Mitchell to the Zone Judging. Unfortunally Kimberley, despite being gorgeous, missed out. Thanks to all for participating.

The newest Gwandalan Leo Member

The newest Leo Henry Burgoyne at his Induction with Leo Club President Lachlan Maynard and District Leo Chairman Tony Buzek. We all wish you many years of good fellowship and great returns on your expectations of this membership.

President Des Tuillier gets the all important tool from Past President Greg Aitchison

Best wishes for your 2011/12 Year as President of the Gwandalan Lions Club

P.s.: Desmond Tuillier is the little fellow!

October Activities

5th Oct: Invitation to the Swansea Lions Club DG Visit at $20 per head at the RSL Club

 10th Oct: (Monday) Ten Pin Bowling at Bateau Bay. $15 incl. the morning Tea and bikkies. Starts 10am sharp.

12th Oct: Members Business Meeting; it is YOUR turn to appear at the meeting. Less than 65% of members participate in Meetings and that is why some of you do  not know what is going on!

16th Oct: The Zone Lions Family Picnic at the Gwandalan Lions Park. Our Club will provide food for Lions, Lions Ladies and Lionesses and Families and prospective members. We will be assisting the Toukley Merry Makers. It is a Lunch Time Affair, hope to see a lot of you good people there. Elvis will entertain us!

17th Oct: Toukley Lioness will have a Lawn Bowling Day at Halekulani. It is a Monday from 10 am until 3pm with a lunch included at 12 noon, and a lot of FUN is available at only $20 per head. Bowling balls are there for you, flat shoes or socks (barefoot) are a must. Please book with Gary.

20th to 23rd Oct: Lions District Convention at the Tilligerry Peninsula. 5 Lions and partners as well as many Lionesses will show the colours of Gwandalan and get all the news from Lions International. We are looking forward to a great weekend!

26th Oct: The Members Dinner Meeting at the Blue Swimmer Restaurant at 6.30 for 7pm 30th Oct: Central Coast Triathlon; 3 Marshals and 2 member BBQ from 7am to 9.30am

Please note: Every Saturday of the year from 7.30 to 11.30 am the Great Lions BBQ and Garage Sales at the LIONS SHEDS

 

June 2011 NEWS

 A number of members including Immediate Past President Greg attended the Lions National convention in Launceston, held in May. The theme of the National Convention was the importance the Lions must place on encouraging and helping young people. Incoming International 2nd Vice President Lion Barry Palmer suggested that Lions should be "The Voice of Youth" whilst there were several other speakers promoting this direction including Father Chris Riley who gave a memorable address which showed the high esteem in which he holds the Lions movement. It is good to note that our own Leo Club for young people continues to flourish. If you are aged under 28 years and would like to consider joining, enquiries can be made to Lion Greg on 4358 2132. Our Village Market held at the end of May was a good day even if a number of stallholders were absent due to illness. Remember that this market is open to all, not just professional stall holders, so if you have items to sell, and do not want to hold a garage sale at home, consider a stall at our markets. The next one will be in August - watch for particulars in the next edition. IF YOU HAVE FURNITURE OR BRIC-A-BRAC TO DONATE. PLEASE CONTACT Lion Bruce on 4972 5502.(Pick up & delivery available in Gwandalan, Summerland Point & Chain Valley Bay).

March 2011 News to Members

Scholarships for Year 11and 12 were presented to Lake Munmorah High School students in December. We sponsored two Year 6 students at Wyongs Orange Camp, attended by our Leo Secretary Gabbie.
We were asked to present Academic Awards at Gwandalan Public Schools Presentation Day. The school also appreciated our help on the BBQ at their recent Swimming Carnival.
Lions assisted our Lionesses with the 10 Xmas hampers delivered to 10 local needy families in December.
Delta Australia Day Breakfast was an outstanding success again, distributing over 1000 drinks and more than 1200 great sausage, egg and bacon sandwiches. Great team effort!
Marshalling and Cooking at monthly Central Coast Triathlons continues in Summerland Point.
Monarch Awards have been presented to John Smeaton ( 25 years ) and Ray Murray ( 20 years ).
Our DG Dinner was a wonderful night. We have received many compliments, particularly regarding the Secretary appreciation presentations, the songs and the Ethics and Purposes. The night was a huge celebration of all the aspects of our Gwandalan Family of Lions, Lions Ladies, Lionesses, Lioness Gentlemen, Leos, Leo parents and guests from our Community. Awesome!
Good to have some fellowship with other Clubs at the Zone Picnic
We attended in good numbers at the Regional Youth of the Year. Our new Leo President Lachlan did not go further but did himself proud. Leo Secretary Gabbie previously competed well at the Zone Final.
We helped out at a fundraiser at Catherine Hill Bay Surf Lifesaving Club last Sunday where a young girl had her head shaved. She had long hair and wants to donate the hair to make wigs.
On the social side we were playing Ten Pin on Monday 14th March. We are also looking forward to the next Civic Theatre Concert on Monday 30th May . The theme is SHADES OF IRISH. $32 per head including bus. Numbers needed by end of April.
Leos manned their first White Elephant Stall at the recent Village Markets. The Technology Classes are close to starting at the Public School. A new member Elizabeth Dodd was inducted at the DG Dinner. Director Amber Chalker is guest speaker at the next Lioness and Lions Dinners to talk about her overseas trip with Scouts.
Gwandalan Lions are already planning the next Spring Festival set for Sunday 18th September on the Bowling Club foreshores. We are also well advanced in our preparations for Carols on Sunday 11th December at the same venue.

Youth of the Year Update!

At our Club Judging we had Brittany Annear from St Peters Catholic College, Darcy Milne from the Gorokan High School and Zoe Myler from the MacKillop Catholic College. They all were excellent reps for their Schools; Zoe and Darcy were winners and moved onto the Zone level. At the Zone Judging at Toukley RSL unfortunately our contestants were not successful. Winners were Lachlan Maynard (representing the Charmhaven Lions Club) and Taylor Marks (for the Toukley Lions Club), both from the MacKillop Catholic College. Lachlan who also won the Public Speaking Award is one of our recently formed Gwandalan Leo Club members.
Gabrielle Magee from  the St Peters Catholic College (sponsored by Wyong Lions), the secretary of our Leo Club was successful at the Wyong Youth of the Year Judging and will participate at the Zone Judging on the 8th of February. (Note that as members of Gwandalan Leo club they were not eligible to compete at the Gwandalan Youth of Year). We wish all contestants best of luck for the future. Thanks to all the contestants for participating in such an exciting Lions Youth Project. Please have a safe and happy holiday season - see you in 2011.

NEWS!!! LEOS CHARTER NEWS!!!

A few months ago Gwandalan Lions decided to start up a Leos Club in the area. Leos are a youth version of Lions, and membership is open to males and females from the ages of 12 to 26. Leos will run their own community projects and social activities as well as working in with the Gwandalan Lions and Lionesses.

We believe that such a Club will be great for the Gwandalan Peninsula; giving young people a voice as well as utilising their skills and passion to the great benefit of residents of all ages.

We received sufficient membership forms to go ahead and form the Gwandalan Leos Club!

 The Charter Dinner Meeting was held on Monday 23rd of August 2010 as a part of the 29th Anniversary of the Lions Club of Gwandalan Inc. The Gwandalan Lioness Club celebrated their 26th Anniversary as well at this Combined Special Dinner Evening.

The  venue was the Gwandalan Bowling Club Restaurant.

For more details please ring the Webmaster on 4972 5695. Thanks to all who helped to celebrate the New Gwandalan Leo Club.

You can email the Webmaster on     secgwandalanlions@gmail.com



Club news

  • What are we all about?

    A HISTORY OF SERVICE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    Gwandalan Lions Club Inc. was chartered in 1981 under the sponsorship of Swansea Lions Club with 35 members. Since 1982 when our first Lions Shed was built on the corner of Winbin Crescent and Koowong Road our primary focus has been fund raising through paper and can recycling and the running of BBQs at various district functions. As activities have expanded over the years so too have the premises to three sheds and a shipping container.

    Recycling of furniture and bric a brac takes place through our regular Saturday morning sales where a popular hot BBQ brunch has been added to the mix in recent years.

    Gwandalan Lions focus on asking ourselves the question “how can we help?” If there is a worthy cause in the area you can generally see the bright golden shirts of a group of Lions in attendance.

    Club membership varies over time and is currently over twenty. Members are proud of their ongoing achievements in supporting the community in a diverse number of ways. At the same time there is an extremely high level of club spirit and ability to enjoy ourselves.

    The Gwandalan Lions Club is supported by, and has a high standing among, the Gwandalan, Summerland Point and surrounding communities.



    MANY OF OUR ACTIVITIES ARE FUN

    While Lions membership is primarily about making a difference in our community, it is not all about work. Being a Lion means priorities are family first, career second and Lions third.

    Gwandalan Lions is a club for males but wives or partners can be involved as well. Dinner or lunch meetings on the 4th Wednesday each month include “Lions' Ladies”. Many ladies extend their interest by joining the Lioness Club.

    As well as our monthly dinner and business meetings our “unofficial clubhouse” is the Lions Shed on Saturday mornings. Members are periodically rostered to work at the Saturday Shed Garage Sale and brunch BBQ. Major events requiring a roll-up of all members include the annual Christmas Carols and quarterly Car Boot Sales. Being a Lion will bring you a high level of satisfaction and contact with members of the community.

    Lions membership is not about expecting a high commitment level from you, but rather you giving what you can and receiving enjoyment from the experience. In the process you will make the community a better place, enjoy yourself and expand your circle of friends.



    WE ARE SEEKING TO MAKE IT A BETTER WORLD TOMORROW

    Gwandalan Lions are part of a membership of 30,000 Australian Lions and more than 1.35 million worldwide members working in harmony throughout 209 countries in more than 46,000 clubs.

    As a Service Club we exist to serve the less fortunate and have been united in this vision since our founding in 1917 in Chicago. Established in Australia in 1947 at Lismore NSW we are committed to serving our local communities to make them better places to live.

    Lions Clubs are devoted to providing assistance and resources to the visually impaired and disadvantaged. We are also focused on tackling the tough issues of drug abuse, youth peer pressure and self-esteem, leadership training and care of the elderly.

    Our success is as a result of our commitment to building a brighter future for the world and our families. With each new member the organisation becomes stronger and more enlightened.

    Today's Lions are working smarter, faster and with more direction and commitment than ever before



    We are the Lions..........We Serve!




  • New Image

    Change Over 2014 / 2015

    The induction of our 2014 / 2015 Lions Club Board here with the then District Governor Deidre Schaefer. From right to left Immediate Past President Barry Simpson, President Ted Richards, Third Vice President Phil Lewis, Second Vice President John McLeod, First Vice President and Treasurer Ray Elsey, Secretary Gary Kwast and off course our lovely supporter of the Gwandalan Lions Family, Lion/Lioness Deidre Schaefer.





District news

  • District 201N3 website

    District 201N3 now has a new website which can be accessed directly using http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3
    It contains listings of District Cabinet officers, All clubs in the district with links to their club webpages, District projects & activities information and the District Newsletters

    More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3


  • Whats new on the District website

    Link below goes to District news items and District Newsletter download links

    More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3/news




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