Miscellaneous Items

Lions Club of Brisbane MacGregor

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia


Here is the latest on what Macgregor Lions, District and Lions Clubs National are doing.

For further photographs and Slideshows: Please check the club Photo Albums,  Slideshows  and   Facebook

Club news

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    District Governor's bannerette

    President Michael and 2nd VDG Ian Bruning with the District Governor's bannerette


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    Tania making toiletry care packs

    Brisbane MacGregor Lions club's LAPD program Lions Narelle Wyvill-Anstey and Tania Rooney with assistance from Bernadette Tanner, had a working bee to make up 44 toiletry care packs which are being distributed to the homeless and those in need.


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    Macgregor Lions 25th Anniversary

    A long time ago

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    Griffith University Ron Ould Memorial Scholarship

    The final stage of the selection of the inaugural winner of the Ron Ould Memorial Scholarship was reached last week.

    In early May Griffith University assessors provided Lions Club of Brisbane Macgregor with a shortlist of six candidates from students who had followed Trimester 1 of the Community Internship Course.

    After assessing the submissions consisting of journals and video cv's of the six students Club Members Baska Desha and Narelle Wyvill-Anstey narrowed the shortlist to three students who were then interviewed on Zoom.

    The inaugural winner of Ron Ould Memorial Scholarship: Saffi Abad Gin, whose photo is alongside. Saffi Abad will be presented with a prize of $1,000 at a Club function in August.

    Read the news item in Griffith News at https://news.griffith.edu.au/2020/07/22/scholarship-recognises-service-to-the-community/

    More details: https://news.griffith.edu.au/2020/07/22/scholarship-recognises-service-to-the-community/

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    thank you to Robina Lions Club for the donated crockery and cutlery.

    A big thank you to Robina Lions Club for the donated crockery and cutlery and Joe Zarb for his time and the help loading them into the car for my trip home.

    The items have been distributed to “Fishers Of Men” and the Hillsong “Homes Of Peace” projects which help set up homes for families escaping domestic violence who leave with nothing.

    The Mt Gravatt Community Centre is also a recipient of some items to help set up a training Community kitchen & cafe.

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    Donations to Joyce Wilding Hostel.

    Lion Narelle Wyvill-Anstey at the Joyce Wilding hostel with Admin officer Keisha Charles who is receiving the newly purchased & donated items. This donation was arranged by Narelle as chairperson of the MacGregor Lions club LAPD project (Lions Assist Property Dept).

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    Working bee at Camp Duckadang

    Macgregor Lion Tania assisting with the working bee at Camp Duckadang,


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    Macgregor Lions 40th Anniversary

    The Lions Club of MacGregor celebrates this year its 40th anniversary in Lions Club International into which organisation it was chartered on 11 November 1971.

    Current Club Members and Past Presidents attended a reception at Garden City Shopping Centre on Wednesday 26 October 2011 to celebrate 40 years in the service of the Community.

    The photo shows current and past Presidents who attended. A slide show is on YouTube at http://youtu.be/8VrSItUFCEc

    More details: http://youtu.be/8VrSItUFCEc

District news

  • 2019 District Convention Info will be released very soon

    Info to be release very soon

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    Lions Renal Laboratory set up at the PA Hospital in the early days

    To: the District Governors and Members of LIONS districts 201Q1, 201Q3 and 201Q4.

    Dear LIONS DG 201Q1 Ann Reed,

    I have just enjoyed watching a 15 minute movie mentioned in 201Q1’s on-line news items . It was made by one Roy Worfold, a true gentleman and a dedicated LION (of "201K") back in the 60's and 70's, and it explains 'what is a LIONS Club'. (Movie on: https://lionsclubs.org.au/a-glimpse-into-our-history/)

    Well, I am very happily aware of what LIONS Clubs can do. I saw myself in the movie, because I was the doctor shown in the LIONS Renal Laboratory at Princess Alexandra Hospital. How well I recall the remarkable support I received from so many Clubs in (then) 201K and 201A districts. How much I enjoyed doing my research backed by people who believed whole-heartedly in the need for it.

    I used to talk about the work we were doing at all 201A and 201K Conventions, and many times I talked to individual LIONS clubs. However, it occurred to me that, although I did my best to explain the research in straight-forward language, LIONS did not have a hard copy of the publications that arose from that research in my time as your research Fellow from 1966-1978.

    So, I decided to photocopy the more important of those publications and put them together in a book as a record of the outcome of your support for our work back in those exciting days, to allow your full perusal of them . I hope this may provide something of historical significance for you and your District to keep, to show what LIONS did to get medical research rolling, not only for my work but for a ll the impressive subsequent achievements in medical research you have made and are making possible.

    Therefore, if you would accept this book for your archives, it would be a great honour to me and I believe to the memory of the countless LIONS Members who made it all possible.

    Yours in fond memories and with my very best regards, sincerely,

    John Healy.

    If you are interested in reading the book please contact Peter Ho

    Click on link to read more

    More details: https://lions201q1.org.au/2-uncategorised/96-renal.html

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    May is recycle for sight month

    This month, collect used eyeglasses and raise awareness about the Lions eyeglass recycling program.

    Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions most popular activities.

    Refractive 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.

    Starting an eyeglass collection in your community can be an easy and rewarding activity that will raise your club's visibility and provide your fellow Lions with a great deal of satisfaction in serving others.

    Contact local businesses, schools, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals. Invite them to assist with your collection efforts by hosting collection boxes.

    Use Lions Recycle for Sight resources for your collection campaign,

    Send your collected eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames and sunglassesse to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.

    Report your club's eyeglass collection efforts via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.

National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.

    For more information follow this link.

    More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/

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    Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!

    Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs


    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/

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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It'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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "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 Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/