Fellow Lions, I encourage each of you to read the December issue of the LION magazine. The entire edition is devoted the Lions being “Knights for the Blind” .
I was susrprised to see that there were 4 differnet articles about events in North Carolina. The first is on page 11 about Camp Dogwood, the second is on page 12 and is about the McCune Memorial Center located in the western part of North Carolina in Black Mountain. the third is on page 14 and is about the Lions Water Adventure Park in KInston, North Carolina that was built to accommodate people with vison impairments. The 4th is on page 22 about the Lincolnton Lions Club and the eye screening that they do at the school and the NC Lions mobile Eye Screening unit.
It points out the good things that the Lions in NC are doing.
February 2, 2014 is fast approaching. Why is this date important? This is the last Mid-Winter that District 31-F will celebrate. But we still have important business to attend to – the election of District Governor, and 1st and 2nd Vice District Governors for the Lions year 2014-2015.
Since 1st VDG Ken Smith has resigned his position, a special election was held.
At the November 2, 2013 Cabinet Meeting, 2nd VDG Lynn McCaskill of Ellerbe Lions Club was elected to the position of 1st VDG and Lion Rena Shedrick-Marshall of the Hamlet Lions Club was elected to the position of 2nd VDG.
31-F by-laws state that if 1st VDG stands for election of DG, no other nominations will be allowed. If 2nd VDG stands for election of 1st VDG, no other nominations will be allowed.
This means that we need a candidate for 2nd Vice District Governor for the Lions year 2014-15. All candidates must have served as president of a Lions Club and served as Zone Chair or Cabinet Secretary and/or Treasurer. A letter of recommendation from their home club should be sent to me as soon as possible. If we have a candidate or candidates for 2nd VDG prior to February 2, 2014, there will be no nominations from the floor. If we do not have a candidate prior to the meeting, nominations can be made from the floor, as long as all the above conditions are fulfilled.
The District Governor will serve as District Governor for 31-F for 2014-2015. The 1st and 2nd VDGs will also serve out their year for 31-F. They will receive training for these positions just as if 31-F were continuing.
Since MD 31 is redistricting, the 1st and 2nd VDGs will have to be nominated for whatever position they wish to seek in their new district. This election will take place sometime in 2014-15. If you have any questions, please email or call me.
PDG Jerry Lee Thomas, Nominations Chair
Thanks to Chairperson Beth Musslewhite’s leadership we had 9 excellent entries this year from 9 different clubs. Club included: Biscoe, Carthage, Clarkton, Hamlet, Lake Waccmaw, Mount Gilead, Seven Lakes, St. Paul and Vass. Maybe next year we can have 12-15 clubs particpating. Make sure you tell your art teachers thanks for particpating and looking forward to next year.
Attached are photos of the first, second and third place entries
We had 3 artists judging the posters last night and the winnig poster was submitted by Karenna Levin from West Pine Middle School in Pinehurst Seven Lakes). Her picture was the dove and she provided a quote about the picture as follows;
“To find peace we must open our minds to all types of thinking and become innocent like children so the world can be looked at in a new way”
Athe second place poster was submitted by Peyton Wlaker from Crains Creek Middle School in Vass (Vass Lions) Her picture is of the children climbing up the vines. Her quote with the picture was“children of the world come together to celebrate growing out of our past into our future.”
The third place poster was submitted by Iayla McKinney from the West Middle School in Mt. Gilead (Mt. Gilead Lions). Her picture is a pair of hands reacing across the world. She did not have a quote.
DG Vince Schimmoller
Great news, Lion Marcia Gray from the Western Harnett Lions Club has agreed to serve as the editor for the Dsitrict 31 F newsletter. If you have anything that you wouod have included in the newsletter send it to her at the following email address.
DG Vince Schimmoller
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