In compliance with Article VIII of the Constitution and By-Laws of MD-16, I, Albert Olizi, Council Chair MD-16, hereby issue the official Call for the 2017 New Jersey State Convention.
The New Jersey Lions (MD-16) 96th State Convention will be held from Thursday May 11th, 2017 to Saturday May 13th, 2017, at the Bally's in Atlantic City, NJ. Official businesses will begin at 10:00am on Friday May 12, 2017 and conclude on Saturday May 13, 2017. The purpose of the convention will be to elect District officers, including Governors and Vice Governors for Sub Districts, and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meetings.
This year's convention includes Seminars, Exhibits, a Memorial Service, LCIF Dinner, Hospitality rooms, State Awards Breakfast, sub-districts meetings, Saturday Evening Gala, Diabetes Walk, and Eye Screening. To download the Convention Schedule, CLICK HERE!
Our International guest is International Director Jennifer Ware, from Rapid River, Michigan. Director Ware is a psychiatric nurse. A member of the Brampton Township Days River AR Lions Club since 1993, she has held many offices within the association, including club secretary, club director, district governor, council chairperson, district GLT coordinator and district Sight Preservation and Action chairperson. For Director Waren full biography, please CLICK HERE.
On behalf of the Council of Governors, I encourage every club in the Multiple District to participate in the 96th New Jersey Lions State Convention.
Early bird Hotel registration is now open. You can reserve your room via phone at 888-516-2215, using Group: NJ Lions District 16 or code SB05LN7 or you can reserve online using the following link: TBA
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- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention Registration Form, Click Here
- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention Delegates Form, Click Here
- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention Memorial Service Form, Click Here
- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, Click Here
- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention SEMINAR TOPICS, Click Here
- To download the 2017 Convention Book Ad Order Forms, Click Here
- To download the 2017 Exhibitor Application, Click Here
- To download the 2017 Thursday Convention Reception Invitation, Click Here
- To download the 2017 NJ State Convention Schedule of Events, Click Here
To download the 2017 International Convention Shirt and Jacket Order form, CLICK HERE!
Sunday November 6, 2016 was the fall clean-up day at Camp Marcella. Lions from MD-16 descended upon the camp with rakes, tarps, and blowers to remove leaves from the camp property and place them into the woods in anticipation of winter and to make the spring clean-up that much easier. Many Lions Clubs and Camp Trustees demonstrated their raking skills and leaf blowing alibies to clear leaves from the camp walkways, roadways and grassy areas. For those individuals attending pancake breakfasts in Dumont and Hillside that morning, raking leaves was a great way to work off the calories and get some exercise in the sunshine and fresh air of Camp Marcella.
A lunch was served for all raking volunteers. Camp President, PDG Mika Pacala, thanked all Lions and guests who volunteered their time, for their effort in clearing the camp of leaves.
A special thanks goes to the Passaic County Community College Campus Club for attending and burying PCC Winster Ceballos in a pile of leaves, and to the Fairleigh Dickenson University Teaneck Campus Pre-Optometry Club for assisting the Lions at this event.
The Future of Service: Enhancing Communities and Individuals
By Katherine Tapia (PCCC Lions Club member)
Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club…expressed her desire on helping out people in need through community services and fundraisings.
Lions Club International takes pride on helping those in need, especially those who are blind or have any other vision problems.
Chancellor Rob Corlew, the Lions Club International President, who is currently on the Centennial Bus Tour, made a stop at the Passaic Campus on September 24th to talk about “The Future of Service: Enhancing Communities and Individuals.”
He is traveling the USA, trying to inject as many people as possible with the passion he feels for serving. He met for a discussion panel with some Lions Club members, including Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club, Angie Aguilar, Charter President of the PCCC Lions Club, and Josephine Hernandez, PCCC Vice President.
Chancellor Corlew talked from his own experience and said that “it is impressive to see the expression on the faces of people, once blinded by cataracts, regain vision; it’s priceless.” He also went on to talk about education, the importance of it, and how his dream is to see every Lion and every person, in every community, to “use education as a tool to evolve, progress, and just be able to share the joy of it everyday.”
Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club, also expressed her desire of helping out people in need through community services and fundraising. She remarked on the importance of meetings and bake sales as a way “to come together” and let students know about the club and its mission.
Miguel Cedeno, Treasurer of the PCCC Lions Club, also mentioned the relevance of this club. He pointed out the dedication that all of its members put into helping others by performing meaningful tasks, such as assisting in food drives, organizing awareness activities, finding resources for the homeless, and being involved in local events.
It takes a good heart and great commitment to help others, something these Lions seem more than ready to make happen.
This article was first published on Visions, the PCCC School Newspaper.
On a cloudy, rainy and cold Saturday October 22, 2016, Lions and Leos of District 16-N walked at Liberty State Park in support of efforts to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Lions have supported JDRF research for the past four years due to the efforts of PDG Lou and Zone Chair Barbara Corsaro. Matthew, one of their twin grandsons, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 6 months. The Lions have supported their efforts for research funding through supporting the annual JDRF walk.
Despite the rain, and wind, 42 Leos from Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools came out to support Matthew and the Corsaro Family. In addition, there were 34Lions from various clubs in District 16-N walking as well.
David Corsaro, Matthew’s father, predicted that there would be a two-hour window where we would walk rain-free, and this came to be true. The rains came before and after, but not during the walk proper.
“With the funds collected for research, Matthew has used an insulin pump which he wears attached to his belt, to monitor his glucose levels and adjust his insulin levels as needed,” stated Grandmother and Zone Char Barbara. Grandpa Lou also revealed, “with the development of the artificial pancreas, individuals with T-1 Diabetes now have the opportunity to truly lead a life without constant testing monitoring and injections. As of 2016, he artificial pancreas will be available for those14 years of age and older. We hope, through added research, it will be ready for children, as well.”
The Leos and Lions walk for Team MIRACLE FOR MATTHEW, raising funds for continued research in the hope of eliminating type 1 diabetes. To make a contribution, or to find out more information about type one diabetes and Matthew’s struggle to be independent of his diabetes, please go to www.miraclematthew.com.
District 16-N Leos and Lions raised $5950.00 on the JDRF walk.