Volume 42 * Issue 3 * September 2014

International Youth Exchange Students visit W.P. Rawl Farms during their statewide travels

New Opportunities at the State Convention
Plans for our MD 32 Annual Convention are well underway.  Because of the change in the time of year this convention is taking place, we took advantage of the opportunity to change things up a little bit.  I would like to encourage as many Lions as possible to come to Myrtle Beach on Thursday or before to enjoy your favorite activities or enjoy new ones.  Read Complete Article

Lions Mints Have Arrived

Candy Day is upon us and the mints have arrived. If you look at the photo above you will see they look a little different this year. Our long-time vendor is no longer providing Lions Mints and we had to seek a new vendor this year. The mints are individually wrapped but you can give your donors a handful of mints for about the same price. Call the Lions offices for details if required. 

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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.


Youth Exchange 2014

In 2014, South Carolina Lions sponsored 14 young people from 14 different countries.  Students enjoyed experiencing American life as part of an American family for two weeks.  Then it was life "on the road" with the traveling Youth Exchange Camp.

Lions Are Encouraged to Work Together

District 32-A Article

My fellow Lions!  I hope everyone had a good and productive Labor Day!  It is hard to believe that September is already here and that 1/6th of our Lions year is gone!  It has been a busy time meeting with clubs and our leadership team.  And I know the next few months will be even busier if that's possible.  Many clubs are gearing up for Candy Days.  I would encourage you not to spread yourselves thin, but to really work the locations where you will get the most for your time spent working. 

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We Are One
District 32-B Article
I am having a great time visiting clubs within District 32B.  I have already gained two pounds enjoying all the good "down-home cooking".  This Low Country District knows how to feed, but it will be diet time after visiting all the clubs.  
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Berkeley Lions BarBQue Cookoff
You are cordially invited to compete in the 18th Annual Berkeley BarBQue Cookoff. The event will be held on November 7th and 8th as part of the Moncks Corner BarBQue Festival. The First Place Winner of the "Team of the Year" competition will win $10,000 and a trophy. 

Honoring the Trailblazers

District 32-C Article

On August the 21st, I had the pleasure of presenting the Society Hill Lions Club's Lion of the Year.  It went to a young lady, Lion Fannie Johnson.  Lion Fannie is 90 years old.  She is proud of it and she let me know it.  She joined the Lions in 2006.  She is the unofficial Tail Twister for her club.  Did great job of it. Told me she remembers my visits and that I talk too long.  For the good of the club, she was going to time me and besides, she did want me to cause her to "miss her favorite" show.  Lion Fannie is a delight and is an asset to the Lions.  Oh, by the way, I did not talk as much as usual.

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District Lions Leads the Charge

Four district Lions participated in the SC Dental Association's 6th Annual Dental Access Days (DAD) in Rock Hill.  DAD is two days of free dental services on a "first come, first serve" basis given by dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. 
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District 32-D Articles
Do you all remember the line in our oath that we took, when we joined our Lions Club that says: "We promise to give our fair share"? That is what the title above is all about. Giving to help others in need. We do a really good job of raising funds from our friends, neighbors, members of our communities, agencies in our towns and cities; however, how many of us "give our fair share"? I am willing to admit that for the first ten or so years of my membership in Lions, that I did not do a good job of 'giving my fair share"! 

New Leo Club Roars into Action!

At the last Clover Lake Wylie Leo club meeting, students moved benches and cleaned up the garden area so teachers could take students outside for lessons. We are excited to announce that the pathways have already enabled many students with disabilities access to outdoor gardening and learning activities. .

A Night to Benefit Sight and Hearing

The Night for Sight and Hearing, a fundraiser hosted by three local Lions Clubs, provided a wonderful evening of Gospel music, fellowship, and opportunities to fund community service.  The Blythewood, Columbia Northeast and Greater Irmo Lions Clubs combined their efforts to bring about this event to raise awareness and funds for serving their communities' needs for sight and hearing.

PINS HAVE ARRIVED! 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

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

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


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