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Melbourne Cup Eve Calcutta Night 2017 Huge Success

Melbourne Cup Calcutta Night Huge Success as a Social Event and Fundraiser

This was the 3rd time we have run a Calcutta and once again it was a huge success

Thank you to everyone who turned up at the Hope Island Tavern on the eve of the cup. As well as those that bought tickets prior to the event.

Special thank you to Mark MacCabe of Mark MacCabe Real Estate who was the MC and our Auctioneer

The Leukaemia Foundation was the charity that we supported this year . Every dollar raised from selling tickets for the Melbourne Cup horses and the auctioning amount we got for each horse. The Leukaemia Foundation got their cut first before we paid out prize money.

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island paid out over $4,230 in prize money. 1st place Cash Prize in the Melbourne Cup was over $2,365.30.

The Calcutta Overview

– Calcutta Draw Tickets were $2 each, each was a chance to win and become the temporary owner of a horse in the Melbourne cup.

calcutta cash– Then all the horse are then auctioned and purchase by the Final owners for the Calcutta

– The temporary owner of the horses get 50% of the amount the horse was auctioned for.

– That amount that we have left (after the Charities cut) id the Cash Pool

Then we pay the following amounts after the running of the Cup (the next day) in CASH
– 1st Prize 65% of Cash pool
– 2nd Prize 20% of Cash Pool
– 3rd Place 10% of Cash Pool
– Last Place 5% of Cash Pool

The Leukaemia Foundation Cheque presentation Sept 2017

Leukaemia Foundation Presentation

Guest Speaker – Phillipa from The Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation local representative Phillipa was the guest speaker at our Lions Club meeting on the 7th September 2017.The Leukaemia Foundation Cheque presentation Sept 2017

The meeting very well attended and was held at Arnie’s Restaurant in the Sanctuary Cove Country Club.

After the The Leukaemia Foundation presentation. The president of the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island handed over a cheque to help the The Leukaemia Foundation keep on doing the valuable work they do support people and their families that suffer from Blood Cancers.

The Lions Club is proud that as an organisation that 100% of all money raised for fundraising goes the the worthy recipients, like The Leukaemia Foundation

Pictured is Phillipa from The Leukaemia Foundation and President Sally from the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island.

New Lions Members Inducted July 2017 Narelle Mark Siobhan Natalie Sara Sylvia Barbara Novie

7 New Members Welcomed in July

7 New Members Join The Lions Club Sanctuary Cove Hope Island

New Lions Members Inducted July 2017 Narelle Mark Siobhan Natalie Sara Sylvia Barbara Novie

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island on the 6th July 2017 saw the induction of 7 new members.

The New Member Inductions were done by Lion Narelle Parson who was the clubs Guiding Lion when the club was formed in 2010.

The club welcomed new members Mark, Siobhan, Natalie & Novie (far right).

As well as returning members Sara & Sylvia (5th & 6th from left).

We also had Lion Barbara (2nd from right) joining our club from Mt Isa Lions Club.

The club welcomes the new members and know that they will be a valuable part of our service club.

If you would like to know more about becoming a Lions Club Member – Contact Us Here





Gold Coast Speach Festival Sneak Peak

Gold Coast Speech Festival Sneak Peak

The Sneak Peak of the up coming Gold Coast Speech Festival – Huge success & great funGold Coast Speach Festival Sneak Peak

If you enjoy TED talks, then you will love the upcoming Gold Coast Speech Festival – Date to be confirmed.

For a FREE sneak peek of some of the speakers in action, don’t miss the teaser event in Sanctuary Cove this Thursday.
You will hear from & meet:
*Lloyd James Ross (Lifestyle Entrepreneur)
*Elisa James (International Holistic Vocal Coach)
*Novie Jay-Onor (GCSF Founder & Curator)
WHEN: Thursday, 1st of June, 6:30pm – 8pm
WHERE: The Lakeview Bar , Sanctuary Cove Golf Club (inside the Sanctuary Cove security gates)
4913 The Parkway, Sanctuary Cove 4212

Gold Coast Speech Festival – Date to be confirmed.

For more info on the Gold Coast Speech Festival, visit or email .



Charity Golf Day Success

The Raewyn Andersen Memorial Charity Golf Day 2017 was a Huge SuccessCharity Golf Day & Dinner

The Inaugural Raewyn Andersen Charity Golf Day was held on the 28th Feb 2017 at The Palms Golf Course at Sanctuary Cove . It was a great day of golf, with hole in one prizes up for grabs of 3 electric golf carts and a Mercedes Benz. While no one managed the elusive hole in ones, there were lots of other nearest to the pin and longest drive competitions to vie for.

Players and guests enjoyed dinner in Arnies restaurant at the Golf and Country Club after the game. Our wonderful MC Mark Maccabe oversaw our raffles, charity auction and prize giving. A great night was had by all and many people walked away with some wonderful prizes.

The raffle was a success with tickets sold on the course by the gorgeous Gold Coast Meter Maids. Thank you to all the wonderful local businesses and individuals who donated our raffle prizes, including an amazing gift basket by Alpha H, accommodation vouchers, dinner vouchers, gift cards to local stores, wine and so much more.

The Charity Auction run by Helping Hand Group was also well received with many items going at a good price, and 100% of all profits going to charity. The charities supported this year were The Lions Medical Research Foundation & Camp Quality, helping Kids with Cancer.

Thank you to all our Hole Sponsors for their support.

We wouldn’t have been able to put the day together without you and your support and assistance was very much appreciated!

Alpha H was our major sponsor – Considered a global leader in corrective and preventative skincare

Able Air and Electrical Solutions – Specialist Air-conditioning and Electrical contractors providing solutions through “EXCELLENCE”

All Area Hire – Our flexible hiring options allows you access to our range of forklifts all year round,

Amplified Personal Performance – Amplified Personal Performance is an Online Personal Training Company specialising in body weighted exercise that help you to lose weight, gain muscle and improve strength and endurance.

ANZ – We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to over 9 million customers, employing over 50,000 people

Auto Stop Mechanical – Auto Stop are Premier All Round Vehicle Service Centres,  your One Stop Auto Specialist in Brisbane & Gold Coast – Mechanical repairs & servicing done right the first time at the right price.

Corp – Plan Consultants – Corp-Plan Consultants are your trusted Gold Coast Accountants and Financial Advisors with over 20 years experience, located in Bundall.

Flight Centre – Flight Centre is Australia’s leading travel agent, offering cheap flights (domestic and international), holiday packages, cruises, ski holidays, last minute hotel deals, travel insurance and much more.

Gamma Wealth Management – At Gamma Wealth Management, our mission is to provide timely, reliable and impartial financial advice tailored to meet your needs.

Imparra Pet Motel Luxury Pet Accommodation, Dog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Pet Boarding, Dog Resort Room, Kennels and Cattery. Family owned and operated.

Island Printing – is your print, image and web design expert!

Kids Academy – provides child care, before and after school care, tutoring, learn to swim, dance and dramatic arts, and a full physical education and sports program all in one state of the art facility

Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast – As sponsors put up a new Mercedes Benz as a Hole In One prize. Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast offers an extensive range of New, Demonstrator & Pre-owned vehicles, as well as Light Commercial vehicles. 

National Forklifts – supplies all makes and models of forklifts, scissor lifts, all terrains forklifts and attachments. From pallet jacks to laden container handlers.

Optima Equity – We teach Australian’s how to build extraordinary wealth

Sanctuary Cove Homes – Pamela Wardle – has lived and worked in Sanctuary Cove since 1988. This makes her the longest active local Real Estate Agent in Sanctuary Cove. A breathtaking location which offers a private and secure lifestyle on the Gold Coast.

Sanctuary Cove Optical – Dr Michael Jackson, Optometrist & Opthalmic Medicines Prescriber, offering professional eye health service.

Spectrum Transport – Spectrum Transport is a family owned business that was established in 1990 as a Warehouse and Distribution company for local deliveries and warehousing.  



6th Change Over Dinner

The Change over Dinner 2015 -16 a huge success

Thank’s to incoming President Sally for organising a fantastic event.  President 6th Change Over Pres Dave to Pres Sally by Lion Narelle sm

Past President Dave thanked all those involved to make the night a success. Thank you to his Board Members, all Members, friends and our supporting business & our sponsors.

Cheques presented on the night went to

  • Daniel Morcombe Foundation – helping kids safety awareness
  • Breavehearts – protecting kids
  • Camp Quality – helping kids with Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis – helping children with the Cystic Fibrosis

The President Award for 2015 – 16 was presented to Secretary Phil for his tireless work for the club & community.

Denise & Bruce Morcombe with VIP table smThe new President Sally & her Board Members were inducted by Club Guiding Lion Narelle Parkins. The new Board Members are Secretary Phil, Treasurer past President Dave, Service Director Lion Anna-Lise, Membership Director Past Charter President Nick, 1st & 2nd Year Director’s Past President Peter

& Lion Jason.

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Trivia Night 2016

Trivia 2016 Huge Success

Our 2016 Trivia Night was Huge SuccessTrivia Night 2016

A Full House enjoyed a fun night at our 2016 Trivia Night.

Thank you to members, members friends, sponsors and those who donated prizes and their time.

Prizes donated by

  •  Lions Club Members & Friends
  • Sanctuary Cove Optical
  • Ryan from the Sanctuary Cove Gym
  • PMP Studios, Hope Island
  • Docklands Private Collection
  • Mantra

A special thank you to the Question Master & Auctioneer, Mark MacCabe who is the Proprietor of Harcourts Helensvale, who donated his time. Mack was extremely entertaining & really made the night fun & profitable.Mark MacCabe

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Licensed Auctioneer
  • 2015 REIQ Auctioneer of the Year
  • 2014 International Auctioneer of the Year
  • 2014 “Top 10 Sales – Gold Coast”

If you would like to know when the next fun, community event is on please use the form in the footer.

Photos of the Trivia Night & more….



Sally & Easter Basket from IGA

Thanks IGA Sanctuary Cove Easter 2016

Thank You to IGA Supermarket at Sanctuary Cove

Easter was made extra special by the Lions Club Major Sponsor IGA Sanctuary Cove Village.Sally & Easter Basket from IGA

They donated the main raffle prize for our Easter Draw. The basket was over 6.5kg of Easter Bunnys & Easter Eggs, which when raffled at the Hope Island Tavern raised hundreds to help those less fortunate than us.

Have you got your IGA Loyalty Card & redeeming your Loyaly Points to make a donation to your local charity? – Find out more…

Please support your local businesses and especially those that help service clubs like us.Lesley-Easter-Raffle-winner-2016

Please support our Supporting Businesses & Major Sponsors – click here to read more…

Thanks again to Hope Island Tavern & patrons for their support with our raffle.





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High Tea and Fashion Parade 2016

Lions Club of Helensvale Inc. invite you to join with them in a “High Tea and Fashion Parade”Lions Medial Reasearch Foundation logo

“Fashion on the Go” Rosa De Silva

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  • Date: 9th April 2016
  • Time: 2.00pm
  • Cost: $20.00 p/p
  • Venue: Coast Guard HQ 171 Marine Parade Southport

RSVP: by 2nd April 2016 to Lyn Goodman (M) 0414 735 435 Email:

All profit from this event will go to the Lions Medical Research Foundation Personality Quest

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Lions Club $1000 Cash Draw

Enter the $1,000 Cash DrawLions Club $1000 Cash Draw add

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island $1,000 Cash Draw is a fundraiser.

  • We are only selling 1001 Tickets
  • Tickets are only $2 each
  • Will be drawn as soon as all tickets are sold or due date which ever happens first
  • You can will $1,000 Cash

Please support the good work that your local Lions Club is doing.

Good Luck, please share this article with friends & family

Buy Tickets HERE


Trivia Night

Trivia Night Lions Club SC HI

Trivia Charity Night Fundraiser

for the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope IslandTrivia Night

Book Early – Limited Seats for this FUN Night.

Date:  Saturday 7th May 2016

Time:   7pm for 7.30pm start

Location: Hirum Software Solutions – 2/8 Technology Drive, Arundel QLD 4214
View location on Google

Cost:  $10 per head

BYO Drinks & Nibblies

Tables of 6 – Lucky Door Prizes – Raffles

book now



Barefoot Bowls

Barefoot Bowls 18th March 2016

The Lions Club of Helensvale invite all Lions, Friends and Family to join with them in having a night of “FUN” and “SPORT” by attending a “Bare Foot Bowls Night”, no experience or equipment required just come along.Barefoot Bowls

  • Date: Friday the 18th March 2016 –  6.00 for 6.30pm
  • Cost $20.00 p/p Includes all equipment and “Bowlo Sausage Sizzle”
  • Venue: Southport Bowls Club 2 Marine Pde Southport 4215
  • RSVP: by the 13th March 2016 t0 Club Secretary Judy Mensforth (H) 07 5537 2565 (M) 0421173 918 (Email)

All profit from the above function will go to the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest Club Entrant, Lions Club of Helensvale Club President Luci Szeliga.

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Shearers Arms Tavern

Ormeau Lions Trivia Night

Location: Shearers Arms Hotel OrmeauLions Trivia Night Flyer
Description: Trivia Night – Great Prize
Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation
Time – 7pm
Date – Tuesday 23rd Feb
Cost – $40 per table of 4
RSVP Lion Lyn Young – 0401 232 767

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How a Calcutta Works

Charity Fundraising Evening, Melbourne Cup Calcutta Monday 2nd Nov 2015

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island will be running a Calcutta on Monday night 2nd November at Hope Island Tavern, Hope Island Road, Hope Island 6pm Registration, Draw starts at 6.30pm in the Sports Bar.

Fundraiser for Camp Quality Helping Kids with Cancer

Lots of fun, prizes & cash prizes to be paid out.

  1. The Calcutta is held on the Monday evening before the Melbourne Cup.
  2. Calcutta Raffle Tickets can be pre-sold so that people have the chance of drawing a horse and becoming a temporary owner. You do not have to attend the Calcutta to be a temporary owner, just purchase your tickets. Calcutta tickets can be purchased from a member of the Lions Club before or on the evening of the drawer commencing. Calcutta Raffle Tickets are just $2 each, 10% goes to the Charity Pool
  3. On the evening, all the Calcutta Raffle Tickets purchased are put in a barrel and the Melbourne Cup Horses in another barrel. If your name is drawn out you become the temporary owner of the horse that is drawn out of the other barrel at the same time.
  4. All horses are then up for auction.calcutta cash
  5. The temporary owner will get half of what is bid for the horse, the remainder going into a prize pool (which also includes the money from the Calcutta Raffle Tickets sold). So if you drew a horse and it was auctioned for $100, you receive $50 as temporary owner. Of course, you can bid for your own horse knowing that you are only paying half the price!!
  6. The prize pool grows as the horses are auctioned off.
  7. After the last horse is auctioned, the prize pool & this year’s charity donation is worked out.
  8. 10% of the Prize Pool plus 10% of the initial Calcutta Raffle Tickets will be donated to Camp Quality, helping kids with Cancer.
  9. The remaining 90% is split & paid out as cash prizes to the “Owner” of each of the horses as follows:  First Place, (65%) Second Place (20%), Third Place (10%) & Last Place (5%) at the Melbourne Cup Tuesday 3rd November 2015.
  10. Temporary owners (original purchasers of Calcutta Raffle Tickets who draw a horse) quickly realise that if they then bid in the auction for their own horse they are really only paying half the cost for the horse. Because 50% the horse auction price goes to the temporary owners. A great way to buy a horse in the Melbourne Cup!

Good Luck –  Always a WIN for Kids with Cancer!

Download – How a Calcutta Works as a PDF – click here

Register your interest here to keep up to date

Download – Melbourne Cup Calcutta Night Flyer




Phil, Kenny and Belinda Koala at Dreamworld thank you for Camp Quality Breakfast Sep 2015

BBQ Breakfast for Camp Quality 1000ks 4 Kids

Catering Breakfast for the bike riders and their support crewCamp Quality BBQ David Sylvia Nick Sue Joan

Members of the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island supplied, prepared and served breakfast to the 70 plus participants in the Camp Quality 1000 Ks 4 Kids Charity Ride in September from the Gold Coast to Newcastle.

The venue for Breakfast was Dreamworld, thank you to the Lions members of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island for supporting such a worthy cause. Lion David, Lion Sylva, Lion Nick, Lion Sue and Lion Joan.

Pictures show

  • Lions Members cooking breakfast for the riders and support crew
  • Lion Phil with Kenny & Belinda Koala thanking the club for putting on breakfast
  • Lion Phil accepting the Thank Your Cert from Camp Quality organisers

Read more about the annual bike ride fundraiser for Camp Quality

Phil accepting thank you from Camp Quality Sept 2015Phil, Kenny and Belinda Koala at Dreamworld thank you for Camp Quality Breakfast Sep 2015