Thank you for your confidence in me. I promise you this: I am going to do everything I can to make the Oak Cliff Lions, “The Greatest Lions Club in all Lions Club International” again. I came to the OCLC in June 2011, when I was asked to be a member of the Oak Cliff Lions Club after I presented my speech. The rest is history.

As our motto says: “ We Serve”, service is what we do and who we are. Service has been the bedrock of our association since the beginning. One of my key goals this year is to strengthen the Club by increasing service activities, especially in the four other LCI Global Causes, besides Vision, we have yet to get involved in: Diabetes, Environment, Hunger, and Pediatric Cancer. I plan to achieve this by creating and or implementing a collaborative projects with other nonprofit organizations and or entities. I’m confident that by doing this we will be able to motivate members to be involved, which I believe will help us retain them as members and attract more people to become Lions. Do you remember the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz, who spent his days searching for his courage? He discovered that he had it all along, but lacked the conviction to act on it. “A roar without conviction is a just noise.” That is what we need. We need to tell the world who we truly are, and what we are doing. We need to show our community the humanitarian and community services we provide. We are Lions, we can do it!

Through all this, I'm reminded of a quote by the British novelist Charles Dickens: "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” We in the Lions Club achieve the same: “Where there’s a need there’s a Lion”. Together, We Serve.

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