Single District 10 Lions

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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November 20, 2023

Dear District 10 Lions,

   It is Thanksgiving week as I am writing this letter to you, and I am very grateful to be your District Governor and I am very grateful for all you.

   In have not been to all your clubs yet, but I intend to visit you all before my term is done. LCI puts a serious amount of training into us as leaders and ambassadors. As a business owner I was astounded to see and experience the investment our international leadership puts into our education as a District Governing team. Our education is ongoing education as Second, First, and District Governor with the incoming DG receiving two intensive 3 day retreats with 600 other District Governors from around the world. We are trained in small groups by our Past International Directors in the arts of building teams, making plans, and accomplishing goals, understanding LCI services and resources including LCIF grants, learning about personality types and effective communication, with active interconnection and team building exercises with people from all over the world. This education is as good as this type of professional development gets. I am very grateful to have this level of training.

  And then there are all of you.

  I have visited about 1/3 of the 48 Lions Clubs operating in the UP and every club surprises me with their unique manner of serving and building their communities. The Baraga Club raises money selling $5 spots on a calendar listing birthdays and anniversaries on the dates they happen- practically everyone in town is on that calendar and everyone has one. They have built this tradition over many decades. Gwinn Club runs a Fun Days event with a Duck Race, kids games food vendors and an antique auto show and it brings out the whole town. Perkins Club hosts Hunters Ball. Chassell club has run the Strawberry festival for 45 years. Every club does something unique and every club has a tight group of friends that all conspire to do something good for their neighbors and town. It is a pleasure to visit you, discover the treasure you impart to the universe, and witness the blessings that you bring to all of us who share this life together.

Happy Thanksgiving.
DG Dan

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Newsletter IconSD10 Newsletter for December 2023 is now available

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Holiday Service Opportunity For D-10 Clubs And Individuals

Teaching Family Homes has requested your help in providing holiday gifts to their young residents. Please shop from their Wish List below or send a cash donation by December 11th. Please send unwrapped gifts, wrapping supplies, or your check to: Holiday Wish List, c/o Teaching Family Homes, 1000 Silver Creek Road, Marquette, MI 49855.
Call 906 249 5437 x0 for questions. > Click here to view complete Wish List


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Lions News


Preparing for your role as club president
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Lion resources
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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.

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VSP Vision – Global Eyes of Hope
Information and Fellowship Forms
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Bay Cliff Health Camp



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Lions Bulletin


All State Band
There is still time for high school band students to audition for the Lions of Michigan All State Band that will be traveling to Melbourne, Australia in 2024 for the Lions International Convention!
Please share this information with your local high school band director, all high school band students you know and your club members!!
Let’s get the message out and rebuild the band!!! > click here for more information
Lion Jenny Ware, LMASB Chair District 10
Jennifer Ware, Past International Director
LCIF Board of Trustees 2022-25
District Governor Elect Group Leader 2022-23
9249 CR 513 T Rd.
Rapid River, MI 49878


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


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.


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


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.


Skandia Lions Club
Skandia Lions Club to host pancake breakfast fundraiser.
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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

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.

From Around The District


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.

Ishpeming Lions Club
Ishpeming Lions have a successful day of fund-raising at their local Italian Festival

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Tour Da Yoop bike riders at the hydrating station with the Stephenson Club, July 29, 2023

Tour Da Yoop

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.

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