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The Illinois Lion, Lioness, Leo MD1 e-Magazine (Full) Vol. 4 - Issue 9, March 2017

The Orangeville (IL) Lions Club recently had a Lion from the Orangeville (ON, Canada) Lions Club. The man on the far right is Canadian Lion Jim Harrington, President of the Orangeville Lions Club who is pictured with Lions from the Orangeville (IL) Lions Club. Lion Jim and his wife, Gail, set up the visit as part of their travel plans to Florida. The two Clubs came together after the IL Club created a Facebook page and began receiving posts from residents and businesses of the Canadian town. The visit included a tour of Orangeville, an exchange of gifts and dinner. The Clubs intend to keep up the Lions Twinning through correspondence and perhaps a joint activity.


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!

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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 serving more people by growing Lions Clubs International to the strongest we've ever been.

I'm sharing a message sent to all district governors. I'm reminding district governors about the 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.  Invite 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.

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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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GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP CORNER: Ralph Zarada

The article below was retrieved from District 9MC Lions Club of Iowa. They propose several ideas on how to improve your recruitment process. The ideas can be used in both rural and urban environments. Recruiting new members is like “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” There is no “one” way to recruit and every recruiter will have, or develop, his own style. He may be the best recruiter in your club but his style may not be the style that you will employ to be most effective. Recruiting will be easier if your community knows who the Lions are, what you do, that Lions have fun when working, and that the community is better off because of your efforts.

find an area in a corner of the bowling alley or even in the parking lot to conduct any urgent business. The members will be able to enjoy an evening of bowling and still be able to take a few minutes for an informal meeting. The result is the members will have more fun, meeting attendance will improve, and recruitment will be easier. During your evening of bowling you will have the opportunity to strike up a conversation with other bowlers. This will give you the opportunity to sell Lionism. Bowling is just one social outing that can provide the desired exposure. You can attend local sports events, eat out in a restaurant, operate a concession stand, or show up at the center of any other appropriate area activity. The important thing is to create an opportunity to visit with potential members and to tell them your Lions story. Make yourselves noticed and visit – wear that shirt.

3. Holiday Publicity and Recruitment Opportunities. Capitalize on specific holidays or calendar events as the basis for informing the community on activities and service projects carried out by your club. 1. Develop a brochure pertinent to your club During this activity, you will have an for distribution to potential members. Have opportunity to use some recruiting a supply available to distribute during your dialogue. Sell your club to your community fund-raising projects. Take copies to your on: Chamber of Commerce to be placed in a. July 4th. If your community has a special packets provided to new residents. (If your celebration on this day it could be used for Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have such a sight centered project. Conducting a minipackets encourage them to develop packets safety program would be a timely activity and offer to have your club ”stuff” the considering the attraction fireworks have packets – this would be a helpful for children. Along with that you could set community service project). up a collection container for used eyeglasses. In addition, you could do on site 2. Set up a booth at any appropriate eye screening for pre-school children that community activity to promote your club. are at least 6 months of age. b. Halloween. This day could be used for a 3. Social Outings Boost Exposure. Have club fun local community evening parade through a periodically. Go bowling for example and wear your especially lighted route. If your community Club shirts. Your Lions shirts will attract the doesn’t have an activity on this day you attention of potential members. Smaller clubs can could use it as an opportunity to appeal to all organizations in town to participate by 5 BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Following are some ways to get that message throughout your community. Actions that will help with your recruiting program:


supporting such an activity. There shouldn’t be a need for a large budget so primarily you would be looking at a manpower investment. You could volunteer to coordinate the activity bringing extra attention to your club. The post parade evening could include a movie, a talent program – anything that would go over well in your community. c. Thanksgiving Day. If your community has a special event on this day it could be used for an organ donor project. You could have a booth with donor sign-up forms. The eye tissue relay transport program could be explained on a bulletin board. This time could also be used to explain and promote the leader dog program with a bulletin board display.

b. Don’t smother your prospects. Don’t offer leadership positions to a prospect. They may be scared away. c. Discuss projects and possibilities. The projects that have been your current members favorites may not be as exciting as some the new member has had experience with in some other organization. Remember, they may have a great project that will serve your club better than any you currently have . . . so listen to them! In service, Ralph S. Zarada PDG MD-1 GMT Coordinator

d. Memorial Day. If your community has a special event on this day it could be used by your club to – (you fill in the blank now that you have the idea!) 5. Become the leading organization in your community - by adverse possession if necessary – just move into any leadership opportunities not currently occupied or those open to a replacement. When the local Lions Club seems to be involved in everything, locals will be much easier to recruit. It will become the organization to join. 6. Avoid Potential Stumbling Blocks for new members. Consider the following when inviting potential members:

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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CORNER: Jama Wahl At a recent cabinet meeting, the upcoming International Convention was being discussed. Several Lions commented that they had not been to an International Convention previously. There were many questions‌What do we attend? Where do we go? What do we wear? This article will provide some insight.

The Plenary sessions will feature not only where we have been in the past 100 years, but where we are headed in the next 100 years. The first plenary will feature the Parade of Nations Flag Ceremony. As the host Lions, a seating section will be reserved near the stage. Lions can sit anywhere at McCormick Place, but many MDs and countries choose to sit together to show their camaraderie. Again, many Lions wear their Lions shirts and vests. Others will be dressed in business attire or their uniforms.

For the latest on the upcoming convention there are two websites filled with information. Please visit the official website of Lions Clubs International. This site can be reached by going to www.lionsclubs.org and clicking on LCICON at the top of the page.

The MD1 Reception is by invitation. All registered MD1 Lions will receive an invitation to attend. The reception will recognize our sitting District Governors and promote our MD1 Candidate for International Vice President, Past International Director, Bud Wahl. This special event is an opportunity for Lions to dress for a special evening.

The second website provides information from the MD1 2017 Host Committee www.lions2017chicago.org Since the Lions of MD1 are hosting the Lions of the world, this site explains how to volunteer, how to plan your itinerary, shares the schedule of events, and so much more!

The Midwest Breakfast, when held, encompasses Lions from around the Midwest. Lions come together to share fellowship and break bread. Those running for International Officers and Director will be introduced. Attire would be what is worn at a plenary session.

The Parade is an event filled with color, passion, and excitement. Many Lions from around the world will be wearing native costumes. There will be bands, floats, and smiling faces. Imagine a parade in your hometown and multiply that by 50,000 Lions. Traveling down State Street, this parade promises to be one of a kind. MD1 Lions intending to march in the parade will need to wear the official marching uniform which is black pants, white shirt, and navy vest with the State of Illinois emblazoned on the back. Vests will be on sale at upcoming district conventions. Lions working as parade marshals for the parade will be provided a different vest to wear.

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The International Show will be a highlight of the convention. Where can you see the Beach Boys and Chicago in concert together? This evening promises to be FUN!!! And, don’t miss the exhibits at McCormick Place. One of the featured exhibits will be the Lions of Illinois presentation of Camp Lions as well as the opportunities for Lions to be screened by the Hearing or Diabetic Retinopothy Units. Those volunteering for LIF will be provided a special shirt to wear. Educational programs will be offered most afternoons. Check out the program guide for sessions that are of interest to you and attend!

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The Officers Reception is a special event held the last night of the Convention. It is for all Lions. It gives Lions a chance to meet and greet their outgoing and incoming officers. Lions usually get a bit more dressed up for this event with men wearing sport coats and suits and the ladies dressing to match. Evenings there is much to do and see in Chicago! Be sure to check it all out! Make plans with Lions friends, old and new. Enjoy the convention! -Jama Wahl, MD1 GLT Coordinator jamawahl@yahoo.com

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.

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 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. 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.

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 If you have any questions regarding any of these recommends that we cover this issue in ours. This proposed amendments, please feel free to contact amendment clearly states the LCI Constitution and your district C&BL representative, or me. 8 BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


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, required great efforts and time to resolve the differences; 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 Supremacy Clause, further clarifying the hierarchy of our legal documents, helping to eliminate any further misinterpretations, conflicts, and any perceived contradictions between our documents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT a new Article IV of the MD-1 Constitution be adopted as shown below, effective at the close of the 2017 State Convention, and all remaining 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 followed 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 members of the Council to make such arrangements 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 newly 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 requests of any three members of the Council made either to the Council Chairperson or the State Secretary-Treasurer. 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 members 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 when the constitution and by-laws of the organization or board includes provisions for conducting such a meeting; and, WHEREAS, the Lions of Illinois currently 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 another, 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-numbered 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, members’ participation. Any such rules adopted by the Lions of Illinois shall supersede any conflicting rules in the parliamentary authority. At Teleconference meetings, any votes required under the rules shall be conducted through verbal recognition by each member 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 11

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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

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Special meal requests: ___________________________________________________________ PAYMENTS: Checks: Make payable to District 1-J Convention Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express – added to total. ________________

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ZIP Code_______________ Mail completed forms to: Lion Jim Graves, C/T 12955 Big Horn Dr. Huntley, Il 60142 26

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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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Lion Wayne McKenzie from the Norris City Lions Club presents PDG Troy Pate with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

Lion Jeff Farris from the Sparta Lions Club received a Membership Award

First African American Dist 1-CS Governor Bishop Derek Eurales from the Mounds Lions Club conducting business.

Dist 1-CS First Vice DG Daniel Harris from the Norris City Lions Club.

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Morrison Lions started collecting Christmas Tree Lights

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prior to 2016 Christmas season. Clubs secretary Lion Robert Countryman sits next to the 147 lbs received to date

District 1D Governor Pam Graney and PDG Roger Brunne

District 1-D Governor Pam Graney and Chuck McCourt

Kara Kelly from Eversight Illinois explained the Oregon Lions District 1-D Governor Pam Graney services her company provides for people who attended the Oregon Lions Club meeting February have suffered severe eye injuries or have chronic 9th. She inducted two new members (Phyllis and eye conditions that seriously impair their vision. Duane Herrmann) and also presented service Oregon Lions Club Member Dr. Tom Champley awards to three long standing members. Lion Don presented Kara with a check for $1,000 to assist Fuller was recognized for 50 years of service and this non-for-profit company to continue their good PDG Roger Brunner for 60 years of service. Lion work. Chuck McCourt was awarded a Silver Centennial Award. 53 BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION District 1-D Governor Pam Graney and Lion Don Fuller


Oregon New Member Induction- Sponsor Jan Champley, Phyllis Herrmann, Pam Graney, Duane Herrmann and sponsor Dr. Tom Champley.

Oregon Lions Donation to Eversight of Illinois: District 1-D Governor Pam Graney, Kara Kelly, Dr. Tom Champley and Chuck McCourt.

During the feb. 7th meeting the Mounds Lions Club prepared to deliver school supplies to the Meridian Elem and High School in Mounds and Cairo Elem and HighSchool in Cairo.

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Mounds Lions Club on Feb 8th delivered school supplies to Mounds and Cairo schools. The staff were so excited and thankful for the donations. Principal Thomas remarked that we were right on time, one of her teachers had just asked for pencils for the class. The Mounds Lions Club was glad to help because "We Serve."

We need your help! Our Centennial Commemorative Coin went on sale January 18, 2017. To date, approximately 38,000 coins have been sold. The first week of sales was encouraging, with a total of 30,456 coins sold. But sales for week #2 dropped considerably from week #1, to just over 8,000 coins. If sales continue to decline in the first 60 days, the U.S. Mint may cease production of our Centennial silver dollar as minting additional coins is based entirely on sales expectations. We can't let that happen, and here's why. Once the U.S. Mint has surpassed the break-even point of the program (approximately 200,000 coins), US$10 is authorized to be paid to LCIF for every coin sold. If we sell all 400,000 coins of our planned mintage, US$4 million will be given to LCIF to

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support our global humanitarian initiatives. Just imagine how many more people we could help! We know that it takes time to get the word out to Lions, and that's where you, our Lions leaders, can make the difference. In your highly respected and influential position, you can assist our marketing efforts by promoting the coin during your regular visits to Lions—at district and multiple district conventions, club visits, etc.—and encouraging them to purchase a coin. If you have already ordered and received your coin, bring it to events so Lions can see the beauty and value of this limited-edition coin for themselves. You can also download our Centennial Coin flyer and FAQ to help promote the coin to Lions.

During that meeting some particular members and our club as a whole was honored with many awards and pins. First, as a club we were awarded the Club Excellence award with a chevron for our flag and a pin for our president. Second, as a club we were awarded the Centennial Service Award. Third, two of our members, Lions Peggy Painter and Marilan Weber were recognized for their years of service to our club and community with their 20year pins. And, finally, the best was saved for last by the Governor presenting Lion Marilan Weber with a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

With your help, we can make this program a success! Very truly yours, Chancellor Bob Corlew

Staunton Lions Club was honored with a visit by District Governor Jerry Eiffert and his wife, Donna.

(Group photo is a small gathering of our club, along with DG Eiffert and his wife, Donna. Pictured are, back row, left to right: Lions Josh Thorn, 1st VP, Larry Braman, Treasurer, Elizabeth Johnson, Karl Painter, Marilan Weber, Donna Eiffert, and DG Jerry Eiffert First row: Lions Robin Stranimeier, President, Cynthia LaRosa, Tracy Favre, Peggy Painter) 56

Lion Marilan Weber and DG Eiffert presenting her with the Melvin Jones recognition.

Pictured is just a sample of what the community collects for us, as well a photo of our faithful Lion and Lion members picking up more toys for our program. Members of St. Michael's Parish delivering toys to Staunton Lions Club.

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Staunton Lions Secret Santa Christmas program provides food certificates and toys for the children in our community.

2 new members were inducted to Chicago Jose Rizal Lions Club by District 1A Governor Ernie Lapid. Lion mascot and Lion Joe Favre collect toys from First National Bank in Staunton for our toy drive.

Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG installed new officers for Chicago Jose Rizal Lions Club.

Your Editor – Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG made 5 presentations to the students of Addison Train High School, Addison for their 2017 International Fest. Main topic for the presentation was – How Humanitarian Associations play a major role in growing local economy. Students were briefed on LCIF, LIF and Leo Clubs through video presentation and questions and answer. 57

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A great program was presented to members and guests at the Okawville Lions Club meeting Wednesday evening, February 1st. Diane Averbeck told of the importance of her faithful medical alert


dog Jodi. Her constant companion will alert Diane if she has a problem about to happen by alerting her, and if necessary, can call 911.

2016. Pictured with Meyers are PDG Robert E. Plock who displays the club’s 100 Percent Award and his 100 Percent President Award, while Lion Donna Smith holds her 100 Percent Secretary Award.

2nd VDG/Zone Chairperson Barbara Stewart was the presenter at a New Member Orientation hosted by the German Valley Lions Club on February 15. Participating were, left to right, German Valley Lions Club President Peggy Larson, new members Beth Watter and William Crocker, and PDG Robert E. Plock. Joan Marie Cook Cothern, 77, of Gibson City, Illinois formerly of LeRoy, Illinois passed away at 8:41 A.M. Tuesday, February, 14, 2017 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City, Illinois

The Okawville Lions Club also recognized Devin Kreke of Bartelso for his help during Candy Day last October. Devin volunteered his time to help raise funds for all 13 programs of the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Congrats to Devin. And ... thank you.

IPDG Gary Meyers of Lena recently presented German Valley Lions Club Awards earned in 2015 – 58

She is survived by: Husband, PDG Glenn V. Cothern of Gibson City, IL; Children, George "Butch" Cook Jr. of LeRoy,IL; Lisa (Rusty) Wright of Ten Mile, TN; Kelly Duby of Normal, IL; Pamela Fulk of LeRoy, IL; Katrina (Earl) Nalley of LeRoy, IL; Rhonda (Phillip) Bachman of Heyworth, IL; Step Children, Daniel Cothern of Plainfield, IL; Kelly Fermazin of Warrenville, IL; Georgia (Tony) Souspriskis of

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LeRoy, IL; Dixie Weinheimer of LeRoy, IL; 26 Grandchildren, 27 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Eleanore Taden of Watseka, IL Preceded in death by her parents, brother, grandson, Joseph Nechkash, daughter-in-law Jean Cook, son-in-law Don Duby. Joan received her Associates Degree in Business. Joan co-owned CF & H Construction with her late husband, George Cook Sr. She had worked at the Apartment Mart in Bloomington, IL and retired from the accounting department at ISU in 2001. She was a member of the Junior Women's Club, LeRoy, IL and member of the Gibson City Lions Club. Joan loved her family, gardening, playing cards, bowling and traveling.

TAMPICO LIONS CLUB HOLD FUNDRAISERS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR PLT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. The Tampico Lions Club will have their Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday March 5, 2017 at the Tampico Grade School at 306 E Kimball, 1 block South and two blocks East of Casey’s General Store, from 8am to 1pm in Tampico, IL.

This all you can eat meal will include pancakes, scramble eggs, sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Diet syrup is available also. Donation for the meal will be accepted at the door to the cafeteria. 59

Please use the North Main entry of the school and take the hallway straight back to the cafeteria. Tampico Lions Club is also selling their dozen roses of different colors. This year’s roses will come from Prophetstown Blooms-A-Latte with instructions on how to care for the roses to make them last longer. You can contact any Tampico Lions Club Member for sale of roses or call 815-535-3665 for more information or place orders. Delivery of roses will be Saturday April 15th, 2017 and everyone ordering roses will receive a phone call before delivery. Tampico Lions Club gives out four (4) $500 scholarship each year to a Prophetstown/Lyndon/Tampico High School graduate. Students are asked to write on a subject, to be announced later, and the essays are judged by the Tampico Lions Members without knowing who wrote the essay. The 4 essays with the highest votes will receive the scholarships and the information is given back to the PLT High School so they can put the names on the certificates to be awarded at awards night at the high school sometime in May. Hopefully the two above fundraisers will raise the needed $2,000 to pay for the scholarship. Tampico Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Tampico Area Community Building with the exception of July and August when the club is on Summer break. The club only meets on the 2nd Monday in November and December due to the holidays close to the 4thMonday of each month. Tampico Lions Club Membership not only includes dues but also pays for all 18 meals the club enjoys by the Brooks Catering Service from the Tampico General Trading Company. Everyone interested in Tampico Lions Club is welcome to attend our meal and meeting as our guests! ------------------------------------------------------------------

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Long-time Bloomingdale resident and Lion Marv Roehlke is lucky enough to have a street in town named after him now! However, we don’t think luck has a whole lot to do with it – knowing Lion Marv, we’re sure he earned it!!!

John Corneille, Director of Gifts and Planning for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, recently addressed the Naperville Noon Lions Club. John is a former member of the DeKalb Evening Lions Club and was an attorney for 25 years in the DeKalb area before recently moving to Minneapolis to devote full time to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 5 and has participated in several clinical trials to find a cure for this disease. He updated the Lions on the progress that has been made in

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advancing a cure for individuals who suffer from low vision and blindness. The Naperville Noon Lions has supported the Foundation Fighting Blindness for many years and has donated over $50,000 to support its research. (l to r) Naperville Lions President Steve Hertzberg, John Corneille and Steve Sroka, Events Manager, Midwest for the Foundation, and a member of the South Milwaukee Lions Club.

Glendale Heights Barangay Lions took a break for a “photo op” with 1st VDG Lion John Hilliard at the District 1-J Bowling Tournament.

Algonquin Lions Club’s newest member, Lion Paul Damato (r), was inducted into the club by Lion Bill Moore(c) with sponsoring Lion Jeff Pflanz (l) standing by.

These Sun City-Huntley Lions had a good time at the District 1-J Bowling Tournament. (l to r) Lion Sheldon Clark with his wife Karen, Lion Dr. Deb Junkins, Lion Janet Sisson and her husband Verne. 61

Attention Grandmas & Grandpas! -- Union Lions Club is raffling off a handmade “Rocking Lion.” The winning ticket will be pulled at noon on March 12th at the Union Firehouse at the end of its Pancake Breakfast. If you would like tickets, contact Lion Rev. Frank at 815-923-4203 or email him at revfrank-union@aol.com. (l to r) Lions Bill Seemann, President Lion Frank Szewczyk, woodcarver Lion Barry Mishler, Lion Rodger Brandt, Zone Chair Jim Worden, Lions Barney Dalton and Roger Christiansen. ------------------------------------------------------------------As part of its Community Service Program, Crate & Barrel collected used eye glasses at the Naperville Campus and Contact Center during the month of January. The Crate & Barrel campus has over one million square feet of space and employees approximately 700 individuals. Because of its

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efforts, over 300 pairs of used eye glasses were collected. Representatives of Crate & Barrel presented the glasses to the Naperville Noon Lions Club at its weekly luncheon meeting. (l to r) NNLC President Lion Steve Hertzberg, who accepted the glasses on behalf of the club; Pam Cleff, Director of the Contact Center at Crate & Barrel and Diana Newby, Furniture Customer Service Manager and Chair of its Community Service Program

The Bartlett Lions Club installed two new members at its January meeting. 1st Vice District Governor Lion John Hilliard led the ceremony. (l to r) Lion John Hilliard, Sponsor Lion Anthony Troyke, new Lion Max Troyke, Sponsor Lion Aaron Reinke, and new Lion Michael Baggot. Waubonsee Community College Lions Club President Lion Erin Almady (r) posed with District 162

J Governor Maria Andrews, (l) at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove on Wednesday, January 18th. Lion Almady is Charter President of the WCC Lions Club. The Geneva, Elburn, and Aurora Noon Lions Clubs co-sponsored the WCC Lions Club formed in November, 2016. Welcome aboard, Lions!!

Bartlett Lions Club hired the Streamwood High School Culinary Class to prepare dinner for one of its evening meetings. Events, like this, give students a real life experience in preparing a meal, from scratch, and serving the meal. Bartlett Lion Steve Litchfield is eager to go up for seconds. -------------------------------------------------------------------

Once again, the Elburn Lions Club hosted another successful Ski For Sight. Because there was no snow that day, they had to go with “Plan B.” Guests played Bingo and enjoyed the Lions’ traditional

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pork chop & chicken lunch. Elburn Leos assisted with Bingo and helped served lunch to the approximately 60 participants for the weekend.

Elburn Lions helped guests off the bus who came to the District 1-J’s annual Ski For Sight. Waubonsee Community College Lions Club members welcome District 1J Governor Maria Andrews at their meeting.

Elmhurst Lions Club held its 31st Annual Pizza Party fundraiser at Sandberg Middle School in February.

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Naperville Noon Lions Chris and Meghan Williams were two of those in attendance at the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade in California and they were able to see the Lions Clubs International float up close & personal. Two lucky lions from Illinois! Rest of us watched this beautiful float on TV.

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Naperville Noon Lions Bill Bleecker, Rick Butz, and Gary Vician were on hand to bowl. The Lions reported even though nine signed up to bowl, only these three tried & true bowlers made it that morning.

The Waterloo Lions Club welcomed Lion Yue Ma from Hong Jo, China to their February membership meeting. He chose Mark as his American name to make it easy. He gave us a glimpse into Lionism in China. Lion Yue Ma is a visiting exchange student. He is pictured here with 1st VP Lion Joe Brauer and Lion Ruth Ann Mueller. ------------------------------------------------------------------The Vernon Hills Lions Club presented a check for $10,000 to the Vernon Hills Park District at the Park District’s January 26th Regular Board Meeting at the Larry Laschen Community Center in Vernon Hills. The Lions Club will be moving their regular meeting location from the Laschen Center to the Sullivan Community Center, also in Vernon Hills, within the next several weeks.

PDG Lion Bob Fowler (r) inducted Lion Jose Cuevas into the Elgin Lions Club. His sponsor is Lion Ed Bates (l). Lion Jose is helping Lion Ed organize the Raceway Woods Run. 64

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The Vernon Hills Lions Club provides services and support to community members, the Village of Vernon Hills, the Vernon Hills Park District, and other local Lions Clubs. Some of those service are assistance with vision and hearing-related concerns, scholarships to Vernon Hills High School and Hawthorne Middle Schools North and South, camp scholarships to Camp Lions, donations to area food pantries, and supporting local participants in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The VH Lions has a long standing relationship with the VH Park District in providing manpower for several park events every year, including their upcoming 4th Annual Craft Beer Tasting in March and the Hoppin’ Holiday Hunt a few weeks later. The Vernon Hills Lions Club meets at 8 AM the first Saturday of each month and 7 PM the third Wednesday of each month at the Sullivan Center. See https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/vernonh/ for more information.

The Annual Peace Poster Contest Chair, Lion Sherry Cates, Presented awards to the winners. Paden nd Schultz won $50 for his 1st place win and 2 place was won by Bethany Hopkins who received $25. Great job all! Both students were accompanied by their parents to our February Membership Meeting in celebration.

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Lion Dale Haudrich led the way to getting Lions signs made up and put up at each of the four entrances to Waterloo. Look for them! We're always proud to toot our horn! In fact, toot it each time you see one! :) Lion Ron Mueller's drill is still smokin' in this photo. Thank you for all the footwork to accomplish this!

Chicago Nepalese Lions Club members at their February monthly meeting at Mount Everest Restaurant in Evanston.

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District 1A Governor Ernie Lapid is ready to bowl at the District Bowling Tournament which held at Lisle Bowling Lanes. Next to him is Lion Edna Lapid

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Lions of Illinois MD1 Monthly e-Magazine for the Month of March, 2017  

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