www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 DISTRICT WE SERVE lionsdistrict201w1@gmail.com NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH DG’S DESPATCH Welcome again to this issue of the District newsletter. September has been a busy time in the district. I started the month in Sydney at Council of Governors meeting and then I travelled to the ANZI Forum in Auckland,New Zealand. I have now attended three of these Forums and I always get many new insights in to the work of Lions Clubs International, not just in our part of the world, but all over the many areas in which we serve . Next year the ANZI forum will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia between the 2nd and the 4th of September. If you need a holiday and would also like to find out more about our great organization, pencil in the dates now and start planning. The team has also completed most of the club visits on behalf of Lions Head Office and we have had a lot of great things to report back. This does not mean that the work is finished as we also have many other aspects of district administration to carry out. This is also an opportune time for the clubs to also have a look at how they are travelling and if you have commenced some of the plans that you have put in place and if you need to ask for some assistance with membership or leadership development in your club. The best time to start this is yesterday as it is always a good idea to keep an eye on all aspects of your club and member care and be open to new ideas and methods. Our district convention is now very close and the committee is working hard,as always, to provide a great weekend of information, fellowship, business and pleasure. I hope to see you there and I know you will have a great time. You will be aware that our International Centennial celebration is now in full swing. Much information is being shared and the District and Official Publication of Lions District 201W1 EDITOR RICHARD TUNMER PO Box 2524 Malaga WA 6944 (M) 0415 089 938(H) (08) 9209 1358 email : richardjill@bigpond.com. OCTOBER 2015 the Multiple district are putting plans in place to celebrate and also to assist the clubs to join in the party with the projects they carry out in their communities. As I am also the District Centennial Chairman, I am having some promotional material made for use over the next few years to highlight our value to the world community in the past and into our future. All the clubs will be receiving some exciting news early in October regarding a major Multiple district promotion and I hope that a number of clubs in our District can join in. Until next time DG Colin Heap “Building Lives Through Service” DG Colin officiating at the Claremont Nedlands Changeover. WHATS INSIDE 2| City of Perth Melbourne Cup 3| Hearing Dog Sheldon 4| Canning City Lions 5| Kalgoorlie Lions Club & Convention 2015 Guest Speaker PDG John Muller 6| Dalwallinu Lions Club 7| Youth Exchange, Dryandra & New Members 8| District Convention News 9| Whitford Lions Club Melbourne Cup Lunch 10| Peel Valley Lions Club Country Music Awards 11| District 201 W2 News 12| Centennial Awards DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION October Edition COPY DEADLINE Passed A Colour Copy of this Newsletter can be requested through your Club Secretary. Alternatively can be accessed Electronically through our website. http://201w1.lions.org.au/dg%20newsletters 1
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IN THE COMPANY OF THE CUP CITY OF PERTH LIONS CLUB By Halina Young 2
IN THE COMPANY OF THE CUP CITY OF PERTH LIONS CLUB  By Halina Young  2
Hearing Dog Sheldon Sheldon was delivered to a very delighted new owner, Cherie Amundsen on Monday August 31 st. He is a delightful, friendly, Labrador/Deerhound cross. The sponsoring Club is Stirling Lions and they are all geared up to take on their new role as monitors under the leadership on Lion Margaret Coyle. The trainers who came with Sheldon stayed for the week and put him and Cherie, through their paces, making sure that Cherie was confident in settling Sheldon into his tasks. When the trainers left, the Lions carried on monitoring and assisting with any problems. The dog must alert his owner to such things as the doorbell, smoke alarm, phone and a baby crying. (Cherie babysits for a relative). The Lions will help Cherie for the next Three times a week for the next three months. By all accounts Sheldon has settled in well. Cherie is a delightful owner and enjoys and going out and plays Championship Darts. She intends to take the dog with her to Adelaide for a championship. She says it has made her much more confident and that it is a “love match”. We have had 22 Hearing Dogs delivered to W.A. The last one was 2 or 3 years ago. There is a dog in Wylcatcham which was delivered 11 years ago and is still working with his owner. PDG Sandra Laundy, Hearing Projects Chairman. At centre rear is dog trainer Darren Coldwell. Front are Lions Richard Cox and Margaret Coyle. Cherie Amundsen, Lynne from St Vincent De Paul, Lion Don McCarroll and dog Trainer Mary Knight. To the right seated is Lion Margaret Coyle, with Cherie Amundsen and dog Sheldon. EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARDS This prestigious Award is designed to acknowledge and recognise members of the community who are not Lions who serve their communities. The object of the award is to nurture and promote the principles of good citizenship by due recognition of Service to Others. To those who through practice and example to others, promote the principles of Good Citizenship. To those who in promoting these principles foster and encourage mutual understanding among the various segments in our community. Importantly, to those who through personal sacrifice on their part and through care and devotion give service to the Needs of Others. There is no cost to individual clubs and a beautiful wooden shield is presented to the recipient. If your club is interested in nominating a member of your community please contact Jill Middlemass 9342 0999 3
Hearing Dog Sheldon Sheldon was delivered to a very delighted new owner, Cherie Amundsen on Monday August 31 st. He is a d...
LIONS CLUB OF CANNING CITY LSSF Half Marathon 9th August 2015 Report We were invited again by the Lions Save Site Foundation Half Marathon Committee to provide a Sausage Sizzle for the athletes at this year’s event. I would like to thank the following Lions for getting up very early on a cold Sunday morning to help out Lions Colin, Fraser, Peter F, Chris G, Alysha and President Mary. Lion Les LSSF ½ Marathon Committee Chairman. First runner across the finish line 1st VDG Michael Wolf addressing the Canning City meeting on behalf of DG Colin DISTRICT CONVENTION 2015 LUCKY 150TH REGISTRANT WINNER Congratulations to Lion Jannete from the Whitfords Lions Club. Jannete will receive a refund for our Saturday evening function - Colin’s Rocking the Swan Valley. Lions McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE 4
LIONS CLUB OF CANNING CITY LSSF Half Marathon 9th August 2015 Report We were invited again by the Lions Save Site Foundati...
Lion Fran Bridges from the Lions Club of Kalgoorlie receiving her life membership certificate. CONVENTION 2015 PDG JOHN MULLER OAM GUEST SPEAKER SATURDAY PDG John is married to Lion Shirley, his wife of 46 years, and they have been blessed with 3 children & 5 “Grandies”. Lion John is a retired Westpac Bank State Manager who also served 36 years concurrently in the Australian Army Reserve – including several postings in Defence Recruiting. John has been a Lion for 26 years and was District Governor of Lions District 201Q2 in 2009-10, leading the District out of Transition with 4 New Clubs Chartered (he was “hands on” with all 4 clubs) and a net Membership Growth of 134 in his year. John has been an LCI accredited New Club Consultant since 2010 and has conducted numerous New Club Workshops across Australia resulting in the Charter of 15 new clubs. He was appointed GMT Area Leader MD201 in July 2012 and since July 2014 is now also the Multiple District Membership Coordinator following the amalgamation of these 2 roles.. John was recognised for service to his local community as Citizen of The Year in 2008, has received numerous Lions Awards including 100% District Governor’s Award, 4 International Presidents Medals, is a Key Member having personally sponsored 88 new Lions, and is a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. He was also awarded the Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) for his services to the military. Photo on left from the Augusta Margaret River Mail 5
Lion Fran Bridges from the Lions Club of Kalgoorlie receiving her life membership certificate.  CONVENTION 2015 PDG JOHN M...
DALWALLINU LIONS CLUB The members of the Dalwallinu Lions Club have been quietly ‘hunting and gathering’ since my last TL report. Members have been involved in the Shire’s Townscape Focus group over the past year and are pleased to see the Shire’s planned works in process, to upgrade Richardson Park to create a new landscape to celebrate both agriculture and local flora and to act as a social and cultural space for locals and tourists alike. The Lions ran this year’s Bush Breakfast again and would like to thank all who donated home-made bread and jams. All who joined in for the morning of billy tea, open fire cooked toast, eggs and bacon with a top up of toast and homemade jams, said it brought back memories of bygone years when visiting grandparents and family times. Thank you to the Lion members who set up and ran the morning. This last weekend, we took the Lion Food Van down to Moora Show at their invitation, to sell our famous Lion Burgers, Chicken Wraps and refreshments. It turned out to be quite cold throughout the day which boded well for us selling Tea/Coffee and Hot Chocolate drinks and Vince was under the pump cooking burgers on the barbecue especially throughout the lunch break with the ladies in the van selling around 130 Lion Burgers and a number of Chicken wraps. Many who came to buy, said that they remembered how delicious our burgers were last year and had to come a buy another this year. Thank you to community members who have been collecting their aluminium cans and placing them in the Lions collection woolpack at the old Dalwallinu Windscreen location and Wubin Trading. Thank you to Bridgestone Tyres for allowing us to relocate the town woolpack which is now placed at the front corner of their building. Monies raised from our can collecting has benefited Lions Save Sight Foundation, The Nepal Disaster Appeal, The Cancer Ability Centre and we have just posted off a $250 donation to the Royal Flying Doctors from the last delivery of cans to Auscon in Perth. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Auscon for their generous support, giving us top-dollar/kilo for our cans. Thanks to Brett at Auscon Scrap Metal for his efficiency and speed in emptying the packs so we can bring them back to Dalwallinu to refill. A few photos to show you the process. Vince and I are quite fascinated when watching their huge crusher demolish a full woolpack of cans and spit out this square compacted mass to be stacked. Please keep supporting our can collection and if you have a large collection at home, your needing to move, please give us a call and we can collect. Dalwallinu Lions meet on the second Tuesday of every Month at the Creative Arts Building in Dalwallinu commencing at 7pm. Please give me a call if you would like more information about what the Dalwallinu Lions are involved in and how our club runs. We are an active, happy-go-lucky group of people, enjoying fellowship…..good times……meeting people…..building lasting friendships……service to the community and learning new skills. There are no age limits with member’s ages ranging from the teens, as Leos through to Lions in their 20’s and older. Gaining leadership and personal development are only a few of the many benefits of being a member of a Lions Club, the worlds largest and most active service club organization in the world. Robyn Bryant Secretary, Dalwallinu Lions Club (0428642005) 6
DALWALLINU LIONS CLUB The members of the Dalwallinu Lions Club have been quietly    hunting and gathering    since my last...
WELCOME New Members Lions Youth Exchange Program Seeking host families for 10 Malaysian female youth aged 16‑18 years 19 December 2015 – 21 January 2016 Please contact Lion Helen Dalgleish, District YE Chairperson (W2) if your family or Club has any queries or is able to host one or more Malaysian youth exchangees. Email: helend222@hotmail.com. September 2015 A current director vacancy exists on the Board of Lions Dryandra Woodland Village due to the sad passing of Lion Les Hunter until 31st June 2017. This directorship of 3 years, will be a vacancy at your upcoming 2015 W1 convention. You will need to nominate from the floor at convention as nomination dates have closed If you have thought of taking on something outside of club level and would like to become part of the board which meet on a Saturday morning once a month and maybe staying on for the weekend to help out with maintenance work and great Saturday night fellowship then give Chairman Bob Whitney a call. Ph: (08) 9470 9474 Mobile: 0400 709 474 NAME SPONSOR CLUB PAULINE SONG DRYANDRA WOODLAND VILLAGE City of Perth JOHN YEO STANLEY FLETCHER AGOSTINO PIETRACATELLA STANLEY FLETCHER RANDY BAKER DIRK AVERY PATTY WILLIAMS ANTHONY TURNER KARENA CORY REGINALD SCOTT LORRAINE LOZ DEE FINCH THOMAS WEBB REGINALD SCOTT GREG DUCK JENNIFER MCGUIRE DR TRICIA BEAMAN SRAVAN VAZRALA MALCOLM GOW City of Perth City of Perth Claremont Nedlands Ellenbrook Karratha Dampier Karratha Dampier Karratha Dampier Maylands Yanchep Two Rocks Email: whitney@upnaway.com EDITORS CORNER Announcing the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest Theme Share Peace The new theme for the 2015-16 Lions International Peace Poster Contest is "Share Peace." Kits for the contest, which include the official guide and rules, flyers, stickers and certificates, go on sale in March. Lions clubs interested in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in their community should contact Cabinet Chairperson Carolyn Middleton at party.candles@bigpond.com I would like to ask all our clubs to consider appointing Public Relations Officer, if you do not have one, and to ask them to please contact me so we can set up lines of communications. Thank you to all clubs and District Officers for your contributions to the October Newsletter. A newsletter will be circulated in Digital Format which allows for a lot more content and picture clarity with no big files to download. A PDF copy can be downloaded from the Digital Brochure if required. We work in the field of hearing conservation and help the hearing impaired and deaf people in particular those who could not otherwise afford what is required. With the mutual support and cooperation of the Ear Science |institute Australia (ESIA), we assist the expansion and development of audiological and medical services in respect of both treatment and prevention for the hearing impaired persons at the Lions Hearing Clinics. We are happy to receive donations of funds and used hearing aids. PO Box 159 GREENWOOD WA 6924 DONATIONS 4 Avignon Vista, Yalyalup WA 6280 SCREENING BUS BOOKINGS— lionshf@gmail.com 7
WELCOME New Members  Lions Youth Exchange Program  Seeking host families for 10 Malaysian female youth aged 16   18 years ...
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2015 At The Lion’s Den Gibson Park Community Centre Gibson Ave. Padbury Gates open 10.30 am Delicious Lunch With Champagne Included Tea & Coffee (All Other Drinks BYO) Entry Fee For Bookings and Enquiries : Tel: 94091014 or. 95620384 jack.lecras@ozemail.com.au stray@brightontown.com.au 9
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2015 At The Lion   s Den Gibson Park Community Centre Gibson Ave. Padbury  Gates open 10.30 am Delici...
PEEL VALLEY LIONS CLUB COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Since 1994 the Peel Valley Lions Club has sought out and honoured a country music personality who has given voluntary service to the community through his/her connection with the genre. Over the 22 years of the Award, recipients have included singers, songwriters, musicians and those who work tirelessly behind the scenes – and invariably they are quiet achievers who have never sought recognition or superlatives for their charity and community efforts. President Anne Sanders has announced that nominations for the 2016 award are now being accepted and anybody may nominate someone (via your local Lions Club) who they think are deserving of the recognition. “Anyone with a country music connection who has given of their time and talent to assist charity through their music is eligible,” Anne Sanders said. “It may be someone who entertains members of their community, works on major country music fundraising events, and something as simple as giving their time for free to help out in caring and support programs.” Nominees don’t have to be Lions Club members but nominations need to be made through your local Lions Club and must be made in writing to: The Secretary, Peel Valley Lions Club, PO Box 957, Tamworth, NSW, 2340 or via email to secretarypeelvalleylions@gmail.com and need to be in by December 18, 2015. A panel will sift through the nominations and the 23rd Peel Valley Lions Club Australian Country Music Service Award will be presented during the 44th Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2016. The recipient will receive a one-off trophy crafted by respected artist Fred Hillier and will also be given the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive a $500 donation on his/her behalf from Peel Valley Lions Club. Enquiries should be directed to Terry Hill on (02) 6765 6042 or email terryanddihill@bigpond.com Previous recipients include: 1994 - Bruce Moser, Vic. 1995 - Rocky Page, SA. 1996 - Olive Bice, Vic. 1997 – Lorraine Pfitzner, NSW. 1998 – Carol Lockhart, NSW. 1999 – Desree-Ilona Crawford, Qld. 2000 - Merle & Graeme Gillis, Vic. 2001 – Shirley Llewellyn, NSW. 2002 – Bob Gray, NSW. 2003 – Peter Sheahan, Vic. 2004 – Peg & Ivan Spann, Qld. 2005 – Johnny Doyle, Vic. 2006 – Noel Smith, SA. 2007 – Frank Turton, SA. L to R John Everingham (Kingscliff Lions), Paul Ensby (Winner) & Terry Hill (Peel Valley Lions) 2008 – Brian Letton, NSW. 2009 – Kay Willis/ Barry Johnston, NSW. 2010 – Chris Doyle, Qld. 2011 –‘ Bidge’ Boyd ,Vic 2012 – ‘Cactus’ Martens, S.A. 2013—Murray Mac, S.A 10
PEEL VALLEY LIONS CLUB COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Since 1994 the Peel Valley Lions Club has sought out and honoured a country mu...
DISTRICT 201 W2 NEWS PINJARRA LIONS PUT BUMS ON SEATS Pinjarra club member Lion Les Hill noticed many people, some elderly and some young mothers with children, were having to stand while waiting for buses on the town bus route. He put it to the Pinjarra Lions that we purchase 10 bus seats. Club members agreed to the proposal. It was then put to the Shire of Murray and after much discussion as to what seats etc were to be purchased the project was well under way. Pinjarra Lions then put in an application for matching funds from the Australian Lions Foundation. It has all now come to fruition with the Shire of Murray placing the seats. Pictured on the right top is one of the seats with signage for Australian Lions Foundation. Lions Club of Pinjarra (Inc) and Shire of Murray. MARGARET RIVER LIONS CLUB NEW CARPORT When Rebecca Wallace found out that the Margaret River Lions were going to build her family a new car port she let out a few tears. Raising a daughter with chromosome deletion has its challenges and just being able to get Piper in and out of the car, Piper’s favourite place to be, has meant the world to Ms Wallace. Having the covered car port makes it easier to get Piper in and out of the car in wet weather and allowed a ramp to be built leading to the house which means no more pulling wheelchairs upstairs. “As she’s grown older it’s gotten more difficult,” Ms Wallace L to R Lion Les Hill Project Coordinator, Alan Smith Director said. “I used to just lift her up but she’s too big now.” of Shire Technical Services , Shire President Wally Barrett and Pinjarra Lions President Phil Gable. “She needs more and more use of her wheel chair. It’s going “They are such a deserving family and wonderful people.” to save my back from pulling her up the stairs.” The ramp build through a disability funding provider but a concrete base was needed in order to start construction which. Ms Wallace’s friend Danielle Parish reached out to the local Lion’s club for help and it was not long before planning for the car port was underway. When she found out about the shed from Lions representative Brian Prendergast she cried a little knowing how much easier it would be for both of them. “It will allow Piper to get out and about more.”“Rather than being a prisoner in her own home.” The Lions club lobbied for the $18,000 needed to build the car port and the local suppliers ensured the car port construction was managed over 12 months. “In 26 years of Lions this is one of the most satisfying projects I have been involved with,” acting Lions president Brian Prendergast said. L to R Rebecca Wallace, Piper Wallace & acting Lion President Brian Prendegast. With the new carport behind them. 11
DISTRICT 201 W2 NEWS PINJARRA LIONS PUT BUMS ON SEATS Pinjarra club member Lion Les Hill noticed many people, some elderly...
The Centennial Celebration is bringing Lions around the world together to celebrate our 100th anniversary. Here are three great ways that you and your club can join the celebration this year and throughout the Centennial Celebration:  Lead through Service by hosting at least one Centennial Service Challenge project in each of our service areas of youth, vision, hunger and the environment. Be sure to report your Centennial projects on MyLCI to earn a banner patch for each year that your club participates.  Invite for Impact by setting a club goal of inviting at least 3 new members to join your club. You and your club can earn limited-edition awards in the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards for inviting new members and helping to sponsor a new club. Connect with Community by planning a Centennial Community Legacy Project. Celebrate 100 years of Lions by identifying a special project that will make a lasting impact in your community. Look forward to receiving more information about developing your own Legacy Project. Download the Centennial Celebration Flyer and share it with your club today! Let's work together to make the Centennial Celebration a big success! Sincerely, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada Worldwide Week of Service in Sight Join us on October 4-10 for the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight. Download the club flyer for this special Centennial Service Challenge event and share it with your club today. Be sure to report your projects on MyLCI and use the hashtag #Lions100 when you post Centennial projects and photos on social media! Please direct all enquiries to: PDG Neil F Saunders Lions Cancer Institute PO Box 2195 MANDURAH WA 6210 (H) 08 9583 3226 (M) 0418 947 345 DC, 12
The Centennial Celebration is bringing Lions around the world together to celebrate our 100th anniversary. Here are three ...