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District Newsletter June 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 JUNE 2017 put on a show at the family day in Burswood park IP Bob was really impressed with the great work been done in WA. Monday, he visited our medical research foundaons and got hands on view of their work. Tuesday, he had an appointment to meet the speaker of the house and the minister for community aairs to spread our message and how Lions can assist is so many ways. On Monday (Wanneroo Lions) and Tuesday (South Perth Lions) nights he met with local Lions club members to get a feel for grass roots lions and the projects they do. Overall a fantasc visit and IP Bob le WA knowing that Lions in WA was alive and acve. Once again thank you to every Lion who contributed to this outstanding visit by our Internaonal President you did us proud! This lead us into the District Convenon hosted by the Lions Club of Kalgoorlie, this was a convenon to remember, very well aended and all who aended only had good things to say. Well done and thank you to the club for a most enjoyable convenon. We were pleased to have Australia’s 1st IP Barry Palmer aend and he was well received and even tried his hand at 2 ups which to his delight he cleaned up, not new to this game I suspect. 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 October 2017 COPY DEADLINE 1st September 2017 Mikes Meanderings It is with a great sense of pride I write my nal message in the newsleer for my year as your District governor for 2016/2017. The year started in full throle going to Fukuoka Japan for the Internaonal Convenon to be inducted will be an experience I will treasure forever. Over 700 DG’s from around the world came together to be inducted by the 99th Internaonal President Bob Corlew. On returning the club visitaon got into full swing as our aim was to see all the clubs in the District by October and the district convenon. The DG team felt it was important to get IP Bob’s and my message out to the clubs as soon as possible and apart from a few clubs this was achieved. Thank you for the warm welcome and great hospitality showed to the team and their partners on our visits. If that was not enough to keep us on our toes we got the call to host Internaonal President Bob Corlew in September so together with W2 both teams sprang into acon to arrange a 5 day acon packed program which started with a visit to the Duncraig club to show their paper recycling project in full swing and President Helen did a sterling job of coordinang 4 other clubs to come along and show the projects they do. It was then o to show o Perth city by having lunch in Kings park preceded by W2’s own horculturist PDG Allan Hawkins guiding IP Bob around the park poinng out the special WA ora on display in the park. The Bullcreek Lions hosted a tree planng ceremony in their remembrance garden. That evening both District Governors hosted a cocktail evening to welcome IP Bob to WA. Sunday saw all our foundaons Mary-Anne Wolf with District Governor Michael Wolf at the Kalgoorlie Convenon

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www 201w1 lions org au www facebook com LionsInWesternAustralia 201W1 WE SERVE NEWSLETTER HUMANITARIAN SERVICE DISASTER RELIEF MEDICAL RESEARCH SIGHT THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH Mikes Meanderings It is with a great sense of pride I write my nal message in the newsle er for my year as your District governor for 2016 2017 The year started in full thro le going to Fukuoka Japan for the Interna onal Conven on to be inducted will be an experience I will treasure forever Over 700 DG s from around the world came together to be inducted by the 99th Interna onal President Bob Corlew On returning the club visita on got into full swing as our aim was to see all the clubs in the District by October and the district conven on The DG team felt it was important to get IP Bob s and my message out to the clubs as soon as possible and apart from a few clubs this was achieved Thank you for the warm welcome and great hospitality showed to the team and their partners on our visits If that was not enough to keep us on our toes we got the call to host Interna onal President Bob Corlew in September so together with W2 both teams sprang into ac on to arrange a 5 day ac on packed program which started with a visit to the Duncraig club to show their paper recycling project in full swing and President Helen did a sterling job of coordina ng 4 other clubs to come along and show the projects they do It was then o to show o Perth city by having lunch in Kings park preceded by W2 s own hor culturist PDG Allan Hawkins guiding IP Bob around the park poin ng out the special WA ora on display in the park The Bullcreek Lions hosted a tree plan ng ceremony in their remembrance garden That evening both District Governors hosted a cocktail evening to welcome IP Bob to WA Sunday saw all our founda ons 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 email lionsdistrict201w1 gmail com JUNE 2017 put on a show at the family day in Burswood park IP Bob was really impressed with the great work been done in WA Monday he visited our medical research founda ons and got hands on view of their work Tuesday he had an appointment to meet the speaker of the house and the minister for community a airs to spread our message and how Lions can assist is so many ways On Monday Wanneroo Lions and Tuesday South Perth Lions nights he met with local Lions club members to get a feel for grass roots lions and the projects they do Overall a fantas c visit and IP Bob le WA knowing that Lions in WA was alive and ac ve Once again thank you to every Lion who contributed to this outstanding visit by our Interna onal President you did us proud This lead us into the District Conven on hosted by the Lions Club of Kalgoorlie this was a conven on to remember very well a ended and all who a ended only had good things to say Well done and thank you to the club for a most enjoyable conven on We were pleased to have Australia s 1st IP Barry Palmer a end and he was well received and even tried his hand at 2 ups which to his delight he cleaned up not new to this game I suspect Mary Anne Wolf with District Governor Michael Wolf at the Kalgoorlie Conven on COPY DEADLINE 25th of the preceding month WEST LION October 2017 COPY DEADLINE 1st September 2017 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 share 1

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3 PICTORIAL REVIEW OF DISTRICT GOVERNOR MICHAEL WOLF’S YEAR IN OFFICE 2016/17

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4 As you should know by now, the one hundredth anniversary of the formaon of Lions Clubs Internaonal is imminent. The 7th of June is the day when we celebrate what we have given to the world over this me and look forward to a new century of service. The Centennial Event is one of these funcons which will give Lions an opportunity for a night of fellowship and also reecon. There is sll me to get your ckets for this great event on Saturday the 10th of June at the Pan Pacic Hotel in Perth. Go to hp;//lionswa.globalfundraising and follow the prompts to get ckets. Great value at $80 pp. There are also links on our district website and Facebook page. Australia Post is also releasing a series of stamp collectables on the 7th of June to mark our hundred years of service. See your local post shop and grab a piece of memorabilia to remember this occasion. There is sll plenty of me to carry out a Centennial service project in your local community. Lions is celebrang through to June 2018. Look in your local area and see what you can oer. Also, thanks to the many clubs that have already completed or commenced projects to build beer communies. Also remember to publicise your projects to the wider public as our Centenary celebraon is a wonderful opportunity to let the world know that we have been here for a hundred years and we intend to keep serving proudly for many more. Your club can also obtain a range of Centennial themed regalia and giware to use at club funcons and projects. Visit the Australian Lions website www.lionsclubs.org.au or go to www.lions100.org Logging your projects at the MyLCI site is also important as a tally of people served is being kept. At a recent count, Lions throughout the world had served over 153 million people through the Centennial service challenge. A great eort but we are not nished yet. IPDG Colin Heap District Centennial coordinator CENTENNIAL NEWS & UPCOMING EVENT Click anywhere on the picture to listen to a message from the Lions Internaonal President Chancellor Bob Corlew.

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6 EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARDS This prestigious Award is designed to acknowledge and recognise members of the community who are not Lions who serve their communities. The object of the award is to nurture and promote the principles of good citizenship by due recognition of Service to Others. To those who through practice and example to others, promote the principles of Good Citizenship. To those who in promoting these principles foster and encourage mutual understanding among the various segments in our community. Importantly, to those who through personal sacrifice on their part and through care and devotion give service to the Needs of Others. There is no cost to individual clubs and a beautiful wooden shield is presented to the recipient. DISTRICT CABINET MEETING—Date - Sunday 18th June at Gibson Park Community Centre on 9am for a 9:30am start. Shadow Cabinet Meeng at 1pm. Same date & venue. HEARING BUS DRIVERS: We urgently require any Lions Member with a HR Drivers License to volunteer to take the Hearing Bus to various events. HEARING BUS TESTERS: An urgent appeal to any Lions Member to volunteer as Testers. Full Training will be provided, To both the above posions 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. Please make contact with the LHF Screening Chairman Ivan Sturgess on isturgess44@gmail.com or 0451 655 808 to discuss. DATES TO REMEMBER & SITUATIONS VACANT District Governors Awards Evening Saturday 17th June - Italian Club 217 Fitzgerald Street South Perth 7 pm sharp. Cost $55/head. Would you like to be 2nd Vice District Governor? Contact the Cabinet Secretary Allan, District Governor Michael Wolf or DGE Sue Lowe for more informaon. DISTRICT 201W1 CONVENTION Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd October. Hosted by the City of Perth (Host). DISTRICT 201W2 CONVENTION Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October. Hosted by the Freemantle Lions Club. LIONS WA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION We are now in the countdown to the celebraon of the birth of Lions Clubs Internaonal. The 7th of June 2017 will mark one hundred years since Lions of the world began our service which has changed the world. Our Centennial Celebraon event to mark this occasion is being held at the Pan Pacic Hotel in Perth on Saturday the 10th of June. Tickets are now on sale at the website: hps://lionswa.globalfundraising.com/home/en-au/shop Follow the prompts on the site and get your ckets now as we only have 300 available. At $80 pp they are good value as you will receive a drink on arrival, a buet dinner and entertainment and dancing to the sounds of the South Perth Lions big band. CABINET POSITIONS VACANT 2017/18 FISCAL YEAR - Youth of the Year Chairperson - sadly our very ecient YOTY chair is rering from this posion, however, she is available to mentor and assist. A supporve team is also in place. Contact DGE Sue Lowe for more details - 9652 2212 |0404 288 511 suz.lowe@bigpond.net.au CHANGEOVER DINNERS - Please contact Jill Middlemass and give her a few weeks noce if you are planning to present an Exemplary Service Award at your annual Changeover Dinner.

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7 PO Box 159 GREENWOOD WA 6924 DONATIONS 4 Avignon Vista, Yalyalup WA 6280 SCREENING BUS BOOKINGS— lionshf@gmail.com We work in the eld of hearing conservaon and help the hearing impaired and deaf people in parcular those who could not otherwise aord what is required. With the mutual support and cooperaon of the Ear Science |instute Australia (ESIA), we assist the expansion and development of audiological and medical services in respect of both treatment and prevenon for the hearing impaired persons at the Lions Hearing Clinics. We are happy to receive donaons of funds and used hearing aids. Please visit the link below - Lions Hearing Foundaon In 2010 the Club was approached by the Headmaster of the Ellenbrook Independent Primary School, Dr Neill MacNeil, with an idea which the club took on with enthusiasm. The OZ Read Program involves: Assisng schools to provide a culturally appropriate Australian literature program to students. Facilitang students’ cultural development as Australian cizens. Ensuring that important Australian literature is not lost to future generaons. Providing books which represent indigenous, colonial and modern Australian literature. The program also encourages reading & literacy and has been recognised by Lions Internaonal as well as the WA Minister for Educaon. Presenng the books at a school assembly and it is rewarding when we receive the thanks from their students and their parents. It has also been recognised by Ballajura Lions who adopted the program last year and presented books to 5 primary schools in their area and they plan to connue it this year. Since humble beginnings in 2011 with 6 schools, Ellenbrook has increased it to 14 schools this year. Aer doing it, they will have donated over $15,000 back to the community on this program alone. Right is a photo taken in 2011 with Ellenbrook Lion Ron receiving the very rst set of books from Dr Neill MacNeil and his Librarian, Jayne Moore, who does a fantasc job in ‘sourcing’ the books for us. ELLENBROOK CELEBRATES 7 YEARS OF THEIR OZ READ PROGRAM

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8 NAME SPONSOR CLUB PHIL COLLIVER Carmel Ward Duncraig JOHN GALE Gavin Thompson Swan Districts GORDON BRUCE DYER Jack Sells Whiords LESLEY LEESON John Morrison Yanchep Two Rocks ROBERT LEESON John Morrison Yanchep Two Rocks CHERYL QUINN Victoria Stayley Yanchep Two Rocks MAY 2017 WELCOME New Members EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the June Newsleer. This is the last edion for the 2016/17 Fiscal Year. Please send through photos & arcles for the July Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any addional content and provides greater picture clarity. Welcome to DGE Sue Lowe who will be assisng with the District Newsleer in the coming year. JURIEN BAY CHANGEOVER DINNER Bernadee O'Gorman above and Jean Sheppard below receiving a James D Richardson Honour Award presented by Lion President & DGE Sue Lowe. Jurien Bay Lions celebrated the installaon of their new club ocers Saturday 3rd June at a sparkling event at the Jurien sports & Recreaon Centre. Incoming Ocers are Bernadee O'Gorman, President, Allan Lowe, Secretary, Tony O'Gorman Treasurer and Tail Twister, Jack Vania as Membership Chair and Felix Nueweiler as Lion Tamer. Guests cam from Dongara Dennison, Moora and Carnamah. A great night celebrang a year of hard work supporng our community. James D Richardson Honour Awards were made to Jean Sheppard for her work in the community and to Bernadee O'Gorman for her work in supporng our Lions Club. Service Excellence Awards were made to Allan Lowe, Tony O'Gorman, Jack Vania, Felix Neuweiler, Jean Sheppard and Bernadee O'Gorman. Well done Lions. Above– Lion members enjoying the evening.

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9 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS We are in our 100th Year of Lionism. Events have been planned all over the world to celebrate this milestone. In Australia this is also a signicant occasion as it is also 70 years since the rst Lions Club in Australia was formed in Lismore NSW in 1947. Members of Australian Lionsonoz Centennial Project Commiee got together in February 2016 on site at Wooli NSW and conrmed arrangements for their own way to celebrate this momentous occasion. A Bronze Plaque is to be aached to a new double BBQ as part of the Clarence Valley Councils` revamping of Lions Park in the small seaside town of Wooli NSW. The plaque will be unveiled during the sing of the Cabinet Meeng of District N1 at Wooli. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday 29th July 2017 at 10.30 am. The organiser for this event is Lion Je Mo of Australian Lionsonoz. Email:- je.mo@lionsdistrict201n1.org.au The Plaque tells the story of the formaon of Australian Lionsonoz as a Branch Club of Wooli Lions Club and was chartered on 11th March 2009. Australian Lionsonoz is an online Lions club (E-Club) and has a current membership of 44. Members of Australian Lionsonoz Lions Club and the Australian Lionsonoz Centennial Project Commiee along with N1 District Governor Lion John Davis 2017-2018 have extended an invitaon to any Lions to help Celebrate this occasion. This will be a fun lled weekend with a “Christmas in July” theme for the District Governors Dinner on the Saturday Night and there is a whisper that Santa will be in the area that night. For registraons and accommodaon, contact Graon Lions Club - Email:- graon@lionsdistrict201n1.org.au BARMEDMAN POOL CAMPING GROUND Immediate Past President of Australian Lionsonoz Bernie Donchi and his wife Lion Jan found themselves at the Barmedman Pool Camping Ground and stayed for 5 days enjoying themselves swimming in the huge mineral pool there. The temperature soared while they were there, reaching 44 degrees one day and 45 the next. The generator therefore got a good workout, running the Air Condioner for days on end. They got to meet some of the residents of the Town and discovered that there was a need for volunteers to assist in cleaning and maintaining the pool during the swimming season, so Lions Bernie and Jan volunteered to assist them by removing the build-up of algae weed on the surface of the pool. Quite a ring exercise, especially in the heat but this is what members of Lionsonoz do. Australian Lionsonoz cannot conduct normal projects on their own behalf due to the fact that members are in every State of Australia and now New Zealand and the logiscs of obtaining the necessary permissions from all States makes it more praccal to assist “main stream” Lions Clubs in their projects or to assist the local communies in the town in which they nd themselves in their travels all over Australia. PDG Lion Warren White AUSTRALIAN LIONSONOZ CLUB IN ACTION Members of the Australian Lionsonoz Club at the N1 Convenon 2016 at Taree display the Centenary ag signed by hundreds of Lions of District 201N1.

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10 CLUB OFFICER DEVELOPMENT DAY A very rewarding Club Ocer Development Day for District W1 on Sunday 21st May. Held at Greenwood College the venue met our needs well. GLT Chrisne Walker did a fantasc job of organising the training. Carmel Ward (Duncraig) did an equally good job by organising the venue and catering. Presenters Allan Lowe (Jurien Bay), Magan Brassington (Moora) Chrisne Walker (Canning City) and Sue Lowe (Jurien Bay) did a great job with the training. Best of all was the fantasc response of the 40 or so Lions who came from far and near to learn how best to do their jobs. These Club Ocers are our best and brightest for the coming year. they are up to date with what's happening and well trained to carry out their roles. Click anywhere on the above logo to view video.

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11 DG ROAST MULTIPLE DISTRICT CONVENTION HOBART L to R - District Governor 201W2 Terry Collinson and District Governor 201W1 Michael Wolf having fun at the Convenon. Lion Mary-Anne Wolf with District Governor Michael Wolf at this years Razamataz event. LIONS CLUB OF BROOME ANZAC DAY Broome members hard at work cooking up a storm at the ANZAC Day Gunre Breakfast at Broome RSL Sub-Branch!

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12 BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB DRYANDRA VISIT A few weekends ago a number of Ballajura Lion members travelled to Dryandra. It a wonderful area to get away from modern life and relax in the quite surrounds of the woodlands. Coming up to winter it was very cold so we got a wood re burning early in the cabin to warm it up. On the return from Barna Mia Michael started a huge log re outside which eventually burned down so we could barbeque our meet. We had a full breakfast Sunday morning before leaving for the trip back to civilisaon. Well worth planning a club visit. Our cabin with bushland in the background. Le kangaroos on the paddock in front of the cabins. District Governor Michael pung his back into cung re wood Looks cold. L to R Jill Middlemas, Kaye Scandre, Mary-Anne Wolf & DG Michael Wolf. Below our barbeque. We visited Barna Mia on Saturday evening. Barna Mia is an animal sanctuary with a dierence. Nestled in the heart of Dryandra Woodland, south-east of Perth, Barna Mia is a place to discover threatened nave marsupials in a natural seng, and experience the wonders of the woodland, once the sun has set and the acon begins.