MD 201 N2 NEWSLETTER — ISSN—(Online) 1837—5898
Greetings from District Governor Peter
Greetings fellow Lions, Leos & Lioness.
Well, we had a great District Convention last weekend in Bomaderry, 183 conventioneers with 84 delegates.
My friends at the Jervis Bay Lions organised & presented a great convention. Thankyou to President Frank &
his Club as well as Convention Chair Jeff Thomas & his committee.
Now that I have the convention ‘out of the way’, I can concentrate on what I feel we need to address to ensure the continuing
success of every Lions Club in our District.
The time for change is upon us, too many of our Clubs are dwindling in numbers, still doing great projects in our communities
& towns, but placing increasing stresses & pressures on their overworked Lions. We need to act now, so that our service and
good works will carry on well into the future.
It was Barack Obama who stated; “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones
we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek”.
We all know that Clubs are under added pressure, we all talk about it, we all wait for someone else to fix it, or resign ourselves
to the fact that the affliction is terminal, and we are simply awaiting the death of our Lions Club, it’s just a matter of time!
Well, I don’t accept that!
Our International President, Gudrun Yngvadottir stated to we incoming DG’s in Las Vegas that; “You can not change the di-
rection the wind blows, but you can alter your sails to take advantage of that wind”.
We don’t need to change too much, we can add Lions members associated with our Clubs by attaching a Club Branch. This
can be a group of like minded service folk who have a different agenda/outlook than the original Club, without necessarily
altering the ‘historic fabric’ of the original Club. These new Lions folk, although having their own direction could be called
upon to assist the original Club when required, thus weaving a framework of friendship between the two sets of Lions, which
may form a closer affiliation.
Lions, now is the time for change! Work toward change now! Don’t wait for someone else to make the change in the future.
We are running out of time! Please call me on 0414973388 or PDG Ron on 62583180.
Lion Peter Scifleet
February/March 2017—Go Out Listen & Deliver Gold Lions Service October 2018—“Alone we can do so little,
Together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
District Governor—Peter Scifleet - District 201 N2 of the International Association of Lions Clubs
Page 2 October 2018 Edition
Welcome to new members
CLUB NEW MEMBER SPONSOR
Lions Club of Batemans Bay Belinda Shalders Rhonda Jones
Lions Club of Braidwood John Tuckwell Jamie Raynolds
Lions Club of Bundanoon Stephen J Evans Elizabeth Cranny
Thea A Evans Karen Williams
Lions Club of Goulburn City Anne M Coll John Flarrety
Lions Club of Macarthur Llewellyn Mordaunt Alan Dean
Lions Club of Moruya Leanne Boardman Des Rose
Lillian Brindley Des Rose
Lions Club of Oak Flats Ray Wills Donald Briggs
Lions Club of Pambula Merimbula Jennifer Pereira Ivan Colliver
Donald Spinks Robyn Bedford
Lions Club of Tathra Stig Erik Virtanen Anthony Dack
Lions Club of Ulladulla Milton Denise Colebrook Daniel Colebrook
Scott Colebrook Daniel Colebrook
Lions Club of Wollongong Wilma Kersten John McGowan
District 201 N2 covers southeast NSW and the ACT,
comprising Lions, Lioness & LEOs Clubs in south -
western Sydney, down the Hume Highway to Bowning,
ACT, Snowy Mountains, Far South Coast, Eurobodalla,
Shoalhaven, and Illawarra.
Welcome to the following new members of N2 Clubs who joined since the
September 2018 N2 e-newsletter was distributed. Enjoy the activities, fun and
fellowship of the world’s largest service organisation. Don’t be afraid to ask
questions and suggest new projects.
We look forward to meeting you.
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Phone: 02 4868 1714—04 1478 4421
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Lions District 201N2, unless otherwise
N2 Membership Updated at 5.59pm 18/0/2018
Opening Balance 1531 1524
Added Members 3 37
Dropped Members 7 34
Closing Balance 1527 1527
Net Gain/Loss -4 3
N2 Service Activities:
Clubs with Activities 25 60
Clubs without Activities 41 6
Number of Lions Hours 37687
Lions Club of Nowra is
Claiming the Date:
We are turning 60 on the 7th
March 2019 & will be celebrating
with a Dinner during the month
closer to the Date.
Page 3 October 2018 Edition
2nd Vice District Governor Lion Maxine Helmling
Well here we are with the first quarter of our Lions year over. It has been a very busy month for us, I have
had a number of visits to Clubs and travelled many kilometres, over all it has been a great month. My
sincere thanks to the Clubs visited to date for your hospitality and friendships and willingness to show me
Convention is now over, and firstly I would like to thank all delegates for supporting my nomination as
First Vice District Governor. I wish to also congratulate District Governor Elect Gordon. I really am look-
ing forward to being part of DGE Gordon’s team and helping to bring the District Plan to the Clubs in our District.
We all have a part to play in being active in our District, by keeping our Clubs active and relevant in our Communities and by
doing what we do “We Serve”. I am blown away by the work that the Clubs are doing. There have been some amazing projects
and the work is ongoing. Every Lion needs to be congratulated and I would like to do that. Give each other a big pat on the back
or a hug if you like for the great work you do as Lions members. Do what our IP Gudrun suggests “share your stories” I am very
proud of our District N2 and I hope that you are too.
I would like to thank Jervis Bay Lions for a great Convention; I thought the Flag ceremony and the Remembrance Service were
very reverent. The Keynote speakers were also excellent. The food was great especially lunch on Saturday. From me: – well done
for a lovely weekend in Bomaderry, thank you to the team. I am also excited to tell you that convention in October 2020 is going
to be in Cooma. For those who have been around as long as me – we can tell you that the Cooma Lions do a great Convention. It
is a wonderful area in our District with much to see and do nearby. Congratulations Cooma Lions and Leos for your nomination –
but in the meantime, mark your diaries for 11 – 13th October 2019 and our Convention in Merimbula let us get behind the Con-
vention team and support our DGE Gordon & Lion Lyn Matthews.
I would like to share some of the pictures of the past month.
Life Membership – PDG
Ray Strong, 2nd VDG
Maxine Helmling & IPP
Lee Kol Goulburn City
New Member Batemans
Bay Lions Club
Lion Lesley Crompton
2nd VDG Maxine Helmling,
Sponsor Lion Rhonda Jones,
President Jacki Harding
New Members Jenny
Pereira & Don Spinks,