Visit the Leos of Texas at www.texasleos.org.
The proposed draft of the new MD-2 Constitution & Bylaws (revised 11/3/2012) is now available for download. This draft supersedes any previous draft, and will be placed on the ballot at the District Conventions in 2013. The votes will be tallied at the MD2 Convention in Austin May 30 – June 1, 2013.
The second Council of Governor’s meeting for the 2012-13 year will take place on November 2-3, 2012. Event details can be found on the State Calendar. Check back for updates as they become available.
Download the schedule >>here.
Make hotel reservations directly with the DoubleTree Midland Plaza at 432-683-6131 or online at midlandplaza.doubletree.com. Use the group code LEO to get the discounted rate of $112, including breakfast for two. Book by September 30 to get the special rate. (After that, the rate goes to $214.) Download a flyer with details and directions to the hotel >>here.
The Lions Environmental Photo Contest provides a way for Lions to portray, through an original photo, their pride and commitment to improving, protecting and preserving their environment. Every Lion from a club in good standing can enter a photograph of his or her immediate surroundings into the club-level Lions Environmental Photo Contest. Visit the LCI website for more information about the contest and to see last year’s winning photos.
The Opportunities for Youth Topics, Rules and forms for the 2013 contests are now available. Download all the documents from the OFY page.
The Diabetes Awareness Essay topic is:
DIABETES – An Acronym.
Contestants will research the causes, treatments, side effects and prevention strategies of Type II diabetes and develop an Acronym using the word DIABETES that will help promote the understanding, prevention and treatment of the disease with a particular focus on the application of the acronym to their peers. Additionally, an explanation of each topic of the acronym should be included.
The Drug Awareness Speech topic is:
“Minors and Alcohol.”
Explore the abuse of alcohol by today’s teenagers. What are the effects and consequences that face teenagers who abuse alcohol? How does it affect them now and in the future? What can be done to control the abuse of alcohol in teenagers?
The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest is “Imagine Peace.” Order Peace Poster Contest Kits directly from LCI Club Supplies.
Past International Director Ed Flood passed on July 20, 2012.
Services will take place Monday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Hillside Christian Church, 6200 Soncy Road, Amarillo (map). The Chapel is at the southeast corner of the property.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Lions Foundation.
All Lions are invited to the PDG Banquet, to be held on Saturday, August 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at the YO Ranch Resort in Kerrville. International President Wayne Madden will be the special guest and speaker. Full details and a ticket order form >>here. Deadline for ticket purchase is July 30th. Cost is $30 per person.
The roster of the Texas Lions Hall of Fame has been updated to include the 2012 inductees, who are:
- Chuck Fisher, PDG (Lubbock, 2-T2)
- Frances Cherry, PDG (El Paso, 2-T3)
- Gladys Tramp, PDG (Kileen, 2-X3)
- Ernesto “TJ” Tijerina, PDG (Del Rio, 2-A2)
- Ronald G. Landers, PDG (Houston, 2-S2)
- Clarence Wolfshohl, PDG (Giddings, 2-S5)
View the entire roster of the Texas Lions Hall of Fame >>here.
On August 4, 2012, MD-2 club presidents are invited to meet with the International President at the Y.O. Ranch Resort in Kerrville, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity for club presidents to talk directly with the International President about their Clubs’ service missions, the International President’s goals, and the Association’s objectives for this Lions year.
About International President Wayne Madden
Wayne A. Madden, of Auburn, Indiana, USA, was elected president of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea June 22-26, 2012.
President Madden is an insurance agent and a certified insurance counselor.
A member of the Auburn Lions Club since 1984, President Madden has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, region chairperson, state council chairperson and district governor. In addition, he is a past president of the Indiana Lions Foundation. He served as a District Governor-elect Seminar faculty member five times and as Campaign SightFirst II sector coordinator for Multiple District 25.
In recognition of his service to the association, President Madden has received many awards, including the 100% Club President Award, Life Membership in the Association, the Senior Master Key Award, four Extension Awards, an International President’s Leadership Medal, nine International President’s Medals and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is a Charter W.P. Woods Fellow, a Kentucky Colonel, a Duke of Paducah, a Helen Keller Fellow and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In 2008, he was recognized for his humanitarian service by the governor of Indiana as a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the governor can bestow.
In addition to his Lion activities, President Madden has been active in numerous professional and community organizations.
President Madden and his wife, Linda, also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two daughters and five grandchildren.