TOOWOOMBA WEST INC, 201 Q3, Queensland, Australia


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Club news

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    Joyce Bourne Memorial Award - Shirley Dieckmann

    Lion Shirley was awarded this award at Club Changeover. The Award is in member of our late member Joyce Bourne and is awarded to the Lion who shows great fellowship to other members and is involved in club activities.


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    William R Tresise Award - Bob Pearman

    Outgoing Club President made this award at the Changeover today and presented Lion Bob with the award for his humanitarian work in volunteering his time to recent floods, bushfires and Covid-19 lockdown.


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    Melvin Jones Fellowship - Fred Olson

    At Club Changeover today a Melvin Jones Fellowship was bestowed on incoming President Fred Olson for his tireless work with the Club through roles held on Club Board over the years and also his community service work. In accepting the award Lion Fred thanked the Club executive and was quite humble when accepting this award.


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    President Fred Olson

    Annual Club Changeover was held today under current restrictions to induct the 2020-2021 Board. Installing Officer was PDG Noel Saal.
    Incoming Club President Fred Olson outlined his plans for the new year and welcomed in the new Board and thanked Past President Nerida Turner for her contribution towards the Club activities during the year


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    Lions and Bendigo Bank assist Lifeline Winter Warmth 2020

    With increased pressures brought on by COVID-19, unemployment and other circumstances, many households and families across south west Queensland are struggling to cope with the cold winter temperatures this year.

    As the temperature has plummeted and the days have grown shorter, Lifeline Darling Downs has seen a spike in requests for support.

    Already, Lifeline Darling Downs has received significant support from the public and businesses through the Share the Warmth appeal. These funds are already helping give hope and help to many in our region. However, many more people are still struggling to make ends meet and keep themselves warm.

    True to form, the Lions Club of Toowoomba West has been busy supporting the community through their various activities. Lifeline Darling Downs was pleased to have a surprise visit from the Lions Club last week when they delivered more than 69 brand new blankets and other winter items for those doing it tough.

    These donations were made possible by a small grant through Bendigo Bank's community grants program which allowed the team to purchase the brand new items from local suppliers.

    Lifeline Darling Downs is thrilled to be the recipient of this generosity and are eager to distribute these items to those experiencing homelessness, exiting domestic violence and enduring hardships of kinds.

    Thank you to the team from Bendigo Bank and the extraordinary people from the Lions Club of Toowoomba West.


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  • Lions Train Rides - Picnic Point each Sunday Suspended

    Due to the current Government regulations regarding Coronavirus, the Train at Picnic Point will not be running until further notice.

    Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused.

    We can assure you that Happy Harry will be back on duty as soon things are back to normal.


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    Toowoombas Christmas Wonderland

    Our Annual Christmas Light Display held from 1st Saturday in December until Christmas Eve. Event held in Botanical Gardens, Queens Park, Lindsay St Toowoomba with some 4 acres under lights offering a family atmosphere to all visitors. Entry is by Gold Coin Donation supporting local charities.

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District news

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    Youth of The Year .. yes..we're back in action

    While Roley McAtee is currently convalescing, Narelle Gluer is getting ready for our 2021 activities.

    To get Clubs started early, please visit our District Q 3 YOTY website for more information and resources.

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Narelle -

    Rob Craig -

    - posted 19/10/2020

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    November is Diabetes Awareness month

    Dear Presidents, Secretaries, GST Chairs and Zone Chairs

    Please visit our Q 3 website - projects/diabetes awareness -
    You'll find information to assist you in hosting a Diabetes Event and participation in Lap the Map on Saturday/Sunday 14 - 15 November 2020.
    Reminder the Club and Zone Participation form is to be completed and returned to GST Chair Rodd Chignell by 31 October please email

    LIONS members can promote Lions Clubs and Diabetes Awareness all year round by wearing a specially designed polo shirt (as attached).

    Details on how to order Polos @ $35.80 - available in both Men’s & Women’s sizing. There is no minimum order quantity. They can be ordered individually via Ale Toowoomba's online shop (please see link below) or can be ordered and posted all together. Email Alisha Hubbard with sizes and quantities They will calculate postage once your order is placed.

    Reminder also National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) have resources. A wide range of brochures and booklets that can be downloaded and printed or ordered on-line. When ordering allow a couple of weeks for delivery.

    Please remember to promote your Diabetes Event through our District Marketing and Communications Team:

    Out and About - PDG Beverley Bates
    Announce - PDG Beverley Bates
    Social Media (Facebook) - Peter Wilkes
    Thank you for supporting Diabetes Awareness and Education.
    Lion Bernadette Craig
    Chair Global Cause – DIABETES
    Mobile: 0405 285 656

    - posted 7 Oct 2020 -

    Attachment: Club&Zone Participation form - Lap the Map PW.pdf

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    Lions Camp Duckadang - Open day Sat 21 November

    Max. 100 attendees per session

    Guided session one: 10:45am - 12:45 pm
    Guided session two: 12:45 - 3:30pm

    perfect one day … magic the rest ... a hidden gem

    Lions Camp Duckadang Board members are wishing to promote our facilities to you. We are planning an Open day on 21 November for our Lions members to experience our facilities.

    We (Board) extends an invitation for you to consider bringing a few of your children/grandchildren with you. They could road test our many facilities - basketball, climbing tower, low ropes, jumping castle, ping pong, putt putt, see saw, swimming pool, tennis and water sports. Yes we have a large body of water allowing canoeing/swimming and even catch some fish. I’ve even seen people panning for gold. At night observe the heavens using our telescope.

    Bring a picnic lunch or we offer you a small selection

    Accommodation bookings: first in best dressed use - Booking form (attachment)

    Camp Manager Belinda Bowie 5424 8122

    Attachment: Openday Duckadang Bookingv2.docx

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    Lions Xmas cakes & puddings - ready for sale

    Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings have been an important fundraising project of Lions Clubs in Australia since 1967. 100% of the funds raised are donated back to our projects. These funds go towards benefiting the local community, perhaps nationally or internationally.

    We guaranteed a quality product that is produced right here in Kedron, Brisbane Australia. People have been know to add extra ingredients, then seal in a container a few months out from Christmas.Our products have a long shelf life and is also suitable for freezing then reheating.

    Our cakes & puddings make a valued corporate gift for your customers & staff, a present or treat for elderly relatives or your friends. Thinking again, perhaps a treat for everyone. Its a ready to go dessert or afternoon tea treat during the holidays or at the office.

    Recommended retail prices in 2020:

    Christmas cake 1.5kg @ $17.00 (box of 10)

    Christmas cake 1kg @ $13.00 (box of 12)

    Christmas pudding 900gm @ $13.00 (box of 12)

    Mini cake 80gm @ $2.00 (box of 45)

    To buy your Lions Christmas cakes and puddings -
    contact your nearest Lions Club -
    - or contact our District Coordinator Kaye Smith 0477 212 242

    More information visit -
    * sales tips & potential customer queries
    * Cake Marketing manual 2020

    - posted 27 Aug 2020

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    Lions Club Lap the Map polo shirt

    Lion Bernadette Craig our District Chair – Global Cause – Diabetes has organised Ladies & Men's polo shirt with Lions Club Lap the Map logos

    Left hand chest: embroidery - Lions Club "Lap the Map" (logo)

    Upper back: metallic silver "Videoflex" - Lions Club "Lap the Map" (logo)

    Available from : ALE Clothing & Signs Pty Ltd

    @ $35.80 + $10 postage & handling - allow 14 days between payment and receiving

    Polo shirts available in store - 222 North St, Rockville Toowoomba

    Inquiries : 4634 3066

    Please use web link below for ordering

    -posted 24/6/2020

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  • Our District Q 3 Convention - Eatons Hill Brisbane

    Friday 1 - Sunday 3 October 2021

    More information to come in the next couple of months.
    Look for advert posted on our Q 3 Facebook-

    -posted 3 Oct 2020

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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.

    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: "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.

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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


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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!

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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

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