The Illinois Lion Lioness Leo MD1 e-Magazine Lite Vol. 1 Issue 12
Past International President Jimmy Ross and Lion Velda receiving US Presidentâ€™s Life Time Achievement Award during 94th MD1 State Convention. Also you see CC Lydia & Editor Austin f
Lion Van Stone â€“ Lions of Illinois Foundation Executive Administrator with his lovely wife Lisa, Son Wesley and daughter Melissa during LIF 40 th Anniversary Brunch and his retirement party.
make a copy and set up a “library type” system so that those who do not have email can check out the issue and read it and return it for another club member to read. There are always ways to make the necessary changes that are happening in Lionism and life.
Greetings to All! Our 2014 State Convention is now over and from the many comments that have been spoken or written it was a great and successful convention. My hat is off to PDG Judy Tapper and her committee for working so hard and giving us a great weekend in Lisle. There were some changes to formats this year and they were very well accepted.
It has been a great honor to serve this 2013-2014 year as the Council Chair for MD 1. I strived each day to represent all the Lions, Lionesses and Leos of this great state to the best of my ability and keep their best interest in mind. Yes, I had some opposition to me in this position, and at times I struggled to understand why there was such strong opposition and I thank those who were willing to let me call and talk things out with them. However, for the most part I had great encouragement from so many others that I knew that I would come out on top. I am so very thankful for the opportunity to FOLLOW MY DREAM and I thank everyone who truly supported and encouraged me during this year.
I want to say a personal THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to attend the convention. We also thank PIP Jimmy and Velda Ross for joining us for the weekend. It is always great to have them visit here in MD 1 and PIP Jimmy has some great words for us to listen to and absorb. I especially want to say THANK YOU to the First Timers who took the time to attend our convention and I look forward to seeing you all at conventions in the future.
MD 1 must continue to make necessary CHANGES and make a determined effort to increase our membership, to retain our members who are rapidly going out the back door, and to start new clubs. We will be hosting the 2017 International 100 Anniversary Convention and we must show the world why we are MD 1. We must CHANGE and update ourselves into the social media world to get the word out that Lions are here and we are staying here in MD 1. We must CHANGE to attract new and younger members. We must CHANGE and double our efforts to keep our members from leaving our clubs. We must CHANGE and move forward and stop the backwards movement here in MD 1. We must CHANGE and set a example to the world that Lions are the best service organization in the world. We must CHANGE and grow here in MD 1.I want to leave you with a quote from a unknown author “ Today will Never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone.
The 2013-2014 Council of Governors has worked hard this year and are still working to finish out their year knowing that they did the best that they could do in the running of the business affairs of MD 1. They worked hard at running our MD 1 like a business, no matter how much opposition came their way. We challenge the Council for 2014-2015 when they take office on July 8 in Toronto to continue this process and to not regress back into the past. We all must move forward and make the necessary changes that are required to maintain our MD 1 as a leader in Lionism. CHANGE - what a word and what meaning it has for our lives. Change happens to us everyday but it seems that no matter how we say it or what we do to make changes happen - there are always some who oppose the thought of changes happening in MD 1. Our State Magazine changed this year and is still being reworked and changed to help with the distribution of each issue. We thank PDG Austin D’Souza for taking on this task and doing a awesome job. So Cabinet Secretary’s need to change to make sure that all the clubs in their districts receive the magazine. Then Club Secretary’s need to change and be sure that eachclub member with a email address get each issue. I have heard the comment that “not all my members have emails” and my answer to this is to
Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.” Please take these words to heart and may God bless you all. Thank you for taking the time to Serve. In Lionism, CC Lydia Ellis 2013-2014
94th Annual Lions of Illinois State Convention
Are We Doing the Right Thing? Lions world over held their elections – in their Clubs, Districts, Multiple Districts and will be soon at International level to elect and select leaders to lead their Lionistic geographical areas. How many of us can say boldly that we did the right thing in selecting leaders?
Our Annual Convention is now history. We had over 395 attendees, including guests, Leos, Lioness and children. The comments were great, the food was great and the hotel was great!
As usual, we had our own agenda in selecting leaders; we had our own selection based on our friendship, based on our own clicks and groups; and based on NOT WHAT THE CANDIDATES KNOW; BUT WHO THEY KNOW!
The hotel staff went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed, including coffee Saturday morning in the Silent Auction area and tea and lemonade Friday afternoon, along with cookies.
This is what spoils Lionism in this entire world; at our Club level; District level, Multiple District level and International level. Even though we are a group of Humanitarian Volunteers, we bring some selfish politics in our dealings and make things worse.
We want to thank all of you who provided items for the Silent Auction. We made over $1400. We also made over $400 at the live auction Sunday morning, both of which will go to pay for the refreshments on Friday and Saturday. It takes a lot of Lions to make a successful convention and once again you all stepped forward to make this year’s convention work.
I must say that this is one of the reasons we are losing members due to power hungry people. I know it happens everywhere in our daily lives – at work, in our churches, schools, state, local and national government level too.
I want to give a special thank you to the following people:
Hurting someone is very easy with our careless acts of selfishness; however, bringing back that enthusiasm, energy, power and volunteerism is somewhat very hard to achieve. Let us do one thing – as we brag our service to humanity, let us maintain our relationship with fellow members at any level and recognize their talent, knowledge, education, experience and energy while selecting leaders in our Clubs, Districts, Multiple Districts and International level. If we really need or hungry for power, let us climb the tallest tree in our neighborhood and place a chair on the upmost top branch and let us sit on it forever; nobody will bother us and seek more power than us to go higher. Once again I remind all lions in this beautiful world of ours – let us read ‘Lions Code of Ethics’ daily until we improve our character, behavior, attitude and friendship toward our fellow lions and give them valid recognition, Amen. -IPDG Austin D’Souza, Ph.D. My e-mail is: ILStateEditor@gmail.com.
Lion Nila Hemming, 1G; Lion Betty Thien, 1G; Lion Ken Horn, who filled in for the State Secretary Treasurer, who was unable to attend; Lion John Barsanti, iJ; Lion Alan Barack, 1J; Lion Randy Ferguson, 1CS; Lion Tom Drez, 1B; Lion Snap Hornung, 1H; Lion Ron Fruit, 1D; Lion John Thien, 1G; Lion Bill Foli, 1K; Lion Chip Farrington, 1CS; Lion John Allsworth, 1H; Lion Bob Lutz, 1H; Lion Dick Ronna, 1H; Lion Karen Gumino, 1J; Lion Trisha Simmons, 1H; Lion Mary Reading, 1F; Leo Becca Reading, 1F; Lion Carol Anderson, 1G; Lion John O’Brien, Lion Reveneal O’Brien, 1B; Lion Jim McCarter, Lion Carolyn McCarter, 1H; Lion Susan Borgwardt, 1F; Lion Meg O’Brien, 1B; DGE Buzz Melton, 1H; Lion Sue Zarada, 1A; Lion Sarah Kallbrier, Lion Dan Kallbrier, 1G; Lion Andy Liamaga, Cab Sec/Treas, 1A; Lion Tim Berner, Cab Sec, 1B; Lion Steve Griffin, Cab Sec/Treas, 1CS (also DGE); Lion Nicole Fruit, Cab Sec, 1D; Lion Brad Cash, Cab Sec/Treas, 1E; Lion Shelly Gallagher, Cab Sec, 1F; Lion Cheryl Russell, Cab Sec, 1H; Lion Bonnie Bradbury, Cab Sec, 1J; Lion Dean
Keller, 1L; All members of the Resolutions, Rules, Convention Site Selection, Sergeant-at-arms and Elections committees.
Listen and learn from others
A special thank you to the Convention committee: 1A, Lion Steve Anton; 1B, Lion Paul Bennetazio; 1CN, Lion Lydia Ellis; 1CS; Lion Ruben Owens, Lion Sheryl Owens; 1D, Lion Darlene Pieper; 1E, Lion Ken Horn; 1F, Lion Sue Hastings; 1G, Lion Carol Anderson; 1J, Lion Sharon Endean; 1K, Lion Richard Hadley; 1L, Lion Jim Strange and the Hospitality Committees!
Act for the benefit of everyone
Energize the organization
Develop themselves and others Empower others to lead Recognize Achievement When asked, What is Leadership? Many leaders respond with one word: ACTION. This ACTION can involve one or more of the following: moving forward, sharing vision, communicating ideas, making decisions, and celebrating success.
Thank you to the Council Members, a group that helped me put this convention together with their full support: CC Lydia Ellis, VCC Fred Peska, Council Treasurer Mario Gumino, Council Secretary Tawny Hall, DG Dave Hansen, DG Dave Wheeler, DG Mo Ritzel, DG Moe Johnson, DG Butch Guennewig, DG Molly Penny, DG Johnny Anderson, DG John Pajkos, DG Steve Frankenstein.
-Communicate your ideas. Others must understand your plans and project before they can act. The more they know and understand the better the outcome. -Just Do It! A leader makes good things happen for others and the organization, doing the best and the right thing for all.
This is just a few of the people who made this convention work. I apologize for anyone’s name that I have left off this list, your help was greatly appreciated.
-Set the Example. Get out among your club members or other clubs in your district. Get to know others. Solve problems with input from others. Walk the talk.
I look forward to seeing you all in Effingham for the 95th Annual State Convention.
-Manage things. Lead People. -Lion Judy Tapper, -Make decisions. Be timely. Be thoughtful. Remember not deciding is to decide.
State Convention Chairperson, 2013-2014.
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-Solve problems. Look at all possible outcomes and consider the “what if” of each outcome. Make the best choice.
This is the third article in a series based on the writings of John Baldoni. In his handbook 180 Ways to Walk the Leadership Talk, he identifies six important behaviors that all leaders do. We have already considered listening and learning from others as well as energizing the organization. This month we will consider Acting for the Benefit of Everyone:
-Avoid the Blame Game. Look for solutions, not a scapegoat. -Be a champion for your team. Get them what is needed to do a good job. Address concerns quickly. -Manage crisis. If things are in chaos, take a minute to “cool down”. Assess and make the best possible decision with the information available. -Earn Loyalty. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Show respect. Share in the jobs no one else wants to do. -Solve disputes by seeking a win-win situation. Both parties need to leave feeling they have left the discussion with something, no loser.
-Be Pro-Active. Look for roadblocks to change and act upon them. Get others’ opinions. Be relevant to your club and community.
tional Convention Chairperson as two additional positions eligible for reimbursement of expenses for attending the International Convention.
-Manage your Time. There are only 24 hours in the day. Use it well.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section 1, paragraph 3, of Article IX of the Lions of Illinois Constitution entitled State Revenue, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, by adding the phrasing marked in bold below:
-Change is constant, except for ideas such as honor, truth, integrity, and love, which remain constant. -Admit your mistakes. No one can be right all of the time. Accept it, apologize sincerely, and learn from it.
One Dollar and Fifty Cents ($1.50) per capita of said fund shall be available for use for this State’s participation in the International Convention. Expenses of each out-going District Governor, incoming Council Chairperson, and out-going International Convention Chairperson, in connection with his/her attending the International Convention at or near the conclusion of his/her term of office shall be considered a proper charge against this International Convention Fund and reimbursement for said expenses of such outgoing District Governors, incoming Council Chairperson, and outgoing International Convention Chairperson, out of this fund shall be on the same basis as that allowed District Governors Elect under the Rules of Audit of and by Lions Clubs International.
-Map your Action Plan. *Establish the vision, so everyone knows where you want to go. *Articulate the strategies. Be sure people know how you will get there. *Identify the benchmarks. Demonstrate how they will know when they are there and celebrate the accomplishment of getting there. *Provide a flexible way for continuous feedback. Get input from others. -Get Personal. Reach out.
Know your club and community.
Lions of Illinois, Inc.
-Ask questions of yourself as well as others. Show tolerance of others’ points of view. Share ideas.
-Lion Jama Wahl,
TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
MD1 GLT Chairperson
BY LAWS - ARTICLE III, STANDING COMMITTEES, Section 1
2014 Resolutions at MD1 State Convention in Lisle - Results: Lions of Illinois, Inc.
Subject: This proposed amendment would eliminate the one year requirement of serving on a district committee before one would be eligible to serve as State Chairperson of the committee. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the last two sentences of Section 1 of Article III of the Lions of Illinois By-Laws entitled Standing Committees, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, as follows:
RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE IX, STATE REVENUE, Section 1 Subject: This proposed amendment would add the incoming Council Chairperson and the out-going Interna-
With the exception of the Long Range Planning Committee, in order to be eligible for appointment as Chairperson of a Standing Committee, the appointee shall have served as a District Chairperson of that Committee for at least one (1) year. However, Iin the event that no application is received for a State Chairperson position, or the Council is not in favor of any applica-
tions received for a particular committee, the Council may waive the one year eligibility requirement and appoint a Lion to fill the position.
Lions of Illinois, Inc.
tion entitled Amendments, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, as follows: Section 2. Any amendment proposed to the Constitution shall be first approved by the Board of Directors of the Club or the Cabinet of the District in which the proposal originated, and shall be submitted in writing by the Club Secretary or the Cabinet Secretary, respectively to the State Secretary-Treasurer not later than 120 days prior to the first scheduled day of the State Convention. The proposed changes shall then be promptly referred by the State Secretary-Treasurer to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee for consideration. Amendments may also originate with the State Council or the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. Amendments submitted by the State Council shall also be referred to the Constitution and By Laws Committee. All proposed amendments, after being considered and reviewed by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, shall be referred to the State Council by the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, along with the committee's recommendations, by the fourth State Council Meeting, at which time the State Council shall review all proposed amendments and make the final decision as to which of the proposed amendments are to be presented to the delegates at the upcoming state convention for consideration. After its consideration, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee State Council shall report its recommendations on the proposed amendment(s) to the State Secretary-Treasurer not later than 45 days prior to the first scheduled day of the State Convention, and the State Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for mailing copies of the proposed amendment, together with the recommendations of the State Council and Constitution and By-Laws Committee, to each Club in the State at least 30 days prior to the first scheduled day of the State Convention. The Council of Governors, at its discretion, may direct the State Secretary-Treasurer to publish the proposed amendments in the State magazine in lieu of the above cited mailings and in accordance with the prescribed dates. Each District shall reimburse the State for its pro rata share of the cost of the preparation and mailing of such copies, based upon the number of Clubs in the District, and also for publishing same in the last issue of the State magazine to be published prior to the State convention dates.
RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE V, STATE ORGANIZATION, Section 2 Subject: This proposed amendment would extend the time limit a Past District Governor (PDG) would be eligible to run for Council Chairperson to five (5) years. Currently, the time limit is three (3) years. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT paragraph two, of Section 2 of Article V of the Lions of Illinois Constitution entitled State Organization, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, by replacing the word "three" in the first sentence, with the word "five", as shown below: Candidates for the Council Chairperson position must be a Past District Governor, having served as an MD-1 District Governor within the previous three five fiscal Lions years immediately preceding the year they are to serve as Council Chairperson. The Council Chairperson position shall have voting rights in any Council action.
Lions of Illinois, Inc.
RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE LIONS OF ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS CONSTITUTION MENTS, Section 2
Subject: This proposed amendment would require all amendments originating from a club, district, or the MD-1 Constitution and By-Laws Committee, to be reviewed and approved by the Council of Governors before being presented to the delegates at a state convention for consideration. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Section 2 of Article XII of the Lions of Illinois Constitu-
Lions of Illinois, Inc. Failed! RESOLUTION To Amend the Lions of Illinois Constitution and By-Laws Constitution-Article IX Section 1, State Revenue 66
Subject: This proposed amendment would change the dollar amount and the distribution of funds for the outgoing District Governor to the International Convention.
Section 1, Fifty Cents (.50) One Dollar and Fifty Cents (1.50) per capita of said Fund shall be used exclusively for the promotion, and election of candidates from Illinois to the International Board of Directors or to the office of Second Vice-President, First Vice-President and President of Lions Clubs International, provided however, that the balance to be held in such Fund shall be limited to and maintained at Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000). After this limitation has been reached, this One Dollar and Fifty Cents (1.50), or the balance thereof after bringing the Fund balance back up to the Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000), shall be applied as Follows: A. 35% thereof shall be allocated to the International Convention Fund, to be used exclusively for out of country outgoing District Governorâ€™s convention expenses. B. 35% thereof shall be allocated to the Magazine Fund C. 30% thereof shall be allocated to the State Administrative and State Convention Administrative Fund.
Now, Therefore, Be it resolved that Section 1, Paragraph 3 of Article IX of the Lions of Illinois Constitution entitled State Revenue, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, as follows: Section 1, One Dollar and Fifty Cents (1.50) per capita of said fund shall be available for use for this States participation in the International Convention. Expenses of each out-going District Governor in connection with his/her attending the International Convention at or near the conclusion of his/her term of office shall be considered a proper charge against this International Convention fund and reimbursement for said expenses of such outgoing District Governors out of this fund shall be on the same basis as that allowed District Governors Elect under the Rules of Audit of and by Lions Clubs International. Fifty cents (.50) per capita of
said fund shall be available for registration only for each outgoing District Governor to the international convention, and no transportation or lodging costs will be included.
A 25% thereof shall be allocated to the Administrative Fund. B 25% thereof shall be allocated to the State Convention Administrative Fund. C 25% thereof shall be allocated to the MD-1 Forum. D. 25% thereof shall be allocated to be invested for future use for the State Administrative Fund.
Respectfully Submitted Lion Bonnie Bradbury Cabinet Secretary, 1-J
Lions of Illinois, Inc.
Any amount in excess of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) held in the Promotion Fund as of May 21, 1989 July 1, 2014 shall be allocated and transferred to the foregoing funds in the percentages indicated above.
RESOLUTION To Amend the Lions of Illinois Constitution and ByLaws
Respectfully Submitted Lion Bonnie Bradbury Cabinet Secretary, 1-J
Constitution-Article IX Section 1, State Revenue
This proposed amendment would change the dollar amount going into the Promotional Fund and the distribution of funds that are over and above the cap of $50,000. Now, Therefore, Be it resolved that section 1, Paragraph 4 of Article IX of the Lions of Illinois Constitution entitled State Revenue, be amended, effective at the close of the 2014 State Convention, as follows:
Shall Districts 1-E and 1-L Merge into One SubDistrict? Yes ____ No ____ Since this is a resolution, and not an amendment to the constitution and by-laws, it requires only a simple majority to the affirmative, to pass. Simple majority is defined as anything greater than 50%.
US$500,000. This $500,000 pledge by the Oswal family follows the largest personal donation given to LCIF (also by the Oswal family) of $6 million. Their most recent generous act resulted in the Lions of the world contributing $870,000 in April towards the Measles Initiative, allowing for their pledge of $500,000 to be added, totaling $1.37 million being raised during the month for measles. With the matching gift from the GAVI Alliance, the total money raised during the month of April for measles was $2.74 million! These donations will help save four times the number of children from the potentially devastating effects of measles. In addition, donations were eligible for Melvin Jones Fellowship credit.
Measles Initiative Takes on Another Level Through our partnership with Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Alliance, Lions have committed to raising US$30 million by our 100th anniversary in 2017 towards the fight to eliminate measles. The funds raised by Lions will be matched through the GAVI Matching Fund, which is financially supported by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. Through our joint efforts with GAVI and other partners, we will help immunize more than 114 million children and increase access to quality immunization services to benefit children throughout the world.
Please keep the Measles Initiative in mind when making your gift to LCIF. Every dollar received will help protect a child from the devastating effects of measles.
World Immunization Week was April 23-30, 2014. In celebration of World Immunization Week and the Lions efforts around the world to eliminate measles, all donations made for measles during the month of April were matched dollar for dollar by Lion Aruna Oswal of India, and her family, up to a total gift of -PID Bud Wahl, MD1 LCIF Chair
esting and informative. It is always a great experience to hear what the other districts are doing for those that we serve.
Travels With the ID Bill McKinney
In February we also were invited to the District Convention of 26M1 in Missouri and truly enjoyed our time with those hard working Lions. Then later in the month we headed to San Diego to attend the International Board of Directors meeting. We once again had our hearts touched by the activities that we as spouses and partners attended. Thevision screening event that we went to really showed me what a group of hard working Lions and volunteers can do in a day in dispensing hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses. Those who were being examined were so patient with the wait time. Upon our return home from the International Convention in Hamburg, Germany we began to visit various clubs and districts here in MD 1. In August, ID Bill went to Lions International in Oak Brook for a training session of all the newly elected IDâ€™s. Several of them attended a Lions meeting at the invitation of PDG Jim Addington and enjoyed the evening. ID Bill traveled from Oak Brook to Rockford to attend a dinner where 1 VP Joe Preston was speaking.
In March, 2014 we attended District 1-CS district convention and enjoyed seeing our many friends there. March also found us traveling to District 43Y in Kentucky and what a great time we had with them. ID Bill and I received a very warm welcome and made many new friends. ID Bill and I were both honored by being named Kentucky Colonels in recognition of our service to Lions. We were also named honorary citizens of Hazard, Kentucky and were made a Duke and Duchess of the city of Hazard. We were touched by these great honors.
November, 2013 we attended the MD 1 Forum in Normal, Illinois and got to thank many who helped with our campaign and election in Hamburg. In November we also attended the Altamont Lions club meeting and the Governors night in Carmi. We also stayed busy with other events and meetings throughout the State.
March also found us traveling to 14 U in Pennsylvania for their district convention and again we made many new friends in Lions. We also go to meet some of the other District Governors who attended the convention. We enjoyed our time with these dedicated Lions and had a great trip - we even had to have the plane deiced before we could fly home.
December, 2013 we spent the holiday season with family and many friends. We also hosted our annual Christmas open house and enjoyed the time of fellowship with the many who attended.
It is a great honor to be representing the Lions, Lioness and Leos of the world as a part of the International Board of Directors. Thank you all once again for choosing us to serve.
January, 2014 we attended the Altamont Lions Club 75 Anniversary and enjoyed the evening with everyone. We also attended our Lions meetings and the Council of Governors meeting later in the month.
To be continued..... -ID Partner in Service, Lydia
February, 2014 we attended 1-J and 1-G district cabinet meetings and found them to be very inter-
$250.00 or $500.00. Each level of donation will have its own distinct patch. Over the next couple of years, the Host Committee will be presenting programs that will inform the LIONS of ILLINOIS about the duties and responsibilities that are needed to coordinate the Hosting of the Centennial Convention. LION Volunteers will be a big part of this committee with a lot more information coming as we get closer to the convention. If you are interested in being an active leader on the Host Committee, you can reach Lion Bob Block, PDG at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (219) 671-0287 for additional information.
The Lions of the World will be descending on the City of Chicago to celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2017. The Lions of Illinois, Multiple District 1 will serve as the Host Committee for the Centennial Convention. It may sound like it is still far away, but there is a lot to prepare for in the years leading up to the convention. The Centennial Convention will be June 30 - July 4, 2017. The main venue will be McCormick Place and about 8 to 12 hotels will be used to house the more than 25,000 attendees that are being anticipated to attend this milestone in our
Remember that there is always a place for YOU to volunteer.
We’re excited to finally announce the winners for Lions Clubs International’s first ever social media photo contest held in honor of #MatteosDream. In December, we asked Lions to share photos on Facebook and Instagram that show how your club makes dreams come true. The responses were great, and choosing a winner was no easy task! - See more at:
Association’s history. The International Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 1 and will march down either Clark or State Street. The Host Committee is still in need of LIONS who are willing to be an active leader. The Host Committee is responsible to promote the committee activities and the convention at various functions throughout the coming years; hosting of the visitors during their stay in Chicago; the marshalling of the parade and various sessions that will take place during the convention and the fund raising to allow for the committee to carry-out the committee responsibilities. There are various areas that LION Leaders are still needed to assist and be an active member in the planning of the committee’s activities. Right now, we have two projects that will step off our fund raising efforts this Spring. This Commemorative Pin will be available to all Lions for a $5.00 donation to the committee. Pins will be available in later February and at all District Conventions. The other is a banner patch that will be given to the club that makes a direct donation to the committee. There are three levels of donations - $100.00,
MD1 State Convention, Hotel Hilton, Lisle, IL. May 16-18, 2014 International Convention, Toronto, Canada July 4-7, 2014 MD1 STATE E-MAGAZINE EDITED & PUBLISHED BY: IPDG AUSTIN D’SOUZA, EDITOR FOR MD1 LIONS OF ILLINOIS E-mail: ILStateEditor@gmail.com
Letter to the Editor always welcome!