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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 Contest and asked to discuss it and how to implement it with her group. The value I get from visiting clubs and the feedback is priceless. More on a contest for Leos later.

Another early morning departure on Friday to visit the Burley Lions Club and to spend the night with Lion Scott Bloxham as they allowed me to assist with the Spud Man Triathlon. The biggest fund raiser by a 39-W Lions club, the Spud Man has been going on since 1986. If anyone ever needs insight in how Lions can work together, in good spirit, selflessness and dedication, then attend or volunteer for the Spud Man. No one complained, everyone worked, and Lions and contestants enjoyed a successful event. Lion Cade Richman was in his first year as coordinator for the event and I heard him comment, "I didn't know there were so many little things to keep track of." Lion Cade identified the little things and took care of them. Great event, Burley Lions.

Visitations help me become familiar with Lions and their activities and fund raisers. It also helps Lions who may not know me to put a face to a name. As I sat next to one Lion this week I was asked, "Who are you?"

I replied "Lion Ashley from the Boise Vista Club! And you are Lion ...?"


DG Ashley

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  1. Thank you for entrusting me with this project. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and others around you.

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