New Alex Lions Golf Outing, 9/23/17

New Alexandria Lions are hosting a Charity Golf Outing on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to benefit the Lions Lunchables program.  The outing will be held at Mannitto Golf Course, 491 Bush Rd, New Alexandria, PA 15670.  There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 AM.  “Two Man Scramble.”  Includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, $10K hole-in-one challenge, and complimentary group photo.  $65 per individual, $240 per foursome.  To register contact Ken Scavnicky at 724-757-7085 or email SCAPICKY72@gmail.com.  Registration due by September 9, 2017.

 

UPMC, Pitt to host annual Eye Research Seminar

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Ophthalmology and the UPMC Eye Center will host the 2017 Annual Research Seminar presented by the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The program will be held in the Biomedical Sciences Tower, Room S100A.  The program will start at 8:00 AM with continental breakfast followed by research talks presented by the invited speakers. Lunch will be provided and the seminars will end around 12:20 PM.  The seminar day will conclude after a tour of the Ophthalmology department. Completed registration forms must be returned no later than Friday, September 22, 2017. Click for the invitation letter and for registration form Please pass this invitation to all Lions member interested in vision and eye research.

LCIF Chairperson: Lion Zach Mesher

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…

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…

Club Officer Training: Sept. 30

This is an opportunity for the current Club Officers, and any other Lions members who may one day consider holding an officer position, to learn about or review and share the responsibilities of being a club President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chairperson.  All club members interested in the growth and leadership of their club should take this opportunity to learn how their club operates. This training is open to all Lions, and will be held at the Westmoreland County Blind Association in Greensburg.  Contact DG Aaron Slezak with questions.

8:00-8:50 Club President/Vice President Training
9:00-9:50 Club Secretary Training
10:00-10:50 Club Treasurer Training
11:00-11:50 Club Membership Chairperson Training

Club Support Session Fall Dates

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

 

Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the Newsletter:

  • Fliers and forms for events
  • Info. and forms for meetings and trainings
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
  • Veterans Affairs information: Armed Forces Vacation Club
  • And more!

Texas Hurricane Relief

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.

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

Sat. Sept. 16, 2017
Norwin Lions Club
Mini Golf Tournament
Koerber’s Dairy
9:00-2:00

Sat. Sept. 23, 2017
New Alexandria Lions Charity Golf Outing
8:00 shotgun start, see more on this page
Mannitto Golf Club, New Alexandria
Registration due by 9/9/2017

Sat. Sept. 30, 2017
Club Officer Training 
Westmoreland County Blind Association

Sat. Oct. 7, 2017
2017 Annual Eye Research Seminar
University Of Pittsburgh Biomedical Tower
8:00-1:00

DG Message ~ August 2017

Fellow Lions, Lioness, and Leos,

It is hard to believe that it has been a month since the International Convention in Chicago. I must say that now I have a better understanding of the stories about the parade of nations, the shows, and meeting new people from around the world.

The LCICon Facebook page has photos and information about the time spent there. Our International President, Naresh Aggarwal, shared a few points of interest for us as Lions. As our centennial celebrations wind down, our global service framework is changing with the times. There are five core items that are being highlighted through Lions Club International. Hunger, Environment, Vision, Pediatric Cancer, and Diabetes.

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VDG Notes ~ August 2017

Here we go again…

The month of August always seems to be the busiest month of the year. School is starting and vacation days seem to disappear. Students are learning new routines and how they are to relate in their new environments. Lions are also learning on how to adapt to a new club president and district governor.

These new officers are taking on a great responsibility to the club and should receive the clubs support and guidance. We all have stumbling blocks in which we overcome and we become better people for that. To assist the new and experienced officers we will again have some training. Look in the newsletter for more info. read more…

2nd VDG Notes ~ August 2017

A new Lions year has started. Too often this means that we simply “reset” our club, and do all of the same projects, events, and meetings we’ve done every other year. This year, challenge your club and officers to change things up a bit. Solicit new ideas from all members, especially your newer members. Let your newer members organize and run a new project or event for your club; this can bring new energy and enthusiasm to your club, and by getting them actively involved, they will hopefully stick around.

Face it, we are all creatures of habit, we don’t like change. But, times change and people change. To stay relevant, our clubs must also change and begin to do new things, especially to attract new members.

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