I hope everyone is fairing well through the cold weather and mammoth snowstorm we experienced this past month. Let’s just keep in mind that the warmer weather is just around the corner and spring will soon be upon us.

I can’t believe how fast the first seven months of this Lions’ year has passed, but as the old saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. I have had a great time this first seven months serving as your District Governor. I know the remaining five months will be just as great.

Once again, I would like to remind everyone that the Lions Youth Foundation has great funding available. If any club has any project that involves youth development, please feel free to contact me or any member of the Youth Foundation for an application and copy of the grant criteria.

I would like to take this opportunity to stress the importance of membership recruitment and retention as we move forward through the Lions’ year. As I state in my Official Visit address, our members and clubs are the heart of our organization and to continue to serve, we must continue to grow our membership.

New members are one of the life blood's of our organization and with them come new ideas, new thoughts, and new talent. Let’s all go out in the next few months and make a conscience effort to recruit someone into our Lions family.

Unfortunately, the Third Cabinet Meeting of the year that was scheduled for January 24th had to be postponed due to Winter Storm Jonas. The reschedule date for this meeting is February 14th and will be held at the Libertytown Fire Department. I hope to see many of you on the 14th.

In the coming months I look forward to seeing many of you through the District. If I can be of any assistance at any time, please feel free to contact me.


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





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