District 26-M2 Newsletters

Message from the District Governor Devin

Greetings Lions,
As we come to the end of the 2021/2022 Lions year, it's a little bittersweet to write this final message. When you become a Vice District Governor, you're warned that the years ahead, especially your District Governor year, will go quickly. You realize this is probably true. However, it's a whole other thing to experience this in real time.


I'm really proud of all we have accomplished in the state this year. Our group of District Governors worked well together and shared a bond that will live beyond this year. We tackled a few things that were complex and challenging. Passions sometimes ran high. However, our goal was always to put the interests of the Missouri Lions first and foremost.


I'm also proud of everything that we accomplished in District 26-M2. We tried some new things, had a lot of fun along the way, and we're positioned well for the future. Our clubs have been active with membership recruitment, service projects, and fundraisers. After a period of inactivity during the pandemic, it has been exciting to see so much new (and returning) activity.
I also thank everyone who served in a cabinet or committee position. You’re all busy and have a shortage of spare time. However, you were willing to give your time generously and I appreciate all of your efforts. Most of all, I commend you
for wishing to make a difference.


To the next Governor group and cabinet, I wish you the very best. You're a great group of Lions leaders. I know you will serve our district well. Plus, we have a new District Governor ready to step up. My close friend, Lion Leon Hove, will work
hard and serve you well -- and he’ll have lots of fun along the way. It will be a great 2022/2023 Lions year!


In closing, it has been an honor and privilege to serve as District Governor. I'm grateful for the friendships that have developed or strengthened. However, this is not an end. I now look forward to serving in other areas during the days, months,
and years ahead. I hope to serve right alongside each of you.\
Take a Step,

Lion Devin Struttmann,
District Governor



 

 

 

Message from 1st Vice District Governor Leon

Fellow Lions,

The past three months have flown by with attendance at other district conventions and the state convention. I’ve met a lot of Lions from all over the state and have gotten some new ideas and learned some new wrinkles on a few old ones.


Lion Governor Devin has been doing his best to guide me on the things I need to be doing to prepare to follow his big foot steps. He will be a tough act to follow and I know I will need his counsel and wisdom as I go through this next year. It’s
too bad he caught Covid and couldn’t attend his last cabinet meeting in person but he helped us get through it via the magicof zoom.


Yes, our membership is down and we need 40 members to be back where we started the Lions year but there are positive things happening. St. Louis Downtown held their first ever evening meeting this month and has at least one new member
ready to join and is looking at more. Washington inducted five new members at their May 31 meeting. Hopefully these are indications that people are starting to move about again and we will be able to do more service and find the passion of
our members and the public.


Cabinet meetings will be at Timbers in Eureka again. This is about as central location as we can get and with the consistency hopefully we will increase attendance. We hope to make the sessions informative and have at least one
outside speaker at each meeting like we did at the June meeting. We want to make them a learning experience and a fun time. Presidents, secretaries, treasurers bring your members and let them see what other clubs are doing.


Maybe they will find their passion in a service project they hear about at a cabinet meeting or maybe it will be a fund raiser they want to try. Mark your calendars now for Monday, August 1, 6:30 Timbers in Eureka. Dinner and beverages will be
available.


GAT meetings will be held at Lions Halls around the District. The first one will be at Meramec Heights Lions Hall Monday, July 11 at 6:30. No meal but some beverages will be provided. Our new GAT team: PCC Al Blumenberg GLT, Vickey Engel GMT and Pam Manuel GST will have some great ideas for you on leadership, membership and service. Do you need help for a project? Do you have an idea but not quite sure how to proceed? Looking for ways to attract new members? Need to find a way to develop others to take over a club position? This
meeting is for you. Come ask your questions and share ideas.


Join us and other district Lions for an evening of FUN, sharing and learning as we all strive to serve others.

Lion Leon Hove,
District Governor-Elect

 

 

 


Message from 2nd Vice District Governor Paul

Fellow Lions,


The past three months have flown by with attendance at other district conventions and the state convention. I’ve met a lot of Lions from all over the state and have gotten some new ideas and learned some new wrinkles on a few old ones.


Lion Governor Devin has been doing his best to guide me on the things I need to be doing to prepare to follow his big foot steps. He will be a tough act to follow and I know I will need his counsel and wisdom as I go through this next year. It’s
too bad he caught Covid and couldn’t attend his last cabinet meeting in person but he helped us get through it via the magic

Lion Paul Carr
1st Vice District Governor-Elect

 

 

 

Deadline for the next issue of The Lions That Roar is August 12th, 2022.

Now is the time to for you to get an article in spotlighting your club or a special event. Do you have a “Did You Know” article? 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 Editor Lion Dave Kinkade at editor@lions26m2.org.

 

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the District 26-M2 “The Lions That Roar” newsletter is published bimonthly.

Following is the “ROAR” schedule for the
Lion year of 2022 – 2023.

Unless otherwise noted above, please send articles for
publication by the 12th of the month of publication.

August 2022
October 2022
December 2022
February 2023
April 2023
June 2023