District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor George

We now embark on a new Lionistic year, Lion Jennifer and myself are back from the International Convention, have started the Governor visits and have had our first GAT and Cabinet meetings.

The attendance and the enthusiasm has excited me beyond years. I've been in Lions almost 29 years now and I LOVE what I'm seeing now, Clubs working together, smiles on everyone's face and Lions wanting to make a difference.

My promise to each and every one of you is that I will listen to all your wants, wishes and dreams. I will work with you and your club to make them come true.

All I ask in return is to remain Positive, Smile and Have Fun being a Lion. Together we can make anything happen.

Short and Sweet ... I have a Great Team with me, we are here for you. Call or email me.

Thanks for your continued support,

DG Lion George Winkeler Jr.
District Governor 26-M2


Message from 1st Vice District Governor Sandee

Fellow Lions,

I have spent the last few days trying to think of what I wanted to write for the August ROAR newsletter. I’ve rejected “As we begin a new Lions’ year…” and “This is a new opportunity…”.
District Governor George believes that we should spend more time having fun and our goals for membership and fundraising and service will naturally be met. I agree. Why not start simply?
Throw something different (a short icebreaker game, a special snack or treat, a joke) in your meeting plan. The cabinet is presenting “Do you know..” facts at the DG visits and it’s fun to
hear what everyone comes up with.

DG George has put together a fantastic team of zone chairs and committee chairs for us this year! The new energy is unmistakable in the meetings. I can’t wait to see what together we accomplish this year. Are you on board?

1st VDG Lion Sandee Marshall
1st Vice District Governor 26-M2



Message from 2nd Vice District Governor Devin

Greetings 26-M2 Lions,

It's a real honor to greet you as your new 2nd Vice District Governor. I'm excited to be part of this year's Governor team, and I believe great things are ahead for our district.

If we haven't met before, my family and I live in Union where we're members of the Union Lions Club. I joined the club in 2000 and served in various positions including President and Secretary. I truly became passionate about Lions after my first mission trip in 2009. It was rewarding and humbling to see how our recycled eye glasses could help others outside of our country.

With this new passion for Lions, I eagerly became involved on the district level. Over the years, I've served in various positions such as Zone Chairperson, Cabinet Treasurer, and Global Leadership Coordinator. I've continued to go on mission trips and one of my proudest moments was seeing the creation of the Missouri Lions Eye Mission Foundation.

I truly look forward to visiting the Lions and clubs of our district. I can share more about my Lions passions and learn about yours. Hopefully, I can even convince you to go on a future mission trip. ☺

Yours in Lionism,
2nd VDG Lion Devin Struttmann
2nd Vice District Governor 26-M2




Deadline for the next issue of The Lions That Roar is
October 14th.

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 2019-2020 Editor Lion Dave Kinkade at editor@lions26m2.org.