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Club News, District News, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Bozeman Area Lions Clubs Receive $125,000 LCIF Grant to benefit HRDC.

BOZEMAN, Mont. — HRDC’s marketplace at the Community Commons is receiving help purchasing eight pieces of new equipment through a huge grant.  The Lions Clubs International Foundation awarded three Bozeman area Lions Clubs a joint grant of more than $125,000.  The new equipment will help gear up HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Fork and Spoon restaurant.  Lions Club members are glad to provide necessary tools for the HRDC.

“What else can we do to help our community to make it more efficient and to save on food that was being thrown away because it couldn’t be stored properly or wasted, and that’s what it makes it so exciting,” said Jeff Cotterell, president of the Bozeman Lions Club.

“We saw a need here with the food bank to enhance their food storage capabilities, and Lions Club International, that’s what we do. We step up with our Lions Club Foundation,” said Brian Gertiser, District 37 governor elect for Lions Clubs International.

Organizers with the HRDC are grateful for the grant and are looking to put their new equipment to use as soon as possible.


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Club News, District News

LCI Dues Increase Reminder


At the International Convention in Montreal last June, the membership voted for a small dues increase.  It’s been over 11 years since an increase has taken place.  Just something to consider as we prepare club budgets when it takes effect in July of 2023. Three dollar ($3.00) increase starting July 1, 2023; two dollar ($2.00) increase starting July 1, 2024 and two dollar ($2.00) increase starting July 1, 2025.