Paul Martin is our District Governor’s Partner

Fellow Members of the Lions Family, for many years it has been a custom for the District Governor’s Partner to have an appeal.

As many of you will know I am not a great believer in Lions being ‘Foot Soldiers’ and using their valuable time raising money for Charities, that we have no control over. However, it is not my wish to stop you raising money for your chosen Charities.

In line with our DG’s Theme for the year ‘Serve Together Stay Together’. My appeal this year is all about ‘Service’. I am not asking for financial donations, I know you all spend many hours Serving your Communities, very often this Service goes unrecorded and unrecognised.

Service can mean different things to all of us, to me it can mean transporting someone to hospital for an appointment or to visit a loved one. Promoting our Message in a Bottle project, holding a Diabetes Awareness Day, volunteering for another organisation and so much more. You all have your own Service Projects in your own Communities.

I would like you all to tell me about your Service activities and I will record them and let everyone know what Lions do for their communities and the world beyond.

It is my intention to produce a Facebook Page to ‘Showcase’ what we do, so please send me pictures and details of where and when, for reasons of confidentiality names of individuals you help should not be mentioned.

I have set a target of 10,000 hours, this may sound unreal but divided between all the Clubs in the District, over the year it is just 4 hours per Club per week, I know we can exceed this!

There is a dedicated email address to send your ‘Service’ to.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this and I look forward to receiving the details of your ‘Service Activities’.