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.
- Hover over areas at the top How We Help and see the stories about the Marquette Can Drive with pictures, and about Northwood’s AirLife Line with pictures of one of our families.
- Scroll down and see a few stories about our Heros.
- You can design your own Trekking and then print off the Track Sheet to keep track of your activity.
- Take a friend for a walk, get pledges for your hiking, walking, snowshoeing or skiing. Afterwards, you can also click on the FB button and publish pictures of what you did and where you Trekked and also see what others have done. You can also send me your pictures and I can post them on the Instagram page. And please, please, please have fun!
- Consider a donation and remember that a dollar can make a difference. If you donate $25 or more, you will recieve a Childhood Cancer mask and bandana. All of this can be done at the bottom of the page.
- Please hover over our partner’s icons and you will be directed to their websites.
- There is also a direct link to our District 10 website, so others can learn more about Lions and what we do.
2021 – 9am-12pm
5 Session Topics include:
led by Maggie Varney
ZOOM 101 for Non-Techies
led by IPDG Mike Scott
The Service DOES Go On!
led by ID Justin Faber
Leos in Action
led by Lion Nicole Nessler-Stuhec
Lions Serving Safely
led by PDG Evelyn Cooper and a panel of experts
How to Evolve our Service to Survive
Join VDG Daniel Marney Elkins
…as he discusses how Lions Clubs all over the world are faced with the challenges of having to find ways to continue to serve in the “new normal” of a world that has been impacted by a global pandemic. Join VDG Daniel for an interactive learning presentation about how to evolve and adapt to ensure that we fulfill our commitment to empower volunteers to serve their communities and to meet humanitarian needs.
The Service Must Go On and We must Serve to Survive!
Lion Daniel Marney Elkins is a professional drug prevention specialist and is the director of the Bellevue (Delaware) Prevention and Outreach Center. He specializes in creating youth leadership programming by teaching strategic thinking and service learning. Lion Daniel is one of the founders of the Lions Virtual movement and is also part of the executive committee for the North American Membership Initiative’s Young Lion Task Force. He also serves as a new club development consultant for Lions Clubs International. Lion Daniel was also just recently elected as 2nd Vice District Governor of the state of Delaware which is District 22-D.
Did you know that most families with a child battling cancer have to travel outside of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for treatment? Our new fundraiser, I Trekked the U.P., benefits families fighting Childhood Cancer. We aim to provide help with gas, food, travel, accomodations, and more through your donations. Trek outside for a snowshoe session, a run on the treadmill, or a simple daily walk. Then track those miles/hours/steps and donate based on what you achieved! Visit our website to learn more about our cause: uplionsserve.org
I am resending three flyers that were sent out a while back in hopes that you will all reread them and give them consideration. While you’re in the holiday giving mode, please think of donating electronic gift cards to Kids Kicking Cancer to help our childhood cancer families. They provide valuable help for these families who struggle with expenses, even if it’s just for the little things.
The childhood cancer program will take care of getting the items where they need to go, either by mail or driving down to deliver or meet a contact. You can send items to me, Chris Smith via mail or I can meet you, or I will drive and pick them up if you have a bundle of things.
Items to Collect for Michigan Childhood Cancer Projects
Port Pillow Instructions
Contact Chris at
D10 Lions Childhood Cancer
Lion Jeff Ware of the Bay de Noc Lion’s Club has been a part of this program that benefits current military personnel and veterans.
Donations for the Socks for Troops program can be made at Shoe Sensations in the Escanaba Mall. They are a collection site for sock donations and also have military approved socks for purchase in the store. Sock donations should be new and in their original packaging. Shoe Sensations provides a 20% discount for sock donations you purchase at their store.
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
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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