LEOS eNEWS

District 201 V6

Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

Welcome To Lions District 201V6

“Willing hands for V6 Progress”

Greetings to the V6 Lions family

Ok, so what we think is normal, is obviously not normal anymore. We have all been through 18 months of Covid disruption, so by now Clubs should have a plan “B”, “C” or “D”. It is good to see some Clubs being able to adapt to changing circumstances. On the other hand, it is disappointing to see other Clubs basically shut down and go into hibernation. Continue to seek ways to serve. I have yet to see a Club set up an online marketplace/virtual store, other than for Christmas cakes. Let me know if your Club has.

As you would be all aware, one of the most important events in our annual calendar is the District Convention. At this stage it is planned for face to face on 22nd and 23rd October in Wangaratta. With most other public events being cancelled between now and Christmas, the possibility of a Convention in another format is highly likely.

On the upside, we managed to visit Yackandandah and Yarrawonga before the latest restrictions. Thank-you to those Clubs and to Zone chairpersons John Eldrid and Julie Ballard for attending in their respective Zones.

We also attended the 11th changeover for the Tungamah Leos. Well done on a successful year just gone and also for 11 years of providing a focus and outlet for the youth of Tungamah and District.

I hope Lions will consider a sight project for World Sight Day on 14th October 2021.

This can be promoting an existing project, such as spectacle collection or adopting a new one like children’s vision screening. Your Club could also consider the “Fly a kite for sight” initiative promoted by the Lions Eye Health Program. We should remember that in 1925, when Helen Keller challenged Lions to be the “Knights of the Blind in a world of darkness”, the organisation had no hesitation in accepting. We have been at the forefront of eye health service ever since.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time for Clubs to start promoting the District fruit fly project again. Please contact John Weinert if you require material and signage

Here’s to a successful September and beyond.

Your friend in Lions

Steve Kazenwadel

 

 

 

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