Don Kaufman


Every Member Matters


“Every Member Matters”

Lions, Lioness and Leos

It is my pleasure to serve as your District Governor for Lions year 2017-2018. Thank you for electing me to serve you in the ensuing year. I am grateful to have Lion Karlene Laub serve as our 1st VDG; she is well qualified and is committed to serve our District. The 2017-2018 District Cabinet, Executive Committee, and Program Representatives are all proven leaders that will work hard during our Centennial Year. I look forward to serving with all of you.

The theme I chose for 2017-2018 is “Every Member Matters.” I believe every member possesses unique talents that make our Clubs great - and if we involve every member - we will survive and prosper. All of this matters because of the dedicated service your Club provides. Did you know that every year every Lion impacts approximately 70 people in the community they serve? You make a difference in your Club regardless of your job title, employment status, or life experiences, or whether you became a Lion 30 years ago or 30 seconds ago. You matter!

Our International President Dr. Naresh Aggarwal has chosen “We Serve” for his theme. He stated that we have a presence in most communities around the world. To convert our presence into powerful service, we must infuse the power of action into each member. The key to action is to engage each and every member both socially and professionally. It is only when we serve our members first that we can serve the community.

I am excited to work with each and every member in our District to build great programs, great leaders, and great tomorrows for the betterment of our local communities and the world around us. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve.

Yours in Lionism,

Don Kaufman
Lion Donald R. Kaufman
District Governor