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District Governor Terry and wife Donna Wold


Lion International President Joe and wife Joni Preston



The Mid-Winter Convention packet is now available!  Click on the Conventions/Institutes tab at the left.


          We are honored to have International Director Kembra Smith join us at our 5M7 Mid-Winter Convention January 16 through 18, 2015.

          Kembra L. Smith from Decatur, Georgia, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 97th International Convention held in Toronto, Canada, July 4 through 8, 2014.

            Director Smith is a lawyer.

            A member of the Decatur North Decatur Lions Club since 1997, she has held many offices within the association, including district governor, zone chairperson, council chairperson, district LCIF chairperson, multiple district MERL coordinator, district and multiple district GLT coordinator, district convention chairperson and CEP facilitator. Director Smith is also the chairperson for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and a certified guiding Lion.  In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards, including four Contributing Membership Bronze Awards, the Member Key Award and an International President’s Award. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

            In addition to her Lions’ activities, Director Smith is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, the American Bar Association’s Appellate Judges Conference (“AJC”), Council of Appellate Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association. She previously served as president of the AJC’s Appellate Staff Attorneys.



5M7 Lion to be featured in Rose Bowl Parade

Lion Cheryl Kennedy, deceased wife of PDG Pat Kennedy, will be featured in the Rose 'Bowl Parade this January, as a donor of life.  She donated her eyes to the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation.  Here is her plaque that will be on the float.  It is designed and created of seeds.  It is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman!






The Lions, Lioness and Leos of District 5M7 number over 2,000 strong.  Lions are organized into 52 Clubs in 6 counties in Minnesota. In addition, there are 9 Lioness Clubs and over 120 Leos in 4 Leos Clubs.  We proudly serve our communities and the world in a multitude of ways.


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5M7 Lioness

In 1975, Lions Clubs International Board of Directors voted to recognize groups of women who had been serving in Lions clubs auxiliaries all over the world. Some of the auxiliaries had been in existence and service in Lionism for nearly 50 years. For the first time, these woman's groups were united under one name, one banner, one emblem and one constitution. 

Lioness Clubs support their sponsoring Lions Club in a variety of service activities in addition to planning and implementing projects of their own in their community. Lioness members are women who take an active interest in the cultural and social welfare of the community in which they live. They believe citizens joined together can initiate and carry out programs which will make their community and the world a better place in which to live.

The staying power of Lioness Clubs in District 5M7 indicates it meets the needs of women who wish to unite with other women in community ad humanitarian service.  District 5M7 Lionss Clubs are guided by a Lioness Associate. 

Attention Lions:  MD5M Multiple District Convention Program Booklet Advertising

Greetings my fellow Lions. I am sending this message to inform you of a great opportunity to reach other Lions in our multiple district. We are soliciting ad copy for the program book for next year’s multiple district convention.

Ads can be used to promote a coming club event, recognize a Lions Club or Lion for outstanding achievement or to create awareness of a Lions’ business or profession.

Cost of an ad is as follows:

  • Full page 5 ¼” x 8 ½”  $250.00
  • Half page – 5 ¼” x 3 ½” $140.00
  • Quarter page – 2” x 4 ½” $75.00

Copy can be sent electronically to cdk3inc@outlook.com, title the message, “MD5M Program book”.  Or copy can be enclosed with your payment.  Checks made payable to District 5M6 PDG Association will be sent to:

PDG Dennis W. Kelly III

13667 Greenwood Trail North

Stillwater, MN  55082

This is a great opportunity to show support for those who “Serve” our communities.  All copy needs to be received by December 31, 2014 or before.

Thank you for your support of our MD5M Convention

PDG Dennis W. Kelly III

Lions Clubs International

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core  belief – to serve their community.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.37 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in more than 210  countries and geographic areas.

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.

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 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.

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