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2012 New President Delmar Brown
Del has been a member of the Iowa City Noon Lions Club since 1986. He served in the US Navy from 1956-60, participating in the United States support of Operation Deep Freeze in the Antarctic. He is retired from the University of Iowa Broadcast Services as a broadcast engineer and is presently a consulting broadcast engineer for radio stations in Cedar Rapids. He served on the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International as an International Director from 2002-2004. He has participated and presented workshops at the United States/Canada Leadership Forum. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Plains Leadership institute. He is a Board Advisor on the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. He and his wife “Susie” were instrumental in establishing the KidSight program. He is married to Clista “Susie Brown” and together they have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
President’s Corner President’s Corner President’s Corner
The monthly “The President’s Quiz Contest” for June is:
Did you attend the Iowa Lions State convention in Cedar Rapids?
Notice that this is simply a “yes” or “no” answer. Either one answer will qualify you for the drawing. Send your written responses to me either in person, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail at 515 Rundell St. Iowa City, IA 52240. Responses will be entered into a drawing to receive a Hy-Vee $5 gift card. The drawing will be conducted during the last meeting in July because Susie and I will be attending the International Convention in Germany.
This article will be the last of my “President’s Corner” topics. I am pleased that John Stoll will be installed as our club’s incoming president. John is an outstanding Lion and through his leadership our club will continue to improve its service to our community.
I found an article that was written by Lion Walter Dexter, who was our International President during 1938-1939. He asks the question “Who is a good Lion?” I will reprint his answer to that question because it still is relevant to present day Lions. Keep in mind that his remarks use the male gender because women did not become members until 1987. So today this applies to all Lions members, men and women
“To answer this question, briefly, we can say without fear of contradiction that he is a person who is both aggressive and agreeable. Such an attitude is not easily developed. It is a combination of what we sometimes call paradoxical virtues.
We are likely to expect the aggressive individual to be disagreeable and the agreeable individual to be non-aggressive. Happy, then, is the man who can see what needs to be done in his community, and does it in a way that brings contentment to all concerned. He is considerate of the needs of others, and helpful in his attitude toward them. He speaks and acts in a manner that does not give offense. He visions the remote as well as the immediate results of what he says. He is firm, but kind. He appreciates the other person’s point of view, even though he does not agree with it. He expresses his own onion without denying the same right to others.
He is always sympathetic and tolerant. In short-as someone has said- he can disagree without being disagreeable.
An association of such men, working in various parts of the world under the inspiration of Lions International, will do much to create a friendly and cordial attitude toward others.”
Can we describe our club as composed of “Good Lions” members?
Volunteers needed at Iowa KidSight office
CURRENT ROSTER FOR IOWA CITY HOST LIONS CLUB
Clista (Susie) Brown
Delmar "Del" Brown
Frances J. Calvert
Lee Ann Koch
Dr. Steven Lamer
Scott D. Popkes
Jeremy M. Provin
Dr. Cynthia Reed
Chaplain Harold Scheer
Donna Austin Schultz
Mary Ann Woodburn
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Lions Continuing Education
International officers, consisting of the international president, first and second vice presidents and immediate past president, are charged with implementing policy and serving as inspirational leaders of the world’s Lions. International officers are elected two years prior to their terms and serve as second vice president, first vice president and then president.
The International Board of Directors is the governing body of the association. Its 34 members from all parts of the world meet four times each year to set association policy. The board also:
• Monitors ongoing programs of the association
• Supervises the international officers and committees of the association
• Manages all association business, property and funds
• Prepares and approves a budget for each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)
Board members are elected to two-year terms and are designated first or second year directors during their service.
The international officers and directors are assisted by board appointees; distinguished Lions authorized by the international president to join or chair certain committees and carry out specific assignments.
As an individual, you belong to the club. It is the club that belongs to the association. This means that when it comes time to elect directors and international officers, or to amend or change the International Constitution and By-Laws, it is the club that casts the necessary votes through its authorized delegates.
Every Lions club in good standing is entitled to send at least one delegate and one alternate to vote at the international convention, regardless of the number of members it has. Most clubs are entitled to more than one vote, since the rule provides for one delegate or alternate for each 25 members or major fraction thereof. Delegates can be appointed by the club’s board of directors, or elected by the membership.
At the international convention, delegates elect international officers and directors who will act for them during the coming fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Officers elected include the international president and first and second vice president. Constitutionally, a contest exists only for the office of second vice president with the other officers advancing one step each year until elected international president. The immediate past international president is also an officer of the association and serves as chairperson of the LCIF Board of Trustees.