Our amazing Lions and their respective clubs are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
When a group of people joins together and roll up their sleeves and take action on projects to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness.
District 35-N is comprised of Lions clubs located in Florida, Aruba, Bahamas, Bonaire, and Curacao. Our mission is delivered every day by our Lions and Leos throughout our district. These Lions serve their communities' humanitarian needs, and encourage peace and promote international understanding through their individual club's work.
District 35-N is structured to support all Lions clubs in the region through hands-on training and ongoing communications. Every district chair is available to provide each club with access to the District's assets and expertise. Our commitment to our clubs is unwavering.
District 35-N and its 61 Lions clubs focus on supporting humanitarian causes that benefit the well being of our communities in the district we serve. These causes are Vision, Disaster Relief, Diabetes, The Environment, Student Support, Youth Support, Hunger and many more.
A Few Words From DG Tony
We enter our second month of a new lionistic year with enthusiasm regardless of the inconvenience the world is experiencing and going through during this extraordinary time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We cannot allow it to jeopardize our goals and we must continue to be in contact with each other, if not in the traditional way of person to person let’s do our best by doing virtual meetings as often as possible.
On July 25th we had our training session for Club Officers by virtual means. Thanks to lion Jane Colona, RC for preparing an informative presentation on how to access LCI Learning Center.
Lion Joyce Loaiza has been busy working this monthly bulletin, and she needs your help in providing her with news, activities, photos, announcements, and any other relevant information from your Club. The August 8th Council of Governors will be conducted via Zoom and our Manager/Secretary Neil Spencer, PID is requesting all MD Chairs to send him their reports.
On August 22, 2020, we will have our first District Meeting and we are asking all Zone Chairs to meet at least one week before in order to have their reports ready for the meeting. Most likely it will be a virtual meeting.
Harmony is one important issue. We cannot run a successful District if we have grievances among Clubs and members. We are many Clubs with different ideas and projects. Our District is unique and diverse as we embrace several nationalities and customs, but we are all under the umbrella of an international organization with one goal in mind, “To Serve”. We must join forces together to achieve that goal.
THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THE 2020 VISION TEAM!
Yours In Lionism,
District Governor Tony
We enter the second quarter of our Vision 2020 lionistic year with the same impetus as the first one. Although we continue to meet in virtual mode the intensity and willingness to serve are present in our activities.
We are proud to report the success of our North American Membership Initiative (NAMI) guided by its chair Elbio Gimenez, PDG thanks to his efforts our District is meeting and exceeding our membership goals.
The Hunger Committee chaired by Lion Eduardo Barrera continues to conduct food drives to the community and delivering food to the homeless. Special mention goes to Miami Springs Lions’ President Elizabeth Fisher and Miami Kingdom Lions’ President Dr. Sonia Valdes for their contribution to this noble cause.
The District was able to obtain an LCIF Community Grant for the pediatric cancer children of The Holtz Children’s Hospital. It involves the donation of blankets, art supplies, furniture, and wall stickers to decorate their rooms creating a positive atmosphere while enduring treatment. Thanks, Lion Dr. Esperanza Gomez for chairing this project.
The Directory and the Governor’s pin were mailed to all cabinet, multiple district chairs, region and zone chairs, club presidents, secretaries, and treasurers.
Our Second District Meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2020. We asked the cabinet members their opinion whether to celebrate it in person at Port St. Lucie or via Zoom and the latter was approved by the majority. Club Presidents please ask your Secretaries and/or Administrators to report their Monthly Membership Report (MMR) to LCI as well as all the activities their Clubs have contributed to the community. All Zone Chairs schedule your meetings at least one week before in order to have your reports ready for the meeting.
Let’s continue to serve in Kindness, Diversity, and Harmony!
District Governor Tony.
Miami Buena Vista-Biltmore, collected and delivered to WINN DIXIE (recycling depository), 10 plastic bags (10lbs each) to continue with our environmental service project. This project consists of collecting 500 lbs. of plastic bags in exchange for a park bench to be donated by TREX COMPANY.
Miami Buena Vista collected and recycled 172 pairs of glasses during the last week of August.
Chocolates donated by District 35-N to Hospital Staff - Therapists and Nurses - at Miami Mercy Hospital and Broward Memorial Hospital Pembroke.
Miami Springs Lions Club
December 27th, 2020
Lions distributed or packed a total of 32,202 total food items, at a total weight of 38,580 pounds. 1543 families received 20 – 21 lb. meals distributions. Bags were packed for another 1325 future distributions.
Per the USDA, a ‘meal’ consists of 1.2 pounds of food, so this work represents a total of 32,150 meals packed or distributed. “Lions, We Serve”
The 14 ‘Items per family’ total for each family meal distribution included 5 lbs. of protein (chicken or pork), one gallon of milk, one large bag of fruit, 3 different bread items, and a mixed family bag of 8 various canned goods: cereals, snack bars, paste beans or rice - for a total of 14 items.
Chocolates to first responders- firefighter and police.
Books and chocolates to St Dominick, Don Bosco, and Hispanic library donated by Lion Fernando Medina.
Another mission accomplished by Lions of District 35N.
The foundation has just approved a $25,000 grant to buy electronic devices for blind children (mainly talking computers.) Due to the current pandemic, these children will not be able to attend their special classes and without these devices would be cut off from their studies and could fall behind.
This is in addition to $27,300 previously granted for this purpose earlier in the year. It brings total foundation grants in 2020 to various entities to $98300. During the past five years, it has disbursed almost $400,000.
In 1946 Lion Edward Dalton purchased 100 shares of IBM at approximately $900 and donated them to the club. This was a very generous gift because $900 then was equivalent to $13,708 today. His gift carried two stipulations: (1) the money was to be used to start a club foundation, and (2) the stock and subsequent dividends were not to be touched for ten years. He said in his presentation speech "I believe the company has a good future." He was absolutely right. Within ten years it grew to $160,000 including splits.
In 2021 the Miami Lions Club Foundation will celebrate 75 years of service to the blind.
Lion Alan Campbell - Foundation PresidentIf customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.
Lion Fernando Molina donated 200 spaghetti boxes, 2000 lbs., to feed nearly 8,000 people in South Florida. During these challenging times for most of our community, Lions are committed to support their needs and bring them comfort where possible.
Elizabeth Fisher, Miami Springs Lions Club, and One More Child Organization coordinated the distribution of 9,408 pounds of food to the needy families throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties on July 9, 2020.
Hunger Relief Committee members volunteered to work with Joshua Food Distribution Center on July 16, 2020, and July 23, 2020, in an effort to direct traffic in an orderly fashion for individuals who drove their cars to receive food for their family.
Our district provides an opportunity for youth and young adults to serve in their communities, and develop leadership skills and grow as individuals. There are Alpha Leos (ages 12-18) and Omega Leos (ages 18-30).
There are 61 Lions clubs in our district. Each club is filled with people like you ready to take action and serve others. Lions form unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.
The Service Journey is an approach to living and serving well. To making a real difference people can see and feel. It encompasses four simple phases: Learn, Discover, Act, and Celebrate.