WCBA Open House, April 24

Westmoreland County Blind Association marks the 2018 Day for Choice with an open house highlighting the programs and services that are housed within and in association with the WCBA in Greensburg. Learn more about the Pre-Vocational programs, Adult Training programs, Textile Manufacturing and Embroidery. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Lions Night at Pirates, 6/18 – reservations due

District 14-E has arranged a Lions Night for the Pirates game on Monday, June 18th as the Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park. We hope this will be a fun filled evening where Lions can interact with their families, friends, and Lions from other clubs within our area. Children and folks of all ages are welcome. If you are planning to attend the Lions night game on June 18th, please complete the additional “Ticket and Bus Application” form, and submit it by Monday April 23rd. You have the option of purchasing the ticket and bus package or simply purchasing tickets and providing your own transportation to Pittsburgh. There is no limit for your  purchases. Click here for the Pirate Game flier.

Derby for Diabetes, May 4

Each year, the Diabetes Medication Relief Fund provides tens of thousands of dollars to supply medication for diabetic patients that could not otherwise afford it. This Fund, operated by the Lions of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties (Districts 14-B and 14-E), has been helping people for 25 years, providing over $400,000 worth of medications in that time, thanks to the generosity of the districts and all those who participate in our annual fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser, the Derby for Diabetes, An Auction and Night at the Races Event, is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Youghiogheny Country Club at 6:00 PM.

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State update on Elections, Delegate Forms

In the interest of decreasing printing and postage costs, the MD-14 State Office will be implementing changes to State Convention and state per capita dues procedures.  The following information contains links at the end for Credentials Forms.

There will be no Elections operation held as part of the 2018 State Convention (May 17-20 in State College). This change comes as a result of no statewide ballot issue being presented this year and the fact all District Governor leadership teams will be elected at their respective sub-district convention or caucus.

Delegate forms for the 2018 State Convention will still be required to certify Lions to take action during the Business Sessions on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.

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Annual PA Convention May 17-20 @ State College

The 95th Annual MD 14 PA Lions Convention wil be May 17-20, 2018, in State College, PA.  Now is the time to register for the MD-14 PA State Convention. The deadlines are fast approaching: April 13 is the deadline for the $129 rate (plus tax) for the Penn Stater Hotel, April 27 is the deadline for meals, and April 27 is the tour deadline.|  Continue reading for featured guests and links to forms.

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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…

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 ~ April 2018

Fellow Lions, Lioness, and Leos,

Spring is here! We are busy getting our yards ready, cleaning up the house, and wanting to be outside more. Don’t forget about your club also. Is it time to do a little spring cleaning with the club?

Each club should look at what they are providing for the community, know what they are doing to involve their members, and dedicating efforts on membership events. If we get into the habit of looking at ourselves at least once a year, it makes it a much easier process. We must start somewhere, why not now? Get a plan together. Everything goes much easier when we plan.

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VDG Notes ~ April 2018

The daffodils have awoken from their slumber. This means that spring is here, at least on the calendar, and the thoughts of beautiful gardens take shape. If you have any extra space or a few seeds left over, plant a row to give to your local food pantry or a neighbor. It is amazing that one little tomato seed provides many, many pounds of fresh tomatoes. Doing service provides the same growth in people. read more…

Bus Trip to Leader Dogs in MI (July 27-28)

District 14-E will hold a Bus Trip to Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Hills, Michigan on Friday, July 27th – Saturday, July 28th, 2018. Activities planned for the visit include: The Lifecycle of a Leader Dog, Client and Leader Dog Demonstration, Canine Development Center Tour, Blindfold Walks.Bus departs from the Walmart in Delmont on Friday, July 27th at 12:00 P.M.   Overnight stay will take place at the Embassy Suites, Detroit-Troy.  Rooms are reserved in a block for District 14-E Lions. RSVP’s must be made with hotel by July 2nd to ensure room rate and availability.  For full details, click here for the Bus Trip to Leader Dogs flier.

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

Fri. Apr 27, 2018
District 14-E Talent Show, 7pm
Greensburg-Salem Middle School

Fri. May 4, 2018
Derby For Diabetes
Youghiogheny Country Club

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

Fri. Jun 1, 2018
Knights of the Blind Open Golf Outing
Glengarry Golf Links, Latrobe, PA

Mon. Jun 18, 2018
14-E Night at Pirates Game
Vs. Milwaukee Brewers

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

July 27 – 28, 2018
14-E Bus Trip to Leader Dogs for the Blind
Rochester, NY

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
Sept. 20-22, 2018
Columbus, OH

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 ~ April 2018

Hey Lions! Are you stuck in your club, nowhere to go, feeling trapped? Same people, same projects, same meals? Say goodbye to the ho-hum and take a step outside your club and see a new world of Lions. As a Lions member of your club, you are part of our larger Lions family across Westmoreland County (District 14e), the state, nation and world.
There are so many exciting things happening, we can’t list them all. But if you are seeking leadership opportunities, new projects or meeting new people – they are right in front of you. read more…

Find these in the newsletter:

Find complete information in the Newsletter:

  • Fliers and forms for Knights of the Blind Golf Outing
  • Info. and registration forms for various Conventions
  • Club event info
  • Monthly Membership & Activities Report (prev. month)
  • And more!