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Lions District 33S April 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.

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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 always give what it takes to make a difference in your community. And in these final months of Campaign 100, every one of us has an opportunity to give just a little more to ensure that the people and causes that matter most will always have the support they need.
 
This has been a difficult year for many, but I am asking those of you who are able, to give a gift that will make a difference for many others. Because every contribution to Campaign 100 is a part of our promise to fight hunger, keep families and neighbors healthy, protect the environment and so much more. And only together, can we deliver on that promise to our communities and the world.

Yours in Service,
Douglas X. Alexander
International President

A Word From the District Governor


Happy April! I am thrilled to announce that after months of hard work, we have 3 brand new Lions clubs! OK, we don't really have 3 new clubs, but I couldn't resist the chance to toss in an April Fools Day joke. Just stop for a moment and think about how you felt hearing that news. It gave your heart a little lift, didn't it?

Well, though we don't have 3 new clubs (yet), last month we jump-started the effort to revitalize some of our struggling clubs. I still have a goal to generate 4-5 branch clubs before the end of the year. We have an actual plan to make that happen and we're executing that plan.

We're fresh off our in-person cabinet meeting, where we had just over 80 people in attendance. We generated a great night for clubs to publicize their upcoming events, as well as just generally having a fun time! It was certainly wonderful to see our fellow Lions face-to-face.

Spring is packed with events, and one of the most important is the State Convention in Falmouth, happening at the end of this month (April 29 - May 1). If you haven't already registered, now is the time. At 6pm on April 6, we lose our special Lions-rate for room prices. The convention rate is fully half what you will find on-line through places like hotels.com. But if you're not registered by April 6th at 6pm, the price for each room night basically doubles! When else are you going to get the chance for a fun weekend on the Cape literally on the ocean!

There are some important votes coming up on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, we vote on creating a 501c3 State Charitable Foundation. On Sunday, we elect next year's district officers.

One last note on the State convention. If your club is not current on your dues payments to the district, to the multiple district, and to Lions Clubs International, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE AT THE STATE CONVENTION. The Cabinet Secretary will be sending our reminders to all the clubs that still owe dues (at any level) and those dues need to be paid by April 15 (14 days before the state convention).

I want to say "Thank You!" for your continued support, especially your support of LCIF. We continue to increase the number of individual donors as well as increasing the number of clubs that have donated at least $100 to LCIF. The Mustache Challenge seems to be a hit, we're currently over $42,000 raised and our nearing the $50,000 goal where PDG John Babb will shave off his mustache. $55,000 and the District Governor shaves off his mustache! If we hit $60,000, multiple district LCIF chairperson Andy Porter has agreed to shave his head!

Let's generate some hair trimming frenzy!

See you out in the "Superior" district!


A Special Thank You!

I want to personally thank the following clubs who have made a 3-year pledge commitment to supporting the Boston 2023 Convention. It takes a significant amount of money to put on a convention and your support is gratefully appreciated. Each of these clubs will be receiving a special  once-in-a-lifetime banner patch to commemorate your support.
  • Acushnet
  • Barnstable-Yarmouth
  • Bridgewater Academy
  • Bridgewater Community
  • Duxbury
  • Easton
  • Freetown
  • Lakeville
  • Middleboro
  • Norton
  • Raynham
  • Somerset
  • South Eastern MA Paws of Comfort
  • West Bridgewater
  • Westport
It's not too late for YOUR club to join the ranks of these outstanding clubs!

See you next month!

Featured Club Service Project

There is no featured service project this month.

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)
Clubs celebrating a milestone anniversary this month:
  • South Attleboro Village (30 years)

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

Special Announcements

MA Lions Charitable Foundation Brochure

94th Annual State Convention MD33

Your 94th Annual State Convention will be held Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1 at the Sea Crest Resort in North Falmouth, MA. The theme of the weekend will be Reunion.
 
 

New England Lions Council

The New England Lions Council (NELC) is an educational and leadership supporting organization that gives District 33S Lions the opportunity to interact with Lions from throughout New England. There are 3 NELC gatherings per year: in October, January, and May. For more info visit http://nelionscouncil.org/.

If you would like to become a member of the NELC (it's open to ALL Lions), simply fill out the form below.


LCIcon Boston 2023



MLERF Fundraising

Upcoming Events

Strides Walk

Who: District 33S
When: April 2, 2022
Where: West Bridgewater Public Library

For the registration flyer, click here.
For the T-Shirt and Ad order form, click here. These are due to CT Nathan Garran by March 18.
 

Pancake Breakfast

Who: Somerset Lions Club
When: Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Church of Our Saviour, 2112 County Street, Somerset
Cost: Adults $10, Children 12 & Under $5

75th Anniversary Celebration

Who: Raynham Lions Club
When: April 9, 2022 - Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 6:45
Where: Raynham Lions Hall
Cost: $30 per person 

Celebrating 75 years of service to the Raynham community and beyond. Cost of admission include appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee. Reservations with payment due Sunday April 3. Contact the Raynham Lions Club (508-823-7911) or chairman Janice Steek (508-823-1815).

Comedy Fundraiser

Who: Paws of Comfort Lions
When: Saturday, April 23, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (doors open 5:30)
Where: North Attleboro Elks Club - 52 Bullfinch Street, North Attleboro, MA 
Cost: $30

Featuring a 7:15 performance of the comedy show Aging Disgracefully, starring Doreen Collins and Charlie Hall, as well as DJ and dancing all night long with Mr. Jiggowatt. Call Debby for tickets at 508-889-2185.

Cornhole Tournament

Who: Somerset Lions Club
When: Saturday, April 23, 12:00 PM
Where: Somerset, exact location TBD
Cost: $50 per team, $25 per individual

There will be location details to come, so save the date!

Westport FUNDrive

Who: Westport Lions Club
When: April 29, 2022, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
 

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 will be divided into three 1-week sessions: 5/1-5/7, 5/8-5/14, and 5/15-5/21. All Lions Clubs are invited to participate by donating an item or items valued at $25.00 or more to this online auction. Letters with further auction details and donation description forms will be sent to each District 33S club president and secretary.

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

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. The place is still being selected. 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)!

Attleboros 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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