Upcoming Events

Leadership Training Forum
September 23, 2021 6pm-8pm (Thursday) - Vandercook Lake High School view flyer

Register online or by contacting Roger Bosse at rogerbosse@att.net or call/text (269) 578-3684


Zone Chair Training plus Zoom tutorial - view flyer

September 25, 2021 (Saturday) - 12:30pm-2:30pm (FREE LUNCH)
Christoff's Community Room, 400 N Mechanic St, Jackson, MI

RSVP to Roger Bosse at rogerbosse@att.net or call/text (269) 578-3684


Fall Conference and Parade of Checks - view flyer - view letter - view donation forms
October 16, 2021 (Saturday) 9am-1pm
Sandstone Congregational Church,
710 S. Sandstone Road, Jackson, MI 49201

$25 per CLUB (not per person this year) includes lite breakfast and lunch.

Mail check to:
District Treasurer Annette Hemeryck
9551 Harrison St, Jerome, MI 49249 or (Pay at the Door)

RSVP/Register your attendees by October 11 to:
Louvenia: louvenia@amertech.net or 517-787-4256
PDG Bert: robertasexton@comcast or 517-748-3097


Lions Leadership Institute at Higgins Lake - view letter(pdf)
November 5-7, 2021 (Friday-Sunday) - RSVP by October 8, 2021

Leadership Institute flyer page 1 and page 2

Graduate Leadership Institute flyer page 1 and page 2


Peace Poster Contest
Nov 10 - Submit entries to District Peace Poster Contest Chairperson
Nov 15 - 11-B1 Judging
Dec 3 - MD-11 Judging


Winter Camp for the Blind - view Wish List letter
February 4-6, 2022
Battle Creek Outddor Education Center
Dowling, MI 


Michigan Forum
February 25-27, 2022
Holiday Inn, Grand Blanc


Cabinet Meetings
July 24 - 9am VCL Clubhouse - Minutes - July 24, 2021, Cabinet Meeting
Oct 16 - Fall Conference
Jan 9 - 9am - TBD
April 23 - District Convention


Nomination submissions for leadership roles and awards must be submitted to Cabinet Secretary, per instructions in the district roster.

District Governor, 1st, 2nd VDGs,  LMF Trustee, Lion, Leo of the Year
Karl Sorrick Club of Year are due by February 13, 2022

Governor’s Awards are due by June 30, 2022


11-B1 Spring Leadership Forum
April 22, 2022

11-B1 District Convention
April 23, 2022


 

Recent Events

Banner Exchange - view flyer
July 17, 2021 at 11am
Vandercook Lake Park
RSVP by July 12 to Nancy Hill

Event Recordings

MyLCI and MyLion Training | Friday, July 31, 2020

Team Meeting (aka Cabinet Meeting) | Thursday, July 16, 2020

Club Secretary Training | Saturday, July 11, 2020

Club President Training | Thursday, July 30, 2020

PR and Marketing (requires password - please contact David Anderson) | Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Lions Opportunities in a Virtual World Event | Saturday, Novmber 7, 2020

 

 

The Benefits of Being a Lion

When you become a Lion, you become part of a global network of volunteers working together to make a difference. Here are just a few of the great benefits you can expect.

Join a Community of Good

There are over 48,000 Lions clubs around the world. Each is filled with people like you who’ve decided to take action and serve others. Lions form unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.

 

Put Leadership Skills into Action

A Lions club is a great place to develop your leadership skills and put them into action. Each club offers opportunities to lead, along with first-class training from our global association.

 

Access a Global Support System

Every Lion and club is supported by our international association. More than 300 Lions International staff members are constantly working on tools and technology to enhance your service.

 

Experience the Feeling of Service

At the heart of Lions clubs there is one constant: service. Giving your time and energy to others is a fantastic way to help your community. Yet, it also provides a great feeling for you that can spread and have a positive impact in your life and how you approach the world.

 

 

Our Global Causes

Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most. Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world. That’s why we’re uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it’s our turn to meet them.

Vision

Ever since Helen Keller inspired us to champion the cause in 1925, we’ve served and advocated for the blind and visually impaired. Nearly a century later, this long-standing mission continues unhindered.

Facts

253 million people are blind or have moderate to severe distance vision impairment (MSVI)

1.1 billion have near-vision impairment simply because they don’t have a pair of glasses

>75% of all blindness and MSVI is avoidable

89% of people with visual impairment live in developing countries

We Have a Plan

We have a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired, and remain committed to continuing this mission into our next century of service.

Our Strategic Objective

Prevent avoidable blindness and improve quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired.

 

Diabetes

We serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.

#LIONSFIGHTDIABETES

Diabetes is the signature cause of Lions and Leos around the world. This year, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) we’re on a mission to make our mark by screening 1 million people for type 2 diabetes. Help us reach our goal by World Diabetes Day (November 14) by taking the online risk assessment or organizing a screening.

Facts

Diabetes can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In most high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. It is expected to affect 629 million adults by 2045.

We Have a Plan

Serving in diverse communities all over the world, we see and feel the effects of diabetes and are doing something about it together.

Our Strategic Objective

Reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.

 

 

Hunger

We serve to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods. We serve to improve human flourishing. We see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities, and believe true community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Facts

815 million people affected by hunger in 2016: 11% of the global population

155 million children under age five are stunted due to chronic malnutrition

1/3 of annual food production is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain

33% of women of reproductive age suffer from anaemia

 

We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos serve to improve human flourishing, and we see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities. We believe community improvement depends on the thriving of its members.

Our Strategic Objective

Ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.

 

Environment

We serve to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities. The earth sustains human life. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in our local communities. Our environment is more than a background: it’s our home. And we’re committed to caring for it.

 

Facts

>3 trillion trees in the world

30% of the world’s land area is covered by forest

>15 billion trees are cut down every year

46% Estimated global decrease in tree count since the start of human civilization

We Have a Plan

Lions and Leos serve to strengthen the relationship between the community and its environment. We’ve seen how our stewardship of natural resources can improve quality of life and increase engagement in our local communities.

Our Strategic Objective

Sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities.

 

Childhood Cancer

We serve to help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive. The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community. Lions and Leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support.

 

Facts

2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes

13% increase in incidence of childhood cancer over the last 20 years

6 years average age at diagnosis of children with cancer

>90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in low resource settings

 

We Have a Plan

The family is a nucleus around which most communities are built. The next generation’s ability to thrive is closely tied to the supports of the local community. Lions and Leos have seen and felt the effects of cancer on children and their families, and continue to bring hope through tangible service and support.

Our Strategic Objective

Help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive.

Together we can. Together we will.

Changing the world. It’s why you became a Lion. It’s also why Lions Clubs International Foundation – our foundation – is empowering your service through its most ambitious fundraising campaign in history. If the past 100 years have taught us anything, it’s that as we serve, we grow. And we were never meant to stop. Service is our journey. Let’s explore it together.

 

Campaign 100

Lions Clubs International Foundation is raising $300M to empower service where it’s needed most. We’re building sustainable solutions through generous support and the service of Lions. | LCIF: Global Force for the Good of Humanity

 

 

Kindness in Action

When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.

 
 

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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