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Latest updates: Lara New Logo, Warrnambool Convention update, Werribee den - carport erected, Centenary Ball Horsham, Forrest Bulletin, YOTY Final Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads.
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Upcoming Events, News & Notices
28-May-17 Lara Centennial BBQ
3-Jun-17 Horsham Centenary Ball
ANZI Forum Ballarat 2017 - ANZI Site
District Cabinet Meeting Dates
District Changeover dinner will be on Saturday 15th July at Buckleys Entertainment Centre, 54 Fellmongers Road, Breakwater.
3-4-Jun-17 Cabinet Meeting
Lions Club of Lara
21 Feb 17 Jeff, the Lara club President and the Lara team are proud to celebrate the Lions International Centenary by launching their new logo.
"What better way to look to the future than to present ourselves to the community with a new image for the 21st Century."
The new logo has the brand name, local club name with a background of the You Yangs.
The District web site is always happy to promote club news and Lara is very helpful by supplying information about events and activities.
Earlier Events, News & Notices
13-Mar-17 Horsham Centennial Trots Meeting
22/26-Jan-17 Geelong Festival of Sails (Lara Lions)
Mar-17 Avalon Air Show (Lara Lions)
26-Feb-17 Benala State Leos Conference
4-6-Nov-16 Convention - Williamstown
6-7 Aug-16 Cabinet Meeting - Altona North
8-9-Oct-16 Cabinet Meeting - Lorne
Melbourne February 24th to 26th 2017
Lions Victoria Membership Drive Competition 30-May-16 Deadline
Lions vs other service clubs
(Werribee SCP Den Project funding)
Lions vs other service clubs
Building stronger communities
Vote for Licola Wilderness Village in two specific categories
(1) Best Customer Service
(2) Good Access is Good Business
any others you like Voting Link
Recent Events & Notes
Bank of Ideas Award
Does your Club have a community project which you think is somewhat unique?
Would you like to share it with other Clubs in our District and at the same time, possibly gain some funds for your Activities Account?
Then contact Cabinet Secretary Cabinet Secretary to find out the criteria and obtain an entry form for the 'Bank of Ideas' Award. This award has been in operation for quite a few years in our District and has showcased some excellent projects from our Clubs.
May 17<--- Latest district newsletter (all district newsletters) Join Lions
2016-17 District Team
District Governor Terry Heazlewood & Lions Lady Coral
MD201 Hobart Convention May 5th-8th 2017
Read this article in the February edition of the District news letter
2015-16 District Team
Immediate Past District Governor Wayne Oakes and Lion Judi Oakes
Past District Governor Phillip Johnson & Lions Lady Anne
(Above with (past) International President Joe Preston and Lion Joni Preston)
District Convention 2014 Popeye & Olive
2014-15 District Team
See the LCI newswire to access the highligted links in the following image.
Past District Governor, Stewart Pyers & Lions Lady Carol
Above, (Immediate Past) District Governor Stuart with Lions Lady Carol,
(Immediate Past) International President Barry Palmer and Lion Anne.
(Immediate Past) District Governor Stewart Pyers
commences his 2013-14 campaign with a
visit to the Lions Club of Lara on Monday 22
July at the Lara Sporting Club. Check out
the Visits page to catch up with DG Stewart
and Carol as they move around the District
and the Club News page for a photographic
record of visits and other items.
Please ensure that your Club completes their
'District Governor's OfficialVisit' documentation
and forward to Cabinet Secretary to enable the smooth running for
DG's visits and your Club's presentations etc.
2013-14 District Team
Promotion Trailer (see District Chairmans page)
From PDG Lou Scholten
"Most of you would have heard me speaking at your Club
about the 'Bionic Institute' to raise funds. We have
received a number of donations, and I would like to thank
you for this. However I would like to ask you if your
Club has not done so to date, could you please consider".
The Bionics Institute is an independent, not-for-profit
research organisation working in the field of medical
bionics. Medical bionics devices are precisely engineered to
work with the human body and offer solutions to
debilitating conditions where other treatments are either unavailable or have been
Formerly the Bionic Ear Institute, in June 2011 it became the Bionics Institute to
reflect fully the range of medical bionics research. The three major research
· Bionic Hearing: This research programme aims to improve the performance of
the cochlear implant and hearing aids, and to enable their application to many
more adults and children with hearing impairments. Specific projects include:
sound processing research to enhance the perception of music and speech;
the development of techniques to prevent the degeneration of the hearing
nerve following deafness; and investigations of how the brain responds
to long-term artificial stimulation.
· Bionic Vision: As part of the Bionic Vision Australia consortium, we are
developing a retinal implant capable of restoring limited vision to people
suffering from eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa. We are using
our engineering expertise and experience in safety and biocompatibility studies
to establish safe surgical procedures and effective electrical stimulation
strategies for the prototype bionic eye.
· Neurobionics: This research programme aims to develop and evaluate new
implantable devices to safely and effectively treat people who have severe
neurological or psychiatric conditions that have not responded to other treatments.
Our aim is create a flexible medical bionics platform that can be tailored to suit
a range of conditions including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and
CIKA Coach Drive
The CIKA Coach Drive is a fun and adventurous project to raise
vital funds to help in the quest for a cure for childhood cancer.
The original vintage coach pulled by several beautiful draught horses, will be
a sight to behold. Departing from Port Fairy on 10 April 2013, the CIKA Coach
Drive will be to raise $50,000 to purchase a Leica Microscope, a much-needed
piece of state of the art equipment that will enable researchers at Murdoch
Children's Research Institute, research partner of the Royal Children's Hospital,
to analyse solid tumours at a much more advanced level.
With your help, CIKA will be able to achieve this remarkable goal, which will
truly make a difference in the research that is needed to find a cure of childhood
This coach drive is supported by the Lions Club of Macarthur and District
which some of their members will be travelling with the coach.