Lions club of JESMOND inc

District 201N3, New South Wales, Australia

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    3Angels

    We had a terrific dinner meeting with guest speaker Belinda Bow telling about 3 Angels Nepal (http://www.3angelsnepal.com/). What a great project. We now understand so much more about Nepal and the difficulties that are faced by the country. The work being done with the communities to educate and support girls and their families is terrific. It makes you really appreciate how well off we are when you hear of what some families are forced to do due to poverty and lack of education. Thank you Belinda.


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    New Member Inducted

    We welcome the newest member to our Pride. Yardi Guerrero is a Panama national. The Lions in her home town was “men only”. She actively sought to join our Club – how good is that?


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    New members inducted

    Inducted at our Anzac Dinner meeting is Lion Pat, sponsored by Jennii and Lion Rhondda, sponsored by Lyn. A Lion sized welcome was extended to our newest members. Both Pat and Rhondda have been actively involved in a number of community service projects for some time now and have enthusiastically embraced the Lions Clubs International motto “WE SERVE”


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    Pambalong Reserve tree planting project

    We spent a cold and windy morning planting 200 trees at Pambalong Reserve. We saw the progress of our planting 2 years ago and 12 months ago. It looked fantastic. The success rate of planting in 2012 was 90% and 2013 was 70%. Of course these are approx. figures and success depends on the weather. Our plants this year have already received some good rain so hopefully we will have a high success rate.


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    Youth of the Year

    Our Youth of the Year contest has been completed for another year. Our six contestants were a breath of fresh air and I would like to wish our winner Jarred Corrigan the very best in the next round of interviews and public speaking. Our judges Libby, Bernie and Janice did a fantastic job in selecting Jarred in such a short timeframe. I hope many of you will join us in the New Year to see Jarred move through to the next level.


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    Hunter Melanoma Foundation
    Some years ago, past member Lion Helen Crawley (retired to Sydney) proposed to our Club that we support the Hunter Melanoma Foundation. The project was adopted and still exists within our Club. Financial support is provided by the collection of 5c coins by Club members, which are then banked into our Activity A/c, and eventually our Treasurer will draw a cheque to send to the Foundation. In 2005 the club donated $5000 to the unit and this money was used to buy a camera and dermatoscopes to better detect and identify melanomas.
    Can you spare your 5c coins to add to this project. Why not put them aside so that when you have enough, simply pass them on to the Treasurer.
    One thing we all know is ... every little bit helps !!!
    Now that you know, don''''t you think you would like to help a little.


  • PossABLE Expo 2013

    The Expo was held over Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May 2013 at Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
    We visited the Expo on Friday so we could acquaint ourselves on the way around so we would be able to direct people to the work shops and stalls the visitors would be looking for. On Saturday we arrived at 8am where we were inducted.
    John worked on the entrance door most of the day handing out show bags. John was interviewed about his disability by the person recording and some people had their photo taken with him.
    I worked on one of the Work Shops front entrance where I was to register all people who were not already registered and check off registered people entering the current workshop.
    There were 5 Workshops on Saturday in my section, the subjects varied.
    It was a very interesting day and we both enjoyed ourselves.

    Lion Susanne Doody


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    Supporting children in our community

    The Lions Club of Jesmond has a strong interest in helping support children who are vulnerable in the community.

    A recent picnic day out for children and their carers is an example. The Department of Community Services (locals know them as DOCS) come face-to-face with many children who may be at risk. Sadly, some children have to be removed from situations and put under the care of other carers.

    The picnic was a time for kids and families - and the staff at DOCS - to come together for a good day out. A real picnic atmosphere with games and activities and music - and food, of course! That is where Jesmond Lions were able to help. The sausages had been provided but we cooked them for hungry and grateful visitors.

    Exhausted after the effort but hugely pleased to have been able to support these children and their carers; and hopefully, add a bit of sunshine to their day.


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    Supporting Brain Injury Awareness Week

    The Lions Club of Jesmond supported Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2010 by helping with a BBQ at the Tram Shed in the Foreshore Park at Newcastle. Government support agencies for those living with brain injuries - Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options (BIRO) and Hunter Brain Injury Service (HBIS) - together with Headstart ABI - a community access service for people with ABI and their family - team together for this event. The event is specifically for those affected with brain injury as well as for their carers. Jesmond Lions have been helping Headstart for a number of years.

    More than 150 people attended this year. The day begins with informal activities - appropriate games and socialising, followed by lunch. After lunch there was entertainment provided by bands - many of whom are living with brain injury.

    It was a wonderful day with obvious community spirit and encouraging stories of courage and compassion. It is a frightening statistic that 33.5% of traumatic brain injury people in NSW come from the Hunter; and men are significantly more likely to suffer brain injury than women. The Lions Club of Jesmond were delighted to be part of this event.




District news

  • District 201N3 website

    District 201N3 now has a new website which can be accessed directly using http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3
    It contains listings of District Cabinet officers, All clubs in the district with links to their club webpages, District projects & activities information and the District Newsletters

    More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3


  • Whats new on the District website

    Link below goes to District news items and District Newsletter download links

    More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3/news




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