Multiple District 19 Lions
Sunday, July 14, 2024
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 International in 1922. MD19 is an international Multiple District with 5 subdistricts 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 International is the largest and most active community service organization in the world. There are now more than 1,300,000 Lions in 48,000 Lions Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas worldwide.

Breaking News…

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  • WEBSITE AND EMAIL SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS — The MD19 website and email server will be undergoing upgrades from its internet service provider on July 19, 2024. The work is reported to commence at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 4 hours. There will be some down–time where service will be interrupted dring the upgrade for both this website and the MD19 email service. So use the phone to contact the MD19 office during the upgrade! Your patience during the upgrade is appreciated.

Of Note…

  • In With The New! — Drum roll, please. And now, a huge, well deserved welcome to MD19's newly–installed, 2024–2025 District Governors: Clapping hands
    • Disrtict 19-L — Governor Kevin Borde, from the Port Angeles Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-I — Governor Chuck Robinson, from the Lake Chelan Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-O — Governor Beth James, from the Renton Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-N — Governor Leslie Chasse, from the Camas Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-S — Governor Tammy Allen, from the Selah Valley Lions Club.
    Looks like a great team you have there, 2024–2025 Council Chairperson Pattty Allen–White! Best wishes to all for a terrific 2024–2025!
  • And A Huge Thank You To The “Old”! — Let's not forget those terrific Lions who served their Districts fabulously in the year just passed, and have earned the much–coveted title of “PDG”: Clapping hands
    • Disrtict 19-L — PDG Elaine Luk, Vancouver Cathay Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-I — PDG Michael Livingstone, Okanagan Falls Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-O — PDG Joel Haggen, Bellingham Fairhaven Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-N — PDG Lisa Ikeda, Pierce County Virtual Lions Club.
    • Disrtict 19-S — PDG Ken Cook, Couer d'Alene Lions Club.
    Much appreciation from all of the Lions throughout MD19 for your sevice leading your Districts through 2023–2024!
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  • Fabrício Olivera New International President — Congratulations to Fabrício Oliveira, who took his oath to serve as 2024–2025 Lions International President President Oliviera's official pin in Melbourne Australia at the close of the International Convention on June 25, 2024. President Oliviera hails from Brazil. His theme for the 2024–2025 Lions Year: “Make Your Mark”. Download President Olievera's program for 2024–2025 and learn about our new President, his family, his history of service, and his passion for Lions.
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  • Past President Patti Hill's Year–End Message — To the Lions family from Dr. Patti Hill, 2023–2024 President, Lions International: “The Lion year may be coming to an end, but our service continues. So, reflect on the impact of your service and the people you served—those unforgettable experiences are why we serve—then let’s get ready to take up new roles and create new opportunities to help more people in need. Let’s invite even more service-minded people to share the joy of being a part of Lions International”. Read Past President Hill's entire message here.

On The Horizon…

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  • Renton Lions 85th Anniversary Picnic — Mark your calendar… Better yet, sign up and join the Renton Lions for a picnic to celebrate their Club's 85th anniversary! The time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2024. The place: The Renton Lions Youth Camp, 21202 SE 18th Street, Maple Valley, Washington. The cost: Just US2300 per guest. Contact Patty Richert by phone (425-444-7673) or by email for reservations. Download the flyer and spread the word.
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  • Special Lions Portal Training — MD19 training guru, aka PCC Al Hedstrom, has scheduled a special training session entitled “Navigating the New Lion Portal For Club Secretary and President"” to he conducted via ZOOM at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2024. Download the flyer Zoom link (which is also the regular, MD19 training link). This Special Introductory Session is being offered by PCC Al in addition to his regular MD19 training schedule.
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  • MD19 Environmental Committee Invitation — The MD19 Lions Environmental Team is inviting all MD19 Lions to their regular Zoom Meetings, the first Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m. The actual meeting happens between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., but you can dial in early if you would like to visit with others or make sure your technology is working. The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83307285506. You can also import a recurring event to your calender (an .ics file) for this recurring meeting here.
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  • Club Excellence Award Deadline — The deadline to submit your application for the 2023–2024 Club Excellence Award is August 31, 2024. All Club Excellence Award applications must be signed by your 2023–2024 District Governor, so give yourself ennough time to get that done. Applications may be submitted to Lions International by email to clubexcellenceaward@lionsclubs.org. Download an (fillable pdf) application here. More information is available from the LCI website here.
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  • MD19 Environmental Committee Invitation — The MD19 Lions Environmental Team is inviting all MD19 Lions to their regular Zoom Meetings, the first Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m. The actual meeting happens between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., but you can dial in early if you would like to visit with others or make sure your technology is working. The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83307285506. You can also import a recurring event to your calender (an .ics file) for this recurring meeting here.
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  • USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum — The 2024 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum is schduled for September 5 to 7, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
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  • Lake Stevens Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration — Save the date! The Lake Stevens Lions Club will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on October 5, 2024, at Machias Meadows, 14607 OK Mill Road, Snohomish, Washington U.S.A. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.
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  • Penticton Lions 75th Anniversary Celebration — The Penticton Lions Club will be celebrating its 75th anniversary on October 5, 2024, at the Penticton Golf& Country Club, 600 Comox Street, Penticton, BC, Canada. Okanagan Falls Lions and Oliver Lions will be joining the Penticton Lions and celebrating their respective 45th anniversaries. For more information email Lion Bob Elliott.
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  • MD19 Environmental Committee Invitation — The MD19 Lions Environmental Team is inviting all MD19 Lions to their regular Zoom Meetings, the first Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m. The actual meeting happens between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., but you can dial in early if you would like to visit with others or make sure your technology is working. The zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83307285506. You can also import a recurring event to your calender (an .ics file) for this recurring meeting here.
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  • Fall Council Of Governors Meeting — The MD19 Fall, 2024 Council of Governors meeting will be held in Chilliwack, BC Canada, on Saturday, October 19, 2024. A pre–council meeting will be held Friday evening, October 18, 2024. Stay tuned for more details, which will be posted as they become available.

IN THE KNOW…

  • CLUB NEWSLETTERS: Club bulletin editors: When you send your club bulletin to the MD19 Office via email using the email address md19lions@ lionsmd19.org, you will receive a response from Michele within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response, please call the office to verify whether the bulletin has been received.
  • CLUB SECRETARY REPORTING: Club secretaries: Information (especially updates for Club Officers) that you report to the MD19 office should be sent to md19lions@lionsmd19.org so that it can be timely processed.
  • ZONE CHAIR REPORTING: Zone Chairpersons: Please send your reports, bulletins, and expense claim forms to md19admin@lionsmd19.org. Note that this is not the same address that club secretaries report to (not md19lions@lionsmd19.org).
  • IPDG AND VDG EXPENSE REPORTING: Immediate Past District Governors and Vice District Governors: Expense Claim Forms should be emailed to md19lions@lionsmd19.org (not md19admin@lionsmd19.org) for timely processing.
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