ROCKINGHAM Lions Club

District 201W2, West Australia

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Club news

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    Veterans Expo

    At the end of the month we attended a Veterans Health Expo, where a broad range of organisations displayed their services and products. There were representatives from St Johns, Pharmacy 777, Emprise Mobility, DVA, Open Arms, just to name a few.
    While it was a very quiet day, we got to chat and network with the other stall holders and I think Ashlee-Rose tried to recruit everyone in the building. Good work Ashlee-Rose! We'll have to make you our Official Recruitment Officer.
    Thank you to the Rockingham RSL for putting on lunch, the home-made scones, jam and cream were divine! Also thank you for hosting the event.


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    Corporate Bowls

    What we do for fun!



    On Wednesday nights we have two teams the join in the Corporate Bowls - Lions1 and Puddytats.



    They played their first games last week. Even though it was a bit chilly, they had a great time, with bowls going all over the place, but mainly in the gutter.



    While neither team made the rankings, they didn't come last either.

    They all enjoyed supper a cold drink after the game, courtesy of the Rockingham Bowling Club


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    Welcome to Zoe and Thelma

    At our last meeting we were very happy to welcome Zoe and Thelma to our club.


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    Welcome to Shaun and David

    This week we welcomed two new members Shaun and David to our club.


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    Welcome to Ashlee-Rose

    We welcome Ashlee-Rose to our club and look forward to working with you.

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  • Story Dogs

    Jenny Davey is a passionate Story Dog volunteer and we are delighted to be able to sponsor one of her lovely Story Dogs, Gracie to help children at Settlers Hill Primary School.
    Story Dogs provide a non-judgemental listening ear to young children as they read out loud.
    “When children read to a dog, the outcomes are amazing!
    It is a non-judgemental setting, the children’s focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars.” www.storydogs.org.au
    “Animals are ideal reading companions because they promote relaxation and lower blood pressure, do not judge, laugh or criticise and allow children to proceed at their own pace.” www.storydogs.org.au








District news

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    Northam Food Van For Sale!

    Could your club use a fitted out food van? Northam Lions no longer use their monster van and are looking for a buyer.

    For more information, please contact El Rewell on elgrah@westnet.com.au or phone: 0409 576 560.

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    Lions Big Band @ South Perth - Friday 22nd November 2019

    Hi everyone

    It's time to kick up your heels and shake your tail feathers! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 22 November under our awesome musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great 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 8-10.50pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively phone Phil on 0417 916 773 or email Lorna on lionsband.southperth@gmail.com to reserve a table.

    This is our last show at South Perth Community Centre for the year, so come along for a great night out with us!

    Attachment: Poster Nov 2019.pdf


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Inductees 2019

    Congratulations to all the nominees for this year's WA Lions Hall of Fame who have contributed such a lot both to Lions and to their communities:
    Lion John Clark nominated by Lions Club of Busselton
    *Lion Enzo Menara nominated by Lions Club of Pinjarra
    Lion George England nominated by Lions Club of Booragoon
    *Lion Ron Freestone nominated by Lions Club of Ellenbrook
    Lion Lorraine Dunkling nominated by Lions Club of Rockingham
    Lion Brian Hall nominated by Lions Club of Eaton
    PDG Bruce Hearman nominated by Lions Club of Donnybrook
    Lion Bev Howard nominated by Lions Club of Booragoon
    Lion Bernie Jones nominated by Lions Club of Port Kennedy
    Lion Brian Williams nominated by Lions Club of Kingsley-Woodvale

    At the celebration dinner held at the Parmelia Hilton in Perth on 1st November 2019, the three new inductees were announced and received their awards. Pictured are PDG Bruce Hearman, Lion Bev Howard and Lion Brian Williams, along with past inductee PDG Clive Reid. Congratulations!




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    Lions Dryandra Olypmic Challenge - our 2019 champions

    Congratulations to Atwell Club for taking out the coveted 'Dunny Seat' trophy this year. President Ray can be seen sporting it in the picture.

    The presentation followed a day of fun, frivolity, food and fellowship and the weather was very kind - not an overcoat or beanie in sight for a change.

    Well done to the clubs attending: Atwell, Baldivis, Port Kennedy, Rockingham, Gosnells and Kwinana. We look forward to doing it all again next year, and thank the organisers for their fantastic planning, preparation and running of the event. It just keeps getting better!


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Newsletter September 2019

    The latest newsletter is attached - download it from the link below and find out who has been nominated this year for this prestigious award.

    If a member from your club has been nominated, please consider attending the dinner on Friday 1 November to support them. Details are at the link below.

    Attachment: WA Lions Hall Of Fame Newsletter 2.pdf

    More details: https://201w2.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame


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    Australian Lions Hearing Dogs - September Newsletter


    This newsletter shines the spotlight on the wonderful volunteers who give their time to help with training the dogs and maintaining the facilities.

    You can download the newsletter by clicking the link below.

    Attachment: Australian Lions Hearing Dogs newsletter Sept 2019.pdf


  • DATES FOR SOUTH PERTH LIONS BIG BAND

    Some dates for your calendar here if you are a fan of the Big Band! Click on the link below for dates and venues from September to December 2019.

    BYO drinks, glasses and nibbles.



    Attachment: 2019 Lions Big Band Sept-Nov dates.pdf


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    Youth of the Year Workshop Saturday 17 August 2019

    Come along on the 17th of August to Gibson Park and find out all the latest about this most exciting programme.

    Approaching Schools and recruiting students for the programme
    All the new details of the child protection policy and what your club needs to do
    Running a successful club event …….And more .
    Plus a question and answer session with district and state YOTY chairs

    The Workshop will commence at 1.00pm and finish around 3.00pm. Afternoon tea will be after the workshop.

    RSVP to 201W1 DC PDG Colin Heap: colin_heap@bigpond.com 0417898394

    Attachment: Lions Youth Of The Year Workshop 2019.pdf


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    District 201W2 Bushrangers Convention - Static Display bookings needed

    Attention District Chairpersons: a message from the Convention organisers to all those wishing to have a static display at convention in October:

    Please find attached a static display booking form for the District 201W2 “Bushranger Convention” 2019 and convention centre floor plan.

    The form is dual purpose. The top portions for static displays in the convention hall and the bottom portion is for the street display area. The form can be filled in electronically and emailed direct by clicking on the email address at the bottom.

    Displays requiring power will be located in the Lesser Hall area while those not requiring power will be located in the entry foyer. [Please see the floor plan by going to the Conventions page on this website].

    We have arranged with the City of Armadale to have Street stalls in the Jull Street Mall on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of October. This will give all Lions Organisations and project chairmen the opportunity to meet with the public and promote their activities to the community.

    We will be extensively promoting the convention and Lions in general to the Armadale Community via electronic media, newsprint and radio.

    Static Display Applications will close on Friday September 20th.

    Please note: All electrical items must have a current electrical safety tag affixed.

    There will be no security in the Jull Street Mall overnight so it is recommended that stalls be dismantled over-night.

    Attachment: Static Display Booking Form.pdf


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    Australian Lions Hearing Dogs - July 2019 Newsletter

    You can download the attached newsletter to read the exciting news about the planned expansion showing the enlargement and renovation of the existing administration building and the overall extensions to Training areas, state-of-the-art Kennel complex to house 50 dogs and two purpose built training houses.

    Attachment: Hearing Dogs newsletter July 2019.pdf

    More details: https://hearingdogs.asn.au/


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    Lions Big Band @ South Perth - Friday 5 July 2019


    It's time to kick up your heels and shake your tail feathers! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 5th July under our awesome musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers Cathy Mueller, Catherine Cary and Carl Reid!

    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 8-10.50pm and the cost is just $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively email Lorna on lionsband.southperth@gmail.com or phone Phil on 0417 916 773 to reserve a table.

    Look forward to seeing you at the South Perth Community Centre!


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    REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE DISTRICT CONVENTION!

    Registrations are now open for the Bushrangers Convention in Armadale 11-13 October 2019, and the latest newsletter is available for download from the link below.

    The registration form is attached as a fillable PDF and can either be completed on line and emailed, or printed and posted. PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 30 SEPTEMBER 2019.

    Please make sure any Direct Deposits made show your name in the reference as requested on the form.

    See you in Armadale - just watch out for those bushrangers!

    Attachment: Registration Form Convention 2019W.pdf

    More details: https://201w2.lions.org.au/conventions


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Information for Clubs

    Lions in Western Australia will again have the opportunity to nominate worthy Lions to be added to Hall of Fame honour roll in 2019.

    The Hall of Fame Committee will again be seeking nominations in the latter part of the year. We urge all clubs to consider nominating that special Lion who has shown true leadership and a commitment to community service. Any Lion is eligible to be nominated, and your club’s nominee will stay on the list for consideration for three years.

    The annual dinner to celebrate and induct the Hall of Fame members will be held on Friday the 1st of November 2019.

    The letter to clubs and nomination form can be downloaded from the link below (or just go to the WA LIONS HALL OF FAME tab on this website).


    More details: https://201w2.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame


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    Jandakot Lakes Lions partner with Rotary for a new project

    Well done Jandakot Lakes Lions Club on your new venture in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Cockburn.

    The joint project will sees a weekly Sunday market in Beeliar which started in March 2019. You can read all the details in the article attached.

    Attachment: Beeliar markets.pdf


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    And the 2019 National Lions Youth of the Year winner is..... Hannah Bowden from Busselton!

    Congratulations for WA contestant Hannah Bowden, who took out both the Public Speaking and the overall winner categories in the national judging for the Lions Youth of the Year in Geelong, at the Multiple District Convention.

    With very worthy contestants from the other states offering stiff competition and also deserving our congratulations, Hannah did a wonderful job. Congrats must also go to her sponsoring club, Busselton, and the support from the WA team at state, club and district levels.

    Well done Hannah - we are so proud of you! Pictured is Hannah with the WA Youth of the Year Coordinator Margaret Amm, and W2 District Governor Beverley Hawkins.


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    BUSH RANGERS CONVENTION 2019 - ARMADALE

    Arrangements for the 2019 District 201W2 Convention are well under way in Armadale. The first newsletter is attached here (click on the link below) and more details and registration forms will be circulated to clubs and added to the page on this website as they are available.

    Lions! Please put 11-13 October 2019 into your calendars and come along for a fabulous weekend of fellowship, learning and being part of this wonderful organisation at the District level.

    Just watch out for any Bushrangers!

    Attachment: Convention Newsletter - April 2019.pdf


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    LIONS DRYANDRA OLYMPIC CHALLENGE WEEKEND 19/20 October 2019

    Information about the famous Lions Dryandra Olympic Challenge weekend has been circulated to clubs.

    For full details and to download a club registration form, go the the EVENTS tab and select either 19 or 20 October.

    We hope to see lots of clubs there again vying for the coveted (and very classy) trophy, seen here being worn by Trudy Andrea, President of the 2018 winning club, Kwinana.




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    Lions Awareness Days in Western Australia

    Due to the 1st Saturday of March being a Long Weekend in Western Australia we opted to approach Bunnings to host Lions Clubs at their 41 stores on Saturday 9th and Sunday the 10th of March for their "Sausage Sizzles".

    Bunnings were very happy to oblige and booked those dates for Lions clubs.

    Bunnings also allowed the Lions Clubs to have additional displays such as information booths at the stores in the foyer area. Many of the clubs took advantage of this and did display material about Lions.

    It was suggested that the clubs that held "Sausage Sizzles" should donate the proceeds to ALCCRF in conjunction with the ALCCRF Biggest BBQ competition in which Bunnings donate the major prize of a BBQ.

    Many of the clubs took advantage of this weekend Lions Awareness Day(s) and report that it was most successful exposure to the public and would look forward to repeating this again next year.

    Clubs that did not have access to a Bunnings Store were able to arrange other events on that weekend to give them exposure to the local communities.

    Many thanks to Bunnings for the assistance in this event weekend.


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    New Lions Code of Conduct available

    Lions 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


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    Bull Creek Lions help brighten Fiona Stanley Hospital courtyard

    The 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/


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    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.


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    Lions Hearing Bus - Drivers Needed

    Are you able to help? Please contact the Lions Hearing Foundation at lionshf@gmail.com if you would like to become involved in this very worthwhile project.

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    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.


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    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,
    a.springett@optusnet.com.au 0402 499 049.

    Attachment: E Fremantle LIONS Market Stallholder application.pdf

    More details: http://eastfremantle.wa.lions.org.au




National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

    Thanks for using Oz-Clubhouse but our server is groaning under the weight.



    We'd like your support in deleting old files, including documents,images and videos. Please have a look around your site for very old materials that can now be deleted!



    Executive Officer

    Rob Oerlemans


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    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/


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    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

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    More details: https://www.facebook.com/lionsaustralia/


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    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: https://lionsclubs.org.au/more-than-sausages/


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    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.

    Attachment: Oz-Clubhouse-Instructions-Revised-29th-December-2015.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/members/oz-clubhouse/