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District 14-M Newsletter
February 2021
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Barbara Cassel, Newsletter Editor
Message from DG Jason Long

District 14-M Lions,

It is February and Phil saw his shadow. I won’t comment any further on that. I hope that your club is continuing to find ways to serve your community. Now is the time to begin planning your Spring fundraising and service activities. It is also the time to find new officers for next year as April club officer elections will be upon us quickly. I am aware that some clubs are still not meeting and have not met for some time. International Director Larry Edwards in his messages to the Lions of MD14 encourages all clubs to begin meeting as soon as possible. If you cannot meet in person, try to do so electronically. There are a number of online meeting sites. Zoom seems to be the most popular and is easy and free to use. A club that is not meeting can quickly stagnate. Members of clubs that do not meet, especially newer members, can lose interest and stop participating or quit.

District 14-M is still in need of a 2nd Vice District Governor. If you are interested in being appointed to the position please contact me or District GLC PCC Dan Swincinski as soon as possible. The 3rd Cabinet meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 21 at 1:30 at the Pleasant Valley Masonic Center. RSVPs are due to RC Sam Truxel at by February 16. Nominations for District Governor and 1st and 2nd Vice District Governors will take place at the meeting. All interested candidates should mail a Letter of Intent to PDG Ed Gursky no later than February 14. Feel free to contact PDG Ed Gursky, PCC Dan Swincinski, or me if you have any questions about the nomination process.
Many of you may be aware that the Lions International Convention has been changed to a virtual convention. The State Convention on May 14-16 in Altoona is still scheduled to take place. If the State Convention must be cancelled, a decision will be made by the State Council of Governors at a later date. If the State Convention is cancelled, all of those who have registered will be reimbursed in full for their registration. A final decision has also not been made regarding the District 14-M Convention scheduled for May 1. The District Cabinet will be discussing the Convention at the Cabinet Meeting this month.

In other Lions news, the International Board of Directors has extended the entrance and charter fee waivers until June 30, 2021. The proposed per capita dues increase has also been delayed until July 1, 2022. The International Board of Directors has also extended the second half per capita payment deadline to June 30, 2021. Clubs will not be placed on financial suspension if per capita dues are paid by June 30. Any clubs placed on financial suspension December 31, 2020 will remain on suspension until their balance has been resolved. If a club is having difficulty paying per capita dues, you can contact LCI Accounts Receivable at

I hope you are staying warm and safe this winter, and I hope to see you all soon.

Yours in Service,
DG Jason Long
February 2021
5-7  State Council #3
16 – Eighty Four Lions
18 – Dawson Vanderbilt Lions
21 – Cabinet #3
23-   McMurray Lions
March 2021
1 – Bullskin Township Lions
2 – Carmichaels Lions
4 – Indian Creek Valley Lions
9-   Old trails Lions
11– Fayette City Washington Township Lions
16 – BCR Lions
24 – McDonald Lions
29-  Connellsville Lions
April 2021
6 –  Uniontown Lions
7 –  Berlin Lions
13– Scenery Hill Lions
15– Somerset Lions
May 2021
1 –  District Convention
13-16 – State Convention

Message from 1st VDG Karl Jackson


As we conclude the first month of the new year, 2021, it appears as if we are going to have some more challenges to cope with.  As Lions, we always face our challenges head on and keep pressing forward.  I want to thank all of you, our presidents, vice presidents, zone chairs, region chairpersons, and our great global leadership team in District 14-M for a superb job that is being done.  Yes, life has given us a large glass of lemonade and we must add sugar and ice to enjoy it.  

An essay written by Julia La Grange of Illinois; “I believe that laughter is food for the soul.  It fills you up and swallows all of the bad that you have experienced, leaving behind a feeling that is nothing that you have ever felt before.” “What soap is to the body laughter is to the soul.” Laughter cleanses the soul is a Yiddish Proverb, leaving behind a new bubbly sensation like nothing before.  Let us keep our smiles a head of our problems.

Yours in service
1st VDG, Karl Jackson

Yours in service
1st VDG Karl Jackson

Message from 2nd VDG 
Position VACANT

                  NEW MEMBERS January 2021

BCR Lions Club

Jessica Angeline        
Sponsor:  Janet Sholock

James E Dray            
Sponsor:  Mark Ford

Melissa L Dray    
Sponsor:  James Dray


NOTE: To qualify for the Proud Lion or Proud Sponsor Award, complete the requirements within the first 6 months of membership and return your signed and completed card to the DG. For more information or assistance, please contact your Zone Chairperson.

BCR Lions Club
           Sue Jenkins                
Meyersdale Lions Club
              W Dean O’Neil                

Scenery Hill Lions Club
         Charles W Horne            

 Sadly missed by all
Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp January 2021
Although it is the "off season", planning has begun for the summer 2021 camping season. Things may look a little different this summer, so stay tuned! 

Beacon Lodge may be closed, but there are still a lot of needs.  Please consider donating directly to Beacon Lodge Camp, hosting a designated fundraiser for the camp, or participating in the Amazon Smile program.  

If you or your club would like to send a financial gift , please do.  Giving is always in season!  No gift is too small or too big to help the mission of the camp.  You can mail your donations directly to the camp.
PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
114 State Route 103 South
Mount Union, PA 17066
We are available for a short presentation about Beacon Lodge at your club meeting. Please call if you are interested in a speaker.


Board of Directors 14-M
Linda Myers 814-267-5484
Barbara Cassel 412-582-9220
Beacon Lodge Liaison
Dan Moore 724-852-2942

2020 District Calendar Project
                                                   BERLIN, PA   15530
Calendar Chairperson – Ervin Myers
Information for Submitting Monthly Club Reports
Please submit your monthly club reports to VDG Karl at

He will compile the information and submit it for the newsletter.
January Club Reports
Berlin Lions Club: Over the past month, due to COVID-19, the Berlin Lions Club activities continues to move at a slow pace.  We did support the American Red Cross with our Lions Club sponsorship, yielding 33 units.  With our proceeds from the fall raffle ticket sales, purchased another AED.  The AED has been provided to the Berlin Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  We have ordered another AED and will fill another request making our community a safer place to live and visit.  Our February meeting will be held via zoom.

Boswell Lions Club: Did not have a meeting there was an ice storm in Somerset and club members did not want to come out.  The club will be planning a new fund raiser for spring and summer.
Confluence Lions Club:  The club had one membership meeting and one Board meeting.  The club also donated $200.00 to Ramps R us of Somerset County.

Fayette City Washington Lions Club:  The membership for the Fayette City Washington Township Lions Club remains at 49.  Activities:  Donated $2,000 to the Center on the Hill Senior Center, Donated six brooms and 400 trash bags to the Fayette Friends of animals, Sold brooms, trash bags, and monthly tickets, Eight club members worked the food bank on 14th and 15th of January, Paid the International per capita, Paid the State Per Capita, Collected used eyeglasses.
Greater Canonsburg Lions Club:  Had 2 meetings in January. Sold all District calendars, Working on Slate of Officers for 2021-2022. Continue to sell brooms.

Monongahela/Donora Lions Club:  Great broom sales and continued volunteer work at local food bank. Meeting will resume in February 2021.  Seven volunteer hours in our community, preparing and passing out hot dinners.

Old Trails Lions Club:  No activity reported for this month.

Shade Central City Lions Club:  From Doc Barta: “I know this report is late but, I had Covid19 for about a month and ended up in the Hospital with clots in the lungs and double pneumonia.  I am glad to be alive though I am on O2, got out of the Hospital Dec. 27.  As you know our club closed down in December. Stay well and God Bless!”

No meeting, money Distributed to these places: Shade Athletic Dept $500.00 for Covid materials, Central City Fire Dept $2000.00, Shade Central City Food Pantry $500.00 towards freezer, Windbar Hospice $3000.00.

Waynesburg Lions Club:  Continues to sell bags and brooms, collecting plastic, and maintains the Park. Approval for the yearly contributions took place at the final Board meeting of the month. 56 members
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2021 Drug Awareness Poster Contest

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