Fellow Lions of New Jersey Multiple District 16,
The Council of Governors of MD-16 is proud and excited to announce that the New Jersey Lion newspaper has been resurrected after the retirement of its able editor, PDG Rich Zimmermann. We have worked hard to retool it and hopefully improve it even more.
The NJ Lion will now be called a newsletter, to make it somewhat more personalized, including possible occasional messages from the new International Director, Council Chair, District Governors, etc. But the main difference is that it will be issued by New Jersey Lions to New Jersey Lions in a digital format. And it will of course continue to highlight your Lions activities throughout the state from articles and photos you submit.
The newsletter will be issued on a seasonal quarterly basis, with added special editions as desired, to all Lions in MD-16 who have an email address listed in MyLCI. It is therefore important that your email address is in MyLCI; if it is not, please provide your email address to your club secretary and ask that he/she enter it into MyLCI ASAP.
Using a digital format will save the multiple district a significant amount of money in copying and mailing fees since those charges will disappear. And the digital images in the new NJ Lion will be clearer and crisper than ever. The digital version will also be posted on the MD-16 website. For those Lions who do not have a computer or email, each club is requested to print hardcopies of the newsletter for them.
Here is how it will work: Any Lion in any district will submit photographs with captions/ articles by email to the ‘Contributing Editor’ in their respective district. Please include your contact information. Text can be formatted in MS Word or PDF, or in an email. Photographs must be taken in digital format, either with a standalone digital camera or a smartphone. The Contributing Editors are as follows:
- District 16-N: Lion Ruth Molenaar, Newark Borinquen Lions Club; Email: email@example.com
- District 16-J: Lion Jennifer Yu, Edison Metro Lions Club; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- District 16-L: Lion Lois Kelly, Berlin Lions Club; Email: email@example.com
The contributing editors will review submissions and select corresponding pictures for publishing. Articles and photographs will be forwarded by the contributing editors to the Editor, who will review, edit and format the articles and photos as needed for the newsletter.
The Editor of the NJ Lion is Lion Susan McHugh, Toms River Lions Club; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lion Sue has a wealth of experience in publishing digital newsletters and is an accomplished editor. We are lucky to have her. Her only remuneration is a smile from you if you happen to meet her.
When the newsletter is ready, the Council of Governors will give final review, then it will be distributed by a designated individual in each district, using an appropriate email delivery system like Mail Chimp. There will be no incurred cost for doing the newsletter, other than the possible infrequent purchase of new software.
However, the success of the digital NJ Lion is dependent on you! Photos with captions or full-fledged articles with photos must be submitted frequently by Lions from across New Jersey. You are encouraged to submit them to your contributing editor, now and throughout the year. No story is too small or too large in content or length to be considered. The editors want to highlight events at the club, zone, region, district, and state levels. You have to submit it to be in it – please do so often to make the digital NJ Lion a success!
Yours in Lions Service,
New Jersey MD-16 Council of Governors 2015-2016
September 14, 2015