DG Lorna’s Lines.....

As usual spring is bringing lots of changeable weather – sunny and warm one day, then snow/sleet the next.  Today our lake is covered in white caps as a cold westerly whistles down from the Alps.

My club visits are enjoyable – it’s great to have the opportunity to mix with many of you and learn more about some of the projects undertaken.  It’s good to see clubs adapting their service to projects that meet the needs of their respective communities.  I believe the health of a club can be measured in three key ways:

  • member involvement,
  • projects undertaken, and
  • fun and fellowship when you are together.

I was entertained recently by nine talented youngsters at the Junior (years 5 & 6) Speechmakers Contest in Timaru (run by Timaru Suburban).  A fantastic youth initiative with entrants from the wider South Canterbury area – one couldn’t help but enjoy each and every speech.

As October rolls around would Presidents please remember to include ‘Orientation’.  It’s really important newer members have the opportunity to learn more about our organisation before being asked to step into a leadership role; or loose interest and leave.   Contact GLT Josie Teahen if you’d like a Zone Orientation evening organised.  Alternatively a senior Lion within your club can run this for a group of newer members.  Clubs will also have received a ‘Club WOF’ survey for members to complete in small groups.  Hopefully this will assist each club to ensure your activities and projects are still meeting your community needs as well as give us some feedback on club health and wellbeing.

Pleasant Point Club have recently held a very successful membership drive with the result NINE new members have been inducted - congratulations and welcome to these fine gentlemen.

With a spring in our step and a smile let’s continue our good work – Caring For Communities.

DG Lorna

 

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