estled 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 an international Multiple District of 9 sub–districts serving 10,000 Lions and Leos in 400 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.
On The Horizon…
- NEW CLUB OFFICER TRAINING — 2023–2024 club officers training will be held on three different dates: 9:00
a.m.to 1:00 p.m.Saturday June 10, 2023, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.Thursday July 27, 2023, and 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.Saturday August 26, 2023. All training sessions are via ZOOM. All club officers, 1st timers to experts are encouraged to attend. Just click on one (or more) of the above dates to register for the session on that date. Or download an informationl flyer here Log in instructions will be sent to all participants shortly before each session.
- SPRING COUNCIL MEETING — The MD19 Spring Council of Governors meeting is scheduled for 8:30
a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasco–Tricities, 4525 Convention Place, in Pasco, Washington USA. A pre–council meeting will be held Friday evening, June 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.Rooms are US$14400, breakfast included. A “Veg Fiesta Taco Bar“ luncheon is available for US$2700.
- CAMP HORIZON FUNDRAISER — If you are not attending the Spring Council of Governors meeting, why not join the festivities at the Lions Camp Horizon Fundraiser, Saturday, June 17, 2023: Social time and activities from 5:00 to 6:00
p.m.; Spaghetti dinner from 6:00 yo 7:00 p.m.; Dancing and activities from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.. Activities include (tethered) Hot Air Balloon rides, raffles, costume prizes (it's a 50's theme) and a campfire. Overnight dorm accomodations are available. Download the flyer for details.
- LCICON 2023 — The Lions Clubs International 2023 Convention, affectionately known as “LCICon”, is scheduled for Saturday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 11, 2023, in Boston, Massachusets U.S.A. Check out the proposed amendments to the LCI Constitution and Bylaws that will be voted on at the convention.
- NEW CLUB OFFICERS TRAINING SERVICE — The second of three, 2023–2024, club officers training sessions will be held 5:30 to 9:30
p.m.Thursday July 27, 2023, via ZOOM. All club officers, 1st timers to experts are encouraged to attend. Just click on the above date to register for the Thursday July 27, 2023 sesson. An an informationl flyer may be downloaded here Log in instructions will be sent to all participants shortly before the session.
- ZCE, DGE, VDG, GAT TRAINING — The MD19, 2023–2024 Zone Clair Elect, District Governor Elect, Vice District Goveror Elect, and Global Action Team training, originally scheduled for June 2 and 3, 2023, will be held on Friday July 28, 2023 and Saturday, July 29, 2023, via ZOOM. Contact Michelle or Peter at MD19 for times and login instructions if you do not receive them by 6/21/2023.
- MEMORIAL GARDEN CLEAN–UP — Volunteers are needed to help clean up and maintain the MD19 Memorial Garden, at the MD19 office, 4141 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, Washington U.S.A., starting at 8:30
a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2023, in preparation for the MD19 Memorial Garden Rememberance service the following weekend, August 19, 2023.
- MEMORIAL GARDEN REMEMBERANCE — Join fellow Lions, friends, and families of departed Lions for a Rememberance Service at the MD19 Memorial Garden, located at the MD19 office, 4141 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, Washington U.S.A., starting at 1:30
p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2023. Contact Michelle or Peter at MD19 to make a donation to the Memorial Garden, and for information on donating or purchasing shrubbery, name–tags or memorials for to be placed in the Memrial Garden to remember our Lion friends.
- MEMORIAL GARDEN CLEAN–UP ENCORE — Grass grows, weeds sprout, plants need care… Clean–up and maintanance of the MD19 Memorial Garden is required throughout the summer. And your MD needs volunteers to pitch in. Memorial Garden clean–up events are scheduled every weekend throughount the summer and fall! Just show up at the MD19 office, 4141 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, Washington U.S.A. and join the clean–up fun and festivities starting at 8:30,
- NEW CLUB OFFICERS TRAINING — The third, and final, 2023–2024 club officers training will be held 9:00
a.m.to 1:00 p.m.Saturday August 26, 2023, via ZOOM. All club officers, 1st timers to experts are encouraged to attend. Just click on the above date to register for the Saturday August 26, 2023 sesson. An an informationl flyer may be downloaded here Log in instructions will be sent to all participants shortly before the session.
- USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum — The 2023 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum is schduled for September 21 to 23, 2023, in the Biggest Little City In The World, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A. Registration is open now. Check the Forum website for information about travel and accomodations, events and exhibitors, or email the Forum committee for more information.
- 2023 MD19 CONVENTION — Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 12 thru Saturday, October 14, 2023, for the 2023 MD19 Convention, live at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia Canada. Updates and details will be posted here as they become available.
- LONGVIEW PIONEER LIONS 100TH ANNIVERSARY — Save the date! The Longview Pioneer Lions Club will be celebrating its 100th year as a Lions club on Thursday, November 30, 2023. International 1st Vice President (who will then be LCI President) Dr. Patti Hill, is scheduled to deliver the Keynote address. Updates will be posted here as they become availble.