Message from Lion District Governor Bernd Gerhard

April 2017

Many of our Lions Clubs have had internal elections where they have chosen their new club leaders to be in office with effect from 1 July 2017.

This election process is something which needs a lot of thought put into it. A club will prosper and provide exceptional service to the surrounding community if the right leader is in place. This District 410 B has a proud history of electing these volunteers who give of their time to attend to the needy projects.

At this time of the year, many clubs also decide to give deserving fellow Lions members and members of the public, an award. The two most popular awards are a Melvin Jones Honor’s Roll or a full Melvin Jones Fellowship award.

The funds received from these awards is used by Lions Clubs’ s International to provide humanitarian need, specifically in times of natural disasters around the globe. The awards are named after Mr Melvin Jones, a Chicago insurance man who convened a meeting of likeminded people and thus the beginning of the world’s largest service club organisation was born in 1917.

If you would like to get to know more about Lions Clubs International and how to become a member, please contact me directly on 083 307 1793.



Bernd Gerhard

District Governor

District 410 B




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