District Governor Jim and First Lady Pat have lived in the Chana area for over 30 years. Jim is a member of the Ashton Lions Club (since 1988) having served as secretary/treasurer for many years, president three times and many other offices and committees. DG Jim has perfect attendance for all the years. DG Jim was instrumental in getting the Lions Quest program in the Chana School system and is working on getting the Lions Quest in the Focus House north of Rochelle. Through Lions Quest, students receive skills in becoming respectful of others as well as life skills and leadership skills. Lions Quest is a great tool for the youth of today.
DG Jim has two main pushes for the year: one being working with the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford. The exact needs have not been determined but we are looking into a walking path behind the building for the training of the sight impaired. The second drive is as you already figured out, to work on helping schools in training teachers on the Lions Quest. The Lion Quest program, once implemented into the school, will help develop the youth of today and the adults for tomorrow.
The theme for Lions is WE SERVE and my theme for1D District is the definition for service which I define as “the Price you pay for the Space you occupy”.