District Governor's Eye View
Dear Lions, Lionesses and Leos,
Let me start out with some great news. Our District is up to 1348 members with +18 new members during February and 169 new Lions to date for the Lionistic year. We began the year at -69 and as of my writing this article we are now at only -4. Congratulations Lions of District 35-I!!! You Rock!! Our goal is to be at a positive number by June 30th and I am certain we can make it. There are a few new Lions Clubs in the works and we sure would like to welcome all those new Lions to our District before the end of our year. It is very possible.
The time is now to start planning your Club’s Friends and Family Project for April. LCI is encouraging all Lions Clubs to hold a project to promote Lions to our friends and family. You could hold a BBQ, a picnic, a Club meeting or any other activity that is considered family friendly. Don’t forget to JUST ASK all guests in attendance if they would like to join your Club.
The Membership Focus for March is Women, so PLEASE get out there and invite more WOMEN to join our Lion’s Pride during this month. LCI Membership Dept. has special brochures geared toward women that can be ordered NOW to be distributed later in the month.
March is also Eye Donor Awareness Month so please remind your members and others who are not yet Lions to fill out Eye Donor information available from any of our Lions Eye Banks.
Remember to make contact with your Twin Club and exchange an email or a photo of your members working a project. I have heard that many of our Clubs have been in touch with their Twins and have been sharing ideas as well as photos with each other. We will be providing posters for your Clubs to decorate with your Twinned materials including photos and messages or anything else related to your Twinning experience at the District Meeting in Gulfport on Saturday April 12th.
Speaking of our District Meeting, please look for a notice from the Gulfport Lions Club with details of the upcoming meeting they are hosting next month included in this newsletter. We will be collecting health and beauty products to donate to seniors who are needy of those items. If you bring those products to the meeting you will receive $1.00 off your lunch.
PCC Suzy and I are very appreciative of all the hospitality that we have been shown this year during our District Governor Visits and we still have a few visits left to go. As you may have noticed the visits are also being shared with 1st VDG Judy and 2nd VDG David so we can share the experiences amongst the whole team. Thank you for extending your welcome to the team.
We are all looking forward to seeing you around the District!
Thank you Lions for all you do for your local communities, our District, our Multiple District, our Country and the World!!!
Our Dreams Come True Because We Serve Together!!
District Governor Andrew Moos
Lions of Florida and the Bahamas