FLINDERS ISLAND Lions Club

District 201T1, Tasmania, Australia

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    Flinders Island Show Day

    Flinders Island Show was held on 14th October. Lions had a food and drink stall and a raffle of a trailer load of wood, as well as advertising merino marbles sales and a clothesline for people to add their undies and a donation for prostate cancer research. One of the people donating to the line was Tania Rattray MLC who has been very supportive of our club.


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    Young Achiever of the Year

    At the 2011 show President Alan Wheatley presented Flinders Island Lions Club Young Achiever of 2011, Grace Walker with a certificate. A cheque is usually presented to the winner of this award at the school presentation night later in the year. Grace is a worthy winner, not only doing well academically, but also joining in activities such as music classes and sports inculding netball - she has learned how to umpire netball matches, actively participating in Youth Club, and assisting people without being asked.


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    2 New Members

    At our September meeting we welcomed 2 new members! the are Sue Ryden and Jim hughes. We are sure they will both prove to be real assets to our team of workers.


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    Lion of the Year

    At our changeover on 25th June 2011, Lion Henry Jenner was given a President''''s Appreciation Award for Lion of the Year. Henry''''s dedication to the club and willingness to assist with everything above the call of duty, including BBQs, activities, merino marbles, and firewood collection and delivery were noted and applauded.


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    Le Tour de Flinders - Sunday 6th November

    Our annual bikeride will be held on Sunday 6th November. Riders in the fun ride (it''s not a race) start from Lady Barron Hall, ride through Lackrana and Memana to Whitemark and back to Yellow Beach at Lady Barron for a healthy BBQ. If you don''t want to ride the whole distance you can start where-ever you want and just do a section. There will be a sag wagon following the riders if anyone wants to drop out along the way and drinks will be provided to riders at intervals along the way.
    The photo is from 2010 event, with Tour de France participant Wes Sulzburger leading the riders. Wes is the only person to have been in the Tour de France / Tour de Flinders double.
    More information on this event is available from Lion Gordon Rorison


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    Merino Marbles

    We have regular working bees to bag merino marbles (sheep manure) for sale for $5.00 per bag. To order talk to Lions Henry Jenner, Alan Wheatley, or Kevin Haines or send an email to margaret.wheatley@bigpond.com The rest of us can also pass the message on.


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    The new trailer has arrived

    We have purchased a new trailer to carry our woodsplitter and gear and to deliver wood to pensioners, the infirm and others on low incomes. Our thanks to Tasmanian Lions Foundaion for funds to assist with the purchase and to Rodney King of King Trailers for a huge discount and a heap of extras thrown in as well. On top of this Matthew Bayles of Furneaux Freight donated the freight from Bridport to Lady Barron! We had a woodcutting working bee on 28th May and there will be more working bees through the winter to help keep these people warm. Alan is pictured washing the trailer after its first job the day after it arrived - delivery of a load of merino marbles for the school garden.


  • Tulips for Parkinsons Research

    We still have some tulip bulbs for sale for Parkinsons research. They are available from Killiecrankie Enterprises - sitting on the counter. some of the bulbs are shooting so we have potted them and will be selling them in pots soon - through Killiecrankie Enterprises


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    June Market

    The June market was a great success with lots of stalls selling all sorts of goods. The wood raffle raised over $350.00 dollars and the stalls more than $100.00. The wood was won by Shirley Green - Shirley is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels - Good deeds come back in many forms!
    Next market will be held on Saturday 27th August to give those who come an opportunity to purchase something for DAD for Father''s Day.


  • More Bookshelves

    Now that JJ''s on the Bay has closed Jackie and Jay Hetzel have given Flinders Island Lions Club their entire supply of second hand books and the shelves they were stored in! We now have a huge range of second hand books for sale in Killiecrankie Enterprises shop and enough shelf space to display them.


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    Anzac Day

    Our club catered for breakfast after the Dawn Service on Anzac Day. We cooked eggs and bacon and made copious amounts of milk coffee to go with the rum. Some of the bread and rolls, cheese, tea, coffee, sugar, sauce and milk were donated by the SES as they had them left over from a search and rescue exercise. We thank them for their generosity. Thank you to Tony Power who let us use his shed.


  • Easter Raffle Winners

    The winners of our Easter Hamper Raffle which was drawn on Thursday 21st April are Ross Hufton, Lynn Matthewson, Leanne Clifford and Lois Ireland. We raised $315.00.
    Our thanks to the SES for giving us the food they had left over from the search excercise and to the people who added goods to the hampers. Special thanks to all those who purchased tickets. We appreciate your assistance so that we can make a difference!
    When I sold Leanne the tickets she said that John told her that she should put them in his or the kids names because she had used all her luck getting him. I didn''t think that could be right so I put them in her name. I just knew I was right - she hadn''t used all her luck!




District news

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    Lions Recycle for Sight receives support from Eyelines Tasmania during May

    Eyelines Tasmania encourages everyone to recycle their old glasses to help the sight affected in third world countries through the Lions Recycle for Sight program.

    As an incentive to recycle in May - Eyelines is offering a $50 on the spot trade in off a new pair of glasses.

    Lions Recycle for Sight is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program.
    Over the 15 years that the Australian program has existed, the program has delivered 2.5 million pairs to countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub continent, East Asia, and the Far East, including China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania.

    Will Downie CEO of Eyelines is keen on the company supporting such a significant project.

    "When you trade in your old glasses, we recycle them by forwarding the glasses to Queensland where they are quality tested, washed and dried, graded, sorted and packed. These recycled glasses are forwarded to Lions Clubs, church missions and humanitarian groups in third world countries to be given to people in need.''

    Last year alone, in excess of 26,000 pairs of spectacles left Tasmania for other areas of the world where there is a need such as Africa, Solomon Islands, Moldova, India, East Timor, Fiji, and other islands on the Pacific Rim.

    For some it is the first time in their lives that they have seen family members clearly.

    Optometry services and products are simply not available, too expensive or out of reach for the majority of the third world population.

    The Lions Recycle for Sight ensures supplies of various graded glasses are instantly on hand to give to adults and children who are sight affected, improving their quality of life.

    Eyelines is hoping to reach a target of 1400 glasses for the Lions Recycle for Sight Project in May.

    To support the Lions Recycle for Sight Project bring in your old frames to any Eyelines store across Tasmania.

    More details: http://eyelines.com.au




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