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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''.

1-BK February 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)

1-BK October 2018 Newsletter

Bolingbrook Lions Annual Soup Crawl - Saturday, October 20th

Join us on Saturday, October 20th, at the P:romenade Mall for a sampling on eight different soups from various restaurants. Tickets for the event are $25.oo for one person or $40.00 for two. Your ticket entitls you to a cup of soup at each of the participating restaurants. The restaurants may also have select appetizers at reduced prices as well as beverages.

See the flyer for more details and ticket information.

1-BK Lions September 2018 Newsletter

LCI International Peace Poster Contest

Celebrating 31 Years of Peace
For the last 31 years Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.
The theme of the 2018-2019 Peace Poster Contest is "Kindness Matters." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15, are eligible to participate.   Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.  Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner ($5000) and 23 merit award winners ($500).
Order a Peace Poster Contest Kit
Lions clubs interested in sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest can order a Peace Poster Contest kit (PPK-1) from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters. The cost of the kit is US$11.95 plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. Lions clubs must purchase a kit for each contest sponsored. Each kit contains:
·         Official Club Contest Guide and Rules
·         Official School or Youth Group Contest Guide and Rules
·         Participant Flyer to duplicate and give to participating students to take home
·         Sticker to place on back of winning poster
·         Certificates for contest winner and school or youth group
You can order kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters from January 15 to October 1. To order a kit, call Club Supplies Sales at (630) 571-5466 or 1-800-710-7822.    To order online, lionsclubs.org and go to 
Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit).
See the attached article on Contest rules and Deadlines

1BK Candy Day Jamboree Flyer (on 9-26-18)

Hello 1-BK Lions,


Attached is the flyer for the 1-BK Candy Day Jamboree on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the Marseilles Lions Hall, 511 Commercial St, Marseilles, IL 61341.  If you plan to have dinner at the Jamboree, you must submit a food reservation form that is attached to CT Bird Combs by Sunday, September 23.


All club Secretaries should have received a packet from the Foundation office a few weeks ago with all the details about Candy Day and an order form for candy and supplies.  It’s very important to submit your club’s Candy Day order for candy to the Foundation office so an adequate supply of candy will be

brought to the Jamboree.


Your Foundation Trustees John “Pickles” Pajkos, PDG and Lion Joe Krenkel hope to see an overflow crowd at the Jamboree.  District 1-BK has one of the better attended Jamborees and Lion Mike’s prime rib is out of this world.


Please send in your food reservations early.  Payment may be made at the door, but CT Bird still needs your club’s meal reservations to insure enough food is available.


If you have any questions, contact Trustees John or Joe or CT Bird.


Glenn “Bird” Combs, PDG

1-BK Cabinet Treasurer



Midwest Breakfast Invitation at USA-Canada Forum on 9-21-18

Fellow Lions,

Please find enclosed the invitation and registration forms for the Midwest Breakfast to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the upcoming USA/Canada Forum in Columbus, Ohio, September 21, 2018.

Please notify your Multiple and sub-Districts of this event.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


PDG Deborah Luttrell
MD-13 Multiple District Secretary

MD1 August 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)


Click above link to read online.
Send this e-mail to all of your club members in your district.
PDF also attached for your convenience.
Enjoy reading.

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

1-BK August 2018 Newsletter

Crete Lions Golf Outing Flyer (on 9-16-18)

We will be hosting a Lions Club Golf Outing Fund Raiser on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  The outing will be held at Lincoln Oaks Golf Course with a noon registration and a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start (please review the attached fliers for additional information).

2018-2019 Shirt Order Form & Web Link for Online Ordering
Attached is the order form you can use if you would like this year's shirt(s).
In addition, if you so choose, you can order from the company online using the following link: https://www.obdurohq.com/ Scroll down until you see "Lions of Illinois" to make your selection/purchase.
Just a note, there is an additional charge for each embroidered item you select.


1BK Lions Cabinet Meeting Announcement - July 21, 2018 @ Marseilles Lions Hall

From: Charlie Siefert <csiefert@ameritech.net>
To: 1BKCabinet
Subject: Cabinet Meeting Announcement - July 21, 2018

Distinguished Lions,

Thank you all for volunteering (or being coerced) into joining the 2018-2019 District Cabinet. (aka - the Queens Court!!).

Our first Cabinet meeting of the year will be on Saturday, July 21st, at the Marseilles Lions hall starting at 10:00 a.m. See the attached "official" announcement for more details.

Those of you that are Zone chairs will also have a meeting/training session following lunch on Saturday.

This year we will be reverting back to having you submit your reports via Word or PDF file documents instead of using the online reporting via the Hudson Lions Club web domain. (Thank you Lion Jeffrey!) Copies of the Cabinet and Committee report form are attached in both Word and PDF fillable formats. Hopefully they will also be on the District website in a couple days.

I would like to have your reports back to me no later than 7-17 at 5:00 p.m. We realize that since we just started the year you may not have much, if anything, to report. Send your reports to my email address - csiefert@ameritech.net.

I have also attached a file with the report numbers for your respective committee(s) so you know which report is yours. These numbers will also be printed in the district directory when we receive them. "Bird" and I have been working feverishly trying to get the directory ready by the Cabinet meeting.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need help with file attachments.

Again, thank you for volunteering to serve as we "set sail on a new adventure"!

In Service,

Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary
Home - 630-759-5179
Cell - 630-862-5870
Email - csiefert@ameritech.net

MD1 July 2018 State eMagazine