Lions Club of Victor Harbor & Port Elliot
Service From the Heart
Welcome to our beautiful sponsored puppy “Victor”. His story begins with his birthday on the 13th June 2023 at ALHD Breeding Centre to mother “Poppy”.
His training began within 8 weeks of being in the centre. Victor was exposed to wearing a collar, being brushed, having his nails trimmed, ears cleaned and being handled from a very young age. To succeed in our world he has been exposed to sounds at very low levels and increased over time. These sounds include the television, radio, children’s toys that play music, loud male & female voices to traffic noise, rain, thunder and dogs barking. He has slowly been introduced to the outside world in the puppy play area at ALHD to freely investigate, manipulate and interact with small and safe obstacles. Victor has been introduced to sitting or standing for treats and encouraged to be calm around people to prevent jumping or attention seeking behaviour. Crate training has been introduced to ensure Victor is conditioned to going in and out of the crate by choice and not being scared of the door being closed.
On Tuesday 8th August was an exciting day when Victor went into his foster home. The foster carer came to ALHD training centre to collect Victor which took just over an hour as Mary from the Puppy Team and Laura from the Medical Alert team needed to go over the care and training of Victor with Pam Victor’s foster carer. It was lovely seeing the excitement when Pam met Victor for the first time.
Thank you to everyone involved with ALHD for all the work you do with these beautiful puppies. Watch this space for updates of pictures and information on Victor. We will all be lining up for puppy cuddles…💕🐾💕
Certainly can’t miss those beautiful blue eyes… Our October update from ALHD on Victor’s progress is an interesting read.
Thank you ALHD and Foster Pam for all the work you do with Victor…what a little star😍
Our Club Meetings
WORK MEETING – First Tuesday every month 6.30 for 7.00 pm at the Gospel Centre, George Main Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia (opposite the Victor Harbor High School, parking available at the Civic Centre) and
DINNER MEETINGS – Third Tuesday of every month are held at the Crown Hotel (2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia). If you are a visiting Lion and wish to come to a dinner meeting, please contact our Secretary or President.
Handover Dinner June 20th 2023
Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions held their annual Handover dinner on the 20th June at the Middleton Tavern. Following a delicious meal presented to us by by the Tavern…thank you very much, the business of the evening commenced. The Club and invited guests reflected on the sad passing of our respected President Brain Yuill, on the 24th February 2023.
District Governor Ruth Pearsons was in attendance for the evening and commenced proceedings by handing over the gavel of office to Acting President Ashlea Farrell. District Governor Ruth Pearsons then proceeded to perform the induction of President Ashlea Farrell and the new Board.
Victor Harbor & Port Elliot Lions were honoured to welcome Brian Yuill’s sons Skye and Shae to our celebrations. It was with great pleasure to present the Melvin Jones Fellowship award in honour of their late father’s commitment to the work and friendship, not just in our community and Victor Harbor & Port Elliot lions but also to a number of other communities that Brian was a member of during his lifetime.
Check out the About Us page to find out more about this dynamic, effective club where there is fellowship, good times, meeting people, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development.