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www 201w1 lions org au www facebook com LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 DISTRICT WE SERVE cabinet secw1 bigpond com NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE DISASTER RELIEF MEDICAL RESEARCH SIGHT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH POWER OF ACTION ROUNDUP Hello my fellow Lions I can t believe that the New Year has arrived so quickly All the very best to everyone for a happy and prosperous New Year I hope you had a wonderful Christmas spending time with family and friends and that you are rejuvenated for the new year We are faced with many challenges on a club and District level particularly with our declining membership This edition of our District Newsletter contains many ideas that may assist your club with membership growth as well as interesting projects that clubs have been involved with last year It has been a busy year for me the DG Team and Cabinet and from my observations and information I have received our members have not been idle as well It is obvious from the clubs I have visited and fellow Lions I have spoken too that Lions are still very active in our community There are many varied community activities that we are involved in It is important to remember it is not just the projects we do within our own clubs but the support we give to our foundations that adds to the value we as Lions give to our community Sight cancer hearing diabetes dementia and Alzheimer s are just a few of the areas that our foundations are involved in JANUARY 2019 they don t want to be baby sitters and look after a Leo s Club nothing could be further from the truth Leo clubs run themselves with their own board of directors they require very little support from sponsor clubs for a small cost of a US 100 out of activities a Leos club could be up and running there is annual cost of US 100 a year after that My club has been the sponsor club for the Morley Leo s for 12 years and have not found it to be an issue We support the Leo s but they also support us If clubs are struggling with membership then Leo s are that extra pair of hands you may require for a project Leos are a part of our future please support them Please contact me if you would like a visit from our team to learn more about how you can easily participate in the Leo Club Program A Very Happy New Year 2nd VDG Mick Wainwright Email mwainwright1 vtown com au The new year is an excellent opportunity to approach schools in your area to consider raising a Leo s Club I have heard clubs say Official Publication of Lions District 201W1 ASS 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 Lions Strides for Diabetes was a great success with 1000 raised District Governor Luen on right with Clarry the Lion guess who and one of the instructors who assisted on the day Many thanks to all the Lions who assisted on the day A Colour Copy of this Newsletter can be requested through your Club Secretary Alternatively a copy can be accessed Electronically through our website http 201w1 lions org au dg 20newsletters 1

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NORTH BEACH LIONS CLUB CHURCHLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST Last month VERY early on a Sunday morning North Beach Lions Club catered for a BACON AND EGG IN A ROLL Breakfast for fathers and students at Churchlands Primary School 100 family groups arrived on Saturday afternoon and pitched their tents on the school oval camping out overnight with entertainment and food vans laid on Family groups consisted of father and son daughter and in many cases a sibling so there were approximately 250 to cater for When the NORTH BEACH LIONS MEMBERS arrived at 6 30 am the oval resembled an Indian Reservation with all the tents scatted around North Beach provided the BBQ gas tables utensils frypans and people power Eight Lions assisted Doug Anderson our ring leader Donna Hooper Joy Breeze June North John Shute Bruce Groenewald David Meehan Simon Harris and also June s daughter Marnie was kind enough to operate one of the frypans It was a fast and furious couple of hours after a shaky start with power issues but we got it done and were all home by 9 30 am The Event was a resounding success The hot breakfast is a key component of the camp out and to have that run so smoothly is a credit to Doug and his team 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 2

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DALWALLINU AND DISTRICTS LIONS CLUB Women s Care packages President Kathy Treasurer Barb and Secretary Robyn Dalwallinu and District Lion members sent over 40 wrapped Christmas gifts down to Stirling Refuge to be given to children in need and this year joined forces with the Dalwallinu Golden Wattles Ladies to collect women s necessities to fill Christmas Packs for the Zonta and Stirling Women s Center in Perth As of 23rd of December 120 sets of much needed summer pyjamas were donated and very much appreciated Over the past 4 years Dalwallinu and District Lions Club have provided over 180 Christmas Ladies personal Hampers Winter care parcels and 120 sets of new women s sleep wear We might be a small club but we get a lot done to assist community in need Christmas Celebrations On Friday 7th December the Dalwallinu and District Lions once again held their yearly Christmas celebrations with the residents of Dalwallinu and surround The Main town road was closed at 5 30 to allow children to ride their dressed Christmas bikes to be judged A fantastic array of decorated bikes added to the Christmas spirit of the evening Santa arrived on the Fire Truck at 6 30 with over 100 children receiving gifts until Santa departed at 7 30 Local Food vendors catered to all in the park and the local Fire brigade entertained the kids with water fun The Lions Noddy car was in great demand and everyone enjoyed a catch up with friends and family whilst listening to music Dunedoo Lions Club drought relief project Dalwallinu Lions Club contacted the President of Dunedoo Lions Club which is situated in the middle of the drought area of NSW to discuss how we could assist them Our members voted to run a Wishing Tree project to raise funds to help purchase gifts and hamper items for the community in and around the Dunedoo area With wonderful support from businesses and community members we were able to send over 5000 direct to the Dunedoo Lions Club to help purchase much needed children s Christmas gifts and hamper fillers Dalwallinu Lions Club is now a Buddy Club to Dunedoo and by chance the Secretary of Dunedoo was travelling to WA to visit family for Christmas and came up and joined Dally members for dinner and presented a Power Point explaining what the Dunedoo Lions have achieved helping the community and thanked the Dalwallinu Lions for their support President Ron Galagher of Dunedoo Lions Club at the town Pre School presenting Santa gifts to the children and Hampers to needy drought affected families 3

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LIONS CLUB ROUNDUP AND NEWS Lancelin District Northampton The Community Health Transport Car Our Lion Member Robert Bluey Burton spends every Saturday morning leading up to Christmas selling tickets to go in the draw for a Christmas Stocking This stocking is full of toys that are purchased for all local shops in Northampton Last year we bought a near new car for 12 000 and with the assistance of St John s Ambulance trained 15 volunteer drivers in CPR and defibrillator use The local Community Resource Centre arranges the bookings for people needing transport to all manner of dental medical and other services to see doctors specialists and hospitals up to 100 of more kilometres away Patients are picked up from their homes taken to their appointment and taken back to their homes afterwards Each patient pays a small amount to top up the fuel tank of the vehicle The service has proved extremely popular because the main town Lancelin is 115km from the capital city Perth The Gingin shire has agreed to be responsible for repairs maintenance and insurance for the vehicle Men s Opportunity Shop We sell the tickets not to make a profit but to self fund a Christmas tree at out Lions Park on Christmas Eve The funds are used to cover the cost of stocking goods free sausage hamburger Sizzle for all the children families This is a great night with Father Christmas arriving in a fire truck throwing lollies to the kids The Santa gives presents out that the elves have left at the local newsagent store in a big white sack This has been going for a lot of years Kingsley Woodvale Lions established a very successful Opportunity Shop staffed by Lions and volunteers It proved so successful in its first year Lions rented a unit twice the size of the original Lions opened a second Men s Op shop which sells working electrical goods tools work wear small furniture fishing and sporting gear This year the Op shop is set to make a profit approaching 25 000 Lions spent a 1000 to send a Lion to Perth to be trained in electrical checking and tagging using a special multi meter to ensure electrical items sold are working properly and safely when sold Liz Mike and Colin selling Christmas cakes at Bunnings Wangara store Ballajura The 4 Teams of Special Needs Children with intellectual or mobility disabilities had a visit from Santa on Saturday prior to their Christmas break The children from the North Metro Challenger Division together with their Buddies and Families had a fun day after their games with Face Painting Bouncy Castle Sponge Throwing as well as a great spread of cakes and pastries supplied by Orafoods A feature was when the Mum s and Dad s went out to bat Lions Club of Ballajura presented a cheque to Matt Callaghan for the North Metro Channenger Lion Paul Titheradge presents a Division It has been the wonderful voluntary efforts of Matt and his wife 500 cheque to Matt Chanenger Barbara that these children have now come together to play Baseball at the Wanneroo Club s Baseball complex at the Kingsway Sports Complex In three years teams have grown from a few players to the high 20 s 4

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LIONS CLUBS ROUNDUP AND NEWS CLAREMONT NEDLANDS FUNDS DISTRIBUTION NIGHT Dalwallinu Districts It was cheques all round on the evening of Wednesday 5th December at the Claremont Yacht Club when the Lions Club of Claremont Nedlands held their special cheque presentation night which was also their last club meeting of the calendar year Representatives from the various Lions Foundations Organisations come along as invited guests to join the club members for dinner and to receive a donation from the club The guests have to sing for their supper by giving an update on the latest news or activities being carried out by the Foundations they represent Foundation or Organization Lions Eye Institute Lions Save Sight Foundation Lions Cancer Institute Camp Kulin Lions Children s Mobility Fnd Australian Lions Foundation Foodbank LCCR Foundation LICF Lions Alzheimer s Foundation Dismantle The Bike Doctor TOTAL Representative PDG Ambrose Depiazzi PDG Ambrose Depiazzi Dr Rob Fitzpatrick Ms Pat Egan PDG Michael Wolf Lion Gavin Thomson Ms Janie Brackenridge PDG Peter Lamb Lion Mary Anne Wolf Lion Leo McManus Mr Pat Ryan Donation 3000 00 2000 00 2000 00 1200 00 3000 00 3000 00 3000 00 3000 00 3000 00 7000 00 2200 00 32 400 00 Young Charlie and Harvey Mills presenting Dalwallinu Lions with a donation of their pocket money to go towards the Dunedoo project LIONS YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2019 Hello to all the clubs who have decided to take part in the Youth Of The Year programme this In addition a week later on 12th December a cheque for 3000 00 was year and next delivered to Rocky Bay in Mosman Park The Claremont Nedlands club is Time to consider the planning of your club sponsoring a project to raise 32 000 to purchase a specific piece of judging which needs to take place before the equipment required by Rocky Bay and the delivery of the cheque 28th of February in 2019 The timing of your coincided with a meeting about the project The club has had a long private interviews and the public speaking association with Rocky Bay and has been making a donation to the component can be discussed Your club YOTY organization eve year for over 20 years chair may like to put a small committee NORTH BEACH LIONS CLUB together to handle some of the different aspects of being a part of this great Lions programme ROCKY BAY CHEQUE Do not forget also that you will need to identify your three judges to work with the students Identify a suitable date and let them know as to allow them time to put the date in their diary Also consider any guests you would like to invite on the occasion as this is also a great way to promote your club and Lions international Have regard always of your clubs obligations under working with children laws and our Lions child protection policy There is a lot of information and stationery etc on the Lions Australia website regarding YOTY under the Youth projects heading to help your club Good luck with your efforts The President Jeanette Simpson and Treasurer Elaine Collins of Lions North Beach presented a cheque for a substantial donation to Rocky Bay Duncraig Part of the donation was to assist in financing a newly constructed shed Two comfort Teddy Bears were also donated for their younger clients PDG Colin Heap District 201W1 Youth Of The Year coordinator Email colin_heap bigpond com 5

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DATES TO REMEMBER AND NEWS CHRISTMAS CAKES 2018 With the cake season behind us a very big thank you to all the clubs for participating in sales Just a reminder that accounts need to be settled by the 26th January to give time for processing If your account is paid timeously you will qualify for a commission based on sales John Tidey SEND YOUR CLUB NEWSLETTER TO DG LUEN If you have a club newsletter please send a copy preferably digital to DG Luen so that she can keep up with your news and put your club in the running for the annual Best Club Newsletter 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 dear lu live com PO Box 557 Floreat WA 6014 Support Hunger Awareness Month Hunger is a universal issue without borders LCI and LCIF offer grants programs and initiatives to help Lions like you provide meals and nutrition for those in need so that one day no child will ever have to go hungry Show your support in January for Hunger Awareness Month by raising awareness of our mission with these exciting new items from the LCI Store Find out more about this global cause AND GET INVOLVED Leo clubs are sponsored by local Lions clubs and may be either school affiliated or community based Leo club activities include regular meetings service projects social functions The Leo motto Leadership Experience Opportunity is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others Contact our Leo District Chair Mick Wainwright mwainwright1 vtown com au MULTIPLE DISTRICT NATIONAL CONVENTION This year s convention is to be held in Geelong Victoria Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May Time to start thinking and planning to attend Convention Registration Forms are now available Please visit this link for more information and to download registration forms http www md201conventiongeelong com registration html Click on DOWNLOAD form and then save to your computer Open the form where you saved it and you should be able to fill the form online Year of the Lion We re a global organization of active men and women and it shows in our calendar Each year we seek to make a greater global impact than the year before One way we do this is by participating in critical long standing events and by adding new ones throughout the years January 2019 Hunger Awareness Month Click anywhere to view newsletter February 2019 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month March 2019 Eye Donor Awareness Month April 2019 Environmental Awareness Month Family Friends Month Leo Club Awareness Month May 2019 Strengthen Membership Month 6

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MEMBERSHIP What do you say to someone when thinking about inviting them to be a Lion You get the conversation started and then Three essential tools have a basic script rehearsed and ready card or a pen and note pad handy or the two part card which will be provided to Clubs Developing a script What age were you when you became a Lions Club member What service activities do you most enjoy What skills or attributes do you bring to your Club What skills or attributes are needed in your Club Consider asking people about Lions membership who are currently the age you were when you joined or those 18 years and upwards Seek out people who could bring skills and abilities to build the administrative and service capacity of the Club Most of us were working when we joined Lions We need to change the perception that Lions is just an organisation for retired persons The Invitation Coming to a meeting is part of the process but it doesn t have to be the first step Pitch an activity to the prospective member to get them involved in a small way to start e g We would love to have some help at the Swap Meet on Saturday could you spare a few hours on the gate We are having a quiz night on Friday night could you help us with the IT for the scoring We are working on a youth project Leos YOTY etc and we would value your input and suggestions could you help us We have a sausage sizzle coming up could you help us for a few hours Getting the Contact Details Have a card with your contact details ready to give to the person and ask them if they have a card if not hand them the paper or the card and ask them to write it down for you When you get the contact details make a few notes about where you met the person The Follow Up Don t let the contacts go cold Follow up with a phone call to meet for a coffee or confirm the date time venue for the activity they showed interest in Membership Drive If your Club is interested to have a Membership Drive an application can be submitted for funding up to 250 Please contact me if you need any information Carmel Ward GAT Membership Coordinator carmel t ward gmail com 0409334737 Service Challenge Target 50 000 Service Hours Well Done to all the Clubs who have been reporting their Service Activities on MyLCI The honour roll for December lists 22 Clubs and I have enjoyed reading about the great service your members are providing to the community Clubs are encouraged to report progressively through the month and add hours for activities which are on going Activities can be entered on MyLCI retrospectively from July to the current time if Clubs have the data on past activities please add to MyLCI I wonder about all the cake and pudding sales in the District during December This is the major fundraising campaign and it would be wonderful to have all the hours for this activity on MyLCI If any Club would like assistance to access or enter the information on MyLCI please contact me Carmel Ward GAT Services Coordinator carmel t ward gmail com 0409334737 DECEMBER HONOUR ROLL DONGARA DENISON 7

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LIONS CLUB OF KALGOORLIE A few members cooking a BBQ for the annual show organised by AUSLEC Kalgoorlie for all their customers and Electrical Contractors Club will be paid for all the food arranged and a donation for the staffing L to R Angela Marriott Members Mavis Thompson Wendy Rochester Sue Leeson New member Jack Leeson and Eddie Rochester This one shows the full size of the 350 tonne truck in the recent St Barbs Parade Kalgoorlie Photos show the front of the Kalgoorlie Clubs 700 Kilogram Train Left is the train with families about to enjoy a ride Train was in the Parade but it was too hard to have a photo of the two together The Train has been fitted with more flashing Lights at the front and looks spectacular at night time and more flags at the 8

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NOTICES AND DATES TO REMEMBER YOUR CLUBS NEW CONSTITUTION WELCOME New Members December Moora Lions Club constitution has been approved by Consumer Protection A copy of the approved constitution with details on how your club can adopt the constitution and submit to Consumer Protection will be sent to you shortly National Lions Awareness Day 2019 GoToMeetings National Lions Awareness Day 2019 is on Saturday 2nd March at the Perth Zoo between 10am and 2pm This is a great public relations opportunity to showcase our clubs and District achievements Bring your family down to spend a day at the Perth Zoo and help promote our wonderful Lions organisation Monthly GoToMeetings are meetings of the District DG Team to discuss all matters concerning our District Last Lionistic Year these meeting were held on a Thursday evening There are six stands available for clubs and foundations to display what we achieve as Lions and to have Lions on hand to chat to people visiting the Zoo on the day Please contact Brian for more details This year DG Luen would like to bring the meetings to your area of service This is an opportunity for your club members not only to meet but to engage in an activity with District Cabinet colleagues and other clubs Clubs can also assist with sausage sizzles with three spots available We cannot sell the sizzles on the day but are able to ask for a gold coin donation Expected attendance is around 2000 Please let the Cabinet Secretary cabinetsecw1 bigpond com know if you would like us to hold the meeting in your area around one of your activities Please see dates below All times 3 pm to 6 pm Please send through any thoughts ideas or questions on Lions Awareness Day to our Public Relations Officer Brian Phang Email thebbb888 gmail com M 0488 331 108 NAME SPONSOR CLUB REN ROOS GRAEME TERRY Duncraig Saturday 12th January online to revisit District goals and action steps Starts 9 am Thursday 14th February venue GAT The entry costs for Lions on the day have been reduced by 20 Adult 25 60 Child 12 40 Concession Seniors 20 00 Thursday 14th March venue club activity Thursday 11th April venue club activity Thursday 16th May venue GAT Thursday 20th June venue club activity SWAN DISTRICTS LIONS CLUB 1st meeting of month business 2nd Thursday Dome Caf 21 Cale St Midland WA 6156 6 30PM LIONS HEARING FOUNDATION 2nd meeting Social 4th Thursday venue will vary please contact Secretary Gavin swandistrictslions gmail com HEARING BUS DRIVERS We urgently require any Lions Member with a HR Drivers Licence to volunteer to take the Hearing Bus to various events EDITORS CORNER Thank you to all clubs and District HEARING BUS TESTERS An urgent appeal to any Lions Member to volunteer as Testers Full Training will be provided to both the above positions We would gladly hear from any Lion who would like to be part of the Hearing Bus Team We are desperately short of volunteers who are available for both mid week and weekend events It would ideally be suited to Lions within the Perth Metro area as the Bus is garaged in Perth Australia Day features high on many club s agenda this month so please send through an article photos on your days activities Officers for your contributions to the January Newsletter Please send through photos articles for the February Edition A newsletter will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any additional content and provides greater picture clarity Please make contact with the LHF Screening Chairman Ivan Do you have a member in your club that you would like to Sturgess on isturgess44 gmail com or 0451 655 808 to feature in the newsletter discuss Email richardjill bigpond com 11

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NORTH BEACH LIONS CLUB Two Anzac Bears have been presented to Gwelup Primary School Headmaster Greg Clark right by our President Jeanette Simpson Lions North Beach gifted two Great War uniformed bears through AnzacBears com au This gives teachers and kids a truly engaging way to connect to the stories of the past Each bear comes with detailed Great War uniform and story card The Western Front Bear is kitted out in boots and proudly wears his officer pips In preparation for the Western Front he also wears his Brodie helmet and PH anti gas mask carry bag The Story of the Western Front Bear One thing for sure life on the Western Front is very different to Gallipoli First thing is we re up against the German Army and there s a lot of them And it s really big If you joined up all the trenches the front line and support trenches I reckon they d easily stretch between Sydney and Melbourne We zig zag the front line trenches that face out to the enemy just in case they get in we don t want them shooting straight down a long line Most trenches are deep enough that a bloke can stand without getting his head shot at but they aren t much chop against incoming shells All along the front shelling from big guns has blown away most of the trees and covered the ground in deep holes We make covered shelters in the trenches but there s no protection if one comes down on top of you When we go into the trenches we swap our slouch hats for metal Brodie helmets and carry gasmask hoods in bags on our chests The gas is a shocker Instead of putting explosives in the shells they use poisonous gas that makes a deadly cloud If someone sees gas they ring a bell and we all get our masks on in a flash There s not much distance between us and the enemy The Germans have trenches opposite and the land between theirs and ours is called No Man s Land Sometimes at night you can hear blokes talking in German We sneak across and try and capture a prisoner or two or throw a few hand bombs They do the same It keeps us all on our toes Luckily we don t have to stay in the front trenches all the time Usually after a week we go back to another line of trenches called the support line and stay there for few days doing odd jobs about the place to keep things in order but always ready to help if there s an attack Then if it s all quiet we go back to our camp or even to local villages and new men take our place One of the worst things about life in the trenches is when it rains they fill with water and mud You could drown if you re not careful Some clever spark came up with the idea of duckboards These are like wooden paths set above the water Blokes still get wet feet though and lots end up in hospital with horrible cases of trench foot Regular foot inspections are an important but smelly job One thing that many diggers enjoyed was Blighty Leave Blighty was a slang word for England and diggers would fill the streets and shops of London whenever they could Leave was a relief from the hardships and dangers of the trenches 12

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THE PRINCIPLES OF RECRUITMENT What is the secret key to fixing the issue of declining membership in our constitutional area While there may be no single all encompassing answer that provides the solution to that particular problem there are most certainly steps that one can take that will help make us all better at recruitment of new members In my 21 months as a Lion I have sponsored 65 new members However I have recruited around 100 New Lions in multiple states districts and for other clubs How do I do it While the full answer to that question is the subject of a full length recruitment presentation that I am always willing to facilitate as a break out training sessions at any state convention or leadership forums that would like me to come and visit I can sum it up fairly quickly I am always following what are known as the Principles of Recruitment 1 Reach out to a broad constituency Diversity is our strength and is one of the key answers to the problem of declining membership Anyone who follows me on Facebook knows that I am constantly out and about in a wide variety of diverse communities being an evangelist for Lionism If you are only looking for recruits from the people who are exactly like you or are already your friends you are severely limiting the potential for your club s growth 2 Multiple Methods of Recruitment are Important Ask One definitely works as a principle if you are talking to people at one of your service events but it can be supplemented by putting recruitment messages in social media posts press releases to the news or even by doing what I call Show One dressing up in Lions gear and going to volunteer for other organizations who share a similar mission I can t even begin to count how many recruits my club has gotten by us being willing to go out and show other people what it means to be a Lion by helping out at non Lion events 3 Have a simple message Practice your elevator speech It needs to be simple short and PERSONAL Don t simply regurgitate statistics about Lionism Tell people what inspired you to become a Lion and find a way to connect the service your club does to whatever your potential recruit is passionate about 4 Follow Up With Your Recruits Immediately I always contact them within 48 hours and find a way to invite them to the next service project I avoid inviting them to meetings until they have a chance to serve Our motto is we serve not we meet and most younger members are more interested in service than meetings anyway 5 Ask Everyone to Do Something Find out what they are passionate about and engage them immediately in a club related activity or service project surrounding their interest If your club doesn t have something planned empower them to help lead or create a new service project 6 Use Other Networks Form Community Partnerships with other organizations that share similar missions and look to them for potential new recruits 7 Always have Materials Ready I don t go anywhere without a stack of Lions applications in my back pocket It s how I ve recruited people at airports on trips to other districts and all around my community How are you expecting to a recruit a new member if you aren t ready to recruit a new member 8 Always Be Recruiting It s become a running joke in my club but if I talk to a community minded person for more than 5 minutes I will have at least mentioned the possibility of them becoming a Lion at some point I don t ever do a hard sell with practice you will learn how to spot someone who needs more time to think about it or it s just not right for them at that particular point in their life No matter what though I am inviting them out to an event or service activity even if it s just as a volunteer so they can see what we do If you are always recruiting the chances of you gaining new members will significantly increase There you have it the 8 simple steps of the Principles of Recruitment While there is a whole lot more to the process of becoming an evangelist of Lionism if you start there you will be well on your way to sponsoring your next member Lion Daniel Marney Elkins Bellefonte Lions Club District 22 D in USA 15

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NATIONAL PROJECTS 1 JULY 2018 Below please find a list of all our national projects that have been adopted at our Multiple District Conventions CATEGORY A PROJECTS Youth of the Year extended to the 30th of June 2020 at the 2017 Hobart Convention CATEGORY A FOUNDATION PROJECTS Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation adopted at the 2009 Melbourne Convention and to continue until the 30th June 2021 Australian Lions Children s Mobility Foundation extended to the 30th June 2021 at the 2018 Townsville Convention CATEGORY B PROJECTS The Lions Eye Health Program Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th June 2020 managed by District 201 V2 Operation Smile Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th June 2020 managed by the Lions Club of Brisbane Holland Park The Emergency Medical Book Information Project Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th of June 2020 managed by the Lions Club of Blackwood Lions Prostate Cancer Research Treatment Support Project Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th of June 2020 managed by the Lions Club of Brisbane Riverside Lions Cord Blood Foundation Incorporated Trust Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th of June 2020 managed by District 201 V5 District Junior Public Speaking Competition Adopted at the 2015 Echuca Convention to continue until the 30th June 2019 Will it Your Way Awareness Project Adopted at the 2017 Hobart Convention to continue until the 30th June 2020 Lions Australia Spinal Cord Fellowship Adopted at the 2018 Townsville Convention to continue until 30th June 2021 Lions Alzheimer s Foundation Adopted at the 2018 Townsville Convention to continue until 30th June 2021 Lions Skin Cancer Screening Project Adopted at the 2018 Townsville Convention to continue until 30th June 2021 CATEGORY C PROJECTS FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES Lion Mint Australia extended to the 30th June 2021 at the 2018 Townsville Convention Lions Christmas Cakes including with effect from May 2010 Lions Christmas Puddings extended to the 30th June 2021 at the 2018 Townsville Convention 16