Blankets for Kids 2014

Runaway Bay Lions Club is asking for people to assist the club in keeping homeless and at risk kids in our local community warm this winter.

Please bring your new and used clean blankets to the Customer Service Desk at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre.

More information download the flyer – Blanket appeal flyer 2014


Hope Island Community Day 1st June

Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island are running the BBQ at the Hope Island Community Charity Fun Day Hope Island Community Day BBQ at Boykambil Park, pictured Kaz Cane, Dave Cane & Sylvia Johnston– All welcome see you there!

Sunday 1st June 2014
9 am to 2 pm
Banksia Park & Hall, Crescent Avenue, Boykambil, Hope Island
Map for directions & other event details

  • Kid’s Activities –  Face Painting, Colouring Competition, Basketball Competition, Jumping Castle
  •  Supporting Matthew and Harry! These two, four-year-old boys from Santa Barbara, have known little other than discomfort and pain all their lives due to severe allergies and eczema. We are fund raising to help and support the boys, including treatment at a clinic in Avéne, France.
  • Art Exhibition by Lee Bradford & Acrylic Painting Courses
  • Entertainment galore

Great RAFFLE Prizes!

  • Marina’s Edge Boat Brokerage at Hope Harbour
  • – Brand new EE-move-me folding electric bike with Shimano gears. Ideal for boaties, caravanners, just for fun.
  • Intercontinental Hotel – One night luxury accommodation and breakfast.
  • Fantasea House Boats – Weekend escape
  • Luminous Dental -Teeth whitenning package
  • Sanctuary Cove – Gift certificates
  • Sanctuary Cove Country Club and Gym – 3 month gym membership
  • Sanctuary Cove Computer Services – 5 free PC Health Checks
  • And much, much and more!

 Come & support your local community



Lions Support African Leaders Forum on Disability

Lions International News
Earlier this month, Special Olympics and Republic of Malawi President Joyce Banda hosted the African Leaders Forum on Disability. The forum brought together senior government officials from 11 African countries, and included Lions Clubs International’s President Barry Palmer and LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden.

Local Leos helped launch the event through a football (soccer) tournament, which included professional players from Africa and Special Olympic athletes. Lions from District 412 participated in the forum and contributed to panel discussions. In addition, President Banda (who is a Lion) and Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver recognized Lions’ work with Special Olympics and support of people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics and Lions have significantly increased activities and visibility through Opening Eyes, Unified Sports, and Family Health Forums throughout Africa. Learn more about the LCI-Special Olympics partnership online.


Lions Quest and Sight First Grants Awarded

During the Lions Quest Advisory Committee meeting in January 2014, nine LCIF grants totaling US$332,406 were awarded to Lions, supporting their efforts to implement Lions Quest within local schools. Through these grants, Lions Quest programs will support students around the globe with teacher trainings, curriculum adaptations and more. The program is being expanded in places like Sweden, the United States, Japan and Romania, in addition to a pilot program to implement Lions Quest in five Costa Rican schools.

The SightFirst Advisory Committee also met this January and awarded 14 grants totaling US$5,487,297. Among these grants, Lions in Kenya, Nepal and the United States (Texas) will work to improve low vision in their communities, while Lions in Ethiopia, India and Mali will provide enhanced eye care with the training of ophthalmologists and staff. Through these SightFirst projects and others, Lions will be preserving and saving sight worldwide with the help of LCIF.


Q1 District newsletter Dec 2013

District Governor Ross Gibbon’s Q1 District Newsletter Dec 2013


I firstly would like to thank sincerely Cabinet Secretary Libby Whitestyles and my two Vice District Governors, DGE Kent Wilcox and 1st VDGE Peter Oliver for the tireless effort they have made in the first 5 months of this Lions’ year with the official DG Team visitations to clubs.

The DG Team has visited almost all the clubs in the Q1 District bar a couple. It has been very important to ensure that club’s understand the aspirations of our International President Barry Palmer as well as how I am supporting those with my theme of IMAGINE-DREAM-BELIEVE and where each club fits into this.

I took it upon myself to select all those clubs with less than 15 members for my visitations to ensure that they understand that District fully supports their efforts in working for their local communities, understands their membership issues but most importantly respects their autonomy. It is, however, very important for all of us to understand that we must still have as our first priority our Lions’ motto of “We Serve” when we consider the operation and administration of our Club. We all gave a serious undertaking to serve our local communities. I hope that during my visits I have been able to inspire and motivate these smaller clubs to consider ways they can grow their membership and what assistance District can provide in this regard. Based on generally very positive club executives’ attitudes and responses from clubs, your GMT Coordinator, PDG Lesley Lyons, is working with her team on refining the action plans developed earlier this year.

We now have some wonderful tools to work with to assist clubs with these endeavours – the JUST ASK recruitment programme, Branch Clubs, Campus Clubs and the Club Excellence Process will all feature heavily in the District as we move into the second half of this Lions’ year.

December 2013 – Volume 6

We have established a Branch Club at Tugun Bilinga are currently working on the establishment of a couple of ethnically based Branch Clubs and two young business person Branch Clubs to assist clubs with older members. Unfortunately due to changing demographics it will be necessary to close two or three of our very small clubs. These decisions will not be taken lightly nor before all other options are considered in detail with those clubs. It is all about maintaining sustainable membership numbers to ensure clubs are healthy, maintaining the best possible membership experience for their members and most importantly continuing and enhancing local community service efforts.

As many of you will know, attracting and gaining new members is not an easy task. So when a special event occurs such as the induction of nine (9) new members, it deserves high praise and recognition across the District. So I wish to congratulate the Lions Club of Tamborine Mountain on being awarded the Project of the Month for November 2013 for their membership recruitment campaign.

It was a great honour for me to conduct the installation of office bearers for the newly chartered LEO Club of Brisbane Bayside State College earlier in November. This is the second new LEO Club this year and we have just been advised that the Ormeau Woods State High School Lincs LEO Club has been granted its charter. I cannot thank enough our District LEO Coordinator, Lion John Wearne for the considerable effort he is putting into the establishment and maintenance of our LEO Clubs. I cannot emphasise enough that these young people are the “hear and now” and with the appropriate support, encouragement and succession opportunities should eventually become the future leaders of this wonderful Association of ours.

In late November your District and Cabinet Officers travelled to Evans Head for the third cabinet meeting of this Lions year. It was ably hosted by the Mid Richmond River Lions Club assisted by the Ballina Lions. It was a significant event for this District as Mid Richmond River celebrated their 60th Anniversary since charter and they did it in style with 95 of their closest friends in the Lions family.

The DG Team has been promoting the Lions Clubs International Global Service Action Campaigns during our club visitations. The campaign for December/January is “Relieving the Hunger”. As we move into the festive season reuniting with family, loved ones and old friends, let us remember that many in our communities are not able to do so. I am fully aware that many clubs already have long standing projects which do indeed support those disadvantaged people during this time of year.

I encourage every Lions Club to consider such an activity over the next two months. The following is a link to where you can obtain lots of ideas from the LCI website:

The last month has seen many clubs contribute to ALF and LCIF in support of the recent natural disasters with the NSW bushfires, QLD Drought and the typhoon in the Philippines. Thank you for your efforts and generosity. Please keep it coming.

Lion Olly and I wish all Lions and their loved ones a very happy, safe and prosperous festive season as you Follow Your Dream.



Lion Ross Gibbins –

District Governor 201 Q1 2013-2014

Lions Childhood Cancer Newsletter August 2013

Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Search Foundation August 2013

ALCCRF Newsletter August 2013

My Friends in Lions

Thanks to the support of Lions and Lions Clubs right across Australia we are continuing to have a major impact into Childhood Cancer Research.

As I mentioned in my last message we have approved funding for two very important trials – one in Sydney and one in Brisbane. Your Trustees believe these trials will see significant improvements in the treatment of Neuroblastoma and how we manage the treatment of children located in rural communities.

PCC Bob Buckley
Chairman ALCCRF

Lion’s Club Meeting Venue has Changed!

Due to the fire at St Tropez Restaurant on the 14th January 2013 the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove will hold Dinner Meetings at Leo’s Latino Bar & Grill, Sanctuary Cove.

Everyone is welcome to attend
When: 1st & 3rd Monday’s of the month
Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start til about 8pm
Cost: $25 per head for dinner, drinks available at the bar.

About Leo’s Latino Bar & Grill

For more information about the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove & our meetings, you can get the contact details here.

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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Children’s Learning Audios a Lions Project

Support the Lions Club af Kiama & Children’s Learning.

Children’s Audio Theatre, producers of full cast dramatisations complete with music and sound effects of classic and original stories for children from 3 to 12 years of age.

Also available is a series of audio plays especially written and performed for children whose first language is not English (ESL Series).

These audio productions may be downloaded completely free of charge from Full production scripts and activities for classroom use are also available (at $5 per script) for each production when you purchase them as CDs (MP3 format) for $9.90 per CD via this website. Payment can be made securely by credit card via PayPal.

When purchasing mention the Sanctuary Cove Lions Club for an extra donation to our local Lions Club

You are invited to join Friends of the Children’s Audio Theatre. An annual subscription is only AUD $25.O0 and includes such benefits as half-price CDs and free accompanying printed materials. You will be invoiced accordingly.

The Children’s Audio Theatre, a not-for-profit organisation, is sponsored as a community and educational project by the Lions Club of Kiama lnc.
When purchasing mention the Sanctuary Cove Lions Club for an extra donation to our local Lions Club

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


7th May Meeting Cancelled – Social BBQ Instead

In place of the meeting on May 7 Raewyn has offered her place to hold a social BBQ instead of the meeting.

The social on Monday 7th starts at 4:00pm at Raewyn’s 5941 Birkdale Tce, Sanctuary Cove.

You will need to bring your own meat and drinks.

If you are attending the social please let us know.

Tyreright Sponsoring the Police Ball Gold Coast

Tyreright Labrador, the right choice for Tyre & Mechanical Services has announce that they are the major sponsors of the Police Charity Ball 2012.police legacy logo

Tyreright is giving back as well as & recognising the good work the Police do & that Police men & women put themselves on the line every day to protect the community.

Tyreright Labrador is an active supporter of our local community & charities an is another reason why the Labrador Tyre & Mechanical Service Centre supports the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove.

Labradors Tyre & Mechanical Service Centre offers:

  • Free Battery Test – We carry a large range of Heavy Duty Car & 4WD Batteries
  • Complete $149 Car Service
  • Free Tyre Pressure Checks – We check pressures on air and nitrogen filled tyres
  • Free tyre safety checks – We check tread depth, wear patterns and tyre pressures
  • Huge range of stock – All popular tyre brands available
  • Mechanical Repairs and Log Book Servicing
  • All work carried out without affecting new car warranties
  • National Warranty – Supported by the Tyreright Dealer Network
  • Nitrogen Inflation service – Nitrogen can save between 2 and 3% in fuel consumption and reduce your tyre wear
  • Puncture repairs – Tyre inspection and puncture repairs while you wait
  • Rotating and Balancing – Regular rotation and balancing extends the life of your tyres
  • Wheel alignments  – Front and rear forced alignments

Show your support & attend the Ball

Download & Pass On the Flyer

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

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

Book Your Tickets through


Annual Zone Dinner

Title: Annual Zone Dinner
Location: Club Helensvale, 20-28 Discovery Drive, Helensvale, QLD
Description: Zone Chairman Region 2 Zone 6 Judy Mensforth
Cordially invite Lions and Guests

$20.00 per person

Starts 7.00 pm sharp.

RSVP 10 th April 2012 to Secretary:
Stewart Proud – Ph 0419735561
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-04-17
End Time: 20:30

The Dogs Breakfast Charity Fundraiser

Sunday 15th April 2012

Palm Beach Parklands – opp. Thrower Drive (leased area behind Dune Cafe)

Just $10 – Registrations on-site from 10am

Come along with your pooch for a fun morning out!

  • Get a photo at the Dog Kissing Booth!
  • Training Demonstration
  • Prizes & Competitions including; BEST DRESSED DOG!, etc.

Sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Carrara & Robina & Personality Quest Entrant – Hayley Thomas


All proceeds go to
Lions Club Medical Research




Contact: Marius on 0438 138 738 or Narelle 0409 894 221
for a programme of fun events for the day

REMEMBER: Please, Bring your dog on a leash or harness.