The Ginkgo Awards are designed to recognize Lions who exemplify the attributes needed to move our association forward . Who have planted the necessary seeds for our future. As I travel around the world I will, at the recommendation of a committee composed of specified international directors, recognize those Lions who have initiated and executed programs which complement the International Theme . Move to Grow. This will be a mark of my personal appreciation for such individuals. Each award shall be personally presented by me. At the international convention in Sydney, Australia, Lions from all over the world will also be recognized at a gala celebration, in the following categories: ¡ Most women members added by a club and district ¡ Most new club web sites added by a district ¡ Highest donation to LCIF by a club and district ¡ Outstanding service projects by a club or district ¡ Lions who best exemplify the international theme Lion by Lion, service project by service project, ginkgo by ginkgo, we are creating momentum. We must continue this momentum, working together every step of the way. Lions can achieve the unthinkable if they are committed to the task at hand. Such has been our past. Such can be our future. So how many ginkgos do we need to plant? How many new clubs should we extend? How many new members must we induct? How much service should we provide? That depends on us collectively. Needs continue to escalate all over the world. Lions must be ready to answer the call. As an association, we are the global leader in humanitarian and community service. By planting a Lions ginkgo, we can provide the shade of love, the warmth of friendship, and a healing touch-that will last for a long time. Isnft that what being a Lion is all about?
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