Dear District 12N Lions,
The District 12N 65th Convention will be held on April 9-10, 2021 and the registration is on page 17 [See April issue of News & Views]. We are providing a virtual option and please use this registration for that purpose. You will pay the $20 registration fee to help defray the cost of LCI presenters and write Zoom on the form. PLEASE be sure to include a legible email address so we can send you the Zoom link.
I’d like to clear up some controversy involving the vote for officers in District 12N. A group of us met via Zoom on Friday March 19, 2021 and spent approximately one hour debating the voting issue. The conclusions reached at that meeting and the justifications for these conclusions are.
- The Nominations Chair PDG Michael Vudragovich of the Clinton Lions has determined there are qualified candidates for DG/1stVDG/and 2ndVDG.
- The deadline of 30 days prior to the election has been passed.
- By Constitution and Bylaws these criteria preclude any nominations from the floor.
- There are NO Constitution and/or Bylaw changes being considered.
Due to all of the above it was determined that spending the time, research and energy to provide a method of voting for those who may or may not attend via Zoom would not be necessary.
I do realize that by doing so I have changed my position from my Millie’s Memo published in the March issue of News & Views (N&V). I assure each and every member of District 12N that had any of the above criteria NOT been met I would have found a secure way to provide remote voting. As it is, I believe my time will be better spent moving forward to help the Lions of District 12N recover from the setbacks caused by the Covid19 pandemic.
I am VERY open to suggestions for a solution to the voting issue that is not overly cumbersome to the volunteers helping to provide a remote option. I have in the past asked for assistance through outreach such as N&V and personal conversations. There is still room on the team if you choose to help.
We have provided a rough outline of District 12N Convention events and approximate times on page 6 [See April issue of News & Views]. These are NOT meant to be all inclusive and are subject to change.
Millie Burke, DG