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1 201W1 NEWSLETTER www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia firstname.lastname@example.org HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH WE SERVE AUGUST 2017 Does your club have a Safety/Security Ocer? If you have a look at the Lions Australia website hp://lionsclubs.org.au/members/insurance/safety-ocer/ the reason for the posion is explained. While it may seem like another bit of administraon it is quite reasonable to expect that we look aer our members and that we reduce the risk on the part of our insurers. July ends with the Remembrance Service at Bull Creek which Allan and I aended to represent W1. August brings our Zone Meengs which Zone Chairs have been asked to organise. Your club President, Secretary, Membership Chair and any other members who wish to aend are invited along. Try taking some photos and sending them to Richard for inclusion in the District Newsleer. Also in August I have the State GLT/GMT Meeng, The Council of Governors Meeng in Ballarat followed by the Australian, New Zealand, Indonesia Pacic Forum or ANZI in Ballarat. Allan and I will be aending at our own cost. We are also training our ocers. Chrisne Walker (GMT) AND Tim Powel (GLT) have aended a forum in Melbourne to bring our District up to date with changes to our service structure. News on this very soon. Allan Lowe and Megan Brassington will aend the Advanced Lions Leadership Instute in Melbourne in September. Chrisne Walker will be providing some training at each Cabinet meeng to ensure your cabinet is well informed and able to meet the challenges we face over the next twelve months. Are you ready for our District Convenon? The registraon form is available on line and you can nd informaon about what’s happening further on in the newsleer. Get cracking so that you catch the early bird discount. We need to reacvate and look to our future. Look aer your members and enjoy your service. Leap into the future The SLowe Express Firstly, I want to congratulate IPDG Michael who is the rst DG in some years to have closed with a posive membership growth. Visitaons are well underway. I have had the pleasure of vising with Yanchep Two Rocks Lions, Noranda Lions and Swan Districts during week one. Week two saw us at Ballajura and Kalamunda and week three at Forresield High Wycombe. The visits are wonderful; we get to see our members and nd out what they are up to. You can follow our travels on the Lions In Western Australia Facebook Page. Club visits are a great way to get new ideas for your club. Why not try vising with another club? You will be rewarded with increased fun and fellowship. Speaking of vising and travelling, I haven’t heard about the Travelling Gavel for quite some me. A photo should be taken when it is handed over and sent to the Magazine Editor. Proof of Life type of thing… As Cabinet Secretary Richard has advised you in the July All Club Mail-out, your nancial audit should now be underway. My own club and District use Ford Partners in Osborne Park. If you are having trouble geng an auditor give them a call, they may be able to t in a few more clubs. If your books are in order you should nd this exercise relavely inexpensive. Once your audit is completed you should hold your Annual General Meeng. The role of this meeng is to accept the clubs audited accounts, rafy the elecon of ocers, set fees for the coming year and appoint an auditor for the next year. It only takes a short me out of your meeng and if you are having an issue with conducng the meeng. perhaps you can invite your Zone Chair along to conduct it for you. Official Publication of Lions District 201W1 EDITOR RICHARD TUNMER PO Box 2524 Malaga WA 6944 (M) 0415 089 938(H) (08) 9209 1358 email : email@example.com. DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month
2 DISTRICT 201W1 CONVENTION 2017 HOSTED BY CITY OF PERTH (HOST) LIONS CLUB 20th TO 22nd OCTOBER Registraon forms are now available and have been circulated to all club secretaries. Please ensure that all you club members have the opportunity to register as they do not want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity of being part of our Centennial District Convenon. The commiee has sought sponsorship for our convenon which has reduced the cost dramacally. The value of your cket is $280, however, with the proceeds from sponsors you will only pay $100 for an early bird registraon if you register before the 20th September or $130 for registraon aer the 20th September. The cut-o date for registraon is the 10th of October. Registraon will ensure your inclusion in this wonderful event to be held in our Capital City’s historic Perth Town Hall. We will meet where great events have shaped our city since 1871. We will be in good company. To view the Convenon Dra Program, please see aached. Our Convenon commiee is working hard to ensure you have a sparkling and interesng experience. Get ready to celebrate with us on October 20 – 22. Highlights will be the interesng speakers, Rob Oerlemans our Lions in Australia CEO will speak on Club Harmony. Rob will also run a forum during the lunch break. Also aending will be Robyn Falloon who will speak on Diversity within our Lions culture. We have a Speaker from Save Sight Foundaon and a number of 10 minute ‘snapshots’ from several other foundaons. Our speakers will oer valuable insights into our organisaon. There is also work to be done. We need to make decisions about our organisaon and elect ocers. To ensure a bright future; make sure you aend the business sessions so that you are included in these decisions. We will have display stalls where you can see interesng informaon about our acvies and projects, taking informaon back to your clubs which will enhance your club projects. On Friday evening we have a cocktail recepon at historic Burt Hall which is also celebrang its centenary; and Saturday evening we will dress up and dazzle at our Ties and Tiara convenon event with fabulous food and great music. Our 1st VDG Luen Chicote will host a breakfast on Sunday 22. We haven’t enjoyed one of these for the past two years so don’t miss this one. There is something for everyone in the City of Perth. Come stay in the city and enjoy the café culture and shopping. We look forward to seeing you there. It won’t be perfect without you. The Convenon Commiee Above - Burt Hall Right - inside Burt Hall
3 DISTRICT DIAMOND DEEDS CONVENTION 2017 REGISTRATION DETAILS Our Convenon hosts, Lions Club City of Perth (Host) have provided a fantasc opportunity for all Lions to aend our Centennial District Convenon to be held at the City of Perth Town Hall. Early bird registraons up to the 20th September will only have to pay $100. Total convenon value $280. Aer the 20th September, the price will be $130. The cut-o date is the 10th October if you wish to aend any of the events over the weekend. The Convenon pin which you can view in the upper righthand corner of the registraon form is an addional cost of $5 each. There are three ways that you can register with explanaons below on the process – 1. Online registraon – preferable method to assist the Convenon Registraon Secretary – Tony Paloa. If you are familiar with the online registraon process please visit - hps://lionswa.globalfundraising.com – to register for convenon. 2. Please visit this link - FormD_REP100 - to view and download a PDF document that you can ll in on your computer. Choose your payment method then click submit at the boom of the form. This will take you to your email program with your registraon form aached. You may include a message for the registraon secretary. If you are using online banking please use your name as reference. You can also print the form. Please also aach a copy of your e-banking receipt with this registraon form. 3. Please visit this link - Form M1 - to view and download a PDF document which you can print and ll in and post back to the convenon secretary with your cheque. Once you have lled in this form you can also scan it and email it back. If you are using online banking please use your name as reference. Please also include or aach a copy of your e-banking receipt with this registraon form. If you have any queries please contact the registraon secretary Tony Paloa - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Mob 0433 280 888 or Pauline Song - mailto:email@example.com – Mob – 0405 656 780 L to R - Luen Chicote, Columba Sparta, Pauline Song (registraons), Tony Paloa (registraon secretary), Colin Heap, Tina Schwarz and Halina Young (Convenon Convenor) Convenon 2017 Pin CONVENTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS HARD AT WORK
4 AUSTRALIAN LIONS PIN TRADING CLUB INC Members of the Australian Lions Pin Trading Club have returned home from the successful Hobart Convenon joyed by reaching and celebrang their 25th Anniversary in MD 201’s 70th year and Lions Clubs Internaonal Centennial celebraons. During the convenon, pins were traded and many new pins from clubs discovered. It is always a delight to discover a new Aussie club pin for traders collecons. Categories of pins are many, District Governor personal, Districts, Convenons Special Projects, ALPTC, Clubs and many more and each year aer the MD new pins are added to a CD catalogue. Aer starng in 2002 to recognize Australian issues, we have discovered in excess of 2,600 and more are being found. Our 16th annual CD will be available in June. The Execuve of our ALPTC wish to make an appeal to clubs throughout MD 201 and we would appreciate if you would bring our leer to your members for their thought. We will very much appreciate knowledge of new club pins throughout the year, whether it be for celebrang club birthday’s or striking that special pin for your club. Should you wish to help us, I will appreciate to hear from you, my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org and aer receiving your informaon, noce of your new pin can be circulated to my members. Our club would be able to assist if needed to help with designs, costs etc. I also wish to extend an invitaon to all Lions of MD 201 to consider joining our club. We are a Lions Club within a Lions Club and we oer a great hobby, a lot of friendship and when we gather together, a lot of fun and fellowship. Collecng Lions Pins is a wonderful hobby with amazing designs themes and the opportunity to make friendships world wide. While or membership moo is, “WE ARE LIONS FIRST – PIN TRADERS NEXT” We will welcome to hear of your new pin, thus giving us the opportunity to include yours in our ever growing collecons. I look forward to hearing from you and your members. PDG Lance Leak, OAM Secretary, Australian Lions Pin Trading Club Inc. Kalgoorlie Lions running a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings recently to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Foundaon. There will be a one day conference for the Alzheimer foundaon in Kalgoorlie being organised by the Kalgoorlie Lions on the 24th of August at the Boulder Town Hall. Two sessions - 10 am and 6 pm. Speakers Professor Ralph Marns A O expert in Alzheimer’s and Ageing. Associate Professor Kathryn Goozee specializing in Age Care and Demena A donaon will be presented to the Foundaon from the Kalgoorlie Lions Club. KALGOORLIE LIONS CLUB DISTRICT 201W2 CONVENTION Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October. Hosted by the Freemantle Lions Club.
5 Sponsors – what’s required and why Every Lion has a responsibility for membership of their Club. Every club needs members in order to achieve its service goals. New members provide clubs with fresh ideas, new projects and addional ways to make a dierence in the community Sponsors should ensure A prospecve new member is brought to your Club on a visit either to a meeng or project. Provide informaon about Lions in general. Provide informaon about your Club specically. Ensure they are told about the dues and fees that have to be paid. Ensure they are introduced to all your Club members AND made to feel welcome. Ensure they are inducted into your Club as soon as possible. Make this a VERY special occasion. Provide them with the New Member Welcome booklet. Oer new member orientaon. Oer new member mentoring. (Sue will provide informaon about mentoring) Ensure they are invited to parcipate in Club acvies and service projects to ensure they have a good experience. If your new member is made to feel welcome, comfortable and are involved in community service they will remain part of your club for a long me. As a sponsor you should ask yourself the following. Have I made the new member feel welcome? Have I given them responsibility? Have I valued their input, and respected their ideas? Have I made them feel like a member of the family? How will you know this? ASK the new member and get them to complete a Member sasfacon quesonnaire. Chrisne Walker Global Leadership Team Leader THE LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION The Lions Hearing Foundaon was formed in 1977 to serve as a charitable service orientated Lions Foundaon in the State of Western Australia. Its objects are to work in the eld of hearing conservaon and to help the hearing impaired and deaf people in parcular those who could not otherwise aord what is required. We try to increase the public awareness of disorders of the ear and auditory system and encourage the improvement of services for the hearing impaired people in general. With the mutual support and co-operaon of the Ear Science Instute Australia (ESIA), we assist the expansion and development of audiological and medical services in respect of both treatment and prevenon for the hearing impaired persons at the Lions Hearing Services. All Lions Hearing Clinics are owned and managed by the ESIA. Clinic appointments can be made by telephoning 1800 054667 and an appointment will be made at a clinic nearest to you or at a clinic requested. The Lions Hearing Foundaon nances the Lions Hearing Screening Bus which visits community events in Western Australia carrying out hearing tesng free of charge. The bus can be booked by emailing Lionshf@gmail.com We also provide 50% of the cost of hearing tests for children who are named on a Commonwealth Health Card and screened in the Lions Hearing Clinic. We spend in the region of $17,000 per year on this service. The Arthur & Lorna Dodd Award can be ordered from the Foundaon by Clubs who wish to recognise the work a Lion or volunteer has done for the Club. Again, to order an award please email the above address for informaon. The Foundaon is also involved with the Lions Hearing Dogs based in Hahndorf in South Australia. These dogs have the same benets of Guide dogs. The dogs are not specically raised but are rescue dogs. Training costs in the region of $30,000 and distributed throughout Australia. Unwanted hearing aids can be donated to any Lions Club or posted to the ESIA at 1 Salvado Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or the LHF at PO Box 159, Greenwood, WA 6924. Aer servicing they are distributed to deserving people in WA or sent abroad to third world countries. It is only behind the ear hearing aids that can be used. Lion Chrisna Smelt Chairman
6 Our District needs to put some strategies in place to provide a future direcon for our organisaon. I am asking Lions who have an interest in planning for our future to nominate for this important commiee. WHAT IS IT? The purpose of strategic planning is to set overall goals for our District and to develop a plan to achieve them. It involves stepping back from our day-to-day operaons and asking where our District is headed and what its priories should be. HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE IT? I envisage a committee with a sub-committee approach. Last Lionistic year a group got together with the guidance of Tim Irvine, Multiple District Global Leadership Area Coordinator, to agree on an approach to this goal. We need cabinet members and non–cabinet members for these positions. Basically the group decided that we would divide into these areas: • Governance & Due Diligence • Communications • Administration • Member Development • Provision of Training & Development We have a number of volunteers but would like more. Meetings will be mostly held on line via GoToMeeting – don’t be put off, it is a very easy system. Please contact DG Sue or CabSec Richard if you would like to contribute. S T R A T E G I C CHRISTMAS CAKES 2017 Above - Lions 100 Year Cake Tin. Right - New design on 1.5kg Cake, 1Kg Cake and 900gm Pudding. John Tidey Cake Chairman W1 Phone - 94513686 Mobile - 0414391615 Email - email@example.com Christmas cake season is here. Please click on the links below to down the various forms - 1. Lion Cake Prices. 2. Lions Cake order forms. Orders placed before 31st October will receive a discount as indicated on the cake prices form. Payment and delivery must have been made to qualify for a discount. If you have any queries please contact John. Details below.
7 NAME SPONSOR CLUB EUAN GRYLLS DANIEL SPENCER Bencubbin & Districts ROBERT GRYLLS RONALD COLLINS Bencubbin & Districts DEANNE MORGAN HUGH MORGAN Bencubbin & Districts JULY 2017 WELCOME New Members EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the August Newsleer. Please send through photos & arcles for the September Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any addional content and provides greater picture clarity. BROOME LIONS CLUB Members of the Broome Lions Club were present at an event to welcome our new PM with speeches and quesons, There was only around 100 Students and Professional in Broome invited to this event and we being the Lion's of Broome were lucky enough to have an opportunity to meet the Prime Minister Mr Malcolm Turnbull. L to R - Mellissa Price MP Federal Member for Durack, Mr Malcolm Turnbull, Broome Lions Tracy Thorgersen to le of PM, Barry and Brian Pernich. DATES TO REMEMBER AND SITUATIONS VACANT CABINET POSITIONS VACANT 2017/18 FISCAL YEAR - Youth of the Year Chairperson - sadly our very ecient YOTY chair is rering from this posion, however, she is available to mentor and assist. A supporve team is also in place. Contact DG Sue Lowe for more details - 9652 2212 |0404 288 511 firstname.lastname@example.org DISTRICT CABINET MEETING - Sunday 10th September at Gibson Park Community Centre 9am for a 9:30am start. District Newsleer copy deadline: 25th of the preceding month WEST LION October 2017 COPY DEADLINE September 2017
8 Youth of the Year 2017-2018 Clubs are invited to parcipate in this important youth program. Clubs are encouraged to invite suitable students from their local Secondary School to parcipate. Student age criteria is 15 years and under 19 years (as at 30 June 2018). Each contestant completes an Entry Form, which is used during the Interview (80 points). Contestants are assessed on their Leadership (sporng/cultural, cizenship/community involvement), Personality, General Knowledge and Academic achievements). At the Public Speaking funcon (30 points), the contestants answer two impromptu quesons and present their 5 minute prepared speech. • Club Finals should be completed no later than 28th February 2018. • Zone Finals 10th & 11th March 2018 – assuming that two will be held – a Northern group and a Southern group. Interviews in the morning and public speaking in the aernoon. • District Final be held on Sunday 25th March 2018 , Interviews in the morning and public speaking in the aernoon • State Final to be held on Saturday 7th April 2018. Naonal Final TBD 4 - 7 May, 2018 (most likely on Monday, 7th May) As yet a District Coordinator has not been appointed by the District Governor. In the interim, Clubs can register their intenon to parcipate with Carmel Ward 0409334737 or email@example.com Registraon form: hp://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Club-registraon-form.pdf For more informaon go to: hp://lionsclubs.org.au/acvies/youth/yoty/yoty-resources/ Start planning now, appoint your Club Chairperson. Set the date for your Club Final. Resources are available to assist your Chairperson with contacng Secondary Schools in your area. Membership Is Everyone’s Responsibility The Lionisc year has only just begun and we as a District are already minus ve. We actually inducted ve members and lost ten. This is a very disturbing trend as at this rate we will be down to eight hundred members before christmas. The fact that we lost so many means that our members are not happy in their clubs or maybe Lions as we are not fullling their needs as a group. It shows we have to care far more about our members and take an interest in their wellbeing. If you have members that are missing meengs regularly then a member of that Club needs to contact the member and ensure that they are alright. If they have had medical problems, issues in their lives we need to show support and care for them. If we show we are interested in their wellbeing and include them in the happenings in the club the chances are that they will return. All members of a club are expected to acvely encourage new people to aend meengs with a view to geng them to become members. More members means more impact in your communies and the ability to provide more projects. If each member in Lions managed to ask one person to become a member we would be up over the one thousand mark very quickly. This is even if half of those that we ask did not become a Lion. Ask yourself, “How many potenal members have I asked to become a Lion in the two years”. This would be a very low amount and one “No” means you are one step Closer to a “yes”! Don’t get discouraged with a couple of setbacks as you will succeed if you are persistent. Clubs have to nd meaningful projects for themselves to do in their communies. By meaningful I mean that they have to be meaningful to their members and the members in the community. Be seen to be meeng the needs of the community as this will result in more interest in your club and ulmately more to do the work. Clubs should already be planning the year and have some project ready to go for this rst part and a very special and outstanding project for the March to May Membership period. All members need to work to grow the Clubs for impact within their communies and also look in adjacent suburbs and areas. New developments, areas that do not have a club other clubs that and groups that you can support are always good grounds for recruing. Never give up, just ask. Don’t ignore your fellow members needs, take an interest in them, cater for the needs of the community. Barry Middleton Global Membership Team Co-ordinator.
9 Thank you once again Bull Creek Lions for holding this very special event in recognion of the passing of our Lions over the past 12 months. The day was beauful, the locaon exceponal and we were blessed to be able to get together as Lions and some family members to remember those who have contributed to our organisaon. They have contributed to our clubs our organisaon and communies. It was a pleasure to be there. If your club missed out on having a plaque for one of your members you can catch up next year. It is a very worthwhile recognion. Lions Remembrance Day 2017 Above - DG 201W1 Sue Lowe Above - DG 201W1 Sue Lowe with DG201W2 Grant Hewi Right - Lions & Guests aending the Remembrance Day Centennial celebraons of Lions Clubs Internaonal Congratulaons to every Lion in our district. We have just begun our 101st year of service to the world. We have celebrated our rst 100 years and all that we have achieved but the contribuon we all make has not ended. For some it has just started. I would like to welcome all our recently inducted Lions to our clubs and more importantly, to our great organizaon. I wish you well on your membership. The Centennial Service Challenge connues and we have now served more than 166 million people since we set the challenge in July 2014. The celebraon carries through unl June 2018 so there is sll plenty of me to plan and give something special to your community. Another project has been added to the list and service to Diabetes prevenon is now a focus. You can be creave in how you support these projects and do not forget to publicise your eorts. Sharing the vision, engaging our youth, protecng our environment and relieving the hunger are sll worthwhile and needed aspects of the challenge with an added focus also on childhood cancer. Many clubs have supported projects like these for many years and we want to let the whole world know that we play a valuable part in solving and relieving these problems. This is also a great me to invite new members into your club and using the centennial challenge is a great way to get people talking and wanng to be a part of our service. PDG Colin Heap Centennial Coordinator 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
10 BENCUBBIN & DISTRICTS LIONS CLUB 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS Mike Tomas Memorial Sausage Sizzle Sunday 24th September 2017 . Bencubbin Community Resource Centre 12 noon. As part of their 40th Anniversary Celebraons. All proceeds to Cancer Research Lionsonoz in Action The ladies of Australian Lionsonoz Lions Club knit and collect knied items from various sources and distribute them to a number of needy causes. Lion Yvie said “Thank you all who have knied items during the year, I have been asked to connue with the Kning Project next year and look forward to sharing many kning hours with you.” Knied items can be arranged to be picked up by phoning Lion Yvie on 0427497660. Above - Lion Yvie Kearns (centre) and friends Dorothy and Sandy. Le - Donated Knied items ready for distribuon
11 Click anywhere on the page to open a PDF document to view full details of PDG Barry Middleton’s Kokoda Adventure.
12 MAYLANDS LIONS CLUB CHANGEOVER DINNER Incoming President Alex Raymond receiving the gavel & gong from outgoing President Trish Bearman. Below - New members inducted on the evening with their sponsors. BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB SENIORS HIGH TEA Over 40 Ballajura seniors enjoyed our second annual High Tea at the South Ballajura Community Centre. A variety of cakes, scones and sandwiches were served by the hard work Ballajura Lions. Tea and coee was served through the aernoon as well. Everybody enjoyed the event and are looking forward to next year.