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
Every District in our Multiple at one time or another has been affected by a hurricane or tropical storm. It was District L's turn when Hurricane Sally moved very slow into the panhandle of Florida. She dumped 30 inches of rain in Pensacola alone causing extreme flooding. Having gained to a category 2 storm as she came ashore brought extensive wind damage. We all know this means no electricity and limited cell service.
Lions, this is where you come in with our "We Serve" motto. We need funds to help the people of the panhandle. I know fundraising has been limited due to Covid and am just asking for whatever you are able to send no matter how small the donation. This can be done at Club level or at personal level. Donations can be sent to our District Treasurer marked for Disaster Relief and will enable us to make it just a little easier on those affected.
Make checks payable to:
Lion of District 35 L
Memo: Disaster Relief
C/O Lion Dick Donaldson
5889 Northeast 43 Lane Road
Silver Springs, FL 34488
I thank you for your donation ahead and of course prayers help to so don't forget, some of those affected are our fellow Lions. All others will be out there serving on the front lines. God Bless.
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.
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.