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2013 State Convention Notes

Paula Tarantino was the recipient of the Harold Nutter Award. 

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International Guest Clem Kusiak announced that a Lions Commemorative  Coin will be struck by the US Mint for the 100th Anniversary for the International Association of Lions Clubs in 2017. The coins will be $40.00 each, $10.00 from each coin will go to LCIF. The striking of the coins will probably be concurrent to the Chicago Convention.

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LCIF gave each Governor $10,000( total $50,000) for disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy.

 

New Jersey is expected to get a $290,000 major disaster grant. It is budgeted as follows: $100,000 to Camp Marcella to provide two weeks of camp experience for children who lost their homes from Sandy and $190,000. For structural repairs in New Jersey.

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A second morning club is forming in Toms River.                

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The delegates to the state convention voted to increase dues by $6.00 per a year (New dues will be $18.00 per member per year). This is the first dues increase in 20 years. It keeps the Multiple District Financially stable.

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The delegates to the convention approved holding the 2014 convention at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Many Lions felt this was the first time in years, the convention had a convention feel rather than holding meetings in a hotel.

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South Jersey Eye Center received a $151,632 grant from LCIF This grant is expected to serve 8,400 underserved school aged children and 1.300 adults.

 

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