HAMMONTON LIONS CLUB

Fellow Lions:           

This year, International President Gudrun Yngvadottir’s (pronounced Good-rin Yng-va-dot-tir) theme is “We Serve.”   Gudrun Yngvadottir is from Gardabaer, Iceland. During the course of her life Gudrun always felt that if there is an obstacle in your way, there is always an opportunity to find a creative way to solve it. Gudrun feels that her perseverance comes from her Icelandic roots. She credits her father’s perseverance in her outlook in life. She stated, “If you enjoy your journey, it makes it easier to reach your goals”. She credits her parents for her love of nature and doing things like plant trees and preserve nature. Gudrun met her husband John in college. Gudrun jokes that most people have 2 children and a dog, but she and John have 2 children and 4000 trees, in which her children and grandchildren have planted most of them throughout the years.

Gudrun’s first degree was in biomedical science from the University of Iceland. While living in Sweden and raising her 2 children, she studied education, management and leadership.  She then went back to Iceland to become the vice-director of continuing education at the University of Iceland. Gudrun has a passion for art and studied art history as well. During all her studies Gudrun founded several Leo clubs in different areas of Iceland with the hopes that most of the children would become good future Lions. Gudrun stated, “The world around us is changing and we cannot just do what we did last year or last decade, we have to go at the same speed and the same direction as the communities that we live in”.

The 2018-2019 will be a great year for our club. I agree with Gudrun Yngvadottir when she says, “The world around us is changing and we cannot just do what we did last year or last decade, we have to go at the same speed and the same direction as the communities that we live in”.

As I begin my 2nd year as president I stand by my feelings about Lions. I truly believe as Lions, we are the essence of humanity, we make the world a better place.  Together as a club we will act and serve to help our community.

As Hammonton Lions we will continue the tradition of serving the community. We will continue to honor all that we have done in the past, support what the present offers us, and move the club into the future to help solidify the club’s existence as a helping hand in our community.  We have a year filled with meetings, both traditional and new events, and opportunities for fellowship that I hope will continue to make you proud to be a Hammonton Lion.  As we move onward this year, I hope that you share in the gratification and sense of achievement as you participate in our events.  I hope that you’ll feel that you have made a difference, not only in our community, but also throughout the world.   

To date, we have started off a successful of the Red, White and Blueberry festival. Let us keep that momentum going and have another fantastic year for the Hammonton Lions. We are always looking for new members who are willing to contribute to their community and have an interest in taking on leadership roles within our organization.  So, fellow Lions please bring out someone new to one of our 2018-19 meetings!

Yours in Lionism,

King Lion Mike

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