Tuesday, January 24, 2012

13B District Governor Richard Temple Stops in to roar with the Lions

At our January 17th meeting of Vermilion Lions Club we were honored to have our 13B District Governor Richard "Dick" Temple stop in and get the club updated on district news and events.

Lion Dick joined the Firelands Lions Club in 1972. He has served in every office at least once, including President 5 times.
He served as Zone 3 Chairman and Membership Regional Chairman for Region 1. Lion Dick was the Guiding Lion for the Wakeman Lions Club and helped charter the Erie County Vacationland Lions Club. As Extension Representative, he helped charter the Sheffield Village Lions Club and the Wellington Lions Club.
Lion Dick received the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the 2000 District 13B Convention.

We thank our governor for stopping by and hope to see him soon at the District 13-B Convention (March 23-25, 2012 at Holiday Inn in Westlake).
For more information on how you can help others and hear great guest speakers like Governor Temple, contact us. For those wishing to speak to the Vermilion Lions Club, please contact us at the email address on this page.

News from Lions International

Dear Community

As I write to you, Judy and I are traveling to the FOLAC Forum in Mexico. We have had the pleasure to meet so many of you at the other area forums these last few months. I have enjoyed sharing with you the great successes we are achieving together through our Foundation and highlighting our exciting new and expanded initiatives. More importantly, I shared with you stories of how we are changing lives - each and every day, all over the world.

Our partnerships enable us to change more lives and help even more people in need. By working with organizations that share our mission, we are able to leverage our funds and have a larger impact. This month, as we remember the 2 year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, we also celebrate several new projects in collaboration with other organizations.

I am especially proud of LCIF's newest partnership, One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative. Lions all across the globe are working hard to end deaths from measles. Next month, Lions participating in this important program will help to ensure that nearly 10 million children receive life-saving vaccinations in Nepal. This is just the beginning. I am excited at the response of Lions so far toward the challenge issued by the Gates Foundation to raise US$10 million, to match their US$5 million. In the coming months, I will be encouraging you to show the world what we as Lions can do to support this cause. Just imagine the look of gratitude on the faces of the mothers whose children we will save!

Everywhere Judy and I travel, we hear countless times "thank you." These individuals are not thanking us; they are thanking all of you, the Lions of the world, for making a difference. I am also thankful to you. It is through your continued support to our Foundation that these projects and programs are possible. I thank each of you for continuing to contribute to our Foundation's life-changing work!

Serving together today for a better tomorrow,

Sid L. Scruggs, III
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lions Announce Student of the Month

In recognizing hard work, community involvement, and high academic standards Vermilion Lions Club is proud to announce its Student of the Month for February, Jade Bauer.

Of course no student would be where they are without great parents, it is our pleasure to also introduce and congratulate Jade's parents Jeff and Dina for their great effort.