I hope everyone is now enjoying the wonderful weather that this summer season has given us. It has been a great pleasure this past month, to be able to visit with some clubs in the District and to participate in their Installation of Officer ceremonies and club picnics.
All clubs seem very enthused to get the new Lions’ year off to a great start. A lot of plans and strategies have been put into place to fulfill the initiatives that have been set forth.
The Reading Action Program is one of the many initiatives that will be focused on this year. The donation of books to such entities as libraries, schools, daycare centers, etc. is the objective of this program. Please be mindful of reporting all the donations that are made to the Awards Coordinator, Lion Liz Eitemiller, so that she can document your contributions.
Reporting all our activities is very important not only to the District but also to Lions Clubs International. With the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people, these reports are very important in helping to accomplish our goals.
The week of August 30th through September 5th is Children’s Dignity Week. Please consider a project during this week that would be beneficial to the chil-dren in your community.
The Change of Banner was a very nice evening. The Taneytown Lions did a great job with the planning and arrangements of the event. IPDG John had a great year as District Governor. It was a great please to serve as First Vice District Governor during his year as District Governor.
I look forward to leading the District forward in the coming year and to contin-ue the fine work that has been done in our great District. I am very proud to be a Lion in District 22-W and even prouder to be your District Governor.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all clubs in the District that any youth project that your club is planning could possibly be eligible for grant funding through the Youth Foundation. If your club would like to obtain a copy of the grant eligibility criteria, please feel free to contact me or any other District Youth Foundation Trustee.

I look forward to spending time with all the clubs during this Lions’ year and seeing many of you. Take care and keep serving your communities in the excellent manner that you always have.

Remember: When You Serve...We Serve
Yours in Lionism,
Bob S.Mitchell



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