Our clubs in District 12N ROCK! Thank you so much for all you do for your communities. I truly appreciate the hospitality I received during my visits to Johnson City, Bulls Gap, Hamblen County, Morristown Cherokee, Morristown Morris Blvd., Maryville, Elizabethton, Oak Ridge, Dandridge and Farragut. One of the highlights of a club visit is inducting new members – thank you Elizabethton and Dandridge for allowing me to induct your newest club members.
I am overwhelmed by the acceptance of my Centennial Service Project of purchasing 100 cards for $100 and writing messages to our Service Men and Women. We currently have 12 clubs participating and I hope many more will step forward and do as well. This will be a year round project so your club still has time to participate. Some clubs have elected to give the cards to their local police, firefighters and first responders – this is great! We need to thank all of our service personnel. PDG Chuck and I just returned from the USA/Canada Forum in Omaha. Kudos to the planning committee – what a great experience of fellowship with lions from across North America, outstanding seminars, and energetic and enlightening entertainment. I participated in one of three service projects offered. In 2 hours our teams put together 100,000 packages of beans and rice and mac and cheese. It was an amazing production line process and I hope to do something similar at our District and/or State Conventions.
Keep up the great work you are doing and continue to build your teams as we climb those new mountains providing humanitarian service.
Yours in Lionism,