Dear Fellow Lions,
I want to wish you all a safe & Happy 4th of July! I would like to thank all of you Lions for a good year. Please continue on with our motto of "We Serve". With the warmer weather here, it is a calling card for us. Let's get out into our communities and get noticed. Do a Road clean up, flower planting, participate in your town's Community Days celebrations, or work on a activity with another Lion's Club. Remember to wear your Lions shirt so everyone can see who we are! Some food for thought--has your club considered having a service project as a part of your membership open house? Completing service projects is a very good way to get folks interested in joining our organization. Organize a project & then advertise it in the community.
Also just a reminder to all club secretaries...please submit your club's MMR report at the following website: lions14e.org. You also need to report all of your club activities to the new My Lion reporting system. For assistance, please feel free to reach out to me and I will get you the help you need. We want to be sure your club is getting the recognition for the service you are providing.
I would also like to take a moment to thank PDG Charlie McGrew for a great year. Congratulations on a job well done and thanks for all the fun during the past year. With that being said, I would also like to wish DG Dave DeFazio good luck in his upcoming year as our District Governor.
As for me, I am looking forward to serving you as your 1VDG this year. I will do my best to visit your club and or participate with your club's activities. If you need or want extra help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 724-989-8250 and if I am available I will be more than happy to lend a hand. Remember... Where there is a need, there is a Lion!
Yours in Service,
1VDG Chuck Thompkins