Dear Lions of District 29-I:
It seems like only yesterday that I was asked to be a candidate for Second Vice
District Governor. Two years have gone by and I am going to step into the role
as governor for your district. I am looking forward to a great Lion year with high expectations for all of
the Lions in our district. I encourage all of you to work hard to make your communities a better place to
live. You can accomplish this through meaningful projects and a commitment to improving the overall
health of your Lions Club. A healthier club will enable you to better serve the community in which you
Many of the Lions in District 29-I have come to know me over the years but for those of you who do
not know me I will give you a brief snapshot of my Lion life. I joined the Ridgeley Lions Club in 1981
and became their club president in 1983-84. In 1988 I transferred my membership to the Fort Ashby
Lions Club after moving to the Fort Ashby community. I served in a variety of offices including tail
twister, vice president, secretary and president. At the district level I have served on four different
cabinets and held the offices of cabinet secretary/treasurer, zone chairperson, and second and first vice
As a former educator and coach, I was trained to set goals for my students and help them strive to
achieve those goals. I would encourage all of the clubs in District 29-I to set meaningful goals and strive
to meet the goals that they have adopted. Before setting club goals, I would like all of you to consider
conducting a “community needs assessment.” The form for this assessment can be found on the Lions
Clubs International web site. After considering your community needs, goals should be established that
will determine the actions necessary for success. Goals could be both long and short term but most of
all they should be achievable and realistic, given the parameters and the dynamics of your club. As your
governor, I believe that together we can have a year with a climate of positive attitude and improvement
which will lead to the successful achievement of your goals and fulfillment of higher expectations.
As I travel throughout the district you will become aware of my theme for this year,” Guiding
Through Service.” As a teacher and counselor, I devoted the better part of my adult life guiding others
through difficult decisions and career choices. I believe that I can transfer my skills to the Lions life and
continue to help the Lions of our district make better decisions concerning their clubs and services. I
look forward to meeting each and every one of you as I conduct my visits and training sessions. I hope
that all of you will want to attend the District 29-I Fall Conference at the newly constructed Canaan
Valley Resort in October. I look forward to meeting you at leadership school in January and renewing
your friendship at the multi-district state convention in May. Finally, I challenge every Lion in 29-I to
adopt my Motto for the year “Each One Reach One.” If all of us can bring one new member into our
lion pride we will reach membership numbers that have not been seen in West Virginia for a very long
Until next time: Lion Doug Long
DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE
District 29-I Newsletter
Volume 1 Number 1 - July 2014
“Guiding Through Service”
DISTRICT GOVERNOR DOUG LONG
To promote and encourage all Lions and Lions Clubs in District 29-I to become
more active and visible within the district and their respective communities.
To encourage increased involvement and service by those Lions dedicated to
Lions’ work at all levels, Club, District and International.
“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
Lions will “Guide through service” in their communities, clubs, and district
Lions will “Guide through service” as leaders in their respective positions
Lions will “Guide through service” those Lions that they come in
contact with through Lions’ activities.
Lions will “Guide” those in need to services available in their local
communities, district and internationally.
“EACH ONE REACH ONE”
1. To improve the overall District health and enthusiasm of 29-I
2. To encourage each club to have a net gain of 2 members by June 2015
3. To encourage more diverse membership in all clubs within the district
4. To form a minimum of one new Lions club in the district
5. To form a minimum of one new Leo club in the district
6. To encourage each club to participate in the “club excellence program” of LCI
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S 2014 - 2015 CALENDER
June 30 - July 9 Toronto Canada - Lions International Convention
17 Thomas-Davis - Blackwater Falls State Park - 6:00 p.m.
24 Zone 8 clubs visit - Clarksburg
26 Council of Governor’s Meeting - West Milford
2 Cabinet Meeting - Fort Ashby
10 Mt. Storm - 2:00 p.m.
25 Tennerton - 6:00 p.m.
27 Wardensville - 6:00 p.m.
1 Dague Car Show - Wheeling
7 Fort Ashby/Short Gap - Fort Ashby - 1:00 p.m.
15 Buckhannon, Kesling Mill, Hodgesville - 6:30 p.m.
22 Valley District - 6:30 p.m.
26-27 District 29-O Conference - Milton
2 Mountain - 6:30 p.m.
8 Harpers Ferry
13 Franklin/Sugar Grove
14 Berkeley Springs
17-18 District 29-I Conference - Canaan Resort (Cabinet Meeting)
22 Johnstown/Lost Creek/Mt. Clare - 6:30 p.m.
7-8-9 District 29-N Conference - Pipestem Resort (Council Meeting)
10 Elkins/Elkins Lioness - 6:30 p.m.
4 Romney - 6:30 p.m.
9 East Lewis, Jane Lew @ Jackson’s Mill
3 Council of Governor’s meeting - Charleston
17 Cabinet Meeting - Adamston (Clarksburg) - 10:00 a.m.
30-31 Leadership School - Flatwoods
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CONTEST RULES 2014-2015
“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
PURPOSE: To promote membership growth and retention within our clubs and to encourage leadership
development among individual Lions within our District. To ensure timely reporting by club officers and
to maintain fiscal responsibility of all clubs.
AWARDS: First, second and third place for both large clubs (more than 35 members as of June 30) and
small clubs (35 or fewer member as of June 30).
RULES: Contest begins on July 1 and ends on April 15, 2015. Activities must be reported on the MMR
and MAR reports submitted to the District Governor, First and Second Vice District Governors, Zone
Chairperson, and the Contest Chairperson. A copy of the reports must be received by the 10th of the
following month by he contest chairperson: LION MARK CONRAD, Rt. 5 Box 167 Keyser, WV, 26726.
1. For each new, reinstated or transferred member reported on the MMR 100 points_____
2. For each member dropped, except for death or transfer, deduct 100 points_____
3. For holding a new member orientation 200 points_____
4. For having a district cabinet chairperson or global Membership Team present
a program to the club 200 points_____
5. For sponsoring a new Lions club. 500 points_____
6. For sponsoring a new LEO club. 250 points_____
7. For sponsoring a Friendship Night or Membership Recruitment Night 200 points_____
8. For each member who attends a scheduled Zone Meeting of their respective
zone. President and Secretary (200 points each) 200 points_____
For each additional club member (verified by zone chair) 50 points_____
9. For each member attending the District 29 I Conference 200 points_____
10. For each member attending a district conference other than District I 200 points_____
11. For each member attending the West Virginia Lions Leadership School 300 points_____
Incoming President and Secretary (100 bonus points each) 100 points_____
12. For each member who attends MD State Convention. Registration form & fee
must be completed and submitted to Convention chairperson and listed on the MAR 300 points_____
13. For each club officer who attends a scheduled New Officer Training 300 points_____
14. For payment of State and LCI dues by October 15 and second half by
February 15 (each of one half) 250 points_____
15. For contributing $1000 to LCIF 500 points_____
16. For contributing $1000 to WVLSCF 500 points_____
17. For contributing to any Lions sanctioned activity (each program) 100 points_____
18. For sponsoring a youth to camp (HOBY, Boys/Girls State, Horseshoe) 200 points_____
19. For awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior for college or trade school
(each student) 200 points_____
20. For club hosting a youth through the youth exchange program 300 points_____
21. For participation in a FLAG DAY Program (each event) 150 points_____
22. For sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest (each entry) 200 points_____
22. For sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest (each entry) 200 points_____
23. For each club program utilizing a Cabinet Chairperson, GMT or GLT
Chairperson WVLSCF Trustee or service coordinator 300 points_____
24. For receiving District Newsletter in electronic format (each month) 100 points_____
25. Copy/Sharing Newsletter with club members 50 points_____
26. Confirmation of District Governor’s visit by August 31st 300 points_____
27. For each member attending USA Canada Form or international convention 200 points_____
28. For each Melvin Jones or Leonard Jarrett Award presented 200 points_____
29. For sponsoring MESU or portable eye screening units or for hosting an eye
screening clinic or health fair (each event) 200 points_____
30. For sponsoring an activity involving youth (each event) 200 points_____
31. For sponsoring a community service project to fight huger (i.e. food pantry,
food baskets for needy family, etc.) 200 points_____
MONTHLY TOTAL _____________
MMR - Monthly Membership Report
MAR - Monthly Activity Report
GLT - Global Leadership Team
GMT - Global Membership Team
DIRECTIONS: Total points for each category should be listed for each line item and then added
for a monthly final total.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
PURPOSE: To promote awareness of the services and activities that the Lions Club provides to the local
community. Publicity increases public awareness which promotes membership growth, increased member
involvement and pride within your club.
AWARDS: First, second and third place for both large clubs and small clubs as described for visitation.
RULES: Contest begins on July 1, 2014 and ends on April 15, 2015. All items of publicity must be
postmarked or e-mailed to the contest chairperson by the 10th day of the month following the publication
or broadcasting of the event. Only one article, airing or telecast per day per event will be counted per
event. Where radio or TV is utilized, proof of the broadcast must be signed by the reporter, station
manager or director.
1. Newspaper article w/o photo of a club service project, fundraiser, meeting or program speaker
.....2 points ________points
2. Newspaper article w/photo of club service project, fundraiser, meeting or program speaker
.....5 points ________points
3. Radio coverage of events as above.....10 points ________points
4. Television coverage of events as above.....20 points ________points
5. Public service announcement on radio or TV promoting any Lions program sponsored by
your club.....20 points ________points
6. Opinion article or special article promoting Lions Club sponsored programs or special event.....
20 points ________points
7. Publication of club newsletter submitted to Contest chairperson.....5 points ________points
8. New or replacement existing signs promoting your club.....20 points ________points
9. Establishment of or maintaining a club web page - site must be kept updated and submitted
to contest chairperson monthly.....20 points per month ________points
10. Each district newsletter article promoting a club event (the event must be reported
on the MAR).....10 points ________points
11. Recycling of the “LION” magazine in a public location.....5 points/issue ________points
MONTHLY TOTAL ________points
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
PURPOSE: To promote visitation between clubs, to encourage the sharing of ideas and goals
between our clubs and to form and nurture friendships among Lions.
AWARDS: First, second and third place for both large clubs (more than 3 members as of June 30, 2014)
and small clubs (35 members or less as of June 30, 2014).
RULES: Contest begins on July 1, 2014 and ends on April 15, 2015. The District Governor and the
FVDG and SVDG will not be counted for visitation. Visitation slips must be verified by the host club.
Visitation slips for the preceding month visit must be received by the district contest chairperson by the
10th of the following month.
VISITATION SLIPS MUST BE MAILED TO THE CONTEST CHAIRPERSON:
Lion Mark Conrad
Rt. 5 Box 167
Keyser, WV 26726
1. Each Lion visiting a regularly scheduled meeting of another host club 10 points_____
2. Bonus for visiting all clubs in your zone 10 points_____
3. Bonus for visiting all clubs in the district 50 points_____
4. Each Lion visiting and participating in another club’s service projet or fundraiser
(ticket purchases do not count) 5 points_____
5. Each Lion who visits a club outside the district 5 points_____
6. Each Lion participating in a MD event 5 points_____
MONTHLY TOTAL ____________
DISTRICT 29-I FALL CONFERENCE
“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, 2014
REGISTRATION FEE $50.00 per person
The registration fee includes the Saturday Lunch and Saturday Banquet and weekend entertainment.
For those arriving early, a Friday Evening Bar-B-Que and gathering is planned
@ $25.00/person in addition to the Regular Conference Registration Fee.
If attending the Saturday Evening Banquet Only - $30.00 per person
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 4, 2014
ROOM RESERVATION INFORMATION
Canaan Valley Resort& Conference Center
230 Main Lodge Road, Davis, West Virginia 26260
Phone: 304-866-4121 or 800-622-4121
ROOM RATE : $109 per night/ single or double occupancy in the new lodge.
Cabins are also available: Starting at $144/night for 2 bedrooms and $164/night for 3 bedrooms.
Rooms will be released on September 17, 2014
Title___________________________________ Is spouse/guest a Lion? YES____NO____
Club Name__________________________________________District___________L I O N
Saturday Banquet Only ($30.00) $____________
Friday Evening Bar-b-que ($25.00)___________
Regular Registration Fee Only($50.00) $___________
Total amount enclosed $_____________.
Make checks payable to: District 29-I Conference
Mail registration to:
PCC Barbara Fishel
P.O. Box 41
Mount Storm, WV 26739
(Questions: 304-693-7710 or email@example.com)
DISTRICT 29-I FALL CONFERENCE . . .“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
As in the past, a” Silent Auction” will be held at the District 29-I Fall conference. The
conference is scheduled for October 17 & 18 at Canaan Valley Resort. Auction items will be
available for bid through Saturday afternoon. The auction is held as a means to help defray
costs of the conference. If we are to have a successful auction we need auction items from as
many of the clubs as possible.
Possible ideas for auction item donations may include:
Handmade artistic or craft items (e.g. handmade jewelry)
Specialty or theme baskets ( e.g. wine, fruit, sweets, preserves)
Items of interest from your area or club (e.g. pin collections, pottery)
Any good quality items you would like to donate
In the past, the SILENT AUCTION has proven to be a popular fun activity for
our conference, therefore we are asking Lions and clubs to participate.
PLEASE CONTACT: LION DEB ABE, FORT ASHBY LIONS CLUB,
Auction chairperson at
304- 738-2310 or via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete the form below and return it to Deb Abe if you wish to contribute an item for the
auction. You may give your item to Deb in advance or bring it to the conference on Friday October 17th.
ITEM BEING DONATED_____________________________________________________
SUGGESTED MINUMUM BID________________________________________________
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone & or E mail___________________________________________________________
Please E- Mail email@example.com or mail form to:
Deb Abe, Rt. 3 Box 359-A
Ridgeley, WV 26753
LIONS WORK PROGRAM DINNER
Shirley’s Diner in Romney, WV hosted the Annual WV Lions Work Program dinner
where students from the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind were recognized with
certificates for total hours worked this past school year. One student from each school received
a bonus check of fifty dollars for working the most hours.
Some twenty-four students from both the WV State School for the Deaf and the School
for the Blind give additional time and energy in part-time work around the campus of the
schools. They earn money for every hour worked doing such jobs and bussing tables, washing
dishes, running errands for teachers, assisting younger students, lawn care, and the like. They
are supervised, of course, by staff and advisors.
Lions Clubs of West Virginia raise monies to pay these hard-working students. Each year
numerous Lions Clubs contribute to this Work Program by sending checks to the Parade-of-
Checks held at the state convention. During the year additional ear-marked funds are sent to
Lion Roy Knight of the Romney Lions Club who is the District 29-I Program Coordinator.
Working with Penny Maphis of the WV School for the Deaf and Blind, Lion Roy reviews the
time sheets and signs the checks for the students.
At present the students can earn $4.50 an hour. They work anywhere from one hour a
year to two hundred and sixty hours a year. The pay they receive is an incentive to work hard,
balance time and energy, learn and perfect certain skills for future jobs once they leave school.
In the meantime the Lions Work Program enables students to have some extra spending money
while at school.
The Lions Work Program is just one of several projects undertaken by Lions. Meeting
monthly the Romney Lions Club funds eye sight testing, provides glasses, and educates for
diabetes which is a leading cause of sight loss. Working with other Clubs even costly eye surgery
can be done at the WVU Eye Center. If you would be interested in visiting a Lions Club
meeting and learning more about what Lionism is and how it serves the community you are
invited to a monthly dinner meeting (first Thursday of each month) at 6:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall of Romney First United Methodist Church.
Annual Ron Hensley Memorial State
Lion’s Club Golf Tournament
Bel Meadows Golf Course, Mt. Clare, WV
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Registration at 8:00 a.m.; Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m.
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Format: 18 hole tournament with net and gross competition. All golfers are
automatically entered as individuals. Plus, there will be two and four team competitors.
Fee: $60 per player
Special Events: Variety of bonus events such as longest drive, closest to the
pin, and other yet to be determined but surely to please.
Handicaps: Net scores will be computed in accordance with the Calloway
System as per USGA publication PB 1220, Handicapping the unhandicapped.
Awards: 1st and 2nd place awards will be given for each event. Prizes will also be
awarded for special events as well as the most improved golfer award given by Jim Hensley.
Mulligans: Each participant may purchase 2 mulligans for $5.00. One may
be used for each nine. Proceeds will benefit the sight foundation.
Nourishment: Post tournament meal and awards presentation.
Name Address/phone E-mail
Club___________________________District_____________________List additional players on back of this form.
Enclose $60 for each entry and send to: Lion Bob Browning, P. O. Box 990, Pineville, WV 24874-0990
Home Phone: 304-732-8663 Cell: 304-546-1876 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contests and Rules
in Other Clubs
August 2 Cabinet Meeting.
FORT ASHBY 10:00 a.m.
DUES STRUCTURE 2014-2105
International $43.00 $21.50
Initiation Fee (If Applicable)
(New Member) $25.00 ($30 Charter) $12.50
MD-District 29-I $12.00 $ 6.00
Regular Member $55.00 (Total) $27.50
Family Member $21.50 (LCI) $10.75
+ $12.00 District $ 6.00
$33.50 (Total) $16.75
NOTE: Veteran’s discount from Lions Clubs International, no initiation fees will be charged for the first
5000 Veterans who become new members. (Subject to LCI approval). Clubs will collect the original fee
and then be reimbursed. Campus clubs are exempt from State MD dues.