We are well into our second month in the lions year. It is a time that all clubs should have laid out their clubs plans for the rest of the year, and plan to serve up to the Lions Motto We Serve. There are many ways we as Lions can do to promote that pride motto we serve under. With doing back to school events, either sponsoring, with school supplies, parties, or a very important, part of the Lions, that being starting, or building Leo Clubs.
First thing that I need to address, is the change in the Cabinet meeting for the 6th South District, is the change of dates for the meeting, that is still scheduled to be held in Lamar. That date has been change from August 31 to the 7th of September. Time is going to be 9:30 to a planned time to end at 11:30 with a lunch available after the meeting. The place of meeting is planned to be at the Cow Palace. When planning for the Cabinet Meeting, it was not realized; that the Labor Day was weekend was involved.
I am still looking for some Lions to step up and volunteer for a couple of positions that need to be filled as soon as possible.
Those positions are: Global Service Team; Zone Chairs for zones, A, B and E. Please think about filling one of these positions and let me know as soon as possible if you would like be a part of the cabinet. Also, if any club ,has a preferred date, that they want me to make a District Governors visit, please advise as soon as possible, other wise, I will be contacting clubs to schedule my visits.
With summer coming to an end, and fall fast approaching, leads on to think, that the Holidays are going to be here soon. We as Lions have done so in the past, and, I not only hope, but also Encourage every Lions Club, to step up and ”To Serve“ to those less fortunate with providing food baskets during Thanksgiving and or Christmas, to help feed those with a Holiday meal, that could not other wise afford to put on the table. Do a toy drive, to help a family, make sure gift for a child is under the Christmas tree. We as Lions can do so much during these days of the Holiday Season and it takes very little effort, Doing Just a little can and, does go a long way.
The board of governors, and Council, held their first meeting, the first of August. I want to thank Carol Louks for putting together, for what a great and very informative meeting. I believe it was the best one that I attended over the years. Carol does so many things for MD6 that I am sure many Lions do not realize just what she does. If I have a question to ask Carol, I can rest assure, that I will have that question, answered in a matter of little time. I am thrilled the board of Governors elected to rehire Carol for another year, and with a much deserved salary increase. Thank you Carol for all you do not only for the Board of Council, but for all the lions in MD6. It is a pleasure to be working with you.
The Colorado City/Rye Lions Club Is gong to be putting on their 5th Annual Autumn Car show on October 12th and we invite every Lion who has a car, truck, Hot Rod, they would like to enter please contact me and I will get the entry information out to you. As part of our Car Show, we are also open to venders to sell arts and crafts. Our Famous Chuck Wagon will be there to sell breakfast and lunch.
District Governor, 6 South East
28 community based Lions Clubs of Southeastern Colorado have served their communities, the state, and the world with projects ranging from assisting the visually impaired to working with local youth, participating in medical missions, hosting environmental services, and disaster relief. In just the last few years we have screened over 9,000 children for vision and eye health problems (with an 11.3% rate of referral for ophthalmologist follow up) while also bringing in more than a quarter million dollars for wild fire victims. Our international foundation is top ranked by Charity Navigator. Join a club near you or start your own to find the joy in service to others!
LCIF Empowering Service
Challenges around the world continue to expand. The Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) must continue to expand to meet the challenges. In order to provide greater service for today and in the future, LCIF is launching “Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service”. Campaign 100 is the most ambitious fundraising project in LCIF’s 50 year history. The goal is to raise $300 million in 3 years with the Campaign ending on June 30, 2021. If the goal is met, Lions will be able to serve over 200 million people. The funds will be used to increase worldwide service, fight diabetes and expand current causes (disaster relief, humanitarian needs, youth programs and vision projects). Big global issues need a big global effort. Campaign 100 provides the opportunity for individual Lions, Lions Clubs and Districts to come together to make a big global difference. Together, our gifts and donations to LCIF can make a brighter future for millions.
PCC Bob Selle
District 6-SE LCIF Coordinator
Lions serving Southeastern Colorado Lions Clubs