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Lions Message from Our MD1 Int'l Convention State Chairperson PDG Ken Horn

Fellow MD-1 Lions,

We are a few days away from our celebration. I have some convention information for you.

    The volunteer office is located on level 2 north building room N 230 b McCormick place. 
     It is not too late to volunteer, contact PCC Steve Anton ( for more information.
    Parade Sat. July 1 on Wacker Dr. assembly time is 10 am. Look for the blue flag and the Illinois banner.
    You must wear your convention name tag to all events.
    Plenary sessions/International shows, MD-1 delegation will be in front on the right or left side. Please arrive early.
    Illinois Reception will be Sunday July 2, 5-7 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel McCormick Place second Floor
    Ballroom. A table will be set up on the outside of the ballroom for you to pick up an invitation and a drink ticket. 
    Information from Lions Clubs International:
Parade Day Information:
  For the enjoyment of all involved, please abide by the rules that the Chicago Police Department has
  put in place for parade day.
  No bags/backpacks, large purse allowed in assembly area or any part of the parade route.
  No boxes will be allowed in the assembly area or any part of the parade route. 
  All distribution of items to delegations must be done before arrival at the assembly area.
  Please pass along the above information to all  clubs and all members in your club.

Thank You
    See you at the convention!
    PDG Bob Block Convention Chairperson
     PCC Steve Anton Volunteer Chairperson
     PDG Ken Horn State Chairperson


Come Celebrate Chicago JUNE Issue - for 2017 LCI Convention Chicago

LCI 2017 Convention VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES for all volunteers - Please Read!

Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Initiative Info

Dear Lions,

My name is Lion Trish Bissell. I’m a visually impaired Lion and want to share some important information about a worthwhile initiative for your club or district… Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind.

Nearly 14 million Americans, many 65 years or older, have low vision or are blind. And for these individuals, inability to clearly read a prescription label can result in unnecessary injury or even death.

What’s this initiative about?


Over the past several years, accessible prescription labels (Labels that talk, large print labels and Braille labels) have become readily available at pharmacies across the United States and Canada.  But there’re still so many people that don’t know they even exist!  This needs to be changed!


The goal of the Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind campaign is to get the word out. You can start saving lives immediately by talking about accessible labels to family, friends and pharmacies. You and your Club can participate in a special annual event:




It’s easy to get more information about participating… go to this link:


 or call 1-800-890-1180.

… and everyone in your club that participates gets a pin!!

Please mention this in your Newsletters. If you would like a 2-minute demonstration on how easy it is to use ScripTalk, please give me a call!

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Lion Trish Bissell & LeaderDog, Sparrow

Lion's  Liaison & LeaderDog Chair

(W) 941-702-6609  (C) 217-779-3821

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Lions Club Fundraising Art/Sports/Music Memorabilia Auction Idea


1-J June 2017 Newsletter

1-D June 2017 Newsletter

LCI 2017 Host Conv MD1 Host Committee VOLUNTEER TRAINING Links

Training Live Video:

-Lion Austin

1F June 2017 Nesletter

YOU Are Invited - Midwest Breakfast Centennial Celebration on July 3 @ Chicago Palmer House Hilton (flyer attached)

Anyone Want a Nice Lion?

MD1 June 2017 of The Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Please find attached PDF's of monthly magazine for the month of June, 2017.  If you want to read on the web, click below links:
Make sure that every lion in your District receives this magazine.  Thanks for your cooperation.


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

2017-2018 MD1 Cabinet Shirt Order Form

1-BK June 2017 Newsletter

A Message from our MD1 Int'l Convention State Chairperson PDG Ken Horn to all MD1 Lions

MD-1 Policy Manual & Budget (revised 5/19/17)

MD1 2017 State Convention Pictures & Videos

Links courtesy of PDG Austin D'Souza:

CC Mark & First Lady Maggie William's Magic Show:
Video:  Keynote Address by :LCI II Vice President Gudrun:
Video: LCI II V P Gudrun message at the luncheon:
Video: LCI II V P Gudrun message at the:
MD1 State Convention Breakfast Pictures:
Live Web Videos:
1. PDG Mario Guminos Speech on Lions of Illinois Foundation:
2. Dr. Mary Jordan OD's presentation on Low Vision Kids:
3. LCI II Vice President Gudrun's Message to Lions of Illinois Foundation:
-Lion Austin


LIF 24th Annual Golf Outing on 8/5/17 @ Oak Ridge

Grayslake Lions - Lions Car Flags for Sale
My name is Lion Tim Keefe, and I am a member of the Grayslake Lions Club.  Our club has had some car flags made up to commemorate the Centennial Celebration this year, and they are available for sale via the Grayslake Lions Club website -  Attached are sample pictures.
They can be purchased from the Grayslake Lions Clubs for $ 20.00 apiece plus shipping. Limited time and quantity. Flags are highway speed rated and come in yellow or white while supplies last. 
Grayslake Lions Club can be reached at our website, Facebook or email.
Lion Tim Keefe
Grayslake, Illinois Lions Club

1-CN 2016-2017 District Directory & Changes (as of 2-25-17)

MD1 State Office Closures for 2017

1-M 2016-2017 District Directory (as of 10-3-16)

2016-2017 MD1 State Committee Member Lists (as of 9-20-16)