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
As the new year rolls around, many of us make New Year’s resolutions . One resolution we as Lions make is to rededicate ourselves to the Lion’s principle “WE SERVE.” How can we do this?
We can start by observing the week of January 10-16 as “Lions Worldwide Week of Service.” Show your community the positive impact Lions can make by inviting your family and friends to your “Worldwide Week of Service” project. Something else you can do is set aside January 13th (Melvin Jones—our founder’s birthday) as a tribute to him “ASK ONE” person to become a Lion.
You may say that is not a service project but it is. A new Lion will make us stronger with new ideas and will also increase our membership numbers. We will be able to serve more people in need.
The State Lions Convention is coming up on January 23 and 24 in Rapid City at the Best Western Ramkota Convention Center. A couple of the scheduled programs are the Helen Keller Society and Leader Dog as well as more educational seminars.
The District 5SE cabinet meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 24th at 9:00 A.M. and at 10:30 AM will be the joint State business meeting. Remember this is our STATE convention open to ALL Lions in South Dakota. It is going to be an educational and fun week-end for all South Dakota Lions members.
Don’t forget our Club Traveling Contest. Take three Lions to the State Convention from your club and earn miles traveled.
We are still in need of someone to step forward for the position of 2nd Vice District Governor. It will be an opportunity to meet the other great Lions from around the State, Multiple District and World. It is an educational experience you cannot receive elsewhere.
We also need a candidate for the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Lions Foundation as well as the South Dakota Lions Eye & Tissue Bank. If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible.
The Lions Club International Photo Environmental Contest is coming to a close. If you have photos to enter, please contact Shannon Grimmond or myself.
Lion June and I wish all Lions a Happy New Year—just remember to ASK ONE, ASK TWO, ASK THREE to be members of the greatest service organization in the world—LIONS CLUBS.