Heathcote Lions Club
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To contact the Lions Club of Heathcote Inc: President Greg Speirs, 5433 2237, (E): firstname.lastname@example.org. Post: P.O. Box 57, Heathcote Vic. 352
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PRESIDENT REPORT - March 2016
1. Office Bearers – thanks to all our members who have accepted the various office positions. I am confident that we will have another successful year.
2. Playground – finally the upgrade of OUR playground has been completed. The end result, I am sure everyone will agree, is excellent with many children enjoying the new equipment especially the flying fox.
I will be meeting with Brett Martini on Wednesday 6th April to have further discussion on the recognition of the Heathcote Lions Club contribution to the playgrounds development over the years.
3. Good Friday Appeal – the annual Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal happens on Friday 25th March. As Appeal Co-Ordinator, I again need collectors to enable the whole township to be covered. Anyone who can spare an hour or so on Good Friday, let me know or turn up at 33 Playne Street after 9.30am to be allocated a collection area. Remember “Give that they may Grow”. Lorraine would also like raffle ticket sellers for Thursday March 24th, 9am to 5pm if possible.
4. Lions Estate – On Thursday, 10 March, the residents, representatives from the Council and Wintringham, together with Lions Frank, Daryl, and Greg along with Units Treasurer Ray met for an update on the changeover. The day was very informative and the residents all appeared to be happy with the progress. Lion Frank will be able to give a more detailed update. Thanks to Lions Jeanette, Robin, Lorraine S & Denise for doing the lunch preparation.
FROM THE EDITOR
WE WELCOME BACK…………
A phone call taken by Lion Jeanette on Friday evening, 4 March, is the type we need more of. On the other end was past Lion/Club Secretary Daryl Wallace, stating he wished to rejoin the club. What a great moment. He had stated when he left that he would in time wish to re-join. I am sure the club will welcome him back with open arms. We look forward to you sitting at the TOP TABLE once again! I know Lyn will be very happy.
A list of nominations for the various positions that need to be filled as from July 1 is attached to the March Business minutes. Confirmation of positions will take place at the March Dinner meeting. With the impending return of Daryl Wallace he has nominated for the position of Treasurer. Peter Baldwin had nominated when positions were called at the Business meeting. President Greg has spoken to Peter and he has withdrawn his nomination. We pass on our thanks to Peter for giving his consideration to take on this very important position. Should Daryl W be elected, he will be under the tutelage of Lion Lyn in the interim.
Due to a predicted temperature of 38 deg for the 5th March, the Lions participation at the Stargazers BBQ was cancelled after consultation with the Lions President. The Catering Manager had been ‘sounding’ out some of the Members/Friends who were going as part of the catering team, with the general consensus being, ‘too hot’. The Stargazers club Secretary on being advised was very understanding of the situation. Lions have catered since 04.12.04 at the various events held out at the Leon Mow Dark Sky site. On checking, this was apparently the first time the club had to cancel.
ProAm GOLF TOURNAMENT
HELPERS NEEDED IF WE ARE TO BE ABLE TO MEET THIS REQUEST FROM THE GOLF CLUB.
Sun 20 March: ‘Egg & Bacon’ roll breakfast at Heathcote Golf Club for their ProAm Golf Tournament.
Cooking 6.45am – 12.00 noon then cleanup. Helpers wanted.
We catered at this event last year.
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