04/02/2013  Governors  Explore Opportunities

The three District Governors in MD-21 are interested in exploring new ways to project the image of Lionism in Arizona. Recent events have demonstrated that the face of Arizona Lionism is often distorted, fragmented and sometimes incomprehensible to outsiders.

As a start, the District Governors, asked Council Chair Carl Johannesen to convene a meeting of the presidents of the four MD-21 state projects (Melvin Jones Memorial,  Lions Sight & Hearing, Lions Camp Tatiyee and Lions Foundation of Arizona plus Lions Vision Center)  to open a conversation aimed at unifying our combined image and message to the general public. In addition to the project presidents, most of the Council members (including all three newly elected 2nd VDGs), Council Chair Designate Debbie Vine and PID Dave Roberts attended the meeting held March 17, 2013.

This was a fact-finding,  open discussion, exploring ways in which Arizona Lions could improve the public perception of Lionism by coordinating our efforts more effectively to  appeal to charitable foundations, corporations and individuals to increase public awareness of our efforts, and especially our RESULTS! 

As this was not an official Council of Governors meeting, the only decision taken was to appoint a committee from each of the five projects to research methods and organizational structures used in other Multiple Districts to enhance public awareness of Lionism. That committee will be organized by April 1 and report to the Council by State Convention in May.


PDG Carl Johannesen

Chair, MD-21 Council of Governors

March 18, 2013


12/2/2011 Chino Valley Noontimers – Submitted by Lion Steve Hughes

I am initiating a program I did in San Marcos for the Chino Valley Noontimers Lions Club for Christmas. It is called “Breakfast With Santa”. We are inviting children in Chino Valley that really wouldn’t have a holiday. They will come out with a parent and have breakfast and then the child goes up to see Santa and Santa his a Christmas present for him/her. Anyone wanting to donate contributions to offset the cost of breakfast/gift buying please send to Chino Valley Noontimers Lions Club, P.O. Box 6328, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 or call me at (928)237-7595.

This was a great success in San Marcos, and I want it be great here in Chino Valley. It really makes the holiday for the kids! I’m starting this year with 50 children.


11/10/2012  Phoenix Metro

It is that time of year again when we start thinking about the Christmas Holiday. This year The Phoenix Metro Lions is again providing Christmas Joy for 450-500 underprivledged children in one elementary school in Phoenix. This is a Title one school with greater that 95% poverty. We are in need of toys for all of these children from pre-school through 2nd grade. Dolls, trucks, cars, games, balls, whatever. Most toys should be in the 2-5 dollar range and be new and unwrapped. If each of you could provide a toy or funds we could come much closer to our goal. Your help is very much needed. I will be happy to shop for you or pick up any donations. PLEASE HELP us in our endeavor.

Please contact Lion Karen Pryce via e-mail  to donate toys or funds.