Be Amazing in August

Published August 17, 2021. Submissions for September 15th's issue should be sent to newsletter@lions2s2.org by September 10th.

DG Lisa's Lunch Bite

The first Council of Governors meeting took place this month in Kerrville and I was honored to meet and learn from our new International President Douglas X Alexander. His theme for the year is We Serve and his slogan is Service from the Heart. He presented a message of hope and post pandemic membership growth for our association. It was interesting to learn that the challenges we face in 2-S2 are being faced across the entire world.


We are finding that community involvement and partnerships in service projects is a solid solution. That means we must be vocal and visible before, during and after our projects. Plan to show up at other organizations events to volunteer, then invite them to your projects. Communicate early and often across multiple medias such as newspapers, social media channels and even fliers posted strategically throughout the community. Visibility is key. This doesn’t always happen at the first event you serve at. Plan a vision screening at a park, then volunteer at a food bank, then do a First Responder lunch and so on. When people see you enough in the community, they will begin to ask 3 questions. Who are you? What do you do? How can I help? At that point you have a member candidate.


It is important to have clear, concise answers to these questions - so get your elevator speech ready! Who are you? We are a group of volunteers looking to serve and fill needs in the community. What do you do? We provide scholarships, no cost eye exams and glasses for needy children, wheelchair ramps, connections to community resources, awareness campaigns on environmental issues, diabetes, pediatric cancer, hunger and vision as well as other areas that our members have a passion for. The short answer is we serve our community. Remember that this answer should be tailored to your specific club, but always close with a way that they can see your club is open to new ideas and areas of interest. How can I help? You should know the answer to this one!


Don’t forget to ask them questions as well. What brought you here today? Tell me about your organization? What is your personal passion? Do you know of a need in the community that could use some volunteers? What do you know about the Lions? Also talk with them about service instead of meetings and don’t forget to gather their contact information so you, or someone else can follow-up with them!


If they have seen you several times serving the community, know who you are and what you do, they will want to join you. I look forward to hearing your stories of success.


-DG Lisa

THE WOODLANDS LIONS CLUB LAUNCHES ART CONTEST FOR

THE WOODLANDS® WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL AT ROB FLEMING PARK

The Woodlands Wildflower Festival Takes Place on Saturday, November 6, 2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX (August 15, 2021) – The Woodlands Lions Club has announced that entries are now being accepted for The Woodlands® Wildflower Festival Art Contest. The contest is held in conjunction with The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, a popular tradition celebrating its 33rd anniversary in the community. The Woodlands Lions Club in partnership with The Woodlands Township, is hosting The Woodlands Wildflower Festival on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10 am – 2 pm at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park® in The Woodlands.

Contest entries should portray a nature scene in the spirit of the Wildflower Festival. Interested parties should draw a favorite scene from nature on heavy, unlined white paper, canvas or poster board, no larger than 11” X 17”. Preferred drawing materials are watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pastels, crayons, colored pencils or markers. No writing should be included on the front of the artwork. Photographs are not accepted.

Entries will be judged, and prizes are awarded in the following categories: up to four years, five to eight years, nine to 13 years, 14-18 years, and adults (age 19 and over). First place prizes of $100 will be awarded in all four children’s categories. The adult first place winner will receive $300. The Grand Prize-winning entry across the four children’s categories will be used on the official recycled bag (sponsored by Buckalew Chevrolet) that is given away at the festival, and the winning adult entry will become the official poster of the festival.

Entries should be labeled on the back with the name, address, phone number and age (for children’s entries only). Entries may be turned in at The Woodlands Township Office at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. in The Woodlands, TX. The Woodlands Township is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Thursday September 30th at 5:30 pm. The winners will be notified the following week.

This free, family-oriented event features thousands of wildflower seed packets in many different varieties that are distributed free to the community by generous seed sponsors. In addition to the seed packet distribution, the festival has other family friendly activities such as the Blue Bonnet planting ceremony, wildflower crafts, bounce houses, face painting, DJ, food trucks, and more!

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For more information, contact:


Kate Laukien

katelaukien@me.com

(781)-888-3007


Cathy Bleakley

Cathy@Bleakleys.org

(832)326-0832

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Scanned Service with a Smile - GST PAWPRINTS Article 2.pdf

Have you gone fishin' for new members yet? Don't forget to check out DG Lisa's District Goals and help your club do their part.

Eyeglass Recycling Report:

The Conroe Noon Lions Club – Eyeglass Recycling Center is excited to report in the month of July we collected approximately #11,3400 pair of used eyeglasses. Thanks to the generosity of the following clubs:

Houston Memorial

the Woodlands

Houston Spring Branch

Katy

Tomball

Baytown

Houston Cy-Fair

Cut-N-Shoot Family

Magnolia

South Montgomery County Lions

Panorama

Liberty

Cleveland


A Piece of Texas Lions History: This footage captures scenes of a group of women sitting around a table sewing lampshades at a Lions Club clubhouse. Included are close-ups of embroidered trim being sewn on a lampshade and scenes of the full table of women sitting and sewing with their sewing boxes open in front of them. The footage is likely capturing scenes of a women's group partnering with the Lions Club, possibly to make the lampshades to sell for charitable fundraising. See more history

Congratulations to Lion Wes Carr on his installation as Texas Lions Camp Chairman of the Board 2021-22. Thank you for “Rebuilding the Future for Texas Children.” The Texas Lions Camp could not be in ANY better hands. Your for-site and thoughtfulness combined with your ability to build teams to accomplish goals will take you far! Congratulations Lion Wes Carr!

Don't forget to publish everything your club is doing to MyLion! Let's be the top District for service and activities. app.mylion.org and email davidg@lions2s2.org to add or change stuff on this calendar.

Upcoming Charter Anniversary!

40th Anniversary for The Woodlands Lion Club

Chartered October 5, 1981

The Houston Cy-Fair Lions are honored to present Caroline Cocciardi speaking to us on August 24 about Leonardo da Vinci's "knots". Our meeting will begin at 7 PM in the Houston Cy-Fair Lions Den. A meal will be served. If you would like to attend in person, please contact PDG Chuck Martin (cmartin77095@sbcglobal.net) by no later than August 20, 2021 to ensure there is a meal prepared for you. If you would like to attend remotely, please let PDG Chuck know and he will send you a Zoom link the evening of August 23, 2021.

State Leo Flyer for tabs.docx

Social Media Platforms ~ August 17, 2021 @ 7pm CDT

Lion Marissa Rodriguez – X1

District Chaplains and Member Support ~ August 24, 2021 @ 7pm CDT

DG Doug Thomas – A2

PDG Janie Garza – A2

History and Role of an Effective Tail Twister ~ August 31, 2021 @ 7pm CDT

IPDG Billy Gray – S4

September 7, 2021 ~ Nothing Scheduled – Labor Day Holiday

Omega Leo clubs vs. Campus Clubs ~ September 14, 2021 @ 7pm CDT

PDG Larkin Smith – S3

Lion Nancy Smith – S3

Check out the past recordings at www.texastuesdayconnections.org

Paw Prints is the official newsletter of the Texas Lions District 2-S2. This edition was pulled together by Lion David Greene and Lion Kayla Argueta. Email any submissions to newsletter@lions2s2.org. Submissions deadline was extended, which is why the publishing date was late.

Stats pulled just after midnight on August 17th