Monthly newsletter with club and District projects.

www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 WE SERVE lionsdistrict201w1@gmail.com NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH OCTOBER 2016 “Mikes Meanderings” International Presidents Visit Welcome to the October edition of Mikes meanderings. The DG Team has now visited 37 Lions clubs and 2 Lioness clubs. Thank you to you all for your kind hospitality. We love to get out to meet clubs and wow what a lot of diverse projects are being done. District Governors Michael and Mary-Anne Wolf (W1) and Terry and Maxine Collinson (W2) hosted the International President, Chancellor Bob Corlew. We were joined by International Director Tony Benbow and Council Chairman Rodd Chignell. Unfortunately, Lion Dianne Corlew could not be with us as she was with her daughter awaiting the birth of their Grandchild. DG Terry Collinson W2 and I were very proud to host International President Chancellor Bob Corlew on behalf of the Lions of Western Australia from the 9 September to the 13 September 16. We had an action packed 4 days including visiting clubs to view Centennial Service Projects in action. To meet and greet lions at the Cocktail Reception on Saturday 10 September and at Burswood Park on Sunday 11th which was open to all WA Lions and public to meet the President. We arranged a visit to the Lions Eye Institute, Hearing Institute and the Alzheimer's Research Foundation on Monday 12th followed by attending the Wanneroo Lions meeting who hosted 7 other clubs to meet IP Bob. On Tuesday 13th he met the Speaker of the House at Parliament House, followed by a visit to Freo and a famous fish and chips lunch. He later attended a W2 Combined Club visit – South Perth, Booragoon and Freemantle. Both DG Terry (W2) and myself thank all the wonderful Lions of WA who made this possible for the International Presidents visit to have gone off so well. IP Bob arrived late on Friday night the 9th September and was greeted by the Team. We got away to an early start on Saturday with a visit to Duncraig Lions club to see an environmental centenary project in full swing. We also got to meet 2 outgoing exchange students, one had been to Japan at the beginning of the year and the about to go to Europe in December as well as a Child of Courage and they were all thrilled to meet IP Bob. We then headed for Kings Park and a guided tour and lunch at the “Botanical”. After lunch IP Bob planted 2 Jarrah trees at the Lions Club of Bull Creek Memorial Centre. The day concluded with a formal reception hosted by the 2 DG’s. Big day, but a most memorable one. Continues on page two - Preparations are well underway for the All that Glitters Convention in Kalgoorlie, be sure to get those registration forms in, time is running out. A reminder that our Key note speaker is PIP Barry Palmer, make the most of this opportunity to meet him. Yours in Lionism DG Michael L to R District Governor 201 W1 Michael Wolf, International - Serve Humanity and Enjoy President Chancellor Bob Corlew and 2nd Vice District Governor Luen Chicote. Fellowship 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. DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION August 2016 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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INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT CHANCELLOR BOB CORLEW VISIT TO PERTH AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sunday started with a chilly meet and greet of the Lions of WA in the grounds at Burswood. It was great to see 2 of our projects in action where IP Bob inspected the Lions Cancer Screening bus and the Lions Hearing Bus. IP Bob got to ride the “Ellenbrook Express” their kiddies train. Thank you to the Foundations for their displays, and also to the Lions who cooked hot dogs and burgers, well done. Thank you to those Lions who attended. The day continued with a tour of Perth’s famous beaches, and was later capped off with a fabulous dinner in the Atrium at Burswood. Monday was all about the business of Lions with a full program of visits to the following:Lions Eye Institute - hosted by Lions Save Sight Ear Science Institute / Lions Hearing Clinics – hosted by Lions Hearing Foundation McCusker Alzheimers Foundation – hosted by members of the foundation researchers. The visits included guided tours of the research facilities as well as the instituted themselves. We had in-depth discussion on interactive research between the Foundations and worldwide advances of practices and treatments. Thank you to our medical teams who took time out of their busy schedules to demonstrate their current research. We are indeed proud to be a part of these essential projects. The day concluded with a Club Visit to Wanneroo Club supported with attendance from several other District W1 Clubs eight clubs in total were represented, twelve if you include the IP, ID, CC and W2’s clubs. A great effort. Thank you to Wanneroo for putting on this great event. Tuesday was scheduled for a meet and greet to Parliament House. We met briefly with the Speaker of the House followed by a quick visit of the Parliamentary Chambers. Business of the day prevented interaction with other members of either House. The additional time was pleasantly spent with a relaxing visit and lunch at Fisherman’s Harbour in Fremantle. Tuesday evening included a very pleasant visit to Lions South Perth in conjunction with Lions Booragoon, Lions Fremantle and other W2 Clubs. We were treated to entertainment from Lions Junior Band and a supper. The following few pages are an abbreviated pictorial account of his journey while he was in Perth. A more detailed version can be found in a special digital brochure that will developed to cover his visit in depth. Thank you to all Lions who have made such wonderful contributions, you have all made IP Bob’s visit such a memorable one. Please could you send through any photos or comment on Bob’s visit to Perth which will be used in the Digital Brochure that covers his visit in depth. NOTE FROM THE EDITOR - We were honoured to have a visit from our International President Chancellor Bob Corlew. Please visit our digital brochure for further coverage of International President visit to Perth for the first time in forty years. The following will be covered - Burswood Park, Wanneroo Dinner, visit to Parliament House and the South Perth Function 2
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT CHANCELLOR BOB CORLEW VISIT TO PERTH AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sunday started with a chilly meet and g...
DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB CENTENARY ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT Very special visitors at GPCC on Saturday 10th September. Lions International President Bob Corlew, International Director Tony Benbow, 201 Council Chairman Robb Chignell, W1 DG Mike Wolf and Lion Mary-Anne, W2 DG Terry Collinson and Lion Maxine were given a tour of the workshop and the newspaper recycling project. All enjoyed a delicious morning tea. Two outbound Lions Exchange students and a Children of Courage recipient were introduced to IP Bob. Representatives from Kingsley-Woodvale, Whitford Lions and Victoria Park also joined in. L to R DG 201W2 Terry Collinson, International Director Tony Benbow, Multiple District Chairperson DC Rodd Chignell, IP Chancellor Bob Corlew & DG 201W1 Michael Wolf & 2 Duncraig Lions. 3
DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB CENTENARY ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT Very special visitors at GPCC on Saturday 10th September. Lions Intern...
KINGS PARK VISIT Enjoying the Saturday afternoon at Kings Park. PDG Alan Hawkins below right was the horticulture adviser for the day. 4
KINGS PARK VISIT  Enjoying the Saturday afternoon at Kings Park. PDG Alan Hawkins below right was the horticulture adviser...
Lions Club of Bull Creek Memorial Centre 5
Lions Club of Bull Creek Memorial Centre  5
RECEPTION AT THE PARMELIA HILTON HOTEL 6
RECEPTION AT THE PARMELIA HILTON HOTEL  6
TROUBLE ON THE MEMBERSHIP FRONT Our District is in a whole heap of trouble on the Membership Front. This may impact in the near future on where we finish up. The Multiple District and International are looking seriously at the Multiple District and particularly at Districts in “Transition”. This District has been in transition for quite a number of years and it is way past the time when we should have turned it around. The chances are that the district may be redesigned and we could find ourselves in a totally new District that could be linked to the Northern Territory and Queensland Districts or to South Australian Districts or combination of all of these or even with W2. To rectify this situation, we need to grow our Clubs and District rapidly. The Challenge is for clubs to look very seriously at themselves, how they operate and look for opportunities in their areas to increase their activities and make projects more relative and relevant to community members. This will attract new members to our ranks. We must use every opportunity to recruit new members and make contact with prospective new members. Another challenge is for clubs to ensure their members are happy to improve our retention rates. Stop the Drops! Retaining members is an easy option along with recruiting. Starting new clubs in new developments and supporting these clubs to work in these new communities should also be considered. New clubs in New developments will allow that club to provide their community with their needs as they will understand what that community requires enabling both to grow. The situation should not be treated with negativity but considered as a challenge to meet and overcome. We have overcome adversity in the past and can do it again. Change with the times to development new ideas and a more active and younger membership. Change is a challenge on its own and we need to embrace it to achieve success. All clubs need to increase their total membership by an average of three to four in the first year. Then these new members and the original members can repeat the process in the succeeding year by an even larger amount. These are challenges that with determination and the desire to succeed can be achieved. New members allow the club to have new ideas and also new contacts which if developed can be self-perpetuating. Look at your communities and find out what they really need, invite members to join Lions Clubs to assist in providing those needs and keep your clubs developing and growing improving the amenity in the community. With these goals set and determination to achieve we can arrest the flow out of members and create an avalanche New Lions members bring enthusiasm, excitement, new ideas and of members coming in. another set of hands to help shape our communities. Some Recruiting ideas - General key messages  Membership tables at community fairs & shows. At Lions:  Letter drop or door knock in your community. o We serve where we live  Local paper with article on a project with photo o We are global  Post photos and reports on Lion activities on notice boards. o Where there is a need, there is a Lion  Distribute pamphlets or business cards with your meeting time and location, contact information and Web site address.  Have fun! When people see how rewarding it is to be a Lion, they’ll want to participate, too. o We are friends, neighbors and leaders o We help our communities to grow and thrive o We give 100 percent of our fundraising and donations to our causes o We do everything ourselves, we roll up our sleeves to help our local communities and our global network o We are rich in heritage and pride o We are proud our organisation is close to a century old and has a distinguished history of doing good works for the world o We are open and dedicated to many causes o Lions believe a community is what we make it o Being a part of something larger matters. Don’t despair, take the challenge and beat the odds. 7
TROUBLE ON THE MEMBERSHIP FRONT Our District is in a whole heap of trouble on the Membership Front. This may impact in the...
KALGOORLIE CONVENTION GUEST SPEAKERS PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT BARRY J. PALMER & GMT CONSTITUTIONAL AREA 7 LEADER PDG JOHN MULLER OAM Proudly Hosted By the Kalgoorlie Lions Club Barry J. Palmer, of Berowra, NSW, Australia, was elected president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 96th International Convention, held in Hamburg, Germany, July 5 through 9, 2013. Past President Palmer was a real estate company director. Registration forms - click this link - Kalgoorlie Convention Eddie Rochester Convention Secretary 90212223 0418954270 eddierochester@bigpond.com or goldfieldsconvention2016@gmail.com P.O. Box 477 Kalgoorlie W.A. 6433 A member of the Hornsby Lions Club since 1976, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, cabinet secretary, cabinet treasurer and district governor. He has served on numerous committees and as the Host Committee Chairperson for the 2010 Lions Clubs International Convention in Sydney, Australia. PDG John Muller 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 200910, 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. 8
KALGOORLIE CONVENTION GUEST SPEAKERS PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT BARRY J. PALMER   GMT CONSTITUTIONAL AREA 7 LEADER PDG J...
WANNEROO LIONS CLUB the Wanneroo Lions Club had the amazing honor of hosting a Welcome Back afternoon tea for the mighty Black Dog Riders. The riders had just finished a whopping 11 days of riding around WA to raise funds for mental health services and increase awareness of depression and suicide prevention. They had travelled all around WA, including Busselton, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Karratha, Carnarvon and Geraldton! CARNARVON LIONS CLUB Great night helping out at the Carnarvon Race Club Ball. Wasn't really working - we got to enjoy the great Army Band fantastic. Didn't realise rock & bagpipes would go together! 9
WANNEROO LIONS CLUB  the Wanneroo Lions Club had the amazing honor of hosting a Welcome Back afternoon tea for the mighty ...
LIONS CLUB OF WHITFORD The Lions Club of Whitford is proudly supporting our community by hiring out our mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushers at this years Perth Royal Show. 10
LIONS CLUB OF WHITFORD  The Lions Club of Whitford is proudly supporting our community by hiring out our mobility scooters...
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS LIONS CLUB Our club hosted 201W1 DG Michael Wolf at our last dinner meeting. Thanks for visiting the Lions Club of Claremont Nedlands. L to R Club President Andrew Porteous receiving DG’s Michael’s official pin. It was a pleasure to host Coral from Hinkler Lions (Q4) at our dinner meeting this week. It was great to hear about all the wonderful things you club is doing in the community. Below L to R Coral with Lion President Andrew. The Lions club of Claremont Nedlands proudly continued their support of the Lions McCusker Lions Project at our last meeting. The cheque was accepted by Jenny, former McCusker Alzheimers Research Foundation CEO. 11
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS LIONS CLUB Our club hosted 201W1 DG Michael Wolf at our last dinner meeting. Thanks for visiting the Li...
WELCOME New Members EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Officers for your contributions to the September Newsletter. Please send through photos & articles for the November Edition. A newsletter will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any additional content and provides greater picture clarity. September 2016 NAME SPONSOR CATHERINE MARRIOTT Bassendean ALEXANDRA FARNY LUEN CHICOTE City of Perth Host YANN OLIVER LUEN CHICOTE City of Perth Host LEO PICCININNI MONIQUE REHAUT CHERIE BROADHURST JOHN BROADHURST AGOSTINO PIETRACATELLA AGOSTINO PIETRACATELLA CHRISTINE VAN GELDEREN DENIS TRAVERS TOM BROADHURST We hold monthly dance shows on the 3rd Friday of the month (except October) at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace – just 5 minutes south of the Narrows Bridge. BYO food, drink & glasses! City of Perth Host City of Perth Host Goomalling Goomalling Goomalling IAN LEESON IAN ANDERSON Goomalling WARREN CONDER IAN HARROWER Kalgoorlie STEVE FARRELL It’s time to rock your socks off again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 16 September under our talented musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers! CLUB Karratha Dampier KATE ANNETTE ECKERSLEY LES TRUMAN Morley TIM LITTLEFAIR LES TRUMAN Morley NATALIA BRAGANZA BEVERLEY BURGESS BEVERLEY BURGESS SAIFUDDIN ESSAJEE WARREN SCONDER AN HARROWER Stirling Stirling Stirling This year's upcoming dates at South Perth are: Friday 14 October (2nd Friday) Friday 18 November The show runs from 8-11pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively Email: lionsband.southperth@gmail.com or Phone Phil on 0417 916 773 to reserve a table. We're expecting a big crowd again this month so table reservation is highly recommended. 12
WELCOME New Members  EDITORS CORNER  Thank you to all clubs and District Officers for your contributions to the September ...
www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 WE SERVE lionsdistrict201w1@gmail.com NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH OCTOBER 2016 “Mikes Meanderings” International Presidents Visit Welcome to the October edition of Mikes meanderings. The DG Team has now visited 37 Lions clubs and 2 Lioness clubs. Thank you to you all for your kind hospitality. We love to get out to meet clubs and wow what a lot of diverse projects are being done. District Governors Michael and Mary-Anne Wolf (W1) and Terry and Maxine Collinson (W2) hosted the International President, Chancellor Bob Corlew. We were joined by International Director Tony Benbow and Council Chairman Rodd Chignell. Unfortunately, Lion Dianne Corlew could not be with us as she was with her daughter awaiting the birth of their Grandchild. DG Terry Collinson W2 and I were very proud to host International President Chancellor Bob Corlew on behalf of the Lions of Western Australia from the 9 September to the 13 September 16. We had an action packed 4 days including visiting clubs to view Centennial Service Projects in action. To meet and greet lions at the Cocktail Reception on Saturday 10 September and at Burswood Park on Sunday 11th which was open to all WA Lions and public to meet the President. We arranged a visit to the Lions Eye Institute, Hearing Institute and the Alzheimer's Research Foundation on Monday 12th followed by attending the Wanneroo Lions meeting who hosted 7 other clubs to meet IP Bob. On Tuesday 13th he met the Speaker of the House at Parliament House, followed by a visit to Freo and a famous fish and chips lunch. He later attended a W2 Combined Club visit – South Perth, Booragoon and Freemantle. Both DG Terry (W2) and myself thank all the wonderful Lions of WA who made this possible for the International Presidents visit to have gone off so well. IP Bob arrived late on Friday night the 9th September and was greeted by the Team. We got away to an early start on Saturday with a visit to Duncraig Lions club to see an environmental centenary project in full swing. We also got to meet 2 outgoing exchange students, one had been to Japan at the beginning of the year and the about to go to Europe in December as well as a Child of Courage and they were all thrilled to meet IP Bob. We then headed for Kings Park and a guided tour and lunch at the “Botanical”. After lunch IP Bob planted 2 Jarrah trees at the Lions Club of Bull Creek Memorial Centre. The day concluded with a formal reception hosted by the 2 DG’s. Big day, but a most memorable one. Continues on page two - Preparations are well underway for the All that Glitters Convention in Kalgoorlie, be sure to get those registration forms in, time is running out. A reminder that our Key note speaker is PIP Barry Palmer, make the most of this opportunity to meet him. Yours in Lionism DG Michael L to R District Governor 201 W1 Michael Wolf, International - Serve Humanity and Enjoy President Chancellor Bob Corlew and 2nd Vice District Governor Luen Chicote. Fellowship 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. DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION August 2016 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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INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT CHANCELLOR BOB CORLEW VISIT TO PERTH AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sunday started with a chilly meet and greet of the Lions of WA in the grounds at Burswood. It was great to see 2 of our projects in action where IP Bob inspected the Lions Cancer Screening bus and the Lions Hearing Bus. IP Bob got to ride the “Ellenbrook Express” their kiddies train. Thank you to the Foundations for their displays, and also to the Lions who cooked hot dogs and burgers, well done. Thank you to those Lions who attended. The day continued with a tour of Perth’s famous beaches, and was later capped off with a fabulous dinner in the Atrium at Burswood. Monday was all about the business of Lions with a full program of visits to the following:Lions Eye Institute - hosted by Lions Save Sight Ear Science Institute / Lions Hearing Clinics – hosted by Lions Hearing Foundation McCusker Alzheimers Foundation – hosted by members of the foundation researchers. The visits included guided tours of the research facilities as well as the instituted themselves. We had in-depth discussion on interactive research between the Foundations and worldwide advances of practices and treatments. Thank you to our medical teams who took time out of their busy schedules to demonstrate their current research. We are indeed proud to be a part of these essential projects. The day concluded with a Club Visit to Wanneroo Club supported with attendance from several other District W1 Clubs eight clubs in total were represented, twelve if you include the IP, ID, CC and W2’s clubs. A great effort. Thank you to Wanneroo for putting on this great event. Tuesday was scheduled for a meet and greet to Parliament House. We met briefly with the Speaker of the House followed by a quick visit of the Parliamentary Chambers. Business of the day prevented interaction with other members of either House. The additional time was pleasantly spent with a relaxing visit and lunch at Fisherman’s Harbour in Fremantle. Tuesday evening included a very pleasant visit to Lions South Perth in conjunction with Lions Booragoon, Lions Fremantle and other W2 Clubs. We were treated to entertainment from Lions Junior Band and a supper. The following few pages are an abbreviated pictorial account of his journey while he was in Perth. A more detailed version can be found in a special digital brochure that will developed to cover his visit in depth. Thank you to all Lions who have made such wonderful contributions, you have all made IP Bob’s visit such a memorable one. Please could you send through any photos or comment on Bob’s visit to Perth which will be used in the Digital Brochure that covers his visit in depth. NOTE FROM THE EDITOR - We were honoured to have a visit from our International President Chancellor Bob Corlew. Please visit our digital brochure for further coverage of International President visit to Perth for the first time in forty years. The following will be covered - Burswood Park, Wanneroo Dinner, visit to Parliament House and the South Perth Function 2
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT CHANCELLOR BOB CORLEW VISIT TO PERTH AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sunday started with a chilly meet and g...