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Australian Lionsonoz is a very special and different type of Lions Club.
Australian Lionsonoz was set up to cater for those Lions who have become "Grey Nomads". It gives wandering Lions the opportunity to stay in touch with like minded Lions and to attend Club meetings on the Internet.
Our meetings are through Windows Messenger (aka the new Skype) and we "meet" at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start on the third Monday of the month.
Members are constantly in touch throughout the month through Windows Messenger (Skype).
Australian Lionsonoz is also valuable to Lions who find themselves in a town without a Lions Club or a town which does not accept women members.
Members are entitled and encouraged to attend Lions meetings or projects in the towns they visit.
At the end of their travels, if they wish they can transfer back to a Lions Club in the area in which they choose to settle or remain a member of Australian Lionsonoz.
Australian Lionsonoz was presented with their Charter at the Multiple District Convention in Melbourne by the International President, Lion Al Brandel on Friday 1st May 2009.
Please visit our PHOTO COLLECTION to find out what our members are doing.
Our Bulletin Editor is Lion Marge Ollis email firstname.lastname@example.org
Items for the Australian Lionsonoz Bulletin are to be submitted by 20th of the Month.
We are the Lions
Australian Lionsonoz does not have an Activity Account. Therefore we raise no money from the public, nor do we donate money to causes. We meet the needs of our local communities and the world by assisting local Lions Clubs in their projects.
Our membership hovers around 50 members as members join or transfer from their home club for the duration of their travels and then re join a local Lions Club when their travels are over.
Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.
Our Knitting Project
While our members are travelling this great land of ours, it is usually the man who drives and the lady who sits in the passenger seat and knits and knits etc. for the Lionsonoz Knitting Project.
These knitted items are distributed to a wide range of recipients who appreciate the effort put in to them.
We support Hope Bears who give comfort and support to those undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses. Hope Bears also support Ronald McDonald House. We knit bed socks, soft toys, teddies, beanies, mittens, knee rugs, basket purses, love cushions and shawls .
We also help the Miracle Babies Foundation with booties, beanies and jackets. We also support Guardian Angels and Father Riley's Youth off the Street with beanies and scarves as well as the popular Wraps With Love project.
We are receiving knitted garments from our own Lionsonoz members as well as Lions from other Lions Clubs as well.
Lions Lady Betty-Anne receiving a parcel of knitted garments from Lion Irene of the Lions Club of Seymour Vic.
It's been a very interesting month as I have started to feel my way around a program. Pauline Plant from Yamba dropped me in four bags full of beautiful knitting for premature babies.
We have Lismore, Grafton and Coffs Harbour hospitals now on our lists and they have all received items in preparation for new babies. I have been in contact with Armidale and Moree Hospitals and I will personally deliver items to the maternity wards with little outfits knitted by Pauline and myself before Christmas.
Lion Sandra Veryard and I are busy knitting toys and tea cosies or whatever comes to mind which will be donated from Lionsonoz to Australian Lions Childrenâ€™s Cancer Research.
Lions Harold and Shirley (Ebor Lions Club members) from their shop in Ebor sell these items and the money is then given to the Foundation.
Lions Bruce and Gyorgyi Bird (from Wooli Lions Club) do likewise from their Post Office in Wooli.
I have yet to establish contacts where delivery is available without too much cost. Unfortunately, postage costs are extremely costly and if I can arrange personal delivery so much the better.
I'm also considering contacting a group from Coffs Harbour who specialize in collecting and distributing goods both in Australia as well as overseas.
I would appreciate any donations of wool should you happen to have some tucked away in your cupboards, and yes any advice they you can assist me with, also interesting easy patterns. Please Lions donâ€™t forget that we want to get the Wraps for Love up and running.
Contact Lion Yvie on Phone 0427497660 or 0439427822
It is amazing just how much interest there is out there regarding knitted items. Younger people are becoming more involved and several craft shops are including knitting on their agenda.
During our stay in Moree, Lion Kel and I visited the hospital and presented Sister Barbara Schultz, Midwifery Unit Manager with, 37 Caps, 24 pair booties, 24 small Beanies, 3 small ponchos with caps and teddy bears.
In Armidale Lion Kel and I spent quite some time at the Maternity Ward where we met several members of the nursing staff. We were very proud to hand over Premature knitting to Sister Suibhan.I even got to hold little newborn Ella.
Our Ring Pull Project Ring Pulls are being saved by Club members on their travels as well as various centres have been set up to gather and save these Ring Pulls for us. The Holy Trinity Primary School and the Ross Hill Primary school at Inverell NSW collected over 100kg last year.
The children were all really enthusiastic about this.
Lions Brenda & Stewart of Lionsonoz and Lion Bill of Inverell McIntyre Lions Club survey the latest collection.
Funds raised from this project helps to support the Lions Spinal Cord Fellowship.
We also collect used postage stamps and these are sent to the Lions Club of South West Rocks NSW Rocks who process these and then send the proceeds to the Lions Childrens Mobility Fund.