by District Governor Ken Gleason
Greetings from your District Governor, again!! I’m back from 9 days in Toronto and ready to start the New Year! As many of you have now heard, PID Mike Butler lost by less than 500 votes. The “system” with the Godfather won again! I’m also enclosing a campaign brochure to show you the Past International Presidents that backed PID Bob Corlew.
I went through Governor-elect School again, so I guess that we can say that I’m twice as well trained as any other past Governor in District 2-X1!!! I hope that equates to a better Lion Year. I have been made aware of some of our Lions bullying and being mean to other Lions in our district. I would like for each Lion in District 2-X1 to treat all other Lions as he/she would like to be treated. Bullying or being mean to another Lion will not be tolerated in any way, shape, or form. This isn’t
a threat, but is a promise that if I see or hear of any more of this going on, I will expose and embarrass the guilty Lion in a public forum.
On membership, District 2-X1 fi nished the 2013-2014 Lion Year with a positive membership growth. This is the third year in a row that we have fi nished with a plus. Thank you to IPD Darla Wisdom and those clubs that have a plus in your membership! Thank you also to the secretaries that held their drops until July. Now hear this! If you have exhausted your efforts to save members that are scheduled to be dropped in July, July is the time to drop them. Two years ago we had a large number of drops in July, August, September, and October. If you will drop the members that can’t be saved in July, that will tell all of us how many new Lions that we need to recruit in 2014-
2015 to make up the difference. Please plan now to start membership drives in your club to offset the losses. I’m asking for one more net member than you started with on July 1, 2014.
When you recruit a new member for your club, give them a job within the club. I’m convinced that
we lose new members because we don’t involve them and keep them busy. People become Lions
for a variety of reasons. If you don’t get them involved, they will question why they are wasting their time attending meetings and doing nothing else! Lets each of us really work on retention in our clubs this year. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our first Cabinet Meeting on July 26 in Plano, TX. That’s all that I have this month. I’ll see you at the Cabinet Meeting!
Thank you for everything that you do.
DG Ken Gleason
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