There are three important things to keep in mind for April:
1) April 2nd is “Donate Life Day”, formerly known as “Buddy Day”. Please consider working at your local Secretary of State (SOS) Office to remind people to register as organ tissue donors. Last year 12 residents of our Upper Peninsula had their vision restored as a result of receiving an eye tissue transplant. While April 2nd has the official designation, any day in April would be fine to work this project. Furthermore, I challenge clubs to get together with a few of your neighboring clubs, and make this an on-going project to work at your local SOS a few days each and every month.
2) It is not too late to register and participate in the “World’s Largest Lunch Relay”, a world-wide event highlighting Lions throughout the world. This is a 24-hour international event which is designed to coordinate along with a Lions Project, such as a food drive or environmental project. Details can be found on the Lions Clubs International website at www.lionsclubs.org.
3) Convention time is here! Have you registered yet for the annual District 10 Convention? If not, YOU SHOULD GO! It promises to be fun, entertaining, and a chance to hone your Lions skills, not to mention the chance to reconnect with Lions you have met in the past or make some new Lion Friends. Register! Attend! Enjoy! I hope to see you in Houghton!