Lions Of South Dakota
District 5 SE
5SE DG Lion John Emmett
38280 129th St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Cell: 605-228-4075 firstname.lastname@example.org
are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5
We currently have 43 Lions, 3 Liones Clubs, as well as 1200 members in
It is that time of year that we are getting ready for our annual Fall Forum. The committee has been working very hard to make sure that this year’s forum will be one to remember. There are several changes made that will make is easier for you and your club members to attend. One of the biggest changes in that the Forum will not be starting until 10am on Saturday, Sept 28. This will allow each of you to come in on Saturday morning regardless of where in you live in the district.
This is going to be a very important Forum for all of us in District 5SE. We will be voting on whether or not to move the State Convention to the fall of the year and the Fall Forum to the spring. The Cabinet of District 5SE voted to support this change at the meeting in August. There has been much information giving over the past year as to the reasons for this change. I hope that you can attend this year’s Fall Forum. And please note that voting delegates must be registered in order to vote. A form has been mailed to your club secretaries for this purpose.
Your District Governor Team as been busy making club visiting, installing newly elected officers and induction new members. I have been developing a schedule for future visits for the team. If your club has not contacted me to schedule a visit, please do so soon. If we haven’t gotten a schedule for you club on the books by the end of October I will be contacting you to let you know when we will be visiting. I would much rather come visit your club when it is convenient for you so let me know what works for your club.
Membership continues to be a push for all of us. Right now we are showing a slight increase for this year but we have a long way to go. I have established a goal for this year of increasing our district membership by 70 members. I know that this is an aggressive goal, but if each club could increase membership by 10% we would see an increase of 120. That is doable. Let’s all do what we can to see that this goal is attained. More members means more service and that is our overall mission. If you would like membership ideas please let me know. Lions Clubs International has a lot of very good materials on membership development.
Thank you again for giving me the honor of serving the Lions of District 5SE. I hope to see you all at the Fall Forum in Sioux Falls September 28th.