Dennis VanAsch DG
We are located on the eastern side of South
Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 49 Lions, 2 Liones
Clubs, as well as 1420 members in the District.
Our District Governor for the Lions
Year 2014-2015 is Lion Dennis Van Asch
April is designated by Lions International as Family and Friends Month. Invite your family and friends to serve and learn more about your club at a special Family and Friends Event in April. Show them how much they mean to you and how much your club means to you and your community. There are some great ways to accomplish this—plan an open house so family and friends can learn about your club and the difference you are making. You could organize a service project and ask family and friends to help so they can feel the satisfaction of service, or you can host a picnic, social time, or BBQ to celebrate your clubs achievements.
It is that time of the year again when clubs have to elect officers for the 2015-2016 Lions year. Clubs have to report your officers to Lions International online and fill out the PU101 Form. The sooner you get this done, the easier it will be to put the directories together as most of the club information is from the LCI website.
The MD5 Convention is coming up on May 28-30 in Fargo. Registration and information is in this issue. Last year in Watertown we had one of the largest turnout of Lions is recent years. I know Fargo is planning a very interesting program this year. There will be programs for any and all Lions, Lioness and Leos.
The Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute is coming up July 24-26,
2015 at Jamestown University in Jamestown, North Dakota. This Institute is an amazing opportunity to enhance leadership skills, meet Lions from six US states and one Canadian Providence plus have fun.
The next item I want you to be aware of is the USA-Canadian Lions Leadership Forum to be held September 17-17, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Leadership Forum is for any Lions who want to enhance their leadership capabilities in an atmosphere that is non-stop learning and fun.
April is also membership growth month. District 5SE still has a positive grown for the year but it is not the time to sit back. We still have three months of our Lions year left. Let’s keep the momentum going and have a more positive growth. Just keep up the ASK 1, ASK 2, ASK3. Let’s see more growth.
When you visit clubs or attend a Lions function remember the Travel Contest. Three Lions going to Fargo from one club count!
Lion June and I wish everyone a Blessed Easter.
Yours in Lionism
District Governor Dennis