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Showing posts from August, 2011

Like these videos?

Yesterday I started out to tell you about the great new videos from Lions International.  They've really been doing an awesome job with the Lions Quarterly video.  Four times a year they put together several stories about what Lions are doing in all parts of the world.  You can show them at your club meetings with the DVD, watch them direct from the LCI website, or download them free yourself from itunes.  They're usually 12-14 minutes, just the right length for your meeting.  This month International President Tam's theme , I Believe, is available as a video as is his biography .  Great stuff.  You'll also want to see the new Peace Poster video .  Amazing art work and amazing insight about peace from children.  You can watch any of these online, download them as a podcast or from itunes, or order a DVD.  In fact there's a whole list of videos available from LCI.  I really think you will enjoy them and be inspired.

Cabinets and councils

The first round of meetings for the new Lions year is 2/3 complete.  Saturday was the 39W Cabinet meeting and the MD 39 Council meeting.  Meetings began at 10:00 and didn't finish until nearly 4:00.  (Next Saturday is the Sight and Hearing Foundation board meeting, to complete the trifecta.) Anyway, what goes on at these meetings?  These first meetings were primarily devoted to budgets.  The dues collected from Lions clubs must be spent wisely and lots of thought and often debate goes into this process.  Part of the meeting is committee chair reports or what the committee is planning to do throughout the year.  (Cabinet chairs are listed on our website under "Cabinet" right next to the peanut butter.)  And sometimes we talk about the constitution and by-laws and the appropriate way to do things.  The Lions that take up their whole Saturday to keep the organization in order and running smoothly should be thanked profusely.  But that's just the tip of the iceberg fo