Lions Club of Finley Chartered 1969 District 201 V6 April 2015 DATES TO REMEMBER May 2: MD Convention, Newcastle May 17: Club Trip to Tocumwal May 24: Incoming Officers Training, Moama May 31: Children of Courage, Tocumwal June 16: Changeover Night, mixed night June 26-30: International Convention, Honolulu October 16-18: V6 Convention, Lavington May 12-16 2016: MD Convention, Echuca June 24-28 2016: International Convention, Japan June 20- July 4 2017: International Convention, Chicago June 29-July 4 2018: International Convention, Las Vegas July 5-9 2019: International Convention, Italy 2020: International Convention, Melbourne Lions Trip to Tocumwal Sunday May 17 Travel by own vehicle 10am at Christies Museum, cost $5 or pensioner $3 12.00 Lunch at Kellys Pub 2pm RSL Museum 3pm Railway Museum and afternoon tea from 3.30pm cost $8 Names to Lion Carol by May 12 Wood Raffle Roster 2015 If unable to attend please arrange your own swap No wood raffle April 25 – Anzac Day 8-10 Greg Brunt Steve McRae 10-12 Ron Beattie Peter Martin 8-10 Brian Moore John O’Rourke 10-12 Duncan Carmichael Graeme Falconer 8-10 Bill Rowlands Ray Healey 10-12 Peter Scott Belinda Rogers 8-10 Brian Hill Warwick Douglas 10-12 Chris Horne Eric Dean 8-10 Allan Callaghan Graeme Fisher 10-12 Carol Kennedy Doug Wastle 8-10 Bernie Rogers Peter Braybon 10-12 Nellie Johnson Eric Dean 8-10 Doug Wastle Bill Rowlands 10-12 Ken Lowry Steve McRae 8-10 Keith Kennedy John Lacy 10-12 John O’Rourke Graeme Fisher 8-10 Greg Brunt Paul Sexton 10-12 Peter Martin Brian Hill 8-10 Allan Dixon Ron Beattie 10-12 Ray Healey Brian Moore 8-10 Allan Callaghan Paul Sexton 10-12 Chris Horne Duncan Carmichael 8-10 Peter Braybon Anne Braybon 10-12 Brian Hill Peter Scott May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 July 4 July 11 July 18 8-10 Eric Dean Warwick Douglas 10-12 John Lacy Graeme Fisher 8-10 Keith Kennedy Ray Healey 10-12 Bernie Rogers Glenda Rogers 8-10 Bill Rowlands Ken Lowry 10-12 Carol Kennedy Graeme Falconer July 25 August 1 August 8 Please were your Lions Uniform LATE SHIFT: PLEASE DELIVER WOOD TO WINNER AND RELOAD TRAILER PRESIDENTS REPORT The club continues to maintain a busy schedule, we only have to look back at the number of projects and man-hours put in by the members of the club to appreciate just how busy we have been. As president of the club I can only sit back and continue to be not only in awe but very satisfied with how things are going. With winter fast approaching our major fundraising turns to the weekly wood raffles. Roster now completed and all members should now have one at hand, remember if you are unable to attend on your allocated day, please arrange for another member to swap with you. It seems very probable that the Lions Club of Finley will be involved in this years Children of Courage Awards. Lion Bill Rowlands now steadily working towards this. Incoming Officers School plays a very important role in assisting the new executive of clubs to settle into their respective roles. I encourage members of the new executive to attend and make full use of the day. Social day trip on Sunday May 17 now well in hand and would like to see as many members and their partners participate in the day. To all members, thank-you for all your work over the past few weeks. Lion President Allan Finley Lions Club Dinner Meeting held 17th March at the Tuppal Hotel Present. 21 members, 10 partners, Guests M Smith, C Barnes, E Carey, M Barnes, J Milne, G Doyle, B Rodgers, P Weatherall, D Cordell, L Cordell, R Clarke, N Cardwell, W Androssi, D Androssi Toast. A. Dixon Invocation. W. Douglas Guest speakers Emma Carey and Michelle Barnes Topic International Children’s Games held at Lake Macquarie (Newcastle) in December 2014 Finley Lions Board Meeting 14th April at the Bob Close Pavilion Present A Dixon, W Douglas, K Lowry, W Rowlands, R Healey, C Kennedy, P Braybon, C Horne Apologies P Sexton, G Fisher moved by C Kennedy and P Braybon Minutes of previous meeting were read and accepted as true record by C Kennedy and R Healey Business Arising Driver reviver afternoon tea will be held in May C Horne will present 4 quotes at next dinner meeting from Finley Golf Club, Finley Bowling Club, Returned Soldiers Club, Tuppal Hotel. Cemetery memorial wall is still waiting for ideas Seniors afternoon tea, moved W Douglas and C Kennedy, a donation of $100 be made to Andy Anderson for providing the entertainment. Correspondence Inwards 217 Aust Post box renewal $115 218 MGT $61.50 219 CBA Term Deposit investment notice 220 MV Printers $66.00 221 Aust Cancer Research Survey 222 NSW Business Chamber Magazine 223 VLF Newsletter 224 Lions Crimewatch Operation Teddy Bear 225 Lions Prostate Cancer Research 226 RMS Trailer rego $62.00 227 Lions Cord Blood Foundation 228 Lions NSW Deaf Camp 229 Ridge Roller cheque $425.00 J Braybon 230 Lions Eye Health 231 Haemophilia Foundation 232 IGA $388.43 233 Aust Childhood Cancer Biggest BBQ 234 Children of Courage 31/5/15 235 Ridge Roller cheque $400.00 G McLeod 236 CBA **5960 Statement 237 CBA **5952 Statement 238 ALF AGM 1/5/15 239 SRN $158.40 240 ALDAF AGM 1/5/15 241 MGT $nil 242 Boomerang SS $23.00 243 SRN Volunteer Week Correspondence Outwards Incoming Officers School reply PU101 MD Convention delegates (nil) Remembrance Ceremony Order new members kits x 3 Order Patricks badges x 1 Lions advertising for volunteers week, photograph of wood raffle at 10am to be submitted Correspondence moved by C Horne and P Braybon Treasurers Report Admin $1114.00 $1369.00 Projects $47.00 $2018.00 S/Complex $251.00 $0 moved by K Lowry and R Healey Vice Presidents C Horne Cemetary watering and memorial wall General Business W Rowlands advised Graham Sannie had passed away Children of Courage application form C Kennedy discussion about watering of BCP lawns, who is responsible ? Discuss at next dinner meeting, suggestion about delegates from club Mini fruit cakes available Changeover coming up, inducting oficer ? P Braybon should we purchase trailer to transport shade tents ? C Horne other shade products available Recommendation Shade tents not to be taken outside showgrounds area, and club to purchase suitable substitute for our own use KL & AD board A Dixon ALF funding complete Induction of Steve McRae planned for first meeting in May New members Peter Weatherall and Belinda Rodgers approved by Assistance for local needy person $250 approved Closed 9.25pm Finley Lions Club Dinner Meeting held 7th April 2015 at the Tuppal Hotel Present. A Dixon, W Douglas, K Lowry, A Callaghan, R Beattie, P Braybon, G Brooksby, G Brunt, D Carmichael, E Dean, G Falconer, B Hill, N Johnson, C Kennedy, K Kennedy, J Lacy, P Martin, B Moore, J O’Rourke, B Rogers, W Rowlands, P Sexton, D Wastle Apologies. A Brain, R Healey, C Horne, O Ndlovu, P Scott, G Fisher Apologies accepted by K Kennedy and D Wastle Minutes of Previous meetings x 2 (3/3 & 17/3) Accepted by C Kennedy and P Braybon Correspondence. Ridge roller cheques x 2 Various items for Treasurer Correspondence moved by W Douglas and G Brooksby Treasurers Report summary of ridge roller hire and payments Did Ken move it, or did I miss it ? Vice President’s Reports 1st VP Visitation Thursday 9/4/15, Tocumwal Lions, at 4pm Report on Oaklands Truck Show 2nd VP all committees covered rd 3 VP Apology General Business E Dean Chris has obtained 3 quotes from prospective venues D Wastle Berrigan races gate successful J Lacy Can the Lions magazine be emailed to members ? This would eliminate a lot of expense. Can it be downloaded from Lions website ? C Kennedy Reminder of Tocumwal trip on Sunday 17th May. Possibly 7 or 8 members interested. P Martin Report on wood cutting day A Dixon Incoming Officers schools on 19/4/2015 at Corowa, and 24/5/2015 at Moama C Kennedy, G Fisher, G Brunt, P Braybon, C Horne ? W Rowlands Driver Reviver report Tail Twister B Rogers Raffle J O'Rourke Lions Family Fun Day at Barooga A great day was had by all that attended. Lions clubs of Berrigan, Cobram, Nathalia, Finley and Barooga attended. Cobram and Berrigan took their food vans, and people in the park took advantage of them. Salty took the jumping castle, children from a other group, thought all their crissys had come at once. Whilst the numbers were a little disappointing, Barooga looks like it will get one member from the day. The raffle was won by Leroy, a visitor to the day, he won both 1st and 2nd prize. Many thanks to Salty (Berrigan lions) for all his efforts to make this day a good day for Lions. Lion Graeme Falconer Members might be interested in downloading their own copy of the Lion magazine. Go to www.lionsclubs.org.au If you wish to stop receiving the Lion magazine by post contact the Club Secretary. Happy Birthday Glenda Brunt, Warwick Douglas, Doug Wastle April Anniversaries Bill & Lyn Rowlands Comedy Corner The Irish Millionaire....... Mick had been appearing on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and was up to 500,000 euros Chris Tarrant, the show’s presenter, told him he had done very well so far, but had only one life line left, ‘Phone a Friend’. “Everything is riding on this last question, will you risk it?” “Sure, Oi’ll have a go” says Mick. “Which of the following birds does not build its own nest? A) sparrow, B) thrush, C) magpie, D) cuckoo. “Oi haven’t got a clue” said Mick, “so Oi’ll use me last lifeline and phone me mate, Paddy in Dublin.” Mick called up his mate, told him the circumstances and repeated the question to him. Dat’s simple, it’s a cuckoo” cried Paddy. “Are you sure.” “I’m sure.” Mick hung up the phone and told Chris, “Oi’ll go with cuckoo as moi answer.” “Is that your final answer,” asked Chris. “Dat it is,” says Mick. There was (of course) a long, long pause, and then the presenter screamed, “Cuckoo is the correct answer, Mick, you have won a million euros!!” The next night, Mick invited Paddy to their local pub for a celebratory pint. “Tell me, Paddy, how in Heaven’s name did you know it was da cuckoo that doesn’t build its own nest?” “Sure, an’ it lives in a clock.” I think this qualifies for laughing at ourselves......... After living in Shanghai for fifty years, a Chinese man decides to move to Australia. He buys a small piece of land near Mount Isa. A few days after he has moved in, a friendly Aussie neighbour decides to go over and welcome the newcomer. On his way up the driveway, he spies the new guy chasing about ten hens around his front yard. Not wanting to interrupt a Chinese custom, he goes away, deciding to leave the welcome to another day. Next day, he decides to try again, but, as he is about to knock on the front door, he sees through the window the new neighbour urinate into a glass and then drink it! Has to be another very strange Chinese custom, he thinks to himself, and he decides to put the welcome on hold for yet another day. A day later, he decides to give it one last go. However, as he again approaches the driveway, he sees the Chinese man lead a bull, tie it up at the fence, then put his ear to the bull’s bum! The Aussie bloke can’t handle this any longer, so he goes up to the neighbour and says, “Jeez, mate, what the hell is it with your Chinese customs? I come over to welcome you to the neighbourhood, and see you running around the yard after hens. The next day I see you piss into a glass and drink it, and today, you had your head close enough to that bull’s arse it could have shit on you. The Chinese man is very taken aback, and says, “Sorry, sir, you no understand, these no Chinese customs, these Australian customs I am learning.” “Wadya mean, mate, those aint Australian customs.........” “Yes, they are,” replied the Chinese man, “the travel agent say, to become true blue Aussie, I must learn to chase chicks, drink piss, and listen to bullshit.
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