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Lions Of South Dakota
  District  5 SE
John Emmett
5SE DG Lion John Emmett 
38280 129th St
     Aberdeen, SD  57401
    Home: 605-225-5553
    Cell: 605-228-4075       lionjohnemmett@gmail.com
 
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WELCOME To Lions District 5SE

We are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 43 Lions, 3 Liones Clubs, as well as 1200 members in the District. 
   Our District Governor for the Lions Year 2018-2019 is Lion John Emmett

   Hello from your District Governor Team.  We are very excited to server you and your Lions Club.

As I write this month’s article, I am very thankful.  I am thankful for the health of my family and friends.  I am thankful for Lions and all that each member does for their community.  And I am thankful for being part of the world’s largest service organization.

I am still concerned about the slippage in membership of our District.  It seems that every time we add a few new members we lose an equal or greater number at the same time. At the time of this writing there are 1,200 members in District 5SE.  At this time last year our membership stood at 1,263.  So far this year we have added 25 members in our District and lost 29.  This a troubling trend that we need to concentrate on reversing.  The best way to reverse this trend is for each and every one of us to invite a prospective member and let them know about the wonderful service that Lions perform.  Let our actions lead the way to more members.

Several clubs have had very successful membership drives this year and for that I am grateful.  We have some clubs that have hit the 10% increase threshold.  Congratulations!  All of us need to make a concerted effort to increase our District’s membership.

I would like to encourage the Lions in District 5SE to register for our upcoming State Convention in Watertown, January 17 and 18, 2020.   The convention committee has been working very hard putting together an outstanding program.  There will be a few brand-new twists and turns and positive format changes that everyone will enjoy.  Please mail your registration forms in as soon as possible.

Lastly, I am is still looking for available dates to visit your Lions Clubs.  This is one of the most enjoyable activities that I get to participate in as your District Governor.  Each time I visit a club I come away with a greater sense of all the service that we are performing in District 5SE.  I get new ideas for service and learn new ways of doing things.  Each club is performing vital services to their communities.  Remember, without our Lions Club this service might not be done and all of our communities would most definitely be worse off.  And please remember to report all of your service on the Lion’s International website.

Thanks for all you do.  IT IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A LION