Lions District Q3 Convention 2017 celebrating LIONS CLUBS PROUD HISTORY AND BRIGHT FUTURE

29th September to 1st October
Your Hosts Cecil Plains & Dalby Lions welcoming  You to celebrate LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL and LIONS CLUBS AUSTRALIA – PROUD HISTORY and A BRIGHT FUTURE

Leos in Dalby – Q3 Convention 2017


As promised, the Q3 District Convention in Dalby was an absolute blast.
Leos from Brisbane set off on the long road trip to Dalby on Friday. After many laughs, Maccas stopovers and lovely views of the countryside, we all arrived at Dalby’s Our Lady of the Southern Cross school. We were greeted by all the Lions, Lionesses and guests of Lions at the Friday dinner, and ate the delicious food that was provided to us.
During the opening ceremony, Leo Emily read out the Leo Objects, we watched the Flag Ceremony, and paid our respects to members of the Lions’ family who are now in higher service.
On Saturday, Traudi Krampl had generously offered to get kayaks for one of our activities, so after a bit of searching at the weir, we hopped in the kayaks. We had a lovely time out on the water (and many heated races).
We all gathered back at the school for the Leo Forum. Topics of discussion were Leo of the Year, the 2018 Queensland State Leo Conference, and a talk given by Grace Walker on how to answer interview questions. We ended with an ice-breaker game of throwing many balls around the room at once, to the detriment of everyone’s coordination.
In the afternoon, the Leos embarked on their scavenger hunt adventure. All Leos were incredibly grateful to all the work and effort that went into organising this hunt for them, and we all had an awesome time searching around Dalby and deciphering clues.
That night, the Leos attended the Gatsby Dinner. Everyone got dressed up and enjoyed the food, fireworks, and DJ that was firing up the dance floor. Many a nutbush later, some remaining Lions were very kind to drive us back to our accommodation.
On our final day in Dalby, we had the same idea as every other Lion – breakfast at Maccas. We then listened to various youth discussions and speeches, and a few of our own friends talk about youth and service. We were also very touched by a Youth In Search presentation, creating conversation on how we can further help the organisation.
After the closing ceremony, we all gathered to tally the points from the scavenger hunt. It was a draw between two teams, to the disappointment of the more competitive team.
Then we said our final goodbyes and drove back to Brisbane in the rainy weather.
Overall, the Leos had a wonderful time.
All the Leos that attended the District convention this year would like to thank District Governor Engelbert Krampl, Lion Traudi Krampl, the Lions Clubs of Cecil Plains and Dalby, everyone who helped organise the Leos’ activities, and clubs who sponsored Leos to go to Dalby this year.
Without all of you, our trip could not have been the great one it was.
-By Emily,
President of Ashgrove/ The Gap Leos Club, Secretary of QSLC.

Dalby is getting ready for Convention


Leos in Dalby – Blog #1

(Leos having a ball at the 2017 Queensland State Leo Conference)

Leos in Dalby – Blog #1

In just a few weeks’ time, the Leos of Brisbane (and beyond) will take the Q3 Dalby Convention by storm.
Leos, who are a youth service project of their sponsoring Lions Club, are incredibly important. Not only are they there to help and support their Lions, like the Lions do us, but they work hard to organise all their own service and fundraising activities, and have a lot of fun along the way.
For every Lions Club thinking of creating a Leo Club, not only does it give youth a chance to give back to the community, but helps to develop them into confident, cool people (after all, LEO stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity).
And we have great examples of this, from some very special Leos in our own district!
Grace Walker, who is the founder of Ashgrove/ The Gap Leo Club and Australian Leo of the Year for 2016-17, has just been awarded the International Leo of the Year award for 2017-18. She has also been on an international Youth Exchange, a leader at our own international camps, and is currently Secretary of her club.
We also have Jesse Pascoe, our current Australian Leo of the Year. He is also the Secretary of the Aspley Leo Club, assistant to the Q3 Leo Chairman, President of the Queensland State Leo Council, and Youth Representative on the MD201 Management Group. That’s a lot of titles!
These two are great examples of what Leos can achieve, like all the other Leos who make our District proud. And the only way to meet these Q3 Leos is to come to Dalby.
And in Dalby, Leos are going to have a blast.
We’ve got many awesome activities lined up for all the Leos that come, including a scavenger hunt, Gatsby night, interesting youth forums, and maybe even laser skirmish!
All the while, we get to discover Dalby, all the cool people who live and will visit there, and best of all, will meet Leos from all over the district.
This is very important to us – a lot of Leos in the Q3 District (and beyond) have become good friends through seeing each other, and travelling together, at conventions and conferences around Australia. Not only do you build your network of Leos that could lend your club a helping hand, but you also make a bunch of friends that make volunteering so fulfilling.
Need more convincing to come to Dalby with us? We have our own accommodation, and we basically have to road trip there, and who doesn’t like a good excuse for a road trip?
So if this convention seems like your thing, then come with us to Dalby. We guarantee you won’t be disapointed.
(And don’t forget to register before the 10th September for a discount on your costs!)
(From the 2017 Queensland State Leo Conference – if you want awesome experiences like this with us, then come along!)
See you there!
Emily Conn,
President of Ashgrove/ The Gap Leos Club, and Secretary of 2018 QSLC.

Convention Venue

Our Lady of the Southern Cross College
2 Nicholson Street, Dalby 4405
Dalby Showground Pavilion – District Governors Banquet

District Governors Banquet

Some surprises on the night will await you

” Lions Iced Cake Auction” a great entertainment on the night
 Broken River Mining a Lions club member of Cecil Plains donated a quality Opal.
  This fantastic piece of Australian  Beauty will be auctioned on the night.
We have a special donation of a replica vintage car for auction.
This model was handcrafted and donated by Barry Weier in recognition of 100 yrs of Lions International and 70 years Lions in Australia  to the District Q3 Convention in Dalby, September 2017
vinage car

This is not all —- more surprises on the night —-

Accommodation in Dalby

When making bookings you may ask for a discount as members of the Lions Convention but this will be at the discretion of the manager.

link to accommodation website Dalby

Please email : cecilplainsdalby2017@gmail.com
(title email: accommodation)
Lion Kris Chard   Phone 0407 622 571

Historic Places to visit

Bus Tour of the Region with Mayor Paul McVeigh
1st October 2017

– Bus will leave at 2.05pm,  Convention Venue
–  Visiting Cotton Warehouse,
–  Farm Tour
– Stop Over at Historical Jimbour House
– There will be 49 seats (50 with the Mayor).
– Complementary afternoon tea at Pips and Cherries Bell.
– Bus should be back at Convention Venue by 6pm at the latest.
– RSVP – Close Wednesday, 27th September at 5pm.
– Firsts in get to go on the free bus tour.

Friday 29th September 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Dance Lessons at the Dalby Lion Den,  11 North Street
Get a perfect dance routine for Saturday Night, or just come along and have fun.


Dalby Visitor Information Centre   www.ourwesterndowns.com
Jimbour House,
  Jondaryan Woolshed , Miles Historic Village,
Pioneer Park Museum Dalby
Historic Homestead in Cecil Plains “follow the  Ludwig Leichardt expedition trail”. 40 km south of Dalby. Historic Station Cemetery.
Fossicking in Chinchilla
Many more interesting places to visit.
Restaurants and cafes  with good food and friendly country hospitality will tantalise  your taste buds.

Many fishing spots to discover.
The Bunya Mountains are only a short drive away  www.bunyamountains.com.au

Cecil Plains

Jondaryan Woolshed & Bunya Mountains

Convention Sponsors

A big THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors


SponsorMajor Sponsorship $1000-2 banners in display/ Logo at events/Business name promoted on Convention book and during the event /time allowed to speak at the convention /a display if required.
Gold Sponsor – $500 1 banner on display/ Business name promoted in convention book and during the event/ Invitation to attend open sessions.
Silver Sponsor- $250- 1 flag/ Business name promoted in convention book and during the event.
Special sponsor – can arrange something for you e.g. sponsorship of lunches, in kind assistance, etc.
All participants will be receiving a convention satchel – space is available for samples and information from our local district and businesses.



Food and Fiber

The Darling Downs has the most fertile soil, producing Wheat, Barley, Cotton, Legumes.
Rolling hills with cattle grazing and flat plains changing with the seasons crops developing