Presidents Message

    Many enjoyed the January 23rd presentation by our guest Jack Knox. Jack’s only question prior to the meeting was, ‘how long would you like me to rattle on for?’ The timely topic of ‘civility’ was one Jack chose, and one he obviously encounters from time to time. His message of ‘be polite, speak kind words, act with manners, give and show respect, and lead by positive example, is one for ‘all to hear’. This is identical to our Central Saanich Lions Code of Conduct, in regards to showing respect to our fellow members and the public, and to be positive in our remarks and action.
    As John F. Kennedy was quoted…”civility is not a sign of weakness”; and as Barak Obama says, “we can disagree without being disagreeable”. As our club serves the community in so many ways, I’m always impressed with how well we are received and how much appreciation is shown. As we get ready for ‘busy times ahead’, keep up the great work!
Multi-District 19-1 Spring Conference

The Spring Conference is held in our District every year in March or April.  The District Governor selects a Club to Host the conference. That Club then does all the planning and hard work, usually with help from other Clubs in the Zone.  This year the Spring Conference is in Nanaimo. (Last year it was in Port Angeles Washington, and Parksville the year before) but it can be anywhere in the District. The attendance is usually in excess of 200 Lions.  It is a great time to get together with other lions and celebrate. It starts off with a fun night on Friday night. This year our theme is The Roaring 20's so many will be dressing appropriately. Saturday is  a full day starting off with an official Opening session where reports are heard(minimum reports) and District Candidates for vice District Governor and District Governor make their presentations. This is followed by seminars. ( we are still finalizing them but they are always very interesting and informative. At noon we have a luncheon with a few presentations and a Guest speaker ( this year it is the manager of the Aboriginal Center in Nanaimo) followed in the afternoon by more seminars and contest and awards. The banquet in the evening is the District Governors Banquet where the guest speaker is the international Guest. (this year we are fortunate to have Past International President 2019/20 Joe Preston from Arizona) On Sunday Morning we have a memorial service to honour all lions who have passed since the last Conference which is followed by the official Closing and the passing of the Conference banner to the next Conference Chairperson.  This is the 50th Conference for our District. 

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