Lions Club of Metung Inc

The Friendly Club - District 201V3 Victoria, Australia

Metung Club Activities & Community Service Opportunities:

Club news

  • Celebrating our Lions Club of Metung 30th Anniversary

    John Miles, a Lions Charter Member was our guest speaker at our February Dinner Meeting. John is a Metung local, business man who served Lions over many years and was President in 1991/2. The Metung Yacht Club was a favoured meeting place in the early days and he spoke warmly of all the original 25 charter members. Some have sadly passed away, some still live locally with Allan Sandy still being a member. John amused and amazed us with his descriptions of the regattas that were held in the early days. 12,000 visitors to Metung for the 200 year bicentenary of Australia to attend the Lions event which was truly inspiring....all organised by 25 members. It was not surprising that the Pub and Shops ran out of food and supplies. All funds raised went to local causes and John gave us an impression of how happy he was to be part of such a great club.

    Charter Member John Miles is with President Andrew Bell at our February Dinner. John brought back to life Lions first years in Metung with great enthusiasm and wonderful descriptive detail

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  • Metung Farmers Markets

    These are always great community mornings with the local boutique farmers bringing along their produce for us to purchase.

    The Lions use the BBQs on the Village Green to cook tasty sausages with onions in bread which always sell well. We offer other local community groups to participate so as to be able to raise some much needed funds for their group.

    Any local community group wishing to go on the waiting list for a fundraising morning BBQ at the Metung Farmers Market is asked to contact our President, Andrew Bell, on 0438 327 322 to discuss possible dates.

  • Refurbished Mobile Fridge / Trailer

    This equipment is used by our local club at various club events and is also available for hire by local community groups, residents and businesses.

    For enquiries regarding hiring this equipment and other equipment please contact our club Secretary.

  • 2018 Christmas Carols

    Last year's Carols took place on the Village Green on 16 December. Over 300 children & adults attended this popular event and were led by the Lakes Entrance Girl Singers( L.E.G.S.). The Metung Primary and Nungurner Primary school children also performed. The Carols were accompanied by the fabulous Bairnsdale Symphonia.

    The carols event is on the 2nd Sunday of December every year.

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    SUPER Sunday @ the Kings Cove Club

    Local Lions Club sponsors great social golfing day for Kings Cove Club members and day visitors.

  • 2019 Metung Fun Run - 10 November.

    This event is held annually through the partnership of the Metung Primary School and the Lions Club of Metung Inc.

    Funds raised through this event has been divided between the running and maintenance costs of the Metung Community Bus and the Community Bus Replacement Fund. Any surplus is donated to the Metung Primary School to assist them in purchasing much needed equipment.

  • Special Circumstances

    Should you know of a family or individual who requires special medical equipment or if you identify a community need within the Metung, Nungurner and Swan Reach district, please speak with either the President or Secretary. Your local Metung Lions Club may be able to assist.

    More details: http://metung.vic.lions.org.au/contact

  • Private Catering Requests

    If you or someone you know is looking for assistance in catering for your special occasion we may be able to assist you. For more information please contact our club Secretary.

    More details: http://metung.vic.lions.org.au/contact

  • Metung Community Bus

    The Metung Community Bus is now available for hire through the Metung Primary School.

    Who’s responsible for the Metung Community Bus ?
    The bus is operated as a joint venture between the Metung Primary School & the Lions Club of Metung. It is supported by funds raised from the hire of the bus, the Metung Lions, the local community and the Fun Run.

    Who can use the Community Bus ?
    The bus is available to community groups in the Metung district. Community groups need to register their driver , or request a volunteer driver (if available) from the Booking Office, prior to approval being given to hire the vehicle.

    How much does it cost ?
    Hire costs are listed in the current MCB Policy Document. This document contains all the requirements when using the vehicle. Costs are kept as low as possible, and are comparable with other community bus fees in Victoria.

    Forms & Policy Documents
    Booking and Driver Registration forms together with the Community Bus Policy documents are available from the Metung Primary School Office and are also located on the Lions Club of Metung Inc’s website.

    How do I make a booking ?
    Groups wishing to hire the community bus must complete the Booking Form, including driver registration. Booking forms can be obtained from the Metung Primary School Office, and must be returned to the Office when completed, with Bond payment. Hirers must obtain a copy of the Community Bus Policy prior to booking the vehicle.

    To Book Contact:
    Metung Primary School Office
    Tel: 03 5156 2259
    E: metung.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Metung Community Bus Partnership
    The Metung Community Bus is a joint project of the Metung Primary School and the Lions Club of Metung Inc.

    The Metung Community bus is available for hire by community groups, schools and other organizations to enable local residents to access the wider community.

    Bus Hire Fees (for community groups)
    Full day* $80 plus bond
    Overnight* $40 plus bond
    Weekend* $150 plus bond
    *Please refer to Metung Community Bus Policy document for full details and conditions of hire.

    Partners Contact Details:
    Metung Primary School
    Stirling Road, Metung Vic 3903
    Tel: 03 5156 2259
    Email: metung.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

    School Holidays, Weekends and after hours enquiries to the Secretary, Lions Club of Metung Inc.
    Tel: 03 5156 2887 (Secretary)
    Email: metunglions@gmail.com

  • Shaving Point Memorial Rocks

    This is a community service available to residents of Metung. For further information regarding this please contact our President or Secretary on the Contact page.

  • Metung street side bench style seating

    Gradually the members of the club are rejuvenating the seating throughout the village of Metung.

    Should any members of the local community notice that any of the seating requires our attention please contact our President or Secretary on the Contacts page.

    We wish to thank all community members who assist us throughout the year in providing community services to residents.

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    Spectacle Recycling

    Do you have any spectacles you no longer require. Throughout Metung shopping centre our Club has clearly marked BOXES available for the deposit of your unwanted spectacles.

    These spectacles are sent (no postage costs) to Queensland where they are cleaned and serialized and taken by medical teams to third world countries where they are dispensed to people in need of them.

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    Bicycle Victoria

    We supported the Tour of East Gippsland by Cycling Victoria which turned out to be a record day for all.

    More details: http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/

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    Metung Farmers Markets BBQs

    Our club operates the BBQ at the Metung Market. Call by and see us for a freshly barbecued sausage with tasty onions. We also sell cool drinks and run raffles prior to Easter and Christmas.

    2nd Saturday every month on the Metung Village Green 8.30am to 12.30pm

    More details: http://metung.com/project/metung-business-tourism-association/

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    Bunnings BBQs in Bairnsdale

    Metung Lions regularly cook at Bunnings in Bairnsdale throughout the year.

    More details: http://www.bunnings.com.au/bairnsdale

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    Carols on the Village Green

    15th December 2019
    Sausage Sizzle from 5 p.m.
    Carols commence at 6 p.m.
    Father Christmas to arrive during the evening (can you see him here on the fire truck)
    Featuring: East Gippsland Symphonia and local artists
    Further inquiries to the club Secretary

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    Metung Lions Seafood Festival

    The annual Metung Seafood Festival is held on Easter Sunday on the Village Green from 1130 am to 3pm.

    The festival features entertainment including live music, seafood or just the carnival atmosphere.

    A selection of freshly cooked seafood including Oysters & a glass of bubbles, prawns, calamari will be available, together with hot fish & chips and coleslaw. A selection of quality wines is also be available to accompany the seafood, from our wine stall.
    This event is generously supported by the Metung Business Tourism Association.

    The Festival provides a range of entertainment for the whole family.

    Organized by the Metung Lions Club, this is the Clubs largest fund raiser for the year, with all proceeds supporting local charities.

    This is always a great way to spend Easter Sunday in Metung with the family friendly, relaxed event, held in idealistic weather and a fantastic setting.

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    Metung Community Art Project

    Senior students at the Metung Primary School have been engaged in a community art project, in collaboration with members of the Metung Lions Club, to improve the appearance of the Metung Lions Shed, at Metung.

    The shed was recently given a fresh coat of paint, compliments of Mitre 10 Pakenham Store, who donated paint, and local business, Bashford Painters, who kindly carried out the work.

    The art work was overseen by local artist Kate Shone and funded by a grant from Gippsland Lakes Community Health - School Focussed Youth Support. Students were supported by several members of the Lions Club of Metung, and a donation of ply-board for the panels was received from Bunnings Bairnsdale Store.

    The art work has been erected at the side of the shed, where it can be seen by visitors and locals entering and leaving the Village. The artwork consisting of eight panels, depicts a maritime theme to reflect the local region. Some minor planting is also planned along the side of the shed.

    Lions President Graeme Howard said he was pleased that the School had agreed to work with the Club to improve the visual impact of the shed and surrounds. The project was a good example of the Club and the Community working together.

    School Principal Rick Emondson said the students engaged in the project were very proud of the work they had produced under the guidance of Kate. He thanked the Lions Club for their invitation to the school to be involved in the project. The project was coordinated by Lion Peter Payne.

    More details: http://www.metungps.vic.edu.au/

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    Metung Lions Support Local Fun Run

    Metung Lions has for the last 8 years been the major sponsor for the Metung Fun Run, on the second Sunday weekend in November each year commencing and finishing at the Village Green, Metung.

    There are three categories 10Km Run, 5Km Run and 5Km walk.

    Proceeds from the first two years raised funds for the Metung Primary School Literacy Program, and to build a new playground at the school.

    Funds raised from 2012 and 2019 will go towards the purchase and maintenance of a community bus for the local area.

    The event caters for families, with prizes for winners in a range of age groups. There is entertainment for all, including a sausage sizzle, together with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
    We are supported at this event by the parents of the Primary School as well as the Metung Bloodhounds who staff the water points around the fun run routes.

    Our club's involvement is part of our commitment to supporting the local community as well as promoting the volunteer work Lions do.

    We invite you to talk with us about ways in which you or your community group can become involved in this important local community event. Please contact our club Secretary.

    More details: http://www.metungfunrun.com.au

District news

  • COVID-19 - Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities

    Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities impacted by COVID-19

    Attachment: 20200320 - Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities - COVID-19.pdf

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    Bushfire Relief Appeal

    Every dollar donated will go to rebuilding and reviving affected communities.


    More details: www.alf.lions.org.au

  • Use of Social Media by Lions Australia Clubs and Members

    1.1 Document Purpose
    This policy is intended to provide Lions Australia employees, volunteers, and members with clarity on the use of social media platforms.
    1.2 Document Scope
    Social media is online media that allows for interaction and/or participation. Examples include:
    • Social networking and micro-blogging sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram
    • Video and photo sharing sites like Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube
    • Online forums and discussion blogs, including comments on online news articles
    1.3 Audience
    This social media policy applies to all people who work, volunteer or represent Lions Australia in Australia or overseas

    Attachment: 2018 - SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY STATEMENT (005).pdf

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    Attachment: SKIN CANCER INFO RELEASE NO1.pdf


    The V3 Directory is now available on the District website in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

    Simply log on to the District website using your membership number as the password. Then select the MEMBERS ONLY tab and then the V3 Directory tab.


    More details: http://201v3.lions.org.au/login

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    V3 Lions Clubs Web Addresses

    Listed in the attachment below are those Clubs in V3 that have a Website.

    Attachment: V3 Club Websites 2.pdf


    Cabinet Treasurer, David Culpit has a new address.
    It is -
    264 Stony Point Rd
    Crib Point Vic 3919


National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLou

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCIFLouhttps://tinyurl.com/OzLCIF "How to donate"

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.

    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!

    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans

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    Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions

    Lions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.

    For more information follow this link.

    More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/

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    Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!

    Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs


    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/

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    Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausages

    It's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.

    It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!

    Follow the link to see our video and find out more!

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/

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    Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse Webmasters

    The "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.

    Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.

    If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/