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201W1
DISTRICT
NEWSLETTER
www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia cabinet-secw1@bigpond.com
HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH,
SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH
WE SERVE
MARCH 2018
The SLowe Express
I have asked clubs to put in bids to host the annual Awards
funcon and have heard a few whispers but nothing
concrete yet. I am hoping that you will not mind not
dragging out your aer ve dresses and dinner jackets. By
hosng a low key dayme event I hope to be a lile more
inclusive.
A big thank you to the members of W1 and W2 clubs who
supported the Lions4kids Lions Awareness Day at Burswood
Park. While I cannot say the event was a major success, I
can say that we have established an annual event at which
we can help our communies become more aware of the
work carried out by Lions in Western Australia. Such annual
events take me to become popular and I feel that it is
important to connue this work. We will build our Rome
over many days and a few years, but Lions in Western
Australia must move forward to engage our public to
ensure our future. A SWOT meeng will help us resolve
issues which we need to address.
A couple of points for clubs have been menoned in the All
Club Mail Out of which members should take parcular
note. One relates to the sending of invitaons for club
events to clubs outside the district and another regarding
the sale of alcohol at club funcons. Please make sure you
catch up with this informaon.
If your club members aended the Club Rebuilding
Workshop plan to maximise your outcomes by pung your
plan in place. Your club future is in your hands. The DG and
Membership and Leadership teams are following up with
clubs to encourage follow up acon. These teams are
always working away in the background, unseen by most
but holding up our district for
future success.
We are looking forward to
hearing of new club ocers
aer the annual elecon of
ocers in each club this
month. This is an excing
opportunity for members to
increase their knowledge at
club level and to honour past
ocers by giving them a rest.
Your club is what it is now
because others have served.
Perhaps members could
consider what direcon they want their club to take and put
together a plan for the future. Some of you might wonder
why elecons need to take place this month when ocers
will not take oce unl July. Our Mulple District Oce
sta in Newcastle will collate the informaon and prepare
directories; LCI will update the Internaonal directory and
our own W1& W2 joint District Diary must be collated. All
of these directories must be edited, checked and printed.
This takes me, so if you want your clubs details to be
correct please hold your elecons and update your
informaon, not forgeng to check current phone numbers
and email addresses.
Presidents, this is the me when you should also consider
what awards your club would like to present. You may like
to contact Mary-Anne Wolfe for details of any credits your
club has with ALF and LCIF.
Training for incoming ocers is a great way to learn how to
go about your dues. You will receive informaon and
tuion; meet other incoming ocers and team leaders as
well as enjoying a lovely lunch.
Jump into the Future and see what you can achieve, DG Sue
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
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DATES TO REMEMBER, SITUATIONS VACANT & DIARY AMENDMENTS
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.
DISTRICT CABINET MEETING - Sunday 11th March at
Gibson Park Community Centre 9am for a 9:30am start.
CHILDREN OF COURAGE 2018
AWARDS PRESENTATION
1.00pm, Sunday 20th May 2018 at
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 75 Ellio Rd, Karrinyup
WA 6018
Please visit links below to download documents relang to
Children of Courage 2018 -
1. Informaon for Lions Clubs
2. Informaon for Parents/Guardian
3. District 201W1 Nominaon Form
4. District 201W1 Parent/Gaudian Consent Form
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact Pauline Song
Children of Courage Chairperson 201W1
Phone: 0405 656 780
Email: lionspauline.song@gmail.com
NOMINATIONS FROM LIONS CLUBS
MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 20th April
2018.
YOUTH OF THE YEAR 2018
Northern Region Finals: will be held at the Duncraig Community centre at Percy Doyle reserve on Saturday the 10th
of March. Clubs with students represented will be Ballajura, Duncraig, Kingsley Woodvale, Srling and Wanneroo.
The private interviews will commence at approx. 9.30 am and the public speaking secon will commence at 1.30 pm.
Southern Region Final will be held at The Rocky Bay village at Mosman Park on Sunday 11th March. The public
speaking secons will commence at around 1.30 pm aer the private interviews in the morning.
District 201W1 Final: will be held at the Duncriag Community Centre on Saturday 24th March with the public
speaking secon commencing at 1.30 pm.
State Final: will be held on the 7th of April at the Flying Angel Club, Fremantle.
For more informaon please contact the YOTY Chairperson PDG Colin Heap - colin_heap@bigpond.com
DISTRICT CABINET VACANCIES
MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRPERSON - A short
descripon follows To develop and implement strategies
to promote the prole of Lions in the district and extend
awareness of club acvies and projects. This plan shall
include making contact with each and every club within the
district during the District Governors term of oce.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POSITION Main
responsibilies Provide guidance if requested by Clubs to
assist in the seng up and maintenance of their Club
Website . Act as a resource person for Clubs and Cabinet
members with regard to IT issues and internet
management, where required. Develop and maintain a
quality website for the District.
ZONE CHAIRPERSON ZONE 4 (Clubs - Canning City,
Forresield/High Wycombe, Kalamunda) - support and
liaise with all Clubs within your alloed Zone. Be an
eecve liaison between Clubs, Zone Chairman Coordinator
and District Cabinet.
Promote and assist
membership
development of clubs in
the Zone.
Please let DG Sue Lowe
(DG.W1@lions.org.au)
know if are interested in
any of the above Cabinet
posions.
Lions Mulple District
Naonal Convenon
Fri 4th to Mon 7th May.
Townsville Nth Queensland
Together in the Tropics
More informaon
Registraon Forms
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Hearing Dogs on the Move
G
oomalling Lions are expecng a delivery!
During April a beauful furry bundle of joy will
arrive from Adelaide to take up residence in
Wyalkatchem. Winston (pictured) will be
placed with Wendy Chapman of Wyalkatchem, sponsored
by the Lions Club of Goomalling.
Winston will be Wendys second dog sponsored by
Goomalling Lions, with her rst dog Zac passing away last
year.
Geraldton Lions are also looking to assist with a Hearing
Dog for a recipient in Spalding and Srling Lions are on the
way to sponsoring a Hearing dog for a recipient in Tuart
Hill.
What Is It All About?
These dogs wear a bright orange jacket and lead and
accompany their deaf or hard of hearing owner into shops,
restaurants and on public transport.
A trained Australian Lions Hearing Dog has public access
rights and therefore can accompany their owner into all
public places. The owner carries an ID card with the dogs
photo and number on it to signify that is an accredited
service dog.
The cost to train an Australian Lions Hearing Dog is
currently $35000, however they are given out, free of
charge, to deaf and hard of hearing Australians as a gi
from Lions Clubs of Australia.
The majority of Australian Lions Hearing Dogs are sourced
from pounds and rescue organisaons and come in all
dierent shapes and sizes. They are generally selected
between the ages of 6
months and 2 years and
spend approximately 6
months in training. This takes
place at the Australian Lions
Hearing Dogs Naonal
Headquarters and Training
Centre in the Adelaide Hills.
The dogs are trained to alert their owner to normal
household sounds such as:
Telephone ringing (even though many deaf and hard
of hearing have a ashing light, if you are engrossed
in your favourite TV show or reading, you may not
noce the light and miss out on an important social
contact);
Alarm Clock
Doorbell or knock;
Baby crying
They are also trained to go get someone in the
household so that an owner can be noed of an
emergency situaon. This is all done by the dogs locang
the source of the sound then physically touching the owner
with a paw and then returning to the sound.
The only excepon to this is the smoke alarm where the
dog will touch and drop in a warning signal so that no one
is potenally going into a dangerous situaon.
In public with their owners an Australian Lions Hearing Dog
can help a deaf or hard of hearing person pick up on
environmental sounds that they may normally miss. Such
as a person coming up behind them with a trolley. The
dogs will also work smoke alarms in shops.
The Australian Lions Hearing Dog program was set up and
is sll administered by the Lions Clubs of Australia who also
provide the major poron of funding.
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LIONS CLUB OF HANNANS GOLDFIELDS
What a great lile markets we have! Well supported by the stall holders, and the great blokes from the Holden SS club for
displaying their vehicles. And of course many thanks to the public for their support.
Markets are set to be held on
the rst Sunday of each month.
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LIONS CLUB OF CLAREMONT NEDLANDS
On le President Lex Thomson with club members donang surplus Lions Christmas Cakes to Foodbank WA.
LIONS ALZHEIMER FOUNDATION
The Lions Alzheimers
Foundaon beneed
greatly from the Maggie
Beer book signing.
It was lovely to see those
so young in the huge
queues we had for book
signing aer Ralph and I
talked at Perth Fesval. It
was the biggest seller of
the day at the fesval and
given that the funds are
going to both our
Foundaons we couldnt
have been more pleased!
You can purchase the book
through this website -
Maggies Receipts for Life
Maggie Beer on le with
Prof Ralf Marns on right.
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NAME SPONSOR CLUB
DEBRA JONES
CAROLYN
MIDDLETON
Canning City
STUART LEDWITH
CHRISTINE
WALKER
Canning City
RACHEL MCCABE
MARY ANNE
POWELL
Swan Districts
March 2018
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 November
Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital
Format which allows any addional content and provides
greater picture clarity.
Email: richardjill@bigpond.com
SEND YOUR CLUB NEWSLETTER TO DG SUE
If you have a club newsleer please send a copy,
preferably digital, to DG Sue so that she can keep up
with your news and put your club in the running for the
annual Best Club Newsleer 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: suz.lowe@bigpond.net.au
PO Box 823 | Jurien Bay WA 6516
WANNEROO LIONS CLUB
A STREAK of bad luck for sailors in Two Rocks has ended with a more favourable windfall from another community group.
Sun City Yacht Club rear commodore John Utley said there had been break-ins at the club recently, with an outdoor motor
stolen in one incident and a dinghy repair tool kit in another several weeks later.We replaced the stolen outboard with a
second one sourced via Gumtree, which placed a bit of stress on our meagre nances,he said.
The Wanneroo Lions heard about the rst the and have promptly donated $900 to the club to cover the cost of that
motor – wonderful people.
Hans Queisser and Wayne Hartas from Sun City Yacht Club, Paul Miles, Sue McDonald and Les McDonald from
Wanneroo Lions Club and Sun City Yacht Club's Sonet Coetzee and vice commodore Dana Queisser.
Arcle in the North Coast Times
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LEO CLUB PROGRAM NEWSFLASH
Leos are back with a new enthusiasc
Chairperson in Mick Wainwright. A
small commiee has been formed to
oversee the plan to increase the
number of Leo Clubs and members.
The commiee at this me consists of
three members Lion Mick, Lion Richard
and Lion Daniel. The commiee has
held one meeng at this me and have
looked at ways in which to promote
Leos. The commiee noted that it was
important that the W1 Cabinet support
the commiee in its endeavours.
It was decided to have an informaon
booth at the Lions4Kids event, happy
to report that Leos from the Waroona
club aended with W2 seng up a
Leos informaon booth as well. A
small number of clubs showed some
interest.
The commiee thought it important that the DG, 1st VDG and 2Nd VDG promote Leos to clubs on their visits.
Contact has been made with Lion John Clare W2 Leos chair regarding conducng joint promoons. Also touched base with
Lion Leanne Shaw WA Leo Chairperson.
The commiee believes that it should target Lions Clubs that have local High Schools to drum up support, Clubs can be very
successful if linked to schools and can be good for the school as well (win win). The commiee is happy to oer support
and approach schools on clubs behalf. It is important that clubs know this is not a large money investment (it is not out of
admin) and the clubs when up and running look aer themselves for the most part.
If your club is interested in the Leo Club Program please dont hesitate to contact Mick (mwainwright1@vtown.com.au)
for more informaon or a club visit to tell you more about the Leo Club Program.
DG Sue Lowe at the Leo informaon booth.
LIONS CLUB OF WHITFORD
Philip also spoke about our Charity Golf Day on the 27
March at Joondalup Resort.
Thank you Tony McManus for your me and remember
wheres theres a need, theres a Lion
Club President Philip Couper was interviewed as part of
6PRs remember whensegment on Service Clubs.
Philip provided a brief on Lions Clubs Internaonal, Lions
Australia and Lions in Western Australia and commented on
this weekends Lions Awareness Day on Saturday 3 March at
Burswood Park.
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Western Australian Lions Clubs from W1 and W2
supported this event at Burswood Park and we came
together for a wonderful event.
All the elements were there, we had the Cancer Screening
Unit and the Lions Hearing Foundaon unit. We had lots of
our wonderful projects represented and lots of Lions
looking aer the games. There was, however, a missing
element which was vital to the success of this venture –
it was lots of families and kids.
Those who came had a great me. The train rides
provided by Ellenbrook Lions and Waroona Lions were
fun and the kids and parents had a ball. Most popular
was the dunking machine. Moora Lions and several W2
Leos were dunked many mes.
Special thanks go to the following clubs and foundaons
In all we had a great day and there will be a meeng to
work out how it could be beer next year.
Canning City LEHP
Swan Districts Sausage Sizzle Dryandra
Ellenbrook Childhood Cancer
Moora Children of Courage
Port Kennedy WALDEF
Armadale Kelmsco Childrens Mobility
Waroona ALF & LCIF
W1 & W2 Membership Hearing Foundaon
Bus
W1 & W2 Leos Cancer Foundaon Bus
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Chairman Phil Chinnery and Medical Director Rob
Fitzpatrick were pleased to visit current student Tracey
Seymour recently at the Brain Tumour Research Group
laboratory, located within the Telethon Kids Instute in
Subiaco WA.
Tracey is the seventh student assisted by the Lions Cancer
Instute over the past 22 years through the Karen and
Joshua Chinnery Memorial Scholarship, managed by the
Instute.
The Karen and Joshua Chinnery Memorial Scholarship,
insgated and supported by the Lions Club of Armadale
Kelmsco and other Lions Clubs in 1995, was set up in
memory of the late wife and son of current Chairman, Lion
Phil Chinnery. Karen and Joshua both died from a brain
tumours in 1992 and 1995 respecvely.
During the visit Tracey showed Phil and Rob through the
laboratory where she does most of her work, and also took
us through an on screen presentaon of some of the
technical studies and trial results of various drugs
developed in the laboratory and being tested on tumours
cultured in mice. The results are looking promising, in
Traceys words very excing”.
The Lions Cancer Instute is determined to connue the
support of students such as Tracey in the search for beer
treatments and hopefully a cure for cancer. Up to now only
one student has been able to be supported over the three
year course of study, but we are very hopeful of increasing
this to two students studying concurrently.
Of course this costs money and we appeal to all to consider
donang to the scholarship to help keep this essenal
study going.
LIONS CANCER INSTITUTE MEDICAL RESEARCH
Alternavely you may donate by Direct deposit to the
Instutes bank: BSB 036-081 Account No. 183738.
Donaons for the scholarship should be notated
Scholarship”. All donaons over $2 are tax deductable.
Tracey at her bench, with LCI
Medical Director Rob Fitzpatrick.
UPDATE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD VISION SCREENING
At the LEHP commiee meeng held in Melbourne 1
st
&
2
nd
March 2018 the Commiee Chairman informed all
commiee members that as a result of a meeng with
representaves of the Centre for Eye Health”, Melbourne
University (CFEH), The LEHP commiee were given their
approval to conduct early childhood vision screening using
the Welch-Alyn Vision Spot Checker.
The CFEH is the Lions Eye Health Program technical advisor
in relaon to all maers concerning eye health and any
equipment/materials we may wish to use. CFEH has
approved of the use of the spot vision camera provided we
follow certain condions. These are:-
Lions members to be accredited in the use of the
Welch-Alyn Spot Vision Checker”. The likely format
for this will be an online course or training seminar
or both. The LEHP Management commiee has
appointed a rered optometrist to conduct the
training sessions and he is keen to visit all Lions
districts in this capacity.
Local optometrists are to be contacted prior to
screenings being conducted.
Parents to be made aware that persons conducng
the screening are not professionals but Lions
members who are doing this as a voluntary
community service.
Parents to be made aware that the screening is
solely to point out possible vision problems in their
children and professional help should be sought if
any indicaon of a problem is found.
The Naonal LEHP commiee is currently looking at ways
of funding the purchase of addional Spot Vision Checkers
and in the future, may well be able to oer these devices
to Districts/Clubs at a substanally reduced cost.
The next step will be to arrange for the training of
volunteers in the use of these devices and how to conduct
a screening. Volunteers should also have completed the on
line course (LEHP.org.au/Training). This course describes
the purpose of the program and why we should be
involved in public educaon regarding eye health. This will
prepare the volunteer for the above menoned training
session.
This will be followed up by trial screenings held at venues
to be determined
at a future date. I will keep you informed of future
developments.
Lion Kevin Barra | 0429 433 643
W1 contact is PDG Sandra Laundy 0417 186 907
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YOUTH OF THE YEAR ROUNDUP
Claremont-Nedlands & Perth Metro Business Branch Club
Claremont-Nedlands Lions Club and Perth Metro Business Club Branch held a joint nal. Public Speaking winner was Conor
below le, while both he (Perth Metro Business) and Natalie (Claremont-Nedlands) will progress to the region nal.
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LIONS CLUB OF DUNCRAIG
Youth of the Year Club Final was held tonight.
Congratulaons to Jay from Sacred Heart as the Overall
Winner and Bjork from Carine SHS as the Public Speaking
Winner. Many thanks to the contestants, Judges, family,
friends and members who aended.
Above - Youth of the Year District Chairperson PDG Colin Heap
& Duncraig Lion President in blue top Helen Montgomery with
contestants and judges.
Lion President Helen with the three contestants.
Congratulations Lion
Toni for receiving the
Membership Key Award
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BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB
BALLAJURA Lions Club conducted their 2018 Youth of the
Year Club Final on Monday February 26.
The 3 YOTH nominees were (L/R) Gyles Davies - Scotch
College; Zachery Mahews - Guildford Grammar and
Angela Bourne - St Hilda's Anglican School. Judges were
parcularly impressed by all 3 students by their condence
shown throughout judging. Congratulaons to Zachery who
progressed to Northern Region Final. Thank you to our
contestants, judges, guests and Lions for supporng the
event.
Gyles was Public speaking winner.
Right - our winner on the night Zachary with our WA Youth
of the Year coordinator Margaret Amm who drove up from
Fremantle to aend our Club Final.
Below - Zachary standing proudly with his parents.
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Please follow this link - Online Lions Shop
WANNEROO LIONS CLUB
Wanneroo Lions hosted their club nal of Youth of the Year. All the contestants, Joshua, Ryan and Saskia were amazing
with wonderful public speaking skills. A credit to their parents and school. Above Wanneroo Club President and PDG Colin
Heap with contestants. Saskia and Ryan will go to the next round.