Hello all,

Thank you to the cabinet members who were able to attend the SWOT 101 training on Saturday, Jan 9.

As we learned during the training session, we truly do need to involve as many Lions in the District as possible to help us plan for the future of our District and our Clubs.

For the next step, I would like to have each of you think of 5-10 Lions from District 19F who you think would be interested in participating in our SWOT analysis exercise. Please consider all Lions ... whether they are long-time Lions, new Lions, current Club officers, past Club officers, Lions who have held positions at the District level ... any and all of the above. Even Lions who might be jaded with the process of being a Lion can give us valuable insight (who knows, we might even help to rejuvenate their enthusiasm as Lions during the process).

Please understand that by giving us a name (and hopefully some contact information) you are not committing them to any sort of long-term list where we will expect them to step up into leadership positions within their Club or the District. This is strictly an informational exercise and it is up to each individual Lion as to how far their level of participation goes. We are simply asking these Lions to participate in a SWOT analysis exercise via Zoom (on a date to be determined). All ideas and input will be heard and recorded for use in helping us with future building and planning for the District. All Lions will be heard.

I would like to be able to schedule a Zoom meeting for our SWOT analysis sometime in late February, so I would like to begin contacting prospective Lions as soon as possible. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me a list of Lions that you think would be interested by Wednesday, Jan 20. I also ask that all current Cabinet members consider participating in the SWOT analysis as well.

For those who were unable to attend the training on Saturday, I have included a
short description of the kind of information we are seeking as part of our SWOT analysis

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours in Lionism,

VDG Melissa

Melissa D. Smith
(208) 790-7746