President Jim Petry
July 21, 2008
Aurora Evening Lions Club members,
This is the first official month of my term as your club president. We just enjoyed a wonderful club picnic at Lion Galen’s last Saturday and what better way to start off a new Lion year. I want to thank everyone in the club for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president and I appreciate all those that accepted the invitation to serve as officers, board members, and committee chairs. I also want to thank Lion Lynn Miller and her board for the fantastic job they did last year. Under Lynn’s leadership we had a great year of fundraising, undertook new projects such as VNA, continued to support many other projects, brought in new members, and received numerous awards from the District. We celebrated all these achievements at our Charter and Awards Night in June.
This year I want to continue to the same strong effort and focus that has made our club so successful in the past. We will not give the same funding support to all the same organizations as we scrutinized the organizations more closely and entertain new ideas. But I want to see the same spirit of volunteering, working together, and having fun that has been the tradition of this club to be more evident this year than ever. An excellent way to begin is by supporting the Brewmaster Dinner event on August 24th. The Brewmaster dinner is new this year and a lot of effort has already gone into securing raffle prizes and printing tickets & posters. This event has great potential to be a very enjoyable and successful evening and I ask the whole club to support it.
I’ll close with this parting note that was included in this year’s directory as the AELC President’s Message: ”Let us continue to be one of the highest per capita funds contributing Lions Clubs in Illinois and have more fun than ever.”
Lion Jim Petry
President Aurora Evening Lions Club
President Lion Lynn Miller
June 10, 2008
President Lion Galen Hatcher
June 10, 2006
Words from District Governor Larry Krebs
from the 1-J Lion Family Journal, April 2002
I write this column, Evelyn and I continue to bask in the warmth and
love poured out on us at last weekend’s District 1.4 Convention.
The LIONS of our District are simply the best in Lionism. Thank you for your support and advice in the past and in the future. We love you all. As announced at the Convention, the winners of the Lions Club of Year Contests are as follows:
Club of the Year— South Elgin Leo Club
Club of the Year— Bensenville Lioness
Club of the Year (Less than 26 Lions) - Richmond Lions
Club of the Year (26 - 50 Lions) - West Chicago Lions
Club of the Year (More than 50 Lions)-
The Contests were hard fought and all Lions Clubs, Lioness Clubs, and Leos Clubs are to be congratulated for their efforts during the past nine months. You are all the greatest. I truly wish I could have announced more awards. The results will be published in the May District 1-J Journal.
With our Convention now concluded, I am working to finalize the planning for the Lions Year 2002-2003. There is still much to do. As I announced at the Convention, my theme for the year will be:
Building a Brighter Future
the Hearts of Lionism
this theme, each individual Lion is one of the Hearts. It is through
each of your individual and collective efforts that we will Build that
Brighter Future. One of my emphases will be on our Lions of Illinois
Foundation Endowment Fund. I will address this in a future article.
Another goal will be membership. Not just, through new Lions, but through
Recalling Retired Lions. This, too, will be covered in a future article.
Another goal will be to have time in everything we do in our lives,
not just as Lions.
and I look forward with eager anticipation to serving with you during
the coming year. May your sails always be full and may the wind always
be at your backs. May God Bless you all and May God Bless America.
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