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