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District Activity Information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Enjoy the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” video post below!
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; email@example.com.
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.
Connect with your community and build your Lion legacy by completing a Legacy Project during our Centennial celebration. These projects are visible gifts to your community that commemorate our Centennial and create a lasting legacy of your service contributions. Let others know what you are doing by adding your Club’s events to this website. Or promote your project to the media by sending out a press release or asking a local reporter to help tell your story. The Legacy Project program ends June 30, 2018, so start planning yours today!
Lions international has produced a series of informational items about the new Global Initiative: Fighting Diabetes. Visit the LCI Diabetes website by clicking on this link.
The District 37 Directory has been updated and is now available. Click to open a copy.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Thank you for your most generous donations to LCIF. Just this year, your donations have enabled LCIF to respond to the disasters from Japan to South Asia to the U.S. Gulf Coast, Mexico and several Caribbean islands.
Earlier this month, Hurricane Harvey devastated the south central coast of Texas and areas of Louisiana. More recently, Hurricane Irma struck Florida and other areas of the Southeast United States, and laid waste to islands in the western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Mexico has been rattled by its strongest earthquake in 100 years. Together, LCIF and Lions are supporting relief efforts for all of these disasters.
We have been working directly with Lions in the affected areas to ensure they have what they need to respond in these emergencies, and disaster relief funds have been made available for Lions in all of the affected areas. In turn, Lions are coordinating their efforts with local agencies to determine the greatest need and how Lions can address those needs.
Your donations allow LCIF to respond to disasters at the moment they happen, and ensure we can respond when called upon for future emergencies.
Together, we are making a significant difference.
Chancellor Bob Corlew
Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation
The July 16, 2017, Cabinet Meeting Minutes are available for review.
DON’T BE TIMID, BE A LION
ATTEND THE MONTANA LIONS FORUM
EIGHT DIFFERENT PRESENTATIONS
1. “Framing your club”
2. “Dynamics Between Generations”
3. “Communicating and Camaraderie”
4. “Don’t Blabber when asked about Lions”
5. “Free Money, double your impact”
6. “Why do we squabble?”
8. “The Diabetes epidemic”
Don’t be late register now
The Foundation is auctioning the Safari (2017, spring fundraiser). The initial raffle winner decided to take the cash prize. Minimum bid $2000.00. Send all bids to PDG Monte Weisser, 533 West Arizona; Kalispell, 59901; 406-756-8528; email@example.com.
Bids must be received prior to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10.
- The Safari (hunt or photography) is provided by Hunt SA; website, huntsa.com;
- Trip is for 3 days/3 nights; includes lodging, meals, professional services;
- Location: Mayim Lodge, Grootdraai Farm, Eastern South Africa;
- Flights through Port Elizabeth;
- The hunt is for two animals – Warthog, Impala, and Mountain Reed Buck; additional animals can be purchased;
- Additional days can be purchased at a rate of $350.00 for hunting; $150.00 for photography
- For the photography safari, fees to parks and preserves are extra;
- An area representative will be available to assist in booking and travel arrangements.
For more information contact PDG Monte Weisser.
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO OTHER CLUB MEMBERS.
As a leader of this organization, something I want you to know is that Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) stands with Lions. LCIF helps Lions’ projects reach more people and benefit more communities. Have you ever thought about if the service project in your community could have reached more people if provided additional resources? Have you ever been involved in a project that you wish could have helped more people? LCIF grants are available to help you do that.
Receiving a grant for your service project may seem like an abstract idea, but it is possible to accomplish this for your own community. The donations that LCIF receives go directly to Lions who apply for grants and meet the required criteria.
Think about the service projects your club is participating in. Can a grant make your projects more impactful to your community or the community you are serving? In addition, think about this the next time you consider giving a donation to LCIF.
We have some exciting changes happening to our grants framework, so I hope you will talk with your club about LCIF and the potential grant opportunities available to you.
Very truly yours,
Chancellor Bob Corlew
Your International President
The MONTANA LIONS FORUM is fast approaching:
- Learn how to help your club be more effective
- Become a better communicator
- Become a leader
- Meet friends
- Share ideas
Learn more about how you and your club can help the fight to turn around the diabetes epidemic. Guest Presenter Jennifer Traube from Providence Hospital in Missoula will be presenting at the Montana LIons forum. Sign up today to attend.
GMT, PDG Richard Gessling
LAST DAYS FOR DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES
MONTANA LIONS FORUM
Forum headquarters: Radison Colonial Hotel ( old Red Lion Colonial Inn). Address 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena Montana 59601. Make at reservations 406-443-2100. Discounted rates offered until September 1.