Multiple District 19 Lions
MD19: Serving Lions Clubs In British Columbia, Northern Idaho And Washington Since 1922
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The Letter Nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, at the southwest corner of Canada and the northwest corner of the United States, Multiple District 19 began its tenure as District 19 of Lions Clubs International in 1922. MD19 is a multi–national organization comprised of 9 Lions Clubs International districts serving 12,000 Lions, Lioness and Leos in 450 clubs in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the States of Idaho and Washington in the United States.

Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is the largest and most active community service organization in the world. There are now more than 1,400,000 Lions and 46,000 Lions Clubs in 210 countries and geographic areas worldwide.

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  • Training GraphicCertified Guiding Lion Training— Do you know a Lion who has been a club president? Lions willing to mentor and gude new Lions clubs? Lions interested in learning more about training, motivating, communicating and building a team? If you do, there is a great opportunity for them to attend a Certified Guiding Lion training, right here in MD19! The date: Saturday, November 17, 2018. The training features an outstanding presenter, PCC Hal Palmer. The place: The MD19 office, 4141 West Maplewood Avenue, Bellingham, WA. The time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. All you have to do is email a Certified Guiding Lions Recomendation to 1st VDG Patty Allen at (snail–mail will work too, at the address on the application) by November 1, 2018. MD19 will handle the rest. Oh. And did we mention? The deadline to submit recomendations is November 1, 2017.
  • Christmas Ship PictureIt Is Time For The Christmas Ship— The 2018 International Christmas Ship is set to sail from Fairhaven Harbor on December 15–16, 2018. But the Christmas Ship committee needs help starting now! Applications are now open for crew members— download an application at, or here. The cost to participate if your application is accepted is $125.00. Please email completed applications to PDG Judy Portas by October 18, In addition, it costs a lot for the Christmas Ship to sail: Contributions to this annual, District 19—H event are appreciated. Clubs or individuals can send contributions to the “International Christmas Ship”, Post Office Box 31563, Bellingham, WA U.S.A. 98226–3563.
  • MD19 Annual Convention — October 25 to 27, 2018, Whistler, B.C. Canada. Register for the convention online here, and reserve your hotel room at the convention headquarters online here. Or, upload copies of the Convention registration form and registration instructions, and hotel reservation information here.
  • Washington Council Of The Blind Convention — The annual Washington Council Of The Blind convention will be held November 1–4, 2018 at the Crown Plaza, Seattle Airport, 17338 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington. MD19 Lions have been invited to serve as sighted guides and escorts for blind attendees. 80 volunteers are needed to to serve in two–hour shifts on:
    • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 4, 2018, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Volunteers assist attendees through the lobby, conference areas, exhibits, restaurant, restrooms, elevators, coffee stations, or an empty seat by providing verbal directions or offering an arm to guide a blind attendee. At no time will volunteers be asked to provide personal care. To sign up (individuals, groups or clubs), or for more information, please contact Holly Turri, Volunteer Coordinator by email at, or by phone: 360-594-2779.


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  • The Lions Journey — Need help mentoring new members? Having problems retaining members? Check out the new, MD19 Lions Journey For Service, Growth & Leadership mentoring program. Materials, checklists, fillable progress certificates, and even a video explanation of the program by our very own Council Chair, John Kirry, are available now, for viewing and downloading, on the Learning page and at
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  • Leader Dogs — The Leader Dogs 2017–2018 Fiscal Year Client Services Snapshot is now available. Check it out in the Learing materials under the Toolbox page, or just click here for a shortcut to download the report.
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  • Excellence Awards — The 2017–2018 Club President, Club Secretary, Club Chairperson and Zone Chairperson excellence award winners have been released. You can check them out on the Awards page, or click here for a shortcut straight to the award winners.
  • Dr. Patti Hill Endorsed For 3rd V.P. — The Executive Officers and the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 International Boards of Directors have given their unanimous endorsement to Canada's PID, Dr. Patti Hill, as their choice to be elected as International 3rd Vice President at the International Convention to be held next July in Milan, Italy. Click here for information about the endorsement, Dr. Hill's bio, and the Dr. Patti Hill campaign information.
  • Membership LogoIt's As Easy As 1, 2, 3 — Looking for some help with membership? Retention? Promotion? (And who isn't)? Be sure to check out which is chock–full of information and resources for keeping your club on track, recruiting members, orienting new members, and even highlighting your club with a video (hint: your MD19 GMT can make that happen for your club).
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  • The New Border Crossing — The September/October, 2018 Border Crossing, MD19's official newsletter, has hit the newsstands! Just click here to view or download the current or past issues, or click here to cut to the chase and download the September/October issue now!
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  • HELP WANTED — The 2019 (Spokane) USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Committee needs your help! The 2019 Forum will be held in Spokane September 19–21, 2019. Contact host committee vice chair, PZC Ed Brandstoettner, email to phone 509-467-0360, or host committee chair, PDG Laura Wintersteen–Arleth, email to phone 509-999-6282, for more information.

Don't forget to check out the District pages for Club events and announcements from their little corners of MD19's little corner of the world:

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