Lion Ray Fujiura

19F District Governor

raytater_99@yahoo.com
509-941-9927
https://www.facebook.com/19FDG/
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19F District Governor Bio


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I was born on Kauai Hawaii and moved to Longview Washington in 1964. I attended R.A.Long High School in Longview then attended and graduated from Washington State University many years ago.

I married my love Melba Fujiura in 1978, we have one son Pearce who is a Veterinarian working in Beaverton Oregon. He is 35 years old.

Over the years, I've been a longshoreman, a landscape designer, manager of a retail farm store and a dairy farmer. I am currently a regional operations manager for an agricultural crop protection and nutrition provider.

Melba and I enjoy cooking and we are both Master Judges with the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association.

District Governor Contact Information


  • 601 Woods Road, Sunnyside, WA, USA

19F 1st Vice District Governor Bio


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I was born in Weiser, Idaho, where I attended school and later moved to Lewiston, Idaho in 1995 to attend Lewis-Clark State College. I graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in History/Political Science.
 
While in college I started working at the Lewiston Tribune writing about people from their beginnings (birth announcements), to their middles (engagement and wedding announcements), and their ends (obituaries). I eventually went on to become a graphic designer at Washington State University College of Agriculture for 11 years. Currently, I am the Program Director for the City of Potlatch Afterschool Program for youth in grades 6-12.
 
In 2011 a mutual friend introduced me to my husband, Philip. Our first date was at Zeppoz Fun Center in Pullman, Washington, where we both agreed to a second date despite our misgivings (his was that I beat him handily at bowling, and mine was that he was wearing a Boise State University shirt). We married in 2014 and live happily with our three dogs and the agreement that we will always disagree on the best NFL team.
 
In my spare time I enjoy reading, crocheting, photography, and about a dozen other crafts/hobbies that I dabble with. Philip and I are also members of the Potlatch Logger Booster Club and can usually be found working concessions at home Logger Football and Volleyball games.


Upcoming Events


  •  03/19/2021 03:00 PM - 03/20/2021 11:30 PM
  •   435 North Clover Island Drive, Kennewick, WA, USA

Event Activities will be posted soon. Our guest speaker will be Dr, José A. Marrero, from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, USA who was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 102nd International Convention, held in Milan, Italy, July 5 through July 9, 2019.

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  •  06/25/2021 08:00 AM - 06/29/2021 09:00 PM
  •   Montreal, QC, Canada

June 25 – 29, 2021: Montreal, Quebec: Known as ‘Canada’s Cultural Capital’, Quebec’s largest city is like no other in North America! Behind Paris, Montreal is the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world and truly a foodie’s paradise. While the underground pedestrian network is impressive with over 2,000 shops covering 18 miles, the 9 miles of shops lining the famous Sainte-Catherine Street has been the pride of Montreal for over a century. As you explore Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica , Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Olympic Stadium are just a few sights you won’t want to miss. If nature is your escape, 343 acres of green space in Mount Royal Park offers the best views of this cosmopolitan city. Montreal has so much more to offer, come early and stay late!

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  •  07/01/2021 08:00 AM - 06/05/2021 09:00 PM
  •   New Delhi, Delhi, India

July 1 – 5, 2022: New Delhi, India: India’s capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary New Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Some important places worth visiting in New Delhi include the Humayun’s Tomb, the Jantar Mantar, the Bahai temple, the Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and India Gate. New Delhi is also a great shopping destination – be it the road side stalls of Connaught Place, or the International style shopping malls in the suburbs, shopping is a major attraction for visitors to New Delhi.

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  •  07/07/2021 08:00 AM - 06/11/2021 09:00 PM
  •   Boston, MA, USA

July 7 – 11, 2023: Boston, Massachusetts: A quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. From the charming cobblestones of Beacon Hill, to the civic landmarks along the Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail, to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and Fenway Park, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana. Fun if by land and fun if by sea, Boston is an ideal destination for your next vacation. Explore diverse neighborhoods, enjoy an eclectic array of performing arts and special events, shop in chic boutiques and high-end malls, fall into a foodies’ paradise and discover the true essence of Boston, a cosmopolitan hub where tradition and innovation interact every day.

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  • $20.00
  •  11/07/2020 09:00 AM
  • Online Event

First 300 registered get a convo pin Registration gives you access to 50 sessions and seminars Your access code will let you view those 50 sessions and seminars for 30 days after the Convo.

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  •  03/20/2020 05:00 PM - 03/21/2020 08:00 PM
  •   Selah Civic Center, Selah WA

Please click on more about event to see all options for registration for the spring conference 2020. Proceeds from spring conference will be donated to ongoing childhood cancer research project. Friday: Hawaiian Attire Saturday: Come in your Lions Shirt or Vest, or in anything yellow in support of Childhood Cancer Research. When Registering please register only 1 person per online application. (Thank you)

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  •  11/09/2019 09:00 AM - 11/09/2019 01:00 PM
  •   645 Pine Street, Potlatch, ID, USA

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Location: Potlatch Senior Center, 645 Pine Street, Potlatch ID Serving chicken pot pie, green salad, and dessert for $7.00 for those who might be interested. Please RSVP for lunch to Melissa Smith at mel.smith31514@gmail.com

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  •  11/01/2019 05:00 PM - 11/01/2019 07:00 PM
  •   Selah Intermediate School, 1401 W Fremont Ave , Selah, WA, USA

120 students participating in the Peace Poster Art Show "Journey of Peace"

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  •  10/17/2019 12:00 PM - 10/20/2019 01:00 PM
  •   Wenatchee, WA, USA

The following is the information needed to book hotel rooms for the 2019 MD19 Lions Annual Convention in Wenatchee, October 16-20, 2019. Host Hotel: Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel Phone: Direct 1-509-662-1234 Reservation link: Coming Soon! Reservation Email: fom@wenatcheecenter.com Website: www.coasthotels.com The room rate is $119.00 for single or double occupancy, $129.00 for triple occupancy and $139.00 quad occupancy (plus taxes and lodging fee). When you phone the hotel, tell them you are with the MD19 Lions Convention in October to get this rate. For those wanting to extend their stay to enjoy Wenatchee, the hotel will honor this rate three days before and three days after the convention. Deposits are refundable if cancellation is made 48 hours in advance. Reserve by September 17, 2019 to get these rates! As part of the package deal… • Connected by Sky Bridge to the Wenatchee Convention Center • Casual Dining Restaurant. Lounge on the 9th floor • Complimentary parking, high-speed wireless and Business Center • In-room coffee makers • Walking distance to Downtown shopping, movies, restaurants, night life, Art on the Avenue and Pybus Public Market If you have any questions, please contact: Convention Chairpersons Patti Sparks and Lori Reed 509-888-1539 2019lionsconvention@gmail.com

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  •  10/05/2019 12:45 PM - 05/30/2020 03:00 PM
  •   Eagle Lanes, 307 1/2 W Chestnut Ave, Yakima, WA 98902, USA

Please sign up to help with Specials Bowling League. We need Score Keepers. *Dates needing help are listed below * Sat Oct 5, 2019 Sat Oct 19, 2019 Sat Nov 2, 2019 Sat Nov 16, 2019 Sat Dec 14, 2019 Sat Dec 28, 2019 Sat Jan 11, 2020 Sat Jan 25, 2020 Sat Feb 8, 2020 Sat Feb 22, 2020 Sat Mar 7, 2020 Sat Apr 4, 2020 Sat Apr 18, 2020 Sat May 2, 2020 Sat May 16, 2020 Sat May 30, 2020

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  •  09/28/2019 06:30 PM - 09/28/2019 09:00 PM
  •   9 North 9th Street, Yakima, WA 98901, U.S.

Guest Speaker: PID Don Shove Buffet Dinner: $23.00 Cornbread Filled & Western Breaded Chicken Breast topped with cream sauce and sliced roast beef with demi glaze. Yakima Valley green garden salad with assorted dressings. Chef's Choice 2 assorted salads. Homemade dinner rolls and butter and cinnamon knots. Dress Code is Casual RSVP by September 24, 2019 PDG Bill Shepherd 509-966-3927 cell: 509-901-1010 or Email: Lionsrus001@msn.com

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  • $345
  •  09/19/2019 08:00 AM - 09/21/2019 10:00 PM
  •   Spokane, WA
  •  09/06/2019 05:00 PM - 09/07/2019 11:00 PM
  •   Naches, WA, USA

Sportsman’s Days in Naches 9/6/2019 - 9/7/2019 Location: Naches 208 North Naches Avenue Downtown Naches at the Historic Depot Park. Sportsman’s Days is one of the longest-running community day events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with midway rides, food booths, game booths, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more. The event kicks off on Friday night at 5 pm when the midway. Sportsman’s' Days provides a great time of community fellowship and fun which draws in visitors to Naches from around Central Washington.

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  •  08/10/2019 09:00 AM - 08/10/2019 12:00 PM
  •   513 South 8th Street, Sunnyside, WA, USA
  •  07/05/2019 08:00 AM - 07/09/2019 09:00 PM
  •   Milan, Italy

BENVENUTO A MILANO! Wholeheartedly we say with pride “Welcome Lions of the World”. These simple words are in our minds and hearts since March 2014 when Milan was awarded the International Convention of 2019.

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About Lions Club


Where there's a NEED, There's a LION!

Whenever Lions clubs get together, problems get smaller, and our communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed, in our own communities, and with unmatched integrity and energy.

So, come join us at Lions International.  We are the World's Largest Service Club Organization. Lions Clubs International has over 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members. Everywhere we participate, we make friends, with families who need eyeglasses or seniors who just need a meal. WE SERVE!

About Lions Club

Service


DIABETESENVIRONMENTHUNGERCHILDHOOD CANCERVISION

We Serve. Our Global Causes focus the efforts of Lions and Leos on five service areas with the goal of tripling our humanitarian impact by serving 200 million people per year by 2021. Our Global Causes complement all of the great ways clubs serve locally, and gives Lions and Leos new opportunities to help meet the growing challenges facing humanity. No matter how you choose to serve, Lions matter now more than ever!
BE A LION

Donations can be made online or by mail.

Online at: www.lcif.org/donate   (*Note all online donations will be dispersed evenly through our 5 causes when you choose Empowering Service Fund.)

Mailed To:
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Department 4547
Carol Stream, IL 60122



District F Chair Reports


Lions Clubs International


Lions Clubs International
Serving the World
One Community at a Time. Across the globe, Lions are rolling up their sleeves and taking action. With over 1.4 million members, we’re the largest service organization in the world. And we’re as dedicated to helping those in need today as we were over 100 years ago when we first began.

You can visit their website at Lions Clubs International.

LCIF


The Foundation of Service
Our mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.

Visit: Lions International Foundation

Multiple District 19


Multiple District 19
Multiple District 19 of Lions Clubs International is administered by a Council Of Governors consisting of the seated District Governors and Immediate Past District Governors of each of the 9 MD19 Districts, the Council Chairperson, Vice Council Chairperson and Immediate Past Council Chairperson.

District Governors are elected at their respective District conferences, usually held in the spring, and serve 1 year terms over a fiscal year from July 1 through June 30.

The Council Chair serves as the chairperson of the Multiple District and the Council Of Governors. Council Chairs and Vice Council Chairs are elected annually by club delegates, allocated based on club size, with the election being held at each District conference. Council Chairs and Vice Council Chairs also serve 1 year terms over a fiscal year from July 1 through June 30.

The Council Of Governors typically holds 3 formal meetings each year: A Fall Council Meeting at the annual MD19 Convention, a Winter Council Meeting in February, and a Spring Council Meeting in May.

MD19 holds an Annual Convention in the Fall, typically in October. Lions clubs in the Multiple District vote at the annual convention by delegates allocated to the clubs based on club size.

The MD19 Executive Secretary Treasurer, a full–time employee hired by the Council Of Governors, oversees day–to–day business operations.

The MD19 office is located in Bellingham, Washington U.S.A.

Have you visited? Well click here: Lions MD19 Website

Take the Lions Journey

MD19 The Border Crossing

On The Horizon…


Convention Link YES! IT IS HERE! Just around the corner now. Pandemic be damned! The 2019/2020 MD19 Annual Convention will go live this coming Saturday, November 7, 2020! MD19 Convention 2020 Link Login (Click Here)
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER — Just click the “CONVENTION 2020” link above to go to the Convention page and sign up on line. It is still only US$ 20oo (US$ 50 for you Leos out there) to attend the convention and access all convention materials, breakout sessions and on–demand presentations on November 7… and for the next 30 days! It's easy and it will be great event that you do not want to miss. Just do it!

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA? — Click here for the convention schedule and a list of the on–demand seminars and presentations the convention gurus have assembled so far for your learning, entertainment and fun. But you have to register to attend. So… Just do it!

VIDEO FUNDRAISER — The Shelton Centennial Lions Club is holding a “Let's Kick 2020 to the Curb Party” to raise funds for the Shelton, Washington Food Banks. The party will be held via ZOOM starting at 11:00 a.m., December 31, 2020. But there is more: The Club is looking for Lions with talent to share at the party via YouTube videos. There is deadline to submit your YouTube video— October 24, 2020. For details, contact Lion Bill Scholl by email or by phone at 360-520-6802. And, you can download the flyer here!

MD19 Youth Exchange Program


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Visit their website: MD19 Youth Exchange Program 

The Youth Camp and Exchange Program  (YCE) brings the ideal of global citizenship to life. Each year this program gives thousands of young people the opportunity to experience life in other cultures and gain new understanding of the world through travel abroad. Unlike some youth exchange programs, YCE does not involve academic study or employment. Instead, participants are encouraged to use this travel opportunity to represent their home countries and share their own culture while learning about and embracing a new one, forging the way to becoming young ambassadors for peace and international understanding.

Mighty Lion Prints​​​
Youth Exchange Handbook
Host Family Handbook

MyLCI / MyLion


If you need to submit your monthly reports please visit MyLCI Reporting Website.

Here’s a quick run-down on how to get the report from the MyLion site.
  1. Once you are on the MyLion site where service activities are reported you will notice on the main page the words ‘Metrics” over on the upper right side. Click on that and you will see a large blue banner that has collated the hours, funds, etc. that club has done for the year.
  2. There is also a box for selecting the year and you will need to select the previous year as we are already into the new fiscal year.
  3. Once you’ve selected the correct year you can now take a ‘picture’ of the screen by hitting your ‘prtscn’ button on your keyboard. This is normally found along the top bar of the keyboard – usually on the right side.
  4. Open up Word and copy the image onto it and save.
  5. Email as an attachment to our office.

Lions Peace Poster Information


Lions Peace Poster Information
Peace Poster Theme for 2020-2021 year:  "Illuminate The World"
https://youtu.be/K6pOo_9v0pY 

For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.

Students ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15 are eligible to participate in the International Peace Poster Contest. Entries not meeting the following deadlines will be disqualified.

  • January 15: Kits go on sale from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
  • October 1 (Extended to October 15, 2020): Deadline to purchase kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
  • November 15: Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster (per contest sponsored) to the district governor.
  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning district poster to multiple district council chairperson.
  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor not belonging to a multiple district to send one winning poster to the Public Relations Department at International Headquarters.
  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a club not belonging to a district to send one winning entry to the Public Relations Department at International Headquarters.
  • December 15: Postmark deadline for the multiple district council chairperson to send one winning poster to the Public Relations Department at International Headquarters.
  • February 1: International winners notified on or before this date.

Order your peace poster kits here: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster

MyLion Mobile App Help


Leader Dogs for the Blind


Leader Dogs for the Blind

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Lions have a long history of supporting guide dogs and the people who need them.

Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Leader Dog programs are crafted to address individual situations and adapt to clients’ changing needs at any point in their lives. Leader Dog’s programs give people the confidence and skills they need to live independent lives. Leader Dogs places approximately 200 dog/client teams every year.

The Lions of Multiple District 11-A2 recently received a Standard grant from LCIF to help Leader Dogs improve their facilities. The US$100,000 grant will support renovation and construction in the training bay area.

Donations can be made here: https://www.leaderdog.org/donate/

Leader Dogs Report from Ray Fujiura: ​
Leader Dog 8-9-19.pdf & Photos: Carol Whitman and I.jpgGayle Cobb VDE S. Carolina.jpgGayle Cobb VDE S. Carolina.jpgMe with guide dog.jpg

LEADER DOG REPORT, Cabinet Meeting, July 25, 2020
This will be a short report as The Leader Dogs in Detroit, Michican are in the same boat as we are as far as this awful virus.
However, they plan to meet with the chairman in August via Zoom which I plan to attend. I will share any new programs, etc. they may have in mind for the New Year 20-21.
I plan, however, to set up a letter explaining the importance of our donations to this program. If each club donates whatever they can even if it is just $29 it would be greatly appreciated. With all of the clubs cooperation we can send them monies that are badly needed.
The Leader Dog Foundation was started in 1939 by three Lions willing and determined to help a blind person to have somewhat of a normal life.
I will promote this by a monthly newsletter to keep the clubs committed to this program.
As I stated before, after August I will know more of the special programs they may offer to interest a club to participant and donate.
Yours In Lionism
Carol A. Whitman

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MD19 C.A.R.E.


MD19 C.A.R.E.
Haiti
Project Snapshot Name: Community-Managed Girls’ Learning Centers
Location: 20 Rural Communities in central Haiti
Duration: 24 Months (Dec 2021 – Dec 2023)
Funding Requested: $80,000 ($40,000 per year)
CARE Contact: Dana Tseng, Email Address: Dana.tseng@care.org

Background
In Haiti, many children lack access to quality, basic education. And for girls, the problem is even greater. In the Central region of Haiti, the number of girls who complete primary education is shockingly low. In 2018, more than half of school age girls in this region did not complete more than 2.5 years of schooling. This is despite the government’s pledge to strengthen public education and improve teacher training. The main reasons for children (both girls and boys) abandoning school include: parents’ inability to afford school fees; heavy household chores; lack of parental support for children at both school and home. While progress has been made in enrolling girls by the Haiti government, the number of girls who do not enroll in primary school and/or drop-out early is woefully high. The Government of Haiti is committed to strengthening girls’ education and improving opportunities for vocational training. The Ministry of Education has developed a 10-year policy and operational plan to foster collaboration across local, international and government partners geared toward advancing basic education in Haiti. CARE is partnering with the Haiti government in support of this plan to increase girls’ access to education.

Project Summary
Using our decades of experience around the world in girls’ education, CARE is undertaking a new initiative in Haiti. CARE plans to establish community-led and community-managed learning centers for girls ages 10-19 who either dropped out of school or have not had a chance to attend one. Established centers will provide 9- to 12-month accelerated learning courses tailored to the realities of girls in Haiti. The centers will be equipped with learning curriculums based on CARE’s groundbreaking program called Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescents Resilience (SOAR). The centers will enroll primarily girls who were unable to either start or remain at school due to the extreme vulnerability of their parents. These learning centers will be created and managed by already-established village saving and loan associations (VSLAs) in the target communities. These VSLA groups, primarily comprised of women, have been a part of CARE’s long-term approach in Haiti to increasing economic security. For nearly 30 years in over 50 countries around the world, CARE’s VSLA model has proven itself to be a successful, adaptable platform for making transformative change in communities. Through this new initiative, CARE plans to pilot an informal education model in which VSLA groups are the primary drivers and champions. Once established, the model would operate differently than a traditional SOAR program that is fully funded by project resources. Rather, the project will build and connect local resources to set up an informal education that addresses the issues of education among disadvantaged girls in rural areas. Participation in the centers CARE Project Proposal for MD19 Lions Haiti Project Snapshot Name: Community-Managed Girls’ Learning Centers Location: 20 Rural Communities in central Haiti Duration: 24 Months (Dec 2021 – Dec 2023) Funding Requested: $80,000 ($40,000 per year) CARE Contact: Dana Tseng, Dana.tseng@care.org 2 will be based on merit among girls from extremely poor families who never got a chance to go to and/or remain in school and will require a recommendation by a member of a founding VSLA. Courses will be tailored to local realities and needs in order to prepare girls to be confident in their abilities to overcome the adversities and gender social-culture barriers in their societies, and therefore gain the basic skills needed to fulfill their dreams. Courses will be age-sensitive, with a strong emphasis on stimulating and nurturing entrepreneurial spirit among girls. Parents will play a crucial role in the project, which not only will help ensure that impact is sustainable, but also that child-parent relationships are strengthened at home and at school. The centers will support parents to build positive and supportive relationships with their children, while also instilling a culture of promoting girls’ education in the wider community. Courses will be organized in a series of two- to three-hour sessions three times a week. Each center will develop its own schedule based on community needs, with input from VSLA members. Centers will be managed by a committee set up by founding VSLAs in collaboration with their local leaders. Every center will aim to provide two courses per year for a maximum of 25 girls per class. The course will provide these girls a path to either transition them back to formal school or to vocational training to give them skills to start and grow a business. With support from MD19 Lions and other donors, CARE will implement community-managed girls’ centers in 15-20 communities in the Central region of Haiti. CARE has set up more than 300 VSLA groups in the target area, and 50% of these VSLAs are more than 2 years old, mobilizing 6,699 members – 80% women. These members have maintained a consistent pattern of saving and investment in microenterprises that have contributed to set up a voucher school feeding business with formal schools in their catchment areas. As an example of the community impact these groups can have, VSLAs – with support from the French Embassy in Haiti – set up a kitchen to provide food to school canteens. VSLA members have long expressed concerns about not being able to send their children, so they are motivated and eager to find innovative solutions that benefit their entire communities. For this pilot, the project team will help interested VSLA groups develop business plans for their individual learning centers, with a clear plan for withdrawing CARE financial support to the management of the centers within a 36-month period. From Year 2, the project will intensify business management capacity-building the founding members of the centers to provide them with the required knowledge and skills to effectively manage the centers from a social business perspective. The project will have three phases of 12 months each, starting in 2021 and ending in 2023. The proposed MD19 Lionsfunded project will support the initial two phases to complement and expand CARE’s VSLA work to date to address a crucial issue of girls’ education in rural impoverished communities. Key activities in the pilot project will include: • Mobilize communities. The project will engage target communities to assess the barriers to girls’ education, and mobilize community support for community-managed learning centers. • Sensitize VSLA groups on girls’ education. These meetings also will involve school management committees (SMCs) and parent-teachers associations. • Set up community-led girls’ learning centers. The project will work closely with interested VSLA groups to identify a location for the learning center, establish a good working relationship with SMCs, and develop a process for recruiting teachers and students, as well as establishing basic rules for the management of the centers. • Train VSLA members on financial literacy, business planning and quality monitoring. The aim is to build capacity among VSLAs and their partner SMCs to manage centers, as well as monitor, report and facilitate dialogue on the quality of teaching and coaching. • Improve nutrition. The project team will help develop action plans at each school for the production of vegetables to improve the availability of nutritious food in a sustainable way, using an environmental protection approach. Expected outcomes include: 3 • Increased learning opportunities for children, especially girls, from extremely poor families who don’t have access to formal school. • Functional community-managed girls’ centers that serve as a model for supporting girls’ education. • Improved parental guardianship and participation in their children’s education. Target beneficiaries Over two years, direct beneficiaries will include 1,000-1,200 learners (80% girls) who are enrolled in girls’ learning centers; and 1,500-2,000 VSLA members who go through capacity-building training, along with 200 people directly related to school management committees or parent-teacher associations. Budget Item Total Personnel $24,000 Girls’ Centers $30,500 Trainings $9,500 Office Costs $5,600 CARE USA Technical and Administrative support (13% of gift total) $10,400 Total $80,000 Thank you for your Consideration! We would be grateful to have the support of Multiple District 19 Lions, to create learning centers in Haiti where girls who have missed-out on basic schooling can catch-up on the education they have missed. By investing in girls’ education, you can change the trajectory for a girl, putting her on the path to a better future.
June 2020

Send C.A.R.E. Donations to: MD19 Lions Clubs International 4141 West Maplewood Avenue Bellingham, WA 98226

IMPORTANT: In order for your C.A.R.E. donations to be credited to the MD19 C.A.R.E. Project, they must to be sent to the MD19 office— donations made directly to C.A.R.E., C.A.R.E. Northwest or C.A.R.E. Canada will not be credited to the MD19 C.A.R.E. Project.


District 19-F Leadership 2020-2021


Ray Fujiura

District Governor

Melissa Smith

1st Vice District Governor

Kenneth Allan

Immediate Past District Governor

Tammy Allan

F1 Zone Chairman / MD19 Youth Exchange Chairman

(Still Needed)

Zone Chair F-2

(Still Need)

Zone Chair F-3

(Still Need)

Zone Chair F-4

(Still Need)

Zone Chair F-5

Darrell Toombs

Zone Chair F-6

Russell Biggam

Zone Chair F-7

(Still Need)

Zone Chair F-8

Betty Holway

Cabinet Secretary & Treasurer

Beverly Johnson

CARE

Julia Hart

District Pediatric Cancer Chairperson

Larry Carley

District Convention Co-Chairperson

Christopher Babin

District Diabetes Chairperson

Judy Riggers

District Environment Chairperson

Ashley Burmaster

19F District Admin / District F Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson / District Peace Poster Chairman/ District Governor Website Designer

Garry Johnson

LCIF District Coordinator

(Still Need)

District GMT Coordinator

Melba Fujiura

District GST Coordinator & District Convention Co-Chairperson

Zone Contacts


Tammy Allan

Zone Chair

Home Club: Selah Lions Club

Deanna Haverfield

Cle Elum Centennial Mtn President

Club Meetings: 12:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month Putname Centennial Center, 719 E 3rd street, Cle Elum

Jeremy R Storrs

Ellensburg President

Club Meetings: Wing Central’s Roadhouse Grill 3rd Tuesday 12:00 101 W Umptanum Road Ellensburg WA

Bill G Davis

Naches President

Club Meetings: Naches Valley Elementary School 4th Thursday 18:00 151 Bonlow DR This meeting is on the last Thursday of the month) Naches WA

PEGGY A WALKER

Naches Sunshine President

Club Meetings: Naches Fire Dept. 2nd Thursday 19:00 102 Naches Avenue NACHES WA

Scott Stahl

Selah Valley President

Club Meetings: Selah Civic Center 2nd Wednesday 18:30 216 S 1st Street SELAH WA

DAVID C KEY

Terrace Heights President

Club Meetings: Terrace Heights Civic Center- Downstairs 1st Thursday 19:00 4011 Commonwealth Drive Yakima WA

Larry I Carlton

West Valley President

Club Meetings: Shari's Restaurant 2nd, 4th Thursday 18:30 1401 Lakeside Court Yakima WA

Ruth M. Bishop

Yakima President

Club Meetings: Red Lion Hotel 2nd, 4th Wednesday 11:45 607 E. Yakima Avenue Yakima WA

Goldendale

Club Meetings: Marie's Sod Busters 4th Tuesday 18:30 1040 E Broadway St Goldendale WA

Valdemar Valenzuela

Granger President

Club Meetings: GRANGER LIONS CLUB BUILDING 1st Wednesday 18:30 109 EAST AVENUE A GRANGER WA

Claudio Ortega Jr.

Sunnyside President

Club Meetings: Sunnyside Senior Citizens Center 2nd, 4th Thursday 18:30 1400 Federal Way SUNNYSIDE WA

Mark D Oaks

Toppenish President

Club Meetings: Branding Irong Cafe 1st, 3rd Tuesday 18:30 61311 US Highway 97 TOPPENISH WA

Kiona Dick

Wapato President

Club Meetings: NLA Group 2nd, 4th Monday 18:30 Conference Room WAPATO WA

Rick Reed

Zillah President

Club Meetings: Zillah Civic Center 2nd Tuesday 18:30 119 1st Avenue Zillah WA

Darling McInturff

College Place President

Club Meetings: LIONS PARK CLUBHOUSE 1st, 3rd Sunday 17:30 801 LARCH COLLEGE PLACE WA

RANDY L TURNER

Dayton President

Club Meetings: DELANY BLD 1st, 3rd Wednesday 18:30 111 S 3RD ST DAYTON WA

Michael Himmelberger

Prescott District President

Club Meetings: PRESCOTT LIONS HALL 1st, 3rd Tuesday 19:00 101 South D Street On CORNER OF Hwy 124 and D ST. PRESCOTT WA

Mike D Buckley

Touchet Gardena President

Club Meetings: TOUCHET GARDENA LIONS HALL 2nd, 4th Wednesday 18:30 GARDENA SCHOOL ROAD TOUCHET WA

JOHN E ALLEMAN

Waitsburg President

Club Meetings: Waitsburg Lions Memorial Building 2nd, 4th Tuesday 18:30 E 10th Street, end of driveway Waitsburg WA

Harry W. Wiessner

Walla Walla Downtown President

Club Meetings: Clarette's Restaurant 2nd, 4th Tuesday 12:00 15 S Touchet St Walla Walla WA

John P Edson

Walla Walla Eastgate President

Club Meetings: Pioneer Park Garden Center 1st, 3rd Wednesday 18:30 Sasayama Drive off Alder Walla Walla WA

Carla Negrete

Walla Walla Valley Hispanic American President

Club Meetings: College Place Lions Club Building 2nd Tuesday 19:00 801 SE Larch Avenue College Place WA

Jack P. Uptmor

Cottonwood President

Club Meetings RoDonna's Country Haus 4th Monday 18:30 407 Foster Ave. Cottonwood ID

Bill Gehring

Craigmont President

CAMAS CLUB 3rd Wednesday 18:30 121 MAIN ST (OCTOBER THROUGH JUNE) CRAIGMONT ID

Justin R DeFord

Grangeville President

Club Meetings: OSCARS RESTAURANT 1st, 3rd Thursday 18:30 101 E. MAIN ST. GRANGEVILLE ID

Mike G Webster

Nezperce President

Club Meetings: Nezperce Cafe 2nd, 4th Wednesday 19:00 605 4th Ave. NEZPERCE ID

Ty Aiken

Asotin President

Club Meetings: ASOTIN LIONS HALL 2nd, 4th Tuesday 19:00 118 2ND STREET ASOTIN WA

Mr Frank K Dammarell

Clarkston President

Club Meetings: Clarkston Lions Clubhouse 1st, 3rd Wednesday 19:30 615 1/2 Sycamore St Clarkston WA

Fritz B. Fliger

Kendrick President

Club Meetings: KENDRICK FIREHALL 2nd, 4th Wednesday 18:30 6TH STREET KENDRICK ID

SAMUEL E POLESON

Lewiston President

Club Meetings: LEWISTON LIONS CLUBHOUSE 2nd, 4th Wednesday 18:30 1205 8TH AVENUE Lewiston ID

STEVEN R HOSKINS

Troy President

Club Meetings: TROY LIONS COMMUNITY CENTER 1st, 3rd Thursday 19:30 415 S MAIN ST POB 417 TROY ID

EARL ALDRICH

Whitepine President

Club Meetings: Deary Community Center 4th Thursday 19:00 401 Line Street Deary ID

Darrel Toombs

Zone Chair

Home Club: West Richland Red Mtn Lions Club

Joni Ashley Eberly

Benton City President

Club Meetings: LIONS DEN 2nd Tuesday 19:00 1100 ELLEN AVE BENTON CITY 99320 WA

William A Hoage

Kennewick President

Club Meetings: Bob's Burgers & Brew 1st, 3rd Tuesday 18:30 3609 Plaza Way Kennewick WA

Sabrina Barrera

Richland Centennial President

Club Meetings: Roasters Coffee 3rd Tuesday 18:30 496 George Washington Way Richland WA

Jill L Toombs

West Richland Red Mountain President

Club Meetings: Yoke's 1st Monday 18:30 Deli seating area 1401 Bombing Range Rd West Richland WA

Russell Biggam

Zone Chair

Home Club:

Charles L Stefani

Moscow Central President

Club Meetings: UNIVERSITY INN BEST WESTERN Tuesday 12:00 1516 W PULLMAN ROAD MOSCOW ID

Steven D Alred

Palouse President

Club Meetings: PALOUSE LEGION HALL 1st, 3rd Thursday 19:00 MAIN ST DOWNTOWN PALOUSE WA

SPENCER M CLANTON

Potlatch President

Club Meetings: POTLATCH LIONS CLUB HOUSE 1st, 3rd Wednesday 19:00 620 LARCH ST POTLATCH ID

Scott D. Vik

Pullman President

Club Meetings: Hilltop Inn, Legends Room 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Monday 18:30 NW 928 Olsen Street PULLMAN WA

ALAN TANKE

Harrington President

Club Meetings: MEMORIAL HALL 1st, 3rd Wednesday 19:00 S 6TH 3RD ST HARRINGTON WA

DAVID A WOOTEN

Kahlotus President

Club Meetings: KAHLOTUS LIONS CLUB 2nd, 4th Monday 19:00 300 WESTON ST KAHLOTUS WA

Shane C Strohmaier

Lind President

Club Meetings: LIND LIONS BUILDING 1st, 3rd Wednesday 19:00 E 108 1ST LIND WA

Gerald A Greenwalt

Odessa President

Club Meetings: OLD TOWN HALL 2nd, 4th Wednesday 19:00 HWY 28 21 MAIN ST ODESSA WA

Adalia A Hille

Ritzville President

Club Meetings: AMERICAN LEGION HALL 2nd, 4th Tuesday 18:30 106 WEST BROADWAY RITZVILLE WA

Kriss Bottino

Washtucna President

Club Meetings: LIONS DEN 1st, 3rd Wednesday 18:30 240 S MAIN STREET WASHTUCNA WA

Cabinet Meetings


10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
1st Cabinet Meeting - July 25, 2020
09:00 AM  -  01:00 PM


2nd Cabinet Meeting - December 5, 2020 By Zoom

04:00 PM  -  05:00 PM

Cabinet Meeting Reports


Cabinet Meeting:  May 11, 2019.PDF

Cabinet Meeting: August 10, 2019 ; DISTRICT F FIRST CABINET MEETING (In Sunnyside).pdf

Cabinet Meeting: November 09, 2019 ; DISTRICT F SECOND CABINET MEETING.pdf

Cabinet Meeting: March 20, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Cabinet Meeting: July 25, 2020  ;DISTRICT F FIRST CABINET MEETIN1.docx

Cabinet Meeting: December 5, 2020 ; SECOND DISTRICT F CABINET MEETING .docx

Governor Visitations


12:00 PM
Yakima Lions
Location: Red Lion in Yakima

November 11, 2020

06:30 PM  -  08:00 PM
Selah Valley Lions Club Meeting Visitation
Location: 204 East Naches Avenue, Selah, WA 98942

Meeting is not at Civic Center it has been moved to Daniels Kitchen back room.

November 11, 2020

12:00 PM
Cle Elum Centennial Mt. Lion
Location: Putnam Centennial Center, 719 E 3rd Street, Cle Elum WA
12:00 PM
Ellensburg Lions
Location: Wing Central Road House Grill, 101 W Umptanum Road, Ellensburg WA
06:00 PM
Naches Lions
Location: Naches Elementry School, 151 Bonlow Drive, Naches WA
06:30 PM
Washtunca Lions
Location: 240 S MAIN STREET, WASHTUCNA WA



07:00 PM  -  08:30 PM
06:30 PM
West Valley Lions
Location: Sherri's on Fruitvale
06:30 PM
Cottonwood Lions
Location: 407 Foster Ave, Cottonwood, ID

Location of Meeting:
RoDonna's Country Haus
407 Foster Ave
Cottonwood, ID

07:00 PM
Asotin Lions
07:00 PM
Nezpeerce Lions
07:00 PM
White Pine Lions
07:00 PM
Harrington Lions
07:00 PM
Terrace Heights Lions
Location: The Olive Garden, 222 E Yakima Ave, Yakima WA
06:30 PM
Benton City Lions
07:00 PM
Touchet Gardena Lions
07:00 PM
Naches Sunshine Lions
Location: Yakima Valley Orchards, 70 Locust Lane, Naches WA
06:30 PM  -  06:30 PM
Wapato Lions
Location: American Legion Room, 210 E 3rd Ave, Wapato WA
06:30 PM
Toppenish Lions
06:30 PM
Waitsburg Lions
Location: Lions Memorial Building, E 10th Street, Waitsburg, WA
06:30 PM
Kendrick Lions
Location: Kendrick Fire hall 6th Street, Kendrick Idaho
07:00 PM
Kahlous Lions
Location: Kahlotus Lions Club, 300 Weston Street, Kahlotus WA
06:00 PM
Pullman Lions
Location: Zeppoz, 780 Bishop Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163
12:00 PM
Moscow Central Lions
Location: University Inn, 1516 West Pullman Road, Moscow Idaho
07:30 PM  -  07:30 PM
Clarkston Lions
Location: Clarkston Lions Clubhouse 615 1/2 Sycamore Street, Clarkston WA
06:00 PM
Troy Lions
Location: Troy Lions Community Center, 415 S Main Street, Troy ID
06:30 PM
Ritzville Lions
Location: American Legion Hall, 106 W Broadway, Ritzville WA
07:00 PM
Odessa Lions
Location: Old Town Hall, Hwy 28 21 Main Street, Odessa WA
07:00 PM
Potlatch Lions
06:30 PM
Grangeville Lions
Location: Trails Inn
06:30 PM
Zillah Lions
07:00 PM
Prescott Lions
06:30 PM
West Richland Re Mt. Lion
Location: Yokes Deli, 1401 Bombing Range Road, West Richland WA
05:30 PM
College Place Lions
06:30 PM
Location: Bobs Burgers & Brew, 3609 Plaza Way, Kennewick WA
06:30 PM
Lewiston Lions
06:30 PM
07:00 PM
Lind Lions
07:00 PM
Goldendale Lions
12:00 PM
Walla Walla Downtown
07:00 PM
Granger Lions
06:30 PM
Craigmont Lions
06:30 PM
Dayton Lions
06:30 PM
Walla Walla Eastgate Lions

Trainings & More


The following links below are training's for board members, Policy Manuals , Constitutions and By Laws & Governor's Calendar and additional information you might need.



District Governor Blog


Dear Lion,
Due to the continuing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the board of directors voted to transition the 2021 Montreal Lions Clubs International Convention to a virtual event that will be delivered totally online. This decision was made with the health and safety of our Lions, staff and vendors in mind as limiting international travel and large gatherings is key to global containment strategies. Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to host this event in person, we are excited about hosting our first virtual international convention that can safely connect Lions from around the world. We are still finalizing the details of your new convention experience, and will share those with you as soon as they are ready. Here are some important details about the 2021 virtual convention we’d like to share with you:

  • Everyone’s invited – Our 2021 convention will be a virtual event that’s open to all Lions and Leos around the world.
  • Registration fees – The registration fee will be US$50 until March 31, then US$75 beginning April 1. The registration fee for Leos will be US$30 regardless of date. Convention is currently scheduled for June 25-29. Additional event and registration details will be provided soon.
  • Current registrants – Lions who are currently registered for convention will receive an email soon with more information about their registration options.
  • Elections – Executive officer and international director elections will be conducted electronically, and voting procedures will be forthcoming.
  • Convention updates – Check our convention website LCICon for convention updates and details as they become available.

This global health pandemic has forced us all to make decisions and changes that place health and safety first. However, we are optimistic that with each new day there is hope, and as Lions, we continue to find new ways to stay connected, safely serve our communities and continue our global mission of service. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time for our organization and the world, and thank you for your incredible service as a Lion.

Regards,

Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

International President 

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I hope that 2021 finds all of you doing well.  I thought now would be a good time to send out another email to all the Clubs in the District.  The 2nd half of our Lions Year has officially begun.  
I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that Lions Clubs International dues for the 2nd half are now due.  A reminder that our Multiple District dues for the second half are also due now.I have heard from a number of you that you are not receiving your dues statement.  If you would like to receive a paper statement mailed to you, ask your Treasurer to log into the LCI website ( lionsclubs.org ).  Once you are logged in, on the top left look for "My Lions Club." click on that and go down on the drop down to "Statement and Dues."Once you are there, you can click on the circle for "Opt in for Paper Statements."  Be sure your mailing information is correct.If you want paper statements for Multiple District 19, email: md19admin@lionsmd19.org and request a paper copy to be mailed to you.
Almost all of the LCI dues are current for the District Clubs, there are a few more clubs that still owe Multiple District 19 from the 1st half of our Lions year. Please check with your Treasurer to be sure you are current with LCI and MD 19 dues.

HAVE YOU RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ERIC MIURA? If you have, please share it with the rest of your Club. Eric is the MD 19 GAT Membership Chair and also the person responsible for creating the MD19 COVID Campaign website.Please take some time and go to this website and look at the information. The website address is: md19covidcampaign.com THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION I HAVE RECEIVED IS.... "What are other Clubs doing now?"This website was created to share with all the clubs in the Multiple District what other clubs are doing. There are ideas for projects listed also.
Lions, we need to be active and visible in our communities. My club like most of you has had to cancel all of our annual activities, this does not mean that we cannot be visible and active in the community. Please look at the website and my hope is that you can find ideas on thing you can do in and for your communities.
Vice District Governor Melissa Smith has been involved with a membership initiative that District F will be participating in. I asked her to share a few words about NAMI so you are all aware of our efforts. Please also share this information with your Clubs as you will be hearing more about this for the rest of this year and all of next year.The following is from Vice District Governor Melissa:

"If you haven't heard anything about the North American Membership Initiative (NAMI) allow me to correct that oversight. NAMI is a project by Lions International to help rejuvenate districts, revitalize clubs, and re-motivate Lions in Constitutional Areas 1 & 2 (United States and Canada respectively). This is an ongoing project that District 19F has unofficially joined for the 2020-2021 Lions year. Currently we are looking for Lions in our district to join us in performing a SWOT analysis of MD19-F. (SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.) By performing this analysis we hope to set plans and goals for the District in the near future. We are looking for any and all Lions who would like to participate, so whether you are a current or past club officer, a new or a seasoned Lion, and/or someone who wants to voice feedback about our District ... we want you! Please note that those who attend this discussion will not be obligating themselves to anything beyond this discussion, unless you would like to participate further. If you would like to be added to a list of participants for this discussion, please reach out to VDG Melissa Smith at mel.smith31514@gmail.com or DG Ray Fujiura at raytater_99@yahoo.com."Vice District Governor Melissa SmithPotlatch Lions Club

Lions, this is one of the most important things that we as a District will need to do. We as a District must increase our membership numbers. This has to be our number one priority for the rest of this year into the future. I understand that it will be difficult especially now, that is why we need to continue to be visible during COVID. We also need to stay in touch with one another to continue to support and provide encouragement to each other.Consider joining our team to complete the SWOT analysis. We need your feed back, it is vital so we have a better understanding of what our challenges are.

I wanted to let you know about a new MD19 committee called "Knights of the Blind."This committee was formed during the winter Council of Governors meeting. Knights of the Blind are now gathering information regarding low vision and blind Lions in our district. If you have a low vision or blind person in your Lions Club let us know. Our district representative to Knights of the Blind is Sally Mayo from the Yakima Lions Club.The purpose of this group is to encourage, aid and support our low vision and blind members. What are the needs of our low vision and blind members?

In closing, I would ask that you discuss with your Clubs, the possibility of making a donation to LCIF. Especially now with so much need around the country and the world, your donation is really needed.As of my last report, District F as a district has donated less than $1000 to LCIF. This is well below previous years, I encourage you to make a donation, even if it is only $25. Everything you donate will be of help. Remember that individuals can also donate directly to LCIF by going to lionsclubs.orgI know that in past years, the District Governor has been able to travel to all clubs and meet and visit with you. At this time the DG usually encourages donations to Leader Dogs for the Blind, CARE and LCIF. Because of COVID I have not been able to do this. I can however ask you to bring this to your club and please consider making these donations.
Thank you District F Lions for being Lions and working to serve your communities.ALSO please ask your Secretaries to be sure to report all activities that the Club or that Club members may be participating in.Helping at your local food bank is a reportable item. We need to know what are doing for your communities.Please also remember that Kindness does Matter in your Service.
Sincerely,
Ray Fujiura

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District F Cabinet Members and District F Lions Clubs,
I received and email form Andy Arvidson who is the first Chairperson for the MD 19 "Knights of the Blind" Committee.He discussed this at the last MD19 Council of Governors meeting.
Below is a description from Andy on what the purpose of the Committee is:
"As the first Chair of the newly formed MD19 KOTB Committee I will be working with our elected District Representatives to contact all District Governors, Zone Chairs and Lions Club Presidents to inform them of what we are, who we are and the main purpose that we are striving to achieve as a committee, as noted in our Mission Statement: To accept and act upon the Helen Keller challenge made to Lions to become the "Knights Of The Blind," which includes the improvement of the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired."

I have also attached the complete attachment that he recently sent to me.  If you or any of your members have interest in becoming active with this committee, please send Andy an email.  His email address is at the top.
Thank you District F Lions for all you do.
Sincerely,Ray FujiuraDiistrict Governor

"Kindness Matters when Serving our Communities..."

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I regret to inform you that after consulting with my conference committee, we have decided to cancel our District Conference that was scheduled for March 19th and 20th of 2021.
My committee members PDG Melba Fujiura and PDG Larry Carley are however working on putting together a virtual Conference for Saturday March 20th.
Sincerely,
Ray Fujiura District F Governor
"Kindness Matters when Serving our Communities...:

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District F Lions, In my last email to you I spoke about a new project that MD 19 was undertaking. As I visit with Clubs one of the most asked questions I get is, "what are other clubs doing now? "This is the information MD 19 is trying to track and share with everyone in the Multiple District.
This email was sent to all the Club Presidents and Secretaries in the Multiple District, I sent out a "heads-up" to look for it a week or so ago. Please, please take some time to look at the website and participate. There are clubs in this district that are still working on projects, we want your input so please send your information to Eric Miura. His email address is listed on the website. Eric is looking for both your success and also things that have not been successful.
I felt this was important enough to send it out to you also. We need to continue to meet as Lions ,we need to continue to do projects as Lions, we need to be visible in our Communities and WE NEED TO INCREASE OUR MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS.
Thank you Lions for all you do in your communities.
Sincerely,
Ray Fujiura
"Kindness Matters when Serving our Communities..."

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What is the MD19 Covid Campaign?

Thank you to all Lions Clubs for responding quickly and sharing your Covid service activities. The MD19 Covid Campaign is a platform for all members to access the creative service projects that have been successfully launched during these unprecedented times by members and clubs in MD19.
The Covid Campaign will be emailing all 10,000+ MD19 members directly with a weekly inspirational project bulletin showcasing the creative capabilities of our fellow Lions. We have also launched the Covid Campaign website. This can be accessed via the MD19 website or by clicking the link below.
This campaign is driven by you, the Members! Please share your stories, both success and failures so that we may all band together and ensure that we can serve our communities safely and successfully.



Club Safety Officer

Do you have one? Covid or not a Club Safety Officer is a member whose specific task is both member and public safety during any Lions service.
Need more info click on the link below!https://md19covidcampaign.weebly.com/safety-officer-job-description1.html

Share one idea at a time!

Fill out the form and along with 1-4 high res photos share your club covid service activities to be included in our weekly bulletin!

https://md19covidcampaign.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/4/1/134161817/md19_covid_campaign_submission_fillable_pdf.pdf

Happy to help!

For any questions or assistance feel free to email
Eric Miura, MD19 GAT Membership Chair
ericlynnvalleylions@gmail.com
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District F Lions, Below is a message from District F Diabetes Chairperson Dr. Chris Babin:
"Please join the Lions Clubs of District F in observing World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2020.  The theme this year is “Nurses Make the Difference” in recognition of the crucial role nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.  Currently, there are 27.9 million nurses worldwide and they account for 59% of health professionals.  As the number of people with diabetes continues to rise around the world the role of nurses is becoming increasingly more important in managing the impact of the condition.  They play a key role in diagnosing diabetes early to ensure prompt treatment, providing self-management training and psychological support for people with diabetes to help reduce incidence of complications and tackling the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Do you and your loved ones know your risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes?  Now is the time to learn these by going to: www.worlddiabetesday.organd take the “Know Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes”.  Click on the “Get Involve” tab on the top of the main page and scroll down to “HERE ARE SOME IDEAS ON HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.”  Below that click on the “online quiz” link.  This short quiz will help you determine your risk and provide resources to help lower this risk."
Dr. Chris Babin District 19 F Diabetes Chairperson
I've also attached a .pdf file of this message. If you have any question or ideas on raising Diabetes Awareness, pleas contact Dr. Babin at the email address above.  Don't forget to report any service projects that you do in regards to diabetes awareness or any other Lions or Community Service.
Thank you again District F Lions for everything you do.
Ray Fujiura  DG
"Kindness does Matter when Serving our Communities..."

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District F Lions, Wow, we had a great virtual convention last Saturday.  There were lots of interesting topics and speakers. There was one topic that was very interesting and I thought I should share it with you. In my communications with the Clubs in the District, the question most asked me is "What are other Clubs doing during the Pandemic." A lot of Clubs are just now starting to meet, clubs have had to cancel major projects and fund raising events. Take heart Lions as there are Clubs that have been successful even during this time.  One of the speakers Eric Miura put it best. "There are opportunities during times of difficulty...."  Their club has managed to be successful and to increase membership as well. I am writing to let you know that in a week or so, you will be getting an email from the Multiple District.  Not sure what the subject line will be but it will be something like: "MD19 COVID Campaign" I AM ASKING YOU to please take a look at this information.  The information will be about what other clubs are doing, their successes and their not so successful projects.  This is exactly what we've been asking for. There will be projects from easy to more complicated that we can adapt and complete.  Please take the time to examine this material..  Eric's email address listed so take the time to let him know if this is what you need. Initially this will be mailed to Club officers, the hope is that everyone inputs what is working and what is not, so we as a Multiple District can learn and be successful together.  Great idea.... I am hopeful and optimistic that this will help every club in the district if we are open enough to give this a try. Once again, please look for this email and please take the time to view the material. Thank you again for your service to your communities. DG Ray "Kindness Matters when Serving our Communities.."

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Hope everyone has been staying safe and continuing to do Lions work.
I haven't sent out a message in a while so thought send a quick update on what is going on.
First of all, a reminder that THIS WEEKEND!!! is the MD 19 District Convention.  This year it is completely on line. For the $20 registration fee, you have access to over 50 seminars live and to access them online later on.  What a great opportunity to educate yourself about Lions and what other Clubs are doing.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN-UP... go to:


MD19 Lions—Welcome


No hotel rooms, no travel, no meals and you have access to everything plus breakout sessions.  It is this coming weekend so call your Club members and remind everyone to sign up for this event.

A reminder that November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Does your Club have any activities planned to raise awareness about Diabetes?  Let us know what you are planning to do please.

I've been to a few Clubs now and and will also be participating in a few more virtual visitations.  At my visits, I've been promoting 4 worthwhile causes.  They are
Leader Dog for the Blind
CARE - our MD19 project this year is to promote education for girls 10 to 18 in Haiti
LERC - help support our NW Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center with a donation
LCIF - Lions Clubs International Foundation 
I understand that most Clubs have had to cancel their major fundraising events this year, please consider a small donation of $25.00 to each of these causes.

I've also been promoting a project called NAMI or North American Membership Institute. I have been asking Clubs have at least 1 membership recruiting event this year.
This is very important, we need to grow our District as our numbers are falling. 
Even though we've all been dealing with this pandemic Clubs in North America have been able to add membership.  You may be wondering how Clubs have been able to do this.
It sounds kind of silly and we've all heard this before.  These clubs have been asking people to join.
Think about this, just ask someone to become a Lions, at the least it will start a conversation about what Lions Clubs are and why it is important to be a LIon.
1st Vice District Governor Melissa Smith will be talking about NAMI a lot more next year so get a start on membership now.

There are a number of Clubs that have still not sent in an reports this year.  Please, please ask your Club Secretary to report what is going on with your club.  Again, it is difficult but I am sure that all of you have something to report.  Did any of you participate in any Halloween activities?  
If your Club is just getting around to meeting now, then report your officers for this year.  Also please speak to your Treasurers about MD 19 dues and Lions Clubs International dues.  

I wanted to thank everyone for being Lions, what a great organization this is.  Please continue to meet with your fellow Lions and continue to do the great works you do in your communities.  Small acts of kindness will ripple through your communities... also remember that what you do locally can affect a Global community.  You just need to tell us about it.

Thanks Again District F Lions,

DG Ray Fujiura

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Subject:      Evans  Canyon Fire

I have been contacted by Michele Roth, the executive director for the Red Cross in this area.

She has informed me that no supplies, water, food, etc. are needed at this time.

The needs of over 100 families are being met with shelter, meals, emotional and health support.

What is needed is money to support this ongoing effort.

For those who wish to support the cause individually, checks can be sent to the following address:

                                                 American Red Cross

                                                 P.O. Box 3097

                                                 Seattle, WA 9811

                                                 Identify funds for “Evans Canyon Fire”

 

We will likewise bring up this need at our next board meeting on the 15th to see if our club will provide a corporate donation. We are now in a reserve mode.  We will be contacted if our services are needed. We are thankful for the response and format provided by Duane Lyons and Robert Bowman which we will hopefully utilize at some point. As for now we are on stand by.  Thank you one and all for your willingness to serve!

 

 

John E. Anderson

 

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District 19F SWOT Analysis



Hello all,

Thank you to the cabinet members who were able to attend the SWOT 101 training on Saturday, Jan 9.

As we learned during the training session, we truly do need to involve as many Lions in the District as possible to help us plan for the future of our District and our Clubs.

For the next step, I would like to have each of you think of 5-10 Lions from District 19F who you think would be interested in participating in our SWOT analysis exercise. Please consider all Lions ... whether they are long-time Lions, new Lions, current Club officers, past Club officers, Lions who have held positions at the District level ... any and all of the above. Even Lions who might be jaded with the process of being a Lion can give us valuable insight (who knows, we might even help to rejuvenate their enthusiasm as Lions during the process).

Please understand that by giving us a name (and hopefully some contact information) you are not committing them to any sort of long-term list where we will expect them to step up into leadership positions within their Club or the District. This is strictly an informational exercise and it is up to each individual Lion as to how far their level of participation goes. We are simply asking these Lions to participate in a SWOT analysis exercise via Zoom (on a date to be determined). All ideas and input will be heard and recorded for use in helping us with future building and planning for the District. All Lions will be heard.

I would like to be able to schedule a Zoom meeting for our SWOT analysis sometime in late February, so I would like to begin contacting prospective Lions as soon as possible. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me a list of Lions that you think would be interested by Wednesday, Jan 20. I also ask that all current Cabinet members consider participating in the SWOT analysis as well.

For those who were unable to attend the training on Saturday, I have included a
short description of the kind of information we are seeking as part of our SWOT analysis

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours in Lionism,

VDG Melissa

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Melissa D. Smith
(208) 790-7746
mel.smith31514@gmail.com