Lions Clubs

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A glimpse into our history

Last year I received a mysterious package from the family of the late Lion Roy Worfold.  Roy’s family were sorting his belongings and found this 16mm film with the title “What is a Lions Club”, dated 21 April 1969. The label on the can indicated it had been produced in Chicago.  The family indicated that … Continue reading

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Hair today…more tomorrow

It’s over friends and colleagues; my first Movember. Shaving the non-moustachio’d areas has been less of a chore than I expected. Hey, I managed to do it most days and often without finishing looking like a scene from CSI Miami. Interestingly my youngest son was most amused at the amount of beardy stubble left on … Continue reading

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Musing on Movember – Halfway

Those of us who dislike the daily shave have a lot of options.  Full beard, goatee, moustache (with or without the flavour-saver), the Shenandoah, the ‘Western Walrus’ the lion-mane favoured by the Pennsylvania Dutch; the list goes on.   There are only three styles I have never tried.  The ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’ style will never grace … Continue reading

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Beards are in

Word is that beards are in. We are at a rare time in our history where even fine-boned, chiselled male models are sporting facial hair. Though that is not a description of this fella, for  me beards have been in for a long time. Today’s fashion for follicles poses a small challenge for the good … Continue reading

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Nine Millions Reasons to be optimistic

I received a post on Facebook today that Mareeba Lions Club have inducted their first woman into the club. Many comments of congratulations followed, by more than one noting;  “It’s about time”. Of course it is, but the most important thing for Mareeba to celebrate is that it has happened,  and that Mareeba is actively … Continue reading

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Australian Leo of the Year – Joel Pattinson – Cashman’s

In Joels own words. My name is Joel Pattinson-Cashman, and I am lucky to, this year, have won the Australian Lions – Leo of the Year Award. When asked to write this blog, I found it to be a remarkable opportunity, to hallmark the efforts of us as youth, and to showcase our efforts in … Continue reading

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Social Diversity in Lions

Social Diversity describes the broad societal influences surrounding our community such as race, culture, religion, age, gender and personal circumstance. Social diversity should be a ‘no-brainer’ for Lions Clubs;  Lions exists in 206 countries around the world, in all walks of life, and across gender and social boundaries.  One of the great benefits for Lions … Continue reading

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“Just quietly…”: Three generations of Lions

I had the pleasure to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Charter of Northcote Lions Club in Victoria last year.  The proud motto on the night was ” Chartered 1st December 1962: Still Going Strong”. Congratulations to the  organisers for a fun and memorable night.  It was a wonderful venue, great service and food, good … Continue reading

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Distinction, Lasting Legacies, Friendship and Responsibilities

From PDG Elvio Munzone Membership Director Lions Club of Lugarno 201N5 Membership in Lions offers a distinction found in few other organisations. A distinction Lions have enjoyed since our earliest days, a distinction which will remain as one of our greatest legacies to future generations. The prestige of being a member of the world’s leading service … Continue reading

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