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Lions District 33S May 2022 Newsletter

The New and Updated Newsletter

Welcome to the new and updated Lions District 33S Monthly newsletter! You'll notice a few changes from our previous newsletters that will hopefully provide a better experience:

  • We've moved the information directly into the newsletter, rather than simply providing you with a link. Forms and flyers are still linked you so can download them at your discretion.
  • We've added a Table of Contents so you can get right to the info you're interested in.
  • We've updated our lists. We want to make sure you get the information you want and only the info that you want. If you only want to receive the monthly newsletter and periodic announcements, you can. If you want to get Sunshine and Sorrows updates only, you can. (Of course, we hope you'll subscribe to the newsletter so that you have the latest info available about what's happening in your district.) At the bottom of this newsletter you'll find a link to update your preferences.

Your Newsletter Editor

Newsletter Details
Want to post something in the newsletter?
  • Send your event notifications to newsletter@district33s.org
  • Send any Sunshine and Sorrows related info to sunshine@district33s.org
  • Event notifications will be posted in the newsletter up to 3 months in advance (e.g. the August newsletter would include notices for events through the end of October).
  • Items for the newsletter should be sent by the 25th of the month preceding publication (e.g. July 25th for the August newsletter).
  • Sunshine and Sorrow events may be sent at any time.
Table of Contents
International President's Message
A Word From the District Governor
Featured Club Service Project
Submit YOUR Service Project
Club Anniversaries

Our District by the Numbers
Notes from the Global Action Team
Camp Jack Campership Request
Hearing Foundation Application
Special Announcements Upcoming Events DG Calendar
Contact Us
Update Your Preferences/Subscription(s)

International President's Message


Dear Lion,

You know that it takes hard work to achieve great service. And protecting the environment is one of the most challenging—and rewarding—ways that you can help your community thrive. To celebrate Earth Day, let’s get our hands dirty and work together to make our communities cleaner and more beautiful places for the people around us.

As one of our global causes, protecting the environment is about more than just preserving our world today. It’s about building a safer, more sustainable world for future generations. Every tree you plant or garden you sow is a seed of hope that will grow and benefit your community—and our world—for years to come.

Yours in service,

Douglas X. Alexander

International President

A Word From the District Governor


First of all apologies for the lateness in getting out this month's newsletter. It comes on the heels of our first in-person State Convention in three years! Many of our district folks (including our newsletter editor) were there! And I have to say: What a smashing success it was! If you didn't attend this year's State convention, you truly missed out on a great time. There were nearly 300 people in attendance.

The air was charged with excitement. Everyone was so happy to be able to spend time together again. There were smiles and hugs and laughs. The food was great, the speeches were outstanding, and the necessary business was conducted. Our district officers for next year were duly elected and are ready to charge into next year. All of which is ironic because two months ago, the Council of Governors was trying to decide whether we were actually going to have an in-person convention!

Our membership numbers are looking a bit bleak, to be honest--however, ever the optimist--I believe we can still turn things around. Will it be easy? No, but it can absolutely be done. My goal is simply to have one more member than we started the year with. If we can do that, we're still growing. But I'm going to need your help. We're working to branch/strengthen the following clubs between now and the end of the year:
  • Cape Cod Paws
  • Dartmouth
  • Whitman-Hanson
  • Taunton
  • New Bedford
We need people to do standouts, people to share facebook posts from LCI and LCIF to facebook groups in those towns, and people who can tell the Lions story at an open house. If you want to help with any of these clubs, please reach out to our Global Membership Chair, Jane Puccio and let her know. We want to charge into next year with a positive membership balance.

Lastly, I want to again plug The Mustache Challenge. LCIF chairperson John Babb and I have agreed to shave off our mustaches if our district meets specific milestones in our donations to LCIF. John will shave his mustache at $50,000. I will shave mine at $55,000. Today our donations total more than $47,000! So... it's up to you and your clubs. If you want to see the naked upper lips of your LCIF chair and your DG, get those donations in to LCIF! By the way, I didn't mention that, if we manage to hit $60,000, the Multiple District LCIF chair will shave his head! When else are you going to have this much power over district leadership?

Come on, make me shave my mustache. I dare you! 

Featured Club Service Project

Somerset Lions Club, Cub Scout Pack 7 and Scout Troop 21 Teamed Up to Clean Up!

The Somerset Lions Club, sponsors of both Cub Scout Pack 7 and Scout Troop 21 in Somerset, combined their volunteer manpower to clean up litter in 2 major areas of Somerset, MA On April 16th in celebration of Earth Day. John Hinves, 1st VP of Somerset Lions Club and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 21, organized this annual event in honor of Earth Day. The scouts focused their clean-up efforts on Pierce Beach, a popular Spring and Summer recreation area with a baseball field, town beach, playground and the famous big red slide.

Meanwhile, the Lions members and their families picked up trash from the off ramp of route 6 entering Somerset and the surrounding area, including Chick Marchand Park and Slade's Ferry Landing. The entrance to Somerset is the first thing people see when coming from the direction of Fall River into Somerset and making a big first impression is important to the Lion members. Most of the Lion members live, work or have businesses in Somerset and take great pride in their town.

The Chick Marchand Park is the site for a community event called SOAM that's held weekly from May to October. SOAM, or Somerset Open Air Market, originated in Somerset but briefly relocated to Swansea for two years. Because they are moving back to Somerset this year, the Lions thought it would be a nice idea to clean up the park for the SOAM organizers and their vendors as a kind "Welcome Back" gesture.

The Lions worked with the Somerset Highway Department to quickly disposed of more than 15 bags of litter and several large pieces of trash and debris. We even found $1.02 of discarded money and donated it to our charity fund. Who says volunteering doesn't pay?

Submit Your Service Project

Would you like to have one of your club's service projects featured in the district newsletter? It's simple: tell us about your project. Send a description of your completed project along with a photo of the project in action to newsletter@district33s.org. Tell us what the project is, who the project serves, and how many people are served by the project (even if is just one person). The District Governor will choose one project to feature every month.

Club Anniversaries

We have a number of clubs celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Here's a recap of the clubs that celebrated milestones earlier in the year:
  • Easton (90 years)
  • Westport (60 years)
  • Rehoboth-Anawan (30 years)
  • Bridgewater (95 years)
  • Bridgewater Academy (30 years)
  • Rehoboth (65 years)
  • Acushnet (65 years)
  • Provincetown (90 years)
  • West Bridgewater (75 years)
  • Norton Community (30 years)
  • South Attleboro Village (30 years)
Clubs celebrating a milestone anniversary this month:
  • There are no clubs celebrating a milestone anniversary this month

By the Numbers

This section contains updates about how the district is doing.

Notes From the Global Action Team 


Global Leadership Team Chair, Nancy Sullivan


No message this month


Global Membership Team Chairperson, Jane Puccio


No message this month


Global Service Team Chairperson, IPDG Sandy Fife


To read IPDG Sandy's full message, click here.
 

Global Membership Approach Chairperson, Kathy Salem


On behalf of District Governor Martin Middleton, I am pleased to invite you to participate in our District 33-S Global Membership Approach! In order to achieve all of our governor’s goals, we need all of us working together.
We need Lions who have ideas in these areas…
  • Can you help the New Clubs team when it comes time to recruit for a new club or help with establishing a branch club for your own club or another one in the district?
  • Can you help create model membership kits that clubs can use to find new members?
  • Do you have an idea for a service project or have one you have completed that other clubs could replicate?
  • Is there a nearby club who might be struggling that you could partner with to help build them up?
  • Do you have ideas for club-level or district-level recognition of members or clubs?
  • Have you seen a good business-to-business directory we could adapt for Lions?
  • Are you that Lion who can help to mentor newer Lions in your club? Got ideas on how that works?
  • Any ideas for ways we can communicate better with our fellow Lions at the club and district levels?
  • What does your club need to help you run your club? Who are the next leaders?
  • Are you good at a social media platform? Could you help other Lions become better at using one of these tools?
What other ideas do you have to keep us ROARING and GROWING in this Lions’ year? All ideas are welcomed!

I will look forward to hearing from you!
Kathy Salem, GMA Champion
kathrynsalem@gmail.com

 

 

Camp Jack Campership Request

Hearing Foundation Application

Upcoming Events

Striper & Bluefish Fishing Raffle

Who: Sandwich-Bourne Lions Club
When: Winner Drawn May 1, 2022
Cost: $10 per ticket or $50 for 6 tickets

For tickets, contact Lion Randy Lewis (508-888-1289) or Lion Judy Barclay (508-243-0278).

MLERF Online Auction Fundraiser

Who: Lions Clubs of Bridgewater
When: May 1 - May 21

The Auction goes live on May 1st!. The Lions of Bridgewater have so many great gifts this year. It is their hope Lions around the district will have fun and success bidding on them at lionsofbridgewater.org/auction. 100% of bid monies from this auction will be donated to MLERF. 

Kentucky Derby

Who: Rehoboth Anawan Lions
When: May 7, 2022, 4:00 PM
Where: Dublin Rose Irish Pub

Lions Day of Service

Who: District 33S
When: May 14, 2022, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Raynham Lions Hall

Save the Date!  There were multiple service projects planned for Midwinter, but then we had to go virtual. We're still planning to have those service projects, only now we're going to host a Lions Day of Service where we're going to perform all those projects. Invite your fellow Lions and your non-Lions friends. 

There will be more details in the months to come, so save the date!

Electronics Recycling Collection Day

Who: District 33S
When: Saturday, May 14 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: King Philip Hall - 2334 King Philip Street, Raynham

Mohegan Sun Trip

Who: Carver Lions 
When: Saturday, May 14 - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Carver Elementary School - Main Street, Carver

Annual Chicken Lickin' Twinning

Who: Bridgewater Community Lions
When: Wednesday, May 18 - 6:00 PM Social, 6:30 PM Dinner
Where: Polish Club - 127 Spring Street, Bridgewater, MA
Cost: $20/plate, reduced rate per plate for parties of 5 or more

Join the Bridgewater Community Lions Club for their Annual Chicken Lickin' Dinner Twinning! Enjoy half a rotisserie chicken, sides, and a guest speaker for the low price of $20 - even LESS if your party is 5 people or more! The Polish Club only seats 64, so RSVP as quick as you can to chickenlickin@communitylions.org. Hope to see you there!

FUNDrive

Who: Somerset Lions
When: Saturday, May 21 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Auclair's Market, County Street, Somerset

Golf Tournament

Who: Somerset Lions
When: Sunday, May 22 - 11:30 Registration, 1:00 Start
Where: Swansea Country Club
Cost: $150 per person, payable no later than June 6th

Contact tournament coordinators Carl Munroe (774-644-3099) and Scott Lebau (508-207-0556) for more information.

Afghan Raffle Drawing

Who: Bridgewater Academy Lions
When: Drawing on May 24th, 2022
Where: 10 Wally Krueger Way, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Cost: $5 for 3 tickets, or $2 each

For tickets, email Lion Diane (shazza.mom@comcast.net). 

Lions Night Out

Who: District 33S
When: Friday, May 27
Where: Raynham Lions Hall

Are you ready to Party? When the Midwinter went virtual, it meant that there was no one to enjoy the entertainment we hired for Friday night (an Emmy winning mentalist/magician who has appeared on National TV). Well... the entertainment is already paid for.

As a tribute and a Thank You to the Lions of the district, the District Governor is planning a night of fun and magic! It will be an evening of entertainment; a chance to just hang out have some fun with friends. We hope you'll be able to attend and enjoy an evening of entertainment after a year (and a Day) of Service!

There is no cost to attend (however, you KNOW we'll have raffles)!

Because there is limited seating for this event, please RSVP by sending an email to cs@district33s.org with the subject line: [Lions Night Out]
We don't want to have to turn away anyone at the door!

Golf Tournament

Who: Hanover Lions
When: Monday, June 6th
Where: CrossWinds Golf Club - 424 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Cost: $125 per player; $75 to sponsor a hole
 

For registration and information, contact hanoverlionsgolf@gmail.com. 

District 33S Club Officer Training

Who: District 33S Leadership
When: Monday, June 6th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: St Mary's Parish Center, 1 Power St., Norton, MA
 

Join your incoming District 33S leadership for a night of fun, education, and prizes as we all do our part to prepare for the next Lionistic year. Remember: training can only make your club better, and there is always something new to learn!

Helen Keller Doll Raffle Drawing

Who: Bridgewater Academy Lions
When: Drawing on Monday, June 27
Where: BALC Installation Meeting
Cost: Tickets are $2.00 ea./ 3 for $5.00.

To buy tickets, call Lion Diane Sears at (774) 501-3813; or mail check payable to “BALC”, along with self-addressed stamped envelope, to Bridgewater Academy Lions Club - PO Box 782, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

Attle-Boroughs Have Heart

Who: South Attleboro Lions
When: Until the Supplies run out
 

Events Calendar

To see upcoming events in calendar form, take a look at the District Events Calendar.

Contact Us

We want to make it easy for you to reach your district officers, so we've created a bunch of district email addresses. There's no need to remember everyone's individual email address. Don't know who a specific individual is? No problem! Simply send your email to one of the district email addresses and it will be routed to the right person. You can contact the following people:

District Governor - dg@district33s.org
1st Vice District Governor - 1vdg@district33s.org
2nd Vice District Governor - 2vdg@district33s.org
Cabinet Secretary - cs@district33s.org
Cabinet Treasurer - ct@district33s.org
Zone 1 Chair (Matthew Rueter) - zc1@district33s.org
Zone 2 Chair (Laurie Silva) - zc2@district33s.org
Zone 3 Chair (Janet Kusins) - zc3@district33s.org
Zone 4 Chair (Robert Thayer) - zc4@district33s.org
Zone 5 Chair (Carl Hanson) - zc5@district33s.org
Zone 6 Chair (Rebecca Morrissey) - zc6@district33s.org
Zone 7 Chair (Lori Porteleki) - zc7@district33s.org
Zone 8 Chair (Michael Salois) - zc8@district33s.org
Zone 9 Chair (Scott Lebeau Sr.) - zc9@district33s.org
Zone 10 Chair (Lorraine Thompson) - zc10@district33s.org
Region 1 Chair (Tammy Morrissey) - rc1@district33s.org
Region 2 Chair (Jerry Lawrence) - rc2@district33s.org
Region 3 Chair (Nadene Martin) - rc3@district33s.org
Global Leadership Chair - glt@district33.org
Global Membership Chair - gmt@district33.org
Global Service Chair - gst@district33.org
LCIF Chair - lcif@district33s.org
Newsletter Editor - newsletter@district33s.org
Sunshine and Sorrows Chair - sunshine@district33s.org
Marketing and Communications Team - pr@district33s.org
Webmaster - webmaster@district33s.org
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