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NOTES FROM THE GOVERNOR
What a whirl wind of activity these past few weeks have been. The International Convention was amazing with over 30,000 Lions in attendance from all over the world. My DGE seminar group had 31 Lions in it from the US, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Philippines. It was so great to interact with Lions from all over the world and to hear about the same struggles that all Districts have.
So many new programs are being implemented for the new Service Framework, but programs that are so needed. The service projects that we as Lions will be working and serving in are Environment, Hunger, Vision with 2 new added projects, Diabetes and Pediatric Cancer. Youth is being served through all of the service framework so youth will not be a separate service project. Our Texas Lions Camp services all of these projects, but our community projects need to encompass these areas as well.
Our District ended up the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 with a net gain for the first time in many years. It is my hope that we continue to grow our clubs which will in turn grow our service to our communities. The new platform of the new International President Dr. Naresh Aggarwal is “The Power of We, The Power of Service, and The Power of Action.” When we join hands, problems become smaller.
As we move forward into this new second year of service, lets all join hands and increase the Power of WE!!
As I visit the clubs in District 2-T1, Please let me know how I can help you to grow your clubs and in turn increase your community service projects. If we will market our clubs and advertise our community projects, more people will want to be involved. We need to celebrate our Service and make sure that our communities know what we do. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!! That is the key. Send in your projects, fund raisers, and any other activities that your clubs do so that we can get it on the Web-site and share it with everyone in the District! PDG Jim Wilson will except anything that you send in from your clubs and get it on the Web-site.
I look forward to visiting the clubs in the district and getting to know each and everyone of you! Let Celebrate and Serve our communities....THE POWER OF
YOURS IN LIONISM,
DG Phyllis Elsey
Calendar of Events:
July 22 – First Cabinet Meeting – Borger Texas, 300 W 6th St, 79007
August 3 – 6 – Council of Governors – Kerrville, TX
August 11-13 – Leader Dog – Rochester, M
October 4 – 8 – Centennial Celebration – Dallas
October 21 – Second Cabinet Meeting – Boys Ranch
January 26 – 27 – Mid-Winter Conference – Hereford Tx, Queens Contest
April 20 -21 – District Convention, Amarillo, TX
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.
205 E Park Ave
Hereford, TX 79045-4305
Notes from the Governor:
What an awesome Cabinet meeting we had in Borger Saturday, July 22, with 47 Lions from 12 clubs attending. 1VDG Cody Chandler presented a new project possibility for the District: “SWEET BRAN”, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, which is a Calf Scramble that supports the 4-H and FFA youth of the Texas Panhandle during the PRCA Rodeo at the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. A motion was made with a second that the District give 1VDG Cody the okay to begin the process of involving the Lions of District 2T-1 in this worthy endeavor. Lion Jerry Whatley,Lions Camp Director, with the help of PIP Jimmy Ross and PDG Ryan Hodge auctioned off 2 Texas Lions Camp T-shirts for a total of $463.00. What fun, what participation!
PCC Ray and PDG Zoie White, Centennial Coordinators, discussed the upcoming Centennial Celebration October 5, 6 and 7 at the Hyatt Regency/North in Richardson, Texas. How great would it be if hundreds of Lions came together to celebrate our 100 years of service. There is still time to get your registration forms in and make you hotel reservations. September 7 is the cutoff date for the special rate of $79 at the Hyatt Regency/North Hotel. The registration form for the Celebration is on lionsdistrict2-t1.org web page. Please make your plans now to attend this special time in the Lions History!
I would love to participate in any fund raiser or service project that your clubs do! Let me know when something is coming up and I will do my best to come and be a part of your service. PDG Virgil James of the White Deer Lions invited me to participate in the White Deer Rodeo Parade, so I will be there on Saturday, July 29. I will be riding in the parade!
The Tri-State Fair is coming up and we would love to have as many Lions as possible participate in the parade on Saturday, 9/16. Check your calendars and make plans to come. Email me or PCC Ray White if your club is interested. Wouldn’t it be great to have every Club in the Panhandle represented?
There is a new free MyLion app which is available on both the iTunes Store and Google Play Store. This is a great social media tool for the individual local clubs to utilize in order to organize their events and activities. It also allows Texas Lions to get a glimpse at activities and events from around the globe. Check out www.mylion.org for more information.
My upcoming schedule is as follows:
7/29 - White Deer Rodeo Parade
8/2 – Amarillo North Lions Club
8/3-5 – First Council of Governors Meeting – Kerrville
8/10 – Tulia Lions Club
8/11-13 – Leader Dog
8/17 – Lake Tanglewood Lions Club
8/18 – Amarillo Tascosa Lions Club
9/7 – Amarillo By Morning Lions Club
9/16 – Tri State Fair Parade
More info to follow…..
The building at Boys Ranch where we will be meeting is called the Christian Education (CE Building). It is right beside the museum, second building on the left. She said that you could park behind the building come right in the side doors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Amarillo, TX 79101
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…..
WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CLUB CHANGES ETC.
May 19-20, 2017 SanAntonio, Texas
DGE Phyllis Elsey installs, PCC, PDG Ray White as the 2017 into the 2107 Texas Lions Hall of Fame
OCTOBER 21, 2017 - SECOND CABINET MEETING AGENDA
● 8 AM: Registration
● 9 AM: Call to order
● PRAYER: District Chaplain Lion Bryan Tackett
● PLEDGES: 2VDG Dan Shuman
● INTRODUCTION OF INTERNATIONAL FAMILY, PDG'S, AND GUESTS:
1VDG Cody Chandler
● ROLL CALL OF CLUBS: 2VDG Dan Shuman
● PARADE OF CHECKS
● ZONE CHAIRS
● CENTENNIAL COORDINATORS: PCC Ray and PDG Zoie White
● HURRICANE HARVEY AND TEXAS LIONS MUSEUM: PDG Ryan Hodge
● OLD BUSINESS
● NEW BUSINESS: Summary of Calf Scramble results – FVDG Cody Chandler
● DG PHYLLIS ELSEY – Summary of District Events: Booth at Crimestoppers Antique Car Show, “Fill the Truck” and Tri-State Fair Parade
● 12 NOON: ADJOURN
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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.
BRING YOUR FLAGS AND BANNERS!!! LETS SHOW EVERYONE THAT THE LIONS ARE ALIVE AND KICKING!
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!