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DARE TO DREAM! Order Peace Poster Kits by October 1st


The 2023-2024 Peace Poster Contest Theme is “Dare to Dream”

To a young person, a dream isn’t just a wish, hope or desire — it’s a path, a goal, an ambition. But achieving that dream takes hard work. So this year, we’re asking young people to show how they’ll turn their dream of a peaceful world into reality.

Make a difference to the youth in your community!!  Give them an opportunity to shine!! The deadline for ordering your club’s Peace Poster Contest kit from LCI is Oct. 1st and the deadline for submitting an entry to the District Governor is Nov. 15th.

If you have any questions, please contact Lion Jim Forsberg.  Contact info is below:

Lion Jim Forsberg, Peace Poster Chair

Call:  406-682-4344

Email:  [email protected]

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2023 LCICon Boston Video


2023 Boston LCICon Video


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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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.

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Dan Sturdevant, Presidential Award Recipient

At the October Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation meeting, a Presidential Award from Brian Sheehan, 2022-23 Lions International President, was presented to Dan Sturdevant by International Director Ben Apeland and Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD from the University of Minnesota’s department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences.  The award had a depiction of the 2021-22 Grand Prize Winner of the Peace Poster Contest  themed “We Are All Connected”.  Congratulations Dan for over 20 years of service to the Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation!


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DO’s AND DON’T’s of Eyeglass Recycling

DO’s AND DON’T’s of Eyeglass Recycling for Northwest Lions Eye Recycling Center (NWLERC):

1. Make Sure Glasses Are Being Recycled From All Sources
Eye Care Centers
Senior Centers
Funeral Businesses

2. If possible, repack glasses donations into a 12 x 12 x 16″ container.

3. Separate these items and pack  in a zip lock bag to enclose in the box sent (The recycle center receives 1/3 of their financing from these items):

All loose lenses

All broken frames

All prescription sunglasses

4. Remove these items (and do not send in the shipment):

All reader glasses
All hard cases ( soft cases can be reused in shipping)

5. Pack glasses loosely and neatly in the boxes
Making the shipment neat helps with the removal for inspection and cleaning.
Add shipping label to the top side of box filled out per instruction.

NOTE:  Walmart has collection boxes in their stores.  Please remove cases when donating to these sites.

Website is NWLERC Seattle, WA Northwest Lions Eye Recycling Center

If you have any questions, please call Jack Beckman, 406.231.2424 or email at [email protected].