Single District 10 Lions
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing – and an incredible feeling for everyone involved.
June 4, 2023
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June 24, 2023
Gwinn Lions Club
Gwinn Fun Daze 2023
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July 7-8, 2023
Chassell Lions Club
The Chassell Lions will hold its 75th Strawberry Festival Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th.
We’ve added many extra attractions to celebrate our 75 years. Welcome everyone!
Photo Galleries from 2023 Convention:
2023 Convention Photo Gallery – Mix & Meet
2023 Convention Photo Gallery – Governor’s Banquet
2023 Convention Photo Gallery – Necrology Service
D10 Technology Grant Program The District 10 Lions announce a new grant program for District 10 Lions Clubs. The D10 Technology Grant Program is an opportunity for Lions Clubs in D10 to receive up to $500 in “matching” funds from D10 for the purpose of purchasing technology infrastructure to assist in their mission to serve the communities of District 10.
Click here to download grant program form (updated October 2022)
Please click below to fill out a survey to identify local people who are interested in creating community gardens, building a local food system, and working with Farm to School education. This will be followed up with a club visit and hopefully bring in local food champions for an open meeting to see how we can work with them to strengthen our local food education and food systems.
As Global Membership Chair, I request packets from the International. When new members are posted on the International site, we print out certificates and letters from the Governor for both sponsor and new member. These are then mailed to the secretary or president of the club, and usually arrive within two days.
The packets also include information on Lions, a discount certificate from the Lions store, pins for both new member and sponsor, and a pen for the new member.
If you would like to receive the packets early, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the new member, the name of the sponsor, and the date of the induction.
Global Membership Chair and PDG Bill Rowe
Your May LCIF news
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2023 USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum – Registration Open!!!
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Reporting your 2023-2024 officers
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Golf anywhere, anytime – and support the gift of sight!
Sponsorships including golfer registrations are available! ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
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VSP Vision – Global Eyes of Hope
Information and Fellowship Forms
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Bay Cliff Health Camp
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Ishpeming Highway Clean-up
May 25, 2023
The Ishpeming Lions Club is the oldest Adopt-A Highway volunteer group in the Upper Peninsula. Twice a year we clean up the 2 mile section of RT 41 from the West Ishpeming Stoplight to the Ski Hall of Fame, and in the decades of participating in this project, this little stretch of thoroughfare has become a source of seasonal reflection for me.
The elder Lions I worked with when I was a younger Lion, like Dave Holli, Jim Penrose, and Knut Strom, encouraged and embodied the idea of community service as a necessary ingredient of any citizens life. This idea is still relevant. We aren’t here to complain about the shortfalls of our governmental agencies; we are here to help accomplish our goals and vision as a community.
Phil Carter, one of our new Lions and Business Manager of Partridge Creek Compost, while working with me on a half mile section just West of Jim’s Jubilee Foods asked me, “are we here to get micro-plastics out of the environment or make the road look pretty?”
“Make the road look pretty,” was my unequivocal response, “Ishpeming is a fantasy of our own creation. Let’s make it a pretty one.”
On our way back East down the South side of the road we ran into Ted Jestremski, a 45 year member of our club. “This is my section of road,” he claimed, “Always has been. I do the South side from McDonalds tom the Tourist trap.” I love this guy. He’s become a little possessive about this little piece of road he has been stewarding for the past 4 and a half decades. He feels like he owns it.
Do you feel like you own a part of your town’s public domain?
“My wife was working that rough patch on the South side from McDonalds to the old Camping World with Amy Turner. Kurt Kipling already finished both sides from the Ski Hall to the old Radio station tower, and Amy Lerlie said she was going to come to handle the part from there back to where the two girls are working now,” I updated him.
“Well I guess that means we are done,” Ted says with finality, “ because your wife and Amy just said they were headed to Congress to order the pizza.”
As we walked back to our vehicles, chatting and carrying on the way friends in service typically do, with the afternoon sun setting to our backs, I am at peace and contentment between my old friend Ted and my young friend Phil in this continuum of care for our little town where we choose to live and choose to serve.
Ishpeming Lions Club
Delta-Menominee Heart of the North Lions Club
Our club, Delta-Menominee Heart of the North Lions, would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our community project that we are currently working on. We would like to update the park in Bark River by the highway with safer equipment, make ti inclusive, replace the fence and add more benches and tables. > Please click here for more information
10 UP students join The Michigan All State Band!
Dear Lions of Single District 10,
In 1978, the Lions of Michigan started the Lions of Michigan Band. Please see the attached information sheet for the history of the band.
I am writing to you today to inform you that there are currently 10 band students from the Upper Peninsula! There are 3 students from Manistique, 2 from Marquette, 2 from Superior Central, 1 from Bark River, 1 from Escanaba and 1 from Kingsford area schools. This is the second largest group of students from the UP since 1978!!!
As the All State Band Chairperson for SD10, I am asking for your financial support. Each student is responsible for the cost of the trip to the Lions International Convention being held in Boston, MA in July 2023 which is $2,500 per student. The band will be marching with the delegation of Lions from Michigan in the International Parade along with performing prior to a plenary session and other concerts in public places throughout their trip. Each student is also encouraged to reach out to all of the clubs for support in this incredible endeavor! So, please watch for their letters of request for assistance.
Tha All State Band has 2 financial accounts: 1. Administrative and 2. Student Trip. Donations from Lions pay for all administrative costs which includes the staff trips. The students’ fund pays for their individual trips. No student money pays for the staff expenses.
Please send your financial support to me at the below address. Make your check out to the All State Band and please put the name of the students in the memo section or send along a corresponding note. I will then forward the check to the Lions of Michigan State office and the money will be deposited and credited to the appropriate students!
All support is grrreatly appreciated! Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions!!
Jennifer Ware, Past International Director
LCIF Board of Trustees 2022-25
District Governor Elect Group Leader 2022-23
9249 CR 513 T Rd.
Rapid River, MI 49878
Quality leadership is key to the future of Lions Clubs International. The Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI) focuses on building the skills of Lion leaders to prepare them for leadership roles at the zone, region and district levels.
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FROM AROUND THE DISTRICT
Powers Spalding Lions Club
Pancake breakfast is in full swing (May 21st)
Negaunee Lions Club
Photo gallery of Negaunee Lions planting
Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lion PDG Jim Svinicki presented $2000 scholarships to 4 students at Stephenson High School
Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions hosted the spring track meet for Special Olympics at the track in Stephenson. Over 150 participants enjoyed perfect weather and a lunch provided by the host club
FROM AROUND THE DISTRICT
Newly elected Governor Team with District Governor and PID Bruce Beck
Newly elected Governor Team with Nominations/Elections Committee
PDG Harold Schermer from the Wells Lions Club receives the 2023 Ralph M. Sheehan Award
The 2023 SD10 Distinguished Service Award was presented to Lion Jane Lanaville from the Delta Menominee Heart of the North Lions Club
Powers Spalding Lions Club
On May 2nd, 2023, Powers Spalding Lions Club presented a check to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department for $3000. To help with the new K-9 Jace who works with Officer Piatt.
Gwinn Lions Club
The Gwinn Lions are proud to continue to support the Gwinn Seed Library in an effort to reduce food insecurity in our community. Attached you will find upcoming events. Please share with your club members. If you live close by or are in the area and interested in attending – Please stop by. We’d love to have you! Click here for more information
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