2019 NC Lions State Convention

Hello North Carolina Lions!

PDG Terrie Grooms and I would like to invite you to attend your upcoming North Carolina Lions State Convention coming up the weekend of April 26th – our theme is……MISSION POSSIBLE……..THE JOURNEY COUNTINUES!

Our special guest speaker will be Past International President, Al Brandel of Melville, New York who was elected president Lions Clubs International at the association’s 91st International Convention, held in Bangkok, Thailand, June 23 through27, 2008.   

Why should you attend?   

Because this is our opportunity as Lions of North Carolina to meet other Lions from across the state and come away with ideas and information on how we can serve and educate our communities on one of our Core Focus areas – Diabetes! 

Our goal is that we would all leave that weekend feeling educated and empowered to execute Diabetes education and other service projects in our communities.

Here are just a few things happening……..

North Carolina Past District Governors’ Organization Captains Choice Golf Tournament  (flyer attached) held on Friday morning – all are welcome!

Our Strides Walk will be held during the entire weekend with opportunities to support our DAPS program and learn more about Diabetes and how it impacts so many families. 

We’ll kickoff Family Fun Night with good food, great fellowship and a fabulous family friendly magician! 

Tail Twister breakfast with some great silent auction items.

Town Hall Meeting with our special guest, Al Brandel, International Past President!

Exhibits and Seminars:

                eSight…….the rest of the story!

                Social Media and Technology!

                Technology for the visually impaired!

                Leader Dog!

                Ongoing Leadership Workshops through Lions University!

                Hands on Service Projects!

We will also have our state of the art Mobile Screening Unit on site for tours to see what vision and hearing screenings are available for FREE for YOUR community!

Brian Hoover, MSU Coordinator will be on hand to schedule a visit to YOUR club!

Saturday evening Banquet with an address from Al Brandel, International Past President.

We’ll finish up Sunday morning as we remember those we’ve lost with our Service of Remembrance with District meetings to follow.

Please find attached our registration form and our ad form – thanks for supporting YOUR North Carolina Lions State Convention with your attendance and a club ad!

Can’t wait to see you in April – we’re here if you have any questions or need any other information!

Lion Barbara Thompson and PDG Terrie Grooms

2019 NC State Lions Convention Co-Chairs

Where there is a Need there is a Lion!

Convention Registration Form

Convention Ad Form

Golf Tournament Registration Form

Changing Your Clubs Future

Lion Marie Block, District GMT-Women’s and Family Chair will be holding an event on how clubs can change their clubs future with a new direction in membership on March 9, 2019 at the Lions Industries for the Blind in Kinston, NC. Don’t miss this event!!!!

January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is posted in the News & Resources page. Please send information for the district to the newsletter editor for it to be considered for the February newsletter.

Seeing a brighter future with eSight

The following link below is about eSight that was written by staff writer David Bradley of The Robesonian.  The article is about the new technology of eSight and our very on Lumberton Lions Club.
By clicking on the link you will be taken to The Robesonian news article titled “Seeing a brighter future with e-Sight“.
The Lions of District 31N in North Carolina are proud of the Lumberton Lions Club for looking at how they can help the people in their community and outside of their community.


New Updates Coming July 1

With District Governor Elect Rahim Shomari’s year beginning July 1, look for updates of Officers and Committee Chairs.  As soon as the Directory is ready, it will be posted on the website for download.  Passwords will be emailed to club presidents and secretaries.


New Bern Area Lions Charity Golf Tournament

 The New Bern Area Lions Charity Golf Tournament hosted by New Bern and Twin Rivers Lions Clubs was held on April 22, 2017 at the Emerald Golf Club in New Bern.  The participants had a great time playing golf and helping to raise funds for the New Bern Area for the Visually Impaired and other projects the two clubs participate in.  This is the second year the two clubs have worked together on a golf tournament and has turned out being a successful partnership.  Presidents Lion Bobbi and Lion Carlie Metts are thankful how the community and businesses have supported this tournament.  Below are a few pictures from the tournament.


How to Recruit your Community?

On March 19, 2017, Lions Clubs International Consultant PDG Buck Larsen visited Woodman of the World in Kinston for a seminar on recruiting new members and starting new clubs. Great turnout, great seminar and not failing to mention great instructor.
The workshop is design to teach you the art of recruiting, while keeping in mind as a Lions you show have always fun, stay positive in what you are doing. You are your attitude!
Workshop included:
The Best Practices to membership retention.
How to Best recruit friends.
Use of elevator speeches.
Proper canvassing our communities.
Closing the Deal! Ask about joining.
Monday after the seminar four Lions began canvassing in Pamlico County with eight paid and seven more promising. The five canvassing were PDG Buck Larsen, DG Irwin Siegelwax, PDG Vince Schimmoller, PDG Brian Carr, 1st VDG Elect Rahim Shomari and PDG Carlton Metts assisted one day.
Tools that will make it easier for you when asking prospective members to join! Recruiting Tools Just Ask! New Member Recruiting Guide *NEW Membership Opportunities Flyer 30 Marketing Ideas Flyer Handouts and Brochures Membership Application Club Brochure Template Lions Make a Difference Brochure I am a Lion Brochure (for Women) Who to Invite Anyone can be a Lion! However, in addition to regular membership, LCI offers the following special membership programs: Family members, Young adult members, Students, Former Leos. Women are looking for an opportunity to serve and the Lions Symposium and Regional Women’s Workshop Programs provide opportunities to get more women involved.