DG Judy and Lion Ron McKerrow - "Accepting the Challenge - We Serve"
Hello Everyone and welcome to this edition of the V6 Roar.
Congratulation to Immediate Past District Governor, Norm, and Lion Lee, on your year.
Just a little bit of trivia, do you realize that 60 years ago, the first Leos Club was chartered, 50 years ago, Lions Clubs International Fund was formed and 30 years ago, the first of our ladies were invited to join Lions Clubs.
And now another chapter has opened in the history of our organization, as we have a Lady as the Lions Clubs International President for 2018-2019, Gudrun Yngvadottir. International President, Gudrun, says that she is the first International President from Iceland. International President, Gudrun, stated “There is a world of service yet to be reached. Once discovered it will open a level of humanitarian good the world has never seen. It is out there somewhere”. Her motto is “Beyond the Horizon – We Serve”.
We are the leaders of the second century of service. We need to strengthen the “pride” in our association, and we can achieve this when we see the personal satisfaction members achieve for having served their communities and helping those less fortunate than themselves.
Lions Clubs International Foundation is celebrating 50 years of service, and the Foundation has set out to raise $300,000,000 over the next three years to meet the needs of disaster, literacy, poverty, to name but a few.
Diabetes Awareness is a major project this year and I urge all members to think of the importance of this program, and to arrange awareness in your communities.
The global causes are Hunger, Vision, Environment, Childhood Cancer and Diabetes. I would ask all Secretaries and Presidents to ensure that these acts of service are recorded in your Club Activity Reports, and if reported, Lions International will see that our District is contributing to these causes.
As you are no doubt aware, our District is in transition. We need to look after our Clubs and members, by having good meetings and show concern for the welfare of our members. So let us strive to leave our Clubs and the District a little better than we found them.
Ron and I look forward to meeting each of you over the next twelve months
If you have a concern please do not hesitate to contact either your Zone Chairman or myself to discuss your concerns, and remember “NO ONE CARES HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE”.
Yours in Lionism,
District Governor 201V6
ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE – WE SERVE
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