Thanks to all Lions, Leos and guests that attended our Fall Conference last month. Your participation made it a great success. I hope everyone had fun and learned something new that you can bring back to your clubs to make them and our District more informed. We want to know what you liked and disliked about the conference. And we want to know from the Lions who did not attend, what can we do so you attend in the future. Please complete the survey on the District web site and return it Lion Jane Stoll.
I want to thank Lion Jane Stoll and her committee from Aquia Evening, Aquia Harbour Host, Greater Falls Run, and Stafford County Lions Clubs. They did a tremendous job setting up the conference, the speakers, the meals, the decorations, and I could go on. Suffice to say they ran everything with efficiency and creativity.
I want to congratulate Lion Jim Chesley from the Clifton Lions Club and Lion Randy Mills from the Springfield-Franconia Host Lions Club for receiving the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation. This is the 4th highest award that someone can receive from Lions Clubs International. They are both well deserving of the award for all the hard work they perform for their clubs and community. I also want to congratulate Lion Tom Kenavan for receiving a Leadership Medal. It is the 3rd highest award from LCI. He received it because of his work last year as Zone Chair and the positive net growth in membership in the Zone.
One third of the Lions year is over. The clubs and individual Lions have accomplished much. We have completed almost 1,000 events, screened the vision of almost 4,000 people, collected over 15,000 eyeglasses, and donated over $51,000. We will have many more events and projects to complete. I hope you keep up on the list of events, here in the Lion Reporter and on the Facebook pages, to see just some of them.
Just to name a few events coming up…
On Saturday, December 6th, we will be helping the Sergeant Mac Foundation placing wreaths on over 9,000 graves at Quantico National Cemetery. In January, February and March, there are Special Olympic events scheduled throughout the district. And finally – Home for the Holidays where we will host and serve meals to active duty Marines at the Quantico Marine Corp Base. Please consider supporting these district events.