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1 201W1 NEWSLETTER www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia lionsdistrict201w1@gmail.com HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH WE SERVE DECEMBER 2017 further funds for a third child in need. Where do they come when there is no one to help? W1 Lions of course. It was also interesng to travel to Northam to aend W2 cabinet meeng last weekend. There is no stopping W2 members when it comes to having fun! We aended their Saturday evening social which was a bit of a fancy dress ‘do’. Everyone was happy. The cabinet meeng was of course more sedate with lots of discussion relang to membership growth and what the future holds. I believe we will have Santa vising our December Cabinet meeng and Duncraig caterers extraordinaire Helen Montgomery and Toni Whiaker have a delighul Christmas luncheon in the making. I am looking forward to this meeng which should be full of fun and fellowship. Some club members saw the invitaon to aend and we are looking forward to seeing them for the luncheon. I understand that there will also be a lile business to discuss. Visit our webpage and Lions In Western Australia Facebook page for photos. I am sure you would like to have a peek at what went on at cabinet. I hope you have read all this because there may be a test! Finally, Allan and I wish you and your families a very joyful, resul and safe Christmas; enjoy your me o but come back next year full of energy and enthusiasm. Come back for the feeling you can only get by serving others through your service with Lions. Leap into the future The SLowe Express The SLowe express is slowing down for the Christmas Season. It has been a hecc ride since late June. Allan and I are looking forward to me with family (you are always busy with Lions!) ‘down me’ in the garden, and of course me to catch up with friends, if anyone outside Lions can remember us. My last club visit was with Ellenbrook early in November and it was great to catch up with these members. During November I met with CBL Clive Tonkin and 1stVDG Luen Chicote here in Jurien Bay to work on both the club and district constuons. It was great to work on the issues which present when trying to t our Lions constuons to our state government’s requirements. We will now get some legal advice and hope to nalise it during the next few months. There have been some really innovave and excing projects emerging from the clubs. Vic Park Lions are helping a family with a disabled daughter to receive treatment in Adelaide, receiving funding from ALF. You may have heard that Kalgoorlie recently experienced a disastrous storm and Hannans Club also looked to ALF for funding to help restore the loss of tonnes of perishable food as well as Christmas hampers. Australian Lions Foundaon is your foundaon. Please ensure your club has joined the foundaon and connues to donate to allow ALF to connue the great work it does through our clubs. We have also had some great success with aiding our local Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Fnd. Cabinet Chairperson IPDG Mike Wolf worked to provide two walking aids to the value of +/- $18 000. This was done with funds donated by our clubs here in W1. Please dig deep as Mike is on the lookout for 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 DG Sue Lowe with Santa. Guess who!!!

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3 DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB - MSWA OCEAN RIDE 2017 On Sunday, 26th November 2017, the Duncraig Lions Club members and partners were out and about early. They volunteered to assist at the MSWA Ocean Ride 2017. The event had four secons, 10km family ride , 30km, 50km and 100km rides. As we had 22 Volunteers from the one organisaon this allowed us to all be allocated in Sector 6, which was the route for the 100km riders. This was Duncraig Lions Club sector! The brieng was held at 7.30am at Resolute Way near Burns Beach Rod, Ocean Reef; aerwards we hurried o to our allocated locaons at key roundabouts along the route. The course for Sector 6 followed Burns Beach Road, turning into Marmion Ave up to Butler, then the home stretch down Connolly Drive to Shenton Ave and back onto Burns Beach Road, nishing at Whford Nodes Park to complete the 100km ride. The volunteers served as marshals to guide the riders through the course, giving them a cheer on their way. Most riders called out ‘thank you’ as they passed by, grateful to be given direcons by the volunteers decked out in yellow vests. The more experienced riders had apps and GPS guides and they powered through the course. As the slower riders moved through the course, many asked ‘how much further’, the clever marshals used their smart phones to calculate the distance from their locaon to the nish and were about to call out the distance to complete the course. Aer the last riders have moved through the course the Sector Controllers moved through to release us from the roundabouts, they too were most appreciave of the service we had provided. This was a Win, Win, Win acvity. We enjoyed assisng MS with their event and supporng the riders; and for our eorts we received a donaon of $500. Photosof the gathering at the brieng before the event. NIGEL SIEGWART TRAVELS Nigel is in his nal year of study at UWA, and has spent the year in China at Beijing University and also in Hong Kong. He has travelled widely and has had some amazing experiences. It was dicult to link up with a Lions Club in China, however he managed to do so in Hong Kong. Nigel and his sister Isabelle are both members at Duncraig Lions Club, both were also Youth of the Year contestants from Sacred Heart College. (Isabelle in 2015 and Nigel in 2010.) We look forward to welcoming Nigel when he returns in January 2018. Nigel is happy to report that tonight I aended a dinner and meeng of the Lions Club of Hong Kong Chinese Tradional Culture. I was graciously hosted and warmly welcomed by Club President Ng Lap Tak (Sherman), Charter President H.S.NG (Chris) and all the other members in aendance. Their club has about 20 members. It's main acvies involve preparing and distribung packed meals to the homeless and assisng the elderly and needy children through various programs. I passed on the best wishes of the Duncraig Lions to the club and it's members. Likewise, they passed on their well wishes to our Club. Several of their members will be in Melbourne next year for a lions event. I extended an invitaon to aend one of our meengs should any of them venture across to Perth. Lion Nigel Siegwart Duncraig Lions Club Nigel on le Nigel the tallest in the photo.

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www 201w1 lions org au www facebook com LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 WE SERVE lionsdistrict201w1 gmail com NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE DISASTER RELIEF MEDICAL RESEARCH SIGHT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH DECEMBER 2017 The SLowe Express further funds for a third child in need Where do they come when there is no one to help W1 Lions of course The SLowe express is slowing down for the Christmas Season It has been a hectic ride since late June Allan and I are looking forward to time with family you are always busy with Lions down time in the garden and of course time to catch up with friends if anyone outside Lions can remember us It was also interesting to travel to Northam to attend W2 cabinet meeting last weekend There is no stopping W2 members when it comes to having fun We attended their Saturday evening social which was a bit of a fancy dress do Everyone was happy The cabinet meeting was of course more sedate with lots of discussion relating to membership growth and what the future holds My last club visit was with Ellenbrook early in November and it was great to catch up with these members During November I met with CBL Clive Tonkin and 1stVDG Luen Chicote here in Jurien Bay to work on both the club and district constitutions It was great to work on the issues which present when trying to fit our Lions constitutions to our state government s requirements We will now get some legal advice and hope to finalise it during the next few months There have been some really innovative and exciting projects emerging from the clubs Vic Park Lions are helping a family with a disabled daughter to receive treatment in Adelaide receiving funding from ALF You may have heard that Kalgoorlie recently experienced a disastrous storm and Hannans Club also looked to ALF for funding to help restore the loss of tonnes of perishable food as well as Christmas hampers Australian Lions Foundation is your foundation Please ensure your club has joined the foundation and continues to donate to allow ALF to continue the great work it does through our clubs We have also had some great success with aiding our local Australian Lions Children s Mobility Fnd Cabinet Chairperson IPDG Mike Wolf worked to provide two walking aids to the value of 18 000 This was done with funds donated by our clubs here in W1 Please dig deep as Mike is on the lookout for I believe we will have Santa visiting our December Cabinet meeting and Duncraig caterers extraordinaire Helen Montgomery and Toni Whittaker have a delightful Christmas luncheon in the making I am looking forward to this meeting which should be full of fun and fellowship Some club members saw the invitation to attend and we are looking forward to seeing them for the luncheon I understand that there will also be a little business to discuss Visit our webpage and Lions In Western Australia Facebook page for photos I am sure you would like to have a peek at what went on at cabinet I hope you have read all this because there may be a test Finally Allan and I wish you and your families a very joyful restful and safe Christmas enjoy your time off but come back next year full of energy and enthusiasm Come back for the feeling you can only get by serving others through your service with Lions Leap into the future DG Sue Lowe with Santa Guess who 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 1

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5 Lions Club of Srling’s new Seatainer Storage Lions Club of Srling’s Seatainer is seled in and ready for us to use for storage at the Nollamara Tennis Club. This would not have been possible without the support from Loerywest and the City of Srling. From le to right Lions Gary, John, Kevin and Richard. Dear Lions On June 13, 2018, Lions Clubs Internaonal Foundaon (LCIF) will ocially celebrate its 50th anniversary. During these 50 years, so much has been accomplished. We’ve supported the service of Lions with more than 13,000 grants totaling over US$1 billion. We’ve made a profound impact in the areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and humanitarian work. There is so much to celebrate. In the months leading up to LCIF’s 50th anniversary, you will hear about many excing ways you can help LCIF commemorate this occasion. A website is being created that will tell powerful stories of what Lions have been able to accomplish with support from their foundaon. LCIF50.org launches on November 28, 2017, and each month will feature new photos, videos and stories as well as a monthly contest series. Lions and Leos can enter the “Together We Can” contest series for a chance to win an exclusive LCIF 50th anniversary commemorave medal, available only to contest winners! Contest winners will also be recognized at the 2018 Lions Clubs Internaonal Convenon in Las Vegas. Visit LCIF50.org on November 28, and return oen for more chances to win! Foundaon birthday pares are also being hosted at Lion and Leo area forums, so we’ll hope you’ll aend and encourage others to join you. Fiy years of service is truly something to celebrate. You’ll be seeing lots of reminders about LCIF50.org in emails, LION magazine, online and in social media. However, you, as a Lion leader, are our most important communicaon channel. Encourage your club members to visit and enter the contest series!

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6 NAME SPONSOR CLUB PETER POLGLASE HELEN MONTGOMERY Duncraig ANTHONY BRUGGEMAN DANNY SKOGLIE Geraldton BRUCE GROENEWALD North Beach JOHN W MCLEAY PHILIP COUPER Whiord NOVEMBER 2017 WELCOME New Members District Newsleer copy deadline: 25th of the preceding month WEST LION: next edion November/December 2017 COPY DEADLINE: for May 2018 edion March 2018 CONGRATULATIONS To the following Lions who were elected to the vacant posions at our District Cabinet meeng on Sunday 3rd December - 2nd VDG remainder 2017/18 - Daniel Stevens from the Bassendean Lions Club. 1st VDG 2018/19 - Daniel Stevens. 2nd VDG 2018/19 Michael Wainwright from the Noranda Lions Club. District Leo Advisor - 2nd VDG Michael Wainwright EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the December Newsleer. Please send through photos & arcles for the January Edion. Include your Clubs Christmas Party photos. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any addional content and provides greater picture clarity. L to R - 2nd VDG remainder 2017/18 Daniel Stevens, 2nd VDG 2018/19 Michael Wainwright, DG Sue Lowe and 1st VDG Luen Chicote. MULTIPLE DISTRICT CONVENTION TOWNSVILLE NORTH QUEENSLAND 4TH TO 7TH MAY Please visit this link to learn more about the upcoming Mulple District Convenon - Visit Website To view and download the registraon form please visit this link—Registraon Form DISTRICT CONVENTION BROOME 2018 Congratulaons to the Lions Club of Broome and the Lioness Club of Broome who will be hosng our District Convenon 2018 from the 21st September to 23rd September. Monday 24th September is a holiday. The venue is the Civic Centre in Broome. The last me our Convenon was in Broome the dates were the same. More informaon to follow.

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7 LIONS AWARENESS DAY Saturday 3 March A naonal day for Lions to celebrate and share the amazing work we do in our communies. It’s a chance to show all Australians that We Serve On Lions Awareness Day, we invite your Club to parcipate by organising an event, seng up a stall or holding a BBQ and talking with your community about the amazing work your Club and our organisaon as a whole does every day. The MD201 Naonal Oce is also pleased to announce the development of new Public Relaons materials for Clubs. Each District will receive a certain amount of free Public Relaons materials for Clubs to support their Lions Awareness Day acvies. The new materials include a poster and membership brochure and will be will be available in early 2018. The new materials will take a fresh, modern approach and will highlight our core service areas, projects and Foundaons. We have gathered the latest stascs and results to show the Australian public just how far-reaching and valuable our organisaon is. As the end of year approaches, it’s me to start planning how your Club will get involved in Lions Awareness Day 2018. Please stay tuned for more updates from the MD201 Oce on how your Club will be able to access the new PR materials. Spread the message | Start planning now | Plant the seeds in your club LIONS CLUB OF FORESTFIELD HIGH WYCOMBE The Lions Club of Forresield High Wycombe have received a grant from the Forresield and High Wycombe Community Bank to run another camp next year (photo aached). The camp is for people with disabilies and their families. It will be in Rockingham from 22-28th April 2018. We are looking for people to help out at the camp, mainly in the kitchen, and for new families to aend. Parcularly families with a child with a disability whose brothers or sisters miss out on acvies because their parent's me is taken up mostly by the child with special needs. The camp gives families a chance to relax, share experiences and learn from each other, and know they are not alone in their daily struggles. Any assistance or publicity you can provide would be appreciated. I can be contacted on - Tel: 94577849 or Email: meljhawkes79@gmail.com Melanie Hawkes.

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8 REGIONAL LIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: BRISBANE, FEBRUARY 23 - 25, 2018. This is a training opportunity for Lions who have either not been a Club President or a current Club President who may not have had the opportunity to attend training. Some of the skills you are likely to learn are - PUBLIC SPEAKING—from planning right through to presenting a speech. MEMBERSHIP—what president does not want to learn about this, you will be given an opportunity to develop your own action plan. COMMUNICATION—learn the different methods and opportunities for communication. WORKING IN TEAMS—Team dynamics, effective teams and strategies. PROJECT PLANNING—a plan helps you to achieve your goal, fantastic! District will pay your way to the workshop and LCI will feed you and keep you sheltered. Drinks are your own responsibility. Now that we have your attention you will want to know how to go about registering. Please contact Christine Walker Global Leadership Team Coordinator for W1. Christine can be contacted on : Mob: 0417 000 276 Email: leadershipw1@westnet.com.au SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2018 CLUB REBUILDING WORKSHOP Presented by Lou Onley Multiple District Membership Team Venue to be advised

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9 NANNUP LIONS CLUB GOLD NUGGET RAFFLE FOR THE LIONS EYE INSTITUTE The Lions Eye Instute (LEI) carries our name and is a great source of pride throughout all Lions Clubs in WA and beyond. The LEI’s revoluonary stem cell research program received an extra dimension earlier this year in the form of Brian King Fellow, Dr Carla Mellough. Carla has 9 years of overseas research experience in making eye ssue from human stem cells, and has worked closely with the vision impaired. Before leaving the UK a year ago, this UWA graduate had the honor of being invited to a recepon with Samantha Cameron, wife of the then Brish Prime Minister, at 10 Downing Street. She joined fundraisers, sciensts, sta and celebries to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK Renis Pigmentosa charity. Dr Mellough is currently working seven days a week growing and manipulang renal ssue from stem cells collected from vision impaired paents. A team led by REI specialist Dr Fred Chen provided these small skin samples, from which Carla has extracted her stem cells - which carry the disnct genec signature of each paent. This allows her to make ny replicas of the paent’s rena ( the light sensive ssue of the eye). These replicas can then be studied in a bid to work out why the visual process is not funconing correctly. In turn, it is hoped this will lead to new cures. The Nannup Lions Club heard of this new and specialised eye research early this year, and went into acon! A six-ounce gold nugget was donated by a member, and it is being raed to provide funds for the vital hi-tech equipment Dr Mellough uses in her research. The rae will be drawn on February 10, with cket sales closing aer Australia Day. Tickets are $10 each, there are 25 in a book, and clubs are encouraged to oer ckets as Christmas presents. The prize is the beauful gold nugget, valued at $12,500. It can be viewed on www.nannuplions.org or by searching for Lions Gold Nugget Rae . You can also order ckets on this site and pay by PayPal or Direct Debit. The goal is to raise $100,000 for this new specialised equipment. It will help Carla and her colleagues perform research into a range of currently incurable eye diseases suered not only by Western Australians, but people across the world. Every Lion knows of someone with vision impairment or blindness, and we strive to help them combat the problem. The Nannup Lions Club is urging Lions everywhere to play a role by buying ckets in this rae – either by the book or with a single $10 cket . Please visit lin to buy ckets - Purchase Tickets The gold nugget makes a great prize, but the real reward is in the pride of being part of the Lions Family, which is so very proud of its own Lions Eye Instute. Dr Mellough with Chris Morten and guide dog Tandy. Dr Carla Mellough manipulates the precious replicas of the paent’s rena. Rough way of weighing a larger nugget, before we bought digital scales

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10 HEARTKIDS NEEDS HELP A number of our clubs has provided assistance to Heartkinds over the years with their Christmas party and with fundraising. The organisaon receives no government funding and relies on community fundraising and support. The month of February is Congenital Heart Disease month and we run an awareness and fundraising campaign throughout this month. They are looking to enlist the help volunteers to door knock within their local neighbourhoods/community. If your club is interested in assisng with this please contact Cecilia Donovan directly as shown below. Cecelia is more than happy to have a chat over the phone regarding further informaon and details. This years W1 district Peace Poster winner was entered by Lions Club of Floreat. Scarborough was the participating school. It would be really great to see more entries next year.

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11 INVOCATIONS -0- As we gather here today We pause to oer up this prayer Bless now this food that we partake And every eort that we make To build the towns in which we live Bless the blind and all we do to serve mankind Be with us unl we meet again And bless our homes and towns AMEN -0- We pray that all persons may learn to replace hatred with love Selshness with service to others And greed with generosity So that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be Made to disappear from this earth And all persons will come to live together in a peace guaranteed By mutual respect and love AMEN -0- God giver of all good We thank you for our daily food May Lions friends, and Lions ways Help us to serve you all our days AMEN -0- O God, your servant Samson slew a lion, and later drew honey out of its corpse: so that out of the strong might come something sweet, and out of the eater might come something to eat. Bless, we pray, these Lions, who come together to eat: that out of their eorts might come something sweet, to make this world a beer place, by giving others comfort and grace to lead lives lled with hope and joy - the things that nothing can destroy. AMEN. -0- For the food we are about to receive The fellowship that we enjoy in Lionism And the opportunity to serve our fellow people We thank thee Lord AMEN Australian Lionsonoz in Acon Doing what members of Australian Lionsonoz do when they nd themselves in a “strange” town, they contact the local Lions Club and oer their assistance in a current project. This is what happened when Australian Lionsonoz member Lion Sandra Philippzig visited her mother, Doreen Haynes, a Life Member of the Croydon Lions Club in V5 Victoria in November of this year. It happened to be the me of the Maroondah Fesval and the Croydon Lions Club were conducng a very busy Lions Christmas Cake stall, so Lion Sandra volunteered to assist. Croydon Lions Club President Ian Atkinson said he was very grateful that Lion Sandra and her husband Lion Peter were in the locality at the me and were available to lend a hand. Life Member Lion Doreen Haynes, Croydon Lions Club President and Australian Lionsonoz member Lion Sandra Philippzig STIRLING LIONS CLUB BULLETIN Click anywhere TO VIEW

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12 DISTRICT CABINET CHRISTMAS LUNCH A very big thankyou to the members of the Duncraig Lions Club who put on a fabulous Christmas Lunch at our Cabinet meeng on the 3rd December. Cabinet Ocers and vising Lions had a great me. Santa paid us a visit and handed out gis to all present at the lunch. Right - Mints Chairperson Allan Lowe. Below - 1st VDG Luen Chicote. L to R—1st VDG 201W2 Bev Hawkins, DG Sue Lowe and 1st VDG Luen Chicote DG Sue Lowe with Santa Christmas gis with hard working Hospitality Chairperson Rachael Wydra. Wonderful spread laid on by Duncraig Lions.

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1 201W1 NEWSLETTER www 201w1 lions org au www facebook com LionsInWesternAustralia lionsdistrict201w1 gmail com HUMANITARIAN SERVICE DISASTER RELIEF MEDICAL RESEARCH SIGHT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH WE SERVE DECEMBER 2017 further funds for a third child in need Where do they come when there is no one to help W1 Lions of course It was also interes ng to travel to Northam to a end W2 cabinet mee ng last weekend There is no stopping W2 members when it comes to having fun We a ended their Saturday evening social which was a bit of a fancy dress do Everyone was happy The cabinet mee ng was of course more sedate with lots of discussion rela ng to membership growth and what the future holds I believe we will have Santa visi ng our December Cabinet mee ng and Duncraig caterers extraordinaire Helen Montgomery and Toni Whi aker have a deligh ul Christmas luncheon in the making I am looking forward to this mee ng which should be full of fun and fellowship Some club members saw the invita on to a end and we are looking forward to seeing them for the luncheon I

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3 DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB MSWA OCEAN On Sunday 26 RIDE 2017 th November 2017 the Duncraig Lions Club members and partners were out and about early They volunteered to assist at the MSWA Ocean Ride 2017 The event had four sec ons 10km family ride 30km 50km and 100km rides As we had 22 Volunteers from the one organisa on this allowed us to all be allocated in Sector 6 which was the route for the 100km riders This was Duncraig Lions Club sector The brie ng was held at 7 30am at Resolute Way near Burns Beach Rod Ocean Reef a erwards we hurried o to our allocated loca ons at key roundabouts along the route The course for Sector 6 followed Burns Beach Road turning into Marmion Ave up to Butler then the home stretch down Connolly Drive to Shenton Ave and back onto Burns Beach Road nishing at Wh ford Nodes Park to complete the 100km ride The volunteers served as marshals to guide the riders through the course giving them a cheer on their way Most riders you as theycalled passedout by thank grateful to be given direc ons by the volunteers decked out in yellow vests The experienced riders had more apps and GPS guides and they powered through the course As the slower riders moved the how much further the course through many asked clever marshals used their smart phones to calculate the distance from their loca on to the nish and were about to call out the distance to complete the course A er the last riders have moved through the course the Sector Controllers moved through to release us from thetoo were most apprecia ve of roundabouts they the service we had provided This was a Win Win Win ac vity We enjoyed assis ng MS with their event and suppor ng the riders and for our e orts we received a dona on of 500 Photosof the gathering at the brie ng before the event