VALE – LION GEORGE WILLIAM (Bill) BENSON

Bill joined Apex in 1963 and held positions of Secretary, Treasurer, President and District Governor District 10. For his service he was awarded Life Membership.

He joined the Lions Club of Sunshine in 1976 and served with distinction being President 79-80, Secretary 1982 – 2006 and Zone Chairman 87-88. He was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship in 1994 and made a Life Member in 2005.

Lions was Bill’s life until he met and married Lorraine, then it was a shared love. (Lorraine’s words)

His last task for the club was to write up the last 10 years of our history for our 60th Anniversary. As his health deteriorated he still kept abreast of Club activities receiving the monthly minutes.

In all Bill served Sunshine and the wider Lions Community for nearly 53 years. An outstanding achievement.

We honour his memory and are grateful for his lifetime of service.

Bill BensonPresident Frank Dri presenting Bill with his 35 year monarch certificate at Changover Night 2012

Newest Leo Club celebrates formation

On May 20th at the Glengala Hotel, Sunshine the Leo Club of Brimbank celebrated its formation and charter. Approximately 70 guest saw 28 young people become the charter members of the Club. District Governor Stewart Pyers performed the induction of the new members and installation of the office bearers.

The Leo Club is all ready off to a great start having conducted several fundraising efforts since forming in February. To find out more go to https://www.facebook.com/Brimbankleosclub

Leo CharterLeo Club of Brimbank Charter Certificate

Sunshine Lions at Tamworth Convention

Lions Pam and Jean from Sunshine Lions travelled north to attend  the recent 201 Multiple District Convention at Tamworth. Both enjoyed themselves and caught up with some old friends and made some new ones (including IP Barry Palmer). They reported the convention was very well run and they particularly enjoyed the final evening dinner.

DSCN6455Pam and Jean with Lions International President Barry Palmer

Club helps Daniel get mobile

To assist local young man Daniel to become more mobile the Lions Club of Sunshine assisted with the purchase of a new trike.

Daniel took delivery of his new trike recently and it will make it possible for him to participate in activities that improve his mobility and fitness, and enable him to access the community.

DanielDaniel tries out his new  trike

Sunshine Lions Honoured at Brimbank Awards

At its Australia Day Awards ceremony, the City of Brimbank awarded the Lions Club of Sunshine a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of the clubs contribution to Brimbank community and the community at large. The Chair of the Panel of Administrators for the Brimbank City Council, Mr John Watson, gave a brief run down on the work performed and funds raised  before presenting the award and certificate to President Ray Dean.Award 2013Lifetime Achievement Award presented to club.

Ray and AwardPresident Ray

Brimbank Leo Club formed – young people wanted

Following a recent meeting it was decided that the Leo Club of Brimbank be formed.  An executive was elected and the first meeting will be held on Monday 3rd March at Marian College, Glengala Road, Sunshine

The club  consists of young people serving their community and seeking to make the world a better place. The age range is 18 to 30. If interested in joining or further info check Facebook – Leo Club of Brimbank.

District Governors Visit

District Governor Lou Scholten and Lions Lady Carol recently visited our club. During the evening he presented a cheque to Casey O’Brien from the Sunshine Mission and awarded an Alan Holding Award for community service to Barbara Arnold for her dedicated years of volunteering at the Mission.

Pictured here are l-r DG Lou Scholten, Casey O’Brien, Barbara Arnold and President Pam Green

Serving the Community for over 60 years