Lion Kash Delory

Thank you for electing me as the First Vice District Governor 16J last year. Today, I ask for your support for my candidacy for the First Vice District Governor 16J for 2021-2022. Last year was a very challenging year for all of us. But it also presented opportunities to look outside the box. Lions across the globe invented new ways to do what they do best, “We Serve”. We were connected in service virtually in more ways than ever thought possible. No doubt, we faced challenges but we fought and we succeeded. Our District 16J connected with us via Newsletter highlighting our services, fundraisers and glory. District meetings went hybrid mode, though mostly virtual and drew attendance of lions internationally. First Vice President Douglas Alexander and Immediate Past President & LCIF Chairperson Gudrun Yngvadottir were our guests at these district meetings. 16J raised more funds for LCIF than ever before and gained on membership for the year. Our district had more Club officer’s trainings and Zone Chair Meetings. Zone Chairs were very creative in collaborating with other Zone Chairs and cross sharing ideas to benefit from each other. Credit goes to you and your hard work. And thanks to our District Governor Kevin Kosobucki for uniting us all in Kindness and Diversity throughout the year.

For me personally, it was a year of learning and exploring and connecting with many of you. I am looking forward to another great year of service with you, paying more attention to your needs and solutions while working with all clubs. My goal will be to enrich our clubs in the bonds of fellowship and camaraderie. There is no greater takeaway than these bonds. Together, we will strive to promote service, enhance membership growth and retention and embrace our youth: Leos, Leo Lions. With the formation of Leo District 16J and Leo MD 16, Leos will be empowered to create, organize, and oversee service projects between and among Leo clubs in the district and the NJ Leo Clubs. Our Leos will be motivated to continue further as Lions. A great way to bring youth into our clubs is by recruiting graduating Leos at affordable dues rates.

I have been a passionate lion for over 25 Years. I have served as GMT, GLT, Zone Chair, President and Vice President and as Treasures over the years. I have attended State Conventions, USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forums and International Conventions. I am a Certified Guiding Lion and a graduate of Lions University Bachelor Degree Program. I have facilitated Club Presidents/ Vice Presidents and Zone Chair Trainings. I have served as Chair of the Diabetes Committee for the JDRF. I am a recipient of Ramiro Collazo Award for the best recruiter for the state of NJ. I focused on “JUST ASK” and miracles happened. Let us all “JUST ASK” one friend, a neighbor or a colleague and watch our clubs and district grow. Let us all work in harmony in furthering the goals of our District Governor.

My passionate journey continues to “WE SERVE” with a LION ROAR!