Our Beautiful Mooloolaba Beach
LIONS CLUB OF MOOLOOLABA 2012-2013 INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICE BEARERS.
On Monday night 9th July 2012, the Lions Club of Mooloolaba held their 38th Installation night at the Sands Tavern. This was a combined night with the Lioness Club who held their 9th Installation of Office bearers.
Guests for the evening included Mayor Mark Jamieson, Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson, Councillor Christian Dickson, Lions, Lionesses and Leo Club Members from surrounding Clubs as well as our own members, families and friends.
The Meeting was chaired by Lions Myra Grindrod and Kerry Naumann.
Toast to Lions International was given by Sunshine Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Jamieson who was once an entrant in the Lions Youth of the Year.
Lion Dean Farrow was installed as President and Past president Fred congratulated him and his new Board. Dean was President in 2010-2011 and is looking forward to a second year as President because President elect Graham Nicholls was unable to take it on due to health concerns.
Lioness Patricia Davidson took over from Marie Horan as President of the Lioness Club.
Outgoing President Lion Fred Smedley gave a summary of the Achievements of the Club over the last year.
We are very proud to announce the Charter of an Alpha based Leo Club at the Maroochydore State High School. There are 20 members in the Club and another 9 students who are ready to join.Charter President of the Swanies Leo Club is Laura Richardson.
Because of wet weather our market stall holders have been down considerably therefore our income is down. However we have still managed to Donate $95,720 to Lions Foundations and Local Community Groups for 2011-2012.
Our Sponsorship of Lucy Day at the Hear and Say Centre in Nambour for $10,000 is something our Club has found very rewarding. We will continue to monitor Lucys progress. Our Club won the Project of the Month award for this effort.
The Lion of the Year Award was presented to Lion Graham Nicholls for his involvement as a dedicated Lion over many years. He has served on Cabinet and is involved in Prostate Cancer Research, Lions Mints, Christmas Cake sales, Market rosters and he is always on hand to help the Lionesses where required.
The Clubs involvement in the NAB Youth of the Year Quest continued with a local contestant Kirsten Yeo from Immanuel College making it through to the Zone finals.
A Certificate of thanks was given to Buslink Queensland for their ongoing support of our Club.
Together with The Sunshine Coast Council we were involved with a team of students from the Maroochydore High School in a Horticultural and Garden Care Project which was involved in the International Tree Planting Programme in which Lions Clubs Worldwide were responsible for the planting of 13 million trees.
Lioness Patricia (Paddy) Davidson was presented with a Wyn Tyquin Award for her dedication to Lions and the Lioness Club.
This year three of our members received distinguished Awards, Lioness Lorraine Buhk was awarded an OAM for her services to Lifesaving.
Lion Harry Doherty and Lioness Patricia Davidson were honoured in the Fisher Community Australia Day Awards for their involvement in Community Projects.
Our Club was nominated for an award in the Fisher Community Australia Day Awards.
In October this year our Club will host the 2012 Lions District 201Q4 Convention at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre. We will be assisted by our Lionesses and Leo members and also other local Clubs. This Convention will bring hundreds of delegates to the Coast and many will make it a family holiday .
We are looking forward to a fun year with many Social activities as well as our Working Bees and managing the Fishermans Road Sunday Markets.
President Dean and his Board are looking towards another very successful year with the help of a very active Club.
New members are always welcome, for enquiries please check our website or phone 0459115078
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