Lion Melissa Smith

19F District Governor

Mel.Smith31514@gmail.com
208-790-7746
https://www.facebook.com/19FDG/
WE SERVE! (Anything in Red is a Hyperlink)

19F 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.


District Governor Contact Information


  • 1023 Guernsey Cutoff Road, Potlatch, ID, USA

Upcoming Events


  •  06/24/2022 08:00 AM - 06/28/2022 09:00 PM

Save the date for LCICon 2022 Montréal! Next year, LCICon will be June 24-28 in Montréal, Canada. Stay tuned for more information. We can’t wait to see you there!

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  •  09/12/2021 10:00 AM
  •   Halfway Flats, Chinook Pass
  •  06/25/2021 08:00 AM - 06/29/2021 09:00 PM
  • Online Event

We’re excited for you to join us at LCICon 2021, Lions Clubs International’s first-ever virtual convention! This new, exciting convention format gives every Lion around the world the opportunity to connect with each other and partake in the excitement that is LCICon. You’ll be able to experience all your favorite aspects of convention, including: Touring virtual exhibit halls Connecting and networking with fellow Lions Enjoying world-class entertainment Hearing from our leaders and keynote speakers You’ll also have the opportunity to partake in our virtual parade of nations and virtual flag ceremony! Delegates registered for LCICon, whose clubs are in good standing, will be able to cast their votes virtually for the first time ever. More information on these events is coming soon, so be sure to check back to stay up to date.

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  •  05/15/2021 09:00 AM - 05/15/2021 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Registration is $5 and Raffle Tickets are $1 each. Hawaiian Theme! Wear your best Hawaiian outfit and show it off online. Each person who wants to attend the virtual conference must register with their own registration (No couples registrations) Guest Speaker: Ardie Klemish (Past International Director)

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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





MD19 Youth Exchange Program


MD19 Youth Exchange ProgramMD19 Youth Exchange Program
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 2021-2022


Melissa Smith

District Governor

Ray Fujiura

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

Cabinet Meeting: February 25, 2021 ; 3rd 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


MD19 District Governors, Newsletter Editors and other friends of KOTB, Attached are the agenda of tonight’s KOTB Meeting, last month’s notes, and the White Cane Awareness Day Article as seen in the Border Crossing. Please feel welcome to attend, as usual.  However, since Andy and I will not be available to host the ZOOM call, Vice Chair, Danette Dixon is providing the following link, just for tonight’s meeting. Topic: KOTB September Meeting Time: Sep 7, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83482599037?pwd=dEdsbWpjVVZUaFlTeGM4VVJnNmZqdz09 Meeting ID: 834 8259 9037Passcode: 116805 One tap mobile+12532158782,,83482599037# Colette Arvidson, Secretary on behalf of Andy Arvidson, ChairMD19 Lions Knights of the Blind(360)391-5880 Agenda 09/07/2021 MeetingMD19 Lions Knights of the Blind, 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM Pacific Time Special ZOOM Link to be added by Danette Dixon for this meeting only.6:30 PM: Call to order, Welcome by Vice Chair and ZOOM protocol6:35 PM: Roll Call, Approval of August 2021 Meeting minutes (attached) 6:40 PM: District Representatives Panel on who and how to contact Lions in our Districts. Chad Lewis, Chris Jones, will conduct a presentation and follow with open discussion, Q&A.7:30 PM: White Cane Awareness Day Committee Danette Dixon7:40 PM: Old business7:50 PM: New Business – Jan Barber, Federal Way Lions Club, new Music Scholarship8:00 PM: Adjourn

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First District F Cabinet Meeting August 21, 2021By Zoom
District Governor Melissa Smith called the meeting to order a 9:00 AM, and welcomed everyone to the first Cabinet Meeting. Attendance is attached. She introduced Cabinet Secretary Betty Holway and Cabinet Treasurer PCC Jon Whitman. PCC Jon reported on financial status of the DG 3 year plan on the website, this is the final year. The Zoom account was done on a month to month basis since it was unknown how long COVID would prevent in person meetings. IPDG Ray Fujiura moved and Lion Ken Allan seconded for a year contract to be paid from Escrow Account. Motion passed. PDG Melba Fujiura stated $657.00 was sent to the Escrow account from the proceeds of the Spring Conference. DG Melissa and IPDG Ray will stay on Ops account. It was noted that clubs are not paying dues as of yet. CABINET REPORTS:CARE: PDG Erma Kemp stated to check on page 10 of the MD Roster for details on this years project. Report is attached. Remember $500.00 donation to Care will receive a Gordon Smith award. CHILDHOOD CANCER: PDG Julia Hart reminded us that clubs can apply for money for emergency care. PDG Ken Allan reported the child in their area from a project last year is cancer free. We can also hold money raising projects to help with this. ENVIROMENT: PZC Judy Riggers. Report is attached. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: PDG Ken Allan has nothing to report at this time. GLOBAL SERVICE: PDG Melba is asking clubs to report to MY LION all club service activities. She will help clubs to make reports. I will be encouraging clubs to report activities, fundraising and community events to My Lion. This serves as examples for other clubs as well as showing potential partners our dedication to service. I am available to teach other Lions to how to make those reports as well as other issues. LEADER DOGS: PDG Carol Whitman reported that the District donated $8,291.00 last year which met our goal. She is requesting clubs put Leader Dogs as a budget item each year, it costs $40,000.00 for the training and receiving a Leader Dog. LERC: PZC Sam Clayton reported that the new LERC building has shelves up and they are still working glasses. Contact Lion Sam for information on what to send or to up with him to get glasses to LERC.NW LIONS FOUNDATION TRUSTEE: PZC Chris Babin stated their will be a meeting in September. There are funds available for grants, so check out web site for grants and information. PEACE POSTER and YOUTH CAMP EXCHANGE: No reports as of now. POLICY MANUAL: PDG Paul Kauzlarich has no updates at this time. The committee still needs a third member to complete committee. Lion Paul is in his last year and PDG Lonnie Morgan is second year. VISITATION: PDG Paul Kauzlarich doesn’t feel that last year was very successful with all the letters and emails to the clubs, he was suggesting to just call and make contact with other clubs PDG Paul asked all Zone Chairman to include him in their Zone Meeting either in person or by Zoom this year. We have open cabinet positions that need to be filled, Contact DG Melissa if you know of someone or would like to volunteer yourself. The open positions are Diabetes Awareness, Contests and Awards, Spring Conference, Global Membership Team, Mental Health. PCC Jon Whitman stated that the NW Lions Leadership Institute held their training in Post Falls Idaho and 34 people attended including F-3 ZC Nadine Stecklien, She received a grant and recognition for her project to provide children’s books featuring diverse characters to "Little Libraries" around the Walla Walla area. PDG Steve Noble is MD Coordinator for Diabetes and will send reports to Zone Chairman to send on to clubs. ZONE CHAIRMAN REPORTS:F-1 ZC Tammy Allan clubs are busy and active. West Valley Lions will probably be disbanding. Naches Lions have hit the Century marker this year.F-2 IPDG Ray (unofficial covering). Most clubs are on summer break except for Sunnyside who a fireworks show and picnic bagged distribution, so people could picnic and watch from home. It was well attended.F-3 ZC Nadine Stecklien she has had no contact with the Waitsburg club at this time. All other clubs are concerned about membership. F-4 ZC Andr3ew Otteson Report is attached.F-5 ZC Lauralynn Rogers report is attachedF-6 ZC Darrell Toombs report is attached..F-7 ZC Deb Heston the clubs are on summer break.F-8 Still searching for a Zone Chairman.
OLD BUSINESS:NW LIONS FOUNDATION needs a representative. PDG David Walk has volunteered to fill the position. PDG Lonnie moved and ZC Tammy seconded to nominate PDG David Walk for the position. Motion passed. NEW BUSINESS:SUCCESSION OF LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE: IPDG Ray stated on 8-4 the committee met to discuss who is eligible for serving at 1st VDG this year. These people are being contacted to see if there is any interest. LEWISTON AND CLARKSTON LIONS CLUB MERGER: both clubs are having trouble staffing for projects so they have been helping each other on projects. They feel that a joint club would be good for the community, The new name would be Lewiston Clarkston Valley Lions. PCC Jon Whitman moved and IPDG Ray Fujiura seconded to accept consolidation of the two clubs. The motion passed. THE DISTRICT F CABINET OFFICIALLY APPROVES THE MERGER.KNIGHTS OF THE BLIND COMMITTEE: IPDG Ray stated that the committee was formed last year by Lions in Multiple District to help vision impaired Lions. October 15 is now White Canes Awareness Day, so clubs can present awareness for the cause without any donations, just information. White Cane Days will still be in the Spring as usual. LCI has redone the logo for White Canes with a change in the shape of the cane, these can be ordered for LCI at this time. District F needs a representative to this committee. For more information go to:https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/resources-for-members/resource-center/white-cane-safety-dayhttps://lionsclubsinternational.myshopify.com/products/s235MENTAL HEALTH COMMITTEE: District F needs a chairperson for this committee. DG Melissa will send information. LCIF: PDG Steve Noble is working on the project side of LCIF, we are behind in donations for LCIF. Needs are now great. Each club should have a club coordination. Lion Steve will attend Zone meetings if possible to explain. The Spring Conference donated $250.00 in the name of the ID that attended. Clubs can make donation and designate it toward $1,000.00 Melvin Jones award.MD19 REDISTRICTING PLAN: PDG Steve is District F representative. The redistricting is needed due to the dropping membership in many clubs, we no longer meet the qualifications of membership. The plan would keep District F all together, but would add part of District E. We need 1250 and this would make it happen, the clubs would go from 44 to 64 and 12 zones. The plan should be complete by the end of the year. For all the latest information: https://lionsmd19.org/redistricting.php. At the Spring Conference we will put to a vote, merely an advisory vote for DG Melissa to know our feeling, she will be voting in 2022. This will go into effect July 1, 2023 when official. The clubs won’t see any disruption, the district and zone levels will have name and number changes. DG Melissa stated that she will work on club service projects if asked and available, just let her know. The next meeting will be announced later. DG Melissa thanked all for attending. IPDG Ray moved PCC Jon seconded to adjourn. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at Noon. Submitted by PZC Betty Holway, Cabinet Secretary
ATTENDANCE
IPCC Al Hedstrom; DG Melissa Smith; IPDG Ray Fujiura; PDG Melba Fujiura; PCC Jon Whitman; PDG Carol Whitman; ZC F-1 Tammy Allan; PDG Ken Allan; ZC F-7 Deb Heston; PZC Chris Babin; PZC Sam Clayton; PCC Jim Kemp; PDG David Walk; PDG Crystal Walk; ZC F-3 Nadine Stecklien; PDG Paul Kauzlarich; PDG Julia Hart; PDG Steve Noble; PDG Erma Kemp; PDG Lonnie Morgan; PZC Betty Holway


Judy Riggers for Environment: MY REPORT IS VERY SHORT AT THIS TIME. At the second cabinet meeting I am hoping to have lots of information of what the clubs are doing through our Environment. I don’t have a lot to report on for Environment but we have started our Monthly Zoom Program for Environment which I really enjoy hearing all about what the other clubs are doing. I have found that clubs are meeting in different capacities, by zoom, by telephone etc., in person just as long as they keep in touch with each other. Some ideas might be helpful for their clubs and not so much for others. But I am putting together a list of suggested environment projects and sending them out to the clubs and see if I have any takers. Ideas that have come in have been, cleaning up their roads, collecting eye glasses, plastic bags, helping with Food Banks, etc. Looking forward to hearing about other zones together information before the convention this fall. ZC Andrew Ottoson, F-4. By day (and night!) I write the sports page for the local paper which over time has connected me to a lot of interesting people in the area of Grangeville, Idaho, and beyond. These connections got me into the Lions Club here in 2015 and I've been secretary here ever since. There's a ton I could say about the Grangeville club and some of what I've seen here over time, some of which would be close to verbatim the same as what others describe and some of which I think distinguishes Grangeville from others in the zone and around the world. At 47 members, Grangeville is the largest in my zone, and has shown some ability to attract and retain new members, but has seen long-time members move on, perhaps most notably with the passing a few years ago of a Melvin Jones Lion, Dave Poncin, who was an absolute titan here and in the district. We've had past officers move on, but more often, we see members slip into inactivity with regard to the mundane upkeep and governance Lions Clubs require. Nearly all who are on the roster are good for a service project when called upon, but less than a third are regulars at the meetings where we organize three main fundraisers: two for the local club, and one, White Cane, that we do purely to boost Northwest Lion Foundation. In total there are 115 Lions in this zone, with the 47 in Grangeville and the split among the three other clubs in the zone as follows: Nezperce (28), Cottonwood (23) and Craigmont (17). I've been in touch with the new secretary in Nezperce and with the old secretary who has been secretary forever in Cottonwood, and haven't got a call back from the secretary in Craigmont. Main events for these clubs this time of year are county fairs, and I know Cottonwood and Nezperce were lining up to do their usual activities at the Idaho and Lewis county fairs, which take place, respectively, in those towns where those clubs are located. All the clubs in the zone take August off, and I haven't been able to schedule or carry out visits, yet.


MD19 District F Spring Conference closing report 2021Income:Registration #56 paid $5.00 each $280.00Raffle tickets $635.00LCIF Donations $230.00LCIF dedicated donation $ 20.00____________________________________Total $1165.00
expense: Square fee $247.00Certificates and envelopes $ 14.27Paper Statement fee $ 3.00______________________________________Total $257.27
Donation to LCIF $250.00
Profit $657.73
A cashier's check was sent to MD19 in the amount of $657.73 and was put into the District F Escrow account. Zone Chair Darrell Toombs Red Mountain- Started to meet in person in May. The club grilled for West Richland’s National Night Out. Cooked about 350 burgers and hot dogs. The next event is Harvest Festival September 18th Kennewick- no report Benton City- Sold Fireworks for the 4th of July and had a firework show for the community. Touchet/Gardena- no report

LCIF coordinator report August 2021 PDG Steve Noble Fellow lions, I am the LCIF have coordinator for district 19F. We are in year four of campaign 100 and our district is a little behind where we hoped to be at this point. That's understandable with everything we've been through in the last year however the needs of our communities have not gotten less they've gotten more. LCIF has put together training for club coordinators that would be very helpful for getting us back on track. If your club does not have a club coordinator maybe your immediate past president can take that job on. On the international level it's the immediate past international president and becomes head of LCIF. All clubs should have a coordinator if you do not specifically elect that position the immediate past president generally holds that job. There is training available for the club coordinator position I will be sending out emails to club presidents, secretaries and the LCIF club coordinator. Please consider your club becoming a model club. A model club means that your donations to our LCIF are equal to $500 per member. That does sound like a lot but that’s over an extended time. Donations from 2017 up to 2022 are included in that total. Many clubs may have already come close to reaching that goal. Please encourage each individual member to donate to LCIF even if it’s a small donation. As of this date district F has not made any donations to all LCIF but we are just early in our year.
IPDG Ray Fujiura Not sure if you knew but I am the District F representative to the Knights of the Blind Committee of MD19. We are searching for another representative but until then, I will be sending out information to you. A little history, The KOTB committee was formed last year at the suggestion of a group MD19 Lions. 0I thought that if would be a good idea to share the Mission Statement and Goals of the group so that District F members have a good understanding of what the KOTB are trying to accomplish. Along with this, I also wanted to share that Oct 15th 2021 is designated at "White Canes Safety Days" or "Blind American Equality Days. I also included information from Lions Clubs International (LCI) in regards to what Clubs in District F can do to raise awareness about the Blind. I think the important take away is that the old bend handle white cane was a symbol of disability. The new logo available at LCI states that "Lions Support White Cane Days" and the words Independence, Mobility, and Safety are bringing a message of what the blind can do, not what they cannot do. Please keep in mind, this is not to replace your traditional White Cane Days that is held in the spring, this is in addition to that to bring more education and awareness to what can and is being done.
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.Goals:1. To actively interact with blind and visually impaired individuals in our local communities and listen to their needs.2. To partner with organizations of and for the blind and visually impaired.3. To increase membership and support blind and visually impaired in Lions.4. To assist where possible to obtain tools, devices, information and services to improve access for the blind and visually impaired.5. To educate and raise awareness of blindness and visual impairment in our local communities.
Zone Chairs, please share this message with the Clubs in your Zones. We are hoping that Clubs will participate in the Oct. 15th Awareness day. If you have Clubs that are interested, let me know and I do my best to get the support and information that you need. I know that committee members who are blind have been doing in person and zoom informational talks and programs.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 Lions funded 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. Send C.A.R.E. Donations to: MD19 Lions Clubs International 4141 West Maplewood Avenue Bellingham, WA 98226

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Hello Fellow Lions,

I am nearing the end of my first month as District Governor for our Clubs and it has been a great start to the continuation of the legacy paved by my predecessors. Thank you again to IPDG Ray and PDG Ken for your mentorship over the past two years.

I am so excited and anticipating our 1st District Cabinet meeting on August 21 at the Troy Lions Club in Troy, Idaho. We will kick off the meeting at 9:00 am, but we'll make sure that there is some social time before that. Being able to see/high five/hug/fist bump/shake the hand of those who can attend in person is going to be one of the highlights for me. And I'm sending a virtual high five/hug/fist bump/handshake to those who can't make the trip but will be attending virtually ... you are all incredibly important to me as well and I look forward to the time that I can see each of you in person as well. Lions Marie Vogel and Marilyn Kerns are planning a delicious, hearty lunch for those who can attend for $6/person. I don't have the menu yet, but having visited their Club before, I know that it will be delicious! If you haven't already RSVP'd, please let me know as soon as possible whether you'll be attending in person or virtually.

Thank you in advance to those who have submitted their Chairperson reports already. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm! For those Zone Chairs and District Chairpersons who can't attend in person or virtually on the 21st, please have your reports to myself and Secretary Betty Holway by Monday, August 16 so that we can get your report distributed to everyone before the meeting.

We have a big change coming to the District that will be discussed during the Cabinet meeting. To better serve the Lions of MD19, we are considering a redistricting plan. I don't have final details at this time, but I can say that there is a 99% probability that 19F will remain intact, but we will be joining with many Clubs from 19D and 19E to create a new District S. I will be sharing what I know at the Cabinet meeting, so I would suggest being there or attending to ask questions, but I will also be sending out information after the meeting as well.

I am also in the process of getting information to Ashley Burmaster, our webmaster, to update the District website (https://www.19fdistrictgovernor.com/). So please stay tuned for an update there. And speaking of Ashley ... she suffered a bit of a setback in early July that resulted in a cast on her left ankle/lower leg. We wish her a speedy recovery and healing. Ashley is also serving as our District Administrator again this year. So if you have any Clubs who need to enter officers at this point or are having trouble accessing MyLCI, please let Ashley know. Her email is ashleyburmaster@fairpoint.net

My message this year is "Inspire." For the past several years serving on District Cabinets, Zone Chairperson, and as 1VDG, I have been so impressed and inspired by all the ways that the Clubs in our District serve their communities ... and I know that I am not alone. For that reason, I want to help them continue to inspire in their communities, and I want to help them do it. As you (hopefully) all know, for my visitations this year as DG, I am offering the Clubs in our District the option of a traditional regular meeting visit, or the option of having me come to their community during a service or fundraising activity and help them out. I'm happy to flip burgers, pick-up trash, plant trees, build wheelchair ramps, work at silent auctions, etc. I want to help our Clubs serve their communities, region, state, world ... because that is what Lionism is truly about. To that end, I have confirmed projects and dates with a few Clubs. They are:

  • Aug 7, F-5 Whitepine Lions (Deary, ID): Deary Friendship Days. Helping with Silent Auction activities.
  • Aug 14, F-5 Asotin Lions (not confirmed): Asotin Days. TBD
  • Sept 11, F-1 Naches Lions (not confirmed): Sportsman's Day. TBD
  • Sept 12, F-1 Selah Valley Lions: Chinook Pass campground cleanup
  • Sept 18, F-6 West Richland Red Mountain Lions: Harvest Festival. TBD
  • Sept 25, F-1 Yakima Lions: Picnic (traditional meeting/social activity)
  • Oct 7, F-1 Yakima Terrace Heights Lions: Traditional meeting

If you'd like to participate in one of these activities with me, please let me know and I can put you in touch with the person in charge of the event. As Lions we all know that most of the time more volunteer help is always appreciated.

I appreciate you sticking with reading my update to this point. I can't tell you all THANK YOU enough for serving with me this year! I think that we can make this a great year to help serve our fellow Lions and be an Inspiration to those around us!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have.

Yours in Lionism, DG Melissa 

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This little girl is a little over a year old and is currently fighting liver cancer. Her dad is a ski patrol officer with Past District Governor Ken Allan. They have worked together for the past 4 years and he's an amazing individual. If you can find it in your hearts please support this fundraiser by donating to their go-fund me page.
https://gofund.me/8cbe21ee

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This virtual event on May 23, 2021, 1-3pm PDT, is being provided to kick-off the celebration of Helen Keller Vision Month of June and provide ideas for celebrating locally in your own Clubs and Districts. See details and specific contact information in the flyer for specific details:For information on kits for club celebration ideas contact Art Ruben at since1965@aol.comFor ZOOM accessibility questions and ZOOM event replies, contact kotb.md19@hotmail.comFor information regarding Knights of the Blind membership or activities, contact me or your MD19 KOTB District Representative. In Lionism, Andy Arvidson, ChairMD19 Lions Knights of the Blind Committee(425) 218-0190  


The Lions of MD19 KNIGHTS OF THE BLIND COMMITTEE invites you to join us on a virtual tour ofTHE HELEN KELLER MUSEUM Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 1pm to 3pm (PDT)and to participate inLions Helen Keller Vision Month
  
  • Join us on an Exclusive Guided Virtual Tour of THE HELEN KELLER MUSEUM in Tuscumbia, Alabama, the birthplace and childhood home of Helen Keller and location of the famous water pump. We will be guided by Susan Harrel, VP of Tuscumbia, Alabama Lions Club.
  • Learn about the June HELEN KELLER MONTH as we revisit Helen Keller’s challenge to the Lions “to become Knights of the Blind” and showcase years of achievements in response to that challenge.
  • Learn about MD19 Lions Knights of the Blind Committee and its commitment to Helen’s challenge in today’s world, and how you can become a part of that mission.
  • Deaf-Blind Communication Methods
  • Clubs are invited to participate in celebrating the Legacy of Helen Keller. We have prepared a kit filled with ideas and information to share Helen’s Vision of Advocacy, Accessibility and Independence. For more details about the kit contact Art Ruben at since1965@aol.com.
 NOTE: Although reservations are not required, you may let us know if you plan to attend, so we can prepare for the number of participants, or learn more about the Knights of the Blind, you can email kotb.md19@hotmail.com   All participants other than the panel will be muted during the presentation. ZOOM Connections: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81487439241?pwd=bk0zN01ZY0pWTGxVVTVPb1pqR0VKQT09 Meeting ID: 814 8743 9241   Passcode: 938222One tap mobile:
from US: 
+12532158782,,81487439241#   from Canada:  +16473744685,,81487439241#
Dial from USA:  +1 253 215 8782     Dial from Canada:   +1 647 374 4685If you require ASL interpretation contact kotb.md19@hotmail.com no later than May 10 with your request, and we will accommodate you as best we can.
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Hello all,

Just a quick reminder about our follow up meeting to the Summit SWOT analysis. Hope to see you all there!
It will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, and we will be done by 10:30 a.m. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of plan we can make for the future of our district and our clubs!
Please feel free to share this invite with anyone that you think might be interested. They don't have to have attended the first meeting in order to participate in this event.
Yours in Lionism, VDG Melissa Smith

Topic: District F SWOT Analysis Follow-up Meeting
Time: Apr 10, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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

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Dear Lion Dignitaries,

Three weeks from now will be our District 19A Spring Conference which will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 via Zoom.

You are cordially invited to attend our biggest Annual Event. We are honored to have ID Gary Brown to be our Guest of Honor and Speaker. We would be honored to have your presence.
Please favor me with your reply by return e-mails so that our Conference Chair will be happy to send you the Agenda and the link to join the meeting.

I look forward to welcoming you all and together we will share a day of wonderful memory.

With Best Wishes for a Happy Easter!

DG Hans Wong
District 19A

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Dear District Governors and other Friends of Knights of the Blind, As you probably know, meetings of MD19 Lions Knights of the Blind Committee are open to all interested parties.  Attached are last months minutes, pending approval, as well as our April Agenda and ZOOM information. Please feel welcome to join  us this Tuesday. In Lionism, Colette Arvidson, SecretaryMD19 Lions Knights of the Blind On behalf of KOTB Chair, Andy Arvidson


KOTB Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM

Here is the ZOOM link information for this and upcoming meetings:

MD19 Knights of the Blind, March 2, 6:30 PM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86250213577?pwd=RVJub3RhcVo5ZUFMRERuM3pGT2JpZz09Meeting ID: 862 5021 3577    Passcode: 223596One tap mobile   +12532158782,,86250213577#,,,,*223596# 

6:30PM Call to order, Welcome, and directions from Vice Chair on ZOOM protocol:

If you are not speaking it is best to stay muted to block background noises. After you speak, please remember to go back on mute. PC:  Raise/lower hands: Alt Y    Mute/Unmute: Alt A                        Mac Computer:  Raise/lower hands: Option Y, Mute/Unmute: Command Shift A Smart phone App:  Raise/lower hands: More at lower right hand corner find option raise hand,  Mute/Unmute: Mute button on lower left hand corner                        Land line phone:  Raise/lower hands: *9    Mute/Unmute: *6                         Raise hands to speak, participants will say their name before speaking, limit comments to 2 minutes per person, all who want to must have a chance to speak before a second comment on same topic 

6:35 Roll Call, Approval of February Meeting minutes (attached), Secretary’s Report: Approve March 2, 2021 minutes.

 

6:40 Chair Report

 

6:50 Vice Chair Report

 

7:00 Snohomish Sight & Hearing Foundation report: Janet George

 

7:10 Tech Committee Report: Judy Jones

 

7:15    District Rep Guidelines:

          Create your contact list. DG, Zone Reps, Clubs, DGs want monthly updates          Provide monthly report of activities/calls to KOTB          Identify number of blind or visually impaired members in your District          Connect with local clubs          Share info from minutes and/or write article for District Newsletters          Meet with KOTB Chair or Vice Chair if needed 

7:25 Helen Keller Birthday Celebration Proposal: Art Ruben

 

7:40 Lions Memorial Garden: Art Ruben

 

7:50 New business

 

8:00 Adjourn

 

In Lionism, Colette Arvidson, SecretaryMD19 Lions Knights of the Blind Committee

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Hello District Lions,
The District Contest and Awards Chair Larry Carley wanted me to pass this information along to all of you. Please take a few minutes to look at the attachment.
Thank you Lions, Sincerely, Ray
"Kindness does Matter when Serving in our Communities...."

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31Mar

Here's an outline of our prep for 2021 (virtual) Seaperch Challenge - Club heard about my similar experience and interest and offered to sponsor an underwater robotics team. Started with academics in October to cover: DC electricity basics (Ohms law - volts, amps, resistance; How DC powers the ROV thrusters (motors) and controlled with DPDT switches, troubleshoot with a multimeter; Practice soldering skills; Archimedes Buoyancy principles - how to make the ROV neutrally buoyant - not sink or float, and vehicle dynamics/performance. Design/modify ROV from kit form. From November to the present - practice and modifying ROV tools used to accomplish the tasks outlined in the Challenge; Submitted application for Challenge qualification:  Work on required Engineering Report, practice for the live interview with Seaperch judges Must complete engineering report and videos of ROV working on mission tasks in the Aquatics Center entries by May 3, 2021. Seaperch Challenge results announced June 4-5,2021. A couple of photos attached for grins. Ella, Rachel, and Claire learning buoyancy laws;  and girls in the Workshop. There's more, of course!  

Thank you Asotin Lions Club

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District F Lions,
On April 1st the District F Elections Committee will be sending out your voting instructions and ballots. The voting period is from April 1st until April 15th, please take the few minutes to read the instructions and submit your ballot(s).This is time sensitive.
Since we are having a Virtual Conference this year, we need to complete the elections in this manner.
Also please take the time to check with your Club Treasurer to see if your dues are current with MD19 and with LCI. If your dues are not current you will not be receiving your club ballot(s) on the 1st. Please do this now, after April 1st it will be too late for your to cast your ballot.
The results of this election will be announce on May 15th 2021 during our District F Spring Conference. A reminder that the Conference is virtual this year, the registration cost is only $5.00 and that includes 5 raffle tickets for some awesome gifts. The conference committee will be sending out information as we get closer. Please go to the website to register and to get more information about the Conference.
The website address is: http://www.19fdistrictgovernor.com 

Please register today!
Ray Fujiura
"Kindness does Matter when Serving in our Communities...."

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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