Metung Club Activities & Community Service Opportunities:
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
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.
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.
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
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
School Holidays, Weekends and after hours enquiries to the Secretary, Lions Club of Metung Inc.
Tel: 03 5156 2887 (Secretary)
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.
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.
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/
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/
Bunnings BBQs in Bairnsdale
Metung Lions regularly cook at Bunnings in Bairnsdale throughout the year.
More details: http://www.bunnings.com.au/bairnsdale
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
BRING THE FAMILY AND ENJOY
Further inquiries to the club Secretary
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.
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/
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
Club Development Day
We were on track for a face to face Club Development Days. These were scheduled for Cranbourne 14th August, Bairnsdale 21st August and Trafalgar 22nd August. But with the current lockdown, possible extension and what restrictions might be on even if the lockdown is over, it’s become apparent the best way to run these sessions is via zoom. So these physical days are now cancelled and Club Development Day will be run via zoom, on the 29th August.
Links for this session will be sent out as we get closer. All the sessions will be run over one day, and via one link. So if you would like to see information on other roles you can come in and out as you need. We are looking to have 2people as IT help throughout the day. These numbers will be provided as we get closer to the day.
The one session which we cannot run, unfortunately, will be the New member forum. This needs to be a physical session, and we’ll look to run this, physically, when the Covid restrictions allow.
Contact Global Leadership Chairperson Maurice on 0419397508, or by email email@example.com to BOOK.
Attachment: Club Development Day - August 2021.docx
What's happening at Licola
Licola Wilderness Village
We would love to welcome you to Licola, located at the gateway to the Victorian Alpine National Park
Licola is a small beautiful village nestled beside the Macalister River, 254km east of Melbourne. We cater for family groups – both small and large, individuals, couples, school groups, outdoor recreation groups, church groups, sporting groups, and the general public.
We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Book a single cabin or our entire site – It’s up to you!
The township of Licola is owned entirely by the Lions Clubs of Victoria and southern New South Wales. The greater part of the town is occupied by the Licola Wilderness Village, where Lions Clubs have for 50 years run camps for the underprivileged, deserving, special needs and disengaged young people, mostly held during school holidays.
More details: https://www.licola.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
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
LIONS VICTORIAN DISTRICTS SKIN CANCER CHECKS AND AWARENESS UNIT
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.
DON'T FORGET TO LOGOUT WHEN FINISHED
More details: http://201v3.lions.org.au/login
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'S NEW ADDRESS
Cabinet Treasurer, David Culpit has a new address.
It is -
264 Stony Point Rd
Crib Point Vic 3919