& MD49 4th Quarter Council of Governors Meeting
The Coast International Inn, Anchorage
Wednesday, April 23 - Saturday, April 26, 2013
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Thank you for allowing me the honor of serving as your District
Governor for the 2013 and 2014 year. I promise to do my best
to deliver results as outlined in my action plan for the year. As
you know plans are made, events happen and modifications to
the plan are made to fit the needs as they arise. My plan is targeted
at helping our clubs and district "Build, Support, Promote
and Sustain" our organization into the future. Plan is available
on District 49A website.
Our accomplishments as Lions to contribute to our communities
in a "World of Service" is unequaled and envied by many. And,
in order to further our cause and perpetuate our legacy we need
to ensure we have a sustainable future. I truly believe that we
must reflect on our past experiences and impress them upon
others if we are to grow and thrive.
Membership growth and retention efforts will be a priority as
are our youth. You'll see a great deal of training opportunities at
our Mid-Winter Conference including a joint training effort facilitated
and recommended from both sub districts and supported
directly from LCI supporting "membership growth". You'll also
see some diversity in other opportunities such as "Social Media"
and association with some new organizations. And, don't forget
our third annual "Leadership Academy", which will be held in
As we share our organization and it's incredible opportunity with
others around the state it will be important to remember that it
is hard to get anyone to join our elite group of volunteers who
serve our towns unless you ask them to become part of it.
So be excited and "Just Ask"!
Lion Lewis Quinn
District Governor 49A (2013-2014)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 ---- Capital City Weekly (Juneau, AK) ---- Story last updated at 6/26/2013 - 1:42 pm
Local Lion's Club takes home honors
For the Capital City Weekly During the Alaska Lions Multiple District Convention held in Fairbanks in April, trophies were awarded to Lion Mike Norton and Lion Becky Allison of the Mendenhall Flying Lion's Club (MFLC) here in Juneau. Lion Becky, MFLC secretary, was named Secretary of the Year for District 49A. And as first year Zone Chair, Lion Mike was awarded top-dog honor of District 49A for being awarded the Lion of the Year trophy for going the extra mile many times over in keeping all four Southeast Lion's Clubs engaged and informed. MFLC came to be on May 23, 1983, and this was a fantastic way to conclude the club's 30th year anniversary.
Monday, March 25, 2013 ---- Diabetes Week at Camp K.
District 49A Lions have been stepping up to give kids with diabetes a chance to enjoy the outdoors without letting their illness stand in the way. Channel Two's Marti Glaser has more on that story.
Click Here to view the Interview: http://www.ktuu.com/videogallery/75040146/News/Diabetes-Camp/
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ---- 2012-2013 District 49A Peace Poster Contest Winner.
LCI has announced that Molly Rardin of Stellar Secondary School has been chosen as one of 23 merit award winners of the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Stellar was sponsored by the Mt. McKinley Lions through their co-chair Walt Hays.
The 23 merit award winners are from Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Philippines, Republic of South Africa and the United States (Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and West Virginia). The grand prize winner will be announced at Lions Day with the United Nations on Friday, February 1.
About 400,000 children from 55 countries participated in this year's Peace Poster Contest. The posters were judged at club, district and multiple district levels before reaching the international level, at which point they were narrowed down to 117 posters. Based on creativity, originality and portrayal of the theme, Imagine Peace, Molly's entry was chosen as one of 23 merit award winners. As such, Molly will receive US$500 and a certificate of merit.
Together We Will.....
Lion Esther West
District Governor 49A, 2012-2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 --- Friends Give When Friends Ask --- Click Once. Give Twice! When you file for your PFD
With a fundraising goal of $12,800 for the 2013 Pick. Click. Give. PFD season the Center would like to ask you to ask your friends to support blind Alaskans when they Pick. Click. Give.
Even if you have already filed for your PFD, you can log back in and edit your charitable contributions. Go to http://www.pfd.alaska.gov/, search for Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and give the gift of being able to do what matters most.
A big thank you to the Mountain View Lions, who have pledged to match up to $5,000 of your gifts to the Center over and above our 2012 total! They truly are the Knights of the Blind! http://www.mtviewlions.org/
Donate to our cause at http://www.alaskabvi.org/donate/
Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskabvi/
Monday, January 14, 2013 ---- Eagle community School is Raising Funds to send Class Seniors to Washington D.C. in March
High School Seniors of Eagle Community School in Eagle, Alaska would like to take part in an in-depth demonstration of the Democratic process through hands-on participation in March, 2013.
Traveling to Washington, D.C. is very expensive ($500 for each student to attend 'Close Up'), and these students are working hard to raise money to fund their trip by holding bake sales and raffles. They are looking to Lions for support to help them reach their fundraising goals.
Click Here to read more...
Tiffany Helmer and Elva House
Eagle Community School
PO Box 168
Eagle, AK 99738
Monday, November 26, 2012 ---- 2012-2013 District 49A Peace Poster Contest Winner.
- Mollie Rardin, 7th grade, Stellar Secondary School, Anchorage, AK.
I picked up the poster by Mollie Rardin at Stellar Secondary School today. It will be mailed to LCI for the contest by tomorrow. I met with the principal, Dale Evern, for a while to set a time for the presentation. I found out that Mollie is the daughter of two ASD teachers. He was very pleased with the interest at Stellar - about a dozen participants and thought that Mollie's satementabout her work (below) was quite mature for a 13 year old girl. I think we were all impressed with her insight. A copy of the photo is attached for your reference and possible usage. I am working with Jim and Sally to arrange the presentation ceremonies at our eight (8) participating schools. Walt Hays
Peace Poster Winner, District 49A Lions International 2012-2013 Contest Theme: Vision of Peace Sponsoring Club: Mt.McKinley Lions District 49A Winner: Mollie Rardin (7th grade student at Stellar Secondary School in Anchorage).
How would you like 2 round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines to Hawaii and 4 nights and five day stay including $500.00 in spending money!!!!!Objective The objective is to increase membership and actively promote Lionism in our District. The Competition Bring in the most new members under the age of 35 ...or...
Bring in the most total new members. The Conditions