Volume 42 * Issue 6 * December 2014

 

"Support South Carolina Leo's"

 

South Carolina Lions, it brings me great pleasure to report to you the growth of the Leo Club program in South Carolina. We have seen steady growth over the last three years. We had two new clubs in 2012, four new clubs in 2013, five new clubs in 2014, and we have the possibility of several new clubs this year. We currently have eighteen clubs of which eleven have formed in the last three years.
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REMEMBER THAT CONVENTIONS ARE UPON US, DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER! INFORMATION FOR EACH DISTRICT IS AVAILABLE BELOW.
Time for Reflection

This is an exciting time of year for us as Lions.  We are almost half way through our Lions year and District Conventions are coming up.  Goals are revisited.  Plans are made.  Quarterly reports are to be filed.  This in addition to all of the other things we have to take care of at this time of the year.  Time for reflection is not usually a part of this season, we are too busy working on our "to do" list. Reflection doesn't come easily.  It is hard work. The benefits are tremendous.  Let's try some reflection.  

 

Submit Your 

SC Lions 

"HALL OF FAME" Nominations

Nomination Guidelines for the South Carolina Lions Hall of Fame


 

Each Disrict may select four (4) Lions from its sub-district. The selections shall be made from written nominations received from the clubs of the sub-district.

 

All nominations must be received by the district chairman no later than January 31stNominations received by the chairman after this date will not be considered.

 

Submit Your 
SC "LION of YEAR" Nominations
Guidelines for selection of the Lion of the Year.

No individual Lion shall be nominated for the South Carolina Lion of the Year and for induction into the South Carolina Lions Hall of Fame during the same year.

 

This is official notification that all nominations must be received by the district chairman no later than January 31st. Nominations received by the chairman after this date will not be considered.


91st SC Lions State Convention

Fellow Lions..........Mark your calendars for March 26-29, 2015 for the 91st South Carolina Lions State Convention to be held in Myrtle Beach at the Ocean Dunes Resort on Ocean Blvd.  That is a beautiful time of the year to be at the beach so make your plans to join us.  

 

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83% Voted Yes

Thanks to the 978,208 voters (83% of the total casted votes) who voted YES on South Carolina Amendment 1 to legalize charitable raffles for our nonprofit organizations. Prior to yesterday, South Carolina was one of four states where raffles were illegal, and we're happy to report that our state and Kansas both voted successfully on amendments. We hope you pause today to celebrate this major victory - but our work is not yet done! 

 

South Carolina Lions 2015 Trading Pins
Trading Pins for the 2015 Honolulu Hawaii International Convention have been ordered and will be available the week before the USA/Canada Forum. Please download the your Order Form to place your order. 

Support SCLCS

While Shopping this Holiday Season
When Amazon customers shop on a new version of the company's website - smile.amazon.com - the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of merchandise to SCLCS.
 

Sustaining Member and Candy Day Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that the tax year is coming to an end.  We moved the start of the Sustaining Member campaign from October to July this year.  I know that many of you were planning to wait until closer to year's end to make your contribution. Please remember we must receive contributions by December 31st if you want to include them in this tax year.

Currently, approximately 16% of South Carolina Lions support the Sustaining Member Program annually.  Our goal this year is to move closer to 50% of SC Lions participating in the program. 

 


Boiling Springs Leo Grows

District 32-A Article
Ten new Leo's were inducted into the Boiling Springs Leo club in November by 1st VDG Edwina Otto.  Blindfolds were used to emphasize Leo's role in helping carry out the mission of eradicating blindness.
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Spartanburg South Side Lions Serving our Youth


The Spartanburg South Side Lions Club delivered 50 bags of food to Mary Wright School for their Back Pack Buddy program.  They have committed to do this for the next 4 months.  Pictured are 2nd VDG Wes Corrothers, President Earlene Corrothers, Principal Verotta Kennedy, and program Director Jerome Rice

Clemson Recognizes Member Service


Past President Dale Linvill presents the Clemson Lions Club Lion of the Year for 2013-14 to Lion Ensley Feemster.
District 32-A CONVENTION
The Hilton Greenville will be the site for the 2015 District 32-A Convention. The dates are January 9 - 11 2015. See links below for Convention Registration and Advertising opportunities.

Will You Make This Holiday Season Special?

District 32-B Article

Lions are special people that are always dedicated to helping others as "We Serve".    Therefore, I am asking every Lion during this special season to help one person, one family or organization.  Make this a "special project" for your club.  We are so fortunate to be able to make someone else's holiday just a little special.  I hope to hear back from you regarding what you were able to do for someone else this holiday.

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DISTRICT 32B CONVENTION

January 23-25, 2015

Marriott Courtyard Charleston Summerville

Travel Down Memory Lane with the Former lead singer of Platters, "The Golden Platter", Milton Bullock and MOTOWN By Mary Tate, live at the Summerville Presbyterian Church.

REGIFTING A GIFT

District 32-C Article

"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it," Hubert H Humphrey. This is the time of year that we think of gifts, giving and receiving and those special gifts of the past. I am especially thankful for the gifts of Family, Friends, and Freedom.  With these gifts, sometimes we are selfish and want to keep them to ourselves.  At other times we will share them with the world.  I want to share with you a special gift I received about five years ago, my friend Marvin Frieson.

District 32-C Happenings

District 32-C had a month full of activities in November. From a "Run for Sight" in Mullins, Beautification projects in McBee, Strides Walks, Peace Poster Winners recognitions and a Lion recognized for many years of service in North Myrtle Beach, to finally Candy Days in Sumter. 32-C is full of Service. 

DISTRICT 32C CONVENTION

Get out your 2015 calendar, turn to February 2015.  Notice the Super Bowl XLIX will be history on the 1st, the Ground Hog will not see his shadow on the 2nd, and to remember your sweetheart on the 14th, in a very special way, mark your calendar to attend the 32C Mid-Winter Convention at the beach for that weekend.

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Strengthening the Pride 

Through Training Others to Lead

District 32-D Articles

What does that line from International President Joe Preston's theme song say to us? I think he is encouraging us to do more training and especially within our own Clubs. Based on what we have heard from 32 of our District clubs, very few are doing any training of members to help them understand what being a Lion really means and as a result, we have very few Lions willing to step up to Club and District Leadership roles. And when the Lions do volunteer to step up to the Leadership roles, they seem to lack the compassion and enthusiasm to do anything with the role they have selected.

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Columbia NE and Blythewood Honor Peace Poster Winners
Seven winning Richland Two middle school students were honored recently during the 18th annual Lions Club Peace Poster Project Ceremony.  The ceremony took place on November 13th at E. L. Wright Middle School.  The ceremony is a joint event of the local Lions Clubs partnered with their supporting schools.  Blythewood Lions held the contest for Blythewood Middle School, Kelly Mill Middle School and Muller Road Middle School.   

District 32-D Happenings

From Cabinet Meeting fun to long time Lions being recognized for service, many good things have been happening around District 32-D.

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Thanks to a Special Community Partner & Special Memories 

The Blythewood Lions Club is indeed grateful for recent support received from Fairfield Electric Cooperative's Round-Up program.  In response to a grant request made by our Lions Club, the Round-Up program approved funds for the club to purchase a PediaVision camera.  The purchase of this camera will allow the Blythewood Lions to provide sight testing throughout the community at local daycares, schools, churches, and community events.  Read Complete Article

District 32-D Mid-Winter Convention
District 32-D will hold it's Annual Convention on February 27 and 28, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Columbiana. The weekend will be filled with Fun, Fellowship, Educational Seminars and of course a few Business Meetings. Friday evening events will be very relaxing and most enjoyable. Plan to come join in the fun!

SC Lions Multiple District 32
866-32-LIONS * www.sclions.org
palmettolion@sclions.org

"WE SERVE" the vision and hearing needs of 
South Carolina residents.


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