Black Dog Riders May 2013 Newsletter
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Round 7 Results of the Lions Save-Sight Football Tipping Competition
What a difference a week makes! After an easy round 6, round 7 proved very difficult for most tipsters. With the top teams playing each other it was always going to be hard to separate some teams. No one tipped the card but Lions clubs of Kingsley-Woodvale and Fremantle both scored 8 wins which immediately shot Fremantle up to equal first place. Only 3 points separate 1st & 16th place.
I will be away for a week so next weeks results will not be available until the following Friday.
Still send your tips in by your usual means.
Lions Save Sight Football Tipping Competition
More details: /files/201w1/round 7 ladder 2013.pdf
Lions Youth Exchange 2013 Applications Close 30th June
If you are you young at heart then click below for more info
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District Governor 201w1s May 2013 NewsletterClick below to view
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Association for the Blind Western Australia - Childrens Braille & Talking Book Library Project
For children, 80% of what they learn about the world around them is through vision.
Please support this project to "HelpThem, Learn, Play and Explore!"
More details: /files/201w1/guide dog wa.pdf
Can $70,000 & 7 Ideas Improve Regional AustraliaYoung Regional Australians have told it like it is and you bet we can!
The $70 000 grants program has been launched, with the support of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, and is now open for community organisations to adopt one of the ideas from the Heywire Regional Youth Summit.
The inspiring 7 ideas, developed by 32 young regional and rural Australians, tackle everything from youth mental health to regional development, from young people in the media to body image.
There is an opportunity for Lions Club Australia to adopt or endorse one of the ideas, such as, Cutting the Red Tape, which encourages young Australians to make their lives in rural areas by being active in their community.
It revolves around the idea of having a community funding pool that local businesses, organisations and individuals can contribute to.
Young people will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel who will select projects to fund that will be of most benefit to the community.
Check out the link below to find out why!
More details: http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/stories/2013/03/3708056.htm
iVan Donation Helps Family
For the past 15 months, the Yanchep Two Rocks Lions Club (YTRLC) has been fund raising to help a young Butler family.
Last week, 2nd May 2013, parents, Pawel and Alina Chmura and six year old Christian were officially handed the keys to the specially fitted out Hyundai iVan.
This project commenced in January 2012, when a request was logged on this website and forwarded to Sue Lowe, from YTRLC, the Zone Chairperson at the time.
Sue said: "The project has taken some time to come about and could not have happened without the donations from WA Charities Direct ($20,000); Independent Living Centre ($10,000); Australian Lions Foundation ($7,887); Lions Club of Yanchep Two Rocks ($5,387); Lions Club of Ocean Reef ($1,000); Lions Club of Lancelin & Districts ($1,000); Lions Club of Toodyay ($500) and Chmura family ($595).
A grand total of nearly $48,000.
The Yanchep Two Rocks Lions Club coordinated the project which will make a real difference to this family."
Alina told the Sun City News:
"We are overwhelmed and very grateful to the Yanchep Two Rocks Lions, it will allow us to do many more activities with Christain including going to the Merriwa Education Support Centre and Riding for the Disabled Association."
Editor''s note: To learn more about Yanchep Two Rocks Lions, click the link below.
More details: http://yancheptworocks.wa.lions.org.au/
Supporting Our Community Makes Maylands Lions Club Happy
On Friday 19 April 2013, Maylands Lions Club and BankWest were happy to present the Maylands Peninsula Primary School with 8 iPads to assist children with special needs.
In August 2012, Maylands Lions Club discussed purchasing 8 iPads to be donated to Maylands Peninsula Primary School. As the Maylands Lions Club had been operating for less than 2 months, we found that we did not have funds to cover the required target of $3,032, so major fundraising was undertaken.
Although members worked hard to raise the full amount, it was not achieved.
One of our members suggested that we apply for the "Happy Communities" grant scheme offered by BankWest. It is a program which financially supports local community organisations by holding a monthly grant round offering up to $1,000 for special projects. Maylands Lions Club was successful in receiving the full amount of $1,000, enabling the purchase of the iPads.
Lions Child of Courage Award Recipient - April 7 2013
"Christian Chmura (6) smiles bravely every day", his mother Alina says, unhindered by his rare disability.
The Butler boy received a Lions Children of Courage award in Perth on April 7, thanks to a nomination from the Yanchep Two Rocks Lions Club.
"I still cant understand why Christian gets an award because, for me, all kids should get awards", Alina said,
Alina and her husband Pawel did not know Christian had congenital hydrocephalus until he was born in May 2006. Originally from Poland, and a carrier of the gene that caused his disability, Alina said her son was unique, one-in-a-million and simply getting out of bed every day was an act of bravery.
"He smiles all the time", she said.
Even like going to hospital, he always smiles I call for an ambulance, he smiles.
He had to have a shunt inserted into his head when he was five-days-old to manage the medical condition also known as water on the brain and spent so much time in hospital when he was younger it almost became his second house.
"He will have the shunt all his life", Alina said.
She said her son could not stand or walk alone, using his walkers to move freely around home and school, and he did not talk or communicate. Christian finds plenty of reasons to smile, enjoying time with the family pets, going to school at Merriwa Education Support Centre and riding a pony with the Riding for the Disabled Association of WA.
Lions Clubs in Western Australia give annual Children of Courage Awards to children aged five to 15, with one category for children with special needs who show courage in the face of adversity.
Constable Care Child Safety 2013 Awards Nominations are Open Until 31 May 2013The 2013 Constable Care Child Safety Awards nomination period is now open and will remain open until May 31st 2013.
Award winners will be announced at the 2013 Constable Care Child Safety Awards Gala Presentation Ceremony to be held at Crown on August 10th 2013.
The Constable Care Child Safety Awards is once again set to attract significant media attention, and is a wonderful medium to showcase your efforts, and the wider efforts of those working in child safety across Western Australia.
You are invited to take part in the Awards Program this year and in doing so celebrate the achievements of an individual or organisation that has made a real difference to improving child safety in Western Australia.
For more information on the Volunteer Award, the nine award categories, and an online nomination form, visit the Constable Care Child Safety Awards website by clicking the link below.
More details: http://www.childsafetyawards.org.au/
Lions Youth of the Year - WA State Finals - April 6 2013
District Governor 201W1, Barry & Lion Carolyn had the greatest of pleasure on the 6th April to witness our youth in action once again at the State Final of the "Youth Of The Year Quest".
Held at the Claremont Nedlands Golf Club it was a spectacle to behold as the three contestants each from both districts vied for the crown of State Finalist. The complete function was well organised with the meal and the evening "going off" very well.
The Finalists were:
Madison Boot from Santa Maria College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Booragoon.
Tameekah Donegan from Mater Dei College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Ocean Reef
Rhys Mola from Sacred Heart College, sponsored by the Lions Club of North Beach.
Tim O Donnell from Scotch College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Claremont Nedlands.
Briana Preimesberger from All Saints College, sponsored by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.
Ray Ronggani from Lakeland Senior High School, sponsored by the Lions Club of Atwell.
The eventual winners were:
Ray Ronggani with the Public Speaking award, representing MD201W2 District, and
Tim O Donnell the Overall Winner representing, MD201W! District.
Our judges were Peter Casey from Trott and Associates , an employment company, David Dawson a commercial manager, Christine Kelly who works as an Advocate for the Family Inclusion Network, Gillian Mahoney a State and National winner of the Quest, Michelle Scherer who works for the NAB, our National Sponsor,and Ishaa Sandhu who was last years state winner of the quest as our reserve Judge. I would like to thank all our Judges for giving their time to make the Quest a memorable one.
Click below for a selection of photos
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/photos%20from%20youth%20of%20the%20year%20finals%206%20april%202013.pdf
A Vision for All Through the Lions Club International Foundation - April 2013
In my 32 years as a Lion, I have long been involved with efforts to save sight around the world. It is important work. Did you know that globally, 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured We have already helped millions of people through our sight-saving efforts and Foundation, and I know we can reach millions more.
I recently attended the 13th International Congress of Ophthalmology and Optometry in China. There, I had the honor of speaking about our Lions and our work. Our efforts to provide vision care for all, including vulnerable populations like children, people in developing countries and people with intellectual disabilities, are making a lasting impact. We are able to accomplish so much with our partners and with our clubs around the world.
According to the World Health Organization, visual impairment has decreased in the last twenty years. This is largely a result of combating infectious diseases, such as river blindness and trachoma. LCIFs SightFirst program addresses these diseases, and also screens vision, provides cataract surgeries, researches ways to make our efforts more efficient, and so much more, helping us realize our dream of vision for all.
Melvin Jones once said that dreams are the simple ideas of yesterday that become the important miracles of today.
Through our work to save sight and prevent blindness, we are helping the dream of vision for all to become an important miracle, every day, everywhere. Thank you, Lions. We would not be able to save sight around the world without your service and contributions.
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Anti Poverty Week 13th to 19th October 2013Click below for more info
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/anti%20poverty%20week.pdf
West Australian Heritage Festival 18th April to 18th May 2013
Get out and learn more about your local community with 140 events on offer during the 2013 Western Australian Heritage Festival. Celebrating Australias historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage, the Festival runs from 18 April to 18 May.
Only in its second year, this Festival offers event goers a chance to explore and celebrate their heritage across the state.
Grab a friend and visit a market or fair, see demonstrations, take a tour, hear a talk or participate in a workshop. There are lots of fun events and activities for the whole family.
Click below to download a program for WA, or click on the link on the website to visit the App Store and download the free Festival iPhone app to access events across Australia (available from 13 April).
The Festival, part of a national project, aims to get people to think a little more about the things that are important to them in the community and celebrate their heritage.
While the Festival officially runs from 18 April (International Day for Monuments and Sites) to 18 May (International Museums Day), there are a few extras on either end of the Festival, so be sure to check dates in the program.
The Festival links with and compliments Australian Heritage Week 13th to 21st April, and celebrates ANZAC Day (25 April) and National Archaeology Week (19th to 25th May).
The Festival is supported by the Australian Governments Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the National Trusts across Australia
More details: http://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wa
A Fantastic Effort by the Ocean Reef Lions Club!
With carers, themselves, and staff from the Department of Child Protection, members of the Lions Club of Ocean Reef conducted sausage sizzles at Bunnings Joondalup to raise funds to support their local foster carers.
Carers come from many diverse backgrounds and family situations but they all provide an extremely important service for the children in our community.
When the carers come together as a group they can provide unique support to each other, share experiences, build bonds and often give children in family units an opportunity to spend time together.
In the last four years the Club has held seven sausage sizzles and raised nearly $15000.
They have provided sponsorship to the carers for Mothers Day luncheons, Fathers Nights out, Kids Christmas Parties, playgroups, speech pathology resource kits, prizes/awards for Professional Development days, childrens camps and a range of other events and equipment.
It has been a wonderful partnership with the carers and staff from the Department for Child Protection of Joondalup.
Check out their website for other info about their Club by clicking below
More details: http://oceanreef.wa.lions.org.au/
AMA (WA) and Healthway Healthier WA Award 2013The Australian Medical Association (WA) and Healthway are currently promoting the 2013 Healthier WA Award. The AMA (WA) and Healthway Healthier WA Award is Western Australia''''s leading public health award, recognising excellence and innovation in primary prevention.
An annual $10,000 prize is awarded to an organisation which demonstrates, through a specific initiative (campaign, project, program, strategy or venture), achievement of a significant reduction in the incidence of disease or injury within the WA community.
Universities, business organisations, schools, non-profit organisations, local government, community groups and sporting groups are amongst those who can nominate eligible ventures, projects or programs for the Award.
More details: /files/201w1/healthier wa award 2013.pdf
Lions Kamp Krocodile - 19 July to 28 July 2013
Are you looking for the best camp of your life with access to surf beaches, local attractions and lots of challenging activities
SO why not join us at Camp Krokodile in 2013
in Currimundi, Queensland, Australia
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The Happy Walk - A Walk Raising Awareness About Depression & Suicide Prevention
My name is Terra Lalirra and I am walking around Australia.
The Happy Walk is a solo, 7 year, 32,000km walk for Lifeline, depression awareness and suicide prevention carrying the message of hope, survival and recovery around and across Australia through the cities, bush and outback connecting individuals and communities with help and support.
As I go, I speak with anyone interested in what I am doing including people pulling over for a chat beside the road, newspapers, radio, TV and as a visiting speaker for groups and businesses.
To help spread the message about mental health I am doing free talks in the towns I walk through and am wondering if Lions, and any other ''''''''like minded clubs", would like me to do free talks for their clubs including a bit of a power point show with a few photos from the walk so far, take a look at the signs of depression and ways to help each other, sharing my story, some of the amazing things I have learnt, seen and heard, time for questions and free self-help handouts.
I will not accept payment for talks but, as I am doing this alone without a support crew and self-funded with my disability pension, I will not turn down assistance with accommodation.
If you are interested in The Happy Walk dropping in for a talk please let me know and we can discuss my itinerary and where I can connect with your members.
Please email me at:
email@example.com or text me a message on 0412147355 and I will phone back asap.
There is a whole lot more info and links to FAQs, blogs, maps, etc, in the more details link below and please do not hesitate to ask any questions about what I am doing and why!
It would be great to work together to help spread the message of mental health, hope and strength.
More details: http://www.thehappywalk.com/
ANZI-Pacific Forum in Bali, Indonesia Sept 6 - 8, 2013
For more info including a registration form, click below.
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/10-11-12%20anzi-pacific%20forum%20bali%20participant%20%20hotel%20registration%20form-%20overseas.pdf
New Lions Hearing Screening Bus
The Lions Hearing Foundation is now the proud owner of a new screening bus, click below for more info
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/hearing
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