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1 The SLowe Express I imagined that things would slow down over Christmas and New Year. What a surprise it was when this did not happen! Here we are in a new year experiencing the same challenges; membership, club harmony and member sasfacon. We have the Club Rebuilding Workshop on Saturday 3 February and by the me you read this it will all be over. I commied a large part of the membership budget on this workshop, bringing presenters from Mulple District to ensure that you have the benet of the very best advice on keeping your club members happy and building your membership to future proof your club. This is especially important with country clubs but equally so in the suburbs. A community without a Lions club is all the poorer for it. Australia Day was a great success for many of our clubs which hosted breakfasts. Allan and I were fortunate enough to get around to four breakfasts, meeng with Srling, Girrawheen, Ballajura & Ellenbrook and Duncraig. We missed Wanneroo’s breakfast, arriving aer they had packed up, but have aended many mes so they have forgiven us. The loss a couple of very signicant Lions over the holiday season will aect us all. Peter Strickland and Ron Freestone were so imbedded in our District culture that they will never be forgoen. Tim Powell’s appointment as Global Membership Chairperson comes aer the resignaon of PDG Barry Middleton who wished to become a Globe troer and cannot nd me to do both. We thank Barry for his enduring service to our District. I am sure he will be back because no one can travel forever. Zone Four Chairperson Gail McKewen has ‘gone to Queensland and we don’t know where she are…’ But she is not here and this means we have a vacancy for a Zone Chairperson for the remainder of the year. Volunteers please. The District Awards funcon will be held on Saturday 9 June and I am inving clubs to send expressions of interest in hosng the funcon either as a luncheon or an aernoon tea; something a lile ‘ash’ but not prohibive in price. The Awards or Presentaon celebraon is not a Cabinet funcon but has somehow taken on that persona. This is a member’s event and all Lions and partners are welcome. If we are successful in aracng a host club we may make the dress code smart casual or club shirt. Many items were discussed at my Council meeng earlier in January. Some of the items are very pernent to clubs. A Social Media policy has been developed and this is very important to our clubs. The policy outlines what is acceptable on a Lions Club Facebook page and what is not. Clubs using the Lions brand must comply with acceptable content as well as what is expected content on their page. Another item is the use of the term Chairman. This outmoded tle was replaced in 2012 and clubs were directed to update to the now accepted tle of Chairperson. While I can see that some members will feel more comfortable with the former address, we cannot be seen as anquated when most other organisaons have leapt ahead and use the laer address. Come on Lions, embrace the future; and I don’t want to hear any jokes about Huntsperson spiders please! There is more to say but never enough space so there may be a few gems in the body of the newsleer. Let’s take Giant leap into our future! 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 www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia firstname.lastname@example.org HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH FEBRUARY 2018 WE SERVE 201W1 DISTRICT NEWSLETTER
2 We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful community of Lions members throughout Western Australia. Our Club Rebuilding workshop exceeded expectaons with an aendance a 71 Lions from both Districts. The workshop was inclusive and everyone was given a voice. We competed with Zumba dancing for a while but things seled down into a very producve day which included sharing of ideas and generang plans for our clubs successful future. We had metropolitan and country clubs in aendance and it was obviously the workshop you had all been waing for. The workshop evaluaon forms indicate that most aspects of the organisaon were on target and a few suggesons were made about the length of some of the discussions and the size of the venue. Amazingly the room we booked for ninety only just ed us all in. All I can say is that Lions are passionate about their service. My hearelt thanks go to you all, especially the organising team and our Presenters, Lou and Ann. For those who have Facebook, take a look at Lions in Western Australia. DG Sue CLUB REBUILDING WORKSHOP
3 Connect with Community Idenfy needs in your community and plan a Centennial Community Legacy Project to make a lasng local impact. Share your Centennial projects through social media with the #LIONS100 hashtag. Clubs members are invited to come along to the RAZZAMATAZZ show to act as ushers and assis-tants for families aending this wonderful event which is sponsored by District 201W1 every year The show gives families with disadvantaged children the experience of a lifeme. SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018 at the PERTH CONVENTION CENTRE Further details can be obtained from PDG Rob Meney email email@example.com LIONS DISTRICT 201W1 INVITES YOUR CLUB TO THE 2018 Insurance Cover and the Sale, Distribuon & Consumpon of Alcohol At Lions Events At the January meeng of the Council of Governors the issue of alcohol and related insurance cover was claried. Please read the advice provided by our Mulple District (MD) Insurance Chairperson and ensure it is communicated to your members. To view full details please visit this page - Insurance Alcohol Please contact DG Sue if you require any claricaon L TO R 1st VDG 201W1 Luen Chicote with 1st VDG 201W2 Beverley Hawkins on harbour cruise in Sydney on weekend o training. To view website and download registraon forms and other informaon just click on the above logo.
5 2018 LIONS SAVE SIGHT FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION The AFL footy season is not too far away so it is me to start preparing for the Lions Save Sight Footy Tipping Compeon 2018. North Beach Lions will be running the compeon and will be sending informaon and entry forms over the next month. Please encourage your Club, family and friends to join the compeon. With a beauful new stadium and many changes to teams it should be an interesng season of footy. Last year $555 was donated to the Lions Save Sight Foundaon and over $1000 in prizes was won last year. Last year Kieran O'Sullivan pped for the Broome Lions Club. The $500 they won helped to fund a "Mobility Scooter" for a brand new Day Aged Person's Facility in Broome. As some of the prize money was used for a such a good purpose it would be great to see more Lions Clubs and members to parcipate in the compeon. Please consider joining the compeon. Elaine Collins Co-ordinator Lions Save Sight Footy Tipping Compeon" ELLENBROOK LION RECEIVES COMMUNITY CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD At the City of Swan Australia Day Celebraon Norm Pearson was presented with a Community Cizen of the Year Award in recognion of his outstanding commitment to the local community through his sterling work for the Ellenbrook Lions Club and as a Community Driver for the City of Swan. It was a very emoonal morning for Norm who had brought his two daughters with him to enjoy the fact that he had been nominated in two categories, Cizen of the Year and Senior Cizen of the Year. Thanks go to Derek Brockman, President of Ellenbrook Lions. We are always happy to receive such great news from clubs.
6 MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Mrs Ishbell Elizabeth JACKSON, WA For service to the community of Newman. Service includes: Returned and Services League of Australia: Secretary, Newman Sub-Branch, 2008-2014. Associate Member, 1995-2014. Newman Lions Club: Treasurer, 2000-2004. Member, Ball Commiee, 2000-2014. Member, 2000-2014. Lions Club Representave, Newman Company Community Consultave Group. Member, Canning City Lions Club, since 2014. East Pilbara Independent Support Incorporated, (previously known as Home and Community Care Group): Founding Member, 1993. Past President, for 3 years. Past Commiee Member, for 12 years. Member, Execuve Commiee, Billabong Social Club (part of Bualos Sports Club), 1992 - 2014. Member, Newman Senior Cizens Club, since 1988-2002. Awards and recognion includes: Recipient, Western Australian Volunteer of the Year Award, 2011. Recipient, Melvin Jones Fellowship, Newman Lions Club. Recipient, James D Richardson Fellowship, Newman Lions Club. Nominee, Western Australian Senior of Year Awards, early 2000s. Recipient, Western Australian Senior of the Year, 2008. Recipient, Cizenship Award, 2007. Mr Percy Charles JACQUES, Otago Tas 7017 For service to children, and to youth, through social welfare organisaons. Service includes: Kennerley Children's Homes: Chair, since 2013. Secretary, 1978-2013. Chair, Property Maintenance and Improvements Commiee. Involved in various fund raising acvies. Awards and recognion includes: Recipient, 'Lifeme Achievement' Medal, Pride of Australia Tasmania, 2016. MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION Ms Margaret Ann BRADFORD-SEELEY, Bindoon WA 6502 For service to community health in Western Australia. Service includes: Registered Nurse, Western Australia and Northern Territory Secon, Royal Flying Doctor Service, circa 1990s-2005. Registered Nurse, Road Primary Health Care Program, Royal Flying Doctor Service on the Road, 2008-2014. Lions Cancer Instute: Board Member, 2 years. Skin Cancer Screening Consultant, since 2005. Member, Lions Club of Gingin Chiering. Served in a range of roles with Gingin-Chiering Anglican Parish including as: Lay Pastoral Minister. Treasurer. Member, Rural Execuve Commiee. Australian Women Pilots' Associaon: President, Western Australia Branch, 2008. Member, Victorian Branch, 1994. Commiee Member, Bindoon Arts and Cras Centre, current. Steward, Bindoon Agricultural Show, current.
7 HAS YOUR CLUB BEEN APPROACHED BY THIS SCHEME? I have recently been approached by clubs for advice on this scheme. This appears on the surface to be a scheme whereby individuals and clubs can generate funds. Once joined and using the card at shops which have also joined the scheme a small percentage of prot goes to the nominated cause. When you sign up your friends to the scheme you or your club get a cut of their prot. It is apparently not a pyramid scheme. I have asked my Council of Governors to advise if their districts are involved. None have so far indicated that they have. The general feeling is as long as it ts within our ethics and the law, clubs are in a posion to make such decisions on their own behalf. This type of scheme only works with large numbers and early entrants do beer (because they sign up more parcipants) Is this what your members want to do and will you have to allocate resources to manage it? DG Sue CITY OF PERTH(HOST) LIONS CELEBRATE COMMUNITY AWARD Lions Clubs worldwide have been in celebraon mode since June 2017 which marked the beginning of the Centennial celebraon of Lions which was founded in Chicago on 7th June 1917. Here in Western Australia , the Lions Club City of Perth (Host) founded in 1962 had more cause to celebrate on Australia Day 2018. At the City of Perth Australia Day Cizenship & Awards Ceremony the Lions Club City of Perth ( the founding Club of Lions in Western Australia) was awarded the Acve Cizenship Award for a Community Group. The award recognizes a Community Group that has over the past year or over a number of years “ fostered Australian pride and spirit through acve cizenship and outstanding contribuon to the community.” The award was presented by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa - M Scadi and Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC , Governor of Western Australia. The Lions Club City of Perth is most notably known for its key role in the establishment of the Lions Save Sight Foundaon and the complementary Lions Eye Instute which aims to preserve sight . In the early days one of the key projects the Lions Club City of Perth , was Glaucoma screening. While the Club projects have changed over the years, the Club connues to be true to the Lions moo of WE SERVE, with current projects such as Youth Leadership , Computer Restoraon which supplies computers to those in need here and overseas, a winter blanket for the needy and homeless , the development of Youth through arsc endeavours by sponsoring the Black Swan Youth Portraiture Prize (Hospital secon, ) and the Stay Sharp - mind and body tness Programme for Seniors. In accepng the award Club President Aldo Bertongna said the “Club was honoured and humbled ,” to receive the award and that it was a testament to what Lions do, serving the community.” Club members present at the award ceremony were jubilant and happy to know that their service was making a big dierence to a range of people in the community. It was a cause for celebraon and a great way for the Club to start its service year. One hundred years on from Chicago the Lions Club City of Perth, proudly connues to serve the City of Perth. L to R Tina Schwarz, Noel Smith OAM, Colomba Sparta, Tony Palloa, Aldo Bertogna, Halina Young, Luen Chicote & Leonie Farrow L to R: Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC , Governor of WA, Club President Aldo Bertogna, Noal Smith OAM & Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa - M Scadi.
8 NAME SPONSOR CLUB ALBERT JACOB JP Whiord FEBRUARY 2018 EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the February Newsleer. Please send through photos & arcles for the March Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any addional content and provides greater picture clarity with no big les to download. SEND YOUR CLUB NEWSLETTER TO DG SUE If you have a club newsleer please send a copy, preferably digital, to DG Sue so that she can keep up with your news and put your club in the running for the annual Best Club Newsleer Award which is judged by the DG of the year and awarded at the District Awards Night. Your club could pick up this very special award. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 823 | Jurien Bay WA 6516 LIONS CANCER INSTITUTE New Chairperson is Phil Chinnery, 4 Old Brickworks Road, BYFORD WA 6122 (M) 0428 420 275 e-mail: email@example.com Vacancy: Secretary. Please let PDG Pamela Baird know if you are interested in lling the posion. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Message from Global Membership Team March To May Membership is upon us once again and I trust your Clubs are well into planning your membership Drive event. If not here are some ideas. Add a walkathon to raise moneys for a Lions Foundaon (Walk For Sight) Informaon event in a local Park. Place noces up in Libraries or Council Community Centres. Use business cards. Contact the latest Development in the area and organise a BBQ invite the latest home owners to aend a BBQ in a park for a morning Aernoon tea and provide them with invites to your Lions Meeng. Coee Morning at the local Cafe. Further, if you need any ideas on how to recruit new members, speak to our Global Membership Team leader Tim Powell -email@example.com - who will be happy to help you. If you are planning or have held a membership drive, clubs can approach the District for $250 assistance. Please provide backup documentaon of your expenditure and details of your membership drive. DISTRICT AWARDS FUNCTION Will be held on Saturday 9 June and DG Sue Lowe is inving clubs to send expressions of interest in hosng the funcon either as a luncheon or an aernoon tea. This is a member’s event and all Lions and partners are welcome. Please let DG Sue know if you can assist. District Vacancies Media/Public Relaons Chairperson Zone 4 Chairperson IT Chairperson For more details on these posions please contact the Cabinet Secretary DISTRICT CABINET MEETING Venue: - Gibson Park Community Centre 148 Gibson Avenue Padbury Google Map: hps://goo.gl/maps/et3o62oFc2t Date: Sunday 11th March Time: 9.00 am for 9.30 am start NOTICES & DATES TO REMEMBER
9 NEWSLETTERS FROM CLUBS AND FOUNDATIONS LIONS Save-Sight Foundaon ABN 29 028 402 977 (WA) Incorporated Dear Secretary, Please nd enclosed an electronic copy of our February 2018 Newsleer. The newsleer brings you up to date on what is happening with your Foundaon. It is brief but packed full of interesng news, we hope you enjoy the read. If you have any news items that may be used in our next newsleer due out in July 2018, please forward any details and pictures to our email address. It is always great to hear what you are doing behind the scenes to raise money to save sight. Yours sincerely, Sheree Hunt Secretary, LSSF Board of Directors CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEWSLETTER Click anywhere to view newsleer Thank you to all of the clubs who have decided to take part in the Youth Of The Year programme this year. Most of the students have been allocated to clubs and now the next stage of the programme starts. Clubs can now plan their club nals, which should be completed by the 28th of February. Finding a venue, Judges, various other dues such as me keepers, catering for supper or lunch for the guests and the judges and chaperones for the students during the public speaking secon. Also do not forget cercates for the contestants and the club winners as well as gis for the judges and the contestants. As this is a Youth project all your club expenditure on the judging funcon can come from your acvies account. I will again remind everybody of the following dates. Region nals on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of March, the district nal on the 24th of March, and the State Final on the 7th of April. Do not forget also to put your clubs parcipaon on to the MyLCI site and also on the centennial service site. Good luck to all the clubs and the contestants. Peter Gillet has also organised a brieng session on the 17th of February at the Claremont Yacht Club. PDG Colin Heap District Youth Of The Year Chair YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2018 CHILDREN OF COURAGE 2018 AWARDS PRESENTATION 1.00pm, Sunday 20th May 2018 at St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 75 Ellio Rd, Karrinyup WA 6018 Please visit links below to download documents relang to Children of Courage 2018 - 1. Informaon for Lions Clubs 2. Informaon for Parents/Guardian 3. District 201W1 Nominaon Form 4. District 201W1 Parent/Gaudian Consent Form FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Please contact Pauline Song Children of Courage Chairperson 201W1 Phone: 0405 656 780 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NOMINATIONS FROM LIONS CLUBS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 20th April 2018.
10 AUSRTRALIA DAY STIRLING LIONS CLUB Lionsonoz in Acon at the Tamworth Country Music Fesval Each year Tamworth Peel Valley Lions become involved in the Tamworth Country Music Fesval which is held on the second and third weeks of January each year. In the past it involved catering but this year it was security and marshalling for the numerous acvies conducted in the main street. Peel St was blocked o and converted into a Mall to accommodate the many Buskers and various stalls and demonstraons of various “country” skills. Lionsonoz member Lion Warren White volunteered to assist Tamworth Peel Valley Lions for two shis, checking and bringing in vehicles loaded with various items, mostly goods for the local shops, items for stalls and instruments being used by the Buskers. Because Lionsonoz do not conduct their own projects, members make themselves available to local Lions Clubs to assist in theirs. Specic aenon was being paid to the risk of terrorism this year and special precauons in the shape of roads being closed o by concrete bollards and the presence of extra imported police personnel made sure the public remained safe. The precauons went mostly unnoced and everybody seemed to be having a great me enjoying everything to do with Country Music. PDG Lion Warren White L To R: Lion Warren White, PV Lions members, Graham Collee, Terry Hill and David Gilroy.
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12 Lion President, Adam Fawkes, presenng a cheque for $500 to Merle Isbister on behalf of St John Ambulance to help replace baeries in some of their 19 pieces of equipment around town. Also, the club recently donated $400 towards the Carnamah District High School's Breakfast Club, and $100 towards Awards presented to children at the School Presentaon Night on 13 December by member, Marcell Billinghurst. CARNAMAH LIONS CLUB CRICKET, STREAKERS & TOODYAY LIONS T hank goodness for the fast thinking Nuala One morning shortly aer the One Day Cricket. Nuala received a phone call and relates it like this… I had a phone call from a lady at Channel 7 at 7:30am. She wanted to talk about one of our members. Thank goodness I'd seen the streaking snippet on Facebook last night so I could halt her enthusiasm right there by explaining that she had the wrong Lions Club - we are the service club, not the fooe club. I then declined any knowledge of the culprit (felt like Bob Quinn, I think it was, when he genuinely didn't know who Marty from Big Brother was). I just didn't want my 15 seconds of fame to be about a streaker at the cricket. Even if it was an historic occasion & the high tackle aer he made a handcu-me gesture of surrendering so unsporng. Thanks Nuala for this very entertaining anecdote.
13 GLOBAL ACTION TEAM MEETING Twice a year the Western Australian Global Acon Team meets together to duscuss membership service and leadersip within districts W1 and W2. the latest meeng was hosted by DGW2 Grant Hewi at the Flying Angel club in Fremantle. Who aends these meengs? Both DGs are there; and the GLT, GMT & GST Coordinators from each district as well as their teams, the Centenary Chairpersons, the Zone Coordinators and the PR Chairs. We were also honoured with the presence of Area & GLT Tim Irvine, Mulple District GMT Coordinator PDG Ann Eldridge and PCC Lou Onley who all added great value to our discussions. The take away informaon generated is of great value to both districts and their ocers. We will connue to benet from this for some me to come. Your global Acon Team is there to help your club. Keep in communicaon with them and your club will have a bright future. Seeking donaons for our Lions suit. If you would like to donate or if you know a sponsor who would like to put their logo on this Lion please let CabSec Richard know. We need $1000.
15 District Newsleer copy deadline: 25th of the preceding month WEST LION May 2018 COPY DEADLINE April 2018 VALE CABINET CHAIRPERSON RON FREESTONE We recently said goodbye to our valued friend Lion Ron Freestone. Ron served our district as Informaon Technology Chairperson for a number of years and assisted our clubs with their websites and Facebook pages. Ron also volunteered as Mulple District Website Coordinator and helped clubs around Australia iron out their internet related issues. Ron held many posions wit his club and his assistance will be sorely missed Ron’s work on the joint Lions Hall of Fame is also recognised. VALE SENIOR LION PETER STRICKLAND Peter was a Charter member of the Lions Club of Canning City and a Lions member for over 40 years. Peter was ‘The Bagman’ when District Governor Lorraine Strickland was in oce and from that me he was known as such. Peter took great joy in his service to his Club and his District. Peter held many posions in his club and was a Zone Chairperson for the District. Peter’s illness took its toll over the past couple of years but he came back to our Lions community and did what he could to enrich the lives of his club members, mostly with a wicked wit when producing the club newsleer. We acknowledge Peters great contribuon to Lions and his community. Peter asked that we did not post noces in the newspaper regarding his passing, so I thought that we could make a lile fuss here in our District Newsleer. MORE ON THE CLUB REBUILDING WORKSHOP The Club Rebuilding Workshop was a resounding success with 86 Lions represenng 28 clubs from 201W1 and 201W2 aending. We had two excellent presenters - Anne and Lou Onley OAM. The workshop was interacve with contribuons from all clubs who discussed their successes and issues. The main focus was on how we can aract new members , make them welcome and involve them in club acvies to help ensure that they become long standing members. Congratulaons to Sue Turner Hannans Goldelds Lions, Freda chandler and Adrian Rossie Dongara Dennison Lions and Dorothy Yeoman Margaret River Lions. These members travelled long distances to gain the knowledge which will help their clubs.