Volume 42 * Issue 2 * August 2014

South Carolina Delegation lined up for the International Parade in Toronto

2014-2015 Plans are Underway
We have just had our first council meeting and I am very excited about the way these three councils are working together to make a difference in our state for the betterment of our communities and our Lions organization.  Our District Conventions are being will planned and organized.  I am including a chart of when and where each District Convention will be held this coming January and February. Read Complete Article

Dr. Franklin Mason Issues Challenge

Dr. Franklin G. Mason, namesake of this prestigious award, was also thrilled about the number of new individual Franklin Mason Fellows received during the soon to be completed Lions Year.  To continue this momentum into Lions Year 2014 - 2015, Dr. Mason has pledged that, if SCLF receives a minimum of ten (10) individual Franklin Mason Fellows at $1,000 each (no club donations) between now and December 31, 2014, that he will match these gifts up to $10,000.Read Complete Article

2015 Annual Giving Campaign

Lots of good things are happening, as we kick of this new Lions Year.  We have moved the start of the Sustaining Member campaign from October to July this year.  We found that many clubs were doing their club fundraising during that month.  We've also been fortunate to see the growth of World Sight Day activities in Charleston on October 7th and Columbia on October 9th, 2014, so moving the Sustaining Member kick-off to July helps to relieve this congestion.

IRS Tax Filing Reminder
990N Tax Filings are due from every club by November 15th.


97th International Convention
Saturday the 5th of July was the first day of the convention. We were up and ready early for the International Parade. We met in the Lobby of the Hotel and took buses to the Parade Route. We were told that 140 of the 208 countries and jurisdictions where Lions are located were represented that day.
"Ask 1 A Month"
District 32-A Article
International President Joe Preston has an "Ask 1" campaign going this year.  Good stuff, but I would like to carry that one step forward in 32A this year.  Let's do "Ask 1 a Month".  I am not saying that each of you will sponsor 12 new members this year.  But just ask.  Read Complete Article

Club President Honor Graduate
SGT (Lion) William D. Dalton, President of the Spartanburg Southside Lions Club, was recently recognized as the SC State Guard Basic Training Honor Graduate during ceremonies held at McCrady National Guard Training center on June 21st, 2014. 
Your Vested Interest in Our District's Future
District 32-B Article

The District has a vested interest in the future of your clubs and has numerous resources available to assist with club issues and growth.  Our District has a Global Leadership and a Global Membership Team as well as resources from other State Lions Organization dedicated to working with clubs with less than fifteen members.  We are ready to work with you to strengthen your Club and I encourage you to allow us to be a part of the assessment and planning.  Read Complete Article 

They Say Time Changes Things
District 32-C Article

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol.  I am one very lucky Governor.  I have the BEST CABINET AND THE BEST COUNCIL to work with.  They are set on sticking their collective necks out to make much needed changes in our beloved organization.  Read Complete Article

Charity Begins at Home
The South Strand Lions Club recently presented funds from their 7th Annual Golf Tournament to Local Food Bank.
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Helping a Veteran
Lions PDG Randy Edwards, PDG George O'Neill, Tom Starnick, Nick Lopano and Gary Szentmiklosy were in North Myrtle Beach and install an access ramp for a disabled veteran referred to us by the Veterans Welcome Center in Little River.
Let's Strengthen Our Pride Thru Education and Communication
District 32-D Articles
As we begin our second month of the year, we would like to help broaden your understanding of our 2014-2015 International Theme: Strengthen the Pride. The theme is centered on bringing our Lion's family closer together and based on what we have observed in our District, the theme is very timely. Last year IPDG Lion Catherine asked us to focus on working in "Harmony" and this year's International theme takes that focus even further in building the "Pride" not only in size, but also in the spirit of what we do as Lions in our communities and across the state.
Winnsboro Lions Present Awards
At a recent meeting of the Winnsboro Lions Club new officers were inducted and several Lions were honored.  Lion of the Year was presented to Don Walnock. The club also recognized a Fairfield Central 2014 graduate, Bacarri Byrd, with  the club's annual scholarship award.
Trading Pin Order Form 2015
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 advance order. Click Here for Order Form

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