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District Newsletter Feb 17

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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 FEBRUARY 2017 The GMT team is available to assist you with how to go about this. PDG Barry Middleton, the Membership chairman, details are in the diary and he is eager to assist you with this task. We are looking for a person to further their Lionisc career by pung their name forward to become the 2nd VDGE for 2017/18 with the view to becoming DG in 2019/20. If you are that person please let me know Yours in Lionism DG Michael - Serve Humanity and Enjoy Fellowship – A Colour Copy of this Newsletter can be requested through your Club Secretary. Alternatively can be accessed Electronically through our website. http://201w1.lions.org.au/dg%20newsletters 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 COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION March 2017 COPY DEADLINE Passed MIKES MEANDERINGS I hope you all had a good Australia day. There were many clubs out there in the 40 degree heat cooking up a storm for their tradional Lions Australia Day Breakfasts. Thank you to all the clubs for providing this great family event, all comments from the public and lions alike have been fantasc. I was privileged to have been invited to the Lions Club of Srling’s breakfast, thank you it was a great morning. I aended the 3rd Council meeng in Sydney along with the District Governor Elect Sue Lowe. Lion Richard Tumner also aended the Cabinet secretary training on the same week end. Along with meengs we did have a good social opportunity to meet and mix with DG’s, DGE’s and Cab Secretaries from around the country. It was a good weekend all round. We are connuing to rebuild the district and I am pleased to say we now have the beginnings of the Lions Club of Quinns Rock Mindarie with current members of 10 and they have elected an interim board of directors. We connue to have a steady posive growth in membership – 820 at beginning of 2017 and inducted 4 new lions to end January with a posive growth of 4 members – 824. Thank you to all the clubs that have taken my message to heart and recruited new members. I encourage you all to aend to upcoming membership workshop to be held in March, details to follow. Aending this workshop will give you an opportunity to learn new tricks for aracng new members to your club. District Governor Michael Wolf aending Bassendean Lions Clubs 25th Anniversary Dinner District Governor Michael Wolf centre at the Srling Lions Club Australia Day Celebraons

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2 AUSTRALIA DAY ROUNDUP DUNCRAIG LIONS CLUB

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3 Almost 100% of the Ballajura Lion members made themselves available for this years family breakfast at the Lions Ballajura Oval, Parkview Drive. Lions provided a sausage sizzle, drinks as well as face painng for the children, a bouncy castle, and Ellenbrook Lions came along with their popular train. Temperatures were soaring but this did not prevent local families from showing their true Aussie spirit and numbers were well up on lat years aendance. Both the face painter and train where busy the enre me with a lot of children enjoying the morning. Report & photos by Lion Paul Titheradge L to R - Greg Brennan, Paul Titheradge, Brian Rourke, Kaye Scandre, John Kelly, Richard Tunmer, Jill Tunmer, Luke Simpkins, Lorna Smith, Lorraine Hunter & Mary-Anne Wolf. Also present were Jill Middlemass & Michael Wolf.

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4 STIRLING LIONS CLUB The Lions Club of Srling once again went all out to make the perfect Australia Day breakfast for the community. Together with a scrumpous breakfast, there was fun to be had with face painng, a bouncing castle, a peng zoo, bubble soccer, kids rides and live music! We would like to thank our members, the community and most importantly our sponsors, City of Srling and Road Safety Commission for making this event a success!

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5 ELLENBROOK LIONS Ellenbrook Lions Club once again assisted at the Ballajura Lions Australia Day Celebraons with their train. The event took place at the Ballajura Lions Oval . They were extremely busy the whole morning with children and adults enjoying a train ride around the Oval. Ellenbrook Lions have assisted us for many years and we look forward to them helping us once again in 2018.

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7 WHITFORD LIONS CLUB District Governor Elect Sue receiving a banner and Pin from Whiords Lion President Philip Couper during a club visit. Above - Whiord Lion members. JURIEN BAY LIONS CLUB Absolutely exhausted this aernoon. We held another very successful Jurien Bay Lions market which raises regular income for our club to distribute. NORANDA LIONS CLUB At the January breakfast meeng of the Noranda Lions, Luen Chicote 2nd VDG le, made the presentaon of a James D Richardson award to Meenak Krishnan right for her contribuon as Club Secretary over the period 20014 to 2016. Centre is PDG Ivan Sturgess. WANNEROO LIONS CLUB The Wanneroo Lions Club had a fab me on Thursday serving up a good old Ozzie sausage sizzle at the Banksia Grove Australia Day Breakfast 2017. We hope everyone had a lovely day o! — with Sue Mcdonald, Les McDonald, Mari James, Suzanne Dore and Shelly Miles.

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8 DATES TO REMEMBER DISTRICT CABINET MEETING DATE: SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2017 VENUE: GIBSON PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE. ADDRESS: GIBSON ROAD, PADBURY TIME: 9AM TO 2 PM LIONS CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS Children of Courage Chairperson, Lion Sue McDonald Closing date for Nominaons is 3rd March 2017 (Hospitals/Charies etc. 19th February 2017) Awards Presentaon date is Sunday 2nd April 2017 at the Pan Pacic Hotel, Perth Forward completed form, plus addional informaon, photograph and $50 nominaon fee to: PO Box 30, Wanneroo 6946 e-mail: sue.mcdonald@mp.wa.gov.au (Cheque to be crossed and made payable to Lions Internaonal District 201W1) Please click here to download a nominaon form. LIONS OF WA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENT Date: Saturday 10th June 2017 Venue: The Pan Pacic Hotel Time: To be announced Tickets will be $80 pp. and this will include welcome drinks on arrival at the Pan Pacic Hotel in Perth, a buet dinner and entertainment and dancing to the Lions big Band in the Riverview Ballroom. Tickets will be on sale soon. The commiee is looking at online cket sales and informaon regarding purchase will be released very soon. Come along and help us celebrate in style. Regards from the Centennial commiee - IPDG Colin Heap CLUB OFFICER ELECTIONS - February Nominaon Meeng - appoint a nominaons commiee to help with the selecon of names for the nominaon meeng which should be held during February. MARCH ELECTION MEETING - ensure that the Club Elecon Meeng is held this month with Incoming Club Ocers recorded on the MyLC1 website or use the Reporng Form PU101 and submit to Cabinet Secretary by March 28. By 5th March 2017: Club Finals to be completed by this date. Weekend of 10th & 11th March 201 Zone Finals. Two venues have been booked. The Overall winner from each of the parcipang Clubs will be allocated to ONE Zone nal Sunday, 26th March: District Final. Interviews in the morning and Public Speaking funcon in the mid-aernoon. Sunday, 9th April 2017: State Final – Venue and mes to be advised Monday, 8th May 2017: Naonal Final at the Naonal Convenon YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2017 Lions Club Final Date Time Venue Kingsley-Woodvale with Ocean Reef Wed, 15th Feb 6:30pm for 7:00pm Gibson Park CC, Gibson Ave, Padbury Srling Sat, 18th Feb 12.45pm Herb Graham Recreaon Centre Wanneroo Tues, 21st Feb 5.00pm TBC Wanneroo Community Centre? North Beach Wed, 22nd Feb 7.00pm for 7.15pm Rocky Bay VIP Chessell Drive, Duncraig Claremont-Nedlands Wed, 22nd Feb evening Claremont Yacht Club City of Perth Thur, 23rd Feb evening Hya Hotel - Dinner $39 per head Lions Eye Instute Sat, 25th Feb 1.00pm Harry Perkins Instute Floreat Sun, 26th Feb 2.30pm City Beach Primary School Duncraig with Noranda Tues, 28th Feb 7pm for 7.30pm Rocky Bay VIP Chessell Drive, Duncraig Supper – no cos Ballajura Wed, 1st March 6.30 pm South Ballajura Community Centre

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9 NAME SPONSOR CLUB TAMI MAITRE JOHN MAITRE Carnarvon SHARON WOOD MAXINE WOOD Duncraig VONNI CHAPMAN RON FREESTONE Ellenbrook COLIN SAGE RON FREESTONE Ellenbrook FELIX NEUWEILER TONY O'GORMAN Jurien Bay GENEEN NEUWEILER BERNADETTE O'GORMAN Jurien Bay TONY O'GORMAN Jurien Bay BRIAN CHECK SHERRYL CHECK Lancelin & Districts ANDREW JENKINS PAMELA ISLIP Srling MARYANN KELLY BEVERLEY BURGESS Srling JANUARY 2017 WELCOME New Members EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the February Newsleer. Please send through photos & arcles for the March Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows for any addional content and provides greater picture clarity with no big les to download. You can download a PDF copy from the Digital Version. Happy New Year from the South Perth Lions Big Band! Many thanks for your support last year - you've been a wonderful audience and a great bunch of dancers! It’s me to rock your socks o again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 17th February under our talented musical director Phil Haon. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers! We hold monthly dance shows on the 3rd Friday of the month at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace – just 5 minutes south of the Narrows Bridge. BYO food, drink & glasses! The show runs from 8-11pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternavely - Email: lionsband.southperth@gmail.com or Phone Phil on 0417 916 773 to reserve a table. We're expecng a big crowd again next month so table reservaon is highly recommended. Look forward to seeing you on Friday 17th February at the South Perth Community Centre! SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISE - L to R - Cabinet Secretary Designate Richard Tunmer, District Governor Elect Sue Lowe & District Governor Michael Wolf enjoying the Sydnet Harbour Cruise over the Mulple District Council Meeng and Ocer training weekend.

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10 YOUTH OF THE YEAR LIONS HEARING DOGS Meeng the Youth of the Year State Winners at Hillarys Boat Harbour for coee. What an impressive group of young Australians. L to R - W1 Youth of the Year Chairperson Carmel Ward, Naonal Winner Riley Faulds from W2 , Naonal Coordinator Brian Williams, WA State Coordinator Rob Meney and W2 Chairperson Margaret Amm. When Trainee Lions Hearing Dog "Buzz" is placed in his new home on Monday the 6th of February he will be the 550th dog we have placed since the program's incepon. His placement will be in Q3 district. Buzz was sourced from the RSPCA South Australia. Or more informaon please visit their website - Lion Hearing Dogs

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11 LIONS EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD DONGARA-DENISON LIONS CLUB Dongara–Denison Lions Club nished their year with a Christmas funcon including awarding a well deserved Exemplary Service Award to one of their Community. Joyce Huck was born in England and came to Western Australia in 1974, with her husband and daughter Sarah. In 1984 they moved to Exmouth where Joyce volunteered at the jumble sale, school and always raised money for charies by selling rae ckets and helped organised the rst disco duck for the kids of Exmouth. Joyce and Chris then moved to Carnarvon in 1992 where Joyce started volunteering at her rst op shop, helping an aboriginal boy called Jacob (Woolworths best trolley boy, who sll works there now!) and also helping out at the schools. Joyce and husband Chris also volunteered at the gate at speedway every fortnight. In 2006 they moved to Dongara where Joyce has embraced the community and loves the country life. Their long term plan is to rere in Dongara but as everyone knows mum has only rered from paid work. As all the voluntary work she does in the town is what keeps her going so there is no chance of her rering from that!!! Joyce has been a volunteer at the local ‘Dongara Charies’ (Op Shop) for many Years, serving on the management commiee. You oen see Joyce at the Op Shop on weekends (out of shop hours) clearing away items that have been le at the front or back of the shop. She is there early in the mornings before anyone else clearing the donaon bin. Joyce will sort specialised merchandise items for Christmas, Easter, Halloween and Australia Day. She coordinates Thursday sta, organises out of season storage and coordinates season Changeovers. Joyce will put her had up for anything that is happening in Dongara Denison and she helps the Lions Club with their events - Blessing of the Fleet, Seniors Picnic, where she will come dressed is something quite dierent (like the Queen) to sell rae ckets to all the seniors who are enjoying the day. The Community Fesval is another commiee that Joyce is involved with, giving all her 100% and more. Seng up on the day early in the morning and sll there when it closes at 8.30pm at night. Joyce is there again in the forefront with the Cancer Council and the Big Morning Tea helping with the organising etc The local newspaper (Dongara Denison Rag) enjoys Joyce volunteering once a week, helping collate and coordinate the volunteers that put the Rag together. Joyce has been on the commiee of Dongara Community Resource Centre for eight years, serving as president for four of those eight and is a respected and popular member. She has been acvely assisng the CRC to provide community events and encourage community members to engage and parcipate. She is always contribung ideas, oering to help and will work above and beyond to make an event successful. With her enthusiasm, vibrant energy and bubbly personality Joyce always ensures people laugh and have a good me. Communies need people like Joyce, One person cannot change a community but one person can create many ripples. We are lucky to have Joyce Huck in our Dongara-Denison community. Jill Middlemass - Chairperson Exemplary Service Awards District 201W1

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12 BASSENDEAN LIONS CLUB 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER The Bassendean Lions Club was established in 1991 and was sponsored by the Swan Districts Lions Club since then the club has only two meeng venues they rst met at the Swan Districts Football Club for a couple of years but the moved to the Bassendean RSL Hall where they connue to meet there to this day. The club has been fortunate to have a regular fundraising project parcipang in the running of the Morley Lions Club Flea Market alongside Morley, Ballajura and Noranda Lions Clubs doing on ea market per month on a Sunday morning at the Morley Galleria Shopping Centre Sta Car Park. In recent mes the club has been the main driver behind geng a men’s shed called the Bassendean Community Men’s Shed Inc established with two of our members Ted Lawrence and Clive Brown paying a key role and with help from the Swan Districts Rotary Club as well. The Bassendean Community Men’s shed currently meets at 248 Morley Drive Eden Hill unl the loeries west grant comes through and the men’s shed will have concrete factory unit built on land that the Town of Bassendean has agree to lease on Collier Road Bassendean. The Anniversary dinner was a huge success with about thirty people aended the funcon who enjoyed a three course meal at the Bassendean Hotel including members and guests which included several members from the Men’s Shed , Lions DG Mike and Mary Anne Wolf and Alf Walton from Swan Districts Lions Club. New Bassendean Lions member Catherine Marriot was MC for the evening with speeches from Bassendean Lions Club President Daniel Stevens, Lions DG Mike Wolf and Alf Walton. The evening ending with a rae draw and plenty of fellowship. Daniel Stevens Club President Above – L to R Bassendean Lion President Daniel Stevens with Didtrict Governor Michael Wolf. Bassendean Lion members with Didtrict Governor Michael Wolf. Club Ocer Training---is your club prepared for the New Year? With our next century right around the corner, are your club ocers prepared? Being able to meet the challenges of creang impact every day, engaging all your members, and managing change are all essenal pieces in creang an eecve club. Eecve club ocer training will have your club more prepared to see your legacy projects through to their compleon. RESOURCES AVAILABLE Developing Successful Leaders At Lions Clubs Internaonal, strong leadership skills are more crical than ever in order to ensure our connued success as a leader in global humanitarian service. To achieve this goal, the Leadership Development Division provides a variety of training and development opportunies for current and future Lions leaders who strive to enhance the quality of leadership in their clubs, districts, mulple districts and constuonal areas. For more informaon, please visit the Development Programs Web Page