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Posted By PDG_Doreen

Greetings fellow Special K Lions,

The Patriots are winning, the leaves are turning and District 33K is busier than ever, it must be Fall in Special K!!

As CST Ivette and I travel around to visit the clubs, we are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity we experience, but most of all, it is your energy, enthusiasm and passion that absolutely blows us away. I have never seen so much excitement in our District and it is because the Centennial is a booming success and we are attracting new members to join us in service.

North America just had its most successful quarter in 20 years and September and October have continued the wave. In our District, we are steadily rising in new members and we see no sign that the trend will not continue.

Thank you all for your dedication to helping our International President and I meet our goals for the year.  One goal was to induct 40 new women as part of my net 38 increase. That was a yearlong goal. Well, I am going to have to increase that goal, because y'all achieved that goal by last week!

May we achieve that same success with our other big goals for this year:

- Increase Mass Lions Eye Research donations by 10% from last year's numbers;

- 33 for 50 collections that bring in an additional $9000 to LCIF by raising 50 cents per member per meeting for 10 months , or, $5 per member;

- having a positive net 38 increase in membership by June 30, 2017;

- have all of our clubs report their completion of Centennial challenge activities encompassing vision, youth, hunger and the environment

I know we can achieve all of this, and more.

Some key events coming up:

Second advisory Monday November 28 at the Randolph Elks at 6:45 pm

Midwinter registration forms are now available for February 17-19 at the Dedham Hilton, you are not going to want to miss this one folks, trust me.

The Midwinter Ad Book forms are also available. 2nd VDG Deb and RC Peg have the information ready to go.

Please, please, let us know when you are having events so we can plan to attend and make sure that PDG Doreen Martel and 2nd VDG Deb Hayes get the dates and times and places so we can get it on the website calendar and our District Facebook page.

Whew, what a great start Lions. We have accomplished so much but have so much more to do. CST Ivette, 1st VDG Margaret, 2nd VDG Deb and I are just getting started; it’s going to be a great ride. Are you with us?

Yours in Lionism;  DG Andy Porter

District Governor 2016-17

Posted By PDG_Doreen

Because of the number of images in this document, we had to upload via the calendar -- enjoy! Thanks to CST Ivette for providing this. Download and read at your leisure.


On the Road With the Governor

Posted By PDG_Doreen

Fellow Lions,

We have a number of excellent events upcoming and opportunities for you to visit with other Lions Clubs members. Some of them include: 

  • October 22 - District 33K - Halloween Spooktacular
  • October 29 - Hyde Park Lions - Committee to Elect Margaret Menard - Meat Raffle
  • October 29 - Holliston Lions - Haunted Hay Ride
  • October 30 - Blackstone Lions - Drink and Dabble
  • November 6 - Blackstone Lions - Foxwood Bus Trip
  • November 17 - Holliston Lions - Wine & Beer Tasting
  • November 19 - Greater Ashland - Quiz Night
  • November 28 - District 33K - Second Advisory Meeting

Most events listed on the calendar on the 33K Homepage; if informatiis not aailable, reach out to the individual clubs via the Club page of the website which has contact information and websites.

Posted By PDG_Doreen

Celebrate the independence of white canes and guide dogs users and raise public awareness of the White Cane Law!

October 17, 2016
State House, Boston MA
10-Noon-Great Hall of Flags

Show Your Independence!
White Cane & Guide Dog Users 

White Cane

Bring Family, Friends, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, Vision Professionals and Others to raise White Cane Awareness! 
For more information on this Celebration, contact the Orientation and MobilityDepartment at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Posted By PDG_Doreen

My Fellow Lions, 
Hurricane Matthew affected several areas, including the Caribbean and the United States. It was the deadliest hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 2005.  Many main roads are impassible and many bridges have been washed away. Food and drinking water are in short supply and many of those who need aid the most are still waiting for it to arrive. When disaster strikes, Lions are among the first to offer help to the victims, even though they are often victims themselves. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is right there beside them, ready to support their efforts with funding assistance through Lions disaster relief programs. Working together, LCIF, local Lions and Lions leaders assess the urgent needs and quickly deliver the aid most required by victims. 
LCIF awarded an initial Emergency grant to Haiti to address immediate needs of disaster victims. Lions and  Leos from Port-au-Prince traveled to Petit-Goâve to work with clubs there. Together, they have packed and distributed over 2,000 relief kits of medicine and food to residents in need.  
LCIF has also awarded an Emergency grant to the Lions of 31-N in North Carolina, USA. Lions there are braving the conditions to bring much needed food, water, blankets and medical supplies to those affected most by the storm. More updates about the relief work there is forthcoming.
The situation is dire, but Lions are working to bring hope to their neighbors. You can show your support for Lions and their work by making a donation to LCIF's disaster relief fund today.
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada 
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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