All posts by Steve Aicher

100 Trees for 100 Years

AS part of the Lions 100 year celebrations, Sunshine Lions and  Brimbank Leos, in conjunction with the Jackaroo 4WD Club, planted over 100 trees in the Clunes area in Central Victoria. This area had been damaged by flood and fire and desperately need trees to help with the regeneration of the natural vegetation.

Lions and Jackaroo Club members hard at work.

It wa great to see Lions and Leos working in tandem for a great project.

Brimbank Leos taking part in planting.


Book Donation for Samoa

Three students from Marian College, Jenny, Ari and Adithi recently donated books for young people which they had collected as part of a class project. Our club will forward them on to Samoa as part of the Hand Across the Pacific project.

Chris’s Big Celebration – 50 Years a Lion

On the 11th of August Lion Chris Detlefsen received his 50 year Monarch in recognition of service to Lions. Visitors and friends joined the club for this auspicious occasion. District Governor Terry Heazlewood presented the Certificate and badge in recognition of this service to the Sunshine Community. He was astounded that Chris was off to Samoa to unload the container and rectify some plumbing works in Saleapaga. DSCN3664PDG Kerry Cook highlighted Chris’s many achievements as a lion. Including 5 time president of Sunshine Lions, Life Member, Melvin Jones Fellow and two terms on District. The night concluded with immediate past president Geoff Darker proposing a toast to Chris followed by enjoying special cup cakes to mark the evening.
Members of Lions wish Chris all the best for the future.DSCN3656PDG Kerry, DG Terry,  Lion Chris and President Alan Dash

Club partners with Australian Lions Foundation to improve meals at Aged Care Facility

Following a request from Doutta Galla Aged Care Services, the Lions Club of Sunshine partnered with the Australian Lions Foundation to purchase the Wornack Aged Care Facility in Sunshine a Robot Coupe Blixer. This machine allows the staff at Wornack to provide nutritious, tasty and visually appealing meals for those residents that have difficulty consuming normal food. This greatly improves the quality of life of these residents by ensuring they enjoy their meals and are getting proper nutrition.

the BlixerThe Robot Coupe Blixer
Wilson operates machine 2Head Chef Wilson Gnomes operates Blixer (inset is a sample of meals produced).

The Lions Club of Sunshine especially thanks the ALF for their support of this project.