DGE Bain notes from the dining room table 5-9-16
As many of you were told by my wife, Patsy, during the District Convention, I have turned our dining room table into my Lions office. I have things about International Convention, new 2-T1 cabinet meetings, and have started getting the 2016-17 directory together. The District Cabinet dates are: July 23 at WTAM training will be offered for club presidents and vice presidents also the new directories will be passed out to club officers;
2nd Cabinet meeting will be at Boys Ranch with a parade of checks for the Coat and Shoe fund;
3rd Cabinet meeting at WTAM with training available to club secretaries. Training for club officers or anyone who is thinking of running for a club office.
All meeting will start at 9am.
District Convention 2017 will be in Amarillo on April 28&29,2017.
More information will be coming to all lions by way of this web site.
ANOTHER CONCERN: If you want an updated and accurate District directory then your club secretary must get the PU101 filled out and submitted to International. To date 8 clubs have done the 101 and a big THANK YOU goes out to those secretaries. The printer (Dumas Printing) must have all information from me before I have to go to International Convention on June 19,2016. The printing must be finished before the 1st cabinet meeting on July 23.
SPREAD THE WORD THAT THIS WEB SITE IS WHERE ALL DISTRICT INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL 2-T1 LIONS.
Another big THANK YOU goes to PDG Lion Jim Wilson for posting and updating this web site. If you or your club has anything you want to post, please send to PDG Wilson email@example.com.
As all who attended the 2016 District convention will agree a good time was had and training was very helpful. Training was lead by PDGs Lila Vars and Bill Craddock. The meals were all very good. PIP Ross gave a very inspirational keynote address. The highlight of the convention as always were the Queens. All the Queens did a great job and all were great ambassadors for our clubs. The District Queen for 2016-17 is Amarillo Downtown’s Queen Par Len Tial.
ReMember Texas and be sure to “ASK ONE” because we have great clubs and more members means more fun for the future.
DGE Robert Bain 979-332-0284 ©
2016 - 2017
CALENDAR: July 20, 2016 – Installation of Borger Lions Club Officers.
Also we will be having the organizational meeting for the new Tulia Club at 7:30 am on the 20th. PDG Ronnie Martin State GMT and I spent this week getting new Lions signed up and will have about 30 at the meeting. I am very encouraged about this new club. I think they will have an outstanding club. Once again I have had to ask Lions Ray and Zoie to be the Guiding Lions.
If we are going to have 2 new clubs in Amarillo and a new club in Childress then we must have some new Guiding Lions. Please answer this call for help. We need and must have Lions step up to this position, Please help your District grow.
DG 2-T1 Lion Robert Bain
979 332-0284 (C)
DGE 2-T1 Lion Robert Bain
979 332-0284 (C)
July 11- Hart
July 23- 1st cabinet meeting Canyon/WTAMU
July 27- Sunray
July 30-Aug 7- Kerrville Take grandson Ben to Texas Lions Camp and attend 1st Council of Governors Meeting.
7-26 Amarillo Downtown
Aug 8 Bovina
8-20 Sunray Fun Day
Oct 8 Tulia Charter Night All are welcome
Oct 22 2nd cabinet meeting at Boys Ranch
Oct 28-29 2nd COG in Waco
Nov 1st week New Club in Childress with GMT- State Ronnie Martin
Nov 13 Coat and Shoe shopping at Sears in Amarillo
Jan 28 Mid-winter cabinet meeting: Guest speaker Lion Trish Wilson of Texas Lions Camp. If you do not know Lion Trish you will be amazed at the level of energy she will bring to our meeting. She will be worth the time and effort to come.
Also we will have Secretary training by PDG Bill Craddock.
I encourage all the district's secretaries and treasurers to attend
Meeting to be held at the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the WTAMU campus.
District Governor Robert Bain and Partner in Service Patsy
WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CLUB CHANGES ETC.
Notes and observations from 99th International Convention
We had a great time at the convention. We left on June 19 and got home June 30 at about 12:30am. The trip home was LONG. 31 hours from hotel in Fukuoka Japan to home in Amarillo. I reposted a bunch of pictures from Patsy’s facebook.
During my training sessions the underlying theme was LEADERSHIP. Not just for DG but for all Lions. Emphasis was given to LCI web site. All officer positions at the District and club level is described. One graphic that stayed with me is: Great training leads to great leaders leads to great clubs leads to great Lions leads to GREAT SERVICE to our communities. I know you have to read the information and maybe study some areas but its there to help all Lions become better at the position we hold and to be better leaders in our communities. Go to the Member Center and look around or type a search for what interests you. It’s very useful information. Go there and play around,look at all you want or are curious about. You can change or hurt anything.
Another area of benefit is My LCI. You have different levels of access. Club Secretaries and Club Presidents have the most access. They are able to do all the monthly reports on line. I can look at the reports but can not change any of the information. You may be able to look at club information and some district information. It allows other club officers to look but not change also. Again go there and play around you can not hurt anything.
Remember the 1st Cabinet meeting is July 23 at Virgil Henson Activities Center WTAMU Canyon 9am. Officer training will be presented.
We will have a very special guest, Council Chair TJ Tijerina.
Every Lion is invited to come but let me or PDG Bill Craddock know the week before so we will have enough food for lunch.
When I finish the agenda, I’ll post it on lionsdistrict2-t1.com for review. If you want something added to it let me know before July 20th.
HAPPY 4th of July and reMember Texas.
“Where there’s a need there’s a Lion”