The first quarter of the new century of service is in the books, my friends. 75% of the 63 clubs in District 1M have taken the time to share their thoughts during the official visit, and for this I am truly grateful. Inspired by you, the recruitment information with stories from right here in District 1M will be available at the District Convention. Another great source of information is to attend local Zone Meetings to connect with other clubs, share ideas and offer a neighborly helping hand. Sometimes, just knowing someone cares can make a huge difference.
The race is on! How exciting to have a challenged race for a volunteer position in district leadership. Each of the candidates can be found in your district directory. Contact the candidates, share ideas, and VOTE at your District Convention on Oct 28th in Effingham. Check your information to qualify as a delegate and represent your club’s voice.
The Mobile Training Team has completed the circuit. For many of us, it was great to put a face with the names we see in the directory or on MyLCI. On behalf of the team, I would like to offer you any continued support you may need. We have a goal to serve the needs of the Lions who serve our communities, and we hope you give us a call.
District Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer: Lion Brad Cash (Paris Lions Club) Much like your club officers, Lion Brad’s has been responsible for the reports and records of the district for over 10 years. The District Secretary/Treasurer is the first line of communication from your International Association, and has an endless stockpile of information to help clubs remain in good standing with LCI and governmental agencies.
Second Vice District Governor: Lion David Johnson (Mt Zion Lions Club) Lion Dave will go that extra mile to help where needed. With his hands-on approach, SVDG David has attended Council, Cabinet, Zone and Club meetings, and has been a huge help planning the District Convention. If you’re looking for a way to expand your service in your zone or district, contact SVDG David Johnson.
First Vice District Governor: Lion Darren VanDuyn (Westville Lions Club) Lion Darren is focused on the new century of service. SVDG Darren is an instrumental part of the function of the district as part of the Mobile Training, the District Convention and more. If you’re looking for inspiring ideas, motivation &/or assistance with club functions, contact FVDG Darren VanDuyn.
I look forward to continuing the journey through District 1M, and sharing the pride that is
THE MORE, THE MERRIER, THE MIGHTY 1M!
Thank you for all you do,
District Governor Lori Bennett
Serving the Lions of East Central Illinois
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