2014-2015 Board Elected

Admin - 18 March 2014

The Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Lions Year has been elected at our Members Meeting last night. The following members were elected to our board to commence their positions on 01 July 2014 for a period of 12 months.

President: Roger Joseph
First Vice President: Tony Hudson
Second Vice President: Janet Fedczyszyn
Secretary: Aaron De La Torre
Treasurer: Amanda Cordts
First Year Director: Courtney De La Torre
Second Year Director: Anne Davidson
Membership Director: Helen Roth

Congratulations to all. We are looking forward to working together in the next 12 months.


Lions Membership Month Article

Admin - 17 March 2014

The Lions Club of Brighton is part of a truly global service organisation with over 45,500 clubs and more than 1.35 million members in 205 countries around the world, Lions Clubs International.

We are dedicated to making our communities a better place to live, work and grow. With like-minded people we provide real change and create opportunities in our communities.

As the Lions Club of Brighton approaches the second anniversary of its charter, members can look back at a solid two years of fundraising and contribution to the community.

Using our super BBQ trailer, Lions have run BBQ’s for community groups and for organisations to raise funds for community activities. You may have seen us at the Brighton Civic Centre (opening of the Bypass and at Communities for Children), Brighton Community Market, Royal Hobart Regatta (wood-chopping) or Vodafone in Kingston, amongst other various places we have visited.

Lions fundraising often comes in partnership with another organisation, for instance staffing the entrances to the Royal Agricultural Show, Tasmanian Racing Club and the Hobart Sporting Car Club.

The Lions Club of Brighton is most proud of our work in producing the first Christmas Carols event in Brighton for many years.

Brighton Lions partnered with the Citywide Baptist Church, with assistance from Lions Club of Kingborough, Hazell Bros, Brighton Council and PDK Systems, to stage Christmas Carols at the Thompson Oval at Pontville late last year.

A crowd of close to 1000 backed by the Derwent Valley Concert Band, Twice Bitten and the Citywide Baptist Church Band sang popular Christmas carols into the evening. Entertainers from the Citywide Baptist Church led events for young people while the Brighton Fire Brigade delivered Santa and a huge bag of sweets!

Planning is already underway for Christmas Carols to return this year in mid December.

The Lions Club of Brighton is always looking for new members, the more we have the more we can do.

Membership involves attending a couple of meetings, paying a modest membership fee and then regular attendance at monthly meetings.

At Lions we make things happen. One more member gives us two more hands.

For more information visit our website at www.brightonlions.org.au


Amanda Cordts is welcomed into Lions

Admin - 21 July 2013

Amanda Cordts gets inducted.

Earlier this week we welcomed a new member into the Lions Club of Brighton. Amanda Cordts, sponsored by Courtney De La Torre, was inducted by Region Chairperson Sue Johns and became our 26th member. Amanda has already been pitching in and getting stuff done by assisting with our service activities even before she was a member.

Every new member means more service we can provide. Please help us welcome our newest member.

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Meet The New Lions Club of Brighton Board

Admin - 18 June 2013

Members of the new board.
Members of the incoming board were sworn in at the general club meeting last night at the Pontville meeting rooms. The new board consists of the following members:

President:   Aaron De La Torre
First Vice President:   Roger Joseph
Second Vice President:   Tony Hudson
Secretary:   Damian Williams
Treasurer:   Courtney De La Torre
First Year Director:   Anne Davidson
Second Year Director:   Helen Roth
Service Director:   Wayne Garlick
Membership Chairperson:   Wendy Barber

Contact details for the new board are now available on the Contact Us page of the website.


Blaze Aid Catering Draws To A Close

Admin - 20 April 2013

Eugene and Geoff thanking all those who have helped.
Many groups have been instrumental in catering for the Blaze Aid volunteers; many Lions Clubs, Girl Guides, Scouts and CWA, with Meals on Wheels organising lunches every day for the volunteers.

The Lions Club of Brighton have organised dinner and dessert every Wednesday night since the project began in the week after the fires. The project has been led by some very motivated Lions and Blaze Aid volunteers.

Tonight we celebrated the completion of the Blaze Aid projects in the Peninsula area and the cessation of meal services. It has been a massive task for everyone involved and this was a chance for a few key people to say thanks to those involved.

We heard from the Lions District Disaster Chairman, the Lions District Governor, Lion Geoff Clow and Eugene from Blaze Aid.

The Lions Club of Brighton would like to thank our members who were involved heavily in the project, Roger Joseph, Anne Davidson and Janet Fedczyszyn. These guys were involved almost every week with support from other members who assisted when available.

This event was a great opportunity to look back at what was achieved as this project comes to a close. Our club looks forward to working heavily with other clubs in the future and has enjoyed the opportunity to help those who have helped so many.