Ken’s Kornor

by District Governor Ken Gleason


Greetings from your District Governor. At the end of August, we have already completed 1/6 of the Lion Year. Time really does go by quickly.

August started off with the Council of Governors Meeting in Kerrville, TX. Your Governor, 1st Vice Governor, 2nd Vice Governor, GMT-D Coordinator, GLT-D Coordinator, Cabinet Secretary, and Camp Elected Representatives were in attendance, as were several other Lions. A highlight was having Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston as our speaker on Saturday night. If you have never been to Kerrville or visited the Texas Lions Camp, I encourage you to do so. The Council Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting of the Texas Lions Camp occur during the first weekend of August and the first weekend of February. The August meeting is usually a great opportunity to meet the LCI President and his spouse.

The District 2-X1 monthly Executive Committee meeting was held on August 7. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that 9 of the 10 Zone Chair Persons were in attendance (one was out of state.) Our Zone Chairs are really working hard, and as a team are going to make this a very successful year. Please work with them when they call on your club,
and please treat them with respect when they make their official visits to your Lions Club. I sincerely appreciate their efforts and hope that all Lions in the District feel the same way.

The second Cabinet Meeting to be held on October 25 will be hosted by the Forney Lions Club. The Cabinet Meeting will be held at: First United Methodist Church, 414 W Broad Street Forney, TX 75126. Thank you to the membership of the Forney Lions Club for volunteering to host our meeting and reserving the church for us. Zone Meetings are being scheduled and starting to take place in September. If you are the President or Secretary of your club, you are required to attend the three Zone Meetings during 2014-2015 in order to satisfy the requirements of the 100% awards listed in the District Directory.

On membership, District 2-X1 finished the month of August with a negative 95 (-95). Since I asked that all members be dropped at the end of July, I’m not sure why we had a net of 14 more drops in August. Actually, we added 17 new members this month and dropped 19. Now we know what we have to do in order to get to a positive in growth during the next 10 months. Please plan now to start membership drives in your club to offset these losses. I’m asking for one more net member than you started with on July 1, 2014. International President Joe Preston has challenged all of us to “Just Ask One” person to join the Lions Club. Club Treasurers, if you haven’t already done so, please pay your first semi-annual Lions dues to LCI, MD-2, and District 2-X1 as soon as possible.

Thank you for everything that you do.

DG Ken Gleason

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District News Highlights

 Club Events and News

  • Coppell Lions Club has successful Lion Pride Night for Community and New Members
  • Allen High Noon Raises Funds from their Duck Derby
  • Dallas Filipino Lions Club Raises funds for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Important Upcoming Events

  • Sep 20, 2014 – South Grand Prairie Charter Night
  • Oct 17-18, 2014 – Sports Extravaganza (Volunteer Form Here)
  • Oct 25 – District 2-X1 Cabinet Meeting