Hello Lions All,
I hope your New Year is going good so far. I know we still have a few obstacles to overcome, but I know we will ‘get-her-done”. I still have a few District Governor Visits to reschedule, and will be contacting your club soon to reschedule as I would like to have them completed by the end of April. Also, a reminder that your club’s District Donations are due by May.
There are several Lions learning opportunities coming up in the near future. The “Winter’s End Symposium” will be held on Sunday, February 21st from 12-5p at the Butler County Blind Association—if you are interested, please see the flyer with additional information in the newsletter. The Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) will be held in March and you can see the information in newsletter as well. Both are excellent opportunities to learn more about Lionism as well as a chance to make new friends from throughout the state. If you are interested in attending either event, please call me as soon as possible.
Our District is in need of Lions willing to take the next step and become a Zone Chairperson. If you are interested in stepping up, please feel free to reach out to me, 1VDG Margie, Global Leadership Team Chairperson (GLT)-PDG Aaron Slezak or any current Zone Chairperson for more information.
Our District North American Membership Initiative Team is also looking for additional team members. If you would like to be a part of the team that is working to expand & rejuvenate our Lions Clubs, please reach out to me or PDG Charlie McGrew. Remember, many hands make light work! Also, it is important to remember that all of our clubs need new members as new members bring new ideas and will continue our clubs into the future. The Lions Motto of “We Serve” needs members who open up to new ideas to help their communities. Keep asking friends, neighbors and family members to be a part of the world’s biggest service organization—ask them to join in a service project so they can see how what we do impacts those in need.
The third Cabinet Meeting notice is also enclosed in this newsletter, and will be held in person at the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Church of Christ in Delmont on Saturday, February 13th. There is plenty of room for social distancing, and remember to wear your mask. Nominations for next year’s 2VDG, 1VDG & DG will be presented.
Also, 1VDG Margie and I are in the process of planning the Spring Rally. The event will be held at the Lamplighter in Delmont on Saturday, April 17th with additional information to come.
As my year begins to wind down, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for staying positive and for continuing to get things done. I know the Coronavirus pandemic has hindered us in some ways, but then again, has it really? It has caused us to think of new projects and new ways of serving those in need. Many clubs are utilizing Zoom to meet or using email and texting, and some are still meeting in person. The pandemic has definitely given all of us the opportunity to “Open Up To New Ideas”. When I decided on my theme over a year and a half ago, I had no idea we would all be living this theme daily in our everyday lives let alone as Lions.
Happy Valentine’s to each and every one of you. As always, please stay warm, health and safe.
Yours in Service,