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.
Most of the clubs in our district already provide service in numerous ways towards these initiatives. Just as the world around us changes, we must change with it. We must get back to the basics of: “We Serve”. That is what it is all about, serving our communities and the world. It is the “Power of We” that will make the difference. It is not about you or me, it is all about we as a group and what we can accomplish together.
Keep in mind the opportunities that are available to help you throughout the year. Lions Club International website is a valuable tool. There is so much information at your fingertips just by visiting this website. Use the search bar to help you along your way with finding what you may want to know. MD14 PA Lions website has the current information for the State of PA Lions. You can access a variety of different committees and the digital version of the PA Pride magazine. Don’t forget about our District 14E website. Current and upcoming information is available as well as the monthly newsletter is just a click away for you. Our Facebook page lets us know of what is happening around the county with our clubs and how we can help each other out. Fellow members, it is all there at your fingertips! And for members that can’t access the websites, I am confident that your fellow members from your club are more than willing to help.
Feel free to reach out to any of the cabinet members and PDG’s. We are here for each other. Unbelievably, we all have the same concerns and worries about our clubs. We need to share our stories of success and failures. It takes courage to reach out for help with anything in our lives. It might sometimes be a little step, but standing still will get us anywhere. So, let’s all get moving!
Yours in Lionism,
DG Aaron Slezak