GLOBAL ACTION TEAM (GAT)
AREA GLOBAL ACTION TEAM COORDINATOR MESSAGE - June 2020
Dear Lions, Leos, and Lionesses,
While the end of this Lions’ year has been anything but normal, I want to thank you for the many services that you provided within your community. I am grateful for the clubs and individual members who helped the Food Banks, Meals on Wheels, and the backpack programs. Likewise, the Rostraver Township Lions Club and King Lion Mary Popovich, with her West Newton church group, provided meals for the unemployed; while many clubs donated to the First Responders, the frontline workers, and Four Diamonds. For those who made and contributed masks to various groups, these are all greatly appreciated. Because of your efforts, our Lions Clubs have gained the attention of our communities and the local media, something that has not occurred in the past few years. In fact, a few Lions commented that the community supported their efforts now, more than ever. Let’s take advantage of this newly found attention and invite those individuals to participate in our Zoom Meetings and to offer suggestions for additional projects.
Since many of our clubs held online meetings to elect officers for the coming year, I’d like to share some thoughts about leadership:
A true leader makes and keeps commitments and strives to achieve goals. Unfortunately, some “leaders” make promises that they don’t care about keeping and are satisfied with average accomplishments.
A good leader believes in growing a club and explains that by expanding, the club can do more service within the community. Unfortunately, some “leaders” believe that the status quo is acceptable and rationalize why they cannot do more.
Which leader do you intend to be?
As always, thank you for “Serving Through Diversity.”
Yours in Service,
PID and Area Global Action Team Leader for PA, VA, and WV