Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast
The Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast was formed by people who had a strong emphasis on youth and this remains a strong focus.
We are unique because we meet at 6.45 am for our meetings. This allows members who do not have time in the evenings to serve their community
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Once again a number of club members assisted with the annual Bethany Giving Tree project and collected donated toys from a number of outlets around Geelong and delivered them to Bethany for distribution.
This year our Club was able to encourage 4 schools to participate in the Peace Poster Competition. We are very indebted to the Principals and Teachers that encouraged the students to provide a poster.
We were able to retain 4 of the schools from last year, Belmont Primary, Newcomb Park Primary, Ashby Primary and Bell Park North Primary.
The winning poster from each school was taken to the District Convention last weekend where the District judging took place. Unfortunately none of our posters were successful however as usual the judges had a very difficult job selecting the winner.
Over the next couple of weeks we will present the 1st 2nd and 3rd place getters with their gift cards and Lions International Achievement Award Certificate to the 1st place getter, at their school assembly’s. I will advise everyone the dates of these assembly’s once they are organized.
This year because the Principals and Teachers have been really great to work with I would like to propose that we present the schools with a Certificate of Appreciation at the same time as we present the other awards at the school assembly’s.
The place getters for each school are as follows:
School 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Belmont Primary Ruby Taylor Alyssa Marin Megan Dickson
Bell Park North Primary Hana Makas Paige Drew Mitra Afghan
Newcomb Park Primary Leah Keegan Khye Thomas Lucy Cummings
Ashby Primary Lily Farrell – Bradbury Zavier Mcgill Anne Cavenett
Belmont Primary - Winning entry Belmont Primary - Placegetters
Bell Park North Primary - Winning entry Bell Park North Primary - Placegetters
Newcomb Park Primary - Winning entry Newcomb Park Primary - Placegetters
Ashby Primary - Winning entry Ashby Primary - Placegetters
Dot Warburton, ZC Allan Reeve, President Jan Cadwell
We welcomed our newest member, Do Warburton, after her induction by Zone Chairman Allan Reeve at our meeting on Tuesday October 20.
Dot is enthusiastic and will be a great asset to our club.
Welcome aboard Dot!!
We welcome another new member, Charlie Adornetto. Charlie was inducted by Zone Chairman Allan Reeve. Allan is almost a fulltime meber at the moment with all these new members.
Congraulations Charlie - and welcome aboard!!
The photo shows ZC Allan, Lions Charlie and Dot, with their sponsoring Lions - Leonie and Alan.
2015 winners Charlene Magtoto and Sharon Tran Maureen Foulkes, Pete Johnson, Charlene, Sharon, Cheryl Timbury, Howard Timbury
The Nicole Lundie Undergraduate Student Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding Honours student who has undertaken their research project at Peter Mac. The award is sponsored by the Lions Club of Geelong Breakfast, the Lundie family and the Research Division at Peter Mac.
The 2015 prize was jointly awarded to Charlene Magtoto and Sharon Tran. A Highly Commended prize was awarded to Tina Trinh.
The applications this year were again of the highest standard, and it was a very competitive and very difficult process for the Peter Mac selection panel to decide between so many candidates.
Lions’ members in attendance congratulated Charlene and Sharon on their successful Honours year and wished them well in their future studies. It was also an ample opportunity for the Lundie family, Lions members and past Nicole Lundie prize winners to catch up.
During June 2016 the Peter Mac hospital in East Melbourne will be moving to a new home on the corner of Flemington Road and Elizabeth Street Parkville.
(The history and more details about the Nicole Lundie Award can be found by clicking on the "Projects" tag and then "Nicole Lundie Award")
The club presented a cheque for $503 to Amamnda Clydesdale at the meeting on Tuesday December 15.
Amanda is goingto South East Asia as a volunteer to assist. Amanda was the recipient of one of the club's community "self help" BBQ's where we support peopleor organistions to raise mney for a specific purpose.
The recipient brings alsong assistants to workon the BBQ along with Lions representatives. Amanda has just finished a successful year 12 at Newcom Secondary College. She is a wonderful yong person who is lookng to help those less fortunate than herself - something we Lions support and try to achieve also.
We look forward to hearing from Amanda when she returns.
Our members may remember we had has a guest at one of our meetings a few years ago, Jean Reynolds, and one of the staff from South Valley Domain (as they were known then). Jean is very much in the forefront when it comes to taking charge of the flowers that we deliver each Monday from the Geelong Flower Farm and on January 16 she turned 100. She had her photo in the Geelong Advertiser and Helen Nolan said she was very excited about it all.
President Jan has organised a box of red roses (her favourite flowers) from the Geelong Flower Farm and Jan, Pearl, Helen and Judy delivered them on the Saturday morning on behalf of our Club members. She is very sprightly and her mind is great.
Jeans cards from the Queen and Governor General. Jan, Helen, Pearl and Jean