You are the face of Lions. Share your story of service everyday. There are valuable tools at the Lions Virtual Youtube Channel that will help you start or enhance your club’s social media presence. https://bit.ly/37XRvjC #WeServe #LionsClub

EVENT **District Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 14th ** at 10am Due to the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions limiting gathering sizes. This LIVE event following all physical distancing protocols will be attended and directed by PDG Jim Hilt. Along with DG Jamie Jones, DGE Peter Shelswell , 1VDG John Jackson. PDG Chris Lewis providing technical support. 

This event will however be made available to ALL Lions to attend online, as well as recorded for later viewing. To register to attend the 2020 District Memorial on Sunday June 14th, at 10am  click here  

A-12 Lions have been out delivering “grab & go” snacks and refreshments, in partnership with McDonald’s Restaurants to front line healthcare workers in nursing homes all across our district. Our way to show appreciation and support during the COVID-19 crisis . This service project has been possible with funds made available by an emergency grant to our district from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) . #WeServe

Barrie South Lions Club

Watch for upcoming information about our LCIF Emergency Grant

Information will be forthcoming soon about our LCIF Emergency Grant to support front-line health care workers.  Your Zone Chairs are coordinating the efforts in each of the zones and will be looking for your club’s help and participation.  

Worldwide Induction Day

Canadian Lions Worldwide Induction

The last Saturday in April is Lions Worldwide Induction Day where we celebrate our newest Lions.   This year, the Canadian Global Action Team is moving this event online where we welcome our new Canadian Lions to the greatest service organization in the world.  The event will be on Saturday, April 25th at 430pm EDT.  Share the registration link with your new members, their sponsors and any interested Lions.  We have special guests joining us during the webinar who will make their induction a memorable one.

Preregistration is required at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8752609942596870923

The new Baxter Ward Lions club had a Charter Night Celebration scheduled for April 18th, but unfortunately this pesky virus got in the way.  But it’s not stopping the celebration – we’re moving it online!  Register today for the Virtual Charter Celebration being held April 18th at 2pm!  Join in and celebrate and welcome them into our Lions’ family!  “See” you then !

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3583272517288389902

Since we’re all practicing physical distancing, we’re taking the annual A12 Lions Learning Weekend to you! We’re launching the A12 Lions Learning Webinar Series with selected topics from our traditional weekend in an online, interactive format! Join us for “MyLion” and learn how to use this service reporting and networking tool, being held on March 30th, 730pm-900pm. Preregister at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/761825624392037901 A full calendar of webinars in the series will be released shortly.

Lions All,

The following is a series of statements and recommendations regarding the recent COVID-19 virus;

Club Meetings & Service Projects

Due to the rapidly evolving Public Health advice concerning the novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19), we strongly recommend that all Lions Events within District A12 be cancelled for the balance of the Month of March. This is consistent with the two week self-isolation period and includes all Club Meetings and Club Service Projects.

District Zone Advisory Meetings

All District Zone Advisory Meetings will be cancelled for the balance of the Month of March.

District Convention and Lions Learning Weekend

The Government of Ontario has issued a statement for the cancellation of Public Schools for three (3) weeks until April 6th, 2020.

All institutions are “erring on the side of caution” by postponement or cancelling events. Our District Convention and Lions Learning Weekend is scheduled for 3 weeks tomorrow and at this point has not been cancelled. We are closely monitoring the Public Health situation and we may have to resort to cancelling or postponing the District Convention.

Future Decisions & Statements

Depending on the length of time this situation lasts, there will be several administrative adjustments which we will have to make. We will inform you of these in good time.

Please remember your vulnerable Club members and check in on them from time to time by phone or email.

For those who have a Satellite Radio receiver in their vehicle, Channel 121 has detailed factual information on the COVID-19 situation and is broadcasting FREE, regardless if you have maintained the subscription.

Continue to follow the advice of health authorities and be safe.

Kind Regards & yours in Lionism,

Lion Jamie Jones,

District Gov., A12 Lions

Bradford Lions Club

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