Message from DG Heather Jones-Lancto
The theme for the upcoming year is "Reach the Summit Through Teamwork". Lions Club International has reached their centennial year and we have been successful because we are focused on the same goal: serving those in need. Be it on a global level or a local level, Lions truly live up to the idea "where there is a need there is a Lion".
This year we will continue the Centennial Service Challenge and are expected to reach our goal of 100 million people served well before the June 30th, 2018 deadline. The Lions of District 24B has embraced this challenge and made it their own. Lions Club International has added a new layer to the Centennial Service Challenge; clubs are being asked to leave their mark on their communities through the Centennial Community Legacy Project.
Ultimately, the greatest impact we can impart is through your local clubs. In the past few years clubs in 24B have started to work together to purchase eye screening machines, to work on upgrades at the camp for the blind, to complete large scale service projects. This year we are looking to develop an ALERT Program and build the ground work for a camp for blind children; both large scale projects that will bring Lions together from all over the district. I look forward to working with you all this year and celebrating Lions Clubs 100 years of service in Chicago in July 2017.