DG Mike and Lion Jayne

They’ve got going!

As most know by now, our District Theme this year is “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’m glad to report that many have got the message and have got going:


PDG Kevin Storberg is working on establishing a Branch Club in the Clover Hill Community in Maryville. He already has eight potential members and a sponsoring club.

Lion Brandon Johnson, who started a Leo Club at Campbell County High School in 2010, is now working on starting a Campus Club at East Tennessee State University. He already has several faculty members and six students interested in joining.

IPDG Diane Wilkerson is working on starting a Campus Club at Pellissippi State College. She has identified a potential faculty member and student member.

Club Vice President Lion Susan Price recently sponsored new Lions Joel Gosnell and Melanie Stills at the Greeneville Lions Club.  Lion Donna Hoppestad recently sponsored new Lions Charles “Sandy” and Karen Barry at the Clinton Lions Club.

PDG David Crawford has agreed to serve as our new District Membership Team Leader and will work with clubs determined to have a long-term net membership growth.  PDG John Kelsey has agreed to serve on the team and will assist clubs wanting to induct new members this year and wanting to win a Melvin Jones Fellowship.


1st VDG Ed Gibbons and several other members of the Johnson City Lions Club are driving a trailer load of Lions shirts all the way to the USA/Canada Forum in Kansas in September! These will be sold to raise money to support a number of charitable programs.

2nd VDG Fletcher Stephens has agreed to head our White Cane Campaign in October and can provide flyers to clubs. PDG Bill Slover has agreed to head our Day with the Lions event in May and is looking for ideas which will improve this activity.


PDG Wendy Cain has agreed to serve as District Leadership Team Leader and is working on providing new officer training in each region this year.  PDG Clare Crawford has agreed to serve on the team and is working on plans for our Fall Information Forum.  


Campbell County Lions Club President Lion Stanley Pickle and Club Vice President Lion Fred Miller both have and ride trikes. They are working on establishing a Lions District 12-N Trike/Bike Club. If you have a trike or bike and good leather (we are talking motorcycles) and want to join, give them a call.

PDG Ken Moffett and PDG Bill McDonald are interested in having a Day with the Lions at the Smokies Baseball Stadium next year in August.  We will need 100+members to attend. Then we will receive discounted tickets, will be able to set up a membership recruiting table in the stadium lobby, will be able to select someone to throw the first pitch and will be recognized as a group during the game! Let PDG Ken or PDG Bill hear from you, if you support this idea. 

I know of others who have got going and I am sure there are others who have got going who I do not know about. To all who have got the message and got going, my sincere thanks. To all who have not got the message and have not got going, please get on the bandwagon! 

District Governor Mike McDonough




District Governor Mike McDonough

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