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Lions Big Band @ South Perth - Friday 1 February 2019It's time again! South Perth Lions Big Band is excited to be performing our first monthly show in 2019 for you on Friday 1st February, under our talented musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our fantastic singers!
You'll find us at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace, South Perth. BYO food, drink & glasses.
Please circulate the attached poster to your friends and contacts, and encourage them to come along. All profits go to the community services of the South Perth Lions Club.
The show runs from 8-10.45pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively email Lorna on email@example.com or phone Phil on 0417 916 773 to reserve a table.
So dust off your dancing shoes and join us for our first fabulous show of the year!
More details: www.southperthlions.org.au
Congratulations DG Beverley Hawkins and Australind Lions on a wonderful ConventionThe 201W2 District Convention held in Australind from October 6-8 2018 was declared a resounding success, with around 240 attending. Guest speakers included Past International President Barry Palmer, Global Membership Team Area Leader PDG Ann Eldridge, and Darren Lomman from Green Batch.
We also heard what wonderful projects are being done by the Lions Hearing Dogs, Lions Cancer Institute, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Lions Eye Health Program, Leos and of course there were awards given in various categories for Lions who have excelled, and Sergeant at Arms Roger Doyle kept the show together throughout.
And what would any convention be without the entertainment, the fellowship, and displays from a number of Lions Foundations and projects and the chance to spend some money on Christmas cakes and items from the Lions Club Supplies shop?
The Conventions page will be updated in the near future with more details, and you can also check in with the Lions in Western Australia Facebook page for lots more photos. Just click on the link in the box at the top right of this page.
Drought Relief Appeal Update October 2018 - what a result!Read about the amazing response to the appeal.
New Lions Code of Conduct availableLions Australia have been working on an update of the Lions Code of Conduct, which is now complete.
You can access this important document by clicking on the link below.
Perhaps it could be presented and discussed at a club meeting as well as circulated to all members as a reminder of what we represent as Lions. It's also a great resource to share with any potential new members.
Proud to be a Lion!
Attachment: 20180925 - Code of Conduct.pdf
Bull Creek Lions help brighten Fiona Stanley Hospital courtyardThe Lions Club of Bull Creek has completed a project supported by the ALF to create a wonderful mural for Fiona Stanley Hospital. You can read the article from the Melville Community Times by clicking on the link below.
Well done Bull Creek Lions!
More details: https://www.communitynews.com.au/melville-times/news/new-mural-brightens-fiona-stanley-hospital-courtyard/
Australian Lions Foundation Newsletter - September 2018: read about the amazing Drought Relief Appeal response!Well done to all the Lions in Australia for supporting the Drought Relief Appeal! Your donations have exceeded the target set by the ALF. You can read the full newsletter for September 2018 by clicking the link below.
Attachment: ALF newsletter Sept 2018.pdf
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/foundations/australian-lions-foundation/
Superkids, Superheroes Scooter Ride Bridgetown to Perth Children's Hospital
The Lions Club of Jandakot Lakes provided dinner and breakfast for the Superkids, Superheros when they overnighted at Woodman’s Point Discovery Park on Saturday the 8th of September 2018.
A special Bridgetown family had their world torn apart when their precious 8 year old son lost his battle with childhood cancer.
In their son's honour, even before he passed away, Kim and Simon Kane along with some of the locals from Bridgetown started their fundraising for “Kids with Cancer”.
For the past 3 years Kim, Simon and a bunch of supporters from Bridgetown have ridden motorised scooters from Bridgetown to PMH (this year Perth Children’s Hospital) fundraising along the way
Over the last 3 years the 9 day trip has raised over $150,000.00 for Kids Cancer Research.
Well done to all those involved!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/superkidssuperheroes/photos/ms.c.eJxFztsNxEAIQ9GOIl5jm~;4bW4WI2d~_jK4yrTUTQI~;1kPP7BQR2UEgtIquW4BThwtCAfqFpof48WbtE9RexRWr4rVC~_EDXBXmDY34hapKc6uEDNr~_ENPEblATVFcUE1h~_xh7VhL9A7pbN~;U~-.bps.a.1890876251231534.1073741843.1670188643300297/1890876677898158/?type=3&source=49&__tn__=EH-R
Dryandra Lions Olympics Challenge 20/21 October 2018 - updateThe ‘Olympics’ are getting closer and thank you to the Clubs who have put their hands up to join us at the Dryandra Lions Woodland Village for a weekend of fun and friendship on the 20 / 21st October 2018.
Has your club booked in for the big Challenge weekend yet? It's not too late to enter. Just click on the link below for information.
Attachment: September 2018 Dryandra Olympics Quarterly Newsletter.pdf
Newsflash Update - National Drought Relief Appeal 18/8/18To all Lions, Leos and Lioness Clubs – Multiple District 201, Australia:
Your Support so far has been Outstanding!
Click on the link below to read the update from the Australian Lions Foundation, and to find out where to send your donations.
Attachment: Newsflash Update National Drought Relief.pdf
Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter #3Click on the attachment below to read the latest Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter, and go to the Conventions link to download registration forms.
Attachment: NEWS LETTER NO. 3 CON.pdf
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/conventions
Meet Clarrie, our latest recruit!Clarrie the Lion is the latest addition to the resources available for clubs. He has already appeared at a few Lions events since arriving in WA recently, and is shared by W1 and W2 clubs.
Clarrie appeared at the Baldivis Bunnings community event on Saturday 28 July 2018 and was a great drawcard for young and old alike. His next outing will be at the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Fair on Saturday 11 August so if you are in the area, drop by and say hi to him. And all the other Lions who will be there.
If your club would like to borrow Clarrie (and/or the resource trailer that is now very well stocked), you can contact the District Marketing Coordinator. His details are in your Lions 2018-2019 Planning Diary as well as the Multiple District Directory. You can check out the contents of the trailer and how to go about booking it and/or Clarrie by logging in to the Member section of this website and clicking on the Member Resources tab.
Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter #2Click on the attachment below to read the latest Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter, and go to the Conventions link to download registration forms.
Attachment: NEWS LETTER NO. 11 CON.pdf
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/conventions
WA Lions Hall of Fame - Nominations now open for 2018Nominations are now open for the WA Lions Hall of Fame for 2018. Please consider nominating a Lion from your club or another club. Details, invitation and forms can be found by clicking the link below or the WA LIONS HALL OF FAME tab at the top of the page.
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame
Lions Hearing Bus - Drivers NeededAre you able to help? Please contact the Lions Hearing Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become involved in this very worthwhile project.
New! Lions Resource Trailer now available on loan to clubs.Could your club use some professional looking display items for an event coming up? The District now has a trailer equipped with a Lions marquee, tables and Lions table covers, laptop, projector and screen, brochures, posters and brochure holders. Other items will be added as needs arise.
For a full list of the resources available and details of how to go about borrowing the trailer, log in to the Member pages and click on Member Resources in the drop down menu.
Lions 201W2 Dolphin Sanctuary Convention 5-7 October 2018 - have you registered?For more information, visit the Conventions page.
Attachment: Registration Form convention1.pdf
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/conventions
AMLC Lions Club Guinness World Record Attempts May 2019 Barcaldine QLDThe Australian Motorhoming Lions Club invites all your members and friends with a Caravan, Fifth Wheeler, Campervan or Motorhome to be part of this history making event on the weekend of the 25th and 26th May 2019.
This picture shows the line created in the 2007 attempt which was unfortunately lost to the Italians by a mere 43 vehicles.
The club is also looking for sponsors from the private sector for this historical event should you know of anyone interested please contact Lion Lorna Cameron (Sponsorship and Merchandising):
Funds raised will be shared among regional charities and Angel Flight.
More details: https://thelongestline.net.au/
Save the Date! Lions Dryandra Challenge Olympics 20/21 October 2018The dates for the 2018 Dryandra Lions ‘Olympics’ Challenge Weekend have been set for the 20th / 21st October and will again include the Dryandra Boards AGM on Saturday 20th October at 2:00pm, where we will break from the games for all Members to attend.
Your club could be taking home the coveted 'dunny seat' trophy, proudly displayed here by members of Atwell club, winners of the 2017 competition.
The Entry Fee of $5.00 per person/ member to take part will remain unchanged and is required to cover any costs involved for prizes, games materials etc. and needs to be forwarded with your Entry Form (attached below) to the Lions Club of Port Kennedy.
All the accommodation arrangements for the Cabins, Currawong Nissan Huts / Dormitory Complex and Caravan Area will be handled through the Port Kennedy Lions Club, with NO Accommodation Fees being charged on the Friday and Saturday nights for Lions and friends attending the AGM and competing in the ‘Lions Olympic’ Games.
Each Club will need to contact PDG Alan Hawkins to book their accommodation arrangements for the weekend.
Allowance has been made for caravans / camper trailers to be set up in an area behind the Nissan Huts, with no on-site power available. Tents will NOT be allowed to be set up in the Dryandra Village area, as there are specific Camping Areas allocated within the Dryandra Woodlands National Park. For Clubs with small numbers, you can make arrangements with other Clubs attending to share a Cabin.
The games planned for this year are as follows (with time permitting):
• Fire Wood Bagging (need to bring a good pair of gloves for handling the wood).
• Horse Shoes
• Rubber Thong Throwing (you need to bring a pair of traditional Rubber Thongs).
• Egg Tossing
An entry form is attached, and full details have been emailed to all club secretaries.
Attachment: Lions Olympics 2018 Entry Form.doc
State Youth of the Year Winner for 2018And our YOTY State winner is...Henry Pemberton. Henry impressed the judging panel and audience with his public speaking skills which saw him also awarded the YOTY Public Speaking trophy. Henry was sponsored by the Floreat Lions Club and attends Christ Church Grammar.
It was a very tough job for the judges this year. The quality of our finalists this year was very high and they were all congratulated on their amazing range of skills and achievements.
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/lions%20youth%20of%20the%20year
East Fremantle Lions MarketsEast Fremantle Club has obtained approval from the Town of East Fremantle to conduct a market on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
The location is a park on the southern shore of the Swan River, at Norm McKenzie Reserve, 85 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle and it will be open 9:30 to 2:00pm.
Details (and Application Form) can be found on their website http://eastfremantle.wa.lions.org.au or downloaded from the link below.
The markets are being supported by Booragoon and Fremantle Clubs, but any other LIONS who are interested (and enjoy) markets are welcome to enquire, and earn $ revenue for their own club through their participation.
Please check with East Fremantle LIONS for details and how it works …. Someone who can help with bookings etc will be especially welcome to enquire, and they of course will be a shoe-in for participation on the day of the events as well.
The picture shows an aerial view of the location.
Stall-holder enquiries are welcome, and not for profit organisations will be welcome with special consideration; for example, our friends at Rotary will have a spot promoting their “Shelterbox” programme for disaster relief.
We seek LIONS support in attendance, and even just helping hands (and minds) to make this new market a success for many years to come.
Contact: Alan Springett, on behalf of East Fremantle LIONS club,
email@example.com 0402 499 049.
Attachment: E Fremantle LIONS Market Stallholder application.pdf
More details: http://eastfremantle.wa.lions.org.au
Lions Drought ReliefHow you can help Lions to help farming communities.
Find out about the Australian Lions Foundation appeal and the Need for feed program
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/lions-clubs-mobilised-on-drought-relief/
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appealRead how you can help the Australian Lions Foundations assist with the flood disaster in Queensland, Cyclone in the Northern Territory and fires in NSW and Victoria
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Beware e-mail scams targetting LionsLions should be aware of common e-mail and social media scams targeting club members. Sadly, some of our members have been targeted with these scams.
For more information follow this link.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2018/01/29/lions-beware-e-mail-and-social-media-scams/
Lions Hearing Dogs on WinTV!Head on over to the Lions Australia Facebook page to check out this nice story on WinTV Canberra about our Hearing Dogs
More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/
Vale PID Dr Bob Coulthard AMIt is with sadness that I advise that Dr Bob Coulthard AM passed away this morning, peacefully in his home.
More details: http://lionsaustralia.com/2017/09/26/vale-lion-dr-bob-coulthard-am
Our new TV advertisment launched #morethansausagesIt's here! We are very proud to announce the new Lions Australia television campaign - #MoreThanSausages.
It showcases the breadth of work Lions do in our communities, helping real people through disaster relief and recovery, medical research, youth programs and more. Lions Serve - more than sausages!
Follow the link to see our video and find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refreshIn response to the overwhelming positive comments from our webmaster, our template is being refreshed.
All your content will remain the same but you will notice a sharp, new banner reflecting both the Lions Australia brand and our International Centennial logo.
The only other change you will notice is that the 'contact' and 'privacy information' link is at the bottom of the page - which is the normal location for this information.
Lions 100 - A glimpse into our historyIn 1969, we watch the first successful moon landing.
In that same year, Australian Lion Roy Worfold completed a 20 minute documentary, commissioned by Lions Clubs International explaining Lions Clubs to the uninitiated.
Thanks to Lion Roy's family, we can share this with you.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/17/a-glimpse-into-our-history/
DonateLife WeekDiscussing Organ Donation with your loved ones is important.
Lions Australia adopted a policy in Echuca to promote discussing your choice as part of club meetings.
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2016/08/01/its-donatelife-week/
Attention All Lions OZ Clubhouse WebmastersThe "Text Instructions" for webmasters of Lions OZ Clubhouse websites have been updated as at 29th December and can be found by clicking on the attachment below or by clicking on the website link.
Your MD201, OZ Clubhouse Webmaster, Lion Graham, recommends that all club webmasters review the revised instructions.
If you have any queries, Graham can be contacted by email which you will find in the website link below.
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their viewsLions 2014 Youth of the Year finalists share their impressions of our flagship program.
Hear these short videos and don't forget to subscribe to our own Youtube channel
More details: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRMjk8J-AUGzcSrorlaVshAd8tA1MVdlL
Join usIt's so easy to find out about becoming a Lion. Just ask your local club or follow this link to find out more!
More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/