Welcome to the Lions
2012/13 District Governor Donald Pirk - IT'S GREAT TO BE A LION
Welcome to the 2013 Lions District Convention Host by the Hurley Lions Club
9106 W County Road E
Upson, WI 54565
April 12-13, 2013
C2 CONVENTION/EXPOSITION - DISTRICT Committee 2012/13
Sandy Larson (Bill) - Co-Chair
4496 County Road C
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Bill Kriegel (Sherri) - Co-Chair
N243 Lake Pesobic Rd.
Merrill, WI 54452
C2 CONVENTION/EXPOSITION HOST Committee 2012/13
DG Donald Pirk
11660N Perrero Rd.
Iron Belt, WI 54536
Dale H Bornberg
1095 Eagle Bluff Rd. #308
604 Riverside Dr.
Hurley, WI 54534
REACHING, TOUCHING & IMPROVING LIVES
Our Lions motto is “We Serve.”
District 27-C2 serves North Central Wisconsin covering eight counties;
Vilas – Oneida – Taylor – Iron – Ashland – Bayfield - Price - Lincoln
To learn more about Lions and or becoming a Lion, use the handy links, send us an e-mail, join us on Facebook or just give us a call. You will be glad you did.
District 27-C2 Lions of Wisconsin are comprised of 44 Lions Clubs, 11 Lioness Clubs and 2 Leo Clubs with a combined membership of approximately 2,025 service minded individuals.
Lions International President
Wayne A Madden
"In a World of Service"
Home Club - Auburn Lions Club, IN
President Madden - Biography - http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/madden.pdf
IT'S GREAT TO BE LION - WE SERVE
The winner of the 25th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest is 13-year-old Jenny Park of California, USA. Her portrayal of "Imagine Peace" was unveiled at Lions Day with the United Nations. As the grand prize winner, Jenny will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special awards ceremony at the 96th Lions Clubs International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.
Lions International Essay Contest Winner Announced
Maura Loberg, an 11-year-old girl from Nebraska, USA, won the Lions International Essay Contest for her essay, “Pieces of Peace.” The contest encourages visually-impaired children to express their thoughts on peace through the written word. Maura wrote, “My ideas to help aid world peace include better communication, more respect for each other’s differences and the opportunity to dream for a more peaceful planet.” She will receive US$5,000 and will be honored at the 2013 Lions Clubs International Convention in Hamburg.
2012-2013 Lions International Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner
Pieces of Peace
By Maura Loberg, Age 11, Nebraska, USA
In English class, we learned about homophones which are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings. I think of the words "piece" and "peace" and realize I am a piece of the peace puzzle. Like a puzzle, our world consists of many types of people that are separated by color, religions, money and many other reasons. It is hard to fit together and live next to each other if not positioned the right way.
My ideas to help aid world peace include better communication, more respect for each other’s differences and the opportunity to dream for a more peaceful planet.
One solution to peace would be to try to communicate more and try to get along. I am blind (since birth) and I understand about communication. I rely on my listening skills and I hear a lot of things in the way people talk to each other. I am different than other students in my school because of my blindness, but a lot of students have other differences that they are dealing with.
Another solution is for people to work on respecting one another more. People have to have open minds and be willing to share their ideas to solve problems…but they won’t do that if they fear being laughed at and not respected.
A third piece to this puzzle of peace is for people to imagine and dream things can change. For generations people have used their imaginations to come up with new ways to solve old problems. Allowing people to be creative is always a good way for a positive change.
Putting puzzles together can be challenging but rewarding. Pieces all look different and come in many different shapes and sizes. That should never be a reason to give up. With communication, respect and dreams, we can all be a piece of peace. That is a world that I hope to see.
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New Lion Digital Magazine --- http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=118591
Lions Members Have A New Kind of Meeting Place
As use of the Internet Web sites have become more and more prevalent among Lions, Lion Club International (LCI) is responding and has taken preliminary steps towards making online communication, business, and public relations easier for your Lions District & Club.
AND IT”S FREE.
It’s called the “e-District” & "e-Clubhouse"
It’s a place for members to meet and
access District & Club information.
It’s a place to plan service activities and
promote them to the community.
It’s a place for the average internet user to
communicate via many avenues.
It’s a place to chat, email and update
It’s a place to post photos, access LCI tools
and so much more.
Vilas - Oneida - Lincoln - Price
Bayfield - Ashland - Iron - Taylor
Counties of C2
2012-2013 District Governor Donald Pirk
2013/14 District Governors assemble at USA/Canada Forum in Tampa FL/Sept. 13-15, 2012
Cary Kraemer - Roger L Weber - Dawm Christensen - Peter Andre - Marilyn Lemieux - Susan Habrat - Michael Bankes - Greg Pryor - Robert Faliveno - VDGE Tom Abts missing from photo
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For more information about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions Recognition Program: 2013/14 District Governor Roger L Weber commits to present Lions Clubs of District MD27-C2 the Club Excellence Award. Assistance will come from a working committee appointed to follow Lions officers with their award criteria.
To qualify the club must be chartered for 6 or more months prior to the end of the fiscal year, further the objectives of the association, adhere to the association’s constitution and by-laws and policies, and meet each requirements noted below during the fiscal year.
o CLUB IN GOOD STANDING – International per capita taxes and new member entrance fees are paid in full and there is no outstanding balance of US$50 or more that is ninety (90) days or more past due.
o SERVICE – The club has conducted at least three service projects. Please briefly describe the service activities that were conducted:
Date: Activity: Date: Activity: Date: Activity:
o CONTRIBUTION — The club has made a contribution to LCIF.
o MEMBERSHIP – The club achieved a net growth in membership (including branch club members when applicable) or sponsored a new club. The new members attended an orientation and were properly inducted into the Lions club.
o Net Growth in Members: o Name of sponsored club or Branch:
o COMMUNICATION – The club has publicized the club’s service activities to the public through local media and effectively communicated activities to club members.
Please explain briefly how the club service activities were publicized.
o CLUB DEVELOPMENT – The club has hosted regular and meaningful club meetings and submitted the Monthly Membership Report, the Service Activity Report, and the Club Officer Report (PU-101) in a timely manner.
The completed form must be mailed to the English Language Department at International Headquarters, or faxed to (630) 706-9130, to arrive by September 30, 2013. Request for review of award eligibility from a disqualified club shall be considered only if received at International Headquarters within 12 months after completion of the fiscal year, provided that the original application form is already filed at International Headquarters. The award will be mailed to the 2013-2014 district governor for presentation. In undistricted areas the award will be mailed to the Coordinating Lions or directly to the 2013-2014 club president.
2012/13 District Governor Donald Pirk
Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.