18 Notices of Motion were considered at the recent MD201 Convention of Lions in Perth. Find out what happened!
These changes simply reflected the change from our existing Membership and Leadership Teams to the new Global Membership and Global Leadership Teams.
CNM2 – Concerning the substituting of the term ‘Managers’, in the Constitution for the new term ‘National Coordinators’ was CARRIED.
These changes reflected the new Organisational Plan adopted by the Council.
CNM3 – Concerning the deletion of the Reference to ‘East Timor’ in the Constitution was CARRIED.
This amendment was a necessary administrative action to reflect the change in status from East Timor from a member of Multiple District 201, to an ‘undistricted’ entity within Lions Clubs International. Delegates raised the continuing close connection between clubs in Australia and East Timor and indicated a willingness to continue to support Lions in Timor Leste, in the same was that we support Lions Clubs around the world.
CNM4 – Regarding the new provision for clubs to support our Youth of the Year Quest with an annual levy of Activities Account funding was CARRIED.
This decision was well-supported by the delegates and reflected the importance of continuing one of our flagship youth programs, while we search for a new sponsor for the program.
CNM5 – Concerning a provision for a ballot to be held determining the order that projects motions might be discussed, where the number of Category A or B projects being considered at a Convention exceeding the constitutionally allowed maximum might be exceeded was CARRIED
This procedural matter ensures that project motions can be fairly managed at a future Convention, in these circumstances.
NM6 – Concerning the continuation of the “Lions Cord Blood Foundation Incorporated Trust” as a Category “B” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM7 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship Project” as a Category “B” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED
NM8 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation” as a Category “A” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM9 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP – Australia)” as a Category “B” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM10 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “Lions Australia Operation Smile Project” as a Category “B” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM11 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “Prostate Cancer Awareness Project” as a Category “A” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM12 – Concerning the continuation of the term of the Project “Pre-School Autism Spectrum Disorders Education and Therapy Project “as a Category “B” Project until the 30th June 2014 was CARRIED.
NM13 – Concerning the distribution of Lion Fudge as part of the Lion Mint Australia Project was CARRIED.
Delegates actively debated the merits of the new product before voting in favour of its inclusion in our well-known program.
NM14 – Concerning the transfer of management of the Australian Lions Diabetes Education “Hypo-drive” Project to the Lions Club of Logan West was CARRIED.
Delegates discussed the rationale for the transfer of the project before endorsing the change.
NM15 – Concerning the request that Lions Club International review the capped travel allowance to partners of District Governors-elect attending the International Convention was CARRIED.
NM16 – Concerning the proposal to establish a ‘Principal Focus’ for Lions Australia was LAID ON THE TABLE until the 2013 National Convention in Canberra.
There has been significant effort by Council over the last few years to build a strategic plan for the organisation and this discusses the development of a National Project. The current Council also resolved to review the management strategy and constitutional provisions around projects in the current year. Delegates deferred consideration of the motion to enable the completion of this strategic review.
NM17 – Concerning the request to Lions Clubs International to recognise Lioness Members on public occasions was CARRIED.
For more information about the Lioness Program please go to the Lions Australia website here.
NM18 – Concerning the donation of excess funds from the Lions Prostate Cancer Awareness Project to the Lions Prostate Cancer Research and Treatment Project was CARRIED.
Lions Clubs have generously donated significant funds to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project to satisfy that program, and delegates supported the transfer of the excess to our successful Research and Treatment Program.
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