June 20, 2018 - Taking over from Lion Debra Laughlin (left) is Lion John Watters, inducted as President of Thalia Lions for the 2018-2019 years. Both are holding the April 20, 1966 Thalia Lions Charter, and Lion John has the President’s Gavel, to be kept for one year until given to the next President, Lion Ellen Turman.
In accepting the presidency, Lion John said, "I'm proud to be a Thalia Lion and we're all ready to get back to providing service after the slight turbulence of having to change our meeting site.  Special thanks are due to our outgoing secretary, Lion Rich (here with his family, Elissia and Xavier) who has given us years of excellent and humorous support at the same time serving as Cabinet Secretary for the entire district two years ago.  We are a club of service with many projects, but we will continue to need new projects.  I ask our newest members to not be hesitant in bringing new ideas of what we can do for our local and world communities.  It's so often the newest members who have the best ideas.  Our club should also be proud of being the sponsoring club of the newest club in the district, the Southeastern Virginia Filipino-American Lions Club.  They had their formation Charter Night on June 23rd, 2018 with an initial membership of 32 Lions!  We're going to have a great year!

Where Does Thalia Lions Club Fit In?
* Lions Club International (LCI) - http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lions/index.php and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_Club - has 45,000+ clubs and 1.4 million members in 205 countries around the world making the members of Thalia Lions Club part of the world's largest service club organization.* Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the official charitable Foundation of LCI funding Lions' humanitarian projects. http://lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/index.php

* Lions of Virginia - http://www.lionsofvirginia.org/
* Our district - District 24-I (one of three districts in Virginia) web page is still in development. The Lions Roar, the district newsletter, editor is Lion Helen Person at haperson.va@icloud.com
* Our region is Region VI (15 clubs) (one of six regions under 24-I)
* Thalia Lions Club is under Zone "O" (6 clubs) (one of three zones - "O," "P," and "Q" under Region VI).  District 24-I was formed in July 2018 from former Districts 24-B and 24-D and some web sites may show the old organizations.
For information on Lions in general, visit 


Next Meeting

The next meeting, is Wednesday Sep 19th 6pm (happy hour followed by the dinner meeting to start promptly at 6:30 and to be over at 8pm) at the the Westin Hotel, Town Center, 4535 Commerce St 23462 (free parking behind the hotel, entrance on Market St).

Also, please note the Nov meeting will be Nov 14th.

Traveling Leos are always welcome to attend our regular meeting the third Wednesdays of each month.

Note: In April 2018 we voted to hold only one meeting each month instead of our long-held practice of two meetings per month.

Meetings 2018 - 2019

Sep 5, 2018 - Board of Directors Agenda, Wednesday
2357 Haversham Close, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Social time – 6:30pm – 7pm Meeting – 7pm

Board Members in attendance: Lions Susan Sumnick, Vickie Kennedy, Stanley Furman, Jeri Anne Furman, Ellen Turman, Dick Kreassig, Jack Wagner, Fran Scott, Nancy Watters and
President John Watters.

Call to Order by Lion President John Watters – 7:00pm


1. By-Laws

Review of old vs new- Lion John distributed copies of the proposed new bylaws and explained how they now would comply with the new recommended Lions Club International recommendations.
After discussion concerning the addition of the Scholarship Committee which was inadvertently omitted. Lion Stanley Furman moved that the new bylaws be presented to the membership for vote with the amended addition of the Scholarship Committee. Lion Ellen

Turman seconded the motion and the Board voted approval.

2. Beach Bag Project, Oct 9, 6-8pm – Cooperate Landing Middle School.

Lion Nancy reported that LCI had recommended that the grant application for the Beach

Bag Project this year should be written for more money since there were always left over funds. So she applied for $5,000 instead of the usual $2,500 that had been granted for the

last 4 years. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was informed by LCI that Anthem would not fund any projects in Virginia Beach, even though they had funded a project in Norfolk.

Unwilling to forfeit the project and feeling a commitment to the school system, Lion Nancy

started looking for other funds. She was advised by Lion Stanley Furman to ask the Lions Charity Foundation of Southeast Virginia. Lion Nancy wrote the grant and LCFSVA approved $5,575.00. They have asked in return that we reach out to Virginia Beach Clubs
and request donations to the Charity Foundation to help replenish their funds. Our problem at this point is to recruit enough volunteers to work the project. We will not have the 30-35 people from Anthem. Lion Nancy is recruiting from the Fil/Am Lions
Club, Virginia Beach Christian Church, a couple of youth volunteer groups at ATC and a group from Cox High School. Along with our Thalia Lions there should be the required number of 60 – 75 volunteers to work the project. Lion Nancy also sent a letter and flyer to Lion Mary Durbin, Region Chair for her to request volunteers from other Va. Beach Clubs and donations from their clubs to the Charity Foundation.

Lion Stanley Furman moved that Thalia Lions send the Charity Foundation $250.00. Lion Ellen Turman seconded and the motion was approved.

3. Membership changes – Our bylaws require that any resignations from our club be approved by the Board of Directors. The purpose of this is to assure that the members are paid and possess no club property. The following resignations were officially approved.
Lions Teena Martin, Brad Furman, Sharon Ross Clemmons, Sheila Romm, Helen Delarosa-Toro Farr, Bob Donnelly, Debra Laughlin, Steve Rosnov, Sylvia Wagner.
All were accepted though some were actually transfers (Lion Debra, Steve, Bob, Sylvia). We expect a resignation from Lion Ashli Eley since she has completed school and will be moving from the area. But that is not yet confirmed.

We are encouraged by our Membership Chairperson, Lion Dick Kreassig, to recruit new members who have a real desire for service and who are in a position in life to offer their time.

4. Status of dues collection- We have 4 members who are in arears with dues. Notification will be sent again to remind these members.

5. Treasurer’s ReportSince the merger of our District with District B at the beginning of the Lions year in July, the budget was placed on hold. Lion Stanley requested that the budget be finalized and presented at the next Board meeting.

6. Sight Chair report- Lion Susan Sumnick reported that we have sent 3 referrals to Dr. Ferrara in August, 1 in September and one last July.

Lion Stan remarked that no club takes credit for cataract surgeries on the LCI report. Since he is the chairperson of that committee of LCF he suggested that Thalia make that report on the LCI website. Last month he referred 2 patients for cataract surgery to the
Hampton Eye Institute and 1 to Sentara Center for Sight. The Charity Foundation pays $500 per eye for each patient.

7. Children’s Eye Screening - Lion Nancy reported that the Virginia Beach Schools will allow Lions to screen all of the Kindergarten classes only in Virginia Beach Elementary School. There are 56 schools and Va. Beach has 3 SPOT devices. Lion Nancy is in the process of getting all those location scheduled to be screened before the Christmas Holidays. The
schools are divided up into three lists with a designated SPOT device and custodian for each location. Mary Shaw, Director of Nurses with the school system has asked that all volunteers be “certified” by the international organization. So Lion Nancy is asking all who want to participate in the screenings, please go to the LCI website and take the necessary “test” to earn a certificate. It is not as daunting a task as it may seem. You can download the manual and use it while you take the online test. It should take about an hour and a certificate will be emailed to you.

6. Misc

Polo shirts were passed out to all who were here that had placed an order. They are $20 each. The remainder of the shirts will be part of the New Member package.

New name tags are now available for all at no charge.

Peanut are here and they have new labels

Adjourned 8:13


The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on August

15, 2018, by President Lion John Watters at 6:30 pm at the Westin Towne Center, Virginia Beach, VA

with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.

Social Time - 6pm - 6:30pm

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Song - Lion Roger Snell   ATTENDANCE

Pledge of Allegiance - Lion Mike Coren   1 Guest

Invocation given by Lion Susan Sumnick 19 Members

61% Percent

Recess for Dinner: 6:30pm

Reconvene: 7:11pm

Program: History of Thalia

Deni Norred presented a program on Thalia as it was back in the late 1800's up thru what Thalia looks

like today.

Principles of Membership: Lion Dick Kreassig talked about the decline in our membership. We need to make sure when we invite a prospective member to our club that we educate them on what being a Lion entails. They need to know that we are a service organization that supports various services for the blind, diabetes and hearing. We also have projects in the community, as well as fund raisers to support these services.

Blood Drive: The blood drive was held on August 12th at Virginia Beach Christian Church. 26 pints of blood were collected.

Jump Start: Will be held on August 23rd at Corporate Landing Middle School from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lions offer vision screening for children and provides supplies and services to those children in need. See Lion John Watters if you are interested in volunteering.

Adopt a Student: 14 members participated in the program supplying school supplies for those students in need.

Beach Bag Project: Is to be held on October 9th at Corporate Landing Middle School from 6:00pm to

8:00pm. Lion Nancy Watters has asked for a grant from LCI to fund this project. This project provides

a weekend bag of food for those students in need.

Children's Eye Screening: Lion Nancy Watters has met with Mary Shaw, Director of Nurses for Virginia Beach Public Schools on July 26th. She has given the Lions permission to screen all the kindergarten students in the school system. Those Lion clubs will be contacting the schools to set up dates and time for the screenings.

EGRC: President John reported that the next Eye Glass Recycling is September 12th from 10:00am to noon.
White Cane: Lion Jack Wagner reported that the White Cane Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 25th, 10:00 am to 6:00pm at BJ's. We are still in need of 2 volunteers for the 12:00pm to 2:00pm shift. Please sign up if you have not done so.

Broom Sale: Lion Jack Wagner reported the Broom Sale is set for Saturday, September 8th from 10:00am to 6:00pm at al's. We still need volunteers in all time slots.

Lion Jack Wagner said that our fundraisers are our primary source of income and is used to support our many community projects. He also mentioned that peanuts will be available to sell at the White Cane and Broom Sale.

Charity Foundation Bid N Buy: Lion PCC Stan Furman reported the sale will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. Location is Hampton Baptist Church, 40 Kings Way, Hampton, VA.

Secretary's Report:

·               New name tags are on order and should be available at the next meeting.

·               Club Shirts (initial order 20) are on order. Cost will be $20. It will have our club name and Lions logo.

·               District Fall Conference is scheduled on Friday/ Saturday October 5th and 6th at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg. Morning sessions will include Spot Certification/Recertification through Kids Sight USA, LCIF Campaign 100, grant writing. Other classes include President, Secretary and Treasure's school. Luncheon speaker will be talk on Jamestown Discovery Project and Dinner speaker is International Director Connie LeCleir-Meyer.

·               Thalia Lions Club received a Membership Award from Lions International.

·               If you have not done so, download MY LION app, this gives members updated information on our club as well as what LCI is doing around the country.


50/50 Raffle - Lion Stan Furman

Progressive - Lion Mike Coren

Meeting Adjourned at 8:11pm

Respectfully submitted

Lion Ellen Turman, Acting Secretary

Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events

Ø             Wed, Aug 22nd - 39th Annual Meeting/Dinner - LMEB, Norfolk Y&CC, 6pm

Ø             Thu, Aug 23rd -Jump Start, 10am-4pm, Corporate Middle School

Ø             Thu, Sep 12th - Eyeglass Recycling, 10am - noon, 2040 Broadmoor, Chesapeake

Ø             Wed, Sep 19th - Next Thalia Lions Meeting

Ø             Fri, Sat, Oct 5, 6th - District Fall Conference, Ft McGruder Center, Wmsbrg

Ø             Tue, Oct 9th - Beach Bag Project, Corporate Landing Middle School, 6-8pm

Ø             Sat, Oct 13th — Bid n Buy, Hampton Baptist Church, 10am- 2pm
Aug 1, 2018 - Board of Directors Minutes 2357 Haversham Close, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 In Attendance:  Lion President John Watters, Lions Nancy Watters, Stanley Furman, Jeri Furman, Susie Sumnick, Vickie Kennedy, Jack Wagner, Roger Snell, Aziz Selahi, Ellen Turman, Stan Moss, Dick Kreassig,

Social time – 6:30pm – 7pm:   Meeting – 7pm Call to Order 7pm by Lion President John Watters


1.  Activation of By-Laws Committee ( approved  by consensus)

  a. Committee Members:  Lions John Watters, Stan Furman

  b. Needed changes – LCI club structure, new officer positions

  c.  Report due next month, then vote by club members will be at a following meeting.

2.  Standing Committees assignments – Lion John Passed out the diagram explaining the new structure of club positions, i.e., By-Laws, Finance, Programs, Bland, Scholarship, Sight, Hearing, EGRC and Children’s Services, GMT, GST, GAT, Fundraising, Membership

3. Dues Structure – LCI has instituted a $3.58 “monthly” charge for membership dues.  In an effort to solve the dilemma of how much to charge a new member depending on the time of year the member joins, Lion John worked out a quarterly schedule (see attached).  In addition to the Regular Member Schedule, a Family Member Schedule was also devised. This schedule was adopted with a motion from Lion Stan and a second by Lion Jack.

4.  Family members (more than one Lion occupying the same address) get a slight break in dues.  The Head of the Family member pays the full amount but the second member and consecutive members pay $20.00 less.  For several years, our club has enforced no difference in membership dues. Lion Stan moved and Lion Ellen seconded that we collect our dues based on the Family Dues amount for those members who are enrolled as Family members on the LCI membership roster.

5. Lion John announced that LCI has free joining fee for all veterans and active duty until 2021.  That is a $35 savings for all who qualify.  Hopefully we can take advantage of this new incentive to attract more members.

6. Lion Nancy has a total 11 polo shirt orders for the standard, cotton polo shirt with our club logo.  In order to get the best pricing from Nancy Harbison Uniforms, an order of 20 is necessary.  The suggestion was that we place an order for the remaining shirts in various sizes to give to new members as we induct them instead of the ball caps that have been used for years.  Lion John unsuccessfully attempted to get a consensus.  There was concern with the quality of the shirt and it was requested that we pursue the idea further.   Lion Susie moved and Lion Ellen seconded that we order the first 20 shirts, 11 of which are already requested and then look further for a better quality for as low a cost as possible.  The motion was seconded and passed.  Lion Nancy Watterswill place the order, and negotiate further with Harbison or elsewhere. 

7.  Name tags can be ordered from an online site for $6.90 each with no shipping costs.  Lion Nancy asked if we could place an order.  These name tags would have a magnetic catch on the back.  Lion Jack asked that we check with Lion Jim Healy about his source because he orders for the FBI and may have an even better source.  Ordering from LCI is $10.95 each with exorbitant shipping rates.

8.  Credit Card Dues collection- If any member wishes to pay their dues by credit card the cost will be $103.00 to cover processing fee.  The charge for meals would be $21.00. This idea was passed by consensus.

9.  Peanut labels – Lion Jack will place a peanut order very soon.  It was suggested that instead of buying labels that cost about $.75 per can, we just use Club stickers for the top of the cans.  Lion Roger Snell volunteered to investigate getting vinyl stickers done. We now have 11 varieties of peanuts and we can order any of them.  Lion Nancy will send out the list with prices.  Lion Jack would like the club members to let him know which kinds and how many of each they could sell.   Members will be asked to email Lion Jack at chiefwag@cox.net their wishes.

10. Membership Plan – Lion Dick Kreassig has volunteered to Chair the position and Lion Ellen Turman has volunteered to assist. Lion Dick, with many years of experience in Lions, made the point that we need to recruit life-long members.  Though there are exceptions, young career people with children are often are not ideal because of the lack of time they have to devote to service.  His point was that when we recruit, we need to make it clear that we are a service organization, not a business or social club. He and Lion Ellen will develop a membership plan and present it to the club. 

11. Lion Marvin Clemmons has relinquished the Program Chair and Lion Ellen Turman has volunteered to assume the position.  Lion Ellen was charged to return to the tradition of having more Lions oriented programs to keep our club members informed of Lions activities and to inform our newer members of what we do as a District and International organization.

12. Children’s Eye Screening for VBPS and Head Start – After over a year of working with the Director of Nurses for the Va. Beach Public School System, we are finally going to be allowed to do Children’s Eye Screening.  However, we are only allowed to work with the Kindergarten programs in each school.  This is a baby step toward further participation but at least it is a beginning.  There are 56 schools with Kindergarten programs in Virginia Beach.  There are 3 SPOT machines and 9 clubs.  Hopefully, we can get organized enough to accomplish this goal.  All screenings must be completed by the end of the first 60 school days of the year. (sometime in December)  Lion Nancy and John Watters will do a presentation to the Kindergarten nurses on August 28th to encourage the nurses in each school to take advantage of our services.

13.  Lion Jack proposed that we do a broom sale and white cane on separate dates. The Board approved by consensus.  A sign-up sheet for the White Cane on 8/28 and a sign-up for the Broom Sale on Sept. 5th. Please respond to Lion Jack Wagner at chiefwag@cox.net or call him to let him know -when you can work.  H:  481-9123 C:  286-0222

14. Lion Irene received a call from the Central Library asking what to do when a person wanted to go through the box to find glasses that would work for them.  Lion Aziz picks up glasses there every two weeks.  He will supply the name of our Sight Chairperson for contact when someone needs to be referred for glasses. (Lion Susie Sumnick is the new Sight Conservation Chair for our Club.)

15. Lion Stan asked that since we are down to 1 meeting per month, he would like a Sight Chair report to be given at each meeting.  That will also let the newer members as well as the rest of us know how we are serving those in need.

16. Lion John demonstrated the new mobile app MYLION.  All members with smart phones should download the new app.  You can log in and create a password by using your membership number found on your membership card.  You can change the username from your number to a name of your choice after you are once logged in.  This app is a great way to stay in touch with members, other Lions Club, see and post activities.  Eventually MYLION and MYLCI will merge into one site and all reporting will be done by the app.

Adjourned:  8:18

(first meeting for President Lion John Watters)
The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on July 18, 2018, by President Lion John Watters at 6:30 pm at the Westin, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting. Social Time – 6pm – 6:30pm
Call to Order at 6: 30 pm
ATTENDANCE:   _5 Guest ­_21 Members  _62 Percent
Recess for dinner: 6:30_pm: Reconvene: 7:17 pm
Special Guests:  Scotty Carter, Lion Dick Kreassig’s Grandson.  Scotty is special to our club since his diagnosis with Juvenile Diabetes at a very young age.  He looks wonderful and will be attending Randolph Macon on Volley Ball Scholarship.  Congratulations, Scotty!!
Scholarship Winners:  Thanks to our Scholarship Committee, Lion Vickie Kennedy, Lion Susan Sumnick, and Lion Bob Perrine for selecting the following students for our 2018 scholarship program and inviting them to our meeting.  We welcomed the following winners and presented them with their scholarships.
*Leigh Mante – Princess Anne High $1,000 scholarship winner - (a $500 check given to her for 1/2 of scholarship award and after 1st semester the other half ) She was #11 out of 444 scholarship winners at Princess Anne High.
*Hunter Perez – Adult Learning Center – Plays guitar, completed GED in 2 months and is going to TCC- Money is sent to TCC. $1,000.00
*Gianni Mirandi - who is attending TCC was awarded the $500 Ed DeLong Memorial Scholarship. Gianni was unable to attend the meeting. Money is sent to TCC. $500
Induction of New Member, Steve Eggleston, by PCC Lion Stan Furman.  Lion Steve is sponsored by Lion Nancy Watters
1. Blood Drive – August 12th – Virginia Beach Christian Church 12-5pm – a signup sheet was provided for the members present.
2. Jump Start – August 23rd – Corporate Landing Middle School -10-4pm (Lions offer vision screening for children as part of a project  provides supplies and services to needy children identified by the school system.)  As signup sheet was provided to members present.
Adopt a Child – Service that identifies children in need of supplies to begin the school year.  A description of the child, their likes, sizes, and other information is given and the needs are anonymously supplied.  A signup list was provided for members who wish to participate in the project.  Adopt a Student will contact those members by email.
 3. Beach Bag Project – October 9th- Corporate Landing Middle School – 6-8pm
A grant request was made to LCF to cover the total cost of the project.  $5,500.00.  Though it is unlikely that the full amount will be granted, we do expect at least $2,000.00, the previously years grant.  A signup sheet was provided for the event.
4. Children’s Eye Screening:  Lion Nancy has an appointment with Mary Shaw, Director of Nurses for V.B. Schools on  July 26th concerning permission to screen the Va. Beach elementary schools.
Filipino-American Lions:  The new Fil/Am club now has 39 members. Activities and Fund raisers for the new club are in process. They have planned  2 Casino Trips  and  a MacArthur Center celebration of Philippine Independence Day.   They have 12 members who have registered to participate in the Beach Bag Project with Thalia.  Lion John presented the LCI Thalia Membership Award as well as the New Club Sponsor Patch for the club.
5. Youth Exchange:  Lion John reported that we had 27 Exchange Students plus counselors and Lions for a total of 49 people at the Youth Exchange Dinner on Sunday, July 8th.  Thanks to all who provided, prepared and help set up and serve.  The students were friendly and delightful.
6. Membership Chair is vacant.  Lion John asked for a volunteer.  Lion Dick Kreassig offered to take the position.  Thank you, Lion Dick.
Lions Medical Eye Bank - 39th annual member meeting at Norfolk Yacht Club August 22 nd. Reservation forms were available to members.  The speaker is David LeGrand, an Ocular Prosthetist.
Lion Stan Furman – LCF raffle tickets were distributed for members to sell for the Oct. 13th Bid & Buy Auction.  The club members need to get donations for the Silent Auction.  This is the only fund raiser for the Charity.
EGRC – A trip to the Eyeglass Recycling Center is scheduled every 2nd Thurs. of each month.   Last week 6 members participated in the service event.  Thank you to all who volunteer,
Secretary’s Report
• 1st District meeting is July 28thh at Providence Forge. Meeting starts at 1pm.  We are now Dist. 24  zone O.
• Dues may be paid by credit card with an additional $3.00 to cover the credit card charges. $103.00
• Membership cards are available with your membership number.  If you wish to sign in to MyLion, you will need your membership number to do so.  You may change your user name after you have logged on.
• Lion Susie Sumnick has agreed to be the Sight Chair for 2018.
• When we do large project like, Beach Bag, Jump Start, Broom Sales, White Cane and others.  It would be nice to have all members wearing the same Lion’s Logo shirt in the same color.  For $20 per shirt, we can order in quantity, the same color, with Lions Logo and Club name. If you would be interested, please give your name to Lion Nancy.  Maybe we could consider giving our new members a Thalia Lions Polo Shirt instead of a ball cap.  Our other shirts would still be acceptable to wear on any occasions when we are working but we would try to be consistent with larger projects.   As signup sheet was available for those interested.  The idea will be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting.
• Tail Twister- Lion Stanley Furman
• Birthdays –  Lion Ellen Turman, Lion Susie Sumnick, Lion Martin Joseph
• Lion John & Nancy harmonized for Lion Ellen (the only one in attendance who could stand to hear the discord!)  Their performance was only worth $57.00!
• 50/50 Raffle  $20- Nancy Nelson        $10-  Nancy Watters              $5-John Watters
• Progressive Raffle:  Mike  Coren drew his own number  but pulled the 2 of Spades instead of the Ace!!
The two raffles earned $49 for the Admin Account.
Meeting then adjourned at 8:09 which did not please Lion Bob 1.
Respectfully submitted
Lion Nancy Watters, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club
Upcoming Events
             July 28th (Sat)  First District Meeting, Providence Forge 
             Aug. 1, (Wed) – Thalia Lions board Meeting, 2347 Haversham Close – 6pm
             Aug 9th (Thur) – Eyeglass Recycling, 10-12 – 2040 Broadmoor, Chesapeake
             Aug 12th (Sun) – Blood Drive, 12-5 – VB Christian Church, 2225 Rose Hall Dr.
             Aug 15th (Wed) – Next Regular Club Meeting – Westin
             Aug 22nd (Wed) -  EyeBank Annual Dinner – Norfolk Yacht Club -5 pm
             Aug 23 (Thur) -Jump Start – 10-4 – Corporate Landing Middle School
             Oct 9 (Tues) – Beach Bag – Corporate Landing Middle School


Sep 19th (Wed) - Next Thalia Lions Meeting

Oct 5-6th (Fri-Sat), District 24I Fall Conference - 2018 Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center. Guest Speaker is International Director Connie LeCleir-Meyer.  Saturday morning there is free service training classes for Spot Certification and Recertification through Kids Sight USA, Blood Glucose Testing Certification and Recertification, LCIF Campaign 100, and Grant Writing by Lion’s Charity Foundation.  International Director Lion Connie LeCleir-Meyer will teach President’s school, Secretary’s school, Treasurer’s school, a Membership class and “Merging Districts a Process for Success” After lunch a guest speaker will talk about Jamestown Discovery Project followed by the District 24-I meeting.

Oct 9th (Tues) – Beach Bag – Corporate Landing Middle School

Oct 11th (Thur) – Eyeglass Recycling, 10-12 – 2040 Broadmoor, Chesapeake. You can drive directly to 2040 Broadmoor in Chesapeake, or meet at Best Buy (Independence & 264) to carpool.  The carpool will leave at 9:30am. 
Oct 13th (Sat)— Bid n Buy, Hampton Baptist Church, 10am- 2pm



24-D News Letter

Knights Vision News Letter
for up-to-date 24D information @

Clubs are asked to document their service projects by sending articles to the Knights Vision with lots of pictures! This way Thalia Lions can let others know what is going on in the Thalia Club and our community. Help Lion Donnie Johnson in his goal to produce an exceptional District News Letter. He needs our support. Make sure you drop him a line every now and then and thank him for what he does for this District. This is a labor intensive project he does every month and we honor his dedication.

E-mail Lion Donnie Johnson  @ theknightsvision@cox.net  for input, articles, and thanks.

24D Web Links

Disrtict 24-D - http://lions-of-virginia-24d.org
Lions Mobile Sight and Hearing Unit –

Region 1,  Zone A:
Gloucester http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gloucesterva
Richmond County http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/richmondcounty

Region 1,  Zone B:
Poquoson http://www.poquosonlions.com/home.html

Region 1,  Zone C:
Newport News (Host) http://www.nnlions.org
NorthHampton http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/hamptonnorthampton/index.php

Region 2, Zone D:
Chesapeake Host http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakehost/index.php
Deep Creek http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakedeepcreek/index.php
Great Bridge http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakegb
Southside http://www.southsidelionsclubchesapeake.org

Region 2, Zone E: None

Region 2, Zone F:
Smithfield http://www.smithfield-lions.com
Windsor http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorva

Region 3, Zone G:
Oceanside http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/oceansideva
Thalia http://thalialions.blogspot.com
Virginia Beach Central http://vbclions.org  

Region 3, Zone H:
Kempsville http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kempsville/index.php
Town Center – Blind http://www.towncenterblindlions.org

Region 3, Zone I: None