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President’s Service Blog: A Heartfelt Thank You

June 28, 2011

scruggsatlighthouseLions and friends, thank you for reading my blog posts during the past year. It has been an honor to represent our members and the Lions mission.

I appreciate all of the clubs that took part in the Global Service Action Campaigns this year. You truly made a difference by Engaging our Youth in August, Sharing the Vision in October, Relieving the Hunger in December and January and Protecting our Environment in April.

After these many months of traveling, Judy and I can confidently say that Lions are a shining beacon of hope in their communities. Thank you Lions, for all that you do for others – both those down the street and around the world.

28 Comments
  1. auguy nzambi permalink
    July 18, 2011 8:55 am

    I want to be a member of Lions club. What can I do?

    • Sid Scruggs permalink
      July 18, 2011 9:21 am

      Hello Auguy,
      That’s wonderful news! Contact your local Lions club for more information. To find your nearest Lions club, use our Club Locator: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php
      Most clubs have the name of the community they serve within the name of the club, so search by your location.
      Good luck!

  2. Allyn Mattox permalink
    July 6, 2011 11:14 am

    A big THANK YOU for your service, President Scruggs, from Seal Beach Lions Club!

  3. July 4, 2011 10:40 am

    Wish you all the best and thank you for everything you did.
    You inspired the Leos to make a difference everyday!
    Good Luck and Best Wish

  4. Susan Sirois permalink
    July 1, 2011 7:36 am

    Mr. Scruggs,

    I would love to meet you and just shake your hand. I am a Lion in Florida and also blind. Our club feeds the homeless and still does everything that the beacon of hope. I could not afford to come to the convention, but one day I want to meet you and your wife. When you visit central Florida, please look up the Winter Haven Lions Club. MD-35O

    Susan Sirois
    Club Secretary

  5. ANTONIO CESAR RAMIREZ permalink
    June 29, 2011 5:59 pm

    Felicitaciones por los trabajo que estas haciendo por el leonismo internacional.

  6. June 29, 2011 5:17 am

    IP Sid.

    Thank you for taking the reins this past year. Looking forward to seeing you in the great state of Tennessee sometime in the future.

    PDG J. W. (Jim) McFarland
    District 12 N

  7. June 28, 2011 9:07 pm

    I was greatly honored to receive a Presidential Award this year. I am one of the “little people” who toil in the trenches by doing vision screening and fund raising and other service projects. While I have no desire to serve in offices, I appreciate those who take the time to be the faces of Lionism around the world. Thank you!

  8. June 28, 2011 7:36 pm

    Mr. President, this has been a hard but great Lion Year for our club, taking part in the Global Service Action Campaigns that you indicated to make the difference. We have tried a true Lionism and hope to shine just a little from Sicily, as far, but as near, through the Web. Almost a new Lionism with you and your kind wife Judy, with a great Lions Heart beating together. It has been an honour for my husband President Giuseppe Vella and me with all our club having had you as International President and communicating in this fantastic Blog! In this way, we have flown higher and hope for the best future for Lions in our Land and everywhere! Thank you very very much!

    Natalia Di Bartolo, Lions Club Agrigento Chiaramonte, District 108 Yb, Zone 25, Sicily, Italy.

  9. Anonymous permalink
    June 28, 2011 5:53 pm

    Dear President Sid & Judy,

    Thank you for your leadership and service! I hope your travels met your expectations! It was a pleasure to serve on the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Milwaukee.

    Lion Greg Pryor
    2nd VDGE 27-A1
    Genoa CIty Lions Club

  10. June 28, 2011 3:29 pm

    Deep heart felt thanks to you for an amazing year Our International President,

    We are very happy to have had the honor of your visit to Turkey this year.

    Your theme of being “A Beacon of Hope” as well as your visit with your wife Judy touched our hearts and motivated us even more to serve.

    We send you and Judy our love and thanks from the town of Fethiye in Turkey.

    Fethiye Lions Club
    MD 118-R / 55609

  11. Duncan McPherson permalink
    June 28, 2011 2:55 pm

    Great Job this year, looking forward to another great year!

  12. Uğur İnci Ümsu permalink
    June 28, 2011 1:55 pm

    President Sid Scruggs,
    We couldn’t have accomplished this year of success without your leadership. Thank you for a successful year.
    Ln.Inci Ümsu
    118-Y, Istanbul, Türkiye

  13. June 28, 2011 12:57 pm

    You have done a terrific job as a Lion and a leader and have truly “served” along with your lovely wife. The best to you as you step down, but continue in your service to others.

  14. Anonymous permalink
    June 28, 2011 12:45 pm

    President Sid:

    Thank you for your year. You were a breath of fresh air that helped resuscitate Lionism here in the US.

    Thanks again!

    Lion Mike Molenda
    District Governor; District 5M-6

  15. June 28, 2011 12:19 pm

    Thank you for leading us and for using this forum to include us in your travels.

  16. Lion Kent Eitemiller permalink
    June 28, 2011 12:18 pm

    It was great meeting you at the District 22W convention. You and Judy were tremendous representatives for LCI. I wish you all the best in the future.

  17. Michele Bentley permalink
    June 28, 2011 11:32 am

    Thank you for the work you put into making Lions a better organisation and for your comments that we are not here just to “raise funds” and the suggestion that we take stock of what we do and who we support. Those comments renewed my faith in Lions

    Michele Bentley
    DGE 201 N4
    Lions Club of Ardlethan NSW Australi

  18. Michele Bentley permalink
    June 28, 2011 11:31 am

    Thank you for the work you put into making Lions a better organisation and for your comments that we are not here just to” raise funds” and the suggestion that we take stock of what we do and who we support. Those comment renewed my faith in Lions

    Michele Bentley
    DGE 201 N4
    Lions Club of Ardlethan NSW Australi

  19. Yeni Harbiye Lions permalink
    June 28, 2011 11:08 am

    Mr.Ln. Sid Scruggs and Lady Ln. Judy Scruggs,

    Thank you for the great year, your exemplary posts and your leadership throughout the Lions year.

    We wish you all the best.

    MD118-T Yeni Harbiye Lions Club

  20. Neil R. Spencer permalink
    June 28, 2011 10:55 am

    International President Sid,

    Thank you for your leadership this year. Your words and your inspiration have affected many Lions and non-Lions this year to make our world a better place.

    Every lighthouse needs a beacon at the top of it and you and Judy are truly the shining Beacons of Hope that have guided our Association this year.

    Thank you for your service to the Association. Best wishes for calm skies and safe landings!

    Neil R. Spencer, PID

  21. Anonymous permalink
    June 28, 2011 10:48 am

    President Sid and 1st Lady Judy:

    You are both what our organization needed during challenging times throughout the world. Your compassion and exuberance were contagious and “Beacon of Hope” was a tangible and appropriate message for everyone.

    President Sid – you will never know how proud we were to have you visit San Bruno during our darkest time – you lifted spirits and empowered Lions and non-Lions to continue to serve those who lost everything.

    Thank you, Lions Ken & Amy of San Bruno, California

  22. June 28, 2011 10:18 am

    Wish you all the best and thank you for everything you did.
    You inspired the Leos to make a difference everyday!

    Good Luck and Best Wish

    Leo Ch’ng Kok Sheng
    District President Elect
    Leo District 308 B2, Malaysia

    • Sid Scruggs permalink
      June 28, 2011 10:34 am

      Thank you very much!

  23. Ross Parkinson permalink
    June 28, 2011 4:32 am

    International President Sid.

    Salutations from the land down under – Australia.

    We appreciate your leadership and inspiration throughout the Lions year.

    The beacon of hope is is fabulous and appropriate encapsulation of Lions in Action worldwide.

    Of the many wise things that you have counselled throughout your presidential year, I was absolutely moved by your reference to taking off the auto pilot. ‘How true.’ The 1.4 million Lions worldwide need to take this message as gospel. In my part of the Lions world, it is absolutely essential that we take a fresh approach to addressing the future or we may be doomed as fabulous chapter in history.

    Congratulations Sid on a fabulous and memorable year.

    Please convey my warmest regards to Judy.

    Lions Ross Parkinson
    MD 201 District C2.
    Cabinet Secretary.

    • Sid Scruggs permalink
      June 28, 2011 7:37 am

      Thank you for your kind words!

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