NOTES FROM VDG BILL BROWN
The past month has been busy. The highlight was a Membership visitation arranged by PCC Mike Baillar-geon to the Portsmouth area Lions working with members of the Portsmouth club to recruit new mem-bers. We were five teams’ strong canvassing Portsmouth businesses. The Membership Information Nightis January 27th at the Portsmouth Comfort Inn. The MERL team’s next project is to canvas Dover to establish a Lions clubthere.On January 5, I and VDG candidate Lion Deedee Latulippe attended Exeter’s Candidates Night. The evening was one toremember held at Julia’s restaurant. The hospitality and fellowship was wonderful and the food superb. At this writing Haiti has been hit with an earthquake. LCIF sent an initial $50,000 and I know many clubs are contributing as well. It’s great to know we can respond so quickly. There is still a lot that has to be done to get that country back on its feet.I am sure Lions International and our District will be getting more information on relief efforts.Our next District fund raiser is the Lions Sight & Hearing Eyeball Dance on February 13. It will be held at the GrapponeCenter in Concord, NH. This is a fun night out and a chance to help raise funds for the Sight & Hearing Foundation.Remember your MERL team is available to speak at your clubs and Zone meetings with presentations on membership.
NOTES FROM CST MARILYN VACCARO
Dues bills for 2nd half of the year have been sent.March Cabinet meeting will be March 7th at the Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro, NH. See flyer in the newsletterClub Secretary’s please remember to send in your monthly membership reports. Remember to report even if thereis no activity.Happy Valentines Day!!
That’s all folks!
NOTES FROM MCC FORREST POWERS
February is a very exciting month. As we remember our special valentines, think about a dress up night, good music, good food andentertainment and that special heart of scratch tickets you could win at this year’s Eye Ball. This year it’s being held at the GraponeCenter in Concord on February 13, 2010. I’m hoping that the more central location will encourage a greater participation from allaround the state. Invite some friends to reserve a table. Later in the month, February 26th through 28th is the LCIF Melvin Jones Weekend in Milford, Massachusetts at the Double Tree Hotel. Honor a club “Everyday Hero” member with a Melvin Jones Fellow-ship presented by Immediate Past International President Al Brandel on Saturday, beginning at 2:30.Five more months left, to increase your club’s net membership for this year. Let’s put on our running shoes to help the District Gover-nors reach their goals. Increased membership helps your nominations committee fill the slate of officers for the next year. Increasedmembership means more hands to do the work in the community. Increased membership means new ideas for fundraising and service. The success of each club starts with you, the Lion member. “Move to grow” in numbers, in visibility, and in service.“Moving to grow” with you,