MOVING MD36 FORWARD!
Greetings Mighty Lions of MD36! As you read these words, the members of your Council of Governors are probably winding their way home from the Centennial International Convention in our Lions home town of Chicago. As they are being written … well, we’re still preparing for this amazing trip and figuring out what to pack and what to leave behind!
Your 2017-2018 Council of Governors has been working hard, training for the coming year, getting to know one another and really becoming a cohesive team. In that spirit, we put our heads together and came up with our Multiple District Theme for this year, “Moving MD36 Forward!” Our International President, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, was very introspective and mission-oriented when he chose our International Theme, one we all recognize and believe in: “We Serve”. These two themes mesh with and complement one another as we Move MD36 Forward in the following ways!
The first way we can Move MD36 Forward is through our strongest asset, our SERVICE in our communities. As we serve in our communities, as we serve together, we strengthen our Clubs, our Zones, our Districts and Multiple District, and … most importantly, our communities! As we communicate our service, we gather more friends to help and join in that service!
The next way we can Move MD36 Forward is through our LEADERSHIP! As Lions we are natural leaders in service and we provide leadership to our Clubs, our Zones, our District and Multiple District, and … most importantly, our communities! As we lead with quiet confidence, we gather followers and join and strengthen our service and become the next generation of leaders.
We always Move MD36 Forward through our FELLOWSHIP! We join Lions clubs for the service, but it’s the fellowship that keeps us! In everything we do as Lions, we do it with our friends! Enjoy your service together, promote your fellowship and fun and more friends will be drawn to enjoy that fellowship!
The most complicated and “seemingly” difficult way we need to engage in to Move MD36 Forward is through our COMMUNICATION! As we communicate better with our club members, our District and Multiple District Leaders … and most importantly, with our communities … through our PR efforts, media efforts, flying the flag and wearing our Lions gear, more people will know what we do and seek to be involved.
So, Mighty MD36 Lions, your Council of Governors will be working hard to prepare themselves for the coming Lions year at District Governor school in Chicago. Many of your MD36 Lion friends will be attending Centennial International Convention and will be renewing old friendships and making new ones with Lions from all over the world. I look forward to seeing friends I met in Hamburg and in Toronto. As we prepare ourselves for the next 100 years of Lions service, let’s remember that through: SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNICATION, we will fulfill our Multiple District Theme, “Moving MD36 Forward”, by living and accomplishing our motto and our International Theme: WE SERVE! And … we’ll be happy Lions!
Your Council of Governors is fully committed to working as a team towards our goal of “Moving MD36 Forward” and to working for you … the Lions of their Districts and the Multiple District. I am incredibly lucky to be associated with this strong team of amazing Lions!
Lions of MD36, I am so honored by your trust, so very proud to serve you and … I am truly honored to be counted among you.
MOVING MD36 FORWARD!