March 2007 Newsletter from DG Alice:
Well I don't know about anyone else, but I have sure been enjoying the warmer weather. It does make traveling so much better.
Lions, something to put on your schedule and try to attend. Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute will be held in Leavenworth, Kansas this year on July 27-29. The cost of this institute will be $100.00 for rooms, meals, course material and registration. This $100.00 will be reimbursed by the District once the course has been completed. This is a wonderful experience for all and you will get back triple when you apply what you learn not only in Lionism, your club, your community and your business. I urge you to try and attend. If you need assistance, please contact me.
Election time is coming up. Do you have your nominating committee in place? Secretaries, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND THE PU101 TO ME. This information is a must and must be in my hands by May 1st.
Another exciting event coming up is Opening Eyes which will be May 18, 2007 on the Creighton University campus in Omaha. If you want to get the warm fuzzy feeling come and join us for a day. This is a time when we work with Special Olympic athletes. Last year there were 317 athletes who went throught the vision screening, many received prescription glasses, 50 pairs of sports goggles and 95 pairs of sunglasses were given out. There were 117 volunteers consisting of optometrists, opticians, Lions, Leos and friends. A great day. Anyone interested can contact me for application or send in the one in the Nebraska Lion. Registrations need to be into Lion Walt Grosse by May 1st.
Again, I must CONGRATULATE all the clubs who have gotten new members. It has been just great to see you all growning. Keep up the good work. We will make that darn number yet.
Keep watching the Nebraska Lion for more information on the State Convention to be held in June in Lincoln. The Roaring Twenties, what a time, come in period dress and have a weekend of fun with all your fellow Lions in Nebraska.
Yours in Lionistic Service
A Lesson of the Heart: Love is not the latest ballad on the radio. It is the song of a lifetime.
BAYARD - Held talent show and chili feed
BEAVER CITY - Held Valentine party, hosted District Governor, Vice District Governor and Sightfirst II coordinator
BENKELMAN - Hosted Statton Lions to meeting, making repairs to Scout House
BRIDGEPORT - Sponsored Senior of the month, donated $75.00 to the Wellness Committee at the school, donated $200.00 to the Bridgeport Ministerial Association for food pantry.
BRULE - CONGRATULATIONS ON 3 new members
GORDON - Hosted High School Speech team members, held talent contest, planning annual dinner for public following prom, committees for nomination and awards selected, planning Easter egg hunt.
GRANT - Held Groundhog Day pancake feed, proceeds will be distributed among needy families in community. Held Sight and Hearing Banquet.
HERSHEY - The Texas Hold'em and Super Bowl Party raised $3,389.00 for playground equipment in park. Planning Easter Egg hunt.
MAYWOOD - CONGRATULATIONS on new member. Hosted Administrator of local nursing home to see wha we as a club could do to help them. Planning concessions for annual track meet, getting geared up for Old Glory Days celebration in May
OGALLALA - helped unload the Bloodmobile
POTTER - Donated $50.00 for military project, donated $1,000.00 to Central Plains E.N.&T & Audiolody, donated $300.00 for scholarship.
SCOTTSBLUFF-EVENING - Donated $150.00 for pair of glasses, sold $1,000 worth of Runza tickets.
SUTHERLAND - Worked with Boy Scouts, coached trap shoot teams, provided glasses for young girl.
WAUNETA-PALISADE - CONGRATULATIONS ON 3 new members, Our Gift of Love raffle made it possible to give $100 each to eight local families. The winner graciously donated part of her winnings back to the club. Hosted MSU for a 2 dayscreening in Palisade and Wauneta. They screened 213 children and adults. Had speaker come and share her experiences with a meningioma brain tumor behind her eye. Held soup & dessert supper at high school basketball game.
The Wisdom of Will Rogers: Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.
Here are some photos from from State Convention. We are honored to have 4 women governors this year and as far as we know a first. This photo shows the 4 of us with International President Jimmy Ross. I (Lion Alice) am first on left for L, Pat Smith for I our International President, Virgina Pojar for O and Kathy Flock for N.