Lions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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Governor’s Podium

October 2014

October From the Podium

OctoberWhen is the last time you asked someone to join your club?

I am sure you have all heard the old adage “Out of sight, out of mind”. Almost all of my inputs stress membership, and for a good reason. There are almost no clubs who do not need more members, so I would suggest to whomever makes up the meeting agenda to make membership a regular agenda item. You don’t have to beat it to death at every meeting, just keep it in sight and in mind.

In addition to the general need for new members who can bring new energy and ideas, OCTOBER IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH, so ASK 1. Oh, yes, there are other things happening.

Lee and I attended Drummond Island’s 40th anniversary which was very enjoyable especially since there were several charter members in attendance. We are continuing to enjoy visits to the clubs, and are looking forward to those we have yet to visit.

The next cabinet meeting will be held on Oct 11 at 10:00am at the Knights of Columbus building on the Skanee road in L’Anse. A map will be sent to all Secretaries.

We had our Outgoing Governor Celebration for Immediate Past District Governor Jerry on 27 September, which was a Soo Locks boat cruise. There was a good turnout including many from down state. Food and fellowship were great and the weather was outstanding.

As Vice Governors Tom and Matt and I visit we will bring Monarch chevrons to pass out. In addition, as soon as I get the names of new members and their sponsors, I will send out a new member package to be presented at a club meeting. I still have a good supply of Safari pins and gold ribbons for sponsors so hunt down some new members. I am proudly wearing a gold ribbon.

Bill Rowe
District Governor, Single District 10