HEATHCOTE Lions Club

District 201V1-4, Victoria, Australia

HISTORY

The LIONS CLUB of HEATHCOTE TIMELINE (located after Projects/Chairperson)

HISTORY OF THE LIONS CLUB of HEATHCOTE INC. - AUSTRALIAN CLUB No. 693

The Lions Club of Heathcote was presented with its Charter on May 15, 1971 by Lions International President, Dr Bob McCullough of Canada. The official dinner was held at the Brolga Hotel (demolished 2009), Lake Eppalock.

In 1971, Heathcote was only the second club in Australia to have been honoured by a visit from an International President. Pictured on that momentous occasion are (from left), Bryan Armstrong (Bendigo Lions Club President), Dr Bob McCullough (Lions Club International President), Geoff Patience (District Governor 201) and Allen Stephenson (first President of Lions Club of Heathcote).

Heathcote Lions Club was Chartered on 25 March 1971 with 21 Members. The formation of the Club was instigated by the Bendigo Lions Club. 
The first regular club meeting was held on 20 April. The first major project was the ’Royal Children's Hospital Appeal’ (Instigated by Phonse Lonergan)

CHARTER MEMBERS

Charter President: Allen Stephenson.

Charter Secretary: Raymond Morgan

Charter Treasurer: Brian Smith

MEMBERS

Robert Ashe                                          

Frederick Granter

Donald Maxwell                                    

Frank  Barri

Robert Hird                                           

Raymond Morgan

John Barri                                              

Thomas Hoskings

Terence McMahon                                

Allan Bruce

Donald Ironside                                     

Robert Perry

Trevor Campbell                                   

Francis Kennedy

Brian Smith                                             

John Fasso

Garry Kennedy                                      

Allen Stephenson

Graeme Faull                                         

Alphonse Lonergan

Marino Zoanetti 

CLUB PRESIDENTS

1971-72: Allen Stephenson
1972-73: Terry McMahon
1973-74: Phonse Lonergan
1974-75: Bert Perry
1975-76: Trevor Campbell
1976-77: Allan Smith
1977-78: Robert Hird
1978-79: Jack Fasso
1979-80: Steve Glonek
1980-81: Raymond Morgan
1981-82: Dan O'Connor
1982-83: Ralph Irvine
1983-84: George Harris
1984-85: Allen Stephenson
1985-86: Greg Speirs
1986-87: Dan O'Connor
1987-88: Trevor Campbell
1988-89: Trevor Campbell
1989-90: John Cullen
1990-91: Ken Nicholson
1991-92: Raymond Morgan
1992-93: Greg Speirs
1993-94: Greg Speirs
1994-95: Jim Harrison
1995-96: Lance Stringer
1996-97: Jack Dyos
1997-98: Harold Fraser
1998-99: Harold Fraser
1999-2000: Bruce Knight
2000-01: Bruce Knight
2001-02: Bruce Knight
2002-03: Alister Trease
2003-04: A. West / G. Speirs
2004-05: D. Fraser / J. Battersby
2005-06: Jack Battersby
2006-07: Jack Battersby
2007-08: Lorraine Speirs
2008-09: Lorraine Speirs
2009-10: Alister Trease
2010-11: Alister Trease
2011-12: Frank Dailey
2012-13: Frank Dailey
2013-14: Daryl Dedman
2014-15: Daryl Dedman
2015-16: Greg Speirs
2016-17: Greg Speirs
2017-18: Lorraine Speirs
2018-19: Lorraine Speirs
2019-20:  

PAST DISTRICT OFFICERS

1979 / 80: Deputy District Governor - Allan Smith
1979 / 80: Leadership Development Chairman - Bert Perry
1980 / 81: Deputy District Governor - Bert Perry

PAST DISTRICT CHAIRPERSONS

1975 / 76: Zone Chairman - Phonse Lonergan
1978 / 79: Zone Chairman - Allan Smith
1981 / 82: Zone Chairman - Harold Fraser (Greensborough)
1982 / 83: Zone Chairman - Dan O'Connor
2000 / 01: Zone Chairman - Les Peagam
2003 / 04: Zone Chairman - Alister Trease
2005 / 06: Zone Chairman - Daryl Wallace
2006 / 07: Zone Chairman - Caroline James

MELVIN JONES AWARDS

1993 - Harold Fraser (Awarded by Lions Club of Greensborough)
2003 - Ray Johnson
2014 - Greg Speirs
2016 - Frank Dailey

LIFE MEMBER

Phonse Lonergan

2017 - 2018 OFFICE BEARERS

President - Lorraine Speirs
Immediate Past President - Greg Speirs
Vice President - Frank Dailey
Secretary - Greg Speirs
Minute Taker - Christine Cail
Treasurer - Daryl Wallace
Tail Twisters - Lorraine Binney / Ian Davey
Lion Tamer - Ian Davey
Newsletter Editor - Daryl Dedman
Club Webmaster - Daryl Dedman
Dinner Secretary - Denise Anderson
Membership - Chris Cail
Historian - Daryl Dedman

Present Members : 16

PROJECTS / CHAIR PERSON
Playground / Skate Park - Frank Dailey
Catering - Daryl Wallace / Merle Niclasen
Market - Jean Saunders / Lorraine Binney
Heathcote Show Day - Greg Speirs
Mints - Ian Davey
Christmas Carols - Frank Dailey
Cakes & Puddings - Daryl & Jeanette Dedman
Glasses Collection - Lorraine Binney
Royal Children's Hosp Collection - Greg Speirs
Calendars - Greg Speirs
Web Master - Daryl Dedman

LIONS CLUB OF HEATHCOTE - TIMELINE ( Updated 17.05.19 )

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WORTHY OF A SPECIAL MENTION Friday Night 

   1998 - THE GRINSTEAD LION TWINS

In 1998, Club member, Les Peagam and wife, Anne, made a return visit to the UK to visit family. Whilst helping out the Grinstead Lions club at May Day celebrations they noticed that each of the stalls run by the club had a colourful 'friendly Lion' hand painted on wallpaper indicating the purpose of the stall. Anne was so impressed with the Lions that she persuaded the late Bert Hewitt (the creator) to allow her to have one of the banners. On their return, the banner was shown to local club members who were so impressed that a replica was commissioned and they were named the 'Grinstead Lions' to honour the origin. They were used for a number of years at various club functions to brighten up club displays / events. The 'Friendly Lions' have not been used for a number of years and had resided in the Lions Den at the Guide Hall. They were used at a Friday Night  Market and it was assumed that they had been returned to the Lions Den. At the January 16 Dinner meeting the club approved the donation of the Grinstead Lion Twins to Sandra Slatter CM to be displayed in Lions Sensory Garden/Playground at the Bunbunarik Children's Hub.This will ensure they are preserved for prosperity. It did come to light when the request was made that since being used at the Friday Night Market by Sandra they had 'resided' at her house, ‘sleeping’ in their studio on top of the barn and were not in the Lions Den as thought.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TIMELINE NOTES

[ 1 ] The Donway Traction Splint is the approved traction splint for upper leg fractures and has been in service since the late 1980's replacing the old Thomas Traction splint. The splint is attached to the foot and hip ends, then pressure is applied by a hand pump which stretches the leg back to it's normal shape, resulting in reduced blood loss and decreased pain, due to a reduction in movement.
[ 2 ] The Kendrick Extrication Device (KED) is used in vehicle extrication to remove victims of traffic collisions from motor vehicles or confined spaces. Commonly carried on ambulances, the KED is typically applied by an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or another First Responder. Typically used in conjunction with a Cervical Collar, the KED is a semi-rigid brace that secures the head, neck and torso in an anatomically neutral position. This position reduces the possibility of additional injuries to these regions during extrication. Rick Kendrick invented the Kendrick Extrication Device, which was first used at a racetrack.
[ 3 ] Melvin Jones Fellows - are members who, over many years of service, have upheld the 'Lions Code of Ethics' and given selflessly to their community. The fellowship, which was created in 1973, takes its name from the founder of Lions Clubs International (LCI), Melvin Jones. It is an honour - not an award. The fellowship was established as LCIF's highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual's dedication to humanitarian service.
[ 4 ] This award is named after James D Richardson BEM, who in 1958 was the first Australian to serve as a Director on the International Board of Directors. The award is achieved through making an undesignated gift of $500 to the Australian Lions Foundation, from a Club, Zone, District or other Lions Group that wishes to honour a Lion, Lioness, Leo or a non Lion or group. The nominated recipient will receive a framed and appropriately inscribed certificate and a lapel badge.

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