Dear Fellow Lions, Lionesses, Leo’s and Partners.
First of all Carole and I thank you on behalf of Marjorie (Carole’s Mum) for all your good wishes during her recent illness.
Yet again I have had a very busy month, one of the highlights being the Global Action Team Meeting (GAT) held in Halifax. This was a joint meeting with myself, Lion Amin Dada (Membership), Lion Ken Sutcliffe (Leadership) and Lion Clive Barwell (Service). The purpose of the meeting was to bring the three disciplines together to implement the new service framework which by using the power of service to attract new members which in turn gives us our future leaders. The team will be attending Zone Meetings throughout the year to explain the programme.
The recent disasters with hurricanes, earthquakes, famine and floods has brought home the value of LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation), who have given out numerous emergency disaster grants. However LCIF don’t have unlimited resources and I ask you all to consider donating to LCIF either at club or at a personal level. Carole and I are proud to be LCIF Contributing Lions, which is an effective way for all members to support the foundation. There are three levels of contribution, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Our District LCIF Officer PDG Lion Alan Doble has all the details of how you can get involved. The media reports from these disaster areas shows the shocking devastation and this is one area where all Lions, Lionesses and Leos can make a difference.
Last month saw me visiting Normanton & District, Haltemprice, Maltby Rother Valley, Castleford & Pontefract District, Thorne Rural and Knaresborough Lions Clubs. Thank you all for the warm welcome and I congratulate you all on the level of service you provide. I also chaired my second District Cabinet meeting and I am really pleased how the Zone Chairs and District Officers are really working well, I am so proud of them.
The end of last month saw the start of the Charter season with a visit to Denby Dale District Lions Club Charter dinner, which was a lovely evening. It was also the first outing for my white jacket with a nervous Lion Carole on hand with the wet wipes!.
Talking about Lion Carole, although she has been preoccupied looking after her Mum, Carole is still working hard on her District Governor’s Wife Appeal for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Her mascot Lion Melvin accompanies us on all our travels helping to raise funds with the mileage competition.
Please can you do all you can to support Lion Carole’s worthwhile charity.
Finally, as you can see from my diary for this month it’s another busy time with Club visits and Charter Anniversaries and we both look forward to seeing you on our travels.
Take care and “Have the Courage to Encourage”
Lion Michael Boldero
District Governor 105C