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 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.

This Just In…

On The Horizon…

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  • LCI CONVENTION 2022 — The Lions Club International annual convention, aka LCICon, is just around the corner. The dates: June 24 to June 28, 2022. The place: Montreal, Qu├ębec Canada! Which is a pretty cool place! And it is pretty cool that the International Convention is live for the first time in 3 years! Yes, there is still time to register and attend. Read all about it and register here.
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  • 2022–2023 Club Officer Learning — The second of three sessions of MD19 Lions Club Officer Learning for the 2022–2023 Lions year is scheduled for July 16, 2022, via Zoom, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Download the flyer with links to the Zoom registration for each session. Contact PID Anne Smarsh by email with questions.
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  • Redistricting Workshop — The MD19 Strategic Planning Committee is hosting a redistricting workshops to assist the district merger committees, Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM. All District Merger Committee members are invited. The format is an open, round–table discussion of redistricting issues, challenges, progress and needs. Email SPC chair, PCC John Kirry, for ZOOM login instructions.
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  • 2022–2023 Club Officer Learning — The third of three sessions of MD19 Lions Club Officer Learning for the 2022–2023 Lions year will be held August 27, 2022 on Zoom, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Download the flyer with links to the Zoom registration for each session. Contact PID Anne Smarsh by email with questions.
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  • Golf Scramble — The Spanapark Lions Club's annual Golf Scramble will be held Sunday, August 28, 2022 at the Spanaway Lake Golf Course, 15602 Pacific Avenue South, Tacoma, Washington. 8:00 a.m. Tee time. $7500 per person. Register online by August 14, 2022. Hole sponsorships are available. A Happy Hour immediately following the tournament has been added to this year's event!
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  • 101st MD19 Annual Convention — It back LIVE! The 101st MD19 Lions Annual Conventions is just around the corner, in beautiful Pentiction, British Columbia Canada, from October 13–15, 2022. Join your fellow MD19 Lions at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive, West Penticton, BC, catch up o all the gossip, reintroduce yourself to your Lion friends and compatriots, and learn more about how to Serve. Download the convention package for details and important information. Download the conference registration form, fill it out and send it in TODAY. Contact convention co–chairs Bob Elliott or Rick Harker with questions.
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  • Bellingham Central Lions Club 100th Anniversary — The Bellingham Central Lions CLub is celebrating it's 100th anniversary starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, 3729 Meridian Street, in Bellingham, Washington. International 1st Vice President Brian E. Sheehan is the anticipated guest speaker. Purchase tickets ($US7500) online. Check back for more information as it becomes available.
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  • Yakima Lions Club 100th Anniversary — The Yakima Lions CLub is 100 years young too! And to celebrate this milestone, the club is hosting a celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Yakima Harman Senior Center, 101 North 65th Avenue, in Yakima, Washington. Tickets are US$50.00, which includes a buffet dinner and entertainment. ID Allan Hunt will be providing the Keynote. Check back for more information as it becomes available.

In The Know…

  • LCI DUES ADJUSTMENT ON MONTREAL CONVENTION BALLOT — A dues adjustment for Lions Clubs International member assessments will be voted on at the 2022 International Convention in Montreal (June 23, 2022 through June 28, 2022). The proposed “adjustment” is an increase of $300 per member on July 1, 2023, another $200 per member on July 1, 2024, and a final $200 increase per member on July 1, 2025. Get the details, a/k/a more information, here.
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  • LCI CHARTER AND ADMISSION FEE WAIVERS EXTENDED — The LCI board of directors has extended the waiver of club charter fees and member entrance (initiation) fees an additional 6 months— LCI will not charge new–club charter fees or new–member entrance fees through June 30, 2022.
  • LCIF MODEL CLUB DEADLINE EXTENDED — LCIF has extended the Campaign 100 Model Club deadline: All clubs committing to become a Model Club between July 1, 2021 and the end of Campaign 100 (June 30, 2022) will have 3 years from their commitment dates to reach their goals. Read more…
  • WHAT NEXT? A WHITE RABBIT?Tee Shirt Picture Here is something that feels… strangely… familiar. Something old yet new; Something different yet tried and true (Hmm? Is that Grace Slick I hear in the background: “♪♪… Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall… ♪”)? But I digress, so back to the point: Pictured here is MD19's very own Vanna, ED Peter Anderson, modeling, in all of its sartorial splendor, the latest and greatest in MD19 Lions attire, the MD19 Tie-Dye Logo Tee! (“♪…And if you go chasing rabbits… ♪♪”). Okay, sorry. Just lost concentration there for a minute. Back again to the task at hand: One of these marvels of semi–modern science can be yours. Today! Just email Vanna… er… ED Peter for sizing, pricing, and the like and he will do his best to get you your very own MD19 TDLT ASAP. And as for the rest of the song now feeding my head: