Flinders Lions Club
Flinders and District Lions Club
Flinders Lions President 2016-2017
The Flinders Lions Club has had another successful year of fundraising for community groups and designated charities. Funds were raised during the year from the following endeavours: The Annual Golf Day, now in its 28th year, netted $16,393; assisted greatly by the generous support of The Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and the Flinders Golf Course. Car parking fees collected at Red Hill Market, in association with Red Hill Lions, and other car parking activities including Pier & Pinots and Nepean Market, raised another $17,000.
Distributions for the year to 30 June 2016 were as follows:
Main Ridge CFA
McCusker Alzheimer’s Research
Christmas Cake Distribution
Birdlife Mornington Peninsula
Numbulwar School Packages
Flinders Pre School
Frankston Peninsula Carers
Friends of Flinders Coastline
Red Hill Consolidated School – Scholarships
Dromana College – Scholarships
Dromana College – HPV
Southern Peninsula Cancer Support
Hastings Cancer Support
Licola – Lions Youth Camp
Abacus Learning Centre – for children with autism
Aust. Lions Foundation – National Bushfire Appeal
Aust. Lions Foundation – Bushfire Relief Western Australia
Lions Australia – Ride for Sight
Lions Cord Blood Foundation
Aust. Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
Aust. Lions Eye Health Program
Lions Hearing Dogs Inc.
Lions House Foundation
Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship
Lions Aust. “Operation Teddy Bear”
A major new initiative for the year was the Prostate Cancer Research luncheon held with the generous support of John & Wendy Mitchell at Montalvo Vineyard & Olive Grove. Guest speaker Prof. Anthony Costello, OAM gave a very insightful presentation on the management and treatment of this insidious disease and with the help of the skilful cajoling of auctioneer Warren Joel a donation of in excess of $16,800 was made to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Prostate Cancer Research Fund as a result of the day.
Our focus on Youth Support activities for the year included judging of primary school candidates from years 3-4 and 5-6 in the Junior Public Speaking Competition, the District Final of which was won this year by Charlie McPherson-Smith, a year 6 student at Red Hill Consolidated School.
Other community activities include:
- Sponsorship of children to attend the Lions Licola Camp for a four day retreat.
- A sailing day for children in conjunction with Flinders Yacht Club on the club’s sponsored dingy, Leo’s Pride.
- Working bees at the Presentation Family Retreat at Balnarring.
- BBQ sausage sizzles.
- Red Shield and ANZAC Day badge sales and collections.
- Co-ordination of a “Meet the Traders” – business networking evening wine tasting event at Flinders Yacht Club in conjunction with Flinders Community Association.
- Ongoing financial support for improvements to the Flinders Park and other recreational spaces in co-operation with Flinders Community Association.
For further information and membership enquiries, please contact:
President Flinders Lions Club
PO Box 10
Flinders VIC 3929
M: +61 3 (0)418541969
H: +61 (0)3 59890424
B: +61 86097060
HISTORY – LIONS CLUB OF FLINDERS
Club (Aust order no 582) formed May 1969
First Club President was Ian Hosking.
Vice Pres: Kingsley Hunt
2nd Vice President: Jim Blewett
3rd Vice President: Colin Baxter
Secretary: Ted Mc Murtie
Treasurer: Arthur Burkett
Tail Twister: Russ Elliot
Lion Tamer: Bill Brown
Directors: Harry Chapman
Directors: Elio Venturin
Directors: Graham Findlay *
Director: Sam Iapozzuto
Cliff Grey *
(* still active members)
In recent years Club has been revitalised with the addition of female members and membership now stands at 21.