District 201W2, Western Australia


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  • Christmas Sleigh Run 2018

    Our annual Sleigh Run where we bring Santa to various Parks over eight (8) evenings starts this Monday December 10.

    Please refer to the attached Schedule of Parks to find which one is most convenient for you and your children.

    Attachment: 2018 Sleigh Run - Schedule of Stops - Rev 5.pdf

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    Highland Gathering 2017

    Last Sunday September 10 we had a very successful sausage sizzle and pancakes stall at the Armadale Highland gathering.

    Sold 650 sausages in a bun, and about 700 pancakes, raising just under $2,000 for our efforts. Thanks to all Lions and Helpers to make the very busy event a great success.

    Our photo shows last year's exchange student Alex Thorburn showing the delicious sausages in a bun, which were very popular on the day.

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    Award presentation to Past President Murray Witham

    At our Changeover Night recently the incoming President, Ted Watts, was very pleased to be able to present Immediate Past President Murray Witham with a J D Richardson award.

    J D Richardson was one of the most dedicated and respected early leaders of Lions in Australia, and became our first Australian International Director.

    Lion Murray is a worthy recipient of this award. He has been Club President more than once, always participates in Club projects, and has for many years been in charge of our weekly Bingo sessions held in Armadale Hall.

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    Donation to Police Rangers

    The Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club has maintained a close association with the Armadale Police Rangers in recent years.

    Without their support on projects such as the weekly Bingo, sausage sizzles, and with bagging of sheep manure we would have found it very difficult to achieve what we have this past year.

    This association has been further cemented with the inclusion of the Lions logo on their shirts following a grant from the Lions towards the purchase of the new uniforms.

    Pictured is Past President Murray Witham handing a cheque for $5,000 and a Certificate of Appreciation to Armadale Police Rangers Leader Ben Boekhart.

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    Garden seat for Armadale Hospital

    The Club was recently approached the ladies of the Armadale Hospital Maternity Section for help in providing a seat built around a magnificent gum tree in a small garden in the grounds of the hospital.

    The idea of the garden is to provide a place of rest and reflection for women who have given birth to a child at the hospital without breath in their lungs.

    The seat was to be the final item to complete the garden which has been funded mainly by the hospital's maternity section, the Hospital Womens Auxillary, and with plants supplied and placed by Bunnings Forrestdale Store and staff.

    Lion Barry took on the project and with the help of his wife Ann has transformed a number of old pallets into a wonderful garden seat.

    Well done Barry, it looks great!

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    Newest club member

    The Club is very pleased to have inducted into its membership also at Changeover Night by PDG Alan Cooper, Ajith Rajagopol, a resident of Champion Lakes area.

    Ajith (centre) is pictured with Membership Director Phil Chinnery and PDG Alan Cooper.

    Ajith has a family of wife Soudya and two young sons.

    We look forward into having Ajith (AJ) join us when he can on a project of his interest, and in learning what Lions is about.

    Ajith joins Lion Davina Watson and Lion Barry Simms as being new members this year.

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    Graeme Hart presented with MJF

    Lion Graeme was presented with his Melvin Jones Fellow at the changeover night on June 24.

    Graeme has been in Lions 15 years and holds the role of Club Treasurer which he has done for about 5 years.

    Graeme is very committed to working on the Bingo run each Thursday night at Armadale Hall, as well as working on all sausage sizzles and Pancakes in the Park events run for the City of Armadale each year.

    A valuable member, the MJF is well deserved.

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    Changeover of Board 2017

    The Club held its annual Changeover Night on the evening of June 24th at the Armadale Bowling Club.

    It was a most pleasant evening attended by 33 members and guests.

    Highlights of the event were the presentation to Lion Graeme Hart of a Melvin Jones Award, presentation of a J D Richardson Honour Award to Immediate Past President Murray Witham, Presidents Appreciation Award to Lion Anita Romeo, Induction of new member Ajith Rajagopol, presentation of a cheque for $5,000 to Ben Boekholt representing Police Rangers, and of course the induction of the new Board of Directors of the Club by PDG Alan Cooper.
    The Club is now presided over by newly elected President, PDG Lion Ted Watts. President Ted has been a Lion for 27 years, his wife Nella, also a Lion, for 16 years .
    We look forward to a busy and productive year following an excellent year under Past President Murray Witham.

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    Recycling paper to raise funds

    Our Club collects from members and friends unwanted newspaper and magazines which we sell to recycling firm Visi, who process it for house insulation, dust suppression and similar uses.

    The money we raise from this goes towards the running expenses of the Club, as it is the members own resources, not money donated by the public or raised from an activity.

    If anyone has paper products to dispose of please contact the Club Secretary to arrange collection or to where it can be taken.

    The pictures show part of nearly 3 tonne of old newspapers and magazines delivered to Visi in January this year by Lion Phil. He was ably assisted by Lions Ian and Margaret, and two of his grand children.

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    End of Year Club Christmas Party - 2016

    The Club got together at Lion Phil & Trish's home in Byford on December 17, and enjoyed an evening of food and fellowship. It was good to have a few members and ex members with us who have not been able to get about in recent times.

    During the evening most of the assembly walked up the street to look at the wonderful display of Christmas lights, before returning to enjoy supper and participate in a short quiz to rekindle the brain.

    December has been a very busy month with continuing Bingo, selling cakes, sleigh run, cooking pancakes on a Sunday morning, and presenting awards at local primary schools.

    Even though we work hard on our various fund raising activities, we do like to have a social event about every two months. It is important that all members and partners can get together to catch up and partake in the great food and join in the entertainment.

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    Provision of a Supline Stander for a local boy - 2016


    Some time ago a project was brought to the attention of the Lions Club of Armadale Kelmscott from the Ability Centre. It was put to the club and it developed from there. It was made into a Zone Project with the AK Lions as administrators. This was for a boy named Logan and the piece of equipment required was a Spinal Stander.

    The word got around and the AK Lions had donations from a few Clubs including one from outside our District. The total cost of the unit was $10,788, with $7,158 granted by the Australian Lions Foundation as a compassionate grant and the balance from Clubs, including $1,000 from Armadale Kelmscott.

    A comment from the Ability Centre is as follows; “As you can see, it’s quite a complex piece of equipment but by the look of joy on Logan’s face, it’s having a huge impact on his everyday life...Having the stander means that Logan is able to stand at eye level with his peers .and be a relative height to his family. Adjustable supports on the standing aid allow for functional alignment, leaving Logan’s arms free for activities, such as art & craft, cooking and school projects...Positioning someone with disabilities in a standing position is the first step to facilitating bone and muscle development and maintaining range of motion in addition to encouraging better functioning of the body’s internal systems. Our therapists tell me that our bodies were made to be upright and standing delivers enormous health benefits that everyone should be able enjoy. Our therapists talk about the six B’s that benefit from standing: bones, breathing, blood, bowel, bladder and brains.”

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    Selling Christmas Cakes & Puddings at Bunnings Stores 2016

    This year the Lions Club of Armadale Kelmscott were approached by Bunnings, with an invitation to set up a table and sell cakes at both the Bunnings Forrestdale and Harrisdale Stores.

    Even though the club had a lot on we considered it and decided to go ahead.

    Selling took place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm, from December 3rd through to December 24th. Pictured are President Murray and Club member Margaret with a happy customer at Bunnings Forrestdale Store.

    This resulted in a healthy increase of our overall sales for this year, which translates to more funds being available to distribute to the community in so many ways.

    The Club is very grateful to Bunnings for allowing us to sell at their stores, and thanks to all those Lions and Helpers who volunteered their time to man the sales locations.

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    Lions Awards to Year 6 Primary School Students - 2016

    Clifton Hills Primary School

    Year six graduation

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be here tonight to present this award.

    On behalf of the Lions Club of Armadale Kelmscott, I congratulate all graduating students and wish you all the best as you move on to the next stage of your education.

    My Lions Club has made awards available to fourteen primary schools in the Armadale and Kelmscott area this year, as part of Lions commitment to contribute back to the local community.

    The Lions Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to their own education and has achieved, through personal effort, improved results.

    This student also contributes to the life of the school community and is prepared to go beyond what is required of them.

    The recipient of the award has shown a determination to improve and has shown on many occasions an admirable level of initiative.

    The winner of this year’s Lions Award is:

    Charlotte Musson

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    Lions Santa in a Sleigh 2016

    The Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club, along with scouts, guides and police rangers are having Santa on the Sleigh differently this year. Rather than going around the streets as in past years the Lions will escort him to selected parks within the City of Armadale where he will be for about 30 minutes at each. This is mainly for safety reasons, to keep children, parents and Santa's helpers off the street away from traffic. It also reduces the amount of walking for Lions and Helpers, and enable’s us to visit more suburbs this year.

    The run will be over eight nights and will be visiting parks in Kelmscott, Cammillo, Seville Grove, Seville Central, Armadale, Brookdale, Harrisdale, Piara Waters area’s, plus the same street route around Roleystone as last year. As you can see a huge area and with a diminishing number of members in the Lions Club it is the only way to try and get Santa to see more children.

    Schedule of parks and approximate times of the evenings:

    Monday December 12 Approx Time

    Frye Park, Kelmscott 6:15

    Westfield Park, O’Sullivan Drv, Cammillo 7:00

    Champion Lakes Estate, adjacent to sales office 7:40

    Tuesday December 13

    Kuhl Park, Shrike Ct., Cammillo 6:15

    Bob Blackburn Reserve, Seville Grove 7:00

    Morollo Park, off Morgan Rd, Seville Grove 7:40

    Wednesday December 14

    Ticklie Road Reserve, Seville Grove 6:15

    Teal Circle Reserve, Seville Grove 7:00

    Barry Poad Reserve, Seville Grove 7:40

    Friday December 16

    Morgan Park, Tomah Rd., Seville Grove 6:15

    Mathew Stott Reserve, Chidzey Drv., Seville Grove 7:00

    Reg Williams Reserve, Numuigi St., Armadale 7:40

    Monday December 19

    Don Simmons Reserve, Tijuana Rd., Brookdale 6:20

    Parkland in Munday Ave, Brookdale 7:00

    Tuesday December 20

    Parkland in Sotheby Drive, Harrisdale 6:25

    Lockhard Park, Horsham Cres, Harrisdale 7:00

    Baker Park (House), Harrisdale 7:35

    Wednesday December 21

    Park in Bayonne Cres, Piara Waters 6:25

    McPhail Park, off Kate Link, Piara Waters 7:00

    Friday December 23 Roleystone 6:15

    Street route commencing from Cross Park, Roleystone.

    Sleigh will follow Jarrah, Raeburn, Tyler, George, Westbourne,

    Holden, Heather Roads and back to Cross Park as per last year.

    Santa’s Helpers will be distributing lollies to the children and selling our Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings.

    The Lions Club has once again enlisted the support of local scout and guide groups, as well as the Armadale Police Rangers. Without their support this event would not be able to be run. The Lions Club is appealing to the community to consider joining with us as a member, or to possibly start a new Club in the Harrisdale / Piara Waters area.

    For further information on the Lions Association please refer to our website – or call Phil Chinnery on 0428 420 275, or Kevin Barratt on 9390 6408.

    We hope everyone will come along with their children to enjoy the event and to support your local Lions Club.

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    Christmas Cakes outlets 2016

    This year the Armadale Kelmscott has the traditional Lions Christmas cakes and Puddings available to buy at the following locations.

    CBA Kelmscott, Zev's Hairdresser Kelmscott, Westpac Bank Armadale, NAB Armadale, Hair By Us Armadale, Tyrepower Kelmscott , Armadale Steel Sales Forrestdale Industrial Area and Bendigo Bank Roleystone.

    Also we are selling at Bunnings Forrestdale store each Saturday 10am - 2pm, and Sundays 11am - 2pm, commencing December 3.

    Harrisdale Bunnings store each Saturday and Sunday from 10am through to 2pm

    The Club sincerely thanks all these business's for their participation in this worthy cause.


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    Pancakes in the Park August 2016

    A tree planting day was held by the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and the City of Armadale on Saturday 30th August at Fancote Park Kelmscott .
    This event attached over 40 participants and the Lions Club of Armadale Kelmscott were there to assist in feeding them at their morning break with pancakes. The Lions Club made over 250 pancakes for the workers, with many coming back for seconds and some thirds.
    This gave them the fuel to plant the many trees that were available for planting and revegetation of the area along the river banks.

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    Valedictory - Lion George Watson

    16th May 1935 ~ 18th July 2016
    Lion George was inducted into the Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club on the 21st June 2005.
    George had previously been a hard working member of Lions in Whyalla South Australia and Port Hedland for several years but left Lions when his job in Port Hedland finished, and went to Wiluna.

    George held the following positions during his time with Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club.

    2005 Floor Member
    2006 Membership Director
    2007 President
    2008 Past President ~ Greeter
    2009 Secretary
    2010 Awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow
    2010 Membership Director
    2011 Secretary / Webmaster
    2012 – 2015 had a spell from Lions for a short period
    2016 Reinstated as a member

    During the years 2010 to 2012 George was a regular on the weekly Bingo Team assisting in most areas but especially with the settling in of our new computer programme for the bookwork and monthly Bingo returns.

    George was an enthusiastic Membership Chairman manning displays at Shopping Centres and other Community Events. He was a valuable member for the Lions Club and his expertise in meeting procedure will be missed.

    George was very interested in bringing our club into the computer age and indeed developed this Webpage originally, and set up the Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club Facebook page.

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    1st VDG visit to meeting July 2016

    On our 1st meeting in July we were visited by the 201W2 1st Vice District
    Governor Grant Hewett (representing District Governor Terry

    VDG Grant spoke of the need for Clubs to increase membership and suggested that Lions need to get back to basics by ensuring enjoyable and interesting meetings, project’s that all members can be involved in and are within the means of our members in order to make Lions a more attractive Club to join. To this end we need to become a more social club with interclub visits and partners social nights held on a regular

    President Murray exchanges the Club Pin for the District Governors (DG Terry Collinson) Banner from 1st Vice District Governor Grant Hewett at his visit, at the last meeting.

    1st VDG Grant gave an inspiring speech to all those present.

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    Lions association with Police Rangers - April 2016

    One of the objectives of the Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club is to jointly work with young people’s groups to both assist them to accept the principle of providing some service to the community without personal financial reward, and to help the Lions Club in a physical way by working with it on some projects.

    Armadale Police Rangers is one of these groups. Formerly part of the Armadale PCYC, operating out of Armadale Arena, it was forced to close down in February 2015. The local Unit Leader, Ben Boekholt, realizing the options to merge with either the Unit in Serpentine or to move to Kenwick (both 25 minutes away) would not be suitable, approached Cecil Andrews Senior High School. They now have reformed as The Cecil Andrews Armadale Police Rangers, with use of rooms at the school to use as a base for their meetings and storage of equipment. Current membership is close to 70 youth.

    Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club were informed of this, and that all the equipment and funds the local Unit had were returned to PCYC. This left the Armadale Unit effectively without equipment, nor funds to buy uniforms reflecting the new administrator, Cecil Andrews SHS. The Lions Club acted quickly and made a donation of $5,000.00 to the Police Rangers Unit to enable them to buy uniforms and some essential equipment to get started.

    Unit Instructor Marianne van Zelst explained that “the Cecil Andrews Armadale Police Rangers are a group that welcomes all teenagers from 12 to 18 years old. Most of the rangers are ambitious and are very happy to contribute to the community they live in”. Unit Leader Ben Boekholt further explained that quite a number of Rangers are from dysfunctional families, but the positive role models that the instructors and the Rangers with a higher rank offer contribute to big positive changes in attitude in these teens. The Rangers participate in drill (marching skills) every week, they learn how to use maps and navigation skills, radio communication, phonetic alphabet, knots and survival techniques. Ben said “a major part of being a Police Ranger is to participate regularly in Community Service. Their community service varies from door knocking for the Salvation Army or the Red Cross, tulip planting in Araluen to helping at the Kelmscott Show, and helping the Lions”.

    Members of the Cecil Andrews Armadale Police Rangers Unit, together with their Leaders, work with Armadale Kelmscott Lions either to escort the annual Christmas Sleigh Run around the streets, or help set up the Bingo facility at Armadale Hall each Thursday. On occasion they come and help bag sheep manure at a location in Oakford, which Lions sell as part of its fund raising activities.

    These activities give the youth an opportunity to work with others in the community where exposure to time keeping, physical work, leadership opportunities and learning aimed at skill development and behavioural change will help to “break the cycle” they may be in or exposed to. Lions spokesman Phil Chinnery said “the Lions are very appreciative of the help these young people give because many of the members are in their senior years and not as physically capable as they used to be, but still want to see our community benefit from the ongoing work of Lions”.

    For further information on the operation of, and enquiries about joining the Cecil Andrews Armadale Police Rangers Unit, please contact Ben on 0432 378 815, email

    Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club is always looking for new members or interested people willing to assist occasionally on our projects. We meet every first and third Tuesday at Greendale Hall, Coombe Ave, Armadale, 7:00pm for a 7:30pm meeting start. Please phone Phil Chinnery on 0428 420 275 or Don Coopes on 0417 778 551.

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    Lions Skin Cancer Screening - March 19, 2016

    The Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club arranged for the Lions Cancer Institute of WA to conduct a Free Skin Cancer Screening day on Saturday March 19, 2016. The venue was the Cecil Andrews High School, Seville Grove, Armadale, WA.

    Patients needed to have booked an appointment to be screened, as it does not help the Lions image to have to keep turning persons away when we are fully booked.

    In addition to the above research has proven that "ad-hoc" screening of patients produces less than 5% referrals. To have our volunteer skin specialists, being dermitologists or plastic surgeons, looking at clear skin all day does not help retain their interest in the program.

    Please refer to the attached poster for further details. This poster was included in advertisements run in the local newspapers, Examiner and Comment News, in the two weeks preceeding the screening day, and had contact details of the persons taking the bookings. We also promoted the screening on Facebook, and by posters in Notice boards throughout Armadale and Kelmscott.

    The screening day was very successful, The van arrived by 8:00am and was set up and first patients screened by 9:00am as planned.
    A total of 91 persons were screened by Monica and Colin, abley supported by Gary, who drove the rig to Armadale.

    Provisional results of the screening (always only suspect until proven by further investigation) are:

    Total persons Screened 91. Male 47. Female 44

    No. referred to GP's 25. No. of suspect lesions 68. No. possible life threatening 25.

    Persons screened within last 6 mths, 5. Within last 12 mths. 11.

    Last screened over 12 mths ago. 29. Never been screened 45

    Attachment: FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING Advert.doc

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    Sheep Poo - for your garden

    Our Lions Club has for many years collected and bagged sheep manure (poo) for sale as an important fund raiser.

    We started many years ago, the first couple of years we dug out the manure from under a member's family shearing shed out near Corrigin. However this was very hard work, costly to transport back to Armadale, plus it had a lot of weed seeds in it.

    We then were able to take our shovels and bags down to the sheep holding yards at Baldivis and bag it from the large quantities under the holding sheds. This was far better in many ways, but eventually the firm with the yards had to stop the general public coming into the site for OH&S reasons.

    The solution was to purchase the manure in bulk, and have a tipper truck deliver to one of the member's farm just out of Armadale, where we bagged it and stored the bags in a shed for members to draw from when collecting to deliver.

    This has proved very successful. Improvements over the years have seen us buy an electric bag sewer, and now we also have a grain auger modified to make the bagging process easier.

    We generally bag about 320 bags in a session, hard work but the amount of funds raised are very satisfying.

    We sell the bagged poo at $12 per bag delivered locally at no extra cost. Please refer to the poster in the attachment.

    Attachment: Sheep Poo Poster 2016.pdf

  • Bush Care breakfast - Settlers Common December 5, 2015

    Lion Graeme reported that the event was organised by the Cities of Armadale and Gosnells jointly, as a thank you to all volunteers who have worked hard on various environmental committee's and projects throughout the year.

    These include Armadale / Gosnells Landcare Group, Roly Bush Care, Friends of Mary Carroll, Friends of Settlers Common, Bungendore Park Management Committee and Friends of Palimino Group, plus others.
    These groups fall under the Bush Environmental Advisory Committee's for each City Council.

    Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club support them each year by providing a BBQ and members to cook pancakes to add to the breakfast set up by the Councils.

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    Lions Christmas Cakes

    The Club has been very active this year selling the traditional Lions Cakes and Puddings.

    We had outlets at banks and a few shops in Armadale, Kelmscott and Roleystone, and also tried a new approach of emailing a message about the cakes and where money raised goes to, to about fifty businesses in our area. This gained a few sales which we will build on next year.

    We are fortunate to have previously established outlets with two businesses out of our area, through members personal contacts, which between them buy over 200 large cakes.

    Also we shared a stall with Serpentine Jarradale Lions at the Armadale Mall Markets where we sold cakes while they sold raffle tickets for their trailer with gifts.

    We again this year had a stall at the Roleystone Twilight Market on December 6 (see picture showing President Alan manning the stall).

    Over the five evenings of the Sleigh Run through the streets we also sold cakes and puddings.

    Sales of cakes overall were about 1100 units, a little less than last year but not unexpected due to the economic downturn in WA.

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    Presentation of uniforms to Youth Exchange Students - Oct 24, 2015

    A great night was held with Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions to present Youth Exchange uniforms to Alex (AK Lions) and Neve (SJ Lions). Both girls delivered the speeches they will be using in Japan, Alex also translated hers into Japanese. Both students are from Kelmscott Senior High School who have been providing very generous sponsorship for their trip to Japan, they leave on the 22nd November via Sydney for Japan arriving back home on the 27th December – a white Xmas for them.

    Youth Exchange Chairperson Lion Helen Dalgliesh gave a very interesting overview on the Overseas Youth Exchange Program which involves overseas students to Australia and Australian youth being hosted by Lions Clubs/Families in many overseas countries.

    Picture's show Alex with VP Tegan, Alex presenting her speech, Alex with Lion Murray, and Neve and Alex, with Alex's sister.

    The students left for Japan on 22 November and returned home on 27 December. Alex attended a Club Meeting on 19 January and gave the members an incite of her experiences, and thanked the Club for its support.

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    Bungendore Park Bush Breakfast

    Bungendore Park, a 450ha A Class Reserve located in Bedfordale, between Albany Highway and the Wungong River valley, has been restored from a badly damaged area into a beautiful natural bush park by the efforts over the last 40 years by members of the Bungendore Park Management Committee.

    Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club have had representation on the committee for most of this time, and provided many hours of labour and machines to clear out dumped car bodies and general rubbish in the early days.

    The members also participated in many tree planting busy bee's over the years to restore many gravel pits back to bush.

    Each year in November we use our BBQ trailer to cook up a breakfast up in the park, organized by the management committee.

    The attached picture show's the members involved this year, and the 70 strong crowd attending enjoyed their breakfast prior to an address on the effect of introduced weeds on the natural bush by a representative from the local Wild Flower Society.

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    Changeover Dinner

    Armadale Kelmscott Lions Club recently held its changeover dinner, where its board for the next year was installed.

    Apart from this, the night also included the induction of two new members (pictured top right with their sponsors during their induction), and the presentation of the James D. Richardson Award to Lion Graeme (top left).

    While the night certainly gave us a lot to look forward to this year under President Max, it also marked what is a sad occasion for the club - the end of the 2012-13 year brought with it the retirement of our Webmaster, Lion George. That role has now fallen to me, Lion Tegan, and I hope to be able to continue George''s fantastic work and keep you all up to date with our Club''s activities.

    Overall, a great night was had by everyone, with the apple and rhubarb crumble we had for dessert being just one of many highlights of the night (thanks, Lion Beryl!).

    Armadale Lions would like to thank all of the guests who came along to our special night: the Member for Darling Ranges, The Hon Tony Simpson, Member for Armadale, Dr Tony Buti, PDG Dave Molcher, as well as all visiting Lions and Lions partners who attended.

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    Youth Exchange Friendships

    Irin was one of our 2010 Youth Exchange Students who came from Jakarta to visit us in Bali. Lion George and Davina Watson with their son David, daughter Dianne (a former Australian Youth Exchange student to Malaysia), Irin and Elza, a friend of Irin, visited Tanah Lot. together.

    Lion Lusia who organises Indonesian Youth Exchanges was also visiting Bali and our former Youth Exchange student arranged for us to meet and have coffee.

    It proves that you can have lasting friendships through Youth Exchange.

    More details: http://

District news

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    WA Lions Hall of Fame

    WA Lions Hall of Fame Dinner

    WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton

    100 James Street Northbridge

    WHEN: Friday 6th November 2020

    TIME: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

    COST: $95.00 per person

    DRESS: Formal (Suit/After 5)

    RSVP: Essential by Friday 24th October 2020

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    Australian Lions Hearing Dogs - Newsletter

    Attached below is the latest newsletter from the Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. Click on the link to read all the latest news.

    Attachment: 2020 Oct Hearing Dog newsletter.pdf

    More details:

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    NEW DATE: Lions District 201W2 Convention 2020 - 'Vision of the Future' - Busselton - 20-22 November 2020

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THE DISTRICT CONVENTION: this event has been rescheduled to 20-22 November 2020.

    We hope you are able to join us at the Abbey Beach Resort in Busselton at yet another fabulous convention to learn more about Lions, hear from interesting and inspiring speakers, and enjoy fellowship with Lions from other clubs.

    Additional information will be added to the conventions page as it comes to hand. You can download the Registration form and Static Display form from the Conventions page (link below).

    For information about accommodation and Abbey Beach Resort, you can go to the Busselton Lions Club website convention page

    To register for the regular convention newsletters, copy and paste the following link into your browser:

    More details:

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    Australian Lions Foundation - Disaster Relief update March 2020

    It is timely to provide an update to all Clubs on the current position for the National Disaster Appeal.

    The main focus has been on support of fire ravaged areas in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South

    Since the beginning of this disaster season, donations received by the Foundation (as of 1st March 2020) has exceeded $2.2m. This is an amazing response, with donations coming from not only Australia, but from
    around the world.

    You can download the document attached for full details.

    Attachment: 9. Newsflash Update 3..pdf

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    Update to the MyLion web version for club service reporting

    Club officers - there is a brand new revision of the MyLion website version available now. You can download the Instruction Booklet (Revision 3, February 2020) for this by logging in to the Member Resources page of this website, or email the webmaster at


    Happy New Year from the Lions Big Band and South Perth Lions Club!

    It'll soon be time for you to kick up your heels and shake your tail feathers with our fantastic Lions Big Band under talented director Phil Hatton at South Perth Community Centre!

    We start our South Perth 2020 season on Friday 28th February and continue on the fourth Friday of each month through to November - with the exception of October, when we'll have a special event.

    The attached flyer has our 2020 dates, which are:

    Fri 28 Feb
    Fri 27 Mar
    Fri 24 Apr
    Fri 22 May
    Fri 26 Jun
    Fri 24 Jul
    Fri 28 Aug
    Fri 25 Sep
    - Oct tba -
    Fri 27 Nov

    We have a great season planned for you and look forward to seeing you again at South Perth Community Centre.

    Attachment: LionsBigBand SP 2020.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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    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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    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!

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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 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 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, 0402 499 049.

    Attachment: E Fremantle LIONS Market Stallholder application.pdf

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National news

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    LCIF Fundraiser - Australia's Campaign 100 Chairperson for LCIF, PCC Lou Onley, invites you to Follow Your Rainbow...

    While practicing safe social distancing over the past few months, Lou let his usual neat number two hair style grow wild. In true Lions fashion, there's a greater good at play.

    Before Lou cuts his hair, he wants you or your club to do two things:

    1. Donate to LCIF by 26 July 2020. How to donate - follow the link below to find out how to donate.

    2. Once you have donated, follow the second link to register your donation and vote for the colour you'd like to see on Lou's hair.

    The colour that receives the most votes will win and Lou has agreed to wear it for the month of August! Join the challenge and support Lions Clubs International Foundation.

    Attachment: LCIFLou "Register your donation and colour"

    More details: "How to donate"

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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.

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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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    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!

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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

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