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2022 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

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  • September 15, 2022 - September 17, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Volunteer Sign-Up 2022
USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
September 15-17, 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Host Committee needs 350-400 volunteers. Help us make this the best Forum ever!

The service project selected for this year’s forum is to assist the Mustard Seed to collect clothes and necessities for use this fall.

Cabinet Meeting – July 16, 2022

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  • Cabinet Meeting
    July 16, 2022
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

District 37 Lions is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: District 37 Cabinet Meeting Time: Jul 16, 2022 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87191390180?pwd=cGxrRHlqRm80UjMzMG5FWlgrNThHQT09 Meeting ID: 871 9139 0180 Passcode: 516452 One tap mobile +12532158782,,87191390180#,,,,*516452# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,87191390180#,,,,*516452# US (Houston) (more…)

Cabinet Meeting – October 15, 2022

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  • Cabinet Meeting
    October 15, 2022
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

District 37 Lions is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: District 37 cabinet meeting Time: Oct 15, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85349850634?pwd=K3JqUlVEakE0TGdwWnU1aWtsL243QT09 Meeting ID: 853 4985 0634 Passcode: 793960 One tap mobile +13092053325,,85349850634#,,,,*793960# US +13126266799,,85349850634#,,,,*793960# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 309 205 3325 US (more…)

2024 USA/Canada Forum-Louisville, KY


  • September 5, 2024 - September 7, 2024
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm

USA/CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM SETTING THE PACE LOUISVILLE, KY  SEPTEMBER 5 – 7, 2024 Register Online Here Register by Form Here The USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, offers an unparalleled blend of enriching learning opportunities and delightful recreational activities. Attendees have the chance to dive deep into workshops and sessions facilitated by renowned (more…)

Cabinet Meeting – January 13, 2024 10:00am

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  • January 13, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

District 37 Cabinet Meeting Time: Jan 13, 2024 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Due to the weather forecasted, THE MEETING WILL BE HELD BY ZOOM ONLY!! If interested in attending via zoom, contact PDG Mike Collins. (more…)

2023 District Convention

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  • 2023 District Convention
    April 28, 2023 - April 29, 2023
    1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2023 District Convention
April 28th & 29th

Convention Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 406-377-3300
(see hotel list below)

International Guest: ID Lion Jeffrey “Jeff” Gans

Ready to Register?

To Register, select the number of tickets you want and click on the “Register Now” button.  You will have the choice to pay by check or credit card.

Registration & Friday Events:  Moose Lodge, 415 N. Merrill

Saturday Events:  Eastern Montana Events Center (EPEC), 313 S. Merrill

Saturday Evening Events:  Moose Lodge, 415 N. Merrill

Optional Friday Event Add-Ons:

Art/Sculpture Tour with Pamela Harr-Transportation/Guide Provided (starts at 1:30pm)
Tour of Lions Camp at Makoshika State Park- Transportation/Guide Provided (starts at 2:00pm)

Friday Events to Schedule on your own:

  • Golf (406-377-8797)
  • Glendive Dinosaur Museum (406-377-3228)
  • Downtown walking tour of businesses
  • MEMORIAL SERVICE:   During the District Convention, PDG Jim Johnke and PDG Melody Whitcher will be recognizing deceased Lions members at the Memorial Service.  Club Presidents or Secretaries are asked to record deceased member’s name on lionsclubs.org web site or contact Winnett Lion PDG Melody at [email protected].
  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR CLUB PROVIDE ONE ITEM/ BASKET FOR THE SILENT AUCTION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL.THE PARADE OF GREEN WILL BE HELD DURING THE DISTRICT CONVENTION.
When you register online, you can pay with either credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) OR by check payable to: Glendive Lions Club and mail the check to PO Box 366, Glendive MT  59330
QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CONTACT: PATTY WINCHELL- [email protected] or 406-377-5631 OR DEBRA ANDERSON – [email protected] or 406-939-4903

Meet ID Jeff Gans

JEFFREY R. “JEFF” GANS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Gans, from Voorhees, New Jersey, USA was elected to serve a two-year term as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 103rd International Convention, June 25 through June 29, 2021. Director Gans has been an attorney since 1982 and is a frequent speaker for Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the Camden Lions Club—New Jersey’s first Lions club—and has had perfect attendance since his father sponsored him in 1984. Coming from a multi-generational family of Lions, Director Gans fondly remembers attending his first Lions Clubs International Convention in 1961 as a five-year-old. He has held many offices within the association, including district governor, council treasurer, council chairperson, state & district parliamentarian, state & district rules chair, and state & district legal chair. In recognition for his service, he has received numerous awards, including a Life Membership Award, a Grand Master Membership Key Award, an International President’s Award, numerous International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, an LCIF Helping Hands Award, a Club President Excellence Award, a 100% District Governor’s Award, Club and District Lion of the Year Awards, and a MD16 Harold P. Nutter Distinguished Service Award. Director Gans is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow Humanitarian Partner for having achieved the 100th Progressive Melvin Jones Level. He has also been recognized as a Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation “Everyday Hero”, a PIP Donald E. Banker Fellow, a PIP James T. Coffey Fellow, a PID Gene Polgar Fellow, a PID Cindy Gregg Kidsight Fellow, a William A. Smith Fellow, a Marshall Klein Knights for Vision Fellow, an Elspeth Moore Sight Conservation Fellow, and as a Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial Vanguard. Director Gans is also a life member of the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, the Lions Eye Research Foundation of NJ, the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind, the Diabetes Foundation, Inc (NJ), and the Lions International Stamp Club. He is also a longtime member of the Lions International Trading Pin Club. In addition to his Lions activities, Director Gans is active in numerous civic and professional organizations including Bestwork Industries for the Blind Inc., where he has continually served as an officer or board member since 1984. He has also served as vice president and board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Camden and Gloucester Counties. Director Gans and his wife, Ellyn, who is also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have a daughter and a son who are also Progressive Melvin Jones Fellows.

Glendive Hotels offering Convention Rates:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites  (IHG One Rewards)   (CONVENTION HOTEL)

1919 N Merrill Ave – Glendive    406-377-3300

King & Double Queen Rooms – $96.00 + Taxes  (Rates valid 4/27 – 4/30)

Block of Rooms Under:  DISTRICT 37 Lions Convention

Includes: 
Refrigerator/Microwave
Pool, Spa & Fitness Room
Hot Breakfast
Tesla Charging Stations

LaQuinta Inns & Suites by Wyndham

1717 N Merrill Ave – Glendive     406-377-7300

King & Double Queen Rooms – $89.00 + Taxes  (Rates valid 4/27 – 4/30)

Block of Rooms Under:  GLENDIVE LIONS

Includes:
Refrigerator/Microwave
Hot Breakfast
Pet Friendly – First Pet Free

Fairbridge Inn & Suites

1918 N Merrill Ave – Glendive     406-365-6000

King & Double Queen Rooms  – $96.00 + Taxes  (Rates valid 4/27 – 4/30)

Block of Rooms Under:  GLENDIVE LIONS

Includes:
Refrigerator/Microwave
Pool & Hot Tub
Hot Breakfast

Register for the 2023 District Convention

2024 District 37 Convention


  • 2024 District Convention
    April 19, 2024 - April 20, 2024
    8:00 am - 11:00 pm

2024 District Convention
April 19th & 20th

Convention Hotel: Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites – 406-265-2888
(see hotel list below)

International Guest: ID Jennifer Ware

Ready to Register?

To Register, select the number of tickets you want and click on the "Register Now" button.  You will have the choice to pay by check or credit card.              Note to Canadian Credit Card users:  You will need to enter a zip code that is all numeric.  Enter the 3 numbers in your zip code and add two 0's at the end.

Registration Thursday evening & Friday morning:  
Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites – 406-265-2888

Friday Evening – Havre Eagles Club, 202 1st Street, Havre

Saturday Events: MSU Northern Campus – 300 13th St W, Havre, MT 59501

Optional Friday Event Add-Ons:  MSU – Northern Campus Tours – Guide Provided

Friday Events to Schedule on your own:  

Havre Beneath the Streets – 120 3rd Ave  406-265-8888

Golf – Beaver Creek Golf Course – 5656 US Hwy W    406-265-4201

Local Shopping

  • MEMORIAL SERVICE:   During the District Convention, we will be recognizing deceased Lions members at the Memorial Service.  Club Presidents or Secretaries are asked to record deceased member’s name and provide a photo by completing the Memorial Form found on the district website www.montanalions.org
  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR CLUB PROVIDE ONE ITEM/ BASKET FOR THE SILENT AUCTION WHICH WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FRIDAY EVENING SOCIAL.THE PARADE OF GREEN WILL BE HELD DURING THE DISTRICT CONVENTION.

JENNIFER WARE
PAST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Jennifer Ware, from Rapid River, Michigan, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016. Director Ware is a psychiatric nurse. A member of the Brampton Township Days River AR Lions Club since 1993, she has held many offices within the association, including club secretary, club director, district governor, council chairperson, district GLT coordinator and district Sight Preservation and Action chairperson. In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards including the Membership Key Award, an International Leadership Awards and an International President’s Award. She is also a Melvin Jones Fellow. Director Ware and her husband, Jeff, also a Lion, have one daughter.

When you register online, you can pay with either credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover) OR by check payable to: Havre Lions Club and mail the check to PO Box 248, Havre, MT  59501

QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CONTACT                  Co-Chair JIM BENNETT [email protected] or 406-301-3918               

Co-Chair SCOTT DONEY [email protected] or 406-262-2595             

Convention Treasurer-Jerry Kuhn  m[email protected] or 406-399-3849  (Call with any credit card questions)   

Havre Hotels offering Convention Rates:

Best Western Plus Havre Inn & Suites (CONVENTION HOTEL)

1425 US Highway 2 Havre 406-265-2888

King & Double Queen Rooms – $108 + Taxes (Rates valid 4/18 – 4/21)

Includes:  Refrigerator/Microwave, Pool, Spa & Fitness Room, Hot Breakfast

AmericInn by Wyndham

2520 US Highway 2 – Havre  406-395-5000

King & Double Queen Rooms – $125.00 + Taxes  (Rates valid 4/18 – 4/21)

Includes:  Refrigerator/Microwave,  Hot Breakfast, Pool & Spa, Pet Friendly – First Pet Free

Best Western Plus Great Northern inn

1345 First St. Havre – 406-265-4200

King & Double Queen Rooms – $108.00 + Taxes  (Rates valid 4/18 – 4/21)

Block of Rooms Under: Montana State Lions Convention

Includes:  Refrigerator/Microwave,  Hot Breakfast, Pool & Spa

Register for the 2024 District Convention

MD C Convention – April 26-27, 2024


  • April 26, 2024 - April 27, 2024
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fillable Registration Form is also available on the MD C Website:  mdclions.org

2022 District Convention

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  • 2022 District Convention
    April 29, 2022 - April 30, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Convention Hotel: Holiday Inn Great Falls – 406-727-7200
Dates: April 29 & 30, District Cabinet Meeting May 1, 9:00am
International Guest: Lion Dr. Patti Hill, International Vice President

Optional Event Add-Ons:
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Electric Dam Site Tour – 5 Great Falls Hydroelectric Power dams
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind Tour
Lunch – MSDB Cafeteria

For questions email [email protected]

You can now pay online or checks can be mailed to: Great Falls Sunrise, Convention Treasurer, PO Box 714, Great Falls MT  59403

Meet Lion Dr. Patti Hill

 Dr. Patti Hill from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was elected to serve as second vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 103rd International Convention, June 25 through June 29, 2021. 

Vice President Hill is president of a consulting firm. With 30 years of experience as a psychologist, she has mentored graduate students and psychologists in training. She has also championed the rights of children and youth who are deaf and/or blind. 

A member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club since 1990, Vice President Hill has held many offices within the association, including district chairperson for Membership, Environment, Convention and International Cooperation and Understanding. Additionally, she has served as a committee member for the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, multinational coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II, secretary for the Lions Eyebank (Alberta) Society, Vice President of the Lions Eye Research Institute of Northern Alberta and presenter at many forums and conventions. 

In recognition of her service to the association, Vice President Hill has received numerous awards, including several International President’s Awards. She has been honored with the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, and recipient of numerous other fellowships. 

In addition to her Lions activities, Vice President Hill is active in numerous professional and community organizations. She is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta, the College of Psychologists and the Community League. In the past, she served as an executive officer of the Alberta Association of School Psychologists and the Association of Canadian Educators of the Hearing Impaired. Vice President Hill has also served on the Alberta Premier’s Council on Persons with Disabilities. 

Vice President Hill and her husband, Greg Holmes, also a Lion, enjoy time with their family which has grown to include Pieter and Carley, Jessica and Mitch, and Erin, Mike and grand-daughter, Violet. 

Cabinet Meeting – October

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  • Cabinet Meeting
    October 9, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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