It is an honor and privilege to serve as your District Governor for the 2019-2020 year. It is my intention, with the help of each and every one of you, to do our best to reach the District goals.

This is going to be an exciting year as we are the host for the 2020 state convention.

It is time to show off our great district, and with the help of all the wonderful Lions. Lionesses and Leos we can make this an unforgettable convention. It is our moment to shine and I know we will.

By embracing International President Choi’s theme, “We serve through diversity” we can strengthen our membership; expand our service; support LCIF and empower Lions as leaders. We are a diverse organization and a shining example of the good that can be accomplished.”

Let’s work together as a District to be the best we can. Look to the past and all your club has accomplished, look at the present, what we can do to implement the President Choi’s theme and look to the future where do you want your club to be on June 30, 2020. We can work together and accomplish our goals.

Looking forward to working with you

Bernadette Holzer


Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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