Dear District 12N Lions,
I want to congratulate the three Clubs that attained the Club Excellence Award from Lions Clubs International for 2019-2020. Special recognition in the form of a Club Excellence banner patch for the Club and a Club Excellence pin to the President are awarded for this. Freddie Miller and the Clinton Lions Club, Robert Kapolka and the Norris Lions, and Kim Osborne and the the Sevier County Lions received this award for 2019-2020. This award is available to all Clubs meeting the criteria and the form was emailed to all Clubs earlier this year and is on the District 12N website or you may contact anyone on the DG Team for help.
We are still planning a hybrid; both in person and zoom District Convention April 9-10, 2021 and hope you all will participate in whichever way you are comfortable with. The registration is included [See March issue of News & Views] for your convenience. Due to Covid concerns and to assure all Clubs have a voice in the elections, voting will be by Survey Monkey so we will need accurate email addresses for delegates. Please contact John Kelsey at email@example.com with your Club delegate selections. Friday night will be a social night with games, Saturday will be the Cabinet and District 12N Charities meetings along with lunch and awards followed with a Club Development workshop presented by Lion Daniel Marney Elkins in the afternoon. Saturday evening will be the East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank dinner and meeting. Confirmation of other speakers is pending.
We will be having a silent auction so will welcome support from the Clubs. The service project will be to support veterans and active-duty personnel and Service Chair Connie Emmons has provided a list of requested items later in this issue [See March issue of News & Views]. We are asking that you only bring the items on the list and Thank you in advance for your help making this a successful District project. Connie Emmons will be the contact and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early bird deadline for the Virtual International Conventions rate of $50.00 is March 31, 2021 here is the link to register: 103rd Lions Clubs International Convention (mcisemi.com)
Millie Burke, DG