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Lions Donate to Fire Appeal
Lions Club of Essendon was pleased to donate $1000 recently to the Lions International District V3 to the Fire Appeal for the recent bushfires in Gippsland.

Australia Day Breakfast 2007
Our 14th I Love Australia Breakfast was held at Windy Hill on Friday 26th January with 209 people attending. President Kevin Plant welcomed everybody including State Member Judy Maddigan, and newly elected Mayor of the City of Moonee Valley, Cr Ben Opie. Guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast listening to a variety of Australian music from Ross Gillard and Sandra Ivin The “Made in Australia Competition” again created great interest. Graeme McTaggart from Essendon Probus was the winner of the hamper donated by Boundy’s Supermarkets which was presented by Roger Priestley. The Stan Morrison Industry Award was presented to Cooks Wrought Iron, a small company who have been in business in Essendon for 150 years. Alan Cook was delighted to accept this award. Our guest speaker Bernard Saundry from Victoria Racing gave a very interesting and entertaining speech about racing in Australia including how it had grown, the numbers making a living in the industry and some of the economic benefits. His talk was interspersed with historical references and he finished by showing a short video highlighting the impact of jockeys Roy Higgins and Scobie Breasley, trainer Bart Cummings and commentator Johnny Tapp. Gerry Noonan, who obtained the services of Bernard, presented him with the usual plaque of recognition and thanked him for his contribution. President Kevin then closed the breakfast by thanking Ron and Moira McFarlane for their excellent organization and running of this event and lastly to all who worked and contributed to make this another great day for the Lions Club of Essendon.

Moonee Valley Festival – 25 FEBRUARY
Lions Club of Essendon will be out in force with their Sausage Sizzle and Information Day at the Festival. It is hoped that the Information Day can raise awareness of the diverse range of Lions fundraising activities and achievements. Come along and say ˜Hello!”

Trivia Night – 28 APRIL
Lions Club of Essendon will be holding a Trivia Night at Windy Hill commencing at 7pm. Proceeds of the evening will assist the newly formed Moonee Valley Youth Brass Band. Further details to follow.

Monthly Sausage Sizzle – Don’t forget our monthly Sausage Sizzle outside Harvey Norman’s Highpoint Homemaker Centre held on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Gala Dinner
Following the success of our Inaugural Gala Dinner last October, we are now looking forward to showcasing more of our local businesses as sponsors at our second Annual Gala Dinner to be held later in the year. We would be very pleased to hear from prominent local businesses who would like to offer sponsorship at this wonderful Essendon event, or donate quality goods for the auctions, raffles and silent auctions. Further details about this Gala night will be posted shortly. Please contact Lion Robyn Falloon on 9331 0043 or email for more information.

More Information about Lions……. Contact our Secretary Lion Ken Taylor 9337 7568 or visit our website at

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