Charlie’s Chat 2
Pete’s Notes 3
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
District Goals 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
While visiting clubs the question has been asked “How do we
younger members”? Maybe the solution is to group the younger
a branch of the club, allowing them to meet separately in their
As long as they participate in the club’s service activities
then they are
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
more details check the announcement at the bottom of the
(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
Extravaganza will be held at Nimitz High School in Irving. The
information packet is found at the bottom of the home page on
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
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
HOW they want to become involved in serving their
District Governor Tom
October 2016 Volume 13, Issue 4
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
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
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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
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
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
“PRIDE OF SERVICE RUNS DEEP IN DISTRICT 2-E2”
2nd VDG Pete
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Club New Lion Sponsor
Bridgeport Lions Club Cassidee Heath Kristina Kemp Tonya Perrine
Colleyville Lions Club Betty Mengo Forrest Ward James Tillotson
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
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
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
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,
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
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
McKinney. Six Lions traveled to
area eyeglass recycle center to
sort, clean, evaluate and screen
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
grants from the TLF. Congratulations to Lions Merlin &
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
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
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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
Pantego donated exam and eyeglasses for indigent
Provided $50 gift cards to top 3 students in 3 elementary
schools for perfect attendance.
Worked in MOW distribution center for local food
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
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
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
Two members of The
Colony Lions Club
attended the District 2-E2
Day of Training in Aubrey
Two members attended
the USA/Canada Lions
Leadership Forum in
Omaha, NE, September
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
TCLC paid 100% donations to all entities.
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:
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Arlington Greater (500%)
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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
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
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
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Brats, Sausage and Hot Dogs
Brats, Sausage and Hot Dogs
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
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
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
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 “
President 2E2 Eye Glass Recycle Center.
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If you have a preferred date for the Governor’s visit contact
him immediately otherwise the District Governor will be contacting
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Membership: 2 new standard clubs and 2 new campus clubs
Every club: at least 1 new member signed up as an organ
Every Club: at least 1 new member changes to Texas LIONS Camp
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
th - Grandview/Alvarado
6th – Everman
10th – FW Southwest
11th – NE Richland & Azle
14th - FW Riverside
15th – Highland Village
17th Colleyville Heritage
18th - McKinney Morning Pride
24th – Roanoke
25th – Haltom City
26th FW Handley Meadow Brook
st – NE Tarrant
10th – The Colony
14th Sherman Evening
15th – Denton Triangle
th – Glen Rose