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MD1 July 2020 State Magazine

1BK 1st Cabinet Meeting (on 7-25-2020 @ Marseilles Lions)
TO:              District 1-BK Cabinet Members
                   District 1-BK Lion and Leo Club Presidents & Secretaries
                   District 1-BK Distinguished Lions & Leos
FROM:        Lion Charlie Siefert, Cabinet Secretary
DATE:          July 12, 2020
RE:              First Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021


The first District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lionand Leos arinvited to join us.

WHEN:     Saturday, July 25, 2020 startat 10am with coffee, rolls/donuts, and juice, at                        9:30 a.m.

WHERE:   Marseilles Lions Hall

  511 Commercial

  Marseilles, Illinois

Lunch  after the meeting. A variety of sandwiches, soda, water, and coffee will also be available. The lunch will cost $10. RSVfor lunch by July 20th  to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or CT Bird Combs at pdgbird1@mtco.com
There will be a meeting/training of the Zone Chairpersons following lunch that should last about one hour.


DG Sue Wolf is continuing the request of 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 (Marseilles) for their community food pantry.


Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 21st.  The cabinet reports arto bsubmitted 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.


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DG Joe Vinyard Thank You & Farewell Note

1BK July 2020 Newsletter

1-BK Cabinet Meeting Materials (6-13-2020)
Distinguished Lions,
Attached for your reading enjoyment and information is the agenda for Saturday's meeting, committee report package, and minutes of the February 1, 2020 Cabinet meeting. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
If you have never used Zoom for a meeting or are unsure of what to do, DG Joe will open the meeting about 20 minutes so we can help you if you have trouble accessing Zoom via the link below.
Joe Vinyard is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: District 1-BK Cabinet Meeting
Time: Jun 13, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting using your Computer or Smart Phone
Password: 1234
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8158866011#,,1#,975220# US (Chicago)
Dial in for audio if your Computer has no Speaker or Mic
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Password: 975220
Hopefully we'll "see" all your smiling faces Saturday morning!
Thanks for all you do!!
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK
P.S. I'm early with the notice this time!! Must be because most of you are still in "stay at home" mode and have nothing better to do. LOL

1BK June 2020 Newsletter

MD1 June 2020 Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)


Click above link to read State e-Magazine online.  Do not forget to send this to all your club members.  District Secretaries: Please remind all your district club secretaries to send this magazine to their club members without fail.
PDF's are attached.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions
 of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

District 1-BK Lions Officer Preparation Sessions - June 20th via Zoom

Fellow Lions, 


We will be holding officer preparation sessions on June 20th via Zoom  If you are a new President, Secretary, or Treasurer or an experienced officer that just wants to get some more insight into serving - please consider attending one of the sessions. 



Here is our lineup that day: 


9:00 - President's Discussion - PDG Ken Novak and DG Joe Vinyard 


11:00 - Secretaries Discussion - Lion Paul Marshall and PDG Charlie Siefert 


2:00 - Treasurer's Discussion - PDG Bird Combs and DG Joe Vinyard 



Below is the meeting access information - hope to see you there. 



Be safe and take care!! 


DG Joe Vinyard  






Join Zoom Meeting with computer or smart phone 



Meeting ID: 815 886 6011 

Password: 1234 


One tap mobile 

+13126266799,,8158866011#,,1#,975220# US (Chicago) 


Dial by your location if computer has no speaker or mic 

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 


Meeting ID: 815 886 6011 

Password: 975220 

MD1 May 2020 Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Click below link to read State Magazine online.
PDF is attached for reference.
Send this to all lions in your district.
Enjoy Reading.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor

1-BK MAy 2020 BUZZZ Newsletter

LCI Virtual Events Web Page

With the COVID-19 situation, LCI is continuing to provide information to its members.  By copying this link and pasting it into your search box, you will go directly to the Lions Virtual Events Center.


This center provides information on recent webinars.  Webinars are recorded and will be made available for review.  With the likelihood of many of our face to face trainings being cancelled and meetings and events being postponed, there may be an idea or two to help clubs continue to serve safely and effectively as well as provide training for leaders.  Please share this link with as many Lions as possible.

Again, my best to you and yours,



Jama Wahl

MD1 GLT Coordinator



A New Helpful Resource from LCI - Our Digital Products Overview Web Page
LCI has created a new web page that provides a quick overview of Our Digital Products including MyLion, MyLCI, Insights, Learning, and Shop! Depending on your role within our association, MD1, your district or club, you'll have access to different features when you login. Go to the link below and check it out. Distribute it widely to all Lions!
You'll hear more about these digital products as LCI has branded them and continues to enhance all of them regularly based on feedback they have been collecting from a new Product Ambassadors group of Lions.

Upcoming 1BK Webinar: The Legal Side of Our Lions Service (on May 5th and 21st)
Our next 1-BK webinar will be "The Legal Side of Our Lions Service.  We will be holding this via Zoom on two nights - May 5 and May 21 at 7:00 PM.  
PID Bud Wahl will lead this program.  There is a lot of good information in this webinar that our clubs should know such as identifying and assessing risks, liability insurance, LCI trademarks, and much more.
Please attend if you can - you may learn some things that will come in handy for your club.  The meeting access information is listed below.
Thank you.
DG Joe
Topic: The Legal Side of Our Lions Service
Times: May 5, 2020 and May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time 
Join Zoom Meeting using computer audio and speaker
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Password: 1234
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8158866011#,,#,975220# US (Chicago)

Dial in if your don't have a mic or speaker on your computer  
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Password: 975220

LIF 2020-2021 Calendar of Events

LIF Staff List

Visit to Leader Dog Invitation (Oct 23-25)

MD1 Lions April 2020 Illinois Lion and Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)

1BK April 2020 Newsletter

1BK LIONS - Membership Retention Webinar - Coming on April 7th


District 1-BK Lions,

We are offering a Membership Retention webinar on April 7th at 7:00pm. The information to attend is below!

All are welcome!

Thank you.

DG Joe




Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time  


Join Zoom Meeting via computer or smart phone 



Meeting ID: 815 886 6011 

Password: 1234 



Dial in numbers - if your computer doesn't have a speaker or microphone 

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 

+1 253 215 8782 US 


Meeting ID: 815 886 6011 

** MD1 Lions Message from CC Jerome Perez on MD1 2020 State Lions Convention **

Lions of Illinois Foundation Update from Executive Director Lion Trish Fisher

From: "Trish Fisher" <tfisher@lifnd.org>

Greetings Lions Friends and Family,
Please know that your Foundation Office Staff has been working all week to set-up your Foundation Office for remote access in anticipation for this mandatory “ Shelter in Place” action.
All departments are up and running through our remote server and you may contact each department via the e-mails listed on our website. www.lionsofillinois.org
I am staying in close contact with each department via our “go to meeting” web application.
We will continue to work on our upcoming events such as our 1st annual Lion Mario J. Gumino Memorial golf classic scheduled for August 1st
Our 3rd annual Roar-in Car Show scheduled for September 12th
Our second annual Knights Quest Gala-presenting the 1920’s, which will be held on Friday September 25th at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca
Let’s not forget Candy Day October 9th and 10th, Candy has been ordered and we encourage all Lions to contact Dianne Ortega with your anticipated preorder for the roll candy as well as the sugar free suckers.
Also in October we are planning a bus trip to Leader Dog, more details will be e-mailed to your district secretary for this event scheduled for October 23rd to October 25th.
Please also note that the LIF office will still be able to receive mail and we will have our special Sight and Sound Sweepstakes Early Bird drawing scheduled in April as soon as we are able.
I will be posting more updates as they become available. Please go to our Camp Lions Facebook Page for updates on Camp Lions Summer Camps 2020.
Please Stay Safe and know that I and the Foundation staff are thinking of you our extended Lions families.
Thank You for all that you do.

Lion Trish Fisher
Executive Director
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2254 Oakland Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178
815-756-5633 Fax 815-787-6806
Serving People with Vision and Hearing Needs Since 1974


LCI Update Message from ID Bob Block on LCI 2020 Convention and District Conventions

MD1 Lions,

Please see the attached letter from our President Choi cancelling the Singapore Convention in June, 2020.

I have also attached the Voting Procedures from Lions Clubs International for the election of 2020-2021 District Officers if the District Convention was cancelled.  This will assist Districts in the voting for new officers for the coming years.

Stay safe and HEALTHY!

Lion Bob Block
International Director 2019-2020

** District 1-BK Convention Postponed **
** District 1-BK Convention Postponed **
Fellow Lions,
Due to the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations and cancelling the District 1-BK convention on April 17-18. I have made this decision in the best interest of your health and safety. Given that a significant portion of our membership are in the high risk category I feel this is the best course of action.
I will continue to monitor the situation before deciding on another date and location. As you know the situation is fluid and new information comes out each day. We are required to hold elections for our officers and I will work with the leadership team in 1-BK to determine how to best proceed. I have also consulted with ID Bob Block to get his input. I ask for your patience as we work through this situation.
The Holiday Inn will be cancelling any room reservations that have been made in conjunction with the convention. As for prepaid registrations and meal packages, please allow us a little time to work out the details on the best process of refunding everyone's money.
I want to thank the convention committee for all of the hard work they have put into planning this event. I know this is disappointing news, but everyone's health and well-being is the top priority.
Thank you.
DG Joe Vinyard

MD1 March 2020 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)

Nominations for District Officers 2020-2021 Lion Year
To: District 1-BK Lions


Subject: Nominations for District Officers 2020-2021 Lion Year
This is the official notification that nominations are now being accepted for the positions of District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor, 2nd Vice District Governor, and Lions of Illinois Foundation Trustee (two-year term) for the 2020-2021 Lion Year.
Election of these officers will take place at the District Convention April 18, 2020 which is being held at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn & Suites.
Any Lion seeking one of these positions must meet certain qualifications and submit written notice and endorsements to the District election chairperson, Lion Reveneal O’Brien. Notification of intent to seek an office must be received no later than 20 days before the opening of the convention. Send notice of intent to seek office and endorsements to:
Lion Reveneal O’Brien
Nominations Committee Chairperson
1500 Creekside Drive
Minooka, Illinois 60447
The requirements for each office are listed below:
District Governor
• Candidate is an active member in good standing of a chartered Lions Club in Good Standing* in his/her single or sub-district.
• Candidate endorsed by his/her Lions Club or a majority of the Lions Clubs in the District.
• Candidate is currently serving as the first vice district governor within this district.
First Vice District Governor
• Candidate is an Active Member in good standing of a chartered Lions Club in Good Standing* in his/her single or sub-district.
• Candidate endorsed by his/her Lions Club or a majority of the Lions Clubs in the District.
• Candidate is currently serving as the second vice district governor within this district.
Second Vice District Governor
• Candidate is an Active Member in good standing of a chartered Lions Club in Good Standing* in his/her single or sub-district.
• Candidate endorsed by his/her Lions Club or a majority of the Lions Clubs in the District.
• Club President
• Club Board of Directors Two Years
• District Cabinet
• Zone or Region Chairperson or
• Cabinet Secretary (and/or Treasurer)
• With none of the above being accomplished concurrently.
Foundation Trustee
• A candidate for the office of District Trustee shall:
• Be an active member in good standing of a Lions Club in good standing* in his/her District; and have served
• (A) as President or Secretary of a Lions Club for a full term or major portion thereof, or as a member of the Board of Directors of a Lions Club for no less than three (3) years, and
• (B) as a member of a District Cabinet for a full term or major portion thereof; and
• Not have served as a District Governor for more than one (1) month of the fiscal year of the Foundation during which such nominations are being considered.
*Please note that if the club has any outstanding dues, the candidate should be notified and provided up until fifteen (15) days prior to the close of credential certification to ensure that his/her club pay outstanding dues.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the requirements to hold any of these District offices.
In Service,
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK
Cc: District Governor Joe Vinyard

1-BK MArch 2020 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)

MD1 2020 State Convention Online Registration Option

MD1 Lions,


The registration form to attend our annual state convention can be found on our website at http://www.illinoislionsmd1.org and our Facebook page at http://fb.com/md1lions.


There is now also an online registration option for you here at this link:   https://www.signmeup.com/LionsILConventioncom/LionsILConvention


Please direct any questions to :


Mary Pemberton, SST

Lions of Illinois, Inc.

828 S. 2nd Street, Suite 101

Springfield, IL  62704

Phone: 217-299-9113

1BK Lions Webinar March 24 and March 25 - The Impact of Service and How to Use MyLion Tom Drez to: Group 02/20/2020 02:18 PM From: Tom Drez/CBS To: Group/CBS@CBS Bcc: Website Services-List (1BK Members - Part 2)

Fellow Lions,

Our next webinar is coming up in March and it deals with what Lions are all about - Service!! This webinar is called:

"The Impact of Service and How to Use My Lion"

When - March 24 and March 25 at 7:00 PM central time.

PDG Ken Novak, our district GST, will lead the discussion.

Both nights are the same presentation so attend whichever night best fits your schedule.

Here is the meeting access information:

To join using your computer or Zoom app on your phone:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Password: 1234

If your computer doesn't have speakers or a mic - you can still get audio capabilities by dialing in using one of these numbers:
+1 646 558 8656
+1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 815 886 6011


I hope you are able to join us one of these evenings to hear more about serving our communities and how to report our activities using MyLion.

Thank you.

DG Joe Vinyard




1-BK Central Region St Patrick's Party MGE Flyer (on March 12th @ Coal City Lions)

MD1 2020 Lions of Illinois Convention Registration Form (on May15-17 @ Normal)