Eaton Lions Club (Inc)

Western Australia, District 201W2

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    Gopher Loaned Out

    Mike Anderson has identified a person in Bethanie retirement village who will need to use our gopher. Two planned operations will render Warren unable to walk for some time.
    Instead of gathering dust and needing recharging by club members, the gopher has been charged, dusted off and delivered to a grateful recipient.

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    Shed Relocation Progress

    As of July 24th, 2019 our shed is no longer at the CWA hall. It is currently being re-assembled at its new location at 38 Bobin Street.


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    Lions’ pride for Bugler

    Recently Eaton's Lion Gary had been in touch with other Lions in Dardanup who asked for help on one of their projects. As a result, the Lions club of Eaton provided some financial assistance to a young musician who had the opportunity to travel interstate to hear his original symphony piece played live by a professional symphony orchestra in Sydney.




    An article has appeared in the Southwest Times and can be read by following the link below.

    More details: https://www.swtimes.com.au/?news%2Fsouth-western-times%2Flions-pride-as-bugler-and-composer-hears-his-work-ng-b881248270z&fbclid=IwAR2SrgEvANngu-xQWpgeeWeY6HTrcrMZ6PFqRJRSpzBEdco7tzd7wlD0vRo


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    Changeover Lunch 2019

    Ahoy me hearties! Eaton Lions new Captain, Scribe and Loan Shark are steering the club ... not sure where, but hopefully into calm seas!

    Congratulations to our new Lions Board, President Paul Sanderson, Secretary David Whitney and Treasurer Gary Powell, sworn at - er in, by the very esteemed Brian Hall.

    Best wishes for a great year ahead. May the bounty be plenty and the pirates few.

    Words by Leanne Shaw.

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    Shed Relocation

    The Slab is down!.
    We are relocating the shed from adjacent the CWA Hall to our new home in Bobin Street to provide much needed storage and work areas.
    This is all part of our plan to provide even greater support to our community.
    Special thanks to all the crew at Australind Pre Mix for their continued and generous support.

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    Thanks from Eaton Foreshore Festival

    Our club has just received a letter from the Eaton Foreshore Festival thanking us for our invaluable support towards the 2019 Health Hub Eaton Foreshore Festival.
    In part, the letter stated "The day was a huge success and with your help we raised $22,000 for Eaton Primary School P&C" and "With the festival getting bigger each year we appreciate all the hard work the Eaton Lions Club does to make the day run smoothly with parking."
    It is gratifying that our assistance is appreciated and contributes to a local school being able to provide enhanced learning programs for the students and provide other benefits around the school.

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    Signs up at Bobin St

    On the afternoon of Friday 3rd of May, a busy bee was held to erect the new signage at Bobin Street. Seven members were present (and another called past) even though the event was not organised at a meeting and notification was only sent out by email or text message. The turn-out prompted jokes about "how many people are required to change a light globe..."
    The impromptu meeting gave members present an opportunity to discuss a couple items of business that would otherwise have waited for the longer then normal 3-week gap between meetings.
    The erection of the signs makes the relocation of our club to Bobin street feel more complete.


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    Driveway Painting

    A recent message from Lion Den "Bring old big paint brush, old roller and roller long handle. Water based paint supplied. Morning tea provided." resulted in 6 Lions arriving at the nominated address at 8:00 am on a Thursday.
    On arrival we could see a decent sized driveway to paint but later realised that there was a lot more out the back and another driveway on the other side of the house. After 3 full buckets of paint were brushed or rolled on the job was nearly finished. The last of the paint was used to touch the first area started but the last bucket of paint was a slightly different colour and two sections of the driveway needed to be re-painted to better blend the colours.
    Other than a short break for the morning tea provided we were finished at 11:00 am which worked out to nearly 18 man-hours.
    Pleasant weather and company made the time pass quickly and the resulting finished job was worth the effort especially after we received a donation for our work.

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    Shed Ready for Relocation

    After a Busy Bee last Sunday when most of our members turned out, our shed has been cleaned out. The last of it's contents were either relocated to Bobin St or taken to the tip. Even the power has been disconnected and the electrical fittings and wiring have been removed.

    Preliminary discussions and work towards getting building permits to relocate the shed have been progressing well.

    Once the shed has been re-sited, lined out and had the power re-connected we will have a new "training room".

    With luck and hopefully assistance from a P&N Bank Community grant we may also be able to install suitable chairs so members are prepared to sit through meetings.

    Paul and Vic were last to leave and appear very happy that the tidy up is finally complete.


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    Christmas Hamper Handover

    After a very successful year at the end of 2018 where over 34 hampers were delivered to families who met the criteria Jeni has had to call it quits. Jeni now needs to pull back and give the reins to new blood.

    Last year over 20 donations were received from businesses and the community.

    Families were very responsive and many asked Jeni to send their thanks onto the club members. Many recipients became very emotional to learn that people in their community gave up their time and were generous with donations.

    Over the 18 years of this operation Jeni has watched this project grow from a few hampers to over 34 plus. She has been very proud to be a major part of pulling this all together.

    Jen has said “Naturally I would still love to keep supporting this project where I can, however I cannot devote as much time as this project needs to succeed.” “It would be a shame to let the project die given the club has developed a very positive outlook in the community.”

    Negotiations are now progressing to find someone to take over from Jeni and work with Eaton Lions to continue handing out hampers in 2019.


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    Lions clubs provide support

    Once again, the Lions Club of Millbridge and the Eaton Lions Club have teamed up to help out a local organisation.

    Both clubs raised a total of $1458.20 for the Australind State Emergency Services group.

    All funds were raised through the Lions' big breakfast, held at the Eaton Foreshore on Australia Day.
    The clubs donate to a different group each year.
    Eaton Lions Club president Paul Sanderson said they seeked to provide assistance to organisations/community groups within the region.
    "We split the gold coin donation total [from Australia Day] right down the middle," he said.
    "We like donating to something that is in our local area.
    "We like to see the money being used locally, because local people donate it.
    "We always seek to help out the community, in any way we can."

    Conducting training sessions on Monday nights, Australind SES features volunteers of different ages and backgrounds.
    Participants learn to conduct search and rescue drills, carry out bush fire clean-ups, provide short-term repairs to homes, and provide information to community members.
    Australind SES manager Jess Williams said they were touched by the clubs' generosity. "It's unbelievable, I am blown away. It feels incredible to receive a donation like this," she said.

    The Lions Club of Millbridge and Eaton Lions Club would like to thank the Shire of Dardanup for their continuing support.

    Article and photograph reproduced with permission from Bunbury Mail


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    Camp Quality Golf Day

    Recently we deployed our trailer to provide tasty morsels to participants in the annual "Camp Quality Golf Day" fund-raiser at the Sanctuary Golf Resort. The day was a great success with the organisers raising around $38,000. Although we did not raise or donate any funds ourselves we contributed to the overall success of the day.
    The caravan was set up in a shady location near the 12th hole where we BBQ'd chorizo, meatballs and chipolatas to go with the cold drinks available at rest point.
    We were all set up and ready to go before the contestants hit-off and just before the action started Wal was caught resting while Vic was busy slaving over a hot BBQ.

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    1st Female Member

    At our most recent meeting of Tuesday 11th November 2018, President Paul had the pleasure of welcoming the first female member to the Lions Club of Eaton. Leanne's transfer from the Lions Club of Harvey is official and her membership of our club is already listed on the MyLCI website.
    Leanne Shaw was also presented with her certificate and chevron for 15 years of service.
    Lion Graham had the audacity to personally welcome Leanne "as we needed someone to do the dishes". Leanne fortunately took the comment in good humour as it was intended and Graham had the good sense to ensure that he was the one who did the dishes at this meeting.

    Leanne's partner Mick was also welcomed as a guest at this meeting but for the present he is quite happy to remain a "Friend of Lions" helping out when he can.

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    Motorised Wheelchair Delivery

    Lion Lloyd had found out through work contact that Helen's husband had had a stroke and required a wheelchair to remain mobile. Unfortunately the wheelchair he received was on loan for a limited time. Lloyd and Paul were able to deliver a longer term solution with a wheelchair that the Lions Club of Eaton were able to donate for use for the entire duration of the grateful patient's recovery.


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    Bunbury Soup Van visit

    Guest speakers for our meeting on 12th June were Denise Ladhams (President) and Sasha (Secretary) of the Bunbury Soup Van.
    Denise and Sasha talked extensively of how the soup van came about, currently operated and their plans. Questions from members were answered and we were shown the van which was brought along to the meeting. Members were surprised about the numbers of clients serviced in the area covered in Bunbury. Denise pointed out their need for vigilance to provide the much required and appreciated service without becoming part of the problem by enabling homelessness.

    Acting President Paul Presented a cheque at the end of the presentation.


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    Harcourts Presentation

    Paul Sanderson of Eaton Lions recently presented a certificate of appreciation to Richard Morgan at Harcourts APG Bunbury. Harcourts have continued ongoing financial sponsorship for the Eaton Lions mobile emergency support catering van.

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    Leeuwin Sailing

    Lions Brian and Paul attended the presentation on the 28th March from the recipients of the Leeuwin Scholarships. The club had previously donated towards the cost of sponsoring a youth. The opportunity to attend the course was greatly appreciated by all participants. Many had severe sea sickness issues during the voyage but improved with time. One reported that despite sea sickness he enjoyed the meals so much that he went back for more food and wanted to take the cook home after the voyage.



    The voyage departed Bunbury on January 19, 2018 and arrived in Fremantle on January 25.

    Successful applicants were expected to be involved in all aspects of ship operations including navigating the course, setting the sails and sharing in night watch duties.

    The program is designed to help young people build life skills including self-confidence, teamwork, leadership and communication.




    The Shire of Dardanup would like to thank scholarship sponsors:

    Cristal

    Doral

    Lions Club of Eaton

    Lions Club of Dardanup

    More details: https://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/community/services-for-youth/leeuwin-sailing/


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    WA Volunteer 2017

    Graham Abbott was the latest member to receive his "WA Volunteer 2017" certificate of recognition. The certificate was presented by President Den at the 2nd January meeting which was also Graham's first meeting after his recent holiday. By now, most of the club's members have received their own certificates which have been awarded over the last few meetings.

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District news

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    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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    Lions Big Band @ South Perth - Friday 2nd August 2019

    Mamma Mia, here we go again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 2nd August under our awesome musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers Joyce Mathers 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!

    Attachment: aug 2019 poster.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!

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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/