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July 2018

April 2019 Edition

Hello 2X3 Lions I want to first follow up from my article last month. I had thanked all that attended the Texas Lions Leadership forum. I just received the report from the state leadership team. Our district had the 2nd most attendees with a total of 28 of which 13 were first time attendees. Great job 2X3.

secretaries log in the hours.

I want to thank all those members that stepped up to the challenge I set on bringing in new members before June. You are helping us make headway to our membership goal. We are now at a negative 25. Just a couple of months ago we were at negative 52. Last month we had a plus 28. Thank you for another great job 2X3. Let’s keep up the great work.

We are 30 days from convention. Club delegates need to be turned in so the election team can verify the credentials for the voting during the convention. We will be having a great time at the Friday night party before the convention. You do not want to miss it! Encourage each other to join us at the pre-convention social on Friday night and join us on Saturday for the convention. There will be coffee with ID Connie Saturday morning. There is no additional charge to attend.

We still need to work on reporting our service hours. Every club should be reporting something. We know you are all doing great service in your communities. Just have your service chairs or

April is the month each club votes for their new officers. All clubs should be finishing this up so that secretaries can be logging in the new officers for next Lions year 2019-2020. This needs to be completed in the next 2 weeks.

We are in need of guiding lions in the district. A guiding lion is a big asset to help our district grow. If you have been a guiding lion and wish to continue, please go on line and get recertified. The reason is, I received a message from LCI and currently we have only 1 certified guiding lion. If you wish to become one please go on line and take the course. Continued Page 2

INSIDE THIS ISSUE District Governor Lisle Meeker

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1 District Governor John Noles

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2nd District Governor Randy Sepulvado

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Texas Lions Camp LCIF Update

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In Memorium Club News

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As the Lion year comes to the end it is also a great time to recognize your outstanding Lions in your club in a number of different ways. You can do this with different donations to the various Lions charities in the honor of the Lions name. A short list is Jack Wiech, Melvin Jones LCIF, Brick at camp, 20/20 Visionary at eye bank, Shepherd Fellowship eye bank, Leader Dog, and the Lions Museum. There are many more to choose from-a great way to give to a charity and recognize an outstanding Lion. Looking forward to seeing you at the convention! Yours in Lionism DG Lisle Meeker “Hooked on Service”

The Spirit of Lionism We, as District leaders, have continually stressed the importance of membership, club activities and the timely paying the clubs debts. And, we continually encourage the use of MyLCI and “MyLion”. I noticed, as I prepared this newsletter article, the log-on for MyLCI had been updated. And of course, I was required to re-register. But that is a small sacrifice for the benefits obtained using these two applications. I was talking with some friends a few nights ago when the subject of “change” entered into our discussion. It was at this time I mentioned a few of changes that had occurred in just my lifetime; space travel, commercial airlines, communications, medicine, etc. I’m sure many of you can identify changes that have occurred in and during your life. At my age, I can really say that some of these changes are rather a welcome. For in these changes, we grow into a stronger nation and society. We, as people of a world community, can surely see the world in not what it was fifty or sixty years ago. And, so it is with our Lions community. Many of our successful clubs are moving forward and accepting those changes in their communities, country and world. They are seeking greater challenges and producing results. Continued Page 3


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You ask, “Why are most of our clubs successful?” To put it frankly, it is because they have dedicated and trained leaders; i.e. trained officers, the willingness to get involved, and supporting other Lions clubs in their area. As your District Governor, I have often pondered what I could say or perhaps do to promote a clubs interest in these changes taking place. One suggestion would be to encourage all clubs having difficulties to recognize those difficulties and ask their district leaders for assistance.

This month I wanted to begin a 3 month series on the commitment we as Lions have to our youth. We will review several topics as it relates to service opportunities and how your foundation donations are utilized around the world. This edition is dedicated to our LIONS QUEST PROGRAM, below is just a snapshot of key information. I encourage you to visit online to learn more and how each of us can impact our community youth thru LIONS QUEST Lions Quest is a PreK-12 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program in use by educators in over 90 countries around the world. Social and emotional skills provide the foundation for dealing with anger and frustration, preventing negative behaviors, and developing positive school behaviors that increase academic performance. The Social and Emotional Learning program Pre K – 12 includes:      

Positive behavior Connection to school Character education Anti-bullying Drug, alcohol, & tobacco awareness Service-learning

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And again, during some of my club visits, I have found in some communities there are residence that have no idea they have a local Lions club! Or they will ask, “What do the Lions do?” We, all of us, need to do a better job in promoting our Lions organization; to our community, our district and our nation. But, I will tell you now, without hesitation, where there is a need a Lion will be present. There is and always will be a need for our local Lions clubs. We must join ranks and renew the Spirit of Lionism. We must become a unified front. We must not and cannot continue as small “dinner” and/or “social” clubs. We must take our club responsibilities seriously and adamantly. We are Lions so let us act as Lions. Let us seek and reignite the Spirt of Lionism. That is the only true spirit of being a Lion! And that is the way I see it! Regards, Lion John Your 1st VDG


Cont’d 2VDG Page 3 Lions Quest schools have improved school climate, student-teacher relationships, interpersonal skills, and commitment to service. Evaluation studies report:  9% improvement in GPA  57 % decline in school absences  82% decline in in-school suspensions  44% decline in out-of-school suspensions  47% decrease in bullying Lions Quest offers the flexibility that schools need to implement successfully. Lessons take only 20-30 minutes per week and the professional development workshops are active, engaging, fun, and effective. Implementation Options:      

One lesson/week for all students. Homeroom/Advisory period curriculum. Stand-alone course. After-school program. Drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention program. One-day or two-day professional development workshops offer comprehensive preparation in Lions Quest programs.

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Lions Quest trainers meet the highest standards for professional development. All trainers have earned advanced degrees in education or a related field. Lions Quest workshops receive a 95% satisfaction rating for an “outstanding” experience.

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Receiving sample lessons Pricing and quotes Scheduling a workshop Learning more

Begin Lions Quest today! Visit: www.lions-quest.org Call: 844-5678378 Email: lionsquest@lionsclubs.org Randy Sepulvado 2nd Vice District Governor


MD2X3 DISTRICT CONVENTION TEMPLE, TEXAS MAY 4, 2019

OFFICIAL DISTRICT CONVENTION CALL THE ANNUAL DISTRICT CONVENTION OF DISTRICT 2X3 OF THE STATE 0F TEXAS SHALL BE HELD ON THE 4TH DAY OF MAY 2019 AT TEMPLE, TEXAS. EACH CHARTERED CLUB IN THE DISTRICT IN GOOD STANDING WITH LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL, STATE, AND DISTRICT DUES PAID TO DATE, ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) VOTING DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE FOR EACH TEN (10) MEMBERS OF SAID CLUB, OR MAJOR FRACTION THEREOF, AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF LIONS INTERNATIONAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH LAST PRECEDING THAT MONTH DURING WHICH THE CONVENTION IS HELD. THE MAJOR FRACTION REFERRED TO SHALL BE FIVE (5) OR MORE MEMBERS. ONLY REGISTERED DELEGATES WITH CERTIFIED CREDENTIALS, PRESENT IN PERSON AT ANY MEETING OF THE CONVENTION, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE. ELIGIBLE DELEGATES ARE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE AS COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF CALCULATING DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT. EACH SUCH DELEGATE MAY CAST ONLY ONE (1) VOTE ON EACH QUESTION. THE PHRASE “MEMBERS” WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB IS INTERPRETED TO MEAN THE FOLLOWING: A TRANSFEREE SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT OF THE CLUB IF THE TRANSFEREE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OR RECEIVED TRANSFER FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A REINSTATED MEMBER SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE CLUBS DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT PROVIDED THAT THE REINSTATED MEMBER HAS BEEN A MEMBER FOR AN AGGREGATE PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAT ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A NEWLY CHARTERED CLUB WILL BE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CHARTERED FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. THEREAFTER, THE DELEGATE QUOTA WILL BE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. CLUBS BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL HAVE THEIR DELEGATE QUOTA BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY AT THE TIME OF BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO. HOWEVER, A CLUB BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL BE ENTITLED TO A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) DELEGATE, AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE. DG LISLE MEEKER MD2X3


Lions District 2-X3 Convention May 3 and 4, 2019

Attendees: Make Checks Payable to: Temple Breakfast Club

Hilton Garden Inn 1749 Scott Blvd. Temple, Texas 76504 Phone: 254-773-0200

Host Hotel Room Rate Early Bird thru 4/19 - $ 99.00 After Deadline - $149.00 Group Code – Lions Clubs

Mailing Address:

Lion Randy Sepulvado 5710 Ellington Ct Temple, Texas 76502

Convention Registration Early Bird by 4/19 - $17.00 After Deadline - $25.00

Convention Events Lions Luau - Friday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner, refreshments, dessert, cash bar - Theme Attire, Hula Dance, and Lei toss contest, Prizes!

District 2X3 - 2019 Convention - Saturday 8:00am - 4:00 pm (Business casual)

Melvin Jones Luncheon and Awards - Noon - 1:15pm Italian Buffet Lunch with dessert

Governor’s Banquet - 6:00pm - 9:00pm Guest Speaker: ID Connie LeClier-Meyer

Rosemary Pork Roast Dinner, refreshment’s and dessert (White coat or business attire) Cut along line, return lower half

Event Registration form due by April 19th

Early

Convention Registration ($25 after April 19, 2019

deadline) Friday - May 3, 2019 Luau Dinner Night ($25 after

deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Melvin Jones Luncheon ($25 after

deadline) Saturday - May 4, 2019 Governor’s Banquet ($35 after

deadline) No tickets sold at door Please print

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Questions: Please contact Convention Chair – Lion Randy Sepulvado randy.sepulvado@msn.com 254-718-1983

Registration begins @ 7:30 AM, Break-out Sessions Start @ 8:15 am

Name: __________________________________________________ Title/Member/Guest: __________________________________________

Club: ___________________________________________________ Delegate: ____ Yes ___ No Need: ________________

Special Dietary

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March Informational Update Picnic Service: There are a few open spots that we would love to fill. If anyone is interested please email or call Trish Wilson at the Camp. Camp Visits: Guests are able to come to TLC during the spring and take tours with their group, though we have no children’s programs. They will need to call and make arrangements for those tours prior to arriving at TLC. During the summer, we have standing scheduled tours for Fridays at 3pm and 4 pm, but will take small groups (under 10) on tours during the week if they are able. Workdays: March 2nd was our first workday and we have about 300 lions and others to help ready the camp for summer. The April 6th and May 4th workdays are still available on our website www.lionscamp.com for groups to sign up to participate. We MUST register to attend a workday. In Kind Donations: Examples below, complete needs on website under Wish list. Crafts Program o Tape, stickers, washable markers, batteries all sizes, index cards, dry erase markers, new white socks in all sizes, black pens, scotch tape, duct tape, shower curtain liners, Sharpie markers, laundry marking pens, kid-friendly and adult scissors, white t-shirts in all sizes, white standard pillow cases, beads in any shape and size, thread spools, poster board Sports Activities o Sports balls, ping pong balls, golf ball; fishing lures, fishing line, tackle boxes, rods and reels, cane fishing poles, aquariums, aquarium supplies; pool toys, goggles, floats Don’t forget let’s get those kids registered! Camp fills up fast, especially Diabetic and Down Syndrome


Contact: Milton L. Director of Development &

Dare, FACHE Major Gifts

830-8968500/mdare@lionscamp.com

James Avery Artisan Jewelry® offers $100,000 Challenge in honor of 70th Anniversary of Texas Lions Camp Named Title Sponsor for 26th Annual Harry Wickersham Golf Tournament

Kerrville, Texas - James Avery Artisan Jewelry® has issued a $100,000 challenge grant in honor of the 70th Anniversary year of Texas Lions Camp in 2019 and in support of the 26th Annual Harry Wickersham Golf Tournament to be held in August 2019. Every gift designated for the event will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. With this challenge, James Avery Artisan Jewelry® has also been named the Title Sponsor for the 2019 tournament. “Texas Lions Camp is honored that James Avery Artisan Jewelry® has again honored our organization and mission by offering this challenging and generous opportunity as well as taking a leadership role as the Title Sponsor for this event, said Chief Executive Officer of TLC Stephen S. Mabry, CAE. President & CEO of James Avery Artisan Jewelry® Chris Avery stated, “Texas Lions Camp helps children from across Texas share in a unique summer camp experience where they learn about dealing with their respective disabilities. Our organization is pleased to offer this $100,000 challenge grant in recognition of the unique work being accomplished which impacts the lives of children with physical disabilities, Down syndrome, cancer and Type 1 diabetes. In addition, it is our hope that this incentive will also encourage Lions, friends of TLC, corporations and foundations to provide charitable support during this anniversary year.” Mabry added, “For 70 years, the Lions of Texas and TLC have introduced over 74,000 children to the ‘CAN DO’ philosophy and encouraged them to reach for new horizons and celebrate exciting, first-time experiences. Corporate sponsorships with special friends allow us to help some of the most amazing children share in the best summers of their lives.” About James Avery Artisan Jewelry®– James Avery is a vertically integrated, family owned company located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The company offers finely crafted jewelry designs for men and women in sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold, gemstones and leather wallets – designed by their own skilled artisans in Kerrville, Texas. They are a multi-channel retailer with more than 80 James Avery stores in five states. Their jewelry is also available in more than 215 Dillard’s stores in Texas and in 28 additional states; and nationwide through JamesAvery.com. James Avery crafts jewelry in four Texas workshops in Comfort, Fredericksburg, Hondo and Kerrville. For more information, visit JamesAvery.com or facebook.com/JamesAvery.


About Texas Lions Camp, Inc.- Texas Lions Camp, Inc., provides, without charge, a camp for children with special medical conditions from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. The organization was chartered as a nonprofit corporation on April 4, 1949 by the Lions Clubs of Texas and is recognized as a non-profit corporation, under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, the organization is recognized with a Four-Star rating for Accountability and Transparency from Charity Navigator and as a Gold-level participant on GuideStar. Those who are interested in learning more about and/or contributing to the work of Texas Lions Camp are invited to visit www.lionscamp.com or by emailing Milton L. Dare at mdare@lionscamp.com. If preferred, you may also call 830-896-8500 for more information. ###


The Lions Clubs (District 2-X3 & MD2) have teamed up with The American Diabetes Assoc for Walmart Wellness Day Apr 20th or 27th 10AM-2PM Where: Nationwide at all Walmart, Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Market Locations Why: Walmart Wellness Day will feature blood glucose screenings, wellness information, immunizations at select stores and wellness-related products on display. Customers who are screened will receive a sheet with their results. The American Diabetes Association will follow up with all participants who sign the waiver and provide an email address. Through this collaboration, the American Diabetes Association has the potential to reach millions of people and provide guidance and support to people impacted by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association’s goal is to provide resources for a continuum of care for the people who complete their on-site screening with a high-risk result. District 2-X3 is recruiting volunteers to represent the American Diabetes Association at local Walmart stores in your neighborhoods.

Your role is to: bring awareness and sense of urgency to the prevalence of this disease. Be a Brand Ambassador! ENCOURAGE friends, families to get screened on April 20 or 27 Walmart Wellness Day ATTEND local Walmart store and represent the Association DIRECT participants whose screening results show high risk to see their doctor HELP participants to understand the connection between Walmart Wellness Day and the American Diabetes Association’s programs and services DRIVE participant inquiries to 1-800-DIABETES and diabetes.org/resources REPORT locations visited, hours spent and other feedback What to Wear: Something red or ADA branded, your Lions Club vest or Lions shirt What to bring: A smile! All materials will already be at each Walmart Provide Name, Cell number, email and store location Please contact Charlotte Langston at Charlotte5846@yahoo.com or 337-396-9706


Killeen Noon Lions Club Re: Wal-Mart Wellness Day If you are interested in volunteering for Wal-Mart Wellness Day – We need you!! The attached sheet helps you know your part of the mission. This will help you decide if you want to volunteer for the next wellness day in April. I have been told it will be April 27th by the Marlin Pharmacy, but I have also been told that the Dallas Regions plans are for April 20th. The best plan to be sure of the date is to find the nearest Wal-Mart to you and talk to the Pharmacy Manager to find out when that store’s next wellness day is planned. Let them know that Lions are associated with American Diabetes Association (ADA) and you (Lions) would like to volunteer. The important thing is that Lions and ADA need to know how many people were screened and how many of those were referred to their Primary Doctor for the records. If you have questions please contact me, Charlotte Langston at (C) 337396-9706 or email: charlotte5846@yahoo.com I’d love to hear from you! Charlotte Langston


MD2 STATE CONVENTION WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS MAY 31, 2019 OFFICIAL STATE CONVENTION CALL THE ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION OF MULTIPLE DISTRICT TWO OF THE STATE 0F TEXAS SHALL BE HELD ON THE 31st DAY OF MAY 2019 AT WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS. EACH CHARTERED CLUB IN THE STATE IN GOOD STANDING WITH LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL, STATE, AND DISTRICT DUES PAID TO DATE, ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) VOTING DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE FOR EACH TEN (10) MEMBERS OF SAID CLUB, OR MAJOR FRACTION THEREOF, AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF LIONS INTERNATIONAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH LAST PRECEDING THAT MONTH DURING WHICH THE CONVENTION IS HELD. THE MAJOR FRACTION REFERRED TO SHALL BE FIVE (5) OR MORE MEMBERS. ONLY REGISTERED DELEGATES WITH CERTIFIED CREDENTIALS, PRESENT IN PERSON AT ANY MEETING OF THE CONVENTION, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE. ELIGIBLE DELEGATES ARE MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE AS COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF CALCULATING DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT. EACH SUCH DELEGATE MAY CAST ONLY ONE (1) VOTE ON EACH QUESTION. THE PHRASE “MEMBERS” WHO HAVE BEEN ENROLLED FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND A DAY IN THE CLUB IS INTERPRETED TO MEAN THE FOLLOWING: A TRANSFEREE SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT OF THE CLUB IF THE TRANSFEREE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OR RECEIVED TRANSFER FOR AT LEAST ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A REINSTATED MEMBER SHALL BE COUNTED AS A MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE CLUBS DELEGATE ENTITLEMENT PROVIDED THAT THE REINSTATED MEMBER HAS BEEN A MEMBER FOR AN AGGREGATE PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAT ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. A NEWLY CHARTERED CLUB WILL BE ENTITLED TO ONE (1) DELEGATE AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN CHARTERED FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. THEREAFTER, THE DELEGATE QUOTA WILL BE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY. CLUBS BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL HAVE THEIR DELEGATE QUOTA BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ENROLLED IN THE CLUB FOR ONE (1) YEAR AND ONE (1) DAY AT THE TIME OF BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO. HOWEVER, A CLUB BEING RELEASED FROM STATUS QUO WILL BE ENTITLED TO A MINIMUM OF ONE (1) DELEGATE, AND ONE (1) ALTERNATE DELEGATE.

CC John Landrum MD2 COUNCIL CHAIRMAN


Melvin Jones Awards We will have the traditional Melvin Jones luncheon at the upcoming district convention. If any of your clubs have Melvin Jones to be presented, please have the plaques sent to me for presentation at the luncheon to those who are in attendance. And please plan to attend the luncheon. You can have them sent to me at PO Box 947, Mexia, Texas 76667. Daniel Burkeen LCI Chairman

TRAINING Mark your calendars!!!! APRIL 27, 2019, 9:00am – 12:01pm. Incoming club officers training will be conducted at the Waco Lions Den. This will be the time for all newly-elected (and oldly elected, i.e. repeaters) to get up to speed on the roles and duties of your office, on the new procedures of MyLCI, and new ideas for multi-media communications. There will be breakout sessions for presidents/vice presidents, secretaries, and treasurers, as well as a general session for all attendees that will entail plans for next year, interaction among attendees, and pertinent ideas for discussion. Instructors for the breakout sessions will be next year’s District Secretary Angela Cases, District Treasurer PDG Glenn Brandt, District Leadership Coordinator PDG Joe Holman, DG(E) Randy Sepulvado (ok, counting chickens before they hatch, but you know….) and last but definitely not least, Lion Kim Giles will be providing information on facebook and other multi-media avenues available to publicize your club activities and keep in contact with all members. Refreshments will be available, and we will be finished by noon. Please let me know if you will be attending no later than April 24th at rangerjoe74@gmail.com or (254) 291-2607. I can be texted at that number. As of April 2nd, this is the only training that has been scheduled, but I’m hoping to get at least one more before July 1st, but I can’t guarantee it. So please attend if at all possible. “The greatness of a leader is measured by the accomplishments of the led.” Gen Omar Bradley In Lionism IPDG Joe


Role of Global Service Team (GST) District Coordinator to Assist with LCIF Grants Given to a District Many of the resources available to members of the Global Action Team are funded programs and grants that support specific projects for assigned areas. Each resource has a tailored program criteria, budgets, and guidelines to support goals for success. GRANT PROGRAMS Family and Women Symposium Grant – Provides funds to support symposiums which identify new community projects that are of interest to women and families, identifies potential members, promotes Lions clubs within the community, and charters a new club/club branch to develop the new community project that has been identified. Children’s Symposium Program – Provides funds to support the identification of the types of services that are needed and various ways to get involved, implements new Lions projects, and provides assistance to local programs currently in place. This symposium is an effective way for Lions to develop collaborative relationships with community partners who are serving underprivileged children. Leo Leadership Grant Program – Provides financial assistance to a Lions multiple-district, sub-district, or single district interested in organizing a Leo leadership conference. The goal of the program is to further develop Leos’ leadership skills, specifically in the areas of project management, communication, creativity and innovation, teamwork, and planning community service projects. LCIF Grants – The Foundation provides support in four areas of service: Preserving Sight, Serving Youth, Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian Efforts. Grant funding for these services assist Lions districts in developing and implementing large-scale humanitarian projects. RESOURCES Lions forms and publications, including brochures, flyers, manuals, guides, and more can be downloaded directly from the Web site through the publications and forms Web pages. Note: This information is quoted from the Global Action Team Success Guide. CLUBS REPORTING SERVICE ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH Number of Clubs Reporting Service Activities: 14 Number of Clubs Not Reporting Service Activities: 38 Number of Clubs in District 2-X3: 52 Active Respectfully submitted,

Robert Tidwell Dr. Robert Tidwell, Dist. 2-X3 Global Action Service Chairperson


Spot Vision Screener & State Training Class Saturday April 13th, 2019 9:00am to 3:30pm (State Certification Training 9:00am to 2:00pm By Paul Gonzales) Spot Vision Screener Training & Welch Allyn Certification- (2:00pm to 3:30pm By Lea Ann Batey- District Sight Chair)

Hosted by The Waco Founders Lions Club At the Lions Den -1716 N. 42ND St, Waco Seating is limited to 25 This training is free. Please contact District Sight Chair Lea Ann Batey to sign up. Leab1031@gmail.com or 254-760-9292(text please or leave message)

Please remember to bring your eyeglasses for recycling to the district convention so that Lion Lenn Williams can deliver them to the Texas Eyeglass Recycling Center.


SECRETARY’S CORNER -Angela S Cases, District Cabinet Secretary by TiffWood - pin

As February closes out, one of the big discussions that should be starting in each club is next year’s officers. Due to be reported by Mid-May (just after the District Convention!), clubs should be starting to outline who will be stepping into leadership roles for next lions year. In the past, clubs needed to mail in PU-101 forms. Now, although the form is still available at https://lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center it can be filled out, saved and emailed into LCI. But the easiest way for reporting to happen is directly through MyLCI online. There are many protocol needs that must be accomplished in conjunction with new officers, so make sure to check with your club to make sure they are executed. Below is the top portion of the PU-101 form example from last year:

Or how it will look on MyLCI:


It is also important that each club is reporting activities and hours!! I know, I know, this sounds like a broken record, but as we are rounding into the last quarter for this lions year, it is important that each club keep up with their activities reporting. Find a method and procedure that works for your club, whether it is paper forms handed into your secretary and Global Service Chair, or and email or at each last monthly meeting, one way will be the best fit for you and your club to get those reports in. And don’t forget, part of doing the service activities are to accomplish at least one service activity themed as each of the Global Causes: Hunger, Environment, Pediatric Cancer, Vision and Diabetes. Ideas for activities and to read up on what other clubs around the globe are doing, follow the link off the new LCI website under the Explore Our Impact or Start Your Service tabs. Below is an example of where to click for ideas off LCI’s website:

And remember, register to attend the District Cabinet Meeting and HAVE FUN with your club and fellow Lion members!!


Fellow Lions of 2-X3, Just a friendly reminder that World Services for the Blind is a District endorsed, 100% charity. To be a 100% club is only $2.00 per member for the year. Below you will see the wonderful work they are doing for those with Visual Disabilities. Your Club will receive a special Banner Patch for each year, and your 501c3 charitable contribution is simply sent to our district Treasurer. I sincerely thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile opportunity for those in need If your club would like to learn more about WSB, please contact me for a club presentation. 2 nd Vice District Governor Randy Sepulvado cell 254-718-1983 randy.sepulvado@msn.com

“The mission of World Services for the Blind (WSB) is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired in the United States and around the world to achieve sustainable independence.” PROGRAMS & SERVICES World Services for the Blind is one of a kind—by offering life skills and career training programs in one location, WSB is the most comprehensive rehabilitation center for people who are blind or visually impaired. Our approach allows clients to receive services tailored specifically to their needs. From essential skills such as orientation & mobility, assistive technology and cooking, which ensure an individual's ability to live independently, to technology based career-path programs like Assistive Technology Instructor and VoiceOver @ Work, which are designed to provide clients with the knowledge and hands-on experience that will allow them to compete in today's job market Through our newly expanded youth programs, WSB is equipping a new generation with the tools they need to succeed in college and in the workplace. The eight-week College Prep Program provides a first-hand higher-ed experience that includes a two-week skills evaluation period, academic skills development, assistive technology and computer literacy, psychological and social adjustment, daily living skills, and orientation and mobility. Program participants will also enroll in a three-credit course at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, located across from the WSB campus. The Essential Work Place Skills (EWPS) Series is intended for transitional youth and young adults who are about to enter the workforce or for adults with little to no real work history. It is designed to build an essential foundation of skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace. In addition to the traditional qualifications and technical skills usually considered, employers are also concentrating on new areas, including communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as several personal attributes such as enthusiasm, commitment, common sense and positive self-esteem. The EWPS Series addresses the soft skills that employers are seeking in their employees while taking the participant through the process of finding and securing the job that they desire and are qualified for. For age 55 and older who are losing their sight, their comprehensive training and counseling creates a strong foundation for healthy independent living. The OIB Program draws from the array of services at WSB to provide an in-home training schedule designed to achieve a healthy, wellrounded personal adjustment to visual disability based on each person’s individual needs. Training is provided by professional rehabilitation teachers, orientation and mobility instructors, and service program directors and coordinators. World Services for the Blind is also proud to be the administrator for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. Known as iCanConnect, the program is designed to help the many thousands of low-income people in the United States with significant combined hearing and vision loss to connect with their family, friends and community through distance communication technology.


Texas Lions Museum & Office News 2-X3 District ; Your Museum & Office is located at 3301 Legion Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78029. Thank you for your generosity! District 2-X3 is the to respond this year with the Humanitarian Contributions to the Texas Lions Museum. The Clubs that have not join us on the Humanitarian Charity effort for the Texas Lions Museum & Office a reminder was sent to you by the district with the Dues invoices. Leaders please bring it up to the club Board of Directors and membership they might want to contribute. This last meeting at the Texas Lions Museum & Office foundation meeting the Foundation approved to give an award to every governor that all the Lions Clubs in the District would donate to the Humanitarian Charity for the Texas Lions Museum & Office or that the total funds would equate to $2.00 per member in the District. It would be great to give your current Governor this award at the end of his hard work this year. I have confidence the we can do.

Grand Opening Campaign The Grand Opening for the Texas Lions Museum is set for July of 2019. In-order to meet that objective your support will be needed. There is construction that will have to be made inside the building. There are displays, storage cabinets, and Kiosk to be purchased before the Grand Opening. This will take every District Club to contribute a donation for the preservation of the history of 100 years, of the (Texas Lions) Multiple District 2. As your District Texas Lions Museum & Office Trustee, I asked that every club support and donate to the Grand Opening Build-out Campaign. If each club could donate $200.00, that would satisfy the District 2-X3 equal portion for the support of the “Grand Opening Build-out Campaign”. Clubs that have not given support please get your Board of Directors to approve support and fill out the form below. The way that the Texas Lions Museum supports itself is by having Trustees that will advocate for the Museum. The Trustee’s informs Lions of the club by presenting a program about the Texas Lions Museum & Office. I would like to come to your club and give your club a program anytime we can coordinate an appointment. Call or email your Texas Lions Museum & Office Trustee PDG Lawrence L. Sanchez to make an appointment at 254-466-5037 or email to lasertag9850@gmail.com.

Texas Lions Museum & Office Grand Opening Build-out Campaign Clubs Name: District: I/we would like to make a donation in the form of: Cash / * Check # 

Please make check payable to: Texas Lions Museum and office Note: Grand opening Build-Out. Thank you

Contact Information: Address: City Email: Signature

Send to: Texas Lions Museum & Office P. O. Box 294509 Kerrville, Texas 78029

Name: State

ZIP Phone Date


Lions International Peace Poster Contest Hi Lions, It’s not too early to start thinking about the Peace Poster Contest for the fall. The packet is available online at Lions International Peace Poster Contest, https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/startour-approach/youth/peace-poster as well as the winners from 2018-19. The deadline is October 1, 2019 to order your packet but don’t wait until then. The earlier you provide the information to the students, the easier for them and you. The theme for the coming year will be Journey of Peace. I can’t wait to see how our youth depict that theme. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me: bcseely@ceilearning.com or 254-855-4785. District 2X3 Chair B.C. Seely

2018-19 PEACE POSTER GRAND PRIZE WINNER


SAVE THE ROBINSON POOL

The Robinson Lions pool is in desperate need of repairs in order to be ready for swimming season this year. In order to make these repairs to get the pool open, we need to raise about $15,000. We are asking for your support to make this happen for our children who need a place to spend their summer vacation days. If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause, please make your check payable to Robinson Lions Club and mail it to 413 N. Robinson Dr., Robinson, TX 76706


HAVE YOU REMEMBERED TO REPRESENT? SHOW YOUR DISTRICT 2-X3 PRIDE We are taking the 23rd day of each month for District 2-X3 to show their Lions pride. Wear a Lions shirt, cap, hat, vest, pin or whatever you would like to show that you are proud to be a Lion. Be sure to strut your stuff, and you just might get enough interest to have someone join your club. Get out there and have fun!

Our Facebook page is in need of some LOVE (Likes)! Want to know what’s going on in our District? Want to get the latest and greatest news before it hits the newsletter? Sign into your Facebook page and search for MD 2-X3 Lions and Like us. You’ll get news about other clubs and helpful information for operating your club immediately. If you’re a “friend” of mine, you might even see some of your club’s pictures there. https://www.facebook.com/MD-2-X3-LIONS-1428781200729406/


IN MEMORIAM

Honored for faithful, dedicated years of service‌

The Lometa club said goodbye to Lion Travis Herring. Travis served Lions for over 28 years.


CLUB NEWS DAWSON Dawson Lions Tom Bragg, Pat Phagan and Bill Waller installing the Disc Golf baskets they built in the Dawson City Park. Lion Pat Phagan is the wearing the Lion Cap, Lion Bill Waller the straw hat and designer and Project Chari, Lion Tom Bragg in the boonie hat killing fire ants. The Dawson Lions Club has almost finished the course and it is ready for use, just need to add the numbered flags for the 9 holes.

GRAPELAND NOON Several Lions assisted our own Lion C.L. McGill in putting a cover on his greenhouse. For our efforts, Lion CL donated $200 to the club. Lions set up a permanent flag pole at the First Christian Church Memorial in Grapeland on March 21st.

Pictured: Lions Dianne Hollister, Ben Childress, Terry Hollister, and Don Hickman raise the US and Texas flags at the First Christian Church Memorial.

Pictured: Lions Don Hickman, Billy Wells, Terry Hollister, Ben Childress, and Danny Wolf


Grapeland Noon Cont’d

On March 25th Lions power washed the First Christian Church Memorial in Grapeland.

CLIFTON: ANDY BALL CORSICANA: CHERYLE A CHAFFIN WILLIAM J DIXON

Pictured: Lion Glenda Christ, president of the First Christian Church Memorial, supervises fellow Lions as they clean the historic site in Grapeland.

DAWSON: CHARLES W RAINES GATESVILLE: ROBERT J BARKER KERRY J BERGLUND JULIA INCERPI DIAZ

As a fund raiser, Lions maintain the Milligan cemetery by weed-eating, mowing, sweeping leaves, and removing debris from the grounds.

GROESBECK: ALLAN L STEWART MICHAEL D THOMPSON

Pictured: Lions Allen Cheatham, Albert Neel, Wayne Kaminsky, Billy Wells, Terry Hollister, Don Hickman, and Danny Wolf

HAMILTON: SHARON A CRANER HEWITT: WALTER C BECKER DAVID H SCHUMACHER HILLSBORO: CHUCK S SMITH KILLEEN NOON: VALERIE BUTLER RAQUETRA CARTER KATHERINE LOGAN

Lions assisted the senior class of Grapeland High School in a fund raiser for their classmate Abigail Barrett, who is suffering from childhood leukemia. The Lions cooked 300 chicken halves, which the GHS seniors sold to raise money for Abby.


NEW MEMBERS CONTINUED

HILLSBORO The Hill County Child Protective Services Board of Directors recently benefited from a $190 donation from the Hillsboro Lions Club. The money was generated by the club’s weekly drawings. CPS board members Dedri Hafer (left) and Kristen McGinty (center) accepted the check from club President Tony Marley

LOMETA: SEAN O’NEAL JUDY PATTERSON MARCUS PATTERSON CANDACE PAULY SAMUEL LIONS PAULY CHARLENE W RUZICKA MARLIN: LETITIA ESTEP MERIDIAN: TODD HYATT PINEY WOODS: FERNANDO ARVIZU JEANNIE JULIAN TEMPLE FOUNDER: JULIETA ALUISO ZOE GRANT JAMES E HIGHTOWER ROBERT WHITE WACO FOUNDER: WES ALLISON GLORIA ARNOLD JIM HOGE LISA REYNOSO

The Hillsboro Independent School District Education Foundation recently received a $500 donation from the Hillsboro Lions Club.

John Versluis (center), dean of the Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College, recently presented a program on the museum to the Hillsboro Lion Club. Shown with the director are (l to r): college regents and Lions Dr. Bill Auvenshine and Tony Marley, Lion and college president, Dr. Pam Boehm and Lion Arthur Mann.

Foundation Director Deb Hanson received the check from club President Tony Marley.

The Hillsboro Lions Club recently made a $500 contribution to the Hill County Boys and Girls Club. Club President Tony Marley presented the check to club Chief Professional Officer Lynne Garcia.


Hillsboro Cont’d

Walmart Assistant Manager, Rob Innis, was the guest speaker at last week’s Hillsboro Lions Club. Pictured left to right Matthew Elliott, Asst Mgr Rob Innis, Shelly Taylor and Lion Kennie Nowlin.

Hillsboro Lions were treated to a concert by the Hillsboro Intermediate school choir. Pictured is the choir directed by Amy Bankes.

Hillsboro Lions Club donates $250 to Hillsboro ISD Sports Association. Pictured left to right Bruce Urbanovsky and Lion President Tony Marley

Lion Johne Little, on the right, was recently presented a membership sponsorship pin.

PINEY WOODS Piney Woods Lions and Leos travelled to Kerrville to volunteer for the March 2 Work Day. There were 10 Lions and 11 Leos, and we were assigned to the Horse Barn. It’s the 70th Anniversary of Texas Lions Camp, so Trish Wilson arranged a photo opportunity in the Dining Hall for each group to pose for a picture. The weather was cool with misty rain most of the day, but it didn’t rule out being able to work outside. We split up into multiple groups to work on the following projects: trim low branches on trees in the horse paddocks (Lions only & one 18-yr old Leo), clean and oil saddles and other leather straps, clean and paint 3 rusted tractor implements, move and restack pallets in a different barn, shovel up manure in the area behind the main barn, bottle feed 2 orphan calves (Leos only), and cover the current mural in the amphitheater with white paint (new mural coming during the May work day).


Piney Woods Cont’d

The Piney Woods Lions and Leo Clubs visited the Houston County Nursing Home on August 12th to paint the residents fingernails. It was good to see some familiar faces, and as always there were interesting conversations during our visit.

ROBINSON AREA VISION screening for 92 kids Waco Boys and Girls Club. Thanks to Lions Dave Hill and Linda Moll.

SAVE THE DATE For our annual domino tournament fundraiser coming June 22 Piney Woods Lions & Leo visited Houston County Nursing Home for St Patrick's Day on March 17th. The Leos designed homemade St Patrick's Day cards in February for this visit. We distributed 34 cards and Mardi Gras beads to the residents during our visit.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!


SALADO C.P.A Bruce Bolick was our first guest speaker of the month. He gave a very thorough description of the new tax laws that are now in place.

Troy Kelley spoke to us about his idea to bring the Texas Hall of Fame to Salado. He said it would be a two-story building that would have all digital displays. The motto would be “From the Frontier to the Future.”

We have two new Lions...Cindy Mewhinney (sponsor is Dr. Michael Novotny) and Jim Hodgin (sponsor is Michael Coggin). We are continuing to grow!

TEMPLE BELTON LADIES The Belton Temple Lady Lions attended the Texas Lions Leadership Forum in Austin the first weekend in March.


TEMPLE FOUNDER March was preparation month for our Club with another big Fundraiser, the 80th Annual Follies, just around the corner. Please look at our ad in this newsletter for information where to purchase a ticket. Buy lots of candy and win lots of super prizes, bid on the silent auction items and be prepared to laugh and enjoy the show. Spread the word to your friends and families! We spend one evening before the show tagging about 4000 pieces of candy with a win or lose tag. We had about 50 members show up to participate and a great evening was had by all. Lion Reuben Marek and his wife Maryanne open up their home each year and we tagged and shared a wonderful evening of fellowship.

We welcomed new member Lion Robert White into our family on March 6, and on March 20 we welcomed new members Lion James Hightower, Lion Ashley Fuchs and Lion Zoe Grant.

TFLC had a field trip for our weekly meeting on March 27. We were invited to experience the Career and Technical Education Center for TISD. They served us a delicious buffet style meal prepared by the students, and Denise Ayres, CTE Director, gave us a brief program followed by a tour of the facility.

Lions John Bailey and Jake Herndon were presented Certificates for promoting membership because of all their efforts in adding new members. Lion Gary Jones received his 10 year membership certificate for Service in TFLC. Lion Doug Trainer received his 55 year membership certificate. Lions Harry Adams and Dennis Smith received their Silver Centennial Pins as part of the Centennial Membership Awards Program.


WACO FOUNDER Thank the Lions Club so much for your continued participation in the Annual Parent and Child Initiative (PACI) Fair sponsored by Junior League of Waco.

Vision screenings-61 total, 15 referrals

WACO WOMENS Waco Women’s Lion Club started the month off with Melissa and Jody Copp of the Raising Wheels Foundation. They provided with us information on their foundation to help provide awareness and assisting parents of raising differently abled children (you might have seen them on the Fixer Upper!). WWLC sponsored their oldest child to attend Texas Lions Camp a few years back on his first away from home camping trip. We currently have ten children signed up for the coming summer camps. To improve our environment we helped our fellow Lions, Waco Founders with their Clean Up day on March 2nd at Lion’s Park. On March 12 Waco Women’s, Robinson Area, Hewitt and Waco Founders Lions met with our Zone Chair, David Scott to discuss how we can help each other in the future with various events, different types of activities and how to have fun in the process. WWLC conducted two follow up vision screenings for Waco ISD. The students were screened by the school for distance but the school staff felt the students needed additional screening and we were asked to conduct our screening. March is over and now it’s time to gear up for our Spring events-BU Health Fair, Garage Sale, Dine to Donate (join us at Freddy’s Custard near BU on I-35, April 30), Special Olympics and more vision screening. Check and Like our Facebook page, Waco Women’s Lions Club for details.


Waco Womens Cont’d

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PINEY WOODS Piney Woods Lions and Leos travelled to Kerrville to volunteer for the March 2 Work Day. There were 10 Lions and 11 Leos, and we were assigned to the Horse Barn. It’s the 70th Anniversary of Texas Lions Camp, so Trish Wilson arranged a photo opportunity in the Dining Hall for each group to pose for a picture. The weather was cool with misty rain most of the day, but it didn’t rule out being able to work outside. We split up into multiple groups to work on the following projects: trim low branches on trees in the horse paddocks (Lions only & one 18-yr old Leo), clean and oil saddles and other leather straps, clean and paint 3 rusted tractor implements, move and restack pallets in a different barn, shovel up manure in the area behind the main barn, bottle feed 2 orphan calves (Leos only), and cover the current mural in the amphitheater with white paint (new mural coming during the May work day).


Piney Woods Cont’d

The Piney Woods Lions and Leo Clubs visited the Houston County Nursing Home on August 12th to paint the residents fingernails. It was good to see some familiar faces, and as always there were interesting conversations during our visit.

Piney Woods Lions & Leo visited Houston County Nursing Home for St Patrick's Day on March 17th. The Leos designed homemade St Patrick's Day cards in February for this visit. We distributed 34 cards and Mardi Gras beads to the residents during our visit.

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