"Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today."
Dear fellow Lions:
We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our Lions and community very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. Our Council of Governors had a conference call on Tuesday to discuss our we should handle the current crisis, and it was decided that each District will make its own decisions as how to proceed. In our District, we are taking the following actions:
(1) The World Wide Induction day that was scheduled for April 25th is cancelled.
(2) Any Zone meetings scheduled between now and April 30th will be cancelled or held electronically. Contact your Zone Chair for more information.
(3) Although it’s up to each club to decide how to conduct its own meetings and activities during this crisis, we are recommending that clubs cancel upcoming meetings for March and April due to the 10-person limit on gatherings in our state. However, you should contact your own club’s president or secretary to verify.
(4) Our State Convention in May has been cancelled. Click here for a detailed explanation.
But, as Lions, we will adapt and continue to serve. Even though we won’t be having our regular meetings and projects, that does not mean we can’t continue to serve.
We will just serve in different ways. Every little bit helps, even if it’s just one Lion helping one person. So, If you see a neighbor or friend in need, help them if you can! I have seen many accounts on the local news and on Facebook of neighbors helping neighbors: Offering to babysit for those who have to work and daycare is not available; donating supplies to the homeless; shopping for shut-ins; and collecting food and supplies for the local food bank just to name a few. This social distancing can create feelings of loneliness and isolation, so even a quick call to a neighbor with a word of encourage can go a long way. That’s what being a Lion is all about.
We are Lions and we are Americans! We always shine brightest during our darkest moments. We will get through this, and maybe we will come out a little less divided.
Lion Scott McMurrain
March 19, 2020
Updated March 23, 2020