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Baldivis Lions Club

District 201W2, Western Australia, Australia

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    BALDIVIS LEO CLUB

    Baldivis Leo Club put on a delicious sizzle at MADOX, Piara Waters for MIRVAC's guests. A great time was had by all.


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    Charter member Barrie Weighell receives Melvin Jones Fellowship award

    Charter member of the club in 1984, Barrie Weighell, was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship for his contribution to the club at the club’s Changeover dinner on 29 June 2019. Barrie has held several positions on the club’s board over the years including President, Secretary and Membership Chairman, completing his 31 years of service in 2015. Barrie’s vision for the club was for the creation of a community market that would provide a vehicle for the people of the Baldivis community to meet in a social, family atmosphere and provide opportunities for local traders. This vision became a reality late in 2012 and the Baldivis Lions Community Market has become one of the club’s major fund raisers and is still going strong on the first Saturday of each month.
    Congratulations on your well deserved award Barrie!


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    Celebrating a Successful 2018-2019 and the New Lions Year

    On 29 June 2019 the club held its annual Changeover event which celebrate the fabulous year that was, and welcomed in the new Board for 2019-2020.

    Many thanks to Immediate Past President Simon and the outgoing Board for steering the club through a really big year that saw 8 new members join the club, the inaugural Golf Day that will become an annual event, and the formation our our wonderful Leo Club, on top of the regular activities that include markets, Christmas cake and mint sales and spectacle collection for recycling.

    The club also celebrated the disbursement of a record amount of donations to the community, which is a credit to all involved.

    Pictured is the new Board for 2019-2020, with District Governor Bev Hawkins on the far right. Welcome and enjoy the year ahead!


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    Baldivis Leo Club Chartered 22 June 2019

    The club is delighted to announce the official charter of the Baldivis Leo Club on 22 June 2019.


    Pictured is Charter President Aliegh being handed the club's Charter Certificate by District Governor Beverley Hawkins.


    The Lions club is looking forward to working closely with the Leo Club and introducing them to the world of service in their community. We know they will make fantastic leaders in the future and they are already engaging in fund raising and planning service projects.


    If you know someone in the 12-18 years age bracket who would like to find out more, please email us at baldivisleosadvisor@gmail.com.


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    SUCCESSFUL LIONS GOLF EVENT 5 MAY 2019 - sponsored by BRIGHTER natural gas

    Baldivis Lions would like the thank everyone who supported our first Golf Day at Secret Harbour Golf Club, superbly facilitated by Ben Sweeney at the club.

    We were supported by Brighter, our major sponsor, one local business, Brush and Roll Painting, plus a small amount of each entry from the 20 players and cash donations from Australian Civil Haulage and Erica Howard.

    The Lions clubs were represented by Wagin Lions, who put a team in and left with a prize, which was donated by Steve Clavey. They certainly 'cleaned up' on the day!

    The Brighter program has congratulated the Baldivis Lions Club on the success of the inaugural golf day on Sunday 5 May, raising $3,502 for local charitable causes.

    Brighter chose to be a primary sponsor of the golf event because they recognise that the efforts of this local Lions Club are immeasurable to those in the community.

    The opportunity to sponsor these events means the Club the money raised at the event can be put straight back into the local community.

    Want to get involved next year? Let us know, as planning will commence early! Email chairbaldivislionsgolfevent@gmail.com

    #brighterwithgas


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    NEW! Lions Swap Meet

    Sunday 24 February 2019 saw the first Swap Meet being jointly run by Baldivis and Port Kennedy Lions clubs in the rear car park at the Spud Shed in Baldivis.

    The morning was a great success, with 35 stalls, a sausage sizzle, inflatable slide for the kids and ice cream and coffee vans.

    The event will be held on the LAST SUNDAY of each month. No need to book a stall - just turn up around 6.30am when the gates open. Cost for a bay is $15. The swap meet is open to the public from 8am to 12 noon, with a gold coin donation on entry.

    The clubs would like to acknowledge the event sponsors, The Spud Shed, for their generous support of this event.

    Check out the Facebook page at the link below, or email lionsswapmeet46@gmail.com for more information.

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


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    ... and grow!

    At the meeting on 6 February 2019 District Governor Beverley Hawkins had the pleasure of inducting another member into the growing Pride at Baldivis.


    Welcome to Debbie Tierney, who has a special interest in youth projects and will be heading up the team that plans to establish a Leo Club for young people aged 12-17. Debbie is pictured here with her sponsor Karen Steel and DG Bev.


    For information on the Leo Club please email Debbie at baldivisleosadvisor@gmail.com.


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    The Pride continues to grow...



    The December 2019 meeting saw the induction of 2 new members, Alan Johnson and Dana Hawkes who can be seen in this photo with their sponsors Alan Steel and Pam Madden. District Governor Beverley Hawkins officiated.



    Welcome to our happy club, Dana and AJ!


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    The latest additions to our Pride!

    On 5 October 2018 the club officially welcomed 4 new members: Jose Taylor, Monica Morunga, John Boegheim and Richard Orton.

    Thanks go to Peter Kenneday, Zone Chairman Coordinator, who conducted the inductions, and we know our new members will be a great asset to the club.

    Pictured (L-R): John Boegheim, Simon Heales (sponsor); Karen Steel (sponsor), Jose Taylor, Sheryl Bloodwort (sponsor), Monica Morunga, Jessica Bloodworth (sponsor), ZCC Peter Kenneday.

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    Welcome to our new members inducted June 2018

    The club extends a very warm welcome to our three newest members (pictured, from left) Louisa Foster, Warren Pike and Palak Gupta, who were inducted at our changeover dinner on 15 June 2018.

    District Governor Grant Hewett did the honours and performed the induction.

    We look forward to seeing what these new members will bring to our happy and vibrant club.

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    Melvin Jones Fellowship recipient - Chris Wicksteed

    A social event at the home of one of the club’s charter members, Lion Chris Wicksteed (and wife Lion Diane) provided the anticipated cover for a couple of surprise presentations of Melvin Jones Fellowships to two of the club’s very deserving members in March 2018. Both these gents were very humbled and somewhat overwhelmed by the recognition they so greatly deserve when presented with their awards by District Governor Elect Beverley Hawkins.

    Lion Chris is a Charter Member of the club – which was formed in 1984 – and is one of only two remaining as current members. His service record includes three terms as President and seven as Secretary; a pretty impressive track record in anyone’s language.

    Chris has always been an active member of Baldivis Lions Club, contributing to the management and direction of the club in his many years of membership. Whenever manpower was needed at a project Chris has always made himself available as well as and providing whatever gear was necessary to do the job.

    Throughout his years in Lions Chris has been supported by his wife Diane who has always assisted wherever possible.

    You can read about the second recipient in the next item.


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    Melvin Jones Fellowship recipient - David Scott

    Lion David has been a member of the Baldivis Lions since September 1994, and his service record includes six terms as Treasurer and two as President.

    David is always the first to volunteer when manpower is needed and with many projects also supplying the necessary materials and equipment to complete the job. When not in an executive role, David has always contributed to the management of the club as director or Membership Chairman. He always studies the minutes closely and is never afraid to offer alternative ideas or plans. For the last two years David has taken on the job of Christmas Cake Chairman and done a wonderful job of organising outlets for cake sales and managing the distribution of cakes.

    David’s wife Carolyn has also made a huge contribution and supported David throughout, especially in his roles as Christmas cake Chairman and Treasurer.


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    Another new member

    Congratulations to Jenny Ballard, the latest edition to the Baldivis Pride in March 2018. Jenny has been sponsored by Carol Morrison and will be a great asset to the club as we continue to grow.


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    Kleenheat Sponsorship - check out our new signage!

    The club would like to thank Kleenheat for their grant which has enabled the club to purchase new, robust signage for its monthly community market.

    These signs help to provide the club with a more professional image, are easy to erect and store, and are solid enough to last the distance.

    Thank you Kleenheat!

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    More details: https://www.kleenheat.com.au/


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    The Pride continues to grow

    Congratulations and welcome to our latest new members Darlene Formentin, Karen Steel and Alan Steel, shown here with their sponsors Kay White, Simon Heales and Amanda Cornell, along with 2nd Vice District Governor Bev Hawkins who conducted the inductions. Welcome to our newest members.


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    Another new member

    Congratulations to our newly inducted member Jessica Bloodworth, shown here receiving her new member kit from 1st VDG Beverley Hawkins, with her sponsor (and mum) Sheryl looking on. Welcome to the club Jess!


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    Melvin Jones award recipent

    Charter member, Grahame Niven, was awarded the Melvin Jones award for his long term commitment to helping others. We are extremely proud of Grahame and impressed by his contributions to the community.




District news

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    Lions Big Band @ Padbury - Saturday 26 October 2019

    Yay, it's time to put on your dancing shoes again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Saturday 26th October under our awesome musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers Carl Reid and Joyce Mathers.

    This month our South Perth venue was unavailable so you'll find us at the Australian Anglo Indian Centre, 32 Fernwood Square, Padbury for a show in conjunction with Dorothy's Dancing. Easy parking outside the hall. 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 7.30-10.45pm and the cost is $20. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL - ring Dorothy on 0419 246 122 or alternatively email Lorna on lionsband.southperth@gmail.com or phone Phil on 0417 916 773.

    We look forward to seeing you in Padbury at the Anglo Indian Centre!

    Attachment: oct 2019 -lionsband.pdf


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Newsletter September 2019

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

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

    Attachment: WA Lions Hall Of Fame Newsletter 2.pdf

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


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    Waroona Leo Club's Big Quiz Night 18 October 2019

    The Leo Club of Waroona would love you to come along to their Big Quiz Night on Friday 18 October 2019!

    All the details are on the poster attached. Good luck!

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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Dinner notice and invitation - Friday 7 November 2019

    The notice and dinner invitation are available and can now be downloaded from the WA Lions Hall of Fame tab on this website.

    If your club has nominated someone for this award, please make sure you are there to support them. If your club does not have any nominees you are still very welcome to come along to this event and enjoy a night of wonderful food and celebration of some very special Lions.

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


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    Australian Lions Hearing Dogs - September Newsletter


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

    You can download the newsletter by clicking the link below.

    Attachment: Australian Lions Hearing Dogs newsletter Sept 2019.pdf


  • DATES FOR SOUTH PERTH LIONS BIG BAND

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

    BYO drinks, glasses and nibbles.



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


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    Youth of the Year Workshop Saturday 17 August 2019

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

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

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

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

    Attachment: Lions Youth Of The Year Workshop 2019.pdf


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    District 201W2 Bushrangers Convention - Static Display bookings needed

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Static Display Applications will close on Friday September 20th.

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

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

    Attachment: Static Display Booking Form.pdf


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    Australian Lions Hearing Dogs - July 2019 Newsletter

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

    Attachment: Hearing Dogs newsletter July 2019.pdf

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


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    Lions Big Band @ South Perth - Friday 5 July 2019


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

    You'll find us at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace, South Perth. BYO food, drink & glasses.

    Please circulate the attached poster to your friends and contacts, and encourage them to come along. All profits go to the community services of the South Perth Lions Club.

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

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


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    REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE DISTRICT CONVENTION!

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

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

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

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

    Attachment: Registration Form Convention 2019W.pdf

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


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Information for Clubs

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

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

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

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


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


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    Jandakot Lakes Lions partner with Rotary for a new project

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

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

    Attachment: Beeliar markets.pdf


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

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

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

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


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    BUSH RANGERS CONVENTION 2019 - ARMADALE

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

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

    Just watch out for any Bushrangers!

    Attachment: Convention Newsletter - April 2019.pdf


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    LIONS DRYANDRA OLYMPIC CHALLENGE WEEKEND 19/20 October 2019

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

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

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




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    Lions Awareness Days in Western Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    New Lions Code of Conduct available

    Lions Australia have been working on an update of the Lions Code of Conduct, which is now complete.

    You can access this important document by clicking on the link below.

    Perhaps it could be presented and discussed at a club meeting as well as circulated to all members as a reminder of what we represent as Lions. It's also a great resource to share with any potential new members.

    Proud to be a Lion!

    Attachment: 20180925 - Code of Conduct.pdf


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    Bull Creek Lions help brighten Fiona Stanley Hospital courtyard

    The Lions Club of Bull Creek has completed a project supported by the ALF to create a wonderful mural for Fiona Stanley Hospital. You can read the article from the Melville Community Times by clicking on the link below.

    Well done Bull Creek Lions!

    More details: https://www.communitynews.com.au/melville-times/news/new-mural-brightens-fiona-stanley-hospital-courtyard/


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    Meet Clarrie, our latest recruit!

    Clarrie the Lion is the latest addition to the resources available for clubs. He has already appeared at a few Lions events since arriving in WA recently, and is shared by W1 and W2 clubs.

    Clarrie appeared at the Baldivis Bunnings community event on Saturday 28 July 2018 and was a great drawcard for young and old alike. His next outing will be at the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Fair on Saturday 11 August so if you are in the area, drop by and say hi to him. And all the other Lions who will be there.

    If your club would like to borrow Clarrie (and/or the resource trailer that is now very well stocked), you can contact the District Marketing Coordinator. His details are in your Lions 2018-2019 Planning Diary as well as the Multiple District Directory. You can check out the contents of the trailer and how to go about booking it and/or Clarrie by logging in to the Member section of this website and clicking on the Member Resources tab.


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    Lions Hearing Bus - Drivers Needed

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

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    New! Lions Resource Trailer now available on loan to clubs.

    Could your club use some professional looking display items for an event coming up? The District now has a trailer equipped with a Lions marquee, tables and Lions table covers, laptop, projector and screen, brochures, posters and brochure holders. Other items will be added as needs arise.

    For a full list of the resources available and details of how to go about borrowing the trailer, log in to the Member pages and click on Member Resources in the drop down menu.


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    East Fremantle Lions Markets

    East Fremantle Club has obtained approval from the Town of East Fremantle to conduct a market on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

    The location is a park on the southern shore of the Swan River, at Norm McKenzie Reserve, 85 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle and it will be open 9:30 to 2:00pm.

    Details (and Application Form) can be found on their website http://eastfremantle.wa.lions.org.au or downloaded from the link below.

    The markets are being supported by Booragoon and Fremantle Clubs, but any other LIONS who are interested (and enjoy) markets are welcome to enquire, and earn $ revenue for their own club through their participation.


    Please check with East Fremantle LIONS for details and how it works …. Someone who can help with bookings etc will be especially welcome to enquire, and they of course will be a shoe-in for participation on the day of the events as well.

    The picture shows an aerial view of the location.

    Stall-holder enquiries are welcome, and not for profit organisations will be welcome with special consideration; for example, our friends at Rotary will have a spot promoting their “Shelterbox” programme for disaster relief.

    We seek LIONS support in attendance, and even just helping hands (and minds) to make this new market a success for many years to come.

    Contact: Alan Springett, on behalf of East Fremantle LIONS club,
    a.springett@optusnet.com.au 0402 499 049.

    Attachment: E Fremantle LIONS Market Stallholder application.pdf

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




National news

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

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



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



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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/