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.
This Just In…
- THE BORDER CROSSING — The January/February, 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!
Save The Date…
- POTATO FEED — Come join the Surrey Central Lions Club on February 29, 2020 at the West Langley Hall, 9402 208 Street, Langley, BC, which is when and where they host a Potato Feed Dinner to benefit Australia Fire Relief. Tickets are $1500, $100 per year for kids under 10. The event features silent and live auctions, and a guest appearance by Mr. Potato Head! For tickets call 604-230-4244, oe email Lionjohnh@gmail.com. Download the flyer here and tell your family and friends about this great event for a great cause.
- DISTRICT 19–H SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–H Spring Conference will be held March 6 & 7, 2020, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Langley, British Columbia. Past International Director Tom Gordon is scheduled as the International Guest. Download the District 19–H conference registration form here.
- LIONS LEARNING FORUM — The 2020 edition of the District 19–G Lions Learning Forum will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8:30
a.m.to 3:30 p.m.at the Cascadia Technical Academy, 12200 N.E. 28th Street in Vancouver, Washington. The Forum is a totally free event— there are no registration or lunch fees— but registration is required. You can register online, or you can download a registration form and snail–mail it in. Registration is limited to 150 participants, so reserve you spot at the Forum today!
- DISTRICT 19–F SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–F Spring Conference will be held March 20 & 21, 2020, at the Selah Civic Center, Selah, Washington. Olympian Phil Maher is scheduled as the Keynote speaker and special guest. Contact conference co–chairs Tammy Allan (509-697-7966) or Cheryl Lizotte (509-952-9896) for more information, and you can even download a registration form here!
- DISTRICT 19–B SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–B Spring Conference will be held March 27 & 28, 2020, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bothell, Washington. Want more details? PDG Janet Rinehart is the District 19–B conference chair.
- DISTRICT 19–D SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–D Spring Conference will be held March 27 & 28, 2020, at the Coast Hotel, Kamloops, British Columbia. International Director Mark Lyon is scheduled as the International Guest. Want more details? PDG Wanda Carisse is the District 19–D conference chair.
- DISTRICT 19–I SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–I Spring Conference will be held April 3 & 4, 2020, at the Beban Park Community Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia. Past International President Joe Preston is scheduled as the International Guest. Want more details? PDG Leslie Smith is the District 19–I conference chair. And guess what? You can download the conference flyer here, and sign up online right now!
- DISTRICT 19–C SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–C Spring Conference will be held April 17 & 18, 2020, at the LaQuinta Hotel, Tacoma, Washington. Newly–installed International Director Allan Hunt is scheduled as the International Guest. Want more details? PDG Marilyn Danby is the District 19–C conference chair.
- DISTRICT 19–G SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–G Spring Conference will be held April 24 & 25, 2020 at the Shiloh Inn, Ocean Shores, Washington. Past International Director Steven Sherer, from Ohio, is the Iternational guest. Download the registration form here. If you have questions, give conference chair PDG Sandy Conroy a call at 360-256-6698 or 360-921-9941. Emailing PDG Sandy works too.
- DISTRICT 19–A SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–A spring conference is April 25, 2020 at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. A cabinet meeting will precede the conference, on April 24, 2020, in the Regis Room at the Saint Regis Hotelm 602 Dunsmiur Street, Vancouver, BC. Conference registration is available online. Download a conference advertising flyer, corporate sponsor flyer, and a conference invitation flyer. For more information email to info@district19aConference.com.
- DISTRICT 19–E SPRING CONFERENCE — The 2019–2020 District 19–E Spring Conference will be held May 1 & 2, 2020, at the Best Western Plus Hotel, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. International Director Gary Brown is scheduled as the International Guest. Want more details? You can download the conference registration form here.
- SOOKE LIONESS BRIDGE TO LIONS CHARTER NIGHT — Save the date for the Charter night celebration of the Sooke Lioness Club bridging to a Lions Club, June 13, 2020. Download a "“Save The Date” flyer, and look for more information in the District 19–I issue of the Pride of 19–I, or contact Jackie Lawrence for more information.
- USA/CANADA LEO LEADERSHIP FORUM — The Leos and Lions of California are hosting the 4th USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum on July 22–26, 2020 at the Wyndham Visalia in Vasalia, California. Registration is now open! The 2020 Leo Leadership Forum will bring Leos together from across North America and the Caribbean. There will be seminars in various areas of leadership and community organizing as part of a core curriculum toward a High School Degree earned during the Forum. The Forum also offers elective seminars prepared by Leos. The Forum's goal is to empower Leos to educate each other in areas of interest to them related to leadership. Download a Leo registration form here, a Lion registration form here, and visit www.leosforum.org for more information abot the USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum.
- CANADIAN LIONS CENTENNIAL — All Lions of Canada are encouraged to celebrate the Canadian Lions' 100th Anniversary. Download the Centennial brochure here. It outlines the various ways Lions can participate and report through the District Governors. Also note that there is a great opportunity for Districts to apply for a matching grant in the amount of $5,000 US (approximately $6,500 CAD) from LCI for the promotion of a service project which (among other purposes) is for the purpose of publicity, marketing, communications and attracting membership in celebration of the Centennial. Pass on the brochure and encourage your clubs to participate! Contact PCC Polly Voon for more information, and to keep her in the loop over your club's and district's Canadian Centennial activities.
- 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!