HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH,
SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH
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
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
I attended the Council of
Governors meeting in Sydney in
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EDITOR RICHARD TUNMER PO Box 2524 Malaga WA 6944
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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
District Governor Colin Heap
“Building Lives Through Service”
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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.
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.
Youth of the Year
SUNSET CONCERTS BBQ AT THE SOUNDSHELL
Replacement Alarm for
Three Springs Hospital
Spray and Gray Youth
Community Festival for 500
Shelley Foreshore New
Year Eves fireworks BBQ ,
tea, coffee & cold drinks.
Free sausage sizzle and
watermelon, Australia Day
activities on the foreshore
of Port Denison
CITY OF PERTH HOST
Australia Day Breakfast
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.
Michael Ingram from the Coolbinia PS
receiving the Don Levy Bursary Award.
City of Perth
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Lions Big Band Scarborough shows in 2016:
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
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
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— email@example.com
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).
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.
AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ
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
CANNING CITY LIONS CLUB
Shelley Foreshore New Years Day Music And Fireworks Event
Jurien Bay Apex Camp
12 March 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Accommodation available—bookings essential
You know you want to come...
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
LIONS CANCER INSTITUTE
SUPPORTS ON LINE
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
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