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…
- 2021 USA CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM — No, it is not too soon to make plans for the fall, in general, or in particular for the 2021 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum. So save the date— September 9 to 11, 2021. The place: Des Moines, Iowa USA. The Forum is open for online registration right now.
- CENTRAL PARK LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT — The Central Park Lions Club is hosting a four–person scramble golf tournament at the Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis, Washington on Saturday, September 21, 2021, shotgun start at 8:00
a.m.US$6500 per player, $26000 per 4–person team, gets you 18 holes of golf, lunch, and all field contests. You need to reserve your golf cart directly from the course, (360) 612-3432, and do so early because there are a limited number of carts available. For more information and registration, contact Steve Timmons at (360) 581-1901.
- 2021–2022 CLUB OFFICER PREP — The third and final opportunity for MD19 club officer training will be held from 8:30
a.m.to 12:30 p.m.on September 25, 2021. Even if you have been a club president, secretary, treasurer or membership chair before, and even if you have attended new officer training before, there is always something new that will affect your club in the coming year. Check back for more details as they become available.
In The Know…
- MD19 REDISTRICTING — The MD19 Council Of Governors voted to proceed with a redistricting plan for MD19 as proposed by the MD19 Strategic Planning Committee at the Spring Council meeting, June 12, 2021. Download a PowerPoint presentation for a summary of the plan, or download the full report of the Strategic Planning Committee for more details. You may also download a map comparing the current layout of MD19 with the new configuration recomended by the Committee. And, you can download the LCI Guide For Consolidating Districts that explains the process as well.
- LCI CHARTER AND ADMISSION FEE WAIVERS — All new–club charter fees and new–member entrance fees have been waived through December 31, 2021. So go get those new members and new clubs while it's on the cheap! Click here to veiw the official announcement from International President Dr. Jung–Yul Choi.
- 2022 LCI CONVENTION MOVED TO MONTREAL — Due to the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the LCI board of directors voted to relocate the 2022 Lions International Convention from New Delhi, India to Montréal, Canada. The convention will be held June 24–28, 2022. Details will follow as they become available.
- 2021 CHRISTMAS SHIP CANCELLED — The 2021 Lions Christmas Cruise has been cancelled because of unresolved issues regarding SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) regulations currently in discussion between the U.S.A. and Canada governments. SOLAS regulates vessels carrying passengers on International Waters. The new requirements will require extensive changes in vessels and crew training which cannot be completed in time for the Christmas Cruise. On the singularly positive side, it appears that the Christmas Ship will be running again in 2022.
- MD19 LIONS FACE MASKS AVAILABLE — MD19 still has a suppply of Lions logo and MD 19 logo face masks. You know you want one! Even if the CDC says you don't need one! And guess what? One of these washable, reusable, Lions logo face masks, courtesy of MD19, can be yours! All it takes is $1000 (US), plus shipping (i.e., postage). The Lions logo face mask is fitted with ear straps, one size fits all. The MD19 logo face mask features elastic straps that go around the back or your head and neck— no more knocking off your eyeglasses or tangling up hearing–aids and earings— plus the addition of a bendable, form–fitting nose strip helps keep the mask in place and cuts down on eyeglasses fogging up. You can't beat the deal. Why not spring for a whole set and get both! Just drop ED Peter an email and get your Lions face mask(s) today!