2nd Vice District Governor Vacancy
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Dear Fellow SD-10 , Downstate, and International Lion Guests,
It has come to the attention of the Marquette Lions Club Centennial Charter Night Dinner planning committee that the weekend of October 12th there is a hockey tournament in Marquette and hotel rooms are already limited. If you are planning to attend our Charter Night Dinner on Saturday, October 12th and need a place to stay, I suggest you make your reservation ASAP. Our keynote speaker, and PID Jenny are staying at the historic Landmark Inn in downtown Marquette. The Landmark can be reached at 906.228.2580 or on-line. A comprehensive list of area hotels, motels, and B & B’s can be found at www.travelmarquette.com.
Our formal invitations will be out later this month , yes you are all invited and encouraged to come celebrate 100 Years of Lions Service in the U.P. If you know someone who is planning to come , please share this notice with them. Thanks!
Yours in Lionism,
Lion Gretchen Preston
Marquette Lions Club Program Chair
To our valuable Lions Clubs
Due to the extensive updating process in accuracy of club membership lists, we will no longer continue with including club members on the District 10 Website and will only include your club officers and pertinent information as to club meeting places and time. The upcoming Roster Book will be our reference each year. Therefore, please be sure to get your officer information into International and contact your zone chairs. If you maintain your own website with your club member list, please continue to do so.
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.
Project KidSight screening at the UP State Fair
Below is the signup list for the Project KidSight screening at the UP State Fair. We have a long way to go to get all of the slots filled. I had expected a lot more clubs responding to this event. I would be a great service to the communities of the up and an opportunity to recruit new members by showing the public what each of the Lions Clubs support and do for them. I still have to get the diabetes portion filled. Inquires to sign up can be emailed to email@example.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.