Join Us for 18L Academy May 6th

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Hello District 18-L Lions!

We’re conducting a Lions training day on Saturday May 6th.  We have re-branded the program.  What we used to call “Lions University” will now be known as “18-L Academy.”  There will be hands on training in a computer lab as well as two general sessions that will be relevant to any Lion throughout the District.  It’s a great way to get new members into action, revitalize members who may be approaching burnout (oh yeah, we know it happens!) or energize yourself by visiting with your friends in the District.

Check out the attached flyer, forward it to your club’s full membership, and come join us for some good eats and a fun time with your fellow Lions.  If you’ll be attending please be sure to RSVP to no later than Tuesday May 2nd. This will help us prepare the right amount of food!

Please click on the following for more information.

18-L Academy Flyer
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday May 6th!

Yours in Lionism,
DG-Elect Teri Chambers-Rice

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Bartow County Lions Celebrate Earth Day

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The Bartow County Lions Club celebrated Earth Day by working on their Freedom Braille Trail in Cartersville GA.   Nine members volunteered, as well as a number of volunteers from Team Home Depot, to spread base material for the path, set posts in concrete and string the rope guide line at the trail.  A local Scout came out to propose his Eagle Scout PROJECT for the trail.

A local Scout came out to propose his Eagle Scout PROJECT for the trail.

We also want to thank Ag-Pro in Cartersville for the use of brand new John Deere equipment to load and level the base material on our Braille Trail

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Welcome to the 18-L Hall of Fame!

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This year’s Hall of Fame brought back previous recipients of the prestigious award to welcome in the new members.  As the 4 new members each walked through the line, it was smiles and honor all around, especially for Dad and daughter.

Welcome the newest members to the 18-L Hall of Fame, the highest award in the District.








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And the Winner Is…

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If you missed this year’s District Convention, you missed out on the experience of a lifetime!  We had a number of contestants in our Womanless Beauty Contest and…well, words just can’t describe what we saw.  The good news is that it was all in fun and it raised $1200 for the District! Way to go Ladies…

Here are the contestants starting with our winner..Victoria Grace


The Winner



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Campaign to Elect Judge Haynes Townsend TShirts

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Campaign to Elect Judge Haynes Townsend

Grace L. Clower, Treasurer
2929 Sandra Drive
Snellville, GA  30078
Phone:  404-694-0413

March 13, 2017

Dear Lions:

It is great to be a Lion!!  … and the Lions of Georgia are excited to have our own PID Judge Haynes Townsend running for 3rd International Vice President.  To show our support for PID Haynes, we have created a campaign T-shirt.  We want to have a Rally at our MD18 Convention in May, and we would like everyone to wear your T-shirts to that Rally.  In addition, we will be wearing these shirts at the International Convention in Chicago.
In addition, we will be planning an event in each district to celebrate PID Haynes’ candidacy.  You will, of course, want to wear your T-shirt to those events.  We hope to use these shirts for the next couple of years as PID Haynes progresses to International President.

There is a T-Shirt Order Form included.  It would be great if all members of a club would submit their orders on one order form.  This will be helpful for delivery of the shirts or if we have questions.  The cost of T-shirts (S, M, L, and XL) is $10.  The cost of T-shirts 2X and 3X is $14.  All checks should be made payable to “Lions of Georgia” and mailed to PCC Grace Clower at the address shown on the order form.  Orders need to be placed ASAP so we can get the shirts ordered and delivered.

Thank you for your support of PID Haynes’ campaign.  If you have any questions, please contact PID Kembra Smith or me.  “We Serve”
Yours in Service,

PID Kembra Smith, Campaign Coordinator
Phone: 404-593-2710   Email:

PCC Grace Clower, Treasurer
Phone: 404-694-0413  Email:

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PDG Vanessa Stanley’s Mother Passed

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We are sad to announce the passing of PDG Vanessa Stanley’s mother, Mrs. Gladys Satterwhite on Friday, March 10, 2017. PDG Stanley serves in District 18L and is a member of the Atlanta Metro Lions Club. Funeral services for Mrs. Satterwhite will be held on Friday, March 17th at 11:00 am at the Fort Street United Methodist Church, 562 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Viewing will be from 10:00-11:00 am at the church prior to the service. Young Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. They are located at 1107 Hank Aaron Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, 404-523-6606.


Mrs. Gladys Maud Jackson Satterwhite, 84, of Atlanta, was born on January 13, 1933 in Moultrie, GA to the late Elizabeth Mathis Jackson and Richard Rhump. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Flue Athers Satterwhite. They were married for 49 years until his passing in 2012. She was educated in the Colquitt County Public School System and attended Morris Brown College. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


She was a member of Fort Street United Methodist Church and was very active with the Fort Street United Methodist Women chapter, serving twice as president. She was also instrumental in the creation of the first nursery for the church. She loved children and ran Satterwhite’s Day Care for over 25 years. She was an advocate for senior citizens, transporting them to doctor appointments and making sure that they had plenty to eat. She was also known for decorating and opening her home for each holiday, cooking for neighborhood children and baking pound cakes.


She is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Stanley, brother, Eddie J. Jackson, Sr., sister, Marie Walker (Zack), brothers-in-law, George A. Satterwhite II and W.T. Adams (also a member of the Atlanta Metro Lions Club), sisters-in-law, Shirley Jackson and W. Mae Satterwhite, and a host of other relatives.


Please keep PDG Vanessa and her family in your prayers.

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A reminder to club Presidents:  Be sure to appoint or elect delegates to the District Convention.  Only delegates can vote for District Officers on March 18.  Each club is entitled to one delegate for each 10 members or a major fraction thereof.  For example, a club that has 28 members would be entitled to 3 delegates.  In addition, each Past District Governor is a delegate as well.  When delegates report to the registration table at the convention, they should tell the Lions working at the table they are delegates to receive delegate cards.
Officers to be elected are:
District Governor        Teri Chambers-Rice
1st Vice District Governor    Debbie Hennessey
2nd Vice District governor    David Crawford
Lighthouse Director        Willie Alexander

There were no candidates for District Historian, so nominations may be made from the floor at the District convention.

Thank you,

District 18L Nominations and Election Chair PDG Lester Dean.

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It’s Almost HERE! The District Convention

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The hosting clubs are working hard!   I have heard there will be some great things that you do not want to miss this year!  So make sure you get your registration forms in!


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Meet Marty & Mullins – SE Guide dog update

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Before becoming a Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate, Marty toured the Pacific as a Navy radio operator. Now he’s excited to have Mullins by his side. Read more about Marty and his guide dog Mullins.

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Atlanta Metro Club Celebrates Its 25th Year in Style!

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The members of the Atlanta Metro Lions Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Atlanta Renaissance Concourse Hotel in grand style. It was a black tie affair with an evening of dancing. The celebration began with proclamations from the City of Atlanta from City Council President Caezar Mitchell, City Councilman and Atlanta Metro charter member C.T. Martin and Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort. February 17th has been designated “Atlanta Metro Lions Club Day” in the city of Atlanta. District Governor Leslie Miller inducted in our newest member, Lion Gloria Hayes. Lion Pauline Finch was presented with a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship by the club on behalf of her serving as club president for the 2016-2017 Lions year. After several other presentations and a delicious banquet, the dancing began. There were members from the Jasper Lions Club, Griffin Lions Club, East Cobb Lions Club and Alpharetta Lions Club that celebrated with us. We thank all of our fellow Lions and friends who came out and celebrated with us. Our theme was, “Honor the Past; Celebrate the Present; Embrace the Future.” We honored the past in giving homage to our founders and past Lions; we celebrated the present with our anniversary; and, we are embracing the future by committing ourselves to full service in our community and the world.

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