Find us on Facebook for more information on what we have been up to
More details: https://www.facebook.com/forbesndistrict.lions
Change to Email address
Please note a change to the email address for the Forbes & District Lions Club. Our current email is email@example.com
The Forbes & District Lions Club meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the Function Room at the Vandenberg Hotel Forbes.The meetings forward and are start at 6:30 for 7pm. The 1st meeting of each month is a dinner meeting so please contact our Secretary if you wish to order a meal
Lions Club Boots Sales
This fantastic event is a chance for everyone to come and find a bargain or if you have a lot of stuff cluttering your home why not book a site and sell what you don't want Remember what is your junk could be my treasure. For more information or to make a booking contact Peter on 0468819659
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs 40th Anniversary
Australian Lions Hearing Dogs 40th Anniversary newsletter
Fly a Kite For Sight
Fly a Kite for Sight information
June District Newsletter
Please click on the link below to download your copy of the "Serving With Pride" District 201N4 Newsletter
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f6a2c3c1-156f-463f-9b4c-a4e02cd0f7c7
Welcome from DG Stuart
Well here we are, early July and starting another Lions year. Many of you will have taken on roles in your Club, some for the first time and others, more familiar from previous experience, have stepped up again.
My role as District Governor is daunting at times when I think of the challenges that are ahead of us, but fortunately for us all we have a terrific mix of talents through our District Cabinet that we can share the load with.
Through our 48 Clubs,10 Zones and onto District Cabinet, we can all contribute for the greater good of Lions, which then of course flows on to benefit our community.
I am proud to be sharing this journey with you all and most importantly I want to wish you all well for the year ahead, whatever responsibility you have within your Club.
My theme for the year is “Serving with Compassion”. Compassion is a resource in great need in these times, I’m sure you agree.
I look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible in the time ahead. Please keep safe.
District Governor N4
June newsletter for the Lions Hearing Dogs
Please click on the link below to download your copy of the June newsletter for the Lions Hearing Dogs
Club Development Forums Agenda
Please click on the link below to view and download information on the District Club Development Forums 20/21 Agenda
Attachment: Agenda - Club Development Forum 20-21.pdf
List of District Conventions
Please click on the "Links" Page of this website to see a link to the list of Lions Clubs who have hosted the District 201N4 Conventions from 1961 to 2019
Click the link below to open up the PDF file
Attachment: District Conventions 1961-2019.pdf
Please find below a link to the current ALF Newsletter.
Lions District activities during the COVID 19 Emergency
Please click on the link below for DG Petyer Bright's memo regarding Lions District activities during the COVID 19 Emergency.
Lions Event Management - COVID 19
FYI, please see the guidelines link to the PDF file below from Lions Australia.
District 201N4 March Newsletter
To view and download the March 2020 District Newsletter please click on the link below
ANZI Pacific Forum Details
Attached is the registration form and information for the ANZI Pacific Forum being held in Perth in September 2020
Please Copy and paste into your browser this link to see the brochure on the ANZI Forum
Please Copy and paste into your browser this link below to get your registration form for the ANZI Forum:
Guiding Lions Training Course Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to a lack of numbers, the Guiding Lions Training Course has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, 1st August in Young.
Attached is an invitation and information for all members.
Club Secretaries please forward onto your members.
Cabinet Secretary, District 201 N4
"We Serve, with Passion for what we do and Pride in who we are"
Youth of the Year District Finals
The Lions Club of Bathurst Macquarie Inc is hosting this year's Youth of the Year District Finals and attached is an invitation inviting you all to attend.
You can join LCIF and support your fellow Lions during this bushfire disaster
As bush fires reach historic levels of destruction in Australia, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is there during this time of need
Just click the link below for more information.
More details: http://app.e.roar.lionsclubs.org/e/es?s=94443966&e=439864&elqTrackId=320bc4c47118450db330ff5e51511b5f&elq=1cc91f4515e14fd9a236b60879840e68&elqaid=13136&elqat=1&fbclid=IwAR0KQ6ha-BgdhGYl3RGv1A6Frq8x8fHbwWqqlcb4d_OoMHxQ8CmeIjSdvNo
Australian Lions Hearing Dog Newsletter
Click the link below to read the latest newsletter from the Australian Lions Hearing Dog's
LEHP Vision Screening Summary
Attached is a summary of the LEHP Vision screening summary to December 2019.
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab05f7aff-64c4-49ad-8706-db74cd3b6855&fbclid=IwAR27CYaJl-IWv7YjiWin1343HMDygpLdemzxEVCSyGK_iU2E8D6LWpLFHX8
December District Newsletter
To view and download the December District Newsletter please click on the link below
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A164011b9-d195-4737-ab46-b03bba9a1afb
Dates for the Diary
District Changeover Dinner & 1st Cabinet Meeting - Young
Saturday, 1st August - Changeover Dinner
Sunday, 2nd August - 1st Cabinet Meeting
District 201N4 Convention - Young
October 30th/31st, November 1st.
YOUNG CONVENTION VIDEO
Please click on the link below to access a video on the 2020 District Convention to be held in Young.
More details: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zOitYJf26m8eXIhLiZHb9_D_lr0e1nBT
"Serving with Pride" - September newsletter edition
"Serving with Pride" - September newsletter for download.
Just click on the next line in blue print that starts off with Attachment to download the newsletter to your computer
Attachment: Newsletter Serving with Pride SEPT 2019 Issue 01.pdf
2019 Convention Registration Form
Please find below the link to the registration forms for the District 201N4 59th Convention to be held in Wagga Wagga on 18th – 20th October 2019
Attachment: District 201N4 59th Convention Wagga 2019.pdf
Farmers in drought-stricken Dubbo receive helping hand from Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution
During his recent CEO Roadshow visit to RFBI Dubbo Masonic Village, RFBI (Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution) CEO, Frank Price met with Anne Jones OAM and learned of the hardships drought stricken farmers are facing and work the Lions Club District is doing to support them.
Since hearing about their plight, RFBI has generously donated $175,000 to the local Lions Club District to provide hay to 150 farmers across the region.
“Farmers in Dubbo have entered their third year of drought and are doing it tougher than ever,” RFBI CEO Frank Price said.
“The $175,000 will buy eight bales of hay each for 150 farmers, which is enough to give them some temporary relief.” he said.
“For RFBI, it’s important to support people in our local communities. We understand first-hand just how big of an impact drought conditions are having on farmers and this is our way of showing them our support.”
John O’Leary is one of the farmers to benefit from the donation.
He says the hay is invaluable and will allow him to breathe a brief sigh of relief, at a time where living on the land has been extremely challenging.
“On behalf of all farmers, I thank you and the community for your incredible support,” John said.
Anne Jones OAM from the Lions Club District said the donation is much needed.
“It’s life-saving, not only for the thousands of starving stock but also for our farmers who find themselves on the edge of despair,” she said.
“It’s organisations such as yours that gives hope, courage and strength to continue. Knowing that you care, makes all the difference.”
It’s here! Visit our new website today.
It’s here. The all-new LionsClubs.org is live and ready for you to explore. Be among the first to experience its exciting features:
• The Resource Center
• The reengineered Club Locator
• The Service Launchpad
Enjoy the new site—and make sure to share it with others!
More details: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en
5 Ways Lionsclubs.org Can Improve Your Service
Getting the most out of our new website
Our all-new website is almost here! And it’s been designed to improve the experience of Lions and potential Lions alike. The website is a critical part of Lions’ and clubs’ experiences, and we’re extremely proud to be launching a product that’s the result of years of research and development—listening to members’ and clubs’ wants and needs, and incorporating them in useful ways.
So, exactly how can our new website enhance your service? Let’s take a look!
Click the link below to go to the website
More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2018/10/16/5-ways-lionsclubs-org-can-improve-your-service/?utm_campaign=5301_EN_Website%20Pre-Launch%20to%20Members%2010.22_Email_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&elqTrackId=76CEC0E96ACB430F822A255C15766811&elq=8bc5761ec21741ac9381c1f4ead18271&elqaid=5444&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=807
March District Newsletter
Please find attached the District 201N4 Newsletter for March 2018
Attachment: District 201N4 March 2018 newsletter.pdf
Will It Your Way Accepted as National project
Ross Catanzariti has advised us from the MD201 Lions Convention in Hobart that Griffith Lions Club project,’Will it your Way’ has been accepted as a national project for the next 3 years by the convention delegates. Job well done and congratulations to Ross and President Brian Bortolin.
Lions and Lions Club International (LCIF) are very active in the fight against trachoma.
LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a leader in combating trachoma. Since 1999, LCIF has awarded US$20.5 million for 26 trachoma control projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Ethiopia alone has received more than US$7 million in funding since it is the most endemic country in the world for the disease. “Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse,” a documentary feature film that follows Carter Center staff, global health partners, and Lion and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter engaged in a comprehensive strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia, is airing on American Public Television stations nationwide. - See more at: utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.Rm8e13lt.dpuf
More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2015/10/27/trachoma-defeating-a-blinding-curse/?
Who are the Lions?
Who are the Lions? Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic locations, dedicated to making a difference. We serve where we live as well as globally. What do Lions do? Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. We meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief. What types of service are Lions involved in? Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters. I would like to volunteer in my community, but why should I do so as a Lion? Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world, and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has a vast amount of resources and is able to accomplish much more than individuals and small groups working alone. How do I become a Lion? If you are interested in becoming a Lion, contact your local Lions club and express interest in learning more. Visit BeALion.org to find a club and fill out a prospective member form, or visit LionsClubs.org to learn more about Lions. Find more key messages and other Public Relations tools on the Lions Clubs website. - See more at:
More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2015/07/31/lions-what-to-say-at-interviews-and-events/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.cANRXdWw.dpuf
One of the best ways to promote your club and get the word out about Lions
One of the best ways to promote your club and get the word out about Lions is to proudly display the Lions logo at your activities and events. This includes wearing your Lions apparel, hanging your club’s banner and handing out Lions-branded communications. But before you start designing your own Lions T-shirts and websites with an individualized logo for your club, know the correct and incorrect way to display the Lions brand. Below are just a few Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when designing an individualized club logo. Refer to the LCI Graphic Identity Manual for complete guidelines, including specifications regarding color palette, typeface, images and more. Don’t: Change the Lions logo by using unacceptable colors. Add text to the Lions emblem. Apply graphic elements to extend or layer over Lions emblem. Use the full-color Lions emblem for print or Web applications. Do: Use the approved Lions Clubs color palette. Consistent use of color will promote recognition and strengthen the Lions identity. Keep text clear of Lions emblem. Be sure Lions emblem is layered over other graphic elements, not under. Use full-color Lions emblem only for embroidery and other club supplies items - See more at:
More details: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2015/07/20/lions-logo-dos-and-donts/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.UQj4znyF.dpuf
Centennial Service Challenge goal of helping 100 million people before the end of the association’s 100th anniversary,
100 million is a lot. Ask anyone. So, last year, when Lions announced our Centennial Service Challenge goal of helping 100 million people before the end of the association’s 100th anniversary, people may have thought we were a little crazy. But now we’re happy to announce that in a few short months, Lions’ service has already benefitted 20 million people! This data, which measures Lion activities through December 2014, represents the first big step on the path to our Centennial celebration. Thanks to the incredible response from Lions like you, we’re on our way to achieving our goal! Lions serve. From the Worldwide Week of Service to screening the vision of children in their community and Relieving the Hunger, Lion service touches the lives of people in every corner of the world. Leading up to our Centennial in 2017, Lions have an incredible opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact of service by joining together to help those in need. We’re off to a great start, but we still have a ways to go. Keep serving and supporting the Centennial Service Challenge by visiting Lions100.org, where you’ll find info and resources to start planning your next Centennial service project today. Remember, when Lions come together to serve, we can change the world! - See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2015/02/25/centennial-service-challenge-update-20-million-benefited/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LionsBlog#sthash.tS5O4OtP.dpuf
Take Advantage of Membership Resources and Improve Your Club
Mmebership resourcesWhen it comes to starting new clubs, inviting new members and keeping your current members happy, the LCI website offers all the materials you need to get started and improve you club. The Just Ask! Guide offers steps to recruiting new members, while the Membership Satisfaction Guide helps your club provide the experiences your members are seeking. Take the How Are Your Ratings? Survey to evaluate your club, and download the New Club Development Guide if you're thinking about organizing a new Lions club. View the complete list of Membership Resources available to help your club grow and make a bigger impact today!
LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...
While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.
Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:
1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.
2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou
The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"
More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"
Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!
Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.
We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!
Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions
Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!
Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages
It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters
The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/