Governors Message – February

Happy February! What a busy month. First a reminder of important dates coming up this month.BlanchardColor

The District Conference will be held on Saturday, February 6. Our guests will be International Director Robert Libin and his wife, Lion Michelle. I am looking forward to the Conference and introducing you to the Libins. I hope you all have made your reservation for the Conference. If you haven’t you can still do so. The registration form is available in the December Oregon Lion and online on the MD36 website (md36/ as well as our District R website (

February 27 is the District Cabinet meeting which will be held at the Albany Regional Museum. All of our club officers should try to be there.

One other important date! We are planning a Women’s Symposium which will be held on April 30. The location will be the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fair Grounds in Eugene. The symposium will address a number of topics important to women in today’s world. VDG Judy Kauffman and her committee have worked diligently to put together a varied and interesting program.

Second, I want to briefly discuss Lions Clubs online leadership training. Lions University is available on

the USA/Canada Forum website. The training is very comprehensive and includes both basic Lions clubs organization and leadership training. There are three degree levels: Bachelors, Master and PhD. I encourage

you to take a look at website sign up and begin your Lions education. Past District Governor Darrell Scott has already completed his Bachelor degree.

Training for leadership skills is available on the LCI website: The modules are interactive and cover a wide range of basic leadership skills, such as delegation, time management, organization, etc. The training teaches skills that can be used in your Lions club, your job, and other organizations to which you belong and in your life. They are worth a look.