The Wonderful White Cane – O&M Training at Leader Dogs for the Blind Webinar
Webinar link: www.leaderdog.org
Ishpeming MI – The Teal Lake Melt-Down fundraiser officially came to an end on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:18 PM when the headframe submerged through the ice. The headframe was placed on the ice in early February, and until March 31 the community purchased $5 tickets for a guess as to when it would submerge.
Christine Koski guessed the headframe would go out of sight on April 26 at 1:07 PM, making her the closest guess and the lucky winner of $1,508.00.
A check presentation was held at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dave Hallgren and Neil Lynch of the Negaunee Lions Club, together with Bob Hendrickson, Executive Director of the GINCC, congratulated Koski on her win. Hallgren was the seller of this year’s winning ticket.
2019 marks the third year that the Negaunee Lions Club held this fundraiser, and the first year that the GINCC has partnered for it. Previous winners guessed April 20 at 10 a.m. in 2016, and April 9 at 3 a.m. in 2017.
The SD 10 Scholarship Program
The SD 10 Scholarship Program has selected 4 students to each receive a $750.00 scholarship from our program. This is a thank you that was received from a student –
I wanted to thank you and anyone involved in the decision to grant me a scholarship. It has been an enormous answer to prayer. The scholarship route has been so difficult, and I greatly appreciate it! I can never convey how much it truly means to me.
In the words of the infamous George Kelly – “It’s a GREAT DAY to be a Lion”
Leader Dogs For The Blind
April newsletter – click to view
Defense Against Diabetes Grant Awarded to LIONS of Michigan
Dear Lions of Michigan:
Here is a short update on the D.A.D Project.
On Friday January 11, 2019 our MD 11 & SD 10 has received official notification by Lions Clubs International Foundation’s Board of Trustees approval of the LCIF Diabetes Grant for “Defense against Diabetes” (D.A.D.) Project in the amount of $187,509 over a one-year project period.
All eleven Districts as the Lions of Michigan have committed to pursuing the new LCIF Diabetes Grant and have raised funds equal to $62,500 and will now receive matching funds of $187,500 to equal the total of $250,000 for all eleven Districts which will be disbursed proportionally to funds raised by each District. Each District has raised as much as $5,681 and will be receiving matching funds of $17,045 to equals $22,726 per district. We now have major tasks to accomplish as a Lions of Michigan team.
We plan to meet with the District Chairpersons of Sight Conservation/Diabetes, District Governors and our D.A.D. Steering Committee on Saturday February 23, 2019 right after the Lions of Michigan Forum to discuss and review requirements and conditions to administer the funds for the grant. Lion Bill Bradfield and I will be on the agenda for the Council of Governors Meeting on Saturday evening to present complete information.
Please watch for more information coming out in the next month on this major Diabetes Grant Program called “Defense against Diabetes” (D.A.D.). Remember Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Lions can make a difference in fighting this disease.
Lion Roger Blackwell
State Committee Chairperson, Sight Conservation/Diabetes
Lions KidSight USA Foundation Newsletter
January 2019 – click here to download
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Lions quarterly reports – click here to download
The Lions Michigan Forum is your opportunity to Strengthen Our Future at the Forum on February 23!
With 16 breakout sessions focusing on how to build a stronger club and your community presence, you’ll find the Forum a great investment into your club’s future. Click here to download brochure
Please plan to join us!
Lion Wendy Burns
Is a guide dog right for you?
> click here to view
Lions of Michigan Foundation Fund Information
Michigan Department of Treasury – Lions of Michigan Foundation Fund information to your family and friends. Beginning in January, Michigan residents who file a Michigan Income Tax Return will be able to process a donation to the foundation on their Michigan Income Tax Return. – click here to view
SB 35 & HB 4081 have Passed!
A meesage from Michigan Charitable Gaming Association – click here to view
Yooper girl raising money to be part of All State Band for the Milan Intl Convention
From Tracy Movalson:
We have a Yooper girl raising money to be part of All State Band for the Milan Intl Convention. Let’s support her! See more info below;
From Powers Spalding Lions Club:
At tonight’s meeting we were made aware of Lauren Kwarciany raising money for a trip to Milan to be apart of the Michigan All State Band. Our club feels that this is amazing that a local student has this opportunity and we have pledged $500 towards her goal. If you can pass along the word to other local clubs we challenge them to do the same to help her reach her goal and represent District 10 in Milan,Italy.
Thank you for helping to spread the word.
Teaching Family Homes
2018 Annual Report > click here to view
Adopt a Child Campaign
Attached is a letter from Teaching Family Homes concerning our Adopt A Child campaign > click here to view
LCIF $250,000 Diabetes Grant II
> click here for complete information
Your Donation Dollars at Work
Summer Experience Camp is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 16 and 17 who are legally blind combining summer fun, independent travel skill training, leadership development, an introduction to guide dogs and the opportunity to spend time with peers facing similar challenges.
Campers kayak, rock wall climb and tandem bike, receive a free GPS device with instruction and spend time with dogs and Leader Dog guide dog mobility instructors to learn more about living and working with a guide dog.
In 2015, our Summer Experience Camp was accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) for applying best practices and delivering services that focus on positive outcomes for our clients, and meeting or exceeding industry standards for the administration and service provision.
Summer Experience Camp was held Saturday, June 23–Saturday, June 30, 2018. The cost per young person is $2800. But it is provided at no cost, because of Lions like you!
Below is a link to a video that Fox Sports Detroit produced regarding our Summer Experience Camp. Enjoy! > click here to watch
Please share the attached 2018 White Cane Proclamation with your clubs and community leaders. A copy can be downloaded by clicking here
Project KidSight Events
Project KidSight SCHEDULED events can now be viewed at the SD10 website. Simply look under Projects, Project KidSight and scroll down to just before the downloadable forms (or click here). Click on the month you are looking to schedule the event in.
Is there not a calendar posted for that month yet? Then you’re in luck! No one has booked an event that month yet! The calendars posted show scheduled events. “T” next to the event indicates that the trailer has been requested. “C” next to the event indicates just a camera has been requested. We do have 3 cameras, so more than one event can be scheduled on each day.
So, regardless of which Project KidSight Coordinator you are working with to set up an event, once you have the date set please email or call Lion Peggy Lindeman with the date and whether you are requesting the camera or trailer so she can get it on the calendar and posted on the website. If the event gets canceled, postponed or rescheduled- again email or call Lion Peggy so she can update the calendars.
Thank you all for your help and looking forward to helping all of you help the kids in our District by setting up PKS vision screens!
Lion Peggy Lindeman
906-458-4328 or 906-346-6360