Alabama Lions serve their communities daily. Without exception, every club which I visit has an ongoing service projects. The Centennial Service Challenge can easily be met in all for areas by most clubs – Vision, Environment, Youth and World Hunger.
As we approach the holiday season, clubs are rolling up their sleeves and providing greater service than ever imagined. The Red Bay Lions Club will be clothing and shoes for hundreds of children in their area. A club of 19 members sets the example for each of us to follow. They are tireless in their pursuit of service.
International President Lion Joe Preston has asked the Lions to continue their service through membership growth, special projects and enhanced leadership initiatives to celebrate the birthday of our founder, Melvin Jones.
Each Club should plan to participate in this celebration. However, the needs are immediate. Clubs need to engage more hands to assist in providing greater service. Communities around the world are engulfed with individuals, who silently cry themselves to sleep due to hunger, vision concerns and diabetes. The need for club, zone, region and district leaders is ever pressing as we begin to move toward the Centennial Celebration in 2017.
What can you do?
1. Become a student of Lions Clubs International, by devoting only 15 minutes each day to search out undiscovered treasures at Lionsclubs.org.
2. Lead the way in membership growth by Just Asking One, Everyday in November and December to join your club.
3. Spearhead one new “Hands-on” (reach out and touch those that we serve) Service Project to be completed before December 31, 2014, as well as, one service project to kick-off the new year during the week of January 10-16, 2015.
We can make a difference in lives, when we get out of our comfort zones and serve.
P.S. – Remind your club secretary to report the activity on MYLCI. JT