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 our district newsletter for August. We are now into the new Lions year and work has started on putting the knowledge picked up at the District Governor School at the Convention in to practice in our district. All the members of the DG Team have commenced the club visits and I am pleased that we have been made welcome. The clubs in the district have also been carrying out the annual board changeovers and I have been pleased to attend and also to carry out some. Whitford, Yanchep Two Rocks and Lancelin have made me welcome and I thank you for the honor. AUGUST 2015 continue fundraising in your community. In closing I would like to mention the passing of PDG Bill Laundy. Bill served our Lions in Western Australia for many years and will be sorely missed. Like many of us PDG Bill was a mentor and a friend and the giving of much wise advice as well as the occasional joke. Till next month Regards DG Colin Heap “Building Lives Through Service” The Lions of Claremont Nedlands also celebrated thirty years of service on the 20th of July and the Lions of Floreat celebrated fifty years of service on the 21st of July. Congratulations from all of us and congratulations to the Lions who were recognized on these occasions for their contribution over the years. Work also commences for me soon as a member of the Council of Governors with our first meeting at the end of August and I will also attend the ANZI forum in Auckland, New Zealand after. You should have been seeing all the information that has been coming from our convention committee as the preparations are building up as the date approaches. If you are thinking of registering do it soon and arrange your accommodation so as not to be disappointed. The 9th to the 11th of October at the Vines. We hope to see you there. This time of the year also reminds us that the clubs accounts for the previous year need to be audited and the report sent to our Cabinet Treasurer by the end of October. By doing this your club complies with our Charitable collections licence and allows your club to 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. DG Colin presenting a James D. Richardson award to outgoing President Gavin Miles at the 30th anniversary of the Claremont Nedlands Lions Club. WHAT’S INSIDE 2| Wheelchair access for Sienna 3| Hearing Fnd & Jurien Bay 4| Claremont Nedlands 30th 5| District Convention raffle sales 6| Remembrance Ceremony 7| Lancelin & Kalgoorlie 8 | District Conv update & ALVIF 9| Around the clubs & new members 10| Australian Lionsonoz 11| City of Perth (Host) 12| Pin Trading Club DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION October Edition COPY DEADLINE 1st September 2015 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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DUNCRAIG PROVIDING WHEELCHAIR ACCESS FOR SIENNA Eleven year old Sienna Jukes is the granddaughter of Helen Montgomery, a stalwart member of the Duncraig Lions Club who recently served two consecutive years as president. Sienna suffers from a rare form of epilepsy known as polymicrogyria which results in her suffering several epileptic fits a day. Despite the fact that she is unlikely to ever walk or talk, Sienna still attends a special education unit at Success Primary School and has to travel to a medical treatment centre on a regular basis. Sienna takes up to 25 antiepilepsy pills a day but they don’t prevent her seizures, they only improve her rate of recovery. She needs aroundthe-clock care and spends much of her time in a wheelchair or propped up on the sofa at home. Sienna’s mum, Sonia is the widowed single mother of three children and finds it more and more difficult to lift her precious daughter into and out of the family car. we were looking for. But wait, there’s more. The Project Sienna Committee has designated Saturday 26 September as Sienna Day and has organised a stall at the Poynter Primary School Farmers’ Market in Duncraig, kindly donated free of charge. Thanks to some tireless emailing and a few slick deals we have acquired 20 donations ranging in value from $30 to around $390 which will be prizes in a Russian Raffle on the day. Prizes came in from AQWA, El Cabello Resort, Perth Mint, Mills Charters, Swan Valley Tours and many more. Central Seafood's in Malaga gave us $500 worth of freshly frozen WA seafood and game meat which we’ve broken down into three vouchers worth $300, $150 and $50 each. The vouchers are valid for six months so that could be someone’s Christmas, New Year or Australia Day seafood needs covered for the price of raffle ticket. As Duncraig’s primary fundraiser said, “If you don’t ask, you won’t get.” The generosity of companies and organisations in Perth has been sensational and we thank all of those who have contributed to the cause. Let’s hope that very soon Sonia, who is a very loving but somewhat petite lady, will be pushing Sienna into her new car. Fellow Lions. Feel free to join us on Sienna Day or visit Sienna’s page on GoFundMe to make a donation. So, the Lions Club of Duncraig has organised a major fundraiser which aims to provide wheelchair access to a suitable vehicle which will hopefully make Sonia’s daily grind a little easier. A dedicated Project Sienna Committee was formed and one of its members decided to experiment by opening a page on a global crowd- funding website called GoFundMe. This started slowly because few people knew the page existed. But, when another club member who used to work for the West Australian newspaper, convinced their medical editor to run an article about Sienna and include a link to the site, things really took off. Within days the total raised reached more than $8,000. One anonymous donation was for $2,000 and another for $1,000. A lady in the UK who also has three children, one of whom suffers from epilepsy, sent $250 and a heartwarming message of support. You might like to visit Sienna’s page – and maybe make a donation – go to www.gofundme.com/uvb392tg The page will be closed on 30 September. One committee member is helping Sonia to negotiate possible government grants to enable her to buy a Honda Odyssey which will be converted for wheelchair access at a cost in excess of $21,000. The Australian Lions Foundation (ALF) has agreed to meet Duncraig’s funds dollar for dollar up to a set amount. L to R Helen Montgomery (Duncraig Lions), Samantha Shaw, Stacey Shaw, Harley Vass & PDG Pamela Baird. On Tuesday 28th July 2015 we had two members from the Harvey Lions Club in Samantha Shaw & Harley Vass together with a member of the Harvey Leos in Stacey Shaw travel the two hours to be at our Club meeting and present us with a $1500 cheque. We were all “blown away” by this magnificent gesture especially as the monies were raised through their Firewood project. THANK YOU HARVEY PDG Pamela Baird, Sienna Project Chairperson So, as you read this, we might well have raised the funds 2
DUNCRAIG PROVIDING WHEELCHAIR ACCESS FOR SIENNA Eleven year old Sienna Jukes is the granddaughter of Helen Montgomery, a s...
THE LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION The Lions Hearing Foundation was recently asked to help with funding for a personalised FM System for a 7 year old child, Isaac. Isaac is an outgoing boy with a love of science, dinosaurs and Lego. He was born premature only weighing 1.2kg and has been a fighter from day 1. His mother, Sharon has a hearing loss and works for the Ear Science Institute Australia and has been a wonderful help to the Foundation. She also arranges WorkCover bookings for the bus. Although he was doing well academically, he was struggling to ‘listen adequately’ and this was impacting his school performance. Following his mother’s instincts that he had either a hearing problem or an auditory processing problem, he was tested at the Lions Hearing Clinic in Joondalup. His tests came back that his hearing was good but he could not process speech in noise properly. It was advised that he goes on the LisN and Learn program and would also require a personal FM System for the classroom. The Foundation supported this request and I had the pleasure of being with the family when he had his system fitted. It was an emotional morning for Isaac as when the audiologist, Natalie, turned it on he opened his eyes in wonder at how clear her voice was. We have had thanks from the family for our support saying that the difference it will make to such an inquisitive and outgoing child will be immeasurable. The photograph shows Chairman, Lion Chris Smelt, holding the ‘pen’ the teacher will have attached to her with Isaac. Jurien Bay Lions Assist with Beach Clean-up On a beautiful winter’s Saturday morning (27th June to be precise) the Jurien Bay Lions turned up in force to assist the Progress Association and other community members with the bi-annual beach cleanup. This is held in summer and winter each year and is capably coordinated by the Jurien Bay Progress Association. Around 30 people turned up to help and a large trailer load of rubbish, about 300kgs, was collected in about 4 hours. The quantity of rubbish collected has decreased appreciably over the years, with much less plastic and rope being discarded from fishing activities, due in part to the new laws introduced in January 2013 relating to garbage disposal at sea. All evidence indicates the new laws are working. We still collected the usual bottles, cans, cigarette butts, plastic bags/ wrappers, tyres, fishing line, as well as bits of craypots and floats. Once our collection bags were loaded into the trailer they were taken to be weighed and itemised by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council of WA (NACC), sorted and stored for Environmental Science students to report on later in the year. The students, together with Department of Parks and Wildlife (DePAW), will visit in September to conduct a clean-up of their own and try to determine the source of the garbage. Results will then be reported to the National Marine Debris Programme for collation and further assessment. 3
THE LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION The Lions Hearing Foundation was recently asked to help with funding for a personalised FM Sy...
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Who would have thought that the Claremont Nedlands Lions Club would have survived 10 years let alone 30.The rapscallion club who did not follow the protocols laid down by the founding fathers? Oh know, what was a M & R? The quick answer was don’t worry about that stuff, let’s just get on with the meeting. Not anymore. This club apart from celebrating 30 successful years of service have collected many trophies along the way. The club has raised almost $450,000 and dispersed a similar amount. The beneficiaries were . . . I am sorry there are too many to list here. All club projects had a never fail system and once again there are too many to list here. In his report to members outgoing President Gavin Miles said that I will simply start by DG Colin presents a MJF to Dirk “Dirkus” Avery saying, it that it has been a privilege and an honour to serve Lions Australia as your club president for the last two years. As a new member of Lions for just 15 months before taking on this role, it must be obvious to all that one must have been coerced by club elders, using lies and other devious measures, to take on such a role so early in my membership. I now officially forgive them, and thank them for the experience that I have had in leading such a fantastic group of people. Most importantly, it has been a period where we have been able to grow our membership by a net three, with the prospect of adding a further four members in the near term. As you would all appreciate, attracting people to community service groups is a problem worldwide, and Perth is no exception. However, we have been able to welcomed seven new members to the club in the past two years, but we have also lost four exceptional members. Thanks to the vision and subsequent efforts of Paul Windows Wyndham, parking around the Royal Show Grounds. The Sportsman Luncheons, again thanks to the efforts of Windows the club has continued to attract numbers to make this the number two source of funds. This year we entertained, fed and watered 196. A major draw card was our special guest speaker in Adam Gilchrist. I must point out that Adam Gilchrist gave his time to the club, for which we were very appreciative. Adam spoke for almost an hour. Christmas cake sales last year, Mitch Coles helped me deliver the initial stock of cakes and puddings, and I provided the restocking service. A new source of revenue has arisen out of our association with the Town of Claremont. Up until Paul “Windows” Wyndham on right receiving a James D October 2014, we have (and still do) provide sausage Richardson Award with Lex Thompson left & DG Colin Heap. sizzles for the Christmas Carols; symphonies in the parks; fun runs; barefoot bowls and golf days. We also provide the ANZAC Day Breakfast and Remembrance Day Lunch, in return for a donation. We now are the primary leaflet and newsletter deliverer for the entire Council area. It’s a great source of exercise, and it is now our third major source of revenue. Our Lions Mints man and catering manager, is Bob Kelly. In respect of the mints, he is the quiet achiever. He has the hospitals and clinics all around Hollywood and Subiaco covered at all times. 4
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Who would have thought that the Claremont Nedlands Lions Club would have ...
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SERVICE In the last two years, we have gifted $37,050 to the Lions McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer Disease Research; $19,100 to Rocky Bay; $5,500 to FoodBank WA and $4,600 to Parkinson WA. One member has devoted a huge amount of his personal time to a Lions activity that is identifying the future leaders of this country. Lex Thomson is Mister Youth of the Year, not only in our club, but also in WA. On Sunday, June 15, 2014, we had the grand opening of the Shed on Lawler Park, better known as the Gillett Garage. As for socialisation within the club, I believe that I have been remiss. It has been a busy two years, but as they say in the classics, you need to get out more. In conclusion, I have named members for their contribution to the successful running of the club, but the tasks that Leo “The black rat” McManus left taking the jollys out of MJF they have undertaken, would not have been recipient Geoff Warner. possible without the support of all of the membership. Now it’s up to incoming president Andrew Porteous to maintain this remarkable progress. The club invited PCC Ambrose Depiazzi to speak on Lions Save Sight Foundation. Ambrose an excellent speaker at any time gave a good insight as to just what happens to your hard earned money and where it ends up. For his trouble the club paid out $3000 for his effort. According to Ambrose the Claremont Nedlands Club have been good supporters of Save Sight. Apart from charter Lions Leo and Dirk two other charter members were present. Graham Madigan as charter president and Lion Laurie Devison. Earlier in the evening Awards were presented to Lions who have given outstanding service. LIONS 201W1 CONVENTION 2015 RAFFLE TICKET SALES Convention 2015 Convenor Mary-Anne Wolf selling raffle tickets at the Kingsway Shopping Centre. Raffle tickets have been disbursed to most clubs who are kindly assisting with the sales to help with the overall cost of Convention. If any individual Lion member would like some raffle books (10 tickets per book at $2 per ticket) then please contact Convention Secretary Richard TunmerTel: 9209 1356 Mob: 0415 089 938 Email: richardjill@bigpond.com We would like to thank all clubs for their assistance and if you would like more tickets please don’t hesitate to contact us. To download a registration form please visit the page below http://district201w1convention2015.com/ registration.php 5
CLAREMONT NEDLANDS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SERVICE In the last two years, we have gifted  37,050 to the Lions McCusker Found...
LIONS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY LIONS CLUB OF BULL CREEK DG Colin Heap & W2 Zone Chair Coordinator Margaret Sparkman unveiling the Memorial Bench. Moment of Reflection Rosemary’s being handed out to be place on Memorial 6
LIONS REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY LIONS CLUB OF BULL CREEK  DG Colin Heap   W2 Zone Chair Coordinator Margaret Sparkman unveiling...
NEWS FROM LANCELIN & DISTRICTS AROUND THE CLUBS BENCUBBIN & DISTRICTS BROOME Collection of batteries & transport to Perth Turf Club racing parking. 3 race meetings this month. CARNARVON DONGARA DENISON Driver reviver 50 km South of Carnarvon Footy gate collecting entry fee Fran from Kalgoorlie Lions Club was presented with Life Membership by visiting PDG Pam at their change over night 25 July. Fran has had 20 years of service as a Lioness and for years as a Lion. Fran loves to attend Conventions and has attended many District Conventions. Fran loves taking the money at our Activities and will sit there at our many Activities such as Sausage Sizzles & Train outings. Fran also assist with all our other activities and attends all our meetings. L to R PDG Pam Baird, Fran Bridges & President Peter Withers. Lions McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE 7
NEWS FROM LANCELIN   DISTRICTS  AROUND THE CLUBS BENCUBBIN   DISTRICTS  BROOME  Collection of batteries   transport to Per...
Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation ALVIF is an MD 201 Category B project which aims to “bring happiness to Australians who are blind or low visioned through the use of assistive/adaptive technology”. For those not familiar with the Quest Bar Code Readers (BCR) – they are a portable “all-in-one” talking scanner unit. It is used to read existing bar codes on products and it also has the capability to record blank bar codes. Only limited by the imagination, bar codes can be used to identify all items. (eg identify food in the freezer, bottle of tablets or ironed onto clothing). Even Pharmacists can help by recording the dose of medication and instructions on a blank bar code which then enables people who are blind to dispense their own medication more confidently. The bar code readers are lightweight (only 120gms) and 15cm in length. They come with a database holding 1.2 million code identifications and an 8GB SD memory card which provides hours of recording and use. The inbuilt camera can identify currency and the memo record allows instant storage of information (eg someone’s number or address) There are also other uses and abilities such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as an, MP3 storage/player. It can also be switched to six different languages! The Foundation have now dispensed about 700 readers and we currently have 22 approved applicants across Australia who have placed grant applications with us and waiting for funding. When the funding is fulfilled, these applicants will be able to take possession of their new bar code readers. There are many ways in which clubs can assist us to achieve the goal of placing this life changing technology into the hands of these recipients. There is the option of full or part sponsorship of a particular recipient or Clubs can help by purchasing ALVIF products like “Bazza” the lion, BBQ packs, Aprons, and pins. ALVIF works with the various state and territory blindness agencies as well as our technology partners, to help bring exciting technology to those in need. ALVIF committee members are continually applying for funding, attending Texpo’s where we demonstrate the bar code reader. We also attend Lions’ conventions and at the recent MD Convention in Newcastle we handed out many grant application forms and expect to receive multiple requests for bar code readers in the near future. Phone: 1300 787 469 and speak to Arthur Uren if you would like more information. 8
Australian Lions Visual Independence Foundation ALVIF is an MD 201 Category B project which aims to    bring happiness to ...
AROUND THE CLUBS FLOREAT Changeover & 50th Birthday celebrations WELCOME New Members KALAMUNDA Mints distribution & collection KALGOORLIE Bunnings BBQ: $500 raised MOORA Christmas in July lunch for residents at the Frail Aged Lodge July 2015 Recycling of newspapers, cans & stamps MORLEY SWAN DISTRICTS Reg Ripp Broome Jonathon White Reg Ripp Broome Laura White Reg Rip Broome Salvatore Biundo John Ottes City of Perth Agostino Pietracatella City of Perth Samuel Morales Bouncy Castle hire to raise funds CLUB Klaudia Jarczyk STIRLING SPONSOR Rhian Payne NEWMAN NAME John Ottes City of Perth Taylar Pietracatella Agostino Pietracatella City of Perth Galleria Flea Market every 4th week Assisted at fun run. Terri Lee-Anne Couper WHITFORD BALLAJURA EDITORS CORNER Aid to the elderly. Bingo on 4 nights. Selling raffle tickets for District Convention 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 Philip Couper Whitford 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 August 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 YOUTH EXCHANGE CHAIRPERSON There is a vacancy for the position of Youth Exchange Chairperson. If you are interested in a Cabinet position and working with youth then please contact DG Colin who will send you more details regarding this position. 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 9
AROUND THE CLUBS FLOREAT Changeover   50th Birthday celebrations  WELCOME New Members  KALAMUNDA Mints distribution   coll...
AUSTRALIAN LIONSONOZ Australian Lionsonoz is a very special and different type of Lions Club. Australian Lionsonoz was set up to cater for those Lions who have become "Grey Nomads". It gives wandering Lions the opportunity to stay in touch with like minded Lions and to attend Club meetings on the Internet. Our meetings are through Windows Messenger (aka the new Skype) and we "meet" at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start on the third Monday of the month. Members are constantly in touch throughout the month through Windows Messenger (Skype). Australian Lionsonoz is also valuable to Lions who find themselves in a town without a Lions Club or a town which does not accept women members. Australian Lionsonoz members in action—Lionsonoz members Philip and Sandra Philippzig volunteered to assist the clean-up following the disastrous floods that devastated Dungog NSW this year. The floods hit Dungog on 21st April 2015 and the Blazeaid camp was set up at Dungog Showgrounds on 12th May. The Blazeaid volunteers went to different farms in the area that registered with the Co-ordinator. Jobs involved clearing debris from fences, replacing fences which in some cases meant locating the fence! The owner or Manager was required to be onsite and in most cases to assist. Pictured: Lionsonoz Lions Philip and Sandra Philippzig (in orange vests) with the farmer and a Blaizaid official inspect a flood damaged fence prior to attempting to clear it of flood debris. Lions Philip and Sandra were pleased that they were in the area at the time to be able lend assistance to the local appeal. Lionsonoz member Lion Marge Ollis happened to be in Young NSW at the event of the Lions Club of Young annual Quilt Show. Lion Marge assisted in setting up and dismantling the show as well as “manning” a stall for them. The Club President Lion Ron Hampton said he was very grateful that Lion Marge did turn up to assist as the Lions club of Young had 3 activities on at the one time that weekend and every pair of hands were very welcome. Lionsonoz members are known for their willingness to assist the local Lions Club, wherever they find themselves. Lionsonoz does not conduct their own projects or raise money from the public. They gain service hours by assisting “main stream” Lions Clubs in the town in which they find themselves. PDG Lion Warren White. The Australian Lions Foundation was formed by Lions with the sole purpose of assisting people in time of need . As a group committed to serving the community, Lions and the Foundation continue to fulfil this need in Australia and Papua New guinea. Providing financial assistance and support in cases of national disaster, emergency and community welfare projects and encouraging international understanding and cooperation by relief projects in developing countries. The Foundation also delivers an Awards programme for the following awards—Ian M Stockdale—James D Richardson— William Tresise—Community Service. More details : http://www.lionsclubs.org.au/alf/index.html 10
AUSTRALIAN LIONSONOZ Australian Lionsonoz is a very special and different type of Lions Club. Australian Lionsonoz was set...
CITY OF PERTH (HOSTS) COMPUTERS TO ZAMBIA City of Perth are doing a wonderful job with their Computer project. Another consignment has just been handed over to three schools. The hand over ceremony took place the 9th July with entertainment from the benefiting schools namely Zambezi Basic School Mulwani Secondary School Maramba Primary School The ceremony started with the opening prayer from one of the pupils. This was followed by entertainment that included choir songs, traditional dancing troupes and poems thanking the Lions Club City of Perth and GYT Zambia for helping the pupils with Computer Literacy. This was later followed by key note speeches from District Standard Officer standing in for the District Education Board Secretary who could not attend the event due to illness. Then the handing over of computers to 3 head teachers from the benefiting schools and the signing ceremony. The vote of thanks was given by a pupil then a closing prayer On Behalf of GYT Zambia, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for making this project a real success. This season’s McCusker Roses have arrived. If you would like one of these beautiful roses they can be purchased by contacting Rob Davis on 0419 913 586. The cost of the roses is $20 with profits going to Alzheimer's research. 11
CITY OF PERTH  HOSTS  COMPUTERS TO ZAMBIA City of Perth are doing a wonderful job with their Computer project. Another con...
AUSTRALIAN LIONS PIN TRADING CLUB INC ASKS Does your club have a Trading Pin ? Would you like your club to have it’s own pin ? The A.L.P.T.C. encourages all clubs in M.D. 201 to have their own pin. Will you take up the Challenge to encourage your club to issue their own pin ? Trading pins were introduced as a means to create friendship and fellowship between Lions attending International Conventions, many years ago. Trading has developed into a worldwide Lions friendship. As the Australian Lions Pin Trading Club, we wish to encourage all Lions Clubs to issue their own pin to further the ideals of Lions, promoting friendship amongst members and working together for our common aim of We Serve. We see nothing but added advantages to our Lions movement as more members mean more hands to work for your community. Wearing a club pin would of course advertise your club at any club or community function and give added recognition to both your club and our wonderful organization. Another benefit we see are costs. Historically bannerettes have been used by clubs for various presentations and we believe Club Pins are a more costs effective means of promotion of your club. Since 2002 our club has been recording the issue of pins produced throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea. It has been found that in excess of 2,200 pins have been produced and recorded since the first known Australian pin was issued in 1958, a registration pin for the M.D. Convention in Sydney. We do believe though, there are more pins waiting to be discovered. Annually we produce a CD with all images of Australian pins we know of today. Pins are produced in many categories, some being M.D. international, Australian Convention, Club and District, District Convention, Personal, as well as special categories such as Lioness, Leos, Youth Exchange, Spinal Cord Fellowship, Youth of the Year and more. Our current ALPTC pin is the first in a series of 7 commemorating Waltzing Matilda. Your Club Pin would be a welcome addition to those already available. Should you be interested in seeking help to produce a pin, our ALPTC Executive can readily assist with designs and competitive production costs. For Further details please contact President Lion Bill Sutton, bill@bsim.com.au Secretary PDG Lance Leak, lanceleak@exemail.com.au 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
AUSTRALIAN LIONS PIN TRADING CLUB INC ASKS Does your club have a Trading Pin   Would you like your club to have it   s own...
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