The MD 49 2012 Convention was a great success. Valdez was a beautiful setting. 92 attended, the weather was fantastic, food delicious and things ran smoothly. PDG Billy Williams and Copper Center Lions and Leos did an outstanding job. I am sure those not involved in the orchestration of this can’t even imagine the time and effort that went into the convention planning and actually seeing it through. Again Thanks to Billy and Crew.

A big thanks to Lion Karan Hupperten, without her assistance, I would never have been able to get the job done. I now fully understand the difference between a cabinet meeting and convention meeting.

For me it was wonderful to see everyone there, even though I stayed pretty busy and didn’t get to socialize much. My plans are to be back in August for the cabinet meeting and will have time to visit/socialize more with everyone.

This year has been a wonderful experience and the convention brought together many of the things we worked on during the year. I know that you are in very capable hands with DGE Esther West leading the team.

Congratulations to 1st VDGE Lewis Quinn and 2nd VDGE Cindy Beardsley as they go to the new year.

Remember the new membership plan 2nd VDG Lewis Quinn talked about at the convention. Keep up the unselfish work that each of you do to make the world a better place to live in.

Yours in Lionism
Dottie Vasquez
District Governor 49A, 2011-2012