Hannan's Goldfields Lions Club (Inc)

District 201W1, Western Australia, Australia.


Club news

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    Lions Hearing Foundation Bus coming to Kalgoorlie!

    On April the 6th, the Lions Hearing Foundation Bus will be coming to Kalgoorlie for the Kalgoorlie markets!

    The foundation was formed in 1977 in order to serve as a charitable service-orientated Lions Foundation for Western Australia. Their objectives are to work in the field of hearing conservation and to help those who are hearing impaired.

    Come by to the Kalgoorlie Markets this April for a free hearing checkup!

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    William Grunt Library Display

    Our display at the local library to promote awareness of how Lions can assist the local community.
    The display is available for viewing from 16th to 29th September 2013.
    Thanks to the City of Kalgoorlie - Boulder for providing the Venue.

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    2013 Changeover Evening

    A great night was had by all at the Clubs 2012-2013 Changeover evening.
    It was attended by approximately 40 people, both members and the Community.

    After the invocation, read by Lion Marie French all had a great 3 course meal prepared by Lion Sue Turner and Ladies. This was followed by meeting formalities and the swearing in of the new executive.

    President: John Browner, Vice President: John Walters, Secretary: Elizabeth Browner, Treasurer: Judi Walters, Lion Tamer: Alice Smallhorn, Tail Twister: Larry Turner, Membership Officer: Tony Stephenson and Master of Induction Ceremony: Jim Watson;

    Jim Watson performed the very touching "Helen Keller" induction ceremony to welcome two new members, Allan and Katrina Milne

    Internal Awards presented to:
    Lion of the Year: Maxine Thornton,
    Nominees for Lion of the Year: Dave Mead and Ian Robinson.
    Club Life Member: Jenny Millar
    100% attendance Awards: Jenny Millar and John Browner

    Community Awards
    Citizenship Plaque:
    Sheryl Liddicoat. For outstanding contribution to the Community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
    Appreciation Plaques:
    Bridgestone Tyre Service Centre:
    Minesite Recycling

    At the completion of official business, the Twin City Rockers performed a series of Rock and Roll dances and then after much coaxing, managed to get almost all present onto the dance floor.
    What followed was a great evening with people dancing, chatting and just having a great time until the midnight hour.

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    Talented Young Man assists Club

    Our two new pull-up banners and their designer, Andrew.
    Andrew has Autism, and has managed to overcome a huge amount of the difficulties associated with it. He has natural talent for Graphic design and has completed Cert II.

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    Wood Raffle 2013

    Another successful Fire Wood Raffle. About $1700 raised.

    Left to Right. Lions Dave, Robbo, John, Raffle winner Jean, Lion Tony and of course, Scout the supervisor (Dog)

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    Thank you all

    $14500.00. This is the amount in monetary assistance that the club has given back to the community this year.

    When we add in sponsorship and assistance we have obtained from Local businesses, the amount comes very close to $18000.00
    There has also been a huge number of "Lion Hours" spent assisting needy Individuals and NFPs.

    Yes, I am Proud to be a Lion, Specially proud to be a member of the Hannan''''s Goldfields Club, but even more proud of belonging to the Community of Kalgoorlie Boulder who have made all of this possible.

    Many thanks to those who have supported our Markets by either visiting or conducting a stall.

    Also a huge thank you to those people who have contacted the club after having a garage sale and donating their left over treasures to us.

    Without you we would not have been able to make such a huge difference in our Community.

    2013 - 2014 is a year I am looking forward to as I expect it to be bigger and better.

    Thank you all
    John Browner
    Hannan''s Goldfields Lions Club

District news

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    It's time again! South Perth Lions Big Band is excited to be performing our first monthly show in 2020 for you on Friday 28th February, under our talented musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our fantastic singers!

    This month we feature two of Perth's stellar talents - Gioiosa xxx and Owen Measeday.

    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 8-10.45pm and the cost is $20. 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.

    So dust off your dancing shoes and join us for our first fabulous show of the year!


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    Food Van For Sale!

    Could your club use a fitted out food van? Northam Lions no longer use their monster van and are looking for a buyer.

    For more information, please contact El Rewell on elgrah@westnet.com.au or phone: 0409 576 560.


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    FEBRUARY 1 2019

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    The New "We Are The Lions Anthem"

    Click below to hear it and be inspired

    Attachment: watch?v=0CEOmDUSotw&feature=em-uploademail

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    Check out the latest Lions Hearing Dog Newsletter

    Click below to view it

    Attachment: Hearing Dog Newsletter 2017.pdf

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    Inaugural Recipient of the WA Lions Hearing Foundation Award

    The WA Lions Hearing Foundation are pleased to announce that the inaugural award of the Arthur and Lorna Dodd Award has been presented to Lion Lorna Dodd.

    It was agreed by all Board members to present this award to Lion Lorna for her dedication to the Foundation.

    Lorna was a Lions Lady from 1973 when her husband, the late Arthur, joined Manning Lions Club. As was expected she was a very busy Lions Lady and supported the Club with enthusiasm. Lion Arthur died in 1993 and she joined the Club in 1994 when lady members were accepted.

    As she had been associated with the Board since 1980 when Arthur joined, she was elected to join in 1995 and has been a member since and rarely misses a meeting.

    Lorna has always been positive and constructive at meetings and is a well respected member of the Lions Hearing Foundation.

    The photograph shows the presentation with Chairman, Lion Chris Smelt and District Governors, Colin Heap and Allan Cooper.

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    Lions Online Radio

    For great music tune in to the link below and enjoy it all while you are "working" or "surfing".

    Great stress reliever and great links there to Lions International's website as well!!

    More details: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/online-radio.php

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    An Update on the Stoneville, Parkerville Bush Fires in January 2014

    Following the Bush Fires of January 2014, which devastated parts of Stoneville and Parkerville in Western Australia, many of the 55 families who lost their homes are now rebuilding.

    Sadly, however, other affected residents are still unable to rebuild due to issues with their insurance companies, tightened Building Regulations in fire prone areas and in some cases, trauma issues. Others, whose homes were saved have also had their businesses and personal lives heavily affected.

    Lions District 201W1 has been monitoring the situation over the past 11 months and have collected donations from Clubs in Districts 201W1 and 201W2 totaling $62,157.

    Part of this has been distributed directly to those who had lost homes.

    As a Christmas goodwill gesture, we have put together 20 Christmas food hampers which will be distributed to some of those who suffered the trauma of the bush fires, and who are “doing it tough” at present.

    We are further arranging cash donations, totaling in the vicinity of $20,000 to assist some of the most affected.

    We have been working with the Shire of Mundaring, to identify the most needy people, while maintaining their privacy.

    In the attached photo, Lions Gavin Thomson (left) 201W1 Disaster Co-ordination Chairman and PDG Colin Heap 201W1 (right) are pictured presenting the hampers to Mundaring Shire President, Helen Dullard and to Community Liaison Officer David Skipworth, who will handle the allocation and distribution.

    We hope that these contributions will assist in bringing some Christmas cheer to those who have been so heavily affected by the Bush Fires.

    A huge thank you to all Lions clubs in Western Australia who have made all of the above possible by their donations in the true Lions spirit of 'We Serve'.

  • Trailer of New Documentary

    View a trailer, below, for the documentary 'Dear Me' - a letter from Andrew Chan to his younger self produced by the Western Australian Lions Drug Education Foundation (WALDEF)

    More details: http://vimeo.com/105944097

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    WA Lions Hall of Fame Event at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel

    Last night, 7th November 2015, there was a fantastic event when we Lions in Western Australia inducted three new members into our Hall of Fame

    Have a look at this for more info

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/walionshalloffame

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    The Lions In Western Australia Went to South Australlia

    Lions Western Australia's Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Bus traveled across the nation to attend the recent ANZI Forum in Adelaide, South Australia, staffed by Lion volunteers, including the doctors.

    They drove all the way from Western Australia to be there.

    Good onya guys

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    New LCIF Video Released

    See how your support of LCIF delivers on the needs of people around the globe.

    One of the most important ways that Lions make a difference in their communities and the world is through Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the official charitable organisation of Lions Clubs International.

    With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large-scale humanitarian projects in their community. Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly toward a grant, as administrative costs are paid by interest on investments. Lions’ support of the Foundation is critical, as donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF’s revenue.

    Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,268 grants totaling more than US$729 million. Together, Lions and LCIF are making a difference for millions of people. “We Serve” better together.

    LCIF grants go toward Lions sight services, disaster relief, health initiatives and more. Support LCIF and make a difference.

    More details: http://youtu.be/fhUMr4HuVT0

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    Join a Lions Club in Western Australia

    Find out why

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/joinnow

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    ALCCRF August Newsletter

    Click below to view

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/ALCCRF%20August%202014%20Newsletter.pdf

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    Danica’s Despair Turns to Delight!

    At the end of April, early May, the President of the Ellenbrook Lions Club, Ron Freestone, was contacted by Mike Kavanagh from the Family Assistance Foundation to see if the club could provide assistance to Danica Weeks, the wife of Paul, who was on the missing Maylasia Airlines flight MH370 in March.

    Before leaving on his first as a FIFO to Mongolia, Paul had started some renovations to their home in The Vines in Western Australia and Mike asked if Ellenbrook Lions could somehow organize the completion of what Paul had started for Danica and their two young boys.

    Ron immediately contacted Masters in Ellenbrook and sought their assistance.

    The result was that Masters got on board and started doing the odd jobs Paul had started, which involved:

    1. Doing some brick paving
    2. Repairing the reticulation system
    3. Replacing the fly wire on two sliding doors
    4. Finishing the interior painting
    5. Installing skirting boards throughout the house
    6. Steam cleaning the tiles in the bathroom, and various other small jobs

    Before all of the above could be done, Channel 7 in Perth jumped on board on the 12th of June at the suggestion of Danica’s best friend and neighbour Terry-Ann du Plessis.

    The result was Danica was asked to leave the house before Monday, 16th June, and stay at The Vines Resort ‘free of charge’ until a complete home makeover by WA House Rules people, Carol & Russell, had been completed.

    Within two weeks, the ‘entire’ interior of the house was virtually ‘gutted’.

    On Sunday, 29th June, Danica and her two boys were picked up from The Vines Resort in a stretch limosine and returned home to find that the whole house had been totally renovated including all new furniture, appliances, fixtures & fittings, floor coverings, painting, a garden makeover and much, much more!

    Ron attended the above handover and was very appreciative of Danica’s recognition of Lions during the handover and the support of her over the journey so far.

    Finally, it is amazing that one simple request can turn into such a fantastic result which fits with our Motto:

    “Lions – We Serve”

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    Albany Lions Club Spearheads the "Hope in the Boat" Project for Diabetes Research

    THREE West Australians are hoping to raise $1 million for diabetes research during a motorcycle, boat and trailer adventure around Australia – and a Midland business has thrown its weight behind the Guinness World Record attempt.

    Steve’s Motorcycles is providing repairs, maintenance, support and advice for Albany residents Glen and Marina Hurst and Guy Cook as they drive two motorcycles more than 21,000 kilometres while towing a boat and trailer to attract vital funds and awareness for Diabetes Research WA.

    Guy will tow the aluminium dinghy on a folding trailer and Glen will tow a trailer. Both will be using webcams on their bikes to record the journey.

    The Elgee Rd business run by Steve Riley is also playing host to a sausage sizzle fundraiser being organised by the Stratton Lions Club from 9am on Friday July 11 – just before National Diabetes Week kicks off on July 13.

    Diabetes Research WA executive director Sherl Westlund said she was grateful to Steve’s for supporting the Hope in a Boat project.

    "Since the Lions Club of Albany announced it was spearheading this project, making it possible for Glen, Guy and Marina to undertake this epic ride, the support has come from far and wide as all too many people are aware of the global avalanche of diabetes,” she said.

    "We’re very excited about the prospect of being able to plough significant new funds into the potentially life-changing medical research studies WA’s world-leading scientists are doing into both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    "Even though type 2 diabetes has already reached epidemic proportions, the current generation of adults can still change the future for their children and grandchildren.”

    An estimated 1.8 million Australians are currently living with diabetes and it’s predicted that number will rise to 3.3 million by 2031. Every six seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from diabetes-related complications.

    Fundraisers Glen, Guy and Marina will leave Albany on July 6 on and they will be on-hand at the July 11 sausage sizzle to chat with locals.

    The trio will visit more than 240 Lions Clubs on their 80-day adventure.

    Diabetes Research WA, based at Royal Perth Hospital, is the State’s longest running diabetes research funding group, and has now raised and distributed more than $4.6 million for this work.

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    Lions at the Aussie Walk for Kids 6 April 2014

    Lion Tess Leedham driving the Ellenbrook Lions Train full of a bunch of Lions kids with a 'real' kid as a 'ring in'

    Click below for more photos

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/files/201w1/Aussie%20Walk%20for%20Kids%206%20April%202014.pdf

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    Lions - We Care, We Give, We Serve, We Need You!

    The Lions Clubs in Western Australia (Districts 201w1 & 201w2) have collaborated to promote Lions by organising an Electronic Billboard in the Perth Underground Train Station as well as on the back of two CAT buses which travel around the CBD in Perth.

    We need You and "your" Two Hands to continue the great work Lions do in the Community, here, and around the world. If you have a few hours to spare each week, please join a Lions Club in your area, you will find it rewarding and sometimes it will bring a 'tear or two to your eyes".

    Pictured is DG Colin Heap of District 201W1 with one of the Cat buses

    Go to our Facebook page, like it, and spread the word!

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

  • All Latest & Earlier News Posts

    Read them all on the Lions District 201W1 website at:

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/news

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    Tragedy Hit the Perth Hills in Western Australia on 12th January 2014

    This is an extract taken from the latest Newsletter of Frank Alban, MLA and a member of the Ellenbrook Lions Club.

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    Tireless Volunteer Honoured on Australia Day 2014

    KOONDOOLA volunteer Sue McDonald is this year’s City of Wanneroo Australia Day Award recipient.

    The mother-of-three – who commits five days a week to volunteering – was nominated for her work with Assistance Dogs Australia and the Ballajura Lions Club as vice- president.

    Volunteering from the age of 14, Mrs McDonald said she had been involved with many other charities including the WA Lions Drug Education and McCusker Alzheimer’s Research foundations.

    “There are people out there a lot less fortunate than us; if I can give my time and make someone have a better life then my job is done,” Mrs McDonald said.

    Her husband, sons and their partners all attended the ceremony on Sunday.

    “As soon as she (Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts) started to read the page I knew before my name was announced, I was shaking and I was crying of course.”

    “I’m a person who likes to talk and I have to tell you, I was speechless, my kids treasured the moment.

    “My eldest boy put it straight on Facebook how proud he was of mum … I’ve been blown away with lovely comments on Facebook, it’s the appreciation for what you do that makes it all worth while.”.

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    Oz-Clubhouse Clean up needs YOU!

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

    Executive Officer

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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


    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/