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    Welcome New Member

    Steve Anderson was inducted as a new member during the change over dinner on 8th June. His induction was conducted by Lion John Davis, District Governor Elect. Looking on are Steve's wife Maggie, Noel Macmanus and outgoing President Deb Schmitzer

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    New Members


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    The Black Head Surf Life Saving Club in association with ‘MidCoast Council Aging and Disability Services’ of Forster and ‘About Inclusion at Taree’ conduct a Saturday Surf Awareness program over a period of 8 weeks every summer. The program, which has been running for ten years, takes place at the Surf Club on Black Head Beach.
    The initiative was the brainchild of Jim Crookston, past Director of Life Saving and President of the BHSLSC and a current patrol captain of the club. The purpose of the programme is to provide participants with a fun safe environment while at the same time teaching them surf awareness and safety. Surf Club members provide invaluable assistance to the weekly beachside programme which have become a great source of enjoyment to the attendees.
    At a recent Saturday meet the Lions Club of Hallidays Point donated Lime green rashie’s and caps for the programme. These Rashies enable Lifesavers and the public to easily identify participants who are involved in the programme both in the water and on the beach.
    To mark the occasion and in recognition of his work on this wonderful programme Jim Crookston was also presented with a Lions Club ‘Community Service Award’ by Deb Schmitzer President of the Lions Club of Hallidays Point.


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    February induction dinner

    At the February dinner meeting held at the Black Head Surf Club and attended by 45 Lions and their guests six new members were inducted into Hallidays Point Lions Club. The induction proceedings were undertaken by Lion Bill Burges, a long serving and esteemed member of Lions who has served in many roles. More recently as past District Governor and now current Cabinet Treasurer of district 201N1. Bill is a member of Harrington Lions and Hallidays Point Lions Club was privileged to have him attend and induct the new members. The new members are: Helen Bauert, Glenice Honeysett, Pauline Small, Lyn Power, Virginia Stewart and Peter Thompson.

    The dinner meeting was also an opportunity to welcome home Pierce Jackson and Ted Daniel, Lions Youth Exchange students. Both Pierce and Ted made a short presentation on their experience overseas. Pierce spent time in Italy, France, Spain and the UK and Ted in Canada and the USA.

    Lions Hallidays Point are enormously proud of these two students acting as young ambassadors for both Lions and Australian youth. The Lions youth exchange programme is one of the cornerstones of Lions International projects and Ted and Pierce have now joined the ranks of many young Australians who have benefited enormously from the exchange programme over the years. Listening to their individual presentations at the dinner it was obvious that these two youngsters have both obtained great personal benefit from the experience and returned as well rounded individuals.

  • District Governor 201N1 Newsletter January/February 2017

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  • District Governor 201N1 Newsletter November/December 2016

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    District Governor Visit and Induction

    On Thursday evening 13th October our club hosted Lions 201N1 District Governor Malcolm Peters and his lovely wife Narelle at Bunkers Restaurant Tallwoods. During the evening DG Malcolm presented his theme for his year in office 'Lions Carers for the Community'. He reminded our club that we need to be an active part of the community in which we live and to be aware of the needs and issues so that we can better serve our local communities. Her further challenged us to be part of the 'DG's Big Shave' a programme which will see him shave off his beard if Lions Clubs can raise $6,000. The money raised will be split three ways between Children's Cancer, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer. During the evening the DG presented two membership key awards. The first, a membership key to Lion Ray Piper and second, a membership advancement key to PDG Lion Gerard Cross. Membership key awards are given to Lions who have encouraged two or more people to join Lions. During the evening a new member, Nicole Jones, was inducted into the Lions Club of Hallidays Point. The ceremony was conducted by PDG Gerard Cross. Nicole is our 32nd member and also our youngest. She is no stranger to Lions having been involved in a number of projects assisting her Mother Lion Sue Newton particularly with the Youth Exchange Programme.

  • District Governor 201N1 Newsletter September/October 2016

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    New Members

    'President Deb Schmitzer welcomed five new members to our club at a Dinner Meeting held at the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club on Thursday 25th August. Life Member John Finnie carried out the inductions presenting the membership certificates with the Sponsoring Members, Lion Deb and Lion John Griffiths, acting as proxy for Past President Ray Piper, pinning membership badges onto the Inductees.
    The new members welcomed by the club are: Kim Marie Jeffers, Daniel
    Kranz, Amy James, Nikila Tynan and Kevin Barnard.
    Kim, Dan and Amy come to Lions with a reputation for getting the job done following the highly successful Jindaboonda Trek for which they were the driving force. Nikila has shown a community minded outlook both personally and through her business while Kevin renews his acquaintances with the Lions Family having previously been a member some years ago at Woy Woy.
    The significant number of new members willing to serve our community is
    an exciting addition to our existing base of hard working and
    enthusiastic members and gives our club a welcome injection of new
    talent. Welcome to you all.'


  • District Governor 201N1 Newsletter July/August 2016

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    Hallidays Point Lions welcome International Youth

    Lion, Suzanne Newton, Youth Exchange programme coordinator, recently introduced five young people on the Lions International Youth Exchanger programme to members and guests at the recent Snacks and Thanks event at the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club. On behalf of the Lions Youth Exchange programme of Australia she wished to acknowledge and thank the Lions Club of Hallidays Point for their wonderful support of the programme, Suzanne explained that in getting to know these five young people since their arrival in Australia she has found them to be wonderful ambassadors for their own community and countries
    The aim of the International Youth Exchange Programme is to give young adults aged 16 to 21 years a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in one or more homes in the host country and to experience a new culture and lifestyle. The programme is not a sightseeing/shopping holiday.
    Among the responsibilities of the Youth Exchange participants are:
    To represent their country overseas as a youth ambassador.
    To show genuine interest in the work of Lions Club in their own country and the host country, Australia.
    To speak at Club meetings and other events about themselves, Lions and their home country.
    To behave in a mature, respectful and polite manner to give people in their host country a positive impression of young adults from their country.
    To abide by the rules of the Lions Youth Exchange programme.
    To be willing to adapt to the host country family life and cooperate with their hosts.
    Suzanne also commented that Lions Club Hallidays Point club has been placed within the top ten clubs in Australia for their work on youth exchange, a wonderful achievement given the size and membership base of the club.
    Pictured in the photograph:
    Aysu Bulak 20 years old from Istanbul, Turkey. Aysu is staying with the Newton/Jones family of Tallwoods.
    Mara Tzschach 18 years old from Hainichen Germany is being hosted by the Horsburgh home in Black Head.
    Iris Blauberg 17 years old from Helsinki, Finland is also staying with the Horsburgh family.
    Emily Pritchett 19 years old from Gambo, New Foundland Canada is staying with the Jones family.
    Pictured here with Suzanne Newton.
    Andrea Bigarini 17 years old from Italy who is staying with Ron and Jenny McCarthy from Diamond Beach.


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    News Of Our World presents donations to local community groups

    John Finnie the Editor of News of Our World presented cash donations resulting from advertising income in NoOW to the following organisations:
    Hallidays Point Senior Citizens Association, HP Community Church Play Group, HP Soccer Club and Junior Cricket Club, HP Netball Club, HP Quilters for Aussie Hero Quilt Project., HP Blokes Shed, Angel Gowns and HP Community Church Charity Lunches.


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    Hallidays Point Lions Club distribute over $60,000

    Hallidays Point Lions Club and the local community came together on Sunday 10th July at the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club for a “Snacks and Thanks” luncheon for Lions to say a big thank you to the local community for all their support in the past year. At the function Lions recognised the contribution made by certain individuals and business organisations for their support in making Lions fund raising events of the last year a great success. Thanks to the local community the club has had a tremendously successful year (July 2015 to June 2016) realising a total of $60,879 for distribution to local community endeavours as well as nationally toward Australian Cancer Research foundations. Ray Piper outgoing President of Hallidays Point Lions and Deb Schmitzer the new President expressed their gratitude to all who have supported the many projects of the club in the past year. At the luncheon the following individuals and organisations received special recognition with Lions awards:

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    Scot Burns of Bunnings Forster fundraiser sponsor Childhood Mobility foundation and contributor to Postie Trek. Melinda Orchard Australian Lions foundation Award for community fund raising. RosemaryHudson Black Head Bowling Club sponsor of the Postie Trek. Samantha Clarke of Waves@Black Head sponsor Childhood Mobility foundation. Pierce Jackson Youth Award Outstanding achievement BHSLSC. Maddie Danilels Youth Award support Lions Pop Up shop and other Lions functions. Brad Grant South West Technology for complimentary printing of flyers and posters for various events. Colin and Leanne Westle Food Works Hallidays Point ongoing sponsor partner. Ted Daniels Youth Exchange Student sponsored by Hallidays Point Lions. Kim Jeffers, Amy Jeffers and Daniels Kranz for Outstanding organisation of Jindaboonda Postie Bike Trek.

    Other recognition awards not in photograph are: Wayne and Vonnie of Diamond Beach Butchery in appreciation for sponsorship of Hallidays Point Australia Day celebration and Jim Crockston for outstanding contribution to organising Surf Sure for people with disabilities in conjunction with BHSLC

  • Out going Presidents report 2015/2016

    A wonderful of year working with the Community culminated on Sunday the10th July with Hallidays Point Lions holding a Snack and Thanks get together at the Surf Club.
    It was an opportunity to thank the 120 community quests gathered for their strong partnership and support, distribute funds to local Community groups and recognize some individuals. Recognition awards included: Lions Community Award, Melinda Orchard for her work in the Community and Fund Raising and Jim Crockston for his work in BHSLSC and Surf Awareness. Youth awards, Maddie Daniels for her active support on Australia day and in The Pop Up Shop and Pierce Jackson for his achievements in BHSLC. Appreciation awards, Amy Jeffers, Kim Jeffers and Daniel Kranz for their effort in raising $55,000 for Cancer Research.
    Our Loyal Business supporters were also recognized, North South West Office Technology for printing of advertising for Fundraising, Diamond Beach Butcher for consistent support of fund raiser over many year, Food Works who are always supportive, Waves @ Black Head and Bunnings Forster.
    NoOW editor John Finnie recognized the work of the team who delivers the news and distributed surplus fund to Community Groups.
    Lions success totally relies on community support and generosity.
    In terms of financial returns the year has been outstanding with over $60,000 returned to the local and wider Community. The Pop Up Shop was the major contributor to this success.
    Lions Clubs have a responsibility to a support range of foundations both nationally and internationally.
    For instance, we support the Australian Lions Foundation. This foundation gave immediate disaster funding of $100,000 when flooding devastated the Hunter region last year. This foundation also matched our Club dollar for dollar to provide over $6,000 to complete the roadway next to the Surf Club. We were also able to support two local children with disabilities through a specific fund raiser in conjunction with Lions Childhood Mobility Foundation.
    Lions international Foundation earlier this year gave Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation 3.8 million to study the genome of children in an effort to discover cause leading to cure.
    Fund raisers and projects are the most successful when community partnership involving businesses, community groups, families are developed. Successful partnerships over the year have included; Jindaboonda Postie Trek organised by Daniel Kranz, Shave Years Off Cancer research organized by Amy Jeffers, The Pop Up Shop, Lions biggest Breakfast for Childhood Cancer, Lions Childhood Mobility, supporting BHSLSC funding for the road works and new microphones for the surf Club in conjunction with Probus.
    On Thursday evening June the 23rd we held our annual change over. Some members were recognised for their outstanding service. Tyrone and Lyn Power for their commitment to the PopUp Shop, Alan and Virginia Steward for being everywhere and always willing workers, Rita Gaul and Deb Schmitzer for outstanding fund raising and Sue Newton for outstanding Commitment to the Community and Lions. Treasurer David O’Hara was recognized for the growing responsibility he has in managing accounts including NoOW.
    Special guests Graeme Doig and Scot Crawford from BHSLSC were recognized for the Clubs commitment to the Community, for making the Club building available for community use and actively supporting fundraisers.
    A new management board was sworn in with Deb Schmitzer as President, Vaughn Parker Secretary and David O’Hara Treasurer. Deb is very passionate for her commitment to work with and Serve Our Community, we wish her every success.
    It has been a delight to work with the community and enjoy so many successes. I thank the board for their dedication and willingness to make courageous and creative decisions.

    Ray Piper President 2015/2016

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    Jindaboonda Postie Trek

    Jeffers Family:

    Jindaboonda Postie Trek.

    The trek was a great success with Lions Hallidays Point playing an important role in the entire event from the fund raising shave at the Black Head Surf Club which officially launched the trek through to co-ordinating Lions Clubs along the route to meet the riders and the support teams and arrange social events and meals on the route. Lion Deb Schmitzer acted as organiser and co-ordinator for Lions Hallidays Point and with the help of club members the contribution by our club was something to be proud of.

    Cancer awareness and the importance of research was spread far and wide.

    All riders purchased their own bikes plus all other costs of being away and no funds raised were used to cover any costs.

    Support from other Lions Clubs was unbelievable and it was not only just the Lions who had a big heart. Businesses donated time and money.

    Over $52,000 was raised for The Australian Cancer Research Foundation from this project.

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    Lions Biggest BBQ Breakfast

    Lions Biggest BBQ Breakfast

    The Biggest breakfast was held on 26th March at the Black Head Surf Life Saving Club. Thanks to our wonderful community, the holiday makers and of course our wonderful Lions volunteers the breakfast was a huge success. We raised over $1700 for the Australian Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
    Lion Rita (event co-ordinator) Lions Alan and Vaughn chefs for the morning with Ted Power a Lion grandson preparing for the early morning rush.

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    Shave Years Off Cancer Research (The Jeffers Family Shave)

    This Lions supported event held at the Black Head Surf Club was a great success. The community turned out in force for this fun event and we raised $9772.50 for the Jeffers Family Shave. Held in conjunction with the Jindaboonda Postie Trek which takes place from 3rd to 12th May the total amount of money now raised for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and stands at over $36,700.

    More details: www.Everydayhero.com.au

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