GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM (GST)
GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM CHAIRPERSON MESSAGE - APRIL 2021
Controlling COVID-19 So We Can Get Back to Doing More Service
As the month of March passed so did the one-year anniversary of just about everything normal not being normal anymore. With all the setbacks we have experienced in life we have also seen some great accomplishments. Science has made great efforts to try to keep us safe and get us back to doing what we want to do. The development of several Covid vaccinations have helped to start reinstating some normalcy to our lives.
I hope that as you read this you have already been able to be vaccinated or at least start the process if you want to be. If not, I have some information that I have been asked to share with my fellow Lions, friends, and family that might help. Fellow Slickville Lions Club member, Albert Novak Jr., is a Vice President, and Chief Philanthropy Officer at Excela Health. Lion Al shared the following information, and I am sharing it with you now:
Excela Health has created a Vaccine Registry located at https://vaccinate.excelahealth.org/?Ref=EHWebsite or www.excelahealth.org and click on COVID-19 vaccine information to find the Registry. As vaccine becomes available, registrants will be notified to schedule an appointment for vaccination in accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.
Individuals may also call the Excela Health vaccine information line at 724-689-1690. Those who submit information via the web site will receive email notification; callers will be contacted by phone when it’s their turn to schedule. The web site offers 24/7 registration while the phone line is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and answers calls on a first come, first served basis.
Excela Health’s COVID Vaccine Clinic is located at 8885 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, inside the former Galaxy Fitness Center. Vaccines are administered between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays currently, but hours and days of operation are subject to change as vaccine availability allows. This facility is administering vaccine by appointment only.
Thank you, Lion Al, for what you have provided us here and hopefully soon we will all be all be back to completing Service as Lions without restrictions.
May We Never Go Hungry Food Drive
As our District 14-E Hunger Chairperson, PDG Charlie McGrew has been working to develop a food drive for the month of May across District 14-E. He is calling this event the “May We Never Go Hungry Food Drive.” During the month of May, we will be collecting food across Westmoreland County for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
Your Lions Clubs can collect food during the weeks leading up to the week of May 24th. During that week, PDG Charlie will have collection locations available for your Lions Club to drop off what has been previously collected.
Food collected must be non-perishable and have the original manufactures label. Cans, bottles, boxes, bags, etc. should be free from obvious defects or contaminations. If your Club participates in this food drive, or any other Service project, make sure to report your Service using myLion.
Yours in Service,
PDG Lance H. Remic
Global Service Team Chairperson, District 14-E
PDG Lance Remic