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The Illinois Lion, Lioness, Leo MD1 e-Magazine (Full) Vol. 4 - Issue 10, March 2017

2017 CONVENTION ISSUE

MD1 SATE CONVENTION GUEST:

II VICE PRESIDENT GUDRUN B. YNGVADOTTIR


From MD1 Council Chair: Lions of Illinois,

toward that common goal to better our communities and the world. Is that not why we are Lions after all?

In Illinois we formally recognize our own Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as we did just this past Month. One of my favorite quotes of Lincoln’s could really be about Lions this

Also, with all our District Conventions, the State Convention, and the “Big One”, the International Convention in Chicago….let’s volunteer to help at each of these, with YOUR help at these events we can get the word out on Lions and all WE do!

year…. “There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future.” – Abraham Lincoln (attributed to Lincoln by William H. Herdnand)

And of course, as the saying goes: we should always strive to “Do the Right Thing” as we walk down our path of life. And with a State full of dedicated Lions, we have a GREAT TEAM who will “Do the Right Thing” as we “Climb Every Mountain”!

Yes, we LIONS are reviewing and recognizing our past, as well as creating plans that will become our future….

Thank you for your time! Thank you for your Service! Thank you for being an Illinois Lion!!!! And remember “1917-It All Started Here”, in Illinois.

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

Best Regards,

And do we not have that resolution to lead us into the next Century of Service with Lions? We most certainly do…..for Illinois Lions are planning…..creating….and this year hosting the world at our door….all to further OUR organization and move on to the next Century of Service! And that Century will hopefully be represented by the quote of another famous man just honored again in our nation….George Washington…. “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”-George Washington So as we work within our Districts and the Multiple for the remainder of our Lions year, let’s work 2

Lion Mark Williams Lions of Illinois “With You in Service” md1lionsmark@gmail.com

Editorial: Good News For The Convention

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According to some reliable news from LCI, we already have more than 35,000 Lions registered for Centennial Convention to be held in Chicago in just four months. Host committee had our meeting last week to discuss various issues pertaining to this convention. PDG Bob Block and his team is working hard to make this convnetion a historical and memorable one to world lions.

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We need more volunteers to help lions who come from all over the world to Chicago. If you haven’t send your volunteer form, now is the time to send this form duly filled to PDG Steve Anton. Form is http://www.lions2017chicago.org/volunteers/ and register to volunteer. Let us join our hands and welcome world lions to Chicago.

Very truly yours, Chancellor Bob Corlew INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Dear District Governor, When we assumed our leadership roles last year, we knew we had the rare opportunity to lead our association into our 100th year of service. Our Centennial is more than an opportunity—it's a responsibility. To our members. To those who served before us. And to the next generation of Lions. That's why I'm asking you to rise to the moment and do everything in your power to increase membership in your term as district governor.

Our Keynote Speaker for this memorable convention is none other than US Vice President Al Gore. You can grasp all the information you needed on Lions Centennial Convention on the web. Visit: LCICon.org -Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG Your Magazine Editor ILStateEditor@gmail.com

Our Lion year is quickly coming to a close, but you still have time to make your mark on your district before our Centennial Convention in Chicago. Make membership growth the priority in your district by working with clubs to welcome new members, especially clubs that haven't inducted a new member this year. When your clubs invite new members, you'll increase your district's service impact and earn special rewards that only you can earn. And remember, the key to earning your District Governor Membership Award is to charter at least one new club in your district before the end of the year.

Dear Lion Leaders, Thank you for your continued commitment to I'm sharing a message sent to all district governors. serving more people by growing Lions Clubs I'm reminding district governors about the International to the strongest we've ever been. importance of achieving membership and club growth in their districts by the end of their term. Chancellor Bob Corlew I'm also reminding district governors that they can Your International charter new clubs online. Thank you for supporting President our efforts to serve more people and grow Lions Clubs International to the largest it has ever been. 3 BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


Charter Your New Clubs Online The key to earning your District Governor Membership Award—and achieving positive membership growth in your district—is to charter new clubs. And the fastest, most efficient way to charter clubs is online. You'll save time and effort when you use the new online chartering system onMyLCI. Make a difference and start growing your district by chartering a club today!

Important Reminders  Chartering

at least one club is the key to earning your GoldDistrict Governor Membership Award. your clubs to join the Worldwide Week of Service to Protect our Planet April 17-23 by planning a project to protect the environment in their community.  The Centennial Commemorative Coin is on sale now! Buy your own and show it on club visits to encourage Lions to own their piece of Lions history.  Invite

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What is Your Club's Favorite Way to Celebrate? Looking for a great way to celebrate? Visit the Ways to Celebrate webpage. With dozens of ideas to choose from, there's a Way to Celebrate that's perfect for your club. Start planning your club celebration today!

Own a Piece of Lions History Celebrate 100 years of humanitarian service by purchasing a Lions Clubs Centennial Commemorative Coin. This exquisitely crafted, limited-edition, silver dollar coin is produced by the United States Mint and features our founder Melvin Jones. Purchase your Centennial Coin for US$52.95. $10 from each coin is authorized to be paid to Lions Clubs International Foundation to improve the lives of even more people in need. Visit the Centennial Coin webpage for information and order your coin today!

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We have a provision in our Constitution and ByLaws that outlines the procedure to follow when calling for a Special Meeting of the Council of Governors. However, the procedure is not clear as to the time frame to follow when calling the meeting and giving notice of the meeting. This amendment clarifies the time frame and proper notice of the Special Meeting.

Three Amendments to be Voted on at State Convention PID Bud Wahl, MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws Chair There will be three proposed amendments to vote on during this year’s State Convention. Both, the MD-1 Council of Governors and the MD-1 C&BL Committee have recommended adoption of all three proposed amendments. I will explain briefly each proposed amendment. Proposed Amendment #1 – Supremacy Clause There has been some confusion in recent years as to which document to follow whenever there is a conflict or contradiction between the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws and the MD-1 Policy Manual. LCI has adopted a Supremacy Clause to outline the hierarchy of its documents and recommends that we cover this issue in ours. This amendment clearly states the LCI Constitution and By-Laws would govern, followed by the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws, then the MD-1 Policy Manual. Proposed Amendment #2 – Special Meeting Notification

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Proposed Amendment #3 – Teleconference Meetings On occasion, State Committees, the Council of Governors, and/or the Executive Committee, have at one time or another, conducted business through a conference call or teleconference call. We even had a provision in our MD-1 Policy Manual that outlined the procedure. However, according to Roberts Rules of Order, newly revised, in order to conduct any such teleconference call business, our Constitution and By-Laws must provide a provision to do so. At this time, our Constitution and By-Laws does not. So, the Council of Governors was told to delete the provision in the Policy Manual regarding these types of meetings, until such time our Constitution and By-Laws allows for it. This amendment would give these groups the authorization to conduct business during a Teleconference call. In addition, there have been guidelines prepared to follow for conducting such a meeting, by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. This amendment would allow us to “legally” do what we were already doing in the past. Without this amendment, there can be no business transacted outside a regular meeting. If you have any questions regarding any of these proposed amendments, please feel free to contact your district C&BL representative, or me.

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Lions of Illinois, Inc. RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE IV (new) SUPREMACY Subject: This proposed amendment would clarify the hierarchy of the documents recognized and adopted within the Lions of Illinois, thereby eliminating any future conflict or contradiction that might have risen between them. WHEREAS, there have existed previously, conflicts and/or contradictions between two or more of the legal documents recognized and adopted within the Lions of Illinois; and, WHEREAS, these conflicts and/or contradictions have, at times, require d great efforts and time to resolve the diffe rences; and, WHEREAS, LCI has adopted similar Supremacy Clauses within its Standard Multiple District and Standard Sub-District Constitution and By-Laws to help clarify the hierarchy of its legal documents ; and, WHEREAS, MD-1 would greatly benefit from adopting a Supre macy Clause, further clarifying the hie rarchy of our legal documents, helping to eliminate any further misinte rpretations, conflicts, and any perceived contradictions between our documents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT a ne w Article IV of the MD-1 Constitution be adopted as shown below, effective at the close of the 2017 State Convention, and all re maining Articles of the Constitution be re-numbered accordingly. "The MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws shall govern the Multiple District unless otherwise amended so as not to conflict with the International Constitution & By-Laws and policies of Lions Clubs International. Whenever there may exist a conflict or a contradiction between the provisions set out in the MD-1 Constitution and ByLaws and the International Constitution and By-Laws, then the International Constitution and By-Laws shall govern. Whenever there may exist a conflict or a contradiction between the provisions set out in the MD-1 Policy Manual and the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws, then the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws shall govern.”

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Lions of Illinois, Inc. RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE V, STATE ORGANIZATION, Section 6 Subject: This proposed amendment would clarify the time frame to be followed in calling for, and giving notice of, a Special Meeting of the Council of Governors. WHEREAS, Section 6 of Article V of the MD-1 Constitution, entitled State Organization, describes the process in which Special Meetings of the Council of Governors can be called; and, WHEREAS, this same Section does not specify the time frame to be followe d between the time the meeting notice is given, and the time the meeting takes place: and, WHEREAS, a reasonable amount of time should be given to allow for me mbers of the Council to make such arrange ments to attend the Special Meeting; and, WHEREAS, since not everyone has the same meaning of “reasonable”, a specific time frame should be so designated;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section 6 of Article V of the MD-1 Constitution, entitled State Organization, be amended, effective at the close of the 2017 State Convention, by eliminating the phrases as shown by the strikethrough and adding the phrases shown in bold below: Section 6. At the meeting to be held during the International Convention following their election, the ne wly elected District Governors in attendance shall fix a time and place for the next meeting of the State Council, which meeting shall be held not more than 60 days following the adjournment of that Convention. Subsequent meetings shall be held at such times and places as may be fixed by action of the Council. Special meetings may be called either by the Chairperson, as deemed necessary and advisable, or by the individual re quests of any three members of the Council made either to the Council Chairperson or the State Secretary-Treasure r. Upon receipt of the third such request, the Council Chairperson or the State Secretary-Treasurer shall, without delay, give written notification (postal or electronic) to all members of the Council of the time and place of such special meeting, stating the purpose for which it is being called, with said notice given at least fourteen (14) days prior to such special meeting. The Council Parliamentarian and State Secretary Treasurer shall also be given said notice. notify all me mbers of the Council of the time and place of such special meeting, and the purpose for which it is being called.

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RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE V, STATE ORGANIZATION, New Section 7 BY-LAWS – ARTICLE III, STANDING COMMITTEES, New Section 11 Subject: This proposed amendment would allow for Teleconference Meetings to be conducted by the Council of Governors in the case of called Special Council Meetings, The Executive Committee, and State Committees. WHEREAS, Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised, states that the business of an organization or board can be conducted through an electronic format ONLY whe n the constitution and by-laws of the organization or board includes provisions for conducting such a meeting; and, WHEREAS, the Lions of Illinois curre ntly does not have such a provision in its constitution and by-laws to conduct any type of electronic (i.e. Teleconference) meetings; and, WHEREAS, Teleconference meetings, when necessary for State Committees, the Council Executive Committee, and Special Council Meetings can be conducted on a more economical and efficient basis than face-to-face meetings; and, WHEREAS, the Council of Governors, Council Executive Committee and State Committees have, at one time or anothe r, conducted Teleconference Meetings outside of the authority of the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws; and, WHEREAS, this amendment would fully authorize such Teleconference Meetings to be held, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section 7 of Article V of the MD-1 Constitution, entitled State Organization, be replaced with the new text below entitled Teleconference Meetings, and the old Section 7 entitled Removal From Office be re-numbe red as Section 8; AND, a new Section 11, entitled Committee Teleconference Meetings, shown in the text below, be added to Article III of the MD-1 ByLaws, entitled Standing Committees, with both revisions becoming effective at the close of the 2017 State Convention. Constitution – Article V, State Organization, new Section 7 Teleconference Meetings. Special Council of Governors Meetings/Executive Committee Meetings/State Committee Meetings may be conducted by telephone (teleconference). Teleconference meetings shall be subject to all rules outlined in the Lions of Illinois Policy Manual as adopted by the Lions of Illinois, to govern such meetings, which may include any reasonable limitations on, and requirements for, me mbers’ participation. Any s uch rules adopted by the Lions of Illinois shall supersede any conflicting rules in the parliamentary authority. At Teleconfe rence meetings, any votes required under the rules shall be conducted through ve rbal recognition by each me mber during the call. Teleconference calls shall not be combined with any other meeting format. By-Laws – Article III, Standing Committees, New Section 11 Committee Teleconference Meetings. The procedure for Committee Teleconference meetings shall be identical with the provisions provided for in Article V, Section 7 of the Constitution of this State 8

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The MD-1 Council of Governors and the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws Committee BOTH recommend ADOPTION of the following three proposed amendments by the certified delegates at the 2017 MD-1 Convention.

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DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION MARCH 17 – 19, 2017 WESTIN HOTEL – ITASCA 400 PARK BLVD., ITASCA, IL 60143 Name: ______________________________________________Lion-Lioness-Leo-Guest Club Name: ___________________________ Phone #__________________________ Club Office or District Title: _____________________________________________ Registration Fee is $15.00 or $20.00 at the door Everyone must register – fee waived for Leos

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Saturday Lunch $25.00 Saturday Evening Celebration – Reception Style $45.00 Sunday Breakfast $20.00 Note: Purchase entire meal package and your registration fee is waived. $90.00. Sorry – no meals will be available at the door! Total amount

$________ $________ $________ $________ $________

Special meal requests: ___________________________________________________________ PAYMENTS: Checks: Make payable to District 1-J Convention Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – added to total . ________________ ZIP Code_______________ Mail completed forms to: Lion Jim Graves, C/T 12955 Big Horn Dr. Huntley, Il 60142 23

3.5% processing fee will be

Expiration Date MM/YY_ _/_ _ Security Code _ _ _

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“MY KIND OF TOWN - CHICAGO” DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION MARCH 17 – 19, 2017 WESTIN HOTEL – ITASCA, IL

Hotel Reservations: Contact the Westin Hotel at 630-773-4000 or 800-6278510 no later than February 24, 2017 for a special rate of $85.00 a night. Mention you’re with the District 1-J Lions. Schedule of Events: Friday, March 17 - Registration and Certification from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Hospitality Rooms open from 7:00 to Midnight. Note: No one admitted to hospitality rooms without a convention registration badge. Saturday, March 18 - Registration open from 8:00 – 11:30 am Certification open from 8:00 to 11:00 am Opening Session from 8:30 to 9:30 am Voting from 9:30 to 11:00 am Workshops from 9:45 am – 11:45 am Lunch and Theme Basket Auction starting at 12:00 Noon Wine and Cheese reception from 5:00 to 5:45 pm Saturday Evening Winners Celebration – show your spirit by wearing your favorite Chicago sports team gear - from 6:00 pm Hospitality rooms reopen from 8:45 to Midnight Sunday, March 19 - Remembrnce Service – 9:00 am Breakfast and final session – 9:30 am Adjournment – 11:00 am

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MD1 State Monthly e-Magazine Edited & Published by Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG for Lions, Lionesses and Leos of Illinois. e-Mail Address: ILStateEditor@gmail.com Mail your articles, pictures and news items to above e-mail address.

MD1 Lions of Illinois Special 2017 Convention Issue  

All MD1 Conventions, International Convention, MD1 Amendments, etc. Edited & Published by Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG for Lions of Illinois

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