MAROOCHY NORTH SHORE Lions Club

District 201Q4, Queensland, Australia

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    Paper Plane Challenge 2019. Fun For All Ages. Register Here

    The Maroochy North Shore Lions Paper Plane Challenge is on again. This outstanding community event will be held on October 12th, 2019 at the Bli Bi State School on School Road at Bli Bli.

    The event caters for all ages with six categories ranging from Trainee Pilots ( Prep to Year 2 students) all the way up to Advanced Pilots (Years 7 to 12). There are prizes for each category and every competitor receives a paper plane championships participation certificate. There will be a sausage sizzle on the day and lots of fun is guaranteed for all.

    Register online by following the ling below. The entrance fee is only $5.00 which is payable on the day.

    All proceeds from this event are donated to RACQ Life Flight and Rescue.

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/MaroochyPaperPlaneChallenge/?epa=SEARCH_BOX


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    Lions at work. North Shore Community Centre Christmas Family Day

    Every year we support this great community event by providing the good old sausage sizzle and magnificent hamburgers for all those hungry kids and parents from around the Sunshine Coast North Shore community. While everyone loves to have a Lions sausage or hamburger, the real highlight of the day is the arrival of Father Christmas who makes a grand entrance in his helicopter. Great entertainment, great music, great kids events and lots of community groups who make it all possible. We love doing it every year.

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    More details: http://northshorecommunitycentre.org/


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    Sponsors make Paper Plane Challenge oustanding success

    The inaugural Maroochy North Shore Lions Club Paper Plane Challenge, held on October 20th, 2018 was an outstanding success. With more than thirty enthusiastic designers and pilots competition for the prizes and bragging rights was fierce. The winner of the longest flight exceeded 30 meters while the longest hang time in the air was seven seconds. Both were tremendous efforts and judging by the looks on the faces of the competitors and the enthusiastic efforts put in by everyone we can be assured of an even bigger event next year.








    Special thanks go to our sponsors on the day who very generously contributed prizes and money to support this community event.

    North Shore Community Centre
    Pacific Paradise Newsagency
    Officeworks
    Pacific Paradise Pharmacy
    Twin Waters Pharmacy
    Novotel Twin Waters Resort
    Max's Barber Shop
    The Tax Shelter
    Patricia Parkinson
    Kennedy Property
    Maroochy North Shore Realty
    Royal Flying Doctor Service Perth WA

    All money raised on the day was donated to Qld Farmers Drought Relief.




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    Supporting North Shore Community Centre Celebration of Abilities Event

    The Club was very pleased to be invited to support this function by cooking lunch for the attendees and the very talented band members and carers. It was an extremely positive and happy day with lots of activities including a concert, singing, dancing, crafts and art. Our club members cooked and served the lunch which allowed the NSCC event organisers to get on and do what they do best which is support their clients.

    More details: http://northshorecommunitycentre.org/


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    Market Carpark raises $3,000 for Qld Drought Relief

    The Maroochy North Shore Lions Club runs the car park at the Fisherman's Road markets on two Sundays per month. Club members volunteer time to support this regular fund raiser. All proceeds from the September 2018 car parking were directed straight to the Queensland drought relief effort. The public were extremely generous with their donations with many people paying well in excess of the regular $2.00 parking fee that is charged. One kind gentlemen rifled through his wallet to extract a $50.00 note, insisting that it be donated to the cause. Many other people paid both on the way into the car park and again on their way out. That is the spirit of community and is exactly what Lions clubs and members are all about.


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    The Inaugural Lions Sunshine Coast Paper Plane Challenge. Registrations Now Open

    Up Up and Away October 20th, 2018 at Bli Bli State School

    All Proceeds to QWCA Queensland Drought Appeal
    REGISTER NOW BY CLICKING ON THE ATTACHMENT LINK BELOW or at the event from 12.00 Noon

    The inaugural Lions Club Paper Plane Challenge promises to be a fun filled event for all ages with all proceeds raised going to Queensland drought relief. We are encouraging schools, community groups, clubs, businesses and other organisations to put teams together and enter this great competition. Skills will be tested and there is sure to be plenty of laughs and excitement. All participants will be recognised and winners will receive a range of great prizes, not to mention lifetime bragging rights.

    Participant Categories include;

    AGE GROUP SECTION;

    • Trainee pilots - Kindergarten to year 2

    • Junior pilots - Year 3

    • Intermediate pilots - Year 4

    • Master pilots - Year 5

    • Senior Pilots - Year 6

    • Advanced pilots - Year 7 to Year 12

    OPEN TEAMS SECTION

    • Open to all non-school age teams with a maximum of 3 members per team

    There are 3 categories for competitors to try their hands at. The longest distance flown, the longest hang time in the air and the most innovative or colourful design.

    Naturally some rules do apply.

    • For longest distance and longest hang time categories, all paper planes must be made on the day and be constructed of only one piece of A4 paper which will be provided on the day

    • For the most innovative or colourful design category

    Paper planes can be created and made before the event using paper as the main material

    Glue, sticky tape or staples can be used

    No dimension (L, W, H) can exceed 180cm

    Team or company logos can be displayed on the planes

    No inappropriate markings as deemed by the judges.



    Attachment: Lions Paper Plane Challenge Registration 1.docx


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    Maroochy North Shore Lions answer the plight of the Homeless

    On hearing of the plight of homeless people in the Maroochydore area Maroochy North Shore Lions donated 10 Backpack Beds to the local Anglican church to distribute to homeless people they minister to. These backpacks not only provide a comfortable bed but also shelter from the elements and a secure place for belongings. Pictured are Maroochy North Shore members and members of the Anglican Parish ready to distribute the Backpacks.


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    Maroochy North help out on Anzac Day

    On Anzac day each year the Maroochy North Shore Lions are proud to help out the Mudjimba RSL sub Branch by catering for the day and / or providing the volunteers to serve food and drinks as well as support the fund raising efforts on the day . It is always a great privilege to commemorate all of those who have served and sacrificed so much. Following the main service in Power Park Mudjimba, crowds of participants make their way back to the Mudjimba RSL sub branch for a BBQ and to catch up with old friends they may have served with. The afternoon rolls on with many locals joining the members for great music and friendship over the odd refreshment.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Youth of the Year Quest

    On Tuesday 17th February we held our "Youth of the Year Quest" with final judging in the evening where students delivered a prepared speech.Our three entrants were from Nambour and were School Captains and involved in their local community. All displayed a wide general knowledge and excellent communication skills. Our winner will go onto the next level of the competition after being rewarded with a framed certificate on the night. Maroochy North Shore Lions were delighted to encourage these young people by giving them the opportunity to display their talents

    More details: www.maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    More Happy Cake Sellers

    Maroochy North Shore Lions always enjoy Christmas as they can sell their renowned Christmas Cakes in the local area.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Maroochy North Shore Lions Busy at Christmas

    Maroochy North Shore Lions is a very active Community organisation and will be very busy over the Christmas period. Firstly by running a sausage sizzle at the North Shore Community centre Christmas celebrations on 29th Nov. , then assisting the Mudjimba Surf Club to raise funds by cooking hamburgers at "Carols in the Park" on 12th Dec.and on 19th Dec. raising funds for community groups with a Bunnings BBQ .
    As well they are selling the renowned Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings at the Pacific Paradise Shopping Centre as well as Supa IGA at Bli Bli.
    If you can help in any way please contact us on the numbers on this website.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Maroochy North Shore Lions Support Lions Eye Health

    Last Week Maroochy North Shore Lions members were busy taking photos at various venues in the local area in support of the Lions Eye Health project. This entailed photographing various groups holding the Lions Eye Health Poster whose theme is "Be Wise Save Your Eyes" and submitting them to an Australia wide competition. Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club members were only too willing to participate as perfect eyesight is important to them in their valuable work of keeping our beaches safe.

    More details: www.maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Community First

    Getting behind another community initiative, the Maroochy North Shore Lions were busy at a Bunnings BBQ on Friday 11th July, raising funds for the vital Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital milk Bank Service. The milk bank supports the feeding of premmie babies, which are often flown to Brisbane from all over Queensland. At the moment the Club is also supporting a Children's charity supplying school shoes to children in need in the local community. These are just a few of the groups that the Club supports through the many community activities they are involved in.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Alarming Statistics

    On Tuesday 22nd July Maroochy North Shore Lions were delighted to welcome to their monthly dinner meeting the General Manager of the Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre (LEAC), Nambour which is funded by both State and Federal Governments. She explained that during the period of 2013-2014 a total of 22,417 bed nights were provided for people in crisis, 90 of them children, with around 50-60 children there at any given time. She thanked all the Lions Clubs on the Sunshine Coast who support this iniative, especially by helping the children there, by providing a Christmas Party, Birthday Parties, school uniforms and school holiday outings and activities just to name a few . Last year the Maroochy North Shore Lions renovated the front office of the centre to ensure that , as a first point of contact it would be a cheery place for those in crisis

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Burgers by the Beach

    Maroochy North Shore Lions were at work very early on Saturday 7th June cooking bacon and egg burgers for contestants in the inaugural "Clash of the Groms" event run by the Mudjimba Board riders Club. Cooking began at 6.30am and continued until 10.30am for board riders up early to catch the best waves. Sixty four board riders as well as their supporters availed themselves of the burgers and the overall opinion was that the burgers were so tasty that Maroochy North Shore Lions should cook breakfasts every Saturday at Mudjimba Beach.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Crime Stoppers Grab Lions Attention at Dinner Meeting

    At The March monthly Dinner Meeting Maroochy North Shore were privileged to have as their guest speaker Inspector Daryl White from the Qld. Police who outlined his role in and the importance of Crime Stoppers to the Sunshine Coast. Inspector White explained the benefits of this organisation in producing a safe community by saying that every phone call received by them is important as one small piece of information can lead investigators in the right direction in solving a crime. Also he detailed how Crime Stoppers is a community based organisation supported by Qld.Police. Maroochy North Shore Lions look forward to assisting Crime Stoppers in upcoming local initiatives.. Pictured are Lions members gaining some clues form Inspector Daryl White.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Maroochy North Shore Lions Lend a Hand to JDRF " Jump for a Cure"

    When it came to Saturday 15th March "Jump for a Cure" annual promotion for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Maroochy North Shore Lions were as usual happy to help out. Having experienced the thrill of jumping out of a plane,while helping juvenile diabetes, the volunteer skydivers were able to enjoy tasty sausage sandwiches provided by the Lions Club. Each of the 21 skydivers had to raise a minimum of $1200 to take part. The Maroochydore Skyramblers provided their facilities and expertise to the amateur skydivers. As the weather was perfect much fun was had by all involved while raising funds for a very worthwhile cause

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au


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    Clothing Sale to aid Local meningococcol virus victim

    Maroochy North Shore Lions were recently donated boxes of new and used clothing so they set up a clothing store with the donation of a site at the local shopping centre to sell them and donate the funds to the "Finn Smith Appeal" which has been set up to assist a local baby struck down by the meningococcal virus resulting in amputations to his lower limbs. The local community was most supportive with all members of the Lions Club contributing to this project.

    More details: maroochynorthshore.qld.lions.org.au




District news

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    Youth of the Year State Winner

    Youth of the Year


  • Keep in touch by using our District Zoom account

    Our District Zoom account is available for any club to use for business or social get togethers.



    There is no cost to your club and it is very easy to use



    Download the the user guides under the Resources Menu

    More details: https://201q4.lions.org.au/socialmediaguides


  • Help with MyLion Service Reporting System

    Our MyLion resources page has been updated with the latest information on how to use MyLion and take advantage of the improvements released in February and March 2020.

    More details: https://201q4.lions.org.au/mylion


  • Australian Motorhoming Lions Club Community Event - Cancelled

    Was to be held in September 2020 but has been cancelled due to you now what

    AMLC are hosting "You Can at Tin Can" - 14 day of fun on the Queensland Coast. Tin Can Bay is a beautiful place on the Queensland Coast right next door to Rainbow Beach.

    With this event there is so much you can do over the 14 days - you can do as much or as little as you like - Tin Can Bay is the place to do either.

    You can also enjoy the Gympie Country Music Muster the month before - when you register you automatically go into the draw for 2 x 4 day passes for 2 adults. You will also be entitled to discount camping Pre Muster weeks before. Check out the Gympie Country Music Muster website at www.muster.com.au.

    Hope to see lots of Q4 Lions at Tin Can Bay in September!

    Attachment: Tin Can Bay flyer - AMLC.pdf

    More details: http://youcanattincan.amlc.org.au/


  • Registering for your new "Lion Account"

    To access MyLCI from March 27th 2019 you will need to create a new "Lion Account" which will give you access to both MyLCI and MyLION on your PC or Laptop. This short Video demonstrates the process of creating new "Lion Account"

    More details: https://vimeo.com/324982169?fbclid=IwAR2bCT_3pZkv8hiJjIo7iXULOz4Si-ZZb3Q6jeF3ciI-E27f6h_pilprjBo


  • Updated Lions Code of Conduct

    The updated Lions Code of Conduct is now available on the Lions Australia website: The new Code of Conduct Guide supports our Lions Ethics. It provides practical real life examples of the standard of conduct we expect of members.

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/resources/#managing


  • Lions Children of Courage Programme

    Q4 has taken on a new project - the Lions Children of Courage Awards recognise children between the age of 5 and 15 who have successfully overcome barriers in their life. These awards can be made throughout the year; for more information check out the attached brochure, or contact I.P.D.G. Jan Barsby.

    Attachment: Lions Children of Courage Awards Brochure.pdf


  • Diabetes Queensland is keen to make contact with your club

    Diabetes Queensland is keen to make contact with your club and to learn how we can help with this challenging new endeavor. For your convenience, we have created a single email point of contact: lions@diabetesqld.org.au . To meet your needs and help co-ordinate the flow of information, we ask that you appoint a liaison officer, with whom we can exchange ideas and coordinate planning and activity.

    Attachment: Diabetes Quensland letter.pdf


  • Benefits of Volunteering

    Volunteering can be very meaningful and enjoyable, and in turn be good for your mental health and wellbeing.

    Volunteering can:
    give you a sense of achievement and purpose
    help you feel part of a community
    help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
    help you share your skills, learn new skills and create a better work-life balance
    help combat stress, loneliness and social isolation, and depression
    help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued.

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    More details: http://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/benefits-of-volunteering


  • The Australian Motorhoming Lions Club (AMLC) are offering to provide assistance to clubs.

    Australian Motorhoming Lions Club (AMLC) are keen to provide assistance to local Lions Clubs.

    Any Lions Club is welcome to lodge a request for assistance with
    fundraising activities which might otherwise be onerous or infeasible without the input of AMLC volunteers.

    The email address for lodging requests is amlc201q4@gmail.com and in return a Volunteer Request form will made available for completion and submission to AMLC.

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    More details: http://amlc.org.au/




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