Lions District 22W District Governor Gerry Beachy of Grantsville Lions recently made his official visit to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club on August 14, 2018.
DG Beachy, a retired pharmacist, indicated there are challenges facing Lions in the United States since we are losing ground to the rest of the world in terms of membership. Lions need to increase leadership development, promote the fellowship of Lions, and share our stories. He explained the five Lions Clubs International global causes: vision, hunger, environment, diabetes, and pediatric cancer and how they are relevant to local service projects.
His district theme is Prescription for Service—Caring for Others since Lions are the prescription to help others feel better. He discussed the number of service and fundraising projects the club did in the past year and asked that one new service project is added this year, a goal he is seeking from each club in District 22W.
In closing, he asked the Lions to remember the acronym ASK: Ask one person to serve with Lions; Seek new ways to serve (adding one NEW service project); and Keep one Lion from leaving by involving them in a service project that is meaningful to them.