District Governor Simon Yau’s Message


Good Day Fellow Lions!

With gorgeous sunshine and beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom, I guess it is finally safe to say that Spring has sprung!

I would like to thank everyone for attending the Spring Conference on April 21-22, 2017 at Empire Landmark Hotel in downtown.
We had International Director Mr. Lewis Quinn and his partner in service Gayle Quinn visit and attend our conference from Juneau Alaska and I believe they had a lot of fun!

We started off with a fun night filled with movie trivia questions and fun charade games! Many Lions dressed up as their favorite movie characters and I channeled my inner James Bond! On the second day of the conference, voting took place and I would like to congratulate District Governor Elect Grace Hwo, 1st VDG Kenneth Liu and 2nd VDG Bob Nordlund! Please continue to support them next year as you have supported me!

At the luncheon, we were happy to have Marilyn from the Lions Foundation of Canada tell us stories about Dog Guides and the Canadians that they have helped. In the afternoon, various clubs participated in our contest and awards segment and it is always fun to see the many talents and creativity of Lions members! At the banquet at night, Lewis shared with us his stories of being a Lion and helped present awards to worthy Lions in our District. I would like to congratulate all awards recipients and I am very proud of your achievement as an integral part of our District!

Just a kind reminder that all Clubs Secretaries should file their new officers information on my LCI and also submit the PU101 – new board officers form to Multiple District, myself, your current and incoming zone chairs and the District Governor Elect. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to file reports on time.

I would also like to congratulate the Vancouver Diamond Lions Club on their 10th Year Anniversary and for holding a very successful charity concert at River Rock Casino Show Theatre and raising $288,000 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in support of Richmond Hospital Foundation; and I would like to wish a Happy 60th Anniversary to the Squamish Lions Club.

I still have 2 months left in my term as your District Governor and I must say I am already starting to miss that! Many of the Clubs have already set their Installation night dates and the Vancouver Burrard Lions Club will be celebrating its 90th Year Anniversary this summer so please mark your calendars and support your fellow Lions!

However, there are a lot of time left this year to do more service projects for those in need in our community. I know that Zone A7 is holding an environmental cleanup at Terra Nova Park in June! That is a great idea to complete the environmental portion of the centennial challenge! Since the sun is shining, maybe all zones can participate!

Thank you very much for your on-going support and enjoy the nice weather!

Yours in Lionism,


Simon Yau 
District Governor 19A