First Vice District Governor’s Message
Well it certainly has been a busy month again. Attended the State Council meeting and had two full days of training that weekend. I was in Harrisburg last weekend for another full day of training. Just made my reservations for two more days of training in West Virginia in the middle of January. Can only hope it’s a snow free travel weekend out there. I must say it’s been quite enjoyable meeting all different types of Lion’s from all over the State. DG Jim, 2nd VDG Rita and myself continue to visit the clubs and we are so happy to see all that is going on in our district. Every meeting we attend we are giving out patches or Chevron’s. What a joy to see this. I encourage each of you to get involved this month with a local charity to help. This can be a very trying time of the year for a lot of people. Help at a food bank, or hold the door just a little longer to let another person in. It only takes time for these small things in life ,something we all have and can share. I want to wish all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year. Looking forward to next year. Please be safe in your travels.
We Serve as Lion’s and that’s what we do best.
1st VDG Wayne Bickel
Iʼve been enjoying visiting our District Lions Clubs with DG Jim. Itʼs great to hear how all of you ʻServeʼ the needy in different ways. Reading through the Club Activities in each Announcer shows the dedication you all display and should be proud of. Getting out the news of your good works, fundraisers and meetings is one of the jobs the Zone Chairs are charged with. Please continue to help them do their job by reporting your monthly activities to them and LCI. Lioness Clubs can report their news on the Districtʼs website.
Continue to talk about what you do as a Lion to friends, family members and neighbors. Invite someone to attend a meeting with you. These are ways to get people interested in Lionism and plant the seed of membership in their minds. One of DG Jimʼs goals this year is for each Club to induct at least one new member this year. Try your best!
Mark these dates on your 2017 calendars: ” ” ” April 6 ~ District 14A Convention; Plymouth Meeting, PA ” ” ” May 18-21 ~ PA State Convention; Seven Springs, PA ” ” ” June 30-July 4 ~ International Convention; Chicago, IL
More information will follow in the Announcer, but if you are planning on attending the International Convention you are asked to register by January.
Happy Holidays to All – however you celebrate! Best Wishes for a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
2nd VDG Rita DiAntonio
District Governor’s Message – January
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. In addition, they are asking for $15 from each Club in the State to help ﬁnance the project. To streamline the process of collecting the $15/club, please take the following steps:
1 —- Send your $15 check made payable to District 14A to our Treasurer, PDG Donald Richardson, 516, W Blooming Glen Drive, Perkasie, PA 18944.
2 — On the “memo line” indicate “PA St Convent Spec Service Project”. DG Don will collect the $15 from each club and periodically forward the funds to the appropriate State Convention Committee personnel.
NOTE – Now is the time for all District 14A Lion members to start thinking about candidates to serve as Second Vice District Governor during the 2017-2018 Lions Year. Start asking. We will be ready to present our Candidates and Endorsement Statements when the call goes out.
Please check and make certain that all International, State, and District invoices have been paid in full. Thank you. 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 email@example.com to set a date for my visit with your Club members.
I would like to wish you a Happy Lions Centennial 2017.
DG Jim Beermann