Lions District 201V1-4

Victoria, Australia

Zone 3

Welcome  to our Zone.

Zone 3 clubs

Zone Contact Details 

Zone Chairman:     Ross Pollard        

Mobile:      0402 897105     Email: 

Zone Meetings 2014-15

#1-  August 12  ,  10 Bridgewater Road, Craigieburn  

#2 - 28th October - Taylors Lakes3 Eagle Terrace, Taylors Lakes.  

#3 - 24th February - Lionsville, 1 Moreland Road Essendon

#4 - 23rd June - Taylors Lakes3 Eagle Terrace, Taylors Lakes.  

Time: 7.15pm for 7:30pm start.  

It would be appreciated if club reports can be sent to the chairman prior to the meeting.  Thanks

 CLUB LEADERSHIP                                     .

  President Secretary District Governor Visit
Doutta Galla Stan Falloon   Robyn Falloon    2nd Dec (Joint T/Lakes)

Graeme Richardson

Kevin Plant  tbc
Glenroy  Mary-Anne Kimpton Francis Stephens tbc
Taylors Lakes  Ian Kluken   Phil Clinkaberry   2nd Dec (Joint D/Galla)


 Zone Chair Goals:


The Zone Chairman.

 Ross Pollard


Items of Interest    

# DOUTTA GALLA Esprit de Corp - Quilt celebration dinner

A wonderful evening with 60 guests saw the drawing of the winner for the Quilt at Ascot House on 5th June.  The quilt was made by the quilt ladies in the club and with friends.and has been raising funds at Lions and Quilting functions over the last 12 months.   Local MP and Lions Andrew Elsbury, Past Council Chairman Tony Benbow and his wife Sue, District Governor Stan Falloon and Robyn attended along with club members.  The Caroline Chisholm Society was represented by President Paul Webster and CEO Helen Cooney.   The Quilt raised over $20,000,  which is still growing,  and with an ALF Grant of $15,000, the total of $35,000 was presented to the Society to contribute with the fitout and for the new building in Mt Alexander Road, Essendon.  The winner of the quilt was over the moon to win the magnificent quilt.   The society supports women in distress.    Congratulations to the makers of the quilt and Doutta Galla Lions Club on a magnificent project and outcome for the community!

# GLENROY Fundraiser for the Warwick Cancer Foundation.

 A great night arranged by Maryanne Kimpton and the Glenroy team, with entertainment by "Mel & Susie On Tour".  Great work guys!!

YOTY Region  FINAL 2014  - See article below


# Combined Clubs District Governor Dinner meeting

District Governor Stan Falloon joined the combined Essendon, Doutta Galla and Taylors Lakes clubs as part of his club visit program.  The evening raffles and "twister" session raised some $193 for the Phillipines appeal.

DG Stan made several service presentations, for 10 years, 25 and 30 years .  


Essendon celebrates 60th Charter Anniversary

Essendon Club celebrated in fine style their 60th charter anniversary at a function at the Moonee Ponds Bowls Club on May 6th.  President Kevin Plant and MC Ken Gilbertson ran the program for the evening with a number of toasts, responses and thanks and several service presentations to club members.  Local MP Justin Maddern and Moonee Valley Major Cr Narelle Sharpe and some other councillors attended also.  Raffles, a lovely 3 course dinner, and  a rousing edition of Happy Birthday by all after th cutting of the Lions Cake (well 5 of them)   rounded out the evening, .   

Lion Neil Baudinette, the longest serving member at 39 years was presented an award.  Neil was unable to speak due to being hoarse so his wife Pat spoke on their behalf.   Congratulations to them both for supporting Lions and building a life around the Essendon club and the Lionsville project.  Peter Gilbertson was awarded the "Neil Williams Black Opal" Award for service to Essendon and Lionsville.    Monarch Service awards also were presented to to PDG Helen Campbell (25 years), Ron McFarlane (20 years) and Doug Ramm (15 years).       Our congratulations to the Club and all past and present members on their magnificent service to the community and the Lions organisation.



Social get together - February 2013    "A pleasant sunday afternoon"

Sunday February 17th.   And so it came to pass that some fun was had!!   It might have been a little warm after a few ends, but that iced drink at the bar was lovely.

A good meal for lunch with plenty of food, a couple of cool drinks and some jokes and discussion.  Then some team work with the balloons brought out the competitive spirit.  Amazing how a 10-15  minute challenge gets the talking levels up and some action.  Winners are grinners,  and the old saying recalled: "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail".   But all agreed it was some good fun.  So, the bowls and expert tuition first on the do's and don'ts.  Not sure it made a difference really, but it too was fun and the competition started to get serious.   Doutta Galla Terry appeared to have the best action, Stan seemed to put a few in the sand box, but Glenroy Jeff  and Taylors Lakes Jackie vied for the nearest the pin....Jackie by about 1/2 a lawn bowl.   Every one seemed to be have a good time for the 3 teams that ventured on to the rink.    Thanks to Marie and Kevin at the "Catering Wizards"  (  and the guys at the Glenroy Bowling Club for their assistance and good fun.  Thanks also to the Lions who participated....a hardy bunch.




The Zone/Region final was held on Thursday 20th March at  Melrose Receptions  in Tullamarine.

Glenroy Lions hosted the event and did a marvellous job.  Lion Lindsay Knight as Quest Chairman managed to put all the quest details together and did a fantastic job, with all running smoothly.  A big thankyou to Lindsay!!

Club finalists from Essendon, Bacchus Marsh, Doutta Galla, Glenroy and Taylors Lakes competed.  

The public speaking winner was Morgaan Blazina of Pascove Vales Girls College and reprsenting Doutta Galla.

Our overall winner to move to the District Final was Lara Porczak of Glenroy College, representing Glenroy club.


Lion Lindsay Knight with overall winner Lara Proczak.     Contestants: Aidan Sexton, Micharel Gate, Sara van Staden, Morgaan  & Lara.


Quest Chairman Lindsay Knight, contestants and District Governor Stan Falloon.

Our winner Lara,  went on to compete in the District final.

YOTY Chari Ron Thhmas commented ...  "The District Final for the Lions Youth of the Year Quest was held at the St. Arnaud Sporting Complex on Saturday March 29th and there were about 60 Lions, contestants and their families in attendence. Pictured is District Governor Stan Falloon, with Thomas Duke from Girton Grammar School, sponsored by the Lions Club of Maiden Gully-Marong and representing Zones 8 & 9.  Xavier Healy from the Ouyen P-12 College, sponsored by the Lions Club Ouyen and representing Zones 11 & 12.  Jarvis Holt from the Wedderburn College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Inglewood and representing Zone 10.  Lara Porczak from the Glenroy College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Glenroy and representing Zones 3 & 4.  Monty Allen from the Melbourne Grammar School, sponsored by the Lions Club of Melbourne Host and representing Zones 1 & 2.  Nishanth Pathy from  the Ballarat Grammar SChool, sponsored by the Lions Club of Ballarat and representing Zones 6 & 7.

The overall winner was Jarvis Holt and the Public Speaking winner was Thomas Duke.       Jarvis went on to to represent the V1-4 District at the Youth of the Year State final held at Colac on April 12th. Although Jarvis did not win the overall or the Public Speaking section of the Quest you can be assured that Jarvis acquitted himself in the manner you would expect of him.."


2013 Quest

SaturdaSay 9th March 2013, at Lionsville Retirement Village (Ruthville Hall)

  Club finalists were Supipi (Doutta Galla), Jessica (Essendon), Chelsea (Bacchus Marsh), Allan (Taylors Lakes) and Deniz (Glenroy).

A wonderful afternoon, with some thoughtful and passionate speeches on all the key issues of today.

The Publi Speaking winner was Deniz Atakan of  Melbourne High School, and the Overall Winner was Chelsea Hogarth from Bacchus Marsh Grammar School.

Well done Chelsea and our best wishes for the next round at the Distric final.

Thanks to the Judges, Toby, Kent and Robyn.  A tough gig, but they enjoyed it!  Many thanks also to Lions Jackie and Heather from Taylors Lakes for the lunch and afternoon tea, and all club volunteers who helped out on the day.    Many thanks also to PDG Helen Campbell from Essendon, who assisted the ZC with arrangements for the final, and who incidentally has been doing YOTY comps now for some 23 years!!


  Overall Winner Chelsea with Judging chairman Toby                                         Public Speaking winner Deniz with Toby 

Finalists and judges

Doutta Galla:  

Doutta Galla have been very busy signing up new members for the new Quilters group.  This will be a special Interest club and will be having it's first meeting in March 2014.  We wish them all the best with this endeavor and hope it provides a fruitful environment to focus on aspects of community support.   

 A tremendously successful night at the Gala Dinner raising funds for the 2013 Kokoda project for youth at some local schools.  A big auction,  great interview with some kids who, along with Councillor James,  have just returned from the trip.   Entertainment was loud, colourful, smoky and a very talented team in the Michael Jackson show.  Good food, lot's of fun and a great cause!  Congratulations to all the club members for a successful evening!   You have to love this pic.  Tired?       And the news was a cheque for $36,000 was presented to the Police and the Kokoka project!!   Well done Doutta Galla.



2014 Major Project was the purchase and delivery of a Mitsubishi Triton vehicle to the Ascot Vale Special School.  The vehicle will be used to take the students to outside work opportunities.  What a wonderful supportive project to assist these special students.   The cost of the vehicle was nearly $31,000 which was raised with assistance from Australian Lions Foundation $14,000,  the Strathmore Bendigo Community Bank $10,000 and the Essendon Lions Club with $6,967. 

Well done Essendon Club!!!


60th Charter Anniversary dinner was held in May 2013.  Hearty congratulations to all recipients of the service awards!   Happy 60th Charter !!

Congratulations to PDG Helen Campbell for the YOTY presentation - 22 years service, made by President Kevin Plant at the 

Wow!!  A 20 Year Monarch’s Award was presented to Ron McFarlane at their November Dinner meeting.     

Ron McFarlane and his lovely wife Moira who have contributed to he success for many years of the Australia Day breakfast.  

Moira and Ron were recognised by President Kevin, with Ron receiving a Distinguished  Service Award.    Thanks Ron and Moira.


The big news from Lionsville is the commencement of construction of the new residential building  Essendon Terrace.   This is a $20m project, and the build is expected to take around 15 months.  What a fantastic vision and project for the community.  

* The club has been busy with  fundraising.  Pancakes on the Run raised $200 for the Caroline Chisholm society. Trivia night was fun and as always the fantastic Australia Day brekky is on again for Australia Day.

* Essendon are preparing for the 60th Charter Anniversary  on 19th April at Melrose Receptions!     A big night for the club.  

Keep your eye on the newsletters for the invitation details.


President Dick Tracy took the opportunity at the 2014  Zone Youth ot the Year Dinner to present a Barry Palmer recognition award to three of his team for

ongoing and valued support to Youth. Cynthia Eunson, Jeff Thomas and Roger Exell provide a fantastic support to the very successful and active Pascoe Vale Girls College LEOs club.

Congratulations to them and lovely to see them recognised.


Roger, Jeff, Cynthia and Glenroy President Dick Tracy.


 A great project you'll hopefully hear more about is the Essendon Keilor College Vietnam project.   The students travel to Vietnam at their own cost, and construct a village house using materials funded by Glenroy Lions.  What a fantastic outcome for the village and a learning experience for the kids.

Glenroy also has been busy with the Pascoe Vale Girls college raising $4.5k on the Daffodil/Pink Ribbon day.  Heaps of other activities.

Taylors Lakes:

The 2014 Sydenham Kite festival,  which Taylors Lakes auspices and assists with, was a great day with estimates of 500+ attending. We look forward to next year growing further.

The club has been busy with school scholarships, kids at Licola camp and a BBQ fundraiser for ALDAF/Tune In Not Out.  Some $600 raised. A fundraiser has been run over 2013 for a young lad in a wheel chair.  The club presented Daniel and his family with a cheque for $2500 towards his new wheel chair at a dinner in March 2014.   A fine young lad, we all wish him well for the future.  

Books for Kids project also had a great outcome with Danielle form the Library donating some $2000 worth of books she won at a conference.   These have been delivered to needy local children through the Salvation Army and Northpoint Centre. The club is also pleased to have continued the YOTY with another dinner final at the Catholic Regional College in February 2014. 


Courtesy of the district Global Membership Team (chair Jill Qualtrough)

 the zone now has a metal A-frame board for use in public events such a membership days for BBQs etc.   

The board is currently with the ZC so call (numbers below) if you would like to borrow it.