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Charlie’s Chat 2 Pete’s Notes 3 Membership 4 Club Activities 5-6 100% Clubs 7 National Association of School Nurses 8 Coming Events 9-11 Fall Conference 12-14 2-E2 ERC 15 Texas Lions Leadership Forum 16 District Goals 17 Governor’s Visitation Schedule 17 It’s time to grow … AND SERVE OK, so we have all made adjustment to our membership rosters. Now during the month of October; designated as membership month, we need to invite and accept new members into our clubs. Just this past month we LIONS achieved our 4 year goal of serving 100 Million people worldwide in just 2 years and 3 month. That was only possible with our members efforts. To do more, we need to grow. I challenge each club to grow by at least 2 members based on your headcount as of 30 June. While visiting clubs the question has been asked “How do we integrate younger members”? Maybe the solution is to group the younger members in a branch of the club, allowing them to meet separately in their own method. As long as they participate in the club’s service activities then they are active LIONS. There are a lot of service opportunities in October. On Thursday the 13 th in the Fort Worth Stockyards is the annual White Cane Safety Day Walk. For more details check the announcement at the bottom of the district website (www.lions2e2.org) or check the LOEB Web site (www.loeb2e2.org) . Also on the last weekend of October (28-29) the 2E2/2X1 sponsored Sports Extravaganza will be held at Nimitz High School in Irving. The entire information packet is found at the bottom of the home page on the district web site. Although the early bird special for the Fall festival in McKinney (October 21 -22) has passed, I hope you will still join us for a great weekend of LIONS fellowship. It’s not to early to register for the Texas Lions Leadership Forum being held in Austin the last weekend of February. Continue to share your “Pride in Service” with others and JUST ASK them HOW they want to become involved in serving their neighborhood. District Governor Tom Tom’s Thoughts October 2016 Volume 13, Issue 4 District 2-E2
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  • Charlie’s Chat 2

    Pete’s Notes 3

    Membership 4

    Club Activities 5-6

    100% Clubs 7

    National Association of

    School Nurses 8

    Coming Events 9-11

    Fall Conference 12-14

    2-E2 ERC 15

    Texas Lions Leadership

    Forum 16

    District Goals 17

    Governor’s Visitation

    Schedule 17

    It’s time to grow … AND SERVE

    OK, so we have all made adjustment to our

    membership rosters. Now during the month of

    October; designated as membership month, we

    need to invite and accept new members into

    our clubs. Just this past month we LIONS

    achieved our 4 year goal of serving 100 Million

    people worldwide in just 2 years and 3 month.

    That was only possible with our members

    efforts. To do more, we need to grow. I

    challenge each club to grow by at least 2

    members based on your headcount as of 30

    June.

    While visiting clubs the question has been asked “How do we integrate

    younger members”? Maybe the solution is to group the younger members in

    a branch of the club, allowing them to meet separately in their own method.

    As long as they participate in the club’s service activities then they are

    active LIONS.

    There are a lot of service opportunities in October. On Thursday the 13th in

    the Fort Worth Stockyards is the annual White Cane Safety Day Walk. For

    more details check the announcement at the bottom of the district website

    (www.lions2e2.org) or check the LOEB Web site (www.loeb2e2.org) . Also on

    the last weekend of October (28-29) the 2E2/2X1 sponsored Sports

    Extravaganza will be held at Nimitz High School in Irving. The entire

    information packet is found at the bottom of the home page on the district

    web site.

    Although the early bird special for the Fall festival in McKinney (October 21

    -22) has passed, I hope you will still join us for a great weekend of LIONS

    fellowship.

    It’s not to early to register for the Texas Lions Leadership Forum being held

    in Austin the last weekend of February.

    Continue to share your “Pride in Service” with others and JUST ASK them

    HOW they want to become involved in serving their neighborhood.

    District Governor Tom

    Tom’s Thoughts

    October 2016 Volume 13, Issue 4

    District 2-E2

  • Charlie’s Chat

    Page 2 District 2-E2

    Are we having fun? At least time seems to be flying. Congratulations Lions! As Governor Tom pointed out we were notified mid Sept that over 100 million people had been served since April 2015. I have to wonder what the number would have been if all Lions clubs reported all service activities?

    Earlier in September, our District GLT, PDG Suzi organized and coordinated a successful day of training in Aubrey with around 100 in attendance. Congrats PDG Suzi!! The USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum was held the following week, Sept 15-17, in Omaha with several Lions from District 2E2 in attendance. The forum is well done with 80 seminars offered with timing allowing anyone to attend not more than 9 of these. While this one is over, we look forward to next year in Portland Oregon. I highly recommend attending one or more of these forums.

    As Governor Tom and 2nd

    VDG Pete have explained, there are numerous events upcoming in October and later that would be great for you to attend (see Newsletter & website for details). Some specifics events include the District 2E2 Fall Festival and 2

    nd 2E2 cabinet meeting in McKinney, Oct 21, 22 and at the State

    Level, the second Council of Governors meetings in Waco, last weekend in Oct.

    One of the Governor Team’s main focuses is known in some circles as the “M“ word (membership). For the 2016-17 year-to-date, in District 2E2 we continue to add and drop members at approximately the same rate - thus, we are still down over 100 Lions YTD (115 as of end of Sep). Again, I applaud the efforts of the Lions and Lions clubs that are actively recruiting and thus adding Lions, doing their best to retain existing Lions, and thus improving their club’s service activity capacity.

    While somewhat repetitive and not to over simplify, you have to ASK someone to have any chance to recruit and it may be that having a recruiting purpose in mind or one to demonstrate (e.g., take your prospects to a service activity) will increase the success of your recruiting efforts. To enhance retention, our clubs and lions need to insure our Lions, especially new LIONS, feel welcome and are each involved in something that provides them with some satisfaction/reward (reason to remain a Lion). Each Lion through service will impact the life of 70 or more other people and usually those impacted are the people that are most in harms way. I related a story last month demonstrating how many great ideas go by the wayside because we do not have the Lions to undertake the related projects. It is up to Lions to fix that problem through recruiting. Note that recruiting can take forms other than direct invitations, membership, etc. You can partner up with other organizations and our district has many examples of this. So do not let a good idea go away before you have considered the possibility of partnering with another organization to accomplish one or more corresponding service projects. You may find that members of the partnering organization will want to become Lions.

    There is a lot of activity going on related to installing new clubs and adding members to new clubs as well as re-membering (rebuilding) existing clubs. We are beginning to see some evidence that this is building some momentum for increasing membership.

    One last reminder, the area regional Lions Leadership Forum will be in Austin the last Saturday of February. This is a great forum with good seminars, four meals and good fellowship. For the first 100 registrants, your hotel (one night) is picked up, so the seminars and meals end up costing you $50 plus a car trip to Austin. Not bad and again highly recommended. OK two, get those MMRs and SARs filed.

    Let me know how I can help any of you.

    1st VDG Charlie Bethards

  • Pete’s Notes

    Page 3 Volume 13, Issue 4

    Looking at the calendar, by the end of this month, one quarter of this Lions year will be gone. We must remind ourselves of what Lions Clubs in District 2-E2 has done. Lions have contributed by serving over a 100million people worldwide as published by LCI. With the Centennial Challenge, we must ask ourselves has my club engaged in planning and action for our youths in the form of providing scholarships, sponsoring a Leo club, inviting a young person to our club and sponsoring a child to the TEXAS LIONS CAMP. That person will never forget the experience of attending the TEXAS LIONS CAMP.

    How are we engaging ourselves in the vision health projects? Does our plan include contributing 3 hours of work at the district 2-E2 EYEGLASS RECLYCLING CENTER? Does the plan include vision screening for children and adults? There are a new screening optics machines available in the district which will screen for both children and adults for potential vision problems. The vision screening can be accomplished at various events or at the local school systems.

    How are we doing with our plan of relieving hunger? Have we, in our clubs, contribute to the food banks other organization in order to meet this Centennial Challenge?

    How does your club help in protecting our environment? Are we participating in community clean-up and assisting others in home fix-up? Can we help with litter clean-up and planting trees?

    Have we, in the clubs, made the plans to support our governor Tom with his district goals of 2 new clubs and 2 new campus clubs; at least 1 new member in a club signed up as an organ donor; one new member in each club to purchase a TEXAS LIONS CAMP license plate; and one member in each club to sign up as a member of the CENTURY CLUB of the TEXAS LION S CAMP.

    All these projects take people. Recruitment must be the prime objective in every club. If the club drops one member replace the member with two new members. Remind yourself about membership by keeping the wooden coin in your pocket which is part of the RE-MEMBER TEXAS recruitment campaign. Ask your membership chair about the coin. If you invite a guest to your club have an interesting speaker at the meeting. There is nothing more boring for a guest, potential members and club members than to listen to long club business discussions at the general meetings. Let’s have fun and leave the club business at the board of directors meetings. It is imperative that we must recover from the membership drops of the first quarter of this year in order to achieve the objective of our international association and the district 2-E2.

    Leadership in our organization should always be on our mind. Creation of enthusiasm at the club level will lead to better lions who wish to serve humanity. The best way to get into the spirit of serving is by attending your zone meetings and district meetings. I would like to encourage the clubs to send representatives to the District 2-E2 Fall Conference in Mc Kinney on October 21 & 22. Come and participate, get the spirit of Lionism and learn more about your organization and become an informed lion. Please refer to the DISTRICT NEWS LETTER dated August 2016 for dates, times and programs. The newsletter can be found on the website Llions2e2.org.

    “PRIDE OF SERVICE RUNS DEEP IN DISTRICT 2-E2”

    2nd VDG Pete

  • Membership

    Page 4 Volume 13, Issue 4

    Club New Lion Sponsor

    Bridgeport Lions Club Cassidee Heath Kristina Kemp Tonya Perrine Kristina Kemp

    Colleyville Lions Club Betty Mengo Forrest Ward James Tillotson David Moon

    Denton Hi Noon Lions Club Connie D Baker Robert Tickner

    Fort Worth Forest Hill Lions Club Tom Kyser

    Granbury Lions Club Pius Dsouza James Royse

    Greater Bartonville Fm 407 Lions Club Melissa Cordero Chris Cross

    Keller Lions Club Roy A Eon Patrick Stuhr

    Lake Cities Lions Club Tiffanie D. Larue Bush Glenn Laughlin

    McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club Angela Couture

    Princeton Lions Club Heidi M Estep Donald McIntyre Christi Houston Sue Baker Mindy Norman Angie Brumley

    Sherman Noon Lions Club Mignon Plyler Kyle Mence Tamy Smalskas Dr. Jerome Gundersheimer

    Weatherford Noon Lions Club Joe Wayne Kotrlik Paul Paschall Tom Martin Paul Paschall Stefan Simpson John Hinton

    White Settlement Lions Club John M Buchan Sr. Deborah Tyler

    Merlin J. Carstenson Northeast Tarrant Lions Club

    Raymond W. Matthews Sherman Noon Lions Club

    Welcome New Members

    In Memoriam

  • Members of the Aubrey 380 Area Lions Club spent two

    days at the Aubrey Middle school where they vision

    screened 314 fifth and seventh graders with 34

    referrals. The club will vision screen at least 290 Brockett

    Elementary students starting on the 3rd of October and

    the District nurse has asked us if we can also vision

    screen their preschoolers after we complete the

    elementary students.

    Argyle. Monthly meeting to conduct business, welcome

    new members, conduct training and discuss volunteer and

    educational opportunities. Lion Ardis discussed diabetic

    issues and extremities.

    Monthly meeting to conduct business, welcome new

    members, conduct training and discuss volunteer and

    educational opportunities. Amy Powell discussed the

    importance of the Metro Meals on Wheels.

    Annual fundraiser. Sporting Clay Shoot, supported by

    members and solicited sponsors.

    Greater Arlington. Bought life memberships to TX Lions

    Camp for all members that weren’t already members

    ($1500) bought Lion Bill Cummings a Jack Weich award

    for his years of service to the camp.

    Donated $1000 to womans pregnancy center for prenatal

    care & baby supplies.

    Voted to pay the bill for an elderly lady needing glasses.

    Donated $2500 to Arlington HS scholarship program.

    Donated $2000 to Arlington charities that will receive

    matching funds for this donation.

    Crowley. Collected 334 pairs of glasses.

    Annual Casino Party raised a record $20,000 through

    sponsorships, tickets, and auctions.

    Bought glasses for 3 children and 1 adult.

    Denton Hi Noon Lions Club member Troy Dale taught

    Children's Vision Screening Certification at a District 2E2

    training event on September 10. 9 Lions were certified.

    Lion Troy Dale attended training seminars at the 2016

    USA-Canada Forum in Omaha, NE September 15-17,

    2016.

    Lion Troy Dale presented LOEB program to the

    Gainesville, TX Lions Club.

    Haslet. Looking for ways to serve in the community.

    Luncheon was held at NISD administration building.

    Joshua. bikes given to 2 children.

    Keller President and Secretary attended Dist 2E2 training

    meeting.

    Community Run in the Dark for raising funding to assist

    needy kids in the community meals.

    The Little Elm Lions Club held a

    fish fry with the Woofstock Animal

    Rescue Group.

    McKinney. Six Lions traveled to

    area eyeglass recycle center to

    sort, clean, evaluate and screen

    recycled glasses.

    Attended District area Vision Screening Training held in

    conjunction with District Training Day.

    Mid-Cities Family Lions donated 78 pairs of eyeglasses

    to the Eyeglass Recycling Center in Watauga, TX.

    Mid-Cities Family Lion, Catherine,

    visited the NE Tarrant Lions club

    meeting at Spring Creek Barbeque in

    Bedford, TX. Presentations were

    given by Teri Bailey (Dallas Oak Cliff

    Lions), Secretary of the Julien C.

    Hyer Youth Camp & Bob Pederson

    (Mid-Cities Family Lions), Texas

    Lions Foundation Trustee. Teri

    spoke of the meaningful experiences shared by youth in

    the exchange program & the positive global impacts

    made. She also presented Life Membership honors to

    Merlin Carstenson & Kathy Marlowe. Bob shared the

    history of the Texas Lions Foundation, recent disaster

    relief efforts in District 2-E2 & how to apply for project

    grants from the TLF. Congratulations to Lions Merlin &

    Kathy!

    Mid-Cities Family Lion member & Texas Lions Foundation

    Trustee, Bob Pederson, gave a presentation to the NE

    Tarrant Lions Club at Spring Creek

    Barbeque in Bedford, TX. Bob

    shared the history of TLF, disaster

    relief efforts in District 2-E2 & how to

    apply for project grants.

    Mid-Cities Family Lions Club

    donated $350.00 to sponsor a Goal

    Ball Team at the 18th Annual Sports

    Extravaganza. This event provides

    opportunities for youth ages 6-22 with visual, physical and/

    or intellectual challenges to participate in physical &

    sensory experiences in an athletic

    setting.

    Mid-Cities Family Lions Club donated

    $500.00 to the Anchors for Life

    Foundation to provide 100 Lions

    Quest workbooks to 4th grade

    students (there are currently 91

    students in this grade) at Miller

    Elementary, in the Lake Worth

    Page 5 Volume 13, Issue 4

    Club Activities

  • Page 6 District 2-E2

    Independent School District. All students, teachers,

    administrators, librarians and coaches participate in the

    Lions Quest program, utilizing cohesion & unity of

    purpose in achieving Lions Quest goals.

    Northeast Tarrant Lions spent the morning at the

    Eyeglass Recycling Center in Watauga. Our work

    included cleaning and drying 650 pair of glasses and

    reading prescriptions on 350 pair.

    The Northeast Tarrant Lions, had on hand Lion Teri Bell

    of the Oak Cliff Club in Dallas, to present Juilen C. Hyer

    Youth Camp Life Memberships to two Northeast Tarrant

    Lions, Kathy Marlowe and Merlin Carstenson.

    A Northeast Tarrant Lion, an elected director of the Texas

    Lions camp presented programs on the camp to the

    Denton Hi-Noon Lions Club and the Keller Lions Club.

    Northeast Tarrant Lions collected 210 pair of eyeglasses

    for recycling,

    Pantego donated exam and eyeglasses for indigent

    adult.

    Provided $50 gift cards to top 3 students in 3 elementary

    schools for perfect attendance.

    Worked in MOW distribution center for local food

    deliveries.

    Donated $13,500 to local charities that was matched.

    Pottsboro delivered meal to home bound citizens.

    Attended vision screening training presented by DG Tom

    Hayford during the zone meeting in Whiitesboro.

    Marie Koschelew and 2nd VDG Pete Koschelew

    attended a zone in Whitesboro.

    Pottsboro lions sold chances to win $300.00 of lotto

    tickets at the carnival type event.

    The Roanoke Lions Club is dedicated to volunteering at

    the District 2E2 Eyeglass Recycling Center. Each month

    Roanoke Lions prepare thousands of glasses for mission

    trips going all over the world.

    The Roanoke Lions are now responsible for the bi-

    monthly trash pick-up on a half mile stretch of Marshall

    Creek Dr.

    Sherman Evening. Held our monthly board meeting

    with 8 members and 2 guests present.

    Lions Jesse Heiman and Charlie Brown attended the

    "Day of Training" held in Aubrey, Texas.

    Provided 11 exams and glasses for the month of

    September.

    Lion President Jesse Heiman and Lion Secretary Charlie

    Brown attended the Zone 1 Meeting in Whitesboro and

    received training on the "Spot" machine for eyeglass

    training.

    Two members of The

    Colony Lions Club

    attended the District 2-E2

    Day of Training in Aubrey

    September 10.

    Two members attended

    the USA/Canada Lions

    Leadership Forum in

    Omaha, NE, September

    15-17.

    Two members volunteered

    at a local food bank,

    stocking shelves, packing

    food boxes and distributing

    food. One shopped for the

    food bank and picked up donated food from local

    restaurants.

    TCLC paid 100% donations to all entities.

    Club Activities

    PLEASE NOTE

    The deadline for reporting Membership and Club Activities via MyLCI is the 27th of the month.

    The deadline for submitting ads for club fundraisers via email is the 27th of the month

    two months prior to your event. Please email to: [email protected]

  • Page 7 Volume 13, Issue 4

    Alvarado

    Argyle

    Aubrey

    Azle

    Benbrook

    Cleburne

    Colleyville

    Colleyville Heritage

    Crowley

    Decatur

    Denton

    Denton Hi-Noon

    Denton Triangle

    FW Founder

    FW Southeast

    Glen Rose

    Godley

    Grapevine

    Haslet

    Highland Village

    Lake Cities

    Lewisville

    Little Elm

    McKinney

    McKinney Morning

    Pride

    Pottsboro

    Prosper

    River Oaks

    Sanger

    The Colony

    Weatherford Evening

    Weatherford Noon

    Pantego (600%)

    Arlington Greater (500%)

  • Page 8 District 2-E2

    Does your school nurse know about NASN?

    …..and the free vision exam/glasses voucher available

    There is an organization, National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that can benefit school nurses along with your local LIONS eyeglass program. Membership to this association allow access to the Vision Service provider (VSP) Sight for Students voucher program.

    On the home page of the association (www.nasn.org), the VSP Sight for Students program is located on the right side bar. Clicking on the VSP icon will which will take you to the following web site: https://www.nasn.org/MemberCenter/VSPSightforStudents

    A member of the NASN can request up to 25 vouchers which provides BOTH an exam and a pair of glasses from a local VSP provider at no charge to either the nurse or the child assisted. Please note, the child must have a valid Social Security Number to use the program. Participation in the program may result in a reduction is the cost associated with you club eyeglass sponsorship program.

    Current NASN annual membership cost in Texas is $159.50. Nurses can pay for their own membership. In some case the principal or the school’s PTA pays for the membership and in other cases a local LIONS club pay for the membership. Considering the price for an eye exam plus glasses can easily run over $100 for one student, the membership is a small price to pay for access to the VSP vision program

  • Page 9 Volume 13, Issue 4

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    Brats, Sausage and Hot Dogs

    Brats, Sausage and Hot Dogs

  • Page 15

    2E2 Eye Glass Recycle Center

    Reading a recent issue of National Geographic magazine, I cam upon an article on the condition

    of Blindness. The author wrote about some of the advances in vision care that are improving the

    possibilities of preventing blindness in the future. There was a particular part of the article that

    caught my attention. The sub heading was, “ Blindness; A global view “. In this part of the article

    the author explained that eye disease is predominately a problem of the poor, with a wide gap

    between developed and developing countries when it comes to care. As an example Niger in

    Africa has approximately eight ophthalmologists per million citizens to serve them while Greece

    has approximately one hundred and eighty ophthalmologists per million people.

    The additional statistics the author presented were ; 1) Worldwide there are some two hundred

    and eighty five million people suffering from some vision loss that interferes with daily activities. 2)

    Thirty nine million of them are totally blind. 3) Some eighty percent of the cases are preventable or

    treatable. 4) Ninety percent of them live in developing countries, like Africa,India and South

    America.

    The article made me realize just how important our work at the 2E2 Eye Glass Recycle Center is.

    We can make a tremendous positive difference in these developing countries by providing

    recycled glasses that can help people see better, protect their eyes from dangerous ultra violet

    rays with sun glasses and yes with safety glasses that can prevent injuries to the eyes. I am

    asking each of the Lions in the 2E2 District to take part in supporting the ERC to improve the

    amount of glasses that we can deliver to these impoverished countries. We have set a goal of

    40,000 pair of glasses to go out to missions in the present Lion year, plus the District Governor

    would like to see a sixty percent club participation in the district. With your help we can do this and

    much more.

    Specifically here are some of the things that you can do, volunteer a work day at the ERC, set up

    collection boxes in your community and collect more donated glasses for the ERC, reach out to

    the leaders of your place of worship and identify vision related missions that will take some our

    recycled glasses to countries that need them.

    You can make a tremendous positive difference in someone's life, so please make that

    commitment today to join our efforts. Someone once said, “ There is no exercise better for the

    heart than reaching down and lifting people up “

    In service

    Roman Figueroa

    President 2E2 Eye Glass Recycle Center.

    [email protected]

    9-12-2016

  • Page 16 Volume 13, Issue 4

  • If you have a preferred date for the Governor’s visit contact him immediately otherwise the District Governor will be contacting you soon.

    Page 17 District 2-E2

    District Goals

    Membership: 2 new standard clubs and 2 new campus clubs

    Every club: at least 1 new member signed up as an organ donor

    Every Club: at least 1 new member changes to Texas LIONS Camp license plates

    Every Club: report activities in at least two Centennial Service categories via My LCI

    Every Zone: at least 1 new attendee to the Texas LIONS Leadership Forum in February

    At Least 42 clubs conduct a work shift (3 hours) at 2-E2 Eyeglass recycling center

    New: Every club: at least one new member signed up as a Bronze level ($10/month) Century

    Club member of the Texas LIONS camp

    HAVE FUN and remember every new member has the possibility to serve 50 other people,

    So JUST ASK, they could say YES!

    Pride of Service runs deep in District 2-E2!

    Completed July 12th – Fort Worth Founders 22nd – Colleyville 28th – Grapevine August 9th – Little Elm 16th – Argyle 19th – Prosper 25th – Denton Hi-Noon 28th - Springtown 30th – River Oaks September 2nd – Lake Cities 6th – Granbury 7th – Forrest Hill 8th – White Settlement 12th – Boyd & Zone 4 mtg 13

    th – Pantego

    19th – Weatherford Evening 21st -Sanger 22nd – Joshua & Zone 1 mtg 26th – Benbrook 27th – FM 407 28th – Cleburne

    Planned

    October 4

    th - Grandview/Alvarado

    6th – Everman

    10th – FW Southwest

    11th – NE Richland & Azle

    12th McKinney

    14th - FW Riverside

    15th – Highland Village

    17th Colleyville Heritage

    18th - McKinney Morning Pride

    24th – Roanoke

    25th – Haltom City

    26th FW Handley Meadow Brook

    November 1

    st – NE Tarrant

    10th – The Colony

    14th Sherman Evening

    15th – Denton Triangle

    January 4

    th – Glen Rose

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