Eaton Lions Club (Inc)

Western Australia, District 201W2

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    Bush Adventure Camp - Post presentation 26th May 2022

    On Friday 26th May, Lions Paul, Wal and David attended a short event at the Shire of Dardanup to complete the 2022 Bush Adventure Camp.

    Five of the six participants were present and one volunteered to recap details of the Adventure activities and provided a summary of the benefits gained from the experience.

    Councillor Ellen Lilly thanked the Lions Club of Eaton along with another sponsor for supporting the new initative by the Shire.

    The Adventure was initially intended to be a camp but by removing the overnight component, the updated program met the new government mandate around cancellation of camps, and delivered two significant positive outcomes! Firstly the cost saving - which meant the extend the program could include an additional three young people, and secondly - all activities were then held locally. This enabled showcasing our area’s unique natural assets to a new generation of future leaders and connect with the community by using local facilitators and elders to assist in the delivery of the program.

    Day 1 – April 20: Indigenous Culture Session, Hike and swim.
    Day 2 – April 21: Wellington Dam Hike and Abseiling

    The funding included transport, 2 x staff from Right Foot Forward and abseiling facilitator and equipment, snacks and lunches.


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    Completion of Eaton Lion's Den 10th May 2022

    On the 10th May 2022 the last major items were completed to set up the Eaton Lion's Den.

    The day marked the end of the transition from storage shed to a fully lined, painted and airconditioned club house on leased land. The rest of the leased property has two other buildings which were previously a Shire Depot storage shed and separate ablution block and crib room.

    The new stove/oven, exhaust fan, Microwave oven and refrigerator were installed and connected to power. Just days before, the new flooring had been installed.

    The electrician was just finishing off wiring the stove when The Hon. Nola Marino MP, Federal Member for Forrest arrived to inspect the premises to see what we had done with the money received from a grant under the stronger communities grant program.

    The same evening Eaton hosted a combined meeting with the Lions Club of Millbridge at the Lions Den.

    Left: Wal, Hon. Nola Marino MP, Michael, Lloyd, Paul, David.
    Right: Combined Eaton-Millbridge meeting in the Lions Den


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    Eaton Foreshore Festival - 1st May 2022

    Around 6:00am on Sunday 1st May 2022, The Eaton Lions mobilised to get our equipment to the foreshore and set up for parking management at the Eaton Primary school's Foreshore Festival.

    Due to Covid restrictions, the event was abandoned in 2020 and in 2021 ran as a scaled-back event at the school.

    In 2022 the event was back to full-scale and was very busy with parking using almost all of our two allocated areas and spilling into the overflow zone. Again many people chose not to use the managed parking areas and utilised roadside and other areas for up to a kilometre away to avoid the gold-coin donation.

    Eaton Lions had prepared signage for use in previous years and we had acquired bunting, gazebos, bollards, hand sanitising stations, chairs and tables since the last event. A trailer full of 300 full-size traffic cones was collected from SJ Roadworks to complete our preparations. All this equipment was laid out in accordance with pre-marked plans in time for the official start time of 8:00am.

    All available members were fully occupied until after noon when the existing parking was established enough to allow drivers to park in spare spaces as they became available.

    In total 105 hours on the day and another 20 hours in preparation or cleanup were used by Lions to manage parking for a return to the Lions club of $1,290.65 (and 2 carwash tokens). The real benefit was that the organisers of the school fundraising event could concentrate on other tasks knowing that parking was taken care of by experienced Lions who had prepared using the appropriate equipment.


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    Skate, Rattle & Roll!

    Held on Monday 11 April, 11am to 4.00pm. Skate, Rattle & Roll! was part of the Shire of Dardanup's Youth Week.

    The event was advertised as an awesome skateboard, scooter, roller skate and bike clinic down at the new Eaton Skate Park With special guests from Headspace, Australind Police and Happiness Co.

    There were clinics, mini-comps and prizes, a free sausage sizzle with the Eaton Lions, an interactive art project and a DJ!

    The Shire provided the food and drinks but Eaton Lions stored, prepared and distributed the food and drinks using our self-contained refrigeration and cooking facilities from our trailer.

    Although we did not make any profit, the Lions provided a community service and were able to be seen by, and engage with younger members of our society.




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    Camp Quality Golf Day 18th February 2022

    Camp Quality's annual fundraising Golf Day was held at the new location of the Bunbury Golf Club. Weather was very kind and a pleasant day was enjoyed by all. The Eaton Lions catering van was a popular feature of the day providing tasty food for participants as they arrived at the end of the 9th hole.

    Food was provided by the event organisers but was cooked by Lions and served from the van in the shade of our gazebos.

    Eaton Lions provide the manpower, van with its cooking and refrigerated coolroom as a donation to assist Camp Quality in their fundraising efforts without the hassle of hiring special caterers for the event.

    Although not directly involved in collecting money for Camp Quality, our presence contributed to the success of the event and we look forward to learning the the amount raised on the day which is anticipated to be around $40,000.

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    Lion Wal taking advantage of a lul in proceedings.

    The Lions van on site with Camp quality action in the foreground.


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    Passing of Lion Brian Hall

    Not long after the funeral service for Mary Hall, Brian's wife, we were all saddened by the news that Lion Brian Hall was being moved to the Palliative Care unit in Bunbury. Brian did not last long in permanent care, succumbing to the cancer that had been dragging him down for a few months.

    Brian Hall passed away overnight between 1-2 January 2022 at 84 years of age. Brian George Hall (103085) was our longest serving member.

    Brian Hall Joined Lions on the 27th, April 1970 as a charter member of Tom Price Lions. After his transfer to Lions club of Australind-Eaton which later became Lions Club of Eaton, Brian was an active member and became our longest serving treasurer. Brian was still active until the end of 2021 where he was our current Mint and Cake chairperson and was actively involved in our annual Christmas hamper project until ill-health prevented him. Brian was a current Lions “Hall of Fame” nominee.

    Pictured at our Clubs 2021-2022 changeover ceremony where he was presented with his WA Volunteer Service award. He is holding the raffle prize he arranged for an Eaton Lions fundraising project that he championed during 2021.


  • Christmas Party 2021

    Gary Power and his wife Jo has agreed to host the party providing plates and utensils, tables and chairs etc. at their house in Dardanup.
    The date was set for 5 December (Sunday). 12 until 3ish and Gary advised members that they were welcome to stay as long as they liked.
    Members were asked to bring salads and/or deserts. Gary and Jo prepared a variety of roast meats and pre-lunch nibbles, cheese board. Other members looked after the drinks by getting them to Gary's house with ice and eskys.
    The party was an opportunity to thank all our helpers during the year. Our "Friends of Lions" needed to be acknowledged and were duly invited.
    A very pleasant afternoon was had by all, with the minimum of formalities in a relaxing outdoor garden setting. Thank you Gary and Jo.
    As well as thanking members and friends for a successful year and after providing a brief President's report, Paul announced Michael Macpherson as the "Lion of the Year" - Well done and well deserved Michael.



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  • Rose Society (Friday 29th October 2021)

    Several of our members offered to help out the Rose Society by setting up display tables and chairs at the football club rooms in Eaton. Much of the heavy lifting was done by supervised prisoners from the Bunbury prison who were very efficient in getting weighty equipment from trailers outside to be ready for positioning in the display layout.
    For us, the work was not hard but without access to plans for ourselves, there was a fair amount of relocating tables before the layout was satisfactory.
    Shortly after, we received a thankyou card from the Rose Society. Unexpectedly we also received a 2nd thankyou card but this time with an surprise cheque for $100

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  • Bunbury Mitsubishi golf Days - 2021

    On Thursday 18th November to set up in the morning, we needed to be at the site on the golf course about 10.45am with our caravan after collecting sausages, buns, onions, and sauces from the golf club.
    First golfers hit off at 11.24 am and we had our first customers about 12.10pm. At the end of the day the van was relocated beside their shed and plugged into the power to maintain the refrigeration overnight.
    On Saturday 20th November it was a 10.00am start after picking up supplies at the clubhouse. Again, at the end of the day park the van beside their shed and plugged it into the power.
    Sunday 21st November another 10.00am start. Heavy sudden rain brought an early end to proceedings and the van was returned to it's home at Bobin St.
    In return for our efforts and providing the van and its equipment and serving the customers with their free sausages in buns over three days, we received a cheque for $1,000

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  • Brunswick Show 23/10/2021

    The annual Brunswick Agricultural Show was a record breaker for our club.
    Many hours of preparation went into planning, scheduling workers, preparing ticket boxes and gathering equipment and arranging the float and its distribution at each gate..
    Our club had no chance of carrying out all the tasks on the day and we enlisted the help of the Lions Club of Millbridge and members of Camp Quality to assist during the show.
    The use of electronically validated pre-sold tickets was expanded from it's introduction last show. EFTPOS was introduced for ticket sales at every gate for the first time with many of our members getting their first "hands on experience" with the system on the day.
    Gates were "manned from" 6:30am until 7:00pm with some members present for the entire day with minimal breaks throughout the day.
    As well as ticket sales, our club managed the on-ground parking of vehicles.

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  • Dardanup Social Dance Group - 2021

    On Saturday 6th November – Six club members attended a function in Dardanup held by the Dardanup Social Dance Group.
    Our role was to prepare and lay out food brought in by the Dance Club members.

    This involved selling tickets at the door, Selling and collating raffle tickets, setting out tables and chairs, heating food as required, plating up, serving tea and coffee to attendees and later cleaning up the dishes ready for return to patrons.

    In return we received a $500 donation from money raised raised during the evening.

    From our point of view we had an enjoyable evening without too much pressure and no financial outlay.

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District news

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    Southern Community LEOS Club

    Souther Community LEOS Club, you are invited to visit the first gathering of our NEW Club.
    Sunday 9th October 2022
    12 noon
    Kardinya Community Hall
    Prescott Drive Kardinya

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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: www.hearingdogs.asn.au


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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 https://busselton.wa.lions.org.au/convention

    To register for the regular convention newsletters, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://eepurl.com/gLzRAD

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


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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
    Australia.

    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 lionsweb2@gmail.com.


  • DATES FOR SOUTH PERTH LIONS BIG BAND 2020

    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!

    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




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