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I am counting my days and I still have four months to work as the governor of this great district. I love what I am doing and I am very thankful to all the lions invited me for their club events, governor’s visits, etc., etc.

Message from Governor Pat Duda: Lions and Leos of District 1A: Our District had two great events last month – first one Club Officers’ Round Table Discussions and the second one Annual District 1A Bowling. Both events were well attended and my sincere thank you all the lions who were there to make it happen.

This month we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and I wish all Irish Lions in District 1A a festive time with green beer and corned beef and cabbage. Many of our clubs are having events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some clubs are participating St. Patrick’s Day Parade in their communities. Let us be more active and show ourselves to the public so that they know there is a lions club to serve the community. As we get more publicity, it is better exposure for lionism. When we talk about lions, nobody should point out to any nearby zoo.

We discussed on GAT, GLT, GMT and GST all District Chairs gave a wonderful presentation and it well responded by participants’ questions. I feel very strongly that we have opportunities in Lionism to learn and grow with more knowledge.

-Pat Duda, District 1A Governor Pduda0614@yahoo.com

Now, as I discussed in my February Newsletter, we are ready to roar and celebrate our District 1A Convention. I am very sure that many lions from our district sent their reservation forms to attend this monumental convention of this year. We will be going back to twenties and bring that old glory back to our convention. Isn’t it nice to see all attendees of this convention take part with their choice of costumes? Lion Austin will be busy taking pictures of yours to place on Facebook and set some live streaming videos on Facebook to show the world how best we are in celebrating our District Convention. 1


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In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards, including the Membership Key Award, District Governor Excellence Award and two International President’s Certificates of Appreciation. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to her Lions activities, Director Moore has been active in numerous professional and community organizations, including member of the Board of Governors of the University of Trinidad and Tobago and member of the Human Resource Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Director Moore and her husband, Rudy, have two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren.

NICOLIN CAROL MOORE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OUR INTERNATIONAL GUEST FOR OUR 50TH DISTRICT 1A CONVENTION. Nicolin Carol Moore from Arima, Trinadad and Tobago, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016. Director Moore is a human resource consultant. A member of the Arima Lions Club since 2000, and a Lion since 1992, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, region chairperson, district governor, multiple district LCIF coordinator, multiple district GLT coordinator and multiple district council chairperson.

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We have an opportunity this year for Clubs to sponsor our T-Shirts, Backpacks and water bottles. Each of these items are very essential to each camper. We have also added an additional “drone camp” for the week of July 1st (details will follow). Is there a club in your district that you think would be interested in sponsoring one or all three pieces and having their club name printed on all 275 items. • The backpacks can hold their sunscreen, towels, hearing aid essentials, eyeglasses. It is approximately ½ a mile that a camper needs to walk to participate in swimming, dining, and various activities. The small zipper pouch can hold smaller items so they do not get lost. • The water bottle will keep them hydrated and also can be stored in their backpack. • Camp Lions T-shirt is a tradition that the campers look forward to each year wear proudly, price includes counselor’s shirts. Right now, we are looking to have one club sponsor each or all item(s). WATER BOTTLES: $500 for 275 Water Bottles. Bottles are yellow with purple tops and are printed on both sides our logo in black on one side and the club name on the other side. BACKPACKS: $1,050 for 275 BACKPACKS. Backpacks are nylon with reinforced corners and a zipper pouch to hold hearing aid devices, glasses and smaller items. Our logo printed in black and sponsor name under the logo. T-SHIRTS: $1,600 for 275 T-shirts. T-shirts are 50/50 blend with our logo printed in 5 colors on the front and the sponsor name on the back. (see attached logo) price includes counselor’s shirts. 30


• March 3 – District 1A Cabinet Meeting • March 3 – Northwest Lions Corned Beef and Cabbage • March 4 – Calumet City Spaghetti Dinner • March 7 – Broadview Chili Nite • March 10 – Mabuhay Governor’s Nite • March 10 – River Grove St. Patrick’s Day Celebration • March 11 – Chicagoland Chicago Wolves Night • March 23-25 – 1A Convention • April 14 – Mexica Spring Dance • April 15 – Willow Springs Lioness Pancake Breakfast

• April 21 – Filipino American Dancing with Lions • April 28 – Fil-USA Hawaiian Night • April 29 – District 1A Hellen Keller 5K Walk & Run • May 18-20 – MD1 State Convention • June 10 – Governor’s Installation

• June 29-July 3 – International Masque Convention in Las Vegas

District 1A Governor’s Monthly e-Newsletter Edited & Published by Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG, for Lions and Leos of District 1A. e-Mail Address: govaustin@gmail.com Mail your articles, pictures and news items to above e-mail address. 31

District 1A Governor's Monthly Newsletter, March 2018  

District 1A Governor Pat Duda's Monthly e-Newsletter for the Month of March, 2018 for Lions and Leos of District 1A. Edited & Published by...

District 1A Governor's Monthly Newsletter, March 2018  

District 1A Governor Pat Duda's Monthly e-Newsletter for the Month of March, 2018 for Lions and Leos of District 1A. Edited & Published by...