District Governor Dave Zeller and First Lady Lori
Alpena Lions Club

Words of encouragement from District Governor Zeller:

Yes, the lions of District 11E2 are open. Our clubs are still doing things for the less fortunate, clubs are doing food bank refills, helping kids with sack meals, eye glasses, hearing aids and whatever our community needs. We may not be having meetings, but we are viable and active. Keep up the good work Lions, there are people in need. "We Serve"


Lions Virtual Symposium - Next Generation

Join Lions from around the world in a day of virtual learning featuring presentations and discussions about how to empower and create partnerships with the next generation of Lions leaders.

Keynote Speaker: 3rd International Vice President Dr. Patti Hill

Guest Speakers:

PID Tom Gordon, PDG Chris Lewis, Leo-Lion Kyle Boutilier & Nikhil Patil, the Young Lions Task Force

Come and spend an afternoon learning how Lions are adapting to the digital age and imagining new ways to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, promote peace, and encourage international understanding through Lions club.

Registration Link:


Watch Video of prior Lions Virtual Symposiums 



Keep your clubs connected with

With meetings being cancelled remember that Zoom conferencing is available for any club activities. This can be for general meetings, board meetings, committee meetings or an other Lions business you may have. Meetings are available using the Lions of Michigan account on a first come first serve basis, and allow unlimited time for up to 100 people. You can also create your own FREE account to hold meetings which also allow up to 100 people but are limited to 40 minutes.

Contact Marie Leathers if you would like to arrange a ZOOM meeting or if you have any questions! See attached Quick Start Guide or check out the video tutorials available on the Zoom website.


How can Lions help in this time of crisis?

Here are a few ideas:

Give Blood! Search by zip code for places you can give blood near you.

Contact you local schools, food pantries and churches to see how you can help. It would be a good time to increase donations where help is needed. 

Contact your local businesses that support our causes all year long. See if they have any needs the Lions can fill, like delivering prescriptions, groceries or meals. If you are healthy and able to help in this way please be sure to use all CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Keep in touch with Lions in your club and people in your community, especially those that aren't connected by the internet. A simple phone call can make a difference!

 Munson Medical Center has posted a mask pattern and approved supply list on their website. "To help supplement our current supply of masks during the global supply shortage, these masks can be worn over and help extend the life of PPE equipment at Munson Healthcare." Check with your local hospitals to see if they can use these also and share with anyone you know that can sew. WE SERVE WHILE WE SEW!



District Convention 2020 has been Cancelled

Note from District Governor Dave Zeller:

It is with regret, that I inform you that I have canceled the District Convention to be held in West Branch 4/24/ - 26. This decision came with only the thought of those Lions who may have health problems and at the direction of our Governor who has closed Bars and Restaurants and the CDC who wants to limit groups over 50. Elections will be held by paper ballot and details will follow in an letter to your club presidents. "We Serve" I want to thank the Rose City Lions and the committee for all they have done.


State Convention 2020 has been cancelled

MD 11 LIONS CONVENTION UPDATE: Please note that due to safety concerns relating to the coronavirus, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s MD 11 Lions Convention in Holland.

The date for next year’s convention in Holland will be May 20-22, 2021. If you have already made your room reservations at the DoubleTree Holland, they will cancel your reservation for you.
(NOTE: this is a new update from the hotel - you will need to re-book your room AFTER May 30, 2020.

For those of you who have mailed in your registration forms, checks will be mailed back to you.

If you should have any questions contact PDG Bob Sturgis, or the state office, 517-887-6640 ext 11.


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Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.

Our Mission

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Lions District 11-E2 consists of 32 clubs in Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Iosco, Kalkaska, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon counties in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.

If you would like to learn more please explore our website and also visit our Facebook page. If you would like to serve your community contact a Lion in your community today! You can use the Lions Club Locator to find a club in your area. 


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