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) and 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. * 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.
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  1. The BNI (Business Networking International) is sponsoring a picnic to benefit Thalia Lions Club of District 24D
    Sept. 11, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
    2371 Court Plaza Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    $5.00 per person (ages 5 and over) - covers most food (provided by Carabas Restaurant), drinks, and children's activities.
    Additional charges apply for items such as beer, gourmet food, and some contests. This event is a fundraiser to benefit Thaila Lions Club of District 24D
    This family friendly event includes activities for children and adults: bands, carnival games, dunk tank, corn hole championship, and 1 - Person will toss for a chance to win $25,000 for a cornhole hole-in-one
    The Thalia Lions Club will also be selling brooms.

  2. Sep 12th note: The BNI affair yesterday was a great success! Lots of activities, beautiful day, lots of Lions (15), probably lots of money earned/donated with a raffle, brooms/umbella sales, dunk tank, beer, etc., etc. The BNI organization and the many small business members promoted Lionism all day. Good food, cotton candy, popcorn, beer, good live music, corn-hole games and camaradarie added to the day. Final results of contributions to our activites (charity) budget are not in yet, but will be known soon. Lion John Watters