Eye School Coming in November

The annual Eye School sponsored by Penn State Eye Center and District 14-T will be held on November 17, 2018 from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Hershey Medical Center University Conference Center.

This event is free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to pre-register to be assured of a seat.

Sessions planned for this year are:

  • Amazing structure of the human eye
  • What pupils teach us
  • Refraction and contact lenses
  • Cataract surgery

To register for the event, follow this link to the website.

Reorganization Meeting and Training

Save the date:
“Moving Forward Together”
2018-2019 Reorganization Meeting and training.  Saturday, July 21, 2018
Registration and light refreshments at 8:30 am.  Meeting/Program begins at 9:00 am
Location: Tree of Life Lutheran Church 1492 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110

2018 MD-14 PA Council of Governors State Convention

Greetings fellow Lions!  Please be aware that the 2018 State Convention is quickly approaching, as are the deadlines for discounted hotel rates, meals, and tours.

Please see the links below for some more State Convention Information!

Message from Bud Harris for the 2018 Convention

2018 DG-PDG credential form

2018 club credential form

2018 District Convention

Convention Flyer

Greetings to all Clubs of District 14-T. This is an official “Call for Our District Convention” for 2018 as indicated in Article VI, Section 2 of our District Constitution & Bylaws as required by Lions Clubs International.

This year, the District 14-T Convention to be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel beginning at 8:00 AM in the Capital Ballrooms-East and West and the Lancaster Room. The Red Lion Hotel is located at 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Along with information, fun, fellowship, and inspiration, we will be voting on our district candidates for offices of 2nd Vice District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor, and District Governor for Lions Year 2018-2019. You can find more detail on the Convention in our district newsletter. Please share this information with everyone in your clubs and plan on coming out to share in this one-day event with others from around the District.

Should you have any questions about the Convention, please contact myself, or Convention Chair PDG Salli Miller.

Serving Together,
DG Lion Kathy
lionkathyfouse@gmail.com

New Lions Club for Susquehanna Township

The Lions of District 14-T, comprised of 42 clubs in Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, and Perry counties, is currently working to start a new Lions Club in Susquehanna Township.

To date, District Governor Kathy Fouse, Global Membership Team coordinator, and other Lions from the district have met with members of township government, business owners, business leaders, the school district, and many other local citizens.  There is a lot of interest in developing a new club to provide the community service that is the hallmark of Lions Clubs.  The team continues to connect with community leaders and hopes to initiate a Branch Club by March.

For anyone interested in learning more about Lions Clubs or about the opportunity to be part of an exciting new club, please contact Lion John Mallonee at pdgjohn@hersheylions.org.

District 14-T on Good Day PA

To build awareness about Lions and Leo Clubs, District 14-T had two representatives appear on the Good Day PA daytime show on local station abc27.  Representing the district were Immediate Past District Governor John Mallonee from the Hershey Lions Club, and Leo Alexus Lauver from the Susquenita Leo Club.

The Good Day PA show is currently hosted by Carrie Perry who asked Lion John and Leo Alexus about the nature of the organizations and how they help local communities.

If you’re interested in becoming a Lion, contact Lion John at pdgjohn@hersheylions.org.

To view the segment, see this page on the Good Day PA website:  http://abc27.com/2018/02/22/lions-club-a-growing-family/

To see some of the backstage pictures from the experience, see this District 14-T shared album:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Az0xhLG2tX1TkCb02

Upcoming Events – Spring Symposium and State Convention

Greetings Fellow Lions!

The MD-14 Spring Fling Symposium will be held on March 3rd in Harrisburg, and March 4th in Greensburg.  For more information, please see the Lions Spring Symposium flyer

Also coming up is the 2018 State Convention which will be held from May 17th to the 20th at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College.

To register, please fill out the following form: State Convention Registration Form

For Advertisement in the Program, please fill out the following form:  2018 State Convention Advertising Form

Membership – It’s Time to Change

I wanted to take a few minutes to put a challenge to you and your clubs.  My challenge for you is to consider how you can change for the future, or even the present.  I’ll have more detail about this my GMT Message in the October newsletter.  As you read it, I ask you to think about what you can do to consider appropriate changes in your club.

For some perspective, I’d like you to read this article about Why Our Service Clubs Are Dying (and how to fix them).  It’s intended to be thought-provoking, but also to give us ideas about what we can do for the future.  We still have to determine what’s right for our clubs and our communities.  I hope that these ideas spark ideas for what you can do to strengthen your club and continue to say that We Serve.

IPDG Lion John Mallonee, Global Membership Team