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  • Local partnership delivers more social housing

    26 October 2020

    Heathcote’s latest social housing project is now complete, and residents have moved in. These four new one-bedroom purpose designed units have been built exclusively for people aged 50 and over, who have a connection with the local community and are disadvantaged or at risk of homelessness.

    The much-needed development has been led by not-for-profit organisation Wintringham Housing, who have worked in partnership with the Lions Club of Heathcote, Heathcote Health, City of Greater Bendigo, Heathcote and Nagambie Community Bank and the Victorian Property Fund to bring this project to fruition. These seven-star energy rated homes have been built with the needs of elderly people in mind.

    Features of the new units include:
    · Easy access for residents with limited mobility
    · Bedrooms designed to support periods of illness
    · External charge points and storage for scooters
    · Special equipment for frail residents
    · Along with other enhanced safety measures including fire sprinklers

    Wintringham Housing in partnership with the Lions Club, already has a local presence with 17 social housing units adjacent to this new site.

    “Being in Heathcote already means we can extend our current housing support services to these additional four people. This model ensures that tenants can access the support they need to maintain successful tenancies, and the services they need - this can often make all the difference to helping people feel settled and happy in their new home,” said Michael Deschepper Deputy CEO Wintringham.

    “Despite having to undertake construction during the Covid-19 pandemic, I’m proud to say the completion of the build was ahead of schedule. This has been a positive achievement and we hope it will help lift spirits in Heathcote, and leave a lasting multi-generational legacy.

    “We’re looking forward to having a proper opening early next year once it’s safe to do so, where we will thank our partners and the local Heathcote community for supporting our work and our clients.”

    For enquiries contact: Christina Bucci Communications@wintringham.org.au

District news

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    2020 Convention - Online, Watch Videos here

    The convention went online, and still provided an opportunity for our clubs and members to participate in the Convention and listen to key speakers.

    Video's have been placed on our District server and can be viewed below, clicking on the link. Then scroll down to 2020.
    Session Videos
    - Opening, flag ceremony, business session and DGE/VDGE presentations.
    - Remembrance Ceremony
    - Guest Speaker - Executive Officer Lion Rob Oerlemans
    - IPDG Frankie Tang - District presentations
    - ALCCRF and #CutHair4Cancerkids project { x2 }
    - Guest Speaker PCC Bruce Hudgson & V District Cancer Fdn.
    - Closing session.

    More details: https://bit.ly/LionsV1-4_2020_Convention

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    Lions Clubs & Blaze Aid Camp Lexton Jan – April 2020

    The Lexton-Ben Major Fire of December 2019 burned approximately 3,000 hectares of farm and bushland. Initial estimates suggest that more than 1000 sheep were lost and more than 150kms of fencing has been damaged or destroyed.

    The Lions Clubs of Alfredton Lucas, Ballarat, Brown Hill, Buninyong Mt Helen, Creswick, Haddon, Mount Bolton, Miners Rest, Sebastopol, Wendouree, Maryborough, Carisbrook, Maldon, Castlemaine and Harcourt (Zones 5 & 6) have banded together to support the Blaze Aid recovery plan.

    Blaze Aid developed and implemented a recovery plan that aimed to assist the community to replace or restore damage fencing. They established a Camp at the Lexton Recreational Reserve and coordinated a group of between 20 - 50 volunteers that worked 7 days a week. The Camp operated from Feb 2020 until the end of March 2020. Over the 10 weeks that the Camp operated, BlazeAid removed more than 150kms of damaged fencing and restored more than 90kms of new fencing. During the same period of time the Lions Clubs of Zone 5 & 6 assisted with the preparation and delivery over more than 2,400 meals for the staff and volunteers.

  • Child Protection Procedure for Clubs

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/4-15-CHILD-PROTECTION-PROCEDURES-Youth-of-the-Year-Child-Protection-Procedure-Version-2-0.pdf

National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.

    For more information follow this link.

    More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/

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    Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!

    Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs


    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/

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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.

    It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!

    Follow the link to see our video and find out more!

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.

    Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/