Hello fellow Lions! I am proud to be serving as your District 14-E Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Chairperson this year. I am very excited to share with you all of the goings-on at LCIF. Please let me know if your club would be interested in hearing a presentation on LCIF, and we can find a date that works.
As we start a new Lions year, I challenge each of your clubs to come up with some ideas to increase your donations to LCIF over the year. Perhaps you can advertise that the proceeds from one of your existing fundraisers will directly benefit a specific LCIF project, such as the Measles Initiative or the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. read more…
Please be aware of the new deadline for the District 14E newsletter. All information must be submitted to Lion Stacey Bronzie by the 27th of each month. This date coincides with your club submission for the Membership and Service reports. If submissions are received after that date, it will be included in the next month’s report. Clubs may have to work a month in advance to meet this date! read more…
Club Support Sessions are be held at the Westmoreland County Blind Association. The meetings start at 6:30pm with the Extra Focus Activity, followed by the main session at 7:00 pm. All members welcome. Find out what is going on within our District and more. Share you successes and failures, upcoming events; reach out for help, etc. Sometimes seeing the bigger picture lets you see the help that is there. Mondays: Aug. 21 — Sept. 18 — Oct. 16 — Nov. 20 — Dec. 18
Do some Research. I attended the Eye Research Seminar at UPMC on October 7th. It was very interesting to learn how the Lions are supporting some ground breaking research. One example of this is using stem cells that are grown on a gel. This gel is then used to cover the eye, like a contact, to repair a damaged or scratched cornea. The researchers told us that this can repair the cornea within days. Of course, this will have to go through government testing and approvals before it can be available. read more…
Find complete information in the Newsletter:
- Fliers and forms for State Meeting, Club Excellence Award, etc.
- Info. and registration forms for meetings and trainings
- Club event flyers and info
- Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
- And more!
Our district is working with a local media management company to help us promote our local Lions Clubs and our activities. The end result will be 2 promotional videos featuring our Lions and talking about Lions in our district, Westmoreland County. In addition, they will be producing additional testimonial videos approximately monthly. The purpose is to establish a presence on social media that shows people who we are and what we do. There are lot of misconceptions out there about Lions and we want to change that.
PDG Ronnie Martin of TX asks that if you or your club would like to help with a cash donation for the Hurricane relief in TX, please send it to:
The Texas Lions Foundation
PO Box 64881
Lubbock, TX 79424
This is a 501C3 Foundation. Please note on the check memo line that this is for the HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND. Every penny will distributed to help those in need.
The purpose of PID Cindy Gregg KidSight Fellowship program is to support the District 14-E Care-A-Van project in purchasing new vision screeners, to maintain screening equipment, and to train volunteers in their usage. Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. To do this, Lions are working to increase the number of screening programs around the country in order to reach
more children when it is possible and where it is needed. These Fellowships are $250. The fellowship form is in July/Aug newsletter and also by clicking here.
Nov. 13-19, 2017
Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes
Sat. Nov. 18, 2017
Level Green Lions Pancake Breakfast
Veterans Eat Free
P-T Leos Collection Drive for Welcome Home Shelter
Level Green Community Building, 7 am – noon
Sun. Nov. 19, 2017
Mt. Pleasant Lions Pancake Breakfast
Roosevelt Hall, 8 am – 1 pm
Dec. 10, 2017
Link-N-Leos/P-T Leos Blanket Project
P-T Leos Collection Drive for Welcome Home Shelter
Norwin Resource Center
Jan. 22-28, 2018
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
See Nov. 2017 Newsletter.
There once was a church that fell upon hard times. The church had only five remaining members which included the pastor and four others. They had all been members of the church for many years and now in their golden years were not sure how to save their church. There was an older, retired Bishop that lived in the mountains not too far from the church. So one day the pastor decided to pay a visit to the Bishop and see if he might have any advice to help save the church. The Bishop and the pastor had a nice long visit, but when the pastor finally asked the Bishop for guidance, he simply responded by saying, “There is no advice I can give to you on this matter. The only thing I can tell you is that one of you is the Messiah.” read more…
White Cane Day is officially October 15, 2017. Thank you to everyone who is participating in White Cane Days this fall. Remember to submit information to the district. All Clubs are reminded that donations received on White Cane Days are to be designated for sight related projects only. Please submit the total man-hours and amount collected to District White Cane Chairperson Sara Loar at 724-593-2664 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that District 14-E has an accurate figure of the total amount collected. Thanks for your cooperation!