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

1-BK October 2018 Newsletter

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



1-BK July 2018 District Newsletter


Saturday, July 21, 2018
Gates open at 5:05pm / Game starts at 6:05pm
Dear Fellow District Lions,
The Joliet Noon Lions have taken the opportunity for a fund raising event offer by our local professional baseball team, the Joliet Slammers. The Joliet Lions are selling tickets to the Saturday, July 21, 2018 baseball game. Our club has the opportunity to raise funds based on our ticket sales and by running the 50/50 raffle for the evening.
The Joliet Noon Lions welcomes all District Clubs to purchase tickets for this event. Not only will you be helping the Noon Lions in building up their charitable fund, but you can also earn money for your own club as well.  Tickets are $10.00 each.  For every ticket your club purchases, the Joliet Noon Lions will donate $5 back to your club’s charitable account.
If a Lion were to purchase 10 tickets to share with family and friends, fellow workers, employees or even a local little league team or scout troop, they will earn their club $50.00.  The more tickets sold, the more you can earn for your club.
For more information or tickets call me, Lion John Knudson at 815-258-8374 or email the Joliet Noon Lions at: jolietnoonlionsclub@gmail.com.  Checks are to be written to the Joliet Noon Lions.  Arrangements will be made to get your tickets back to you prior to that evening.
Everyone wins in this fundraiser. Everyone buying a ticket gets to enjoy ‘America’s favorite pastime’ with their fellow Lions and friends; and we all help raise funds for each club’s charitable needs. And with luck the Slammers will be winners that night as well.  
Any help you can give on this project will be greatly appreciated. You will be helping the Lions and having some fun.
Money and orders need to be postmarked no later than July 14th to insure purchase.   A flyer and order form are attached.
Yours in Lionism,
Lion John Knudson / Joliet Noon Lions / 815-258-8374 / jolietnoonlionsclub@gmail.com.

LCI 2018 Int'l Convention Schedule of Events and IL-HI Invitation

NOTE TIME CHANGE on FLYER *** LCI Int'l Conv MIDWEST BREAKFAST @ Vegas on July 2 (Flyer and Form Attached)

TIME CHANGE for Illinois MD-1 MidwesTIME CHANGE for Illinois MD-1 Midwest Breakfast at LCI 2018 in Vegas. See attached. t Breakfast at LCI 2018 in Vegas. See attached.

Lemont Lions 2018 Golf Outing Flyer and Sponsorship Request Letter (8-17-18)

MD1 June 2018 Lions of Illinois eMagazine
Click above link to read Lions State Magazine for the Month of June 2018
Send this to all Lions in your clubs.
PDF's are enclosed.
-Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza
Your Editor

1BK June 2018 Newsletter

4th 1BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement - June 9th @ Marseilles
The final cabinet meeting is just around the corner.
The meeting will be held at the Marseilles Lions Club 511 Commercial St. in Marseilles. The meeting is Saturday, June 9th starting at 2:30pm. Lunch will be provided before the meeting, starting at 1:30pm. The lunch will cost $10. Additional information is provided in the attachment.

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00pm on June 3rd. The cabinet reports are to be submitted online via the cabinet report form. The form is located at the following: https://hudsonlionsclub.wixsite.com/hudson-lions-club/cabinet-report. The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00am on June 5th.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any questions.

CS Jeff

Lion Jeffrey Bathe
Cabinet Secretary, District  1-BK


1BK Club Officer Training on June 23 at Streator (Flyer attached)

1BK Night at the Races Event Flyer (on 5/12 @ Marseilles)

1BK Lions 2018 Northwest Region Club Officers Training Flyer (on 5-2 @ Marseilles)


Bolingbrook Lions 2018-2019 Officers Installation Flyer

1BK MGE Hosted By Frankfort Lions Flyer (on June 11)

1-BK May 2018 Newsletter

MD1 May 2018 eMagazine

Frankfort Lions Club Diabetes Awareness Essay Contest (Due June 1)

Needed: Volunteers for Special Olympic Opening Eyes on 6/16 @ ISU