Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club Inc

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia

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    Nursery Road State Special School

    Lions Lila Cameron and Jeff Croll delivered this amazing educational piece of equipment to Staff member and Test rider Artie, who showed us all how to get the best out of the trike. Smiles all round at Nursery Road State Special School.

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    More details: https://nurseryroadspecs.eq.edu.au/


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    Youth of the Year Club Final winners 2021

    Youth of the Year winners from our club final held on 13th February 2021 . Well done Rashid Kazi Public speaker and Ken and Maureen Bird award winner from Mt Gravatt State High School, who receive the Lynne Drillis Memorial trophy for 2021. Codee Conde Club Final winner representing Cavendish Road State High School. Amazing and best of luck on to the next stage from all at Brisbane Holland Park Lions.

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    Chimera Legacy Foundation

    A fantastic presentation to Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club by Damien Thompson and Chimera Legacy Foundation members. A $1500.00 donation was presented to the Foundation for VR (Virtual Reality) patient therapy.

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    More details: https://chimeralegacyfoundation.org.au


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    Our Club through 2020

    Different approaches to Lions work through 2020

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    Boston, Australian Lions Hearing dog with his credentials and handlers

    Lions Joan and Heather spent time over a couple of months with Boston, and were finally able to see the results of his training. Lion Pam receiving the Australian Lions Hearing Dog certificate of appreciation.


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    Changeover 2020

    New President Lion Pam and award recipients on the night Lions Carol,Diane, David and Jeff


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    Donation to Gateway Baptist community care

    It was great pleasure to do a delivery of food stuff from our Coles Greenslopes supermarket of tinned food and pasta to replenish the shelves at Gateway Baptist community care Mackenzie. Lions Lila and Jeff loading the ute to make the delivery.






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    Disruption on raising funds and meetings

    We are having meetings via Zoom and keeping in touch with members in this unusual time. Itching to go again cooking ,collecting and giving.


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    Our New BBQ Trailer

    Our first major work 8th March 2020 RACQ Chicks in Pink fun Run for Mater Breast Cancer. Lions Diane, Heather, Pam, Rosie, Lynne, Phil ,Carol and Jeff attended the introduction and workings of the new Trailer. The slide out BBQ'S were a big hit with everyone as to the ease of operation.


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    Youth of the Year 2020

    Eight students from three high schools faced the judges 8th February from Cavendish Road, Mt Gravatt , and Holland Park State High Schools. The winner of the Public Speaking went to Jessica Morgan from Cavendish Road State High.

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  • Lions Australia Operation Smile Newsletter out now

    Lions Australia Operation Smile Newsletter out now

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    Bushfires and Drought

    $10000 donated to 5 Lions clubs in Bushfire and Drought effected areas of Queensland. Club members had no hesitation voting to give the monies which have been raised through BBQ's at Dan Murphy's and Greenslopes Mall in recent months.

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    https://www.indelabilityarts.com/

    Tonight's meeting with Rebecca , Karen and Catarina

    More details: https://www.indelabilityarts.com/


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    Mater receiving cheque from Lions Prostate Cancer Research Project

    $ 200,000 was presented to Mater Foundation from Lions Prostate Cancer Research Project, to supply equipment in the search for a cure. Lions Jon Grimstone,Lynne Jamieson, Carol Murray and Patrick O'donaghue were there for official handover from Brisbane Holland Park Lions the project owners.


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    Myhorizon receiving a New Television

    Delivering and setting up a new television for community use at Myhorizon at Alexandra Hills

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    More details: https://www.myhorizon.org.au


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    Farewell lunch for PDG David Floyd from Lions Australia Operation Smile

    Dr Richard Lewandowski saying thanks to PDG David Floyd Lions Australia manager, with Mater CEO Nigel Harris, Mrs Sue Lewandowski, Lions Joan Macrow,Andy Fitzgerald and Lions Lady Julia Floyd.

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    More details: http://operationsmile.org.au/


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    Mt Gravatt Sate High School Lectern

    President Glenn receiving award from Mt Gravatt State High School Principal Ross Robertson in displaying there new Lectern.

    More details: https://mtgravattshs.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx


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    Greenslopes funds Townsville Floods

    "The impact of the North Queensland area floods has been well noted by our local Holland Park community. In the four days that we as the local Lions Club conducted our "Flood Relief Appeal" our people responded by donating $7604 in the days of the "Appeal". This is an amazing result, but it also shows our local people are aware of what is happening throughout our State. All the money donated will be forward to local Clubs in the North Queensland area affected by these floods.

    To all those people who supported this appeal our sincere thanks for supporting the work of Lions Club International and especially the Holland Park Lions Club.

    PDG David Floyd

    Appeal Chairman,


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    Youth of the Year 2019 Club final

    Congratulations to all our Students that participated in Youth of the Year for 2019.
    Casey Gilbert,Morgan Gilbert,Kevin Pacey and Aliyah Masters from Mt Gravatt State High. Annie Grimaldi and Zachery Eyre from Holland Park State High.

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    Membership Info

    This part of our information booklet to introduce new potential members to our club

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    New Lions

    Welcome to Lions Lynn and Phil to our pride at Brisbane Holland Park, and thanks to PDG David Floyd and Lion Pam making such a memorable occasion on our 1st Tuesday in December meeting at the Holland Park Hotel.


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    Remembrance Day Thank You

    Our friends at the Greenslopes Mall came to our assistance for the Picnic of Peace BBQ on the 11th of November

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    Community Help

    Sincere thanks to the men who rescued our much loved and needed "Vegi

    Pod", the only community area we have. Very grateful thanks also to the

    Lions Club of Brisbane Holland Park for being there for us, again, when we so needed the help.


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    50th Anniversary

    Cake, presentation Plaques, banners,an fun

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    Guest Speaker Jeremy Scott

    Lions Lila, David and Jeff receiving Lions 100 year centennial pins from Club President Glenn Atkinson, Jeremy Scott receiving a Brisbane Holland Park Lions banner from Lion Tony Matthews. WOW what a great night.

    More details: https://www.jeremyscott.com.au/


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    Animal Welfare League Qld

    Presentation to Animal Welfare League Qld and there representative Jodie Burden Tuesday night meeting from Treasurer Carol Murray.

    More details: https://www.awla.org.au/adopt/queensland/


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    Mothers Day 2018

    Thanks to our tireless workers at Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club Inc

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    Meeting up with other Lions Clubs

    What other Lions Clubs do to raise money for the communities.
    Stansbury Lions monthly Markets, Deniliquin Lions Monthly Markets.
    Nundle Lions raffles ,and feeding the hungry Motorhomers at a recent 5 day event in there town. Dunedoo looking after the local Lions Park

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    Winner of Youth of the Year 2018 Aidan Demmers MT Gravatt State High School

    Winner of the public speaking and overall winner of the 2018 Youth of the Year club final.We will have a copy of Aidan's speech"Never Again" soon. Aidan is with English Master Jan Hay.

    More details: https://mtgravattshs.eq.edu.au


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    Ordinary People doing outstanding work come and join

    It's great to be a Lion at Brisbane Holland Park why don't you come and join us


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    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/


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    Marshalling in the morning

    Early starters for Bridge to Brisbane

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


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    Cheque Handover Lions Medical Research

    Helping in the fight against Prostate Cancer and other Cancers

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


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    Lion Magazine the latest

    Read the Latest or past copies

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


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    MD Lions Prostate Cancer project: Equipment Request

    Request for equipment and read about what it does.

    Attachment: MMRI_iSpotReader_LionsClubProposal_030517.pdf

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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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/


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    Annual White Cane Dinner

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

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    Lion Sue on her way to Sydney

    Thanks for generous support from Ray White Holland Park


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    AGM with a Christmas flavor

    Spot your photo in the Christmas bowl

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    Out doing what comes naturally as Lions

    Displaying our new livery


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    Community assistance for a new Garden Bed

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

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    Community Help

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

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


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    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


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    Inducting in a new member

    Welcome Kylie

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    5K's for Kids BBQ at Southbank

    A happy band of workers


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    ANZAC DAY 2015

    Mott Park rememberence


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    Youth of the Year Club Final 2015

    Meet our contestants in Youth of the Year Club Final


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    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.


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    Another award for Lion Joan

    Accepting an Award from Brisbane Macgregor for Operation Smile


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    Operation Smile in Vietnam

    Lion Joan with Miss Vietnam


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    Project Dan

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


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    Convention Ceremony of Lions Past

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


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    District Convention

    The Main Hall Flag ceremony


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    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


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    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


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    The real Deal Riverfire

    Our Story Bridge


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    Thanks for the Venue Lion Rosie

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


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    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


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    Operation Smile Beard Comp

    Before and During growth


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    Our Volunteers for Bridge to Brisbane

    Thanks


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    New Life Member

    Lion Sue accepting the certificate


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    St John Ambulance CPR demo

    Instructions on CPR with club members helping out

    More details: www.stjohnqld.com.au/‎


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    Michael and Violin

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


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    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


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    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


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    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




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.

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    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.




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