14-E Family Picnic – Sat. Sept. 10

The District 14-E Family Picnic will be hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions Club on Saturday, September 10, 2016  at Mammoth Park, 254 County Park Road, in Pavilion #12 near the lake.  Come fellowship with others, walk around the lake, ride the giant 96-foot slide or go fishing (PA license required). Lions, family, friends, and perspective Lions are invited.  Bring a covered dish.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, and Dinnerware will be provided by the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Lions.  Please RSVP by September 3, 2016 with number attending to Lion Jim Genard Phone: 724-423-5196 or jgenard@zoominternet.net.

Suicide Awareness Walk – Sat. Aug. 27

Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force will hold the 10th Annual “Ray of Hpe” Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk on Saturday, August 27.  The event is held at Twin Lakes Park – Lower Lake.  Complete details and registration form can be found in this month’s Newsletter.

Jeannette Lions Farm Market

Jeannette Lions sponsor a Farm Market at the corner of Clay and 7th in Jeannette, every Thursday from June 16 through September 29, 3:30 – 7:00 PM.  Local and carrier produce, crafters and vendors.  www.facebook.com/JeannetteFarmMarket

Global Membership & Leadership ~ Fall Workshops

The Global Membership and Leadership Teams are offering regional membership and leadership workshops this fall. In our region, the workshop will be on Saturday, October 1 at Westmoreland County Blind Association. Registration begins at 8:30am, the session runs 9:00-2:00, and lunch is $7.  RSVP to PDG Dave Stitely at lbrgrader@comcast.net.
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Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the July 2016 Newsletter:

  • District Governor’s Club Visitation Calendar
  • Forms for Various Club community events
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report – June 2016
  • Veterans Affairs info
  • Worldwide Week of Service For Youth Info
  • Project photos, and more!

Club Support Session – Sept. 19

“Information is Powerful.”  The next Club Support Session will be Mon. Sept. 19 at the Westmoreland County Blind Association.  The meeting starts at 6:30pm with the Extra Focus Activity followed by the main session at 7:00 pm.    All members welcome. This is an interactive informational meeting that is provided to you, and by you, the members of District 14-E. 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 for you. Invite your members, hope to see you there!

Lions of PA Leadership Institute

Lions of Pennsylvania will hold the annual Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) in Harrisburg on November 11-13, 2016. The Institute focuses on building the skills of Lions members for leadership opportunities at the club and district level, including club president, zone chairperson, as well as other positions.  Thanks to partial funding through Lions Clubs International and the Lions of Pennsylvania, the fee has been kept to $150.00 per participant. Your own district may also have leadership training funds available. Please contact your District Governor or District Global Leadership Coordinator.  Your fee includes training, accommodations and meals. Space is limited to 34 lions, and each is limited to 2 participants.  Click here for the RLLI application form.

Slickville Lions BBQ – Aug. 21

Slickville Lions Club will hold its Chicken BBQ on Sunday, August 21 from 10:00 am until sold out!  Cost is $7.00 per half-chicken.  Location is at BP Station at corner of Routes 22 and 819, Slickville, PA.

District Calendar

July 15 – FRI   Knights of the Blind Golf Open
Donegal Highlands Golf Course, Donegal

July 17 – SUN   Lions Appreciation Day
PA Lions Beacon Lodge, Mt. Union, PA

Aug 5-6   PA Lions State Council Meeting
Red Lion Hotel, Harrisburg PA

May 18 – 21, 2017   District 14-E hosts PA Lions Convention
Seven Springs Mountain Resort

DG Message ~ July 2016

Hello Lions, Lioness, and Leos

This year’s Lions International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan was the first Lions International Convention I attended and I am sure it will not be the last. It is amazing to see how people of different cultures work together. At one of my training sessions District Governor Elects from both China and Taiwan joined my group to have an interaction session. It was very rewarding to see how we worked together. Even though we did not speak the same language we all had the same purpose and goal, to help those in need. That mutual understanding was because of the organization we belong to, Lions.
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VDG Notes ~ July 2016

1 Year = 365 Opportunities:  A new Lion’s year is here. What are you going to do with it? As the above title states, each day we have an opportunity to make a difference. It may be selling subs or our brooms to raise funds for others. It may be building a handicap ramp, or simply opening the door for someone. read more…

2nd VDG Notes ~ July 2016

Every year we elect a new International President, District Governor, and maybe a Club President. Lions are always changing and evolving to the times. Each new leader has their own ideas on how they want their term to go. There are many great ideas that come from this change.

Great ideas also come from our new members. They come into the club with their ideas on how they would like the
serve the community they live in. These cannot be ignored either. For example, who would have thought having a
successful fundraiser selling cupcakes to support their ”Kitty Sack” program. Teaming up with Belle Vernon school
district and running a Reality Tour program. Clubs are also working together with the Penn Trafford Police Dept. on
the drug problems in their area.

Try a new thing this year at your club. It could either be trying a new “fundraiser” or working with a different group
in a community project. It could be small as having an ice cream social night instead of a dinner.
You will never know what can happen if you don’t try.

Yours in Lionism,
2nd VDG Charlie McGrew