Monthly Reports Reminder

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Presidents and Secretaries, please remember to turn in your activity and membership reports by August 31st.

Thank you!

Your DG Team

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Message from PID Haynes Townsend

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To my fellow Lions of Georgia:

Well, the word has come down from the Executive Officers of Lions Clubs International, and the word is good! Donna and I have been named as the endorsed candidate for the office of 3rd International

Vice President to run in Chicago in 2017!!   We are both humbled and honored to have been selected.

Of course, as most of you know, this is just the beginning of the journey for the Lions of Georgia and for Donna and I. We are so humbled by your outpouring of good wishes, compliments, and friendship over the past 38 years of Lionism, words cannot adequately express our gratitude!

It is now time for the real work of campaigning to begin. As Past President Jim Ervin has often said, we now have a shared opportunity and a shared responsibility: we must show the world Georgia’s dedication to our Clubs, our State, and to our great Association!

Georgia is so fortunate to have had the continuing leadership of our Past President Jim, and all of our Past International Directors. I know that their legacy of service and leadership will never be surpassed, but I promise that I will do my best to meet the high standards of our Georgia Lions!

I will be forming a campaign team over the next few weeks that will help to organize all of the opportunities and responsibilities that I spoke of earlier. However, it is my hope that ALL of the Lions of Georgia will become involved and travel to Chicago next year not only for the election, but to help celebrate our Centennial of Lionism!

In closing, please understand that I know why that I am in this position. It is because of you—-The Lions of Georgia, who have worked so diligently and proudly over the past 100 years. You are the workers in your communities and towns. You are what makes Lions International “Relevant.” Thank you for your friendship, your dedication, and your willingness to serve. God Bless you all.


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Lions Graduation List Closes Wednesday, August 31!

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cropped-lionsu-header-r1Graduation List Closes Wednesday August 31!

To graduate from the Bachelor’s Program, Master’s Program, or both, your courses and other applicable requirements should be complete AND you should have applied for credit from within your Lions University account no later than Wednesday, August 31.  NO EXCEPTIONS to this deadline will be given!  We are expecting ~200 Bachelor’s Graduates and ~150 Master’s Graduates; so the Lions University leadership team needs time to verify achievements and prepare graduation certificates and programs with your names!

If you attended the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum in San Juan (2014), Grand Rapids (2015), or if you are registered for the 2016 Forum in Omaha, please login to your member’s area on and apply to receive Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Program credit (as appropriate).

The current list of verified graduates is available at 2016 Graduation List.  Please reply to this message if:

  • You prefer your name to appear differently on your certificate (the web site will be updated accordingly).
  • You are not listed and you believe you’ve met the criteria to graduate from a program. PLEASE check your email first, as we have provided clarification or asked questions of most Lions who applied with information that could not be verified.
  • You will NOT be able to attend the 2016 Forum or the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday evening.  We will make other arrangements to get your certificate and lapel pin to you.


When:  Saturday, September 17.  We will start promptly at 4:30 p.m.!  [note there was an error in the time in the previous email]
Where:  Ballroom C, CenturyLink Center
Attire: Any attire for a Lions event is appropriate.  Consider what you want to wear for a keepsake photo with the International President.
Photos:  In order to stay on schedule, family members and friends will NOT be permitted to take your photo with the International President.  A volunteer from the Host Committee will take the photos and we will email them to you.  You are welcome to take small group photos with fellow Lions at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Dinner in the Dark – You Are Invited!

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Proudly Presents the

Second Annual


Saturday, October 22nd 2016

Pinetree Country Club, 3400 McCollum Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30144

This dinner will be a “Meal Like You’ve Never SEEN” to support a       

 CAUSE WITH A VISION – Tickets are $50

For your dancing and listening pleasure: Mr. Douglas Cameron with his 17 piece Jazz/Swing Orchestra
Business Casual attire.

Cash Bar, Dancing, Seated Dinner, Silent Auction and a Wine Pull.

Contact Eileen Alberstadt 678-581-3708 or by email: or any Lion from the North Cobb Lions Club.                                                                                                       

Please respond no later than 10/14/2016

Please bring a Blindfold/Sunglasses or you may purchase for $5 

We accept  Credit Cards and Checks made payable to “Dinner in the Dark”

Pay Pal is available through The North Cobb Lions Club Face Book page.

Go to our FB page and like us and look for the link for Dinner in the Dark

C/O North Cobb Lions Club, PO BOX 748 Acworth, GA 30101

We are a Non-Profit Organization  #58-649086

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Congratulations to Haynes Townsend, Candidate – 3rd VP!

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We are proud to announce that our own Haynes Townsend has been endorsed as the candidate for 3rd Vice President of Lions Clubs International in 2017haynes.   Congratulations, Haynes and Donna!  We are proud of you and looking forward to the next chapter of your leadership!

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Dear fellow Lions, Lionesses and Leos,

End of the 2015-2016 fiscal year club and district giving reports are available on our website at There you will find reports on Lions’ support for both annual giving and the campaign for the Canine Development Center. There you will find reports on Lions’ support for both annual giving and the campaign for the Canine Development Center. We have a new and improved format for our quarterly reports where you will see the annual giving as well as the campaign for the Canine Development Center on the same report.

We ask for your feedback to make the reports more accurate. Please direct any corrections or questions regarding annual giving reports to Kathy Gilchrist at Please direct any corrections or questions regarding the campaign for the Canine Development Center to Mike Dengate at

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East Cobb Lions Club welcomes new member Frank Ciccone!

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eastcobb Frank was a former Lion in Louisiana who enjoyed being a part of an international service organization. When he retired, he looked for a local Lions club and found us. A visiting Lion from Australia, PDG Glenda McLeod, welcomed Frank back as she asked him to repeat the new member pledge to support his local club, our district, and the efforts of Lions across the world to improve the lives of others. His sponsor, Lion President and 2nd VDG Debbie Hennessey pledged to encourage Lion Frank and answer any questions he might have.clip_image004

PDG Glenda and her husband, PDG Bruce McLeod are both active members of the Tatura Lions Club in Victoria, Aus. Lion Bruce just completed another year as President of his club while Lion Glenda marked her ninth year as club secretary. They have a daughter who lives with her family in the east Cobb area and try to visit annually. We are looking forward to their next visit.

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Paulding-West Cobb Club Inducts New Members

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IMG_2143 (2) Monday, August 8th, 2016 Paulding-West Cobb inducted 2 more members to their club.  They have recently added a total of 3 new members and 1 transfer.  Let’s keep on growing!  Photos to be added at a later date.

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DG Leslie Miller Calendar

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Please see the dates below on DG Leslie Miller’s calendar.  To request a visit for new member induction, speaking or an official visit, contact her at or 770.894.7886.

August 13 North Cobb Anniversary
August 26-27 Council Meeting
September 6 Dalton Lions OV
September 8 Villa Rica Lion OV
September 15-17 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
September 27 Woodstock Lions OV
October 10 Paulding West-Cobb Lions OV
October 11 Ball Ground Lions OV
October 13 Marietta Lions OV
October 18 Chattanooga Valley Lions OV
October 20 Douglas Co. Lions OV
October 23 Atlanta Metro Lions Food Extravaganza
October 24 McDonough Lions OV
October 27 Atlanta Lions OV
October 28-29 Council meeting, Joint Lighthouse/Camp meetings @ Lighthouse
November 5 District 18L Fall Rally
December 13 Boynton Lions OV
January 10 or 17 Ellijay Lions OV
February 3-4 Council meeting, Joint Lighthouse/Camp meetings @ Camp
February 21 Rome Lions OV
February 23 Carrollton Lions OV
March 17-18 District L Convention

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South Cobb Adds New Members

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Micheal & Kim Bryant InductionDistrict Governor, Leslie Miller, inducted the two newest members of the South Cobb Lions Club.  Pastor Michael Bryant and his wife Kim will be fantastic new members of our club.  We met them during an adopt-a-mile cleanup and invited them to attend our club.  After several visits, they made the decision to join. Barry Krebs is their sponsor.

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