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Lions Big Band @ South Perth 27 April 2018
It’s time to rock your socks off again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 27 April under our fantastic musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers Carl Reid, Cathy Mueller and Catherine Carey!
This month, to honour Anzac Day, we'll feature some of the great wartime songs that brightened and sustained our soldiers, sailors and airmen, such as Sentimental Journey, Moonlight Serenade, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, and the fabulous songs of the Andrews Sisters.
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 8-11pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively phone Phil on 0417 916 773 or email Lorna on firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table.
Look forward to seeing you on Friday 27 April at the South Perth Community Centre for a great evening!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/South-Perth-Lions-Big-Band-558679400840364/?ref=br_rs
Latest District 201W1's Newsletter
To view it and all of our District 201W1 Newsletters since August 2010 go to
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/districtnewsletters2018
The New "We Are The Lions Anthem"
Click below to hear it and be inspired
Check out the latest Lions Hearing Dog Newsletter
Click below to view it
Attachment: Hearing Dog Newsletter 2017.pdf
Inaugural Recipient of the WA Lions Hearing Foundation Award
The WA Lions Hearing Foundation are pleased to announce that the inaugural award of the Arthur and Lorna Dodd Award has been presented to Lion Lorna Dodd.
It was agreed by all Board members to present this award to Lion Lorna for her dedication to the Foundation.
Lorna was a Lions Lady from 1973 when her husband, the late Arthur, joined Manning Lions Club. As was expected she was a very busy Lions Lady and supported the Club with enthusiasm. Lion Arthur died in 1993 and she joined the Club in 1994 when lady members were accepted.
As she had been associated with the Board since 1980 when Arthur joined, she was elected to join in 1995 and has been a member since and rarely misses a meeting.
Lorna has always been positive and constructive at meetings and is a well respected member of the Lions Hearing Foundation.
The photograph shows the presentation with Chairman, Lion Chris Smelt and District Governors, Colin Heap and Allan Cooper.
Lions Online Radio
For great music tune in to the link below and enjoy it all while you are "working" or "surfing".
Great stress reliever and great links there to Lions International's website as well!!
More details: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/online-radio.php
An Update on the Stoneville, Parkerville Bush Fires in January 2014
Following the Bush Fires of January 2014, which devastated parts of Stoneville and Parkerville in Western Australia, many of the 55 families who lost their homes are now rebuilding.
Sadly, however, other affected residents are still unable to rebuild due to issues with their insurance companies, tightened Building Regulations in fire prone areas and in some cases, trauma issues. Others, whose homes were saved have also had their businesses and personal lives heavily affected.
Lions District 201W1 has been monitoring the situation over the past 11 months and have collected donations from Clubs in Districts 201W1 and 201W2 totaling $62,157.
Part of this has been distributed directly to those who had lost homes.
As a Christmas goodwill gesture, we have put together 20 Christmas food hampers which will be distributed to some of those who suffered the trauma of the bush fires, and who are “doing it tough” at present.
We are further arranging cash donations, totaling in the vicinity of $20,000 to assist some of the most affected.
We have been working with the Shire of Mundaring, to identify the most needy people, while maintaining their privacy.
In the attached photo, Lions Gavin Thomson (left) 201W1 Disaster Co-ordination Chairman and PDG Colin Heap 201W1 (right) are pictured presenting the hampers to Mundaring Shire President, Helen Dullard and to Community Liaison Officer David Skipworth, who will handle the allocation and distribution.
We hope that these contributions will assist in bringing some Christmas cheer to those who have been so heavily affected by the Bush Fires.
A huge thank you to all Lions clubs in Western Australia who have made all of the above possible by their donations in the true Lions spirit of 'We Serve'.
Trailer of New Documentary
View a trailer, below, for the documentary 'Dear Me' - a letter from Andrew Chan to his younger self produced by the Western Australian Lions Drug Education Foundation (WALDEF)
More details: http://vimeo.com/105944097
WA Lions Hall of Fame Event at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel
Last night, 7th November 2015, there was a fantastic event when we Lions in Western Australia inducted three new members into our Hall of Fame
Have a look at this for more info
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame
The Lions In Western Australia Went to South Australlia
Lions Western Australia's Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Bus traveled across the nation to attend the recent ANZI Forum in Adelaide, South Australia, staffed by Lion volunteers, including the doctors.
They drove all the way from Western Australia to be there.
Good onya guys
New LCIF Video Released
See how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe.
One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International.
With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale humanitarian projects in their community. Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly toward a grant, as administrative costs are paid by interest on investments. Lions’ support of the Foundation is critical, as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF’s revenue.
Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,268 grants totaling more than US$729 million. Together, Lions and LCIF are making a difference for millions of people. “We Serve” better together.
LCIF grants go toward Lions sight services, disaster relief, health initiatives and more. Support LCIF and make a difference.
More details: http://youtu.be/fhUMr4HuVT0
Join a Lions Club in Western Australia
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More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/joinnow
ALCCRF August Newsletter
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More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/ALCCRF%20August%202014%20Newsletter.pdf
Danica’s Despair Turns to Delight!
At the end of April, early May, the President of the Ellenbrook Lions Club, Ron Freestone, was contacted by Mike Kavanagh from the Family Assistance Foundation to see if the club could provide assistance to Danica Weeks, the wife of Paul, who was on the missing Maylasia Airlines flight MH370 in March.
Before leaving on his first as a FIFO to Mongolia, Paul had started some renovations to their home in The Vines in Western Australia and Mike asked if Ellenbrook Lions could somehow organize the completion of what Paul had started for Danica and their two young boys.
Ron immediately contacted Masters in Ellenbrook and sought their assistance.
The result was that Masters got on board and started doing the odd jobs Paul had started, which involved:
1. Doing some brick paving
2. Repairing the reticulation system
3. Replacing the fly wire on two sliding doors
4. Finishing the interior painting
5. Installing skirting boards throughout the house
6. Steam cleaning the tiles in the bathroom, and various other small jobs
Before all of the above could be done, Channel 7 in Perth jumped on board on the 12th of June at the suggestion of Danica’s best friend and neighbour Terry-Ann du Plessis.
The result was Danica was asked to leave the house before Monday, 16th June, and stay at The Vines Resort ‘free of charge’ until a complete home makeover by WA House Rules people, Carol & Russell, had been completed.
Within two weeks, the ‘entire’ interior of the house was virtually ‘gutted’.
On Sunday, 29th June, Danica and her two boys were picked up from The Vines Resort in a stretch limosine and returned home to find that the whole house had been totally renovated including all new furniture, appliances, fixtures & fittings, floor coverings, painting, a garden makeover and much, much more!
Ron attended the above handover and was very appreciative of Danica’s recognition of Lions during the handover and the support of her over the journey so far.
Finally, it is amazing that one simple request can turn into such a fantastic result which fits with our Motto:
“Lions – We Serve”
Albany Lions Club Spearheads the "Hope in the Boat" Project for Diabetes Research
THREE West Australians are hoping to raise $1 million for diabetes research during a motorcycle, boat and trailer adventure around Australia – and a Midland business has thrown its weight behind the Guinness World Record attempt.
Steve’s Motorcycles is providing repairs, maintenance, support and advice for Albany residents Glen and Marina Hurst and Guy Cook as they drive two motorcycles more than 21,000 kilometres while towing a boat and trailer to attract vital funds and awareness for Diabetes Research WA.
Guy will tow the aluminium dinghy on a folding trailer and Glen will tow a trailer. Both will be using webcams on their bikes to record the journey.
The Elgee Rd business run by Steve Riley is also playing host to a sausage sizzle fundraiser being organised by the Stratton Lions Club from 9am on Friday July 11 – just before National Diabetes Week kicks off on July 13.
Diabetes Research WA executive director Sherl Westlund said she was grateful to Steve’s for supporting the Hope in a Boat project.
"Since the Lions Club of Albany announced it was spearheading this project, making it possible for Glen, Guy and Marina to undertake this epic ride, the support has come from far and wide as all too many people are aware of the global avalanche of diabetes,” she said.
"We’re very excited about the prospect of being able to plough significant new funds into the potentially life-changing medical research studies WA’s world-leading scientists are doing into both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
"Even though type 2 diabetes has already reached epidemic proportions, the current generation of adults can still change the future for their children and grandchildren.”
An estimated 1.8 million Australians are currently living with diabetes and it’s predicted that number will rise to 3.3 million by 2031. Every six seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from diabetes-related complications.
Fundraisers Glen, Guy and Marina will leave Albany on July 6 on and they will be on-hand at the July 11 sausage sizzle to chat with locals.
The trio will visit more than 240 Lions Clubs on their 80-day adventure.
Diabetes Research WA, based at Royal Perth Hospital, is the State’s longest running diabetes research funding group, and has now raised and distributed more than $4.6 million for this work.
Lions at the Aussie Walk for Kids 6 April 2014
Lion Tess Leedham driving the Ellenbrook Lions Train full of a bunch of Lions kids with a 'real' kid as a 'ring in'
Click below for more photos
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/Aussie%20Walk%20for%20Kids%206%20April%202014.pdf
Lions - We Care, We Give, We Serve, We Need You!
The Lions Clubs in Western Australia (Districts 201w1 & 201w2) have collaborated to promote Lions by organising an Electronic Billboard in the Perth Underground Train Station as well as on the back of two CAT buses which travel around the CBD in Perth.
We need You and "your" Two Hands to continue the great work Lions do in the Community, here, and around the world. If you have a few hours to spare each week, please join a Lions Club in your area, you will find it rewarding and sometimes it will bring a 'tear or two to your eyes".
Pictured is DG Colin Heap of District 201W1 with one of the Cat buses
Go to our Facebook page, like it, and spread the word!
More details: https://www.facebook.com/LionsInWesternAustralia
All Latest & Earlier News Posts
Read them all on the Lions District 201W1 website at:
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/news
Tragedy Hit the Perth Hills in Western Australia on 12th January 2014
This is an extract taken from the latest Newsletter of Frank Alban, MLA and a member of the Ellenbrook Lions Club.
Tireless Volunteer Honoured on Australia Day 2014
KOONDOOLA volunteer Sue McDonald is this year’s City of Wanneroo Australia Day Award recipient.
The mother-of-three – who commits five days a week to volunteering – was nominated for her work with Assistance Dogs Australia and the Ballajura Lions Club as vice- president.
Volunteering from the age of 14, Mrs McDonald said she had been involved with many other charities including the WA Lions Drug Education and McCusker Alzheimer’s Research foundations.
“There are people out there a lot less fortunate than us; if I can give my time and make someone have a better life then my job is done,” Mrs McDonald said.
Her husband, sons and their partners all attended the ceremony on Sunday.
“As soon as she (Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts) started to read the page I knew before my name was announced, I was shaking and I was crying of course.”
“I’m a person who likes to talk and I have to tell you, I was speechless, my kids treasured the moment.
“My eldest boy put it straight on Facebook how proud he was of mum … I’ve been blown away with lovely comments on Facebook, it’s the appreciation for what you do that makes it all worth while.”.
Australian Lions Foundation Disaster appeal
Read 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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/australian-lions-foundation-disaster-appeal/
Directorship Opportunities - Lions Advisory Board
The proposed Lions Advisory Board, if adopted at the Townsville Convention is looking for skilled Lions prepared to nominate for the initial Board.
The time to act is now!
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/05/new-directorship-opportunities-in-lions/
New Multiple District Leadership Opportunities
Read about new positions: Disaster Relief, Deputy Legal Officer and Diabetes Chairperson
More details: https://lionsaustralia.com/2018/02/01/new-leadership-opportunities/
Beware e-mail scams targetting Lions
Lions 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 AM
It 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 #morethansausages
It'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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/
Oz-Clubhouse template refresh
In 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 history
In 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/
Discussing 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 Webmasters
The "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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/
Lions Youth of the Year Finalists share their views
Lions 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
It'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: http://lionsclubs.org.au/join-lions/