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


April 19, 20, 21, 2024
District 10 Convention 2024, Ishpeming, MI

April 28, 2024
Powers Spalding Lions:
Friday Night Lights Fundraiser
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May 23 – June 13, 2024
Golf for Good: The Eversight Vision Classic
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December 31, 2023

New Years Wishes from the District Governor

Dear District 10 Lions,

It is the beginning of 2024 and halfway through my District Governor year. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you at your clubs, but there are many clubs I would still like to see before the end of my Governors term on July 1st. My first resolution for 2024 is to do that: to come say hello and see what it is that you do to build community and help your fellow citizens in the towns that you live in.

 Reflecting on 2023, I would say that the best part of the year for me has been to witness what the clubs of our district have been doing. The collaborative impact is astonishing and it’s hard to see that unless you are in the position of being able to visit all of them, as I have. However, there is a nagging problem facing our district that is ever present and that needs attention.

We all know that as our clubs age, if they are not revitalized with new people, new ideas and new projects, they will have trouble surviving. Although we have maintained our district membership this year, It is with great sadness that I am reporting the closure of 2 of our clubs this year, Champion and Iron Mountain. The cultural landscape that made service clubs attractive when our district was first growing has shifted, and it takes creative energy to find what makes us relevant and attractive to modern families living in today’s reality. Some clubs have found a way to do that.

Let’s make a second resolution for 2024 together to help your club navigate how to be more relevant and inspirational to your community and to generate the new members and energy needed to propel your clubs positive impact into the next generation. Finding the right new members and empowering them to accomplish their visions for the community is both the answer to that dilemma and the way that you can hand those new members the gift of a community service platform that brings you all together and has made you the best of lifelong friends.

DG Dan

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D-10 2024 Convention Registration Forms
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Convention Ad Sales Flier
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Book Your Hotel Room for the D-10 Convention Now!

Our host hotel, the Magnuson Country Inn in Ishpeming is ready to take your room reservation for the nights of Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th. You must call the hotel to make your room reservation. This is a 96 room two-story facility with no elevator. If you have mobility issues climbing stairs, book a room on the ground floor. They do offer a free breakfast each morning and have both a pool and sauna. You cannot book on-line, you need to call the hotel directly, tell them you are with the Lions group, and reserve your room with a credit card. Convention registration packets will be sent to you and your club in early February and will also be available on this website. If you are planning to attend the D-10 Convention April 19-21 in Ishpeming, you are encouraged to book your hotel room now!

Magnuson Country Inn Ishpeming
906 485 6345

For more information about our upcoming convention see the Convention Updates in District 10 Lions News or contact Lion Gretchen at

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Newsletter IconSD10 Newsletter for April 2024 is now available

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May Newsletter: “Summer of Service” Edition
I am currently working on our May newsletter, and seeking articles about our district club’s summer events, service projects, and fund-raisers. You can send your articles and captioned photos to me by April 21st.
Gretchen Preston

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Lions News


Lead the Way
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The Lions Portal will be down from April 10 to as late as May 15, depending on your area. As such, we will not be able to access the new member list and send out member kits using info from the portal. If you have a new member during this time, please do the following:
Send : New Member name
Sponsor name
Date of installation
We will then be able to get the package mailed to you.
Lee and PDG Bill Rowe


Effective April 12th New Lions Portal
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Eversight: 2024 Quarter One Update
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Your Club’s Leadership Transition
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Stay Focused on Growth
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Your Road Map to a Successful Club
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Programs to help your club succeed
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10 Ways to Recruit New Members
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Prepare yourself for the role of club president
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Welcome 2023-2024 Lions Club Officer!

You hold a unique position to empower your club and guide it to success during your term.
The Managing a club webpage is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to be successful in your new role, including resources, videos, and more.

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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:

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Lions Club International New Member Orientation Video



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Lions Bulletin


2024 LCI Peace Poster and Essay Contest kits are available by contacting 1VDG Scott at

Peace Poster Contest | Lions Clubs International
Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Blind and visually impaired students can participate by writing an essay promoting the contest theme. > more information

Let’s get a winner from D-10! Order your kit today!


Support Bark River’s Parks Update
Help us reach our goal of $14,000 to unlock a matching grant of $66,448 for the Bark River Parks upgrade project. > click here for more information


All State Band
There is still time for high school band students to audition for the Lions of Michigan All State Band that will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia in 2024 for the Lions International Convention!
Please share this information with your local high school band director, all high school band students you know and your club members!!
Let’s get the message out and rebuild the band!!! > click here for more information
Lion Jenny Ware, LMASB Chair District 10
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


Health Fairs Wellness Events In Your Community
The District 10 Childhood Cancer Team plans to market our assistance programs to local community health and wellness fairs in 2024. If you know or hear of an event in your community or would like to plan your own event, please contact Lion Chris Smith, D-10 Childhood Cancer Chair at: or call 313-682-8900.


Important Notice to District 10 Lions,
Why Must We Report Club Service Hours?
Lions Clubs International is the largest humanitarian service organization in the world. We track every service hour served globally. To maintain this very important status, please report your club/ individual member service hours.
To make it easy, contact PDG Jim Svinicki, our District Service Chair and he will be happy to report your service hours on behalf of your club/ individual directly to Lions Clubs International. He will need:
Date of Service
Club or Individual Name:
Short Description of Service Project:
Number of Service Hours Reported:
Number of Club Lions/ Volunteers Preforming Service:
Contact Lion:
Every service hour makes a difference! Thank you!
James Svinicki


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)


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


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
From Around The District


Bark River Harris Leo Club
The Bark River Harris Leo Club made donations to the Heart of the North Lions Club Playground Project. Pictured are Matthew G. who is Vice President of the Leo Club and Jane L. from the Heart of the North Club.
They also made a donation to the Bay de Noc Community College food pantry. Members of the club presented the check to Jennifer Pickle who is the TRIO Program Coordinator.

District Leaders Visit Drummond Island:
District 10 leaders attended the Drummond Island Lions Club Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 16th. Representing District 10 are District Governor Dan Perkins, 1st Vice District Governor Scott Kwarciany, PDG Jim Svinicki and Zone Chair Tracy Movalson. Drummond Island Lions Club members are PDG Duane Goltz, Judy Goltz, Teri Underhill, Shiela Seaman, Marty Kadolph, Charlie Kubilius, and Cristina Kolo.

Drummond Island

Powers Spalding Lions Club:
Powers Spalding Lions donates $4750 to the NCA Guarantee Scholarship Fund

Manistique Lions Club:
Manistique Lions Club Rejuvenates Bellaire Memorial at Big Springs (click to view)

Gladstone Lions Club:
Gladstone Lions Donations in 2023/24 (click to view)

Powers Spalding Lions Club:
Photos from 1st Annual The Free And The Brave

Northwoods Airlifeline
NWALL representative Lee Rowe presenting checks donated in IPDG Gretchen’s honor to NWALL Vice President Jesse Bell

Lions Build Accessible Gardens at School
This past weekend The D-10 Lions joined forces with the Lakeview Garden Committee at the Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee to build accessible ADA compliant pathways to the 20 garden beds in the Courtyard garden area. The crew installed 250 feet of 5-8’ wide brick lined paths infilled with 90,000# of compacted 3FA crusher fines that had to be wheel barrowed in from an outside parking lot through the building into the central courtyard.
This event was an example of how many hands can get a large project done in a relatively short period of time. It was an opportunity for our younger Lions to step up and put their youthful strength and energy into public service. At least 2 young adults will sign up to be Lions in our Ishpeming Club from their participation on this project. If you want to grow your club, take on a large project way outside your comfort zone and beg your friends, neighbors, and kids to help get it done.
DG Dan Perkins

Gwinn Lions Club
1st VDG Scott Kwarciany attended Gwinn Lions Club charter night and inducted new member Tammy Wills. Kris Patterson was her sponsor. Lions Scott also spoke briefly to the club and gave us words of encouragement.

Marquette Lions Club
12 members of Marquette Lions Club came together with pizza, snacks, homemade cake and good cheer to sort donated eye glasses.
Many of the local eye doctor offices maintain a recycle center for donations which Lion Kerry McGinley collects periodically. The glasses that are intact and in good condition are packed in boxes to be sent out for distribution to areas in need.


Partridge Creek Farm
Lion Adam Seelen of the Ishpeming Lions Club volunteered his time today to pour and finish a concrete slab for a Coolbot refridgerated storage container that will be used to store the fresh produce harvested at the new Intergenerational Farm being built in Ishpeming

From Around The District


Lions of Michigan hosting auditions for All-State Band
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Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions pose with the chopper dropper 1st place winner. Jan Voss from Stephenson won the $10,000 top prize. Jim Massey & friend won the $2500 second prize while Sherri Plutchak was the 3rd place winner of $1000. This was the highlight of the golf tournament on August 7th at North Shore Golf club in Menominee.

Stephenson Lions pose with the chopper dropper 1st place winner

Northwoods Airlifeline
We’re excited to announce that thanks to several generous donors, Northwoods Airlifeline was recently able to purchase a second aircraft! The “new”aircraft, a 1968 Cessna 310, is equipped with two engines for added safety during our frequent Great Lakes crossings. State-of-the-art avionics have been installed, making this a pilot-friendly plane to fly, but it is not perfect. We need your help to replace the worn-out deicing boots, complete some body work, and repaint the exterior. Please consider a donation of any size to help us keep flying > Please click here to view all donation options

Northwoods Airlifeline is sponsored by D10 Lions, and an important part of our Childhood Cancer program as they continue to fly children as well as adults to treatment centers. Families would have a difficult time traveling to these treatments without the help of NWALL. This is a great program, and well worth our support.

Lions of Michigan All State Band
Promotional video of the Lions of Michigan All State Band trip to Boston and New York

Stephenson Lions Club
Stephenson Lions in cooperation with Johnson Farms donated 500 pounds of burger to the local food pantry.

Ishpeming Lions Club
Ishpeming Lions have a successful day of fund-raising at their local Italian Festival

Stephenson Lions Club
Tour Da Yoop bike riders at the hydrating station with the Stephenson Club, July 29, 2023

Tour Da Yoop

Lions at Bay Cliff 2023

Michigan Lions All State Band on their way
Several of our Lions are heading to the Lions Clubs International Convention in Boston. Attached is a photo of our young band members on their way.
2023 Lions Band on the bus!


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