Lions District 2-S2
Calendar of Events
Chambers • Harris • Liberty • Montgomery • San Jacinto • Walker • Waller
Jul 22 1st Cabinet Meeting China Bear Restaurent Aug 1-2 MD-2 Council of Governors Kerrville, TX Aug 7 Presidents & Secretaries Council China Bear Restaurant Sep 4 Presidents & Secretaries Council China Bear Restaurant Sep
10 Regular Club Dues deadline
Sep 19-21 USA/Canada Forum Overland Park, KS Oct 2 Bob Dowden Memorial Dinner Shirley Acres - Spring, TX Oct
10 World Sight Day
Oct 15 Campus Club Dues deadline Int’l White Cane Safety Day Nov 6 Presidents & Secretaries Council China Bear Restaurant Nov
14 Lions World Diabetes Day
30 Request 100% Charities paid
District 2-S2 Newsletter • August 2013
Thoughts from your District Governor ... After many hours of flying, we have returned from the 96th Annual Lions Club International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. It was a wonderful experience for my wife and I. Many things were learned and I have so much interesting news to pass on. I am very anxious to see everyone at our First Cabinet Meeting on July 22, 2013 and to share our experience with you. Competition – what is it, what does it mean. Competition is without a doubt the oldest activity in the world and it was started by God himself. After all, he and the devil have been in competition for our souls since Adam and Eve.
other Club Members must accompany him to count as an official visit. The President gets 100 points and 25 points per each member that attends. So, if 5 members so that’s 100 + 125 for a total of 225 points #2 – Membership: your Club starts out with 20 members according to their mmr as of June 30, 2013 and on March 31, 2014 your MMR is 24, you are +4, and so on and so on. Of course, we do expect MMR’s to be turned in every month in order to track the points If your club is a plus next year, we all win!!! So District 2-S2, are you up to the challenge?? Eddie Risha District Governor 2013-2014
Sometimes I think the devil is winning in this day and age. But I feel that Wow! Last year sure went by competition fast. I’m sure this year will inspires people slow down though. Yes, that to do the very best was being sarcastic. Time they can. So with keeps on marching by and as I that said, I will start mentioned in a previous article or I should say, bring back always seems to be speeding Thought’s a little competition to District 2-S2.from Thisthe willFirst run Vice DistrictitGovernor: up. This can cause havoc if you from July 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. It consists of are like lot ofthough. Yes, that was being sarcas Wow! Last year sure went this me yearand willhave slow adown 2 Categories. Number One is Club Visitation and by fast. I’m sure Time keeps on marching by and as I mentioned in a previous article like it always seems to be things to do and what seems notspeeding u Number Two is Membership. The 1st, 2nd and This can cause havoc if you are like me and have a lot of things to do and what seems like not a lot a lot of time to do them. Because the future gets here 3rd place awards in each time category beBecause part of the to dowill them. the future gets here mighty fast and sometime you end up pushing the schedu mighty fast and sometime you end up pushing the District Convention nextback year.and So not thenecessarily more Clubson the right things. “I really wanted to but there is no time right now for a vacati back and years not necessarily onopportunities the right things. you can visit and the more youwe acquire for one later” canschedule thispoints summer, can take turn in to missed and missed of bonding a there is nototime forEngine lig take wanted the car to to but the mechanic haveright that now Check new members will win!!! memory making with the family. “I need“Itoreally looked at, but I’m too busy with a project I’ll try to take it nextwe week.” Thatone might be able a now. vacation this summer, can take later” can to be push So, where will you end up??? to next week, it might also result in you turn pushing your car down in this heat. in to missed yearsthe andstreet missed opportunities of bonding and memory The following is a brief explanation of the contests: making with the family. #1 – Club Visitation: the President and at least Two “I need to take the car to the mechanic to have that Check Engine light
Thoughts from the 1st Vice District Governor ...
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“We need more members in my club, but we are too busy with our service projects and fundraisers August have a 2013 membership drive now, maybe we can have one later this fall or next spring.” Yeah, becau
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the club, creating a growth plan, implementing the “We need growth plan and welcoming new members. While the more concept of “Just Ask” is simple, it has been shown to members in work. Recently I read a book where a group of churches my club, but used the same approach and saw a continued increase we are too in their attendance by Just Asking people to join them. busy with Please review the Just Ask guide and see if your club can our service implement it or a piece We need more members in my club, to buthave we are too busy with drive our service projects and fundraisers to of it now. So we aren’t looking projects and fundraisers a membership ave a membership drive now, maybe we can have one later this fall or next spring.” Yeah, because back several years from now, thinking about how time now, maybe webusier can have one later this fallinoryour next ou probably won’t be any then…. More members club now, means more hands working has flown by and one of these days we need to have that spring.” Yeah, youthe probably won’t any busier n the service projects and because helping with fundraising. In be most cases, more is a good thing. To aid in drive we’ve is, LCI has released a new member in recruiting guide named “Justmore Ask!” It is membership available for download at been planning to have. then…. More members your club now, means tp://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/me300.pdf or by using the Search tool on the website and hands working on the service projects and helping with ntering Just Ask. The guide has steps for preparing the club, creating a growth plan, implementing the In most cases, more a goodofthing. To is simple, it has been shown Chris Moorman owth planthe andfundraising. welcoming new members. While theisconcept “Just Ask” work. Recently I read a book where a group of churches used the same approach and saw a continued aid in this, LCI has released a new member recruiting 1st Vice District Governor
crease in their attendance by Just Asking people to join them. Please review the Just Ask guide and see if our club can implement it or a piece of it now. So we aren’t looking back several years from now, thinking accomplishment (once bout how time has flown by and one of these days we need to have that membership drive we’ve beenthe aches and pain are anning to have. Let me give you an example if I may. Back in
treated). 2004, the south Alabama coast was hit with Hurricane Ivan. The destruction was horrendous. I lead a Happy New Year – for us in Lions Clubs crew of 5 over to Orange Park, Alabama to cut International, this is the start of a new year. At trees for a week. Four of us ran chainsaws for the District Convention, members of District 5 days 8 – 9 hours a day. On one of the days, 2-S2 saw fit to elect me as 2nd VDG for this we were sent to the home of an older man, year. That is quite an honor. One which I had living alone, at which we found trees all around never expected to be given. SO – let me share his house either fallen or leaning precariously. with you some of my life and thoughts about service. When we arrived, He met us at the door with the For after all, our motto is “We Serve”. In 1984, I was comment “I don’t know what to do”. He realized that asked by Lion Glen Oliver, member of the Huntsville the area was a mess and dangerous, but he didn’t know ViceasDistrict Chris Lions Club and a ophthalmologist to go toFirst Haiti part Governor what to do or Moorman where to start and felt very much alone. of a team to set up a clinic/operating theater for vision Part of any service project is to do the “work”, the other screening and eye surgery. That was the beginning of 20 part is to lift up others. We cut trees all day long, but PAWPRINTS AUGUST 2013 — Page 2 plus years of International and National service as either what has stayed with me was the simple direction we a member of or leader of medical and construction gave by our example “pick up a limb and make a pile”. mission trips that took me to Haiti, Belize, Costa Rico, The first limb in the pile is important. When we left at Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Mexico, and the states of the end of the day, he had a direction to go ‘make a pile’ Washington, Montana, Alabama and Texas as well as and a sense that he had not been forgotten. many projects in my community. So as we go into this year, let’s serve our communities First, I think that God calls us to serve others. I by projects that lift up our communities and lift up believe that service is a way of life. It is hard to give people. Our motto is “We Serve”. The theme of the of ourselves, our time and talents. But it is the giving Huntsville Lions Club this year is “Roaring to Serve”. of our time and talents that results in the greatest Let’s roar together – in all kinds of weather. satisfaction personally and the development of Thanks for the opportunity to Serve. relationships that produces a lasting result. At the end Noah Speer of the day, you may be tired (and sore), but when you 2nd Vice District Governor give of your time and talents, you feel a great sense of
Thoughts from the 2nd Vice District Governor ...
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DISTRICT 2-S2 CLUB VISITATION CONTEST JULY 1, 2013 THRU MARCH 31, 2014 DATE: CLUB NAME: PRESIDENT PLUS 2 OTHER CLUB MEMBERS MUST ATTEND VISITATION TO QUALIFY PRESIDENT EARNS 100 POINTS, CLUB MEMBERS EARN 25 POINTS EACH NAME OF CLUB VISITED: DATE OF VISIT: POINTS EARNED
CLUB MEMBERS NAME:
TOTAL POINTS EARNED FOR THIS VISIT:
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DISTRICT S‐S2 NEW MEMBER CONTEST JULY 1, 2013 THRU MARCH 31, 2014
MONTH OF: CLUB NAME: NEW MEMBER NAME:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Clubs with a net plus (+) in membership at the end of the contest wins. Example: If you have 15 members on June 30, 2013 and you add 5 new members but drop 2 members by March 31, 2104 so your MMR shows 18 members, you are at a +3.
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Lions District 2-S2
Bob Dowden Dinner
Wednesday October 2, 2013 6:00 p.m. Tickets $15.00
Shirley Acres 217 Woerner Houston, Texas 77090 We need Silent Auction & Live Auction items . Proceeds to benefit Texas Lions Camp Directors: Lion Bud Casey 713-598-2457 Lion Ron Chene 281-367-0703 PAWPRINTS AUGUST 2013 — Page 9
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Make Your Best Better ByMaking Stedman H.Your Douglas, District 2-S2 Environmental Best Better. Thank You.Chair
According to our international President Barry Palmer - everyone should have a dream I too have a dream, a dream that is unique, but a determination that is, a determination to create a change in the minds, in the action of each individual in the relation to their responsibilities to the environment. I implore that each and everyone to be more conservative. I know you are trying your best but can you make your best better? Be more involve in reducing, reusing and recycling. Here are some ideas: Environmental Improvement Activities
Environmental Education Activities
Fund a local contest to develop community environmental projects. Award equipment or environmental expertise from your business to help with implementation
Work with local businesses or neighborhood environmental group(s) to hold an environmental Awareness day at a local school.
Organize a Community Advisory Panel in the community to discuss environmental and health and safety issues at your facility
Sponsor a neighborhood beautification project. Plant trees and flowers and pick-up trash. Coordinate and work with community or local non-profit volunteers to get the job done.
Hold an environmental seminar on pollution prevention, water protection, and air or water quality standards for science teachers from local schools.
Attend County Commission meetings and provide updates or lead discussions regarding community environmental activities.
Sponsor the beautification of a local park with a local community group. Organize a picnic and promote activities that cleanup and beautify the park.
Provide educational information to students. G.O’s and N.G.O’s on the value of wetlands
Provide environmental assistance to local government officials. Provide assistance with environmental regulation and applying for grants.
Purchase and donate recycling equipment (i.e., shredder) to a nonprofit agency working with physically or mentally-challenged individuals. Transport appropriate recyclables to Agency, providing employment for clients and income for the Agency.
Participate in exchange and recycling programs with area schools
Hold an open house for neighbors and neighboring businesses to demonstrate processes and environmental systems.
Sponsor and conduct a water sampling event with local middle school students. Work together to craft a plan for water improvements for the community.
Partner with high schools to offer science majors the opportunity to job-shadow with environmental staff at your facility.
Donate your location for an informal get-together for local businesses interested in learning more about environmental issues.
Create a plan of action to get the job done. Do you have a plan to make the environment a better place? I have and I am here and willing to share. I can be reached at email@example.com
Environmental Joke! If you live in an igloo, what is the worst thing about global warming?
Answer: No privacy. S. H Douglas. District Environment Chair PAWPRINTS AUGUST 2013 — Page 8
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20th Annual Texas Lions Camp Harry Wickersham Golf Tournament ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT TEXAS LIONS CAMP
TLC is tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the I.R.C.—Donations are tax deductible—see your tax professional for details.
August 1, 2013 8:00 am Shotgun Start Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Fredericksburg, TX Sponsor One or More Holes
For a one time donation of $100 per hole, individuals, clubs, associations and corporations may sponsor a hole(s). All sponsors of the tournament will be recognized in publications on location and on the Texas Lions Camp website: www.lionscamp.com Please make checks payable to Texas Lions Camp. Name Address City / State Zip Taylor Harris, Camper 2012
Children Can...With TLC™
Come Play and Make a Kid’s Day! For more information or to download more player registration forms go to www.lionscamp.com
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Club Credit Card: MC ____ Visa ____ Discover ____ Amount: ________
CC#: _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ Expiration: _ _ / _ _ Signature: ____________________________ Date: ___________
Mail to: Garion Brunson, 2-T3 1541 JBS Parkway, Suite 7 Odessa, TX 79761
Century Club Texas Lions Camp • PO Box 290247 • Kerrville, TX • 78029-0247 www.lionscamp.com • (830) 896-8500 The Century Club is an annual opportunity to personally participate in giving to Texas Lions Camp and the programs it has established to provide at no cost a quality summer camp experience for Texas children with physical disabilities, type-1 diabetes and cancer. An individual, couple, family or business can be a Century Club member by giving annually or monthly at whatever level you desire. Choose the level and how you’d like to make your payments whether lump sum or monthly through automatic draft. Automatic bank draft can be set up simply by filling out the information necessary on the form below and including a voided check. All Century Club members will receive an inscribed plaque, patch and a lapel pin. Each year a new medallion for your plaque will arrive once your annual membership renewal is paid. At the end of 10 years membership, a new plaque will arrive along with your eleventh year medallion. Fill out the form below with the level you’d like to start with and send it with your payment to Texas Lions Camp at the address given above. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
For: ______________________________________ (print name exactly as it should appear on plaque)
All monies from Century Club go to the TLC General Fund.
Donor: __________________________________ Ship Plaque to: ______________ ___________ Address: ________________________________ Address: ____________________________ _ __ City: _____________State: _____ Zip: ______ City: _____________State: _____Zip: ______ _ Email: ___________________________________ Email: ____________________________________ Club Name: _____________________________ Method of payment: □ Check □ Credit Card □ Automatic Draft District: ______ Phone: Support Levels □
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Bronze Level Silver Level Gold Level Diamond Level Ambassador Level
(please check appropriate choice)
___ Single annual gift of $100 ___ Single annual gift of $250 ___ Single annual gift of $500 ___ Single annual gift of $1,000 ___ Single annual gift of $5,000
or or or or or
___ $10 monthly automatic draft ___ $21 monthly automatic draft ___ $42 monthly automatic draft ___ $84 monthly automatic draft ___ $420 monthly automatic draft
Bank Draft information Instructions for monthly Automatic Draft: 1. Enter amount of monthly automatic draft below. 2. Sign and date all lines marked with an X. 3. Attach a voided check with this form The Texas Lions Camp: I have given order to (Financial Institution): _______________________________ to honor for you as they become due, on my monthly drafts and charge same to my account with this financial institution. This authorization will remain in effect until revoked by me in writing.
Amount of monthly automatic draft: $________ Please sign and date below—use signature(s) requried on your account: X ______________________________________ X ______________________________________
Credit Card Payment information
X Date ___/___/____ X Date ___/___/____
Amount: $ _______
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LIONS MINTS PROGRAM Has come to a close. The District has 13 cases, which it will make available to the clubs at Half price ($35.00) at the August and September PSC Meeting. Please contact PDG Ronald Landers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-520-915 If our club wishes to purchase one of the last cases available.
Lions Eye Bank of Texas 60 ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK th
To celebrate 60 years of service to the Texas Gulf Coast, the Lions Eye Bank of Texas is publishing a 60th anniversary cookbook and invite all Lions to share your favorite recipes! We would like for each district to submit at least 60 recipes, that is 10 recipes from each category. Categories include • Appetizers • Soups • Salads • Casseroles • Entrees • Desserts Please include with your recipe • Your name and club, • A list of ingredients with the exact measurements, • Instructions for pre-heat, • Instructions for combining items • Baking time required. Please type all recipes. Print area will be 4 inches by 7.5 inches. Please use Ariel 12 point font. You may e-mail recipes to email@example.com or mail them to the Lions Eye Bank of Texas, 6565 Fannin, NC 205, Houston, Texas 77030. All recipes must be received by June 30, 2013 to be included in the cookbook! Extended to August 31
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Presidents and Secretaries Council Meeting August 7, 2013 China Bear Restaurant 15000 I-45 North (Exit Airtex both ways - on northbound feeder road) Cost for the buffet is $13.00 per person, including tax and gratuity. Buffet-style Chinese, American, and Mexican food. Desserts galore and more than one ice-cream machine. Come early to eat - meeting starts at 7:00 pm Speaker will be Harris County Precint 4 Commissioner, Jack Cagle. Commissioner Cagle has spent more than 20 years working and serving the citizens of Harris County Precint 4. PSC President - Ken Harrison PSC Secretary - Lynn Harrison
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26th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest
Our World, Our Future Sponsor a Lions International Peace Poster Contest and join clubs worldwide in sharing children’s visions of peace with your community. How the Contest Works
Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest in a local school or organized youth group. The contest is open to students 11-13 on November 15, 2013. Participating students are asked to create posters visually depicting the contest theme, “Our World, Our Future.”
How to Enter
One winner for each contest sponsored by a club is chosen to advance to the district governor for judging. On the district level, one winner is selected to go on to the multiple district competition and from there one winner is forwarded to International Headquarters for the final judging. Entries are judged at all levels on originality, artistic merit and portrayal of theme.
Lions clubs must order a Peace Poster Contest kit from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters. Available in all 11 official languages, it costs US$10.95, plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. Each kit contains everything your club needs to sponsor one* school or organized, sponsored youth group: • Official Club Contest Guide & Rules • Official School or Youth Group Contest Guide & Rules • Participant Flyer may be duplicated and given to each participating student to take home • Sticker to place on back of winning poster • Certificates for contest winner and school or youth group
During the final judging, 23 merit award winners and one grand prize winner are chosen to represent the many entries submitted from around the world.
*Clubs can sponsor more than one contest in either the same or multiple school(s) and/or youth group(s) by purchasing more than one kit. Clubs will send one poster per each contest sponsored to the next level of judging.
Artists of posters advancing to the final international judging are recognized as follows: • International Grand Prize Winner receives a trip to the award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). At the ceremony he/she will receive a cash award of US$5,000 (or local equivalent) and an engraved plaque. Two family members (one being the winner's parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring Lions club president or a club member (as designated by the club president) will accompany the winner to the award ceremony. The award ceremony is scheduled for March 2014. • 23 Merit Award Winners each receive a cash award of US$500 (or local equivalent) and a certificate of achievement.
Mail or fax your order to: LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CLUB SUPPLIES SALES DEPARTMENT, 300 W 22ND ST. OAK BROOK IL 60523-8842 USA; Fax 630-571-0964 Peace Poster Contest Kit (PPK-1) ______ Qty. @ US$10.95/each $ ____ Language Required __________________ (Available in all official languages.)
Tax $ ____ Postage & Handling $ ____ Total $ ____
Club/District Acct. # __________________________________________ Lions Club Name ____________________________________________ Officer’s Signature (Required) __________________________________ The protection of your payment data is important to us. Your credit card* purchases of Lions merchandise must be made directly online at www2.lionsclubs.org. Please do not include your credit card number in any written communication or correspondence. *Visa, MasterCard, Discover. PR 785 11/12
The Lions International Essay Contest entry form is included in this kit and on the LCI website. Kits are available January 15 – October 1, 2013. Purchase your kit early to allow adequate time for shipment and contest planning.
To order the Peace Poster Contest kit (PPK-1) submit the form below, order through the online Lions Store (Item search: Peace Poster Kit) or call Club Supplies at (630) 571-5466 or (800) 710-7822 (U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada only). Visit www.lionsclubs.org [search: Peace Poster] for more contest information, deadlines, to send a Peace Poster e-card and view past finalists’ posters. Ship order to: Name______________________________________________________ Address (No P.O. Boxes) __________________________________________ City________________________State/Province __________________ Zip Code ____________________ Country ______________________ Daytime Phone # (Required) ____________________________________ E-mail Address______________________________________________
Method of payment
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Postage/handling Charges: United States/Canada - Postage/handling charges will be added at the time of processing your order. An additional charge will be added if second day service is required. Overseas - Postage/handling charges will be added at the time of processing your order. Duty/taxes may be required upon receipt of your order. Lions Clubs International is not responsible for payment of these duties or taxes.
Sales Tax: We are obligated to charge sales tax in Illinois and Canada.
Peace Poster Contest An Annual Art Contest for Kids Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than eight million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2013-14 Peace Poster Contest is “Our World, Our Future.” Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Promoting the Arts
“Children Know Peace” 2012-2013 Grand Prize Winner
Each year’s art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists’ life experiences and culture.
Spreading Peace and International Understanding Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of approximately 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.
Peace Poster Contest Judging Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.
Peace Poster Contest Awards International winners will be notified on or before February 1. One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with the sponsoring club president and two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
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New Lions Clubs International President
Barry J. Palmer International President Berowra, NSW, Australia
Follow Your Dream “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt DIsney_ Martin Luther King did not say, "I have a goal." Or "I have an aim." The most powerful words in his famous speech were "I have a dream". A dream embraces our most cherished longings. It embodies our very identity. We often won't feel fulfilled as human beings until we realize our dreams. The innovative and gifted Danish architect Jorn Utzon had a dream – to build a structure that would be renowned not only for its aesthetic design, but also one that would define its surroundings while defying the principles of modern architecture. In 1957 he got his chance. His design for the Sydney Opera House was selected from over 200 entries. There were many naysayers, and more than a few famous architects who said it couldn’t be done. Work began in earnest in March 1959. Through both trial and tribulation, the opera house shell began to take shape. Finally, after 14 years, the opera house opened to the public in 1973. Today, it stands as a world-wide symbol for Sydney, and Utzon’s dream lives on as both an architectural marvel and a perfect example of “if you can dream it, you can achieve it.” We all have hopes and dreams. We all go through times in our lives when we come up with ideas of things that we would like to accomplish in the years ahead. It’s a natural human tendency to come up with an ideal that we would like to fulfill in our future. Everyone should have a dream – a vision – a goal, and something as unique as our very DNA. The challenge is really twofold: first identify your dream, and then work to achieve your dream, for there is nothing more disheartening than a dream unfulfilled.
It’s never too late to find your dream. Have you found yours?
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96th Int’l Convention - Hamburg, Germany
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A club may submit an ad for their project or need for FREE. Submit your written information to the newsletter editor by the 10th of the month.
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Where Lions Meet Be Present Lord. To Weld Our Hearts in One Accord. To Do Thy Will, Lord Make Us Strong. To Aid the Weak and Right the Wrong.
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1st Vice District Governor
2nd Vice District Governor
Immediate Past District Governor
Minette Chiu Cabinet Secretary
Rick Reynolds North Region Chair
West Region Chair
PawPrints of District 2-S2
District 2-S2 Membership
All ads and hard-copy subscriptions run August - June each Lions year. Hard-copy (B&W only) subscriptions available for $50 per year. Business card ad (3 ¼ x 1 ¾) is $100 per year, quarter page ad $200 per year, half page ad is $300 per year, full page ad is $400 per year. Ad for club project FREE for one month. Make checks payable to Lions District 2-S2 and send to District Treasurer. Newsletter is distributed by e-mail to the e-mail address on record with Lions Clubs International. Newsletter also available via District website at www.lions2s2.org. Please ensure your club Secretary has the correct e-mail address on file with LCI.
South Region Chair
As of June 30, 2013
1728 Total (48 Students)
Don’t let a week go by without asking someone to join your Lions Club.
East Region Chair
Brian Blalock Zone L-1 Chair
Had fun and fellowship.
Zone L-2 Chair
MEMBERSHIP TYPES AND FEES New Member New members pay an entrance fee of US$25 or must submit the proper waiver certification form. International dues total US $43 annually. Dues are billed on a semiannual basis. Additional district, multiple district and club dues may apply.
Karl Johnson Zone L-3 Chair
Asked someone to join my club this week. Transfer Member Transfer members in good standing pay no entrance fee when transferring to an existing club within 12 months.
Chuck Martin Zone I-1 Chair
Family Member The Family Membership Program provides families with the opportunity to receive a special dues discount when they join a Lions club together. The first family member (head of household) pays full international dues (US$43), and up to four additional family members pay only half the international dues (US$21.50). All family members pay the one-time entrance fee of US$25.
Performed community service.
Zone I-2 Chair
The Family Membership Program is open to family members who are (1) eligible for Lions membership, (2) currently in or joining the same club, and (3) living in the same household and related by birth, marriage or other legal relationship. Common household family members include parents, children, spouses, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, in-laws and legal dependents. Submit the Family Unit Certification Form (TK-30).
Donald Landers Zone I-3 Chair
Developed leadership skills in self and others.
Student Students between the age of majority and through age 30 pay no entrance fee and half international dues. Students over age 30 and joining a Campus Lions club pay a US$10 entrance fee and full international dues. Submit the Student Member Certification Form (STU-5) for each student.
Zone O-1 Chair
Zone O-2 Chair
Current or Former Leo All graduating Leos receive an entrance fee waiver. Current or former Leos, through the age of 30, who have been a Leo for at least a year and a day,pay half international dues. Submit the Leo to Lion Certification and Years of Service Transfer Form (LL-2) for each current or former Leo under 30.
Planned a new or continuing project.
Zone N-1 Chair
Young Adult Young adults, through the age of 30, receive an entrance fee waiver and pay half international dues when joining a Leo Lions club. Submit the Leo to Lion Certification and Years of Service Transfer Form (LL-2) for each young adult.
WHO ARE LIONS? Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of our volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – community is what we make it. LIONS SERVE Though Lions are well known for successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as our members. Lions volunteer for many different kinds of projects - caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
What are your communities needs?
Extension and Membership Division Lions Clubs International 300 W. 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 USA Phone: (630) 203-3831 Fax: (630) 571-1691 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lionsclubs.org
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Zone N-2 Chair
Reached out to the youth.
Mike Penry Zone S-1 Chair
Zone S-2 Chair
Promoted good government and good citizenship.
Zone S-3 Chair
James “Bud” Casey Ron Chene
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Texas Lions Camp Elected Directors
Donald Landers Betty Ezell
Lions Eye Bank of Texas Elected Trustees
Andrew Trevino George Shackelford
Lighthouse of Houston Elected Directors
Pat Mann Winnie Mae Eads Betty Williamson
Humanitarian Relief Fund Directors Any views or opinions presented herein are expressed by the individual contributor and considered to be his/her personal view or opinion, and NOT the view or opinion of Lions District 2-S2.
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