District Membership StatusWe have gained 100 new members since July
New District Foundation Websitewww.14alionsfoundation.org
District Annual ConventionSaturday, April 8th - see quick links for registration forms
2016 - 17 District Directory Available on-lineSee Quick Links
 First Vice District Governor’s Message wayne-cut

  It has been a crazy winter to say the least. The weather has been in our favor so far. Spring is just around the corner so let’s all hope it continues this way for a few more weeks.      It has been a real busy winter for myself and your team from the District. I was away in Morgantown, West Virginia for training for three days with Vice District Governors from three other states. It was such a wonderful experience for all of us. We were in class for eight hours each day working on future leadership goals. I had a great time and met some many nice people. I’m looking forward to seeing them in Chicago at the International convention.       We also traveled to Erie Pa. for our third State council meeting. Quite a long drive. ( 6 1/2 hours ) Again had more training for one day and the preliminary council meeting then the normal council meeting. Weather is crazy out in that part of the state. Over all it was not that bad. Just a few inches of snow one evening. Our District was well represented with members. It’s always so good to see so many familiar faces.        We also had our third Cabinet meeting and all is going well in the district. 2nd VDG Rita and I have been out with Governor Jim on his visitations and as always it’s so good to see what each club has been doing. Our District Convention will be here before we know it on April 8th. All the paperwork has been mailed to each member in the district so please mail back ASAP so we can get a handle on it. I look forward to greeting everyone at the Double Tree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting.       We are in the process of working on next years directory so please make any changes and get them to myself or 2nd VDG Rita. We are hoping to get the directory out early this year. The State convention is also coming up soon. It is scheduled to e held at Seven Springs Resort. It will be held from May 18th to May 21st. If you plan on attending please get your paperwork in. I’m also looking forward to being a part of that. I encourage all to keep doing the great work we do as Lions. Remember, We Serve as Lion’s and that’s what we do best.       

1st VDG Wayne Bickel

District Governor’s Message – March

JEB Pic 2016-2017 My current visitation schedule is provided in this issue of the Announcer.  If youʼve not already done so, please have your President or Secretary contact me at jimebeermann@gmail.com to set a date for my visit with your Club members.
Our District Convention will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel, 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.  Convention information and registration forms have been sent to all Lions and Lionesses in the District.  Please join us for a day of Lion fellowship.
A change has been made in our guest Speaker for our District Convention.  International Director Richard Liebno, from Westminster, MD., will join us for our District 14A Convention celebration and speak at our Convention Luncheon Banquet.  He will also be joining us for a Roundtable Q&A in the afternoon.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO JOIN US FOR A DAY OF CELEBRATING WHAT LIONS DO IN PA MD 14A.
NOTE – All District 14A Lion Candidacy statements and Club Endorsement statements have been submitted to the District Governor.
Please check and make certain that all International, State, and District invoices have been paid in full.  Thank you.

District Governor James Beermann

 

Second Vice Governor Comments

The District Governor’s team continues to visit our District clubs connecting with old friends and cultivating new ones.  If your club hasn’t yet scheduled a visitation for DG Jim, and would like one, please contact him, Wayne or me to get on the calendar.  The year is quickly approaching the end of his term so don’t delay in scheduling.        At our last Cabinet Meeting, The Announcer Webmaster, PDG Jim Harrington, told us that many District Lions do not have access to The Announcer, which is a valuable source of information for all.  They may not have access to a computer or their email address may not have been entered by their club secretary.  If your email is not registered you can still access The Anouncer by logging onto the District’s website (www.lions14a.org) and clicking on ‘Newsletters.’  Some Lions who receive The Announcer via email do not even click it open to read.         Much work goes into producing this newsletter by PDG Jim, Lion Wilbur, and those who contribute the copy and photos.  Please make an effort to check it out and see what you are missing.        Each Lion in the District Remember to send in your registration form for the District Convention by March 18th.  This is important because a count must be given to the hotel for the luncheon, lecture rooms, etc. shortly.  We hope to see many of you there because this year there will be two candidates running for 2nd Vice District Governor.  Come out and vote.
2VDG Rita DiAntonio