Greetings Fellow Lions:
I believe the weather has finally warmed up and the skies have cleared which will allow all of us to enjoy this summer season. The past month has been very exciting and many things have been happening in our District.
The Multiple District Convention in Hagerstown was a great time for training and networking with the many Lions that attended. Congratulations go out to the many members of our District that received recognition for all their hard work and dedicated service to Lionism. Our International President, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, was in attendance and made the Convention an experience to remember.
I have traveled throughout the District this past month and have attended many Charter Celebrations. These celebrations are always a lot of fun and remind us of all the hard work and commitment that the Lions of District 22W have contributed for so many years to their respective communities. Without the efforts of all these clubs, many of the less fortunate members of our communities would not have been granted much needed services that Lions provide. All Lions deserve praise for the many years of service that has been carried out unselfishly throughout the years.
I had the opportunity to attend the White Cane Dinner for Regions 3 and 4 at the Hampstead Lions Club. This was a very enjoyable event. I look forward to many more such events in the future. A huge thank you goes out to Lion Mike Ritchey of the Hampstead Lions Club for his efforts in making the event a huge success.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their support this past year while I served as your District Governor. The experience has been a very pleasurable one. The privilege of being your District Governor is one I will never forget.
I look forward to the District moving forward under the leadership of District Governor Elect Brian Cox, First Vice District Governor Elect, Susan Bonura, and Second Vice District Governor Elect, Gerry Beachy. These Lions are very dedicated to lead our District and I congratulate them and wish them all the best.
Again, I want to thank everyone for their support during my term as District Governor. It has been a very humbling experience. I will continue to serve with dedication and commitment this coming year as your IPDG.
If I can be of any assistance to any of you on any matter, please contact me anytime.
Remember: When You Serve...We Serve
Yours in Lionism,