Cabinet Meeting February 10

To: Cabinet Officers, Committee Chairpersons, Club Presidents and Secretaries, All Lions Lionesses and LEOs
Date: Saturday, Febraury 10, 201
Place: New Alexandria Lions Club Grounds, New Alexandria, PA
Times: 10:00 a.m. PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS MEETING
10:30 a.m. PRE-CABINET MEETING
11:00 a.m. CABINET MEETING

ATTENTION: Reports that must be given will be limited to a three-minute time constraint. If necessary, please email full report to DG Aaron Slezak by Saturday, February 3rd so that copies can be provided for clubs in attendance to share the information from the full report. A summary of the full report can be given during the meeting.

State Council Meeting, 2/3/18 – Forms

The 2017-2018 State Council will convene for its third meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018. State Council will hold a preliminary meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018. The preliminary and regular meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Allentown I-78 (Lehigh Valley), 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville, PA. A schedule of committee meetings and room assignments for Saturday morning, February 3, will be available in mid-January. Any committee chairperson and/or coordinator who wishes to have a meeting on that day must notify the State Office by Friday, January 5.  Click “Read more” to view reservation directions, Advertising Form, Council Meal RSVP.

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Help Needed: Youth Diabetes Camp

District 14E is planning a week of summer camp in 2018 for youth with diabetes. Tentative dates for the camp are August 12-17, 2018. We are looking for volunteers to help plan and run this camp. The camp is being planned to be held at the YMCA’s Camp T. Frank Soles in Rockwood, Pennsylvania which his near Seven Springs resort. Camp Soles was selected because of their experience hosting an annual youth diabetes camp for the American Diabetes Association in early July each year known as Camp Courage. read more…

Skiiers needed

If you are a good skier and are interested in working with the blind, we have a great opportunity for you. A group of blind outdoor enthusiasts is looking for a few volunteers to ski with them this winter at Seven Springs. The only requirements? You must be able to ski and also to speak loudly to give direction to a blind skier with whom you would be paired. Contact 2VDG David DeFazio at ddefazio47@comcast.net or 724-454-0912 (call/text) for more information or to be added to the list.

Newsletter info due by the 27th

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…

DG Message ~ January 2018

Fellow Lions, Lioness, and Leos,

“New Year, New You” . That depends on you. It is that time of year again when we are supposed to look back to see what we accomplished during the past year, and to think about what we want to accomplish this new year. Why is it that we focus on just this one time of the year to do that?

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VDG Notes ~ January 2018

Reflections:  As we start the new year, we reflect on the past year and what happened good or bad. The new year also gives us a new beginning to change the bad and make the year a better one than the last. Don’t be afraid to try something different and if it doesn’t work, then you can say “At least I tried.” Lions are also changing for the better. read more…

Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the Newsletter:

  • Fliers and forms for awards and recognition
  • January Drug & Alcohol Facts week
  • Info. and registration forms for various Conventions
  • Club event info
  • Veterans Affairs Information
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
  • And more!

Help Needed: Special Olympics Jan. 28-30

District 14-E will participate in Special Olympics based at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, January 28-30.  Fellow members, family and friends, if you can spare some time, please lend a helping hand for this event.    CALL TO ACTION: We will again provide scarves to Olympic participants.  Knitted, crocheted, fleece scarves are all needed, approximately 60 inches long by 9 inches wide.  A day will be scheduled in January to meet and make scarves.

Help Needed for Video Production Project

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.

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PID Cindy Gregg KidSight Fellowships

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.

District Calendar

Jan. 22-28, 2018
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
See Nov. 2017 Newsletter.

Feb 2-3, 2018
State Council Meeting
Holiday Inn – Allentown, PA

Feb 10, 2018
Third Cabinet Meeting, 11:00 AM
New Alexandria Lions Club Grounds

Feb 11, 2018
Manor Lions Club Wellness Fair
Norwin Elks Lodge, 1-4pm

Sun. Mar 4, 2018
District Bowling Tournament
Hillview Lanes, Greensburg, PA

May 17 – 20, 2018
MD 14 – PA Lions Convention – State College, PA
Penn State Conference Center

Jun 29 – Jul 3, 2018
Lions 101st International Convention
Las Vegas, NV

Club Support Session Dates

Club Support Sessions are 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 your successes and failures, upcoming events, reach out for help, etc. Sometimes seeing the bigger picture lets you see the help that is there.  Mondays: Jan 15 — Feb 19 — Mar 19 — Apr 16 — May 21 — Jun 18.

2nd VDG Notes ~ January 2018

Video is powerful. Combining video with social media is an even more powerful combination. In fact, Facebook has over 8 billion video views per day. Think about it Lions, video and social media allows us to show the community what we do, to tell our stories, to show the fun we have, and to invite them to join us. It’s personal and real. read more…