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OCT 2013



Your New MD-2 Newsletter Magazine Welcome to the MD-2 magazine informing you of what's happening in the MD-2 of Texas

P2. Introduction P3. Useful Links P4. The Mason Lions Club P5. Lion Mike Butler P6. Types of Transportation

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P7. Toronto 2014 Form P8. Toronto Hotel P9. Let A Butler Serve You P10. Concho Pearl Lions Club P11. Diabetes Awareness Committee P12. Diabetes Awareness Committee

Your story will be put into the newsletter as you write it The editorial staff will do minimum editing and only to fit for space etc.

P13. Diabetes Awareness Committee P14. Kemah Lions Club P15. Kemah Lions Club

We recommend you appoint someone in your club to write and submit your story to the State Newsletter Chairman Lion Tracy A. Hanes at

P16. Canyon Lake Noon Club P17. Strides P18. Picture Worth a Thousand Words P19. Picture Worth a Thousand Words

MD-2 Newsletter Chairman Lion Tracy A. Hanes 281-910-8728

P20. Punt, Pass & Kick P21. MD-2 State Convention P22. MD-2 State Convention P23. Stride P24. Deer Trip P25. MD-2 LEO’s P26. MD-2 LEO’s P27. MD-2 LEO’s P28. MD-2 LEO’s

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Presented By Lion Tracy A. Hanes

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Lions of Texas MD-2 NEWS OCT 2013 Volume 3, Issue 15 Lions of Texas MD-2 News is published by the Public Relations Committee of Multiple District 2 International Association of Lions Clubs. Editor Lion Tracy A. Hanes, MD-2 Newsletter Chairman. Sandy Merritt State Office Administrator Lions Clubs International MD-2 (Texas) P.O. Box 294509 Kerrville, Texas 78029 Office - 830-257-6557 Fax - 830-896-5755 Email suggested articles and pictures for Lions of Texas MD-2 News to Logos property of International Association of Lions Clubs ® or Multiple District 2. Used by permission. Copyright © 2013 Multiple District International Association of Lions Clubs®

Useful Lions Links MD-2 Texas Lions Texas Lions Camp Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center Lions of Texas on FaceBook Texas Lions on Twitter


Texas Leo Program Lions Clubs International Yellow Vest Posse

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Lions of Texas MD-2 NEWS OCT 2013

The Mason Lions Club5K/10K Fun Run and Walk The Mason Lions Club held its 7th annual Gem of the Hill Country 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk on September 28, 2013. There were 120 runners participating in the race and the Club raised approximately $13,000 from race entries and business sponsorships, all of which will go to regional charities and community nonprofits. The Mason Lions Club wishes so express its gratitude to the runners, sponsors and to all the volunteers who helped make the race a success.

The Photos are of the start the finish (Lion Mark Lehmberg of Mason crossing the line) and of the overall female Sara Virsell, Boss Lion Fritz Landers D.V.M. and overall male Spenser Beirschwale.

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The Mason Lions Club5K/10K Fun Run and Walk

By Plane, Train, Bus or Automobile all roads lead to Toronto 2014!!

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Lion Mike Butler Toronto 2014

Types of Transportation & Costs - October, 2013

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Types of Transportation & Costs - October, 2013

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97th Annual Lions Club International Convention

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Lions Environmental Photo Contest

The Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre is 5 blocks from the Eaton Centre or Bloor Street Shopping, and approximately a 30 minute drive from Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Guests have the option of dining at the Carlton Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Thirty Bar and Lounge for lighter fare, or our in-room dining in the privacy of their guestroom. Other amenities for our guests include an indoor pool and fitness facility, along with an incredible outdoor sundeck, Caesar Spa, coffee shop, gift shop, business centre, and tour desk. All guestrooms are complete with in-room safes, minirefrigerators, irons and ironing boards, coffee/tea and coffee makers, clock radios with mp4 docking stations, cordless telephones, flat screen televisions, complimentary WiFi, Moen power shower heads, Bath and Body Works amenities, shaving mirrors, hair dryers, triple sheeting on the beds, and our personalized pillow selection.

The approximate hotel daily room rate is $ 120.00 USD This is the Delegation Hotel for the Lions of MD-2 Texas and is the least expensive of all the delegation hotels. All major activities for the Butler Campaign will be conducted from this hotel including the rallies that will take place most evenings of the convention. This is an opportunity for you to come and represent your club at our International Convention and make a real difference and impact on how our Association operates. The hotel is located approximately 1.7 miles from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre. Bus service will be provided to both sites of the convention. Metro Toronto Convention Centre is the location for general convention activities. (Registration, Displays and Exhibits, Credentials and Voting). Air Canada Centre is the location for the Plenary Sessions and the International Show.

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Let a Butler Serve You

Concho Pearl Lions Club Donates to Project Dignidad to Help the Hungry During September and October 2013, the Concho Pearl Lions Club, San Angelo, proudly donated large quantities of nonperishable food items to Project Dignidad, a local food pantry. Project Dignidad is an ecumenical ministry that provides food and clothing to individuals and families in emergency situations. After completing a brief application, those in need are given enough food to sustain them until their next paycheck or Social Security benefit. Assistance with medication costs and home utility bills can be provided as finances allow. Project Dignidad receives donations of food and money from individuals, churches, and civic groups. Project Dignidad is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, and is located in San Angelo at the Iglesia Presbiteriana Nazareth Church, 313 West Avenue N. For those Lions interested in donating tax-deductible food or cash to this worthy endeavor, contact Project Dignidad manager Josie Jones at (325) 658-7885.

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Concho Pearl Lions Club

Diabetes Awareness and Action Committee Mission Statement: To conduct and support local and large-scale effort leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research. Diabetes is increasing worldwide: The number of people living with diabetes is estimated at 371 million and is expected to grow to 552 million by 2030 (International Diabetes Federation) Over 26.8 million Americans are affected by diabetes. Approximately 86,000 people in the Coastal Bend in Texas feel and battle the effects of diabetes and many of them don't even know it. It is estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050. Special Days and Events: Throughout the year you have many opportunities to participate in local or worldwide events to provide further community awareness and outreach. Diabetes Recreational Camps: Camps offer an array of service opportunities for Lions who want to support children and adults living with diabetes. You may want to serve on a camp committee or get involved with hands-on projects Diabetes Awareness Month: November: Each year during November, Lions worldwide join together to promote awareness of diabetes. This month helps to keep Lions and their fight against diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. Projects to consider are STRIDES EVENTS, DIABETES SCREENINGS, VISION SCREENINGS and DISTRIBUTION of EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.

World Diabetes Day: November 14: The world Diabetes Day campaign is let by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness, and it is a popular event for Lions. The theme is “diabetes education and prevention.” Diabetes Alert Day : USA Diabetes Alert Day, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, is held every fourth Tuesday in March. It is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You can distribute the risk test to family, friends or fellow Lions, or choose another diabetes service project to commemorate this day. American Diabetes Association does not have an office in the Rio Grande Valley. Please check and see if there is an office in your district. There is a lot of information on Diabetes from Lions International and your local diabetes offices that we can use and educate the people how to help themselves.

Day: November 14: Pg.World 11 Diabetes Diabetes Awareness and Action Committee The world Diabetes Day

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Diabetes Awareness and Action Committee

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Diabetes Awareness and Action Committee

Kemah Lions Club Holds First Community Event October 4th, 5th, 6th Kemah Lions club held their first community event in Kemah at the Oktoberfest. The goal of the event was to let Kemah know about the Kemah Lions Club and Sign up members. The event was wildly successful by obtaining information on perspective members and signing several new members. Kemah Lions raffled off a Texan chair and Passes to the Kemah Boardwalk and raised $1,000 toward the purchase of their own Spot Device. On Saturday Oct 5th Eye Screenings where conducted for 50 children and adults. Identifying over half as having eye problems and needing further screening by an eye doctor.

Winner of the Texan Chair from the Kemah Lions Club Oktoberfest event. Diana L. Congratulations! And Thank you for your support of the Kemah Lions Club!

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Lion Tracy A. Hanes performing An Eye Screening with The Spot Revolutionary eye screening device.

Kemah Lions Hold First Community Event

New Member Induction Ceremony.

Finalist of the Punt Pass & kick. Oct 12th, Kemah Texas .

Lion Helen Pausewang sells Raffle tickets and TATERS. Kemah Lions Club - Ricia Kerber and J. IPDG JeanBailey Cobb 2-S4 and IPDG White - 10/12/13 — at SpacePeggy City Cruisers 2-T2 carrying the League Texas City, banner Car Show, TX . in the parade in Hamburg Germany,

Kemah Lions Club sells TATERS at the Space City Cruisers Car Show October 12, 2013 - Ricia Kerber, Jeanette Bailey, Mark Miller

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Canyon Lake Noon Lions held its 18th annual Shrimp fest Canyon Lake Noon Lions held its 18th annual Shrimp fest, the lions served over 600 lbs of fresh gulf shrimp with red potatoes, coleslaw and iced tea. Our lion spouses made delicious homemade desserts for our bake sale, and we sold every treat. The dedicated Mountain Valley Middle School LEOs were instrumental in the huge success of Shrimp fest. The LEOs worked side by side with the lions on the serving line and they were a tremendous help with the clean up. Thank you LEOs !!


Guest Speaker this month included John Karger, executive director of “Last Chance Forever� The Bird of Prey Conservancy, he and his assistant Kelly Rayner wowed the club with flying demonstrations of a Hawk and presented various owls with a grand finale of a rehabilitating Bald Eagle.


Kerrville Sunrise Lions Club YARD SIGNS IN STOCK Contact Sheryl Butler.

Signs are $10.00 each Aluminum Can Collection: Lions sorted over 1400 pounds of aluminum cans out of two can collection sites and earned $770.00 for our project account.

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Canyon Lake Noon Lions held its 18th annual Shrimp fest

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Save-the-Date Notice for 2015 Convention

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

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A Picture Worth a Thousand Words


Punt, Pass & Kick

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MD-2 State Convention 2014

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MD-2 State Convention 2014

Lions of Southeast Texas are hosting the Second Annual Strides Walk event at Lamar University’s Ty Terrell Track on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This is a District program. Last year we had nineteen clubs involved and raised ten thousand dollars for Texas Lions Camp. Imagine what we can do this year. This year’s walk will be a 5K with a 1K for the kids and all Clubs in the District are asked to be involved. We need sponsors and participants. Adults will be charged $20 and children under 15 will be charged $10. Sponsorships are available at various amounts to clubs, companies, and individuals. Please see the enclosed form. All proceeds will go to the Texas Lions Camp. Information and forms are also available on our website,the District website, and on our facebook page, or email us if you have questions. Diabetes affects many people in our area and is of great concern in our local communities. Many in our communities have learned to live with this disease and manage it. Many still need our help in becoming aware of the symptoms and treatments available. We ask that each club help with this Strides Walk. Booth space is available to Lions Clubs for $10.00. We will provide you a space, you are responsible for the setup. Sincerely, Southeast Texas Strides Committee

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Second Annual Strides Walk event

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2 Day White Tail Deer Hunt

MD-2 Texas Leo Council

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MD-2 Texas Leo Council

MD-2 Texas Leo Council

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MD-2 Texas Leo Council

MD-2 Texas Leo Council

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MD-2 Texas Leo Council

MD-2 Texas Leo Council

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MD-2 Texas Leo Council

New Lions Club International President Join International President Barry Palmer and Lions everywhere in fulfilling the dream of stronger clubs, stronger communities and stronger Lions.

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Lions Club International President Message

Texas Lions MD-2 OCT 2013  

MD-2 Lions of Texas.