Notes from the DGs

1VDG Message - Feb 2020

Hello Fellow Lions,

Well, another month has gone by all so fast. I am not sure where the time goes to so fast. I hope you all had a good New Years. With the new year here, does anyone have any good ideas for service projects or fundraisers. I would like to see if we could work together on helping clubs fulfill getting this done. The more visible we are, the better off we (Lions

Clubs) will be. I know several of our clubs are small but mighty, but think what you could accomplish if your club was larger. It would mean more members to be active and seen in your communities.

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. I am challenging you all to do something special for someone. It could be as simple as saying hello to someone you do not know, or by picking up the tab for someone when you are out to eat or stopping for coffee (you know, the pay it forward deal). By showing this random act of kindness, you could make someone's day... as one never knows what someone else is experiencing in their lives at that moment, and it just might make a huge difference. That is what being a Lion is about...making a difference in someone's life.

The 3rd State Council Meeting is coming up on Feb 7th-9th at State College, and information from that meeting will be shared with you at at the Cabinet Meeting on Feb 22nd at the Westmoreland County Blind Association.

The District Bowling Tournament is coming up on March 1st. I would like to see representation from all the clubs in the district. It doesn't matter how well you bowl or how badly you bowl, it is about spending time with friends and getting to know new people. Remember it is not for Lions members only, so bring your friends & family members along for the fun....and maybe they will want to join your club! If you are not able to bowl, then come to enjoy fellowship & good food! Be sure to get your reservations in as soon as possible. I hope to see you all there and I am hoping for a great showing this year.

I would also like to put this out there as well. You are all great Lions & work very hard within your clubs, and if any of you are looking to move beyond the club level & become involved at the District Level, please reach out to your Zone Chair, 2VDG Margie, DG Dave, myself or any other cabinet member. Our District is also in need of additional Zone Chairs for the upcoming year, and we need your help!!

Until we meet again,

Yours in Lionism,

1VDG Chuck Thompkins

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