District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

1 District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 YOUR DISTRICT 11-B1 CABINET DG Roger Spriggs 269-282-0292/269-275-3124 GBRoger@aol.com VDG Michael Scott, Jr 734-426-7770/246-310-5912 michaelwscottjr@gmail.com CS PCC Peggy Allen 734-428-7034 /734-904-5201 PeggyA7747@aol.com CT CC Barry Allen 734-428-7034 /734-904-4695 BarryRAllen@aol.com GLT PDG Terry Walters 734-426-4983 twalters02@comcast.net GMT PDG David Hill 517-787-3950 coldhill@gmail.com GST CC Barry Allen 734-428-7034 /734-904-4695 BarryRAllen@aol.com IPDG LuAnne Bullington 734-769-0949 luanneb@comcast.net R1/Z1 Peggy Allen 734-428-7034/734-904-5201 PeggyA7747@aol.com R1Z2 ZC Dick Saxton 517-486-3429 JRS19821@outlook.com R2Z1 ZC Art Turner 517-914-0114 arthurturn@gmail.com R2Z2 ZC David Anderson 517-796-5594/989-928-9821 danderson@hilliard.com R3Z1 ZC Roger Bosse 269/964/8695/269-578-3684 RogerBosse@att.net R3Z2 ZC PDG Ron Quada 269-979-7679 rquada@aol.com News Editor: Barry Allen 734-428-7034/734-904-4695 BarryRAllen@aol.com http://e-district.org/sites/11b1/ Lions of District 11-B1 BANNER EXCHANGE 2018 There were 73 attendees for the annual Banner Exchange, representing 19 Lions clubs and one Lioness Club.

The main course was chicken accompanied by a myriad of delicious dishes of all sorts and sizes. If anyone went away hungry, it was their own fault.

PDG Gary Babcock performed the Installation of officers. Shown below DG Roger Spriggs congratulates and thanks his cabinet for stepping up to leadership for the year. NEW Lion Harriet assists the District Governor. Song leader Jim Baum got the crowd off their feet with “For he’s a Jolly Good LION!” Club presidents Amy Shepherd and Pat Stiff exchanged the DG Banner.

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

2 From the Governor From the Desk of the District Governor One piece of information that everyone told me was that the year would pass quickly, boy were they right, it’s hard to believe that we are already one month into our Second Century of Service.

I am busy scheduling club visitations and eager to talk to the club members about my plans for the year and to hear if they have any ideas to improve the District. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment, please do so as quick- ly as possible. Many of my goals have emphasis on Leadership. If you look over your past club and District rosters you will see a lot of repeat names, you will see the same names against several positions. This tells me several things, that our repeat leaders will eventually get burned out, that clubs are not encouraging their Lions to step into leadership positions.

That current leaders are not performing one of their key roles, to find replace- ments for themselves. Lack of new leaders means that clubs may not be looking to change or add new pro- jects that will attract new members.

The one curious thing I discovered as I worked up to be District Governor, was how much personal growth I was getting from the leadership classes, from other Lions and from visiting clubs and projects. I have gained so much from Lions that I know that no matter what I do, I can never repay our organization. The District Banner is now residing at Battle Creek Cereal City Lions Club, I want to thank my club for the wonderful show of support during my years working at the District. They are an example of a great Lions Club, actively recruiting, serving the community, serving Lions and working to retain members.

Thank you all.

I am asking all clubs to visit one project during the year, to kick off I have added a ‘Lunch with Paws’ arti- cle, I will reference other projects during the year. You will be made very welcome at our projects, see ex- actly what your service and donations really do and have a fun day trip. Your newer Lions will benefit enor- mously, and you should suggest taking non-Lions along to join in the fun. I look forward to seeing clubs placing articles in the newsletter about the visits. This year we have highly experienced Zone Chairs, this is a critical position and is the basic link between the Clubs and the District administration.

For the first time we have an Administrative Assistant, who can help Clubs with their paperwork. Contact PCC Peggy Allen if you aren’t sure of what to do. LCI and I are asking for 100% reporting this year.

Our International President, Gudrun Yngvadottir, has a nautical theme based on her ancestor’s voyages. They sailed into the unknown, beyond their horizons, to found Iceland. They took risks and accepted change. Gudrun asks that we do the same to move Lions into a New Century. She also told us that what keeps the boat from sinking is the skill of the crew. Our Lions Clubs and their members are our crew, we all work together or we all sink together. I am asking that we all enjoy a safe passage together as we seek our New Horizons.

DG Lion Roger

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

3 From the Desk of VDG Mike Scott

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

4 HAILS and FAREWELLS: WELCOME ABOARD! NEW MEMBER CLUB SPONSOR Harriet Spriggs Battle Creek CC Roger Spriggs David Mace Battle Creek CC Transfer Christine Zeller Adrian Breakfast Hazel Jacobs Violet Marsh Clinton Rosemary Relitz Becky Walters Dexter Transfer Terry & Carol Reister Inter-Lakes Jim Souder Robert Kiple Jackson Host Transfer Max Brundage Marshall Ron Quada Kristopher & Jennifer Post North Adams Brian DuBois Dale & Susan Ruder North Adams Nancy Ruder Connie Fenton North Jackson Thomas Fenton GONE, BUT IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER None https://jwwmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/ lmsf/2018-19Calendar.pdf Lions of Michigan Foundation NEW PRESIDENT - Lion Dick Dettling of the Dexter Lions accepts the gavel from outgoing LofMF President Conrad Swanson.

Lion Dick was a District Governor in 2012-2013 and has served on the board as a Trustee, Secretary and Vice President.

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5 Club Anniversaries August 20 Marshall 1953 12 Michigan Center Lioness 1987 28 Parma-Spring Arbor 1953 September None October 02 Inter-Lakes 1967 08 Vandercook Lake 1956 12 Hanover-Horton 1964 27 Napoleon 1953 CHARITY NAVIGATOR has ranked Lions Clubs Interna- tional Foundation with a FOUR STAR rating for the 7th consecu- tive year, outperforming most other charities, which “sets it apart from it’s peers and demon- strates to the public it’s trustwor- thiness.” Only 5% of the charities they have evaluated have reached this level.

North Jackson Lions Kidsight vision screening was held on Saturday, July 14th at Sam’s Club.

NJL Lions participating were Lions Kim (far left), Jenny & Vic- ki. Other workers included Lions Dave, Gary & Ellen. ALBION LIONS had PDG Ron Quada install their new officers. At the July Picnic Mary Slater played the accordion and Dick Lewin pre- pared brats for the pot luck.

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

6 District and Club Dates to Remember AUGUST - NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH ($1, 1 Shot, 1 Life - Measles) 3-4 Council of Governors, Crown Plaza, Grand Rapids 4 LofMF - Hall of Fame Banquet, Crown Plaza, Grand Rapids 5 Clarklake Lions, Raft’O’Rama, Chicken BBQ w/ chocolate brownies 5 Youth Exchange - Motoki Sato & Yoshi Yea arrive from Japan, hosted by Barry & Peggy Allen 5-11 SPOT- Jackson County Fair 6 SPOT - North Jackson 10/11 SPOT - Dexter Days 11 Jackson Eyeopeners - Miniature Golf Outing, Ella Sharp Park. 11 Eversight, Bowling for Brighter Tomorrows, 12 Calhoun County Fair, Lions booth, Battle Creek Cereal City 12 Jackson Host - Diamond-in-the-Rough Golf Outing, Lakeland Hills GC, 8 am 12 SPOT - Jackson Eyeopeners, Back to school picnic, First Methodist Church, 11 - 2 pm 17 Summer Camp for the Blind - Muskegon 18 Adrian Breakfast, “Puttn for Pups”, minigolf, Spotted Cow, 9 am 18 PAWS - Open House, Wayland, MI, 11 - 2 pm 20 Deadline - ELLI - Emerging Lions Leadership Institute, Chicago November 3-5 21 Clinton Lions, picnic, 6 pm 21-25 Chelsea Community Fair, Chelsea Lions Dunk Tank 22 DG Visit - Manchester Lions, 6 pm 27 DG Visit - Albion Lions, 6:30 pm 28 Youth Exchange - Japanese Boys Return home SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL GUIDE DOG MONTH/Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 3 Labor Day 4 DG Visit - Bedford Area Lions Club, 6:30 pm 5 DG Visit - Branch Area Lions Club, 6.00 pm 6 DG Visit - Dexter Lions Club, 6:45 pm 8 DEAF PICNIC, Bedford Lions Clubhouse, 10 - 3 pm 11 DG Visit - Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club, 6:30 pm 17 DG Visit - Jackson Eyeopeners Lions Picnic 18 DG Visit - Tecumseh Lions Club, 7:00 pm 20-22 US/Canada Forum, Columbus, OH 25 DG Visit - Marshall Lions, 6:30 pm 28-30 Clinton Fall Festival, SPOT, Pumpkin Bowling OCTOBER - NATIONAL WORK AND FAMILY MONTH & LIONS MEMBERSHIP MONTH 1 DG Visit - Pittsford Area Lions Club, 6:30 pm 2 DG Visit - Chelsea Lions Club, 6:30 pm 5-6 Council of Governors 13 FALL CONFERENCE/Parade of Checks, Sandstone Church, 9:00 am 13 Cabinet Meeting, 1 pm 15 DG Visit - Napoleon Lions Club, 6:30 pm 17 DG Visit - Blissfield Lions Club, 6:30 pm 19 Penrickton “Fall Kickoff” banquet, Dearborn Inn, 6 pm 20 Tecumseh “Fall Frolic”

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

7 CLUBS Doing What they Do! Adrian Breakfast performed SPOT KidSight vision screening for the Adrian Headstart Program on July 24th. Hazel Jacobs brought in new member Christine Zeller. August 18th will be their annual “Puttin for Pups” miniature golf at the Spotted Cow. Albion Lions We had a wonderful July picnic under the small pavilion in Victory Park. Dick Lewin, past president, grilled the brats, and members brought pot luck fare. Mary Slater, tail twister, provided accordion music for the gathered members and friends. Ron Quada conducted the installation of officers. We shortly will be gearing up for the Festival of the Forks.

We participate in the parade with Corinne Atchison's jeep bedecked with glasses as a reminder of our commitment to sight. We will have the Sight Mobile, Spot Camera, and diabetes screening here.

Bedford Area Lions continue their cherry juice sales and will host the Deaf Picnic on Sept 8th. Blissfield Lions are in recess until September, but continue to do support activities. They start their Back- pack project on August 9th, and donated to the River Raisin Fest, Parks and Recreation and Police Depart- ment. Chelsea Lions are pairing up with the Boy Scouts to operate their Dunk Tank at the Chelsea Community Fair on August 21 - 25. They continue their flag project, installing flags for Labor Day and Veterans’ Day. Clarklake Lions held their annual Raft’O’Rama BBQ on Sunday, August 5th, selling chicken and ears of corn.

Clinton Lions continue to support the Food Pantry and 192 Ministries, and troops overseas and veterans. Dexter Lions had 30 attendees at their annual steak fry. The club donated $75 to the Eversight Bowling for Brighter Tomorrows. Hillsdale Lions held their Annual Bill Jackson Horse Show and participated in the annual Kids Fest doing SPOT vision screening. The also donated to the Hillsdale Community Library summer reading program. Inter-Lakes had popcorn sales for Music in the Park and on August 20th will hold their ice cream social. They added two new members Terry & Carol Reister, sponsored by Jim Souder.

Jackson Eyeopeners Lions served lunch at the Interfaith Shelter and planted flowers in downtown Jackson and provided eyeglasses. Their miniature golf outing will be August 11th. Jackson Host Lions will be having their Diamond in the Rough Golf Classic on August 12th (see flyer), OUTGOING TREASURER, AL NEBLO, WAS HONORED WITH A SPECIAL DAY ON JULY 30TH FOR 17 CONTINU- OUS YEARS AS TREASURER. HE WAS PRESENTED MANY AWARDS INCLUDING HIS 40 YEAR CHEVRON. IPP AND ZONE CHAIR DAVID ANDERSON WAS MC AND LT DAVID FOSTER WAS MASTER PLANNER. Manchester Lions The Allen’s will be hosting two boys from Japan in August with the Lions Youth Ex- change Program.

Marshall Lions donated toward Dial A Ride, members volunteered at Habitat for Humanity (45 hours), the food pantry (25 hours), and Meals on Wheels. Michigan Center will have their family picnic on August 25th. Looking forward to Golumpke’s* in Sep- tember! Munith Lions President Glenn Buckmaster will be riding in the MS Bike Ride. Plans are in the process to renovate the Lions Park for the new trail going through Munith, and the club is getting ready for Candy Days. Their club picnic will be on August 28th at 6pm in the park.

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8 Napoleon Lions Officer Installation Picnic was held at our Clubhouse, DG Roger Spriggs, along with his wife Harriett, and GST Barry Allen, along with CS Peggy Allen were in attendance.

Crab races were held at The Beach Bar at Clarklake, and we hosted the Banner Exchange, at our Clubhouse. North Adams Lions donated to Penrickton Center for their booklet ad, and gave two $500 scholarships. They added new members Kristopher & Jennifer Post and Dale & Susan Ruder. North Jackson Lions The club conducted SPOT KidSight Screening at the Sam’s Club in Jackson on July 14th, and recycled 169 pair of eyeglasses. They donated to the Deaf Picnic and provided glasses to a juvenile and an adult. Parma-Spring Arbor Lions approved their budget which included donations of $500 to the food pantries.

August 6th is their annual picnic. * Golumpke - Polish stuffed cabbage roll YOUR CLUB HERE!

Send your club doings to PDG Barry Allen Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. "Old Words And Phrases Remind Us Of The Way We Word" Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We’d put on our best bib and tucker and straighten up and fly right. Hubba-hubba! We’d cut a rug in some juke joint and then go necking and pet- ting and smooching and spooning and billing and cooing and pitching woo in hot rods and jalopies in some passion pit or lov- ers’ lane. Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumpin’ Jehosha- phat! Holy moley! We were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.

Not for all the tea in China! Before you speak: THINK T = is it TRUE H = is it HELPFUL I = is it INSPIRING N = is it NECESSARY K = is it KIND I called an old classmate and asked what he was doing. He replied that he was working on "Aqua-thermal treatment of ceram- ics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment." I was impressed...

Upon further inquiry, I learned that he was washing dishes, with hot water, under his wife's supervision.

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

9 District 11-B1 LEO NEWS … . District 11-B1 LEOS Continue to Grow! The District presently has 8 active Leo Clubs with more clubs being formed. The present Leo clubs are: Dexter Leos, Grass Lake Leos, Hanover-Horton Leos, Napoleon Leos, Northwest Leos, WIHI Leos and the WISD Leos. There is the possibility that we will add 2-4 new Leo Clubs this year. North Adams and Quincy will very likely happen. Thank you to the Lions clubs and Leo Advisors for all that you do to support the Leos!! If there are any clubs who would like to learn more about Leos or have a Presentation at a meeting, please contact District 11-B1 Leo Chair Terry Walters at 734-474-6914 or twalters02@comcast.net .

Leadership- Are you offering these Opportunities to your members? Many times we promote Service to our members but do not offer them experiences that will help them to grow in leadership that also impact Service.

Please think about some of your members who may want to be involved in improving their skills not only for Lions but also for work and their daily life. Right now there are two great opportunities to support them in growing in knowledge about Lions and improving their Leadership skills. The first is the USA/Canada Forum to be held in Columbus, Ohio on September 20-22, 2018. There are great break out sessions on many different topics. Also, you have the chance to meet many motivated Li- ons from all over the USA and Canada along with Lions from other countries. The second is the Lions Leadership Institute and Lions Graduate Institute held right here in Michigan at the R.A.

MacMullan Center at Higgins Lake. The date for this is November 9-22, 2018. The registration dead-line is September 30, 2018. Cost is $ 225.00 per person. The District has had many Lions attend this and we always get positive feedback on each person’s experience.

Each club should receive information on this or contact someone on the District GLT. Now is the time to get your members involved in service and leadership activities! “If you want to go somewhere fast, go alone. If you want to go somewhere far, go together” - An Old African Proverb DISTRICT RAFFLE District 11-B1 will be holding a District wide raffle this year for a beauti- ful handmade oversized Queen quilt, like the one shown in the picture. (Slight differences) The purpose of the raffle is to allow the District to meet its financial obli- gations without having to increase Club dues, something none of want to do.

By supporting the raffle, you will enable the District to continue to meet all of it’s obligations and all of it’s goals in 2018-2019 and have the op- portunity to own a valuable quilt. Complete details and tickets coming soon.

District 11-B1 Newsletter AUGUST 2018 - Lions e-District Houses

10 THE LIONS & LIONESS CLUBS of the BATTLE CREEK AREA and DISTRICT 11-B1 Invite you and your guests to join us for the 36th Annual Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Picnic Saturday September 8th, 2018 From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm At the Bedford Lion’s Den 22116 Bedford Rd N (M-37), (Bedford) Battle Creek MI 49017 (The Bedford Lion’s Den is located on the east side of Bedford Road south of the Bedford Park - same place as past years) 10 am – 12:00 am -- Sign in time, games/social time, information & eye screening 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm -- WELCOME 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm -- LUNCH 1:30 pm – 3 pm -- GAMES, DOOR PRIZES, SOCIAL TIME PLAN NOW TO ATTEND YOU MUST REPLY BY AUGUST 20, 2018 TO BE GUARANTEED A LUNCH!!! Complete the bottom portion of this letter and mail to: **Jean Mohon, 2223 Cascade Ridge, Jackson MI 49203 - OR call Jean at 517-795-0132 -- OR email Lorraine at lal3222@yahoo.com Please let others who are deaf/hard of hearing know about this event and include them in your reservation if they are coming.

**Return this portion to Jean Mohon, 2223 Cascade Ridge, Jackson MI 49203 or call 517-795-0132** Your Name Total # attending Children’s ages Address Would you like to hear from us by e-mail? If so please provide your e-mail address: Would you be interested in joining a Lions Club? Yes I/we cannot attend but keep me on your mailing list I no longer wish to be contacted about the Deaf Picnic No Manchester Lions Barry & Peggy Allen went from the Coun- cil of Governor’s meeting/Hall of Fame dinner in Grand Rap- ids to Detroit Metro Airport to pick up their Lions Youth Ex- change students Yoshiyuki Yae from Kyoto, and Motoki Sato from Isumi, Japan.

The boys will be here until August 27th and hope to meet many Lions and others during their vis- it. This will be the 35th students the Allen’s have hosted from nine different countries.

Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool, so I gave him a glass of water.

11 Battle Creek Host Lions LIONS EXTRA This year, as in the past, monies collected from selling the LI- ONS EXTRA Newsletter will be used to support the Calhoun County Health Department in its efforts to screen school aged children for eye deficiencies. The eye screening is a part of a state mandated program to identify and correct hearing and vision issues. It is an arduous task that must, by law, be con- ducted within public and private schools for children between the ages of three and five in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades for hearing and 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th for vision.

Calhoun County administers the programs and the Battle Creek Host Lions Club helps pay the salaries of the technicians. This is why we conduct the annual fund drive and why we need your support. Please consider contributing to our tax-deductible Battle Creek Host Lions Blind & Sight Conservation Founda- tion, a 501-c3 organization so that we can continue our efforts. The newspaper will be available to nearly 1500 resident and businesses beginning Labor Day weekend. You can contribute by purchasing an ad and sending it to the Host Club by August 1st, 2018.

If you have a special short story to share about the work of Li- ons, we would appreciate you sending it along to us for the newspaper (no charge). We reserve the right to edit if necessary to fit the layout of the paper. We want to get the news out there for people to know how We Serve

12 http://penrickton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-KO-Reservation-Form.p df LIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (Higgins Lake) to be held on November 9 - 11, 2018. Be sure to register and attend. Many Lions Clubs will pay for their members registration. Deadline September 30th.

http://lionsofmi.com/leadership-institute/ Also be aware the Lions Clubs International ALLI (Advanced Lions Leadership Institute) will be offered in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 10-12. Deadline is August 27. http://www.lionsclubs.org/resources/all/pdfs/alli- winnipeg.pdf And ELLI (Emerging Leadership Institute) for up to club presidents is being held in Chicago on November 3 -5, with deadline to apply of August 20th.

http://www.lionsclubs.org/resources/all/pdfs/elli- chicago.pdf

13 Contributing Member The Contributing Membership program is an annual program which recognizes three levels of support: US$20, US$50 and US$100. Contributing membership donations are MJF eligible and used to support LCIF humanitarian grant programs. Contributing Member Recognition: • For US$20, $50 and $100 donors re- ceive a Contributing Member lapel pin identifying the fiscal year in which the donation is made. • Clubs are awarded a 100 percent Member Support banner patch and chevron for the first year of 100 percent Contributing Membership.

• For each subsequent year of 100 percent Contributing Membership, clubs receive a chevron.

http://www.lionsclubs.org/resources/EN/pdfs/lcif/lcif42r.pdf THE GOVERNORS PROJECT. Lorenzo Broken-Rope, a resident of Oglala, talked about his experience. "That was pretty scary, you know, seeing that. My son was freaking out. "I had decided to give the Lions of MD11-B1 the opportunity to serve people in desperate need by providing twin size blankets, sheet sets, lap blankets and baby hats for the Oglala Lakota people of South Dakota, it will be a year- long project enabling every Lion in the District TO SERVE in a new and important project.

Then last Friday and again on Saturday disaster struck this already poor community, already failing trailer homes were severely dam- aged by high winds and baseball size hail.

Fortunately, I had already discussed the Governors Project with a few Lions and Peggy and Barry Allen had provided 50 blankets to kick off the campaign. We are working to get these to South Dakota as quickly as possible. The need will remain in what is essentially a Third World Country in the center of America. As the reservation struggles to re-build the small comfort that this project will provide will be a constant reminder that we care.


14 District GLT Ready to serve all Lions in District 11-B1. The District GLT (Global Leadership Team) is ready to serve you and your club by providing information on Leadership opportunities and making presentations at your club. The 2018-2019 GLT members are: PDG Terry Walters, Coordinator; PDG Roberta Sexton, Marti Willard, Chris Lake, Margie Horsch, PDG Clem Ruiz, PDG Vicki Ruiz and 1st VDG Mike Scott. To the Faithful Lions of District 11-B1 It is my intention to have an open and inclusive administration in 2018-2019.

If you submit comments anonymously I cannot address them, or act on them. I hereby invite you to discuss your concerns and suggestions directly with myself, confidentially, so that we may all move forward to the benefit of 11-B1.

DG Lion Roger PAWS FOR LUNCH Join us for an onsite tour of PAWS National Headquarters, located in Wayland, Michigan. PAWS for Lunch tours are a special behind- the-scenes look at Paws With A Cause. They include the history of PAWS, a walk through all three buildings on our eight-acre campus and the opportunity to meet dedicated PAWS staff and volunteers. We provide a light lunch with subs from Subway and the whole program takes about an hour and 15 minutes! Tours are held on Thurs- days and Saturdays throughout the year. Each PAWS for Lunch begins at noon and ends around 1:15 p.m. If you can't make a PAWS For Lunch tour, please watch our virtual tour.

2018 PAWS For Lunch Dates (Wayland, MI): Thursday, July 19 Thursday, August 16 Saturday, September 22 Thursday, October 4 Saturday, November 3 To register for an upcoming tour, or for more information, please contact Carrie: 800-253-7297 ext. 411, csimmons@pawswithacause.org I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they're flashing behind you.

15 * LION LINKS *AND OTHER COOL LIONS STUFF ONLINE History of Lions: Growth & Expansion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUeRP3QiW4A Lions Quarterly Video http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/videos/lq.php The District 11-B1 e-District Website: http://e-district.org/sites/11b1/ Get up-to-date contact info and previous District Newsletters/Constitution & Bylaws/Policy Manual! The District 11-B1 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118930264790057/ June 2018 LION PRIDE http://lionsofmi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Smal-pdf.pdf LION Magazine (Latest issue) http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/lion-magazine/ index.php LCIF http://www.lcif.org/EN/ Michigan Lions at Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWu-Ps6TViY Lions Videos http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/videos/ centennial.php?utm_campaign=5603_CentennialCelebrationApr_EN_Email_2018% International President’s Theme http://wpc.2735e.taucdn.net/002735E/lionsclub/download/ Gudrun_sailing_en.mp4 Be Sure to Get Your Club’s Info into the Newslet- ter!

DEADLINE is the 1st of the Month. Planned publish date of the 5th. Be sure to send your M&A Reports and articles w/ photos to the District Newsletter Editor, PDG Barry Allen at BarryRAllen@aol.com. Please try to expand on those one-liners in the M&A using the text section at the end! Tell us more about your events there. NOTE ON PHOTOS: If you send photos, please provide names of those in the photo using the L-R (by row if necessary) convention. A little background story on the photo is great, too. Think about 4-5 sen- tences is perfect but more is merrier. We prefer you send them by e-mail so we can cut & paste.

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