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LIONS CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO 4 MAY 2018
Dear Fellow Lions,
Thank you very much for the clubs who have sent in their nomination papers for the Children of Courage Awards 2018.
It has been an emotional journey for all in the Children of Courage team to read the many courageous stories and achievements of these special children and their families in their journey to overcome life challenges at tender ages.
Let's come together as Lions to support and celebrate the bravery of the 2018 recipients on 20th May 2018 at St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Although closing date is 20th April 2018, the committee has decided to extend the closing date to 4th May 2018 in order to accomodate request for those whose information are disrupted by the school holiday. No further extension will be given as Awards given are customised per recipient.
Please go to the WA LIONS CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS page for forms. You can read a testimonial from one family whose three children all received awards in 2015 by clicking on the link below.
Events for the day will start with registration cum morning tea with home-made biscuits from 9:30am, band presentation by South Perth Youth Band, Awards presentation as well as memory photo booth will be available for all nominees, family, friends and sponsor clubs members to have their group photos taken.
We need a photographer and a videographer for the day. If you are able to assist, please do not hesitate to contact me at 0405 656 780.
We look forward to receiving nomination from you.
Thank you & Yours in Lionism,
Branch Club President (2017-18) & Children of Courage Chairperson (2017-18)
Perth Metropolis Business Lions Club
Branch of Lions Club of Victoria Park
A: PO Box 4238 Mandurah North WA 6210
Attachment: Testimony _Wilson-Banks.pdf
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
Save the Date! Lions Dryandra Challenge Olympics 20/21 October 2018
The 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 2018
And 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
It's that time of year again! 2018 Lions Save-Sight Footy Tipping open now
All the information you need for this year's footy tipping comp is now on the WA Lions Footy Tipping page - you can click on the link below. You can sign up as a club or as individuals (or even both). Your entry fee goes to Lions Save-Sight, so what a great way to support this project.
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/footy
LIONS CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS - NOMINATIONS CLOSE 20 APRIL 2018
This year's awards will be held St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, 75 Elliott Rd, Karrinyup WA 6018 on Sunday 20th May 2018
Click on the link below for more information and to download the information and nomination forms.
More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/courage
East Fremantle Lions Markets
East 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
Gold Nugget Raffle - Nannup Lions - Draw date extended to 10 February 2018!
THE LIONS CLUB OF NANNUP CELEBRATES LIONS INTERNATIONAL 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A GOLD NUGGET RAFFLE TO RAISE $100,000 FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH AT THE LIONS EYE INSTITUTE IN PERTH.
The six ounce nugget was donated by a Nannup Lion who found it while prospecting 900km North of Perth. It was recently valued at Au$12,500 (about US$10,000). Raffle closes January 28 2018 and will be drawn on February 10, 2018.
Only 10,000 tickets have been printed, and can be purchased for $10 each,
either by PayPal or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details and to pay using PayPal, go to http://www.nannuplions.org/gold-nugget-raffle.
Attachment: Gold Nugget Raffle story.pdf
More details: http://www.nannuplions.org/gold-nugget-raffle
Today it was once again my privilege to travel to Boyup Brook to participate in the judging of the Sandakan Scholarship.
How many Lions know of this project the signature project of the Boyup Brook Lions Club?
How many Lions even know what or where Sandakan is?
As part of their Australian History curriculum the year 9 and year 10 students at Boyup Brook District High study WW2 and in particular the Sandakan Death Marches.
Would you at the age of 15 had the confidence to face three strangers all seniors from Lions Clubs and answer their questions about what you think of conscription, and do you think people should be forced to go to war, and should Australia support our allies in any and every conflict, and should POW's be compensated and many more interesting and difficult questions?
Because of time constraints we are only able to spend 10 minutes with each of the students, often we would like to have much longer conversations with them.
This was only the morning's work. After what I suspect could have been a nervous wait and probably not much lunch for the students we gathered in the lesser hall. In front of their fellow students, the family members that they had invited and some strangers interested in Sandakan, the students then presented a speech, a 5 minute video production or a trilogy consisting of a short factual statement, a painting and an original song or poem. These extremely articulate and talented young people blow me away every year with their knowledge and presentations. Our job is so difficult even with a score sheet.
It's just as well we had a good morning tea and lunch because there is no way the judges will see afternoon tea. This is the hardest part of the day, we have to add up scores then open the all-important envelope and see the score from the teachers who have been working with them all year. The judge's score out of 90 and the teacher's score out of 10 add up. The winner this year scored 90 and the others were all close behind.
The winner is Patrick. I'm looking forward to the memorial service tomorrow to hear Patrick's very emotive speech again. He well deserves the trip to Sandakan in April for the ANZAC service. I will also lay a wreath on behalf of district 201w2.
If you don't know about the Sandakan Death Marches google the information.
Over two and half thousand soldiers captured at the fall of Singapore were incarcerated by the Japanese. Six men survived the death marches. I pray we will never forget the young Australians and Brits who lost their lives in such appalling circumstances. Tragedy is not an adequate word to describe what happened.
There are at least 6 young Australians in Boyup Brook who will also remember
Monday night was the culmination of several months work and fun on the part of Leos advisors John Clare and Lisa Fry. 25 young people ranging in age from 13 to 15 were inducted and the Leos Club of Waroona was chartered.
Congratulations to the Lions Club of Waroona as the sponsor club. may the Leos continue for many years serving their community and having fun doing it.
More details: https://youtu.be/litGFdPfZA8
Margaret River Ronald Mc Donald House
Margaret River Lions has adopted a room for 2016 at the new Ronald McDonald House in Monash Road Nedlands. The new Children’s Hospital when opened will be next door.
The purpose built facility is for seriously ill country children and their family who live over 100 km from the Children’s Hospital in Perth. This accommodation if offered free to the family.
The facily is amazing and so well planned and designed it has 42 rooms that can cater for two-eight people depending on the family needs. They all have disable en suites, wardrobes, cupboard space and encouraged to bring some of their family photos and memorabilia to make it more homely.
There is a full kitchen dining area. Several play areas both for young children and teens. With a lovely roof top space and garden area. There is a schooling area the only one of its kind in a Ronald McDonald House in Australia. It is fully equipped with laptops and all programs run benefit both the sibling and patient who are staying at the House. The Centre is staff by fully qualified teachers and all activities align with the Australian School Curriculum.
A recreation room equipped with game machines, gym equipment all pleasantly displayed in large bright spaces.
Central to all this is a wonderful mobile that can be seen from the centre of the 4 floors of the house. All artwork on the mobile was designed by patients of siblings staying in the house. A lasting memento that there is happiness to be found despite the difficult journey of childhood illness.
Several of our Club members have enjoyed a visit to RMH and are awed by all it has to offer families that are coping with a severely sick child.
Metro Clubs may like to assist the House by volunteering, there is a wonderful opportunity for Metro Groups to participate in Home for Dinner where you can cook dinner for the families, along with the assistance of a professional chef. Please contact for more information.
WA Lions Hall of Fame
Nominations for this year are now sought
More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame
Busselton Lions Club Turns 50
Over 100 people gathered at the Esplanade Hotel in Busselton on Saturday night 28th May to celebrate the 50th birthday and changeover of Busselton Lions club.
Governor Allan Cooper Inducted the new board and presented several monarch chevrons for 10, 15,20,25,30 and 50 years of service.
There were multiple James D Richardson Awards and three Melvin Jones Fellowships were presented.
PCC Ian kelly also presented two charter members with 50 year medals from ALF and Distinguished Service Awards.
FIONA STANLEY PROJECT
This project started back in October last year when Lion Bob showed the members an article indicating that Fiona Stanley Hospital was seeking funds for the purchase of paintings for the Neonatology Unit. As nobody knew about this, and prior to allocating funds, it was decided to send Lions Bob and Brian W on a mission, being finding more information about the project idea and report back to the Club.
As usual for Bob and Brian, this was acted professionally and in no time, we had a good idea of the project: it was the purchase of "paintings" from the renowned WA artist Wendy Binks. Now , it was not the usual painting on cancas or paper as we know them. it is a revolutionary printer that "paints" directly on th ewall; as these paintings are in a hospital environment, this method is extremely clean and avoids the accumulation of dust, bugs, etc - and you do not want this in an area with premature babies.
By that time, the Club decided to go abead with the project, funds were allocated and the lady in charge of this project at Fiona Stanley nurse unit manager Allison Martin was advised our Club was behind her and she could seek quotes. It didn't take long before we had news, we agreed on the costs and the paintings went ahead. And what a result!!: a myriad of little and big emus appeared in the rooms, corridors and offices - around 400 of them splached on 91 paintings: some in pyjamas, with crutches, other little ones in incubators, and a lot of silly but lovely ones - a treat for all parents, kids, visitors and staff. It is a fantastic project well completed - we are very proud of us and it is deffinitely funds well spent. This will give immense entertainment for a lot of people for many years to come.
Attachment: Fiona Stanley Hospital Project by the Lions Club of Bull Creek.docx
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/