Lions Clubs International Update

Dear Fellow Lions,

We are still going through trying times around our District. Most clubs are not meeting or meeting via video, our convention was cancelled and we all look forward to getting out and about again.

Although we may not be as active at the club and district level our International Foundation continues to meet needs around the world. This is the time many clubs have made donations to the Foundation, and it is just as important to do so again this year.

An outline of montana state with the lions clubs logo.     Lionsclubsinternational Foundation has awarded over $1 million dollars worldwide to address the COVID-19 pandemic with the purchase of personal protective equipment for front line responders. Your foundation is also giving relief to the tornados and flooding areas here in the United States. We are looking at the possibility of a $10,000 Emergency Grant from the Foundation for relief here in Montana from the effects of COVID-19.

I will keep you informed of any changes, but the need is there, not only for COVID-10 relief, but also for hurricane and fire relief which will be coming into the forefront soon.

Remember 100% of all donations from clubs and individuals go to relief and are tax deductible for individuals. Online donations can be made through donorassistance@lionsclubs.org.

Yours in Lionism, PDG Lary Garrison, LCIF Dist. 37 Chair

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Veterans: We Salute You

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Memorial Day 2020

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Club Elections and Officer Reporting Due ASAP

Below is is a link to the 2020-2021 PU 101.  This form should be used to electronically submit your clubs 2020-2021 club officers.  Please make every reasonable attempt to select your 2020-2021 club officers and report to LCI.

Open or download a copy of the PU 101.

PDG Dennis Kopitzke, District Administrator

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May 2020 District Governor’s Newsletter

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Online Club Officer Training Offered

District 37 will be offering club officer training for all club officers for the upcoming Lions year.   We will be starting with a training session for all incoming club officers.   The second session will be for club treasurers.   Sessions for secretaries and membership chairpersons will be announced soon. 

The first session is for all officers and will include: Continue reading

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District Election Results (from mail-in ballot in lieu of convention)

April 30, 2020

District 37 Election Details

Potential Voting Delegates                          165

Returned Delegate Certification Forms      29      Clubs

Total Voters                                                      56

56        Votes for DG Candidate Mike Collins
56        Votes for 1st VDG  Candidate Michael Tobin
56        Votes for 2nd VDG Candidate Scott Dornfeld
56        Votes for Kalispell as the site for the 2021 convention
55        Votes for Constitution Resolution – Officers and District Cabinet
52        Votes for Constitution Resolution – Miscellaneous
52        Votes for By-Laws – Article I – Section 8
1          Vote Against the Proposed Change to the By-laws

There was only 1 vote in opposition to any of the ballot proposals.  Several of the ballots were incomplete.

Ballots have been appropriately destroyed.

Respectfully,
PDG Dennis Kopitzke, Chair, Elections and Certification Committee
Lion Darrell Grogan Forsyth Lions Club
Lion Bob Martelle, Forsyth Lions Club
Lion Gordon VanAsh, Forsyth Lions Club

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PlusOptix Eye Screening Update

Reprinted from MTLS&H Foundation Newsletter

Hello Fellow Lions – with the overwhelmingly proven success of the PlusOptix Vision Screening machines the MLS&HF decided to pre-purchase TWO machines to keep on hand for clubs looking to add a PlusOptix machine to their community.  If your club is An image of an eye.interested in puchasing a machine please contact me at Lion.dfalcon@gmail.com or 406.253.1726 or 406.257.2258.  The cost is $7,235.00, included is the S-12 machine with printer and labels.  For $7,015.00 you can just purchase the S-12 machine.  The machines are available now to be shipped or possibly delivered in person, depending on location.  Keep in mind, I am willing to provide personal training at a specific location and time that works for the purchasing club, you will not have to fly blind using these machines.

Reminder: please send in your total screened and total referred, monthly.  With this information we are able to purchase more machines and provide up to date statistics on the amazing work the Montana Lions do in their communities helping to alleviate vision issues for the future leaders of tomorrow.

As of March 13, 2020; 26,993 children have been screened in the State of Montana for FY 20 with 2780 referred.

– Lion Dave Falcon – lion.dfalcon@gmail.com / 406.253.1726 / 406.257.2258

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Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation April Newsletter

A knight is the logo of the Foundation.Click the image at right for a copy of the newsletter containing the winner of the ATV raffle, PlusOptix info, License Plate campaign update, White Cane, and more.

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District LCIF Chair Update

Dear Fellow Lions,

We are still going through trying times around our District. Most clubs are not meeting or meeting via video, our convention was cancelled and we all look forward to getting out and about again.

Although we may not be as active at the club and district level our International Foundation continues to meet needs around the world. This is the time many clubs have made donations to the Foundation, and it is just as important to do so again this year.

We are looking at the possibility of a $10,000 Emergency Grant from the Foundation for relief here in Montana from the effects of COVID-19. We have been working with the Billings and Bozeman areas as they have the majority of cases, however I will be working with the Food Banks around the state. At present the Food Banks are not eligible, however, the BODs are looking at including them as recipients.

I will keep you informed of any changes, but the need is there, not only for COVID-10 relief, but also for hurricane, tornado and flood relief which will be coming into the forefront soon.

Remember 100% of all donations from clubs and individuals go to relief and are tax deductible for individuals.

Yours in Lionism, PDG Lary Garrison, LCIF Dist. 37 Chair

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Virtual LEO Leadership Conference

A banner with text promoting the LEO conference described in this post.The USA/Canada Leo Leadership Foundation is happy to invite you to our Virtual Leo Leadership Conference that will be conducted via Zoom on May 30-31, 2020 at 2:00 PM (EST). This online FREE event is open to Leos, Lions, Leo Advisors, and Faculty Advisors. We have scheduled awesome facilitators from throughout the United States and Caribbean. Among our facilitators is Lions International First Vice President Douglas Alexander.

Registration for the Virtual Leo Leadership Conference is NOW OPEN.

REGISTER TODAY

leoconference.leosforum.org

If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@leosforum.org

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