District Membership StatusWe have gained 13 new members since July
Boy from Puerto Rico Status ReportHe will be here possibly two more years. Please go to the District News tab for details
New District Foundation
50th Annual Bucks County Lions Rally to be held Oct 27thSee District Events for details

 First Vice District Governor’s Message wayne-cut

Greetings Lion’s,
I would like to introduce myself. I’ve been a Lion for approx. twenty five years. I am a member of Northeast Philadelphia Lion’s club and have served as President and been the Secretary for close to twenty years. I have served as Regional and Zone chairman and was PDG Pat Fox’s convention chairman.      It has been a long wish for me to become a future District Governor. I’ve decided to pursue this dream for my district and my club. I look forward to visiting each club over the next two years with DG Jim and 2nd VDG Rita.      DG Jim, Myself and Rita met during the summer to go over DG Jim’s plans for his year . We had our first State Council meeting in August out in Harrisburg which was a wonderful way to start and a Great way to meet Lion’s from all over the state. I was very impressed with the way the Lion’s are run. Rita and I attended a VDG seminar which taught us so much. Trust me there are plenty more to come.      We had our first
cabinet meeting which was another wonderful experience. I encourage each and everyone of you to invite a prospective new member out to a meeting. It can’t hurt !!!!!!!!!! I look forward to seeing the members and clubs out at banner night. If you ever need help please reach out to us as we are here for you. I want to welcome all of you back from a hot and steamy summer. Now we get back to helping those less fortunate.

1st VDG Wayne Bickel



District Governor’s Message – October

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Here are more important 2016-2017 dates you should add to your calendars:
Bucks County Lions Annual Rally Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the V. E. German Club, 130 Davisville Road, Warminster, Pa 18974.  The Buckʼs  Rally will be celebrating its 50th year.  You will receive a free commemorative 50 year pin with your ticket purchase.
MD 14 Regional Lions Leadership Institute Training Session – Session will be held from Friday, November 11, 2016, through Sunday, November 13, 2016, in Harrisburg, PA.  The session is designed for new potential leaders, not for the individual who is already in line to be a 2nd Vice District Governor or a seasoned Zone Chair.  Best candidates are future club or current club presidents, club membership chairpersons, and any club members who would like to grow and be a leader. The Stateʼs application deadline is Friday, October 21, 2016.  Therefore, please send your completed applications to me (Jim Beermann, 914 South Ave., Apt. D3, Secane, PA 19018)  no later than Monday, October 10, 2016.
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 to set a date for my visit with your Club members.
Last month I thought the 2016-2017 Directory would be available in early September.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.  It will not be available until early October.  Thanks for your patience.

DG Jim Beermann