Lions Club of ROSEWOOD Inc

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia


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    There is a lot more to Lions Australia than BBQs!

    Saturday 3 March 2018 is Lions Awareness Day, so if you see your local Lions out and about, stop by, say hello and find out a little more about what they do. We think you could be surprised😉 Where there is a need there is a Lion!
    Visit the Lions website to find out more.
    The Lions Club of Rosewood will be holding a free sausage sizzle in John St, please say G'day to the members and share a sausage with them.

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    Our congratulations go to the fine citizens of Rosewood that were nominated for this award. Colin DANNEVIG, Kay WYNNE-ALLEN, John “Darcy” DUGGAN, Lillian “Coral” JONES and Shirley BOUGHEN. The Citizen of the Year was awarded to Shirley BOUGHEN.


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    The Lions Club of Rosewood held their Annual Christmas Street Carnival on Friday 1 December. It is an event designed to enable all local not–for–profit, charitable organisations and groups in our community the opportunity to raise funds, showcase themselves, recruit new members and share the Christmas Spirit.

    The idea is for each organisation, who wishes to participate, to sell a different product, and have a different theme or competition so that every group has an equal opportunity.

    For more details see our bulletin at the site below.

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    On Sunday 26 November, Rosewood Lions supplied afternoon tea to the audience of the Brisbane Philomonic Orchestra. Four Lions members and their partners catered for the BPO concert in the Old museum for the last time in 2017. The partners supplied the cooking while the members served tea and coffee at the intermission.

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    The town of Rosewood is now on the RV Friendly list. The article attached is from the local Advertiser.

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    This year Lions District 201Q1 has been able to welcome a Lions couple from Denmark to stay with our members and enjoy our small part of the world. Bjarne and Lene Svendsen. 65, Bjarne has had a career in the banking industry, and worked for 45 years as branch manager of the Spar Nord Bank in the City of Nibe. Lene Svendsen was a medical secretary and has followed that profession working in the lung medicine department at Aalborg University Hospital

    They have two sons and four grandchildren and they all live in the City of Nibe

    Bjarne has been a member of the Lions Club of Nibe since 1986 and has been President twice and Zone Chairman. Both enjoy a game of golf. They have travelled extensively on holidays and have visited most countries in Europe as well as Thailand and USA. Bjarne and Lene recently attended their District Convention in Denmark and spoke with the two Lions couples from our District who was visiting Denmark at that time. After the meeting they decided to come to Australia.

    From Sunday 22 October to Friday 27 October Lions Club of Gold Coast Tallebudgera hosted them with Lions Don and Lois McHenry in Cobaki. Cobaki is a small rural community a few Kilometres from the commercial and tourist town of Tweed Heads, at the mouth of the Tweed River. A group of Lions were able to greet them on their arrival at the Gold Coast airport and at Lion Ian and Shirley Manwaring home on the Sunday 22 October.

    On the 27, 28 & 29 October Bjarne and Lene attended the Lions District Convention in Lismore where they gave an excellent presentation of their lives in Denmark.

    After the convention the Lions Club of Goondiwindi hosted them with Lion Peter and Lynn Smith until Saturday 4 November. Goondiwindi is a town situated on the flat plain country and McIntyre River in the western areas of the District. The main industries are cattle and sheep grazing, cotton under irrigation, large-scale grain farming. It is an important road junction with several main highways passing through the town. During this time they also visited Toowoomba.

    Their next hosts were the Lions Club of Stanthorpe. Pat & Judy Keogh hosted them at their home from Saturday 4 November to Thursday 9 November. Stanthorpe is a larger town on the granite tablelands. Rich volcanic soils and a cooler climate have made the area the centre of a fruit growing district. There are a large number of wineries producing high quality wines. The town is situated on the New England Highway with access to both the Brisbane and Sydney markets.

    Lions Club of Boonah was their next hosts. Here they stayed with Brian and Wendy Whitby from Thursday 9 November to Tuesday 14 November. Boonah is a small town and serves a very extensive farming area known as the Scenic Rim, cattle and sheep grazing are important. The town supplies many types of farming equipment and fuel supplies. A commercial area serves the local community.

    Their last hosts were the Lions Club of Rosewood. Lion Ivan and Marg Schindler hosted them at their home. Rosewood is a small town, in the City of Ipswich, west of Brisbane, the main industries being coal mining, cattle grazing. The town serves as a service centre for the local area with a commercial area of shops and professional businesses. They were able to visit Lions Camp Duckadang near the upper reaches of the Brisbane River. Also Lions members John and Di McCrae showed them southern Moreton Bay. A day was spent in Brisbane at the koala sanctuary, Lone Pine and a trip down the Brisbane River from the University to visit Queen St, down to Hamilton and an evening at South Bank. Here they attended a Lions meeting and the Rosewood Lions held a farewell BBQ. They were at Rosewood from Tuesday 14 November to their departure on Sunday 19 November.

    Thank you to everyone and the Lions Clubs that made their stay a great experience.

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    DISTRICT 291Q1 Lions Lismore Convention

    District 291Q1 Lions Lismore Convention - Rosewood won the Best Dressed Club Award - The Travelling Lion Award - and and our President Di McCrae is now the next 2nd Vice District Governor.

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    Two great supporters of our Lions Club of Rosewood, Betty and Tom Sugden donated a heifer that was auctioned on Thursday 19 October. The heifer was sold at over $1300 at the Moreton Sales Yards. The Rosewood Lions Club thank Betty and Tom for their generosity and help over the many years, also thank Scotty’s Transport and Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew for their donations.

    Photo – Tom Sugden discussing the sale with Lion Ivan Schindler in front of the heifer pen.

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    Welcome to our latest Community Catch-Up.
    Hi Everyone,
    Some exciting news for us, the Community Centre, and in turn the communities of Rosewood & the surrounding Districts, we have successfully negotiated the use of the Girl Guides Hut through Qld Girl Guides. The Community Centre are presently in the process of signing a 10 year lease for the property. This community space will be used as a Services Hub and will be open to community groups to utilise when needed. The management of the facility will be through us at the Community Centre. As a result of this negotiation, Girl Guides will be starting up again in Rosewood in 2018. It’s always great to see positive changes and growth occurring within our Community.
    If you have any questions on this project please do not hesitate to contact the Community Centre on 07 5464 1544 or email

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    Rosewood Lions gathered together early in July to mark a significant moment in the organisations history. Please go to the attachment below.

    Attachment: Celebrating 70 Years of Lionism in Australia copy.pdf


    The Lions Club of Rosewood for the thirteenth year has provided volunteers to help at the Ipswich Tennis Championships conducted over the first two weekends in May. This year the Club was required to provide helpers for two three hour shifts each day. The volunteers sweep off the clay from the lines between matches. The competitors are required to bag the courts after their matches.
    The Club decided to donate funds they receive this year to Khye Freeck. On the first Saturday, Matthew Freek and Angela Degn along with Khye helped. It was great to see Khye so active on his scooter. There is a photograph of Matthew and Angela ready for action with their supervisor, Khye. There were sufficient helpers over the four shifts on the first weekend. Two students, not from Rosewood High, helped out. No Leo members were available to help on the first weekend. At this stage, there are sufficient helpers for the second weekend. The Sunday is normally fairly slow when the finals commence.
    My thanks to the Club members who volunteered to help out. I have had an email from Jill Franklin asking me to thank you for your help.
    Lion Clyde


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    Over the Easter weekend 2017 the Austins Over Australia Club held their biannual meet in Ipswich. They held their dinners on Sunday and Monday evening at the Rosewood Show Hall. The Lions Club of Rosewood was asked to help them celebrate these evening by looking after the bar. Both nights were most enjoyable and we were able to raise some funds to support our projects. On behalf of our Lions Club I would like to thank the Austins Over Australia for giving us this opportunity. I would also like to thank all the members and partners that helped on the evenings.

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    Lions 100 Years Worldwide 70 Years in Australia

    Lions Australia is our largest service club with over 1,200 local clubs spread across Australia and Papua New Guinea. The Lions motto “We Serve” is exemplified in the many hundreds of community projects undertaken and supported by Lions Clubs each year

    2017 is a special year for Lions Clubs here in Australia and around the world. Lions International is celebrating 100 years this year and the first Lions club in Australia was formed in Lismore 70 years ago.

    To find out more about Australian Lions Clubs go to the official website

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    Rosewood Showgrounds Caravan Park

    After discussion and consultation with Ipswich City Council, the Lions Club of Rosewood has been granted a Trustee Permit to operate the Rosewood Showgrounds Caravan Park in a caretaker capacity for 3 years.

    The park caters for vans and motorhomes of all shapes and sizes on 16 powered sites that are also equipped with water and drainage. A further 40 to 50 sites could be made available for large groups but full amenities could not be guaranteed. All sites will cost $15 per night per site and there is a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights. A Dump Point is available.

    The park will be managed by a roster of Lions Club volunteers and access to the park can be obtained by phoning the rostered member on 0481 382 049. Future booking can also be arranged by phoning this number.

    The park will be closed for certain periods throughout the year to accommodate the Rosewood Show and other events that require use of the facilities.

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    District 201Q1 Webpage Address

    To find out more about our Lions District 201Q1please click on More details below.

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    Two More Hands

    The Two More Hands video and audio resources are provided as community service announcements for television, radio and in other media. Have a look! They are great fun.

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District news

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    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


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    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


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    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.


  • Convention notices of motion

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


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  • 2015 MD Convention newsletter

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

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  • 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"

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    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 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.)

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.


    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:

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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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