I hope this message finds everyone doing
well and enjoying the summer season.
Since the Multiple District Convention, I
have had the opportunity to visit numerous
clubs for their Installation of Officers cere-
monies. The incoming officers will leadtheir perspective clubs into the 2015-2016
Lions’ year with many achievable goals. I
know that the hard working, dedicated Li-
ons of District 22W will achieve these goals.
The theme for the next Lions year will be
"United to Serve our
Communities." This is a very important part of what we, as Lions,
are all about. We are united to serve the less fortunate of our com-
munities, to strengthen, and to preserve dignity and harmony.
International President Yamada's theme for this year is
Harmony. Humanity.”
As we approach our centennial celebration
and strive to serve the needs of others, let us always remember to
respect the dignity of those we serve; that serving others is not only
an act of kindness, but also a means to build understanding and
harmony; and that serving humanity is not a duty, but our responsi-
bility. As I travel throughout the District, you will hear more about
both themes for the 2015-
2016 Lions year.
The District Officers Training sessions held on June 6th at Allegheny
Community College and June 13th at Carroll Community College,
were well attended. The training given by the members of our Glob-
al Membership Team and Global Leadership Team, was excellent.
Everyone left more knowledgeable about their upcoming duties.
The clubs are very lucky to have such leadership to guide them.
The District Officers that have been chosen to serve on the cabinet for the coming year are
very good leaders and will serve the District well. We are all fortunate to have these individuals accept these leadership positions and offer their service to District 22W.
During the month of July, many clubs have annual picnics scheduled along with numerous fundraisers. I will be doing my best to attend as many of these events as possible. I look for-
ward to seeing many of you throughout the District during the Lions’ year and at the upcoming
Change of Banner Ceremony on July 25th
Once again thank you for the opportunity to serve as your District Governor and I hope everyone has a great 4th of July holiday. And remember, when you serve, We Serve.
Yours in Lionism
Bob S.Mitchell


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