DISTRICT CABINET MEETING MINUTES DISTRICT 6SE CABINET MEETING

AUGUST 12, 2017

COMMUNITY CHURCH, COLORADO CITY HOST CLUB:

COLORADO CITY/RYE LIONS CLUB

OPENING: District Governor Rick Calhoun called the meeting to order at 9:34 am, and Lion Kris Lettenmaier from the Host Club gave the invocation. Lion Ted Holmes from the Avondale/ Vineland Lions Club led the Pledge of Allegiance. DG Rick welcomed all Lions in attendance to the first District Cabinet Meeting of the Lions year. He thanked the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club for hosting the meeting and providing the lunch.

INTRODUCTIONS: DG Rick introduced all the Past Council Chairmen present as well as all the Past District Governors present. He then introduced Lion Bob Flinn from the Host Club who led the meeting attendees in singing several old time favorite songs.

GENERAL BUSINESS: Club Roll Call – 50 District 6-SE Lions were present representing 13 clubs.

Minutes of the last Cabinet Meeting Moved and seconded to accept the minutes from the cabinet meeting of 04/22/17 as submitted. Motion passed without objection. Minutes from the last cabinet meeting are on file, and copies of them are available to interested Lions.

Treasurer’s ReportDistrict Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley was not present and DG Rick presented the current financial reports for the district including the proposed budget for 2017-2018. He noted that the proposed budget includes consideration of the increase in dues to $10.00 per member that allows for a small increase in budget items for GLT Coordinator, GMT Coordinator, and the new GST Coordinator as well as the two Vice Governors. He reminded meeting attendees that the July District Semi-Annual Dues notice have been mailed to all the clubs and payment should be made as soon as possible. It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Proposed Budget as presented. Motion passed without objection. The Budget and Financial Reports are on file.

District Governor’s Report DG Rick reported that his visitations are underway having completed five club visits and inducting 4 new members in the process. He invited clubs to contact him and schedule their club visitation. He highlighted his attendance at the LCI Convention in Chicago and reported that his District Governor Training Class managed to raise approximately $7,000.00 for LCIF. He reported that LCI has added Diabetes Awareness and Prevention, along with Pediatric Cancer prevention as two new service goals in addition to those already on the books. As such he noted that he has appointed Lion Art Unwin from the Avondale/Vineland Lions Club as the District Chairman for Diabetes Awareness and Prevention, and he introduced Lion Art. He also noted that LCI has added the position of Global Service Team Coordinator to the list of cabinet level position; that he has appointed PDG Eileen Sanderson to this position. He announced that the next District Cabinet Meeting will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Colorado Lions Camp and that the meeting will combine business with a work time at the camp. Finally he recognized and introduced the Zone Chairmen who were present.

1st Vice District Governor Report – 1st VDG Sharon Agun presented her written report that included her induction of two new members to the Limon Lions Club; helping the new officers in the Hugo Lions Club get up to speed on their responsibilities; and attending a Hearing Dogs event in July. She reported on the current status of the Lions Day at the Sky Sox baseball game in Colorado Springs in September. She asked that Lions wear their vests to all club events as a method of identifying Lions in service. Finally she asked that clubs notify her when a club member needs to receive a greeting card of condolence so that she can send one out. Her written report is on file

2nd Vice District Governor Report – 2nd VDG Terry Milsom presented a verbal report that highlighted his progress in learning the responsibilities of his position. He reported that he will attend the Paul Barbour Leadership Institute at the Colorado Lions Camp in September. He thanked all the Lions for their confidence in him to select him as 2nd Vice District Governor; that he considers it an honor and privilege to serve.

50/50 Raffle – DG Rick announced that a 50/50 Raffled would be held with proceeds going to LCIF. He directed members of the Host Club to conduct the raffle. Upon completion of the raffle, $180.00 was raised with $90.00 going to LCIF and $90.00 going to the raffle winner. PCC Ron Smith won the raffle, accepting only $40.00 so that $50.00 could be added to the amount for LCIF for a total of $140.00 to LCIF.

PRESENTATION ON LIONS CLUBS OUTREACH

TO HISPANIC NEIGHBORS

Rose Vest, Certified Lay Minister with the United Methodist Church made an interesting and informative presentation on ways in which Lions Clubs can effectively recruit Hispanic people into Lionism as they are an underutilized nationality in the organization. DG Rick made documents available to cabinet attendees that highlighted the presentation.

PRESENTATION ON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

District GLT Coordinator, IPDG Cathy Valenzuela made a presentation to cabinet meeting attendees that included emphasis on membership orientation and retention as a key ingredient in Lions leadership and she offered to train clubs on how to use this tool. She highlighted LCI’s “Blue Print for Success” as a valuable tool for clubs to use. She encouraged emerging club leaders to attend the Paul Barbour Leadership Instituted as well as the USA/Canada Leadership Forum. She concluded by adding that Lions Club Members need to be proud of being a Lion and that she will offer more strategies for leadership success at the next cabinet meeting.

BUCK-A-BRAG

Eight clubs participated in the Buck-A-Brag that raised $19.00 in the process.

BREAK IN THE PROCEEDINGS ZONE AND COMMITTEE REPORTS

Zone A Report -- Zone A Chairman Lion Dave Prejean presented his written report which is on file.

Colorado Lions Camp Lion Dave Prejean, President of the Camp Board of Trustees presented a verbal report explaining that a family of one the campers has made a $35,000.00 gift to the camp for updates to dormitories and other buildings at the camp. He explained that the Colorado Springs bingo remains an important funding for camp operations. He encouraged clubs to visit the camp and see the changes that the new camp director is making.

Leader Dogs Chairperson PDG Eileen Sanderson presented her written report noting that a Denver resident is a recipient of a Leader Dog from the school. Her written report is on file.

GST Coordinator Coordinator PDG Eileen Sanderson presented her written report which explained the duties of this newly created position by LCI. She provided handouts to meeting attendees asking that each club identify their two best service projects and return this information to her and that she will endeavor to help clubs meet established LCI goals for service. She concluded her report by reminding meeting attendees that LCI has established an ambitious goal of providing service to 200 million people each year by 2021. Her written report is on file.

LCIF District Chairman PCC Bob Selle presented his written report noting among other things that all clubs need to appoint a LCIF Club Coordinator who will receive important information about LCIF and that LCI’s Centennial Commemorative Coin is an excellent way to support LCIF. His written report is on file.

Colorado Lions Foundation – President Bryan Cooper presented his written report noting among other things that the Foundation has received IRS approval as a public charity retroactive to 2012; that the cost for an Ann Sullivan Award is now $200.00 instead of $100.00 so as to make way for a new Centennial Award to be given for a $100.00 donation. He noted that this new award will feature a nice Certificate for the recipient along with a handsome lapel pin. His written report is on file.

RMLEB – Eye Bank board member Lion Joanne Cook presented her written report noting among other things that the eye bank ended the fiscal year with a record distribution of corneas for transplant; that the Eye Surgery Fund is still accepting applications, and that as always the RMLEB staff and board members are available to provide presentations to local clubs. Her written report is on file. Used Eye Glasses – Chairman Fred Trimmer presented his verbal report noting that the program will no longer accept single lenses; broken or plastic frames; or cases that are not in good shape

KidSight – Chairman Fred Trimmer presented his verbal report highlighting that more than 53.000 screenings have taken place in Colorado.

Diabetes Awareness and Prevention – Chairman Art Unwin presented his verbal report giving tips on how people can recognize signs that indicate a person is diabetic. He noted that being a diabetic himself, he is happy to be the coordinator of this LCI endorsed program for district.

OTHER BUSINESS AND QUESTIONS

DG Rick Calhoun gave meeting attendees a chance to ask questions and/or discuss other topics. No questions or topics were presented for consideration. He concluded by reminding meeting attendees that the next District Cabinet meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Colorado Lions Camp.

ADJOURN; There being no further business to come before the Cabinet, DG Rick adjourned the District Cabinet Meeting at 11:47 am.

LUNCH WAS SERVED.

Respectfully Submitted,

PDG Tom Tucker, District Cabinet Secretary


DISTRICT CABINET MEETING MINUTES DISTRICT 6SE CABINET MEETING – APRIL 22, 2017 GOOD PASTURES BARN

BEULAH, COLORADO

HOST CLUB:

PUEBLO CHARTER LIONS CLUB

 

OPENING: District Governor Cathy Valenzuela called the meeting to order at 10:10 am, and 1st Vice District Governor PDG Rick Calhoun gave the invocation. District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley led the Pledge of Allegiance. DG Cathy welcomed all Lions in attendance to the fourth District Cabinet Meeting of the Lions year. She thanked the Pueblo Charter Lions Club for hosting the meeting and providing the lunch. She announced that the meeting today would be a Celebration of 100 Years of Service to Southeastern Colorado by the Lions of District 6-SE.

 

INTRODUCTIONS: DG Cathy introduced all the Past Council Chairmen present as well as all the Past District Governors present. She read from a proclamation by the Pueblo City Council and the Board of Pueblo County Commissioners designating April 22, 2017 as “Lions Clubs of

Southeastern Colorado 100th Anniversary Celebration.”  DG Cathy announced that the Pueblo

Charter Lions Club, as part of hosting the District Cabinet Meeting, has provided 100 Tree Seedlings to the meeting for all the clubs in attendance to take one or more and to have them planted so that the club has participated in LCI’s projects to protect the environment. DG Cathy noted that each table has a centennial celebration decorated potted plant that will serve as door prizes to be given away periodically during the meeting.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Club Roll Call – 51 District 6-SE Lions were present representing 14 clubs.

 

Minutes of the last Cabinet Meeting – Moved and seconded to accept the minutes from the cabinet meeting of 01/28/17 as submitted. Motion passed without objection. Minutes from the last cabinet meeting are on file, and copies of them are available to interested Lions.

 

 Treasurer’s Report – District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley presented his written report for the period July 2016 through March 31, 2017, along with a profit and loss statement for the period. He noted that January semiannual dues to the state have been paid; that six clubs have yet to pay their semiannual dues for January; and that the District is in good financial condition. It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Motion passed without objection. The written report is on file.

 

District Governor’s Report – DG Cathy began her report by introducing Lion Terry Milsom from the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club as the candidate for 2nd Vice District Governor for 2017-2018 and she thanked Lion Terry for agreeing to serve the District. DG Cathy reported that the district has a 16 member gain in membership; that more new members should be added so that the district can also have new members be Centennial Year Members; that the district is currently behind the other districts of MD-6 in State

 

Convention registrations; and that the district will have a display of service projects at the District and State Convention. She announced that a candidate is still needed for the district position on the RMLEIF Board of Directors and she asked District Cabinet Secretary Tom to review the ballot to be voted on at the District Convention. She concluded with encouragement for a good turnout of District Lions at the District and State Conventions on May 19, 2017 and May 20, 2017 respectively.

1st Vice District Governor Report – 1st VDG PDG Rick Calhoun reported that he has numerous positions in the district to fill and is working on doing so. He reported that he has formulated his goals for 2017-2018 that include continued growth in membership and the purchase of a KidSight Screener for the District that would be available to all the clubs that do not own their own screener. He thanked Lion Terry Milsom for agreeing to serve the District and noted that the first District Cabinet meeting next year will be in August and hosted by the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club. He encouraged all the club is attendance to take one or more of the 100 Tree Seedlings being made available to them.

2nd Vice District Governor Report – 2nd  VDG Sharon Agun presented a verbal report that highlighted progress toward holding a Lions Day at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball game over the Labor Day weekend on September 1, 2017; that the event would be an activity for fellowship among district lions other than a business meeting; that it would occur during a weekend that features fireworks at the ball park, and that the Lions in attendance would be recognized at the game. She distributed a flyer with information on how district Clubs can participate.

 

PRESENTATION ON WATER AND SUSTAINABILITY IN COLORADO

Lion Joe Kelley, President of the La Junta Lions Club made an interesting and informative presentation on the water issues facing Southeastern Colorado.

 

BREAK IN THE PROCEEDINGS

 

PRESENTATION ON LIONS OF DISTRICT 6-SE HISTORY

As representatives of the District’s two charter member clubs of Lions Clubs International, PDG Rick Calhoun from the Pueblo Charter Lions Club and Lion Scott Hente, President of the Colorado Springs Downtown Lion Club made presentations about the history of their clubs in connection with being a LCI Charter Club.

 

SPEECH CONTEST

Speech Contest Coordinator Lion Dennis Blevins announced that this year would be his last year as Coordinator for the District Speech Contest. He highlighted the wonderful benefits he has received by being the Coordinator for seven years and he encouraged another District Lion to volunteer to be the next coordinator. He introduced the four contestants for today’s competition, and he outlined the theme of the contest, the rules for the contestants to meet, the amount of prize money to be awarded and the next competition for the today’s winner. There followed the competition with the contestant from the Cotopaxi Lions Club winning $75.00 for a fourth place finish; the contestant from , the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club winning $100.00 for a third place finish; the contestant from the Flagler Lions Club winning $150.00 for a second place finish, and the contestant (Emily Reynolds) from the Canon City Noon Lions Club winning $250.00 for a first place finish.

 

BREAK IN THE PROCEEDINGS FOR LUNCH

 

PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

Before making presentation of Awards, DG Cathy announced that Lion Jeanette Trimmer volunteered to be a candidate for the RMLEIF Board of Directors. DG Cathy used the remaining time in the meeting to present several awards that included a LCI President’s Certificate of Appreciation to Lion Dennis Blevins for his service as District Speech Contest Coordinator, LCI Centennial Coins and Pins to District Cabinet Secretary PDG Tom Tucker, District Cabinet Treasurer Lion Steve Shirley, GMT Chairman PDG Monty Whitney, Web Page Coordinator Lion Gerry Montgomery, Zone A Chairman Lion Dave Prejean, and Zone C Chairperson Lion Betsy Denny. She presented the KidSight Volunteer of the Year Award to Lion Dave Prejean. She also presented Membership Chevrons to eligible Lions in attendance.  Finally she presented the District Lion of the Year Award to PCC Bob Selle who was nominated by PDG Monty Whitney Before concluding the meeting District Cabinet Secretary Tom Tucker presented DG Cathy with a progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship as a gift from the District Clubs and thanked her for being an innovative and inspirational leader for the District.

 

There was no other business to come before the Cabinet.

 

ADJOURN; There being no further business to come before the Cabinet, DG Cathy adjourned the District Cabinet Meeting at 1:20 pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted, PDG Tom Tucker, District Cabinet Secretary


DISTRICT CABINET MEETING MINUTES

DISTRICT 6SE CABINET MEETING

JANUARY 28, 2017

ANTLERS HOTEL COLORADO SPRINGS

HOST CLUB

COLORADO SPRINGS DOWNTOWN LIONS CLUB

 

OPENING:  District Governor Cathy Valenzuela called the meeting to order at 10:04 am, and District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley gave the invocation.  2nd Vice District Governor Sharon Agun led the Pledge of Allegiance.  DG Cathy welcomed all Lions in attendance to the third District Cabinet Meeting of the Lions year.  She thanked the Colorado Springs Downtown Lions Club for hosting the meeting and providing the lunch.

INTRODUCTIONS:  DG Cathy introduced all the Past Council Chairmen present as well as all the Past District Governors present.  She thanked all the Lions that brought canned goods to the meeting for distribution to the Care and Share Program and reported that contrary to the agenda, there would be no presentation by representatives from the Care and Share Program.  She encouraged all Lions to sign the 100 Centennial Banner if they have not already done so, noting that it will be presented at the International Convention in Chicago.  She explained the significance of all the handouts on tables that included a post card detailing information and the location for the final District Cabinet Meeting on April 22, 2017.

APPOINTMENT OF 1st VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR:  DG Cathy explained that there is a vacancy again for the position of 1st Vice District Governor; that previously appointed Lion Nancy Lodge has resigned; and that PDG Rick Calhoun has volunteered to fill the vacancy.  DG Cathy reported that Lion Rick would need to be appointed by a vote of the District Cabinet Members during a portion of the meeting specifically called for this purpose; and that it would be just the District Cabinet Members who would vote on this appointment and not the other Cabinet Meeting attendees. Therefore, she called to order a special meeting within the larger cabinet meeting for the purpose of appointing a Lion to fill the current vacancy for 1st VDG.  She asked for a motion from the District Cabinet Members to appoint PDG Rick Calhoun into the position of 1st VDG It was moved by Lion PDG Monty Whitney, GMT Chairman, that Lion PDG Rick Calhoun be appointed to fill the vacancy for 1st VDG. Zone C Chairperson, Lion Betsy Denny seconded the motion.  The motion received unanimous approval. DG Cathy thanked Lion Rick for volunteering and noted that he is currently at a regional VDG training.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Club Roll Call – 36 District 6-SE Lions were present representing 12 clubs.

Minutes of the last Cabinet Meeting – Moved and seconded to accept the minutes from the cabinet meeting of 11/5/16 as submitted. Motion passed without objection.  Minutes from the last cabinet meeting are on file, and copies of them were made available to interested Lions.

Treasurer’s Report – District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley presented his written report for the period July 2016 through December 2016, along with a profit and loss statement for the period.  He noted that July semiannual dues to the state have been paid; that all clubs have paid their semiannual dues for July; and that fifteen clubs have paid their January semiannual dues so far. It was moved and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Motion passed without objection.  The written report is on file.

 

Cabinet Meeting Raffle: DG Cathy reported that the District is still conducting a 50/50 raffle during Cabinet Meetings for $10.00 per chance with the raffle proceeds to benefit the District Convention Fund by $500.00.  She encouraged Lions to buy two raffle chances, one for them and one for a program of their choice.  She noted that she would like to have all the raffle chances sold by the end of the meeting. She reported that Lion Corry Higbee would be selling the raffle chances and encouraged all meeting attendees to participate.

District Governor’s Report – DG Cathy highlighted her written report.  She reported that she has visited all but 3 clubs; that she has delivered member chevrons during her visitations; that she has inducted many new members; that clubs should use the centennial new member packets when inducting new members; and that clubs should consider service activities that satisfy LCI’s Legacy projects.  She reported that after deliberation with district leaders, she believes the district should consider an increase in district dues, which if adopted by delegates to the district convention, would take effect in July 2017.  She noted that the increase is necessary to meet continuing financial needs of district leadership.  She further noted that in order to have this measure on the ballot at the district convention, a resolution to that effect would need to be passed by the by action at this District Cabinet Meeting.  She asked that meeting attendees consider this resolution under unfinished business toward the end of the meeting.  She also noted that her DG Bell has been returned to her after being stolen at the last District Cabinet Meeting.  The written report is on file.

2nd Vice District Governor Report – 2nd VDG Sharon Agun presented a verbal report that highlighted the number of club visitations that she has made so far.  She noted that she intends to recruit her cabinet members from the membership of smaller clubs.  She reported on the prospect of a Lions Day at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball game over the Labor Day weekend in September; that the event would be an activity for fellowship among district lions other than a business meeting; that it would occur during a weekend that features fireworks at the ball park, and that the Lions in attendance would be recognized at the game.  She asked permission from the District Cabinet to pursue this activity.  It was moved and seconded that 2nd VDG Sharon should pursue the Lions Day at the Sky Sox to be held on Friday evening 9/1/17, and to report her findings  at the next District Cabinet Meeting.  2nd VDG Sharon submitted a written report providing some of the details of the event.

GMT Report – PDG Monty Whitney presented his written report.  He noted that activity toward the creation of a club in Briargate has begun with the El Paso County/Tri Lakes Lions Club being the sponsor club.  He explained that a zip code directory for the area would be used as a recruitment tool.  His written report is on file.

GLT Report – No report

ZONE REPORTS: 

Zone A – Lion David Prejean highlighted his written report which is on file.    

Zone B – Lion Terry Milson submitted his written report which is on file.

Zone C – Lion Betsy Denny highlighted her written report which is on file.

Zone D – Lion Ed Johnson submitted his written report which is on file.

Zone E – No report

Zone F – No report

CLUB BRAG TIME:  Nine clubs paid for the honor of highlighting recent activities of their club.  Three of the nine clubs used this brag time to also brag about the new Director of the Colorado Lions Camp and all the positive changes she is bringing to the camp.

BREAK IN THE PROCEEDINGS

COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:

2017 DISTRICT CONVENTION – DG Cathy reported that the date for the 2017 District Convention is May 19, 2017 at the Greenwood Village Double Tree Hotel in Denver.  She reported that the convention is part of the MD-6 Convention at the same location on May 19-20, 2017; that there will be a contest between districts for the collection and display of canned food products; that a Fort Carson Color Guard will be featured; that each club will be encouraged to bring a display of some of their service projects; and that reports made at the convention will be asked to be made in an interactive format.  She encouraged all Lions to attend the convention.  She also gave some preliminary information on the 2018 MD-6 Convention to be held in Breckenridge.

SPEECH CONTESTCoordinator Dennis Blevins presented his written report that specified the theme for the contest this year along with the rules for participation.  He specified that inasmuch as the District Convention is part of the MD-6 Convention, that the District Contest will take place at the District Cabinet Meeting in Pueblo on April 22, 2017.  He encouraged more clubs to participate and he displayed a Speech Contest Flyer developed by the Pueblo Charter Lions Club.  The written report is on file.

LCIF – Coordinator PCC Bob Selle provided his written report highlighting the need for more Lions Clubs to support the Lions Measles Initiative. The written report is on file. 

RMLEB – Lion Joanne Cook provided a written report highlighting the intent of the Eye Bank to again sponsor The Circle of Light Photo Project; that the Eye Bank continues to be a premier Eye Bank in the USA, and that the Eye Bank continues to accept applications for the Eye Surgery Fund.  The written report is on file.

RMLEIF – Lion Jeanette Trimmer provided a written report highlighting the completion of 10 exams rooms at the Anschutz Medical Campus and that an article about their work will soon appear in the Lion Magazine.  The written report is on file.

COLORADO LIONS FOUNDATION – President Lion Bryan Cooper provided a written report highlighting the current changes in filing being required by the IRS and that the foundation needs to determine how to fund the State Scholarship program.  The written report is on file.

KIDSIGHT – Lion Fred Trimmer provide a written report highlighting the number of screenings and referral rate statewide, and the need for clubs in the state to be more generous with donations to the program.  The written report is on file.

CENTENNIAL REPORT – PCC Sandy Smith encouraged all clubs to report their centennial service activities to LCI, especially those that satisfy the Legacy projects.

DISTRICT AWARDS LUNCHEON REPORT – DG Cathy reported that the District Cabinet Meeting on April 22, 2017 will feature the presentation of gifts and awards inasmuch as there will be little time for this at the District 6-SE portion of the State Convention on May 19, 2017.

OTHER BUSINESS/UNFINISHED BUSINESS/QUESTIONS: DG Cathy resumed discussion about the proposal to increase district dues for 2017-2018, and to have this proposal on the ballot at the District Convention on May 19, 2017.  There followed a lengthy discussion about whether or not to seek an increase in dues, and if so, how much of an increase.  The discussion concluded with a motion by Lion Fred Trimmer that a proposal to increase district dues from the current $7.00 annually to $10.00 annually, to be effective July 2017, be placed on the ballot at the District Convention on May 19, 2017.  The motion was seconded by PCC Dr. Ron Smith and carried with a voice vote.

DG Cathy announced that all of the 50/50 raffles chances have been sold and the goal of raising $500 for the District Convention Fund has been met.  Therefore, the raffle drawing was held with the Flagler Lions Club being the winner.

There was no other business to come before the Cabinet.

ADJOURN; There being no further business to come before the Cabinet, DG Cathy adjourned the District Cabinet Meeting at 12:30 pm and lunch was served.  Attendees were invited to remain after lunch for breakout sessions on how to obtain information from the LCI website.

Respectfully Submitted,

PDG Tom Tucker, District Cabinet Secretary

 

FINANCIALS


DISTRICT CABINET MEETING MINUTES

DISTRICT 6SE CABINET MEETING NOVEMBER 5, 2016

SWINK HALL EL PASO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

HOST CLUB – CLAHAN LIONS CLUB

OPENING:  District Governor Cathy Valenzuela called the meeting to order at 9:32 am, and District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley gave the invocation.  District Cabinet Secretary Tom Tucker led the Pledge of Allegiance.  DG Cathy welcomed all Lions in attendance to the second district cabinet meeting of the Lions year.  She thanked the Calhan Lions Club for hosting the cabinet meeting and providing the lunch.

INTRODUCTIONS:  DG Cathy introduced all the Past Council Chairmen present as well as all the Past District Governors present.  She introduced special guests, Lion District Governor Ken Moore from District 6-NE, Lion 1st VDG Debbie Day from District 6-NE, and Lion President Michelle McGowan from the Gill Lions Club.

APPOINTMENT OF 1st VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR AND 2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR:  DG Cathy explained that two District Lions have come forward to fill the vacancies for 1st VDG and 2nd VDG.  She identified them as Lion Nancy Lodge from the Colorado Springs Nob Hill Lions Club for 1st VDG and Lion Sharon Agun from the Calhan Lions Club for 2nd VDG.  DG Cathy noted that they are both qualified to serve by virtue of being a President of their club and a Zone Chairperson in the District. DG Cathy explained that these two Lions would need to be appointed by a vote of the District Cabinet Members during a portion of the meeting specifically called for this purpose; and that it would be just the District Cabinet Members who would vote on these appointments and not the other Cabinet Meeting attendees. Therefore, she called to order a special meeting within the larger cabinet meeting for the purpose of appointing a Lion to fill current vacancies for 1st VDG and 2nd VDG.  She asked for a motion from the District Cabinet Members to appoint Lion Nancy Lodge into the position of 1st VDG and Lion Sharon Agun into the position of 2nd VDG.  It was moved by Lion Ed Johnson, Zone D Chairman that Lion Nancy Lodge be appointed to fill the vacancy for 1st VDG and that Lion Sharon Agun be appointed to fill the vacancy for 2nd VDG. District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley seconded the motion.  The motion received unanimous approval. DG Cathy thanked PDG Eileen Sanderson for her successful efforts in getting both Lions in question to volunteer to fill the vacant positions.

INTERNATIONAL HEARING DOGS PRESENTATION:  DG Cathy introduced Bob Cooley and his dog Cami who made a presentation about International Hearing Dogs located in Henderson, Colorado.  The presentation included information on the history of the program; the mission of the program; the cost of training a dog; the work performed by the dog for a hearing impaired person; and how Lions Clubs support the program.  At the conclusion of the presentation, the Calhan Lions Club presented two checks totally $350.00 to International Hearing Dogs.  DG Cathy thanked Mr. Cooley for bringing Cami to the Cabinet Meeting for the informative presentation.

GENERAL BUSINESS:

Club Roll Call – 35 District 6-SE Lions were present representing 16 clubs.

Minutes of the last Cabinet Meeting Moved and seconded to accept the minutes from the cabinet meeting of 8/22/16 as submitted. Motion passed without objection.  Minutes from the last cabinet meeting are on file, and copies of them were made available to interested Lions.

Treasurer’s Report – District Cabinet Treasurer Steve Shirley presented his written report for the period July 2016 through October 2016, along with a profit and loss statement for the period.  He reported that the district has a $493.00 profit for the period.  He noted that July semiannual dues to the state have been paid; that five clubs in the district have yet to pay their semiannual dues for July; and that although he provided copies for meeting attendees, he can email the report to any district Lion wanting it. It was moved and seconded to accept the treasures report as presented.  Motion passed without objection.  The written report is on file.

Cabinet Meeting Raffle: DG Cathy reported that the District will be conducting a 50/50 raffle during the Cabinet Meeting for $10.00 per chance with the raffle proceeds to benefit the District Convention Fund.  She encouraged Lions to buy two raffle chances, one for them and one for a program of their choice, as the Colorado Lions Camp or the Colorado Lions Foundation for an example. She reported that PDG Rick Calhoun would be selling the raffle chances and encouraged all meeting attendees to participate.

District Governor’s Report – DG Cathy highlighted her written report.  She reported that she has visited 20 of 29 clubs so far with plans to complete her visitations by the end of 2016. She explained the message that she brings to each club and that she has participated in numerous club activities outside of regular meetings.  She acknowledged PDG Monty Whitney with special thanks for agreeing to fill the vacant position of District GMT Coordinator. She asked for volunteers to fill other vacant committee positions in the district.  Her written report is on file.

Presentation of Awards and Honors:  DG Cathy made three presentations that included a LCI Membership Satisfaction Award for 2015-2016 to the Las Animas Lions Club; a LCI Centennial Service Banner Patch to the Woodland Park/Pikes Peak Lions Club; and an International President’s Certificate of Appreciation to IPDG Joe Rall for outstanding service to Lionism as District Governor for 2015-2016.

GMT Report – PDG Monty Whitney presented his written report.  He noted that he is two weeks into the position and he asked that clubs provide him with a report about their plans and activities designed to build club membership.  His report is on file.

GLT Report – IPDG Joe Rall presented highlights of a meeting held on 10/1/16 with DG Cathy and other interested District Lions for the purpose of creating a training model for District Lions wanting to become leaders within the district.

ZONE REPORTS: 

Zone A – Lion David Prejean highlighted his written report which is on file.    

Zone B – Lion Terry Milson highlighted his written report which is on file.

Zone C – Lion Betsy Denny presented a verbal report highlighting KidSight activity and the forthcoming Zone Christmas Party.

Zone D – Lion Ed Johnson presented a verbal report highlighting his visitations to the clubs in the Zone and a special fundraiser by the Arriba Lions Club to help a high school student in need of specialized eyeglasses.

Zone E – No report

Zone F – Lion Adam Nevland presented a verbal report highlighting fundraisers conducted by the clubs in the zone.

CLUB BRAG TIME:  Fifteen clubs paid for the honor of highlighting recent activities of their club.

BREAK IN THE PROCEEDINGS

COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM REPORTS:

CONSTITUTION&BY-LAWS – Chairman PCC Dr. Ron Smith presented his written report noting that copies of the report are available to cabinet meeting attendees.  His written report noted the need for changing language in the District Constitution By Laws Section 1, so as to be in compliance with revisions to the LCI Constitution.  He noted that the changes to be made are highlighted in red color on the report and that a motion to add this change to the By Laws as an item on the ballot at the forthcoming District Convention would be necessary. It was moved and seconded that the changes to the District By Laws as outlined in the report be placed on the ballot at the 2017 District Convention.  The motion passed without objection. The written report is on file.

REDISTRICTING – DG Cathy reported that the plan to combine Districts 6-SE and District 6-C into one district was not approved by the members’ at the most recent District 6-C Cabinet meeting.  She noted that there is little sentiment within District 6-SE for this plan.  She reported that in order for this proposal to appear on the ballot at the forthcoming State Convention, a motion to place it on the ballot would have to be made and approved by District Cabinet Members at this cabinet meeting.  There followed some discussion on the issue that concluded without the necessary motion being made.  Therefore, DG Cathy announced that the District would not pursue this proposal again this Lions year.

2017 DISTRICT CONVENTION – DG Cathy reported that the date for the 2017 District Convention is May 19, 2017 at the Greenwood Village Double Tree Hotel in Denver.  She reported that the convention is part of the MD-6 Convention at the same location on May 19-20, 2017; that there will be a contest between districts for the collection and display of canned food products; that a Fort Carson Color Guard will be featured; that each club will be encouraged to bring a display of some of their service projects; and that reports made at the convention will be asked to be made in an interactive format.  She encouraged all Lions to attend the convention.  She also gave some preliminary information on the 2018 MD-6 Convention to be held in Breckenridge.

SPEECH CONTEST – Coordinator Dennis Blevins presented his written report that specified the theme for the contest this year along with the rules for participation.  He specified that inasmuch as the District Convention is part of the MD-6 Convention, he would like to have a District Contest take place at the District Cabinet Meeting in Pueblo on April 22, 2017.  He encouraged more clubs to participate.  The written report is on file.

LCIF Coordinator PCC Bob Selle provided his written report highlighting the need for more contributions from District 6-SE in hopes of reaching a $10,000 level this Lions year. The written report is on file. 

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Chairman PDG Rick Calhoun made a verbal report highlighting his recent trip to Russia and highlighting the Club Twining Program through LCI.

 

MILENNIAL REPORT: DG Cathy’s 22 year old son Jackson Valenzuela presented an informative and thought provoking presentation on the circumstances under which young people his age will volunteer to participate in projects to serve people in need and the importance of social media in this process.

 

YOUR CLUB YOUR WAY PRESENTATION:  DG Cathy distributed the LCI Your Club Your Way brochure to all meeting attendees and asked that each member complete the enclosed member survey in order to examine how each club might reorganize their meeting format to create more enthusiasm for the service of the club and make club meetings in line with what is need in the community.   

 

OTHER BUSINESS/UNFINISHED BUSINESS/OUESTIONS: None

 

ADJOURN; There being no further business to come before the Cabinet, DG Cathy adjourned the District Cabinet meeting at 12:07 pm and lunch was served.

Respectfully Submitted,

PDG Tom Tucker

District Cabinet Secretary


 

DISTRICT CABINET MEETING MINUTES
DISTRICT 6SE CABINET MEETING

AUGUST 22, 2016
LIONS HALL OLNEY SPRINGS
HOST CLUB – OLNEY SPRINGS LIONS CLUB


OPENING: District Governor Cathy Valenzuela called the meeting to order at
10:08 am and delivered the invocation. District Cabinet Secretary led the
Pledge of Allegiance. DG Cathy welcomed all Lions in attendance to the first
district cabinet meeting of the Lions year. She thanked everyone for attending
and invited everyone to have a good time.
INTRODUCTIONS: DG Cathy all the Lion Dignitaries present including all the
Past Council Chairs and Past District Governors in attendance.
GENERAL BUSINESS:
Club Roll Call – 26 District 6SE Lions were present representing 11clubs.
Minutes of the last Cabinet Meeting – Moved and seconded to dispense
with the reading of the minutes from the last cabinet meeting of
2015/2016. Motion passed without objection.
Treasurer’s Report and Budget –The written report was presented by
DG Cathy who highlighted items in the budget. The report is on file.
District Governor’s Report – DG Cathy presented her verbal report

which included the highlights of her attendance at the International Convention in Japan. She explained her theme for the year, “Service Everywhere Everyday”. She noted that here are several positions within district leadership yet to be filled including 1st VDG and 2nd VDG. She asked that current district leaders lend assistance in filling these positions.
1st Vice District Governor’s Report – None
2nd Vice District Governor’s Report – None
GMT Report – None
GLT Report – none
ZONE REPORTS:
Zone A – No report.
Zone B – Zone Chairman Terry Milsom reported that his activities in the zone are just getting under way.
Zone C – No report
Zone D – No report
Zone E – No report.
Zone F – No report

Zone G – No report

CLUB BRAG TIME: Seven clubs were presented highlights of recent projects.
COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM REPORT
COLORADO LIONS FOUNDATION – Lion Bryan Cooper highlighted his written report which is on file.
COLORADO LIONS CAMP – Camp Trustee PCC Bob Selle presented the written report for Camp Director Lion Sharon Nickerson. He reported that regretfully Lion Sharon will be resigning as Camp Director and efforts are underway to find her replacement. He noted that the camp is in need of a fire alarm system for each of the buildings at the camp; that the camp has taken over being the governing agency for Colorado Springs Bingo; and that Lions Day at the Camp will be October 16, 2016. The written report is on file.
REDISTRICTING – DG Cathy presented information on the proposed merger of District 6-SE with District 6-C. The information included a map of the proposed redistricting drawn up by PCC Bob Selle, along with the most recent written proposal outlining the rational for the merger; financials of the merger; and

allocation of leadership positions should the merger be approved. She advised cabinet members that a review process would take place in both districts including an up or down vote by the district cabinet of both districts before the plan would be placed on the ballot at the district convention. .
RMLEB – Lion Joanne Cook highlighted her written report which is on file.
KIDSIGHT – A written report was submitted by Lion Fred Trimmer and is on file.
LCIF – Coordinator PCC Bob Selle provided his written report and highlighted the many benefits provided to the district by LCIF. His written report is on file.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – IPCC Sandy Smith highlighted plans underway to celebrate at the district and state levels to celebrate LCI’s Centennial Year. She encouraged all clubs in the district to plan a special project of their own. She provided written information on how clubs should report their centennial/legacy service projects to LCI emphasizing that it is easy to do.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – DG Caty presented a giant banner that will be part of the festivities at the 2017 International Convention in Chicago. She will carry it with her to club visitations with the idea of getting as many individual Lion signatures on it to be displayed at the convention. She had every Lion  present at the cabinet meeting to sign it.
USED EYE GLASSES – Lion Fred Trimmer presented his written report that highlighted the need for all clubs to continue collecting used eyeglasses. He asked that clubs discontinue collecting soft eye glass cases. The written report is on file.
RMLEIF – Lion Fred Trimmer presented his written report that highlighted the need for clubs to assure that their donations go to the right address. He noted that the Foundation will help clubs fund eye exams and eye glasses upon receipt from the club of at least $500.00 in providing this service.
BEST PROJECTS BRAINSTORMING SESSION – DG Cathy divided participants at the cabinet meeting into small groups to brainstorm about their favorite service project and how to improve it; and to brainstorm about their favorite fund raising project and how to improve it.
DRAWING FOR BENEFIT DINNER TICKETS: Four sets of two tickets to the Colorado Lions Camp Benefit Dinner on sponsored by the Security Lions Club provided by DG Cathy were won by the Karval Lions Club; the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club; the Florence Lions Club; and the Olney Springs Lions Club.

LUNCH BREAK: The Olney Springs Lions Club provided lunch to all the cabinet attendees.
OLD BUSINESS: None.
NEW BUSINESS: None.
ADJOURN; There being no further business to come before the cabinet, DG Caty adjourned the District Cabinet meeting at 1:28 pm.
Respectfully Submitted, PDG Tom Tucker, District Cabinet Secretary


District 6SE Convention

The Abbey Events Center

Cañon City, Colorado

April 22-23, 2016

 

Statistics:

            Ninety-seven Lions of a district of 644 Lions attended the convention. 

Dinner Meeting – April 22nd

DG Joe Rall hosted a very fun evening on Friday with the “Tonight Show” as a format.  He presented gifts to his international guest ID Linda Tincher and her partner in service PDG Vernon

Saturday Morning Opening Session – April 23rd

The morning session was called to order at 9:05 am.  PDG Rick Calhoun gave the invocation.  Boy Scout Troop 128 presented the colors.  The pledge was led by 1st VDG Cathy Valenzuela.  Lion Bob Flynn led the singing by playing “American the Beautiful” on the piano.  The international flag power point was presented by Lions Corky and Pat Carlson.   The group was then welcomed by DG Joe.  Lion Brenda Rall explained how the first timers contest would work.  Lion Bryan Cooper then explained where to find the Rules and Procedures in the program. 

Nominations for elected offices and convention host was then presented by the nominations chairman, Lion PCC Ron Smith.  They were as follows: 

  1. District Governor for 6SE:  1st VDG Cathy Valenzuela
  2. 1st Vice District Governor:  none – there were no nominations from the floor.
  3. 2nd Vice District Governor:  none – there were no nominations from the floor.
  4. Colorado Kidsight Board Trustee:  Lions PCC Don Rose and Lion Donna Selle
  5. Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Board of Directors – Lion Joanne Cooke
  6. Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation Board of Directors:  none – no nominations from the floor.

Seconding speeches were given for each of the nominations.

Question and Answer Session with ID Linda Tincher:

ID Linda gave the Lions the highlights of the last board meeting.   She answered questions from the Lions and was extremely informative and enlightening.

Celebration of Life

PDG Rick Calhoun with help from Lion Bob Flinn on the organ presented a moving and lovely ceremony honoring our Lions which passed away this last year.  It was a fine way to honor these Lions.

Credential certification and voting was then done from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm.  Sixteen clubs of the twenty-nine had members certify.  Thirty-seven out of sixty-six delegate cast ballots.  Thirty-seven credentials were signed certified by Cabinet Secretary PCC Ron Smith. (see attachment 3).  Thirty-seven ballots were given out and thirty-seven ballots were counted by the election committee which were Lion Suzanne Cooper and Lion Luci Reimer  

Luncheon:  Lunch was served and during the meal the district speech contest was given.  Chairperson Lion Denny Blevins introduced all six contestants.  This is the most contestants we have had for the speech contest.  The speeches were very inspiring to see what these students had to say.  The subject this year was, “What can be done to inspire young people to be more willing to serve their communities.”

Afternoon Session:

Lion DG Joe called the session back to order at 2:30 pm

Updates from the various Colorado state project were given including:

            Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank – Executive Director – Lion Ed Jacobs

            Colorado Lions Camp -  Director Sharon Nickerson

            Colorado Kidsight – Director Holly Rutherford Allan

            Ensight –

            Colorado Lions Foundation – Trustee, Lion Bryan Cooper

            Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation – Lion Fred Trimmer

                        As part of his presentation, Lion Fred made a motion to approve the LCIF grant for the institute.  It is LCIF Grant # GA140084.  The motion was seconded and it was approved.  This grant will go toward our commitment to furnish 10 examination rooms at the RMLEI. 

The convention was suspended until dinner

The convention was reconvened at 6:00 pm

Evening Banquet

Dinner was served and after dinner, DG Joe handed out awards to people in his district who felt were instrumental to his year.  Presidential Certificates were given to Lion Suzanne Cooper, Brenda Rall, Dennis Blevins and PCC Dr. Ron Smith. 

            First timer awards were given out by Lion Brenda Rall

            Election results were read by Lion Suzanne Cooper – see attachment 1

A very nice presentation to the Lions was given by ID Linda Tincher.

Resolutions were read by PCC Dr. Ron Smith – see attachment 2

Lion District Governor Joe adjourned the convention at 9:20 pm

Respectfully submitted,

PCC Dr. Ron Smith

Cabinet Secretary, District 6SE

ATTACHEMENT 1 - ELECTION

For District Governor of 6SE – Lions year 2016-2017

1stVDG Cathy Valenzuela:  Yes - 37, No - 0

 
   

 

For 1st Vice District Governor

Vacant

For 2nd Vice District Governor

Vacant

                                                           

For Colorado Kidsight Board Trustee

 

Lion PCC Don Rose:  Yes – 11, No - 25   

Lion Donna Selle: Yes – 25, No - 11

One ballot invalid (voted for both candidates)

 
   

For Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Director

 

Lion Joanne Cook:  Yes – 33, No - 4

 
   

 

For Rocky Mountain Lion Eye Institute Foundation Trustee

Vacant

ATTACHMENT 2:

Resolutions:  District 6SE Convention, April 22-23, 2016.  Cañon City, Colorado

Be it resolved that the Lions and Leos of District 6SE met at the Abbey Events Center for their 24th annual convention April 22nd and 23rd, 2016.

And whereas the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park provided excellent facilities and food for the Friday night dinner and Tonight Show the Lions and Leos say job well done.

Be it further resolved that the Lions and Leos of District 6SE wish to thank PDG Corky Carlson and Lion Pat Carlson for their hard work during the convention for providing audio and visual services.  Thanks for all you do Corky and Pat.

Be it also resolved that the Lions and Leos wish to thank Lion Bob Flinn, the Stray Dogs and the SCAMPS dance group for the entertainment and whereas DG Joe Rall did a fine job or being Johnny Carson for the tonight show and keeping the group entertained with his both good and bad jokes during the evening, the Lions and Leos of District 6 SE say thank you.

Be is also resolved that the Boy Scouts of Troop 128 presented the colors for our opening of the convention and whereas PDG Corky and Pat Carlson from the Highlands Ranch Lions club provided the impressive international flag presentation, the Lions and Leos of District 6SE say thank you.

Be it also resolved that the Lions and Leos of District 6SE wish to thank PDG Rick Calhoun from the Pueblo Charter Lions club and Lion Bob Flinn from the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club for the moving memorial service.  We will miss these Lions and your efforts allowed us to pay tribute to them.

Be it further resolved that the speech contest included an all-time high of six contestants and whereas Lion Denny Blevins did an outstanding job in chairing this contest the Lions and Leos of 6SE wish to express our sincere appreciation in your efforts in continually improving this project and a job well done and also thank the participants for their inspiring speeches.

Be further resolved that all the MD6 entities made informative presentations on the Colorado Lions Camp, the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation, Ensight and the Colorado Lions Foundation and whereas the Colorado Kidsight Program has screened over 46,000 children this year and all of these entities are changing the lives of so many individuals, the Lions and Leos not only say thank you, but please give yourselves a hand.  Great job Lions.

Be it further resolved that Lion Sharon Nickerson and Lion Terry Sullivan served as tail twisters and kept the convention light hearted and fun while raising funds for the LCIF earthquake fund and a local family that was burned out of their home, the Lions and Leos of District 6SE say thank you.

And whereas District Governor Joe Rall and 1st VDG Kathy Valenzuela and our district committee chairs lead us through a very successful year be it further resolved that the Lions and Leos of District 6SE say, thank you and job well done.

Be it further resolved that the Lion and Leos of District 6SE wish to thank our convention committee and the Canon City Noon Lions and Florence Lions Club for hosting this convention.  And whereas Lion Brenda Rall spent endless hours providing the lovely and inspirational decorations and organizing the silent auction with the help of her committee, the Lions and Leos of District 6SE wish give you a special thank you.

And be it further resolved that International Director Linda Tincher and her partner in service PDG Vernon from Riley, Indiana honored our convention with their presence.  And whereas ID Tincher inspired and uplifted us with her wit and wisdom and for her moving presentation at the final banquet, the Lions of District 6SE say thank you.  It was truly a pleasure to have both of you with us this weekend and you are welcome to return at any time.

Respectfully submitted,

PCC Ron Smith

Chairperson of the Resolutions Committee

 

ATTACHEMENT 3

 

 

Delegate Check in Sheet 2016

       
             

Clubs

Have Credential sheet

Club

Membership

Delegates

#signed

Clubs voting

1

 

Arriba

13

1

 

 

2

 

Avondale/Vineland

24

2

 

 

3

yes

Calhan

46

5

5

1

4

yes

Canon City Noon

45

5

5

1

5

 

Canon City Royal Gorge

16

2

 

 

6

yes

Colorado City/Rye

20

2

2

1

7

yes

COS Downtown

40

4

2

1

8

yes

COS Nob Hill

24

2

2

1

9

 

COS Security

33

3

 

 

10

 

COS T-Gap

19

2

 

 

11

 

Cotopaxi

34

3

 

 

12

yes

El Paso County Tri-Lakes

23

2

2

1

13

yes

Flagler

13

1

1

1

14

yes

Florence

8

1

1

1

15

yes

Fremont County Lions

6

1

1

1

16

 

Hugo

16

2

 

 

17

 

Karval

11

1

 

 

18

 

LaJunta

10

1

 

 

19

yes

Lamar

33

3

3

1

20

 

Las Animas

17

2

 

 

21

yes

Limon

10

1

1

1

22

yes

Olney Springs

19

2

2

1

23

yes

Pueblo Charter

46

5

5

1

24

 

Rocky Ford

31

3

 

 

25

 

Springfield

25

3

 

 

26

 

Swink

22

2

 

 

27

yes

Trinidad

5

1

1

1

28

yes

Wiley

18

2

2

1

29

yes

Woodland Park

17

2

2

1

 

Total

 

644

66

37

16

 

District 6SE Cabinet Meeting

Third Meeting

Avondale Vineland

February 6, 2016

The prayer was given by PDG Rick Calhoun

The pledge was led by Zone C chairperson Terry Milson

The welcome was given by DG Joe Rall

Secretary’s Report:  Minutes of the last meeting were emailed.  DG Joe asked if there were additions or corrections to the minutes.  Lion Fred Trimmer made a motion to accept the minutes.  The second was made by Lion Terry Milson.  Motion passed

Statistics:  36 Lions from 13 clubs attended including 6 presidents and 6 secretaries. (the attendance is attached)

Treasurer’s Report:  Lion Bryan Cooper presented the financials and said he would be happy to entertain any questions. 

1st VDG Report – Lion 1st VDG Kathy Valenzuela – provided a written report.  Highlights:  She has visited many of the clubs with Lion DG Joe.  Had some interesting insight in to meetings.

DG Report – Lion DG Joe Rall – provided a written report.  Highlights:  The district has added 36 new Lions, but unfortunately we have lost 52 members including 5 Lions who have passed away.  The district now is at 649 members.  He has visited twelve clubs since the last cabinet meeting.  He also discussed plans for the upcoming district convention.  It will be a lot of fun.

Elected Representatives

Colorado Lions Camp – Lion Terry Sullivan gave the report as the Camp was also having a board meeting today.  The haunted trail was very successful.  About 350 people attended.  The camp is trying to become self-sufficient with renting out the cabins in the off season.  Currently they are housing Americore for Habitat for Humanity.  Several groups from churches are coming as well.

Colorado Lions Foundation – Lion Bryan Cooper – Bryan is encouraging clubs to take advantage of the CLF grant of $49 to encourage family members to join.  Also he is encouraging clubs to transfer funds to CLF to hopefully allow them to get a better return on their savings.

Colorado Kidsight – Lion Donna Selle -  provided a written report – So far we have screen 37,000 children in Colorado.  Looking at two part time positions to help with office work and inputting data.

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank – Lion Joanne Cook – provided a written report – Donations set an all-time record in 2015.  There were 2355 donors and 2220 transplants done.

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation – Fred Trimmer – provided a written report.  Looking for a secretary to replace Vicki Willson who is retiring.  PDG Lu Burton is filling in.  We still owe $400,920 for our commitment in the expansion.

Committee Reports

Constitution & Protocol – Ron Smith absent no report

District Centennial Coordinator   CC Lion Sandy – presented a written report

Hearing Dogs -  no report

Information Tech Lion Suzanne Cooper – no report

Leader Dogs   PCC Lion Rex Hoobler – reported that the new 80,000 square foot facility is open and now have 400 dogs.

LCIF – PCC Lion Bob Selle – at the camp board meeting – submitted a written report

Lions Alert – Lion Michelle Werner - no report

Mints- Lion Patsy Osburn - no report

Newsletter & New member – Lion Suzanne Cooper – no report

9Health Fair – Lion Joanne Cook – provided a written report

Sight Preservation and Used Eyeglasses – Lion Fred Trimmer presented report. 6SE has recycled 60,000 glasses this year.

USA Canada Forum -  The next forum is in Omaha, NE. May get a bus from the camp to go. 

Speech Contest  - Lion Dennis gave a report on his club visits to promote the speech contest. This year’s topic is “Volunteerism in America is declining, how can your generation contribute to the burden if charitable service through service organizations?”  Encouraging clubs to participate

6SE Leadership Team

GMT Coordinator – Lion Terry Sullivan – Encouraged Lions to get their elevator speech together.  Just ask and use social media.

GLT Coordinator – Dennis Blevins – Train first and then appoint people.  Need to get club level Lions trained to be able to take those positions.  We need more training for this at the MD level as well.

Zone A Lion Dave Prejean – no report

Zone B Rich Olachia – no report

Zone C Terry Milsom – report submitted

Zone D - Steve Alvarado no report

Zone E Ed Johnson – report submitted

Zone F – no zone chair

Zone G Chester Vetter – Springfield had a big Christmas party.  They are getting their Kidsight screening up and going.

There being no other business before the cabinet, the meeting was adjourned at 11:37 AM.

Respectfully submitted by

CC Lion Sandy Smith

Acting Cabinet Secretary

 

 

 

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