I hope you are doing well and having fun serving your respective communities.

This past month has been busy but exciting and enjoyable. I was able to attend more club functions and fundraisers and enjoyed them immensely. I look forward to continuing to make my Official Visits in the coming months and hope to participate with fundraisers and service projects through the District.

During this past month, I had the opportunity to attend the USA/Canada Leadership Forum
held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The forum, as always, was very informative and entertaining. The opportunity to network with other Lions is always priceless. I urge anyone, that has the chance, to attend this forum and to go and expand their knowledge of our great organization.

The month of October has many exciting events to attend. I hope to see a lot of you at these events. Our District 22-W Social is being held on October 3rd in Gettysburg, PA. The Social Committee has been working very hard to make this evening very special for our District.

We also will be having our annual Lions Vision Research Foundation banquets on October 8th for Region 1, October 24th for Region 2, and October 31st for Regions 3 and 4. These banquets are always great events. District 22-W Chairperson PDG Susan Timmons and LVRF Chairman Rodney Timmons are excited to see everyone at these banquets. The LVRF Aim for Sight event is scheduled for October 10th in Mayberry. The organizers are looking for shooters to come out and join in the fun

The Walk for Diabetes and Kiss A Pig contest will be October 11th in Frederick. It is a lot of fun, a great cause, and you can get some exercise walking. Come watch the pig get kissed!

October 24th is Make A Difference Day. Please plan a project for this very special day of service.

As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lions Youth Foundation, I would like to remind all clubs that the Youth Foundation has grant funds available for any project involving youth development. Please feel free to contact me in reference to any project that may meet the criteria for funding.

As always, I look forward to visiting with many of you during the next few months. The communities you serve are very lucky to have such fine, caring people.


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




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