Happy Chinese New Year Lions!
Gung Hay Fat Choy everyone, wishing you all a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster! It seemed like yesterday when I was visiting Christmas Tree Lots and now it is already the end of January, but what a wonderful start it has been for 2017!
On January 14th, our district had a successful and fun district project benefiting the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Program. Collectively we raised $60,000 for the cause! It was great to see so many clubs come from near and far to work together; time after time, you all make me very proud to be your District Governor.
As you all know, this is the 100th Year for Lions. On January 29th, 18 Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs gathered in Chinatown to participate in the Annual Spring Festival Parade! We also had a beautifully decorated bus with balloons and banner! Even if it was rainy that day, it did not dampen any of their spirits.
There are many more fundraising dinners and celebrations coming up before the end of the year, but I would like to draw your attention to this year’s spring conference. This year it will be the last year for the conference to take place at Empire Hotel in downtown. Please register early for the early bird special! Details have already been sent out to your clubs so I look forward to seeing you in your best movie character or star costume on our Fun night and again on the conference day!
And as always, I enjoy reading all club’s activity reports and I thank you, Presidents and Secretaries, for your efforts and for always remembering to file your reports on time on mylci!
Yours in Lionism,