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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.


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  • SPECIAL CONVENTION CALL — The MD19 Council Of Governors has called a Special Convention to pursuant to Article BL X Section 2 and Article BL IX Sections 4 and 6 of the MD19 Constitution and Bylaws for December 1, 2 and 3, 2022.

    The purpose of the special convention is for the election of the 2023-2024 District Governors and the Vice District Governors for the new Districts 19-L, 19-I, 19-O, 19-N, and 19-S commencing the 2023-2024 fiscal year on July 1, 2023.

    The elections are being held pursuant to Article VIII Section 2 of the Lions Clubs International Constitution and Bylaws so that the 2023-2024 District Governors and Vice District Governors elected for the new districts 19-L, 19-I, 19-O, 19-N and 19-S can participate in Lions Club International’s district officer training and convention.

    The special convention will consist of five separate elections, one for each of the five new districts.

    The elections will open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

    Voting will be conducted virtually, online through the MD19 Conventions and Elections web page. No travel will be required of club delegates.

    This Notice is issued pursuant to Article VIII Section 8 of the MD19 Constitution and Bylaws.
Meet The Candidates
For District Governor 1st Vice District Governor 2nd Vice District Governor
19–L 1st VDG Elaine Luk (A) 1st VDG Michael Stanford (I)
19–I 1st VDG Michael Livingstone (D) RC Jennifer Edgar (E) ZC Charles Robinson (D)
19–O 1st VDG Joel Haggan (H) 1stst VDG Beth James (B) 2nd VDG Jack Peebles (H)
19–N 1st VDG Lisa Ikeda (C) 1st VDG Leslie Chasse (G) ZC Jan Heaton (G),
2nd VDG Robert Johnson (C)
19–S 1st VDG Kenneth Cook (E) PZC Tammy Allan (F)

Lookin' Ahead…

  • Mark Your Calendar Today — The date is March 14 to 17, 2024. The place: The Marriott Parq Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The event: The Lions Clubs Internaltional 2024 spring Board of Directors Meeting. Right here in MD19! Get this rare event on your, your club's, your zone's and your district's calendars now so you don't fill up March 14 to 17, 2024 with competing events (Lions' or otherwise). Stay tuned for more details.

On The Horizon…

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  • ELECTIONS FOR DISTRICTS L, I, O, N & S — The Special Convention for the elections of the 2023/2024 District Governors and Vice District Governors of the new Districts 19–L, 19–I, 19–O, 19–N and 19–S convenes virtually at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 and adjourns on Saturday, December 3, 2022 following publication of the election results after the close of the elections at 5:00 p.m. Voting will be conducted online through the Convention and Elections page of this website begining at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
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  • Peace Poster And Peace Essay Deadline — December 1, 2022 is the deadline for District Governors to submit their (1) winning Peace Poster and (1) winning Peace Essay to the MD19 Council Chair.
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  • International Leo Day — December 5, 2022 is International Leo Day recognizing the creation of the first Leo club and is celebrated by Leos worldwide. Click here to learn more about the Leo Club Program.
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  • Winter Council Meeting — The MD19 Winter Council of Governors meeting is scheduled for at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, in Bellingham, Washington USA. A pre–council meeting will be held Friday evening, February 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m..
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  • Lions Day with the United Nations — Friday, March 3, 2023 is the 45th annual Lions Day with the United Nations (“LDUN”) in New York, New York USA. Unless. of course, you would rather sign up to attend LDUN in Nairobi, Kenya (which is Thursday, February 9, 2023)… or maybe LDUN in Geneva, Switzerland (Tuesday, April 18, 2023) better fits your travel plans. What the heck… why not book all three? So save the date(s) and stay tuned for more details.
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  • Only 106 days to Pi day! — Aw yes. Pi Day. Month 3, day 14 of 2023. Which just goes to show we can find a way to celebrate… anything! In case you have forgotten, the number π (i.e., pi) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. “Approximately” because π is an irrational number, (which anyone who has tried to carry on a conversation with π figured out quickly). But for math wizzes, a number in which digits after the decimal point are infinite and do not repeat (as in 3.1666…) is “irrational”. The first 100 digits of π are: 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679. If you want to see what the first one million digits of π look like, go here. Yes, there are actually people who find the time (and a reason) to calculate these things — the “record” is 31 trillion digits (31,415,926,535,897 to be precise), by Emma Harua Iwao, a Google employee from Japan, calculated on Pi Day, 2019. Iwao easily beat the previous record of 24.6 trillion set by Peter Trueb in 2016. Hmm… if NASA deems it okay to carry π out to just 15 digits (3.141592653589793), which it does…? Here at MD19, we're sticking with 3.14.