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                                                                                                                                                            LEBW 14th Annual Meeting ...................................................... 2
                                                                                                                                                            Friendship 100 Riders 4th Annual Trip To Camp........................... 3
                                                                                                                                                            Council Of Governors Meeting Recap ......................................... 4
   MD27 NEWS
                                                                                                                                                            District News ......................................................................... 5
 September 2013                                                                                                                                             2013 Millennials Impact Report................................................. 16




Camp Inspires Thanks
The following letter appeared in            asked what she was reading
the Stevens Point Journal on July
25, 2013 and is reprinted with
                                            and she enthusiastically
                                            replied that it was the ‘Wizard
                                                                                                                                                             4th Annual Fun Run Walk &
permission of the publication and
author
                                            of Oz’ and then explained the
                                            entire story to me and showed
                                                                                                                                                             Ride Helps Keep Camp Free
                                            me how to read Braille. She                                                                                        The Wisconsin Lions Camp
       This letter is to express
                                            also told me how she likes                                                                                       and other statewide projects
    my gratitude for everyone
                                            music and can play several                                                                                       that are administered by the
    involved in the Lions Camp
                                            instruments.                                                                                                     Wisconsin Lions Foundation
    in Rosholt. I don’t have a
                                               Her step-dad came over and                                                                                    (WLF) are funded by Lions,
    family member who is blind,
                                            they talked about how they                                                                                       Lioness and Leo Clubs and other
    but I feel compelled to tell
                                            traveled up from Kenosha for                                                                                     donors throughout Wisconsin.
    you about a chance encounter
                                            the weekend.                                                                                                     These statewide projects also
    I had while on a remote lake
                                               But all of this paled in                                                                                      receive funding     through a
    near Woodruff.
                                            comparison to how incredibly                                                                                     variety of events such as the
       After fishing, my friend
                                            excited she was to tell me that                                                                                  Birch-Sturm Memorial Golf
    and I were kayaking back to
                                            in a few weeks she’d be at the                                                                                   Outing, Camp For Kids Raffle
    the once empty landing where
                                            Lions Camp, “It’s for blind                                                                                      and the recently completed 4th
    we could see a few people
                                            people!!” she exclaimed.                                                                                         Annual Fun Run Walk and Ride.
    moving about. On the sand
                                            She was there last year, had                                                                                       On behalf of Wisconsin
    was one little girl sitting alone
                                            a fantastic time, and couldn’t                                                                                   Lions Camp and Wisconsin
    with her head down and both
                                            wait to go back again.                                                                                           Lions Foundation, thank you                   ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT
    hands on her lap. It became                                                                                                                                                                            helps fund WLF’s efforts to reach,
                                               For all of the counselors                                                                                     to everyone who participated,
    apparent that she was blind                                                                                                                                                                            touch and improve lives.
                                            and staff at the Lions Camp,      CHRISTINA ENJOYING LIONS LAKE DURING HER 2013 WEEK AT CAMP -                   sponsored, volunteered, or in
    and reading a Braille book.
                                            thank you for making a            Her chance encounter with a man from Stevens Point inspired him to publicly    some other way contributed to
    We beached the boats and                                                                                                                                                                               as next year’s, will be published
                                            difference in the lives of the    thank all involved with the Wisconsin Lions Camp.                              the 4th Annual Fun Run Walk
    introduced ourselves and she                                                                                                                                                                           in the October Wisconsin Lion.
                                            people who are lucky enough                                                                                      and Ride.
    said her name is Christina,                                                                                                                                                                              You can find photos of the
                                            to attend the Camp.                   time or talents, you are               grateful for people like you          The 2013 event was a huge
    she is 14 years old, and is                                                                                                                                                                            events and participants on
                                               For      managers        and       appreciated in ways not easy           who respond to this call,           success and we are already
    totally blind.                                                                                                                                                                                         the Wisconsin Lions Camp
                                            supervisors, your dedication          to express.                            and are willing to be a part        looking forward to next year’s
       It saddened me to realize                                                                                                                                                                           Facebook page. While you are
                                            is incredibly valuable to these         I am drawn to tears thinking         of something way beyond             event, which will be on August
    that here she is quietly                                                                                                                                                                               checking out the photos, make
                                            families.                             about how excited Christina            yourself.                           16, 2014. Be sure to mark your
    reading on the shores of a                                                                                                                                                                             sure to like the page so you can
                                               And for the Lions and              is to attend your Camp. She              Very Truly Yours,                 calendars!
    beautiful lake with birds and                                                                                                                                                                          get regular updates about all the
                                            everyone who supports the             represents just one of the               Steve D. Chizzo                     More details about this year’s
    trees and sky all around, yet                                                                                                                                                                          happenings at Camp.
                                            Camp through donations,               countless families who are               Stevens Point                     Fun Run Walk and Ride, as well
    she could see none of it. I



LCI Expands The Beautiful City For An Inspiring
Measles Initiative International Convention
  The GAVI Alliance and Lions           said Lions Clubs International
Clubs International announced           Foundation Chair Wing-Kun             by PDG John Jenson, MD27                                                                                                     his renditions of Ava Maria and
a unique partnership designed           Tam. “Through our joint efforts       International Convention Chair                                                                                               Amazing Grace.
to protect tens of millions of          with GAVI and other partners,         - 608-770-2991 or jhjenson@                                                                                                    The election results were
children in the world’s poorest         we will increase access to quality    gmail.com                                                                                                                    announced       and     2013-2014
countries against measles, a            immunization services at every                                                                                                                                     International President Barry
                                                                                  A delegation of 52 Lions and
highly infectious disease that          level – globally, nationally and                                                                                                                                   Palmer was sworn in and the
                                                                              guests represented Wisconsin at
kills an estimated 430 people           locally – to benefit children in                                                                                                                                    convention concluded with his
                                                                              the 96th Lions Clubs International
every day, mostly in developing         developing countries.”                                                                                                                                             address and the installation of the
                                                                              Convention        in     Hamburg,
countries.                                Social mobilization boost                                                                                                                                        new District Governors.
                                                                              Germany, July 5-9. Hamburg
  Under the partnership, Lions          - Lions Clubs and GAVI will                                                                                                                                          Start planning now to attend
                                                                              proved to be a great host with its
Clubs – the world’s largest             work with ministries of health                                                                                                                                     the 97th International Convention
                                                                              many waterways and parks, and
service club organization – will        in developing countries to                                                                                                                                         in Toronto, Canada, July 4-8,
                                                                              lots of great dining. One quickly
deploy its network of 1.35 million      ensure children are vaccinated                                                                                                                                     2014. Wisconsin will have an
                                                                              learned that when the menu said
volunteers to raise US$30 million       against measles and rubella.                                                                                                                                       International Director candidate
                                                                              Hamburger, it did not refer to the
and to improve access to vaccines       Lions will also play a key role                                                                                                                                    to support... IPCC Karla Harris.
                                                                              traditional American sandwich,
through the GAVI Alliance, a            in social mobilization efforts                                                                                                                                       Hope to see you in Toronto.
                                                                              but to a dish native to Hamburg.
public-private partnership whose        by working work with local               The Convention kicked off with
mission is to save children’s lives     leaders, coordinating community-      the traditional parade of nations      WISCONSIN’S PARADE UNIT being lead by members of the 2013-14 Council                  EDITOR’S NOTE: Registrations
and protect people’s health by          level publicity and serving as        on Saturday, with the Wisconsin        of Governors. (Photo courtesy of IPDG Larry & Mary Braunschweig)                      are already being accepted for
increasing access to immunization       volunteers at vaccination centers.    delegation in great voice,                                                                                                   the 2014 Lions International
in the world’s poorest countries.       Measles kills about 160,000           although lacking in marching                                                                                                 Convention that will be held
  The funds raised by the Lions         people annually, mostly children      discipline.                            Netherlands. She talked about the        Finally, with many celebrities               in Toronto, July 4-8, 2014.
will be matched by the UK’s             under age five. GAVI provides the         The first plenary session on         need to improve literacy at all age    on stage, LCIF announced                       Convention-goers can look
Department for International            measles vaccine in a single shot      Sunday featured an address by          levels and more specifically what       an expansion of the Opening                    forward to an inspiring week of
Development (DFID) and the Bill         with the vaccine against rubella      outgoing International President       they are doing in the Netherlands.     Eyes Program with Special                      business and pleasure, as Lions
& Melinda Gates Foundation,             (German measles).                     Wayne Madden, an address               It was then announced that the         Olympics. The attendees also                   unite to shape the future. The most
bringing the total to US$60               “This new partnership will          by former first lady Laura              Reading Action Program would           heard nominations for Second                   important part of the Convention
million. The announcement was           bring us another step closer to       Bush, followed by the always           be renewed for a ten year period.      Vice President and International               is the interaction amongst the
made at the Lions Clubs’ 96th           effectively tackling measles          impressive flag ceremony.                 Next, the attendees were             Director Candidates.                           Lions and Leos from around the
Annual Convention in Hamburg,           and rubella, two serious                 The second plenary session was      witness to the signing of an             The third plenary session was                world. Visit www.lionsclubs.org
Germany.                                infectious diseases,” said Dr.        filled with exciting news regarding     agreement between LCIF, Bill           highlighted by the presentation of             and search on ‘International
  “Lions Clubs International            Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI         the Lions Clubs International          and Melinda Gates Foundation,          the Humanitarian Award to singer               Convention’ for more information
and its members are excited to          Alliance. “Teaming up with the        Foundation.      The     attendees     and the GAVI Alliance to expand        Andrea Bocelli for his work with               and to register.
continue our commitment to the                                                heard an inspiring address             the     measles     immunization       the visually impaired. Bocelli
fight against measles and rubella,”                Turn to MEASLES on p. 4     from Princess Laurentien of the        program in developing countries.       then thrilled the attendees with                 Turn to LCI CONVENTION on p. 4
                                                                                      Reaching, Touching, Improving Lives

2   - September 2013                                                                                   NEWS
Volume 60, No. 9
Wisconsin Lion (USPS No.
688-740) is published 12 times
a year for the 19,000 Lions of
                                     An Opportunity To Celebrate                                                                                                                              Hauser
                                                                                                                                                                                              Takes Over
                                     At LEBW’s Annual Meeting
Wisconsin at 3834 County Road
A, Rosholt, WI 54473.
Periodical postage paid at
Rosholt, WI and additional
                                                                                                                                                                                              As LEBW
mailing offices.

POST MASTER:
                                        The Lions Eye Bank of
                                     Wisconsin (LEBW) Annual
                                                                                                                                                      Governor and Past Council Chair.
                                                                                                                                                      He has served for many years
                                                                                                                                                                                              Executive
                                     Meeting was held on Thursday,                                                                                    as the chairman of the LEBW
Send form 3579 with new
address to 3834 County Road A,
Rosholt, WI 54473.
                                     July 25th on LEBW grounds.
                                     The meeting was hosted under a
                                                                                                                                                      Transportation Committee for
                                                                                                                                                      his club and has served as the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Director
                                     large tent where over 200 people                                                                                 chief dispatcher for much of
EDITORIAL BOARD
DG Roger Weber, Chair                were in attendance. LEBW also                                                                                    this time, as well. Hintzmann
1st VDG Marla Suckow                 took this time to recognize Jerry                                                                                transported tissue when it went to
Connie LeCleir-Meyer, GLT            Rabbach on his retirement, along                                                                                 Milwaukee before the merger of
Doug Fleming, GMT                    with many other awards and                                                                                       the two eye banks in Wisconsin.
Evett Hartvig, WLF                   recognitions. Gaylords’ Catering                                                                                 He worked hard to make sure that
Dick Hauser, Lions Eye Bank          provided a wonderful picnic                                                                                      Watertown Lions stayed on top of
Jodi Burmester, Editor/Designer      lunch.                                                                                                           transporting, since the club was
EDITORIAL OFFICES:                      Dick Hauser was announced                                                                                     on call every day of the year.
Jodi Burmester, Editor               as the new Executive Director                                                                                       Lions Al and Margaret Lueck,
517 Seven Nations Dr.                for the LEBW, dispatchers and                                                                                    members of the Mormon Coulee
Madison, WI 53713-3389               transporters were recognized for                                                                                 Lions Club, are very active Lions.
wisconsinlion@gmail.com              their support, fundraising awards                                                                                Al is a Past District Governor, and
DEADLINE: 1st of preceding           were presented and retiring                                                                                      Margaret serves as club secretary,
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lions Eye Bank of
month.                               board of director members were                                                                                   but they have still managed to
                                                                                                                                                                                              Wisconsin is pleased to announce
                                     recognized for their years of                                                                                    perform a tremendous service
ADVERTISING &                                                                                                                                                                                 that Dick Hauser will be the new
                                     service.                                                                                                         for the Lions Eye Bank, serving
SUBSCRIPTION OFFICES:                                                                                                                                                                         Executive Director.
                                        New LEBW board of directors                                                                                   as the regional dispatchers for all
3834 County Road A                                                                                                                                                                              He most recently served as
                                     announced at the annual meeting                                                                                  transports originating out of La
Rosholt, WI 54473                                                                                                                                                                             the President of the Board of
                                     are:                                                                                                             Crosse. The Luecks work with
715/677-4764                                                                                                                                                                                  Directors for the Lions Eye Bank
Fax: 715/677-4527
                                        • Chris Dannenmann,                                                                                           11 different Lions clubs in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              of Wisconsin. During his term
lionstat@wi-net.com                     • Diego Camacho, Jr.                                                                                          La Crosse area to make sure all
                                                                                                                                                                                              as LEBW President, he stepped
                                        • Bob Faliveno                                                                                                recovered tissue is transported
                                                                                                                                                                                              in, along with Phil Ingwell and
All inquiries, orders must
                                        2013-2014 Executive Board of                                                                                  to Tomah in the most timely
go direct to State Secretary.                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Neal Barney to serve as Co-
                                     Directors are:                        transporting eye tissue from         reports shows that he makes more      manner. They do this year round
Deadline: 1st of preceding                                                                                                                                                                    Interim Executive Directors.
month. Subscriptions: $5/ yr.           • PDG Michael Tiber,               Dodgeville to Madison two            transports than almost anyone         with minimal assistance!
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hauser is a committed Lion
                                             President                     months a year.                       else in the club. He also serves         Lion Bud Sabel of the St Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                              who believes that he has gained
CHANGE        OF ADDRESS                • PCC Terry Peters, Past              Lions Daryl and Sue               as the backup dispatcher for the      Lions Club serves as a regional
                                                                                                                                                                                              more from being a Lion than he
Address changes should be                    President                                                                                                coordinator /dispatcher for the
                                                                           Arnold are Watertown Lions           club.                                                                         has given. His Lions’ work started
submitted to your club secretary        • PDG Shirley Lemke, 1st                                                                                      LEBW transport system. He
for update to your member
                                                                           who have been steady and                Lion Norb Wozniak of Stevens                                               when he helped start a Lions
                                             Vice President                reliable transporters for years,     Point Noon Lions could receive        works to find both transporters
record; mailing labels are                                                                                                                                                                    Club in the Upper Peninsula of
purchased quarterly from LCI
                                        • PCC Eldon Vrieze, 2nd            transporting tissue from Johnson     either a dispatcher award or a        and dispatchers from the Fond
                                                                                                                                                                                              Michigan (District 10) and then
and are based on member record               Vice President                Creek to the Eye Bank in Madison     transporter award as he does both     du Lac area to serve as monthly
                                                                                                                                                                                              became a Charter member of that
information.                            • Lioness Loretta Ewelt,           and sometimes taking surgical        jobs very well! He dispatches         dispatchers and transporters for
                                                                                                                                                                                              club. He currently is a member
                                             Secretary                     tissue back to Johnson Creek.        Lions from his club to make trips     this most critical hub. On average,
STORY SUBMISSIONS                                                                                                                                                                             of two Clubs, Richland Center
                                        • PDG Jerry Wille,                 The Watertown Lions Club is          from Plover to Westfield, Wausau,      15-25 transports flow through
                                                                                                                                                                                              and Ithaca, of which he is Past
Send stories to the Editorial
                                             Treasurer                     on call every month of the year,     and Marshfield in an efficient and      Fond du Lac every month and
Offices listed above. Articles,                                                                                                                                                                President.
                                        Thank you to all the LEBW          averaging 15-20 trips/month.         timely manner. He also makes          Sabel makes sure it all happens
accompanied by photos of                                                                                                                                                                        He has been involved in the
Lions in action, should explain      volunteers, contributors, Board       Daryl and Sue usually have more      several trips each month their club   smoothly. Transporters may leave
                                                                                                                                                                                              District and a member of the 27-
the successful completion of a       of Directors, partners, and most      trips each month than any other      is on call himself. In addition,      from the Fond du Lac State Patrol
                                                                                                                                                                                              D2 Cabinet for many years. He
project or fundraising activity.     importantly to the Staff and the      club transporter.                    Wozniak has always been one of        station for Beaver Dam, Appleton
                                                                                                                                                                                              has served as District Governor
                                     donors who provide the Gift              Lions Bruce and Mary              our “emergency” go to Lions that      or Sheboygan.
Please type your story and                                                                                                                                                                    in 2005-2006, and was the State
proofread it for errors. Include
                                     of Sight to so many. LEBW is          Alexander of the Westfield Lions      can cover a trip if we are unable        Lion Ted Handrick, a Past
                                                                                                                                                                                              Council Chair in 2006-2007. He
the mailing address, daytime         looking forward to the new year.      have been key transporters for       to reach another dispatcher.          District Governor from the
                                                                                                                                                                                              currently serves as 27-D2 District
                                                                           their club and the entire Westfield                                         Howard Suamico Lions Club, has
phone and e-mail of the person       Transporter Awards                                                                                                                                       Extension Co-chairman, and is
submitting the story.                                                      region for many years. Westfield      Dispatcher Awards                     served not only as a dispatcher
                                                                                                                                                                                              the LEBW Representative on the
                                     Recipients                            is an important location for                                               for his local club in transporting,
Digital photographs must be at
                                        Lions John and Alice Jenson        transports along the Highway 51
                                                                                                                Recipients                            but has served as the Green Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                              State Convention Committee.
least 300 dpi and be saved as a                                                                                   Lion Rick Reesman of the                                                      He and his wife, Mary, have two
.jpg or .tif file.                    have been key in the Madison          corridor both going north and                                              area Transportation Coordinator,
                                                                                                                Burlington Lions has been the                                                 children and two grandchildren.
                                     Area Lion transport group.            south. On average about 10-15                                              helping to staff and encourage
Complete submission                                                                                             dispatcher for his club since they
                                     Past District Governor John           trips occur each month of the                                              local Lions clubs to transport for
guidelines can be found at:                                                                                     began transporting. He has also
http://www.wisconsinlions.org/       has often been called upon to         year and their club does it twice                                          LEBW from their local hospitals.
                                     transport tissue on short notice                                           done his share of transporting        Handrick is a quiet but effective
newspaper.html                                                             per year. Bruce also serves as the
                                                                                                                over the years. In addition,                                                         Want To Be A
                                     for emergency surgeries and he        dispatcher for his club.                                                   leader in his district, but one that
                                     has done many trips transporting                                           Reesman has served two stints         can be counted on to make sure                 Transporter?
LIONS INTERNATIONAL                                                           Lions Dick LaFond of the
                                     tissue locally in the Madison area.                                        on the LEBW Board of Directors        the LEBW transportation system
PURPOSES                                                                   Thiensville-Mequon          Lions                                                                                         Contact Rick Daluge
                                        Alice, as president of the                                              Walworth County Support Group.        runs effectively and efficiently.
To Organize, charter and                                                   Club has consistently served                                                                                              877-233-2354 x210
                                     Fitchburg Lions, had helped                                                  Lion Del Hintzman of the
supervise service clubs to be                                              as a transporter for his club and                                                                                          rdaluge@lebw.org
known as Lions clubs.                organize and lead her club in                                              Watertown Lions is a Past District
                                                                           a quick look at the monthly
To Coordinate the activities and
standardize the administration of
Lions clubs.
To Create and foster a spirit
                                     Singley Is A Donation Champion                                                                                   LEBW Out & About
of understanding among the             Erica Singley has volunteered                                            She also chairs the Marketing
peoples of the world.                for the past five years for the                                             Committee for the Board. She
To Promote the principles of         Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin                                                has been a strong supporter of
good government and good             speaking on behalf of Organ,                                               the Capital City Run/Walk, where
citizenship.                         Tissue, and Eye Donation. She                                              she participates as a runner in the
To Take an active interest in the    is a corneal transplant recipient                                          race. She is also a leader in her
civic, cultural, social and moral    and speaks on the importance of                                            local Madison West Lions Club,
welfare of the community.            registering to be an organ, tissue                                         serving as First Vice-President.
To Unite the clubs in the bonds of   and eye donor through ‘Yes I                                                 Singley’s thankfulness for her
friendship, good fellowship and      Will Wisconsin’, the online donor                                          ‘Gift of Sight’ comes through in
mutual understanding.                registry. She has also supported      LEBW BOARD MEMBER ERICA              her story she shares with the world
                                     Donate Life Wisconsin through         SINGLEY received the Donation        and her dedication to bringing
To Provide a forum for the
                                     a health fair sponsored by CUNA       Champion Award from the National     awareness to organ, tissue, and
open discussion of all matters
                                     Mutual.                               Kidney Foundation. ABOVE: Singley    eye donation. After hearing her
of public interest; provided,
                                       Singley has been an advocate        poses with LEBW Community            story, you can’t help but want
however, that partisan politics
                                                                           Relations Coordinator Rick Daluge.
and sectarian religion shall not     for organ, tissue, and eye donation                                        to be a part of the organ, tissue
be debated by club members.                                                her story at nearly every one of                                           LEFT: LEBW at Madison Evening Lions Save Sight Night at the Madison
                                     at many Lions events throughout                                            and eye donation community.
                                                                                                                                                      Mallard’s Duck Pond. LEBW Board Member and corneal transplant recipient
To Encourage service-minded          Wisconsin, including the 2010         the Wisconsin Lions District         Her inspiration has helped and
                                                                                                                                                      Erica Singley threw out the first pitch.
people to serve their community      USA/Canada Lions Leadership           Conventions over the past few        encouraged more people than she       TOP RIGHT: LEBW’s Soles For Sight Team was part of the 800+ registered
without    personal     financial     Forum in Milwaukee where              years.                               will ever realize.                    for the Capital City Run/Walk (L to R): Piper Erickson, Randy Erickson, Misty
reward, and to encourage             she presented to an audience of         Last year, Singley joined            This is why the Lions Eye Bank      Michael, Cheryl Stedman, David Stedman, Dick Hauser, Trevor Schell, Erica
efficiency and promote high           5,000. She has also spoke at the      the Board of Directors for the       of Wisconsin nominated Erica          Singley, Mikelanne Schipper, and Holden Schipper. BOTTOM RIGHT: LEBW
ethical standards in commerce,       State Lions Convention before         Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin          Singley as a Donation Champion!       handed out Dilly Bars and supplied pretzels to the runners/walkers. Lion
industry, professions, public        1,000 people. Singley has shared      as a Recipient Representative.                                             Tammy Rockenbach (left), Lion Scott Grover as the “Lion”, Peggy Daluge
works and private endeavors.                                                                                                                          (right) and Daluge’s granddaughter.
                                                                                            Reaching, Touching, Improving Lives


                                                                                                               NEWS                                                                                            September 2013 -            3
                                                                                                                 WLF
             3834 County Road A, Rosholt, WI 54473 . 715/677-4969 . 877/463-6953 . wlf@wlf.info . Pride Office 715/677-7000 . prideoffice@lionspride.org

We Make                               Friendship 100 Riders                                                                                                           From Camper To Counselor
Life Better                                                                                                                                                              Since Wisconsin Lions Camp


Every Day                             4th Annual Trip To Camp                                                                                                         (WLC) first opened in 1956,
                                                                                                                                                                      many campers have returned
                                                                                                                                                                      year after year. A portion of
                                                                                                                                                                      those returning campers have
                                                                                                                                                                      loved WLC so much that they
                                                                                                                                                                      have even decided to “pay it
                                                                                                                                                                      forward” by becoming a Camp
                                                                                                                                                                      counselor.
                                                                                                                                                                         Twenty-seven year old Brian
                                                                                                                                                                      Nehls of Watertown, Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                      previously attended Camp for
       WLF President                                                                                                                                                  the Diabetes session, as well as
       Dave Hempel                                                                                                                                                    the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
                                                                                                                                                                      session. He has been a counselor
  I would like to focus this                                                                                                                                          at Camp for seven full summers       there is no other feeling that can
month’s article on the Wisconsin                                                                                                                                      and one partial summer. Nehls        match it”.
Lions Foundation’s Program                                                                                                                                            explains, “I had the feeling            Nehls       has      described
Associates and how important                                                                                                                                          that I wanted to give back to        Wisconsin Lions Camp as his
each one of them is to the                                                                                                                                            Lions Camp because of what           ‘Happy Place’, “It has improved
Foundation.                                                                                                                                                           it did for me emotionally as a       my self-image, helped create
  The      Associate       Program                                                                                                                                    kid. Camp was one of the few         lifelong friendships, forced me
originally started during the                                                                                                                                         places that I felt truly accepted-   to expand my horizons, and
1999-2000 year, when Lion Ted                                                                                                                                         It made me feel as if there was      experience new things that I
Handrick was President of the                                                                                                                                         nothing wrong with me and that       otherwise would not have. It has
Wisconsin Lions Foundation                                                                                                                                            everyone else understood what        taught me to have much more
(WLF). He presented a plan to                                                                                                                                         I was going through.”                patience and understanding.”
the Board of Directors where a                                                                                                                                           He did have a little trouble         Nehls has a Bachelor’s Degree
member of each club (Lions and                                                                                                                                        transitioning from being a           of Science in Kinesiology
Lioness) would be appointed                                                                                                                                           camper to then becoming              from UW-Milwaukee and has
by their club president to serve                                                                                                                                      a counselor, “At first I just         currently been busy with trying
as the liaison between the WLF                                                                                                                                        wanted to play and not be in         to pursue a career in Physical
and their club. The Program got                                                                                                                                       a supervisory role, but that         Therapy.
off to a great start, but for many                                                                                                                                    gradually faded away to taking          His time at Camp is becoming
different reasons, didn’t continue                                                                                                                                    pride in being the cause of all      a life long commitment, “I
for as long as had been hoped.        On Tuesday, July 23rd the 4th Annual Friendship 100 Riders, sponsored by Open Road Harley Davidson in Fond du Lac,              these kids’ smiles”.                 may come back to Camp and
  Four years ago, WLF President       once again, visited Lions Camp. This “invitation only” ride is aptly named as it is about 100 miles from Fond du Lac to            However, as you can imagine,      volunteer for one or two weeks
Glen Moegenburg set a goal to get     Rosholt and each rider and passenger must make a minimum donation of $100 in order to participate.                              working 22 hours a day with          in the upcoming years, I also
the Associate Program restarted                                                                                                                                       children that don’t always want      plan on looking into joining the
                                      The roar of the motorcycles gave an early announcement to their arrival; the Friendship 100 Riders pulled into Camp
and asked the Board Members           around 11:45. Welcomed by the Lions Pride staff they then took a short cookie break before beginning the walking                to be in the greatest of moods       local Lions Club.”
and Staff to commit to making         tour guided by WLF PR Manager Cecily Filtz.                                                                                     can make Camp stressful once            Nehls has much respect for
sure it continued. As of today,                                                                                                                                       in a while. Nehls adds, “Some        Lions, Lioness, Leos, and what
                                      The riders were then treated to lunch in the Rec Shelter where Lions Pride Endowment Fund was presented with their
there are 336 Program Associate                                                                                                                                       children’s behavior may make         they have all done for him as
                                      donations in the amount of $3,205 by the Friendship 100 Organizer, Mike Arnold.
on record with the Foundation                                                                                                                                         you go crazy at times, but once      well as fellow campers, “I am
                                      After lunch and a wagon ride, we toured the dining hall which offers a great view of the lake. One of the first time riders                                          eternally grateful that they have
Office. That is just over half of                                                                                                                                      you figure out how to dissuade
                                      and his wife were very quiet, then was heard saying, “Look, the lake just came alive!” Confusing at first, but looking                                               opened their hearts to provide
the total Lions and Lioness Clubs     down at all the campers swimming, boating, kayaking and tubing on the lake it was obvious. The lake was alive with
                                                                                                                                                                      these behaviors, the smiles you
in Wisconsin. So, I’m asking                                                                                                                                          receive from them is one of the      a place for kids with a variety
                                      campers enjoying their afternoon water adventures.
every club who does not have a                                                                                                                                        best rewards possible. When          of needs to feel normal and
                                      This group of non-Lions understands the impact Lions Camp makes in the lives of children with special needs. As Lions,                                               accepted.”
Program Associate in their club to                                                                                                                                    they show that they trust you-
                                      Lioness and Leos, we may sometimes forget what we do, who we serve and how we impact the lives of those we serve
get one appointed soon and report     through Lions Camp and all the WLF statewide projects. It is vitally important these projects continue to serve future
that Lion/Lioness name to Liz         generations.
Shelley at LShelley@wlf.info.
  The WLF Program Associate
                                      The Lions Pride Endowment Fund “Today’s Help, Tomorrow’s Hope”, is key to ensuring the future of Lions Camp and
                                      all WLF statewide projects.
                                                                                                                                                                    Lions Pride Donor Corner
position was created to get real                                                                                                                                                                           Lions, and the causes of Lionism.
time news and information about                                                                                                                                                                              It shouldn’t take serving as a
the Foundation to their club in
a timely manner. The Program
                                      Giving Appreciated                                            2013 Lions                                                                                             board member on the Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lions Foundation to become
Associate should relay any
questions, comments or feedback       Securities A Great Option Camp For                                                                                                                                   enamored with the Lions Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and what they do for the people
from their club to the Foundation,                                                                                                                                                                         they serve, but it doesn’t hurt.
                                      Charitable Planning Specialist you get a deduction for $6,000 Kids Raffle
as well. The primary object is to     by PDG Jordan Chadwick, you donate the shares to a charity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             When Dewey Carl asked me
keep a communication link with                                                                                                                                                                             to join Lions Pride, I felt it my
the clubs to inform and update        - 414-507-5240 or jchadwick@              and pay no income tax on the
                                                                                                                             The 2013 Lions Camp for Kids                                                  duty to support something that
them on their six state wide          cfswi.com                                 gain.
                                                                                                                          Raffle winners were drawn at                                                      I have dedicated my life to. At
projects. Program Associates...                                                   If you sell the shares, you
                                        Fellow Lions, many people                                                         Lions Camp on Saturday, August                                                   the time, I could only afford the
  • Receive all WLF mailings                                                    would pay tax on the capital
                                      have asked about donating a                                                         17th during the 4th Annual 5K             by PDG Tom & Betty Clausen             minimum $500 pledge over five
        and     respond       when                                              gain of $3,500 (probably 20% of
                                      mutual fund account or a stock                                                      Fun Run/Walk and Bike Ride.                                                      years. When we all received $600
        necessary.                                                              $3,500 or $700) leaving you only                                                      The name says it all – Lions
                                      account to our Lions Pride                                                          Preliminary reports indicate over                                                from the state for the income tax
  • Report and explain the                                                      $5,300 to donate.                                                                   Pride. I moved to Fond du Lac
                                      Endowment Fund. Donating                                                            $27,000 was raised for Lions                                                     rebate, I figured that I wasn’t
        most recent WLF actions                                                   By giving shares, you avoid the                                                   in the summer of 1974. Within a
                                      stocks (or other capital items)                                                     Camp. Winners are as follows:                                                    expecting it anyway, so I turned
        to your club.                                                           capital gains tax, and the charity                                                  month of my arrival I was asked
                                      that have risen in value since                                                         1st Prize - $2,500                                                            that money over to Pride for an
  • Serve as the official                                                        gets the full $6,000 value. The                                                     by a fellow employee to attend a
                                      they were acquired offers two tax
                                                                                charity could then sell the shares
                                                                                                                             • Cheryl F. - Stevens Point            Lions meeting. The rest is history.    everlasting gift to future children.
        contact person when the       benefits.                                                                               2nd Prize - $1,500                                                              I have seen Lions getting
                                                                                and have the proceeds to use.                                                       My life became Lions.
        Foundation has questions        • As long as you have held                                                           • Jamie J. - Stevens Point                                                    older and membership declining
        for your club.                                                            Charitable contributions enable                                                     I can still remember my first
                                             the securities for more                                                         3rd Prize - $1,000                                                            and the possibility of donations
  • Answer questions from                                                       Wisconsin Lions Projects to carry                                                   visit to Lions Camp. One summer
                                             than a year, you can
                                                                                out their missions. You too can
                                                                                                                             • Pat M. - Abbotsford                  our club rented a bus with the         tapering off. This is why it is
        your club and community              claim a deduction for the                                                       4th-8th Prizes - $500                                                         even more important that we, the
                                                                                get an emotional satisfaction                                                       Oakfield Lions Club and spent
        members       about     the          appreciated value and you
                                                                                and tax benefits through your
                                                                                                                             • Jeff N. - Coleman                    a day touring the Lions Camp.          ones who have started this Camp
        Foundation and it projects           avoid paying tax on the
                                                                                generous giving.
                                                                                                                             • Josette B. - Mauston                 I was hooked. My wife, Betty,          and have dedicated our lives to
        and programs.                        capital gain. If you have
                                                                                  The tax laws are structured to
                                                                                                                             • Cecil Lions                          didn’t get it and often said, “You     raising funds for it, evaluate our
  • Represent                 your           held the stock for less than                                                    • Julie N. - Stoughton                                                        financial situation and make a
                                                                                encourage giving, and there are                                                     joined the Lions Club, not me,”
        club at orientations,                a year, your deduction is
                                                                                ways to maximize the tax benefits
                                                                                                                             • Sayner Star Lake Lioness             when I’d ask her to help with a        donation to Pride. There will
        informational meetings,              limited to your cost basis.                                                     9th-18th Prizes - $250                                                        always be kids who “can’t” go
                                                                                of giving. Using some of the more                                                   project.
        and the Annual Meeting          • If you donate a stock that                                                         • Andrew S. - Thorp                                                           to the same camps their friends
                                                                                sophisticated ways of giving can                                                      When all the Lioness Clubs
        of the Foundation at the             has fallen in value, your
                                                                                get complicated, and it is always
                                                                                                                             • Tammy Z. - Watertown                 were forming in 1986, she decided      do because of a disability; the
        Lions State Convention.              deduction is limited to the
                                                                                advisable to use professional help
                                                                                                                             • Anna R. - Thorp                      that she could do that and soon        need will continue long after we
  • Report any special needs                 fair market value.                                                              • Mary K. - Camp Douglas                                                      are gone. Supporting the Lions
                                                                                in evaluating them.                                                                 became the president. Thirteen
        of your club.                   Consider the following... You
                                                                                  Contact the Lions Pride
                                                                                                                             • Fall Creek Lions                     years later, when I was serving        Pride Endowment Fund will
  What I am really asking every       bought 100 shares of XYZ stock
                                                                                Endowment Fund Office at
                                                                                                                             • Sheboygan Noon Lions                 as Governor, she finally joined         help our cause continue forever.
Program Associate to do is get        several years ago for $25 per
                                                                                715-677-7000 or your financial
                                                                                                                             • Tara K. - Medford                    our Lions Club. She has come to        Generations to follow will catch
excited about the Foundation and      share and it has now risen to $60
                                                                                advisor to discuss the possibilities
                                                                                                                             • Jim K. - Bagley                      understand Lions Pride and for         Lions Pride and join the quest to
communicate that to their club on     per share. In other words, your
                                                                                and best way to ensure the future
                                                                                                                             • Gordy P. - Scandinavia               the last 14 years we have operated     continue our services; reaching,
a regular basis! Work with your       $2,500 investment is now worth
                                                                                of the Wisconsin Lions Camp and
                                                                                                                             • Jim C. - Mazomanie                   as a team. We are dedicated to our     touching and improving lives.
District WLF Directors if you         $6,000, and you wish to give                                                           Thanks to all who purchased
have questions or need ideas.                                                   other statewide projects.                                                           club, the Fond du Lac Evening
                                      $6,000 to your favorite charity. If                                                 tickets to support Camp!
                                                                                             Reaching, Touching, Improving Lives

4   - September 2013                                                                                           NEWS
LCI Convention                                                                                    continued from p. 1
                                                                                                                         Measles
                                                                                                                         vast network of Lions Clubs            of State for International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       continued from p. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                       and strengthening health systems.
                                                                                                                         worldwide will allow GAVI to           Development. “The funds raised         By 2020, more than 700 million
                                                                                                                         immunize more children with            by Lions Members and matched           children in 49 countries are
                                                                                                                         the measles-rubella vaccine,           by the UK will mean that millions      expected to be immunized against
                                                                                                                         ultimately reducing the number         of children will lead healthier        measles and rubella.
                                                                                                                         of measles deaths and cases of         and happier lives, able to better        “These additional resources
                                                                                                                         Congenital Rubella Syndrome.”          contribute to their communities.”      will help countries reach the 20
                                                                                                                           Lions Clubs has committed to           Lions Clubs International,           million children who have yet
                                                                                                                         raising US$30 million for GAVI         founded in 1917, has more than         to receive measles vaccine, and
                                                                                                                         immunization programs by 2017,         46,000 clubs in 207 countries,         will provide further momentum
                                                                                                                         when Lions Clubs celebrates its        impacting communities through          to bring us closer to eliminating
                                                                                                                         100th Anniversary. Under the           service projects. Since 1968, it       measles,” said Dr. Stephen Cochi,
                                                                                                                         GAVI Matching Fund, the UK             has awarded more than US$800           a senior advisor on immunization
                                                                                                                         and Gates Foundation match             million in grants to support           at the US Centers for Disease
                                                                                                                         contributions to GAVI from             humanitarian projects, including       Control and Prevention, on
                                                                                                                         corporations, foundations, their       anti-measles initiatives.              behalf of the Measles & Rubella
                                                                                                                         members, customers, employees            Measles is a highly infectious       Initiative.
                                                                                                                         and business partners with a goal      and deadly disease, killing an
                                                                                                                         of raising US$260 million for          estimated 430 people daily,            The GAVI Alliance is a
                                                                                                                         immunization through 2015.             according to the World Health          public-private        partnership
                                                                                                                           “We are grateful for the             Organization       (WHO),      by      committed to saving children’s
                                                                                                                         continued        and      generous     weakening the immune system,           lives and protecting people’s
                                                                                                                         commitment of Lions Clubs              making young children vulnerable       health by increasing access to
                                                                                                                         International and its members          to pneumonia, blindness, diarrhea      immunization in developing
                                                                                                                         to improving the health of the         and encephalitis. But measles
                                                                                                                                                                                                       countries. The Alliance brings
                                                                                                                         world’s poorest children,” said        can be prevented with a safe
                                                                                                                                                                                                       together developing country and
                                                                                                                         Bill Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill   and inexpensive vaccine. The
                                                                                                                         & Melinda Gates Foundation.            measles-rubella vaccine funded         donor governments, the World
                                                                                                                         “This partnership will help us         by GAVI costs around 50 US             Health Organization, UNICEF,
                                                                                                                         urgently reach all children, no        cents per dose.                        the World Bank, the vaccine
                                                                                                                         matter where they live, with the         Since 2001, measles deaths           industry, technical agencies, civil
                                                                                                                         vaccines they need.”                   have been reduced by 71%, notes        society, the Bill & Melinda Gates
                                                                                                                           The partnership makes Lions          WHO. GAVI and Lions Clubs              Foundation and other private
                                                                                                                         Clubs the largest member of the        have worked with the Measles           sector partners. GAVI uses
                                                                                                                         GAVI Matching Fund, which now          & Rubella Initiative to support        innovative finance mechanisms
                                                                                                                         has secured more than US$145           campaigns that have contributed        to secure sustainable funding
A CONVENTION TO REMEMBER - More than 20,000 Lions and their families came from all over the world to Hamburg,
Germany for the 96th Lions Clubs International Convention. TOP LEFT: Now Immediate Past International President
                                                                                                                         million in private sector gifts and    to this reduction. Recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and adequate supply of quality
Wayne and Lion Linda waving to the crowds during the Parade. TOP MIDDLE: Now Immediate Past International                donor matches. Lions Clubs is the      experience shows that failure
                                                                                                                                                                                                       vaccines. Since 2000, GAVI has
Director Mark Hintzmann (right) with other International Directors. TOP RIGHT: Convention facility decked out with       Matching Fund’s 10th member.           to give enough children their
                                                                                                                           “Giving the measles vaccine          first dose of measles vaccination       financed the immunization of an
Lion banners. LEFT UPPER MIDDLE: Now Immediate Past International Director Mark Hintzmann and Lion Jayne on
stage with the other International Directors during a Plenary Session. LEFT LOWER MIDDLE: Andrew Bocelli thrilled        to children is one of the simplest     through routine immunization           additional 370 million children
the audience with his rendition of Ava Maria and Amazing Grace. LOWER LEFT: Some of the 2013-14 Wisconsin                things we can do to protect them       can result in serious outbreaks.       and prevented more than 5.5
Council of Governors and their partners in service before one of the Plenary Sessions. LOWER RIGHT: Now Immediate        from the disease and its dreadful      As a result, the GAVI-Lions            million premature deaths. Learn
Past International Director Mark Hintzmann and Lion Jayne walk in the Lions International Parade for the last time       consequences,” said Justine            Clubs partnership will focus on        more at www.gavialliance.org,
as sitting International Director. Wisconsin’s endorsed International Director Karla Harris waving to the crowd in the   Greening, the UK’s Secretary           support of routine immunization        connect on Facebook and Twitter.
background. (Photo courtesy of IPDG Larry & Mary Braunschweig)




Special                                   Dream To Share The Vision                                                      First Council Meeting
                                                                                 and engage other community                                                     Extension in order to meet PIP         the Wisconsin Lions Missions.
Olympics                                                                         members:
                                                                                    • Work with local eye
                                                                                                                                                                Erwins’ challenge.
                                                                                                                                                                  Again this year, the Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Only one mission was held last
                                                                                                                                                                                                       year to Nicaragua. There are
                                                                                                                                                                confirmed the organizations             hopes to have missions going to
Support                                                                                  care professionals in
                                                                                         organizing a children’s
                                                                                         eye safety presentation
                                                                                                                                                                that look to Wisconsin Lions for
                                                                                                                                                                financial support. Local Lions
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guatemala and Honduras this
                                                                                                                                                                                                       year.

Expanded                                     Past International
                                                  Director
                                                                                         for children at a local
                                                                                         elementary school.
                                                                                    • Another example would
                                                                                                                           2013-14 Council Chair
                                                                                                                                Sue Doell
                                                                                                                                                                clubs may continue giving to:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                                         Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                              Lions
                                                                                                                                                                                            (Camp,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The printed version of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wisconsin Lions State Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                       is on target for publication.
  Lions Clubs International                                                                                                                                              Hearing Program, Eye          The online version is currently
                                             Mark Hintzmann                              be to arrange a sporting
Foundation is pledging $7.8                                                                                                                                              Glass Recycling Center,       available. This was the first time
                                                                                         or recreational activity
million to Special Olympics,                                                                                               As Lions in Wisconsin, you                    Vision Screening, and         the Directory was compiled
                                            “There’s a great joy in giving.              for persons who are
expanding worldwide efforts to                                                                                           might want to know what happens                 Community         Diabetes    completely using the MyLCI
                                         It’s thrilling. It’s exhilarating.              visually impaired such
support the inclusion and well-                                                                                          at the Council of Governors                     Education Project)            information database. Thanks to
                                         It’s important to be a part of                  as bowling, fishing or
being of people with intellectual                                                                                        meetings. Here are the highlights        • Birch-Sturm Foundation             all who helped make this project
                                         sharing. It is my love. It is my                swimming.
disabilities.                                                                                                            from the July 23rd meeting in            • Lions Pride Endowment              happen! Corrections need to be
                                         joy.” W. Clement Stone                     Whatever project your club
  Building on the organizations’                                                                                         Stevens Point.                                  Fund                          forwarded to Kathy Gruna at
                                            I believe that giving and            may choose, remember to not
14-year history of collaboration,                                                                                          For our first official Council           • Lions Eye Bank of                  lionstat@wi-net.com. If you wish
                                         sharing are the greatest feelings       only get your club members
this pledge is part of a new                                                                                             meeting in Wisconsin, we                        Wisconsin                     to purchase a printed directory,
                                         that a Lion can dream of.               involved, you should also invite
multi-year partnership plan that                                                                                         had a full house – 10 District           • Youth Exchange                     they are $10 and available from
                                         Through our service, Lions have         family, friends and co-workers to
will strengthen ties between                                                                                             Governors, 10 1st Vice District          • Wisconsin Lions Missions           Kathy at the State Office.
                                         impacted the lives of millions of       help in these projects, which can
Special Olympics and Lions                                                                                               Governors, three 2nd Vice                • Restoring                 Hope        The Council approved the LCI
                                         people. Now more than ever,             also generate new membership
Clubs International at the country                                                                                       District Governors along with                   Transplant House              Public Relations grant request
                                         the Lions, Lioness and Leos of          interest. Events like these will
and the community level. The                                                                                             25 Lions and guests, including           • Leader Dogs For The                of $20,000 that if received, will
                                         Wisconsin are in a position to          not only strengthen your clubs
partnership is providing health                                                                                          Immediate Past International                    Blind                         allow the State to revamp their
                                         extend our network of care. To          membership, but show the
services, engaging youth and                                                                                             Director (IPID) Mark Hintzmann           Past District Governor (PDG)         website.
                                         show our strength, we have the          community what Lions do best,
encouraging family support to                                                                                            and our Wisconsin Endorsed             Jerry Rabbach spoke on behalf of          IPCC Karla Harris shared
                                         opportunity to participate, next        “Serve”.
benefit the global population                                                                                             Candidate for International            the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.       updates on the Stuff the Bus
                                         month, for the October’s Global            Once you have your project
of individuals with intellectual                                                                                         Director, Immediate Past Council       Their Annual Meeting was held          project. This is an exciting time
                                         Action campaign in “Sharing             lined up, give your club the
disabilities.                                                                                                            Chair Karla Harris.                    in July and reported having 767        having the International President
                                         the Vision.”                            recognition it deserves! Tell
  The       announcement      was                                                                                          IPID Hintzmann led off the           donors, 1,529 recovery tissue,         come to Wisconsin for our first
                                            I am asking that your clubs          the local community about
made on stage during the                                                                                                 meeting with a challenge to            1,054 transplants, 289 research        ever state-wide service project!
                                         organize projects throughout the        your clubs upcoming event by
96th Annual Lions Clubs                                                                                                  the District Governors. He will        and education corneas with 4/5 of         A preliminary budget was
                                         month that mobilize your club           promoting your service project
International Convention in                                                                                              buy a steak dinner for each DG         all tissue stayed in Wisconsin.        approved. Because of the
                                         members to make a difference            in your local newspapers and
Hamburg, Germany, by National                                                                                            and spouse that has a gain in            Rabbach retired at the end of        changeover of record keeping
                                         in your community by helping            radio. Be sure to also publicize
Basketball Association athlete                                                                                           membership as reported by the          July and the Council thanked him       systems, a final budget will be
                                         those who live with blindness           how great the event was after it
and Special Olympics Board                                                                                               April 2014 membership reports.         for his 12-years of outstanding        approved at the October Council
                                         and visual impairment. Choose a         is completed.
Member Yao Ming, Special                                                                                                   Council Chair Note: the DGs          service!                               meeting.
                                         service project that helps meet a          “A        dream         doesn’t
Olympics Chairman and CEO                                                                                                cannot do this alone – it has to be      The September issue of the              Saturday evening, following
                                         community need and reflects the          become         reality    through
Timothy       Shriver,     Special                                                                                       a function of each and every club      Wisconsin Lion State Newspaper         the Council Meeting, was a roast
                                         interests of your club members.         magic;      it     takes    sweat,
Olympics Australia athlete Ben                                                                                           in the district.                       will continue the bid for the editor   to honor IPID Mark & Lion
                                         When developing your project,           determination and hard work.”
Haack, Special Olympics-Lions                                                                                              While at State Convention,           and printer for the upcoming           Jayne Hintzmann. Lions from
                                         make sure it is a hands-on,             Colin Powell
Clubs International Opening                                                                                              Past International President Ervin     Lionistic year. The Council voted      around the State were there to
                                         highly visible activity that Lions         Lions, Lioness and Leos,
Eyes Founder Dr. Paul Berman                                                                                             challenged the new DGs to add          to appoint 27-C2 1st Vice District     congratulate them both for the job
                                         can easily get involved with.           Dream to “serve,” and make
and Lion Clubs International                                                                                             one (or more) new club(s) in           Governor Marla Suckow (C2) to          they did in service representing
                                            Here are just a few projects         your Dreams come!
Foundation (LCIF) Chairperson                                                                                            each district. When we toured          serve on the Editorial Board.          Wisconsin. Again, thanks to the
                                         that could help your club                  Thanks for all you do!
Tam Wing-kun.                                                                                                            LCI headquarters in August, the          PID Ron Duffe reported on            Hintzmanns for their outstanding
                                         increase public awareness                                                       DGs spent time learning about                                                 service!
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                                      District Editor: Joan Weber . W128 S6402 Berger Ln., Muskego, WI 53150 . 414/425-9066 . weberpe@juno.com

                                       27-A1 Hearing Program Is A1                                                                                          Changing Of The Guard
                                                                                                                                                              After     seven     years     of
                                       by Lion Jeff Meyer, District 27-A1    the Hearing Project relies on            Here’s just one of the many
                                                                                                                                                            leadership, Lion Tracy De
                                       Hearing Chair - 262-971-0397 or       the collaborative efforts and         thank you notes that recipients
                                                                                                                                                            Angelis has retired from her role
                                       jmeyer123@wi.rr.com                   generosity of Wisconsin Lions,        have sent in and that helps
                                                                                                                                                            as District Lions Day At The
                                                                             Lioness and Leo Clubs throughout      illustrate how important this
                                         Thank you to all the Lions,                                                                                        Admirals Chair.
                                                                             the State that collect used hearing   program is. This recipient is a
                                       Lioness and Leos in District 27-                                                                                       What began as a Muskego
                                                                             aids and provide funding for          79-year-old widow living in
                                       A1 for your financial support of                                                                                      Lions Club project has been
                                                                             recipients; hearing professionals     subsidized housing with no
                                       the District Hearing Program.                                                                                        embraced by Lions, Lioness
27-A1 District Governor                                                      agree to accept reduced fees for      insurance and only limited Social
                                         Last Lionistic year, 27-A1                                                                                         and Leos across 27-A1. Says
      Greg Pryor                                                             their services; and hearing aid       Security income and she said:
                                       received 62 applications for                                                                                         DeAngelis, “Thank you to
       grpryor@gmail.com                                                     manufacturers provide large              “How do I ever thank you for
                                       hearing aid assistance. Of those,                                                                                    everyone in the District for
          262/909-9352                                                       discounts on hearing devices          the wonderful gift—my hearing
                                       45 low income, uninsured, hard                                                                                       supporting this fabulous event.       LIONS FUN & GAMES AT THE
                                                                             dispensed to recipients.              aid. You will never know how                                                   ADMIRALS - Thanks to Lion Tracy
                                       of hearing individuals have                                                                                          When this event began seven
   I would like to thank everyone                                              Applications for hearing aid        grateful I am for people like you.                                             DeAngelis for seven great years of
                                       benefitted from the program and                                                                                       years ago, I could not have ever
who participated in the “Stuff the                                           assistance can be downloaded          Thank you for all you do.”                                                     leadership as Chair of the Lions
                                       your generosity. This means that                                                                                     imagined the impact that this
Bus” service project on August                                               from the WLF website, www.               We do not charge a fee to                                                   Day At The Admirals.
                                       73% of all applicants received                                                                                       event would generate in 27-A1,
17th. It shows exactly what we                                               wlf.info, or mailed by contacting     recipients for these hearing aids,
                                       some benefit from the District                                                                                        as well as surrounding districts.”    so many dedicated Lions,
can do when we collectively work                                             either the WLF Hearing Program        so our only source of funding is
                                       Lions Hearing Program.                                                                                                 Over the past seven years,          Lioness and Leos throughout
together for the common good.                                                Coordinator at 715-677-4969;          from donations by Lions, Lioness,
                                         Even with the Wisconsin Lions                                                                                      Lions Day At The Admirals             this project. I continue to
With so many fundraising projects                                            TTY 715-677-6999 or 27-A1             Leos and any other donations we
                                       Foundation’s (WLF) negotiated                                                                                        has...                                look forward to seeing you all
going on in August, it would be                                              Hearing Chair Lion Jeff Meyer.        may receive.
                                       discounts and funds raised
                                                                               Completed applications are             Every year we barely skate
                                                                                                                                                              • Raised over $3,000 for            “around the District.”
very easy for us to just stay home     through recycling used hearing                                                                                               our Wisconsin Lions             As of July 1, Union Grove
when we have a free weekend.                                                 mailed to the WLF Hearing             through without having to place
                                       aids, 27-A1 spent $17,610 on                                                                                                 Camp                          Lion Tal Janowitz has taken
I am glad that you decided to                                                Program Coordinator in Rosholt        a qualified hard of hearing person
                                       the Hearing Program this past
                                                                             who then distributes them to          on a waiting list. Other districts in
                                                                                                                                                              • Collected over 200 pairs          over the role of chairing Lions
join us instead. I hope everyone       Lionistic year.                                                                                                              of used eyeglasses            Day at the Admirals for 2014.
had the opportunity to meet                                                  the appropriate District Hearing      Wisconsin have not been so lucky.
                                         This program is designed to
                                                                             Chair. Here in 27-A1, any             Consequently, if your club can
                                                                                                                                                              • Informed the general                Look for complete Admirals
with Lions Clubs International         provide hearing assistance to                                                                                                public of what we do as       details later this year and make
President Barry Palmer.                                                      applicants that come in are sent      somehow increase donations to
                                       very low income, uninsured                                                                                                   Lions and has generated       sure to mark your calendars to
   In July, I shared my dreams                                               to Meyer or District Hearing Co-      the District Hearing Fund, we can
                                       residents who have exhausted                                                                                                 awareness      of     our     attend this great day of Lionism.
(goals) for our District with you.                                           Chair Ed Hida.                        continue providing this necessary
                                       all other means of assistance and                                                                                            Wisconsin Lions Camp            If you have any questions or
This month I would like to share                                               Recipients are so relieved,         service without interruption.
                                       do not qualify for any existing                                                                                        DeAngelis adds, “Thank              would like to volunteer to help
our Lions Clubs International                                                thankful and sometimes in tears          On behalf of all the grateful
                                       state-funded financial assistance                                                                                     you for enabling me to serve          plan the 2014 Lions Days With
President’s Dreams for our                                                   when they are informed that they      recipients of hearing aids in our
                                       programs.       The     eligibility                                                                                  the District in this capacity. It     The Admirals, contact Janowitz
organization.                                                                will receive a hearing device free    District, “thank you for all you
                                       guidelines      are    determined                                                                                    has been wonderful meeting            at 262-497-0397.
   President Barry has chosen                                                of charge from the Lions.             do.”
                                       by WLF and the success of
to continue forward with the
projects started by our last two
International Presidents.
   He would like to see us plant 20
million trees and to continue the
                                                                                                Club News & Events
                                                                                                                                                           walk fundraiser sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                           Johnson Bank. This event will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheers
Reading Action Programs to fight
illiteracy.
   Also, he has re-implemented
                                                                                                                                                           held Sunday, September 15, 2013
                                                                                                                                                           at the Oak Creek Community
                                                                                                                                                           Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  For
the “Just Ask” membership
program with some new ideas for
member recruitment.
   Lion Barry wants us to focus
                                       TRADITIONS & CHANGE
                                       by Lion Ed Neckar
                                                                                                                                                             Check-in begins at 9 am
                                                                                                                                                           and the walk begins at 10 am.
                                                                                                                                                           Registration fees: $15 for one
                                                                                                                                                                                                  District
                                                                                                                                                           dog and one walker; $10 for one
on the three R’s. No, they are not
reading, writing, and arithmetic.
They are...
                                         The lead character in a popular
                                       Broadway musical declares,
                                       “Without our traditions our lives
                                                                                                                                                           walker. Priority registration ends
                                                                                                                                                           on September 2, 2013. Priority
                                                                                                                                                           registration includes a free t-shirt
                                                                                                                                                                                                  27-A1
   • Responsibility (service is        would be as shaky, as shaky... as a                                                                                 and give-away bag. You can             by PDG Rick Steinberg, 27-A1
         more than a dream—it’s        Fiddler on the Roof!” For over 60                                                                                   register in person at Johnson          LCIF Chair - 262-784-2511 or
         our identity)                 years, the Prospect Lions of New                                                                                    Bank, located in Franklin, 3001        msteinberg1@wi.rr.com
   • Reach (more members               Berlin have developed traditions                                                                                    W. Rawson Avenue, or visit               The final numbers are in from
         mean more service, and        and it is those traditions that                                                                                     http://222.pawsonthepavement.          LCIF and 27-A1 finished in the
         satisfied members lead to      allow for change.                                                                                                   com for more information. One          top 3 percent of the USA for
         active and engaged clubs),      On June 30th, the Prospect          FORT ATKINSON PARTICIPATES IN LION PRIDE SHOOT - by Lion                      hundred percent of the proceeds        donations! We finished in the top
   • Recognition (Lions are            Lions had a change in their           David Stedman - Ten members and friends of the Fort Atkinson Lions            from this project go to the Leader     2 percent of the USA for Club
         making a difference and       membership when PDG Lion              Club participated in the 6th Annual Lions Pride Shoot Sporting Clays          Dogs for the Blind Program.            Participation (percentage of clubs
         deserve recognition for       Chuck Post installed six new          Fundraiser on June 8th at the Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek.                                              donating) and we were in the top
         their achievements)           members into the club. These          It was a great day as the Fort Atkinson teams were among 130 shooters         REGIONAL ZONE MEETING                  five in the USA. This was a job
   For more information go to          six women mark the first female        from other clubs enjoying food, fun and camaraderie. A wonderful time         THU, SEP 19                            well done by the dedicated Lions
lionsclubs.org and click on the        members in the club’s history.        was had by all. Pictured are: Club member Lion John Porter showing                                                   of 27A-1.
link to the President’s Theme.         But, as the club tradition            his shooting skills as club member Lion Pete McMiller looks on.               by Lion Jim Gasperetti
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The top ten Clubs in the USA
   In addition, President Barry        mandates they were welcomed                                                                                           Region 3 Zone 1 will hold a          for donations:
would like to see our Global           with applause, handshakes,                                                                                          meeting hosted by Waukesha               1. 2x3 Texas - $180,337
                                                                               Were you there? The day
membership grow by 61,000 and          smiles and warm greetings by                                                                                        Noon Lions Club on September             2. 4L2 California - $63,848
                                                                             was perfect! The Wind Lake
bring the percentage of women          all. Lion Sue, Lion Patti and Lion                                                                                  19, 2013, at the VFW Club, 17980         3. 20R2 New York - $55,780
                                                                             Lions Club had one of its most
in Lions from 24 percent to 30         Ashley also represent the club’s                                                                                    W. Beloit Road, New Berlin.              4. 5M8 Minnesota - $52,662
                                                                             successful Car Shows, Craft
percent by June 30, 2014.              first family memberships.                                                                                              Cocktails at 6:30 pm and dinner        5. 351 Florida - $48,011
                                                                             Fairs and BBQ Chicken Dinners
   Club presidents and secretaries;      Congratulations not only need                                                                                     will be served at 7 pm. The cost is      6. 5M5 Minnesota - $47,836
                                                                             in the 17 years of hosting. On
make sure to submit an activity        to be extended to these six new                                                                                     $15 per person—mini buffet. The          7. 12S Tennessee - $46,230
                                                                             Sunday, June 30, 2013, the small
report every month. Pre-               Lions but also to Lion President                                                                                    guest speaker is Lion Jeff Meyer,        8. 27-A1         Wisconsin     -
                                                                             but determined group of Wind
defined activities that link with       Jan Swain who set a goal of                                                                                         District 27-A1 Chairman for                    $44,494
                                                                             Lake Lions, led by President
International themes and District      bringing new members into the                                                                                       Hearing Preservation, Awareness          9. 4C5 California - $43,600
                                                                             Jim Klamert and Treasurer Paul
goals will be listed in a drop down    club during his tenure. The six                                             FORT       ATKINSON      LIONS          and Action Chairperson.                  10. 24A Virginia - $43,351
                                                                             Johnson, went to work to host
menu on the report page to make        new members installed in June                                               CLUB CONTRIBUTED $1,500                   Club presidents and secretaries,       The top ten Clubs in the USA
                                                                             397 registered cars and over
reporting easier.                      are joined by Lion Sebastian                                                TOWARD THE VETERANS                     along with their membership
                                                                             400 cars in attendance! There                                                                                        for participation:
   Also, if you have a club            Caravella who was installed in                                              MEMORIAL established for men            chairs and other club members
                                                                             were also approximately 1,500                                                                                          1. 5M9 Minnesota 79.10%;
newsletter, please include me on       May by then District Governor                                               and women who have served in            should attend. Clubs are to give
                                                                             to 2,000 community members in                                                                                          2. 5M2 Minnesota 77.78%
your mailing list. I would like to     Ken Bitter to bring the count of                                            America’s military and dedicated        a five minute summary of their
                                                                             attendance this year.                                                                                                  3. 5M8 Minnesota 77.63%
share in your club’s activities.       new members to seven.                                                       on June 22nd at McCoy Park              recent and future activities.
                                                                               We could not have done                                                                                               4. 5M6 Minnesota 76.92%
   Remember, “Life Matters,              ABOVE (L to R): Zone Chair                                                along U.S. Hwy 12. ABOVE: The             RSVP to Zone Chairman Jim
                                                                             this without the support of our                                                                                        5. 27-A1 Wisconsin 75%
Make Yours Count.”                     Sal Gasperetti; Past Affiliate                                               Veterans Memorial as viewed             “Sal” Gasperetti 262-782-9506 or
                                                                             sponsors and the assistance                                                                                            6. 13B Ohio 74.55%
                                       District President Joan Post;                                               from U.S. Hwy. 12 looking to the        email jsgasperetti@hotmail.com
                                                                             given to us by the Waterford and                                                                                       7. 23C Connecticut 74.55%
                                       Lion Patti Shallow; Lion Monica                                             north. (Lion Roger Draeger)             by September 12. Please indicate
                                                                             Tichigan Lake Lions.                                                                                                   8. 4L4 California 73.53%
2013-2014 International                Fransen; Lion Sue Neckar; Lion
                                                                               A portion of the proceeds will                                              your club name and number                9. 9NE Iowa 72.92%;
President Barry Palmer is              Deberah Peterson; Lion Ashley                                                 Upcoming Events                       attending. Cabinet members               10. 10) 29I West Virginia
                                                                             send the grandson of our sponsor
                                       Kraus; Lion Mary Schick; PDG                                                                                        attending should also respond.                 72.88%
                                                                             car to the Wisconsin Lions Camp       PAWS ON THE PAVEMENT
challenging all Lions to               Lion Chuck Post; Prospect Lion
                                                                             this year. We appreciate everyone                                                                                      A special thanks to all of our
                                       Membership Chair John Ziino.                                                SUN, SEP 15
“Follow                                                                      who came out to support us by                                                                                        club presidents this past year who
                                                                             shopping our vendors, eating the      by     Lion/Lioness         Sharon          Send your news,                    asked their clubs to donate to
Your                                   NEWS FROM WIND LAKE                                                         Eberhardt
                                                                             delicious food, browsing at the                                                  events & photos to                  LCIF. Thanks again, your dollars
Dream”                                                                       cool cars or just enjoying the          Oak Creek Lions Club presents                                                have helped many needy people.
                                       by Lion Theresa Smith
                                                                             great music.
                                                                                                                                                              27-A1 Editor Joan
                                                                                                                   “Paws on the Pavement” a dog
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                                      District Editor: Jean Kontny . 223 Grand Ave., Hartford, WI 53027 . 262/397-6480 . 27a2editor@gmail.com
        Club News
                                      Meet Our Vice District Governors
                                                                             Process Facilitator.
                                      1st Vice District                        He has been recognized with
                                                                                                                    2nd Vice District                      involved with community events
                                                                                                                                                           and service. In addition to Lions,
                                      Governor Chuck                         a number of awards including
                                                                             a Melvin Jones Fellowship,
                                                                                                                    Governor Bob                           he served on the Washington
                                                                                                                                                           County Campus Foundation for
                                      Steinmetz                              Birch-Sturm Fellowship and             Klockow                                20 years, the Hartford Christmas
                                                                             most recently received the                                                    Parade since 1990 and as a
                                      by    1st                                                                     by 2nd
                                                                             International Presidential Award.                                             WIAA swim official since 1990.
                                      V D G                                                                         VDG Bob
                                                                               Says Steinmetz, “I am looking                                               He has also been involved with         27-A2 District Governor
                                      Chuck                                                                         Klockow
                                                                             forward to this opportunity to                                                fundraisers for the Schauer Arts           Cary Kraemer
                                      Steinmetz                                                                     -   262-
                                                                             work with the Clubs in 27-A2                                                  and Activity Center and Jack              carykraemer@gmail.com
                                      -    262-                                                                     6 7 3 -
                                                                             this year. As 1st Vice District                                               Russell Memorial Library.                      414/852-9056
RICHFIED LEOS MINI GOLF               397-8741                                                                      4834 or
                                                                             Governor, I will be taking on                                                   He joined the Allenton Lions
OUTING A BIG SUCCESS - The            or Cell:                                                                      bobk@
                                                                             a strong role in the Global                                                   in 1996 where he has served two          “What we’ve got here is failure
Richfield Leos Club recently           262-224-
                                                                             Membership Team this year. I                                                  terms as club president and has        to communicate. Some Lions you
held their First Annual Mini Golf     0847 or
                                                                             am looking forward to helping                                                 organized the flea market for the       just can’t reach”.
Outing. It was a challenging, 18      chazz63@charter.net                                                           hartfordsavingsbank.com
                                                                             out your club’s Membership                                                    club’s largest fundraiser, their Car     That paraphrase of a quote
hole golf course. There were             Hartford Kettle Moraine Lion        Chair, doing Member Orientation          Hartford native and Allenton         Show, for many years.                  (Lions for men) comes from the
prizes awarded for best score         Chuck Steinmetz is serving as 27-      and helping you promote Lions          Lion Bob Klockow has stepped             Klockow has also served at           movie “Cool Hand Luke” which
and worst score, along with           A2’s 1st Vice District Governor        Awareness in your Community.”          into the role of 27-A2 2nd Vice        the District level as Cabinet          was released in 1967. It’s a great
prizes offered for a hole in one      this Lion year. A 23 year member,        This makes Steinmetz a               District Governor.                     Secretary for PDG Terry Peters in      movie with one of the most
at designated holes. Most golfers     Steinmetz started in the Hartford      primary resource for clubs               Klockow, a 1981 graduate of          2005-2006, and most recently as        quoted movie lines in cinema
stayed to socialize and have pizza.   Club and then helped Charter the       stepping up to meet District           Hartford Union High School,            27-A2 election chairman.               history. I selected this quote
Even though it rained, there was a    Hartford Kettle Moraine Club 20        Governor Cary Kramer’s goal            attended the University of               His wife, Stephanie and sons,        because we, as a District, are
good turn out and it was a great      years ago where he served as the       to improve membership in clubs         Wisconsin where he lettered            Bobby and Maxwell, will help           facing an interesting dilemma.
time with lots of laughs. Everyone    club’s Charter President.              across 27-A2. “If the clubs focus      on the swim team and earned a          Dad and the Lions whenever               Our organization is pushing
should plan on attending this            At the club level, he has served    on keeping their current members       degree in Agronomy in 1985. He         possible, too.                         to take advantage of current
event next year. You will have        as tail twister, chaplain, director,   while adding new ones, we will         also became a member of Beta             Klockow is looking forward           communication tools to advance
a great time. ABOVE: Some of          treasurer, secretary, vice president   all be able to better serve our        Theta Pi Fraternity.                   to a great year, “As your 2nd          our message. The ability to send
the participants included, 1st        and president.                         communities and gain those new           After college he joined the          VDG, I offer my time and talents       and receive e-mails from a home
Vice District Governor Chuck             At the cabinet level, he has        quality members in the process.”       Peace Corps and worked on a rice       to all Lions and their clubs of        computer started with AOL back
Steinmetz, Kim Steinmetz, PDG         served as sergeant at arms and           Steinmetz offers this final           production project in Haiti. Upon      District 27-A2. Let’s make this        in 1993. Today, almost all of the
Terry Peters, Lion Laura Peters       also as a four term zone chair.        advice, “Don’t forget to have fun      his return to Hartford in the late     a fun and enthusiastic year of         official Lion correspondence is
and Zone Chair Brenda Rumppe.            Steinmetz is an Advance Lions       and revel in the camaraderie that      80’s, he began his banking career      Lions assisting the communities        now being done by e-mail. But
                                      Leadership Institute Graduate,         your fellow Lions have to offer!       and currently works as Security        in which we serve and making           here is our failure to communicate
           Events                     a Certified Children’s Vision           Looking forward to serving with        Officer and Operations Manager          every community a better place         issue; out of 160 club officers
                                      Screener, a Certified Guiding           you this year.”                        at Hartford Savings Bank               for everyone!                          in our District only of that 80
SEPTEMBER
                                      Lion and also a Club Excellence                                                 Klockow has been very                                                       provided Lions Club International
FRI, SEP 6 - Clyman Lions Pork
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with an active e-mail address.
Chop Dinner at Clyman Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                    To aggravate that situation,
Hall. Serving from 4:30 – 8 pm.
SUN, SEP 8 - Hartland Lions           Neosho-Rubicon’s Cornerstone Shares                                                                                          send all your
                                                                                                                                                                                                  out of those 80 Lions, only 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                  actually use their e-mail account
Club 2nd Annual Trap Shoot                                                                                                                                                                        on a regular basis. The means 45
at the Valley Rod and Gun Club
(W292 N8191 Camp Whitcomb
                                      How Organ Donation Saved His Life                                                                                         news & events to                  out of 160 club leaders, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                  is less than 30%, actively use a
                                                                                                                                                           27a2editor@gmail.com
Rd., Hartland). Registration          by Lion Jean Kontny, 27-                                                      surgery. He was hospitalized                                                  communication method that has
begins at 9 am with shooting starts   A2 Editor - 262-397-6480 or                                                   from January 4th until he was                                                 been around for 20 years.
at 10 am. $3 per round. There will    27a2editor@gmail.com                                                          finally released on February 9th.                                                Here are the District’s options,
be raffles, an auction and food.
Proceeds from last year’s Shoot
                                        Every once in awhile you come
                                      across someone in life who really
                                                                                                                       Harold talked about having
                                                                                                                    to go to classes to learn how to       Gerard                                 either spend what I calculated
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be roughly $1,275 for paper,
sent six local children to Camp.                                                                                    care for himself, how to manage                                               postage and envelopes to send
Contact Lion Kevin Nold at 262-
966-9999.
                                      leaves an impression you. I have
                                      had the privilege of knowing this
                                                                                                                    his medications, etc. It was all a
                                                                                                                    tough experience but worth it. He
                                                                                                                                                           To Leave                               communications via the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Postal Service to these non-email
                                      person for quite a few years now,      KIDNEY          &        PANCREAS
FRI, SEP 13 - Oconomowoc
Lions 10th Annual Golf Outing
                                      and he is also a Charter Member
                                      of the Neosho-Rubicon Lions
                                                                             TRANSPLANTS gave Harold Neu
                                                                             and his entire family a new lease on
                                                                                                                    continues to have lab-work every
                                                                                                                    month, but he has had excellent
                                                                                                                                                           Convention                             using officers or rely exclusively
                                                                                                                                                                                                  on e-mail and not communicate
                                                                                                                    results and he feels great.
at Paganica Golf Course. 12 pm
shotgun start. $75/person, $300/
                                      Club. Harold Neu is kind of a
                                      ‘cornerstone’ of our little club.
                                                                             life.
                                                                             were also going to give him a new
                                                                                                                       Harold and Arline would like        Attendees                              with 115 club leaders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    What decision would you
                                                                                                                    to get the word out to more clubs                                             make?
                                      He quickly points out that it was
team. Hole Sponsors needed and
appreciated. For more info, call      his son, Bruce, who really got
                                                                             pancreas.
                                                                                Harold was at work when this
                                                                                                                    to get involved with diabetes
                                                                                                                    and organ donation programs. A
                                                                                                                                                           In Awe & In                              $1,275 sends two kids to Camp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    $1,275 is more than a Melvin
262-490-0917 or 262-567-5411.         the club up and running, with the      call came in, so it was about 1:00
FRI, SEP 20 - Sussex Lions Golf
                                      help of Jerry Rabbach. Harold’s
                                      youngest son, Keith, is also a
                                                                             am by the time that Harold, Arline
                                                                             and their son Bruce were able to
                                                                                                                    representative from the Wisconsin
                                                                                                                    Donor Network helped them to           Stitches                               Jones or Birch-Sturm Fellowship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    However, if we don’t spend the
Outing at Ironwood Golf Course.                                                                                     get a booth ready for the Dodge           Although it is six months away,     money, a significant majority of
                                      Charter Member and has been            get on their way to the hospital
9 am shotgun start. There will be                                                                                   County Fair, and they have been a      it is not too early to begin talking   our clubs will not know about the
                                      very active in the Club, as well as    in Madison to begin his journey
raffles and lunch is included.                                                                                       presence there ever since.             about our District Convention.         activities of the District Governor,
                                      his wife, Arline, and daughter-in-     of becoming an organ transplant
SAT, SEP 21 - SUN, SEP 22                                                                                              I asked if they knew anything       This year there will be a number of    the Vice District Governors, the
                                      law, Erica.                            recipient.
- Cedarburg Lions Club                                                                                              about his donor. Both Harold and       changes to our convention format.      zone chairmen, the GLT Team,
                                        They all wanted to give                 When I asked Harold and
Wine and Harvest Festival                                                                                           Arline became a little emotional       Our first and probably biggest          the GMT Team, etc.
                                      something back, and with the           Arline what was going through
- Downtown Cedarburg, two                                                                                           and very pensive before telling        announcement is in regards to our        Now I don’t want to be accused
                                      Lions active role in building          their minds at that time, Lion
locations: North Town and Mid                                                                                       me about that experience. Harold       Saturday night banquet. We can         of age discrimination, my dad is
                                      awareness and educating the            Harold replied that he knew the
Town from 10 am-6 pm. Food,                                                                                         was at a seminar to learn how          now announce that magician and         83 and he uses e-mail on a daily
                                      public about both diabetes and         dangers of this kind of surgery,
beverages, raffle and live music.                                                                                    to create more awareness about         comedian Glen Gerard will be our       basis. I really don’t have an
                                      organ donation, Harold and his         and he knew there was always
Great raffle prizes...1st Place-                                                                                     organ donation. It turns out that      evening entertainment. Gerard          answer why so many leaders in
                                      family decided that starting a         that chance that something could
Aaron Rodgers MVP signed                                                                                            the mother of his donor was at         will be performing several large       our organization choose to avoid
                                      local Lions Club would be a great      go wrong. However, what really
Packers helmet; 2nd Place-                                                                                          that same seminar. Her 16 year         scale illusions along with his card    e-mail. However the current
                                      way to honor the life that was         filled his thoughts was mostly just
two tickets for two regular                                                                                         old daughter, Kelly, was killed in     tricks, sleight of hand illusions      generation of 20 something’s
                                      given back to him.                     a sense of, “Let’s get this done!”
season games or $800 cash; 3rd                                                                                      an automobile accident. Just one       and mind reading with plenty of        has already moved on past
                                        A short while ago, I had the            Arline could only think, “Oh my
Place-$100 cash. “Seemore,” the                                                                                     month before she died, she had         audience participation.                communicating by e-mail. They
                                      privilege of hearing Harold’s story    gosh, this is really happening!”
Lion Mascot will be at the tents.                                                                                   made the decision to sign her card        Gerard is one of the top comic      use it but given a choice they
                                      first-hand. As I sat across the table   She said she just was hoping and
                                                                                                                    as an organ donor.                     magicians performing today.            would prefer to text, Facebook,
                                      in their cozy kitchen, over a cup      praying that everything would go
OCTOBER                                                                                                                Today, Harold and Arline            He has headlined comedy clubs          Twitter or Instagram with a
                                      of coffee, Lion Harold told me         well.
SUN, OCT 20 - Neosho-Rubicon                                                                                        still keep in touch with Kelly’s       and casinos all across America.        smartphone.
                                      his story. He had been a lifelong         After a seven-hour surgery,
Lions Pancake Breakfast at the                                                                                      family. Her mother helped to get       Inspired by the classic Tony             This “failure to communicate”
                                      diabetic, and after 46 years of        it appeared that everything did
Neosho School. Pancakes and                                                                                         a bill passed that requires driver’s   Curtis movie “Houdini” at age 10,      question really leads us back to
                                      being on insulin, in 1990, he          go well, and Harold had a new
all the fixings will be served                                                                                       education classes to implement         Gerard knew he would someday           my previous month’s membership
                                      began to develop kidney disease.       kidney and a new pancreas. But
beginning at 8 am til 12 Noon.                                                                                      a 30 minute class on organ             entertain audiences nationwide         discussions. Who are the people
                                      He knew that he would eventually       there was still a rough road ahead
More information to come.                                                                                           donation.                              with his unique brand of humor         we should be approaching to
                                      need a kidney transplant. He first      of him.
                                                                                                                       Arline left the room for a          and magic. Gerard has appeared         join our organization? People
NOVEMBER                              had to go through other steps,            Two days later, while being
                                                                                                                    moment, and returned with a            at hundreds of corporations            who disdain e-mail completely
                                      including preparing him for            visited in his room by a team
SUN, NOV 3 - Oconomowoc                                                                                             framed photo of Kelly, Harold’s        such as Amway, Disney, Harley          by choice or people who
                                      dialysis, which as it turned out, he   of medical students, Harold
Lions Club 75th Anniversary                                                                                         donor, saying softly, “That’s our      Davidson, SC Johnson and Starz         prefer a quicker method of
                                      would not need.                        experienced difficulty breathing.
at Schwefel’s Restaurant (N58                                                                                       angel.”                                Cablevision just to name a few.        communication than e-mail?
                                        Late one night, Arline got a call    He was quickly taken back to
W39877 State Road 16). $25/                                                                                            The website to sign up                 This year’s Convention will           I am looking forward to
                                      at home telling her that they had      the ICU where it was discovered
person. Lion Rich Schulte at 262-                                                                                   as an organ donor is www.              again be held at the Olympia           seeing you at our first round of
                                      a kidney for Harold. What he did       he had suffered a heart attack,
370-3341 or email Lion Kathy at                                                                                     YesIWillWisconsin.com.                 Resort in Oconomowoc on                zone meetings and getting your
                                      not know at the time was that they     and later on had to have bypass
LionKathyR@gmail.com.                                                                                                                                      February 21 and 22, 2014.              feedback.
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                                      Follow The Yellow Brick Road I Married A Lion
                                      by PDG Gary Colton - 920-933-                                                        inspiration to all of us on
                                                                                                                                                           by    Lion    Sandy   King,          didn’t know he had. Next the
                                      2116 or gecolton@charter.net                                                         how we can overcome the
                                                                                                                                                           27-B1     Youth    Exchange          District Governor asked him to
                                        Follow the yellow brick road to                                                    roadblocks that life throws
                                                                                                                                                           Committee - 608-444-0098 or          be a Zone Chairman. So now he
                                      the Emerald City this September                                                      at us, when we work hard
                                                                                                                                                           kingranch90@gmail.com                meets all the Lions in the eight
                                      19-21 and you will end up right in                                                   and stay focused.
                                                                                                                                                                                                clubs in our zone. Although
                                      the middle of the “Land of Oz”.                                                • Plus our International                 Well, he wasn’t a Lion when I
                                                                                                                                                                                                he was always an organized
                                                                                                                           President Barry Palmer          married him, but after 20 years
                                      You will be amazed at what is                                                                                                                             person, these jobs increased his
                                                                                                                           of Australia has a              it’s hard to remember when
27-B1 District Governor               waiting for you at the upcoming                                                                                                                           organization. And we met more
                                                                                                                           presentation that will take     he wasn’t. Watching him get
  Dawn Christensen                    USA/Canada Forum in Overland                                                                                                                              and more Lions in our area.
                                                                                                                           us from down under to the       involved with Lions projects
    liondawn1@yahoo.com               Park, Kansas. Just like the            THREE DAYS IN OZ will change                                                                                          When you’re a Zone
                                                                                                                           top of our dreams.              and volunteering more and
         920/346-2307                 Scarecrow, you will receive brain      your life.                                                                                                         Chairman, you automatically
                                                                                                                     The Host Committee team is            more of his time, I noticed how
                                      power. Like the Lion, you will                                                                                                                            are part of the District
   “It all started with $400 and                                                                                   working hard to make sure that          he changed. I liked what I saw.
                                      learn courage. And together, with                                                                                                                         Governor’s Cabinet, and guess
a hatful of ideas.” - Donald P.                                              with a wealth of information that     we all enjoy our stay in Overland          I remember when a friend
                                      the Tin Man, we’ll leave with                                                                                                                             what…..you meet more and
Schuur                                                                       you will be able to take back and     Park. Plan to add an extra couple       of ours, talked to my husband
                                      greater heart!                                                                                                                                            more Lions in your District.
   A quote from one of the three                                             implement within your club.           of days before or after the Forum       about Lionism and asking if he
                                        The Forum’s theme is                                                                                                                                    Spouses are invited to Cabinet
members of The Uptown Lions                                                    General Chair Doug Lozier has       so that you can experience              would like to come to a local
                                      appropriately,     “Follow      the                                                                                                                       meetings to socialize with
Club of Detroit who established                                              put together four keynote speakers    the many local amenities and            club meeting to see what they
                                      Leadership Road to Your                                                                                                                                   other spouses. Wow, we sure
a school to train guide dogs for                                             for us. They will strengthen your     attractions that the Kansas City        do. That was enough, because
                                      Dreams,” which is exactly what                                                                                                                            are increasing the number of
the blind in 1939. Today, their                                              everyday understanding of life        area has to offer.                      the next thing I knew he was
                                      the Forum Committee is trying                                                                                                                             friends we have in Wisconsin,
dream has become what we now                                                 and your passion to dream...            There’s a lot to be said about        joining the local club and he
                                      to accomplish over the three day                                                                                                                          and this is just the “tip of the
know as Leader Dogs for The           Forum. The Forum’s mission
                                                                               • Ed Hearn, the former              the Forum and what you will             became a Lion, and he met
                                                                                                                                                                                                iceberg”.
Blind. It’s a different way of                                                       world champion baseball       bring home, so please try to            more and more Lions in our
                                      is to develop leaders, motivate                                                                                                                              By now, I can’t just sit still…
seeing things, through the eyes                                                      player whose career was       attend. Whether you are looking         town. The enthusiasm I saw in
                                      and educate attendees, provide                                                                                                                            ..I want to be a Lion too. Guess
of a Leader Dog. Every month,                                                        cut short, has a powerful     for brains, courage or heart, you       the beginning is ten-fold today.
                                      an open exchange of ideas, and                                                                                                                            what? That same friend, Larry,
people from all over the world                                                       message of perseverance.      are sure to find it all at the USA/      Over the years, as I attended
                                      support the programs and goals of                                                                                                                         nominated me to join the club
come to receive a Leader Dog.         Lions Clubs International.
                                                                               • Dyna Steel, the rock and          Canada Lions Leadership Forum           conventions with my new
                                                                                                                                                                                                with my husband, so now I felt
The class is a 26-day live-in                                                        roll radio personality, has   in Overland Park, Kansas. It will       Lion husband, I saw this same
                                        This is very clear and to the                                                                                                                           a part of the “big picture”. I
training program that provides                                                       many interesting stores to    change and improve your life!           enthusiasm in all Lions I met.
                                      point, but doesn’t begin to express                                                                                                                       can’t imagine being married to
trained adult dogs to help bring                                                     tell.                           To learn more or to register,            So next thing I know he’s
                                      all the fun you’ll have at the                                                                                                                            a Lion and not wanting to be a
increased safety and independent      Forum! Again this year there are
                                                                               • Patrick Henry Hughes              visit the Forum website at https://     club president. He showed
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lion also.
mobility to blind and visually                                                       is a musician and an          usacanadalionsforum.org.                more leadership skills, which I
                                      well over 60 exciting seminars,
impaired individuals. Leader
Dogs are provided completely
free to qualified individuals and
are funded by donations from
Lions, Lioness, Leos, individuals,    Time To                                It’s Magically Delicious                                                                                              send all your club
                                                                                                                                                                                                    news & events to
foundations and corporations
dedicated to community service.
Lions and Leader Dog have had         Get Busy                               by PDG Jerry Post - 920-773-
                                                                             2618 or mpost7@tds.net
                                                                                                                                                         wishing to stay longer and the
                                                                                                                                                         Hospitality rooms for those
                                                                                                                                                         running for office will be open.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Editors Meg & Jerry at
a partnership in service that dates   by    ADP                                 It’s time to think District                                                                                         mpost7@tds.net
back over 70 years.                                                                                                                                         Something else new this year,
                                      D o n n a                              Conference again. It will be at
   In 2012, Leader Dog began                                                                                                                             we will have a puppy raiser from
                                      Stoeger -                              the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc on
a major project to implement a                                                                                                                           Leader Dog. More on her later,
                                      920-553-                               November 8 and 9, 2013.
                                                                                                                                                         but for a preview, here goes... She
complete kennel redesign. In the
past year, Leader Dog has been
                                      2337 or                                   This year, we will be trying
                                                                             something new for Friday night
                                                                                                                                                         is one of the top puppy raisers and    My Inspiring
developing a plan to improve                                                                                                                             has had more success with her
the kennel facility, driven by        donnastoeger@charter.net
                                                                             hospitality. How about, now
                                                                             you see it, now you don’t? For
                                                                                                                                                         puppies becoming “Top Dogs”.           Visit To Lions
the need to improve the training                                                                                                                         She has a true heart for Leader
                                                                             two hours we will be giving
experience of the dogs, as well          September is here already and
                                      we are already three months
                                                                             you a magic and comedy act.
                                                                                                                                                         Dog and her presentation will
                                                                                                                                                         reflect that large heart she has.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Camp
as improve the quality of the                                                DG Dawn Christensen would                                                                                          by Bonnie Goeser, Sherwood
dogs provided to clients. The         into another year of fun and                                                                                          Like I said, this is just some of
                                                                             like to invite the Lions of our                                                                                    Lioness
current kennel is outdated and        fellowship.                                                                                                        the preview for your Conference,
                                                                             District to a special show for all
needs more space for human-              Many of the Lioness Clubs                                                                                       keep watching the paper for full         On July 17, we left Sherwood
                                                                             that register for the Conference.
dog interaction, more space to        don’t meet in the summer, yet it is                                                                                details.                               on a hot muggy morning to
                                                                             The performers will be from the       of the Wisconsin Lion for more
allow the dogs better movement,       still necessary for club secretaries                                                                                  Remember, this is your              spend the day at Lions Camp in
                                                                             Philip and Henry Magic Show.          information. The seminars and
veterinary and breeding areas,        to submit their monthly P&A                                                                                        Conference and we will do              Rosholt. We met the other visitors
                                                                             So be sure to get registered for      speakers will once again be a
and improved ventilation and air      reports to the Affiliate District                                                                                   everything possible to make it a       in the Memorial Building and
                                                                             the Conference and be ready to be     wonderful learning experience
conditioning.                         President in order to keep accurate                                                                                remarkable experience for you.         were off on our tour. First stop
                                                                             amazed by the sleight of hand         for all attendees. After the show,
   A kennel redesign task force has   records of members. Getting them                                                                                                                          was the Health Lodge with six
                                                                                Please watch the future editions   there will be music for those
been working with an architect        in on time eliminates sending out                                                                                                                         rooms including four that can
team to refine the project’s design    reminders and making phone                                                                                                                                be isolation rooms, but the most
and scope and establish final          calls.                                                                                                                                                    memorable was the medical
budget numbers which will be             Let’s continue to work on                                                  Club News & Event                                                           dispensary which handles all the
reported to The Board of Trustees     recruiting      new       members.                                                                                                                        prescription medications for the
in August. The ultimate goal is to    Remember, our goal this year is                                                                                                                           campers. The average number of
provide the optimal environment       to increase club membership. We                                                                                                                           prescriptions per camper is four
to house leader dogs in training      can do it!                                                                                                                                                to six and there are 150 campers!
while being as cost efficient as          The District Conference is                                                                                                                             Boys line up for dispensing at one
possible.                             scheduled for November 8-9 at                                                                                                                             window and girls at a window
   As you may know, Lion Mark         the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc.                                                                                                                             on the other side of the building.
Mansell rode his bicycle from         We have a great speaker coming                                                                                                                            Imagine the paperwork.
Portland, Maine to Portland,          that you don’t want to miss.                                                                                                                                We moved on to the craft
Oregon last Summer, raising           Please mark down that date. This                                                                                                                          building and viewed the craftiness
over $100,000 for Leader Dog.         year, along with toiletries items                                                                                                                         of the campers, especially the
This summer, from June 15th           that 27-B1 Lionesses collect for                                                                                                                          snake made out of a man’s
to July 8th, he and his wife,         the Conference, we are in need of                                                                                                                         necktie. From there we strolled
Debbie traveled by motorcycle         small pillows and small blankets.                                                                                                                         down the hill and saw campers
through all 48 of the lower           These items will be donated to the                                                                                                                        honing their archery skills,
states and have raised nearly         Restoring Hope Transplant House                                                                                                                           viewed an amazing entertainment
$40,000 for Leader Dog through        in Middleton and made available                                              SHERWOOD LIONS SHINE AT THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Sherwood                   pit with seating made out of stone.
their efforts. For updates and        to the residents as needed during                                            Lion Joe Schalbach, drives the tractor down Military Road for the            We looked at the climbing wall
pictures, check out their facebook    their stay.                                                                  Memorial Day Parade. Riding in the wagon are the Sherwood Lions,             (no one climbed) and toured an
page at www.facebook.com/                One of the highlights of each                                             including Charter members Lions Ken Kress and Joe Diederich. The             air conditioned cabin. Most of the
CyclingForLeaderDogs                  Affiliate District President’s                                                more mobile Lions handed out American Flags to all the kids, young           campers were enjoying the lake.
   What a valuable mission to         (ADP) year is visiting each                                                  and old, while making their way uphill to the Cemetery.                        We also toured the WLF
empower people who are blind          Lioness club and learning about                                                                                                                           Eyeglass Recycling Center. I
or visually impaired with lifelong    all the activities and service                                               presenting it to the club at a                                               don’t see them catching up any
skills for independent travel         that each club provides. Club
                                                                             THE LION RETURNS - ABOVE:
                                                                                                                   recent meeting. It took them some                 Event                      time soon.
                                                                             This is the Lion that belonged                                              SEPTEMBER
through quality Leader Dogs,          Presidents and secretaries should                                            time to track it down, but they put                                            Lunch was in the Dining Hall
                                                                             to the first Lions Club in Poy
highly effective instruction and      contact ADP Donna Stoeger as                                                 the word out and Kittel said he       SAT, SEP 28 - Valders Lions            with the campers followed by a
                                                                             Sippi. It disappeared after they
innovative services!                  soon as possible to schedule this                                            woke up one morning and it was        75th Anniversary at Mr. Lucky’s        wagon ride around the lake. After
                                                                             disbanded. PDG Orv Kittel and
   Thank you Lions, Lioness and       official visit.                                                               sitting by his garage. (Photo by      in Valders. Guest speaker will be      viewing the Honors Garden we
                                                                             1st VDG Jim Zamzow surprised
Leos for all you do for Leader           Remember our motto, “We                                                   Carol Bliske)                         IPID Mark Hintzmann.                   were on our way home. A very
                                                                             the new Poy Sippi Lions by
Dogs For The Blind!                   Serve, Too”.                                                                                                                                              interesting day.
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                                                                           Club News & Events
                                     “medical equipment loan closet”,
                                     where senior citizens are given
                                     needed     medical      equipment
                                     without any cost to them. In the
                                     10 years that the club has donated
                                     to this loan closet, over $87,600
                                     worth of equipment has been
                                     donated.
                                                                                                                                                                                             27-B2 District Governor
                                                                           CROOKED LAKE/MOUNTAIN                                                                                                  Peter Andre
                                                                           LIONS KEEP THE HIGHWAY                                                                                                lionpete@centurytel.net
                                                                           CLEAN - On their meeting                                                                                                   920/365-6970
AN UNUSUAL CUSTOMER                                                        day, the first Tuesday of every
AT A MCCASLIN LIONS                                                        month, from May through                                                                                             Recently, I attended the Youth
FUNDRAISER - Recently the                                                  October, the Crooked Lake/                                                                                        Exchange Camp in Dundee,
McCaslin Lions had an unusual                                              Mountain Lions Club does a                                                                                        Wisconsin where I was fortunate
customer at the their fundraiser                                           4-1/2 mile highway cleanup on                                                                                     to hear Lion Lenny Quinn
at the Lakewood Supervalu            CLINTONVILLE LIONS FLOAT              County W from Boundary Lake                                                                                       address visiting young men and
Food Booth. The Food Booth is        IS ONE OF A KIND - The                to Nelligan Lake Road. It is                                                                                      women from all over the world.
located in the Supervalu parking     Clintonville      Lions     entered   truly amazing to see some of                                                                                      He asked them to close their eyes
lot near the Nicolet Multimodal      their unique, one-of-a-kind           the items that are found in the                                                                                   for a moment, and enter “a more
trail (used for hiking, bicycling,   all wooden-body truck float            ditches! ABOVE (L to R): Lion                                                                                     perfect world”. When you are
atv/snowmobiles and horseback        in three different parades this       Members Glen Seering, Wayne                                                                                       blind, there is no color of skin,
riding). To the Lions surprise two   past summer -- Manawa Rodeo           Jung, Letha Seering, Jim Zittlow,                                                                                 or homeliness and color of eyes
customers rode up on their horses    Parade on July 6th, Bear Creek        Anne Steeg, Mary Lintner and                                                                                      or hair is meaningless. The biases
for a bite to eat. The experience    Sauerkraut Festival Parade on         Mike Lintner. Missing from                                                                                        we have due to visual perception
gives a new meaning to drive         August 8th, and the Clintonville      the picture is the photographer,                                                                                  are greatly diminished.
up service! ABOVE: Customer          Firemen’s Parade on August                                                                                                                                Lions have the mission to
                                                                           Cassie Zittlow.                                                                                                   preserve and protect eyesight.
being served with their ride         10th. The float was built over
looking on.                          a period of years by a group of                                                                                                                         We transport corneas. We vision
                                     dedicated members, led by fellow                                                                                                                        screen our young. We educate
                                     Lion Allen Mattson. Building                                                                                                                            the public on Diabetes. We give
                                     began by first stripping a Chevy                                                                                                                         Leader Dogs to the visually
                                     S-10 truck down to its frame,                                                                                                                           impaired so they may have
                                     then making several needed                                                    LAONA LIONS TRAP SHOOT - It was a fun day at the Rainbow                  dignified mobility. We have a
                                     mechanical modifications. Much                                                 Club grounds as the Laona Lions held their 23rd Annual Spring Trap        camp for the blind. We do so
                                     time and effort was needed to mill                                            Shoot. As the youth and adults were shooting, the young children          much so others can see. The gift
                                     and install the wood body. The                                                enjoyed the kids games and the jungle bouncy house with slide.            of sight enables them to see a
                                     wood body was installed piece                                                 Throughout the day, the crowd enjoyed the grilled food and sweet          beautiful world.
                                     by piece, using several thousand                                              treats, along with cold beverages. The trap shooters had an opportunity     But now they can also see a
                                     stews. Multiple coats of finish                                                to win bacon, chickens, rib eye, turkey or Cornish Hens.                  world that differentiates between
                                     materials were added before the                                                                                                                         skin color, the handsome, and the
GREEN BAY WEST RECEIVES              headlights and other items were                                                                                                                         plain. How can we emphasize the
                                                                           MCCASLIN LIONESS SWIM                   and sharks took over the dolphin
RECOGNITION - Green Bay West         installed. The completed float                                                                                                                           visually important parts of life
                                                                           PROGRAM - The weather was               group at the end of the sessions!!          send all your club
Lion President Mike Mayer            features a huge fiberglass replica                                                                                                                       and lessen the impact of the some
                                                                           perfect for the two weeks of            Thanks so much to Tami, Daniel
accepted an appreciation plaque      of a sitting lion that towers above   swim class at Wheeler Lake,
                                                                                                                                                           news, photos of Lions             of the uglier parts of our society?
                                                                                                                   and Katie Goetz for continuing                                              One project that Lions Clubs
from      Devon   Christianson,      its bed. Parade watchers admire       July 8th thru the 19th. Over
Director at the Aging and            and recognize the uniqueness of
                                                                                                                   to give such great training. We          in action & upcoming             International has been promoting
                                                                           30 children, eighteen newbies,          also couldn’t do this without our
Disability Resource Center in        the float, often making comments                                                                                       events to Editor Jim at           for some years is Lions Quest.
                                                                           learned to be safe and have fun         helpers…many of them former
Green Bay. The Club has donated      and taking pictures.                                                                                                                                    This is a proven approach that
                                                                           in the water during the 30th year       students themselves. Have a great
new and slightly used medical                                                                                                                                   jim@perkins.net              academically emphasizes moral
                                                                           of the McCaslin Lioness Swim            summer in the water!!
equipment for the Center’s                                                                                                                                                                   and ethical behavior to our
                                                                           Program. Many of our minnows
                                                                                                                                                                                             school-age children. Quest has
                                                                                                                                                                                             a dedicated and learned staff
           2013 27-B2 Convention Registration Form - November 1st & 2nd - The Meadows/Country Inn & Suites, Green Bay                                                                        available to explain in detail
                                                                                                                                                                                             exactly how to administer and
      Date                                                                                                                                                                                   finance this program. All we need
                                                                                                    Fees                                                     By 10/1           After 10/1    to do is “Just Ask” and they are
                                                                                                    Registration* (Lions, Lioness & Guests)                    $12                $14        more than willing to facilitate it
      Club
                                                                                                    Registration* (Leos)                                      FREE               FREE        with the school administrations.
                                                                                                                                                                                             I can only hope that more Lions
  Contact                                                                                           Extra Convention Pin                                        $3                $3         Clubs approach the school
                                                                                                    Friday - Let Me Be Frank                                   $25                $25        districts in their area and present
    Phone                                                                                           Saturday Lunch - Croissant Sandwich                        $14                $18
                                                                                                                                                                                             this great program.
                                                                                                                                                                                               On a completely different
                                                                                                    Saturday Banquet - Chicken, Steak or Haddock               $25                $30        subject, our Convention is right
     Email                                                                                                                                                                                   around the corner and will be
                                                                                                  SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS - For vegetarians, please check box provided. All
                                                                                                                                                                                             held. November 1st and 2nd. I am
                                                                                                  others, please list here by registrant name.
           PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT NEATLY. CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.                                                                                                                                pleased to announce that our guest
                                                                                                                                                                                             speaker for the Saturday Banquet
    Name                                         Title:                                      Registration   Extra Pin
                                                                                                                        Let Me Be
                                                                                                                                     Sat. Lunch         Sat. Dinner             TOTAL        is International Director Stephen
                                                                                                                          Frank
                                                                                                                                                                                             M. Glass, from Bridgeport, West
     Lion  Lioness  Leo  Guest                                                                                                                $                                          Virginia. Steve and his wife,
     Delegate  Alternate  1st Timer  Vegetarian                                          $              $           $           $             Chicken Normandy
                                                                                                                                                  London Broil Steak
                                                                                                                                                                           $                 Cindy, will be visiting us all
                                                                                                                                                  Herb Crusted Haddock                     weekend. Make sure you stop and
    Name                                         Title:                                                                 Let Me Be                                                            say “Hi” to them.
                                                                                             Registration   Extra Pin                Sat. Lunch         Sat. Dinner             TOTAL
                                                                                                                          Frank                                                                Past District Governor Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                             John Mastalir and Lion Jeff
     Lion  Lioness  Leo  Guest                                                                                                                $                                          Dorner, have been very diligent
     Delegate  Alternate  1st Timer  Vegetarian                                          $              $           $           $             Chicken Normandy
                                                                                                                                                  London Broil Steak
                                                                                                                                                                           $                 in lining up some great and
                                                                                                                                                  Herb Crusted Haddock
                                                                                                                                                                                             pertinent seminars that give
    Name                                         Title:                                      Registration   Extra Pin
                                                                                                                        Let Me Be
                                                                                                                                     Sat. Lunch         Sat. Dinner             TOTAL        you the information you need.
                                                                                                                          Frank                                                              Attend as many as you can and
     Lion  Lioness  Leo  Guest                                                                                                                $                                          take home information that
     Delegate  Alternate  1st Timer  Vegetarian                                          $              $           $           $             Chicken Normandy
                                                                                                                                                  London Broil Steak
                                                                                                                                                                           $                 will improve your Lions Club.
                                                                                                                                                  Herb Crusted Haddock                     Friday evening will be especially
                                                                                                                                                                                             enjoyable because the musical
    Name                                         Title:                                      Registration   Extra Pin
                                                                                                                        Let Me Be
                                                                                                                                     Sat. Lunch         Sat. Dinner             TOTAL
                                                                                                                          Frank                                                              group “Let Me Be Frank” has
                                                                                                                                                                                             agreed to entertain us with a
     Lion  Lioness  Leo  Guest                                                                                                                $                                          portion of their fee going to Lions
     Delegate  Alternate  1st Timer  Vegetarian                                          $              $           $           $             Chicken Normandy
                                                                                                                                                  London Broil Steak
                                                                                                                                                                           $                 Camp. They were with us at the
                                                                                                                                                  Herb Crusted Haddock                     State Convention and have a
                                                                                                                                                                                             completely new program that I
                                    Send completed registration for & checks payable to:                                                                 Amount            $                 am sure you will enjoy.
                    Lions District 27-B2, c/o Lion Rachel Sanderson - 410 3rd Street, Kewaunee WI 54216                                                 Enclosed                               That’s enough.
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                                                        Club News & Events
                                                                           and Lion Ken’s grandson, Tyler
                                                                                                               Peace Poster Fellowships Provide Valuable
                                                                           Hardrath.                           Time!                        Recognition & Support Our
                                                                                                               by Lion Adell Stelzel, Peace
                                                                                                               Poster Chair - 715-223-8257
                                                                                                                                            Major Projects
                                                                                                               or brehmstelzel@gmail.com                 Fellowships are available to         on the Master Plaque, located at
                                                                                                                                                       support Lions Clubs International      the WLF Office. Many of you
                                                                                                                 How about giving the
                                                                                                                                                       locally and worldwide. These           are familiar with Wisconsin
                                                                                                               students in your area a new
                                                                                                                                                       fellowships      support         our   State projects and they all are
                                                                                                               project this fall... the Lions
 27-C1 District Governor                                                                                                                               Association’s projects: Wisconsin      important but one is quite special,
                                                                                                               Peace Poster Contest.
     Susan Habrat                                                                                                                                      Lions Foundation (WLF) and             that is the Wisconsin Lions Camp
                                                                           JOURNEY FOR SIGHT - Lions             This year’s Contest theme is
     dshabrat@charter.net                                                                                                                              Lions      Clubs      International    which provides free camping
                                      HELP KEEPING THE HIGHWAY             LeRoy and Sharon Dehnel of the      “Our World, Our Future”, and
        715/572-5145                                                                                                                                   Foundation (LCIF). Many of             stays for the visually and hearing
                                      LITTER FREE - Berlin-Hamburg         Berlin-Hamburg Lions picked         the contest is open to those
                                                                                                                                                       you are familiar with the LCIF         impaired, children with diabetes
  The District Convention is right    Lions members helped make the        up eyes for transport from Lion     who are 11 to 13 years old by
                                                                                                                                                       that services our humanitarian         and children with cognitive
around the corner. Why not plan       community cleaner recently by        Sandy King of the Oxford Lions      November 1 and are interested
                                                                                                                                                       service arm of Lions Clubs             disabilities. If you have not been
on attending, meet new friends,       picking up garbage along Hwy.        at Plover and brought them to       in expressing peace through
                                                                                                                                                       International. Soon it will be time    to Rosholt to visit the Camp,
hear some educational items and       107, 1 mile south and 1 mile north   the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin         their artwork. Partnering
                                                                                                                                                       to recognize an individual who         make a point of it to “Follow
receive some inspiration. And         of Little Chicago. ABOVE (L to       Laser and Surgery Institute of      with local schools and youth
                                                                                                                                                       has gone above and beyond at the       Your Dream” to see it-it is worth
do not forget your cash so you        R): Lions Wallace Emmerich,          Wisconsin, LLC, in Wausau.          groups allows Lions to
                                                                                                                                                       club level-why not get started.        the trip.
can participate in the auction for    Rick Anderson, John Stubbe, Ray      ABOVE (L to R): Lion Sharon         positively connect with their
                                                                                                                                                       Melvin Jones Fellowships help            A newer fellowship to support
the Wisconsin Lion Foundation/        Melander, Gary Kreft, DuWayne        Dehnel, Marcia (of the Eye Clinic   local community members
                                                                                                                                                       support LCIF and the named             the Lions Pride Endowment Fund
Hearing Fund. See the registration    Zamzow (took photo). Missing         of Wisconsin) and Lion LeRoy        through participation in this
                                                                                                                                                       person receives an attractive lapel    is the Ray Hempel Fellowship.
form for details.                     from photo is Lion Dora Raddatz.     Dehnel.                             contest. If your club is looking
                                                                                                                                                       pin, plaque and congratulatory         Hempel, a Poy Sippi Lion in 1952
  This year’s theme is, “Follow                                                                                for an easy, fun, as well as
                                                                                                                                                       letter. Contributions can be           followed his dream to make a
your Dream” and this includes                                                                                  great youth project, this is just
                                                                              send all your club                                                       made in a lump sum of $1000            difference in the lives of children
my goal to increase leadership                                                                                 the ticket!
                                                                            news, events & photos                                                      or small increments of $100            with special needs. He petitioned
within our District. Did you know                                                                                Peace Poster Kits include
                                                                                                                                                       over a five year period. There          District Governors to support of
on the Lions Clubs International                                             of Lions in action to             easy-to-follow directions on
                                                                                                                                                       are Progressive Melvin Jones           a permanent camp. The purchase
website there is a Leadership                                                                                  starting the Contest in your
                                                                             c1lions@yahoo.com                                                         Fellowships for donors to extend       was approved in 1956 and Lion
Resource Center with training                                                                                  club, as well as certificates
                                                                                                                                                       their commitment to LCIF. Every        Ray Hempel was the first Camp
materials and resources? There                                                                                 for the winners. Kits need
                                                                                                                                                       year $20 donations are accepted        Director. Wisconsin Lions Camp
                                                                                                               to be ordered as soon as
are online courses developed
that may take 30-60 minutes to
                                                                                     Events                    possible. Additional detailed
                                                                                                                                                       with your name and a pin of            has touched the lives of tens of
                                                                           SEPTEMBER                                                                   support is provided. A few of the      thousands of children and adults
do. Some of you might be saying                                                                                information can be found at
                                                                           SUN, SEP 1 - Wisconsin Rapids                                               initiatives seen recently include      with special needs. Similarly,
website?!# Computers?!# Bah                                                                                    www.lionsclubs.org and then
                                                                           Lions Cub Annual Golf Outing                                                disaster relief as in Oklahoma         to the other fellowships $1,000
humbug, it’s not for me. Let                                                                                   by searching on “Peace Poster
                                                                           - Contact: Lion Dan Smith at 715-                                           City with the tornadoes, Opening       can be donated and the recipient
me tell you computers are here                                                                                 Contest”.
                                                                           421-4994 (club) 715-424-3418                                                Eyes for the mentally disabled         will receive a lapel pin, a plaque
to stay and soon we will not be                                                                                  You may also go directly to
                                                                           (home) or dansmith@wctc.net.                                                and stopping river blindness.          and the permanent Ray Hempel
allowed to have paper forms                                                                                    “Club Supplies” on the initial
                                                                                                                                                         At the State level WLF can           Fellowship Recognition Display
and will have to file everything                                            OCTOBER                             website if you just want to
                                                                           FRI, OCT 4 – SUN, OCT 6 –                                                   be supported with donations            in the Lions Pride Office. What
electronically. Change is hard        RAMP BUILT FOR UNITY                                                     place your order.
                                                                           Berlin-Hamburg Lions Club                                                   for a Birch-Sturm Fellowship           a great recognition and this
but there are resources to help:      RESIDENT - A wheelchair ramp                                               Let’s make this the year that
                                                                           Octoberfest - New location...                                               which is intended to recognize         donation helps support the
the local library has computers.      was built at the home of Dinah                                           we double our entries in the
                                                                           Berlin-Center, 11248 Berlin                                                 individuals     who      exemplify     Lions Pride Campaign which
I bet your children/grandchildren     Betz in Village Acres Mobile                                             27-C1 Peace Poster Contest.
                                                                           Lane, Athens. Info, Lion Joyce                                              dedication and commitment to           will ensure our Camp and other
or younger members of your club       Home Court, Unity. ABOVE:                                                All it takes to get started in
                                                                           Voigt at 715-257-7030.                                                      Lionism. This donation can be          Wisconsin statewide projects will
have computers and could help.        Unity Community Lions Club                                               your community and your
                                                                                                                                                       made in installments or a lump         be here for generations to help
You can pick up skill sets that       member Lion Ken Kasper took          FRI, OCT 25, SAT, OCT 26 –          club is for one member to say
                                                                                                                                                       sum totaling $1000. The Fellow         serve others as is our vision and
can help you lead in your club,       on the project with the help from    District Convention at the Plaza    “Hey, I could do that!” and
                                                                                                                                                       named will receive a lapel pin,        dream. Thanks for serving.
community, your career and your       Bob Kauffman, a village resident,    Convention Center in Wausau.        order the Kit.
                                                                                                                                                       plaque, patch and name inscribed
family.
  The Lions Learning Center has
four major topics: Leadership,
Managing Others, Achieving                      2013 27-C1 Convention Registration Form - October 25th-26th - The Plaza Hotel & Suites, Wausau
Results, and Communication.
Leadership courses such as                     Date                                                                                   Fees                                                                         By 10/18*
Introduction to Lions Leadership,
Writing your Personal Mission                  Club                                                                                   Registration (Lions, Lioness, Lion/Lioness & Guests)                              $5
Statement (Dream), Creativity,                                                                                                        Friday Chicken and Fish Dinner - 5:30 pm                                          $15
Mentoring,              Promoting         Contact                                                                                     Saturday Beef Tips & Ham Buffet Lunch                                             $17
Innovation, Managing Change
and Servant Leadership are                  Phone                                                                                     Saturday Banquet - Walleye, Chicken Kiev or Pork
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $21
options available. There are
                                                                                                                                      Loin
courses on how to manage others
and are geared toward creating
                                              Email                                                                                   Saturday - Strides Run/Walk - 7 am                                             N/C
and maintaining successful                                       PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY -                                                        * NO MEAL TICKETS will be sold after 10/18.
relationships     with     people:                     fill in all appropriate boxes & check info below name                                        On-Site registration available for meeting & seminars
coaching, conflict resolution,
delegation, effective teams,            Name                                         Title:                                       Fri.     Strides Run/                    Sat. Banq.   Sat. Banq.    Sat. Banq.
                                                                                                                  Registration                                Sat. Lunch                                                TOTAL
motivation of members and                                                                                                        Dinner   Walk Participant                  Walleye      Chicken        Pork
teams. The Achieving Results
courses can help you set and             Lion  Lioness  Delegate  Spouse  Guest
achieve goals either personal
                                                                                                                      $5         $              Yes          $            $            $             $             $
or professional: setting goals,
                                        Name                                         Title:                                       Fri.     Strides Run/                    Sat. Banq.   Sat. Banq.    Sat. Banq.
decision making, managing                                                                                         Registration                                Sat. Lunch                                                TOTAL
meetings       and       providing                                                                                               Dinner   Walk Participant                   Beef        Chicken        Pork
community service. Lastly, there         Lion  Lioness  Delegate  Spouse  Gu est
are communication courses that                                                                                        $5         $              Yes          $            $            $             $             $
include effective listening, public
relations and public speaking.          Name                                         Title:                                       Fri.     Strides Run/                    Sat. Banq.   Sat. Banq.    Sat. Banq.
This Lions Learning Center is                                                                                     Registration                                Sat. Lunch                                                TOTAL
                                                                                                                                 Dinner   Walk Participant                   Beef        Chicken        Pork
one way to learn and has a new
improved log in; you will need           Lion  Lioness  Delegate  Spouse  Guest
to know your Lions Member                                                                                             $5         $              Yes          $            $            $             $             $
Identification number (found on
your monthly newsletter) and            Name                                         Title:                                       Fri.     Strides Run/                    Sat. Banq.   Sat. Banq.    Sat. Banq.
then you will create your own                                                                                     Registration                                Sat. Lunch                                                TOTAL
                                                                                                                                 Dinner   Walk Participant                   Beef        Chicken        Pork
password. Why not give it a try?
  Leadership is critical to              Lion  Lioness  Delegate  Spouse  Guest
the overall success of any                                                                                            $5         $              Yes          $            $            $             $             $
organization for it provides
vision, guidance and motivation         Registration fees & meals must accompany this form. Checks payable & mailed by 10/18 to: Lions District 27-C1                                                  Amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enclosed
necessary for our district to                          Mail to: District Secretary Norb Wozniak, 5345 Clover Ct., Stevens Point, WI 54481-5641
continue to fulfill our mission of
service to people in need. If you                             LODGING INFORMATION - Single & Double rooms $72.00; King Whirlpool: $82. Rates are per room, per night, plus tax.
are interested and need help, call.                                              Say you are a Lion when you call (800) 754-9728 or (715) 845-4341
Thanks for serving.
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                                    District Editor: DG Roger Weber . 2616 Hwy 155, Sayner, WI 54560 . 715/542-3367 . chancesrlw@frontier.com
    Around 27-C2
                                     What An Experience
                                     by 1st VDG Marla Suckow - 715-                                                                                       Lions Clubs, one Lioness Club
                                     476-2959 or today_isa_present@                                                                                       and a joint Lion/Lioness project
                                     hotmail.com                                                                                                          called Support for Sight. Since
                                                                                                                                                          summer is when we work our
                                       On July 1st, Mark and I were at
                                                                                                                                                          hardest at fundraising you know
BOULDER JUNCTION LIONS               the Central Wisconsin Airport in
                                                                                                                                                          that we were extremely busy.            27-C2 District Governor
DONATE         TO      BOULDER       Mosinee with our District Youth
                                                                                                                                                          Aramis very willingly helped                 Roger Weber
JUNCTION            VOLUNTEER        Exchange Coordinator, Diane
                                                                                                                                                          also, not only with these clubs but       chancesrlw@frontier.com
FIRE DEPARTMENT - The                Wasniewski, her husband PDG
                                                                                                                                                          with our annual church’s Fleazaar.             715/892-5386
Boulder Junction Lions Club          Emil and a few others to welcome
                                                                                                                                                          He never complained and had fun
presented the Boulder Junction       Aramis. Eighteen year old Aramis
                                                                                                                                                          getting to know new people and            The Northern District of Lions/
Volunteer Fire Department with       is from Switzerland and had left
                                                                                                                                                          talking, talking and talking some      Lioness/Leos clubs are on the
a check for $3,000. The donation     his country about 24 hours earlier.
                                                                                                                                                          more. People loved him.                Wide World Web (WWW).
provides $1,500 each to the Fire       Diane told us that the youth are
                                                                                                                                                             As I write this, Mark and              Clubs in the Wisconsin eight
Department and EMT unit. The         generally the last off the plane
                                                                                                                                                          Aramis are fishing. Normally we         northern counties of Bayfield,
Boulder Junction Lions Club          and sure enough he was. We
                                                                                                                                                          have to wake Aramis up but this        Ashland, Iron, Vilas, Lincoln,
values the contributions the         greeted him and went to retrieve
                                                                                                                                                          morning he was up by 6:30 am           Price, Taylor and Oneida can
Volunteer Fire Department and        his luggage. Aramis related that
                                                                                                                                                          and looking forward to fishing          find many bits of information to
EMT unit make to the quality of      he had spent a long time with the
                                                                                                                                                          again. Mark usually yells up the       assist in their quest in Reaching,
life in the community. The annual    TSA in Chicago and had to rush
                                                                                                                                                          stairs, “It’s time to go Aramis!”      Touching and Improving Lives
donation helps the department        to make his flight. We discovered
                                                                                                                                                          hoping to prod him on. Today           for their communities and Lions
purchase equipment upgrades and      because of this, his luggage did
                                                                            SOME OF ARAMIS’ WISCONSIN ADVENTURES - TOP LEFT: Showing off                  Aramis yelled to Mark, “Mark,          endeavors worldwide.
continuing education courses for     not make it on his plane. Aramis
                                                                            one of his catches. TOP RIGHT: Posing next to the parade convertible. LOWER   it’s time to go!” Fishing has             The www.md27-c2.org address
volunteer members. ABOVE (L          did not seem worried and we filed       LEFT: Paying tribute to Mercer Lions. LOWER RIGHT: Posing with the Lion at    become his second favorite thing       will link to Lions MD27-C2
to R): Dan Potrykus, Matt Reuss,     the necessary paperwork and            Camp.                                                                         after sampling candy! Aramis           District web site. The C2 District
Paul Newberg, Jim Hanson, Otis       went on our way. About midnight
                                                                                                                                                          leaves for Camp Vista tomorrow         is part of the largest volunteer
Voeltz, Jim Hornbrook, John          we received a call from the airline
                                                                            helpful, talkative, kind, talkative    fish at a typical Friday Night Fish     and is very excited about greeting     organization in the world
Ader and Jim Fragassi.               and his luggage was being driven
                                                                            and the list goes on….did I            Fry, experienced the 4th of July in    the other Exchange youth. We           supporting the ‘We Serve’ motto.
                                     to Mercer and was found on our
                                                                            mention talkative?                     small town America, visited our        will miss him. It’s going to be too    The site is your District resource
                                     front porch in the morning. This
                                                                               We began exposing Aramis to         Lions Camp at Rosholt, golfed          quiet I think.                         for clubs, its officers and most
                                     first experience gave us a look at a
                                                                            our culture as best we could. We       with some Mercer Lions and                If you’ve ever wondered if          important the Lions/Lioness/Leo
                                     very patient and thoughtful young
                                                                            live on a farm outside of Mercer       proceeded to eat EVERY candy           you might like to take part in the     members
                                     man.
                                                                            with chickens and no real close        he could find. He’s normally a          Lions Youth Exchange Program,             Taking a look after clicking
                                       The only way to describe
                                                                            neighbors. We are generally quiet      very healthy eater but decided to      Mark and I recommend trying it.        on the center logo ‘Northern
                                     Aramis is probably, ‘What a
                                                                            and solitary people. We were           experience America through its         I can’t guarantee you will have        Wisconsin’s Lions District 27-
                                     Character!” This young man
                                                                            concerned that this could be a         candy. Mark especially enjoyed         the wonderful experience we did,       C2’ brings up blocks of categories
                                     entered our lives and our hearts
                                                                            problem for a visiting teenager.       this as we don’t usually have          but you won’t know until you           to lead you to an abundance
                                     very quickly. He described
                                                                            But, we did our best and it seemed     sweets in our house and now via        try. Give us a call if you’d like to   of information. Click on each
WINCHESTER LIONS CHICKEN             himself as an extrovert in his
                                                                            to be enough. Aramis swam in           Aramis he shared the sweets!           hear more about our Lions Youth        block to see many informational
BBQ - The Winchester Lions           introduction letter to us. And
                                                                            Lake Superior, learned to fish, ate       Mark and I are active in two         Exchange experience!                   items and messages. A side note
would like to thank everyone that    that he was; intelligent, talkative,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 when you bring up the ‘District
supported their Chicken BBQ                                                                                                                                                                      Governors Calendars’ page you
Sunday, July 21 at the Winchester
Park. A good time was had by all,
and almost 400 chicken dinners       Lions Charity Contributions Addresses                                                                                                                       can find a list of the 2013-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                 executive officers profiles and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 contact list on the far left side of
were served.                         by DG Roger Weber - 715-542-             3834 County Road A                     •     $2,500 - Gold Founders           www.md27c2.org                       this page.
                                     3367 or 715-892-5386 (cell) or           Rosholt, WI 54473                            Tribute (engraved plaque,        Send Contribution to:                   The contents of each block are:
                                     chancesrlw@frontier.com                  715-677-4969                                 pin & patch)                     District 27-C2                          • The 27-C2 District
                                       Your Lions Club and individual
                                                                              Make check payable to                  •     $5,000 - Top Dog Award           Cabinet Treasurer Scott Martin               Governor’s         Calendar
                                                                            Wisconsin Lions Foundation,                    / $10,000 - Bench                417 E Lincoln Avenue                         shows       my     2013-14
                                     contributions are important to
                                                                            Inc. In the memo portion of the                sponsorship / $25,000 -          Tomahawk, WI 54487                           scheduled events for the
                                     your Lions organization and the
                                                                            check, please indicate which                   Naming a Leader Dog              715-453-7341                                 District.
                                     projects it supports. To make
                                     sure that your contributions get
                                                                            project/program you are making           •     Legacy Pin-for Lions             27c2treasurer@charter.net               • Monthly Alerts is a
                                                                            a donation to: Note --- donations              including Leader Dog in          Make check payable to: District              place where immediate
                                     credited properly it is important
                                                                            to any of the 6 WLF projects                   will or trust.                 27-C2. In the memo portion of the              important            District
                                     to address the check correctly
                                                                            counts toward your clubs annual                                               check, please indicate name of                 messages can be posted.
                                     to the organization. Only one                                                   Lions Eye Bank Of Wisconsin
PHELPS LION’S STEAK FRY A
                                     organization should be listed on
                                                                            contribution.
                                                                                                                   (LEBW)
                                                                                                                                                          project (separate checks).                • The District Minutes
SELLOUT - More than 460 adults                                                WLF Projects/Programs:                                                        C2 District Programs                         includes business minutes
                                     the check.                                                                      www.lebw.org/
and children recently attended                                                • Community Diabetics                  Send donation to:                      • Diabetes Awareness                         for the Cabinet and State
the 17th Annual Phelps Lions           Lions Clubs International                    Educational Project              Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin            • Glaucoma                                   Council meeting.
Club Steak Fry held at Wavering      Foundation (LCI)                         • Wisconsin Lions Eye                  2401 American Lane                     • Hearing Aids                          • District and Affiliate
Park – the highest attendance on       www.lionsclubs.org/                          Glass Recycling Center           Madison, WI 53704-3101                 • Vision Screening                           News has clubs activities,
record. Attendees enjoyed food         Send donation to: (Lock Box)           • Hearing Aid Program                  Make check payable to: Lions           • Wisconsin Lions Missions                   dates and good news
and live music by Bill Hassey          Lions Clubs International              • Vision Screening - (Adult          Eye Bank of Wisconsin.                   • Xerophthalmia                              public relations.
and his orchestra with Skip          Foundation                                     & Children’s Vision              If check is for $1,000 or more,        • Youth Exchange                        • District Information has
Wagner. Treasurer Ed Rahn said         35842 Eagle Way                              Screening)                                                              Lions clubs of MD27-C2                       current facts and figures
                                                                                                                   your club may purchase a Knight
the success of the event was           Chicago, Il 60678-1358                 • Wisconsin Lions Camp               of Sight Award for a deserving         have supported District charities              for clubs, officers and
helped by generous donations           Make check payable to: Lions           • Youth Projects                     Lion/Lioness in your club.             with gracious contributions in                 members to use as a
from the Mendham family at           Clubs International Foundation.                                                                                      recognizing the theme of Lions                 resource in their Lions
                                                                              Leader Dog For The Blind
Sunrise Lodge, Barry Mohr at the     In the memo portion of the check,                                               Lions Pride Endowment                worldwide “We Serve”.                          travels.
                                                                            (LDFB)
Phelps Convenience Center and a      please indicate which activity you
                                                                              www.leaderdog.org/
                                                                                                                   Fund Of Wiisconsin, Inc.                 DG Roger Weber is challenging           • Viewing the online
number of individual donations.      wish to support.                                                                www.lionspride.org/                  all 44 Lions clubs in the 2013-14              District Directory has a
                                                                              Send Contribution to:
The event was coordinated by           NOTE - Lions               Clubs                                              Send Contribution to:                Lions fiscal year to contribute                 list of clubs and officers.
                                                                              Leader Dog for the Blind
members Dennis Konieczka and         International         Foundation                                                Lions Pride Endowment Fund           to the seven on-going projects                 You can find Zone
                                                                              Lion Jo- Ski Theiler
Mike McAdams.                        (LCIF) will now be able to help                                               of Wisconsin Inc.                      with donations of your pleasure;               information on the 2013-
                                                                              LDFB Chairperson MD27-C2
                                     more people than ever before.                                                   Lions Pride                          or if accepted, to make a $1or                 14 Officers/Zone tab.
                                                                              601 Piper Street
                                     Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF)
                                                                              Tomahawk, WI 54487
                                                                                                                     3834 County Road A                   $2 per member sum to all seven            • The 27-C2 Policy,
                                     eligibility includes donations to                                               Rosholt WI 54473                     charities, thereby doing a 100%                Secretary, Protocol Call,
                                                                              jo-ski@charter.net
                                     five areas. Donors will be able                                                  715-677-7000                         contribution to our District                   Constitution & Bylaws
                                                                              Leader Dogs For The Blind
                                     to receive MJF and PMJF credit                                                  prideoffice@lionspride.org            charities. Our District is most                are under respective tabs.
                                                                            Lions Recognition Programs
                                     when directing their support to
                                                                              • $250 - $25,000 Club                 Restoring Hope Transport              appreciated of your continued             • You can find the
                                     the following:                                                                House                                  support.                                       application              for
                                                                                   banner patch
                                       • Area of Greatest Need                                                                                              This information is also                     e-Clubhouse web site.
                                       • Measles Program                      • $250 - 4” x 8” engraved             www.restoringhope.org
                                                                                   brick                            Send Contribution to:                 available on the 27-C2 website            • To aid in promoting your
                                       • Disaster Relief                                                                                                  on the “Contribution Worksheet”                club, you can find sample
                                       • Sight Programs                       • $500 - Bronze Founders              Restoring Hope Transplant
OGEMA        LIONS    DONATE                                                                                       House                                  page.                                          new releases under this
                                                                                   Tribute (engraved plaque,
MAGNIFIER - PDG Harry Helwig           • In Honor/In Memory                                                         7457 Terrace Avenue                     These projects are making a                  tab.
                                                                                   pin & patch)
(right) receiving the magnifier         Wisconsin Lions Foundation,            • $500 - 8” x 8” engraved             Middleton, WI 53562                   difference in the lives of people         • Advertising               rates
from PDG Stan Carlson (left) of      Inc: (WLF)                                                                     608-831-1726                          here in 27-C2, around the state                and       guidelines     for
                                                                                   brick
the Ogema Lions Club.                                                                                                                                     and around the world. Please do                the     Wisconsin       Lion
                                       www.wlf.info/                          • $1,000 - Silver Founders            restoringhope@tds.net
                                       Send Contribution to:                                                                                              what you can to support these                  newspaper.
                                                                                   Tribute (engraved plaque,         Multiple      District     27-C2
                                       Wisconsin Lions Foundation                                                                                         projects with a financial donation.        More details are forthcoming in
                                                                                   pin & patch)                    Programs                                                                      next month’s DG column.
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                                             District Editor: Becky Faliveno . 803 Norsk Ridge, Mt. Horeb 53572 . 608/437-4367 . pr@md27d1.org


                                        Verona Lion Follows                                                                                                More Than Meets The Eye
                                                                                                                                                             At the 2013 Wisconsin State
                                                                                                                                                           Lions Club Convention in May,


                                        Her Dream
                                                                                                                                                           Belmont Lion Charlie Miehe
                                                                                                                                                           received the Helmer Lecy
                                                                                                                                                           Sight Service Award. During
                                                                                                                                                           his acceptance of the Award,
                                           Verona Lion Mary Dowling                                                                                        Charlie thanked the late District
                                        had a dream... to start up an                                                                                      Governor Milford Thompson
27-D1 District Governor                 organization to help meet the                                                                                      who got him interested in eye
     Bob Faliveno                       health needs of disadvantaged                                                                                      screening.
     bobnbecky@mhtc.net                 people around the world.                                                                                             For over 14 years, Charlie has
        608/444-5192                       In 2002, Mary realized her                                                                                      been testing children for eyesight
                                        dream by founding the local                                                                                        issues. Charlie and Carol, along
   It’s a small world after all.        not-for-profit     group      called                                                                                with fellow Belmont Lion Don
   Lion Becky and I recently            Sharing Resources Worldwide.                                                                                       Cunningham and son-in-law            MIEHE ACCEPTS THE HELMER
returned from the International         SRW’s primary mission is to                                                                                        Kris Fure have screened nearly       LECY SIGHT SERVICE AWARD
Convention          in    Hamburg,      help improve the quality of life                                                                                   2,000 kids annually.                 in recognition of his dedication
Germany. What an experience!            for disadvantaged people by                                                                                          Miehe stated that they find an      and efforts to screen the vision of
First of all, the German people,        delivering excellent health care to                                                                                                                     approximately 2,000 Wisconsin
                                                                                                                                                           average of one in 10 children
the food and the facilities were all                                                                                                                                                            children each year.
                                        them. This is done by organizing                                                                                   under the age of 10 have some
top notch. I highly recommend the       and supporting medical teams that                                                                                  type of problem with vision.         see the results for themselves,
Schnitzel and dunkle (dark) beer.       provide surgical, medical, dental                                                                                    Also, approximately 5%             which usually gets the fastest
I was amazed with the history           and eye care. SRW works closely                                                                                    of adults have what is called        treatments.
and architecture of Hamburg and         with in-country partners to deliver                                                                                “lazy eye” where one eye is             Not only has Miehe been
the neighboring towns that we           this care. They also provide on-                                                                                   much stronger than the other.        performing the screenings and
visited.                                site medical professionals and                                                                                     This condition will cause the        doing maintenance, he has also
   The four days prior to the           institutions with donated supplies                                                                                 nerves in the weaker eye to die.     trained other clubs on how to
Convention itself were very             and equipment and allow them to                                                                                    If undetected before the age of      perform the screenings on their
intense. We had one day to rest         consistently offer needed services                                                                                 seven or eight, this condition       own.
up and get over our jet lag and         to needy populations. SRW’s                                                                                        is not reversible. However, if          The Miehes encourage all
then it was on to three full days       primary concern is meeting the                                                                                     detected by age seven or eight, it   Lions to help screen youngsters
of District Governor-Elect (DG-         needs of children.                                                                                                 can be treated successfully.         for vision problems. A binder
E) training classes and seminars.          The Verona Lions have been                                                                                        Ideally, kids are screened at      full of thank you letters
   In my class alone, we had 32         especially supportive of SRW’s                                                                                     ages three-six, but they can be      throughout the past 14 years
DG-Es; the countries represented        efforts by having brat sales to         No one involved with SRW             supplies and equipment ahead of       screened up to age nine, and         clearly shows the impact on
there were, Australia, the              help support the eye missions that    receives a salary. Team members        the team, medications needed,         have been successfully screened      lives that the Miehes (and the
Philippines, India and Canada           include eye surgery for crossed       who travel with SRW pay their          and some in-country expenses, as      as young as six months. These        Belmont team) have had. A little
in addition to the states of Ohio,      eyes, making prosthetic eyes and      own transportation, room and           well as a small warehouse/office       are the ages at which most issues    effort goes a long ways in the
Pennsylvania,           Connecticut,    eyeglass missions. Eyeglasses         board expenses while overseas.         space that houses the donated         in children show up. Miehe           ‘eyes’ of the beholder.
Arizona and Wisconsin. It was           are provided to the missions by       SRW conducts two-four missions         supplies needed for the missions.     recommends that schools,                The Belmont Lions Club
like being at the United Nations.       the Wisconsin Lions Foundation.       each year and has donated eye          Several of the local volunteers       preschools and churches offer        would like to thank Miehe and
To have the opportunity to              Other local Lions clubs have also     related services in Guinea,            who help out at the warehouse are     screening to kids at the time        his family of helpers for the
interact with people from all           provided support and/or funding.      West Africa, Honduras, Peru,           also Lions Club members               of school registration. This         many years of help and service
over the world was not only             All of SRW’s support comes from       Guatemala and Nicaragua                  Mary is preparing for her next      gives doctors the best chance        not only to Belmont, but all the
exhilarating, but also extremely        grants, civic groups, businesses        SRW covers the cost of               SRW trip to Honduras. She is still    of correcting problems. Also,        other communities throughout
humbling. What I took away from         and individuals.                      shipping a container full of           following her dream.                  the child’s parents are there to     Wisconsin.
that experience and exchange was
that we all have the same issues
whether we are in the USA or the
other side of the world.
   The training was followed
                                                                                                  Club News & Events
                                                                                                                     CLUBS SHARE IN THE FUN               publications. This year’s golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                And The
by five days of Convention
activities; everything from a four
hour parade, to receptions hosted
                                                                                                                     - Some 50 members and their
                                                                                                                     spouses from the Beloit Noon,
                                                                                                                     Janesville, Edgerton and Albany
                                                                                                                                                          outing is in memory of Lion Dale
                                                                                                                                                          Johnson’s spouse Mitzi Johnson.
                                                                                                                                                          District Governor Bob Faliveno
                                                                                                                                                                                                Winners
                                                                                                                     Lion clubs got together again for
by different countries, to amazing
guest speakers, to the fabulous
DG-E banquet. It was pretty
                                                                                                                     their 4th Annual Bus Trip to the
                                                                                                                     Brewers game in Milwaukee. A
                                                                                                                                                          and spouse Becky will be there,
                                                                                                                                                          so come join in the fun, enjoy
                                                                                                                                                          a good meal and check out the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Are...
much non-stop for eight days. It                                                                                     good time was had by all and they    Governor’s back swing!                  2 7 - D 1 ’s
is most definitely a small world.                                                                                     are planning to do it again next                                           1st Annual
                                                                                                                     year.                                For reservations or for more          Flat Louie
   Now back home, I am putting                                                                                                                            information, please contact Lion
the finishing touches on my plans                                                                                                                                                                Contest
                                                                              AVOCA-BLUE                  RIVER-                                          John Williams at 608-558-9958
for the year. I have 27 club visits
                                                                              MUSCODA                     LIONS
                                                                                                                                Events                    or the Norsk Golf Bowl at 608-
                                                                                                                                                                                                wrapped up
booked out of the 56 clubs, so I        AVOCA-BLUE RIVER-                                                                                                                                       at the end
                                                                              SPONSORED THEIR ANNUAL                 SEPTEMBER                            437-3399 no later than Tuesday        of June with
still need those who have not yet       MUSCODA LIONS HOSTED
                                                                              SENIOR CITIZEN PICNIC - The            MON, SEP 9 - Children’s Vision       September 10, 2013.                   eight clubs submitting their Flat
contacted me to please email me a       THE 48TH ANNUAL CANOE
                                        RACES                                 cooler temperatures and a passing      Screening      Chart       Method    THU, SEP 19 - SAT, SEP 21 -           Louie’s. Based on Flat Louie
request for a visit.
                                           More than 100 paddlers took        rain shower this year did not deter    Training at the Alicia Ashman        USA/Canada Lions Leadership           photos submitted throughout the
   We are getting off to a fast start
                                        to the Wisconsin River on July        the almost 100 people attending        Library (733 High Point Rd,          Forum in Overland Park, Kansas        year, we know that additional
with the formation of a Leo club
                                        14th in hope of winning one of        the Saturday evening event.            Madison) from 1-3 pm. Three                                                clubs participated but did not
in Brodhead and one that sounds                                                                                                                           OCTOBER
                                        the three races held that day.        The cookout was held in the            year certification to screen 3 to 5                                         submit an entry.
like it will start in Fennimore.                                                                                                                          THU, OCT 10 - Hazel Green
                                        Canoeists from across the upper       Chamber of Commerce shelter            year olds on the eye chart method.                                           Thanks to the participating
   President Palmer challenged us                                                                                                                         Lions Steak Feed from 6:00 to
                                        Mid-West were in attendance.          at the Muscoda boat landing. The                                                                                  Clubs included: McFarland,
at the International Convention to                                                                                   FRI, SEP 13 – Mt. Horeb Lions        8 pm at the Hazel Green Rescue
                                        Some traveled from as far away as     scenic views, refreshments, and                                                                                   Oregon-Brooklyn, Pardeeville,
dare to dream big and follow that                                                                                    1st Annual Memorial Golf             Squad Building. Gun and Bow
                                        Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska      conversation were followed by a                                                                                   Token Creek and Verona
dream to successful and record                                                                                       Outing at 1 pm at Norsk Golf         Raffle drawing at 8 pm.
                                        for the event. The high water on      free meal of grilled hamburgers                                                                                     And the 2012-13 winner are...
breaking membership growth.                                                                                          Bowl. The Mt. Horeb Lions
                                        the river this year made for faster   and hotdogs along with a variety                                            SAT, OCT 26 - Beloit Noon Lions         • Most Other Lions Events
With specific action plans to                                                                                         will be hosting their 1st Annual
                                        races than in previous years.         of side dishes, salads and desserts.                                        90th Anniversary Gala at the                  Attended - Cuba City w
accomplish our goals, our dreams                                                                                     Memorial Golf Outing on Friday,
can be achieved. I know we have            A record number of 16 teams                                                                                    Beloit Country Club (Riverside                ith 64 events
                                                                                                                     September 13 at the Norsk Golf
the leadership and the talent in        entered the Lions’ Challenge, an                                             Bowl in Mt. Horeb. Registration
                                                                                                                                                          Dr./Hwy 51) from 5:30-9 pm (eat         • Most           Flat     Louie
our District to do just that. We        eight-mile race for the coveted                                                                                   at 6:30 pm). Just $25/person for a            Adventures Shared Via
                                                                                                                     is at 1 pm with a 1:30 pm shotgun    scrumptious plated dinner (sirloin
do have the power to achieve my         traveling trophy. For the first                                                                                                                                  Email or Facebook -
                                                                                                                     start. The Format will be a 4        steak, chicken breast, dessert).
District goal of plus 79 members        time, local teams were defeated in                                                                                                                              Token Creek
                                                                                                                     person Best Ball scramble.           A harpist and ventriloquist will
this year if we just pull together      the race. The trophy and bragging                                                                                                                         The 2013-14 Flat Louie
as a team, dream big, do the            rights were won by Paul and Asa                                              The entry Fee is $65/person and      entertain the crowd. RSVP ASAP        Contest will be even bigger. Flat
planning and follow through             Burton of the Iowa Grant Leos                                                includes 18 holes of golf, a steak   to Lion Dave Peltier, 3058 S.         Louie encourages clubs to visit
with the work that is necessary to      Club. This aluminum canoe race                                               dinner and prizes. There will be     Marigold Rd., Beloit, WI 53511        other clubs’ projects and attend
reach this goal together.               was especially set-up for fellow                                             several games and challenges for     or 608-365-9821 or dpeltier24@        Lionistic meetings and trainings.
   If we take the time to develop       Lion clubs and other community        SWAMP LOVERS GATHER -                  you while on the course. Dinner      gmail.com.                              This year’s Contest will end on
a vision for ourselves and our          organizations. A local business       Around 150 guests enjoyed the          only is $18/person. Checks can                                             February 15th and the winners
District, and internalize the dream     provides the canoes for this race     Anniversary celebration and            be made payable to the Mt. Horeb                                           will be announced at the District
                                                                              hospitality of the Swamp Lovers,       Lions club.                                                                Convention Closing Banquet.
of growth, and have a passion           so the local club would welcome                                                                                   send your club news,
for excellence, we can most             any interested competitors next       Inc. ABOVE: The Cross Plains           If you would be interested in                                                Complete contest rules and
assuredly realize Helen Keller’s        year.                                 Lions on a Tour of the Swamp           sponsoring a hole, the cost is         photos & events to                  details are available at www.
mantra on achievement; “Alone,             ABOVE: The winning Lions’          Lovers Inc. countryside.               $75 and includes hole signage,                                             md27d1.org and by clicking on
we can do little; together we can       Challenge Team of Paul and Asa                                               recognition on game day,
                                                                                                                                                              pr@md27d1.org                     the “Club Support” link.
do so much.”                            Burton.                                                                      promotional pieces and local
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                                       District Editor: Sue Hager . 929 Water St., Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578-1002 . 608/643-8144 . sue57@charter.net


A Great Day For Fishing The Big Picture
                                                                                                                     Many of our members know            about the State or District every
                                                                                                                   that Lions Clubs International        day. The DGs meet five times
                                                                                                                   (LCI) is the largest service          each year to conduct the business
                                                                                                                   club in the world, but don’t          of MD27. The DGs elect a Past
                                                                                                                   understand the details of how         DG to serve as Council Chair
                                                                                                                   we are organized. This article        and to run their meetings
                                                                                                                   provides a basic overview of our         Our Multiple District, MD27,           27-D2 District Governor
                                                                                                                   Association.                          is one of the largest multiple                 Mike Bankes
                                                                                                                     LCI is big! We are in 208           districts in the world. Beyond              mike.bankes@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                   countries, have 46,000 Clubs          our own MD27, there are                          608/637-6492
                                                                                                                   and over 1.35 million members.        Administrative Districts which
                                                                                                                     The most important person in        might be a few states and/or                We are into the new Lion Year,
                                                                                                                   LCI is the grassroots Lion. They      portions of Provinces, then the          and while summer is slipping
                                                                                                                   are the eyes, ears, hands, feet,      big Constitutional Areas which           by, I, too, just wanted to tend
                                                                                                                   and minds that make everything        meet together once per year              to my things outside. Week to
                                                                                                                   happen. But it takes a structure      for training and meetings. Our           week I didn’t know if I should
                                                                                                                   and organization beyond the           Constitutional Area is North             be building an ark or buying a
                                                                                                                   local club.                           America and our annual session           window air conditioner for my
                                                                                                                     Geographically,        we     are   is called the USA/Canada Lions           garage. As for the Lions in our
                                                                                                                   divided into manageable areas         Leadership Forum, which is               District, all is okay. Membership
                                                                                                                   for the officers, striving for our     always outstanding and may be            is stable and we are getting
                                                                                                                   global success to manage.             attended by any Lion Member.             things done, hundreds of kids are
                                                                                                                     You first have a club with a            Beyond the Multiple District,         going through Camp, we held
                                                                                                                   lot of stuff to accomplish every      is Lions International which             Youth Exchange Camp, had a
                                                                                                                   year.                                 is lead by an International              Fishing Derby and the clubs have
                                                                                                                     Then you have your Zone             President,       an     executive        been busy with service projects
                                                                                                                   which consists of about half a        committee that also includes             and fundraisers, we have even
  On July 20th, 27-D2 held its         partner with the fine folks at the     start planning next year’s event.     dozen clubs in your area              the Lions Clubs International            transported tissue to the Eye
First Annual Fishing Derby!            Genoa Fish Hatchery who opened        Clubs across 27-D2 will be              Then your Region which is           Foundation       President     and       Bank.
Thanks to all of the clubs that lent   up an easily accessible pond for      contacted this autumn to pass the     made up of a couple of zones          the 1st and 2nd LCI Vice                    I want to say that the Youth
a hand in supporting this venture.     our many anglers.                     word around in their communities      that work together.                   Presidents. These Lions leaders          Exchange Program is great; you
Special thanks to Lions Duane            We had numerous Lions from          and to start lining up anglers for      Then a District that is made        are joined by 34 International           really need to check it out.
Froh and Gene Wellman for their        around the District on hand to        next year.                            up of a number of regions. Our        Directors who supervise all                 Arranging for the fundraisers
efforts in organizing this great       make the morning go well... they        As time goes by, we will look       District, 27-D2, has 48 clubs         officers and committees of the            and service projects takes lots of
event.                                 prepared food, cleaned fish and        for spots to hold this event in       that average 35 members each.         board and Association, manage            hands and what I keep hearing
  While everyone one does love         aided the anglers as they tried to    every corner of the District, and       Each District is lead by a          Association business, property           around the District and in my
getting outdoors and participating     pull in a big trout. It was a great   we encourage all Lions to come        District Governor (DG) who is         and funds, and prepare and               home club, is that we need more
in all the grand things that we        morning for all; everyone loves to    down and lend a hand and more         elected to serve a one-year term      approve the Association’s fiscal          hands.
do in Wisconsin, it can be a           catch fish and to be outside in the    importantly, let all the anglers      by the delegates at the District      year budget.                                Getting new members is rather
challenge for some. So our             wide open spaces. We also had         with a special need in your area      Convention. The DG is the CEO            Just like each club elects their      simple; you ask your friends
District has resolved to make it       Lions on hand to clean and ice        know about the event.                 of his/her district and also serves   leadership annually, the delegates       and associates to join. You are
possible on one morning each           down the fish so the anglers could       There were way too many Lions       on the Council of Governors that      at the District, Multiple-District       all doing worthwhile things and
year to for those kids, and we also    take their catch home. There were     on hand making this a success to      governs Multiple District 27.         and International Conventions            should be proud of what you
had some adults, who have a loss       some nice Trout caught and Bud        name them all, but thanks.              Speaking of the Multiple            elect the District Governors,            are accomplishing, and should
of vision or sight or are confined      Green even fileted a good sized          Let’s start planning right now      District, here in Wisconsin, we       International Directors and              want your friends to get the same
to a wheel chair to get out like       Sun Fish.                             on getting the word out so we         have 10 districts, each with a DG     International Presidents.                pleasure in life. Naturally it helps
other kids and go fishing. We             With this 1st Annual Derby          have as many anglers as possible      who works on Lions business                                                    if you are especially proud of
were lucky this year to be able to     now under our belts, it’s time to     next year.                                                                                                           your club, and if you are not, well
                                                                                                                                                                                                  you can work on that.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Another way to get recognition
                                            Around 27-D2
                                                                                                                  Be On The Alert                                                                 in your community and to build a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  more productive club is to run the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Club Excellence Program (CEP)
                                                                                                                  PDG Lion Joe Fisher, 27-D2 &                                                    in your community. I can almost
                                                                                                                  MD27 ALERT Chair - 608-783-                                                     guarantee you will find new
                                                                                                                  0554 or ltcjffisher@yahoo.com                                                    things to do and you will catch
                                                                                                                     In looking at the recent climatic                                            the eye of some new people. If
                                                                                                                  and other natural disasters in our                                              you do not know what CEP is,
                                                                                                                                                         THE LIONS ALERT PROGRAM                  call your club president, your
                                                                                                                  country in the last few months,        develops a plan of action in case of
                                                                                                                  it should reinforce the need and                                                zone chair, or me and we can tell
                                                                                                                                                         a Level One (affecting a few people),
                                                                                                                  priority of having a viable Alert                                               you how it works and help with
                                                                                                                                                         Level Two (affecting a community)
                                                                                                                  Plan for Lions here in 27-D2 and                                                the Process. The best way to
                                                                                                                                                         or Level Three emergency (affecting
SAUK PRAIRIE LIONS                                                                                                                                                                                make sure you are fulfilling your
                                                                                                                  Wisconsin in general.                  hundreds or thousands of people
REMEMBER OUR OWN                                                                                                                                         in a region). The emergency may          community’s needs, and to attract
                                                                                                                     As Lions, and in consideration
GOLF TOURNAMENT                                                                                                                                          be a natural disaster, a man-made        new people who want more in
                                                                                                                  of our “We Serve” motto, where
  This past July was the 8th                                                                                                                             disaster or a public healthcare crisis   their community, is with CEP.
                                                                                                                  can we be of the maximum
Annual Golf Tournament for                                                                                                                               such as a large-scale (pandemic)
                                                                                                                  assistance in these events? After
Sauk Prairie Lions. It is titled                                                                                                                         influenza (flu) outbreak.
                                                                                                                  meeting with both our local/
"Remember Our Own" in
                                                                                                                  district EMD people and Mr.                                                                 Event
memory of past Lions who served        CHIPS OFF TO OAKDALE LIONS - The Oakdale Lions had a busy day
                                       as they unloaded a semi load of wood chips. They then spread the chips     Pritchard at the State Level, the      we Lions can do without any              ELROY LIONS APPLE
many faithful years. Each year
                                       all around the Community Park Playground to make it a safer place for      answer was loud and clear... Lions     technical background needed,             DUMPLING DAY
brings more golfers, diners and
                                       the kids to play.                                                          could make a major contribution        this is a great place to put our         SAT, SEP 7
community support as each year
                                                                                                                  as staff members of the Volunteer      major efforts.
out does the year before.                                                                                                                                                                         Schultz Park, Elroy
                                                                                                                  Reception Centers (VRC’s).               Toward that end, on the District
  It is alot of work to bring it all                                         Trail Services (V.E.T.S.). This
                                                                                                                     What are VRC’s? In short,           Level, there is an opportunity             The Elroy Lions Apple
together. Lions Nancy Passehl                                                non-profit organization is run by
                                                                                                                  when a disaster occurs due to our      for Lions to sign up for the La          Dumping Day is a fun-filled,
and Leslyn Stamer are the ladies                                             veterans for veterans. Barbara
                                                                                                                  essentially good human nature,         Crosse County VRC Training               family oriented day with events
who organize and pull it all                                                 Knopf, a disabled veteran herself,
                                                                                                                  the EMD’s are typically flooded         Class to be held in late October.        that will entertain families of all
together.                                                                    heads up this organization that
                                                                                                                  with a large number of well            Details have been sent to the            ages. Scheduled events include: A
  This year the focus for the                                                provides services to service
                                                                                                                  meaning volunteers. Additionally,      Zone Chairs with the request that        pancake breakfast, four different
Golf Outing was “Vision - Where                                              members and their families at
                                                                                                                  a much smaller number of               they pass it on to Club Presidents       run/walks      for    participants
Would We Be If We Could Not                                                  no charge. Using rescue Morgan
                                                                                                                  “volunteers” with suspicious           for candidates in this initial class     of all ages and abilities, co-
See?” On hole #15, there were                                                horses, the veterans are welcomed
                                                                                                                  motives commonly also show up.         with the availability of more slots      ed softball tournament, co-
special glasses for the golfers to                                           with no judgment, no labels--
                                                                                                                     The function of the VRC staff       to follow later.                         ed volleyball tournament, a
put on that blurred their vision                                             only caring, understanding and
                                                                                                                  is to aid in the classification           This information has also been         horseshoe tournament, a bean
and another pair that blinded                                                respect. If anyone would like
                                                                                                                  (various technical skills and          shared with all of the District          bag toss tournament, craft booths,
them as they tried to golf.            KENDALL LIONS OUTING -                more information regarding
                                                                                                                  other interests/backgrounds) and       ALERT Chairs across Wisconsin.           inflatables for the kids and a free
  Proceeds from this Golf              On Monday evening, June 17,           VETS, contact Knopf at
                                                                                                                  screening of these people.               If your club is interested in          kids pedal pull.
Tournament will go to help             members of the Kendall Lions          bobbie8632@yahoo.com or 608-
                                                                                                                     The training is done in basically   learning more about the Lions              For information on the runs,
the Leader Dog Program, the            Club and the Kendall American         393-6315. LEFT: Some of the
                                                                                                                  a short weekend (5-9 on Friday         ALERT Program and would like             people can go to www.elroylions.
Wisconsin Lions Foundation and         Legion, along with some guests,       group that traveled to Douglas
                                                                                                                  evening and 9-2 on Saturday).          to schedule a presentation at an         org or contact Elroy Lion
other Lions Foundation programs        traveled to rural LaValle to the      Legacy Farm to learn about the
                                                                                                                     In that A. this is the most         upcoming meeting, contact 27-            President Jeff Ladwig at 608-963-
throughout the year and many           Douglas Legacy Farm where they        V.E.T.S. program.
                                                                                                                  glaring need and B. it’s something     D2 ALERT Chair Joe Fisher.               7988 or jdladwig@gmail.com.
Sauk Prairie community needs.          learned about the Veterans Equine
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                                  District Editor: Carol Saxe-Bonn . N239 Sunnyside, Holcombe WI 54745 . 715/532-4796 . cny54475@centurytel.net


                                       Growing For                                                                   Lioness Vision Screening
                                                                                                                             Trainings
                                                                                                                     by ADP Joanne Nitz - 715-558-


                                       The Future                                                                    1104 or jonitz@charter.net
                                                                                                                       We all need to work harder
                                                                                                                     to carry out the good word
                                                                                                                     about the wonderful programs
                                                                                                                                                         by Lion Judith Schmid, 27-E1
                                                                                                                                                         Vision Screening Chair - 715-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 certified adult vision screener
                                                                                                                                                                                                 has the skills to identify persons
                                       by 1st VDG Delores LaFaive              •     Hold meetings that are fun
                                                                                                                     that we have to offer to our        234-2491 or jkschmid@charter.           with possible vision problems,
                                       - 715-924-5957 or klafaive@                   and interesting.                                                    net                                     especially problems that can
                                                                                                                     communities.       Let’s spread
 27-E1 District Governor               charter.net                             • Get old and new members             the word so that we can get                                                 cause permanent loss of sight. A
                                                                                     to become club officers.                                                This year there will be two
    Marilyn Lemieux                      After a very busy summer with                                               new members and help our                                                    vision screening does not replace
                                                                               • But always remember                                                     sessions for vision screening
    Books355@sirentel.net              the International Convention,                                                 organization grow even more.                                                an eye doctor’s exam, but it can
                                                                                     what we do as Lions is to                                           training available for all interested
       715/220-3906                    Council of Governors meetings                                                 There are talented and caring                                               help identify people who are at
                                                                                     feel the rewards we get                                             Lions and Lioness. A training
                                       and visiting Leader Dog in                                                    people all around us and we                                                 risk for eye disease.
   It is September. What does                                                        from the smiles and thank                                           session for Children’s Vision
                                       Michigan, now is the time to                                                  have to take the opportunity                                                   Both training classes will be
that mean? Children are back at                                                      you we receive from those                                           Screening and a second session
                                       think of ways to become Lions.                                                to talk with them and open                                                  conducted by Tami Radwill from
school and most of us have used                                                      we serve.                                                           for Adult Vision Screening will
                                       Many of our clubs are losing more                                             the door for them to become a                                               Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
up our vacation. Some clubs                                                    Just like the traffic lights.                                              be held on the same day, Saturday,
                                       members than they are gaining.                                                member of the greatest service                                              with support from the Wisconsin
take the summer off and now                                                    • Stop: Stop thinking what                                                September 28th. Participants
                                       We have to try harder to get more                                             organization in the world.                                                  Lions Foundation. Participants
are coming back full of energy                                                       you can’t do.                                                       may choose to attend either one
                                       and younger members. If younger                                                 The State of Wisconsin has                                                in each training session will be
with new ideas to serve our                                                    • Yield: Slow down look                                                   or both of the training sessions.
                                       members can’t make it to every                                                so many wonderful Lions                                                     certified or recertified as vision
communities. Opportunities are                                                       around for maybe a                                                  The training will be held at the
                                       meeting, that’s alright. Let’s just                                           and Lioness Clubs doing                                                     screeners.
everywhere.                                                                          different     project   or                                          Bethany Lutheran Church at 35
                                       make sure they get involved with                                              great service work in their                                                    For more detailed information
   It is also a great time to invite                                                 activity.                                                           Messenger Street in Rice Lake.
                                       our activities and projects.                                                  communities and sharing                                                     or to get answers to questions
someone to your club. Put an                                                   • Go: Is when we agree on                                                    Children’s Vision Screening
                                         International          President                                            at these meetings gives                                                     about the training, contact 27-
invite in your local paper or ask                                                    something as a club and                                             training will start at 10 am and
                                       Palmer’s theme is, “Follow Your                                               everyone the opportunity to                                                 E1 Vision Screening Chair Lion
someone from your church to                                                          go for it.                                                          be completed by 12 noon. The
                                       Dreams”. One dream of mine is                                                 take something back to their                                                Judith Schmid.
come to a meeting. Be willing to                                               What are your goals and                                                   training provides certification
                                       to strengthen our Lions clubs. We                                             respective districts and then to                                               District 27-E1 has both
explain what we are about and                                                dreams for your Lions club?                                                 or recertification as a children’s
                                       can do this in several ways:                                                  their club. We don’t want to let                                            Children’s Vision Screening
talk about some of the projects                                              Have you thought about being an                                             vision screener. Certified vision
that you have done.
                                         • Approach our neighbors,                                                   any opportunity pass us by.         screeners are valuable volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Adult Vision Screening kits
                                                                             officer? If you’re not an officer                                                                                     that are available for backup use
                                               friends,      businessmen                                               Let’s utilize the resources       for many schools and day care
   Our International President                                               now, what about next year. Have                                                                                     for Lion and Lioness screening
                                               and businesswomen and                                                 that we have available to us to     centers in our area. When a
Barry J. Palmer wants you to                                                 you thought of an activity that                                                                                     activities.
                                               others tell them about                                                help us all grow in service so      problem is detected, a professional
“Follow Your Dream”. One of                                                  you think would work as a club?                                                                                        Schmid is also available to give
                                               Lions and what it’s about.                                            we will be able to look back        eye exam is recommended.
my dreams is to increase our                                                   What is done is done, but think
membership so we can better
                                         • Keep our members we                                                       at the end of the year and             The Adult Vision Screening
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a short presentation on screening
                                                                             what a great club we could be in                                                                                    to Lion, Lioness or Leo clubs.
                                               have in our clubs involved                                            be proud of what has been           training will start at 1 pm and
serve our community.                                                         the future.
                                               and active.                                                           accomplished.                       be completed by 3 pm.. A
   One way to increase and retain
members is through participating
in the Club Excellence Process
(CEP). CEP gives your club
                                                                                                                   Club News & Events
fresh ideas, maintains the                                                   Anderson barn until enough are                                                                                      Street petunia baskets at 6 am
memberships’ satisfaction and                                                collected to turn them in.                                                                                          each morning as a public service.
makes your service projects more                                               It was decided early on that the                                                                                  They also sponsored a trophy
effective. CEP is for clubs of all                                           project had to be something “big”                                                                                   for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale
sizes. It is also a way to get old                                           and not just a basketball hoop or                                                                                   at the Barron County Fair. The
and new members to share ideas                                               whatever.                                                                                                           Club meeting for this month
and learn from each other.                                                     “It had to be something                                                                                           was a family picnic at a local
   Ask      our     27-E1     GMT                                            the school district would not,                                                                                      park. Assistance was provided
Coordinator PDG Steve Jensen                                                 otherwise, have done. This is our                                                                                   for a Care Center with a pancake
(715-483-3715 or sjensen@              JIM FALLS BREAKS                      school and community and we                                                                                         breakfast by donating supplies.
centurytel.net)        or      GLT     GROUND                                need to support it.”
                                         The Jim Falls Lions Club is           Jim Raleigh is the main
Coordinator PCC Gary Solum
(715-986-2268 or gardor@               building a 20 foot by 24 foot, 10     carpenter with Chuck Miller,                                                                                                   Events
centurytel.net) to a meeting to        foot high, sun shelter with a metal   Larry Bradley (holding post in                                                                                      SEPTEMBER
share or present the Program           roof at Jim Falls Elementary          photo; just elected Lions Club
                                                                             vice district governor) and Tom                                                                                     AUG 30 - SEP 2 - Jim Falls Lions
to your club. They have books,         School (K-5th grade).
                                                                             Lea participating.                    JIM FALLS INDUCTS 9 NEW MEMBERS - PDG Pat Mrotek initiated                    Annual Sturgeon Festival at
Power Point and flip charts to            Lumber for the project has
                                                                               The Jim Falls Lions Club’s          the Club’s newest Lions at a recent meeting.                                  Anson Park. Activities includes:
help you through this Process.         been donated by P & B Lumber
Taking the time to complete CEP        Inc. in Cadott with Jim Falls         contributions include:                                                                                                •    Three Demolition derbies
can have big payoffs for your          Lions providing labor. Helping          • Donating and maintaining           BUSY - The Club held a               Lion Connie Huebner helping               •    Truck pull
clubs’ current members and can         to supervise the work is Tracey               the Old Abe Eagle              successful Chicken Dinner fund       kids decorate water cups and              •    6th Annual Car show
also help raise awareness for your     Kilmer, maintenance, from the                 monument                       raiser. Members worked at the        visors. Lion Kathy Greiner and            •    Kayak races
club and provide you with some         Chippewa Falls School System.           • Improving              Grudem      Lake Holcombe Improvement            Lion Mary Kutchera also worked            •    Parade at 12 Noon on
                                         Money raised from the Club’s                Baseball Field                 Association’s annual fundraiser      at the booth.                                  Sunday
worthwhile community service
ideas.                                 “Cans for Classrooms” project           • Donating to Anson Fire             and donated money to a Lake                                                    • Nightly music
   September is also the perfect       is paying for all of the supplies             Dept.                          Holcombe student to help with                                                  • Fishing contest
time of year to focus on growing       needed. Says Jim Falls Club             • Improving Anson Park               expenses to attend Honor’s Music                                               • Arts and crafts
our Association by providing           Secretary Christine Anderson, “I        • Donating Jim Falls                 Camp in Madison. LEFT: Lake                                                    • Food and beverages
                                       started collecting aluminum cans              Christmas           lights/    Holcombe Lion Susan Sublett                                                  For more information, contact
service opportunities to young
                                       just from our Lions Club meetings             decorations                    was one of the Lion volunteers                                               Larry at 715-382-4538 or Bob at
people in our communities. Now
is the time to visit your school or    and started hand crushing them,”        • Providing help to local            at the buffet table for the noon                                             715-382-3970.
                                       Anderson said.          “One day              families and people in         luncheon for the Lake Holcombe
campus to start a Leo or Campus                                                                                                                                                                  SUN, SEP 8 - Lake Holcombe
                                       someone donated a can crusher                 need                           Improvement Association Fest.        SPOONER-TREGO DONATES
Club. Engaging our youth is                                                                                                                                                                      Lions Car Show & Chicken
securing our future to make sure       that looks like a Rube Goldberg         • Providing               vision     The food was provided by Foster’s    TO LIBRARY - The Club recently
                                       contraption. It’s got a piece of              screening in local schools     Riverview Inn and Catering.                                                  Dinner - Car, trucks and
Lions will always be there. There                                                                                                                        donated $1,000 to the Spooner
                                       this and a piece of that with an              and pre-schools                The event is sponsored by the                                                motorcycles register at 8 am.
are many projects that they can                                                                                                                          Library. To show her appreciation,
                                       old motor with gears, pulleys as it     • Donating to Jim Falls              Lake Holcombe Improvement                                                    Chicken begins at 10 am.
do. One example is “Adopt A                                                                                                                              Librarian Jane Frankiewicz made
                                       clanks and squeals crushing cans.             Food Pantry and Feed My        Association as a fundraiser to       a beautiful display showing the         SAT, SEP 28 - Both children and
Highway”. Some campuses have
                                       We set up a container for the cans            People Food Bank               help battle the purple loosestrife   new books purchased with the            adult vision screeners training
grants that can be used for these
clubs. For more information on         calling it Cans for Classrooms.”        • Building           wheelchair      foliage that is choking out some     donation and the activities of the      September 28 at Bethany
                                         Kids of all ages became                     ramps for people in need       areas of the lake.                   Lions Club from the last year.          Lutheran Church, 35 Messenger
how to form a club, e-mail me
and I will make sure that you are      involved, as did parents.               • Support of Wisconsin                                                                                            Street, Rice Lake. Children
put in touch with the right person.      “Approximately one ton of                   Lions Foundation and                                                RICE LAKE LIONS CONTINUE                screeners from 10 am to noon.
   Summer might be over, but           aluminum cans were collected                  Wisconsin Lions Camp.                                               TO WORK AND BE ACTIVE -                 Adult training from 1 pm to 3 pm.
now is the time to “Follow Your        for this project for about a year,”                                                                               The big push for July was Farm          OCTOBER
Dream.”                                Janet Prueher, Lions Club, said.                                                                                  Technology Days held in Barron
   Opportunity Is Tomorrow             “This project will provide shade                                                                                  County July 9-11 where the Lions        SUN, OCT 6 - Lake Holcombe
                                       for the children at any time during                                                                               worked at a food tent for three         Lions Final Breakfast Buffet
                                       the year.”                                                                                                        days, along with the Rice Lake          - from 8 am to 1 pm at Lions
Go confidently in the                    Anderson added that the project                                                                                                                         Pavilion, Hwy M, Holcombe.
                                                                                                                                                         Rotary and the Boys and Girls
direction of your dreams.              was good for the classroom as                                                                                     Club of Barron County. The
                                       well as the community. “We’ve                                                SPOONER TREGO STAYS                  Lions supplied on the average
Live the life you have                                                                                                                                                                           send all your club news to
                                       got to get another ton of cans to                                            VISIBLE - The Club’s booth at        of 10 Lions per day who each
imagined.                              fully fund this. We’re making it                                             the Washburn County Family Fun       worked about six hours per                    27-E1 Editor Carol at
                                       work.”                                                                       Festival provided lots of happy      day. Club members continue to
     — Henry David Thoreau                                                   LAKE HOLCOMBE KEEPING                                                                                               cny54475@centurytel.net
                                         The cans are stored in the                                                 faces and fun for all. ABOVE:        supply a driver to water Main
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Share Your Story Somerset Lions Deem Pea
  Clubs all across 27-E2 are          across the State and around the
                 Soup Days ‘Successful’
providing amazing service to their
communities and implementing
innovative ideas to help grow
                                      world. This network is full of
                                      amazing ideas that you can adapt
                                      to meet your own specific needs.
their membership while retaining        Share these stories here by       reprinted with permission New
their current members.                sending stories, photos of Lions    Richmond News, Thursday, July
  Share these successes so others     in Action and upcoming events       13, 2013
can learn from you. One of the        to 27-E2 Editor Gene Hanson at        The Somerset Lions Club had                                                                                          27-E2 District Governor
biggest untapped resources that       prlionse2@gmail.com. Then read      a successful Pea Soup Days this                                                                                               Tom Abts
clubs are not using is the network    this page each month for some       year according to President Doug                                                                                          liontom@centurytel.net
of Lions Clubs in their own area,     great ideas.                        Briggs. According to Briggs the                                                                                                507/429-4823
                                                                          Lion held three events during
                                                                          Pea Soup Days which were used                                                                                           The 96th Annual Lions

  Officer Training                                                        to raise funds for the community.
                                                                          The first was the Pea Soup Days
                                                                          parade which was successful,
                                                                                                                                                                                                International
                                                                                                                                                                                                was an extremely memorable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Convention

                                                                                                                                                                                                experience. Sheila, my partner
  by Lion Dave Kreutzer, 27-            •     Presidents                  Briggs said. In addition to                                                                                           in service, and I met so many
  E2 Global Leadership Team             •     Secretaries                 providing entertainment for the                                                                                       wonderful people during our
  Coordinator - 715-664-8707 or         •     Treasurers                  people of the community the                                                                                           nine days in Hamburg. We plan
  dmkreutzer@wwt.net                    •     Membership Chairs           Lions Club raised $650 that will                                                                                      on staying in communication
     One of the keys to being           •     Zone Chairs                 be used to support community            PEA SOUP & FUN FOR ALL - Two-year-old Haeley Plourde enjoys her ride          with many of these people and
                                        Complete details have been        needs for the rest of the year.         at the Pea Soup Days Carnival on Saturday, June 8. (Photos by Gretta Stark)   plan to get together next year in
  a successful club leader or                                               The second fundraiser was the
                                      emailed to all club secretaries.                                                                                                                          Toronto. Meeting Lions from all
  zone chair is knowing what is                                           Lions Brat Stand which could
                                        All officers planning to                                                   children have to enjoy summer          kids that may need help paying         over the world is an unforgettable
  expected of you in that role and                                        not be done without the Holiday
                                      attend must RSVP on or before                                               camp because of the special            the Camp tuition.”                     experience also. We exchanged
  what resources are available to                                         Station employees and the
                                      Monday, September 9 to one of                                               situation their disease puts them        The third fundraiser was the         pins and business cards and
  help you reach your goals.                                              support of Holiday management.
                                      the following team members:                                                 in.                                    Somerset Lions Pea Soup Golf           exchanged Lions experiences
     The      District      Global                                        The Holiday Station staff ran
                                        Ellsworth Training RSVP to:                                                  “A few years ago, a group of        Tournament held at the Bristol         every day while we enjoyed the
  Leadership Team has created                                             the brat stand during Pea Soup
                                        2nd VDG Jay Nesseth                                                       parents and kids from Somerset         Ridge Golf Course. The Lions           convention.
  a training that will set all new                                        Days and raised $1,028. All of
                                        jaynesseth@gmail.com                                                      gave a presentation on the Camp        raised $627. These funds will also       We District Governor-Elects
  and returning officers and zone                                          which will go to support Camp
                                        715-307-1957                                                              to the Lions and showed what a         be used to support the Somerset        (DG-Es) had three days of training
  chairs up for success. Two                                              Needlepoint in Hudson.                  worthy cause it is,” Briggs said.      Community.                             prior to the start of the convention.
  Club Officer and Zone Chair            Whitehall Training RSVP to:         Camp Needlepoint staff are            “At the time, three kids from            The Somerset Lions’ next             Each DG-E was placed in classes
  training sessions will be held on     PDG David Schaefer                specialists in working with             Somerset were attending the            fundraiser will be their Annual        with the common denominator
  Saturday, September 14 from           dlschaef@triwest.net              children with diabetes. This is         Camp and we have continued to          Haunted Halloween event.               being the language we spoke.
  10 am to 3 pm.                        715-538-4875                      the only opportunity that these         support it for any other Somerset                                             Bedsides the educational aspect,
     One session will be held
                                        GLT Coordinator                                                                                                                                         we were able to interact with
  at Sweet Temptations Coffee
                                        Lion Dave Kreutzer                                                                                                                                      our classmates and discover how
  House in Whitehall, the other at
                                        dmkreutzer@wwt.net                                                                                                                                      many similarities we had despite
  Crossroads Community Church
  in Ellsworth. Lunch will be
  provided at both sites.
                                        715-664-8707
                                        All new and returning officers
                                      and especially Zone chairs
                                                                              ask a prospective
                                                                          member to participate
                                                                                                                  Fountain City                                                                 the part of the world we came
                                                                                                                                                                                                from.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Our class had Lion’s accents
     Specific training for the
  following offices will be
  offered:
                                      should plan to attend.
                                        See you on the 14th!                in your next project                  Lions Festival                                                                from India, New Zealand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Australia and Texas, too! On
                                                                                                                                                                                                the last day of class we went
                                                                                                                                                                                                to a class from Japan and with


Lion Don Johnson Named                                                                                            Had Something                                                                 the assistance of an interpreter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                discussed a particular scenario
                                                                                                                                                                                                from a lesson. We discovered that


Hammond Heartland Days                                                                                            For Everyone                                                                  both of us had come up with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                same solution to the problem.
                                                                                                                                                                                                That afternoon proved to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                another worthwhile experience in
Grand Marshal Posthumously                                                                                                                                                                      our Lions training!
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The entertainment was exciting
by Teri Larsen          -   CSCN                                          played baseball during his high                                                                                       and invigorating. The Up With
Correspondent                                                             school years. He also played ball                                                                                     People group kept us highly
                                                                          in a community league after he                                                                                        interested because of their lively
  It’s not often that the person                                                                                                                                                                singing and dancing. World
                                                                          graduated, and the love of the
elected to serve as Grand Marshal                                                                                                                                                               renowned Italian tenor Andrea
                                                                          game never left him.
of the Hammond Heartland Days                                                                                                                                                                   Bocelli sang Ava Maria, which
                                                                             This year marks the 20th
Grand Parade cannot attend the                                                                                                                                                                  thrilled those in attendance.
                                                                          anniversary of the dedication
event. But, this year’s Grand                                                                                                                                                                   Former First Lady Laura Bush
                                                                          of Hammond’s “Johnson Field”
Marshal will be attending only in                                                                                                                                                               gave a great presentation and
                                                                          at the Village Park. Don was
spirit.                                                                                                                                                                                         lauded      Lions       International
                                                                          instrumental in the creation of the
  Hammond          resident    Don                                                                                                                                                              President Wayne Madden’s
                                                                          ball field, which had been in the
Johnson passed away in 1992,                                                                                                                                                                    Reading Action Program. Tim
                                                                          works for several years before he
but that didn’t stop the Hammond                                                                                                                                                                Shriver gave a very eloquent
                                      currently occupied by Mike’s        passed away.
Lions Club from selecting                                                                                                                                                                       speech about the merits of LCIF
                                      Signs. He operated his shop until      The Hammond Lions Club
Johnson as this year’s Parade                                                                                                                                                                   around the world. You could tell
                                      1979, when he sold it and moved     dedicated the field in his honor
Grand Marshal. Johnson will be                                                                                                                                                                  he was of the Kennedy lineage
                                      on to a different career in the     in 1993. Visitors to the ball field
represented in the parade by his                                                                                                                                                                by his great delivery and manner
                                      Twin Cities.                        in Hammond will see a granite
wife Nancy, who still lives in                                                                                                                                                                  of speech. Yao Ming, the 7’ 7”
                                         As a part of the Hammond         monument inscribed with the                The Fountain City Lions Club                band
Hammond.                                                                                                                                                                                        tall former Chinese professional
  Don was an active member            business community, Don was         words “In Memory of Don                 held its 54th Annual Fountain            •     huge Saturday night
                                                                                                                                                                                                basketball       player,     brought
                                      one of the founding members         Johnson, For His Many Years of          City Days Celebration. This is                 fireworks display
of the Hammond community                                                                                                                                                                        amazement to the Lions when he
for several decades before            of the Hammond Lions Club.          Community Service.”                     the club’s largest fundraiser. and       • Sunday auction                     stood next to the LCIF Chariman
succumbing to cancer at the age       He served as the treasurer of the      Nancy says the ballfield meant        is always held on the second             • FFA cheese curds                   because there was about three feet
of 56. It was his spirit of service   organization during its fledgling    a lot to her husband.                   weekend of August.                       • Cochrane-Fountain City             of height difference!
                                      years. He also served on the           “It’s a very nice park,” she said.     This     year’s     Celebration              School PTA Craft Sale
that prompted the Hammond                                                                                                                                                                         There were over 24,000 Lions
                                      Hammond Library Board, and          “He was very proud of that ball         had something for everyone,                    and face painting, sawdust
Lions Club to select him for the                                                                                                                                                                registered for this Convention.
                                      he was the Treasurer of Trinity     park.”                                  including:                                     pile and musician
honor.                                                                                                                                                                                          The       Hamburg         Convention
  “I am very, very, very proud        Lutheran Church in Hammond.            The Johnsons have four                 • Softball tournament (2 1/2           • Motorcycle Poker Run               Committee did an outstanding
                                         Nancy worked in accounts         daughters, two of whom still live              days)                                   in    conjunction     with
of the Hammond Lions Club                                                                                                                                                                       job in every aspect. Bus after
and what they have done for           payable and as a secretary with     in the Hammond and Roberts                • Friday evening D.J                         Wing Dam Saloon and
                                                                                                                                                                                                bus showed up to transport all
Hammond with the park and just        the St. Croix Central School        area, and eight grandchildren.            • Kiddies Train                              Restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                attendees from their hotels to
for the area,” Nancy said earlier     District for 32 years. She             “Hammond was a wonderful               • Bean bag tournament                  • The auction has been held          the Convention facilities and
this week. “I think they should       volunteers at Treasures from the    place to raise kids,” Nancy said.         • Rod & Gun Club’s Bass &                    each year as long as most
                                                                                                                                                                                                back. There were Lions posted
                                      Heart and Zion Lutheran Church         The Hammond Heartland Days                  Walleye Tournament                      can remember.
be recognized. They’ve done a                                                                                                                                                                   everywhere to assist us when
wonderful job.”                       in Woodville and enjoys spending    Grand Parade will take place on           • Co-ed              Volleyball        Many in attendance commented
                                                                                                                                                                                                needed. The parade route was
                                      time with her grandchildren,        Sunday, August 11, at 12:30 pm.                Tournament                      that the Cochrane-Fountain City
  Don and Nancy moved to                                                                                                                                                                        absolutely one of the most
Hammond in the early 1960s,           traveling with friends, camping     It begins along Broadway Street           • Boy Scout’s fresh desserts         School PTA’s participation kept
                                                                                                                                                                                                picturesque I have ever witnessed,
when Don opened a barber shop         … “You name it, I like it,” she     near the St. Croix Central High           • Cub Scouts Bounce                  parents and their children around
                                                                                                                                                                                                plus the weather man cooperated
                                      said.                               School and continues south on                  House                           the park considerably longer to
in town. His shop was located                                                                                                                                                                   wonderfully. Lions in action is an
on Davis Street, in the building         Don grew up in Woodville and     Davis Street through town.                • Saturday evening live              enjoy the added attractions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                awesome sight to behold indeed!
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                                 John Jenson                                      Mr. Anibal Valenzuela           Tomah Lions Club             BIRTHDAY                                     send their photos to
                                 Cary Kraemer
OFFICE                                                                            KATHLEEN BRANT                  KENNETH WALL                 PDG Harold Nagler
Geri Schlender, Exec. Dir.
                                 Connie Lecleir-Meyer
                                                                                  James & Linda Hewitt            Mrs. Ruth Buchholz*                                                 wisconsinlion@gmail. com
                                 Marilyn Lemieux                                                                                               715 LEBW Transporters
3834 County Road A               Art Marson                                       DICK CAMPSHURE
Rosholt, WI 54473                Jo Ann Marson                                    Cecil Lions Club
                                                                                                                  A. DEAN WATRUD
                                                                                                                  Manitowoc Lions Club         LEBW FLAGS WERE                      & they will be published in an
877-463-6953                                                                                                                                   LOWERED IN MEMORY
                                 Michael Meyer
gschlender@lionspride.org        Don Nelson
                                                                                  ARLENE CIPRA
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                                                                                                                                               OF ......                           upcoming issue free of charge
                                                                                                                  IN HONOR OF ........
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September                                                       E1 - Shell Lake                                   FATHER JOHN ALLEN
                                 James Wahl

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7      PDG Organization                                         PHIL SOLTIS       JIM CHRISTISON                  Mike & Jackie Kulba
                                 Roger Weber
Meeting - Shooters, Plover                                                        Bob Kratz*                      MIKE & LOIS
7      Diabetes Focus Group      600 Melvin Jones          610 Birch-Sturm        JOHN DE LA ROSA                 DOWNEY’S
- Lions Camp
13-14 WLF Board Mtg -
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                                                                                                                  ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                                                                                keep up with                     Printer & Editor/Designer
                                                                                  DON DOBBE                       PDG Rich & Suzanne
Lions Camp
19-21 USA/Canada Forum -
                                                                                  Mc Caslin Lions Club            Mousel                              all the                    Interested editor/designers & printers
Overland Park, Kansas                                                             DELORES V. GABER                LLOYD & PAT
                                                                                                                                                   latest Lion                   should contact the State Office for the
October                                                                           Daniel J. & Elvira B. Stevens   HOFFMANN’S
4-5 Council of Governors                                                          RON GEBHARDT
                                                                                                                  ANNIVERSARY                                                    project specifications or find complete
Meeting – Stevens Point                                                           Susan Laskowski*
                                                                                                                  Jeff & Diane Hoffman
                                                                                                                                                      news...                    specs/bid description at:
12     Handicap Hunt - Lions                                                                                      IOLA LIONESS CLUB’S
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Camp
13     D1 Cab Mtg - Albany
                                                                                  JOHLL
                                                                                                                  25TH ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                                                  Suring Lioness Club
                                                                                                                                                  like “MD27                     www.wisconsinlions.org/news.html
                                                                                  Charles Birkett
Lions Clubhouse, Albany                  B1 - Ripon           B2 - Shawano Lake   Judy Bussan                     MARGE JASINSKI
13     E1 Cab Mtg - Vets                KAY QUINN             BILL SCHMIDT        Joe & Jerry Goeman              New Lisbon Lioness Club            Lions of                    Bid deadline:
Community Center,                                                                 Don & Evett Hartvig
                                                                                                                  LAKE WISSOTA                                                   9/10/13
Hayward                                                                           PDG Peter Meyer*
                                                                                                                  LIONS CLUB’S 40TH               Wisconsin”
20     C2 Cab Mtg - Lake                                                          Jason & Liz Shelley
                                                                                  PDG Glen & Louise Spring*       ANNIVERSARY                                                    Wisconsin Lion Newspaper
of the Torches Convention
Center, Lac du Flambeau                                                           CLEO KERN
                                                                                                                  Boyd Lions Club
                                                                                                                  Chippewa Falls Lions Club
                                                                                                                                                 on Facebook                     reaching . touching . improving lives
20     D2 Cab Mtg - Viroqua                                                       PCC Robert & Dianne
                                                                                  Bayerl                          MCFARLAND LIONS
Fairgrounds                                                                                                       CLUB
20     E2 Cab Mtg - KD’s                                                          HELEN KREFT                     Stoughton Lions Club
Eatery, Mondovi                                                                   Manitowoc Lions Club
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22     A2 Cab Mtg - Iron
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Ridge Inn, Iron Ridge                  B1 - Ripon             B2 - Shawano Lake   LaVern & Janet Hanke*           BIRTHDAY
24     LEBW Board Mtg -             LEONARD QUINN              DON WINTER
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location TBA                                                                      FRANCES KURKOWSKI
                                                                                  Marie Sanborn                   SHAWANO LAKE
25-26 C1 Convention - Plaza

                                                                                                                                                    With the Wisconsin Lions
                                                                                                                  LIONESS CLUB’S 30TH
Hotel, Wausau                                                                     KEN LANG
                                                                                                                  ANNIVERSARY
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                                                                                                                  Suring Lioness Club
Genesee Lions Club House                                                          Louise Ebert*
                                                                                                                  Waupaca Lioness Club


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Bay East                                                                          Mercer Lions Club
3      B2 Cab Mtg @ B2                                                                                            715 LEBW Donations
Convention                            B2 - Shawano Lake        D1 - Lancaster     OREST “ORIE”
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8-9, B1 Convention -                   DON WINTER             JODY BARTELS
                                                                                  Cross Plains Lions Club         SARA JEAN DULMES
Holiday Inn, Manitowoc                                                            Lyle “Doc” & Charlotte          Brian & Barbara Dulmes
17     B1 Cab Mtg @ B1                                                            Esser
Convention                                                                        Jay Moretti                     CLYDE FENNER
10     C1 Cab Mtg - Pittsville                                                    Sharon Moretti                  Richard Ziemann
Lions Club, Pittsville
15-16, 2013 WLF Board Mtg
                                                                                  Wagner Insurance
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                                                                                                                  PDG Mike & Carolyn Tiber       Support WLF While Increasing Awareness
- Lions Camp                                                                      Mr. Robert V. Dickman           PDG GREG JOHLL
120 Conventions/                                                                                                  PDG Rick & Peggy Daluge
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                                                                                                                  PDG Mike & Carolyn Tiber
STATE CONVENTION
May 15-17, 2014
                                      B2 - Shawano Lake
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                                                                D1 - Lancaster
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin                                                        PDG Lynn & Sandra               SCHLICHT
                                                                                  Steglich*                       PID Phil & Betty Ingwell
                                                                                          Reaching, Touching, Improving Lives




16     - September 2013                                                                        TOOL KIT                                                                                                                  wisconsin




BEWARE OF SCAMS
There have been a variety
of recent mail and e-mail
                                     2013 Milennial Impact Report
                                        This year, Achieve gathered                   friendly email content that              organizations           they   helpful when organizations              increases chances for conversion.
scams targeting Lions.               information from an online survey                calls readers to action                  follow in a crowded and        craft marketing messages that             • While Millennials don’t
Please be aware of these!            distributed to Millennials through               b. posting regularly on                  noisy media landscape,         highlight the peer involvement—                give a lot, they do want to
To protect yourself &                14 research partners, and, for the               Facebook, especially with                connecting actively to         for example, “Join 20 other                    give what they have. One
                                     first time, conducted usability                   images (the most shared                  1-5 organizations on           people like you at Clean-Up Day                new finding this year is
others:
                                     testing of nine nonprofits’ online                item)                                    social media. Given            this Saturday.”                                that 52% of respondents
•    Do not forward e-mails          presence that included video                     c. writing news or action-               the rise of supportive           • Further,              volunteer            said they’d be interested
                                     feedback.                                        oriented headlines to                    activism such as sharing               programs that facilitate               in monthly giving. This
     from unknown senders
                                        The top takeaway: Millennials                 deliver      organizational              and signing petitions, as              networking                for          format offersnonprofits an
•    Do not send any                 first support causes they are                     news                                     well as other forms of                 Millennials       maximize             opportunity to experiment
     personal information            passionate about (rather than              •     Organizations        should              microvolunteering where                this generation’s inherent             with soliciting smaller but
                                     institutions), so it’s up to                     think “mobile first” and                  the norm is not to be on-              social       connectedness.            more regular gifts.
•    Do not open any                 organizations to inspire them and                focus on responsive                      site with the organization,            Designing programming             • Millennials            showed
     e-mails/attachments if          show them that their support can                 design as well as content,               social media presents an               with this benefit in mind               significant interest in
                                     make a tangible difference on the                including       navigation,              opportunity to witness                 will ultimately help retain            using their network—
     you are unsure of the           wider issue.                                     context      around       the            the organization’s action              young professionals and                family and friends—to
     sender                             The question for nonprofits                    organization’s         work,             at work with the people it             give them opportunities                fundraise      on    behalf
                                     becomes then: How can we fully                   and     success      stories.            serves.                                to broaden their skillsets             of causes they were
If you receive a                     invest in this generation, immerse               It’s    imperative       that      • Organizations will know                    among groups of people                 passionate about. Run/
questionable e-mail from a           them in the cause, and maximize                  organizations’ websites                  their message is resonating            invested in the same issue.            Race/Walk events are the
Lion you know, please alert          the impact of their interest, time,              clearly show their work,                 when Millennials are             • The report also shows that                 highest peer fundraising
                                     and giving?                                      demonstrate how potential                compelled to share their               offering online training in            methods by Millennials
that Lion that their e-mail
                                        CONNECT                                       constituents can help, and               content. It’s an instant               place of in-person training            with a historic presence
may have been hacked.                   Millennials prefer to share                   offer ways people can get                feedback loop that tells               is attractive to Millennials,          within       school    and
                                     information about the cause,                     involved.                                organizations what this                with the added benefit of               collegebased programs.
                                     not the organization itself.               •     Take note: Millennials                   audience finds interesting              allowing participants to               However, given these
                                     This preference moves savvy                      who       want     constant              and worth disseminating.               train and serve anywhere.              events’ cyclical nature,
     Project Ideas                   organizations        away      from              updates on an organization               Sharing, in fact, is a form            This generation also wants             they sometimes swell
                                     traditional PR and towards                       no longer rely on or return              of indirect advocacy, in               to know upfront what                   short-term participation
THROUGH NOVEMBER                     content expertise on a cause.                    to websites to receive that              that it furthers education             their time will achieve,               numbers without always
   25th Annual LCI Peace
                                        • Smartphone               usage              information. Instead, they               about the cause and draws              so      sharing     positive,          leading to long-term
     Poster Contest
                                              continues to rise, as                   use websites first to learn               other people to the issue.             direct results signals to              retention.
SEPTEMBER                                     mobile devices best                     about the organization,                  The more that nonprofits                Millennials that you value        • Another, less cyclical trend
   United Nations Literacy                  enable the connectivity                 and then to connect with                 can inspire sharing, the               and respect their time.         in peer fundraising is that
     Day - September 8 -                      and news information                    its social networks to stay              better chance they have          GIVE                                  Millennials are starting to ask
     Will focus attention on                  gathering from peers,                   updated. The smoother                    of capturing Millennials         From        an      organization’s    for donations in lieu of gifts
     worldwide literacy needs.                mobile content sources,                 and more integrated the                  passion about their cause.     perspective, donation requests          for birthdays and other events.
     Your club can join with                  and organizations that                  online experience, the             INVOLVE                              that focus on how the gift              This trend is worth watching
     Lions around the world                   Millennials seek. Some                  higher the chances for             Millennials view volunteer           will benefit the recipients              (and capitalizing on) as social
     to commemorate this
                                              methods for attracting                  conversion along any             opportunities as a way to socially     will garner higher response.            networks enable and facilitate
     special day by organizing
     a service project to                     the        mobile-friendly              point of the engagement          connect with like-minded peers,        What’s more, fundraising on             such giving with greater reach
     promote reading and                      Millennial        audience              pathway.                         which moves them beyond                Millennials’ preferred channels         and speed.
     education        in     your             include:                          •     Millennials are highly           technology (social networking)         (websites and email as opposed
     community. It’s easy to                  a. crafting        mobile-              selective about what             to in-person action. It’s especially   to telemarketing) significantly
     get started. Simply access
     the Lions Reading Action
     Program for user-friendly
                                     Social Media Demystified
                                                                                                                       Honing Your Leadership
     resources, including a
     planning guide, project
     idea sheet, partnership
     opportunities,


                                                                                                                       Skills - Master Degree
     promotional bookmarks
     and more. Document
     your club’s literacy activity
     through the LCI online
     Service Activity Report by                                                                                        by PDG Connie LeCleir-Meyer -          Making falls under Achieving            important social skill of speaking
     May 1, 2013, and receive                                                                                          715-875-4112 or clecleir@wwt.          Results. It will present the steps      before others.
     the new colorful Reading                                                                                          net                                    of decision making, discuss a              Next month we will cover
     Action Program banner                                                                                                                                    range of styles and different ways      the third level of structured
     patch.                                                                                                               The second degree level of
                                                                                                                                                              to increase group acceptance.           online learning titled “Level 3 –
                                                                                                                       structured Lions online learning
                                                                                                                                                              Several techniques of decision          Graduate Degree”.
OCTOBER                                                                                                                is referred to as the “Level 2 -
   Sharing  The   Vision                                                                                             Master Degree”. There are six
                                                                                                                                                              making illustrated, such as Pareto         For further information about
     Global Service Action                                                                                                                                    rule, force field analysis, decision     learning opportunities in your
                                                                                                                       online courses from the Lions
     Campaign                                                                                                                                                 tree, stepladder technique, and         District, contact your District
                                                                                                                       Learning Center organized under
                                                                                                                                                              grid analysis comparison.               Global      Leadership        Team
   Lions     Membership                                                                                              this degree level, falling under the
                                                                                                                                                                 The next course Creativity is        (D-GLT) Coordinator. For further
     Growth Month                                                                                                      general topics of:
                                                                                                                                                              the second Leadership course            information     about      learning
   Lions World Sight Day -                                                                                              • Leadership
                                                                                                                                                              in this degree level. You will          opportunities in the multiple
     October 11                                                                                                           • Achieving Results
                                                                                                                                                              practice     creativity    through      district, contact any member
                                                                                                                          • Managing Others
   International White Cane                                                                                             • Communication                     activities in the course. You will      of the Multiple District Global
     Safety Day - October 15                                                                                                                                  also learn how other Lions have         Leadership Team (MD-GLT)
                                                                                                                          The first course falls under
                                                                                                                                                              used their creativity to plan new       located at www.e-district.org/
NOVEMBER                                                                                                               Managing Others and is titled
                                                                                                                                                              projects, support a new Lions           sites/md27glt.
   Lions        Diabetes                                                                                             Member Motivation. In this
                                                                                                                                                              club, create new ideas and foster
     Awareness Month                                                                                                   course, you are introduced to                                                  EDITOR’S NOTE: The Lions
                                                                                                                                                              a positive club environment.
   World Diabetes Day -                                                                                              theories of human motivation
                                                                                                                                                                 The fifth course is Promoting         Learning Center (LLC) can be
     November 14                                                                                                       and will learn how these theories                                              found at www.lionsclubs.org and
                                                                                                                                                              Innovation, the third Leadership
                                                                                                                       meet member needs and motivate                                                 by searching on “Lions Learning
                                                                                                                                                              course. It will provide tips on
DECEMBER                                                                                                               club members. You will use the
   Relieving The Hunger                                                                                              information learned to create your
                                                                                                                                                              stimulating creativity and creating     Center”. LLC allows every Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                      member to grow their leadership
     Global Service Action                                                                                                                                    an environment that supports
                                                                                                                       own personal plan to motivate                                                  skills at their own pace through
     Campaign                                                                                                                                                 innovation in your club. This
                                                                                                                       members.                                                                       online learning courses. Each
   Lions Eye Bank Week -
                                     SOCIAL MEDIA IS GROWING AT SUCH A RAPID PACE, THAT IT IS VERY
                                     DIFFICULT TO KEEP UP with the purpose of all these social media channels
                                                                                                                          The second course falls under
                                                                                                                                                              course will stimulate new ideas
                                                                                                                                                              and actions, which are needed to        course typically takes 30-60
     December 2 - 8                  and find ways to get the most out of them for your club. As is indicated in the   Leadership and is titled Effective
                                                                                                                                                              sustain club growth.                    minutes to complete.
   International Leo Day -         2013 Milennial Impact Report and other sources, our clubs’ ability to talk
                                                                                                                       Teams. You will learn about the
                                                                                                                                                                 The final course under Level          New Improved Login: Create a
     December 5                      to the younger generation through these social media channels is of ever          characteristics of effective teams,
                                                                                                                                                              2 – Master Degree is Public             personal profile to take courses
                                     growing importance. It’s not enough to just create a website and wait for         the stages of team development,
ONGOING                                                                                                                                                       Speaking, under Communication.          and keep a record of your
                                     potential members to visit your site. It’s all about interaction. Interaction     how leaders can support teams,
   Reading Action Program          between your social media and the community you are trying to reach.              and how to use good decision-
                                                                                                                                                              This course teaches you how             completed courses. Go to the
                                                                                                                                                              to prepare and deliver a speech
   Adult / Children’s Vision       Lions SMiLE originated in Europe in 2012 and is an initiative to centralize       making methods. There are
                                                                                                                                                              effectively. Practical tips and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Course Registration Page to
     Screenings                      all information about social media for use in Lions Clubs. It is a project that   assessment tools provided to                                                   login. The LLC is a separate
                                                                                                                                                              checklists will be provided, as         system from WMMR/MyLCI. To
   Diabetes Awareness              supports Lions Clubs to use social media in their social mission. The group
                                     wants to build a network that supports Lions in using social media to serve
                                                                                                                       evaluate your team, tips from
                                                                                                                                                              well as good examples. This             create an account and log into
                                                                                                                       team leaders, and activities
   Donor Registry Sign-up          the community and the misfortunes worldwide.                                      designed to motivate and energize
                                                                                                                                                              course could be a review for you,       the LLC you will use your Lions
   Special Olympics Clubs/         Look for an ongoing series of tips on various social media channels that will     your Lions team!
                                                                                                                                                              or it could be used as a first step      Member ID number and create
     Collaborations                  help you and your club take advantage of these tools.                                                                    towards learning about this very        your own Password.
                                                                                                                          The next course Decision

								
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