Negaunee man receives International Presidential Medal from the Lions Clubs International President (WLUC)
Gary Perala, a native of Negaunee, was recently honored with the International Presidential Medal from the Lions Clubs International President Dr. Jung-Yui Choi. > Click here to view
Videos are only 15 minutes for each presentation! Don’t let this pandemic stop us! Now is the time to ‘think outside the box’ and come back even bigger and better than ever!! This virtual event was sponsored by Lions of Michigan and was held November, 7, 2020
D10 LIONS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The childhood cancer program is growing, and we are doing great things! This is the first installment of updates.
The D10 Lions cancer program has helped 7 children and families battling childhood cancer from the Upper Peninsula. With the proceeds earned from the Marquette Club Cans for Kids with Cancer can and bottle drive, various club fundraisers, and club donations to the program, we have dispersed $3000 to help families with travel, food, and bills. All these families send a heartfelt “Thank You“ to the D10 Lions.
The Bay de Noc Club has championed Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has gone from 2 salons registered as Maggie’s salons to 16, and the number continues to grow! Please continue to spread the word about donating your hair to Maggie’s and getting the salon you visit registered.
We have paid for 2 children to receive wigs from Maggie’s, one child from Chippewa and another from Houghton Counties.
We have 12 children from the Upper Peninsula who have signed up to participate with a virtual Kids Kicking Cancer session of classes.
The childhood cancer program, Heart of the North, and Vulcan-Norway-Loretto clubs have helped a Norway family purchase a grave marker for their deceased 2-year-old little boy who died of a brain tumor.
We have collected a bank of frequent flyer miles for families to use if that is needed.
The partnership with Camp Quality and Bay Cliff Health Camp continues and we have rescheduled a camp for kids with cancer for September of 2021. It will be the first of its kind in the Upper Peninsula.
These are the stories of the great work the D10 Lions are doing! There are more families in the Upper Peninsula that are battling childhood cancer and the number has grown to 17 families. The program continues to need funds. If you so choose, please place Childhood Cancer in you club budgets.
Please make checks payable to: D10 Childhood Cancer
Please mail to :
D10 Childhood Cancer
PO BOX 107
Engadine, Michigan 49827
If you have any questions about the childhood cancer program, please feel free to contact me.
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day. This year, Lions of Michigan DAD and Diabetes Awareness have partnered with UPDON, NMU Center for Rural Health, WNMU/PBS and Public Radio 90 to encourage others to take the test and know your risk by visiting https://nmu.edu/ruralhealth/diabetes. Lions Single District 10 goal is to increase awareness around a disease that affects 1 out of 3 Adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes and 9 out of 10 don’t even know they have it.
Finding out if you’re at risk for prediabetes or diabetes is simple. Take the one minute test at https://nmu.edu/ruralhealth/diabetes then encourage others to take the test.
We are asking Lion’s members and Clubs to share the above screening link on your social media page and encourage others to take the one minute test. Clubs can also make a difference by helping us hand out flyers to family and friends. Every club will be receiving 10 flyers in the mail and please feel free to copy if you need more. We ask that you would be safe and follow all health guidelines currently with COVID. You will also be receiving an email with attachments that you can use to email, text and post to any website or social media channel.
Follow us throughout the month of November on WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM for interviews with diabetes educators, healthcare professionals, doctor and the airing of blood sugar rising. All details are on the flyer you will be receiving and November menu file attached.
Email Gary @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ 906-399-6233 if you have any questions.
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CALL FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE 2021 ELECTIONS
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HAIRCUTS FOR A CAUSE TV 6 NEWS!
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Patridge Creek Farms
Governor Joe Maki; 1st VDG Jim Svinicki and 2VDG Gretchen Preston (along with Lion Floyd) were privileged to have a special tour of the gardens of Partridge Creek Farms in Ishpeming. Lion Dan Perkins provided the tour and the group was accompanied by Rep. Sara Cambensy. Partridge Creek Farms is a District 10 supported project crossing two Lions signature services – Environment and Hunger.
Lion Dan and Partridge Creek Farms received a special commendation from the Michigan Legislature presented by Rep Cambensy. They also presented future plans for a very large project on the site where the presentation was done. Please check out this interesting and innovative project at their website partridgecreekfarm.org and consider what your club may do to help support this!
Lions of SD10 safely attending a Cabinet meeting during the COVID pandemic!
International President Dr Jung-Yul Choi administered the oath of office virtually to incoming District Governor’s from all over the world including our own District Governor Joe Maki. This oath is typically done at the International Convention which would have been in Singapore this year but due to Covid-19 was cancelled. We wish Governor Maki the very best in the coming year.
Certification of SD10 District Elections
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Exciting service project by the Ishpeming Lions and our own, Zone Chair, Dan Perkins!!!
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REQUEST FOR DONATIONS
You may or may not be aware there is a great group of individuals that banded together to form a group called “Masks in Delta County”. They have a presence on Facebook and at the writing of this document have 504 members of our Delta County community. This group is gathering fabric, interfacing, elastic and the other items needed to make masks. There are individuals cutting & sewing hundreds of masks to be donated to those on the front line. Coordinating this group is Jill Spencer. As of 4/7/2020 over 1,000 of these masks have been delivered to various locations including 600 to St Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Bill (Gladstone LION) & Cathi Sjoquist made a visit today to Dan Perkins (Ishpeming LION) who is cutting metal nose strips. The Gladstone LIONS are making a $300 donation to Dan Perkin’s group to offset these 3,000 metal strips.
I am sending this request for your LION’S Club to consider a donation to the “Masks in Delta County” group. They will be using your donation for additional materials needed for many more masks. They have volunteers ready and waiting for more cutting, sewing and assembly assignments.
There is already a huge shortage of elastic around the country so in addition to monetary donations they also request donations of elastic, nylons, tights & interfacing that can be used for these maska. Drop off locations for these items in Delta County are the service desks at Pat’s Festival Foods in Gladstone, Joe’s Store in Rock & Elmer’s in Escanaba.
If your club or an individual in your club wishes to make a monetary donation please make the check payable to Jill Spencer and send to Joseph Maki, SD 10 LIONS 1st VDG, PO Box 309, Gladstone, MI 49837 who will handle the check distribution.
If you have additional questions, please contact Colleen Maki – President, Bay de Noc LIONS Club 906-280-4365.
Yours in LIONISM
Joseph L Maki, Single District 10 1st Vice District Governor
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