Three months have come and gone since our new Lions year started. What have you done for the Lions of Oregon and Northern California? I know the Lions who are working on the Centennial Celebration have done a lot already and are continuing to work to make Multiple District 36's Centennial Celebration extremely memorable.
Those Lions working on the USA/Canada Forum are also working hard. Both groups could use additional help.
How many of you have asked someone to join your Lions Club this past three months? I know it isn't always easy as none of us like rejection, but go ahead and try. You will be surprised at the responses you get. Invite them to come to one of your projects. Many join when they see the good they can do for their communities.
Now to change the focus a little. Two years ago we asked Lions to reach out and help 100 million people prior to our Centennial Celebration. We've already reached that goal and then some. Don't stop now just because we have surpassed our goal.
Our International President Corlew has asked Lions to join him in a worldwide week of service in Sight, to end preventable blindness and visual impairment in our communities during the week of October 10-16. Each club that has a service project such as a vision screening or White Cane donation will receive special recognition. We can change lives this October.
October 1 was the deadline to get the peace poster kits. I hope that each club got their kits and distributed them to the schools.
As I finish this column, I urge each of you to register for the Centennial Convention in Chicago. Be a part of Lions history.