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District Governor Bob Faliveno 27-D1 District Governor
Bob Faliveno

Our District Convention is now in the history books and we are starting the last quarter of our Lions year. I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our awesome Convention Committe members that worked so hard to produce an experience to remember.

The year is really moving fast for Lion Becky and me as your Governor and First lady. What an incredible experience we are having making the club visits, as well as all the other District Conventions in the State. We really are blessed to be in the company of some very amazing people. As we begin the last quarter, it's a good time to reflect on what we have accomplished so far this year.

With regard to membership, we are at a plus 29. Compared to last year at this time, we were at a minus 10. I would like to thank the individual club leaders and members for that wonderful accomlishment. I'm certain that arising from this group of new members, new Lions leaders will develop. That is why it is so viatlly important to continually seek out and ask people you meet to become Lions members. Leaders are like eagles, the don't flock; you find them one at a time.

Also, our incredible Extension/Leadership Team has really turned on the power to develop a new club in Milton. My heartflet congratulations and thanks to First Vice District Governor Randy Harrison and his team of dreamers that made this possible.

This is a certain magic to thinking BIG and not letting the facts stand in the way. If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count. Those facts, obstacles or naysayers, are those scary things in your path to success that try to stop you when you take your eyes off of your dream. The simple solution is don't ever take your eye off your dream and never give up. Thomas Edison once said, “I never failed, I just found 10,000 things that didn't work.” I believe our illustrious leadership team has figured that out.

We also have some other accomplishments to note, those being, the formation of three new Leo Clubs in Brodhead, Fennimore and Deerfield. It is such a great experience to see thse young adults working together forming their clubs and doing imporant work in their communities. In fact, the back of the Broadhead Leo t-shirts read the command, “DO WORK”.

It is this very important work that we need to continue to perform in order to be consisent with President Palmer's first “R”,that being, Responsibility. We have a responsibility to do the work in our communities that will continue the rich tradition of service that our local people expect from us as Lions. Keep dreaming BIG.