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All of our fundraising activities are a great time to approach potential members. Our Zone is still at a minus ratio from last year despite the fact that many new members were brought in. While we are concentrating on new members don’t forget that member retention is an important factor. At our first Zone meeting last year, 1st Vice District Governor Lion John Monahan was present as a speaker on retention. He gave every club a CD on retention produced by Lions International. If you have not reviewed that CD recently, it would be worth your time. If you are a new president and have not seen it, please ask your past president for it. See you at our Zone Meeting on Wednesday, October 13th. Print several copies of our Zone newsletter and share it with members at a meeting. We have a lot of great activities in progress. These activities are examples that other clubs might be able to use. It is important for our Lions to have a better understanding of other clubs in the Zone. Lion Pete Conarty, Zone Chair

Evart Lions Club

During our summer venues at the food booth 2 members registered 19 people for the organ donor registry. Many people we talked with were already on the donor registry and several were from out of state. Information was given to some people explaining the registry and how to sign up

The club screened 8 children in an hour during National Night Out for Project Kidsight with the youngest child being 11 months. The evening was warm and we screened in a tent which was moved twice trying to get a dark area.

The club did the pig roast on Labor Day Weekend during the Car Show. The club has one more venue at the booth—Spit and Whittle in September. The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick will take place before a high school home football game on September 29th. Club members with the help of the high school football players measure the distance for the punt, the pass, and the kick that students between the ages of 817 perform. The club supplies hot dogs, chips and pop to all participants.

Traverse City Lions

Lion John Hunt, Chairperson of the raffle for the Traverse City Lions. We are conducting our 2010 raffle. Our goal is to sell 2,000 tickets @ $2.00 each. Based on our results for 2009 that is a very reasonable goal. Our sales to date have been impressive. We have set dates at Sam’s Club for Thursday, August 12; Thursday, August 19; Thursday, August 26; Thursday, September 9; and Thursday, September 16. The available hours are from 10AM to 8PM. Remember – The raffle proceeds support our Lion’s sight and vision services to the community. Call Lion John Hunt and volunteer to sell tickets at Sam’s Club. To date we have sold 1,012 tickets at WalMart and Sam’s.

Lions Leadership Institute at Higgins Lake is November. 12, 13 and 14th, 2010

Please make reservations by September 30, 2010 by calling the Lions of Michigan State Office, 5178876640

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