Jennifer Yeo has presented a topic “Failure to plan is planning to fail-business succession and exit strategies” on the evening. There are about 20 attendees and everyone has enjoyed the night with 2 new members joining the club.
It is a celebration night for the new elected boards for the upcoming year 2015-2016 with David To again the Charter President for the club in his 5th year. There are 40 people including guest and members attending. Special guest, DG Elvio Munzone, the new elected DG and Lion Lady Mrs Munzone were there on the night, followed by Award presentation to Lion Samuel Chu, Lion Edmond Ma, Lion Monika Stelzner, Lion Urs Schaller, Lion Monica Chu and Lion Janice Poon. There were over 20 prizes and it was such a fun, relaxing changeover dinner.
Annual General Meeting was conducted on this month meeting. The elected board members are as follows:
Our club is also honoured to have our guest speaker, Mr Paul Fletcher, Federal Member of Bradfield, providing us the speech for the evening. Mr Fletcher has been supporting in the community and glad to share his thought, experiences and contribution to our club members and guests.
Youth of The Year competition has been one of our lions club activity for the past 4 years. Students from Ravenswood and PLC Croydon have been supported this campaign for the past 4 years and has provided a number of good quality of students. This year, the YOTY competition winner is Miss Henrietta Chiu , she was represented by Ravenswood and accompanied by her father . It is amazing to see such a young talent to present in front of everyone and won this competition which is very well done to Henrietta.
The current District Governor Dr Anthony Cheung and Lion Lady Mrs Cheung attended our club general meeting. Dr Cheung has provided a snapshot about the purpose of Lions Club and how passion he is to be the District Governor for the year. Many guests were impressed with his work and passion.
Mr Patrick Esangga is currently the marketing manager for TOD and also working for Vera Wang. Patrick has been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and he has presented about marketing strategy for the company and the growth of the fashion industry. Patrick was delighted to be the guest speaker on the evening and has provided few opportunities to attended guests for work opportunities.
Our club director Michelle Lam has presented “How to choose the right outdoor furniture” during your home shopping. Michelle’s company “Osmen” have 4 locations in Sydney and has been in the business more than 10 years together with her husband Lion Michael Li. Approximately 20 attendees on the evening and everyone enjoying themselves, networking, communicating with each other.
The Changeover Dinner was well attended by members and friends of the Club. The Club was very honoured to have the presence of the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for Transport as the keynote speaker and to launch the Club’s new website.
In 2012/13 the Club sponsored Miss Emma Henke, a Year 12 student from Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon in the Lions Youth of the Year Quest, She was the State finalist and we invited her back to speak on her experience in the competition at the Changeover dinner. We wish her all the best in her IB examination at the end of the year.
Past District Governor and Zone Chairman John Harrison inducted three new members for the Club. The three new members are Lion Alex Wu, Lion Michael Li and Lion Geri Liao. All Club members and other Lions friends warmly welcome them to join the Lions family.
The outgoing District Governor Greg Dunn conducted the Changeover Ceremony. In his acceptance speech as President of the Club, Lion David To expressed his wish to continue the good work in finding an ambassador for Lions youth of the Year Quest and to focus on expanding the Club’s membership. Club members and friends were entertained by the singing sensation, Mrs Regina Ma’s.
David extended a warm welcome to District Executive Lions Club members; the mayor, Pat Reilly; and Geoff Munday from Streetworks. The club's major beneficiary was Streetworks and Geoff Munday was there to accept a $5,000 cheque presented by David To with the help of Pat Reilly. Geoff gave a stirring account of work undertaken by Streetworks and explained the success of the program and of how the donation would assist in reaching more adolescents and young adults in need. Pat Reilly spoke of how the Willoughby City Council is planning the upgrade of the Youth Centre and other facilities to aid interaction among the young people in the community.