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 – May
My current visitation schedule is provided in this issue of the Announcer. If you’ve not already done so, please have your President or Secretary contact me at email@example.com to set a date for my visit with your Club members.
The 94th annual MD-14 PA State Council of Lions Clubs Convention will be held from May 18, 2017, to May 21, 2017, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Water Wheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622. During the Convention the Past District Governors will be holding a special service project involving the packaging of 30,000 meals for Seven Springs families in need.
The 100th annual Lions Clubs International Convention will be held in Chicago from Friday, June 30, 2017, to Tuesday, July 4, 2017. If you’ve not already done so, make your reservations and join us in Chicago for good Lions fellowship and fun.
Please check and make certain that all International, State, and District invoices have been paid in full. Thank you.
And, to all you Secretaries out there, if you’ve not already filed your 2017-2018 PU 101s, please file them as soon as possible. It is important that 2017-2018 Lions Officer Credentials are available in the LCI data base.
District Governor James Beermann
Second Vice Governor Comments
The Lions year is almost over – only two months left. Hard to believe, it seemed to go too fast. Our newly elected Club and District officers will soon begin their terms and a new cycle will begin, the same, but special – the Lions Centennial Year.
It’s important to report your Legacy and Service projects so we can tell the world the good we continue to do. Also think of your family members, neighbors, friends, and co-workers who you can invite to help with club service projects or to come to a meeting with you. They are all potential Lions members – we need their hands and hearts to grow Lions membership.
2VDG-E Bill and I will be helping DG-E Wayne in setting up his Club visitation schedule. Since there are over 60 clubs in our four county district DG-E Wayne would like to have as many multiple club meetings as possible. If the zone chairs can begin thinking about which of their clubs can possibly meet together for his visit, set a date and a meeting place, that would help 2VDG-E Bill and myself as we start planning DG-E Wayne’s schedule. We will begin contacting zone chairs and clubs shortly.
Your PU-101 reports are due May 15th. Secretaries, make sure you have your new officers’ correct e-mail addresses and phone numbers. These are very important tools for disseminating District, State and International announcements and information.
If you’re going to attend the State Convention – I’ll see you there!