Lions Australia - MD 201 - District 201C1
  Australia, Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island

  Formation 21st March 1974 - Chartered 22nd June 1974 - Club No 029316
- District 201 C1

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Club History  -   2004  - 2006
                   

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Club Charter

 
2004 -2005.  
President Jim Hewitson - Secretary Don Van Weezep - Treasurer Geoff Fuller

Relay for Life—Cancer

3794

 

Whyalla Football league

1780

ALDAF—Drug Awareness

100

 

Whyalla Netball

400

O.L.H.C. Schools

510

 

Whyalla Scouts

374

Mount Laura Homestead

220

 

Whyalla Venturers

543

EP Bushfire Appeal

8845

 

Royal Flying Doctor Service

500

Tsunami Appeal

700

 

Whyalla Gift Foundation

2000

Whyalla Hospital Ladies

400

 

Youth Exchange

500

Meals on Wheels

66

 

Whyalla Blanket Appeal

1000

St Vincent de Paul

197

 

Lions Mobility Research

200

Leukemia Foundation

200

 

Whyalla Speedway

250

Whyalla Palliative Care

50

 

Fisk St Primary School

60

St Johns Cadets

407

 

Total

$23,096

Major Activities

Lions Christmas Cakes

294 hours

$ 15019

Whyalla Tsunami Appeal

115 hours

 

EP Bushfire Appeal

253 hours

$ 8845

Whyalla Show

243 hours

$ 9003

SAPOL

147 hours

 

Amateur Snapper Fishing Championships

152 hours

$ 200

Telephone Book Delivery

129 hours

 

Christmas Decorations Westland

55 hours

 

Whyalla Gift Foundation

78 hours

 

KESAB Lincoln Highway

30 hours

 

Annie Lockwood Project

39 hours

 

Relay for Life

246 hours

$ 3794

Account Balances

Administration Account

$ 2520.55

 

Activities Account

$  3303.51

Convention Account

$   662.14

 

Whyalla Gift Foundation

$14312.64

          As my year as President draws to a close I have taken sometime to reflect on our club activities and what we have achieved in the twelve months.

          I set out to improve our social side of the club and whilst we have had a few partner’s nights I do think we could have had more and as a club we need to be conscious that we need to be mindful of the support our partners give us and involve them at every opportunity.

          Our club achieves a lot and has always been a hardworking and productive unit however I feel we need to have more social and fun injected into our year as this will be a catalyst to attract and retain membership. Let us always be mindful of “burnout” and ensure that we have an enjoyable time as we contribute to our city and Lions projects.

          A pleasing feature of the year was that we were able to attract four new members to our club in Wayne Haynes, Horrie Hornhardt, Malcolm MacDonald and John Schrapel. Welcome to you all and I trust that your membership of Lions is rewarding.

          During the year every member participated in at least two projects of the club and this is an achievement in itself, I thank you all for your contribution to your club and community.

          As can be seen from our list of Donations and activities we have been able to assist various institutions to the extend of some $23,000 from funds raised. Our total hours for the twelve months was 2726 and this represents a contribution of in excess of 100 hours per member. Again an excellent result.

          During the year we had open meetings and did not break into committees as we previously practised. I feel this gave every member an opportunity to discuss a project or raise an issue.

          We had a wide range of guest speakers at our dinner meetings and Lion Gordon did an excellent job in arranging this.

          Three projects which we should be proud of were the EP Bushfire Appeal, Relay For Life and the Tsunami Appeal. Our Auction whilst a lot of work exceeded our expectations and the funds in their entirety were sent to Port Lincoln Lions Club for assistance to their victims of the fires. Port Lincoln Lions are to be congratulated on the work they have done in co-ordinating this appeal and to receive funds so that everyone receives some assistance and relief from hardship.

We catered for the Whyalla Tsunami Appeal and assisted with the fundraising which was co-ordinated by Barbara Derham.

          The Relay For Life turned out to be a tremendous activity for the club. We have all been touched in one way or another by Cancer and any support we can give to a cure is worthwhile. I enjoyed working on the steering committee and when the day finally came and to see the result I felt quite proud of our city and what it could achieve. Our Relay team was led by Lion Dean and he coopted his staff from the National to assist and a good friend Brian (Tassie) Stevenson. Tassie’s fundraising for this was exceptional and we thank him for his efforts. The walkers all had a fun time and our Mascot whilst surviving had a torrid time from the outset. This event enabled us to work and at the same time have a lot of fun and proved to be a very worthwhile exercise from a club point of view.

To all who assisted with this a big Thank you.

 Not many realised the catering involvement but that was a marathon in itself and tired people do funny things!, Lion Geoff attempted to bed down with my wife however she back paddled!!!

          Whilst these three abnormal events took a lot of our time and effort we were mindful of our own local citizens and a very pleasing and rewarding contribution has been our work with SAPOL over the past 12 months. Some 147 hours has been given in assisting with Blue Light Discos and various BBQ’s for these children. We need to continue to be mindful of this cause and ensure that we continue to assist in the future.

          Other projects from KESAB to installing a letterbox have been undertaken and suffice to say we have made a worthwhile contribution to our local community. Just to witness the children’s faces as we take Santa around the city is a fantastic feeling.

          Along the way we have had many lighter moments from Lion Horrie’s pied piper act of singing carols on the sleigh to Lion Graeme getting lost selling cakes. Lion Don has captured many of these moments on the website and is worth a visit. His work on the website is excellent and provides an instant pictorial of our work.

I thank you all for your support over the twelve months and look forward to continuing to serve with you all in the future.

Finally I would be remiss if I did not thank Aileen for her support and backup and her continual pressure to clean up my desk

Yours in Lionism
Jim Hewitson President

2005 -2006.  
President Dean Parish - Secretary Wayne Haynes - Treasurer Geoff Fuller

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT.
It hardly seems a year since I began my term as President. Trying to sit down and put 12 months achievements into a few sentences is most probably the hardest task for the whole year.
Looking back over the year really hit home how much we actually did.

The big picture: -
54 completed projects (better than 1 a week)
$52,000- raised ($1,000- a week)
After allowing for costs we donated $16,000- to various charities
Approximately 2700 hours of time committed

I would now like to expand on some of the major happenings over the year.

BOB’S BBQ
When I came into the club 4 years ago I remember a meeting at the Cubby where we decided that we no longer had the resources to man the football gates. We acknowledged that we would need something else to cover the income from this source. I wasn’t easy and we needed to look at something that was compatible with our skills. An opportunity arose to cook a few BBQs at Bob’s on a Sunday morning. This worked well and after a couple of meetings with Tim Curwood, firstly Jim and then me it has now become a regular event.
We run it over a full 12 months with a mix of Saturday and Sunday and it has become a fun event. It only needs 2 –3 members for 4 hours. All we need to do is show up with our gear, the team at Bobs already have the BBQ and table out the front waiting for us. They are also good customers (especially young Weppo Keefe).
We would also like to thank Ake from Whyalla Foodland for his generous support of bread and onions over the past year.
This has been a success both financially and in fellowship.

SAPOL/BLUE LIGHT
Via Brian Marshall and his work with Kelly Fletcher this club has become an integral partner of SAPOL in working with youth in the town.
We run BBQs during school holidays and cater and supervise at all Blue Light Discos.
There is never a shortage of volunteers for this project.
I have a sneaky suspicion that a few of our members are latent rappers.
Snoop Doggy Marshall, P Diddy Haynes and Grandmaster HB Fuller. The mind boggles. The open day at Riskit Park, with basketballer Mark Davis, was A1 and to see the talents of some of our children on the skate ramp was a real eye opener.
We finished the year off by sponsoring a child and Brian M aboard the “One and All”.
Brian enjoyed the trip but not the weather.
Sadly Kelly Fletcher has left Whyalla and we wish the new coordinator all the success that Kelly had.

XMAS CAKES

This was again a big year.

The work done by Jim and John to get it up and running was first rate and made the whole exercise easier. There is one club member who deserves special mention.

Geoff Fuller – he put his hand up to act as Santa and only missed 1 sleigh run.

Some nights he did more walking than the walkers did. You would be ready to take off and Santa was missing from the sleigh. He had spied some children across the park and off he went. We again enlisted the help of other groups with the selling: -

Army Cadets  -  Riding for Disabled  -  Whyalla Gymnastics  -  Whyalla Venturers.

WHYALLA SHOW

Dutch Shed, Chip Van and Hot Dog Van.

This is one that gets the whole club (including the ladies) involved.

One of the more pleasing aspects is the work done by non-members like Geoff Cooke, Luke Schrapel and Matthew Lowe. These 3 are there nearly all the time and make life a lot easier.

We use funds from this weekend to help the Whyalla Gift Foundation.

SNAPPER COMPETITION.

Fons was in charge again this year.

Pappsy showed a bit of initiative this year with Easter Eggs for the children. Still think the favouritism to the young St Kilda fan was a bit over the top.

A lot of the members really get into this weekend. Alan seems to be in his element bringing the boats in.

The other major activity is the Chip and Doughnut Van which will just about go anywhere.  Pageant, Hospital, Fishy Fringe, Speedway and Australia Day. This club has built up a reputation for a quality product and we are the measuring stick for other service clubs. The local community really looks forward to our van firing up.

This is just a sample of what we are doing in this community and I am proud to be a part of it.

I have listed where the money raised is going to highlight to people the impact our club has in Whyalla. It is something we can build on.

The rest of 2006 looks positive for the club

Whyalla Show, Convention and Relay for Life are 3 major events on the calendar.

In closing I would like to thank all club members for their support over the past 12 months. It is an honour to be the Club President and I hope I have not let you down.

I would also like to thank the community of Whyalla for its continued support of our club. It is with your generosity that we can continue to serve this community successfully.

 
DONATION 2005 - 2006      
WHYALLA GIFT FOUNDATION 3300 SMITH FAMILY 300
MOBILITY FOUNDATION  3270 VENTURERS 245
ONE AND ALL (SAPOL) 2000 ARMY CADETS 232
RELAY FOR LIFE 1000 ST VINCENT DE PAUL 216
BLANKET APPEAL 900 GYMNASTICS 214
BLUE LIGHT 782 SPEEDWAY 200
FISHY FRINGE 650 SNAPPER COMP 200
FOODBANK 600 HOSPITAL AUXILLARY 200
LIONS INT GROUPS 550 DRUG AWARENESS 175
CORD BLOOD APPEAL 500 MEALS ON WHEELS 100
RIDING FOR DISABLED 366    
       
    TOTAL   16,000

I also congratulate David Clapp as incoming president and hope he enjoys his year as much as I have. This club has an abundance of experience and expertise to draw on and I am sure that David will use this in his year.

Yours in Lionism

Dean Parish

 

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