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


July 20, 2024
Skandia Community Day Parade And Festival
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July 22, 2024
The Marquette Lions Club will be hosting a Districtwide Picnic and Member Installation Ceremony on Monday, July 22nd at  a member’s home with a large yard in Marquette. It is a steak BBQ and potluck. Email Marquette Lions Club President Melissa at: Melissa Cavill if you need more information.
Invite your club membership! Bring your family, children welcome!
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July 25, 2024
Tour Da Yoop, Eh: Kick Off Party
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July 26, 2024
Tour Da Yoop, Eh: Meet Us At The Start Line & You Could Win An E-Bike
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Fellow District 10 Lions,

Welcome to the new Lions year! As we embark on another year of providing service to our amazing U.P. communities, let us work together to build the Lions brand, build relationships that grow our clubs and work to develop leaders that will lead our organization into the future.

Our new International President, Fabricio Oliveira of Brazil, has a goal for us as Lions, which is “Make Your Mark”. I cannot think of a greater time for us as Lions to do just that. The Lions organization needs to reverse the trend in declining membership, we need to develop new leaders who can pass on the legacy of your clubs to the next generation and continue to serve our communities as we have for over 100 years.

As your District Governor, I have a couple goals that I am asking your clubs to achieve in this Lions year. First, let’s work together to remind our members why we became Lions. The Lions have a great story to tell, so let’s tell it. Take some time at each of your meetings to educate yourselves and your fellow members on some small aspect of Lionism that you may not know. Part of belonging to this great organization is having the knowledge to share it with those potential new members that you meet on a daily basis.

Second, as you bring in new members, take the time to find out why they became Lions, find a way to welcome them and their potential new ideas into your club. If we do not do our part to develop those new ideas and work to get them involved, history has shown that they will lose interest and ultimately leave. This would be an incredible opportunity lost.

Finally, in an effort to grow our membership, I am creating the initiative called, “JUST ONE”. My goal is to grow each club in the district by, you guessed it, “JUST ONE”. We have 47 clubs in District 10; can you imagine the impact we can have if we can grow our membership in each club by “JUST ONE”? Let us work to build our membership “JUST ONE” at a time. We can do this!

Our governor team, with 1VDG Colleen Maki and 2VDG Gary Perala, stand ready to “Make Our Mark”, to serve your clubs and assist you in growing your membership, developing new leaders and building the Lions brand across our great Upper Peninsula. Let’s have a great year and remember that we are here to serve YOU, our members. My best wishes on a successful Lions year.

Together WE SERVE,
Scott Kwarciany, District Governor
District 10 Lions
Bark River Lions Club

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Newsletter IconSD10 Newsletter for June 2024 is now available

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Lions News


A news story covering one of our fellow Lions members son that was born with cerebral palsy. Take a minute to watch the story. 
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July Newsletter Louisville
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Marketing Lions with VP Mark Lyons
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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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Bay Cliff Health Camp


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Lions Bulletin


Marquette Lions Club ReturnablesMarquette Lions Club is introducing a new project during downtown events to keep MI Returnable’s out of city recycling or Marquette’s landfill and initiate a proactive approach to collecting cans & bottles that have a Michigan deposit.
Funded by several generous grants, a distinctive new container bright yellow & blue with Lions Club logo will be found in collaboration with city recycling & trash containers throughout the downtown during the Blueberry fest & Harbor fest. This will enable those attending for responsible recycling and be a committed member to their community & planet.
The club’s income from returnable’s provides for community needs such as grants for eye exams/eye glasses, food pantries, families with children fighting cancer, Bay Cliff and much more.
For those interested in making a personal donation of their returnable’s please call 906-250-1596.


District 10 is seeking 2024-25 Diabetes and Hunger Chairs and Co-Chairs.
These are 2 of our global causes. You will be trained and supported. All D-10 Lions eligible. Come join the District 10 Lions Leadership Team. For more information contact: 2VDG Gary at 906 399 6233


KidSight LogoThe following Project Kidsight vision screenings are currently scheduled:

July 4th – Gladstone
July 6th – Crystal Falls Bass Fest
July 10 – Negaunee Pioneer Days Kids Day
July 13 – Negaunee Pioneer Days Parade & Community Picnic
July 26&27 Schoolcraft County Fair (confirmation pending)
July 27 – Drummond Island
Aug 8-10 Marquette County Fair
Aug 12-18 UP State Fair Escanaba (MANY volunteers needed!)

There doesn’t appear to be anything scheduled in June so if a club would like to pull something together for screening at the last minute – please contact me and we will do everything we can to work with them!  Contact Colleen Maki 906-280-4365.
1VDGE Colleen


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!


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


From PID Jenny
Here’s a nice picture of da Yoopers with the all state band students from da UP!! It was taken at the end of the parade with Melbourne in tha background

Melbourne 2024

District 10 Convention Bowling & Shuffleboard Challenge
Pictured are 3 members of the Powers Spalding Lions and 3 members of the Bark River Lions. At the recent District 10 Convention held in Ishpeming, our banquet was held in a facility attached to a bowling alley. After the banquet, these 6 Lions each threw a $40.00 contribution in a pot for a bowling challenge where the winning team got to pick where the money raised would be donated.
We are proud to report that the Powers Spalding team were the winners and donated $240.00 to the UP SexTrafficking program!
After this photo was taken an additional healthy competition continued with shuffleboard. $120.00 collected by the winners DG Dan Perkins and 2VDGE Gary Perala were donated to UPLionsServe.
In the midst of fun (and possibly a few adult beverages) Lions will always have the heart of a Lion and 2 very important District 10 supported programs were the ultimate winners!

Bowling Challenge

Bark River Lions Donate to D-10 Leader Dog Puppy Auction
Thank you all for your support of Leader Dog…sounds like you all have a VIP Leader puppy. As we continue to serve and fill the needs of service gaps, I want to share this short video of a young client of ours named Caleb. He has been able to succeed through our teen orientation and mobility program (new this year) and our existing teen summer camp…all thanks to your club! Keep up the great work and together we serve,
Lion Beth
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District 10 Convention 2024, Ishpeming, MI
Some photos from Sunday: Necrology Service

District 10 Convention 2024, Ishpeming, MI
Some photos from Saturday

District 10 Convention 2024, Ishpeming, MI
Some photos from Friday night

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.

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

From Around The District


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


Lions of Michigan hosting auditions for All-State Band
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