HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH,
SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH
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
Our district convention is now very close and the
committee is working hard,as always, to provide a great
pleasure. I hope to see you
there and I know you will have
a great time.
You will be aware that our
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month
WEST LION October Edition
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IN THE COMPANY OF THE CUP
CITY OF PERTH LIONS CLUB
By Halina Young
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
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.
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
YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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
Lion John is a retired
Westpac Bank State Manager
who also served 36 years
Australian Army Reserve – including several postings in
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
Photo on left from the Augusta Margaret River Mail
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
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
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
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
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.
Secretary, Dalwallinu Lions Club (0428642005)
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.
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
DRYANDRA WOODLAND VILLAGE
City of Perth
City of Perth
City of Perth
Announcing the 2015-16
Peace Poster Contest Theme
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
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
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— email@example.com
TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2015
The Lion’s Den
Gibson Park Community Centre
Gibson Ave. Padbury
Gates open 10.30 am
With Champagne Included
Tea & Coffee
(All Other Drinks BYO)
For Bookings and Enquiries :
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
“As she’s grown older it’s gotten more difficult,” Ms Wallace
L to R Lion Les Hill Project Coordinator, Alan Smith Director
“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
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
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
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!
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
(H) 08 9583 3226
(M) 0418 947 345