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Lions Clubs International Foundation

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION IS THE LIFE LINE IN EMERGENCIES DUE TO THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL LIONS AND LION CLUBS. IN APRIL, 2011 LIONS OF BOTH CATEGORIES MOBLIZED US$410,000 FOR DAMAGES IN EIGHT STATES WHICH INCLUDED 16 EMERGENCY GRANTS. THE STORY OF THE WEEK LIONS CAN HELP TO ELIMINATE MEASLES. LIONS AND LCIF ARE ADDRESSING GLOBAL ISSUE OF MEASLES. A US $1.00 CAN VACCINATE ONE CHILD FOR LIFE. THESE FUNDS ARE MATCHED BY THE GATES FOUNDATION WHICH DONATES US $1. 00 FOR EVERY US $2.00 RAISED BY LIONS.

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Lovington Host CAP Group 3 LCIF Come Through Again 3 NM Lions Crane Reading Las Cruces Sunrise News 3 3

Santa Fe Capital City Lions 4 News From Ruidoso Desert Leos News 4 5

Lions Pin Cluster Available 5 Window Rock/Ft. Defiance 6 Dona Ana Council of Lions 7 Eunice Lions News Leadership 8 8

A Word From DG40S Cali 9 High Rolls Mountain Park Lovington Flags for Sale NMLOKS Pins Don't Miss The Boat! Pins, Pins, Pins WANTED 9 10 11 11 11 11

THE MEASLES INITIATIVE IS A GREAT WAY TO EARN A MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP. HELP IS NEEDED LIONS SUBMITTED BY PDG MIRIAM STUCKER

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Lovington Lions Host CAP Group

Lovington Lions Club hosted visiting members of the Civil Air Patrol for a picnic on Friday, June 29th in Hobbs. The group of cadets, pilots and instructors came into Hobbs for a 10 day glider training exercise. Hamburgers and all the trimmings were served to about 30 people at Harry McAdams State Park in Hobbs. After the meal, the Lions enjoyed a tour of the hangers housing gliders that would be used in the training. Lovington Lions participating were Mike Donoho, Juanice Robinson, PDG Rosa Doporto, Manuel Quiroz, Jr. and Roy Robinson; Lion David Braddi of Las Cruces was among the visiting group. Provided by Lion Juanice Robinson

LCIF Comes Through Again!

Just before leaving office as District Governor for 40-South, I was elated to be a part of the best reason to be a Lion. Working with LCIF, the District received a $10,000.00 grant to help the fire victims in the Ruidoso area. We are working with the local authorities to relieve the immediate needs of the devastated families in the area. When we know the exact dates, we will be asking for other Lions from the District to help the Ruidoso Lions distribute some of the goods to the fire victims. Provided by Lion PDG Claudia Jensen

NM Lions Crane Reading Foundation News

As you have read in previous issues of the Roar, NM Lions Crane Reading Foundation has been providing tutoring under the federally funded Supplemental Education Services program. That program has been discontinued. On a positive note, NMLCRF has been a beta test site for a wonderful new reading program called My Virtual Reading Coach. NMLCRF will receive 20 copies of that software valued at $56,000. Provided by Lion Eldon Steelman

Las Cruces Sunrise News

The Sunrise Lions' Club of Las Cruces honors Lion Ed Farris for fifty years of Lion membership during their annual picnic held June 17. Pictured are, left to right: President Elect Roger Marr, Ed Farris and President Dan Duggan. Provided by Lion Jack Thomas

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Santa Fe Capital City Lions

At a recent meeting of the Santa Fe Capital City Lions Club a representative from the School for the Arts & Sciences spoke about their "Alliance for Literacy". This requires the active participation of their students in developing and running programs to encourage youngsters to read books. Among others, it involves the placement of book shelves at locations throughout Santa Fe and keeping them stocked with donated books. Young readers are encouraged to take books home at no cost. The members of the Santa Fe Capital City Lions Club were so impressed by this program that they spontaneously agreed to sponsor one of the book shelves at a cost of $500.00. Individual donations made that evening ranged from $25.00 to $100.00. The total amount was reached in less than 15 minutes. Our book shelf is already getting a lot use and the club is getting deserved publicity as shown on these pictures.

Provided by Lion Bernie Holzapfel

Lions News From Ruidoso

Lion PCC Kitty pinning our Melvin Jones awardee for 2012, incoming President Don Fowler. PCC Kitty presenting the Melvin Jones Plaque to our new president Don Fowler who earned this award the hard way by chairing our gun show, chairing the drive to rejuvenate a very run down city pavilion, and many other projects. Lion President Don Fowler awarding one of four $1,000.00 scholarships to a Maritza Nava, a graduating senior from Capitan High School. Provided by Lion Curtis Dimberg

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Desert Leos News

The Desert Leos (Desert Academy at Santa Fe) have a "creative" summer planned for 2012. Their first short-term volunteer project is with the 2012 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market; this wonderful, culture-raising event asks for volunteers each year to work with children visiting the Market with their parents. The Desert Leos have been participating in the program for three years, and enjoying every minute. Leos take the younger children through what is called the Passport Program -- they go around the market together collecting "passport stamps" (country flag stickers) from different international vendors. The little kids love it because they get to meet many different people from all over the world, see (and sometimes touch) the beautiful and exotic traditional handicrafts and folk art they make and, of course, hang out with some pretty cool teens! It's perfect for the Leos because it brings children and internationalism together! The Desert Leos' ongoing summer project is also somewhat creative, but much more "local"; they are helping to move their own school! Desert Academy will relocate this summer from its too-tight ten-year home at 313 Camino Alire to its "forever home" on 26 ample acres at 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail (formerly NM Academy for Sciences and Mathematics). Desert has been searching for a viable campus to accommodate its burgeoning student body for many years; now, nestled in seemingly endless acres of chamisa, piñon and juniper, the school finally has a chance to grow, and its surroundings finally reflect its name! Desert Leos will assist with moving virtually everything from one campus to the other, classroom set-up, and even some light design and building. One thing the Desert Leos have planned for their new "den" is to show their "Leo pride" by hanging an official Leos Club banner or flag in the school's new showcase atrium so that new families would immediately know Desert is "Leos territory"! The fabric banners, ordered from Lions Club, are not inexpensive, and the Desert Leos are looking for support in the purchase of this prestigious symbol of Leos involvement. If any Lions would like to help out, please contact Desert Leos advisor Jessica Cavalli at [email protected]! Provided by Lion Jessica Cavalli

Lion's Pin Cluster Now Available

I would like to share information about a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of American History. To honor the 100th Anniversary of New Mexico Statehood this year, I designed a unique Lions Pin set. This cluster of four pins depicts our beloved state. Late last fall our Club sent each Club a picture of this New Mexico State Pin cluster. As you well know, each Lions Club tries to find ways to increase its Administration account balance. This is one way the Rio Rancho Host Lions Club is hoping to achieve this goal. We are selling this four pin cluster for $15.00. This set will enhance any Lion's Pin collection, it is also a way to build connections across Clubs to increase our New Mexico Lion's Pride. I think each Lion's Club in New Mexico would want at least one pin set for a Club keepsake. Yours in Lionism, President Charles Little My address is 1332 Kraft Pl. S.E. Rio Rancho, N.M. 87124 My E-Mail: [email protected] Provided by Lion Bill Little My Phone No. 505-407-5167

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Window Rock-Fort Defiance Lions In the Month of June

The Window Rock-Fort Defiance Lions kicked off the month June 1st by coordinating a 2.5 mile Treaty Days parade on behalf of the Fort Defiance Chapter and the community. The parade featured the Navajo Nation Band; Miss Navajo Nation, Crystalyne Curley; Miss Teen Navajo; a local Gospel choir accompanied by a church band on a float; golf carts, decorated vehicles, politicians, the local chamber of commerce, and interest groups. Although it was a hot day it was a lively and exciting procession which concluded at a local park under the cool trees where a cook-out was held for the entire community. The parade is part of the activities honoring the Navajo Treaty of 1868, which the theme was "Honor History-Celebrate Life." Next, the WR-FD Lions participated in the Gallup Lions Club Rodeo parade held Saturday, th June 9 . Club members worked tirelessly over 3 nights to build a float entry depicting the Window Rock. Members rode on the float, tossed candy and greeted the crowd wearing colorful foam 10gallon cowboy hats. The club earned a 1st place trophy for their efforts. Congrats Lions! Saturday, June 16th - Lions Valerie Harrison and Stanley Van Keuren Jr. arrived at Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM, too late to help with the Kids Rodeo but not too late to watch the events and later met with DG Shelly Smith and friend for lunch at Fire Rock Navajo Casino. However, Raffle coordinator, Doug Day put them to work that afternoon at Red Rock State Park selling rodeo raffle tickets up until the final Rodeo Raffle drawing that evening, which was followed by a fireworks display. Only Gallup Lions Doug and Teresa and WR Lions Valerie & Stan were left to put things away and tally up the receipts. The Grand Prize winner was from Fort Defiance; however, the club did not sell the winning ticket. Afterwards, a late dinner (an awesome barbeque) was attended prepared by the Gallup Lions at Lion City to thank their volunteers. Jalapeños complemented every dish in a delicious good way. The WR-FD Lions held a Club Celebration, Tuesday, June 26th, in lieu of the usual Annual Meeting to end the fiscal year--at the Navajo Nation Zoo, afterhours! Mr. David Mikesic, Zoo Manager, was a gracious and wonderful host and gave a presentation on the zoo to Lions and their guests. Lion Stan grilled up hamburgers and hotdogs. Lions brought sides, fixings, dessert and icecold drinks to complete the meal. Members and guests could take a self-tour of the zoo, visit adopted lions Kay-Bah and Hunter, play on the kiddie playground and swings and later participated in a gift swap. David really enjoyed his "Got Mutton?" mug he received. It was marvelous weather and in a gorgeous area of the zoo shaded by trees and the sandstone "haystacks" border, accompanied by the sounds of birds, animals and the wind. That is, until Lions Georgia and Valerie played a game of Horseshoes. Georgia won 6 to 4 before the impending weather forced everyone to quickly pack up and end a lovely event. Thursday, June 28 ­ 7 Members and 2 family members covered head to toe, wearing hats, bug spray and sunscreen, met at the St. Michaels community cemetery with trash bags, gloves, rakes in hand, ready to pick up trash. Areas around the graves and along the fence were picked up. Trash previously left at the entrance was left cleared of debris. All the St. Michaels Chapter personnel had to do was pick up and haul away the bags. The location was atop a hill with comforting views to the north, east and south, which we enjoyed afterwards with cold beverages and each other's company before heading home. Provided by Lion Valerie Harrison

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Dona Ana Council of Lions Clubs

MEETING Monday ­ August 13 at 6:30 pm

Los Compas Restaurant 1120 Commerce Dr. (across from Sam's Club) Meetings will be held the 2nd Monday of each month PURPOSE The purpose of this council is to open communication between our clubs to share information and combine efforts towards common goals. Certainly these meetings are open to everyone, but only the president or a designated representative from your club is necessary.

AGENDA 1) Introductions and Announcements 2) Discuss council goals and possible joint projects 3) Club Excellence Process a. Club and Community Assessments 4) Webinars Please E-mail Me Your Club Events for Calendar By Friday Prior to Meeting Date Above For more information and/or directions, please do not hesitate to contact Lion Phil Marvel at 575-640-3273 or [email protected] Respectfully, Lion Phil Marvel PDG

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Eunice Lions News

The Eunice Lions held their Annual Lions Pancake Breakfast on June 30th at the Eunice Summerfest. With all the able Lions helping out it was still a big job mixing, flipping, serving, and cleaning up after the most successful pancake breakfast is recent memory. Well over 100 guests arrived, ate, visited and left, all in 1 1/2 hours. The parade was coming up and, of course, no one wanted to miss that! Since Eunice is a small club and several members are unable to work the breakfast, Don Reese was worried about who would be doing what and when and should he get up at 4:00 AM or earlier. Out of the night rode new 1st Vice District Governor Melissa Washburn and her faithful sidekick Gemma Ferguson to save the day. Melissa asked a few times about what she should be doing, and then picked herself a spot and started the day. The serving line went very smoothly with Lions Mike Bundick, Sam Garcia, and Melissa flipping pancakes, Gemma mixing batter, Sammi Mendoza serving sausage, Cathy Studley serving plates to customers, Mary Jean Reese running to the store for more syrup, butter, juice, and Don Reese manning the cash box. Everyone stayed to help with the clean-up, and then off to the parade. Thanks to all the Lions who worked and the guests who supported our efforts. Provided by Lion Mary Jean Reese

Sammi serves sausage.

Melissa and Gemma clean up.

Melissa & Cathy dish up plates of pancakes & sausage.

LEADERSHIP

The Lions Clubs International website has a wealth of on line training available for use. The Lions Learning Center has courses in LEADERSHIP, MANAGING OTHERS, ACHIEVING RESULTS AND COMMUNICATION. These would benefit Lions of New Mexico in their professional, personal and Lionistic endeavors. A Leadership/Membership Workshop is planned on the local level on October 5, 2012 in Socorro, New Mexico. Details will be developed and distributed at a later date. PID Ray E. Marley, Coordinator MD 40 Global Leadership Team

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A Word From MD40S District Governor Cali

I would like to take this opportunity to Thank the Lions from MD 40S for giving me the opportunity and honor of serving as the District Governor this year. I am very excited about this year in Lionism. I come to you fresh from the International Convention in Busan, South Korea where I had opportunity to meet Lions from all over the world. I want to share with you some of what I learned and that is that a Lion is a Lion irregardless of what country he or she is from. Lionism has no boundaries, we all have the same goal and objective and that is to serve, as is the motto of our newly inducted International President Wayne Madden, " In A World of Service". I want to Thank each and everyone of you for the services you have brought your communities, the world is a better place because of Lions like you. This year my goal is to visit with each club and to be able to personally shake your hand and Thank you for all that you do. I am happy to say that the Clubs in MD 40S are going good and improving everyday, and I am confident with continued hard work and Communication we will only get better. Be looking for the Maroon aprons at your next fundraiser, because we your MD40S cabinet will be there to wash a dish, flip a burger, roll an enchilada and have a laugh with you. Carlos "Cali" Tellez District Governor MD 40S

High Rolls Mountain Park News

(Left to Right:) High Rolls Mountain Park Lions Club President Sandra Dominguez presents the E. Ross Shain Scholarship of $500.00 to Mary Catherine Martinez during our July 4th induction of officers potluck dinner. Mary wants to pursue a sports degree for coaching. Volleyball and soccer are her first choices, but she's loves all sports. Mary's mother also attended and was very proud indeed of her inspiring daughter. New officers for 2012-2013: Lions front left to right: Denise Wagner, Sandy Dominguez, Paula Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Rachael Poindexter. Back Row left to right: Jim Wilkes. Barbara Horner, Chad Poindexter (hiding). Congratulations New Officers! Lion of the Year award presented to Lion Denise Wagner. Way to Go Denise! Reminder: Upcoming annual Apple Festival, October 20 and 21, 2012. Please come and join the festivities. Provided by Lion Sandra Dominguez

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Pins, Pins, Pins

The 2012 MD40 State Pin (shaped like NM) is now available. The pin is $3.00 plus shipping. The 2012 MD40 Prestige State Pin (shaped like the Roadrunner) is $4.00 plus shipping. PDG Kitty Callender has the pins. Please contact her at 575-258-1345, 575-937-7911(c), or [email protected]

Wanted: Youth Activities Committee With thanks to recommendations from the MD40 Operations Planning Committee, I am looking for members from clubs that have and/or want an active youth group in their club to help build a strong statewide program by being chairs of specific youth activities. Contact Rose Himrod, MD40 Youth Activities Chair, at 505-471-4813 or [email protected]

Lions Clubs International Lions Clubs International

Constitution & By-Laws MD40 Council Chair Bill Whatley, PDG District Governor D40N Johnty Cresto 1st Vice-District Governor D40N Donald Trumbull 2nd Vice-District Governor D40N Bobby Richardson District Governor D40S Carlos Tellez 1st Vice-District Governor D40S Melissa Washburn 2nd Vice-District Governor D40S Walt Ramstedt MD40 Council Sec./Treas. PCC Kitty Callender Diabetes Awareness International Convention Special Olympics USA/Canada Forum Youth Camp & Exchange MD40 Website MD40 Roar State Convention State Convention Co-Chair State Pins & Shirts Leader Dog Bryson McCool Juan Lucero PDG Bill Guss Dottie & Leonard Bean Gemma Ferguson Tom Himrod PDG Shelly Smith Jennifer Long Ethalynn Tollett Aileen Eastwood CC Kitty Callender Melissa Washburn

State Convention Co-Chair Vickie Wilkerson-Whitehurst

Important Dates:

July 21, 2012 1st D40N Cabinet Meeting Taos August 4, 2012 1st D40S West Cabinet Meeting Silver City August 11, 2012 1st MD40 Council Meeting Socorro August 18, 2012 1st D40S Central Cabinet Meeting Las Cruces September 8, 2012 1st D40S East Cabinet Meeting Carlsbad September 13-15, 2012 USA/Canada Forum Tampa Bay, FL October 6, 2012 2nd MD40 Council Meeting Socorro October 20, 2012 2nd D40S West Cabinet Meeting Deming October 20, 2012 2nd D40N Cabinet Meeting Farmington

MD40 Club Charter Anniversaries

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July 1942 July 1972

CONGRATULATIONS LIONS!

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