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The Illinois Lions & Leos MD1 e-Magazine (Full) Vol. 4 - Issue 13, June 2017

OUTGOING COUNCIL 2016-2017 & INCOMING COUNCIL 2017-2018 & THEIR SPOUSES WITH LCI II VP GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR & PID DR. JONTHORSTEINSSON


From MD1 Council Chair: Lions of Illinois, Here we are a little more than one month from our upcoming Centennial Celebration in Chicago! It has been a long year and yet has sped along like the wind, invisibly blowing by as we wonder at its existence and its ultimate effect on us and our lives. “We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.” John F Kennedy Hopeful, we can stand and lend witness to the effect WE have had as Lions, while we tried to lend our imprint for the betterment of the world around us, by indeed using that “tool” called time, this year past. “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” Nathaniel Hawthorne THAT SHADOW is 100 years of service of the Illinois Lions, all serving our communities and the world. And as we examine our “Shadow” we can indeed see that Lions DO make a difference and we are all a part of and share that “Shadow”. Yes, time DOES pass…..and soon we will be passing the torch of new leadership, in our Clubs our Districts and the Multiple. Our DGE’s will be reaching to the New Lions Year and soon will be seated in our stead as the Council of Governors. They will lead with resolve and conviction for the betterment of all Illinois Lions and the organization as a whole that we all know as, Lions Clubs International, leading us into the next Century of Service. And do not we all also have that resolution to lead us into the next Century of Service with Lions? We 2

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 George Washington…. “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” -George Washington So as we work and end this Lions year within our Clubs, Districts and the Multiple, let’s work toward that common goal “of good faith and justice toward all nations”, providing the best service we can. Is that not why we are Lions after all? And, as the current Council finishes the year, examines its shadow, and moves forward; I can safely say “thank you” to each and everyone who stepped up to serve this past year. And as the next Council prepares to follow and lead on with our new teams of dedicated LIONS, we ALL WILL “Do the Right Thing” working together, as we “Climb Every Mountain” and walk into the next Century of Service!!! “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. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.” – Abraham Lincoln (attributed to Lincoln by William H. Herdnand) All the Lions of Illinois are to be commended for your efforts, Past, Present, and future, I thank you ALL!!!!!

Best Regards, Lion Mark Williams Lions of Illinois “With You in Service” BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Editorial: What a Convention we had! It was one of the best conventions we ever had in MD1. Hats off to Convnetion Chair Lion Sharon Peska for her dedicated and well organized efforts in making this convention a successful one. On behalf of all Lions of Illinois, my hats off to you. Several Lions including our guests Lions Clubs International Second Vice President Gudrun Yngvadottir and her handsome husband as she calls him Dr. Jon Bjarni Thorsteinsson dressed up and took part in Friday Night Follies Greet and Meet event which was extremely enjoyed by the audience present. Kitchen Singers and Magician Mark Williams thrilled the audience.

Our Second Vice President Gurdrun earned love from all attendees. Her simplicity, meeting and greeting plain Joe and Jane lions was really a wonderful act of love and fellowship. This is what I like in International leaders – simplicity. I am pretty sure that she is going to be a very successful Lions Club International President in the year 20182019. I wish her luck. Now fellow Lions, in one more month our Centennial Convention will be coming. It is nice to hear that we have close to 800 members registered from Illinois. This is not enough, we need more lions to register and attend this magnificent lions convention. We also need more volunteers to meet and greet international guests from all over the world. Come on, get set go! -Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG Your Magazine Editor ILStateEditor@gmail.com

Entrance Fee Waiver

ENTRANCE FEE WAIVER! Dear Fellow Lion Leaders, In celebration of our 100th birthday on June 7th, 2017 we are waving entrance fees for all new members added between June 1st and June 10th. Not only will new members help us make an even bigger impact, they will belong to a distinguished group of "Centennial Lions," in recognition of this unique moment in our history. So, how does it work? As you celebrate the founder's anniversary of Lions on June 7th and 3

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induct new members, as they're entered into MyLCI, subsequent billing will reflect this special promotion. This is a limited, one-time offer that does not apply to new members added prior to June 1st or after June 10th of this year. No exceptions will be approved. Charter and transfer charter fees do not qualify for this onetime waiver. So invite family, friends and colleagues to make history with us. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Accounts Receivable Department via email accountsreceivable@lionsclubs.org or via phone at 630-203-3810.

entry ticket in their registration packet to win some great prizes, including a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, a paid trip for two to the 2018 Las Vegas Convention and more. Plan on attending the Plenary Sessions for a chance to win! Follow LCICon on Facebook for more updates!

Induct New Members on June 7, 2017! On June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was born. There are many ways for your club to celebrate this historic day! Induct new members during a special Lions birthday ceremony. Organize a hands-on service activity with friends, family and community leaders. Plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony for your Lions Legacy project. Or, record a short video of your club singing "Happy Birthday" and post on Instagram with the Hashtag #Lions100bday. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate Lions' 100 years of humanitarian service! Find more ways to celebrate at Lions100.org.

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LCICon Chicago – Lions Headquarters Tours and Grand Prize Drawings The LCI Headquarters staff is ready to welcome you to Oak Brook! See where Lions global programs are developed, check out our Peace Poster gallery and take photos of the Japanese Garden! The Headquarters Tour wand supports all LCI official languages. Many tour times have already sold out, so reserve your escorted (transportation provided) or independent (no transportation needed) tour today. Other available Chicago tours include a trip to Mount Hope Cemetery to visit Melvin Jones' gravesite, lunch and dinner cruises, discount outlet shopping tours and more. Reserve your tour online.

Pass the Plate for Healthy Eating, Get Painted into Chicago History! Unable to attend the convention in Chicago, but still want to join in the celebration? Enter the Pass the Plate social media photo contest! Post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of Lions and Leos feeding the hungry, serving healthy food, planting community gardens and more with the hashtag #LionsPassThePlat e. The winning image will be painted into a graffiti mural in Chicago during the centennial celebration at this year's convention! Read the official contest rules.

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Give Youth a Voice in Your Community Youth engagement is a cornerstone of our global service framework and one of the best ways to help reach our goal of serving 200 million people per year. Get your club involved by giving young people a voice in your service activities. Invite them to help identify unique challenges facing your community and work with local youth organizations and schools to address those challenges. Visit the Lions website to check out our popular youth programs like Leo Clubs, Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camp and Exchange and Lions Quest, and learn more about youth engagement. However you decide to get involved, make young people part of your service strategy today!

Dignity for Darlings “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion” is an adage that is proven everyday around the world. The overwhelming support of the Lion’s of MD-1 to the Dignity for Darlings program is no exception. The Partners in Service of this year’s Council of Governors want to extend big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our service project. Dignity for Darlings was actually born of last years Partners in Service program called Duffels for Dignity. It was a program that provided duffels/suitcases filled with personal supplies to children who were navigating their way through the foster care system. These kids are usually identifiable by the black garbage bags filled with their belongings. Our group thought that this was a very worthwhile project and asked permission to continue in their footsteps. We then received a challenge from First Lady Diane Corlew to promote 5

the education of children. This challenge presented us the chance to make the program our own. Along with personal items like shampoo, soap, deodorant, combs, brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes we wanted to also include school supplies. Pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, scissors, glue, crayons, books, small toys, stuffed animals and snacks also found their way into the bags. So the child could really feel a sense of ownership, each bag came with a luggage tag as well. Each Partner in Service was charged with contacting an agency to work with during the year. Their choices presented us with the opportunity to be creative and flexible in how we gave some dignity to children in need. While several of us partnered with the Department of Children and Family Services, Ruthie in 1-M worked with Choices Teen Pregnancy and Health Center, where instead of school supplies they received items like diapers, baby shampoo, baby bottles, nursing pads etc. When DGE Lori Bennett told her mother about Dignity for Darlings, Lion Linda Hall hand crocheted 20 baby Afghans in about 3 months. What an incredible gift from the heart! Thank you so very much Lion Linda!! In District 1-A, Lion Edna teamed up with the Albany Community Center. These children were not in foster care, but resided in a low income neighborhood. Instead of duffle bags, these kids received backpacks filled with schools supplies, books, craft supplies, and snacks as wells as an additional donation to help the community centers summer youth program.

Each Partner in Service made the project in their home district their own. When it came to fund raising, Lion Retha in 1-CS appealed to clubs and individuals to sponsor a bag at a time. Several clubs in 1-G told Donna they wanted to sponsor 10 additional bags. Even one of the Leo clubs in 1-G bought a bag and stuffed it full of goodies and presented it at their District Convention. Then the stories started pouring in, stories that remind you BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


why you’re a Lion. Lion Clyde of 1-BK said that when he delivered the bags to DCFS the case workers cried with gratitude. Another case worker told of a group of 6 siblings that were taken from their home. Each was given a duffle filled with supplies. Two of the sisters were thrilled that they each had a hair brush of their very own for the first time ever! Lion Don in 1-F partnered with Allendale Residential Treatment Center where patient privacy must be kept, but the duffels will be much appreciated by the youth in residency. Lion Kevin up in 1-D was not always around for our planning meetings, but his quick smile and kind heart none the less, pushed his District to be very generous, thereby helping many more children. All in all we filled over 150 duffels and 24 backpacks filled with supplies and goodies. How did we do all of this? We did it with the help of you…the Lions of Illinois. This year the Partners in Service raised a little over $13,000 to help kids in need. What an awesome effort by everyone involved! A mere Thank You, somehow doesn’t seem adequate. This year’s group of Partners in Service epitomizes the traits of passion, support, dedication, and service. I’m proud and humbled to have served with this great group of people who have proved once again that “Where there is a need, there is a Lion”. Thank you all! -Maggie Williams A proud “Partner in Service” GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP CORNER: Ralph Zarada Lions: This month’s article concerns the retention of members in your clubs. As we head towards the end of the 2016-2017 leadership year we should make every effort to retain as many members as possible. 6

Members leave for many reasons such unproductive meetings, lack of service, clubs, etc. In fact, over 200,000 members leave Lions Clubs worldwide each year. Many of them because their experience did not match their expectations. I would like to talk about the importance of mentorship and sponsorship and its role in the retention and positive Lions experience of members. A Mentor is defined as An experienced Lion who helps another club member develop his or her knowledge and competence by completing specific tasks. The goal of a mentor is to develop a newer Lions club member into a quality, effective Lion. The sponsor’s role is defined as A member who attests that a Lions club candidate is morally, socially, and financially responsible and that he or she believes that the new Lion will become an active member and will support the Lions’ Objects and Ethics while also pledging personal interest in this Lion’s development Both have similar roles and play an important part in the development as well the retention of a member. And because of the way the roles are defined they are the people who have been given the responsibility for looking after the new or current member. They can observe and note his or hers level of engagement as they move through their career as a Lion. One that may have started as being a heavily engaged member and drifted to being a lightly engaged one or just becoming noticeably absent at any club functions. To find out why there is this shift in member engagement to that of a lightly engaged one, we should take the following steps.

Find out why their engagement level has dropped. In order to accomplish this, we need to “Start a conversation”. Talk to the member and ask them BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


about their level of involvement. What’s happening in their lives? Are there other obligations that are taking priority? Or are they just unhappy with the direction of the club is running. Find out what direction they would like to see the club going. Determine what actions should be taken to turn around the member’s experience. What would they as well as you like to see? Who will be responsible for these actions? When will they be completed? The level of success being a more positive experience and the retention of that member. As Lions clubs, we want to foster a positive experience for all Lions. But we need to recognize how engaged our members are as well as understand their expectations and aspirations throughout their career as a Lions. There are tools that are available to us in the GMT Toolbox that will help us with that. Some of these tools are the CEP, Blueprint for a Stronger Club, Mentorship programs, How are your ratings? When we know and understand these expectations and aspirations. We can work with them to develop and continue their positive Lions experience and keep them. But whether you are a mentor, sponsor, a club officer or a member. It’s everybody’s responsibility to reach out and be part of making a member’s experience a positive one. In service, Ralph S. Zarada PDG MD-1 GMT Coordinator.

At the International Convention in Chicago, Lions from around the world will be celebrating our first 100 years of service, but what happens after that? Well, LCI has a five-year plan. This plan is outlined in a video LCI Forward that is available for viewing online. Just go to http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lciforward/index.php

View it individually or make it a program for an upcoming club meeting. Once your club members see the video, the next step is to have conversations about how your club can connect to the LCI vision of being the global leader in community and humanitarian service. The number one goal will continue to be serving those within our communities. Another way to engage your club is to report your service activities on the Centennial Challenge and MyLCI. Now, we know that Lions do not do what we do for accolades, but we do want to serve. So, why not report your service? By reporting, you are giving LCI a tool to reach out to other global service organizations to partner in activities as well as funding. Clubs can tap into these resources, making their local efforts stronger. Your secretary can get this done as part of monthly reporting. With a few clicks, your club can be a part of a huge global effort.

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A third way to make a connection is to be sure that every club member is listed on MyLCI with current GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CORNER: Jama Wahl contact information. Name a club member to be club chair for each of the chair positions listed on Has your club heard about the MyLCI. Once named, when LCI sends out a public goal of Lions Clubs relations blast focused on a certain subject such as International to serve 200 Peace Poster or Alert, a lion from your club has the million people by the 2020most current information. Information leads to 2021? It will happen! And, knowledge and knowledge leads to power, power your club can be a part of this audacious effort! that can provide service! 7 BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


Dear Lions and Leos, Give your club and members a chance to be powerful. Check out LCI Forward and get those conversations going!

We're on our way to serving 200 million people per year by 2021—and we'll reach that incredible goal by adding great new ways to serve! We're introducing a new global service framework that builds on our first century of service and our history of serving sight. Our new service framework focuses our efforts on five service areas:vision, hunger, the environment, pediatric cancer and diabetes. It gives Lions and Leos new ways to meet emerging humanitarian needs in their communities and around the world. As always, your club will decide how to best meet your community needs

Something new is in the works at Lions Clubs International. The MyLion App is being developed. Details will be shared at the International Convention in Chicago. The App will connect Lions from around the world as well as improve reporting opportunities. Stay tuned for more!!

Want to learn more? Watch our inspiring service framework video and visit the service framework webpage today!

-Jama Wahl, MD1 GLT Coordinator jamawahl@yahoo.com

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June Is the Perfect Month to Host a Party! In celebration of the very first meeting that led to the founding of Lions Clubs International on June 7, 1917, why not plan a birthday bash in June? If you need ideas, the Ways to Celebrate webpageand flyer are great resources for planning fun and meaningful celebrations. We even produced a special Lions' Happy Birthday video to help your club celebrate. Social media is one of the best ways to share your celebrations, club photos and videos with the world. Make sure to post your news to your social media networks using the #LIONS100 hashtag!

Start Planning Your Final Centennial Year Today We're celebrating Lions Clubs' Centennial through June 30, 2018, so your club has one more year to serve in honor of this historic milestone. Make a difference by planning now to participate in all of the Centennial Service Challenge Campaigns and by implementing a Legacy Project that will make your club visible in your community for years to come. The best part is that you get to decide when to serve and which projects are right for your club and your community. Get started today! 13

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From The State International Convention Chairperson Desk Lions of Illinois Reception: The Lions of Illinois will be hosting a Reception during the International Convention in Chicago. The Reception will be held on Sunday July 2 in the Hyatt McCormick Place hotel from 5 -7 pm in the Grand Ballroom. The Hyatt McCormick Place is the hotel where the Illinois delegation will be staying. All Illinois Lions registered for the convention will receive an invitation to the Reception. The invitations will admit one Lion and a guest. The Reception is by invitation only. The International Officers and Board, Past International Presidents and Past International Directors will also receive invitations. Illinois Lions may pick up their invitations at the welcome desk outside the Grand Ballroom beginning at 4:30 pm. District Governors and District Governors Elect will wear their Council uniforms and dress for everyone else will be business casual (men: coat and tie: women: dress or pant suit). No jeans or shorts. Everyone attending will receive one drink ticket. Beverages will include beer, wine, water or soda. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. A limited amount of small hot and cold hors devours will be served.

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Parade: The Parade will be Saturday July 1 everyone will assemble at W. Wacker Dr. many of the hotels is within walking distance. If want to see all of the parade, you will need get to the parade route before 9:00 am. If you are participating in the parade Please be in the Illinois assembly area no later than 10:00 am, Look for the blue flag and the Illinois banner. My committee and I will have parade ribbons, you are to attach them to your left shoulder and you must wear convention nametag. We are last in the lineup. The parade line up for MD-1 is the big MD-1 banner, 3 Flags, PID’s, Seneca band, Governors float, Train with and Partners in service, Governors Elect and partners service, District 1-A float, Naperville band, Illinois delegation. There will be 4 small banners on each side. As we walk by all Parade Marshals and Volunteers should join the Illinois delegation.

Plenary sessions/International shows: The Plenary sessions/International shows will be in McCormick place. My committee and I will try to save chairs for all of the MD-1 delegation. This is always difficult to do, so please get to the event early and look for the Illinois sign. We will be in front either on the right or left side. The 2017 host committee and the state committee is working very hard to make this the best Convention Lions ever had in 100 years. We hope see all of you in Chicago -PDG Ken Horn MD1 International Convention Chairman

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Registration & ticket pick-up Please note new location for 2017: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Congregation Solel 1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park, IL 60035 Event Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with last entry into homes at 2:45 p.m. Tickets purchased by June 20: $75 Tickets at the door: $95 For more information, please contact: Melissa Wittenberg, Senior Director: (847) 510-2060 Email Melissa 17

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Dear Club Officers, The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Board of Trustees recently announced the addition of a new position in Club Leadership, the Club LCIF Coordinator. This individual serves as an ambassador for LCIF in each club and is equipped to educate Lions about the activities of LCIF and its importance to Lions Clubs International. In previous years, LCIF Coordinators at the District and Multiple District levels have served as foundation ambassadors within their area. The addition of the Club LCIF Coordinator helps to support their effort and provide fellow members with timely information about important foundation initiatives. In order to make this program successful, we look to you for support in the following ways: 1. Ensure the club nominating committee has selected a Club LCIF Coordinator for a 1 year term (2017-2018) and this individual is identified through MyLCI or on your PU101; 2. Devote at least one club meeting to an annual LCIF presentation provided by the Club Coordinator; and 3. Support the Club LCIF Coordinator in planning annual fundraising and recognition events within your club.

Thank you for your time and commitment to Lions Clubs International and to our Foundation. We are excited to have your support for this important role. Sincerely, The LCIF Board of Trustees

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hotline. (815-732-0000) They are also available to be contacted through Facebook or by email. Photo: Oregon Lions Club President Dr. Seth Anderson, Ms. Michelle Pauley and Lion Rob Arneson.

"Volunteering at the International Convention"

The Oregon Lions Club was recently honored by Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn for their 20-years of service with the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Blankenhorn said, "Their commitment is inspiring, meaningful and truly valued." Oregon Lions have been keeping Route 2 North of Oregon free of litter and hazardous items for the past 20 years. Those Lions who have participated in the clean up are pictured.

The MD1 Host Committee will be conducting a session that will be devoted to Volunteering at the International Convention in Chicago this June. The session is designed to talk about the general duties and responsibilities that the volunteers will be asked to do. It is open to ALL LIONS that have either already volunteered or are thinking about doing it. We will talk about the variety of areas and then focus on two committees that will need the bulk of Lions. Those two committees are the Sergeant-At-Arms and the Parade Marshals. You still have time to volunteer and by coming to one of these sessions, I would hope that you can find a place that is comfortable for you to serve. If you have already volunteered, I thank you for doing that. By now, you should have heard from one of the committee chairs. If not, please contact me so, I can make sure that you are scheduled to help. Thank you again for all of your support. Lion Bob Block, PDG, General Chair MD1 Host Committee.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 Willow Spring School 8345 Archer Road Willow Springs, IL. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Starting with a light lunch. Michelle Pauley from Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling Inc. spoke to Oregon Lions at their April 27th Meeting. Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling Services are available to anyone who is a victim of sexual assault as well as the significant other of the victim. Services are provided to women and men, ages 3-adult, and no one is turned away due to financial hardship. They cover the areas of Boone, Winnebago and Ogle County and have a 24 hour 19

Topics to be covered during the sessions are: Volunteering - General Requirements and Areas Hotel and Airport Greeter, Information Booth at the Convention Center, Sergeant-AtArms Committee, Plenary Sessions, International Shows, Hall Monitors during the Convention, Parade Committee Staging and Disband Areas and Water Stations.

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Chicago Ecuadorian Lions Induct 2 new members and 2 Melvin Jones Fellows

Chicago Ecuadorian Lions Celebrated Governor’s Nite in May, 2017. They had New Lions Juanita Lema & Paulina Orbe and Lions Rocio Guzman & Sonnia Estevez new Melvin Jones Fellows.

On Saturday, April 29th, Morrison Lions bundled up to keep warm for the Route 30 spring cleanup and completed the task before the rain arrived. Club members are grateful for the willing spouses Beth Wroble, Joyce Hamstra, and Nancy Countryman - giving of their time to keep the motto of "We Serve." Pictured left to right in the back row, Kelvin Tenboer, Steve Wroble, Martha Kophamer, Joyce Hamstra, Beth Wroble and Nancy Countryman. President Tracy Muur holds an envelope with a certificate from the State of Illinois recognizing our BE A PART OF CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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club for 20 years being involved in the "Adopt A Highway." It was much too windy to remove the certificate from the envelope. Bob Countryman also was involved in the cleanup and served once again as chief photographer.

Dear Club Officers, The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Board of Trustees recently announced the addition of a new position in Club Leadership, the Club LCIF Coordinator. This individual serves as an ambassador for LCIF in each club and is equipped to educate Lions about the activities of LCIF and its importance to Lions Clubs International.

Tampico Lions Club awarded two $500 scholarship to Madison Purvis and Kyle Sigel (Picture L-R: Madison Purvis, Lion Terry Gaskill, Secretary of Tampico Lions Club and Kyle Sigel) Students were asked to write on the subject, “If you were blind and or deaf how would your life be different?�

In previous years, LCIF Coordinators at the District and Multiple District levels have served as foundation ambassadors within their area. The addition of the Club LCIF Coordinator helps to support their effort and provide fellow members with timely information about important foundation initiatives. In order to make this program successful, we look to you for support in the following ways: 1. Ensure the club nominating committee has selected a Club LCIF Coordinator for a 1 year term (2017-2018) and this individual is identified through MyLCI or on your PU101; 2. Devote at least one club meeting to an annual LCIF presentation provided by the Club Coordinator; and 3. Support the Club LCIF Coordinator in planning annual fundraising and recognition events within your club. Thank you for your time and commitment to Lions Clubs International and to our Foundation. We are excited to have your support for this important role. Sincerely,

The LCIF Board of Trustees

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Tampico American Legion Post 574 awarded a $1,325 scholarship to Madison Purvis from the Tampico American Legion Post 574 Olson/Pierson Scholarship Fund. (Picture 1412 L-R: Madison Purvis and Terry Gaskill Tampico American Legion Post 574 Finance Officer.)

RENOVATION AT MELVIN JONES GRAVE SITE In May, 2017 two renovation projects of Lions Clubs International were completed. One Melvin Jones grave site in Mount Greenwood and the second one is at Lions Clubs International

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Headquarters in Oak Brook. Below are the pictures of grave site and headquarters.

Melvin Jones’ tomb stone in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mount Greenwood. Recently Lions Clubs International family member with current LCI President Chancellor Bob Corlew visited this cemetery and paid their respect. In the same cemetery, few steps away from Melvin Jones’ grave site you can also see Rotary International Founder Paul Harris’ grave site. Here they are – two great humanitarian heroes of the world. 22

Lions of the world should thank Lions of Japan for their generous donation in renovating this tomb stone. Lions of Japan are always there when there is a need. Even for LCIF contributions, they are number one. I still remember their donation for our SightFirst II campaign. Their donation was unbeatable to rest of the world lions. My hats off to each and every lion of Japan! -Editor.

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FROM THE DESK OF HOST COMMITTEE CHAIR BOB BLOCK, PDG

to see what you can do, now is the time to get involved. To help you understand what Volunteering is all about, we will have a Training Session on Saturday, June 10th in Willow Springs, IL. This will be in conjunction with the District 1A Officers’ Schooling, but in that afternoon the Host Committee will have their own training. Starting around 11:30 am till about 2:30 pm.

(Dynamic Couple behind Centennial Host Committee 2017)

Well the time has come for the Lions of Illinois to show the World who we are. The start of the 100th Annual International Convention for the Lions is only days away and I feel confident that we are ready for the celebration to begin. Over the last couple of weeks there have been numerous meetings both with the City of Chicago as well as Lions Clubs International putting the final details together. Now it is up to us, the Lions of Illinois to execute those ideas and plans into reality.

To those who have already volunteered, I thank you. So if you are still thinking about helping, please either let us know before you come, or just come to McCormick Place and volunteer there. If you are not registered and would like to volunteer, there is still time for you to get the flat rate registration of $130.00 at the convention. This rate is for the entire convention including the ticket for the two International Shows as well as access to the Exhibit Hall. So please consider not only coming, but participating in the 100 th Anniversary Celebration of Lions Clubs International. Thank you Lions and I hope to see you there. -Lion Bob Block, PDG Chairman, MD1 Host Committee

To the members of the MD1 Host Committee, I thank you for all the time that you have spent in the planning stage of this journey. There have been many hours spent in putting together all the moving parts of this convention by the staff of Lions Clubs International. They have worked closely with the committee throughout the years and worked hard in keeping us informed about all the changes. And there have been quite a few since we started four years ago. There still time for you to get involved. There are openings in all areas to volunteer to help out at the convention. We are need of Hotel and Airport Greeters, Sergeant-At-Arms Committee and Parade Marshals for the Parade. So, if you are still waiting

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Dear Lions, As many of you know, earlier this year, our foundatio n reached a monumental milestone: LCIF has awarded more than US$1 billion in lifechanging grants since our founding in 1968. Though these grants, Lions and LCIF have been able to provide hope and dignity to millions of people who need it most. Thanks to the generosity of Lions and partners, we have helped communities recover from disaster, we have empowered our youth, saved sight, and much more. While we have accomplished so much in our nearly 50 years, there is still so much to do. We have a duty to our children and our future. With your continued support of LCIF, we can continue to provide hope and comfort to people around the corner and around the world. Watch this video to learn more about how LCIF is making a difference: I look forward to soon seeing many of you at our International Convention in Chicago! Sincerely, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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Purchase Your Lions Clubs Centennial Commemorativ e Coin Today! Hot off the U.S. Mint presses is the most impressive item of Lions' memorabilia that has ever been offered—the Lions Clubs Centennial Commemorative Coin! For a limited time only, you can order this beautifully craftedLions Clubs Centennial Commemorative Coin andsupport the life-changing work of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). For every coin sold, US$10 is authorized to be paid to LCIF. This represents a US$4 million opportunity to improve the lives of people in need through LCIF initiatives around the world. These silver collectable coins are the perfect way to reward hard-working members or to say thank you to long-time Lions. Own a piece of Lions history. You can order a coin with proof finish for US$52.95 or an uncirculated finish for US$51.95. There is a US$2.95 handling fee per order. Purchase your keepsake coins today! Recruiti ng: Club LCIF Coordin ators The Club LCIF Coordina tor is an ambassa dor for LCIF at the club level. This person shares LCIF stories, motivates fellow Lions to support LCIF, and enables LCIF to advance its humanitarian work both locally and globally. This position is crucial to the promotion of our foundation. Talk to your club president today if you are interested in volunteering for this exciting new position.

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Disaster Preparedness Grants Help Communities The LCIF Disaster Relief grant program provides financial support to Lions and their partners engaged in natural disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts.Disaster Preparedness grants offer US$5,000 to US$10,000 to districts interested in partnering with local authorities and other community organizations to plan and prepare for future disaster relief efforts. Community Recovery grants provide up to US$20,000 for short-term clean-up and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs.

DGE Daniel Harris, of 1-CS, sat in a dunking tank at West Frankfort's Old King Coal Festival. When asked how many times he had been dunked, he replied, "More times than I can count." He further said, "It's like one of those

postcards "wish you were here." I had a great time,

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got my clothes washed for free and made some new friends."

The 2017 Carbondale Lions Club Ellis Mitchell Award was presented by Jerre Pfaff to Lion David Conrad on Friday, May 5. This annual award is given to a Carbondale Lions club member who has provided service to the club and community and who possesses characteristics that parallel those of former member, Ellis Mitchell. Mitchell was a leader, a visionary and an organizer, committed to the betterment of the Carbondale community. Conrad has been an active member of the Carbondale Lions Club for 30 years, serving in many capacities. He has been the Carbondale Chapter President on two occasions, on the Board of Directors, President of the Lions of Carbondale Foundation, has received a Melvin Jones Award, the highest award in Lionism, is active in the District as the Leadership Chairman. He is a Korean War Veteran, Commander of the local VFW, a

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retired history professor from SIU, been on the Jackson County Board of Directors, an author of several books, newspaper opinions page writer, a history teacher aboard cruise ships, etc.

Mike Sullivan, Amanda Stevens, Rita Boykin, John Endsley, Jr., Roger Gunning and club president Alan Watt. The club participated in Down on the farm Kids Fair at the Southern Illinois College. About 100 children and parents were present. The club had a pedal tractor, golfing, and rings. The club awarded prizes for all. At right, PDG John Endsley, Jr. watching a future pro golfer. Other assisting Lions were Pat Cummins and Alan Watt. Loretta Oxford,

On a damp, wet day the Harrisburg Town & Country Lions Club planted 100 red oak trees in and around the city.

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LCICon Chicago – Lions Headquarters Tours and Grand Prize Drawings The LCI Headquarters staff is ready to welcome you to Oak Brook! See where Lions global programs are developed, check out our Peace Poster gallery and take photos of the Japanese Garden! The Headquarters Tour wand supports all LCI official languages. Many tour times have already sold out, so reserve your escorted (transportation provided) or independent (no transportation needed) tour today. Other available Chicago tours include a trip to Mount Hope Cemetery to visit Melvin Jones' gravesite, lunch and dinner cruises, discount outlet shopping tours and more. Reserve your tour online. All paid adult convention attendees will have an entry ticket in their registration packet to win some great prizes, including a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, a paid trip for two to the 2018 Las Vegas Convention and more. Plan on attending the Plenary Sessions for a chance to win! Follow LCICon on Facebook for more updates!

Induct New Members on June 7, 2017! On June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was born. There are many ways for your club to celebrate this historic day! Induct new members during a special Lions birthday ceremony. Organize 28

a hands-on service activity with friends, family and community leaders. Plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony for your Lions Legacy project. Or, record a short video of your club singing "Happy Birthday" and post on Instagram with the hashtag #Lions100bday. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate Lions' 100 years of humanitarian service! Find more ways to celebrate at Lions100.org.

Pass the Plate for Healthy Eating, Get Painted into Chicago History! Unable to attend the convention in Chicago, but still want to join in the celebration? Enter the Pass the Plate social media photo contest! Post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of Lions and Leos feeding the hungry, serving healthy food, planting community gardens and more with the hashtag #LionsPassThePlate. The winning image will be painted into a graffiti mural in Chicago during the centennial celebration at this year's convention! Read the official contest rules.

Give Youth a Voice in Your Community Get your club involved by giving young people a voice in your service activities. Invite them to help identify unique challenges facing your community and work with local youth organizations and schools to address those challenges. Visit the Lions website to check out our popular youth programs like Leo Clubs, Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camp and Exchange and Lions Quest, and learn more about youth engagement. However you decide to get involved, make young

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people part of your service strategy today!Youth engagement is a cornerstone of our global service framework and one of the best ways to help reach our goal of serving 200 million people per per year. Get your club involved by giving young people a voice in your service activities. Invite them to help identify unique challenges facing your community and work with local youth organizations and schools to address those challenges.

Oregon Lions Club members Jean Hoff, Janet Champley and Shirley Stenger visited the Head Start location on Pines Road, Oregon, and presented Head Start Director Kathy Gray with a set of books. They will be given as a birthday gift from Oregon Lions to the children who are enrolled in the program in the 2017-2018 school year. Lion Shirley Stenger is shown with Head Start Director Kathy Gray.

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PDG Marion Gumino, Executive Director of Lions of Illinois Foundation, visited the Oregon Lions Club on May 11th and presented Past District Governor Roger Brunner with a Special Director Executive Award for his longstanding participation in Lions.

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Bruce Davids, Marty Kerlin, Dave Barry, and Norm Wetherton. (l to r) Front Row: Lions Andy Watson, Cheryl Lemvig, and Prakash Patel.

PDG Mario Gumino is shown with Roger Brunner and also pictured with Lions Rob Arneson and Dr. Seth Anderson.

Ten-year-old Alejandra Sanchez (c) displays a bluegill she caught during a Fishing Clinic held by Aurora Noon Lions Club at Mastodon Lake in Aurora’s Phillips Park. Sanchez attends Schneider Elementary School in North Aurora. She was one of 30 hearing-impaired students attending the event.

Aurora Noon Lions Club member Bill Poss, (r), partnered with contestant Brett Krauth of Aurora (l), in a "Wayne's World Look-Alike Contest" at Poss's Luigi's Pizza in Aurora last month. Krauth won the contest.

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Bartlett Lions Club celebrated Earth Day by doing a 2mile clean-up of South Bartlett Road in Bartlett. (l to r) Back Row: Lions Jeff Beckner, Kurt Hull, Joanne Watson,

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Earth Day, April 22nd, the Sycamore Lions performed their 22nd Annual Great Western Trail Clean-Up. 40 garbage bags of trash were gathered by the Lions and their helpers. Once completed, the DeKalb County Forest Preserve picked up and disposed of the trash. 12 members, one honorary member and 5

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other Lion family members completed the job by noon. Pictured: in front - Honorary Lion Liam Berry, in back from left Lions Tony Sgarlata, Chuck Bergsmith, Duane Schoeder, Bill Gulke, Jerry Schultz, Pete Springmire, Joe Woodward, Ed Kuhn, Kevin Berry. Missing from photo are Lions Chuck Christensen, Ryan Genz, Aaron Gerdes and other Lion family member helpers.

Attending the Waubonsee Community College Lions Club Charter Night were: (Front Row l to r) Past International Director Jรณn Bjarni Thorsteinsson, LCI 2nd International Vice President Gudrim Bjort Yngvadottir from Iceland, LCI Pres. Bob Corlew, WCC Pres. Dr. Christine J. Sobek, LCI 3rd Vice President Jung-Yul Choi from Korea, and District 1-J Governor Maria Andrews. Back Row Officers of the new Waubonsee Community College Lions Club. Elgin Lion Ed Bates managed to make the Raceway Woods 5K a very successful start to a great fundraiser. Approximately 110 runners/walkers showed up on a chilly Saturday morning to test their speed and endurance. The race course was quite challenging due

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to its hilly nature. Altogether, it was a good test of running (or walking) ability. Lion Ed says he must share some of the spotlight for the event with the Dundee Township Lions Club. The two clubs worked well together, and it is possible that this will become an annual affair for them.

Sandwich Lion Sharon Adkins, Tootsie Pop Day Chairperson looks on while Mayor Rick Olson signs a proclamation declaring May 5 and 6 as Lions' Tootsie Pop Days in Sandwich.

Sandwich Lions Club Pres. Ed Carter, PDG, presents a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Nicole F. Zangler, O.D., as

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a thank you for all the work Brennart Eye Clinic does in getting glasses to clients recommended by Sandwich Lions Club.

Lions Club International 100 year banner. Over 400 happy people were served pancakes; 27 people won fantastic raffle prizes. (l to r) Lions Susan Hilliard, Aaron Reinke, Dave Barry, Ray Deyne, Joanne Watson, and Dan Palmer. Crystal Lake Lions Club's newest member, Kathi Hurst (c), was inducted by PCC Lion John Landon (l) at an April meeting. Lion Kathi is a United Airlines pilot and her sponsor is Lion Nick Parashis (r).

Here are the Elburn Lions and volunteers from the Kaneville Fire Department who have assembled a wheelchair swing and a handicapped slide for Travis Whitman. The project was the result of a Make-A-Wish Foundation request to the Elburn Lions Club. ------------------------------North Aurora Lions Club's newest member, Lion Andrew Jackson (c), is inducted by North Aurora Lions Club Pres. Tom Brooks (l). His sponsor is Lion Mark Gaffino (r).

Bloomingdale Lions, Glendale Heights Barangay Lions, and Erickson Cub Scouts made a �clean sweep" of their adopted one-mile stretch of the Illinois Prairie Path on the last Saturday in April for its 10th Annual Earth Day project. All were glad to be able to finish before the rain began. (l to r) GHB Lion Ed Cachola, GHB Lion Susan Galvez, Lion Ed's daughter Jessica, and Lion Jess Galvez.

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We had our usual meeting with discussions of more upcoming events, Shawneetown Coal Days Celebration, which a weeklong of activities. This

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event starts on May 30 and goes thru June 3, 2017. We will be reporting more information in our June report along with some pictures. One exciting event that happened was we accepted membership of five participants. We will have a pinning at our June meeting. So we now have a total membership of 12. Congratulations to our members for the hard work we do for the communities of Gallatin County and our recruiting has paid off. Lion Christy Short went to the Gallatin County School Award ceremony to announce the winner of the 2017 Shawneetown Lions Club Scholarship winner. The winner was Kelsi Allen of Shawneetown. Her plans for her future is to become a doctor. With our congratulations we hope her dreams come true.

The Carbondale Lions Club provided a $1,000 check to The women's Center. Accepting the check was Cathy McClanahan (center) Executive Director of the Center. Lion Amanda Perryman, treasurer, is shown on the left and on

whereby people donated these items to their group. They posted information around the High School encouraging people to give the needed items and then set up a collection location. During the visit the group described their motivation for doing this as a sign of their appreciation for the work our Lion’s Club does for them.

Additionally, Lion Charlie Rath organized our Hoops Mania fundraiser where we sold tickets for $20 apiece for the NCAA tournament. Each person who bought a ticket received 8 teams from the NCAA tournament, and each card accumulated points based on those teams performance. We sold over 127 tickets with a net funds raised of $1,678.00 after costs. We had one person whom the club sold a ticket who placed 3rd out of all the participants in the region. We then gave the funds raised during this event to Autism.

the right, Lion Anne Johnson, Club President.

Hampshire Lions Club have been very active as of late, and our numbers continue to grow. I have recently been appointed as Club Publicist, so I will be regularly sending you notes about things that our club is doing.

97th Lions of Illinois MD1 State Convention Lions of Illinois Foundation General Meeting Presidential & Leadership Medals Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellows $6,000 Barbies Auction for LIF PID Bud and Lion Jama Wahl’s Dance CC Mark Williams’ Magic Tricks Look at what you missed if you didn’t attend! Kitchen Band at it’s best!

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MD1 State Convention started with a big bang of Friday Night Follies dressed up with 1920 costumes. It was kind of a Hollywood show which was appreciated by the audience. I suggest our host committee, council of governors and parade organizers to make this our MD1 uniform for LCI International Parade to be held on July 1st on State Street, Chicago. - Editor

Some Lions with Leader, companion, Guiding Dogs who attended State Convention in Springfield with PDG Jane Martin.

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PID Bud Wahl, Lion Jama Wahl, II LCI Vice President Gudrun Yngvadottir and her husband PID Dr. Jon Thorsteinsson having a joyous moment on the stage.

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orientation program by PID Dan O’Reilly. They will be celebrating their Charter Nite on July 7, 2017 at Café La Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois. Chancellor Bob Corlew will be the guest of honor.

A dozen Barbie dolls donated by 1F District Governor Barb Lehtinan earned $6,000 for Low Vision Screening of Lions of Illinois Foundation. PDG Dr. Austin bid dolls for $3,000 and donated back to the foundation and then PDG Molly Penny bid for $3,000 and took them home.

Lions Clubs International District Governors Elect School committee met at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Upper Wacker Drive Chicago to look at the facility. There will be 760 District Governors from all over the world in attendance in June.

The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club took part in Memorial Day Parade in River Forest.

The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club members celebrated Mothers’ Day by honoring all mothers with a red rose and had a sumptuous lunch.

District 1A’s fourth New Club this year – Chicago Eagle’s Wings Lions Club members had an

PDG Dr. Austin painted lion’s banner on the Circle Avenue Bridge in Forest Park as part of “Forest

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Park – Cover Our Rust� to advertise The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club.

Sana Libby a High School student, who want to volunteer and serve Rogers Park community, joined Rogers Park Lions Club, Immediate Past President Huma Ahmed pinned her with Lions lapel pin and welcomed to the club.

Carrbondale Lions Club has bounty hunters? Oh my! But it seems they do and here is proof. "Lion Guy DiMaggio was presented his Certificate of Centennial Membership on May 19. His sponsor, Teresa Jenkins, was presented a $10 cash bounty for 'bringing in' DiMaggio. On Friday, May 12, Lion Ken Robinson was awarded a $10 cash bounty for securing Lion Greg Kupiec." (Editor's Note: Clubs, this could be a great idea for a membership drive.)

Office bearers of Rogers Park Lions Club posing with District Governor Ernie Lapid during their Governor's Nite event.

Raised toast for Lions of Illinois during Saturday Night banquet in Springfield. Below-Dancing PID!

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PDG Larry McGuire, Chester Lions Club, had the pleasure and honor to install Christopher Lions Club's officers for LY 2017 - 2018. Shown, left to right, are PDG Larry McGuire, Installer, Jim Taylor, Secretary & Director, Scott Thomas, Treasurer, Jim Turner, Director, Mark Cavindar, 1st VP, Charles Culver, Lion Tamer, Hugh Kucewesky (Partially hidden), President, John Reece, 2nd VP & Membership and Jeff Troutt, Tail Twister. Further, PDG Larry was privileged to induct Brian Hargis and Robert Furlow into the club as new members. Lion Marvel Straub was awarded Lion of the Year and Lion Jeff Summers received the presidential plaque for his leadership this past year.

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Sycamore Lions Receive Update on Their Giving. Nicole Kramer is a wheelchair bound NIU student. She suffers from Friedreich's Ataxia, a rare progressive neuromuscular disease. Nicole had a need and opportunity to receive a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence this past year. However, in order to receive her dog, she needed to spend 2 weeks in Ohio to train with her dog and she would be responsible to finance her stay while in training. Nicole approached the Sycamore Lions for help. The Lions responded and appreciated Nicole and her mother attending a recent meeting to demonstrate how Jackman, her service dog, assists her in her daily activities. They were accompanied by Marv

The Chester Lions Club held its annual fund raising BBQ the Friday before Memorial Day. Shown (left) are Lions Ann McGuire and Bill Schuwerk tending to the smoked shredded pork shoulders. (Right) Hungry customers are lining up for their BBQ sandwiches. The club sold out its three roasters of BBQ. The proceeds will help fund the club's scholarship program. The Highland Leo Club members cleaned up trash on Poplar Street south of the city limits on Monday May 22. Members taking part are Jacob Mitchell, Breanna Korte, Sam Segrist, Katelyn Duncan,Britney LacKey, Maya Zobrist and Mallory Klosterman. 44

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Marv

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T wo flowering pear trees were planted at Lions Park and a maple tree in Winslow Park by Lena Lions Club members.

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IPDG Gary Meyers was awarded the "Lowest Percentage of Membership Drop for District 1-D" at the recent State Convention in Springfield. Congratulations to District 1-D Waterloo Lions Mascot, Lion Sherry Cates, ran an obstacle course at the MayFest in downtown Waterloo on Saturday, May 6 and won SECOND PLACE! State Bank's Wonder Woman won 1st place!! Yay Lion Sherry!! (Next Column)--ïƒ

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Pictured are Lions David Nottrott, Deb Ruggeri, Kim Strellis and Sherry Cates collecting for Diabetes Days! on cinco de Mayo! Waterloo Lion Club thanks to all who volunteered!

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Connie Stauffer spoke to the Oregon Lions at their meeting on May 25th and explained how the Chana School was moved from its original location in Chana to its new resting place on the east side of the Rock River in Oregon. It now provides a perfect backdrop for many local students to experience a historical recreation of a day in a one room schoolhouse.

On May 25th Lion Ray Farrey was given a Chevon Award by Lions Club President Dr. Seth Anderson. It marked his 35 years of service to the Oregon Lions. Photo: Dr. Seth Anderson and Ray Farrey Carlinville Lion George Church flew to Washington, D.C. on the May 23 Honor Flight for veterans. Be on hand to meet and greet him when he returns at about 9:30 pm at Springfield's airport on that date.

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Carlinville Lion Russ Wilton was honored for 60 years as a Lion with a letter from Bob Corlew. At 99 years old, Russ continues to be active at club meetings and events.

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE LIONS CLUB: Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m., bring your recyclable eyeglasses, wire, keys, pull tabs, cell phones, hearing aids, and ink jet cartridges to my home for our BIG sort event. After we sort and box, LIF President Don Borgwardt will pick everything up and take it to the Foundation on our behalf. He has also promised a couple of Grant Township Lions to lend a hand! Donuts and coffee for all who join us. Join us for 30 minutes or until we get the job done - all you can contribute would be most appreciated and the more hands to help, the faster the job will get done.

brings his past experience and his enthusiasm for Lionism to our club. Please welcome our newest member, joining the ranks of new members, Leonor Shaffer and Jack Groat.

Some hard working Lions at the Lions Club ShakeUp Booth at the Old King Coal Festival May 1114th. Photo: L>R Lions: President Jim Summers, Larry Morris, Kathy Sikora, Chuck Kain, Gayla Kain, & Jack McReynolds.

The Elk Grove Village Leo Club met with Mayor Craig during thier Sunday meeting last week.He told them about upcoming events and especially thanked them for the services they provide for Village residents. President Ashley Szull invited PCC Mike to speak, as well. He told the Leos about Lions Clubs 100th Anniversary to be held here in Chicago this summer. He impressed upon them how important their service is to the community. He ended by saying how very proud the Lions are of the Elk Grove Village Leos Club. ---------------------Governor Barb was happy to induct new member, Kerry Strahm, into the Elk Grove Village Lions Club. Lion Kerry is a past Lion and a parttime resident in Elk Grove. He

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Centennial Community Legacy Projects Raise the visibility of your club and honor your legacy of service by planning a Centennial Legacy Project in your community. Legacy Projects commemorate our Centennial by making a lasting gift that will benefit your community for years to come. Start building your Lion legacy today! 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.

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The Illinois Lions & Leos Monthly e-Magazine  

The Illinois Lions & Leos Monthly e-magazine for the Month of June, 2017 Full Version. Edited & Published by PDG Dr. Austin D'Souza for Lio...