District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor Joe

Greetings Fellow Lions,

The 2018 – 2019 Lions year is off to an exciting start. Lion Michelle and I along with the DG Team have been attending Governor Visits and traveling all around the state to do FUN things with the LIONS.

The District Convention Team is working hard to get the convention set up and we hope to have most of it finalized by Oct cabinet meeting as the Convention has moved to February 16th & 17th, 2019.

I am also working on a LEADER DOG trip in 2019, if you would like to go, please contact myself or Lion Michelle as the details come out soon.

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Oct cabinet meeting at the TIMBERS in Eureka.

Yours in Lionism,

DG Lion Joe Foster
District Governor 26-M2


Message from 1st Vice District Governor George

Hello Lions of 26-M2,

This Lions year is starting out Great!! DG Joe has things going full steam ahead and VDG Sandee and myself are all onboard and hanging on; it's going to be a fun ride and I know we are looking to him for more of his leadership and wisdom.

Lion Jennifer and myself just got back from the VDG weekend at Leader Dog, what a fantastic day. Lion Jennifer was asked to go up the following weekend to help out with the second group and to also give Lion Phyllis from 26-M6, a hand getting Future Leader Dog "Joplyn" home to Missouri to start her learning process. She is a gorgeous 8 pound black lab that has a lot of spunk.

I even got in to the training when they stopped by on their way to Springfield and I was trying to get this dog, the size of my foot, to climb the concrete steps in the front of our house. I wonder if Joplyn will ever know how as a Leader Dog, she will change someone's life?

Speaking of changing lives, keep us informed when you are in need of help in fundraising activities. We want to help with your dreams and desires to change lives.

See you soon, keep up the Great work and Thank You for being a Lion!

Aspire to Inspire,

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


Message from 2nd Vice District Governor Sandee

Fellow Lions,

As I was deciding what to write for this edition of the Lions That Roar, I was enjoying one of my favorite ways to relax -- crossword puzzles. But I was really stumped by one clue that I
thought should be easy: 43-down, five letters, “Men’s service club.” Imagine how surprised, and disappointed, I was to learn that the answer was “LIONS”!

Women have been admitted to Lions Clubs International since 1987 (31 years) and currently comprise 29% of our District membership. District 26-M2 has a history of recognizing the
value of women as members and in leadership positions. But we can do better. In the coming months, look for more information from our first female International President Gudrun Yngvadottir from Iceland about her new initiative—New Voices, Beyond the Horizon-- for bringing gender parity to Lions.

Your District Governor team is working hard to be an effective team and I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you better!

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
October 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.