Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Club (Inc) 100 years of Lions

QLD, Australia, District 201Q2


Activities for 2018

January 2018

January 2018 has started with a busy year hosting our first ever National Youth of the Year winner Matisse Reed from Saint Monica's College and the five other finalist in the National Youth of the Year 2017 in our own backyard Cairns. With support from the National Australia Bank and our club's effort we are able to support many young Australian students pursue the careers and dream. Australia is certainly safe of these young Lions of their varies schools. Our club hosted visits to the reef, Port Douglas, Tablelands and the local Cairns Attractions such as the Cairns Barrier Reef and Green Island.

The year has started with hosting the finalist of Youth of the Year 2017 in Cairns due to Matisse being the Overal winner of 2017 in Hobart.

The Youth of the Year Students arrive in Cairns after a sight seeing adventure in New Zealand.


The Youth of the Years enjoyimg Trinity Beach.

The Youth of the Year Students receive a welcom to Cairns at the Cairns Regional Council.

The Youth of the Year Students enjoyed a BBQ at Trinity Beack Esplanade.

The Youth of the Year Students enjoying a few rays and Green Island.

Activities for 2017

December 2017

Ivor's collection of food donated to Saint Vincent. St Vinnies Christmas Hampers (over 300 sent out and delivered) which was a joint venture with Gregory Freemasons Lodge.

Freshwater School presentation night held at Cairns State School with our members Ivor and Rosita Player.

Pam and Judy selling our Christmas Cake and Puddings as well as our Christmas raffle at Stockland Earville Shopping Centre.

Pam and Edith selling our Christmas Cakes and Puddings as well as our Christmas Raffle at Mt Sheridan Plaza.

Our fellow club, Trinity Bay Lions Club, like us, selling their Christmas Cakes and pudding plus their raffle at Cairns Stockland Earlville.

Christmas gifts from club members to Cairns Base Hospital Mental Health Unit patients that will be in hospital over Christmas

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions had a big weekend in the Cairns Community. It all started Friday afternoon and evening with a sausage sizzle at Holy Cross Primary School for the Marlin Coast Family Daycare Centre Christmas party of a total of 700 people.

On the Saturday morning the Lions Clubs of the Cairns region unveiling of the 100 years of Lions plaque on the Cairns Esplanade, just opposite the Cairns Base Hospital. A bacon and egg were cooked up and bacon and egg sandwiches were served to members and guest.

Saturday night our club supported the Cairns International Speedway by manning the gates for its customers, staff and speedway drivers and crews.

Rachael and Grace were selling our Christmas cakes and puddings.

And on the Sunday our club was selling steak and sausage sandwiches plus drinks at Cazalys for the Queensland vs South Australia four day cricket match.

Norm and Allan cooking up the sausages on Friday for the Marlin Coast Family Daycare Centre Christmas party

The unvieling of the 100 years Lions plaque and Bacon and Egg sandwiches.

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Club members centre photo.

Norm is manning the centre gate for crowd control. Our club mans and collect entry free on the fron gate and same for the rear gate where the drivers and crews enter.

Rachael and grace are selling Lions Christmas cakes and puddings at Barr Street Markets Earlville.

Selling steak and sausage sandwiches plus drinks at Cazalys for the Queensland vs South Australia four day cricket match.

Cairns Barrier Lions Club members had their Christmas Party at the Boatshed Restaurant on the Pier.

November 2017

Mal and Pam selling our Christmas Raffle tickets and our Lion's Christmas Cake and Puddings at Mt Sheridan Shopping Centre.

Garry and Allan adding the finishing touches to our Lion's information pergola in Earlville which is opposite Earlville Shopping Centre on Mulgrave Road.


Jacqui and Judy selling raffle tickets and Lions cakes and puddings at IGA Edge Hill.

Sunday 5th of November combined Ten Pin Bowling social competition with Cairns Lioness, Trinity Bay Lions, Cairns Lions, Edmonton Lions and Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Clubs.


The unveiling of our Centennial Sculpture project. 

Date 2nd of December 2017

Time 8.00 A.M TO 11.00AM

VENUE – Cairns Esplanade opposite the hospital café at the Healing garden.


Our members were at the Cairns International Speedway manning the gates.

Our President Lion Norm with Lions Judy, Jo and Garry at Convention in Townsville.

Our  Life Member for our club Lion Frank's passing away is remember with this gift  which will be presented to he wife.

Our President Lion Norm is presented with a silver badge by Lion Jo in regards to recruiting of member for one year and one day during the ‘’One Hundred Years of Lions International’’ period of International Lions.

November is the month that traditionally raises awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide. Movember has its origins traced back to Adelaide in 1999 where a group of young men who are reputed to have coined the term "Movember" and the idea of growing moustaches for charity throughout the month of November. The group started with 80 men from Adelaide and soon became a nationwide phenomenon.

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Club is joining the Movember theme this year by organising a movie night at the Smithfield cinemas and donating all proceeds to the Lions Prostate Cancer Research. The movie is Goodbye Christopher Robin and follows the journey of the author Alan Alexander Milne who wrote the timely classic Winnie the Pooh who named the main character after his son Christopher Robin Milne and the cartoon characters after the toys his son played with.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Norm on 0430 030 357 or Rachel on 0487 687 191, costing $25.00 for the movie and either a beverage (wine or beer) or a midi combo (small drink and popcorn). Please feel free to share this event with your friends.

October 2017

The Edmonton PCYC asked us to cook up and cater for the Indigenous Basketball Carnival ''The Deadly 3''. We cooked, prepared and served lunch and dinner for the event. Big thanks to Ash Meadows from Life Without Barriers for loaning us the BBQ trailer.

We have our meeting on every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The 10th Oct was a Dinner Meeting and on the 24th Oct will be our Business meeting. All are welcome please email Jacquie. Secretary: Jacqui Turner:

September 2017

The Lions Park pergola has had a facelift with a fresh coat of paint. This has an information map and we are putting up new signs as well. We thank the painter for giving up his time to paint the pergola.

Thanks to our guest speaker Dr Carlos Salomon and the Chairman of Lions Medical Research Foundation (LMRF) PDG Aussie Lanphier for attending the Fashion Show. Members have been very busy feeding visitors to the Lake Placid Tourist Park and organising the fashion parade.
Great work everyone and thank you for an incredible outcome, $5,000.00 donated to LMRF for ovarian cancer research...lets give cancer the flick!!

Our president Norm presented four cheques to local charities

Some of our club member acted as marshalls for the World Championship Mountain Bike 2017 at Smithfield.

Lion Judy receives the President award from Lion Jo for her efforts in the club.

Lion Alan receives a President award from lion Jo for his efforts in the club.

April to August 2017

Providing members to be ushers at the Elton John concert.

Two weeks to go with our Thursday night BBQ at Lake Placid

Manning the gate at the Cairns Speedway

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Hosting Lions International student homestays

Here is Norm and Judy manning the gate and selling tickets at the Cairns Speedway.


Matisse Reed wins the Youth of the Year Nationals Finals In Hobart. Matisse is a student of Saint Monica's College.


April 2017

​This month Matisse Reed from Saint Monica's College has advanced to the national championship of the YOTY in Hobart. Matisse will represent not only her school Saint Monica's College but our club Cairns Barrier Reef Lions.

​We are also selling our Mother's Day raffle this month as well.

​Our member Grace has served in our club for 28 years and would like to thank her for her service.

​Tickets are still available for the Cairns Cabaret on the 17th of June. To purchase your ticket contact Norm:

The German Club, 57 Winkworth Street, Westcourt, Queensland             

Matisse Reed from the Saint Monica's College has advanced to national finals in the Youth of the Year. Matisse has won overal winner and best public speaker for the Cairns Barrier Reef Lions and Joint Public speaker in both Zone and District Finals. Matisse was the overall winner in the State Final.





Grace has given the Cairns Barrier Reef Lions 28 years. Thank you for your service Grace.

March 2017

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Youth of the Year Final

Matisse Reed from Saint Monica’s College has won both best speaker and overall winner of the YOTY 2017 night held at the Sheridan Hotel. Students from Saint Monica's College, Saint Augustine’s College and Trinity Anglican School competed on the night and Matisse now advances to represent our Club in the Zone Final. The Zone final will be held at the Hambleton Hotel in Edmonton and Matisse has a good chance to advance even further. Matisse is our 100 years of Lions International winner. The Zone final is held on Sunday the 12th of March at a cost of $15.00. For more information contact our YOTY co-ordinator Norm:

Norm McMullen has been organising our YOTY for the last three years. It is a lot of planning for Norm and we are happy to have him in our club.

Eusebio Conclaves was the winner in 2016 and went to our next level the Zone Final and was awarded best Public Speaker. Eusebio’s School Saint Augustine’s College was the first recipient of the Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Shield.

Imogen Lewis was the 2015 Cairns Barrier Reef Final winner as well as the Zone Final winner. Imogen then competed in the District final in Townsville and was unfortunately eliminated from that final.

Chris Wright has been supporting his students from Saint Augustine’s for 15 years and we thank him for his support to make our event successful for his students to compete at the highest level.

14 March 2017

On Tuesday night, 14 March we will have a business meeting and District Governor’s meeting held at the Sheridan Hotel commencing from 18:30. The cost will be $24.00 a head which includes a main meal and desert. The Dinner Meeting will  be a visit by DG Brian Hewett and we will combine with Trinity Beach, Trinity Bay and Cairns Lions, along with the Lionesses Club. The meal will cost $24 and this will include cake, should be a good night of fellowship and information from DG Brian. For more information contact Norm.

17 June 2017

We will have Cabaret Show on the 17th of June performed by Cairns Cabaret as a fund raiser for the club. This will be held at the German Club and a total of 90 tickets will be sold at $40.00 per person. To purchase your ticket contact Norm:

The German Club, 57 Winkworth Street, Westcourt, Queensland                                                                                                                                                                            

Can or gold coin donation

Our club will have a can (can of food) and/or gold coin donation when we hold our meeting on our second and fourth Tuesday monthly meetings. Ivor Player has proposed this initiative which is full supported by our club. Ivor proposed a coin and/or can donation by members at each meeting, all food and monies will be presented to St Vincent DePaul’s for distribution to needy families around Cairns as hampers.

Florian Javelle was introduced by Lion Rick and Florian then spoke of his travels and his quest to raise funds to rebuild a Nepalese school that was devastated by an earthquake in April 2015, 70% of the €105.00 required has raised and work is expected to be completed by July 2017. This school started 15 years ago with a only small of students, no toilets and has since grown significantly. Joanne our President will try to make an introduction to Gail and the work being done through the Lionesses.

​23 March - 10 May 2017

​Mothers Day Raffle

Timings 0900-1500


Thurs 23 Mar 17 ​Mt Sheridan Shopping Centre

Wed 29 Mar 17 IGA Pease Street

​Thur 30 Mar 17 Redlynch Shopping Centre

​Thur 6 Apr 17 Mt Sheridan Shopping Centre

​Fri 7 Apr 17 IGA Pease Street

​Sun 9 Apr 17 Mt Sheridan Shopping Centre

​Thur 13 Apr 17 IGA Pease Street

​Thur 20 Apr 17 Mt Sheridan Shopping Centre

​Fri 21 Apr 17 Redlynch Shopping Centre

​Sat 29 Apr 17 IGA Pease Street

​Thur 4 May 17 IGA Pease Street

​Sat 6 May 17 Redlynch Shopping Centre

​Wed 10 May 17 IGA Pease Street


14 Feb 2017

​Cairns Sheridan Hotel

Matisse Reed Saint Monica's College Best Public Speaker and overall winner Cairns Barrier Reef final 2017.

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Club Youth of the Year Students 2017

28th February 2017

Business Meeting

Cairns Sheridan Hotel

Commences 19:00

14th February 2017

Youth of the year 2017

Cairns Barrier Reef Lions Club

Celebrating 100 years of Lions

“Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion”

Youth of the Year 2017

Club Final

Sheridan Hotel

​Time: 1830

Club Final for Youth of the Year Quest at the Sheridan on Sheridan St, Cairns. Please join us as we enter the world of some future leaders, they always surprise us with their young and bright views on life. Contact the club secretary to ensure seating, $32 for 2 course meal.

28th February 2017

​Cairns Barrier reef Lions Meeting

Sheridan Hotel

​Time: 1900

12-14th May 2017

Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo

Sausage sizzle

12 - 14 MAY 2017

To be advised

​Cairns Cabaret Fund Raising Event​

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Youth of the Year 2016

Presention of a cheque to the Ravenshoe appeal

Miss P Rebecca Marshall

Well done on your effort Bec.

Our covention pirate theme night

Judy accepting the Ian Frazer Humanitarian award at the Sheridan Hotel 22nd Sep 2015

Mary Ann being inducted as a member of the club at the Sheridan Hotel 22nd Sept 2015.

Ivanhoe Bull Ride gold coin collection. Car parking  19th sep 2015.

Today's sausage sizzle at Bunnings Portsmith. Mal is our number 1 cook. 16 Sep 2015.


Our members give their spare time for the community. So does ARC. Rewards come in many forms. By donating to this worth cause help not only the members of ARC, but the community as a whole.

General Manager of ARC Sheridan Lawton (above) attended tonight's meeting. Sheridan was presented with a donation to assist with two programs. Film making projects and community gardens. Garry Davey OAM presents the cheque to Sheridan to assist with ARC's programs.

Sunday 13th Sep, Cairns Barrier Reef Lions and Yungaburra Lions will have a BBQ at Lions Park Earlville commencing at 1100am.

This month we are doing a sausage sizzle at Bunnings in Port Smith Cairns 16th Sep 2015.

Lions we have their first meeting at the Cairns Sheridan Hotel on Tuesday, 8th Sep 2015 starting at 1830.

The Cardio Challenge is on the 18-20th Sep. Lions members will be assisting Rotary by supplying drivers for vehicles.

Lions will have their second meeting at the Cairns Sheridan Hotel on Tuesday, 22nd Sep 2015 starting at 1830.

19th Sep, Ivanhoes football club is holding a bull ride and Lions will be parking cars on the day, Gold coin donations with money going to the Lions club.

26th Sep, Lions will be assisting with the FNQ Emergency Services Ball

Lions also host our international visitors. You too can host or even volunteer some time at Camp Kanga. Here we have Nadine and Sue from Germany and Turkey enjoying what cairns has to offer.

Club news

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    Lake Placid BBQ raised $318.20...another great effort...well done all.



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    1st VDG Allan Hansen visited Tully Lions Club on behalf of DG Bob Roberson

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