I am very honored to serve as Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence (LPCCI) President for 2020-2021.
Following Teresa Hart as President will be a tough job and I am proud to carry on with the guidance she has given LPCCI.
My husband and I started our affiliation for Canine Companions for Independence in 2002 when we started puppy raising with a
beautiful black lab/golden retriever cross named Mercer. We are now raising our 10th Canine Companions puppy, Disco, who will matriculate in November. He is being co-raised by Lion Linda
Baran, a first-time puppy raiser who has already applied for another pup.
Our affiliation with Lions started later, in 2005. I knew very little about Lions but our community was establishing a new Lions Club. The incoming President of the new Club recruited us as members. I joined simply because of the LPCCI. Had there not been that connection with Canine Companions, I doubt that I would be a Lion today. Now, seeing the wonderful work that Lions do world-wide makes me proud to be a member of the organization.
My husband, Jim, works tirelessly for the Lions and for
LPCCI. He served a LPCCI President in 2014-2015 and will be a big help to me as I take on the upcoming Presidency. I am hoping for
the same support from other LPCCI members. The current COVID-19 situation challenges us to find new ways to make a difference but I am
confident that we will do so. WE SERVE.
Respectfully submitted by, Michele Purton, LPCCI President