LION'S PARK UPDATE
We have a completed fence along our Lions Park !!!!
What a team of Lions, fence all completed in 2 days.
The irrigation system is well underway and should be completed by next week – in early May the area will be seeded and then let to grow. Next task is to get Council approval for signage at both ends of the Park – this will identify the area as our LIONS PARK.
John Willshaw, David Walker, Mike Davis, Vic Dowling, Greg Davis, Jeremy Allport (hidden), Ian McCallum, Barry Fletcher, Geoff Pfeiffer
Vic Dowling, Greg Davis, David Walker, Mike Davis, Barry Fletcher, Ian McCallum, Jeremy Allport, John Willshaw
PARTNERSHIP: City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp and Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot shake hands with Brian Doman and Geoff Pfeiffer in support.
The City of Victor Harbor has been working with the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot to develop a plan for the future development of the Lions Park located on the Esplanade.
The Lions Park adjoins Soldiers Memorial Reserve on Victor Harbor’s foreshore. It is proposed the upgrade will include new irrigation, landscaped garden beds, a viewing platform, a shelter for shaded picnic use, central path, picnic settings, new fencing, signage and art.
Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club member and Lions Park Chairman Greg Davis said the plans for the park’s upgrade had been drafted by local artist Hamish McMillan.
“Lions are grateful to Hamish McMillan for his assistance in developing the plans. We are particularly excited about the viewing platform. With views to Granite Island and The Bluff, we expect it will be a popular spot,” Mr Davis said.
City of Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said the Lions Park on the Esplanade is currently undeveloped, and the proposed plans will see the park become a more functional and usable community space.
“Council will work with the Lions Club and residents to finalize the design plans in January before commencing works early next year,” Mr Philp said.
The Lions Park upgrade received $15,000 funding through the Government’s Stronger Communities’ Program for irrigation and landscaping works expected to cost around $40,000.
Its official - we now have a design agreement with City of Victor Harbor Council for our Lions Park.
As reported at our Christmas Dinner Meeting, we now have an approved design which you find attached with a proposed commencement timeline – we have also agreed the development will be a staged project over 3 to 5 years.
In other news -
1. Council were successful in obtaining Federal Government funding of $15441 through the Building Better Communities Program as announced by Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie on 30th November, this funding will allow Council to commence ground works which will include levelling, landscaping and an irrigation system which is expected to commence in February/March 2018.
2. Council has also advised they will consider future feasible funding in their 2018/2019 budget.
3. Our Lions Club have agreed to provide a minimum of $15000 in principle financial support to the development – this was passed at our Christmas Dinner Meeting.
4. President Ruth & myself met with Council’s Communications Officer Michelle James on Wednesday 6th December to discuss a joint public announcement on behalf of Lions, nearby residents & Council in the Times Newspaper and City of Victor Harbor Website, this will occur once nearby residents have been informed of the plans, a public announcement is expected prior to the end of 2017.
1. City of Victor Harbor Council members who unamiously supported the original concept.
2. Brian Doman (City of Victor Harbor) for his support & guidance in getting this project approved.
3. Hamish McMillan for providing the design work – FREE of charge.
4. Michelle James City of Victor Harbor Communications Officer for the publicity via the Council Website & Michael Simmons from the Times Newspaper – a joint public announcement between Lions, nearby residents & Council.
4. Club members who have provided support in anyway and for supporting the motion regarding financial support.
I remind members we have got the project this far, it is now up to everyone to get behind it, firstly with some fundraising ideas and later with some hands on assistance with Council staff - after 20 years a Lions Park is a reality!!!
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People join Lions because they want to use their intellect, creativity, skills, commitment and enthusiasm to get things done to help their community, their region, their state, the nation and take part in international humanitarian projects.
In the process, we learn new skills and develop leadership. This is where you can find out about the sorts of projects that your local Lions Club is doing. Like what you see? Get involved!
The Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club monthly meeting was well attended by club members and recipients at the Corwn Hotel for the annual disbursements presentations Representatives of clubs and groups received cheques on behalf of their groups. There have been other donations through the year but this presentation is an annual event..
LIONS YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by the National Australia Bank (NAB)
The Lions Youth of the Year Quest is aimed at encouraging personality development, confidence, self-expression, citizenship, public speaking and leadership in youth. Entrants typically say their experiences help them in their future endeavours.
The Quest is open to all students who will be aged between 15 and 19 at the time of the national final .
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:the Club.
YOUTH OF THE YEAR TIMELINE:
1 September 2017: Applications close
2 September 2017: Heats
29th September 2017: Club final Gospel Centre Victor Harbor
10th March 2018: Regional final Gospel Centre VIctor Harbor (VH&PE Hosting)
24th March 2018: District Final TBA
14-15th April 2018: State final - TBA 9C1 Hosting)
4th - 7th May 2018: National final, at MD Convention in Townsville
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LIONS FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL, GROSVENOR GARDENS, VICTOR HARBOR
The weather was kind - sunny, mild and a light breeze, in short another glorious Victor Harbor summer's day. Congratulations to Lion Stewart Kirby and his Committee for a highly successful and entertaining Food and Wine Festival!!
See Event tab for photos of this years Food and Wine
ROADSIDE CLEANUP, ADELAIDE ROAD AT "CUT HILL"
Several times a year Members take their line trimmers, battery blower vacs and a ride-on mower (and their Personal Protective Equipment of course!!) to tidy the grass verges and cart away rubbish from the picnic area half-way up Cut Hill.
LIONS BARBECUE AT THE PORT ELLIOT SURF LIFESAVING CLUB.
The invitation was "Great hamburgers, steak sandwiches, sausages and patties, and top it off with a PANCAKE with your choice of toppings".
We served up at the Port Elliot SLSC 4 - 8 on Tuesday 1st January, Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th. The Lifesavers had a bar and soft drinks. As usual we had extremely strong support from satisfied customers and added many thousand dollars to our support of charities and causes.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP CALENDAR:
One of the annual projects for the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot is managing the production of the popular and sought-after Calendar for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.
The 2018 calendar is well under way. Another photo competition is being held through "The Times" newspaper to select photos, and already $2,000 has been received in sponsorship. Last year sponsors covered production costs. Distribution and sales will start in September 2018.
The 2017 calendars were all sold by mid-January 2017, Make a note for next year...get in early!!.
When all receipts and sponsorships were to hand, the 2017 calendar project raised funds for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.