USA Canada forumMD13 Lions,

The USA/Canada Forum took place in Reno, Nevada on September 21-23. MD13 was well represented. The Forum is an excellent opportunity to add to one’s Lions knowledge offering over 80 different sessions of which attendees can choose eight. I got quite a few good ideas from the sessions. One was we should use the word learn instead of fail when things do not go quite the way we want them to go. Another idea was that when inducting new members we might add the phrase, “as a new member, you are empowered to bring in another new member!” A third idea for Lion leaders to consider is that current leaders are often overworked, holding two or more positions of leadership, and working to make informal leaders into formal leaders is worthwhile.

Who - Van Buren Lions Club, OH-1

What - Fall Festival

When - Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Who - North Royalton Lions Club, OH-3

What - Annual All Ladies Dinner and Reverse Raffle

When - Wednesday, October 18th, doors open at 6:00 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM

Who - North Royalton Lions Club, OH-3

What - Clambake/Reverse Raffle

When - Saturday, October 7th, doors open at 5:30 PM with dinner at 7:00 PM

Lion Ron Lutz, Past District Governor of 13-B/OH2, passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 at his home in Loudonville. He was 83. PDG Ron served as District Governor in 1996-1997 and, over the years, served on many committees at the club, district, and state levels. He served as the state Youth Chair from 2001-2003. PDG Ron continued to serve as a club officer, as chairman of the OH2 Philanthropic Fund, and as a beloved mentor.