Dear Club Presidents and Secretaries, January 24, 2016
I hope by now you and many of your fellow club members are planning on attending the District 13-B Convention. In the time since I mailed out the registration forms for convention a week ago, an exciting detail has been worked out, for the Spouse’s Program at convention. Wishmaker House of Bellville will be conducting a wine tasting. Wishmaker House Winery and Wine Bar is located in the Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast. The Bed & Breakfast has been voted best B&B in Ohio by the readers of Ohio Magazine. The Winery has won many awards for their wines. If you have members who will not be attending the Cabinet meeting Saturday afternoon at convention, have them consider attending the Spouse’s program. To put on the program we will need a good estimate of the number attending, so please have your members indicate it on the registration form.
Club Presidents, you are invited to attend the coffee with Governor Carolyn and International Director Ed Farrington at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at convention. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts about the direction of Lions and to hear directly from International about your role in the future of this great organization. Please plan to attend this get together with your fellow 13-B Club Presidents.
In the registration packet I mailed to all club secretaries was a form for your club members to use as a guide for your “Share Your Lions Pride” program on Friday night. I hope you and your club members will attend this program with your clubs information on fund raising and service projects, and share it with other clubs. I have had one club that sent me their information because they did not believe they would make the program. Although I hope you will be there to share personally, we do plan to collect these forms and send copies to all clubs, so sending them to me is still away to share with your fellow clubs.
We are looking for Lions with talent for our “Lions Got Talent” talent show Saturday night. If you or another of your club members has a talent they would like to share with the district, please email or call me and we will work out your equipment requirements and time needs.
Governor Carolyn and I are excited about the programs we are putting together for this year’s convention and we hope to see all of the 13-B Lions at convention April 15th, 16th, 17th. Don’t forget your Hawaiian shirts or your club banners and scrapbooks and join us in Westlake.
Yours in Lionism,
Kenny Schuck Convention Co-chair