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District Governors Message
October 2014
Please read my blog HERE for the complete message
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October is a busy month! Membership Growth Month, Fall Conference, Vision Month as part of our Centennial Challenge and World Sight Day. making plans for growing your membership in October. (more)

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The following Lions from District 24A attended the Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI) in Roanoke last month.
Dale Boynton (Springfield Franconia)
Rose Burrus (Stafford)
Pete Conklin (Fairfax Host)
Richard LaValle (Mason Neck)
Gary Welschenbach (Clifton)
When you see them, congratulate them and thank them! They learned to become better leaders. They have stepped up to be the future leaders of our district. I look forward to working with them in the future.
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The Lion Magazine is available to read on line. Click Lion Magazine to view
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Reading Action Program (RAP) - Fun Way to Get Free Books for Children


Kellogg Brand Cereals are promoting a FREE Book campaign with Scholastic Books. Collect the Book Code from the specially marked boxes and then log in to the website to redeem your code for a FREE BOOK. Great Project for Schools, Lions Clubs and Leo Clubs. WE Serve!

Website: http://www.FreeBookOffer.com
More Information: Contact: Sally Kenavan E-mail sally.tom@comcast.net
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Celebrate World Sight Day in October

This month, Lions around the world will celebrate Lions World Sight Day. This international event is held each year to recognize the importance of curing preventable blindness. From vision screenings to eye health education and any other vision related activity, Lions are encouraged to particle. The focus of this year's World Sight Day, held October 9, is no more avoidable blindness". October's Global Service Action Campaign is "Sharing the Vision," so you carry the spirit of World Sight Day throughout the whole month.

The official Lions Club International World Sight Day celebration will be held in Iceland on October 14, 2014. As part of the event. LCIF awarded a US $70,000 SightFirst grant to support the eye health activities in Reykjavik. Funds will be used to purchase needed eye care equipment for the University Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology.

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Membership News  

We want to congratulate the Lions clubs for added new members in the month September. Click new members to see the list.

We are ahead of the same pace of membership growth as last year. We have also increased the percentage of women membership to 39%. Thanks you to the 19 clubs and sponsors that have added members. I challenge the other 41 clubs to "Ask 1" and add at least one new quality member this year.

Fall Conference

We Got the Power
What: 24A Fall Conference  
Where: Sheraton Reston Hotel
When: October 17 and 18  
Register for the 24A Fall Conference

The theme of the Fall Conference is “Power of Service”. As Lions, we are dedicated to service, both locally and across the world. The Fall Conference Committee has scheduled dynamic speakers to improve our operations, let you know about ongoing research projects and provide details on events where you can serve.
If you want to brag about your club, you can get a free display table.
If you want to raise any funds, you can sign up for a table here. It’s only $15.00 for a Lion and $20.00 for non-Lion.


Directory Changes?
Contact Cabinet Secretary Steve Reber at

None submitted
We have extra Directories if anyone wants to purchase them for $4.00 each. Contact DG Jim for them.
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District 24-A Calendar: Save the Dates!!!!
Click on the event names for the Registration Forms
Emerging Lions Leadership Institute 10/04-06/14 Oak Brook, IL
24-A Fall Conference 10/17-18/14 Sheraton, Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA
Special Olympics Soccer Tournament 10/25/14 Paul IV High School, Fairfax, VA
Springfield Franconia Host 60th Charter Night 10/28/14 7:00 P.M. Springfield Golf &Country Club 8301 Keene Mill Rd., Springfield Reservations by 10/1/14
SGT. Mac Foundation Wreath Laying 12/06/14 Quantico National Cemetery
24-A Holiday Social 12/04/14 Aquia Harbour Clubhouse
24-A Winter Conference TBD TBD
District Bland Contest 04/12/15 The Lyceum, Alexandria, VA
Worldwide Induction Day 04/26/15  
State Convention 05/14-17/15 Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
98th Lions International Convention 06/26-30/15 Honolulu, HA
More club activities on the District Web Site Calendar here
Comments or questions e-mail DG Jim or call 703-507-8696
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Lions Clubs from around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest each year. This art contest encourages young people to express their vision of peace. More than eight million children from near 100 countries have participated in the contest over the past 25 years.
District 24-A Lions Clubs are encouraged to sponsor Peace Poster contests in local middle schools and/or with youth groups this fall. The theme for the 2014-2015 Peace Poster Contest is “Children Know Peace”. Students ages 11-13 as of November 15, 2014 are eligible to participate.
Peace Poster chairpersons should coordinate with middle school art teachers or youth group leaders by September 15, 2014. Chairpersons should order Peace Poster kits (Stock Number PPK1EN) for each participating school or group from the Lions Club Supply Store.
Each participating middle school or youth group should submit it’s winning Peace Poster to the sponsoring Lions Club by November 12, 2014. Clubs should mail winning posters no later than November 15, 2014 to
Lion Jeff Root, 24-A Peace Poster Chairperson
4788 Tapestry Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032-1918

Judging for the District 24-A Contest will take place November 18-20, 2014.

If your club plans to sponsor a Peace Poster contest, please provide the name and contact information for your contest chairperson to Lion Jeff Root at jnroot@aol.com or (703)-323-4438
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Questions or Comments? E-mail us at lionjmr24a@gmail.com or call 703-507-8696
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We urgently need Driver/Technicians!!!! Do you know of anyone?

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