District Governor’s Corner
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Reminder – Lighthouse Board Mtg – January 30
Fellow Georgia Lions, This should serve as a reminder that the attached resolutions for Amendments of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Board Constitution and By-Laws as well as Elections for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Board Officers will be held at the Annual Georgia Lions Lighthouse Board Meeting in Perry, GA on January 30, 2021 at 1 pm. All Lions of Georgia in good standing will be allowed to vote.
GLLFC BL Resolutions
The candidates who submitted letters of intent to be placed on the ballot as qualified to stand for election for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation for the 2021 â€“ 2022 fiscal year are as follows:
Chairman: Jon Winters
Vice Chair: Tammera Sears
Secretary: Vicki Hubbard
Treasurer: Mark Bradley
Although a physical meeting will be scheduled, individual Georgia Lions may participate in the annual meeting virtually, including by voting for the candidates and resolutions. Any individual Georgia Lion participating in the vote by electronic means, will be required to register online and attend the Annual Board Meeting online 15 minutes prior to the call to order. Below is a link in which you may register for the virtual access via zoom prior to 5:00 pm on January 29, 2021. All Georgia Lions that register will receive a link via the email they used to register once their registration has been approved. Please do not look for the registration link prior to January 29, 2021 as it will not be sent until after registration has been closed. Each individual Lion will also need to register and attend virtually individually as voting can only be cast once per logged in account that was registered.
On Saturday, January 30, 2021, all Georgia Lions wishing to participate virtually will need to be signed in 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting at 1:00 pm. No admittance in to the meeting will be allowed after 12:45 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021. You must remain in the meeting until after voting has taken place. If you exit the meeting and try to come back in after the 12:45 pm cutoff, you will not be admitted. Please use the below link to register and await your email for the actual zoom link to be sent at a later date.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jan 30, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsf–grzItHNXbOfXwiud-zhFGiF4t00UN
Jon M. Winters,
PCC Board Chairman, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
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Join Dinner in the Dark from anywhere
|Create an unforgettable night|
Our highly popular Dinner in the Dark is an unparalleled experience full of fun and inspiration. And for the first time ever, Dinner in the Dark will be VIRTUAL! Now, supporters from across the U.S. can purchase a virtual Dinner in the Dark kit and participate from home for a joyful and rewarding new experience. Your kit grants you access to our powerful event program that will take place on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Dinner in the Dark Kit (designed for two people) – $150 Your kit includes everything you need for you very own at-home Dinner in the Dark!
Two Leader Dog face masks
Two stemless wine glasses
One chef’s hat
Menu & meal preparation card
Access to pre-event website that includes a meal prep video with a professional chef Access to our virtual Dinner in the Dark program on Friday, March 12, 2021!
You can find out more (including FAQs) about virtual Dinner in the Dark on our website. Get Your Kit
P.S. Dinner in the Dark kits also make a great gift!
FREE cookbook with purchase
You’re invited to Lions trivia at Leader Dog
Calling all Lions! What was the first breed of dog used by Leader Dogs for the Blind? (Hint: it wasn’t a German shepherd!) Welcome to Lions Trivia at Leader Dog! This is the first of a series of informational webinars for Lions on your legacy project: Leader Dogs for the Blind. Join us each quarter for topics such as virtual campus tours, our prison puppy initiative, and client spotlight chats. We promise to show off some puppies as well. Join the Lions team via Zoom on your computer, tablet, smartphone or simply call in on your phone. Click on the date to register (or follow the link below it): Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern https://bit.ly/2GaNGMt For Lions Trivia, bring a pen and paper to keep score. Top scores will receive Leader Dog gift shop gift certificates, a plush stuffed puppy and more! Know of someone interested in Lionism (or you want them to be)? Bring them along! Questions or need help registering? Contact the Lions Team at Lionssupport@leaderdog.org. See you there!
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|Compete on Giving Tuesday to support The Lighthouse!|
|Compete & Support The Lighthouse on Giving Tuesday! Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, isn’t just any Tuesday; it’s Giving Tuesday! And we hope you’ll join in our campaign to raise $2,500 in just 24 hours to fund our first four vision clinics for the Lighthouse Roadshow – kicking off in early 2021 with the new mobile clinic van! How it Works This year, we’re calling all Georgia Lions to come together and help us reach our goal by way of a little friendly inter-district competition. Each district is challenged to raise the cost of an optometrist for one vision clinic – just $630. The first district to reach $630 in total Giving Tuesday donations wins! Rally your district and race the others to the finish! For full competition info, click below! Get the Details THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE LIGHTHOUSE! |
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Thank You Alpharetta Lions!
| Dear Lion President Amy, Please give the Lions of Alpharetta my thanks for making Saturday’s Second Cabinet Meeting a success. You and Dennis had the “Never Give Up” attitude in searching for a location to hold our face-to-face meeting. It was unique and worked beautifully for our Meeting. I thank you and thank the Alpharetta Club for hosting and making it work.. Many Thanks, Tom |
It’s Great to be a Lion! Tom Jackson 770-301-3673
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Lions Lighthouse Officer Elections
| Fellow Georgia Lions, |
The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation will be electing officers at the January 30, 2021 meeting for the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year. Below are excerpts from the Bylaws concerning the Officers, Officer Elections and Term Limitations and Fiscal Year.
If you are interested in serving in one of these positions and meet the qualifications, then please submit your letter to Past Board Chair Grace Clower at Graceclower@comcast.net, stating the desired office with a signed letter from your club president that states your club is endorsing your nomination. Please keep in mind that the deadline to submit your letter of intent with endorsement is December 1, 2020.
If no applications are received then nominations can be made from the floor at the January meeting in Perry, Georgia. Jon M. Winters, PCC Board Chairman, Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Cell: 706-833-0458 Email: Jon_Winters@Comcast.net
Article IV Officers
Section 1. Officers.
All officers of the Lions Lighthouse must be Lions in good standing of a Lions Club in Georgia at the time of their election, and at all times while serving on the Board.
A. The Chief Volunteer of the Lions Lighthouse shall be the Chair of the Board (“Chair”). The Chair must have served on the Board of Directors within the last five (5) years before standing for election. The Chair shall be the driving force in setting the policies for the Lions Lighthouse.
B. The Vice Chair must have served on the Board within the last five (5) years prior to being elected. In the event the Chair is not able to perform his or her duties, the Vice Chair will assume the role on a temporary basis. The Vice Chair shall perform such duties as assigned by the Chair.
C. The Secretary is responsible for recording and documenting the actions of the Board, will serve as the custodian of all corporate documents, and such other duties assigned by the Chair.
D. The Treasurer shall chair the Finance and Audit Committee, oversee the finances of the Lions Lighthouse, present for approval the annual budget, and perform such other duties as assigned by the Chair.
Section 2. Election of Officers
A. The annual election of officers shall be conducted during the first calendar quarter of each year at the Annual Lions Lighthouse Volunteer Meeting. All Georgia Lions at said meeting shall be voting delegates. The date and location for this meeting shall be set at least 30 days in advance with proper notice of the meeting being provided. B. By December 1st of each year, any Georgia Lion who meets the qualifications for the office being sought may run for a Lions Lighthouse officer position and shall submit to the Immediate Past Chair (or designee) a letter of intent to stand for election. Said letter must be countersigned by the president of the candidate’s home Lions Club certifying the club’s endorsement of the candidate. In the event that no candidate submits a letter for a position, a nomination may be accepted from the floor, provided that the nominated person is a Lion in good standing from a Georgia Lions Club.
C. The Immediate Past Chair (or designee) shall preside over the election portion of the meeting, provided he or she is not standing for election. In the event of contested elections, each candidate will be allowed four minutes to speak to the delegates. Only the candidate will be allowed to speak. In the event of only one qualified candidate for an office, a vote by acclamation is in order. To prevail in an election, the winning candidate must receive 50% of the vote plus one. In the event that no candidate receives the required votes, the two candidates with the most votes shall stand in a run-off election.
Section 3. Term Limitations and Fiscal Year.
A. The Officers and Members-at-Large shall each serve a one-year term that begins on July 1st of each year and ends on June 30th of the following year. This will also act as the fiscal year for the Corporation.
B. The Chair and Vice Chair may serve only two consecutive terms in their respective offices; however, there is no lifetime limitation on their service.
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