Wow, this year has gone by so fast! Here I am ready to take the helm as your King Lion.
I would like to thank Immediate Past King Lion Jean for the great job she did this past year and for all the guidance she has provided. A big thank you for the Lion of the Year award! I was so surprised, I didn’t think to thank Jean during my turn at the podium. It was very much appreciated.
I hope that as a team, our club will do many great things for our community and the good of Lionism this year.
This coming year is the 100th Birthday of Lions. The International Convention will be extra special and will be held in Chicago where Lionism started. The District is hoping to have a bus or two to take members to the convention. We traveled to Toronto a few years ago by bus and had a lot of fun! Please consider going next year, June 30th to July 4th. I promise, it will be something not to be missed.
The reorganization meeting will be at our house July 10th starting at 3 p.m. All are welcome. We will be discussing our goals for the year and brainstorming for new projects. Please call or email me if you are coming and what dish you want to bring to pass. Drinks, meat, and table service will be provided by the Hollern’s.
Our next big project of the year will be Wesbury parking on July 17th. We definitely will need everyone’s help to make it a success and to make it a little easier. The more people we have to help with parking cars or manning the booth will make it easier on everyone. Please see PDG Dave as to what times you can help. Don’t forget your sunscreen and hat. Hopefully we won’t need umbrellas!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July and remember to fly our country’s flag proudly. Thanks to our forefathers, we enjoy the freedom we have today. Let us never forget that. Thank you to all the servicemen and women who have served and fought to keep our country free.
Please remember our meetings are always the first and third Thursday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m. Let me know by Tuesday evenings before our meetings if you are able to attend (and if you would like a salad) so I can let Wesbury know how many meals we will need. We will always have a speaker to make things interesting and have the enjoyment of our Lions fellowship.