2020 Annual SD10 Convention
April 24-26, 2020 – Hosted by Brimley & Sault Ste. Marie Lions Club
Kwarciany returns to All State Band
Lauren Kwarciany, a senior at Bark River – Harris High School has been invited to return as a member of the Lions of Michigan All State Band (LMASB) for their travels to Singapore, Malaysia, to represent the Lions of Michigan at the Lions International Convention in June of 2020.
Kwarciany was a member of the 2019 LMASB which travelled to Milan, Italy for the Lions International Convention. Kwarciany plays the trumpet and returns as the only student representative from the Upper Peninsula in the band. “The trip to Milan, Florence, and Rome in 2019 was the best experience of my life”, stated Kwarciany, after her return last year, and she looks forward to travelling with the band this year. The LMASB will also be visiting Bejing, China and the “Forbidden City” as part of the tour. The 2020 tour will also include a performance on the Great Wall of China.
All of the students in the band must raise the needed funds to support their costs for the trip. Lauren is accepting donations directly or through the Bark River Lions Club. For more information regarding the LMASB Tour or to make a donation, please contact Lauren, her parents, or the Bark River Lions Club at the numbers listed below.
Lauren Kwarciany (906) 280-6438
Scott Kwarciany – Father (906) 280-1503
Christina Kwarciany – Mother (906) 399-9615
Bark River Lions Club – (906) 280-1503
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Hearing & Speech Committee
As of July 1st. 2019 the Hearing and Speech Committee has be now changed. The two new committee chairs are Dayna King and Bob St. Peter. This move also includes the Hearing Aid Program . If a client needs a hearing aid in your area let either one of us know. Our Phone Numbers and e-mails are in the District Roster. The hearing aid program has changed a bit and we will help the clients through the process when called.
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 email@example.com 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
What Is LCIF?
Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”
Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 13,000 grants totaling more than US$1 billion, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.
We give sight. LCIF is providing vision for those in need all over the world by combating eye diseases, creating infrastructure to improve eye care delivery, increasing the number of trained eye care professionals and making vision care more equitable and sustainable.
We support youth. All young people deserve to have an education, feel cared for and experience healthy development so they can have the chance to achieve their dreams. Through our positive youth development program, Lions Quest, LCIF is helping children learn to work together, make positive decisions and serve their communities. The Foundation also supports youth through constructing schools, youth centers and vocational training centers.
We provide disaster relief. Lions are often some of the first to arrive at a disaster to provide relief, and Foundation support is right there with them. We help devastated communities survive after disasters and bring hope by assisting in long-term efforts of rebuilding of homes and lives.
We address humanitarian needs. From working to combat global health issues such as measles and diabetes to empowering those with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects. The Foundation continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.