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.
That’s Lions.

Upcoming Events


Until April 1, 2023
Negaunee Lions Club: Teal Lake Melt-Down
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April 2, 2023
Bark River Lions: Scholarship Pancake Breakfast, Bark River Senior Center, Bark River, MI, 9am-1pm
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April 2, 2023
Stephenson Lions Club: Pancake Breakfast at Stephenson High School, MPR, 8:00 – 12:00

April 8, 2023
Gwinn Lions Club: K.I. Sawyer’s 5th Annual Easter Egg-stravaganza
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April 22, 2023
Gladstone Lions Club: Spring Social & Fundraiser
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District 10 Convention Registration Documents
April 28-29, 2023 – Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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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)

Patridge Creek Farms online survey for expansion into your area:
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.
Thank you,
VDG Dan Perkins

Lions News


Information from cornea retrieval and transplant program 2022
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Golf anywhere, anytime – and support the gift of sight!
Sponsorships including golfer registrations are available! ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏‌ ͏
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Here is our D10 submission to the LCI Success Story Contest:
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VSP Vision – Global Eyes of Hope
Information and Fellowship Forms
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Bay Cliff Health Camp



New emergency phone number:

Lions Bulletin


10 UP students join The Michigan All State Band!

Dear Lions of Single District 10,

All-State BandIn 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


LCIC Shopping Link

Peace Poster Shopping Link


Membership Packets
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 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


Advanced Lions Leadership Institute
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.


Intro Letter
Building Leaders Application Form
Lions Graduate Application Form
COVID Precautions Michigan Lions Leadership Institute

From Around The District


White Cane Scholarship

Kyle Kelly White Cane Scholarship

Kyle Kelly of Wells, Michigan was recently awarded a White Cane Scholarship for the Visually Impaired from the Lions of Michigan. In the photo is (from left) Joseph Mold, Executive Director of Online Learning at Bay College, Kyle Kelly and Scott Kwarciany, 2nd Vice District Governor of the District 10 Lions.

Gwinn Lions Club

Gwinn Seed Library

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


District 10 Represented in the Lions of Michigan All-State Band
The Manistique Band program is excited to be sending three students to the Lions of Michigan All-State Band this year! Leslie Connin (tuba/sousaphone), Bayleigh Buttermore (trumpet), and Calista Watchorn (baritone/alto saxophone) will be representing District 10 when the band travels to Boston, MA in July. These students would greatly appreciate any support that you are able to send on their behalf. Please reach out to Jenny Ware if you have questions about how to support these students.

Michigan All-State Band

Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions donated an AED to Belgiumtown Restaurant, one of their meeting locations

Stephenson Lions

Skandia Lions Club
We where able to raise over $650 for local food pantries!!!

Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions donated AEDs to 3 local restaurants on February 21st, 2023. Venues where they meet received the life saving equipment from the club.

Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions donated $2000 to the K-9 project in Menominee County.

Stephenson Lions donated $2000 to the K-9 project in Menominee County.

From Around The District


Skandia Lions Club Winter Carnival 2023
Below are some pictures from our event on Saturday!!! We had a awesome turn out!!!!!

Bark River Harris Leo Club
The Bark River Harris Leo Club sponsored Bake Sales on Thursday February 9 and Friday February 10 during the parent/teacher conferences held at the school. A great group of young adults.

Stephenson Lions
On February 11, 2023, Stephenson Lions held their annual Chili Cookoff. A very well attended event.


Gold RushPCF article in Lion Magazine:
Gold Rush – Land provides bounty that brings community together
The Lions of District 10 and Partridge Creek Farm (one of our District Projects) are being represented in LION magazine, a glossy full color publication that will arrive in over 326,000 mailboxes to Lions in all 50 states this coming week. It would be nice if we could get the article on our district website. Here is a link to that article:


The Mining Journal, Jan 18, 2023
Members from the Ishpeming Lions Club and the Range Area Mountain Bike Association partner to help firemaster Larry Bussone build bonfires for this weekend’s 136th annual Ski Jumping Tournament and 2023 U.S. Cup. From left: Phil Carter, Aaren Joki, Glen Lerlie, Bruce Bussone, Larry Bussone, Shane Veldhuizen, Danny Hill and Peter Lanquist. This year the competition will feature events on both Friday and Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Ishpeming Lions

The Mining Journal, Jan 18
MARQUETTE — A special camera that chirps can help determine how well a child sees.
The Lions of Michigan Foundation’s Project KidSight program uses a camera that makes these sounds to capture a kid’s attention to result in a proper vision screening > click to read more

Coleen Maki

The Lions Club of Marquette roared into The Mining Journal Office to donate dozens of toys to the Journal’s Cheer Club. Pictured from left are Gordy Peterson, Lions District 10 Governor Gretchen Preston, Mary Rule and Amanda Sheridan.

Lions of Marquette

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