Third Membership Meeting
Community Recognition Night
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Saturday Nov. 16 is just three days away, and there are some very important reasons why I am asking each one of you to please attend.
1) At both the morning 2nd Membership Meeting, which starts at 8:30 am at Vista Mar School, 737 Hawaii Street, El Segundo, CA, and our evening Tribute to Our Club Presidents dinner celebration, which starts at 7:00 pm at the Torrance Marriott Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503, we will be honored to have as our guest speaker Lion Derek Ledda, Council Chair of our MD-4 Council of Governors.
Lion Council Chair Derek will be giving a brief report on the status of our entire State of California Multiple Districts, and most importantly promoting a major LCIF and MD-4 fundraising effort to help provide desperately needed assistance from the current earthquake, super typhoon, and storm disasters in the Philippines. In the last few weeks, the Filipino people have had to face the Bohol earthquake, a world record breaking Yolanda typhoon, another storm earlier this week, and a third storm hitting today or tomorrow.
The current situation in the Philippines is quite desperate. Thousands have died, and many thousands more remain homeless, foodless, and with nothing left but literally the clothes on their back. The Philippines have always been very good to LCI Lionism worldwide, and also to the United States of America. They have been a very friendly nation, and a strong military ally and supporter to the USA, including use of Filipino military troops throughout the 1900's and 2000's. Last night at a L.A. Wilshire governor visitation, 2VDG Ki Hyo Shin reminded me that Filipino military troops were major contributors in the 1950's Korean War against North Korea.
This is all to say that the Filipina people have always helped us Lions, and helped the USA. It is time to help them.
District Secretary Bhee has recently emailed to most of you a letter from LCIF Chair and IPIP Wayne Madden expressing the urgent need for help.
Three of our District 4-L3 Clubs, the Kayumangi, L.A. Maharlika, and the L.A. New Millennium, have already indicated to me they are in the process of raising and donating significant amounts. Our District will also be seeking a one-time modification in our Constitution's Article VI, Section 9(a) to be allowed to contribute out of our Disaster Fund.
Please let us use this Saturday, November 16's morning membership meeting and our evening Tribute to Club Presidents as also an opportunity to be strong generous Lions, to "We Serve", and serve our lovely desperate Filipino friends. Be ready to bring your announcements of your donations.
2) To emphasize and insure promotion and coordination of this urgently needed cause, I am immediately announcing the formation of a Special District Committee for Urgent Relief for the Current Philippine Disasters. Headed by Lion District Cabinet Continuing Director Violy Sioson, its members include DG Larry Donoghue, 1VDG Sonja Menor, 2VDG Ki Hyo Shin, PDG Joel and Dr. Teri Pastor, PDG and District Treasurer Max Dominguez, PDG Sid Sioson, PDG Dick Selway, PDG Don Chinery, District Cabinet Song Leader Bob Crowther, District Cabinet Parliamentarian Marvin Barroquillo, District Cabinet Tail Twister Roque Ferreira, District Cabinet Bulletin Editor Vangie Tabberrah, Lion Judith Averia, and Lion Bob Keyes. These 16 District 4-L3 Lion leaders have expressed a particular interest in this matter, and are making themselves available at this immediate urgent time to help coordinate and promote this special effort.
Other important reasons to attend, especially our evening Tribute to Our Club Presidents dinner celebration, include an announcement regarding our new Special District Committee for Accountability, Integrity, and Transparency in Handling District and Club Money, and most of all, to show special tribute and recognition to our very committed and hardworking Club Presidents.
Please join me this Saturday morning and Saturday evening.
District 4-L3 Governor, Larry Donoghue
District 4-L3 has a new Governor and Cabinet!