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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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IT IS BORDER CROSSING TIME — The September/October, 2019 edition of The 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 current issue now!

MD19 Convention…

    THE CONVENTION IS HERE — No more waiting! The 2019 edition of the MD19 Annual Convention is NOW— October 17–19, 2019 at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Washington. Read on for current details, and SEE YOU THERE:

  • HOTEL UPDATE — The convention hotel is now booked. But that does not mean you can not attend the convention. There are several hotels and motels close to the Convention Center that can accomodate you or your group. Places like:
    • Rodeway Inn: ★★★ Located 0.1 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $6500 a night;
    • Hilton Garden Inn Wenatchee: Located 0.3 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $22900 a night;
    • Motel 6 Wenatchee: ★★ Located 0.4 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $6600 a night;
    • Holiday Lodge Wenatchee: ★★ 0.5 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $6500 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Comfort Inn Downtown Wenatchee: ★★ Located 0.6 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $13400 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Travelodge Wenatchee: ★★★ Located 0.7 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $6400 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Best Western Chieftan Inn: ★★★ Located 0.8 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $9900 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Red Lion Wenatchee: ★★★ Located 0.9 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $13900 a night;
    • Super 8 Wenatchee: ★★ Located 1.1 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $7400 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • SpringHill Suites Wenatchee: ★★★ Located 1.7 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $19900 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites Wenatchee: ★★★ Located 1.9 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $9500 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Holiday Inn Expres Wenatchee: ★★★ Located 2.0 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $16300 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
    • Comfort Suites Wenatchee: ★★ Located 2.8 miles from the Convention Center, currently booking at $12800 a night, which includes “free” breakfast;
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? — Think you need a whole new wardrobe to attend the MD19 Convention? Nope. Think again. Not this year. Your Convention hosts are ramping up the Wenatchee fun–factor with the following Friday and Saturday night wardrobe “suggestions”:
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    • The theme for Fun Night, Friday evening October 18, is “Hattitude–Bring It On”. Sooo… wear the most sublime, wacky or outrageous hat you can find!
    • Glitter Shoes
    • The Saturday banquet, October 19, will be DRESSY… with a twist! Pay attention now— The “official” Saturday banquet attire is “Dressy/Business Attire/Club Uniforms. NO WHITE COATS!” And the sparkling twist is this: Wear GLITTER SHOES to the banquet! Bling those shoes up and you could win a fabulous prize for the best GLITTER SHOES!
  • CONVENTION SCHEDULE — So you want to know what–is–happening–when at this, the 98th, annual MD19 Convention? Wonder no more. Although things can change over the weeks and days before the event, you can download a tentative convention schedule right here, right now!
  • SEMINARS, HIGHLIGHTS AND TOURS — How about some learning… and maybe even a little personal time exploring the beautiful Apple Capital Of The World in between all those “official” general sessions! There is lot's to do at the convention, lot's to learn, lot's to see. Download a list of Simply The Best seminars and other Wenatchee area tours and convention highlights and start planning how to spend your Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 17, 18 and 19, today!
  • ELECTIONS AND BALLOT MEASURES — The following 3 matters are on the ballot at the MD19 Convention, October 17–19, 2019: Voting Image
    1. Constitution And Bylaws Revision: Shall the MD19 Constitution And Bylaws be replaced by the proposed, restated MD19 Constitution And Bylaws?
    2. MD19 Dues: Shall Article VII Section 5 of the MD19 Constitution and Bylaws, or Article VII Section 3 of the proposed restated Constitution And Bylaws (if adopted), be amended to provide that bi–annual dues levied on Lions clubs be increased by $300 per regular club member commencing January 1, 2020, followed by a biennial increase of $100 per member, to be re–evaluated in fiscal year 2026?
    3. Lions Foundation Of Canada Trustee: (For Canadian delegates only) The election of an MD19 representative to serve as a Trustee for the Lions Foundation Of Canada (Guide Dogs).
  • Certification of delegates and voting procedures are set forth in Article VI, Sections 7–10, 15 and 16 of the Multiple District 19 Constitution And Bylaws, which are summarized in a written notice to Multiple District 19 Lions Club Secretaries from MD19 Executive Director Peter Anderson dated September 13, 2019.
  • COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS — Have you ever attended a Council of Governors meeting? The Fall 2019 edition of the C.O.G. meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the Grand Apple North room at the Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, Washington. A pre–council meeting, to hash out any issues and set the Council agenda, will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Golden Delicious room, Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Yes, you welcome to attend these meetings even if you are not on the C.O.G.— both the Council Of Governors and the pre– counsel meetings are open to everyone!

Reminders…

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  • NEW MD19 EMAIL ADDRESSES — We know. It is hard to break a tried and true routine. But the MD19 staff email addresses have been updated, so the time has come to update your contact list to conform. You can find the new addresses on this site's Contact page, but just to make it as easy as we can, here they are:
  • Other than E.D. Peter's new email address reflecting his new job title, these changes are subtle (the change is that they now end in ”.org”, not “.com”), so look carefully. And if you mess up and happen to send something to one of the old “.com” email addresses? Well… they will still work… for awhile… but one day they won't… and that day is near! So, make the changes now before you forget and get a bounce–back you do not undersrand down the road!
  • SERVE YOUR MULTIPLE DISTRICT — Want to serve Lions at the MD19 level but do not know how to do so or who to ask? Want to get a taste for what serving Lions is about beyond your club, zone or district? Or are you just curious what MD19 does? Drop Council Chair J.D. Nellor an email and he will hook you up with a committee or task that fits your interests. And best of all, it will not hurt one bit… Guaranteed… What are you waiting for… Just do it!

Random Lionism…

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THE PASSING OF THE BANNER — As the sun began to set on a cloudy evening, August 10, 2019, there in a parking lot on a bluff overlooking the Boat House Restaurant on the shore of Puget Sound at Point Heron, commonly known as the Manette Penninsula, in the former town of Manette, now Bremerton, IPCC John Kirry presented the official, MD19, Council Chair banner to CC J. D. Nellor, in a simple but moving, impromptu ceremony befitting the solemnity of the occasion, witnessed by select family members and a few, unwitting but curious strangers who, in a brief respite from their evening walk, watched the event unfold as they happened by.

Not everything that is happening in MD19 can fit on this page! So 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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