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 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.
- ELECTION RULES DURING COVID–19 — Want to know how to run an election during a pandemic? Lions Clubs International has weighed in on club, district and multiple district elections during SARS–CoV–2. Here is a preview: It is not complicated, and there are several ways for clubs, districts and the multiple district to meet club, district, multiple district and LCI constitutional election requirements. Check out LCI's Election FAQs During COVID–19 for details.
- 2021 LCI MONTREAL CONVENTION TO GO VIRTUAL — Due to the continuing concerns about the SARS–CoV–2 pandemic, the Lions Clubs International board of directors has voted to transition the 2021 Montreal Convention to a virtual event that will be delivered totally online. Here is what we know at the moment:
- The convention is currently scheduled for June 25 to 29, 2021.
- The registration fee will be US$5000 until March 31, 2020, then US$7500 beginning April 1, 2021. The registration fee for Leos will be US$3000 regardless of date.
- Lions who are currently registered for the convention will receive an email soon with more information about registration options.
- Executive officer and international director elections will be conducted electronically.
On The Horizon…
- DISTRICT 19–H SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–H is planning a virtual spring conference on March 13, 2021. Two 3–hour sessions, 9:00
a.m.to 12:00 noonand 1:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.Download the flyer or contact conference chairs PZC Rock White or PZC Joel Haggen for more details.
- DISTRICT 19–B SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–B is planning a virtual spring conference on March 27, 2021. Details are in the works. Contact conference chair Contact conference chair PDG Mel Fernandez for details.
- DISTRICT 19–C SPRING CONFERENCE — The District 19–C spring conference originally scheduled for April 10, 2021 has been cancelled. An outdoor celebration in lieu of the conference is planned for July 17, 2021. Contact conference chair PDG Marilyn Danby for information and updates.
- DISTRICT 19–D SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–D kicks off the district conference season with a virtual conference on April 17, 2021. Details are in the works. Contact conference chair Sonia Ayotte for details.
- DISTRICT 19–I SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–I is currently planning a virtual spring conference on April 17, 2021. Details are in the works. Contact conference chair Joanne Payment for details.
- DISTRICT 19–A SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–A's spring conference is currently scheduled for April 24, 2021 as an in–person, live event. Contact conference chair PDG Cecil Fung for information and updates.
- DISTRICT 19–E SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–E is planning an spring conference for May 1, 2021. Details are in the works. Contact conference chairs PDG Ken Cook, PZC Lonnie Morse or Patti Patterson for details.
- DISTRICT 19–G SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–G's spring conference is currently scheduled for May 7 and 8, 2021 as a hybrid event— a virtual conference the evening of May 7, and a social gathering May 8. Contact conference chairs PDG Monte Ward or PDG Steve Patterson for information and updates.
- DISTRICT 19–F SPRING CONFERENCE — District 19–F has scheduled a virtual spring conference on May 15, 2021. Details are in the works. Contact conference chairs PDG Larry Carley or PDG Melba Fujiara for details.
In The Know…
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