One of the aspects I have enjoyed most in this role is the opportunity to cultivate relationships with Lions Clubs across MD-18 that enable Lions to help advance the mission of GLLF and better serve their communities. Against that objective, I hope I am being an effective and responsive resource. On at least twenty separate occasions, Lions Clubs graciously invited me to speak at meetings or participate in events (such as a screening or Lions fundraiser). I've also had the pleasure of hosting a Lions meeting or two at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. Not only did I see some interesting parts of Georgia in route to those meetings, but greatly appreciated the warm reception and engagement the Lions showed for the information I shared pertaining to the Foundation.
Attending the individual District Conventions in the Spring capped by the MD-18 State Convention in Dublin last May allowed me to further make connections and work toward building a stronger bond between Georgia Lions and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. Finally, being inducted as a member of the Alpharetta Lions Clubs on March 24, 2022 was also a highlight this year and continues to strengthen my appreciation for "Lionism."