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1 201W1 NEWSLETTER www.201w1.lions.org.au www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia firstname.lastname@example.org HUMANITARIAN SERVICE, DISASTER RELIEF, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SIGHT & THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF YOUTH WE SERVE NOVEMBER 2017 Many of you will remember the disaster that aected the town when Clive Woodcock’s store burnt down a few years ago. The re caused a lot of damage and chemical contaminaon to the nearby Lions Park. We went to visit the park again when we were there and what an amazing dierence these members have made. The park is beauful again. Lions working together with community; it works. Finally, I would like to invite members to both the dinner on Saturday 2 December and the Sunday 3 Cabinet Luncheon to celebrate with your cabinet members. Last me we tried to hold a Saturday night dinner we ended up with just two people interested. We are giving it another try. More details will be available soon. We are looking forward to your company. Leap into the future The SLowe Express Our District Convenon has been held and we have some great outcomes with all Foundaon posions lled and we have Luen Chicote as our new District Governor Elect and Allan Lowe as our new First Vice District Governor Elect. Congratulaons Lions and thank you for taking on these roles. District and Club Constuons Our Constuon & By-Laws team are working on the District Constuon and By Laws which have nally been returned with comments from the state government aer apparently geng lost. Things are now clear on the changes required and these will be discussed and then checked by a lawyer to ensure we are on track. The wheels are turning slowly. Once this has been completed we should be able to provide a standard club constuon to allow clubs to lodge individual constuons which comply with our Lions Clubs Internaonal requirements. Not long now. The past month has been hecc! Visitaons to clubs have almost concluded, both W2 and W1 convenons have been held and Allan and I have also aended the AGM of the Hearing Foundaon and Dryandra Woodland Village. The AGM went smoothly and there was a huge surprise when the hall was reopened aer a massive refurbishment in line with heritage guidelines. The hall has been renamed to McDougal Hall in recognion of this wonderful family’s service to Dryandra. We appear to have driven around 20 000 km since the beginning of July which is amazing and I thought not possible; but the car does need yet another service and the log books prove the distances your country District Governor must travel. One of those trip was to visit with Northampton Lions. Official Publication of Lions District 201W1 EDITOR RICHARD TUNMER PO Box 2524 Malaga WA 6944 (M) 0415 089 938(H) (08) 9209 1358 email : email@example.com. DISTRICT NEWSLETTER Published First Week of Every Month DG Sue Lowe addressing the District 201W2 Convenon in Freemantle. DG Sue Lowe chang to Lions at the W1 Convenon
2 KALGOORLIE LIONS CLUB CHILDREN OF COURAGE On Saturday October 28 at the Kalgoorlie Council C Y O’Connor Hall, the Kalgoorlie Lions Club held its annual Children of Courage Award, an award introduced in 1983 to recognise a very special group of young Western Australians and their families. The awards for the children seek to act as an encouragement for their future, help them believe in themselves and help to increase their self-worth. The awards recognise children in the categories of Special Needs, Courageous Acts of Deeds, or Outstanding Sporng Achievements. This year all the Children came from the Special Needs category. These children who have had challenges such as ausm, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and cancer and have managed to face these condions with a smile and stoicism. The 5 award winners this year were Elizabeth (Lizzy) Jones, Charloe Cheesman, Starla McDermo, Korbyn McDermo and Ben Waide. The Vice President of the Kalgoorlie Lions Club, Russell Pennifold states that the award is not about winning or losing, but is simply a recognion of what challenges these children have had to face and how well they have risen above these challenges to not only survive, but to also thrive. They face challenges that most children do not have to deal with, and it is important to take me to reect on what they have achieved. The award also recognises the parents and guardians of these special children, for their inuence on allowing them to thrive. The Children this year were all acve competors and aended sports and athlecs through the Kalgoorlie Disabled Sports Associaon. The award, however is open to any child who has achieved something remarkable in the previous year. Each child was presented with a special medallion and following the ceremony a light lunch with refreshments was held. The Kalgoorlie Lions Club seeks to hold the funcon yearly.
3 NORTHAMPTON LIONS PARK—A GREAT SUCCESS STORY Northampton Lions Club received Community Chest funding to re-establish the Lions Park aer substanal re and chemical spill damage. The park is located in the middle of town and is used by locals and visitors and will be the only 'publicly accessible nature-based playground in Northampton'. The Northampton Lions have received nancial assistance from their shire and from local businesses. The result is perfect. A lot of hard work and persistence is topped o by the perfect Lion statue which has been painted to impress on visitors that this is indeed a Lions Park.
5 DISTRICT CONVENTION 2017 PERTH TOWN HALL Congratulaons to the Lions Club of City of Perth Host and their commiee for organising and running a successful Convenon over three days. We had some great guest speakers with our Execuve Oce Rob Oelemans and 50/50 Pathway Chairman Robyn Falloon. Razzmataz presented cheques to many worthy organisaons to the value of $64 000.00. A pictorial account of District Convenon 2017 can be found in the Disgital Brochure. District Governor Sue Lowe opening District Convenon 2017 Impressive hand made quilt with sewing done by Columba Sparta on le presented to the Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios on right. DG Sue in the middle. The Deputy Lord Mayor with his thanks said that he had never received such a fantasc gi.
6 The Lions Youth Of The Year Programme will be taking place again this year. There are clubs who have already started approaching schools in their area to oer this programme to students. As the new district Youth of the Year chair, I will give my support to these clubs and the club chairs. All clubs are welcome to take part. The dates to keep in mind are your club judging should be completed by the 28th of February 2018. Zone nals, if required, will take place on the 10th and 11th of March 2018. The district nal for 201W1 will be held on Saturday the 24th of March 2018 and the district nal for 201W2 will be held on Sunday the 25th of March. The Western Australian state nal will be held on Saturday the 7th of April 2018. The naonal nal will be held at the mulple district convenon in Townsville, QLD, in early May 2018 (Date to be conrmed-most likely Monday the 7th) It is important to let the students know the dates that they may be required to compete so that they can plan appropriately. The students should be aged between 15 and under 19 as at the 30th of June 2018. If you need more informaon just contact me. There is also a link on our Australian Lions website to Youth of the Year. Good luck to the clubs and all the students who take part, PDG Colin Heap Email: Colin_heap@bigpond.com MOB: 0417898394 Our Centennial celebraon is sll connuing unl June 2018. Your club sll has plenty of me to complete a legacy project in your community as a gi to celebrate our century of service. Diabetes has also now been added to the centennial service challenge and your club can hold an event to raise funds , screen or raise awareness in your community about the growing problem that Diabetes represents. The areas of Youth, Environment, Sight and Hunger are also sll areas to work at and when your club has a project to support the challenge, make sure that you post an esmate of the number of people served when reporng these projects on the My LCI site. PDG Colin Heap Happy Clubs hp://lionsclubs.org.au/members/resources/ A Club Care and Retenon Strategy developed by the MD GMT to address membership sasfacon and retenon 2017 The key to keeping your club healthy, happy and strong involves operang your club eecvely and keeping members sased. Create a Lions club experience your members will want to tell their family and friends about! Choose the tools that work best for your club and are easily kept up-to-date. Membership Sasfacon Guide hp://www.lionsclubs.org/resources/EN/pdfs/me301.pdf It sounds so good but unless you get started it just wont happen. Click on to the links above and get the informaon that will help you achieve. Find out if your members are happy with the way your club operates. Make the changes that will keep your club happy and relevant and sasfy your members needs. New Member Orientaon IMPROVE CLUB QUALITY How to Keep Your Members Coming Back How to Manage a Happy Club
7 NAME SPONSOR CLUB BARRY ROWLES RON CZISLOWSKI Broome GIN MOODLEY JOAN SETH Carnarvon LEONIE FARROW HALINA YOUNG City of Perth(Host) FRANK PAOLINO ALDO BERTOGNA City of Perth(Host) OCTOBER 2017 WELCOME New Members EDITORS CORNER: Thank you to all clubs and District Ocers for your contribuons to the November Newsleer. Please send through photos & arcles for the December Edion. A newsleer will also be circulated in Digital Format which allows any addional content and provides greater picture clarity. DISTRICT CABINET MEETING - Sunday 3rd December 2017 at Gibson Park Community Centre 9 am for a 9:30 am start. Arcle in the Kalgoorlie Miner when the District Governor Sue Lowe came for a visit. HANNANS GOLDFIELDS LIONS CLUB If you are interested in celebrang Christmas with your Cabinet Ocers come along to the Christmas luncheon at Gibson Community Centre. An invitaon will be sent to all clubs soon. BALLAJURA & ELLENBROOK LIONS Ellenbrook had their train and Ballajura were selling Christmas Cakes at the Ballajura City Fair on the 4th November.
8 LIONS EYE INSTITUTE 1st Vice District Governor Luen Chicte’s last Club visit for this year was at the Perth Eye Instute. I was very privileged and humbled with the gi of the tour of the new clinic by Professor David Mackey. I encourage all Lions Clubs of Western Australia to support this Lions Lounge to help fund our researches there. All photos 1st VDG Luen Chicote with Professor David Mackey. Above - members from Duncraig, North Beach, Whiord and Canning City Lion Clubs in the city collecng at the Carillon Centre for the Perth Children's Hospital Foundaon. With mascot Stches.
9 Lions Oz Read Programme is sll alive and well in the Ballajura area as another year passes us by. Alinjarra Primary School: Ballajura Primary School: Illawarra Primary School: Mary MacKillop Catholic Community Primary School and South Ballajura Primary School have been presented with $200 worth of Australian based books for their school libraries over the past month. A representave from the Ballajura Lions Club aended the ve school assemblies to do the presentaons and really enjoyed being a guest of the sta and students. The sta always comments on the advantages of promong the Australian side of literature to the students. The parng comment is usually “see you next year” We have become part of the school with our annual visits. BALLAJURA LIONS CLUB OZ READ PROGRAMME ANOTHER YEAR OLDER Le Jill Middlemass presenng Oz Read books to the South Ballajura Primary School. EAR SCIENCE INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA The Ear Science Instute Australia are carrying out a research study to invesgate the associaon between the hearing loss and demena. They are looking for research parcipants who would be interested in taking part in the study. They will be do a full hearing assessment on all of the research parcipants so that would be very useful for them. This study has been approved by the UWA ethics commiee. Please click to view a copy of the Informaon Sheet If you would like to apply to this worthy research study, please contact Dona Jayakody, Senior Research Audiologist at the Ear Science Instute Australia on :- Tel: 6457 0541 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any quesons please let me know. Many thanks Chrisna Smelt Chairman, Lions Hearing Foundaon Email: email@example.com TEL: 9344 4796 MOB: 0417 170 058 R to L - PDG Colin Heap and PDG Ivan Sturgess with the Hearing Bus
10 LIONS DRYANDRA WOODLAND VILLAGE The McDougall family have been involved with the village since its incepon in 1972. Gordon has been on the various commiees, work teams and the board all that me. Yvonne, his wife has also been a secretary, caretaker and helper in many ways. Other members of the family, his brothers rick and John have also been involved in many ways with the village. We rook the opportunity to rename the hall McDougall Hall in recognion of their commitment to the village. Above McDougall Hall. Below Greg Durell and Chris Stewart of Parked and Wildlife. The plaque reads “Restoraon of this Hall was made possible with the support and funding from the Department of Biodiversity Conservaon and Aracons”. EXTRACTS FROM THE AGM AND CHAIRMAN’S REPORT DONATIONS - Lions clubs throughout the state have been very generous. Donaons this year are up almost one third on last year. I have no doubt that the increase is in part due to the terric work done by our two District Chairs Hans and Roger. PLAYGROUND - Board members have been busy seeking out examples of playgrounds that would be suitable for the village, but we have yet to move forward on this issue. Above - the opening of the McDougall Hall. DG Sue in green Lions shirt. We connue to make repairs where necessary to exisng equipment and hope to make some major decisions in the new year. To view the full report from the AGM please visit this link - Dryandra AGM and Chairman’s Report
11 BROOME LIONESS CLUB Broome Lioness Club has 16 members and are very acve in their community. Some of their projects include baby bundles, weekly bingo including a bingo rae. Quarterly proceeds of $1000 from the rae go to the Crawford/Milroy Lodges. They are now into the planning of the Mango Fesval Quiz night to be held on Thursday 23rd November. A Mango cakes, chutney and jams tasng will take place on Saturday 25th November where they will be helping the Broome Lions Club. The Broome Lioness club along with the Broome Lions Club have been awarded the 2018 District Convenon so a busy year lies ahead. EXMOUTH LIONESS CLUB The Lioness Club of Exmouth have been doing quite a few things this year. At present they have 14 members. Some of the projects include a Mega Rae where the prizes consist of tradesmen given their me and eort freely and the proceeds will be split evenly between four local recipients. Last year we provided new acvity equipment for the Play Group. Annually we run a weekly Winter bingo for the visitors and the proceeds assist the well used services of the Flying Doctor and the local Ambulance Service. We also provide cream teas and sell daodils for the WA Cancer Council on Daodil Day. We provided quality Key Safes for the local Hospital HACC Coordinator to distribute to the elderly they deemed in need of one, this was to aid emergency entry into their properes. There is an ongoing provision of Toiletry Packs to the Hospital which provide basics for those who are emergency paents. A couple of years ago we provided walking aids that the Hospital said were required. They also do four annual raes and the use of the Fairy Floss machine if required. We have two Ladies who are presently learning about the Lioness Club and we hope they will join, and there is another Lady who reres at Christmas and has said she will come to see us then. Since the rst of July we have banked $3733.00. With a further $2,379.90 being for the Mega rae that we are holding. We have donated $1,500.00 to the Cancer Council from Daodil Day, $1,500.00 to RFDS from Bingo and $300.00 to the Salvaon Army. On Thursday 12th October we inducted a new member by the name of Lorraine Sharp. A LITTLE BIT OF NASTOLGIA FROM LION ALF WALTON Alf has been a member of Lions for more than 40 years and is currently with the Swan Districts Lions Club. With regards to the picture on le Alf and his wife Lois last met Keith and Lorri Jones and family at the Merriden Lions Club 40th anniversary. Swan Districts Lions Club was the sponsor of Merridin Lions Club. Keith Jones was the current W2 DG at this event and other vising Lions present were DG Robin & Regina Dixon W1, Rob & Pat Meney W1, Arthur & Dora Bushe Jones W2 & Harold Lorek who was a charter member of Merriden Lions Club. It was a great weekend meeng up with many Lions who we only see at these special occasions. The Jone’s who travelled from Booyup Brook provided us with a lile Country & Western music with Keith on guitar and Lorri vocals. Above a picture of the Jone’s family take at a show in 1977. Keith was the District Governor of W2 for the 2006/7 Lionisc year.
12 MARCH TO MAY MEMBERSHIP START PLANNING NOW Informaon will be available in January for the March to May Membership campaign. If your club starts planning now you will be ahead of the crowd. The programme will run from 1 March to 31 May 2018. There will be free campaign material provided by Mulple District including a yers and script to help you adverse. As soon as these resources are available clubs will be noed. Get your date and locaon set soon to allow you to use your resources eecvely.