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Status Report of Centenary ProjectTILLIGERRY LIONS CENTENARY PROJECT
PEACE PARADE PLAYGROUND - TANILBA BAY
Status Report - July 2017
(our commitment to date - $13200)
This project had its beginning in October 2016 with discussions between Tilligerry Lions, the local councillor and the mayor as well as in depth ongoing discussions with the Engineering Department of Port Stephens Council.
These constructive meetings resulted in the following:-
• A ‘mud map’ outlining the future layout of Peace Park Reserve was drawn up by Tilligerry Lions (refer Attachment A). This 'mud map' is now the blueprint adopted by Council.
• Council agreement to the naming of Peace Parade Playground as the Tilligerry Lions Club Centenary Project. The sign was erected in January 2017 together with the replacement of the previous playground equipment (refer Attachment B). Tilligerry Lions contribution was $4000.
• Council advised that they will replace the existing toilet block (to be actioned 2017/2018).
Tilligerry Lions was advised on June 23 2017 of a $ for $ grant (GA 1830) from the Australian Lions Foundation. In turn, Tilligerry Lions advised Council of our commitment of $9200 for the supply and erection of 4 sets of tables/seats (seating for 32).
An on-site meeting to discuss exact positioning of all items and landscaping for the Centenary Project has been arranged.
A letter to Mayor McKenzie (July 6), seeking Council to cover the cost of a concrete slab (approx 7.5m x 2.5m) valued at $9000.
Council support of our project, for inclusion in our successful grant from the Australian Lions Foundation, is attached for your information.
Mud Map of Peace ParkAs Per Attached
Attachment: Attachment E.pdf
Photo's of Peace Park PlaygroundAs Per Attachment
Attachment: Lions grant Photos..pdf
Centenary Project_1Attached is letter from Port Stephens Council Re: Australian Lions Foundation Letter
Attachment: Lions Peace Park Letter ALF 2017.pdf
X Mas Cakesif anyone is after Xmas Cakes on the Peninsula they can be puchased at Tilly Meats at the Koorindah Centre as well as Coastal Real Estate in Tanilba Bay and at Lemontree Butcher in Lemontree Passage
12 Mile Creek Bush FireThe Lions of the tilligerry helped in the devestating bushfies that hit the Karuah area of Port Stephens with a BBQ for the Fire Fighters and Volanteers that helped control the spread of the fires
Buddy BenchTilly Men’s Shed and Lions Buddy Up for Public School
Tilligerry Men’s Shed and the Lions Club have “buddied up” in a joint project to provide Buddy Benches for the students of Tanilba Bay Public School.
The student parliament had decided that Buddy Benches would be very useful in their school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning and Student Welfare programs.
Their Prime Minister met with the Men’s shed to see if they could help out by building two suitable playground benches. After some on-line research, the parliament had decided on a design and appropriate colours so that the benches would be highly visible in the playground and the Men’s Shed members accepted their challenge.
The Men’s Shed then approached the local Tilligerry Lions Club who agreed to assist with funding the materials and other costs. Two months later representatives of both the Men’s Shed and Lions delivered the benches to the school for the handover to the school parliament.
The students were very impressed with the finished product. “ Wow,, they are excellent..very impressive. Children who feel lonely or are worried about something can now have a place in the playground where they can go. A senior student, or buddy, can then easily see them and go comfort them or assist them to find someone to play with... thank you so much.. they are just what we wanted.” school Prime Minister Victoria said.
School Principal, Stewart Wiley was equally impressed and was the first to try the benches out ..”just to make sure they can take the weight” was his excuse.
Attachment: Buddy Bench article.doc
Lions of the Tilly welcomes 3 new inductees
The Lions Club would like to welcome 3 new inductees into the club
1: Col Magick
Born in the Central West of the State at Binnawang now living in Tanilba Bay. His working life was in Finance / Marketing aria's although the last 20 years of his working in Horticulture He is a lifelong Sea Eagle Supporter
Born and Bred in Wagga Wagga NSW, now living in Lemontree Passage She did all her schooling there,moved to Sydney to study Tracing & Mechanical Drawing which enabled her to have a Drafting Career
Did the whole marriage/Separation thing having a Son and Daughter in Wagga and Batemans Bay
Studied Welfare & the greater part of her life has been working in the Welfare Sector - Welfare Manager & Coordinator of Emergency Services and Support Work for a homeless men's facility and is a Lifelong Cher fan.
3: Les White
Born in the UK in Sunderland moved to Australia in the 60's as 10 pound pom done his schooling in Parramatta NSW, now living in Lemontree Passage and after his schooling he started his Apprenticeship with RAN as a Fitter and Turner and after obtaining is apprenticeship he left the Navy and started travelling around the world on coming back to Australia he started working with Corrective Services at Long Bay a prison officer after being transferred to Mt Penang Juvenile Centre looking after the Youth of the Area After leaving the Juvenile Centre he went back to TAFE and done his catering Certificate where he became a Cook and Worked for Gosford RSL he worked in Varies Clubs and Schools until retirement
Attachment: Latest Lions Constitution 2015.pdf
Message From Ian DownsThe club continues to attract outstanding guest speakers to their monthly meetings. At the July meeting, Brian Hughes, the Hunter Local Land Services estuary and marine officer, spoke of the new developments in the oyster industry.
Under the Hunter Regional Oyster Industry Project the Land Services organisation is providing funds to help farmers replace timber infrastructure, with longer lasting materials to reduce waste generation, among other innovations . Mr Hughes announced that 8 oyster farmers from Port Stephens and Karuah will receive grants of $5000 to upgrade their infrastructure and practices to achieve greater sustainability into the future.
At the August meeting the members were introduced to an innovatory new business model when Ms Sarah Fenton spoke of her role as a Mobile Travel Agent. A graduate in Science from Newcastle University, she had worked in a Military Hospital in Saudi Arabia, acted a tour director before establishing her new business. It is underpinned by the concept that she will travel to meet her clients at a place and time suitable to them rather than them having to fit around business hours which may not necessarily be suitable.
A tentative approach has been made to a researcher to speak at the September meeting regarding Alzheimer's disease.
Tilligerry Festival Arts, Craft and Quilt ShowThe Lions Club of the Tilligerry in Conjunction with
Tilligerry Festival Art, Craft and Quilting Show
November 17th to 20th.
Entries close October 21st
$6000 in Prize Monies in 7 Sections
Entry Forms Via Kevin Colman you may email him email@example.com
or call him 0407 279 844
More details: http://hunterartsnetwork.org/tilligerry-festival-arts-craft-quilting-show/11446/
TAFE LunchLions are organising a TAFE Lunch @ NEWCASTLE Tafe
in Parry Street Newcastle which will start at 11.45 am on the 17th of November
OPERA BY THE LAKE @ TUNCURRYThis is a great club event for club members and their families.
Opera by the Lake is back again on 4th March 2017 at Tuncurry, NSW located on the beautiful Mid North Coast. Get a group together and join us for a fabulous day or weekend. Go to www.operabythelake.com for more information. There is plenty of accommodation available if required.
.....March is a beautiful time of the year. There is so much to do, see and explore in the Great Lakes Region.
This year's event was a sellout with a capacity audience. The event attracted patrons from all over the NSW and interstate.
More details: http://www.operabythelake.com/
Fizz The Carer/ Hearing DogTrained Hearing Dog arrives at Lemon Tree Passage.
Fizz,a Heinz variety rescue dog, is now a certified carer dog.
FIzz underwent an 8 month training course - 7 month basic training at Hindmarsh SA and 1 month at home in Lemon Tree Passage.
The cost of training typically amounts to $30,000 per dog. All costs are met by Lions International with, in this case, a major contributor being Tilligerry Lions who donated $3,000.
Look out for Fizz wearing his special coat.
He is a highly trained hearing dog whose daily task is to assist his proud owners Cam and Pauline
Change Over Dinner28/6/16 The New Board was sworn in
Australian Army Band2PM 31st July
Club Lemontree Auditorium
T.A.F.E DinnerOn the 20th July Tilligerry Lions are Holding a Dinner @ the TAFE Newcastle Campus in Parry St Newcastle
Tilligerry MotoramaSunday May 15 Tilligerry Motorama in conjunction with Tilligerry Lions are holding a car show and the Lions Club of the Tilligerry Peninsula will be holding a BBQ on the day
More details: http://shownshine.info/csnstilligerry.htm
Australia Day BBQTilligerry Lions will be holding an Australia Day BBQ on Tuesday the 26th January at Henderson Park Lemon Tree Passage from 9am
District Convention 2017District Convention 2017 will be held at Cessnock Leagues Club on Saturday 4th November. Convention webpage here -
More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3/convention
District 201N3 websiteDistrict 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 websiteLink below goes to District news items and District Newsletter download links
More details: http://tinyurl.com/lions201n3/news
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AMIt is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausagesIt's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refreshIn response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our historyIn 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Ron, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Ron can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
Join usIt's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/