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Showing posts from July, 2012

Who are you?

On Wednesday my alarm clock went off at 5:00 so that I could attend a 6:00 o'clock meeting - except that the meeting was at 7:00 a.m. You can't trust these smart cell phone alarm clocks. I presented a familiar theme, the District Governor's Contest and during question an answer I explained how to count hours and funds from making and raffling a quilt. Lion Laura Walls can get some serious hours from her quilting efforts. At Wednesday noon my smart phone did not disappoint as the Meridian Noon Club meeting started on time with me in attendance. Their bowling tournament was successful and Lion Del and Sandy Oswald showed again the dedication of Lions as they explained the sales efforts that go into getting the public and other Lions to the event. Another club and another discussion of my District Governor's contest with one very important suggestion by Lion Cheryl Corolewski, their Leo Coordinator. Lion Cheryl suggested that the Leos would embrace my DG Con

Lions on the hunt

TEAMWORK is how Lions in the wild work together, in prides, to hunt and survive.  My goal this year encourages Lion membership growth, service through project activities and donations, and club social activities, through a series of fun activities to complete the objectives.  For details of the DG contest you can visit the DG Contest on the website. Form “Prides” of three lions to go on the “Hunt” for guests, new members, worthwhile activities and enjoyable club activities.  Prides will work together, to encourage each other and share ideas to help make Lionism fun and successful.     What a fun time to be a Lion.  I look forward to meeting all of you this year. DG Ashley

In a world of service

International President Wayne Madden set as his theme for 2012-13  “In a World of Service”. He writes: In a world of need, there is someone to help.  In a world of suffering, there is someone who cares.  In a world of destruction, there is someone to provide relief.  In a world of illiteracy, there is someone to teach.  And in a world of service, there is one name that stands out among others – Lions Clubs International.  That’s what we do.  That’s what we have always done.  It is our motto, and the reason we exist. President Madden wants to stress that fact that in the world there are too many people who are illiterate or semi-literate.  He offers some suggestions.  Get involved in the RAP, Reading Action Program. Some possible project ideas for Lions clubs: Help an after school reading program Read to children at local libraries or schools Work with local literacy experts and agencies to promote reading Read or record books on tape for the b

The Korean people: pride,family, service

We often hear that is best to “get away” from our daily life and get a new perspective.  The 95 th Lions International Convention was held is Busan, Korea.  Getting away to a foreign country certainly provides an opportunity to gain a look at the contrast between two dynamic countries and people.   What is sometimes perceived as contrast is just a different perspective of similar values.  Devotion to pride, family, service is the image one takes away from contact with the wonderful Korean people. The U.S. formed a bond with the people when we came to their aid on June 25, 1950, to turn back the invasion from the north by the Communist North Korean forces.  A trip by Connie and me to the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea was met by two individuals who sought us to say that they will always appreciate the fact that the Americans were the first to come to their aid.  Moving!  Pride is everywhere-evident from the cleanliness of the city, the neat attire and pers