Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club Inc

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia

News

Get the latest on what Lions are doing - Locally and Nationally.



Club news

  • New Image

    QIMR Berghofer Neurogenomics

    Presenting Dr Guy Barry from QIMR Berghofer ,Bannerette and $2000 Cheque for medical research. Guy was our guest speaker tonight working on the human Brain. Thanks to PDG David Floyd.

    More details: http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/people/dr-guy-barry/


  • New Image

    Marshalling in the morning

    Early starters for Bridge to Brisbane

    More details: https://bridgetobrisbaneday.com.au/faq/


  • New Image

    Cheque Handover Lions Medical Research

    Helping in the fight against Prostate Cancer and other Cancers

    Attachment:

    More details: lionsclubs.org.au/activities/health/prostate-cancer-research-treatment/


  • New Image

    Lion Magazine the latest

    Read the Latest or past copies

    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/category/lions-magazines/


  • New Image

    MD Lions Prostate Cancer project: Equipment Request

    Request for equipment and read about what it does.

    Attachment: MMRI_iSpotReader_LionsClubProposal_030517.pdf

    More details: http://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/health/prostate-cancer-research-treatment/


  • New Image

    Our three finalists from Zone A Final Youth of the Year 2017

    Kate from Holland Park State High

    Finn from Iona College

    Mia from Brisbane State High

    Thanks also to our schools that participated and missed out this year,
    Yeronga State High and MacGregor State High


  • New Image

    Youth of the Year 2017 Club and Public Speaking Winner Kate Schulz with President Pam Clauss

    Kate Schulz “It takes a village”

    Throughout history, and across many cultures it has often been the predominant belief that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ While the proverb has been generally attributed to African cultures, recent research was unable to pin-point its origin, due to its prevalence in every culture. The interpretation of this proverb quite literally means that a child has the best ability to become a healthy adult- in all aspects of life- when the community has an active role in their upbringing. This proverb also demonstrates the emphasis that all cultures place on family and community. To different cultures, socio-economic groups and people, community differs in meaning. To me, community- in this sense- addresses the individuals and groups who have had an active role in my upbringing, rather than just those who share the same post code. Much like a tree, children are the product of their surroundings. Their ‘community’ is like the root system that provides water and nutrients required for growth and healthy development. Growing up, it has always been just me and mum . She has always been there for me, providing support and encouragement. She is the core of my community, much like the tap root- which forms the centre from which the supportive lateral roots shoot. These lateral roots could be compared to my extended family, as well as my coaches and teammates.



    As an only child, I have never felt isolated or alone: my family has always been just around the corner. As a result, they have had a great influence on my values and beliefs, there isn’t anything they wouldn’t do for me, and there certainly isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them. While my mother has been the biggest influence on this, it has always been reinforced by my Nan. She has always been there when Mum couldn’t be; I vividly remember going to her house after school, and being spoilt, while mum was busy at work. This ‘teamwork’-stepping in to help- is one of the greatest embodiments of ‘it taking a village’. Another important element to this is being reliable and understanding. I am grateful that my family also shares these values, as I figured out from a young age: if I’d gotten myself into trouble with Mum- which of course was a very rare occurrence- I knew I could run down the street and hide behind Nan while she protected me from the inevitable wrath I’d face when I finally went home. Throughout my life, family has always been a constant and for that I am immensely grateful.



    But family includes so much more than just those who share a common genetic heritage. Through sport, I have come to realise that although I’ve grown up as an only child, my teammates are the best kind of siblings. They’re always there when I need them, even though we fight and argue, we do eventually find our way back into the fold. I always know that I can count on them to have my back and stand up for me, yet they won’t hesitate to criticise me- if only to help me out, and let me see both sides of the story, of course. It is this dependable nature, and relentless support, that I believe has helped me develop trust in them. In return we share unconditional support and acceptance - an imperative quality in a time in which exclusion is so prevalent. Together we’ve learned how to deal with defeat and victory, how to resolve conflict, when to step up and take charge, and also, when to step back and let others shine. Through sport I’ve adopted these siblings, and consequently, I am proud of them when they achieve, and elated when they meet, and exceed their goals. I am always ready to stand up for them, and it’s the best feeling knowing that they feel the same way. While it certainly takes a village, it helps if that village is a team.



    I believe that it is because of this ‘root system’ comprised of my family, teammates and coaches, that I have become who I am today; that I can stand up here and tell you honestly how much of an impact they’ve truly had on my life, how much they mean to me, and how thankful I am to have them. I can honestly say that without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today, and that it truly does take a village to raise a child. It is important that while we maintain certain boundaries, we also seek active involvement in a child’s upbringing, to see them become a healthy, successful adult, and become the best that they can be. Thank you.


    Denae Moore "Change"

    Change is inevitable. It is the reason behind every turn in our winding lives. Change is scary, but it is necessary, as it keeps us growing and developing both personally and as communities. Look at the election of Donald Trump for example? Yes he is scary, but some would argue that he is necessary?
    To some extent we all have a love hate relationship with change. This is characterized by when we initially resist a push in a new direction for instance who really wanted to be their own checkout chick. However once momentum begins to gather and the positives come into focus, we move outside our comfort zones, and before we know it we’re hurdling towards a new beginning.
    Change seems unstoppable in this ever evolving world. We are always excited by new technology and innovation that waits around the corner. Whilst I’m sure you’ll agree that with the speed of communication and sharing of personal news through social media, the social face of society has changed incredibly. But what are the real consequences of having a phone smarter than us? It can be seen at a bus stop where people rarely talk, yet all seem to have someone to connect with. Yet stranger is how technology not only has the ability to connect but to also disconnect us from those around us.
    Already change has seen things become obsolete. How long has it been since you’ve walked into a Blockbuster video store, or played a tape cassette? People who were paid to pump your petrol are long gone as is the Encyclopedia Britannica which has morphed into the impressive online data base…Google. As we see phone books and street directories slowly phase out we look to what will be obsolete in the future. Shop assistants turn to self-serve machines, and more bank tellers will become ATM’s. Make time to reminisce with old memories but don’t look back too long as we must keep moving forward, because change is necessary.
    Some people embrace change, others fear it and then there are those who create it. Imagine a mountain and at the top is a snowball. The creators of change are those at the top. They characteristically possess the desire and dedication to initiate change, and they are the ones that tip the snowball off the edge. As the snowball gathers momentum, it reaches those who embrace change. Some are willing bystanders whilst others jump into the snowball and seem to roll with change easily. They are not disillusioned but rather excited by all aspects of change. Lastly at the bottom of the mountain are those who fear change. They are fleeing knowing full well the snowball is only growing larger and rolling faster towards them. No matter how hard they try to avoid it, they cannot outrun its ever present threat. Often they become increasingly frustrated as they get left behind clinging to the past. So I ask, what kind of person are you when it comes to your perspective on change? An embracer, a fearer or a creator.
    This year I was given the role of school captain. In doing so I needed to explore my own relationship with change. Now I find myself in the privileged position to plant seeds of change. For communities, groups and individuals to better themselves, it is vital to learn from the old and focus on the new. Change is necessary and puts us on the roller coaster of life. With all its twist and turns, strap yourself in for every moment seems to bring bigger and better change that unlocks new opportunities and possibilities.

    Elliott Jones-Perrin

    Problems
    (Remember read slowly).
    If you take a step back and look at the world you will see, hungry, poverty, disease, corruption, animals becoming extinct, ice caps melting, forests disappearing, reefs bleaching, a great swirling vortex of garbage in the pacific. We have got a lot of problems.
    How do you solve a problem? Well, you’ve got to find a solution. Let me give you with an analogy; problems are locks and solutions are keys, remember that it’s important. One key will unlock one lock, just as one solution solves one problem. But you won’t find any key that’s unlocking two different locks just as no one solution is going to solve two different problems. Now how do you come up with the second solution: you cut a new key or you think differently? And that is my main point think differently, you probably hear it a lot but that doesn’t take away any of its validity……think differently.
    I think one of the biggest problems is that some people don’t know how to think differently. The best way to is to create an environment where you’re encouraged to do so. An environment of diversity, individuality and difference, an environment where each person is wildly different from the next. A place where people of all races, genders, sexualities, cultures, religions and ideas are welcome. If you speak to a person who is completely different to you in every aspect you’re going to obtain their perspective, a different perspective. Now you can probably see where I’m going with this, a different perspective, you’re thinking differently, you cut more keys, you unlock more locks, and you solve more problems……Oh if only it were that simple.
    There are some who have yet to understand the power of diversity. There are some who would see to create an environment for themselves where all individuals come from the same background, have the same moral views. Those who want to build more walls between us instead of tearing the existing ones. Those people honestly think that they are making the world better? If they want to create their little groups, they little clubs I can’t stop them. If they want to exclude and discriminate I can’t stop them. If they want to create an environment where everyone thinks the same, guess what, I can’t stop them. But what I can do is feel sorry for them, for they will never achieve true unity, peace, and harmony, tranquillity and togetherness, equality and community. All of those things will be out of reach, because they will be unable to think differently.
    There are several billion of us on this planet, now that’s a pretty diverse group of people. Just think if we can stop segregating ourselves, if we can stop blaming each other for the problems. We need to put our past behind us because right now the future isn’t looking too good. Imagine if we can just work together. If we all live in an environment of diversity, individuality, acceptance and difference, imagine what we could achieve.





    Attachment: Kate Schulz with our President Pam Clauss


  • New Image

    Operation smile

    Here is a look at where all our donations are going and the great work by the medical volunteers providing quality of life over the years. Click on the attachment below.
    For latest Newsletter go to the Operation Smile Web site.

    Attachment: 27914_OperationSmile_Newsletter_v5 (low res).pdf

    More details: www.operationsmile.org.au


  • New Image

    Project Stair Lift

    Here is another wonderful donation to our club community account - this time not monetary.

    It is a stair lift (with a huge dollar value) which was installed into the home of a needy person in our community who has difficulty climbing stairs.

    Lion Dr Les Harvey was given the task of finding a new home for our stair lift and through his Medical Centre at Newnham Road Wishart, a worthy recipient has been found.

    The installation has occurred at Tarragindi for our happy resident to ease the pain of climbing stairs. The lift will be available to the recipient for as long as it is needed. Should it no longer be required, it will then pass on to another in need.

    We thank our kind donors the Mcfarlane family, for providing such a wonderful gift. This will enhance many years of comfort for needy residents of the Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club community.



    More details: http://www.newnhamrdmedicalcentre.com/


  • New Image

    Annual White Cane Dinner

    Lions members and friends attending the White Cane dinner with Pres Pam and Lion Rosie

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    Lion Sue on her way to Sydney

    Thanks for generous support from Ray White Holland Park


  • New Image

    AGM with a Christmas flavor

    Spot your photo in the Christmas bowl

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    Out doing what comes naturally as Lions

    Displaying our new livery


  • New Image

    Community assistance for a new Garden Bed

    Work at building a new garden Bed from Kent Jensen and Lion Jeff

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    Community Help

    With the help of Bunning's MtGravatt we supplied a new BBQ to Stepforward respite service Thanks to Lion Sue.

    Attachment:

    More details: http://www.horizoninc.org/news/news/news-sample-2/


  • New Image

    Wow a new Lion

    Thanks to Dana Jensen for painting this portrait during our meeting and thanks for the sale of the painting at the end to help the Lions community. Please look at Dana Jensen's web site for more paintings of this talented artist, click the web link under this painting.

    More details: http://danajensenartist.wix.com/dana-jensen-artist


  • New Image

    Inducting in a new member

    Welcome Kylie

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    5K's for Kids BBQ at Southbank

    A happy band of workers


  • New Image

    ANZAC DAY 2015

    Mott Park rememberence


  • New Image

    Inducting another new member

    PDG Floyd inducting another new member with assistance from Lion Pam.
    Welcome Demelza


  • New Image

    Youth of the Year Club Final 2015

    Meet our contestants in Youth of the Year Club Final


  • New Image

    Members at Christmas Breakfast BBQ at Mott Park 2014

    Happy group just before playing Boules and naming a New Champ Peter three wins maybe we won't invite him next year.


  • New Image

    Another award for Lion Joan

    Accepting an Award from Brisbane Macgregor for Operation Smile


  • New Image

    Operation Smile in Vietnam

    Lion Joan with Miss Vietnam


  • New Image

    Another new Member

    Thanks to Vice District Governor Graham inducting Steve into Holland Park Lions


  • New Image

    Project Dan

    Underway with Project Dan BBQ
    Thanks to our Team of helpers Promoting Holland Park Lions into our community


  • New Image

    Convention Ceremony of Lions Past

    Thanks to Lila for representing Holland Park at the recent Convention commemorating Lions Past


  • New Image

    Drought Busters

    Thanks to the team for the Lions Drought Appeal at Greenslopes Mall $4400.00 raised in 5 days


  • New Image

    District Convention

    The Main Hall Flag ceremony


  • New Image

    Lions White Cane Safety Day Dinner

    Donna Dyson and Jock Young received Hazel and Louis Sanders Achievement awards Presented By Rose McGee on behalf of Lion Rosie Sanders


  • New Image

    Lions Christmas Cakes

    Greenslopes Mall will be inundated by Lions over November and December
    To purchase cakes send email to hollandparklions@gmail.com with details so we can arrange accordingly


  • New Image

    Inducting another new Member 7th October

    Welcome Greg

    More details: www//hollandparklions.org.au


  • New Image

    The real Deal Riverfire

    Our Story Bridge


  • New Image

    Thanks for the Venue Lion Rosie

    Sunset on Sanders with Riverfire with Brisbane City Sounds and Holland Park Lions


  • New Image

    Donating to St John Ambulance

    Hand over of Marquee to St John's Ambulance Melissa and Simon with Carol,Hugh and Jeff today 22nd September 2014


  • New Image

    Operation Smile Beard Comp

    Before and During growth


  • New Image

    Our Volunteers for Bridge to Brisbane

    Thanks


  • New Image

    Award Winner

    Lion Christine accepting award for services rended


  • New Image

    New Life Member

    Lion Sue accepting the certificate


  • New Image

    St John Ambulance CPR demo

    Instructions on CPR with club members helping out

    More details: www.stjohnqld.com.au/‎


  • New Image

    Michael and Violin

    Thanks for the musical interlude we hope there is more to come


  • New Image

    Inducting another new Member

    Welcome Michael and Thanks Pam for introducing someone in short time.
    Lets keep PDG David busy with Inductions


  • New Image

    MC or Tail Twister

    Keith the King of Carina and HRH Queen Elizabeth looking over his shoulder

    More details: brisbanehollandpark.qld.lions.org.au/news


  • New Image

    Handing over a donation to Operation Smile

    PDG David Floyd, Lion Joan Macrow and CEO of Operation Smile

    Richard Lewandowski

    More details: brisbanehollandpark.qld.lions.org.au/news


  • New Image

    Raising the Flags at MOTT Park

    A daily chore of raising the Flags at Sunrise at MOTT Park Holland Park Cold,Windy,Raining there up each day of the year thanks to PDG David Floyd and others. Lions Joan,Carol, Jeff and David S helped to make the new Lions Year get off to a great start.

    More details: http://brisbanehollandpark.qld.lions.org.au/news


  • New Image

    Inducting New Members

    Thanks to PDG David Floyd for his knowledge for our inductions of new members
    Welcome Pam and Meredith


    More details: http://brisbanehollandpark.qld.lions.org.au/




District news

  • New Image

    Congratulations Dominic

    Congratulations to Dominic Medford, representing the Rosewood club and our District Q1 who took out the Public Speaking award at the State Youth of the Year competition. Well done

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    Youth of the year District Q1 finals

    Great night last night at the District Q1 Youth of the Year judging. Very inspiring and challenging speeches by the six candidates. Congratulations to Dominic Medford representing the Rosewood club who will go on to Mackay for the state finals as overall winner and to Peter Kleinschmidt representing the Rochedale Springwood club who won the public speaking award. Well done to all - a great effort

    Attachment:


  • New Image

    Youth of the Year District winner

    District Q1 Youth of the Year Winner Nelson Reed-Banyard attends Marsden State High School sponsored by Woodridge Kingston Lions Club. A great evening listening to six wonderful students who could have all been winners.

    Attachment:


  • Convention notices of motion

    Here are copies of the notices of motion for the district convention in Stanthorpe

    Attachment:

    More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ra0qsog7fdpso3z/ltr%20to%20clubs%20-%20convention%20notices%20of%20motion.docx?dl=0


  • 2015 MD Convention newsletter

    Keep up to date with the latest from the Newcastle convention committee with their newsletter below

    More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9zm7z2a1g6rrq2/Newcastle%20Convention%20Newsletter.docx?dl=0


  • District policy minutes

    The District Policy Minutes are now posted in the private "Members" section of our District website. To log in to the members section enter your name as it is recorded at LCI and the password is your LCI membership number


  • Photos from 2014 convention

    Photos from our 2014 district convention are now posted on the 'district convention page - just go to this page and click on the blue words "photos from convention"


  • New Image

    October is Breast cancer awareness month

    You can support this cause by bidding on a celebrity painted bra at our upcoming district convention


  • 100th Anniversary of lions coming up

    Lions100.org is Now Live – Visit the new Centennial website for logos, historical photos, timelines and all things #Lions100. (Currently available in English only. Language sites to be added later this year.)



    More details: http://lions100.org/EN/index.php


  • ANZI Newsletter

    Here is a copy of the latest newsletter from the ANZI organising committee for the event taking place in Adelaide later this month

    More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tvy2lgowa49dk1u/ANZI%20August%202014.pdf


  • ANZI Forum newsletter - July 2014

    Here is a copy of the latest newsletter for the ANZI Forum being held in Adelaide from the 29th to 31st August Forum details and registration form are part of this newsletter. Note that the cut off for registration is the 25th August

    More details: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jo6heqj1iscy241/July%202014.pdf


  • Christmas cake payments

    Commencing 2014 Lions Australia will have a new payment method to Top Taste Cakes – each club will be allocated a PayWay Card unique to their club. All payments can then be made over the counter at any Australia Post outlet with the Club’s unique PayWay Card. Top Taste will be forwarding details to all club Secretaries.


  • ADVANCED LIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE:

    Applications are now open the next ALLI to be held in Adelaide 26th - 28th Aug.
    Applicants should have been a Club President but not have held the position of 1st VDG at the time of the course.
    Applications close 12th June. Application form can be downloaded from the LCI website at:
    http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/leadership-development/development-programs/senior-lions-leadership-institutes/index.php


  • New Image

    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