November Guest Speaker is from FARA

FARA Australasia – Supporting the search for a cure for FA

Friedreich Ataxia Research Association (Australasia) (FARA(A)) is a not-for-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to fund research on Friedreich Ataxia (FA), a condition for which, currently, there’s neither treatment nor cure.

The guest speaker for our Dinner Meeting is Mike Dwyer from FARA and one of his two daughters to speak about a very rare disease suffered by both his daughters.

FA Diagnosis

The first symptoms of FA are usually difficulty with balance, poor coordination in either or both of the arms and legs, and thick or slurred speech. It affects males and females equally.

The disease usually presents in children between 5 and 10 but could be up to early twenties.

FA can also appear later in life as Late-Onset Friedreich Ataxia and symptoms and progression of the disease are generally slower.

Over time, conditions are likely to become worse. Age of onset, severity of symptoms and speed of progression differ with each patient and are usually associated with the degree of abnormality in the FXN gene.

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Burleigh Lions Medical Research Golf Day 2012

The first annual Burleigh Lions Medical Research Golf Day will be held at the newly redeveloped Parkwood International Golf Course on Monday 26 November 2012. Burleigh Lions have secured fantastic sports, celebrity & medical Ambassadors in Titans & Australian Rugby League Champion Nate Myles, his Home & Away star wife Tessa James & medical researcher Dr Tracey Bjorkman

The Lions Club began the Medical Research Foundation in 1963 and has supported internationally recognized research into kidney disease, asthma, immunology, schizophrenia, diabetes, skin cancer, cancer therapies, bone & joint disease and many other projects.

Join the Ambassadors & many of their celebrity friends, local & national corporate supporters& like minded event-goers for a mornings golf & following luncheon hospitality at the sensational newly redeveloped Parkwood International Clubhouse.

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Lions Club Christmas Party 2012

You are invited to join the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove for our end of year get together

Christmas Lions Meeting at Leo’s Sunday 9th December

Time: 3pm start

Enjoy everyone’s company & live music

Tapas and 1 welcome drink, wine or beer

Cost: $40.00 pp

Richard Green 0418 192 294
Jennifer Fulcher 0416 288 544

Sanctuary Cove Lions Celebrates 2 years

Sanctuary Cove Lions Club has come of Age – thanks to our Guiding Lion, Narelle

Sanctuary Cove Lions Club is now 2 years old & we celebrated last Monday evening (17th Sept 2012) at Café St Tropez Sanctuary Cove Marine Village.

Our Guiding Lion – Narelle Parkin was there to help celebrate this milestone with us. For such a young club we have had enormous success with out fundraising activities over the past 2 years allowing us to donate much needed funds to our chosen projects.

Narelle presented the club with our “Key” – much like one would get on turning 18 or 20 – in which she had scribed a wonderful poem about the club & it’s accomplishments.

The club members gave Narelle a bouquet of beautiful flowers as a thank you from us & asked that she not become a stranger, as she would be missed by all of the members.

Narelle & our President – Peter Spence – together cut our “Birthday” sponge cake to mark the club’s 2 year anniversary since it was chartered in 2010.

The second photo is of the Charter Members of Sanctuary Cove Lions Club whom where present at the 2nd Year anniversary dinner.

Left to right – Ingrid Lindener, Richard Green, Jennifer Fulcher, Laurie Howes, Narelle Parkin, Raewyn Anderson, Kurt Lindener, Peter Spence


Canefields Clubhouse Trivia Night

Date: Tuesday 12th June 2012
Venue: The Meadowbrook Hotel

Time: DINNER at 6.30PM – TRIVIA at 7.00PM
Cost: $15 FOR TRIVIA – Dinner Your Choice
RSVP: 07 3807 0951

Thanks to your generosity in the past, we are excited to be starting our house, to help people with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Help us raise funds to furnish our new house.

Please Note New Venue

Come and join the Clubhouse celebrate the upcoming completion of our transitional house in mid August.

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2012 Changeover Dinner

Sanctuary Cove Lions Club Change Over Dinner 2012


When: Monday 2nd July, 2012
Where: Café St Tropez, Sanctuary Cove
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Cost: $45m per head

Guests welcome: $50 per head

3 Course Dinner, drinks not included

For Reservations Call:

Karen Cane: 0438 452 499
Raewyn Andersen: 0419 552 249

Dress: Smart Casual
RSVP: 23rd June, 2012

Post Budget Cocktail Evening

Lion’s Club member’s are invited to an Cocktail evening with

Hon Joe Hockey MP, Federal Shadow Treasurer
and the Hon Tim Nicholls MP, QLD Treasurer and Minister for Trade.

Friday, 18 May 2012
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:    La Medusa 1, Palazzo Versace
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Cost:      $65 per person

RSVP:    COB Wednesday, 16 May 2012
to Karly Abbott on 0412246640 or

Click Here for Downloadable invite to Cocktail Evening!

Charity Golf Day

Date: Tuesday 7th August 2012

Venue: The Palms – Sanctuary Cove

Time: Shot Gun Start – 12 noon
Bag Drop & Check In – 11am

Format: 4 Person Ambrose

Player Cost

  • Non Sanctuary Cove Golf Club Members: $125 per head for Golf, Golf Buggy & Dinner
  • Sanctuary Cove Golf Club Members: $55 per head
  • Non Playing Dinner Guests – $35 pp for Dinner only tickets


The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Invites you to support our Charity Golf Day.

We are looking for

  • Players
  • Hole Sponsors
  • Event & Function Sponsors
  • Hole Prizes & Raffle Prizes

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove was chartered in October 2010 and has been active in the community both in raising funds and supporting local community groups.

Last year  we raised over $14,000 for the day the Charities we have supported include Mental Health through the Canefields Clubhouse, Lions Medical Research Foundation, Runaway Bay Youth Centre, Circle of Silent Angles, Compassionate Services and Down Syndrome Association of Qld.

The major beneficiaries from this golf day will be Mental Health through Canefields Clubhouse, Lions Medical Research Foundation, and other local Lions projects.

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Police Charity Ball, Gold Coast 2013

The Inaugural Coomera District Police & Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Charity Ballpolice legacy logo

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Date: 5th May 2012

Venue: Southport Sharks Function Centre

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Entertainment by Odyssey plus a special guest

Cost: $140 pp

Money raised to Police Legacy, Helping Hand Lions Medical Research & other Local Charities

Sponsorship & Inquiries:
Sergeant Gary Askew Coomera Police Station 5519 5555
Raewyn Andersen Lions Club 0419 552 249

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