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Ellenbrook Lions Club

District 201W1, Western Australia, Australia

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    Ellenbrook Seniors Expo

    Today, 26 August 2016, a Seniors Expo was held at the Ellenbrook Community Hall which was attended by in excess of 20 not for profit Ellenbrook organisations with the ability to promote themselves to the general public.

    At last count, more than 250 members of the community attended.

    Pictured are our Ellenbrook Lions Treasurer, Norm Pearson and our Membership Chairman, Neil Rodgers manning our display plus the Mayor of the City of Swan, Lion Mick Wainwright.


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    Visit by International President to WA

    International President Bob Corlew is coming to Perth


  • Wow - have a look at this and learn about Lions

    An Ode to an Lion

    More details: https://youtu.be/M_7tAjLEKak


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    Ellenbrook Lions OZ Read Project 2016

    On 22nd July, the Ellenbrook Lions Club commenced presenting books to primary schools in Ellenbrook and surrounds.

    For more information, click below.

    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/ozread2016


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    Perth Entertainment Books 2016/2017

    The 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Books and Entertainment™ Digital Memberships are available now!

    Discover thousands of valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for many of the best restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels, travel, shopping and much more – choose your way with the following:

    • The traditional Entertainment™ Book Membership that comes with the Gold Card and vouchers.

    • The Entertainment™ Digital Membership that puts the value of the Entertainment™ Book into your iPhone or Android smartphone!

    Available now, from the Ellenbrook Lions Club, the NEW 2016 | 2017 Perth Entertainment™ Memberships still sell for just $65 and you’ll receive over $20,000 in valuable offers you can use until 1 June, 2017.

    Email pocboam1@bigpond.com to order yours

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    Ellenbrook Lions Community Service Awards

    Each year we present an award to a student from each of the five the local high schools in Ellenbrook.

    Pictured is Sasha Richards of the Ellenbrook Secondary College receiving her award from Lion Derek Boardman


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    Ellenbrook Christmas Pageant 12th December 2015

    A joint venture by Ellenbrook Theatre Company Inc, Ellenbrook Friends of the Arts, Ellenbrook Rotary and The Lions Club of Ellenbrook

    Supported by the City of Swan and LWP Ellenbrook

    Plenty of outdoor activites all day with markets, performers, food stalls and much much more....

    Markets start at Charlie Gregorini Reserve (waterpark) at 1pm with stage performances and entertainment.

    The Community parade begins at 4pm from the Library and will head down Main Street and The Shops area ending at Charlie Gregorini Reserve.

    More onstage entertainment from community groups from 5:30pm till 8pm when the Ellenbrook Lions Club's Carols by Candlelight begins.

    The event concludes around 9:30pm for the night owls.


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    Ellenbrook Lions Child of Courage - Jackson Menegola

    More info at:



    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Children%20of%20Courage%20Awards%20Today%2029th%20March.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Lions Recognised Internationally

    In the latest edition of the world wide Family Assistance Foundation's February 2015 Newsletter, we are recognised for our Club's work following the MH370 disaster and "Sharing the Journey"

    To learn more, please read the entire newsletter by clicking on the link below..

    Our Club is featured on Page 10.



    More details: http://fafonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FAF-Newsletter-Winter-2015.pdf


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    Flash Back to News About the EllenbrooK Lions Community Bus

    Today, two Elenbrook Lions picked up the Bus from the City of Swan which will be used for the transportation of the Lions Youth of the Year finalists from all around Australia during the next week.

    This marks the 5th year that it has been used for this purpose,

    Interestingly, since it was donated by Lions Ellenbrook, in February 2010, it has travelled in excess of 80,000km serving the needs of the Ellenbrook Place community.

    Click the link below for the original story published in late 2009.


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/BUS


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    Ellenbrook Lions broke another of our records today

    Today,16 November, we broke our previous record of 125 sellers by an additional 30 and an estimated number of buyers of around 1,500 attended today - a great turnout!

    We are hoping to break it again at our next two on 15th February & 15th March 2015.

    Buyers and Sellers please help us do it!!

    Also, a huge thanks to the Ellenbrook Lions who answered our call to arms today.

    Thirteen more photos of today can be viewed on our Facebook page at

    More details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lions-Club-of-Ellenbrook/239618374076


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    10th Light Horse Regiment 1914 - 2014 Centenary Celebration

    On the 12 October 3 members of the Ellenbrook Lions Club travelled to Northam, WA with the clubs Children's Mini Train and collected donations for the Northam RSL for rides on our train.

    Pictured is Ellenbrook Lion Rob Longmire, a member of the Regiment, who took part in the celebration and marched in the parade.


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    Memorial Dedication Service

    Today, 11th October 2014, was a special moment in the short history of Ellenbrook as a Dedication Service was held to celebrate the installation of a memorial at the "Ellenbrook Memorial Amphitheatre", (formerly known as the "Woodlake Amphiheatre").

    After 3 years of hard work, sweat & tears, Allan Rodgers of the Ellenbrook RSL sub branch achieved his dream with the backing & support of his lovely wife, Elaine. Good on ya both!

    Pictured is Ellenbrook Lion John Edgecombe with the wreath which he laid on our clubs behalf today.

    The amphitheatre is a wonderful venue for such a memorial as a tribute to those who have given the 'supreme sacrifice'!!


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    Guinness World Record "Smashed" in Ellenbrook

    On Wednesday 10th of September Ellenbrook Primary School, with strong support from St Helena’s Catholic Primary School, and the whole school community set out to break the record for the most people dressed as trees.

    The youngest tree was 3 months old, and the oldest was 82.

    Even the Principal, Dr. Neil, was a tree for the day!

    Six Lions Club members, Lions Rad & Sue Dickerson, John Pritchard, Bob Schwind, Doreen Rees, & Ron Freestone provided independent oversight of the record breaking achievement, and their counters clicked in 766 people- A New World Record!

    The school principal, Dr Neil MacNeill, said that the school was grateful to the Ellenbrook Lions for their continued support.

    Click below to see the two stories in the Advocate Newspaper on 17th September 2014


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Advocate%2017%20Sept%2020140001.pdf


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    An Ellenbrook "Youth Olympics" Gold Medalist

    Ellenbrook Lions Club, says, "Well done and congratulations, Kellie Gibson!,

    We are proud of your sporting achievements and for being a great example for our youth."

    Not only a women's Aussie Rules Football champ but now a Rugby Gold Medalist at the Youth Olympics!!!

    Good onya!

    Click below for the full story from the latest edition of the Ellenbrook Secondary College's newsletter


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Kellie%20Gibson%20Sept%202014.pdf


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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.

    Click below to view the video


    More details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUMr4HuVT0&feature=youtu.be


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    Ellenbrook Lions Donate a Second House in Cambodia

    Click below for the story



    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/Ellenbrook%20Lions%20Donate%20a%20Second%20House%20in%20Cambodia.pdf


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    Join the Lions Club of Ellenbrook

    Find out why



    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/JOINUS


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    Surprise for Wife of Missing Man

    This article appeared in the 9th of July edition of the Ellenbrook The Advocate Newspaper


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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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    A Special Thank You on 24 June 2014


    Thanks to the Ellenbrook Lions Club, my Dad is one happy individual.

    He was so happy by your generous donation and wants me to pass his thanks on.

    Words cannot describe how wonderful yesterday was when he got his electric chair and how thankful I am.

    They say a picture says a thousand words, well this one does.
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    Once again from the bottom of my heart thank you.

    Janet



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    World's Biggest Playgroup Day at Whteman Park 26 March 2014

    Click below to view photos of our Sausage Sizzle



    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/Playgroup WA Sausage Sizzle 26 March 2014.pdf


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    The House Ellenbrook Lions Helped to Build!

    Almost 12 months ago, Ellenbrook Lions were approached by local residents, Keith & Julie Bleach to donate funds to build a house in Cambodia via the Tabitha Foundation.

    When we invited them to come along as guest speakers to one of our Social meetings back then, we could not believe that by donating $1,500 we could actually build an entire house but we decided to do it.

    Since then, Keith & Julie, went over to Cambodia in October and here is their report back to us.

    "Please find attached photos of the house the Ellenbrook Lions donated-with the extremely happy and grateful family from the Chak Chav village.

    The other photo is of the volunteer builders from Perth with all of the recipient families of the village. The team built 16 new homes for the villagers, housing 77 desperately poor, rural Cambodians in safe, weatherproof and vermin proof homes.

    While we were in Cambodia we also attended the grand opening of the Australia Samaki Primary School, for which we raised A$52000 to build.-- another 600 children are now attending school, who weren't able to previously.

    Once again we would like to sincerely thank the 'Ellenbrook Lions' for supporting the house building project."


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/files/ellenbrook.wa/The%20House%20they%20now%20have.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Lions Responds to Another Little One!

    Jackson (pictured), from Aveley, in Perth, Western Australia, who turned 4 in January 2014, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in June last year.

    He is currently receiving intensive chemo therapy treatment at PMH and is scheduled to do so at least once a week until September 2015.

    Ellenbrook Lions heard about his story and decided to pledge assistance to his family.

    Best wishes Jackson, hang in there and keep giving us those 'high fives'.



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    Ellenbrook Lions Respond to Local Family!

    On hearing Sienna's story, (below) Ellenbrook Lions purchased a state of the art $1,000 Epilepsy Safe Bed which will monitor Sienna's convulsive seizures during the night from under her mattress.

    When these occur an alarm will be set off in her mother's room to awaken her but more importantly to help Yvonne to have a more unrestfull and un worrysome night's sleep.

    Pictured is Ellenbrook Lions Vice President, John Edgecombe, presenting the Safe Bed to Sienna and her mother, Yvonne, today, 22nd February.

    These type of donations cannot occur without the work of our Lions Club members in voluntarily raising funds via various means to return to the Community, but we need your help.

    We need you to join Lions:

    Two More Hands WILL make a Difference! and also help us to help others in our community.

    "My name is Yvonne and I have a 4 (almost 5 year old daughter), Sienna, who has been diagnosed with a severe generalised epilepsy disorder named "Doose Syndrome".

    She has up to 200 different seizures a day, however, the main concern is the night time seizures where she stops breathing during a tonic-clonic seizure, has a status seizure requiring rescue meds and or sedation and is in a high percentage of falling victim to SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) due to the severity of her seizures through the night and also as they come in clusters."




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    Ellenbrook Lions Thanks the Youngsters of the Ellenbrook Ballet Academy

    At Ellenbrook Lions Carols by Candlelight on the 8th of December, the students of the Academy presented two performances to the delight of the audience.

    In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the evening, the Club made a donation which will be used for a little party for them.

    Pictured after the presentation, are the Principal of the Academy, Erin Heartly and Lion Ron Freestone with three of their youngest performers in training.

    Ellenbrook Lions - supporting the young people in our community.



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    Ellenbrook Lions Mint Chairman Receives an "Exceptional Service Award" 6th February 2014

    At our Social meeting on 6th February 2014, Ellenbrook Lions acknowledged Lion John Edgecombe's tremendous contribution and dedication in his nine years as our Lions Mints Committee Chairman by presenting him with a specially created engraved plaque.

    As a a matter of fact through the efforts of he and his team our Club was the highest sellers of Mints in Australia three years in a row - 2009, 2010, & 2011! - as well as runner up several times.

    Bearing in mind, also, that our Club did not seriously commence tracking our Lions Mints project's performance (including stock control) using an "in house purpose built computer system" until 2009, below are some interesting statistics relating to the 5 years - 2009 to 2013 and the work his various team members have done,

    1. Team gross Sales of $107,842 over the 5 years which equates to 215,684 rolls @ 50 cents each

    2.Team Volunteer hours worked over the 5 years - 4,041 hours

    3. Team Volunteer kilometres traveled over the 5 years - 37,776 kms

    Thanks John






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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.



  • All Recent and Earlier News Posts

    Read them all on the Ellenbrook Lions website at:


    More details: http://ellenbrook.wa.lions.org.au/news


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    Ellenbrooks Very First Xmas Parade/Carnival 21 December 2013


    Last Saturday evening Lion Rob Longmire and I, Lion Ron Freestone were privileged to be the first ever to use all six of Ellenbrook Lions mini train carriages at an event and we did it at the above in downtown Ellenbrook, the fastest growing community in Western Australia.

    Pictured are our passengers getting ready to (board) the train for their journey, the passengers being the younger members of the Ellenbrook Community Youth Performance Group.

    It was a great experience for Rob and I, he driving, and I walking shot gun, with a couple of parents, and giving high fives to the young ones we knew as well as others we did not, many being very young but well and truly knowing what a fiver was!

    We passed the centre stage twice during the parade and got great public relations exposure for Ellenbrook Lions, and Lions in general, from Slim Jim, the compere.

    All up from whoa to go, Rob and I were there for about 3 or 4 hours but well worth the effort in our view given the PR we got!





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    A New Location at The Shops in Ellenbrook December 2014

    Ellenbrook Lions Gift Wrapping/Xmas Cake & Pudding Sales


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    Ellenbrook Lions at The Shops in Ellenbrook December 2014

    Ellenbrook Lions Gift Wrapping/Xmas Cake & Pudding Sales


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    Wow, Record Numbers at our Swap Meet - 17th November 2013


    Today, 17th November, our Club had our most successful Swap Meet ever, as evidenced by the fact we had in excess of 120 Sellers and an estimated 3,000 plus buyers.

    In addition, we held a one day raffle which raised near enough to $460 thanks to Ellenbrook Lions Rob L & Mark H.

    To top that off, we used our new PA System for the first time to announce the winners of the three prize winners and believe it or not most on the oval could hear it.

    As well,thanks to the presence of the Lions Western Australia Hearing Screening Bus, we look like gaining a new member!

    To our mind, the Bus is not out there to just screen peoples hearing but also by being at events like ours today - it most definitely raises Community awareness of our great organisation.

    Finally, thanks to all Ellenbrook Lions who volunteered today, who got up out of their comfy beds around about 4:45am this morning, as well as those who gave up family commitments to make today a resounding success - sleep well tonight, guys & girls!

    More photos below

    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/lions swap meet - 17th november 2013.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Lions Receives a Donation from Swan Valley Tax & Accounting


    This year Swan Valley Tax & Accounting, in Ellenbrook, decided to create a program where they would give back to the Community by asking all customers having their Tax Returns completed by them up to 31st October to nominate their preferred of 3 not for profit organisations to receive $1.00.

    Ellenbrook Lions was selected as one of the three and this morning, 12th November, President Ron gratefully accepted a cheque from Swan Valley Tax, Principal, Craig Anderson for $626.00

    The other two not for profits will be receiving their cheques tomorrow, Woodlake Playgroup, $448.00 and Upper Swan Primary School P&C, $426.00 - total donation $1,500.00

    Thank you Craig from Ellenbrook Lions


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    Remembrance Day in Ellenbrook on 11 November 2013


    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1919, peace was declared to end World War 1.

    In other countries, it is known as Armistice Day but in Australia it is Remembrance Day.

    This year, Ellenbrook Lions were honoured to be requested by the Ellenbrook Returned Services League to lay a wreath at their 4th annual ceremony.

    Pictured are Lions John Edgecombe, Neil Rodgers and John Pritchard at the ceremony, the wreath on the right in the front row is our Clubs.

    For more photos at the ceremony, click the link below



    More details: /files/ellenbrook.wa/remembrance day 11th november 2013.pdf


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    Ellenbrook Local Lindsay Richmond Has Rode to Conquer Cancer Again


    Just thought I would let Ellenbrook Lions know that the 2013 Western Australian ride is done and dusted with an amazing 5.2 million dollars being raised between just over thirteen hundred riders
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    It was a tough ride on day one with the majority of the 114km being in horrible weather with strong head winds and rain.

    Please pass on my thanks to those involved in my support from the Ellenbrook Lions again this year as you helped me to personally raise $5700.

    I have ridden in a team of four or five over the last two years, most of them family members, and in that two years we have managed to raise $40,292 between us.

    There is a rumour going around I may do it again next year!!!!








District news

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    South Perth Lions Big Band

    Ready to party like a rockstar? Come and join the South Perth Lions Big Band on Friday 14 October under our talented musical director Phil Hatton. Listen and dance to the magical sound of the full big band with our great singers!

    We hold monthly dance shows from February to November at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace – just 5 minutes south of the Narrows Bridge. BYO food, drink & glasses!

    The show runs from 8-11pm and the cost is only $15. You can pay at the door, alternatively email me on lionsband.southperth@gmail.com or phone Phil on 0417 916 773 to reserve a table. We're expecting a big crowd this month so table reservation is highly recommended.

    Look forward to seeing you on Friday 14 October at the South Perth Community Centre!

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    Lions Hearing Foundation of Western Australia's September 2016 Newsletter

    Click to view it

    Attachment: LHF_Newsletter_Sept 2016.pdf


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    District 201W1 Newsletters

    To view all of our District 201W1 Newsletters since August 2010 go to


    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/dg%20newsletters


  • WA Lions Hall of Fame

    Nominations are now sought for 2016

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


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    South Perth Lions Big Band

    We'll be holding our monthly Lions Big Band dance shows on the 3rd Friday of the month (except October) at the South Perth Community Centre, corner of Sandgate St and South Terrace - just 5 minutes south of the Narrows Bridge.

    Please BYO food, drinks and glasses.

    The dates are:

    • Friday 14 October (2nd Friday)

    • Friday 18 November

    All profits go to the community services of the South Perth Lions Club.

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



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


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    WA Lions Save Sight Foundation Footy Tipping Results 2016

    Its on again!

    Click below for the latest info and the Tipping Ladder

    More details: http://201w1.lions.org.au/footy%20tipping


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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 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'

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    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!



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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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