October 2018 District Newsletter – Share With Your Club

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5.3 million lives impacted in July and August

The Lions logo and heart outline framing the text Club Service Chairperson.The Lions of Constitutional Area 1 (USA, Bermuda, Bahamas and the Islands of the Caribbean) are off to a great start. Since July 1, we have served more than 5.3 million people. Give yourself a pat on the back. Unfortunately, the needs of those in our communities continue to grow.

How can we improve and do more?

  • Make sure that all service projects are properly reported by the Club Service Chair (CSC) or Club Secretary. Click here to listen to our recent webinar, which explained why reporting is important.
  • Work with service project committees to ensure that at least four hands-on service projects per year are completed.
  • Monitor member engagement in service activities. Members who are engaged have a more valuable experience and tend to remain Lions.
  • Give members an opportunity to develop leadership skills by asking different Lions to lead service projects on an annual basis.
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Reminder: Club Officers Have Resources Online

Lions Clubs,

As the first quarter of this Lions year comes to an end, you are in a unique position to empower your Lions club and guide it to success during your term.

Lions Clubs International has created webpages and helpful resources for each of your club’s officers. Every webpage provides material and resources as well as e-Books to assist you as you serve in your role. Take a minute to visit your designated webpage and familiarize yourself with its content so you are able to best serve your club.

You will find information regarding critical club operations and resources for effectively leading your club.

You will find information to support the business operations of the club.

You will find information to assist in helping you manage all financial operations of the club.

Some key resources offered by Lions Clubs International are:

  1. Standard Club Constitution and By-Laws

  2. Standard Club Structure

  3. Club Resources

  4. MyLCI

  5. Best Practice for Financial Transparency

  6. LCI Store

We look forward to supporting you. Please contact us if you have any questions at (630) 468-6890 or clubofficers@lionsclubs.org.

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FORUM WEEK IS HERE: There’s still time to register for the best Forum ever! Walk-ins welcome!

Building teams through leadership: the goal of the USA/Canada Forum, September 20-22.Click on Image for more.

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Did You Know: International Foundation Funds Special Olympics

Lions on the move logo of four colored arrows forming a square.Many Montana Lions Clubs assist Special Olympics through donations and projects for local/regional/state games. Lions Clubs International awarded an 8.8 million dollar grant to Special Olympics this past July as part of Lion’s ongoing commitment.

LCI and LCIF have been one of the Special Olympics movement’s largest and most active Global Partners since 2001, providing support to Special Olympics – Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes, as well as key initiatives such as the Special Olympics Unified Sports program, Special Olympics Family Health Forums, the Special Olympics Leadership Academy, and the ongoing shared commitment to full youth empowerment and activation.

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There is Still Time (click on image for more)

Building teams through leadership: the goal of the USA/Canada Forum, September 20-22.

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September District Governor’s Newsletter Available

Click this link to open a copy of the newsletter. The newsletter includes registration form for the upcoming Forum!

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Club Service Chairs and New Opportunities for Clubs

The Lions logo and heart outline framing the text Club Service Chairperson.Clubs are urged to appoint or elect a club member to become their 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 the service activity reporting burden away from secretary.
  • Allows another Lion upward mobility into a leadership role in the club.
  • Encourages creation of new service opportunities. (Coming soon are a new series of Lions International grants designed specifically for clubs. Plans for these grants are currently being finalized. Initial word is these grants are independant of all other District grants and are designed to match club funds for maximum local impact.)
  • Directly receive new resources and ideas from LCI.

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

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Lions are changing lives. Read & Watch Now.

Catch up on all the latest Lion news in the September issue of LION Magazine. 

Enjoy some of this issue’s features and digital extras:

  • Watch how Lions Clubs International Foundation impacts millions of lives across the globe and why they have launched their biggest campaign in the foundation’s history.
  • Read how a home for families undergoing transplants takes care of one of its own in Blessings Come Back.
  • A young Lion leads by example after ten people are killed in a nearby high school. Being Kind tells her story.

Don’t miss a single issue of LION!

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Wherever you go, LION Magazine is already there.

Best regards, Your LION Magazine Team

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World Diabetes Day in November

Get ready to be a part of the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign on November 14. Lions, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation, have set the bar high with the goals of reaching an audience of more than 1 billion people in over 160 countries.

Visit Lion’s special World Diabetes Day website to get involved.

  • Learn more about the management, care and prevention of this disease.

  • Find resources to plan your own diabetes event.

  • Win a Fitbit Charge 2 when you complete tasks in the Diabetes Service Journey Sweepstakes.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to join the global conversation on diabetes, and be sure to check out the World Diabetes Day page today!

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Still time to register for the USA/Canada Forum

The USA/Canada Forum logo.There is still time to register and attend the Forum September 20-22, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. This is the premier leadership event for the continent and provides a host of presentations and other activities for every Lion. All from the folks that host Lions University. Click here for the USA/Canada Forum website.

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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!

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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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