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.


Burgaw Lions

The Burgaw Lions have been busy. They
participated in the JDRF Walk for Diabetes:
Zone 5 which includes Pender and New
Hanover Counties and raised $1030.
Held a Peace Poster Contest: pictured here is
Bill Woodell, contest chairman, Doug Lloyd,
art instructor at Penderlea School: 1st place
winner: Victoria Hounshel 2nd: Allison Ward
3rd: Zooey Yowell

And last but not least the Burgaw Lions
Club raised $2596.53 in ticket sales and
donations with the gun raffle. Thanks
to Eastern Outfitters for supporting us

with the gun purchase and providing a
great place to sell tickets! Pictured here
is Mike Helsabeck drawing the winner,
Bettie Fennell, president, and other
members. The winner was Mack Coleman
of Hampstead, NC.
Bonnie Bloodworth, Publicity Chair, Burgaw Lions

Anderson Creek Lions Club

Eye Screening at Anderson Creek Primary School
The Anderson Creek Lions Club assisted the Western Harnett Lions Club doing an eye
screening at Anderson Creek Primary School.
Anderson Creek Lions

We tested approximately 243 students and referred 23 children to the school nurse and eye
doctor for further testing for eyeglasses.