Lions Year 2014-15 Review

Thank you to our members, sponsors and members of the public that allowed us to continue the work we do which has allowed us to raise over $67,000 since 2010. Please support all our sponsors whose details you will find on the club website.

We doubled our membership in the past year – we can do it again, let’s all ask one!

During 2014/15 we changed the club name from Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove to the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island.

A special thank you to my fellow board members for their continued support during 2014 / 2015 – especially Secretary Lion Phil.

Lets remember our club member Brian Delaney who passed away during the year & is missed by all that knew him.

Service Hours – Performed by our Members during 2014/15 – 395 hours
Donations Made – by the Lions Club during 2014/15 – $10,929
100% Membership Attendance – was achieved by Lion Sylvia, Lion Phil & President Dave

During the year Lion Sally won the Clubs 2nd ever Members Card Draw which saw her receive a cheque for nearly $800

Our very successful trivia night earlier this year was due to the drive & determination of Michael, Sally & Kaz – Phil & Sylvia made the night additionally successful with the provision of venue, which is much appreciated.

Again this year our very own sausage sizzle Queen Sylvia was enjoying her therapeutic time cooking sausages while again raising funds for the Clubs causes.

Thanks to Michael for his commitment to the meat/seafood raffles at our local Tavern & all of our members that have assisted running these raffles.

Read the complete President’s Report

View Lions Club 2014 -15 Photos

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Sally winning Card Draw May 2015

Members Card Draw Won By Sally

Congratulations Sally Winning the 2nd Only Card Draw

At the Social Meeting in May 2015 Sally drew the Joker for the Pack of Cards during the Members Card Draw. By winning the raffle Sally won $792 for her $5 investment. Sally winning Card Draw May 2015

So you ask,
Q/ “How does the Members Card Draw Work”

A/ At every Social and Dinner meeting held by the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island Members can buy raffle tickets in the Members Card Draw at $2 each or 3 for $5. During the meeting a raffle ticket is drawn and that winning Member selects a card from the pack of cards. If the member selects the Joker (only one in the pack) then they win the jack pot from previous Card Raffles.

However if they select any other card from the pack, that card is destroyed and the pack of cards has one less card for the next meetings card draw. The money collected from the raffle is divided 50/50, half into the Card Raffle winning pot and the other half goes into the clubs general account to help subsidise members fees and help with running costs of the club.

So the idea of the Card Raffle is to have a bit of fun, encourage 100% attendance and to subsidise membership costs.

The inaugural Members Card Draw went down to the very last card & that was won by Kaz in 2013 & the amount was over $2,000.


Today Fresh Seafood Thank You

Thank you Brad from Today Fresh Seafood for supplyingSeafood Tray King Prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs the fantastic and fresh Seafood Tray for the Lions Club Fundraisers Raffle at Hope Island Tavern on Saturday afternoons.

Today Fresh Seafood has recently set up a Car Park Stall at Hope island Tavern every Friday afternoon, the seafood is fresh & delicious so get there early on Fridays afternoons as he is normally sold out bu dusk.

Contact Brad of Today Fresh Seafood -0412 017 530
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You can’t get fresher than that

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Lions Club Shirts Sponsored by Auto Stop Mechanical

The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island would Lions Club Shirt Sponsorship Auto Stop models Michael, Kaz & Dave March 2015like to thank Auto Stop Mechanical Gold Coast & Brisbane for sponsoring the Lions Clubs Service Shirts.

The shirts are worn by Lions Club Members when doing service projects or to Dinner or Social Meetings.

This photo was taken at the Hope Island Tavern before the Saturday afternoon Meat Tray Raffle. The picture shows Lion Michael & Lion Dave with their backs to the camera & Lion Kaz facing the camera.

The support of local businesses like Auto Stop Mechanical make it easier for our Lions Club to raise much needed funds & support we offer to the less fortunate in our community.

Lions Club Fact
Did you know that 100% of all money raised for a particular projects eg The Vanuatu Disaster Appeal, goes to that the cause, without admin fees etc taken out.



District Newsletter 210 Q1 March 2015

March 2015 Newsletter from District Governor Kent Wilcox

Main articles include

  • Cyclone Marcia – Lions Clubs supportingLions International logo
  • Multiple District Convention Newcastle 1st – 4th May
  • Lions Youth Exchange – July – August hosts wanted –
  • Lions Haven for the Aged – Hope Island to increases beds to by an extra 54 beds to a total of 121 beds –
  • Thank you letters for drought support given by Lions Clubs to Queensland Farmers
  • Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation – 5 children waiting for mobility walkers can you help?
  • Lions Hearing Dogs Inc. What a great gift a Hearing Dog Mugs $10 each
  • Leo Club Report – Lion John Wearne District Leo Club Co ordinator
  • Lions Youth of the Year Program 2014 – 15
  • Breast Cancer Awareness – March “Musk Madness” Month – Hair Loss during Cancer Treatment – from the experts
  • Gunfire Breakfast to Celebrate 100 years of Anzac – 25th April 2015 Queen St Brisbane (near GPO)
  • What’s on in the District during March 2015
  • District Convention 201 Q1 – Stanthorpe – 9th to 11th October  2015 –

Read the – District Newsletter 210 Q1 March 2015


Lion Member Inductions Nick Sara & Shani

Our February 2015 Dinner Meeting was when the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island witnessed the re induction of our Charter President Nick Fry and his wife Sara. Shani Lamb was also inducted as a new member by our Zone Chairman Stewart Proud.

The Social Meeting packed out the function room at the Dragon Cove Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove. Fantastic night was held.

Pictured (left to right) is President Dave, Lion Shani, Zone Chairman Stewart Proud, Charter President Nick Fry and Lion Sara Fry.

Shani Lamb, Nick & Sara Fry Induction Feb 2015




Clean Up Australia Day Event 2015

Hope Islander Group is looking for help on Clean Up Australia Day to help clean up Jabiru Island.

Here are the details for the Clean Up Australia Day event 1st March 2015:Clean Up Australia Day
Key partners include Coomera River Catchment Care Group, Hope Island Community Group, City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Catchment Association, Tangaroa Blue Foundation and Runaway Bay Lions Club.
Arrival set up at 8am
Event starts at 9am
BBQ at 11am
Finish at 12pm
We will be set up under the bridge and will have signs/ markers to ensure people see us – for sorting and wind protection.

People must wear enclosed shoes, a hat and appropriate clothing. Other clean up groups are coming along to support the sorting.

There will be a BBQ (e.g. sausage sizzle). We would love to see our members assisting with this great event. Further information is on the attached flyer. Hope to see you there.


Dagmar McLean,
Secretary – Hope Islander
Phone: 0419 717 564

Lions Zone Dinner Meeting March 2015

Friday 27th March 2015 Lions International logo
6-30pm for 7-00pm start


869 Mundoolun Connection Road, TAMBORINE QLD 4270
Tel: 07 5543-6622
$30 per head

Drinks over the Bar

Tamborine Village Lions are pleased to host the next Zone Dinner Meeting. We have planned a special guest, Marisha Mason, a young Gold Coast lady who we recently provid- ed financial assistance to provide community health at remote villages in Seuang Region, Laos. Marisha is a second year nursing student with Griffith University and we have asked Marisha to present her ’adventure’. We hope you will enjoy the evening.

Download Zone Dinner Flyer

If you are interested in attending please contact us so we do a Club RSVP

Merry Christmas 2014 for All

On behalf of the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island I would like to extend a hand of friendship and warm wishes to all, hoping your Christmas brings you joy, peace and happiness.

Thank you to all those individuals and businesses that have helped us do that little bit to help make our community’s, a better place to live.

May 2015 bring you all health and happiness.

Yours in Community Service

Dave Cane
President – Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island

Lions Club Christmas Party 2014 which incorporated a Murder Mystery Who Done It!
Thanks to Kaz for the venue, thanks to all involved to make it a memorable evening.



Outward Bound Youth Program Huge Success

Outward Bound has been a huge success in helping our youth realise they have a purposeful future.

Our guests at last weeks Lions meeting included the last student we sent on an Outward Bound Youth Development Camp Jacqulyn Marsters. Jacqulyn said that it was the hardest 12 days of her life, however it was the best thing that she has ever done. “I am very grateful to Outward Bound, Michelle & Alpha H for choosing me & the Lions Club for makeing it possible to have this experience”

Jacqulyn has now got direction with her life, started at TAFE & was starting her first job the following day. We wish her all the best.

The club sponsor who made it possible to send Jacqulyn to the last Outward Bound Camp was Michelle & Dean Doherty owners of Alpha-H. Special thank you from everyone for their support of our club & the service projects we undertake.

Outward Bound representatives included Lion Lois McHenry – District Chairman of Outward Bound Program & her husband Lion Don McHenry.

Bravehearts Presentation to Lions Club Members

Rob Nicholls from Bravehearts presenting Thank Shoe to Lion Sally our Social Director 15th Sept 2014

Rob Nicholls is Bravehearts National Corporate Services Director who presented the importance of why Bravehearts is a charity that the Lions Club need to continue to support.

Bravehearts’ key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault.

Pictured is the Lions Club Social Director Sally accepting the ‘Thank Shoe’ from Rob Nicholls from Bravehearts.

Our Vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020. To achieve this we depend on business, government and community support. This will ensure continued delivery of our school-based prevention programs as well as training, counseling, support and advocacy for survivors. It will also allow continued research and important legislative reform agenda.



Project Ask One!

Joe Preston, International Presidents Message

Just imagine if every one of our 1.35 million Lions asked one person to join their club. Imagine the huge impact it would have on membership growth and the amount of service we can provide.

It starts by inviting one friend, one neighbor or one family member to join. Give them the opportunity to be a Lion, and give your club the opportunity to grow.

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White Cane User Achievement Award

Queensland White Cane Committee is asking for nomination:

Any person with blindness or low vision who through the use of the white cane has made significant achievements in their life.

There are 2 groups for nomination Junior & Senior

If you know some-one who meets criteria, nomination is simple. A written application of no more than 200 – 250 words is required, outlining the achievements of the nominee and how the achievements were made possible by the nominee’s use of the white cane.

The winner will receive their award and prize of $1000 at the Lions White Cane Safety Day dinner to be held on Wednesday 15th October 2014 @ the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club.

Please send your completed nominations to the President QLD White Cane Committee, Mr Graham Pampling by email to

Closing date: Friday 25th July 2014. Nominations will remain confidential.





Eyeglass Recycling Collections at Sanctuary Cove Optical

Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions Clubs projects, please drop your old eye glasses to Sanctuary Cove Optical, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village (near Post Office)Sanctuary Cove Optical

Usable eye glasses are giving new life to people in developing nations around the globe.

Eye sight errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.

Please drop your old eye glasses to Sanctuary Cove Optical, Sanctuary Cove Marine Village (near Post Office)

Thank you for your community support.

More about Lions International Eye Health Program (LEHP)



Matthew and Harry Funk

Back ground for this article;
The Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove supported the Hope Island Community Day in June 2013 by running a BBQ which the club donated the profits to help our 2 local boys Matthew and Harry Funk so they can treatment for their medical issues. – more details below…Matthew and Harry Funk

Dear Kaz and committee members of Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove,

Thank you so much for the donation you have made to our fundraising page. The support we have been given by our local community has been wonderful and uplifting.

We have just returned from our first treatment trip and I am pleased to let you know it was a huge success. We have two follow up treatments to do over the next couple of years, so your donation will certainly assist us achieve a good long term outcome.

Please pass on my thanks to all the committee. I am sincerely grateful.

Warm regards,

Melanie Funk
Mother of Matthew and Harry

Gold Coast eczema twins search for relief from a lifetime of pain