District Governor's Message
The calendar says Autumn has started but I’m not so sure my internal calendar feels the same way. I’d love to be in New England watching the leaves fall, raking those leaves, that crisp air and the smell of apple pie. Folks still make apple pie from scratch, don’t they? I look forward to (and I’m not complaining) cooler temperatures, opening my windows and lower electric bills!
Lions have had a busy month. We have already added 50 members to our clubs and I am thankful for that. We will be submitting the paperwork for the Bartow Lions Branch Club this week and look forward to starting another Leo club in that town. Next month Lehigh Acres will be inducting at least 8 Lioness members into their club while Tampa North has already installed 11 new members. Way to go Lions.
Are you aware that October (and April) is a special membership month? Well, every month is membership month but if clubs add members in October they get a patch for their banner and the sponsor gets a recognition pin. What a great time to just Ask 1!
November will be a busy month for District I. Our Cabinet meeting, hosted by Southeastern Guide Dogs will give us an opportunity to see the new facilities and have tours, most likely in the morning when the volunteers are there. We are also hosting the Council of Governors meeting in Sebring (November 7-9) and will be offering a Certified Guiding Lion class and hopefully an opportunity to use the new equipment that PDG Norma Callahan has acquired through her grant. PDG Norma has spent countless hours writing her grant and it was approved by LCI this fall. Congratulations Lion Norma.
Zone and Region chairman: I have already sent you a link to an award you can earn just by doing your job. It is easy to do but I need the info back by the 20th of October so I can get it to International.
We are putting together both the Council and District agendas as I write this message. Mustaches and Thanksgiving will be the theme of our Cabinet Meeting, while the Council of Governors meeting will be patriotic . Those of you interested in meeting an International Director and hearing about our mission worldwide, consider joining us for lunch on Saturday, November 8th and staying for a class or 2, you will not be disappointed.
Have a Fantastic October,
See you around the District!
District Governor Lion Judy Galm & Lion Dean Hess, PDG
Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club
Presented with Twinning Award
Past District Governor Andrew Moos presented a Twinning Trophy to Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club for having the most members in attendance at the District Cabinet Meeting. Lions Clubs International awarded a Twinning Patch to Ellenton-Parrish Lions in cooperation with Quebec L'Ancienne-Lorette Lions Club to help foster cooperation and fellowship between clubs.
PDG Andrew Moos presents Twinning Trophy to Past President Linda Courtright.
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