Townsville Barrier Reef Lions Club (Inc)

QLD, Australia, District 201Q2


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    Cardwell Visit Success!

    18th August Townsville Barrier Reef members (Kevin, Amanda, Alex, Ian, Helen, Greg J, Paul & Greg) along with members from - Townsville Cleveland Bay, Townsville Mount Stuart, Townsville Ross Valley, Townsville Castle Hill, Rollingstone & District, Ingham Lions, Ingham Lioness and Lower Herbert Lions Clubs all traveled North to visit the Lovely Ladies & Jim at the Cardwell Den!

    What a great night! This will be come an annual event for our club! Thanks for having us Cardwell!!!!

    On the way home we had some bus troubles 2 tyres blew thank god for the Rollingstone Bus saving us both times first time with some light and some tools and the second time their spare tyre!! Thanks John and the ladies we really appreciated it! So a trip that normally takes an hour and 45 minutes took us 4 hours to complete on the way home!!!

    To see more photos please go to our website listed below


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  • Visit to Cardwell

    Hi all, Barrier Reef always travel to the Herbert for a combined visit with Ingham and Lower Herbert Lions, Lioness and Leo’s Clubs.
    We have always asked if Cardwell would come down to visit when we do, but they like a good bottle of red doesn’t travel well.
    Allen Hansen has arranged a visit to Cardwell on Thursday August 18 and is sending an invitation to Z3,4 to participate.
    It would be great if the Lions Clubs of Z5,6,7,8,9, would be able to attend. We would need to leave Townsville by 4.30-5pm to get there with time for fellowship.
    Barrier Reef are going as we believe in the fellowship of Lions through visits to other clubs and not just only Conventions.
    If we have enough we will hire a small bus but leaving time will be strict as it is a way to travel.
    Cardwell could become the Mingela of the North in which Lions Clubs can visit in mass and enjoy the fellowship.
    Please let me know if you want to come along, even if it’s just you and no one else from your club.

    Greg Jackson
    0402 808 060


  • New Club President

    Good Afternoon,

    As Past President Neil has passed away we have elected Kevin Gietzel as our new president. you can find his details on our contact us page.


  • Passing of President Neil DeWeale

    Hi all, it is with a heavy heart and mind that I write this letter.

    At 2am this morning July 5 my longtime Friend, Lion, and President of Townsville Barrier Reef Lions Club Inc., Neil De Weale had a heart attack and died.

    He is survived by his wife Glenda and family. He has survived ill health in the past but has been able to beat the odds.

    He is now on the other side of the Grass and they don’t know what they are in for.

    With the help of Jeff Page and Wayne McGrath he will be in good hands. As more information comes jurying the week we will let you know.

    Greg Jackson


    Meet Ya Mates at Mingela in May!!!

    Last year we had 6 Clubs with 34 members attending and we all had a great time. This year we had 12 clubs and 58 Lions attending and all had a great time.

District news

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    Lions Club International Code of Conduct

    Updated 2018

    Attachment: Lions-Code-of-Conduct-2018.pdf

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    The Lions of North Queensland have mobilised in their efforts to assist Drought Stricken Farmers, Graziers and their Communities as crippling drought continues in large parts of Eastern Australia, and including many areas of North and Western Queensland.

    When disaster strikes the Australian Lions Foundation is amongst the first to offer disaster relief. Through the Australian Lions Foundation, our local Lions Clubs and Members are supporting struggling families and communities as they battle to cope with the effects of one of the most crippling droughts on record.

    Lion John Muller, Public Relations Chairperson for Lions in North Queensland, said “We are very appreciative of the generous nature of North Queenslanders to support others when they are in need, and it is now our turn to give back to those affected by drought who have previously assisted us with financial donations following recent cyclones and floods – especially after cyclone Yasi. And through our Australian Lions Foundation, every cent raised goes directly where it is needed most – to support those in need. There are absolutely no deductions to cover administration costs as is the case with some other charities and foundations – 100% raised is distributed” John said.

    How can you help? Teams of Lions are out in force across North Queensland collecting funds for the Australian Lions Foundation Drought Relief Appeal. This will culminate in a major effort over the next week across several locations within the Townsville and Charters Towers area. Just look for our Lions Public Relations Trailer, and the team of friendly Lions with their collection buckets and tins close by. They will be very visible in their Lions shirts! And if you would like to donate beforehand please call the local Lions contacts for each location as listed:-

    TOWNSVILLE (Local Contact Zone Chairperson Brian Hewett Mob: 0410 328382)

    • The Promotional Trailer will be in the Bunnings Carpark from 7.30AM till 3.00
    Lions will also be selling their fantastic Lions Christmas Cakes in the Foyer, so please – buy a cake and support the Drought Relief Appeal

    • The Promotional Trailer will be co-located with the Lions Barbecue in The Willows Markets from 6.30am till Midday. Join the Lions for Breakfast/Brunch with every burger and sausage sold assisting the Appeal.

    CHARTERS TOWERS (Local Contact Zone Chairperson Allan Bennion Mob: 0427 007291)

    • The Promotional Trailer will be located in the Woolworths Car Park from 9.00am till 3.00pm

    “So please - donate generously, and if you ever thought that you would like to join your local Lions Club and help your community, please ask our friendly Lions how you may join us in service and help us with our Lions Community Projects” John said.


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