PORT MARKET - A GROWING ATTRACTION
The Lions Portarlington Market is rapidly becoming the most popular community market on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Since taking over the running of the market in October 2018, the Club has greatly expanded the line-up of stalls, entertainment and other attractions.
Spread over Little Reserve with views ofCorio Bay, more than 100 stalls offer arts, crafts, produce, plants and novelties. A food court (with seating) caters for most tastes, while buskers, clowns and ‘witches’ provide entertainment.
Lions saved the market after Portarlington Primary School, which controlled the popular event for the past 10 years, decided to refocus its fund-raising activities.
Club President Geoff Smith,said the Club welcomed the opportunity to secure the future of such an important community event and allow it continue as a drawcard for Portarlington and a source of funding for community projects.
LionsPort Market is held on the last Sunday ofeach month between 9.00am and 2.00pm.
Enquiries, bookings: 0490 260 574 of Facebook Lions Port Market.
Big raffle boosts local groups
Twenty-eight local organisations benefited from the Community Raffle conducted by the Lions Club of Portarlington/Drysdale.
By participating in the raffle, the organisations shared in ticket sales of $22,628. Unlike other raffles, all money raised by the Lions Community Raffle is returned to the participating organisations (ticket sellers), such as local schools, sporting clubs, etc. thereby keeping the money in the local community.
The Lions Club manages the running of the raffle and provides the prizes, obviating the need for participating organisations to run their own raffles.
The Lions Community Raffle is one of the Club’s major annual projects and has paid out more than $122,000 since it was launched in 2010.
Tickets were sold during July-August with big sellers including the Bellarine Anglican Parish, Winged Horse Equine Welfare, Drysdale Sport Fishing Club, Drysdale Soccer Club and Portarlington Football/Netball Club.
Thirteen prizes totaling $4,000 in value were drawn during a special function at Portarlington Golf Club on 30 August.
The Lions Club thanks all those businesses who generously contributed raffle prizes and all those who purchased tickets.
Activities Shield Win
Portarlington/Drysdale Lions has won the annual Activities Shield for being the top fundraising Club in Lions District 201V2 in 2017-18.
Over the year, the Club distributed $60,094 to local community groups and organisations. In addition, $7,000 was donated to the Western District bushfire relief appeal and $3,000 to various Lions national and international causes.
Lions District 201V2 covers most of western Victoria from Williamstown to the South Australian border.
The Club’s major fundraisers included the Community Raffle, Charity Golf Day, Crayfish Spins, Lions Op Shed and ‘Buggy Bonanza’ raffles run in local caravan parks over Christmas-New Year.
Main beneficiaries of Club donations included local junior sporting clubs and primary schools, from which 12 pupils were funded to attend the Lions Licola Wilderness Camp in January.
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Lions Drought Relief
How you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appeal
Read how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
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/
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/
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/
Oz-Clubhouse template refresh
In response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our history
In 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
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.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their views
Lions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
It's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/