CONVENTION NOTICE: April 27-28, 2018 in Butte

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Club Service Chairpersons needed throughout District 37

The Lions logo and heart outline framing the text Club Service Chairperson.As clubs conduct elections and select leaders for next year, all are urged to appoint or elect a club member to become Club Service Chairperson (CSC). This Lion becomes a member of the Global Service Team and has the ability to submit club service activities within MyLCI. The Club Service Chair provides the following benefits to a Lions club:

  • Takes service activity reporting burden away from secretary
  • Allows Lion upward mobility into a leadership role in the club
  • Encourages creation of new service opportunities
  • Directly receive new resources and ideas from LCI

Current Resources for the CSC include: oCSC e-book and CSC webpage.

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Understanding LCI Forward and Club Activity Reports

Club Activity Reports, You, and Lions International

image descriptionLCI Forward provides a strategic framework to help clubs to strive for excellence. This plan was developed by the Long Range Planning Committee of the International Board of Directors and guided by the association’s vision statement “To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service”.

It is a platform for action that will help your club develop priorities to significantly expand humanitarian service, improve current operations, and pursue new ways to unite people in Lions’ service. LCI can give us this vision, but it takes application at the club level to make the vision a reality.

The primary goal is to improve the lives of at least 200 million per year by FY 2020-21
through expanded humanitarian service – tripling of our service – as measured through the Service Activity Report system. This is important to Lions because activities reported by clubs increase the ability of Lions to forge strategic partnerships with other organizations. This will accomplish more for those in need all around the world and in your back yard!

MyLCI

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April District Newsletter Available

The Lions International logo within an outline of the state of Monatana.Click this line to open a copy of the newsletter.  Be sure to print a copy to share at your club meeting.

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Invite a Member for Your Chance to Win US$750!

Dear Lions,

Wherever we serve, we inspire others to make an impact. And when our clubs grow, our impact grows. That’s why l am asking every Lion to invite a friend or family member to serve with us. You can even earn a special prize of US$750 when you sponsor new members in your club. 

Here’s how the new member sweepstakes works:

  • Sponsor a new member between April 1 and June 15, 2018 to be eligible to win.

  • You will receive one entry for each new member sponsored and be automatically entered into a drawing for your chance to win US$750.

  • Two winners per constitutional area will be selected at random and notified by email.* **

If we embrace this opportunity, we can make our clubs and communities stronger. Plus, we can make history together. Since 1982, we have been working to reach the ambitious goal of 1.5 million Lions. With your help, we can achieve this incredible milestone by our International Convention in Las Vegas in June.

So invite a new member between April 1 and June 15 for your chance to win US$750. But more importantly, you’ll make an important contribution to your club and the future of the greatest service organization in the world. Let’s reach a new membership record so we can serve more people than ever before. Let’s put the Power of We into action. 

Sincerely, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, Your International President

* Drawing will take place on or about June 30, 2018. You must be 18 or older at time of new member sponsorship. One entry will be awarded per confirmed sponsorship. Multiple entries permitted per registrant. Entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. New member must be reported to Lions Clubs International by Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. New member must be an active member on the day winners are announced. The chances of winning are based upon the total number of valid entries received in each Constitutional Area. Read full sweepstakes details.
** Winners in constitutional area 4 will receive notification through their club officers to comply with GDPR requirements.
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MyLion App Available to Inform Lions On-the-Go

Don’t have MyLion yet?

If you live in a country where MyLion is available, put the power of change in the palm of your hand right now. Find step-by-step instructions on MyLion.org or search for MyLion on the App Store or Google Play.

MyLion Discover filters including Your District

We’ve introduced new ways to find nearby Lions on MyLion. Thanks to the Multiple District and District filters, MyLion users can now search for users, activities, or clubs by Lions region.

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Lions Global Service Webinar Offered March 27, 2018

Images illustrate subjects of Lions service.Dear Lion Leaders:

I would like to personally invite you to attend the Global Action Team’s upcoming service webinar! This event will focus on the importance of electing a Club Service Chairperson and the value of reporting your service.

RSVP TO THIS EXCITING WEBINAR NOW! 

Join us on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time for “The Value of Service.” This webinar will offer Lions a better understanding of why every service project counts and why reporting these projects matters to Lions worldwide. Learn about the benefits of electing a Club Service Chairperson to lead your club in innovative service opportunities.

To kick off Lions Clubs International’s next century, we are putting service at the forefront of our organization. With the help of the newly established Global Service Team, Lions everywhere can learn about our global causes and implement creative and hands-on service projects that align with these causes.

We look forward to discussing the value of service with you.

Sincerely, PID Dr. Eugene Spiess, Constitutional Area 1 GST Leader

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Club Election Time & Officer Resources

Check the box.It is time for the annual election of Club officers. Interested Lions can find resources for the various Club positions at: members.lionsclubs.org/EN/clubs/officers.  Certify your election by having your secretary submit the slate of officers with Lions international online.

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The “MyLion” Mobile App

My Lion mobile open on a smartphone.

Get social with your service by using the free mobile app for Lions. Lions are using it to plan service activities, create bonds among club members, and share stories worldwide.

It’s important that you download the app and invite other club members to do the same. To help get you up to speed quickly, please watch this MyLion webinar that explains how to download the app, register as a user, and perform some of the most useful and popular functions.

Sincerely,
MyLion Support Team

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2018 Leadership Forum in Columbus Ohio

Lions Building Teams through Leadership.

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District Governor’s Newsletter Available

The Lions International logo within an outline of the state of Monatana.The February 2018 District 37 Newsletter is available. Click this line to open a copy.  Be sure to print a copy to share at your Club meeting.

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Challenge From Lions Clubs International President

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Wyoming Announces 2018 Leadership Institute

presentMontana Lions are invited to attend September 14-16, 2018, at the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp near Casper. The Wyoming Lions Leadership Institute focuses on building the skills of Lions Leaders to prepare them for leadership responsibilities in Lions and in life. Learn all you need to know about:

  • Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Good Setting
  • Member Motivation
  • Public Speaking
  • How to keep your audience awake and involved?
  • Time Management
  • Working in Teams
  • We can do so much more working together!
  • Lions Orientation to District and Lions Clubs International
  • What do all those acronyms stand for anyway?

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Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation Newsletter

If you did not receive a newsletter in your email, please click this link to go to the registration page at their website.

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2018 District 37 Convention Registration

The 2016-2017 President's theme New Mountains to Climb.The registration form is now available. Click this text to open a copy.

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District Newsletter Available

The Lions International logo within an outline of the state of Monatana. The January 2018 District 37 Newsletter is available. Click this line to open a copy.  Be sure to print a copy to share at your Club meeting.

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HELP LIONS INTERNATIONAL LIST CENTENNIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Lions Legact Projects: promote your centennial event.Help your Club receive recognition as well as the District and Lions International by reporting your Club’s major accomplishment(s) NOW for the 2015-26, 2016-17 and 2017-18 (our current) Lionistic years.

Please briefly answer the following questions by emailing jnleggate@yahoo.com or responding to this post.  Only one accomplishment is needed, but more are welcome. If more information is needed you will be contacted.

  • What is your most significant Centennial achievement (July 2014 – June 2018)?
  • Describe the achievement (for example, the number of people served, the service impact, organizational growth achieved, and/or visibility in the community).
  • Are there photos or video of this achievement? (… and who could provide them?)
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District 37 Hall of Fame Nominations for 2018 Sought

Any Lion or Lioness may nominate a candidate from the District to be included in the District 37 Hall of Fame. The policies regarding the Hall of Fame and the nomination form are listed below:

  1. The District Governor must receive nominations at least 30 days prior to the District’s Annual Convention.
  2. The award may be presented to either a Lion or Lioness, with only one recipient annually.
  3. The award may presented posthumously.
  4. Each Candidate must have fifteen (15) years of service, been a participating member of a District Cabinet for five (5) years, and not be a member of current Executive Committees.
  5. The current Executive Committee shall decide on the recipient for the District 37 Hall of Fame from all the candidates received by the District Governor within the required timeframe and meeting all of the other minimum qualifications to be considered.
  6. Each candidate should have qualifications above and beyond the call of duty including social and human endeavors. She/he should be of good moral character and have a good reputation in his/her community.
  7. The sponsor will ensure the candidate, or a representative, will be in attendance at the District Convention.
  8. The successful candidate will be inducted to the Hall of Fame at the District Convention.
  9. A brief biography of the inductee shall be announced to the delegates attending the District Convention.
  10. All sponsor(s) shall use the District nomination form. No others will be accepted.
    (Exhibit D of the Different Policy Manual)
  11. A perpetual plaque will be kept and displayed at the annual District Convention.
  12. All past honorees of Multiple District 37 Hall of Fame, which are, or were, Lions from a Club within District 37 will automatically be members of the District 37 Hall of Fame.

Download PDF of Hall of Fame Nomination form

The form is printable for completing longhand and mailing by postal service to: DG Lary, 703 Conway Street , Billings, Montana, 59105, or may be filled out in most browsers (or Acrobat Viewer), saved, and emailed to: lionlarygarrison@gmail.com.

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NW Lions Leadership Institute for Students

a brochure for the Northwest Lions Leadership Institute for students.

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District Governor’s January 2018 Newsletter

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MT Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation Raffle

A poster for the Foundation's raffle of a 2018 Honda Pioneer Sise by Side ATV. Tickets $20 each or eight for $100.

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Centennial Report Days: Your Clubs’ Time to Shine!

membership-awards.pngWe’re looking for the biggest, the best and most beneficial Centennial achievements during the next Centennial Report Days. This is a unique opportunity to reflect and show appreciation for our Centennial successes from July 2014 through June 2018. Tell your clubs that you will be asking for their greatest Centennial accomplishment in January 2018.

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LCIF: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Service

membership-awards.pngService has been the cornerstone of Lions’ Centennial celebration, and, for 50 years, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has been supporting that service. In addition to Lions’ 100th Anniversary, we’re celebrating another defining milestone: LCIF’s 50th Anniversary. Visit LCIF50.org today to find great videos and stories, and to enter the monthly Together We Can Contest. Lucky Lions from around the globe have a chance to win an exclusive LCIF 50th Anniversary medal and be recognized at our International Convention in Las Vegas. Enter today!

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Northwest Lions Leadership Institute, May 10-13, 2018

Lion Ladies and Gentlemen of Montana:

PZC Mike Peterson of the Bremerton Central Lions, is currently serving as the 2018 Superintendent of the NW Lions Leadership Institute.  He would like to invite you and any of your Lions tleaders1o attend the Leadership Institute to take place at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., 10 – 13 May 2018.  Detailed information is available, and registration can be done on-line via the website at http://www.nwlli.org.  A flyer is attached that can be used to promote the Institute.  There are 60 student slots available and these will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Please feel free to contact Mike at mjpeterson2.1@juno.com if you have any questions.

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Thanksgiving Greetings to Montana Lions

An artistic hand forms a turkey wishing Montana Lions a Happy Thanksgiving.Enjoy the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” video post below!

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Epic Remake of the Lion Sleeps Tonight

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Your Digital Lion is Ready

Lion MagazineGo the the Lions Clubs International Digital Lion website.

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Limited Time to Purchase Centennial Coin

Lions Clubs Centennial CoinThe Centennial Coin will be available from the US Mint only through December 31.  If any inventory remains, they will be available through Club Supplies until all are sold.  Centennial coins support the life-changing work of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) through a $10 contribution from each coin. The coins make wonderful gifts and recognition for deserving Lions.

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Foundation ATV Fundraiser

A symbol illustrating an all terrain vehicle.The Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is sponsoring an ATV FUNDRAISER. The raffle will offer a 2018 Honda, 700 Series, side by side, ATV. Tickets will be sold for $20.00 each or 8 for $100.00. If the raffle winner does not want the ATV they can choose a $7,500.00 payment.

Tickets have been sent to every Lion in the State and will be available to every Lions Club. Additional information has been sent with every set of tickets. The final drawing will be held at the 2018 District convention which will be held in Butte, April 27-28, 2018.

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Worldwide Service Week for Diabetes: Nov. 13-19

Lions Unite — It’s time to join the fight.

Globally, 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Chances are that members of your club, or their families, are living with this disease right now.

A graphic illustrating blood testing for diabetes.Diabetes is so pervasive—and so much can be done to prevent and manage it—that we hope your plans are in place to meet with your club on World Diabetes Day (Tuesday, November 14) or during our Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes (November 13–19).

If you haven’t yet, please:

Schedule a club meeting about diabetes—this meeting will be eligible as a Diabetes Education service activity. Download your meeting tool kit

We can’t wait to hear how your club is going to join the fight against diabetes! Add your activities as comments on this site!

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Jessica Falcon Named MTLS&H Foundation Administrator

Knight-3Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation Trustees have approved the hiring of Lion Jessica Falcon of the Kalispell Sunriser Lions Club as the new Foundation administrator.

Lion Jessica brings a long history (16 years) of involvement with the Sunriser Lions Club. She has served in numerous roles: cabinet secretary, club president, district social media chair, zone 3 chair, trustee of the Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. She has 10 years of clerical experience, most recently, with the Columbia Falls school system.

The transition process is ongoing and will be completed within the next couple of weeks. Lions can contact Lion Jessica and the Foundation: Box 1925, Columbia Falls, MT 59912; 406-253-1737; lion.jfalcon@gmail.com.

For more see the current issue of the Foundation newsletter.

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Montana Foundation Newsletter Available

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Walk the World with LCIF for Sight for Kids $$$

Charity Miles LogoLCIF is proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies to provide Sight for Kids. Now, you can walk, run, or bike to raise money for Sight for Kids wherever you are in the world. Simply download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone, select “Sight for Kids,” and take a walk! LCIF will receive a donation for every mile logged. Supporting this vital initiative has never been easier! To date, Lions have raised nearly US$15,000 through Charity Miles! This equates to almost 150,000 miles biked or almost 60,000 miles walked or run. Keep going, Lions!    Download the Charity Miles app.

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Share Your Lions’ Legacy with Others

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Connect with your community and build your Lion legacy by completing a Legacy Project during our Centennial celebration. These projects are visible gifts to your community that commemorate our Centennial and create a lasting legacy of your service contributions. Let others know what you are doing by adding your Club’s events to this website. Or promote your project to the media by sending out a press release or asking a local reporter to help tell your story. The Legacy Project program ends June 30, 2018, so start planning yours today!

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Join the Fight Against Diabetes – Get Your Toolkit Now

A graphic illustrating blood testing for diabetes.Lions international has produced a series of informational items about the new Global Initiative: Fighting Diabetes.  Visit the LCI Diabetes website by clicking on this link.

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Revised District Directory

The District 37 Directory has been updated and is now available. Click to open a copy.

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Cabinet Meeting Minutes Available

Click here for a copy of the October 1, 2017, District 37 Cabinet Meeting minutes.

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Lions at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind

an image of levelling a wood path.Showing a section of the wood path being reconstructed.Here are a couple work photos of Great Falls Lions reconditioning the wood path at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. This is an ongoing project by Lions to provide support for their on-site playground which is not covered by state funding. Click images for a larger veiw. For more about the school visit http://www.msdb.mt.gov/

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Join the Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes

Worldwide Week of Service for Diabetes – November 13-19, 2017

An icon for diabetes.Diabetes impacts more than 400 million people, resulting in five million deaths each year. So encourage your clubs to participate in this special Worldwide Week of Service, November 13-19, dedicated to stopping this deadly disease. The event is a great opportunity to support Lions’ new global service framework, and our goal of serving 200 million people a year by 2021. By supporting diabetes, clubs can earn a special diabetes patch when they report their service through MyLCI.
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Lion Leaders Share Service Legacy in New Video Series

An image of a stack of books on Lions history, values, projects and organization.

Lions Clubs Centennial videos honor and celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs International. Watch and share the stories of the world’s largest service club organization from its founding to today and learn more about how you can participate in our Centennial Celebration. If you wish to view a video with subtitles in languages, use the CC button.

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