District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor Joe

Greetings Fellow Lions,

As the 2018-2019 Lions year is almost half over Lion Michelle and myself are looking back on all the good things that the Lions of District 26 M 2 have done. The Lions of this District strive for service and to be the Governor and look at all the great things the clubs are doing to make the world a better place, is overwhelming.

This year the District convention is going to be Feb 16 – 17, 2019 and will be at the Doubletree Westport. I have a full team working very hard to make this year a very good convention and give the Lions the time to shine as always. Please reach out for details as things are reorganized this year.

As we move into the second half of the year let us keep in mind our Membership numbers so we will end the year on a POSITIVE NUMBER!!! This is my one and only goal that I am hoping to achieve. We have not been POSITIVE MEMBERSHIP in many years and I am certain we as a TEAM can do it. If there is anything the TEAM can do to help you with Membership PLEASE let us know.

Yours in Lionism,

DG Lion Joe Foster
District Governor 26-M2


Message from 1st Vice District Governor George

Hello Lions of 26-M2,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and your Families,

As Lions we make a difference in the World, rather it be saving a young girls' eyesight at our Science Center eye screening this year or supporting Humanitarian works around the World; we
are making things happen.

Making things Happen is why I need each and every one of you at our convention this year, February 16 and 17. It will show the International Director, the State and our Communities that we Stand together and Stand as one. Come and join Lion Jennifer and myself at our 2019 Convention; give a Thanks to DG Joe and please support Lion Sandee, Lion Devin and myself for your future District Governor group. We want to work together to help you, your club and your community.

I also need new ideas for our future, in 2019-2020 I hope that you will have me as your District Governor. In doing so, I want to help improve our future. If you have ideas, wants and desires to serve or would just like to get involved for your own clubs sake; contact me. I will find a position that will meet your desire and time restraints.

Last but not least there are many things coming down the pipeline, Campaign 100, New Voices, Childhood Cancer & Diabetes programs, Club and Membership development, Grants for your clubs and this just scratches the surface of things.

Come Join me and make a Difference.

Thank You for All you do,

1st VDG Lion George Winkeler Jr.
1st Vice District Governor 26-M2


Message from 2nd Vice District Governor Sandee

Fellow Lions,

Holiday wishes to all of our District Lions family from Lion Ed and I!

Amid the get-togethers and planning, food preparation, cards, gift buying and wrapping, I wish you a “stress less” Christmas and New Year season. We all spend a lot of our time giving to
others in our communities. Please give yourself the gift of a little “me time” to relax and refresh and just chill this month.
After the holidays, we will be halfway through this Lionistic year. Can you believe it? But this will be the perfect time to follow the example of our International President and rethink what being a Lion means in our second century of service. IP Gudrun says, “Being a Lion isn’t about doing the same thing year after year in the name of tradition. Being a Lion means looking for how you can best be of service. Sometimes, that requires creative problem solving.” And District 26-M2 has a Governor team and problem solvers who are willing to collaborate with your club.

See you at the District convention! (Don’t miss out on the fun!)

Merry Christmas to all,

Yours in Lionism,

2nd VDG Lion Sandee Marshall
2nd Vice District Governor 26-M2




Deadline for the next issue of The Lions That Roar is
February 12th.

Now is the time to for you to get an article in spotlighting your club or a special event. Pictures will be used whenever possible. Do you want to share why you became a Lion? Maybe you can inspire others.

Please send to the 2018-2019 Editor Lion Dave Kinkade at editor@lions26m2.org.