A Message from the District Governor
On behalf of my wife Gracie and my family, We would like to extend Happy New Year wishes to you and your families. May 2016 bless you with Prosperity, Health and Joy as we continue to serve in our communities.
Official District 2-A3 Convention Call
DG Juan Lopez and the District 2-A3 Cabinet invite everyone to come join us at the 2015- 2016 District 2-A3 Convention and be motivated by our guest speakers, Past International President Everett J. “Ebb” Grindstaff, and Past International Director Ray Hughston and Past International Director Connie de la Garza.
Friday, April 22, 2016 - Lions Social Gathering at 6:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Directions
3801 S. Business Hwy 281, Edinburg, TX 78539
Saturday April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016
Official District 2-A3 Convention
Galaxy Event Center Directions
3915 S. Business Highway 281, Edinburg, TX 78539
District 2-A3 Membership Status as of December 2015
Although our membership figures fluctuate during the year, I have good news—current membership stands at 1,214, a plus 5 in membership. The district membership goal for 2015-16 is 1,250. Our Top 5 Clubs who are “Fishing for Lions” are Mission Sunset (10), Mission (5), Kingsville (5), Aransas Pass (3), and Mercedes (3).
New members provide clubs with fresh ideas, new projects and additional ways to make a difference in the community. Lions, with your help, we can retain and re”Member” our Clubs, charter new clubs and reach our district membership goal.
I dedicate this year to my wife Gracie, my children, their spouses, my grandchildren and my mother Adela for their unending support to my involvement in the Lions Clubs Organization.
To my second family, the Lions of District 2-A3, who day in and dayout serve in their communities under the banner of Lions Clubs International and fulfill the motto: “We Serve”.
To the Brownsville Nite Lions Club, where my journey began as a Cub and a Lion.
To my home club, the Edinburg Lions Club who have always supported me in my journey as a District Officer of District 2-A3.
This is also dedicated in remembrance of Robert “Bob” McLeash, Past District Governor 1970-1971 and former member of the Edinburg Lions Club.
My theme for this upcoming year is “Fishing for Lions.” I believe that if we don’t Fish for Lions on a daily basis, our Clubs and our Service to our communities will cease to exist. We must not let this happen.
The 2015-16 MD-2 Council of Governors developed a 3 part membership program built upon three simple principles Recruit, Rebuild and Retain. The theme of the program “re-Member Texas Clubs will be a Top Priority in all sixteen districts, including District 2-A3.
Fishing for Lions fits in perfectly with the MD-2 “re-Member Texas Plan as we the Lions of District 2-A3 make a concerted effort to have positive membership growth and service in our communities in 2015-2016.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2015 - 2016
JUAN R. LOPEZ
Edinburg Lions Club
District 2-A3 Home Club
DG Juan Lopez & Lion Gracie Lopez
Lions of District 2-A3 are proud to be a part of the rich history in Texas for close to 100 years. Our commitment to our community, state and the world is our legacy.
Founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1917 by Melvin Jones and others, Lions Clubs International has grown dramatically over the years. Lions are recognized worldwide for their services to the blind and the visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become her "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's 1925 International Convention. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian.