Message from our 1st VDG Vince Schimmoller

I just got back from a great vacation with my family and wanted to share one item with you about an upcoming event in September. I hope to see the Clarkton and Dunn club later in August. The Lions of North Carolina need your help! As you know we as Lions have been contributing to Humanitarian-White Cane for many years. We have seen the amounts that are pledged each year grow as have the needs in North Carolina have grown. We raise most of this money through the Clubs’ donations to White Cane and a lot of that money comes straight out of Lions’ pockets. Two years ago, the Governors of 2010-2011 had an auction sale in Raleigh that raised over $23,000 for White Cane. Most of that money came from Lions who attended the auction and all the items came through donations to the Lions of North Carolina.
On September 27, 2012, there is going to be another auction to help North Carolina Lions Inc., raise money for those we serve. This auction will be in Mooresville and we hope to have many more non-Lions attend and help raise the money. We also want Lions to attend. But what we need from the Lions of 31-F are auction items, the more items we have the more money we can raise for NC Lions.
We all have contacts with different businesses in our areas, contact them and see if they are willing to give a tax-deductible item for the auction. We will take any items, but the larger the item the more money we can raise. Last year we had a used automobile, fur coats, diamond jewelry, handmade pottery, 4-wheelers, golf packages, beach packages, etc. but we will take small items and place them with others to create items for the raffle and silent auction.
It would be great if a number of clubs in District 31-F could make up a basket of items, similar to a large fruit basket, unique to your area, with a value of at least a $100. These could include non-perishable items such as wines, pottery, speciality items.
If you have any questions please contact Lion Jerry Lee Thomas, PDG at or 910-582-5564, I have the tax deductible forms.
You may order your $25 per person tickets, which includes dinner and the auction sale, from Lion Ron Staley, PCC at rstaley@, 704-788-8866, or 7935 Altacrest Drive, Concord, NC 28027.

Vince Schimmoller
1st VDG

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