May 02 2016

District Governor’s Message

Lion Larry Hopkins District Governor Lion Carol Hopkins Partner in Service

Lion Larry Hopkins
District Governor
Lion Carol Hopkins
Partner in Service

Hello Fellow Lions,
WOW how time flies by, when you’re having fun. Can you believe the end of this Lionistic Year is just around the corner? I want to take this time to thank each and every Lion, Club, Officer, Member of the Board, Cabinet Member, Advisor for the awesome job and dedication you have all shown to your communities, entities, those in need, the District, Multiple District and Lions International. Your commitment to Lions true motto of “We Serve” was heard by all. Thank you!

At this time, I also would like to extend my personal “THANK YOU” for both the support you have shown to me and for the very warm hospitality you welcomed me with for your club visits. I’ve enjoyed every moment and every opportunity presented to me to mentor, provide guidance and lead the District.

Our Global Membership Chair, PDG Lion Tony, is hard at work building a couple clubs we anticipate chartering before the end of this Lionistic Year. I invite you to reach out personally to extend a Thank You to him for his efforts.

In addition, Our Global Leadership Chair, Lion Sheryl Shemet continues to engage in developing the Leadership Program ensuring there are opportunities for you to grow as a Lion and develop your Leadership Skills. I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities and engage with her on your needs. Your feedback helps us pinpoint the training needs and work to make programs available to you. Please take a moment and say Thank You to her.

By the time you receive this, 2VDG Diane Melnick will be our 1VDG Elect and 1VDG Larry Masters will be our DG Elect and Lion Bobby Wright will be 2VDG Elect with his partner in service Lion Blanche Day. I personally congratulate them on their new positions and feel they will serve you, your clubs, the District, Multiple District and Lions Clubs International well. You’ll be in good hands. Please welcome them and extend congratulations to them if you have not already done so.

I myself will move to the next chapter of my life, which continues to include being the best Lion I can be while embracing the Lions Motto of “We Serve” as your Council Chair.

We are currently setting at a minus ten in membership for the District. There are some individuals who have recruited several new members this year with Lion Bruce McCorkle leading the way with seven. There is still two months left to beat him out. Thank you to all who have brought in a new member and or kept one from slipping out the back door. For those of us who have yet to bring one into our fold, let’s make it happen in this last two months.

Thank You, continue helping those in need “We Serve”, respect each other, recognize the accomplishments of all, don’t be judgmental, lend a hand, and let’s move Lionism Forward.

Well, that is all for now folks! Let’s go “Make the Most of What You Have”!

Lion Larry Hopkins
District Governor 35-L
Cell: (904) 303-2075
Email: gcslions4u@yahoo.com
District Webpage: lionsof35l.com