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Harold Baines HOF Day at Guaranteed Rate Field Flyer on 8-11-19

MD1 State Secretary-Treasurer Ad

Beecher Lions Club Summerfest Flyer (on Aug 3rd)

Lemont Lions 2019 Annual Golf Outing Flyer (on 8-9-19)

1BK Master Calendar of Events (as of July 18, 2019)

1st Cabinet Meeting Announcement & Invitation (on July 27th at New Lenox Lions)

TO:    District 1-BK Cabinet Members

          District 1-BK Lion and Leo Club Presidents & Secretaries

          District 1-BK Distinguished Lions & Leos


First Cabinet Meeting of 2019-2020


The first District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.

 WHEN:    Saturday, July 27, 2018 starts at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts, and                     juice, at 9:30 a.m.


WHERE:   Guy Sell Senior Center

                   1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox


Lunch provided after the meeting. A variety of  sandwiches, soda, water, and coffee will also be available. The lunch will cost $10. RSVP for lunch by July 22nd to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or Lion Marie Wheeler at wheelsdals@sbcglobal.net.


There will be a meeting/training of the Zone Chairpersons following lunch.


New this year is DG Joe Vinyard is asking anyone attending to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to each Cabinet meeting. The food collected will be given to the host Lions Club (new Lenox) for their community food pantry.


Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 22nd .  The cabinet reports are to be submitted using the attached Word or PDF fillable forms. The forms are also located on the District Website at https://teamroomxpress.org/1bklions/listdocuments.php?comm_id=7


Reports should be emailed to me at csiefert@ameritech.net.


The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on July26th. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or DG Joe Vinyard. We look forward to seeing you soon!

In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG

Cabinet Secretary




1BK July 2019 Newsletter

MD1 Illinois Lion July 2019 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Click above link to read State e-Magzine online.
PDF's are on MD1 and 1BK websites.
Please e-mail this to all your club members immediately
Best regards,


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

Latest Info on LCIcon @ Milan

1BK June 2019 Newsletter

WANTED: 1BK Lions Zone Chair for Cornell, Long Point, Dwight, Flanagan, Washburn & Streator Hardscrabble

4th Cabinet Meeting Announcement on June 8th @ Marseilles
Cabinet Members,
Attached is the official announcement/invitation to the fourth and final Cabinet meeting of the 2018-2019 Lion year on Saturday, June 8th at the Marseilles Lions Hall. The Cabinet meeting will begin approximately 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be available prior to the Cabinet meeting.
This is a FULL day of Lionism with the officer training taking place at ~9:30 a.m. before the Cabinet meeting and the District Awards banquet following the Cabinet meeting beginning at ~6:00 p.m. You a welcome to attend any or all of the days activities. You can RSVP to either me and/or Bird (pdgbird1@mtco.com) with your meal choices.
Please see the attached food reservation form if you would like to have lunch and/or dinner during the Awards banquet.
Your committee reports are due back to me no later than June 3rd. The report form is attached as well.
Thanks for all you did and do!
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK

Club Officer Training Flyer (on June 8th) - UPDATED!

MD1 2019 State Lions Convention Final Agenda (as of 4-30-19)

1-BK May 2019 Newsletter

MD1 2019 Convention Silent Auction Donations REQUEST

Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program Volunteer Form for June 7-8

1-BK 2019 Convention Ad Book Letter and Info

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

Nominate a Deserving Leo for 1BK Leo of the Year Award
District 1-BK will be awarding a Leo of the Year Again this year. The award will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet on June 8th in Marseilles.
Please see the attached nomination form for detailed instructions for nominating a deserving Leo for this award.
Completed nomination forms should be sent to Lion Melissa Honiotes no later than May 15, 2019. Lion Melissa's contact information is ion the attached nomination form as well.
Thanks for all you do!!!
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary  1-BK

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

1BK Draw Down Winners!

Normal Lions 2019 Charity Golf Classic Info and Registration (on May 23)

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