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District Functions
Kevin Cox <kacox1@buffs.wtamu.edu>
 Hello all,
This is Kevin Cox with the Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. I am emailing regarding the upcoming fair parade. I think it would be really cool to have a lot of members and different clubs in the district to attend and be a part of the parade. We already have a spot reserved, just don't know where that is yet. This is a free advertising opportunity for the lions club, especially if we get a lot of members to join. If you don't think you can walk it, we will have a trailer. We can always add to that if needed.
There will be a picnic afterwards so please let us know if your club wants to join and about how many so we can have an idea and plan. Feel free to bring anything you want, contributions to help at the picnic are always welcome. 😊
Email me or text or call with questions or ideas. 806-670-3380
Thanks so much!


District Governor
​Phyllis Elsey

Lion Leaders,

 Attached is some info for the Tri State Fair Calf Scramble Scholarship program that our District adopted as a new project.  I will be getting a video out to you guys to show your clubs, explaining more about the program, as I do not have enough time to get to all the clubs before the fair in September. 

 I am needing help getting this info into the hands of 4-H and FFA members who are the participants and recipients, so if you know any please pass this on.  Your local Ag teacher and County Extension agents are great contacts to get this info to as well.  These individuals are great new member prospects.  What a great sales pitch to approach them saying we Lions are supporting a program that benefits them and the kids they work with. 

 I am very excited about this project and please ask me any questions and give any feedback I want this to be good for all involved. 

 We would gladly accept any donations to the scholarship as well. 


Cody Chandler 
Farmers Insurance 
205 E Park Ave 
Hereford, TX 79045-4305 
806-364-7676 (Office) 
806-220-9422 (Mobile) 
806-364-8090 (Fax) 
http://www.farmersagent.com/cchandler ​


​  Notes from the Governor........................

  August was a very eventful month, lots of good things and lots of bad things.   I   visited several clubs and was very impressed with their activities and their    members.  I was  able to visit Amarillo North, Lake Tanglewood, and Amarillo Tascosa.  I attended the First Council of Governors meeting in Kerrville and had  the honor of attending an informal  meeting with our new International President, Naresh Aggarwal from Delhi, India.  I also went to Rochester Hills, Michigan,  and toured the New Leader Dog Facility.  They had  just received 5 new puppies that were just adorable.  We were given a presentation by 2 trainers on how  they begin the training process.  They had Golden Retrievers, Golden  Labs, Chocolate Labs and a German Shephard.  What a great job they do for such a  worthy cause.  1VDG Cody Chandler and Lion Lindsay were also in attendance.  It was a  great trip.

  I attended a meeting of the District 2T1 Eye Bank Board.  They have an awesome group of Lions that work hard at getting applicants for their sight saving  surgeries.  We, as Lions, need to work hard at finding more applicants.  Lion Jim Reeves, Region 1 President, is available for programs.  He can be contacted at jimrcom@yahoo.com, or his cell  (806) 330-2267.

  PDG Lila Vars, District GLT, held a leadership training session for her club, the Canyon Lions, and I was privileged to attend.  She is an amazing trainer and we  hope to      schedule more training sessions.  If your club is interested in going through some great training, please let me know and we will work to set it up.

  As I am sure everyone is aware, Hurricane Harvey has destroyed so much property and displaced so many from their homes that help is needed.  Any Lion or  Lions Club can   send monetary donations in several ways.  The MD-2 Council of Governors have set up the following: 

 Texas Lions Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  c/o MD-2 Texas Lions
  PO Box 294509
  Kerrville, TX 78029
  Please be aware that M-2 is a 501(c)(4)

  Texas Lions Foundation
   PO Box 64881
   Lubbock, TX 79464
   TLF does have a PayPal Account setup

  You can also send TLF donations to PDG Ryan Hodge at
   TLF  c/o Ryan Hodge
   320 South Polk
   Suite 100
   Amarillo, TX 79101

​     LCIF
    300 W 22nd ST
    Oak Brook, IL 60523

  The District had a booth at the Crimestoppers Antique Car Show along with the District Eye Bank.  I was joined by PDG Jim Wilson, Lion Valerie Locke, Boss Lion Linda          Peirce, Amarillo Lonestar Club, Texas Lions Camp Director Lion Jerry Whatley, PDG Virgil James, Lion Larry James and Region 1 Eye Bank President Jim Reeves. 
  We had a lot of good exposure with lots of interest in our programs and also possible members. 

  We will have a “Fill the Truck” for the Food Bank on Saturday 9/9 at Walmart at Arden Road and Coulter.  Please come by and donate
​  non-perishable food items.  We need all   the help that we can get. So, Please join us.  We will be there  from 10 a.m. until 3p.m.

  That is all for now, but there will be more to follow…..



DGE Phyllis Elsey installs, PCC, PDG Ray White as the 2017 into the 2107 Texas Lions Hall of Fame 

May 19-20, 2017  SanAntonio, Texas