Welcome to District N1
2012-2013 District Governor
Lions of District N-1, we have just returned from our very successful Annual Convention for the District.
I trust all Lions are motivated to continue in the success we have achieved this year by adding new members to our clubs.
Over the past 10 months I have visited 76 clubs and am amazed at the number of clubs that want new members but seem to be shy about asking others to join with them.
My personal experience through the course of this year has been, if you sit down next to a stranger many times I have found it is someone that is interested in community service but have never been asked or do not know how to go about becoming involved. That is why we need to advertise our clubs all the time. I have had complete strangers give me their name, address and phone number, (male and female).
I would like to share my most recent experience; after the convention in Fredericton we stopped on our way home. At the cash we noticed a box of chocolate bars for sale with the Lions Emblem, in support of a local Lions Club Food Bank drive. That lead me to ask, if this was on going or special event. That opened up a positive conversation about volunteering, serving community that led to this person saying they would be interested in joining a club and maybe organizing a work based club.
So Lions let’s pull up our socks and work hard for the next two months. More members in our District means more service, many hands to participate in service and a healthy District.
Thank you for all you do in the name of Lionism and for making our annual convention the success that it was.
An Annual Art Contest for Kids
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest is "Imagine Peace." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
"Children Know Peace" 2011-12 Grand Prize Winner
The Lions of District N-1 serve with pride. If your club is hosting an event or project I would be pleased to know and if schedules permit would be delighted to attend.
DG Lion Stewart MacDonald