As we begin a new year, I hope that 2015 will bring great things to you, your family and the Lions of MD 36.
Each of our districts is hard at work with plans for District Conventions and Conferences. These events are such great ways for Lions to re-energize and to share ideas with other Lions. I hope that you are making plans to attend your district event. This is a good time to involve your new members. They will have the opportunity to make more Lions friends and hear about what others are doing in their communities.
Our Multiple District is hosting the Northwest Lions Leadership Institute, April 10, 11 and 12, in Salem at the Red Lion. This is a great training for all Lions and I want to encourage you to register and attend. Please encourage your club to support this event and help a club member attend.
Be sure to visit the MD 36 website to more information on the Conventions and the Institute. Registration forms and additional information can be found at md36lionsclubs.org.
The month of January is a busy month for Lions. January 10 – 16 is Lions Worldwide Week of Service and a great way to celebrate the birthday of our founder, Melvin Jones. When your club holds any type of service project, be sure that it is reported on MyLCI. There are banner patches available to clubs that participate and then report the event. This is part of the beginning steps of preparation for the 100 year Anniversary of Lions Clubs International that happens in 2017.
A big THANK YOU to all Lions Clubs who participated in the 2014 Peace Poster Contest this year. From the four District Winners that were sent to me, you had great participation and terrific talent. The Multiple District 36 winner is Kalea Adams from Hedrick Middle School in Medford. Congratulations Kalea and the other finalists. What beautiful talent we have in the children in our Multiple District. Please consider participating in this inspiring program next year. The new kits will be available from Lions Clubs International on January 15th.
Wishing each of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!