Lions Club of ROSEWOOD Inc

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia


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    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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    Fifteen of our Lions members rose early on Sunday 23 April to man the check points for the Lions Club of Moggil Mt Crosby annual bike ride. The ride was another success and will once again raise some monies to help a number of projects. The day was beautiful, cool, not cold, no breeze and a blue sky, perfect for riding. Thank you for your help and thank you to the organising club for asking us to help.

    A Report From Facebook....

    Ipswich 100 Bike Ride

    Well done and dusted for another year. On behalf of the Moggil My Crosby Lions Club [your organisers] thank you to all the cyclists in all rides for your support, riding practises on the road and praises for all the events. Yes, there were a couple of 'opps' like missing the sunscreen at Boonah, a bit of delay in getting 'rescue' trucks out but on a 10 scale I think we were very close to a great effort with an 8 plus. To all the volunteers, marshalls, partners and wives as well as our club members, another very long day but a great effort and a great year. I am not sure of official numbers but we were around the 700 total mark on the road. There were no serious injuries reported other than very sore butts and muscles, a couple of scrapes I believe and no doubt a few more punctures than I saw, a shredded tyre and a missing axle [Thanks Yellow Jersey Mechanic, Troy] We will keep learning and trying to improve the rides but until next time, THANK YOU AGAIN, ALL RIDERS AND SUPPORTERS... 
President Steve R

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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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    Rosewood Lions Club Youth of the Year wins District Final, now in State Final 2017

    Congratulations to Dominic Medford representing the Rosewood club who will go on to Mackay for the state finals as overall winner. For more information see the article below in the District News. Dominic with his family.

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    Rosewood Lions Club Youth of the Year wins Region Final 2017

    At the Rosewood Club Final, three schools, Rosewood High, West Moreton Anglican College and Faith Lutheran College, nominated five Lions Youth of the Year entrants between them. The interview section with the three judges took place on Monday13 February in the library at Rosewood High. The public speaking was conducted at Rosewood State Primary School at a supper evening on Wednesday 15 February. It was pleasing to see a good attendance at the public speaking. The overall winner was Dominic Medford from Faith Lutheran College and he will represent our Club at the Region final in Boonah on the 11 March. The public speaking winner was also Dominic Medford. Seen below is Guest Youth of the Year Judge Chairman Ian Hay announcing the winner with the contestants and Lions Youth of the Year Co-Ordinator Lion Clyde Nicoll.

    The Region final for Youth of Year Quest was conducted in Boonah on 11 March. There were three finalists from Boonah, Fassifern and Rosewood Lions Clubs. The representative from the Lions Club of Rosewood, Dominic Medford, was announced the winner of the Public Speaking and Overall Winner. He will represent the Region at the District final on Saturday 25 March.

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    On Australia Day this year, the 2016 Rosewood Lions Citizen of the Year was announced. There were three nominations; Muriel McAlpine, Susan Mellor and Pat Schumacher. President Bernie Mason announced Pat as the winner. There were an excellent number of locals in the audience at the ceremony.

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    Lions Awareness Day March 4 2017

    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.

    On Saturday March 4 Lions clubs around Australia will be taking part in Lions National Awareness Day activities. They’ll be out at shopping centres, and other public venues in your neighbourhood talking to people about what Lions do, the local Lions club, and how to become a Lion.

    The Lions Club of Rosewood will be supplying a free sausage sizzle on Saturday March 4. So if you come across them while you’re out and about on Saturday March 4 why don’t you go up and say G’day, and find out about the valuable work they do and how you too could ‘Be a Lion’.

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

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    On the weekend of the 7 to 9 October, Lions District 201Q1 (stretches from south of Lismore to the Brisbane River and right out to Dirranbandi) gathered at Kingscliff just south of the border to celebrate, laugh, work and catch-up with friends as well as make new ones. We learnt more about the awesome projects that our Lions District and clubs are involved with and gathered information from the speakers and displays on show. We shared ideas and heard others experiences that will spark new ideas for us. Our club enjoyed the information gathering, the fun and fellowship and thank those in District and the Lions Club of Kingscliff for organising the event; we know how much goes into a convention.

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    The Lions Club of Rosewood Makes Funds Available.

    After a busy year of fund raising, the Lions Club of Rosewood has been able to distribute over $10,000 to the local community and to other organisations. The Club held a BBQ evening at the Lions Shed on the 19th August, to present funds to our local organisations and to thank them for the work that they do. A very enjoyable evening was held with over 30 friends and Lions members present as Lions Past President Ivan Schindler presented the cheques to:

    Rosewood Leos Club
    Rosewood Community Centre
    Rosewood Mens Shed
    Rosewood State High School Safe Drive
    Rosewood Junior Rugby League
    Rosewood Scout Group

    Other beneficiaries for the 2015/16 year, included:

    Australian Lions Foundation
    Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
    Lions Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
    Lions Mobility Foundation
    Lions Clubs International Foundation
    Lions Camp Duckadang
    Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
    Rosewood Local Ambulance Committee
    Ipswich Hospice
    Ipswich Children’s Hospital Sunshine Ward
    Rosewood Little Athletics
    Rosewood Rays Swimming Club
    Rosewood Gymnastics
    Rosewood Girl Guides
    Diabetes Australia
    Care Flight
    Camp Quality
    Angel Flight
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Mater Lions Cord Blood Bank

    Donna from the Community Centre made a heartfelt speech in which she thanked the Lions for their strong support of local groups, support that has been ongoing for many years. It is wonderful to know that our efforts are truly appreciated.

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    Rosewood Showgrounds Caravan Park

    After many months of 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 will cater 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 will be available in the near future.

    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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