Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions Club

District 201C2, South Australia, Australia


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The SOUTH COASTER is the newsletter of the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Inc.

Members will find the latest South Coaster in full on the Members' Only Login page. 



Club news

  • Victor Harbor News

    On the attachment Victor Harbour News there is a story about Ruth and youth exchange.

    If you go into the link "Find Out More"there is a story about the Youth Exchange for the WEB site.


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    Board Members for 2018-2019

    New Board Members for 2018-2019

    Welcome to the New Board Members for 2018-2019 lead by Steward Kirby
    Left to Right: Ruth Pearsons (Second Vice President) Tony Jimmieson (Secretary), Brian Yuill (First Vice President), Joh McCallum (Treasurer), Stewart Kirby (President), Caroline Parker (Third Vice President), Barry Fletcher (First Year Director) and June Albon ( Second Year Director)

    Enjoyed by members of the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions Club Annual Hand Over dinner.

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    Anthea Rice Royal Flying Doctor Service

    The lions Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot enjoyed a presentation by Anthea Rice from the R F D S .

    The RFDS is now in is 90th year of service.

    As most of us know the RFDS operates a 27/7 service and also runs health clinics on properties in the Outback.

    There is a call for medical help every 2 mins.

    What a lot of members did not realise was that 1 in 20 of these calls the patient had a metropolitan post code, meaning that while we are holidaying in remote areas a medical cricis arises where we also need the help of the RFDS.

    Pictured is Anthea receiving a cheque from President Ruth from the Lion's Club.

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    New Members

    Sue & John Nagel & Ashlea Farrell were welcomed into Victor Harbor & Pt Elliot Lions at our dinner meeting last night. Sponsors are President Ruth Pearsons & Ian Filmer

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    Barry Fletcher Citizen Award

    Australia Day was celebrated on the Fleurieu Peninsula with huge crowds turning up to ceremonies at Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Strathalbyn and Yankalilla.
    At Victor Harbor, it was standing room only, as Citizen of the Year awards were presented and six new citizens were welcomed.
    Citizen of the Year for Victor Harbor was Barry Fletcher, Young Citizen of the Year was Ben Pettman and Community Event of the Year was the Victor Harbor RSL’s Anzac Day Dawn Service


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    Barry Fletcher Citizen award

    Barry Fletcher has been announced as Victor Harbor’s 2018 Citizen of the Year
    So deserving reward for all the years of outstanding service Barry has given to the Lions and the community


  • 2018 Citizen of the Year Award Winner

    The City of Victor Harbor is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award:

    · Citizen of the Year – Barry Fletcher

    Barry Fletcher, recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award, has been described as a selfless and compassionate individual who has tirelessly assisted many community organisation within Victor Harbor for over 40 years. Barry has been involved with the Victor Harbor and Port Elliot Lions for 22 years and there are not many activities undertaken by the Club that Barry doesn’t assist with. In addition to his role with Lions, Barry is a volunteer with the Victor Harbor Riding for the Disabled, participates in badge days for various organisation and assists Encounter Bay Probus Club amongst many other activities.
    The 2018 Citizen of the Year Awards will be formally presented at the City of Victor Harbor’s Australia Day Celebrations on 26 January 2018.
    The President and Members congratulate Barry on receiving this award.
    The Club Members can show their appreciation by attending the Australia Day Celebrations at 9am on the above date.

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    Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot Lion's Club.

    Guest speakers Alicia Curran and Hanna Moore from the Green Team were present at the Lion's Club October Dinner Meeting. They gave information on Schoolies here on the South Coast.
    This years Schoolies will be held from friday 24th til sunday 26th Novermber.
    The Encounter Youth known as The Green Team will mobilise over 550 christian volunteers to serve in the local community facing serious social changes.
    They aim to provide a direct relief from harm and create safer environment working with all emergency services and community groups.
    Encounter Youth have been giving this service since 1999.
    It has helped to reduce the number of toolies ( young people over school age) attending.
    Last year they provided 25,000 boardings on the busses traveling between Victor and Goolwa over the 3 days keeping students safe and off the roads.
    It is now the safest and shortest schoolies celebrations in Australia.
    The ratio of green team members to schoolies is 10 to 1.
    Congratulations and thank you to all our Green Team Volunteers

    Photograph of President Ruth, Mayor Graham, Alicia Curran and Hanna Moore.


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    District Governor Judy Glastonberry

    Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot Lions Club.

    The District Governor Judy Glastonberry was guest at the Club's September dinner meeting.

    D.G.Judy spoke of the toiletry bags being packed for those Sleeping Rough.

    Through net working with other clubs 500 packs have been distributed so far. and to is a continuing program.

    The toiletry packs are small enough to carry in a back pack. Clubs have been aked to donate small soaps, shampoo and conditioner,collected while on holiday. When the call went out Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot residents collected several boxes of these items. As this is an on going progect these items are always welcome.

    Items like tooth paste and brush, tissues are all purchased to place in the toiletry pack. Each pack cost $5 which Lions Club fianance.

    Photo is of D.G. Judy presenting her banner to Club President Ruth Pearsons.

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    Greg Davis: International Award

    The Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot.
    Past President Greg Davis of the Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot Lions Club recently received a Centennial International Presidents Certificate of Appreciation, awarded by International President Chancellor Bob Corlew in recognition of Greg's distinguished achievements in fulfilling the mission of Lions Club International for his dedicated services to his Club and District. Greg continues to serve the Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot with great energy and is a highly valued member.
    A proud Club President Ruth Pearsons presented Greg with his certifacte


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    Lion's Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot Induction.

    At their last dinner meeting the Lion's Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot members were pleased to induct a new member. The induction of Jeanette Farquhar was conducted by Zone Chairperson David Virgo and Jeanette's sponsor was her Mother, a fellow Lion June Albon. The induction is watched on by President Ruth Pearsons and all members were pleased to welcome Jeanette.

    Jeanette is no stranger to this Lion' s Club, as for some time now has assisted with the update of their Web Site,and Facebook . Jeanette also takes photographs of Lion's events which can be added to Facebook.

    Jeanette is a worthy member to the Club.

    Photographed L to R are Chairperson David Virgo, June Albon, Jeanette Farquhar and Ruth Pearsons

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    Exchange Student

    Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot Lions Club
    The Lions Club of Victor Harbor and Pt Elliot hosted an exchange student from Switzerland for 2 weeks.
    Her name being Arlinda Hasani and Club President Ruth Pearson and her husband Colin were the hosts.
    While in Victor Harbor, she traveled around the Fleurieu, saw whales, visited Urimbirra to feed the kangaroos and pat a koala, visited wineries, tasted local produce, visited Adelaide, enjoyed Matilda at the Festival Theatre, spent two days on Kangaroo Island enjoying all it has to offer.
    Arlinda was very taken by our landscapes and aminals which are very different from her home
    Arlinda came to our last Dinner Meeting and presented our club with a Swiss banner and she was presented with one from our Club to take back home


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    Photo: Left to right: Lyn and Merv Mortimer (Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions Club), Charlie Paterson (General manager, Marketing and Public Relations, RFDS, Mary and Bruce Morris (Renmark Lions)

    Merv Mortimer, Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions club member and PDG, is one of the organisers of the Bash.

    The Bash was started by the Lions Club of Millicent in 1990 and runs alternate years; it attracts support from many Lions clubs in South Australia and this year there were 29 vehicles in the convoy. Merv and his wife, Lyn, took part with two other members of Lions Club of VH&PE, Trevor Hentschke and his wife Annie, and Vic Dowling.

    The event is more than a fundraiser – it has become a tradition and a lot of fun and fellowship for the participants. Over the years organising Lions clubs have been Millicent, Noarlunga, Renmark and Victor Harbor/Port Elliot. You don’t even have to be a Lions club member to go – in fact the Bash is looking for more numbers to participate so the event can grow. Planning is under way for the 2017 event, so if you are interested contact this club, the sooner the better!

District news

  • Youth of the Year

    A link to the YotY National newsletter and how to access [members only] the National YotY pass worded resources is found below.


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  • Club officer documents

    The Club documents for the following positions have now been placed in the Training & development section of C2 Documents.

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  • Lions Mad Minute Question sets

    The Challenge & Super Challenge Question sets have undergone review and been refreshed.

    The updated sets are on the website for download.

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  • C2 District Projects list posted

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  • Information on quorums & membership

    CBL Chair Dave Thomas has put together this information on and answers to the most common questions on quorums and membership.


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  • Darwin 2018 Convention

    The web page of the 2018 Darwin is now up and running with some early news on accommodation.

    Follow the link below or the look on the convention page.


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  • C2 Leadership & Training Documents

    The documents for President, Treasurer, Secretary & Zone Chairs have all been placed online with links to them available in the Members Documents page.

    Please go to the site listed below under more details.

    Log in with your first name, surname and the password (your member number). If you need any of this information (ie how you are registered in the system), please contact Cab Sec Cheryle Pedlar.

    On accessing the page, please click on "C2 Documents" and then "Documents for Members" in the menu bar across the top.

    Then scroll down to "District Officer Documents" and select the link for the document you want.

    Once the file has opened, please save the file to your device of choice (laptop, tablet etc).

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  • C2 Peace Poster & Winner

    The results of the 2016 Peace Poster have now been finalised in our district.

    Details of the winning entry in the link below!


    Bryan Hearn,
    DG C2


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  • C2 Zone Chair Manual

    The Zone Chair manual is now available at the link below


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  • Results of "C" Districts 2016 Cancer Screening Program

    Just available, have a read now!

    See document below

    Attachment: c2-scstats.pdf

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    Youth of the Year - Region 4 final outcome

    DG Dave Thomas with winners from the Region 4 Youth of the Year final.

    The final was hosted by the Naracoorte Lions Club.

    DG Dave, Region 4 Public Speaking winner Breanna Garrigan & Region 4 YotY Jack Lane

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    "C" Districts 2016 Free Skin Cancer Screening Program released

    Details of the 2016 skin cancer screening program have been released.

    Locations & dates are in the PR along with basic information on skin cancer and why the free skin screening can be a life saver, REMEMBER, Just one look can save a life!

    Attachment: sc-cd-0216.pdf

  • ABC Riverland interview re Berri Lions project at Martin Bend - March 2016

    Great interview on ABC Riverland this week! Meg Vonic-Joyce interviewed Steve Rodley about Berri Lions Club project, the Woodcutters Hut, currently being built at Martin Bend, in Berri.


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    Save The Date - initiative of C Districts 50/50 Pathway Committee

    Save The Date

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  • Sleeping Rough Project

    This project is now a District 201 C2 Project and we need your help. in providing toiletry care packs for the homeless.

    These are is distributed through welfare and community agencies.

    Donations of travel sized toiletries ideally with an emphasis on soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste are now sought.

    Full details in the flyer attached below.

    Attachment: c2-srp-15.pdf

  • Lions Christmas Cakes

    A short video on Lions Christmas Cakes is available for viewing on the link below!

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    District Governor Dave Thomas - radio interview 4 August 2015

    District Governor Dave was the guest of Mildura's Dave Burrows on Easy Listening 1467 radio station this week.

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    Carolyn's Chemo Caps Project

    Designated a District project at the 2013 C2 convention the work and effort behind the project has continued to grow and meet ever increasing demand for the caps.

    Download an information letter on the chemo caps project, see far right under Most recent updates!

    Image left of a happy group of Lions and volunteers from Battunga hard at work and having fun making the caps!

    Check back shortly for information on how your club can also take on this exciting project giving much needed help to people across your communities.

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    C2 triumphs at C Districts State Youth of the Year Final

    Murray Bridge Lions hosted the C Districts State final on Saturday 11th April.

    C2 representative Lily Thornley - Gambier City was the successful candidate on the night.

    Lily as SA/NT representative now goes to the National Final to be held in Newcastle at 9.00am on Saturday May 2nd.

    Amy Nield from C1 district and from Cleve was the Public Speaking winner on the night.

    Lily is with C2 DG Ron Sargent - left

    Well done to these two young women, and to the other four finalists.

    All the best for Lily in the National Final.

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    C2 District Final Results - 2015 - Mount Gambier

    Gambier City hosted the C2 Districts final on Saturday 28th March in Mount Gambier.

    Pictured left are the five finalists from that day

    Phillip Konstandopoulos, Mildura Secondary College Mildura VIC, Irymple Inc

    Sam Lissner,Glossop High School Barmera SA, Berri Inc - to also represent C2 at C districts State final

    Lily Thornley, C2 District YotY & Public Speaking winner, Grant High School Mount Gambier SA, Gambier City Inc

    Brayden Mann, Investigator College Victor Harbor SA, Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Inc - to also represent C2 at C districts State final

    Rebekah Starick, Unity College Murray Bridge SA. Murray Bridge Inc

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    C2 50/50 Pathway Facebook page

    The District 50/50 Pathway website page is now on line.

    Go to the link below for all the exciting news on this project.

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