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ID Bob Block Letter to MD1 Lions

We Serve (Or Do We In This Scary Time?)
We Serve (Or Do We In This Scary Time?)
Reprinted from Lion Larry McGuire
Lions and Lioness,
Presently we live in a scary time. No one really wants to be in a crowded place. Healthcare facilities have limited visitors. Even funerals are being restricted.
But still, as Lions, We Serve. Or do we?
How can We Serve in this scary time?
In reading today's paper I saw a list of ways we can serve and still be relatively safe. We can:
Donate activity games/puzzles to human service center's living facilities,
Sew face masks for healthcare employees, developmental disability facility employees, and first responders,
Wellbeing calls to senior citizens in our communities,
Help pay for senior citizens meals,
Record you reading for those with vision loss,
Donate meals,
Donate to your local food pantry,
Volunteer at your local food pantry, or
Donate food and supplies to your local humane society.
These are just some ideas of how we can continue to fulfill our motto, We Serve.
Perhaps these suggestions may spark an idea for your club that I have not listed, if so, share.
This email is going out to a limited number of Lions Club members, mostly to club presidents. You can still contact your club members via telephone, email or Facebook.
Yours In Service,
Lion Larry McGuire,
District 1-CS Leadership Chair

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

Lions of Illinois Foundation Update from Executive Director Lion Trish Fisher
Lions of Illinois Foundation Update from Executive Director Lion Trish Fisher
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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.
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 & District Conventions
LCI Update Message from ID Bob Block
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 **

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

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