MARGARET RIVER Lions Club (Inc)

District 201W2, West Australia

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Margaret River Lions hold a Garage Sale at their shed in Burton Road every second and fourth Saturday in every month.  Come and see what a little recycling can achieve.  The Garage Sale is open from 8.30 am to 12:30pm.  Be early for the best bargains !

Margaret River Lions meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each Month at the Club Rooms which are part of the shed in Burton Road.  New members are very welcome ! 

 Please call the office on 97588945 if you would like to take part in our efforts and have some fun with like minded people. 



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    Lions Big Band @ South Perth 26 October 2018

    It's time to party like a rockstar again! Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 26 October under our awesome musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers!

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

    Please circulate the information 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 8-11pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively phone Phil on 0417 916 773 or email Lorna on lionsband.southperth@gmail.com to reserve a table.

    Look forward to seeing you at the South Perth Community Centre for a great evening!

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    Congratulations DG Beverley Hawkins and Australind Lions on a wonderful Convention

    The 201W2 District Convention held in Australind from October 6-8 2018 was declared a resounding success, with around 240 attending. Guest speakers included Past International President Barry Palmer, Global Membership Team Area Leader PDG Ann Eldridge, and Darren Lomman from Green Batch.

    We also heard what wonderful projects are being done by the Lions Hearing Dogs, Lions Cancer Institute, Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation, Lions Eye Health Program, Leos and of course there were awards given in various categories for Lions who have excelled, and Sergeant at Arms Roger Doyle kept the show together throughout.

    And what would any convention be without the entertainment, the fellowship, and displays from a number of Lions Foundations and projects and the chance to spend some money on Christmas cakes and items from the Lions Club Supplies shop?

    The Conventions page will be updated in the near future with more details, and you can also check in with the Lions in Western Australia Facebook page for lots more photos. Just click on the link in the box at the top right of this page.


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    Drought Relief Appeal Update October 2018 - what a result!

    Read about the amazing response to the appeal.


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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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    Australian Lions Foundation Newsletter - September 2018: read about the amazing Drought Relief Appeal response!

    Well done to all the Lions in Australia for supporting the Drought Relief Appeal! Your donations have exceeded the target set by the ALF. You can read the full newsletter for September 2018 by clicking the link below.

    Attachment: ALF newsletter Sept 2018.pdf

    More details: https://lionsclubs.org.au/foundations/australian-lions-foundation/


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    Superkids, Superheroes Scooter Ride Bridgetown to Perth Children's Hospital


    The Lions Club of Jandakot Lakes provided dinner and breakfast for the Superkids, Superheros when they overnighted at Woodman’s Point Discovery Park on Saturday the 8th of September 2018.

    A special Bridgetown family had their world torn apart when their precious 8 year old son lost his battle with childhood cancer.

    In their son's honour, even before he passed away, Kim and Simon Kane along with some of the locals from Bridgetown started their fundraising for “Kids with Cancer”.

    For the past 3 years Kim, Simon and a bunch of supporters from Bridgetown have ridden motorised scooters from Bridgetown to PMH (this year Perth Children’s Hospital) fundraising along the way

    Over the last 3 years the 9 day trip has raised over $150,000.00 for Kids Cancer Research.

    Well done to all those involved!

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/superkidssuperheroes/photos/ms.c.eJxFztsNxEAIQ9GOIl5jm~;4bW4WI2d~_jK4yrTUTQI~;1kPP7BQR2UEgtIquW4BThwtCAfqFpof48WbtE9RexRWr4rVC~_EDXBXmDY34hapKc6uEDNr~_ENPEblATVFcUE1h~_xh7VhL9A7pbN~;U~-.bps.a.1890876251231534.1073741843.1670188643300297/1890876677898158/?type=3&source=49&__tn__=EH-R


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    Dryandra Lions Olympics Challenge 20/21 October 2018 - update

    The ‘Olympics’ are getting closer and thank you to the Clubs who have put their hands up to join us at the Dryandra Lions Woodland Village for a weekend of fun and friendship on the 20 / 21st October 2018.





    Has your club booked in for the big Challenge weekend yet? It's not too late to enter. Just click on the link below for information.


    Attachment: September 2018 Dryandra Olympics Quarterly Newsletter.pdf


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    Newsflash Update - National Drought Relief Appeal 18/8/18

    To all Lions, Leos and Lioness Clubs – Multiple District 201, Australia:

    Your Support so far has been Outstanding!

    Click on the link below to read the update from the Australian Lions Foundation, and to find out where to send your donations.


    Attachment: Newsflash Update National Drought Relief.pdf


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    Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter #3

    Click on the attachment below to read the latest Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter, and go to the Conventions link to download registration forms.

    Attachment: NEWS LETTER NO. 3 CON.pdf

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


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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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    Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter #2

    Click on the attachment below to read the latest Dolphin Sanctuary Convention Newsletter, and go to the Conventions link to download registration forms.


    Attachment: NEWS LETTER NO. 11 CON.pdf

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


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    WA Lions Hall of Fame - Nominations now open for 2018

    Nominations are now open for the WA Lions Hall of Fame for 2018. Please consider nominating a Lion from your club or another club. Details, invitation and forms can be found by clicking the link below or the WA LIONS HALL OF FAME tab at the top of the page.

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


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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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    Lions 201W2 Dolphin Sanctuary Convention 5-7 October 2018 - have you registered?

    For more information, visit the Conventions page.

    Attachment: Registration Form convention1.pdf

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


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    AMLC Lions Club Guinness World Record Attempts May 2019 Barcaldine QLD

    The Australian Motorhoming Lions Club invites all your members and friends with a Caravan, Fifth Wheeler, Campervan or Motorhome to be part of this history making event on the weekend of the 25th and 26th May 2019.

    This picture shows the line created in the 2007 attempt which was unfortunately lost to the Italians by a mere 43 vehicles.

    The club is also looking for sponsors from the private sector for this historical event should you know of anyone interested please contact Lion Lorna Cameron (Sponsorship and Merchandising):


    Email: lzcameron42@gmail.com

    Website: https://thelongestline.net.au/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMLCWorldRecordAttempts2019/


    Funds raised will be shared among regional charities and Angel Flight.

    More details: https://thelongestline.net.au/


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    Save the Date! Lions Dryandra Challenge Olympics 20/21 October 2018

    The dates for the 2018 Dryandra Lions ‘Olympics’ Challenge Weekend have been set for the 20th / 21st October and will again include the Dryandra Boards AGM on Saturday 20th October at 2:00pm, where we will break from the games for all Members to attend.

    Your club could be taking home the coveted 'dunny seat' trophy, proudly displayed here by members of Atwell club, winners of the 2017 competition.

    The Entry Fee of $5.00 per person/ member to take part will remain unchanged and is required to cover any costs involved for prizes, games materials etc. and needs to be forwarded with your Entry Form (attached below) to the Lions Club of Port Kennedy.

    All the accommodation arrangements for the Cabins, Currawong Nissan Huts / Dormitory Complex and Caravan Area will be handled through the Port Kennedy Lions Club, with NO Accommodation Fees being charged on the Friday and Saturday nights for Lions and friends attending the AGM and competing in the ‘Lions Olympic’ Games.

    Each Club will need to contact PDG Alan Hawkins to book their accommodation arrangements for the weekend.

    Allowance has been made for caravans / camper trailers to be set up in an area behind the Nissan Huts, with no on-site power available. Tents will NOT be allowed to be set up in the Dryandra Village area, as there are specific Camping Areas allocated within the Dryandra Woodlands National Park. For Clubs with small numbers, you can make arrangements with other Clubs attending to share a Cabin.

    The games planned for this year are as follows (with time permitting):

    • Fire Wood Bagging (need to bring a good pair of gloves for handling the wood).
    • Bocce
    • Horse Shoes
    • Rubber Thong Throwing (you need to bring a pair of traditional Rubber Thongs).
    • Egg Tossing

    An entry form is attached, and full details have been emailed to all club secretaries.

    Attachment: Lions Olympics 2018 Entry Form.doc


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    State Youth of the Year Winner for 2018

    And our YOTY State winner is...Henry Pemberton. Henry impressed the judging panel and audience with his public speaking skills which saw him also awarded the YOTY Public Speaking trophy. Henry was sponsored by the Floreat Lions Club and attends Christ Church Grammar.
    It was a very tough job for the judges this year. The quality of our finalists this year was very high and they were all congratulated on their amazing range of skills and achievements.

    More details: http://201w2.lions.org.au/lions%20youth%20of%20the%20year


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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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