District 201 V6

Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

Strength Through Unity - "Together we can Achieve"

When I started this journey three years ago, I didn’t realise just how much it would change my life.  I have attended a number of Lions training sessions in Sydney and in Hobart, gaining much needed knowledge and Leadership skills.  I have met the other 18 District Governors in our Multiple District who are on the same journey as me. 

Across all the Districts, the Governors have identified that change is need, to be relevant and keep this organisation growing and moving forward to be around for next 100 years.

Although I missed out on attending the International Convention in Chicago, my fellow District Governors have kept me informed and up to date on the big issues that were discussed at the forums.

The time has come for me, now, to focus on my year and what I want to achieve. 

While membership remains an issue, retention of members is a bigger problem. We need to look at how we can assist Clubs to improve the overall experience of their members.  Mutual respect, understanding and good communication is at the core of building strong, successful clubs. By helping members develop a knowledge of Lionism and the bigger picture, we can show them how valued they are and what we can achieve together.

We also need to look at training members who wish to develop skills to take on a Leadership role within their Club and the District.

I’m looking forward to meeting Lions across this great District, learning how their clubs work, what projects they undertaken and listening to what support they need from me and the District to accomplish their goals. 

My theme for the year is “Strength Through Unity” – Together we can achieve.

Yours in Lionism
DG Norm Walkington

1st July 2017 - 1275
New Members - +6
Transfer In - +3
Reinstate - +1
Deceased - 3
Dropped -9
31st July 2017 - 1273
WARNING! Transition triggered at 1250


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