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 “DGs Despatch” Hello again and welcome to the district 201W1 newsletter for February. The year is racing along with much that has happened in the last month. Something that has struck me in recent months has been the number of disasters that have been occurring throughout Australia. We seem to be at the mercy of the elements with fires, floods and drought hitting all corners of the country. Again Lions clubs and their members have been there, offering assistance and support. I thank all the Lions who have helped and I also ask you to keep supporting our foundations, Australian Lions Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation which contribute to disaster relief and community rebuilding. Lions clubs also have the opportunity to support a fundraising day at the Perth races on the 20th of February. Details have been sent to the clubs. Come along and have some fun and help the efforts. February is also the month to involve your club in two of our projects, Lions Youth of The Year and Lions Children of Courage. Details are on our website and I am sure if your club does take part you will find it most worthwhile. Supporting our Youth takes many forms and these projects are two of the best. During February it is also a good idea to think about who will lead your club for next year. March is the month for nominations and elections but give some thought to sounding out some candidates and giving them the information they need to allow them to make a positive decision and ultimately, a positive contribution to your club. I attended the Council of Governors meeting in Sydney in 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 FEBRUARY 2016 January and as usual there was much worthwhile discussion and decisions made to keep our organization moving with the times. A workshop for the District Centennial coordinators was also held and again, much information was shared. We have some wonderful ideas to celebrate our Lions club’s centennial in 2017 and your club can also be a large part of it. Check the website at lions100.org and let your club know what you can do for your community. Also think about appointing a club centennial coordinator who can keep your club up to date on the celebration. We do have a proud history to share and also a great future to look to. Don’t forget to keep reporting your club projects as well. I will finish with a couple of good stories. Congratulations to the new Queens Park branch club. The new board was installed on the 17th of January and they are steadily growing the membership. Congratulations. At our council meeting we received the news of a wonderful project started in Australia using genome technology to detect and prevent childhood cancer. A presentation was made to the board of the Lions Clubs International Foundation and a grant of 3 million dollars was given to allow this project to grow. Owing to the great work they have already done, two overseas research teams, one in the USA and one in Great Britain, have joined with the Australian team to carry out this research. Don’t forget also that a meeting is scheduled for the 21st of February to elect a 2nd Vice district governor for our district. Details have been circulated. If you need more information, just ask one of the team. Until next month Regards District Governor Colin Heap “Building Lives Through Service” COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION April Edition 2016 COPY DEADLINE March 1 2016 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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Having just celebrated Christmas and New Year, there are so many members of our community in evacuation centres or shelters due to the WA fires, many of which with just the clothes on their back as they have lost everything. Having left over toys from our fundraising activities and Christmas programs, our club gathered everything together and delivered them personally to Pinjarra. Suffice to say that we were opened with welcome arms is an understatement with many expressing surprise that a Lions Club from so far north should think of them during this time. A Pinjarra Councillor met us and said "Thank You" and we were able to renew friendship with a couple of the local Lions who were helping out. This is what Lions are all about, "We Serve" and help out where ever we can. We did the same when the Esperence Fires occurred a few short months ago, and will continue to do so whenever tragedy strikes. Our District Governor Mr Colin Heap thanked our club on its efforts last night and advised that as an organisation, Lions are "looking at what else it can do as the communities will need ongoing support for a few years to get back on there feet" and that "Lions will be there." As a Board Member and the Public Relations Officer of our great Club, it is a wonderful to see the community spirit and this underpins what it means to be a Lion. 2
Having just celebrated Christmas and New Year, there are so many members of our community in evacuation centres or shelter...
LANCELIN LIONS CLUB Hear, hear! A re-sounding success for Lions and locals THE Lions Hearing Foundation’s screening bus’s visit to Lancelin in Wangaree Park, which co-incided with local arts, crafts and food stalls and a visit from the Brightblue organisation founded by WA Police to aid children in need was part of the lead up celebrations to the annual Lancelin Ocean Classic and proved to be a great success. Lions volunteers Christina Smelt (Duncraig Lions), Malcolm Gow (President of Yanchep/Two Rocks Lions) and Eric Smith (Ballajura Lions) tested 26 people for possible hearing problems, which equates to about one person every twenty minutes for six hours. The bus, an ongoing project of the Lions Hearing Foundation, operates virtually all year round visiting many towns around Western Australia. AROUND THE CLUBS FLOREAT Youth of the Year Preparations THREE SPRINGS HANNANS GOLDFIELDS SUNSET CONCERTS BBQ AT THE SOUNDSHELL Replacement Alarm for Three Springs Hospital JURIEN BAY Spray and Gray Youth Community Festival for 500 CANNING CITY Shelley Foreshore New Year Eves fireworks BBQ , tea, coffee & cold drinks. DONGARA DENNISON Free sausage sizzle and watermelon, Australia Day activities on the foreshore of Port Denison CITY OF PERTH HOST Computer refurbishing GOOMALLING Australia Day Breakfast 3
LANCELIN LIONS CLUB Hear, hear  A re-sounding success for Lions and locals THE Lions Hearing Foundation   s screening bus ...
MORLEY LIONS CLUB Left Lion Jason Hemsley presenting the Don Levy Bursary Award to Shane Bullas - Weld Square PS. Right Jason Hemsley presenting the \communication Award to Stevie Nin - Weld Square PS. nic Michael Ingram from the Coolbinia PS receiving the Don Levy Bursary Award. 4
MORLEY LIONS CLUB Left Lion Jason Hemsley presenting the Don Levy Bursary Award to Shane Bullas - Weld Square PS.  Right J...
WELCOME New Members JANUARY 2016 NAME GUIDO NIGRO ISABELLE SIEGWART SPONSOR AGOSTINO PIETRACATELLA CLUB City of Perth Host NIGEL SIEGWART Duncraig ONLINE LIONS SHOP NEED A NEW MEMBER KIT AWARDS OR MEMBERSHIP BADGES CLOTHING & APPAREL GIFTS & STATIONARY JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES Please follow this link - Online Lions Shop Lions Big Band Scarborough shows in 2016: EDITORS CORNER 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. Friday 26 February Friday 1 April (no show in March Friday 22 April Thank you to all clubs and District Officers for your contributions to the January Newsletter. Please send through photos & articles for the February edition. Friday 27 May Friday 24 June Friday 22 July A newsletter will be circulated in Digital Format which allows for a lot more content and picture clarity with no big files to download. Friday 26 August Friday 23 September Please note there are a lot more pages in the Digital brochure this month including more Australia Day reports & pictures. Friday 28 October Friday 25 November We look forward to seeing you on the 26 February! 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 5
WELCOME New Members JANUARY 2016 NAME GUIDO NIGRO ISABELLE SIEGWART  SPONSOR AGOSTINO PIETRACATELLA  CLUB City of Perth Ho...
AROUND THE CLUBS AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ’S DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB AUSTRALIA DAY 26th January 2016 was quite warm and being on a week day our Club expected to be busy. When David & I arrived at 7.00 am all the guys and Wanneroo/ Joondalup SES were already erecting the Marquees, the ladies were in the kitchen sorting the foodstuffs, drinks etc., young Emma and Karalee busy bringing out tables and chairs to place on the verandah. It was a case of ALL HANDS on DECK for the Duncraig Lions Club Australia Day Breakfast. By 8.00 am families were arriving, the members on the BBQ’s were busy “cooking up a storm” and the smells of sausages, tomatoes, eggs etc. were wafting through the air. Helen had given us all our “stations” and so in the next two and half hours we fed the hungry families, Mum Dad Kids Nana Pop & so on. The final number being around the 1100 mark. Of course there were others who came, did not want a breakfast, wandered in for the entertainment only and on that there was plenty available. Toni had arranged for the Fairies in the Park (who did Face Painting and Story Telling), Bouncy Castle, Roaming Character (who kept the kids entertained), Animal Farm & Pony Rides, Bozzo the Clown (who did the Balloon twisting). All this entertainment brings back the families every year. Just to prove this point we handed around Feedback Forms this year and three of the countless positive comments were a) We have been coming for many years, always good, b) Great morning – lots of fun for the kids, c) Another great Aussie Day breakfast – thank you. I could go on and on! At 11.00 am President Geoff arranged for the very popular Raffle to be drawn and, as there were three wonderful prizes, some families did wait around for that result. Then the exodus begins and the final breakdown starts. In that regard we are very grateful for the assistance from the Wanneroo/Joondalup SES, they roll up early in their big trucks and are helping right to the end. As they say, there is no rest for the wicked, Toni & Helen have already started assessing Lions hard at work in the kitchen. Right we have President Geoff with Helen and plenty of left over egg boxes for recycling. 70 dozen eggs used. 6
AROUND THE CLUBS AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ   S DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB AUSTRALIA DAY 26th January 2016 was quite warm and being on a w...
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BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB Our annual Australia Day breakfast at our Ballajura Lions Oval went off very well with around 250 local residence in attendance. They generously donated towards our Yarloop bushfire appeal. Through our raffle and appeal we raised $547 to add to the $1000 we have already forwarded to help with the fire Yarloop disaster. A very big thank you to the Ellenbrook Lions who were once again on hand with their Lions train and the youngsters enjoyed travelling around the field. Lion Beth Caunt previously a member of our club did a fantastic job face painting and was kept busy the entire morning. The bouncy castle is always a great attraction for the youngsters and some elderly Lions 9
BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB Our annual Australia Day breakfast at our Ballajura Lions Oval went off very well with around 250 loc...
CANNING CITY LIONS CLUB Shelley Foreshore New Years Day Music And Fireworks Event 10
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DISTRICT 201W1 Jurien Bay Apex Camp 12 March 2016 @ 1:00 pm Accommodation available—bookings essential You know you want to come... Membership Mentoring Diversity Centennial Projects Improvement Disabilities 5 hour workshop followed by dinner and fun & games MAD HAT REQUIRED Book through Sue Lowe 9652 2212 / 0404 288 511 By 5 March 2016 12
DISTRICT 201W1  Jurien Bay Apex Camp 12 March 2016   1 00 pm Accommodation available   bookings essential  You know you wa...
LIONS CANCER INSTITUTE SUPPORTS ON LINE SCREENING COURSE This on-line New Zealand based course in 40 hours and is financially supported by the Lions Cancer Institute, the base cost for Australian students including the Dermoscopy manual is the same as NZ apart from the exchange rates, we do not charge for supervision at screenings The workshop mentioned in the flyer is designed for those resident in NZ. This is currently replace in WA by supervision and training at actual screenings, once we have sufficient students who have successfully completed the course we will arrange a workshop in WA, we are putting one together in SA as we have six persons completed the units. It should be noted that although the course will provide a certificate in Assessment and Diagnosis of skin cancer the participant will still have a long way to go before they can be considered sufficiently trained to screen without supervision The workshop looks at variations in skin types and how they impact on the lesions, age related incidences, It looks at lesions that are different but non cancerous and although we provide no formal diagnosis or prognosis at the Lions screening students are given some insight into treatment various treatments, biopsies use of screening tools i.e. Handy-scopes, Dermalites etc. If intending students decide to go ahead and seek financial support from the Institute will send them a document to sign which acknowledges the support by the Institute and the commitment to assist with future screenings PDG Colin Beauchamp Chair, Lions Cancer Institute Inc Please direct all enquiries to: PDG Neil F Saunders Lions Cancer Institute PO Box 2195 MANDURAH DC, WA 6210 (H) 08 9583 3226 (M) 0418 947 345 (E) dotneil1@bigpond.com 13
LIONS CANCER INSTITUTE SUPPORTS ON LINE SCREENING COURSE This on-line New Zealand based course in 40 hours and is financia...
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Lionsonoz in Action. Australian Lionsonoz member Trish Hyett and husband Syd have been busy with assisting a number of Lions Clubs with their projects. A "sweet day" helping Ingleburn LC at the Darrell Lea 1st Birthday Celebrations. Staff, entertainers - headed by Jess and Ayden from The Block, and their families, dressed in swinging rock and roll style kept the fun and music going throughout the day. The Lions BBQ saw more than $2000 change hands, a very pleasant taste in anyone's language! They then assisted Ingleburn Lions set sausages sizzling at Forest Lawn Memorial Park when the Park Staff held a "Fun Walk" to raise funds for breast cancer. The Lion Trish of Australian Lionsonoz and members of the Ingleburn Lions Club taking a break from sizzling sausages at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park project. usually sombre surroundings came alive with performing clowns, guys in tutus, ladies in leotards, kids dressed as kangaroos and a host of other fun outfits. In excess of $20,000 was raised on the day, but for Trish, a truly wonderful effect was hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles on faces of people for whom this setting may usually bring sadness and tears. On then to a Twilight BBQ and Market at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, a great attraction on the fringe of the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt. Annan. This not for profit, community driven group does a fabulous job of inspiring people Lion Trish of Australian Lionsonoz with local Federal and showing how we can all easily “do our bit" for the Member, Russell Matheson and other nominees for environment. From choosing building materials, school the Citizen of the Year Awards presentation. education workshops, planning gardens, right down to utilizing the vegies and herbs grown on site, via the fantastic and yummy food and cooking classes for all ages, from preschool to grey nomads, this Centre is a "hidden gem". If you are ever in the Macarthur Region, it is well worth a visit. Lion Trish and Syd were both honoured by being nominated for Macarthur Volunteer of the Year Awards. A great honour for them and Australian Lionsonoz. 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 16
Lionsonoz in Action. Australian Lionsonoz member Trish Hyett and husband Syd have been busy with assisting a number of Lio...
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