Greetings Fellow Lions,
Wow!!! Can you believe it? We are in January already, and this marks the half way point of my tenure as your District Governor. Many Past District Governors’ have mentioned that their year as Governor went by extremely quick, and I am finding that this is true.
Coming up this weekend is our third District Cabinet Meeting. This meeting will be at Teaching Family Homes’ campus, located at the end of Silver Creek Road, in Harvey. Start time is 10:00 a.m., and will be in the conference room within the administration building. I believe that Lion Mike Smith from the Chocolay Lions Club will have the building unlocked around 9:00 a.m., so if you arrive early, at least you won’t have to wait in your vehicle for him to arrive.
I want to take an opportunity to revisit some areas that I initially put forth back in July 2017, during the change-over Cabinet Meeting, at Bay Cliff Health Camp. At this meeting, I wished for all Clubs within the District to make a financial contribution (no set amount, whatever your Club can allocate) to all the projects within our District. Additionally, a contribution toward LCIF as well. I cannot honestly report what the outcome of my wish is, but only to encourage your Club to contribute if they haven’t done so, and to express my sincere appreciation for the Clubs that already contributed. It’s because of our donations that make our projects successful in providing support to individuals in need.
Another area was, one hundred percent reporting throughout the District in using MyLCI. We are about halfway there right now. Reporting all Club activities through MyLCI is important for many reasons. The one that stands out is your Monthly Membership Report, and Activities Report. Our Clubs within the District do so many wonderful events for their communities, and in support of projects within the State as well. Reporting these activities signifies just how active your membership and Club is throughout the year. Additionally, you may actually qualify these activities for the Centennial Service Challenge. This year (2017-2018) is the last year for the challenge, and if you attain a certain level, your Club will receive a banner patch signifying this. Also, with the addition of Diabetes, any Club who sponsors or contributes toward a Diabetes project, and reports this through MyLCI will receive a special Diabetes banner patch reflecting their involvement. So, lets’ get the activities reported, and remember, Club Presidents’ are allowed to make the MMR and Activity Reports as well. Not only the Club Secretary responsibility.
Since I mentioned reporting through MyLCI, another topic to revisit, is the lack of Club information. If you noticed, the District roster has certain Clubs identified without any Club Officer annotations. This is because there were no PU-101’s submitted last spring, indicating who was the Club President, Secretary, Treasurer, and etc. So take this opportunity, and fill out a PU-101 and submit it to MyLCI if you haven’t done so. This is also a reminder to start thinking about Club positions for the upcoming year which begins on 1 July 2018. Unfortunately, failure to submit a PU-101 will once again result in no current Club information on file with MyLCI, and no Club Officers published in the District Roster. So it’s imperative that you submit the PU-101 as soon as possible.
In closing, just a reminder that our District Convention is fast approaching. It is scheduled for April 20 through April 22, at the Island Resort Casino, in Harris. The Convention Committee, which is chaired by PDG Jim DeCremer, and PDG Harold Schermur is currently underway with meetings already conducted, and more sessions planned in the near future, to make our Convention successful. So mark your calendars, and plan on attending of which I expect to be a fantastic weekend. More information will be sent out through the Single District 10 website (www.district10lions.org).
Your District Governor
October 2017 Newsletter
by 2nd Vice District Governor Lion Bruce LaBelle > click here to read