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 at the Golf Course Hotel Forbes.The meetings 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
Melbourne Cup Cruise Details
As part of my plan to increase the opportunity of Lions in 201N4 to enjoy social contact and have some fun, I am proposing to organise a cruise to the Melbourne Cup in 2022.
Please find attached a brochure with some basic details about the proposed Melbourne Cup Cruise for 201N4 clubs. If you can inform your members as soon as possible it would be helpful
Some interest has already been expressed.
If any of your members are interested, could they please contact me as soon as possible as there are only 2 cruise ships going to the cup at this stage and are expected to book out.
I will need their preference of cruise line, email and phone no for future contact, cabin choice and names of everyone in the cabin. The cruise line selected by the majority will be the one selected.
There are special prices for anyone wishing to have more than 2 in a cabin. These are limited and I will need to negotiate on your behalf.
After I have sufficient numbers to negotiate a discount I will inform everyone of final price, details of cruise and details for payment etc.
If you require further details or queries please contact me and I will attempt to supply answers.
Thank you for your co-operation!
Bill Neubeck Ph 0438234336.
Cruise to the 2022 Melbourne Cup
GST Chairperson, Lion Bill Neubeck, is seeking "expressions of interest" from Lions, their partners and friends of Lions to cruise to the Melbourne Cup in 2022.
Please email Bill at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join with other Lions from the N4 district and enjoy fun and friendship.
Convention Registration Form
Please find below the updated link to the Registration form for the District Convention in Young from 18th, 19th and 20th February 2022.
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b0fb04c6-05c9-40c2-8f5d-46d64b3d4a87
Please find attached the updated promotional flyer for the District Convention in Young from 18th, 19th and 20th February 2022.
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:35d69d7e-09a6-46d6-a7e9-704d63f688bf
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - YOUNG CONVENTION
Below is the outcome of the meeting District Governor Ron Parry attended in Young last night with the Young Convention Committee:
"The 201N4 District Convention Committee, after much discussion last night, decided to postpone the District Convention until the 18/02/22, 19/02/22 & 20/02/22, this decision was not done lightly but was based on the following:
1. The uncertainly of Covid19 restrictions.
2. The policy of the Young Service Club regarding inside numbers, live music, dancing etc.
3. Members attending from allocated hot zones/areas of concern not being able to attend.
4. Members who are not double vaccinated would be unable to attend.
5. Some of our presenters would be unable to attend, as they are from an area of concern.
6. Our key note speaker would be unable to attend as he is from a hot LGA.
7. The welfare of the Young community with members from areas of concern or hot areas might attend.
8. The concerns expressed by convention sponsors from the Young business community over members from area of concerns or hot zones visiting their town and the risk of Covid19 being introduced into the Young community.
9. If Covid19 was introduced into the Young community by a member attending the Lions Convention, the damaged this could do to the Lion’s name, within the Young Community and further afield due to media attention.
10. The Young Lions Club Convention Committee have been working on the convention now for nearly three years (2020 Convention was cancelled due to Covid19) and felt that our members are entitled to a full convention without restrictions.
11. It was also taking into account that postponing the convention might impact on the 2022 201N4 Convention to be held in Coleambally, but it was noted that the Young convention was in February, MD Perth Convention was in May and the Coleambally Convention was in October, that our members would show due diligence and elect which convention they would attend regardless.
201N4, on either the 30th & 31st of October will hold a virtual AGM, so the DG & VDG can be elected, the motions on the agenda can be attended to. In addition the Convention raffle will be drawn and the Xmas cakes auction will be conducted.
The Lion’s remembrance ceremony will be held over until the February convention, this would allow the family/friends of our departed Lions to attend if they so wish, without restrictions.
Please advise all club/members the above decision was not made lightly and all aspects for and against cancelling the convention, holding a virtual convention or postponing the convention to February/22 was discussed at length and the majority decision of postponing the convention was reached."
District Convention Video Links
Please copy and paste the links into your browser to view the video's made by the Lions Club of Young with information on the District Convention to be held in October
N4 LCIF Newsletters
Attached are the July and August newsletters from N4 LCIF Chairperson, IPDG Stuart Freudenstein
Please click on the link to download the newsletters
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9eb88737-aad0-4d67-84b9-9c3f855a2649
ANZI Pacific Forum Newsletter
Below is the link to the latest ANZI Pacific Forum Newsletter
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f21849c2-a6d8-45f4-918d-514c03d9f3c7
Attached is an article about the “Coinline Challenge” we are running for the ALCCRF.
The “Coinline” project is running from July to September only, with the World Record attempt due in November. So, it is important to us that all Australian Lions are kept informed and have the opportunity to get involved.
Attachment: Coin Line for Kids.pdf
Letter to members from DG Ron
Below is a link to a letter to members of District 201N4 from DG Ron Parry
More details: https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/712fc3b6-745b-4f1d-4f24-24a451cc3709
June District 201N4 Newsletter
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER LINK
Below is a link to the District 201N4 June Newsletter
Just click on the link to open and view your copy
More details: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A36b8fa55-f328-42b0-9a56-dc4ca0c5b32f&fbclid=IwAR2kqFjQgTRTLYbzxCKLJI9umXopC0szv4_569U35_gVdANDU2xT0n_qdis
Young Convention Original Video
Please click the link below to access the video from the Lions Club of Young that was done in 2019 after the Wagga Convention, promoting the 2021 District Convention to be held this year in October.
More details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14u6Sv5QDkJ9wvqTF4D8RqB7l-9oTD_RS/view?usp=sharing
Convention Updated Video
Below are links to two videos regarding the District Convention to be held in Young in October 2021
Please click the links to access the video
More details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ondw-dD8BKI32jrnjtNBSmMW39XqZ2-g/view?usp=sharing
Fly a Kite For Sight
Fly a Kite for Sight information
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
Please find below a link to the current ALF Newsletter.
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
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
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
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!