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New Mountains to ClimbThe 2016 Lions Club International Convention is officially behind us. Words alone cannot describe the entire experience of traveling to Japan, meet new people, seeing old friends and learning so much more about our role as Lions. The fact is no matter how long you have been a part of this organization; there is always something more to learn.

The 2016-2017 theme for Lions is “New Mountains to Climb”. Our new Chancellor President Bob Corlew came up with the idea as he was thinking about his home state of Tennessee. (Did you know that Tennessee is known as the Service State?) As he was thinking about the rolling foothills and steep mountains, he thought it was the perfect metaphor for our 100th year. It’s no secret that we live in an ever-changing world, and with those changes come new challenges or mountains to climb. But by pursuing these mountains, we have an extraordinary chance to make the world a better place.

This year as we approach our centennial year, we are at a critical point in future planning. We are challenged with creating a map for future generations of Lions, who will follow and preserve our tradition of service.

An important thought to keep in mind; however, that as we reach the top of one mountain that it is not the end of the journey, it is simply the beginning of another. As leaders in service, our job is never over because we are always looking to inspire others to join us.

To read more highlights of the 2016-2017 theme, please follow this link.

Here at Lions Pride, we always enjoy the beginning of a new Lions Year because it’s an exciting time to look ahead to see what the next 365 days will bring. Now’s the perfect to start creating your action plan and help Lions Club International beat their Centennial Service Challenge (CSC).

What mountain do you and your club hope to climb this year?