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District Newsletter July 17

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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 The SLowe Express City of Perth Host Lions Club members are working to give us a fantastic convention experience with the Diamond Deeds Convention which celebrates the one hundred years that Lions Clubs International have been serving our communities Please get together and put in your registrations I especially want to see YOU there We have a coup in that I have been able to engage MD CEO Rob Oerlemans as a guest speaker and forum leader We will also have another MD speaker who will speak on diversity and a speaker on Stay Sharp as well as short deliveries on some of our Foundations The Centenary function at Pan Pacific was a great success and it was great to see Mike Wolf host such a successful function There are some photos and a story on page four Membership at the beginning of July was 839 I have been given the task of increasing this by 30 members over the year and I know that we can do this however how can we ensure we don t lose just as many Why do I mention membership I mention it because I want to retain our District Did your club benefit from the LCI entrance fee waiver It was great to be able to sign up new members and pay only District and Multiple District fees This has given some clubs a real advantage I hope your club was able to take up this fantastic offer Our time in Chicago was amazing We met our International President and heard his inspirational message I worked very hard and enjoyed the shared cultural experience of the workshops I will elaborate on the speakers and their messages in our next district newsletter The most important message I have to share is the news of the adoption of our new service framework This will be outlined by our GMT Coordinator Barry Middleton It is really exciting that the message is no longer Recruit Recruit Recruit but rather the focus will be on how we serve We also have a great new electronic app My Lion I have downloaded it onto my iPad and will start using it very soon Have a look at it it s fun and easy to use JULY 2017 Presidents have you heard of the idea of setting targets for your club Targets are simply a way to guide you through your year If you can get together with your club team and see what you and your members would like to achieve in the year ahead you are half way there You can then put the targets into a monthly format and develop a plan to help achieve your goals A sample of a plan is attached at the end of the newsletter We now have established dates for District wide Zone Meetings This is to ensure that your Zone Chair has all the information to report to Cabinet on how club are meeting their challenges and to provide assistance where needed Give it a go each club should send a President a Secretary a Treasurer and Membership Chair More Lions from your club can attend if they are interested You will receive information from you Zonie and you will be able to pass on information There is an LCI award relating to attendance at club meetings Club on line reporting is completed by your club Secretary using the MyLCI system This is an obligation your club has because your club is a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs There will be a monthly award for clubs achieving this goal and a Club Secretary s award at the District Awards night for clubs which are able to meet this goal Please join me What I want is what you want a vibrant happy healthy district Let s do this together Leap into the future DG Sue Lowe right with International President Naresh Aggarwal his wife Navita and Allan Lowe on the left 1

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR MICHAEL WOLF AWARDS NIGHT District Governor Michael Wolf Mary Anne hosted the Annual Awards night on the 17th June at the Italian Club A lot of work went into this evening particularly with the d cor and the presenting of the awards Many Lions were honoured for their commitment over the past year to their clubs and District District Governor Elect Sue Lowe and Allan were given a rousing send off to the Centennial International Convention in Chicago The next few pages covers some of the Award night with a lot more details in the Digital Brochure Right DG Michael giving an address Below PDG Clive and Maureen Tonkin from the Moora Lions Club Below Right Some of the Lions enjoying the evening More photos in the Digital Brochure 2

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT SUE AND ALLAN LOWE SEND OFF TO CHICAGO AT AWARDS EVENING CABINET MEMBERS 2017 18 FISCAL YEAR 3

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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENING PAN PACIFIC HOTEL Left PDG Allan Cooper District Governor Michael Wolf Mary Anne PDG Colin Heap Below PDG Allan Cooper Allan Lowe DGE Sue Lowe PDG Colin Heap Above cutting the cake with from L to R PDG Colin Heap DGE W2 Grant Hewett DG Michael Wolf PDG Allan Cooper Right DG Michael Wolf District Governor 201W1 Michael Wolf left and District 201W2 Governor Elect Grant Hewett right 4

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LIONS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CHICAGO DGEs Grant And Sue with Chris and Allan ready for their graduation formal dinner at the Sheraton Grand Chicago I shall keep faith and the purpose of our associations motto we serve I will dedicate myself to the purpose of Lions Clubs International Congrats to Dr Naresh Aggarwal who will serve as the 2017 2018 Int President of Lions Clubs District Governor Elect Sue Lowe receiving her certificate on passing District Governor School 5

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DALWALLINU AND DISTRICTS LIONS CLUB In 2014 members of the Dalwallinu Lions Club approached the Shire of Dalwallinu to assist in the revitalisation of Lions Richardson Park situated in the southern area of the town Over the 2 years the Lions and Shire facilitated focus group workshops developed a design solution and attracted funding from Lotterywest for 326 550 to realize the vision of the Dalwallinu Lions Club and community members Our project was exceptionally unique as it was driven by the Lions members together with residents to meet community needs It was recognised by Lotterwest that this type of outcome is particularly special as with Local Government guidance the park will continue to be driven by the Dalwallinu Lions Club and the community On Wednesday 31st of May the Shire of Dalwallinu Dalwallinu and Districts Lions Club community members and special guests joined in opening the rejuvenated Lions Richardson Park Nature Playground Lions President Kathy Mills presented the Shire with a Lions Community Service Award for the effort they had made in the excellent overhaul and the Shire Strategic Projects Manager Tess JoynerSlot for her outstanding work in raising the funding and managing the project Shire President Steven Carter addressed the 350 attending including 200 Dalwallinu School students the Hon Darren West MLC past DG Colin Heap and Jacqui Thompson General Manager of Grants and Community Development at Lottery West Lions President Mrs Kathy Mills then officially opened the new Park to the applause of all attending The families and children of Dalwallinu are seen on a daily basis enjoying the parks play and barbecue facilities The following page show children enjoying the parks facility CANNING CITY LIONS CLUB Well done to the four new members inducted into our club and club branch 6

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YANCHEP TWO ROCKS LIONS CLUB President Malcolm Gow welcoming three new members Lesley Leeson Cheryl Quin and Robert Bob Leeson into the Yanchep Two Rocks Club Bob is a returning member who was with the Lions Club of Kojonup some years ago and is pleased to be back with Lions Some of the members at the Yanchep Inn Hotel after the nduction of the three new members VICTORIA PARK LIONS CLUB VP Lance Nicholls presenting Kath White a cheque for 5000 to assist some Disadvantaged Students of East Victoria Park Primary School to attend the Annual Camp 2ND VDG ALLAN LOWE DG Michael Wolf congratulate 2nd VDG Allan Lowe who has recently filled the vacant position Allan has extensive experience as a Lion since 2006 having served in the positions of Membership Chair Secretary President on a club level On a District level he has served as a Zone Chair and Cabinet Secretary He has now taken on the role of 2nd Vice District Governor 7

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DATES TO REMEMBER SITUATIONS VACANT DIARY AMENDMENTS DISTRICT 201W1 CONVENTION Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October Hosted by the City of Perth Lions Club Host DISTRICT CABINET MEETING Sunday 10th September at Gibson Park Community Centre 9am for a 9 30am start ZONE MEETINGS all Zone Meetings will be held on the same weekend Our first meeting will be over the weekend Friday 4th Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August Zone Chairs will be in touch shortly to discuss date DISTRICT DIAMOND DEEDS CONVENTION HOSTED BY THE CITY OF PERTH LIONS CLUB Registration forms will be with you shortly Full registration for the weekend is 100 if you register before the end of September Thereafter registration will be 130 Please ensure all club members are aware that they should register early This also makes life a lot easier for the Convention Committee As an added bonus there will be a 100 prize for the 50th Lion to register 150 prize for the 100th Lion to register and 100 for the 130th Lion to register If you lucky you will cover your registration costs Every year the Convention Committee also sell raffle tickets to help offset the cost of Convention Raffle books will also be with your clubs shortly The cost of tickets is only 2 with first prize of 100 2nd prize 500 and 3rd prize 250 Saturday events including the banquet will take place in the main Town Hall Please see a picture below Main venue the City of Perth Town Hall HEARING BUS DRIVERS We urgently require any Lions Member with a HR Drivers License to volunteer to take the Hearing Bus to various events DISTRICT 201W2 CONVENTION 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 Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October Hosted by the Freemantle Lions Club Please make contact with the LHF Screening Chairman Ivan Sturgess on isturgess44 gmail com or 0451 655 808 to discuss CABINET POSITIONS VACANT 2017 18 FISCAL YEAR Youth of the Year Chairperson sadly our very efficient YOTY chair is retiring from this position however she is available to mentor and assist A supportive team is also in place Contact DG Sue Lowe for more details 9652 2212 0404 288 511 suz lowe bigpond net au 8

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WA LIONS HALL OF FAME A Joint Project of Lions Districts 201W1 W2 Chairman PDG Wally Barrett OAM Correspondence to PO Box 182 APPLECROSS WA 6953 CALLING FOR 2017 NOMINATIONS Clubs in both Districts have recently received via their Cabinet Secretary a request to consider nominating someone worthy from their Club or another Lions Club To be eligible the person must be a current Lion in your Club or a member of another Lions Club anywhere in Western Australia Deceased Lions are also eligible providing they were members at the time of their death We are looking for Lions who have made a significant contribution to the community through Lions Clubs International over a number of years A nomination fee of 115 00 used to offset the costs of Certificates and meals for the new Nominees should be included with the Nomination Form and sent to PO Box 182 APPLECROSS WA 6953 Direct credits may be made to District 201W1 Administration Account WESTPAC BANK BSB 036 051 ACCOUNT NUMBER 58 0935 PLEASE SHOW CLUB NAME AS A REFERENCE In keeping with the significance and prestige of this award only up to 3 people will be inducted this year If your Club has nominated a Lion in the previous 2 years then you do not need to renominate them this year as they are automatically eligible again this year A nomination form is available on the Hall of Fame web sites of both Districts 201W1 and 201W2 http 201w1 lions org au or http 201w2 lions org au The form is printable and once completed can be attached to an email to allanbcooper81 gmail com Nominations must be received by 5 00pm on the 31st August 2017 to be considered A Black Tie Dinner will be held on Friday 3rd November 2017 to announce the inductees into the WA Lions Hall of Fame The venue will again be the Parmelia Hilton Hotel Hill St Perth at 7 00pm for 7 30pm Cost of the Dinner will be 115 00 No charge for NEW Nominees Further details relating to the Dinner will be advised to Clubs in September this year Nominations are open to all Lions in Western Australia and are being sought from Clubs in both W1 and W2 We look forward to receiving one or more Nominations from your Club Yours in Lions PDG Wally Barrett OAM Chairman WA Lions Hall of Fame Committee 2017 Home 08 9531 2339 Mobile 0407 778 235 Email pinbus westnet com au NOTE Please forward all Nominations to WA LionsHall of Fame Committee Secretary PDG Allan Cooper PO Box 182 APPLECROSS WA 6953 or allanbcooper81 gmail com DG Michael Wolf with Mary Anne Wolf EDITORS CORNER Thank you to all clubs and District Officers for your contributions to the July Newsletter Please send through photos articles for the August Edition A newsletter will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any additional content and greater picture quality This months Digital Brochure has a lot of extra content Annual Changeover dinners are currently in progress Please send through a report and photos on your evening We would also like to hear about any membership drives that you may have held in the past few months 9

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WANNEROO LIONS CLUB Below Lion President Sue McDonald hard at work Right Wanneroo Lion members who helped on the day What an amazing day spent at Hocking Primary School Today teachers parents and Wanneroo lions members rolled up their sleeves for the Hocking Primary School Busy Bee aimed to revamp the early childhood playground area It was a day filled with lots of handy work painting drilling sanding glueing and of course cranking up the BBQ This new playground provides not only a better outdoor environment for our kids to learn and grow but it also encourages imaginative play and stimulates creative ideas The Wanneroo Lions Club were proud sponsors of this project donating both funds and time into improving the early childhood playground area at Hocking Primary We hope you enjoy your new playground Just another community project by the Wanneroo Lions Club 10

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Gerri Kerr Geoff Brown Toodyay Jean McFadyen Glenys Fricker Wanneroo Scott Hunter Philip Couper Whitford Our Legacy of Acceptance Understanding Respect and Love 1st VDG Luen Chicote Awards accolades and recognition are short lived but I reckon our legacy will live on as we embark in the next century of Lionism It emanates from within us it is our daily routine I have been meaning to write in our Newsletter since I became a member in July 2002 I must say that our Cabinet Secretary Richard Tunmer is so efficient in encouraging me to do so Thank you Lion Richard Our willingness to tolerate difficult situation and behavior is acceptance We encounter this at times in our own family Our fellow Lions are our family and thank goodness yes I can hear you say I don t have to live with all of them Indeed This statement does not have to be poignant but can be a reminder to ourselves that we all have shortcomings Mine is the 168 hours a week Sometimes we need 1000 of those hours a week Never mind accept what is reality and observe your feelings honorably When I started to invite members to our new branch called Perth Metro Business Lions Club I needed to accept understand respect and spread that love to our new members also Everyone is already busy with their own work and family The best way to make this a reality is to invite more members which makes a lot of sense in all accounts The other part of that is we cannot keep talking about it we must and will walk the talk There are people that will say no to the invitations respect that and just keep on moving The newest member that I invited is a doctor at Hollywood and the mini introduction I related to her is by bragging about our amazing organisation and I found out that Lion Rebekah Tan is already a converted in terms of the importance of community work Spending time with Rebekah gave me an insight that she is willing to give up some of her time to Lionism If I did not invite Rebekah I will never find out right I respect that all other clubs are great and gave all the people that I invite options to join other clubs first because other clubs may offer better community projects to make the new members flourish When we offer our help and willingly assist our community whether it is in our District or globally because of the love it is unconditional What I meant by this is we never ask for anything in return and we never expect any awards or financial rewards Our love to our fellow Lions and the community energises us and will always be the nourishment for our very spirit In my opinion our Code of Ethics and Purposes encompass this Legacy WELCOME NEW MEMBERS JUNE 2017 NAME SPONSOR CLUB Dianne Begg Mal Heafey Christine Walker Don Faukner Canning City Canning City Douglas Stead Carolyn Middleton Canning City Werna Stead Carolyn Middleton Canning City Jill Bourke Joan Seth Carnarvon Arlyn Barber Maila Lund City of Perth Maila Lund Luen Chicote City of Perth Karen McDonald Pauline Song City of Perth Vanda Ramsay Pauline Song City of Perth Barry Revell Pauline Song City of Perth Rebekah Tan Luen Chicote City of Perth John Barnett James Davies Sean Cokerill Leo Mc Manus Oscar Sheen Andrew Porteous Roslyn Barnes Ron Freestone Ellenbrook Margaret Dawson John van Namen Greenough Les Hollomby John van Namen Greenough Elsa Rowe John van Namen Greenough Sadia Ahmed Kazi Shariful Maylands Sharmin Alam Kazi Shariful Maylands Brian D Silva Kazi Shariful Maylands Kaye D Silva Kazi Shariful Maylands Golum Mortuza Kazi Shariful Maylands Farzana Zafar Kazi Shariful Maylands Own Rawlinson Jessica Middleton Newman Angel Sawyer Jessica Middleton Newman Linsay Park Reginald Teakle Northampton Toodyay Geoff Brown Peter Crowe Claremont Nedlands Claremont Nedlands Claremont Nedlands Andrew McCauley Toodyay 11

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CHANGEOVER DINNER ROUNDUP KALAMUNDA LIONS CLUB Featuring Sam Belladonna Membership chairman Val Belladonna Alan Robertson Tail Twister Gloria White Treasurer Domenic Rechici Tail Twister Derek Winter Vice President Zone Chair Gail McEwen who officiated and Kurt Jones NORTH BEACH LIONS CLUB Change over Night for Lions North Beach Congratulations to the the new Board and to Our new President Jeanette Simpson Thank you to Chris Smelt for installing the new Board OUR NEW LIONS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT DR NARESH AGGARWAL Welcome to our new century My goal over the next 12 months is very simple to reach a new level of service to Lions and from Lions So how can I serve our 1 4 million Lions I cannot give everyone senior positions I cannot give you money I cannot meet all of you However I plan to touch all of your lives with the power to serve So let s examine every stage of one s Lionistic career and how I can help The first stage is becoming a new member his year I want every member to download our new mobile app This will connect all our members on one global platform The next stage is beginning to serve We now have a new Global Service Team Your District GST leader will identify projects that serve the maximum number of people per dollar and per hour They will also train Lions on how to convert a normal project into a Legacy Project via Lions branding and public relations The third stage is aspiring for leadership Click anywhere for Presidents theme for the year The last stage is that every Lion will serve 10 people each month which equates to 170 million in a year 12

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WHITFORDS LIONS CLUB The Lions Club of Whitford helped the homeless by cooking the Sunday meal at Manna Inc Club President Philip Couper and Leo s President Shania Cuthbert are very proud of the clubs continued service to the community and in being able to help feed our homeless which if you are not aware is our Lions Centennial Hunger Project Presidents Couper s group of Companies also sponsor the Perth Football Club and it was great to see the Perth Football Club support this vital project by having four of the clubs footballers attend and assist with the cooking 13

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CHANGEOVER ROUNDUP CONTINUES ELLENBROOK LIONS CLUB Installation officer PDG Rob Meney with Lion Pat Meney Left Ellenbrook s new board Below Lions enjoying the evening Presiding Officer on the evening Rad Dickens on presenting an award to Lion Robbie Lomgmire for all his work with their train 15

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STIRLING LIONS CLUB We had our annual change over meeting last night and what a spectacular event did it turn out to be Thank you to Lion Colin Heap PDG and his partner for being part of our night The Club would like to thank its incoming President Lion Beverley and wish her an amazing year of service towards the community We would like to thank Gary McAtee our past Secretary for his love dedication and hard work he has put into our club The club would also like to thank its members yes all of you who have made this club such an amazing place Another mention we won the Best Club Bulletin 2016 2017 wohoot Congratulations to all 16

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BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB DG Michael Wolf with Lion Mary Anne Wolf in centre President Kaye Scandrett on right President Kaye Scandrett presenting Lion Keith Cooke with a Distiguished Service Award for 45 years service to Lions Installation Officer DG Michael Wolf with the new Ballajura Lions Board President Kaye Scandrett presenting the Lion of the Year Award to Paul Titheradge 17

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DG MICHAEL WOLFS AWARDS NIGHT 2017 District Governor Michael Wolf with his gift Michael takes Tabasco source wherever he goes Above L to R GLT Leader Christine Walker PDG Sandra Laundy Left L to R PDG Clive Tonkin DG W2 Terry Collinson Cab Sec Allan Low 18

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MELVIN JONES RECIPIENTS Above Carmel Ward has contributed to Lions in many ways over the past 8 years as a members of Duncraig Lions Club She has done a fantastic job as Youth of the Year Chairperson Club Secretary 5 years Membership Chair 2 years Carmel was a former member of the Brunswick Lions Club for 17 years Carmel is one of those dedicated Above Mary Anne Wolf with DG Michael Wolf has excelled as a Lion member for the past 28 years Mary Anne started her journey in Lions in South Africa way back in 1989 On arriving in Australia she joined the Ellenbrook club on the 1 6 2004 Served as Club Treasurer 3 years club Secretary 1 year She joined Ballajura Lions on 6 06 2012 and has taken on Club Secretary this year On a District level Mary Anne has served as Zone Chair Sight Hearing Chair LCIF Chair District Convention Chair Australian Lions Fnd Chair Disaster Coordinator 19

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District Governor Elect Sue Lowe and Cabinet Secretary Allan Lowe s send off to Chicago at the District 201W1 Awards DG Michael Wolf presented a lovely gift to his wife Mary for all her assistance during his term office 20

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AWARDS LAYOUT OF SLIDES BY MARY ANNE 21

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INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CHICAGO 201W1 District Governor Sue Lowe with 2ndVDG Allan Lowe Sworn in on 4 July at McCormick Centre Chicago at 12 50 pm CCT One journey completed another about to begin Lion President Philip Couper from Whitfords Lions Club 31

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Front District Governor 201W2 Grant Hewett Christine Hewett with District Governor Sue Lowe 2nd VDG Allan Lowe in the middle Here we are at last in the Hyatt Regency in room 3379 Waiting for luggage and then off to the zoo 33

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CLICK ANYWHERE ON THE PICTURE TO LISTEN TO THE BEACH BOYS AT CONVENTION IN CHICAGO 38

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