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Out of concern for the health and well-being of our members and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing guidelines, the first meeting of the Pennsylvania State Council of Lions Clubs’ 2020-2021 Council of Governors will be held as a Zoom videoconference Saturday, August 1, starting at 1 p.m.. 

The Honors Night Banquet originally scheduled for Friday, July 31, at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey has been cancelled, as has the “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by the Northeast PA Lions Service Foundation scheduled for Saturday, August 1.

The Zoom videoconference meeting schedule for Saturday, August 1, will include functions normally part of a state convention schedule but which were postponed due to the cancellation of the 2020 convention in Erie. The schedule will be as follows:

  • 1 p.m.– Presentation of Leader Dogs for the Blind “Top Dog” awards.
  • 1:05 p.m.– Presentation of 2019-2020 MD-14 Leo of the Year Award. 
  • 1:10 p.m.– Recognition of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Council of Governors (condensed version of previous years’ Honors Banquets).
  • 1:30 p.m.– Induction of the 2019-2020 Council of Governors into the PA Counsellors organization.
  • 2 p.m.– First 2020-2021 State Council meeting.

An agenda for the August 1 videoconference along with the link by which you can connect to the videoconference will be sent out once they have been finalized. 

All committee chairpersons and/or coordinators who will have an Action Item for State Council to consider during the August 1 videoconference must submit that item in written form to the State Office no later than Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Any Action Item received after that date may, at the discretion of the Council of Governors, be tabled until the second 2020-2021 State Council meeting. Committee chairpersons/coordinators with Action Items must be present or have a representative participate in the videoconference. All oral committee reports to State Council should be limited to 3-5 minutes.

Committee chairpersons and/or coordinators who do not have Action Items for State Council to consider are also encouraged to have their written reports submitted to the State Office by July 15.

State Office

1 thought on “2020-2021 State Council Meeting #1”

  1. I am looking forward to our online gathering on August 1, 2020. Although it will be very different than an in person meeting I believe it will be very informative.

    DG Doug Smith 14-F

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