HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH,
SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH
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
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.
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
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
DG Colin presenting a James D. Richardson award to
outgoing President Gavin Miles at the 30th anniversary of
the Claremont Nedlands Lions Club.
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
DUNCRAIG PROVIDING WHEELCHAIR ACCESS FOR SIENNA
Eleven year old Sienna Jukes
is the granddaughter of
stalwart member of the
Duncraig Lions Club who
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
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
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.
PDG Pamela Baird, Sienna Project Chairperson
So, as you read this, we might well have raised the funds
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.
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
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
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.
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
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:
0415 089 938
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/
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
NEWS FROM LANCELIN & DISTRICTS
AROUND THE CLUBS
BENCUBBIN & DISTRICTS
Collection of batteries &
transport to Perth
Turf Club racing parking. 3
race meetings this month.
Driver reviver 50 km
South of Carnarvon
Footy gate collecting entry
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
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
YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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
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.
AROUND THE CLUBS
Changeover & 50th
Mints distribution &
Christmas in July lunch for
residents at the Frail Aged Lodge
Recycling of newspapers,
cans & stamps
City of Perth
Agostino Pietracatella City of Perth
Bouncy Castle hire to
City of Perth
Taylar Pietracatella Agostino Pietracatella City of Perth
Galleria Flea Market every
Assisted at fun run.
Terri Lee-Anne Couper
Aid to the elderly. Bingo
on 4 nights.
Selling raffle tickets for
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 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— email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
AUSTRALIAN LIONS PIN TRADING CLUB INC
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary PDG Lance Leak, email@example.com
Please direct all enquiries to:
PDG Neil F Saunders Lions Cancer Institute
PO Box 2195 MANDURAH
(H) 08 9583 3226
(M) 0418 947 345