Haircuts for a cause
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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.
Win $100 for Your Club!
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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
2020 Annual SD10 Convention
Single District 10 Lions Convention has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus
Lions of Michigan All State Band
plans cancelled due to coronavirus. Donations will be refunded
Symbolic Puppy Sponsorship
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Hearing & Speech Committee
As of July 1st. 2019 the Hearing and Speech Committee has be now changed. The two new committee chairs are Dayna King and Bob St. Peter. This move also includes the Hearing Aid Program . If a client needs a hearing aid in your area let either one of us know. Our Phone Numbers and e-mails are in the District Roster. The hearing aid program has changed a bit and we will help the clients through the process when called.
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
What Is LCIF?
Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”
Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 13,000 grants totaling more than US$1 billion, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.
We give sight. LCIF is providing vision for those in need all over the world by combating eye diseases, creating infrastructure to improve eye care delivery, increasing the number of trained eye care professionals and making vision care more equitable and sustainable.
We support youth. All young people deserve to have an education, feel cared for and experience healthy development so they can have the chance to achieve their dreams. Through our positive youth development program, Lions Quest, LCIF is helping children learn to work together, make positive decisions and serve their communities. The Foundation also supports youth through constructing schools, youth centers and vocational training centers.
We provide disaster relief. Lions are often some of the first to arrive at a disaster to provide relief, and Foundation support is right there with them. We help devastated communities survive after disasters and bring hope by assisting in long-term efforts of rebuilding of homes and lives.
We address humanitarian needs. From working to combat global health issues such as measles and diabetes to empowering those with disabilities to lead more independent and fulfilling lives, LCIF is dedicated to a range of humanitarian service projects. The Foundation continues to develop and expand programs that meet emerging needs worldwide.