Notes from the DGs

DG Chuck's Message - Nov 2020

Hello Fellow Lions,

Where does the time go? Hello November, goodbye October. I hope all of you are doing well with all that is going on in the world around us. So far, I am very proud of you all…you are thinking outside the box, trying new Service Projects and fundraisers. Trying is the only way you will find out if something will work. If it doesn’t work the first time, you’ll know what to change to make it better for the next time. Remember, Lions don’t give up!

November’s here. Lions, it is that time for Mass Induction. Hopefully, it is on your calendar to attend. We need the representation from all clubs to show new Lions a special night. We

have a special guest speaker for the evening—Council Chair Marilyn Wagner will be joining us for the evening and has a message prepared to share with us all.

I want to thank those who attended the District Halloween Party. It was a small group, but we had a lot of good laughs, great costumes, good food, and a few games & prizes—the candy jar guessing game (winners were Sondra Long-twice, and Dale Stewart) and Pin the Tie on the District Governor (winner was John Heasley), and several learned how to square dance while others watched and enjoyed the music. Check out the District website for the videos and the pictures! Hopefully this fun event brought a little bit of fun and excitement for everyone as I know we have all been missing out on a lot due to the pandemic.

Continue to plan your projects and fundraisers. You may have to scale it down a bit to meet restrictions that are currently in place but remember helping a few is better than helping no one! With the cold weather approaching, the local shelters, nursing homes, and Salvation Army’s will be in need of blankets, and other winter weather gear. You can make blankets, have a winter clothing drive or a children’s pajama drive to help out. The Westmoreland County Food Bank is also in need of non-perishable food items and also for individuals to help pack the food boxes. There are many things you can do to help out and still be safe!

Lions, one more thing I would like to share with you. I know many of your club meetings are smaller in numbers due tothe Coronavirus, but don’t forget about your members that are not attending meetings. Please reach out to them to check on them. It never hurts to chat and keep in touch with everyone. And remember, this counts as service time, so please make sure whoever is reporting for your club knows the number of hours you spend on the phone checking in so they can report it!!

Our NAMI team is still looking for and in need of more good Lions to become a part of the team. If you are interested, please let our NAMI Champion-PDG Charlie McGrew or myself know as we will be glad to have you as a part of the team to help make our Lions Clubs and District stronger.

Wishes to you all for a Safe, Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving. As always, remember, Where there is a need, there is a Lion waiting to Serve.

Yours in Service,

DG Chuck

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