Lions Club of Ormeau Inc.

District 201Q1, Queensland, Australia

Ormeau Lions Fair - Dates for 2017 - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July at Ritchies Auctions



his year we have a new venue and new dates.  The ORMEAU LIONS FAIR will be held on the site of Ritchies Auctions the corner of Burnside Road and the Eastern Service Road on 15th and 16 July.   The Fair is the Northern Gold Coast's "Mini Ekka". Held over Saturday & Sunday the local Primary & High Schools compete for big cash prizes with choirs, dance groups and bands and attract large crowds on both mornings.  Regular attractions are the VIP Dog Show and and baby animal show. Classic Car Clubs put on a great display of wonderful old vehicles. Sideshow Alley is always a favourite, and the fireworks on Saturday night are spectacular.  All in all a great time to be had by everyone and the best thing about our Fair is the admission cost - FREE!!   All funds raised after costs are distributed back to our local schools, community groups and sporting clubs.


Club news

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    Albert Community Group Award

    Our Club was awarded the "Albert Community Group Award" for 2014 by State Member for Albert, Mark Boothman (who is also a member of the Club). Mark presented the award to outgoing President Peter Young at Changeover Dinner on 16th June 2014, and thanked the members for their ongoing efforts in organising our Annual Ormeau Lions Fair which is very much appreciated by our local community, both for the "fun of the fair" and the benefit it brings by way of funds raised.

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    New President for 2016-17 installed

    Lion Pauline Weatherby takes over from Lion Margaret O'Neill as President for the next 12 months. Changeover Dinner was held on Monday 4 July at the Shearers Arms Tavern, where members had a wonderful meal, thanks PDG Rob Johnson officiated at the installation of the Board and Club Officers.

  • Recycle Your old Glasses

    We have collection boxes for your old glasses in several places around Ormeau, or you can bring them with you on Saturday morning when you come for your bacon & egg roll or sausage for breakfast, and leave with one of the Lions on duty.

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    Ormeau Lions Club & Shearers Arms Tavern host the Worlds Greatest Shave

    in March each year. The club registers a team and you are invited to join to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

District news

  • 2019 District Convention Info will be released very soon

    Info to be release very soon

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    Lions Renal Laboratory set up at the PA Hospital in the early days

    To: the District Governors and Members of LIONS districts 201Q1, 201Q3 and 201Q4.

    Dear LIONS DG 201Q1 Ann Reed,

    I have just enjoyed watching a 15 minute movie mentioned in 201Q1’s on-line news items . It was made by one Roy Worfold, a true gentleman and a dedicated LION (of "201K") back in the 60's and 70's, and it explains 'what is a LIONS Club'. (Movie on:

    Well, I am very happily aware of what LIONS Clubs can do. I saw myself in the movie, because I was the doctor shown in the LIONS Renal Laboratory at Princess Alexandra Hospital. How well I recall the remarkable support I received from so many Clubs in (then) 201K and 201A districts. How much I enjoyed doing my research backed by people who believed whole-heartedly in the need for it.

    I used to talk about the work we were doing at all 201A and 201K Conventions, and many times I talked to individual LIONS clubs. However, it occurred to me that, although I did my best to explain the research in straight-forward language, LIONS did not have a hard copy of the publications that arose from that research in my time as your research Fellow from 1966-1978.

    So, I decided to photocopy the more important of those publications and put them together in a book as a record of the outcome of your support for our work back in those exciting days, to allow your full perusal of them . I hope this may provide something of historical significance for you and your District to keep, to show what LIONS did to get medical research rolling, not only for my work but for a ll the impressive subsequent achievements in medical research you have made and are making possible.

    Therefore, if you would accept this book for your archives, it would be a great honour to me and I believe to the memory of the countless LIONS Members who made it all possible.

    Yours in fond memories and with my very best regards, sincerely,

    John Healy.

    If you are interested in reading the book please contact Peter Ho

    Click on link to read more

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    May is recycle for sight month

    This month, collect used eyeglasses and raise awareness about the Lions eyeglass recycling program.

    Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions most popular activities.

    Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.

    Starting an eyeglass collection in your community can be an easy and rewarding activity that will raise your club's visibility and provide your fellow Lions with a great deal of satisfaction in serving others.

    Contact local businesses, schools, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers and eye care professionals. Invite them to assist with your collection efforts by hosting collection boxes.

    Use Lions Recycle for Sight resources for your collection campaign,

    Send your collected eyeglasses, reading glasses, frames and sunglassesse to one of the official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.

    Report your club's eyeglass collection efforts via the online Lions Club Service Activity Report.

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