49A MidWinter in Juneau Was A Hit!
Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
Just 2 short weeks ago, District 49A Lions gathered in Juneau to conduct Lions business, learn more about Lions operations and socialize with other wonderful dedicated Lions. It was a fantastic opportunity to get together with so many super Lions/volunteers who also work hard to improve conditions in their respective community's as well as support many Lions Clubs International programs.
The intent of this email is to send each and every one of you a personal "Thank You" for taking the time out of you very busy lives to come to Juneau and share your club's stories, personal experiences and knowledge about Lions. We are all better Lions thanks to you!
As many know, just days before our MidWinter began, an apartment building next door to the hotel caught fire and displaced 60 families. The great Lions of District 49A dug deep and collectively contributed $5,550 to the American Red Cross of Southeast to assist these families. Those checks have been delivered and are doing great works here in Juneau already...just in time for Thanksgiving.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Lion Ted Burke
Mid-Winter Chair Lion
Lion Steve Bradner
Juneau Lions Club President
Lion Joey Ausel
Mendenhall Flying Lions Club President
Pictures from the Icebreaker:
|Lion Steve Grohol from the Eagle River Lions with MFLC President Lion Joey Ausel.|
|MFLC Lions! Joey, Tommy, Tiffany, Stella, Becky & Neil.|
|Lion Stella (MFLC), Lion Carol Ann (Bethel Lions), New Lion Tiffany (MFLC) & Lion Becky (MFLC).|
Pictures from the MidWinter:
|Lion Mal (MFLC) watches the Juneau Mayor Sanford give his opening remarks.|
|Juneau Lions Club President Lion Steve and MFLC President Lion Joey with the Boy Scouts who did a fabulous opening flag ceremony! These young men were awesome!|
Pictures from the Banquet:
|MFLC New Members Inducted!|
Lion Mal inducted New Lion Tommy, Lion Joey inducted new Lion Tiffany.
International Guest Lion Mark Hintzmann presided.
|Newest Lion Tommy is given an award from International Guest Lion Mark.|
|Lion Neil (MFLC) is teased a little by the International Guest Lion Mark.|
|Our table was a little too close to others, so we moved....Lion Chad wasn't paying attention. :)|