Dear Lions of District 29-I:
It seems like only yesterday that I was asked to be a candidate for Second Vice
District Gove...
DISTRICT GOVERNOR DOUG LONG
2014-15
VISION
To promote and encourage all Lions and Lions Clubs in District 29-I to become
m...
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S 2014 - 2015 CALENDER
June 30 - July 9 Toronto Canada - Lions International Convention
JULY
17 Thomas-D...
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CONTEST RULES 2014-2015
DISTRICT 29I
“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
PURPOSE: To promote membership growth a...
22. For sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest (each entry) 200 points_____
23. For each club program utilizing a Cabinet Chair...
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
PUBLICITY CONTEST
2014-2015
PURPOSE: To promote awareness of the services an...
DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
VISITATION CONTEST
2014-2015
PURPOSE: To promote visitation between clubs, t...
DISTRICT 29-I FALL CONFERENCE
“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, 2014
REGISTRATION FEE $...
SILENT AUCTION
DISTRICT 29-I FALL CONFERENCE . . .“GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE”
As in the past, a” Silent Auction” will be hel...
LIONS WORK PROGRAM DINNER
Shirley’s Diner in Romney, WV hosted the Annual WV Lions Work Program dinner
where students from...
Annual Ron Hensley Memorial State
Lion’s Club Golf Tournament
Bel Meadows Golf Course, Mt. Clare, WV
Sunday, July 27, 2014...
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District 29-I July 2014 Lions Newsletter

  1. 1. 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 live. 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 governor. 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 time. Until next time: Lion Doug Long DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE District 29-I Newsletter Volume 1 Number 1 - July 2014 “Guiding Through Service”
  2. 2. DISTRICT GOVERNOR DOUG LONG 2014-15 VISION 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. MISSION STATEMENT To encourage increased involvement and service by those Lions dedicated to Lions’ work at all levels, Club, District and International. THEME “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. MOTTO “EACH ONE REACH ONE” GOALS 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
  3. 3. DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S 2014 - 2015 CALENDER June 30 - July 9 Toronto Canada - Lions International Convention JULY 17 Thomas-Davis - Blackwater Falls State Park - 6:00 p.m. 22 Parsons 24 Zone 8 clubs visit - Clarksburg 26 Council of Governor’s Meeting - West Milford AUGUST 2 Cabinet Meeting - Fort Ashby 10 Mt. Storm - 2:00 p.m. 25 Tennerton - 6:00 p.m. 27 Wardensville - 6:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER 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 OCTOBER 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. NOVEMBER 7-8-9 District 29-N Conference - Pipestem Resort (Council Meeting) 10 Elkins/Elkins Lioness - 6:30 p.m. DECEMBER 4 Romney - 6:30 p.m. 9 East Lewis, Jane Lew @ Jackson’s Mill JANUARY 3 Council of Governor’s meeting - Charleston 17 Cabinet Meeting - Adamston (Clarksburg) - 10:00 a.m. 30-31 Leadership School - Flatwoods
  4. 4. DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CONTEST RULES 2014-2015 DISTRICT 29I “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_____
  5. 5. 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 _____________ NOTE: 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.
  6. 6. DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE” PUBLICITY CONTEST 2014-2015 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
  7. 7. DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S “GUIDING THROUGH SERVICE” VISITATION CONTEST 2014-2015 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 ____________
  8. 8. 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 Name__________________________________ Spouse/Guest__________________________________ Title___________________________________ Is spouse/guest a Lion? YES____NO____ Club Name__________________________________________District___________L I O N Address_______________________________________________________________________ Phone________________________________e-mail___________________________________ 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 bfishel@gcnetmail.net)
  9. 9. SILENT AUCTION 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: dabe@mris.com 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________________________________________________ CLUB_____________________________________________________________________ YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION: Name______________________________________________________________________ Phone & or E mail___________________________________________________________ Please E- Mail dabe@mris.com or mail form to: Deb Abe, Rt. 3 Box 359-A Ridgeley, WV 26753
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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. TThhee MMtt.. CCllaarree LLiioonn’’ss CClluubb iinnvviitteess yyoouu ttoo jjooiinn yyoouurr ffeellllooww LLiioonnss iinn aa jjooyyffuull ddaayy ooff ffeelllloowwsshhiipp aanndd aatthhlleettiicc eennddeeaavvoorr.. SSeenndd yyoouurr rreeggiissttrraattiioonn ffeeee aanndd ffoorrmm iinn NNOOWW!! 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. REGISTRATION FORM 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: rbrowningjr@yahoo.com
  12. 12. DDGG DDOOUUGG LLOONNGG LLOOOOKK WWHHAATT’’SS IINNSSIIDDEE:: DG Message Goals Calendar Contests and Rules Dues Structure Fall Conference Regisration What’s Happening in Other Clubs More August 2 Cabinet Meeting. FORT ASHBY 10:00 a.m. DUES STRUCTURE 2014-2105 ANNUAL SEMI-ANNUAL 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.

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