August 2018 District Governor’s Newsletter Available

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2018 Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI)

The next Emerging Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of United States of America, Its Affiliates, Bermuda & The Bahamas & Canada will be offered in Chicago, Ilinois USA from November 3-5, 2018. Now is the time to assist younger Lions in your area by recruiting qualified participants for the institute.

image descriptionThis institute teaches valuable leadership skills at the club level and is targeted to Lions who have not yet been club president.

The institute will be conducted in English we will be accepting 100 Lions, total.

Please download the application below and actively encourage qualified candidates to apply. Completed forms must be received by: August 20, 2018.

application form

If you have questions or need further information, visit our the ALLI website or contact institutes@lionsclubs.org.

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NEW PLUSOPTIX VERSION

There is a new Plusoptix version out. It is 7.0.6.0
Please go to the web site PlusOptix.com/support to find it. If you have any problem down loading the new version please contact me. Please let me know when you have the new version. Send me your Serial number so I can keep track if you have the newest version. The Serial # is located on the bottom of your machine.  My Contact Info is: lion.dfalcon@gmail.com Thanks you Lion Dave

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June 2018 District Governor’s Newsletter Available

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Entrance fees waived June 7-30!

To close out our incredible Centennial Celebration in style, we’re waiving entrance fees for new members who join between June 7 and June 30! For more than 100 years, we’ve delivered hope and change to the world. Now, as we prepare for an innovative second century of service, there has never been a more exciting time become a Lion, and we want to make it as easy as possible for new members to join us.

So how does it work?

  • Invite family and friends to join your club between June 7 and June 30.
  • Report your new member to Lions International by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 30.
  • Save money when your club billing automatically reflects this special promotion.
  • Earn a Centennial Sponsor Pin for inviting a new member, and wear it with pride.

This is a limited offer that does not apply to new members added prior to June 7 or after June 30, 2018. No exceptions will be approved. Charter and transfer charter fees do not qualify for this special waiver. If you have any questions, please contact membershipdev@lionsclubs.org.

Invite your family and friends to join the greatest service organization in the world as we write the history of our second century together.

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May Cabinet Meeting Minutes Available

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ATV Fundraiser Winner Announced

The Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation sponsored ATV FUNDRAISER winner is Greg Seder of Roundup. He won the raffle of a 2018 Honda, 700 series, side by side, ATV.  Congratulations Greg!

Proceeds from the raffle will be used by the Foundation to help provide financial assistance to citizens of Montana with sight, hearing and/or speech impairments.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR FOUNDATION!

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MyLion is Replacing MyLCI for Service Reporting this July

Try something new is illustreated with colored arrows.In May, LCI will be announcing to officers and chairpersons the discontinuation of service activity reporting and data collection through MyLCI or any other reporting system, starting July 2018. We will be transitioning service reporting to the newly expanded MyLion, which will now be available on desktop.

Changing this July:

Lions Clubs International is launching something big this summer. It’s called MyLion, just like our official mobile app, now available in over 70 countries. Starting in July, you will use the new MyLion website to report all of your service activities. While you’ll still use MyLCI or your local system for everything else (membership management, club management, etc.), the new MyLion website will be your one-stop destination for all things related to service.

All club-level officers will now be able to create, edit, and report on service activities.

All officers will now have access to service reporting data from all over the globe through MyLion.

Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ.

Our upcoming webinar will teach you everything you need to know before the July 1 expansion of MyLion. Get ready for a completely revamped service experience!

  • Tuesday, May 15th 8:00am-9:00am CDT
  • Thursday, May 17th 6:00pm-7:00pm CDT
  • Monday, May 21st 12:00pm-1:00pm CDT

Register for the Webinar

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New PlusOptix Version

There is a new S-12 Plus Optix update that needs to be installed on machines. New version is 7.0.4.0.  The update is located at plusoptix.com.  Click on Support then Download Area.  Scroll to orange color –vision screening devices.  Roll mouse over the device picture and click on it.  Download software update version 7.0.4.0 and follow the instructions.  When finished please send me an email that your S12 has been updated.  Send to lion.dfalcon@gmail.com.

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May 2018 District Governor’s Newsletter Available

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Click the line to open a copy of the newsletter.  Be sure to print a copy to share with other Lions at your next meeting.

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2018 Convention Held April 27-28

a blue and gold Lions wall drape.If you didn’t attend this year’s state convention in Butte America, you missed a real treat! Great attendance, excellent programs, delightful food and interesting tours that gave attendees a glimpse of Butte’s history. Butte Mile-Hi really out did themselves. Hats off to Butte Copper City Lions for driving the trolleys for the tours and manning the registration. The two clubs working together truly demonstrated the concept of “THE POWER OF WE”!

Verna Love, 2nd VDG

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April Cabinet Meeting Documents Available UPDATED

Clipart of a District 37 file cabinetBelow is a list of documents for use by the cabinet and any Lion in the District seeking information about administrative activities.

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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?

For more information and the application click this line.

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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

The Lions International logo within an outline of the state of Monatana.Open a copy of the 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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