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Happy Easter from MD13

Dear Lions, Lioness and Leos,

Happy Easter from MD13!  I know this is not the way that most of us figured we would be spending our Easter this year as most of us would normally be attending church services in person, hosting family events, having an Easter egg hunt, etc.  We do have many things to be so thankful for as Lions and individuals.  We are blessed because Lions know how to adapt and overcome whatever comes our way. 

We have found some very unique and creative ways to have meetings.  Not many of us could have imagined that we would have our meetings and be conducting business via being on a computer or phone using some type of web link (Zoom, Google Hang Outs, Go To Meeting, etc.).  While most of us never planned to utilize this method, it works!  It keeps us in touch, it allows us to see each other (if you have video), it keeps us communicating and coming up with ideas to continue serving and, allows us to conduct business.  For many of us, we just learned how to do something new by stretching ourselves to learn some new technology.  If you haven't tried a different way of having a meeting, now is the time to do it.  Keep our Lions involved.  If you don't know how to begin figuring out a way to use some type of technology, please contact me and I will get you some help.

We are coming up with new ways to serve such as putting stuffed Lions in our windows to put a smile on the face of a person walking or driving by; conducting a phone chain to make calls to someone who may not have family; sending cards to a nursing home/senior facility to cheer them; making face masks for people; reading stories via Facebook Live to children; shopping for those who cannot get out; reaching out to our medical, first responders and schools and asking where we can assist them and; the list goes on and on.  Our Lions are sharing ideas on how to safely serve and we have other Lions using those ideas for service in their communities.  If you have not had the opportunity to do some type of service lately, do something to show that the Ohio Lions are still serving and not giving up when things may not be the normal.  Also, let Lions and others know what you are doing.  It may be something that we can all do!

The COVID-19 virus has affected all of us.  We know people who have had or have the virus.  We have had to change the way we live, work and serve.  Even though we are living through a different time, Lions continue to face the challenges and overcome them.  Always remember that you are not alone; ask if you need help.  Thank you for continuing to serve through Lionism.

Wishing you a very blessed and Happy Easter!

In Lionism,

CC Lydia Houser