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MD1 April 2019 The Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)


Click above link to read magazine online.
PDF for both Lite and Full are attached.
Please send this e-mail to all your club members.
-Lion Austin, Editor 

MD1 March 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Click aboive link to read online.  PDF's are attached for reference.

Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

1BK March Newsletter

New Lenox Lions Spring Fashion Show Flyer (3-24-19)

1BK Draw Down Winners!

Official Call to District 1-BK Convention April 12 - April 13, 2019

“Let’s Go Crusin’ to the Hop!”

District 1-BK Lions and Leos,
Our 5th Annual BK Convention is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for the dates of April 12th and April 13th, 2019. This convention will be held at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn & Suites, 205 Remington Boulevard, Bolingbrook, Illinois. Registration is $10.00 for Lion members. Non-Lion guests, Leos, and “First Timers” are FREE. Registration fee includes a sundae bar Friday night “At the Hop”.
Realizing the difficult economic times, the convention committee was able to negotiate room rates down to $99.00 per night for single or double occupancy. Meal costs have been kept as low as possible. We will have an All-American buffet lunch for $25.00. Lunch consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, cheese macaroni salad, a house salad, and cookies. Dinner will cost $34.00 for past primavera, $36.00 for bruschetta chicken breast, or $38.00 for roast sirloin of beef. Dinners include soup and salad, potato, rolls and butter, coffee or tea, and dessert.
It is time for all clubs to submit their ads and bragging rights for the convention program book. The costs for the ads are $25.00 for 1/4 page/business cards, $50.00 for a half page and $75.00 for the full page. Clubs are encouraged to solicit ads from local business as well as club members. This is one chance for you to advertise your business with no fine from the “Tail Twister” as well as help pay for the cost of the convention book’s printing. The deadline for ads is March 15th. Ads should be sent to PDG Bird Combs, pdgbird1@mtco.com, in either PDF or JPEG format with PDF being the preferred method.
We will once again be having a Silent Auction this year and it will open on Friday night when “Sock Hop” is going on in the adjacent room. We are requesting donations to the Silent Auction from all clubs and individuals who want to donate. Cash donations are also welcome. Please contact Lion Irene Leopold to let her know what you will be donating. She can be reached at 815-483-3715 or via e-mail at ileopold59@gmail.com.
At this time we have two Hospitality rooms available for clubs interested in hosting a room. This is a great opportunity to meet Lions from across the District. To secure a hospitality room, you must contact convention chairperson Lion Charlie Siefert at 630-759-5179 or via e-mail at csiefert@ameritech.net. ALL hospitality rooms will be on the first floor again this year.

On Saturday we will have some informative and exciting sessions on Lionism during the morning time frame. Following lunch, a Celebration of Service will precede the Cabinet Meeting on April 13th. I need all the names of deceased club members sent to me by April 1st so we don’t miss any of our departed Lions during the Celebration.
I will do everything I can to keep the Cabinet Meeting and Elections as short as possible. We will be voting on one proposed change to our Constitution and By-Laws.
Clubs are encouraged to bring their banners for the Parade of Club banners. Clubs can also bring “brag” boards for display in a “Walk of Fame” that will be on display over the weekend. There will be some special awards as well as an informative presentation by our guest speaker, ID Ardie Klemish, during Saturday’s events.
I encourage you to make a pledge to yourself to display your commitment to “Going Beyond the Horizon” in person in 2019 at our District Convention.
Yours in Lionism,

Lion Lori Linn
District Governor


Attachments: Registration Form, Silent Auction Flyer

MD1 February 2019 Illinois Lions eMagazine

Dear Lion Leader:

Click above link to read State Magazine online.
PDF is attached
Send this e-mail to all of your club members.
Best Regards,

Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

MD1 2019 Convention FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Flyer. Join us Friday Night, May 17th for ''A Taste of Eataly''.

1BK 2019 MJF Nomination

District 1-BK Lions,

The District awards either one Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) or two Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellows (LIF) in alternating years. 

This year the District will award one Melvin Jones Fellowship to a deserving Lion in our District. 

Nominations for this prestigious award should be made on the attached nomination form. Lions nominated for the MJF must not have received a MJF from any other means. Any Lion or club can nominate someone for the award.

Nominations for this award must be received or postmarked by March 15th in order to be considered for the MJF. Instructions for completing the form and details on where to send the form are in the attached nomination form. 

Members of the District Cabinet who are Melvin Jones Fellows will be selecting the deserving Lion for the award to be presented at the District Convention on April 13th.

Please distribute this information to your club members.

Thank you for all you do!!!

Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary

1-BK February 2019 Newsletter

Sock Hop at 1BK 2019 Convention on April 12th - Flyer Attached

District 1-BK 2019 Convention Delegate Form
Club Officers,
Attached is the delegate and alternate form for the District Convention that is being held April 12th and April 13th at the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook.
The delegate form needs to be returned to me no later than April 5, 2019. You can email me your form or mail it to me at the information below:
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary
241 Seneca Court
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Email - csiefert@ameritech.net 
Each club in the District is entitled to one delegate and alternate for each 10 members, or major portion thereof, in good standing as of March 1, 2019.
We will be voting on next year's District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor, and 2nd Vice District Governor as well as a proposed change to our C&BL.
Delegate certification will take place on Friday, April 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Thanks for everything you do for those less fortunate in our communities!
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary

Lemont Lions Lion Lori Benefit Letter & Poster (on April 13th @ Lemont)

1-BK April 2019 Newsletter

1BK Midwinter Workshop Flyer (on 2-16-19 @ Joliet)


1-BK Midwinter Workshop

February 16th, 2019

St. John Baptist Catholic School

403 N. Hickory Street / Joliet, IL 60435


Gather Together 8:30-9:30a / Sessions start at 9:30a


Looking to have some fun, meet Lions from around the District, and get valuable information with which to improve your Club and better serve your communities??  Then come to our district 1-BK Midwinter-Workshop………………..


We will have Veteran Lions from around our District and MD-1 with a desire to help YOU be a better Lion.  AND we wish to SHARE our experiences as well as LEARN from yours.  Bring Questions, Bring YOUR experience and let us all work together to build better Clubs.


Topics will include: How to reach out to members who no longer participate –retention / Diabetes Awareness - learn the early warning signs / Could I be a Zone Chair? -responsibilities, tips, and tricks / Lions History- some cools things you did not know about your association / Campaign 100- Empowering Service – getting the Club and members involved / your Global Action Team – GAT / and Leadership roles in Lionism.


The cost of the Workshop is $15.00


We will gather between 8:30 – 9:30 am.  The sessions will begin at 9:30am.  Coffee, juice, water, donuts, pastries, and bagels/ assorted cream cheeses and fruit will be ready for you as you gather for the event.  Lunch will consist of your choice of a wrap and house salad. The wrap options include: Grilled chicken wrap; Chicken Caesar wrap; Turkey wrap; and Veggie wrap. Chips, soda, water, and coffee will also be available.    Indicate wrap preference when you RSVP for the Workshop.


Please RSVP to Lion PDG Cabinet Treasurer Glen “Bird” Combs @ pdgbird1@mtco.com   Payment can be made the day of the event or mailed to: 1-BK Cabinet Treasurer Glen “Bird” Combs, 1084 Union Street, Marseilles, IL 61341.



Again please indicate your Lunch Wrap Choice with your RSVP.

Deadline to reserve your spot is February 13th.



Walk Ins are welcome however Lunch Menu will be limited or not available.



Please attend the workshop and share your ideas.

In Lionism, we learn from each other.

2019 MD1 State Convention Info and Registration Available!

Lions of Illinois,

2019 State Convention Information and Registration can now be found on our website (http://www.illinoislionsmd1.org) by clicking on the special convention graphic at the top of the NEWS COLUMN. In there, you will find information on the convention, a PDF registration form (also attached below) you can print, complete and mail in, as well as a link to register and pay online, if you so choose.

See you at our convention!

2019 Illinois Leo Conference Flyer, Reg Form, and Permission Slip (on 2-16-19 @ Elburn)

1BK Cabinet Meeting C&BL Committee Documents

1BK January 2019 Cabinet Meeting Announcement Package


Distinguished Lions,
Attached is the announcement/invitation to the January 26th Cabinet meeting. The meeting will be held in Coal City beginning at 10:00 a.m. Along with the invitation is the Cabinet and Committee Report form in both PDF and Word versions. Use whichever you feel more comfortable using. I've also attached the report numbers listing for the various committees.
Also attached are the minutes of the November 3rd Cabinet meeting for your review (and cure for insomnia). Referenced reports in the minutes will be available on the District website.
Please let me know if you have any problems with the attachments or if you have any questions.
In Service,
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary


New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show and Dinner Flyer on 2/9/19

New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show and Dinner. Flyer attached. Contact Lion Steve for tickets. 815-693-0818. skuyawa4@comcast.net.

MD1 January 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Click above link to read Magazine online. 
PDF's are enclosed for your convenience
Email this to all of your club members.
Wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2019
God Bless,


Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

1-BK January 2019 Newsletter

MD1 December 2018 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)
Click above link to read magazine online.  PDF's also attached for convenience.
Mail this to all your Club Members.

Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

1-BK December 2018 Newsletter

MD1 November 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Click above link to read e-Magazine online.  PDF is attached.
Send this e-mail to all your District Lions & Leos.

Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

1-BK November 2018 Newsletter

1BK Lions Notice of Second Cabinet Meeting - November 3, 2018

Distinguished Lions,

Attached is the official notice for the November 3rd District 1-BK Cabinet meeting that is being held at the La Moille Lions building, 308 Howard Street, La Moille.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be available 9:15-9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served after the Cabinet meeting.

There will also be a Guiding Lions training and re-certification session after the Cabinet meeting and lunch. Information concerning the Guiding Lions training is attached.

You will need to reply for:
1. Cabinet Meeting
2. Lunch
3. Guiding Lion Training

Cabinet members, the listing of your report numbers and both Word and PDF fillable versions of the committee report form is also attached.

The deadline to reply and have reports submitted is October 30th.

Let me know if you have any questions or problems with the attachments.

In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG

MD1 State Pin Design Contest and Rules
istinguished Lions,
The 2018-2019 Council of Governors is soliciting designs for the 2019-2020 State pin. The pin design contest is open to all Lions and Leos in MD-1. Attached are the contest and design rules. The rules are very specific on how the pin designs are to be submitted.
Please forward this to everyone in your respective clubs. We may have a talented artist that could design the new state pin in our midst and we aren't aware of their talents.
Designs for the state pin should be submitted to District Governor Lori Linn no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 26th. This will give her time to assemble all the entries and take them to the December 1st Council of Governors meeting for judging/selecting the winning pin design.
All entries should be mailed to:
District Governor Lori Linn
503 Vine Street
Morris, Illinois 60450 
Feel free to contact me or Governor Lori if you have any questions.
In Service,
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary

Onarga Lions Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Flyer (on 10-6-18)