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


Now Until November 6, 2023
Wells Lions Club Gun & Knife Raffle 2023
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October 8, 2023
Skandia Lions Pancake Breakfast / West Branch Township Recreation Project
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Newsletter IconSD10 Newsletter for September 2023 is now available

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EventsCall For Holiday Events and Fund Raisers
The holiday season is soon to be upon us. The District media communications team will post your events and fund-raisers on our website, on our various social media sites, and feature your club event in our November issue of District 10 Lions News. Send your posts with captioned photos to: by October 21st. Happy Holidays!


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)


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

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


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Partnering for Even Greater Good
When you give someone a drink of water, you can quench their thirst for a day. But by building a clean water system, you change their lives—and their community—for good. That is the kind of big, sustainable impact that our greatest partner, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), helps us make every single day.
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Join LCIF’s support for Morocco earthquake victims
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District 10 Lions will be voting to endorse this candidate for 3rd International Vice President at our 2024 Convention. Take a few minutes to get to know him!

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Join LCIF’s support for US hurricane victims
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Detroit Red Wings game supporting Eversight
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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.

> Learn more


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



You Are Invited to Preparing Intergenerational Farm Beds


Partridge Creek Farm

This activity will be held on
September 30, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.
Location: Jasperlite Senior housing – Cleveland Ave, Ishpeming, MI 49849, USA.

Moving soil and wood chips to build beds and pathways. Bring shovels wheelbarrows and rakes


Service/ Fund-Raising Request from the D-10 Hunger Committee to D-10 Lions Clubs
There’s an immediate need for nonperishable food, cleaning products, laundry detergent, paper products, personal care, and hygiene items. Our community pantry shelves are bare! The numbers of Yoopers in need has skyrocketed compared to past years requests. Lions, please contact your local St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry or community feeding programs and customize your service to meet the specific need in your community. It has been reported that freight rates paid by pantries for deliveries has doubled. In some cases, financial donations may be preferred. If you find the need is greater than your club can provide, collaborate with other service organizations in your community, local schools, or churches. Below find a link of St. Vincent De Paul food pantries throughout the peninsula.

For more information or to report your service project/donation contact Lion Gary Perala or Lion Steve Finley, D-10 Hunger Team.
Gary Perala –  906-399-6233
Steve Finley –  920-573-0430

Click here to view St. Vincent DePaul Pantry locations.


Lions Club raising funds to make Bark River park accessible for all children
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The Upper Peninsula has the largest number of children per capita diagnosed with cancer in Michigan. Over the past few years, U.P. Lions Serve has connected with 86 families suffering from childhood cancer in the U.P.
We are committed to supporting these U.P. families that face unique challenges by raising money to support the U.P. Lions Serve Childhood Cancer branch. In 2023 we have the goal of raising $100,000 to support U.P. families!
To learn more about how U.P. families are supported by U.P. Lions Serve visit:

Heart Of The North Lions ClubDelta-Menominee Heart of the North Lions Club
Our club, Delta-Menominee Heart of the North Lions, would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our community project that we are currently working on. We would like to update the park in Bark River by the highway with safer equipment, make ti inclusive, replace the fence and add more benches and tables. > Please click here for more information


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


Ishpeming Lions Club

Ishpeming Highway Clean-up
Ishpeming Highway Clean-up 2023 > click here to read full article

Lions of Michigan hosting auditions for All-State Band
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Bark River Lions Club
The Bark River Lions Club recently made donations to the Ford River Fire Department and the Gladstone Robotics Program for their assistance at the Bark River International Raceway this summer.

Accepting the check for the Ford River Fire Department is Fire Chief Brian Nelson with the check being presented by Bark River Lions Club President Brian Farrell.

Accepting the check for the Ford River Fire Department is Fire Chief Brian Nelson with the check being presented by Bark River Lions Club President Brian Farrell.

Accepting the check for the Gladstone Robotics Program are students Brant Veeser and Peyton Rorh with the check being presented by Scott Kwarciany, 1VDG and Chairman of Bark River International Raceway.

Accepting the check for the Gladstone Robotics Program are students Brant Veeser and Peyton Rorh with the check being presented by Scott Kwarciany, 1VDG and Chairman of Bark River International Raceway.

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.

From Around The District


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

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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!

Marquette Lions Club
Marquette Lions Induction & Installation Dinner; some highlights from June 19th Next Chapter event. SD10 Govenor Gretchen welcoming new Lion Jerry Tudor and new club officers. Guest speaker Lion Colleen Maki. Video of Lion Jan Cloutier reading a reflection on Marquette Lions Club history written by Lion Gretchen.

Gwinn Lions Club

It was a Great Day at the Gwinn Lions Fun Days (Saturday June 24th)!
Thank you, Gwinn Lions for sponsoring the 5K to bring awareness and raise money for our Upper Peninsula families that are battling childhood cancer.
We also had several people stop by our booth to sign encouragement cards that will be sent to the hospitals that serve our families. The cards will go to sick kids with cancer!
Lion Chris Smith
District 10 Childhood Cancer Chair

Powers Spalding Lions Club
Lion Nathan Fleetwood with the Powers Spalding Lions Club scholarship recipients. Ashton Fleetwood, Owen Eichmeier and Luke Gorzinski. Each graduate received a scholarship in the amount of $750.
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