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  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 sit down to write this month’s column I realize that District 5SE is changing.  I, for one, an excited about the changes that are occurring in our District.

The 2019 Fall Forum in in the books.  And it will be our last Fall Forum.  I am sure that most of the Lions in our District know that we had a very important vote at this year’s Forum to change the dates of State Convention and our Fall Forum.  The majority of the delegates at the Forum voted to make this change.

  This vote was also taken at the District 5SW Fall Rally this past weekend in Mobridge. The delegates at that gathering also voted to approve this change.

What does this mean for the future gatherings of our District and our State?  Our next State Convention will still be held on January 17 and 18, 2020 in Watertown.  The next State Convention will be held in Rapid City on October 2 and 3, 2020.  The next “Spring Forum” will be held on the spring of 2021.  We will have a lot of work to do to get everting in our constitution and our agreement with District 5SW in order, but I am very confident that all will work out well.
 

And speaking of the 2019 Fall Forum, we all own Lion Shannon Grimmond and the Sioux Falls Siouxland Lions Club a debt of gratitude for all their hard work in preparing for our gathering and for providing all the attendees with a great experience.  It was a wonderful and well attended conference.  Hats off to the committee.

Membership remains one of our biggest concerns at the year progresses.  We are under 1,200 members at the time of this writing.  I hope that each and every club in District 5SE is having some kind of membership campaign this fall.  For us to be considered a “Constitutional” District we need to have over 1,250 member in our District.  This is a very attainable goal and I challenge each club to increase their membership by 10%.  If we all work to increase membership, we can make a huge difference in the number of people that we can serve in our communities.

I have recently returned from the District 5SW Fall Rally and will be attending the ND State Convention in a couple of weeks.  I am so very proud of the service that our District provides and the work that all the Lions of our Distract do.  I feel that we are one of the best Districts in the world!

Remember that I am still requesting that clubs contact me to schedule your District Governor Team visit.  Let me know what works for you and for your club. 

Thanks for all of your hard work.