As we watch the last of the fall foliage turn color and blow away, we are reminded that one of the busiest times of year is approaching rapidly and we’d better be ready because it won’t wait until we’re ready! Our spring and summer have been beautiful. The extra days of warmth and sunshine just help us realize that we live in a beautiful part of the country!
Most of you are hard at work in preparation for your club Holiday Projects. Collecting food for baskets, surprises and gifts for visits from Santa and/or Breakfast with Santa, providing shoes and socks or warm coats are all projects that will start this month so they will be complete before the holiday crunch catches up. As you work on these plans, please keep a photo record for your “Club Story Board”. If you have not heard of this concept, please contact your District Governor for details. This is a state-wide competition between all of the clubs in your district that will send the winner on to the state competition. I’m looking forward to seeing what great things are being done by the Lions of MD 36.
We are experiencing consistent membership growth as new Lions Clubs are being formed. With the addition of these new clubs, we still need to invite new, prospective members to our clubs. If each of us would “Ask 1” until we find those new members for our clubs, think about how many more hands you would have for providing service in your community.
Through the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and local volunteers, the Lions of MD 36 are on the fast track to screen 114,000 children for vision. Please help them when the screening is in your area school. It makes the whole process go faster and smoother when there are enough volunteers and it helps your local club to show the community one of the things that Lions do. After the screening is complete, be sure to have your club secretary report the information to Lions Clubs International. These vision screenings are part of the LCI “Centennial Service Challenge” and they want to know how many children are being screened. This is a project that we do so well in MD 36. We need to let the world know of our success!
The second Council of Governors meeting will be held on Saturday, November 15th in Springfield at the Justice Center. While this meeting is share reports and ideas of the Governors and Multiple District Committee Chairs, all Council meetings are open to all Lions. If you are in the area and want to drop in for a visit, please do so. We start at 1:30 pm.
From The Anderson’s: Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!