It is an exciting time to be part of such a large service organization such as Lions International.  Your local Lions have come together to form two new clubs in the last six months. We Chartered The Kenai Centennial Savvy Lions and Sitka Centennial Lions Clubs this month. These clubs are busy planning their charter night parties with local and far away guests being invited to come and join in their celebration.

For 100 years, Lions have served. Each and every Lion matters because they make their communities a better place for all. In celebration of our century of humanitarian service, we’re working to serve more people than ever before. To do this, we need more caring people like you who want to make to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Did you know that every Lions club member serves an average of 70 people per year? That’s why inviting your family and friends to join us in service is one of the most powerful ways we can serve more people and address unmet needs at home and around the world.

Plus, inviting new members and sponsoring new clubs is more rewarding than ever before. You and your club are eligible for special limited-edition Centennial rewards, including a pin and certificate, when you induct new members and sponsor new clubs.

If you haven’t welcomed a new member into your club this year, make it a priority to do so before the end of the Lion year. Thank you for working to expand the service impact of your club and Lions Clubs International!

If you would like to learn more about being a Lion you can visit www.lionsclubs.org, www.sleepingladylions.org or www.eagleriverlions.com for more information and upcoming events.

By: Lion Karen Burns, District Governor