Stratford Lions Club

VIC, Australia, District 201V3

Lions v Distrcts Cancer Screening Van

Annabelle Lamb has planned a seven week exchange to Normandy, France during the school Christmas vacation and Stratford Lions has decided to help our young Youth of the Year Zone winner. Here she is receiving a cheque from our president,Judy Ransome-James at our last meeting



Club news

  • Lions v Districts Cancer Van

    Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation has released a news that the caravan is near completion and is expedited to start operation in February 2021 the Lions Club of Stratford look forward to see it in our district some time soon


  • Club in recession

    The Lions Club of Stratford will be in recession until further notice


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    Wheels for Crystal

    Saturday 30th March 2019 the Stratford Lions Club presented the Strickland Family with a Toyota Van fitted out with roll out wheel chair to make life easier for the family to attend Hospital and Doctors appointments. This project was made possible by the support of Australia Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs of Zones 3&4 of District 201V3


  • Stratford Lions Trivia Night

    Saturday 25th November 2017
    Questions start 7pm
    Stratford Mechanics Hall,
    Hobson Street, Stratford

    Attachment: Trivia night poster v2.docx

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    Junior Public Speaking Competition

    Last night we had our second Junior Public Speaking competition club final. It was well attended with about 60 Lions, partners teachers, parents and friends, along with our eight speakers. All children spoke extremely well and reinforced the value of this wonderful program. Monty Garret from St Pats school in Stratford took out the Grade 3/4 while Ethan Clohesy was the winner of Grade 5/6. These 2 will go on to a Zone final against Heyfield.


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    Cure For Brain Cancer

    We are approaching the $7,000 mark for money raised for "Ray's Ride For Brain Cancer" Ray has been very busy cutting and selling red gum firewood at $250.00 a tandem trailer load. All proceeds are going to the "Cure For Brain Cancer" so if you are after some very dry, hot red gum ring Ray on 0428939292


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    "Cure For Brain Cancer Project"

    Tonight we had some very inspiring speakers at our meeting. Ray Longmuir spoke about his journey with brain cancer and his plan to ride his motorcycle from Tasmania's southern most tip to Scotland to raise money for the "Cure For Brain Cancer Foundation" He was supported by Benjamin Currie who will wear the B.C. logo on his helmet while competing in the British Motorcycle Championships.

    More about this soon!!!

    Our photo shows Lion Neville with Ben and Ray after the meeting.

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    Licola Village Arbor

    On Monday 9th January P.D.G Norm McPherson, P.D.G Peter McShane, Mrs Sheryl Tomaino, Mrs Laurel Davies, Lion Judy Ransom-James and Lion Ben Davies attended the Licola Lions Village Memorial Arbor for the unavailing of a memorial plaque for Lion May McPherson of the Lions Club of Korumburra. This was followed by a picnic lunch

  • Junior Public Speaking Competition

    Stratford Lions Club held the first Junior Public Speaking Competition for this district on Thursday October 6th in the Stratford Clubrooms. Students from St Patricks Primary School, Grades 3/4 and 5/6 spoke on topics selected by Lions for 3 and 4 minutes respectively. What amazing young students they are! James Gillespie from Grade 3/4 spoke on "My Life as a Superhero" and won the 3/4 section, while Ethan Clohesy from grade 5/6 described a day in his life as a teacher, Ethan won the 5/6 section. We wish Etah and James the best of luck at the District final in Inverloch on October 15th. With the promise of more schools from our district entering the completion next year, we look to an amazing 2017


  • District 201V3 Convention

    The Stratford Lions Club will be Hosting the District 201V3 Convention in October 2017. The Venue will be Ibis Convention Center York Street Sale.


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    Stratford Lions to Sponsor Darcy Wade

    Darcy is a 15 year old Stratford Pony Club member who has been selected in the Australian Team to compete at the Pony Club International Championships in Ireland. Darcy will compete in the Tetrathlon event. We all wish Darcy well and will be following his progress with interest.

  • Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards

    For more information, contact:

    Neville Gutteridge



    The Stratford Lions Club is challenging young people to realize the rewards of service to their community. Stratford Lions Club President Judy Ransome-James says, “As adult volunteers, Lions know that community service leads to personal fulfillment and experience that is important to success. We also know that young people who volunteer become adults who serve. Our current initiative challenges young people to achieve significant levels of community involvement.”

    By meeting the challenge, local youth ages 12-18 will be eligible for the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards. These awards recognize young people who provide 50 (Silver Seal Award) or 100 (Gold Seal Award) hours of community service between 01/05/2016 and 31/12/2016. Award recipients will receive a letter and certificate from Lions Clubs International during a special awards presentation.
    Young people who would like to participate should contact Neville Gutteridge.

    The Stratford Lions Club is part of the world’s largest service club association. Lions Clubs International has 1.4 million members in more than 44,500 clubs in approximately 185 countries and geographical areas.
    Lions are men and women who join together to serve community and humanitarian causes.
    Founded in 1917, the association’s motto is “We Serve.”

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    Lions Youth of the Year State Final

    Lions Neville Gutteridge, Margaret and Judy Ransome-James from Stratford Lions Club attended the Youth of the Year State Final held at Best Western Convention Centre in Mornington on Saturday April 23rd. One could not help but be impressed with the talent shown by the five young contestants.
    Kelly Phan from District V1-4 took out the overall prize while Eloise McLean from District 201V2 took out the public speaking award. Our representative Annabelle Lamb from Maffra acquitted herself extremely well and has indicated the experience has been amazing.

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    Lions 2017 Convention to be held in Sale

    Planning is well under way for the 2017 Convention to be held at the Ibis Convention Centre in Sale. Stratford is to be the host club and the Sub committee has things under way already.

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    Lions Youth of the Year

    The recent 2016 district final was held at Trafalgar and was attended by Stratford lions Neville and Marg Gutteridge, Ben and Laurel Davies, Judy Ransome-Jones and Val Mildenhall along with other guests from districts with their competitors. The Stratford representative Annabelle Lamb took out the overall prize while Sophie Fontaine St Paul's Anglican Grammar School took out the public speaking section. The photo shows from left Maddyson Finlay-Smith,Nicholas Mann,Annabelle Lamb,District Govenor, Ian Gration,Sofie Fonatiane and Ikeylia Cowan.
    Members will attend the State Final to be held at Mt Eliza on Saturday April 23rd.

    We will begin implementing next years Lions Youth of the Year Award in September 2016. If you are aged between 15 and 19 on the 30th June 2017 you are eligible to enter. For more information and entry forms go to

District news

  • COVID-19 - Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities

    Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities impacted by COVID-19

    Attachment: 20200320 - Adelaide Convention and Other MD Activities - COVID-19.pdf

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    Bushfire Relief Appeal

    Every dollar donated will go to rebuilding and reviving affected communities.


    More details:

  • Use of Social Media by Lions Australia Clubs and Members

    1.1 Document Purpose
    This policy is intended to provide Lions Australia employees, volunteers, and members with clarity on the use of social media platforms.
    1.2 Document Scope
    Social media is online media that allows for interaction and/or participation. Examples include:
    • Social networking and micro-blogging sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram
    • Video and photo sharing sites like Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube
    • Online forums and discussion blogs, including comments on online news articles
    1.3 Audience
    This social media policy applies to all people who work, volunteer or represent Lions Australia in Australia or overseas

    Attachment: 2018 - SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY STATEMENT (005).pdf

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    Attachment: SKIN CANCER INFO RELEASE NO1.pdf


    The V3 Directory is now available on the District website in the MEMBERS ONLY section.

    Simply log on to the District website using your membership number as the password. Then select the MEMBERS ONLY tab and then the V3 Directory tab.


    More details:

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    V3 Lions Clubs Web Addresses

    Listed in the attachment below are those Clubs in V3 that have a Website.

    Attachment: V3 Club Websites 2.pdf


    Cabinet Treasurer, David Culpit has a new address.
    It is -
    264 Stony Point Rd
    Crib Point Vic 3919


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