There are so many terrific District 24-A projects upcoming, I hardly know where to begin!
Service is who we are and service is what we will do! There is still time to register for the District 24-A Winter Conference on March 14. We will perform service projects and talk about the near future of our District and Multiple District. Don’t miss out…any registrations emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or postmarked by March 1st will still be accepted. Don’t forget about your LEOs, they get $5.00 off both egistration and lunch.
Excitement is building in anticipation of the District 24-A’s Women’s Symposium to be held at the Park West Lions Club House in Manassas March 21 from 11-3. Past Council Chair Shirley Wilson has done an outstanding job creating a forum to showcase Lions leadership, projects and promote participation by women in our Clubs. It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and creativity to create an event of this type. Please promote the Symposium and attend yourselves to support this vital membership initiative. We’ve all got a sister, niece, mother, grandmother, wife, girlfriend (hopefully not both at the same time!), friend, aunt or co-worker that would make a great Lion.- here’s you opportunity to ASK ONE. It’s fun and its free thanks to an LCI grant.
The new District 24-A environmental project to clean up Bull Run is in its final planning stages; the Date is Saturday, April 18. Already we have had interest from non-Lions in joining Lions specifically because of this project. If we plan it, they will come…when they come, they will join! More information is available from our Environmental Chair, Don Leas (703) 864-6093.
Lions Worldwide Induction Day is April 26 and District 24-A will hold the ceremony this year at Park West Lions Club Building from 2 -4 PM. A deli lunch will be served at no cost. If you have new member and receive a letter please make every effort to attend. I have heard so much positive feedback about the event held last year. It is a great way to celebrate your new members and give them perspective on the organization they are now privileged to be a part of. PCC Lion Shirley Wilson has already sent an informational email to Club Presidents and Secretaries. If you need additional information contact her at email@example.com, or call (703-743-1649) by APRIL 14, 2015
Remember April 24-30: is World Immunization Week. Lion. The sad fact is that 335 children die worldwide from measles every day. For less than $1.00 a child can be immunized through the Lions “One Shot. One Life Measles Initiative” Funds are matched dollar for dollar by GAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. One enterprising District Leo Club sold heart shaped chocolates at Valentine’s Day to support this initiative. Chocolate Easter bunnies anyone?
With all the projects going on it’s easy to forget to firm up your Officers for the next Lions year and report them on the Lions website.