District 201Q3, Queensland, Australia

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  • Lions Children of Courage Awards

    Our next community project to be undertaken in early 2019 will be the Lions Children of Courage Awards and we are now accepting nominations from our community.

    The awards provide recognition to an extraordinary group of children with special needs for their achievements by a variety of life changing situations. This is not a competition; every child will receive an award at a gala ceremony to be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019.

    Children should be between 5 and 15 years old at the close of nominations.

    There are 4 categories for which a child may be nominated for:

    Special needs.

    A child with special needs i.e., sight, hearing, speech impaired, wheelchair bound or long periods of hospitalisation or medical treatments. Nominees in this category will be those who have attempted to overcome these obstacles and who have striven to improve the quality of their lives.

    Courageous act or deed.

    Children who show great concern for others, aided at an accident, assisted with the preservation of life or property or a child who acts as a carer for a parent.

    Sibling recognition.

    This category is for children who actively participate in the daily care for their siblings who has a special need.

    Inspiring sporting achievement.

    Children who have had to overcome great personal hardship/disadvantages to compete as an individual or team member in their chosen sport.

    To nominate a child please complete the "Nomination Form" below and email it to Lion Alice Cunningham by 1st February 2019.

    This project is kindly sponsored by Moreton Bay Regional Council, Mayor Allan Sutherland and Councillor Darren Grimwade.

    Supporters in kind:
    Samford Farmers' Hall committee


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    Attachment: Childen of Courage Nomination Form and Purpose 18.pdf

  • Lions Children's Fire Safety Poster Competition 2018

    It gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of our first ever Lions Fire Poster Competition.

    The overall trophy has been awarded to Mt Samson State School.

    North Brisbane winner has been awarded to Samford State School.

    Congratulations to all the children who participated.

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  • Assisting farmers in drought affected commuinites

    All proceeds from our sausage sizzles in August and September will be donated to farmers in drought affected communities in western Queensland.

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    Lions Children's Fire Safety Poster Competition

    Lions Children’s Fire Safety Poster Competition.

    Further to the recent fire safety presentation conducted at Samford State School & Mount Samson State School by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES Arana Hills Fire Station & Eatons Hill Fire Station. Some 60 posters have been delivered to the respective stations for their recommendations of 4 winners from each school. The winning posters will now go forward to the state judging.

    This project is kindly sponsored by Fox & Co Real Estate.

  • Samford Leo Club English Rose High Tea Fundraiser

    Samford Leo Club are once again holding their annual high tea fundraiser. This year proceeds will go to Genome Power Project.


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  • Lions Medical Research Personality Quest Entrant 2017

    Our entrant Eloise Fleming raised $11,000.00 for Lions Medical research.

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  • Samford & District Progress Association Community Awards 2016

    Recipients of 2016 Community Award, Lions Jo & David Roberts.

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  • Samford Leo Club Fundraiser

    Samford & Surrounds calendar project in aid of Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.


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  • Charity Craft Creators Working Bee

    Working bee Saturday 29th October.

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    Charity Craft Creators

    The group were recently featured in the Seniors News for their outstanding work.

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    Australia Day Awards

    Samford Leo Club member, Leo Chloe was recently nominated for Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Volunteer of the Year 2016 Australia Day Award. Leos and Lions went along to the award ceremony on Saturday night to support her, and to also meet some of the amazing community-minded volunteers we have here in the Region.

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    Samford Charity Ball

    Samford Charity Ball is in aid of Lions Medical Research quest entrant Catherine Mason.

    Saturday 17th of October at Topiaries.
    This year the theme is "Puttin on the Ritz"
    Tickets from Bendigo Bank Samford, Samford Copy Centre or through Amanda 0425 742 796.

    Dress Code: Masked black tie.

    Cost $99 includes meal, drinks, live music, entertainment.

    Proceeds go to Lions Medical Research Foundation.

    Please click on the link below for more information about this event.

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    Lions Medical Research Personality Quest entrant, Catherine Alice Mason.

    Our LMRPQ entrant for 2015/16 is none other than Samford local, Catherine.

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    Charity Craft Creators Xmas in July.

    On Saturday 19th of July the CCC ladies held their Christmas in July luncheon at the Samford CWA hall.

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    Charity Craft Creators Teddy Project

    These very cute teddy's have been lovingly handmade by the wonderful CCC ladies and available for purchase through Lion Carmel on 0438 723 867 or by email.

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    Samford Community Award Recipients

    On the 6th of December 2013 at the Christmas in the Village the winners of the Samford Community and Youth Awards were presented by the President of the Samford & District Progress Association.
    The Samford Community Award was presented to Samford Lions Club member Lion Carmel Mazzeo.
    Since joining Samford Lions Club Carmel has contributed countless hours of community service in the area. Carmel is an active participant in LMRQ, YOTY, LEAC, Samford Leo Club and her latest project Charity Craft Creators (CCC).
    The Youth Award was presented to Samford Leo Club member Leo Erin Cunningham.
    Erin is the founding President of Samford Leo Club. The club was formed in January 2012 and was chartered on the 8th of June 2012 with 10 members. This club was formed through the dedicated efforts of Erin and the rest of her leadership team. Since the formation of Samford Leo Club membership has increased to 17 members. During their first year in service the members clocked up 1400 hours of community service in the Samford and surrounding areas. Some of the Samford Leo Club projects include the sponsorship of a horse at Samford Riding for the Disabled, Volunteer at soup kitchen to feed the homeless, DEBRA foundation, Lions Hearing Dogs,World Vision.
    Congratulations Lion Carmel and Leo Erin.

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    Charity Craft Creators

    Charity Craft Creators - Samford Lions Community Project aka CCC (triple C)
    Once a month a group of ladies from Samford and surrounding areas get together at the Samford CWA Hall to enjoy some chatter, a cuppa and create items for charity organisations. The major recipient so far has been Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre (LEAC) receiving items worth many thousands of dollars. Items sent have included quilts, bedcovers, pillowcases, cushion covers, toys, library bags for children, and personal drawstring bags for adults. Good quality second-hand clothing for children and adults as well as toys have also been sent to LEAC.
    It is anticipated that as the "working group" grows, various items can also be made for other organisations and their clients who look forward to receiving handmade items in their time of need. Carmel Mazzeo (facilitator) says "Fundraising to donate money to an organisation is a very worthwhile cause, but the donation of a handmade item is a more personal and memorable way of letting those in need know that someone cares about them".
    Anyone is welcome to come along and help (or bring along your own project) and enjoy the company of like-minded sewaholics. The group currently varies in experience from accomplished sewers/crafters to learners and everyone is welcome as tasks offered to each person will be in accordance to their level of experience as well as free tuition along the way.
    The group will continue to apply for grants for the purchase of much needed items to continue their work, and donations from organisations and the community would also be greatly appreciated. Cheques may be made out to:
    Samford Lions CCC Project, P 0 Box 510, Samford 4520 or contact Carmel Mazzeo on 0438 723 867 for more information.

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    Lions Medical Research Personality Quest Entrant 2013/14 Shayna Lutzke

    Shayna is the customer relations officer at Bendigo Bank Samford. Some of her planned fundraisers are Brisbane Warehouse Shopping Tour in October, Trivia night in November, High Tea Party early in 2014.

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    10th Birthday Celebrabion

    Please join us for lunch on 26th August to celebrate this momentous occasion on board the Kookaburra Queen. Cost is $55 per person and must be paid by 12th August. Booking at

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    On Friday the 8th June 2012, the LEOs Club of Samford was officially charted. Around 40 guests including 9 Leos attended the night (Holly, the vice-president was ill and unable to attend). On the night we gained 3 new prospective members - 2 of whom were inducted at the last meeting.

    If you would like more information or would like to join, contact Erin on or LIKE us on FACEBOOK (Samford Leo Club)

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    Rebecca Craggs - Our Club 2010/2011 Lions Medical Research Personality Quest Entrant.

    The Preliminary Finals will be held on 25th June 2011. We wish Rebecca all the best and thank her for her efforts in raising funds for Medical Research. To raise these funds, Rebecca and the Samford Lions Club have held a Trivia Night, sold Valentine''s Day Roses, held a Movie Night and sold Art Union Tickets.

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    Samford''s Krystal Fanning wins The Lions Medical Research Foundation Personality Quest

    The night of 10th July 2010 saw a pride of Lions gather at The Sebel & Citigate Hotel in Brisbane for the Grand Final of the Lions Medical Research Personality Quest.

    Samford Lions members, family and friends supported their entrant, Krystal Fanning during the final judging stage of The Quest. Krystal, who works at Elders in Samford was one of the many original entrants who has spent the last 12 months raising funds for the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

    The Lions Medical Research Foundation is a community based, not for profit organisation, dedicated to long term medical research funding to successfully improve the standard of health within our community.

    Krystal will spend the next 12 months representing the Lions Medical Research Foundation at various functions throughout Queensland and also try to find time to take a holiday in Norfolk Island, which was one of the prizes she received for winning.

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    Christmas Appeal

    Thank you to everybody who donated to our Christmas basket appeal. President Carmel had a busy time leading up to Christmas, supplying a hamper to the Catholic Church and a "boot" load of supplies to Rev. Peter Armstrong who assured her that together with what he had collected, would all go to people in need in the local community.

District news

  • Media Release

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  • Check out the District Convention 2018 Photos

    What another great event

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  • District Convention 2018 Roma

    Make plans

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  • Peace Poster Update


    A Celebration of Peace

    Please note the theme for this year's Peace Poster competition is “A Celebration of Peace”. I am including in this notice some extracts from Helen Campbell National Peace Poster Chair as a reminder to those Clubs who regularly support this project and as notification to those Clubs that will be participating in this project for the first time.

    There had previously been an indication (in the January Newswire) that the Peace Poster Kits (available from National Office at a cost of $20.00 (plus postage if applicable)) were already available for purchase. However I have been advised that there has been a delay in these arriving from LCI. We are of the understanding that these will be available by late February.

    For those Clubs that include the Peace Poster competition in their Club activitites, please purchase your PP Kit and begin the process of negotiating with your local Schools to gain their support and commitment to participate in this International Youth Project competition. There are a number of items which I wish to bring to your attention as a reminder as it is very disappointing to have to withhold an entry from judging at the District level due to non-conformance of the competition rules.

    Lioness Clubs can sponsor the contest through the sponsoring Lions Club. The Winner Sticker which is attached to all entries submitted, needs to show the Lions Club details. Also keep in mind that no words are allowed on the drawing. This is clearly stated in the rules and any entry with words included must be withdrawn from submitting for judging.

    For those Clubs who have not previously been involved in the PP competition, it is recommended that a member of your Club is appointed as PP Chair and the Club become involved in this International Youth competition. A visit to the MD Convention Peace Poster stand would be most beneficial.

    More information is available on the Lions Peace Poster website and the closing dates for last year are stated as a guidline for this current year. These will be updated for the current year shortly.

    I can be contacted by email telephone 07 38513249 (voice message available) or mobile 0412 097670.

    Yours in Service,
    Desley Kelso
    District Chair – Reading Action Program, Fire & Peace Poster

  • Camp Duckadang Working Bee

    10th to 12th November. Contact Peter Boge for details.

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