EVENTS and PROJECTS
LAP THE MAP
Diabetes Awareness is a 12 month challenge for everyone.
Here’s how you can help.
While you are exercising, you can raise funds for Diabetes Awareness and Research.
This can be a self-paced “low level” walk in your local area over two weeks. You can complete it as part of your “covid– safe” exercise!
All you need to do is :
- Download the form or pick up a copy from the November newsletter. Lap the Map Brochure.pdf
- Record the kilometres walked AND SEND TO RED HILL LIONS
- Make a donation to Lions Diabetes Foundation through Red Hill Lions (seek sponsors per kilometres walked or simply make a donation)
- Drop your form into the box at the Red Hill General Store or outside Cellar and Pantry, (Newlsletter Box) or post/email it to Red Hill Lions
Lap The Map is conducted on World Diabetes Day, Nov14 this year (2020)
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Clubs will be reporting the total length of walks, aiming to have a combined distance travelled exceeding Australia’s circumference (25,760 kms).
This year Lions Intermational President has as his motto United in Kindness and Diversity.
Red Hill Lions have instituted a Kindness Matters project to award locals who has given exceptional service to the community and has shown kindness and support to others.
Julie Redhouse fron the General Store was out first recipient. Keep your eyes out for the Lions page in the Newsletter for future recipients.
PEACE POSTER PROJECT
This year we are participating in the Lions International Peace Poster project. This contest has been running for over 30 years.
The project involves 11,12,13 year olds dipicting their ideas of peace through their art. Red Hill Consolidated School is working with us to enter this contest. this years theme is Peace through Service.
Please check out Red Hill Lions Facebook page for a video about the contest or you can visit https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/youth/peace-poster/
COLOUR OUR COMMUNITY
We have had a fantastic response to this project to add a little colour to our community after lockdown.
We have distributed 300 daffodils and 500 jonquils which will burst into to a colourful display to spread a little cheer.
Thankyou to all those who have planted bulbs, and are participating in this project which is a collaborative project with the Red Hill Gardening Society.
PLANTING FOR MALLACOOTA AND EAST GIPPSLAND
June - October (extended till 2021)
After the bushfires, many houses in Mallacoota were destroyed and gardens decimated.
We established a project to help the residents in fire affected areas re-establish their gardens.
They have particularly requested plants which will bring colour to their gardens and attract the bees to the area.
If you would like to help with this project, we would welcome any plants you may be able to pot up.
Please email lionsnewsletter1@ gmail.com to indicate your interest and look out for signs on noticeboards.
If you have any queries, please contact above email.
This project, in conjunction with Ambulance Victoria, was put on hold back in March, but will be reactivated shortly. We have successfully applied for grants to assist in the purchase of more community defibrillators.
We have also received some donations from local residents, but still have a shortfall, compounded by our inability to hold events during the past few months.
But we are getting back on track! we have one defibrillator , donated by ambulance Victoria, about to be installed at the shopping centre in Mornington-Flinders Rd. and another in the proces of being purchased for the Red Hill South shops. These complement the four defibrillators already installed by Lions in Red Hill and Main Ridge area. ( some have already saved lives!) This is an ongoing project, and we are looking for ways to raise funds for future defibrillators. If you would like to help please contact Lions.
RECYCED EYE GLASSES
Drop-off box — Red Hill Medical Centre
Supports Lions sight projects worldwide.
further information https://lionsclubs.org.au/activities/health/vision-hearing/recycle-for-sight/
Funds raised from sale of stamps and collection supports Lions Children’s Mobility Projects in Australia https://alcmf.lions.org.au/
Lions provide free walks in the local area every Sunday and Wednesday.
Great exercise, explore the local area, social atmosphere.
Check out the Red Hill Lions Walking Club facebok page.
Contact us for details. ( Keep an eye out for resumption after restrictions)
FREE Weekly fitness sessions are run at the Main Ridge Hall.
All ages, all fitness levels, work at your level.
(Currently in abeyance - Keep an eye out for resumption after restrictions)
(Currently in abeyance)
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE
This year Lions are hoping to be able to construct a Community Christmas Tree in Red Hill South. This is very dependent on the stage of lockdown in September and October, as much of the planning needs to be completed at that stage to meet MPSC requirements.
Hopefully it will be a source of communtiy focus, positivity and pride after an extremely difficult year.
If you would like to support this initiatve please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Public Speaking
Two great winners will progress to the Zone final at Pearcedale on October 8th
Goodluck to Georgia Dugdale and Lola Sowden in the next level of the competition.
Main Ridge Day . . . the sustainable way
Sunday 27 October - 10am-3pm at Main Ridge Recreation Reserve
Come along and join in activities at th Bowls and Petanque Club, the Tennis Club, the Cricket Club, the CFA and more!
Australia's biggest BBQ (fundraiser for Lions Children's Childhood Cancer Research Foundation)
A MONSTER GARAGE SALE
If you would like to book a site for the garage sale, contact email@example.com
This year there will be speakers on health and the environment in the hall, CPR and defibrillator training, free hearing assessments in the Australian Hearing Bus, free blood pressure checks with the Baker Research Institute, Repurposing an item photo competition, family style activities, community mural, and more.
for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY - JUNE 2018
BIGGEST MORNING TEA
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Part of the Garage Sale Trail
SATURDAY OCT 21ST
8am — 1pm
Red Hill Recreation Reserve
Proceeds to Red Hill District Lions Club
to support community and health projects
Contact: Rob 0418545125
Trivia Night / Christmas in July - July 26
Red Hill Lions Disbursements Night - June 2017
We invited any all recipients that we have donated to in the last year to come along and tell us what they did with the money we donated to them. Great night! How diverse and interesting all the different organisations are.
Cancer Council biggest morning tea - May 2017
Once again, the Red Hill District Lions Club is hosting a morning tea as part of the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Red Hill’s event will be held at Michael Leeworthy’s Gallery, 113 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill on Thursday 25 May from 9:30 – 11:30am.
Raffles, prizes, art demonstration, and more
Meet The Locals - Book Launch February 8
We had a fantastic night with around 80 locals attending to listen to Helen Blakeley tell us about her grandfather and his life, and why she wrote the book. we raised about $200 from a raffle prize to go towards the Lions. To read more about this project click here.
Community BBQ - January 24
Red Hill Show - March 26, 2016
The Red Hill Lions helped the local agricultural show host its 88th show. The Red Hill Show, held at the showgrounds on Arthurs Seat Road was a huge success. Still true to its agricultural and horticultural roots, there were plenty of exhibits and exhibitors who won an array of different prizes.
"Well the Show is over and what a Show it was! On behalf of the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society we would like to thank everyone who attended the Red Hill Show on Easter Saturday. The morning showers did not dampen the spirits - the showgrounds were filled with the sounds off delighted children, barks of excited kelpies and grooves from the African Drummers. Thanks to the support from our Mornington Peninsula Shire. A special thanks to our Mayor Cr Graham Pittock and Councilor Tim Wood who not only attended the event but selected the Champion and Reserve Champion in our Grand Parade. We must also mention the sponsors and supporters of this Agricultural show. From financial sponsorship to donating local produce - without the support of our local community it would be impossible to stage such an amazing event. Thanks to our local schools that exhibited everything from sheep, alpacas to art, crafts and photography. Thanks to Woodleigh School parents who manned the gates and Red Hill District Lions Club who helped control the chaos on the streets. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped set up and tear down after the event. And importantly thanks to you, those who attend and exhibit each year. At the end of the day, when we are tired and sore, it is such a rewarding feeling knowing that we have put a smile on so many faces. Being able to keep our agricultural heritage alive on the Mornington Peninsula and share it with you. I could go on and on and still not mention everyone who has helped and supported the Red Hill Show over the 88 years. We look forward to seeing you all again on the 4th Saturday in March 2017.
Bec Davis, Executive Officer, Red Hill Show Society"
Meet The Locals - March 2016
We had another Meet The Locals night at The Epicurean in Red Hill. Another lovely night with a turnup of around 28 people. We heard a little about the Red Hill Show, the Scarecrow Festival, Music on the Hill, Dromana Secondary College and Riding for the Disabled.
Hawkes Farm and Farm Store Visit - Feb 2016
Went to Hawkes Farm Store where Richard Hawkes filled us on how the family business is run, what they grow, and plans for the future.
BBQ and Social Night - Jan 2016
Opening of the Water Jump and the Hoof Cleaning Station at Main Ridge Pony Club
Main Ridge Pony Club and Nepean Equestrian Club officially opened their new water jump complex at the Main Ridge Equestrian Ground in Baldrys Road on Friday 11 December.
It was just a year ago that the Clubs appealed to their local community, businesses and organisations for help with the project which had been identified by a government study as an essential component of the environmental protection at the ground.
"Its achievement only twelve months on is very much thanks to the many partners who came on board," said Pony Club President Dean Jones. "Especially businesses and individuals who donated money, materials and/or labour, to get the job done."
The new water jump, which also incorporates a hoof cleaning station, are measures which the club has taken not just to enhance the renowned cross country course at the Ground, but also to protect the environmental integrity of the reserve which is bordered on two sides by Greens Bush. "The Pony Club has been meeting at the Ground since 1968 when the land was set aside by the Green family for equestrian use," Mr. Jones said. "Not much has changed in nearly fifty years. The setting is as beautiful as ever, and the cross country jumps just as challenging. But what has changed is how we look after this very special environment - for ourselves and for the future."
Read full article in the January 2016 Newsletter
Red Hill /Flinders Lions Club Christmas Dinner
Christmas was held at the Flinders Golf Club, with a combined effort from both the Red Hill District and the Flinders Lions' Clubs.
A great night was had by all!
BERRY STREET CHRISTMAS APPEAL
1NOV - 30 NOV
Our Vision - All children have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.
Our Focus - We know that a good childhood is the foundation for a healthy society and that whilst parents have the primary responsibility to provide their children with a good childhood, they cannot do this alone.
All children have the same rights and fundamental need for safety, stability, love and support. The trauma experienced by the children and young people with whom we work adds complexity to meeting their needs, but we know it can be done and we never give up.
This year Red Hill District Lions are supporting the Berry Street Organisation’s Christmas appeal to assist in providing gifts for children who would not otherwise receive presents.We are seeking your support with this project.
Gifts may be left in the box at Red Hill General Store until the end of November or contact email@example.com or 59896498 for alternative arrangements.
Biggest Morning Tea - May 2015
Great morning tea, and an even better fund raising event. More than doubled what we raised last year. Thanks to Carol from Food on the Hill for providing the venue and the coffee and tea!
Meet the Locals - February 2015
Meet the Locals - where the community gets to come along and meet other locals in a casual setting, with special guests, the local business owners. Held at The Gorgelicious Store.
BBQ and Social night - January 2015
Christmas Dinner - Johnny Ripe, Main Ridge
A couple of members at the recent Portsea Market