Well! Here we are approaching the month of March already and winter is just about behind us. We should be seeing some of our snowbirds returning north soon. It will be a pleasure to see them in attendance at our meetings. I strongly suspect we’ll know precisely who they are as it is highly unlikely they will have any stories to tell about shoveling snow. Then again, those of us who remained in Kingsville most of this winter don’t have many stories to tell either. It will also be a pleasure to see the growth in our club membership as we get into the months of activity.
The Kingsville Lions Club will enjoy a visit from our District Governor on Tuesday March 5th. I know that he will be honoured to assist us in an induction of yet 2 more new members, and I am most certain that he will be impressed by out turnout. Besides, who can resist Corned Beef and Cabbage! He will also be very impressed by the effort and commitment made by our ever increasing membership as we prepare to celebrate 80 years as a Lions Club dedicated to community service.
I also reflect a bit on the fact that the Lions Year is already 2/3 through. Come the end of June, only 4 months away and my tenure as club President will end. Thanks to the effort and commitment of our membership, we have accomplished a great deal in these past 8 months and we have a great deal more planned. By the end of our Lion’s year, our club achievements will be significant and many.
I urge the members of our club to also take some time in reflection. We have started into transition that I believe needs to be continued and promoted. The addition of new members has injected a new energy with new ideas and new opportunities. All of this can only complement the commitment, dedication and hard work evident in the past 80 years giving this club the prospect of celebrating a centennial year. That in itself is a tremendous goal and will be a tremendous success.
In closing then, the winds of March will blow and the Lions Club of Kingsville will continue to roar. The last 3 months of our Lions year will trumpet the strength of this club, the town of Kingsville will be keenly aware of our clubs existence and what we have been able to accomplish over 80 years of service. The new Lions year will begin fresh and ready to tackle even more than we have recently been able to do.
Keep Roaring Fellow Lions !!
Lion President Dan