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January - February 2022

Once again covid related issues have affected our club in early 2022.

The main fund raiser for the club the Hot Road show known as "Show'n.Shine" was cancelled once again, so we have notheing to report there.

The Australia Day BBQ and Naturalisation Ceremony was cancelled by the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Cottage By the Sea annual fete was also cancelled.

So - all in all - the start of the year has been very quiet for our club.


March 2022

 As reported in 2021, the Pt Lonsdale Primary school has kindly allowed us to use one of their storage sheds to store our club equipment. We have kept ourselves occupied cleaning up the shed, adding shelving and bringing it to a point where we can move in.


      The workers in action (or is that "inaction"?)                                       Looking better - more to come


DG Visitation - March 8, 2022

We had the pleasure of hosting VDG2 Les Cropley and his paartner Lion Deb Stallard at our meeting. Les was visiting on behalf of DG Tom Blair. ZC Grant Hull was also in attendance.

Les presented Tom's message for the year and got a bit of a birds-eye peek at the way our club works.

It was a very good night socially too as we have struggled to have many occassions where we can do this - and with our partners included.

President Kevin & VDG Les having a ball swapping bannerettes


Some of the excited audience .........


Bye container - Hello shed - March 20, 2022

The final move!

After a long process and a lot of work, we have finally moved from the old container to our "new shed". Thanks to the work of all Lions who contributed to getting this done.


The old container - all alone!                                                    The happy workers - Allan & Phil


Winter "solstace"

Although the club comtinued to meet over teh winter months, activity was limited. A numberof our members took the opportunity to "head north" to the warmer climates to escape the bitter winter that was 2022.

Planning for a numberof events continued:
  • We will be conducting the LEHP program once again at the 3 schools in the Borough.
  • The regular BBQ's at the Pt Lonsdale market and Bunnings were held.
  • We are hosting the V Districts Skin cancer scanning van in December. 
  • Letters to Santa will be done again.
  • We are starting the restoration of the gardens in the A.W. Hodgetts Reserve in November. 


DG Lee-Anne's visit - September 13, 2022
On September 13, DG Lee-Anne Anselmo visited out club. It was a speal night with partners and was held at "The Breeze".
Lee-Anne gave us her message, which was largely based aroud membership.
We enjoyed a beautiful supper prepared for us by Maureen Thorpe.
Skin Cancer van - visit  (for December)
Planning is well under way for this event on DECEMBER 10 & 11
We have placed the posters on the local community pages on Facebook, on our own FB site and we will be posting them around the town.
Bookings are essential with only 96 places available.
Camp Koala "T1D", October 7 - 9, 2022
Lions Camp Koala T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) was held at Cottage By The Sea from October 7 to 9.
Whilst it is a project Lions arranged by our District, a member of our club was involved with it.
Diabetes is one of 5 Lions "pillar" projects throughout the world, so it was great that this was run in our area.
12 teenagers aged from 15 - 17 years attended the camp for a fun weekend and to learn more about their disease. Some have had quite recent diagnosis and are on a life changing journey.
LEHP - Queenscliff Primary School, October 20, 2022
We tested 32 of the students at this school. As a result, the parenst of 2 of them will receive a letter recommending they contact an eye specialist for further examination. This was another successful day as we might have helped 2 young people who otherwise might have had further issues. 
Garden planting - November 2, 2022
75th Anniversary of Lions In Australia
We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Lions Clubs in Australia. Worldwide, the organisation id over 100 years old, so we have a wonderful history of service.
Our club has been around for over 60 of those years, so we have done well.
To celebrate this milestone, the Borough of Queenscliffe kindly allowed us to plant out a garden bed in the Lions colours. The garden is in the A.W. Hodgetts Memorial garden in Queenscliff.
                     Off and running ....                                                                  Planting starts
                       Finished - just add water                                              Final product - with Mayor Ebbels


LEHP - Pt Lonsdale Primary School, November 14, 2022
Another successful day! This time we tested 59 students and found that 13 should have further testing by a qualified optometrist. That makes it all worthwhile!!
A BIG thank you (as usual) to Sue who is always there to run the show!
Also to Wendy who has been a great help in the past and to Carmel and Jillian from Leopold Lions who stepped in at the last moment to help when we has a couple of "sickies"


Skin Cancer van, November 11 - 12, 2022
The Lions V Districts Skin cancer van was a great success.
The van was located in Queenscliff for December 10 and 11.

114 people were checked with 23 being recommended to make an appointment to see their doctor for further examination. We could have saved some lives through this.

The Lions club will book the van for a future visit. It will not be for at least a year, but we will notify the public when it happens.
Thank you to our the volunteers who helped.


Junior Public Speaking at Pt Lonsdale Primary School, November 13, 2022

we conducted our first effort at the Junior Public Speaking program at Pt Lonsdale Primary school. It was a great success with 10 young students participating.

It was a very young group - mainly grades 3 and 4 and they spoke about their "3 most favourite people".

It was very heart warming to hear that every child had mum and dad as 2 of their most favourite people!

This was very much a trial, and we are sure to take it to the next level in 2023.

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