Wherever we serve, we inspire others to make an impact. And when our clubs grow, our impact grows. That’s why l am asking every Lion to invite a friend or family member to serve with us. You can even earn a special prize of US$750 when you sponsor new members in your club.
Here’s how the new member sweepstakes works:
Sponsor a new member between April 1 and June 15, 2018 to be eligible to win.
You will receive one entry for each new member sponsored and be automatically entered into a drawing for your chance to win US$750.
Two winners per constitutional area will be selected at random and notified by email.* **
If we embrace this opportunity, we can make our clubs and communities stronger. Plus, we can make history together. Since 1982, we have been working to reach the ambitious goal of 1.5 million Lions. With your help, we can achieve this incredible milestone by our International Convention in Las Vegas in June.
So invite a new member between April 1 and June 15 for your chance to win US$750. But more importantly, you’ll make an important contribution to your club and the future of the greatest service organization in the world. Let’s reach a new membership record so we can serve more people than ever before. Let’s put the Power of We into action.
Sincerely, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, Your International President
* Drawing will take place on or about June 30, 2018. You must be 18 or older at time of new member sponsorship. One entry will be awarded per confirmed sponsorship. Multiple entries permitted per registrant. Entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. New member must be reported to Lions Clubs International by Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. New member must be an active member on the day winners are announced. The chances of winning are based upon the total number of valid entries received in each Constitutional Area. Read full sweepstakes details.
** Winners in constitutional area 4 will receive notification through their club officers to comply with GDPR requirements.
Don’t have MyLion yet?
If you live in a country where MyLion is available, put the power of change in the palm of your hand right now. Find step-by-step instructions on MyLion.org or search for MyLion on the App Store or Google Play.
We’ve introduced new ways to find nearby Lions on MyLion. Thanks to the Multiple District and District filters, MyLion users can now search for users, activities, or clubs by Lions region.
Dear Lion Leaders:
I would like to personally invite you to attend the Global Action Team’s upcoming service webinar! This event will focus on the importance of electing a Club Service Chairperson and the value of reporting your service.
RSVP TO THIS EXCITING WEBINAR NOW!
Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time for “The Value of Service.” This webinar will offer Lions a better understanding of why every service project counts and why reporting these projects matters to Lions worldwide. Learn about the benefits of electing a Club Service Chairperson to lead your club in innovative service opportunities.
To kick off Lions Clubs International’s next century, we are putting service at the forefront of our organization. With the help of the newly established Global Service Team, Lions everywhere can learn about our global causes and implement creative and hands-on service projects that align with these causes.
We look forward to discussing the value of service with you.
Sincerely, PID Dr. Eugene Spiess, Constitutional Area 1 GST Leader
It is time for the annual election of Club officers. Interested Lions can find resources for the various Club positions at: members.lionsclubs.org/EN/clubs/officers. Certify your election by having your secretary submit the slate of officers with Lions international online.
Get social with your service by using the free mobile app for Lions. Lions are using it to plan service activities, create bonds among club members, and share stories worldwide.
It’s important that you download the app and invite other club members to do the same. To help get you up to speed quickly, please watch this MyLion webinar that explains how to download the app, register as a user, and perform some of the most useful and popular functions.
MyLion Support Team
Montana Lions are invited to attend September 14-16, 2018, at the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp near Casper. The Wyoming Lions Leadership Institute focuses on building the skills of Lions Leaders to prepare them for leadership responsibilities in Lions and in life. Learn all you need to know about:
- Conducting Effective Meetings
- Good Setting
- Member Motivation
- Public Speaking
- How to keep your audience awake and involved?
- Time Management
- Working in Teams
- We can do so much more working together!
- Lions Orientation to District and Lions Clubs International
- What do all those acronyms stand for anyway?
Help your Club receive recognition as well as the District and Lions International by reporting your Club’s major accomplishment(s) NOW for the 2015-26, 2016-17 and 2017-18 (our current) Lionistic years.
Please briefly answer the following questions by emailing email@example.com or responding to this post. Only one accomplishment is needed, but more are welcome. If more information is needed you will be contacted.
- What is your most significant Centennial achievement (July 2014 – June 2018)?
- Describe the achievement (for example, the number of people served, the service impact, organizational growth achieved, and/or visibility in the community).
- Are there photos or video of this achievement? (… and who could provide them?)
Any Lion or Lioness may nominate a candidate from the District to be included in the District 37 Hall of Fame. The policies regarding the Hall of Fame and the nomination form are listed below:
- The District Governor must receive nominations at least 30 days prior to the District’s Annual Convention.
- The award may be presented to either a Lion or Lioness, with only one recipient annually.
- The award may presented posthumously.
- Each Candidate must have fifteen (15) years of service, been a participating member of a District Cabinet for five (5) years, and not be a member of current Executive Committees.
- The current Executive Committee shall decide on the recipient for the District 37 Hall of Fame from all the candidates received by the District Governor within the required timeframe and meeting all of the other minimum qualifications to be considered.
- Each candidate should have qualifications above and beyond the call of duty including social and human endeavors. She/he should be of good moral character and have a good reputation in his/her community.
- The sponsor will ensure the candidate, or a representative, will be in attendance at the District Convention.
- The successful candidate will be inducted to the Hall of Fame at the District Convention.
- A brief biography of the inductee shall be announced to the delegates attending the District Convention.
- All sponsor(s) shall use the District nomination form. No others will be accepted.
(Exhibit D of the Different Policy Manual)
- A perpetual plaque will be kept and displayed at the annual District Convention.
- All past honorees of Multiple District 37 Hall of Fame, which are, or were, Lions from a Club within District 37 will automatically be members of the District 37 Hall of Fame.
The form is printable for completing longhand and mailing by postal service to: DG Lary, 703 Conway Street , Billings, Montana, 59105, or may be filled out in most browsers (or Acrobat Viewer), saved, and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking for the biggest, the best and most beneficial Centennial achievements during the next Centennial Report Days. This is a unique opportunity to reflect and show appreciation for our Centennial successes from July 2014 through June 2018. Tell your clubs that you will be asking for their greatest Centennial accomplishment in January 2018.
Service has been the cornerstone of Lions’ Centennial celebration, and, for 50 years, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has been supporting that service. In addition to Lions’ 100th Anniversary, we’re celebrating another defining milestone: LCIF’s 50th Anniversary. Visit LCIF50.org today to find great videos and stories, and to enter the monthly Together We Can Contest. Lucky Lions from around the globe have a chance to win an exclusive LCIF 50th Anniversary medal and be recognized at our International Convention in Las Vegas. Enter today!
Lion Ladies and Gentlemen of Montana:
PZC Mike Peterson of the Bremerton Central Lions, is currently serving as the 2018 Superintendent of the NW Lions Leadership Institute. He would like to invite you and any of your Lions to attend the Leadership Institute to take place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., 10 – 13 May 2018. Detailed information is available, and registration can be done on-line via the website at http://www.nwlli.org. A flyer is attached that can be used to promote the Institute. There are 60 student slots available and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please feel free to contact Mike at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Centennial Coin will be available from the US Mint only through December 31. If any inventory remains, they will be available through Club Supplies until all are sold. Centennial coins support the life-changing work of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) through a $10 contribution from each coin. The coins make wonderful gifts and recognition for deserving Lions.
The Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is sponsoring an ATV FUNDRAISER. The raffle will offer a 2018 Honda, 700 Series, side by side, ATV. Tickets will be sold for $20.00 each or 8 for $100.00. If the raffle winner does not want the ATV they can choose a $7,500.00 payment.
Tickets have been sent to every Lion in the State and will be available to every Lions Club. Additional information has been sent with every set of tickets. The final drawing will be held at the 2018 District convention which will be held in Butte, April 27-28, 2018.
Lions Unite — It’s time to join the fight.
Globally, 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Chances are that members of your club, or their families, are living with this disease right now.
Diabetes is so pervasive—and so much can be done to prevent and manage it—that we hope your plans are in place to meet with your club on World Diabetes Day (Tuesday, November 14) or during our Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes (November 13–19).
If you haven’t yet, please:
Schedule a club meeting about diabetes—this meeting will be eligible as a Diabetes Education service activity. Download your meeting tool kit
We can’t wait to hear how your club is going to join the fight against diabetes! Add your activities as comments on this site!
Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation Trustees have approved the hiring of Lion Jessica Falcon of the Kalispell Sunriser Lions Club as the new Foundation administrator.
Lion Jessica brings a long history (16 years) of involvement with the Sunriser Lions Club. She has served in numerous roles: cabinet secretary, club president, district social media chair, zone 3 chair, trustee of the Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. She has 10 years of clerical experience, most recently, with the Columbia Falls school system.
The transition process is ongoing and will be completed within the next couple of weeks. Lions can contact Lion Jessica and the Foundation: Box 1925, Columbia Falls, MT 59912; 406-253-1737; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more see the current issue of the Foundation newsletter.
LCIF is proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies to provide Sight for Kids. Now, you can walk, run, or bike to raise money for Sight for Kids wherever you are in the world. Simply download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone, select “Sight for Kids,” and take a walk! LCIF will receive a donation for every mile logged. Supporting this vital initiative has never been easier! To date, Lions have raised nearly US$15,000 through Charity Miles! This equates to almost 150,000 miles biked or almost 60,000 miles walked or run. Keep going, Lions! Download the Charity Miles app.
Here are a couple work photos of Great Falls Lions reconditioning the wood path at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. This is an ongoing project by Lions to provide support for their on-site playground which is not covered by state funding. Click images for a larger veiw. For more about the school visit http://www.msdb.mt.gov/
Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes – November 13-19, 2017
Diabetes impacts more than 400 million people, resulting in five million deaths each year. So encourage your clubs to participate in this special Worldwide Week of Service, November 13-19, dedicated to stopping this deadly disease. The event is a great opportunity to support Lions’ new global service framework, and our goal of serving 200 million people a year by 2021. By supporting diabetes, clubs can earn a special diabetes patch when they report their service through MyLCI.
Lions Clubs Centennial videos honor and celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs International. Watch and share the stories of the world’s largest service club organization from its founding to today and learn more about how you can participate in our Centennial Celebration. If you wish to view a video with subtitles in languages, use the CC button.
The Lions Faculty Development Institute is scheduled for January 26-29th in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of the Faculty Development Institute is to develop and expand the pool of skilled Lions available as faculty for use in training at all levels.
Go to more information about Faculty Development.
All Lions Clubs that have PlusOptix Vision Scanners
Another year to do vision screening has rolled around. Please get out into your communities and start scheduling Schools. There are a lot of schools out there that do not have anybody but the Lions of District 37 to help them. So start warming up those vision scanners. We can’t wear them out if they are left in their containers. The children in this Great State of Montana needs all the clubs in District 37 to do their best so every child will have the chance to see. Remember our Moto: WE SERVE So, let’s get out there and do the job we all signed on for. After the schools are done move on to the Day Cares. We can screen children all the way down to 6 months old.
Please send me your totals each month. I would like the total number of children screened and the number of REFERS. My E-mail address is: Lion.email@example.com Have a great Lions year. Lion Dave
Time to get out and about
Helena is great this time of year
Come to the Montana LIons Forum
Be motivated, learn new communication techniques…
Increase the effectiveness of your clubs meetings…
Why do some committees fail and some thrive?
Have some fun, bring a lion friend get on the road!
Saturday September 30, Helena Montana at the Radison Colonial Hotel
7am-8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 First General session PID Mick Barrus “Framing Your Club”
9:10-10:00 First breakout session
- PCC Ben Apeland & PDG Christine Lank “Dynamics between Generations”
- 2VDG Verna Love “Communicating and Camaraderie”
- PDG Richard Gessling “Don’t Blabber when asked about Lions”
10:10-11:00 Second breakout session
- DG Lary Garrison “Free Money” double your impact.
- PDG Paul Baker “Why do we Squabble?”
- Jennifer Troupe “The Diabetes Epidemic”
11:10-11:40 Ask the officers or they might ask you
11:40-12:00 Amy Smiedala Florence Crittendon Home Presentation
12:30-1:20 Afternoon General session PID Mick Barrus “PVC”
1:30-2:20 Third breakout session
- PDG Paul Baker “Why do we squabble?”
- DG Lary Garrison “Free Money” double your impact
- PDG Richard Gessling “Don’t Blabber when asked about lions”
2:30-3:20 Fourth breakout session
- PCC Ben Apeland & PDG Christine Lank “Dynamics between Generations”
- 2VDG Verna Love “Communicating and Camaraderie”
- Jennifer Troupe “The Diabetes Epidemic” — Jennifer Troupe is a practice manager at Providence Hospital in Missoula for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
3:30 Wrap up session