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1-CN April 2017 Newsletter
Apr-15-2017


1-J April 2017 Newsletter
Apr-12-2017


1-D April 2017 Newsletter
Apr-10-2017


1F April 2017 Newsletter
Apr-06-2017


CRITICAL 100th LCI Convention MD1 Activities -- Please Read
Apr-03-2017
The COUNT DOWN is now at less than 100 days until the 100th annual Lions Clubs Int'l convention in Chicago. Every Week we will now start highlighting some very strategic and important items for all Lions, especially the Lions of Illinois as we complete our convention hosting planning and preparation activities. Critical activities right now include:
 
1. THE CLOCK
The clock is now ticking to the start of the convention on June 30th. 90 days will go by very quickly.
 
2. REGISTRATION
If you not registered for the convention and secured your hotel room, please do so this week. More than 31,000 Lions have completed their registrations. And, we are now spread across 34 hotels downtown with 18 of the booked solid. We expect total registrations and total hotels to continue to grow in the short term.
 
3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Please consider volunteering for any committee in any time slot. We still need many many volunteers to fill an estimated total of 3,100 shifts of a couple hours each. You do not need to volunteer for a very long time, but we can use every committed volunteer we can get. Consider signing up now online here:
 
http://www.lions2017chicago.org/volunteer-form
 
4. CLUB STREET BANNER SPONSORSHIP
Please ask your club to consider sponsoring a street banner to hang downtown during the Convention. We will try and get your back to you after the convention. Your club's sponsorship is directly impactful on the MD1 Host Committee budget and your support is VERY MUCH appreciated. See the order form at this link:
 
http://www.lions2017chicago.org/order-now/street-banner-sponsorship/
 
5. THE HOURGLASS
With the clock ticking and us being 90 days from the start of the convention, there are many things that have registration or ordering deadlines. Waiting too much longer can put your participation in and enjoyment of the convention behind the 8 ball. Please consider wrapping up all of the above this week.
 
6. SPREAD THE WORD
Please Like and share via FB or email this update and future weekly updates to all the Lions you know.
 
Thank you for helping to make our 100th Int'l Convention special and great!!
 
MD1 Host Committee
 
 


1A April 2017 Newsletter
Apr-03-2017


1-CN March 2017 Newsletter
Mar-12-2017


USA-Canada Forum March 2017 Newsletter
Mar-12-2017


1-D March 2017 Newsletter
Mar-12-2017


Lions 2017 Int'l Convention - Come Celebrate Chicago, March Issue
Mar-11-2017


1-J March 2017 Newsletter
Mar-10-2017


1-CN February 2017 Newsletter
Feb-22-2017


Lions 2017 Int'l Convention - Come Celebrate Chicago, February Issue
Feb-20-2017


1-BK Jan-Feb 2017 Newsletter
Feb-13-2017


1-J February 2017 Newsletter
Feb-12-2017


1-D February 2017 Newsletter
Feb-10-2017


REVISED 1-BK Convention Info & Registration for Bolingbrook Holiday Inn
Feb-05-2017

Remit the form and money to.

2nd VDG Lori Linn
503 Vine St.
Morris, IL 60450

Questions call 815-942-8262 or District Governor Pat 815-343-7378



1-A February 2017 Newsletter
Feb-04-2017

https://issuu.com/lionsofillinois/docs/lions_of_district_1a_february



1-CS January 2017 Newsletter
Feb-02-2017


1-A 2017 Convention Info & Registration
Jan-31-2017


MD1 Lions Cybersecurity Alert - Phishing Protection for Lions
Jan-31-2017

MD1- Lions,

eMail phishing has become a common scam all around the world, and Lions members are not immune from being phished.  Everyone is target because everyone has something of value to criminals whether it be online access to yours or your club's bank account or individually identifiable information that can be used to open accounts in your name.  Phishing attacks have more doubled in the last year for these two simple reasons:

1.  It is cost-effective for the criminal.  Sending email is cheap.  Criminals look for risk vs. reward and ROI just as any prudent organization or individual does.
2.  It works.  Unfortunately, people will always be the weakest link in any equation.

Please do everything you can to stay a step or two ahead of the hackers and criminals, to protect yourself and your family, your club, district and MD and stay out of the headlines.

LCI has a section on their website regarding phishing protection for Lions.  Please take a moment to view it here:  http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/resources/phishing-protection.php

An additional excellent resource for you is on SAN.ORG website here:   https://www.sans.org/security-resources/posters/target/100/download
And subscribe to their OUCH eNewsletter here:  https://securingthehuman.sans.org/resources/newsletters/ouch/2017

Any questions, let me know.


Lion Tom Drez
MD1 IT Chairperson
Home Club:  Lemont (1BK)



1-A January 2017 Newsletter
Jan-24-2017


Come Celebrate Chicago - 2017 LCI Convention January 2017 Issue
Jan-18-2017


1-F Newsletter - Convention Info
Jan-18-2017


1-J January 2017 Newsletter
Jan-10-2017


1-D January 2017 Newsletter
Jan-10-2017


Special MD1 Council of Governors Meeting on 2/4/17 @ Bloomington
Jan-07-2017

Special Council meeting being held on Saturday, Feb 4th from 9:00 - 9:00 am at the DoubleTree hotel in Bloomington, IL.



1-F January 2017 Newsletter
Jan-06-2017


Our Latest MD1 video to Promote LCIcon 2017 in Chicago!
Jan-05-2017
Our latest MD1 video to promote our hosting of the LCI 100th Annual Convention in Chicago this summer! Mark your calendar to attend, register now at lcicon.lionsclubs.org, and reserve your hotel room if staying downtown. Visit lions2017chicago.org for more details, too!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPYBTZSr_Ak&feature=youtu.be


Come Celebrate Chicago 2017 LCI Convention - December 2016 Issue
Dec-19-2016


1-J December 2016 Newsletter
Dec-13-2016


1-D December 2016 Newsletter
Dec-13-2016


1-BK December Newsletter
Dec-13-2016


1-F December 2016 Newsletter
Dec-06-2016


1-CS November 2016 Newsletter
Nov-21-2016


Come Celebrate Chicago 2017 LCI Convention - November 2016 Issue
Nov-21-2016


1BK November 2016 Newsletter
Nov-15-2016


1-J November 2016 Newsletter
Nov-14-2016


1-CN Oct-Nov 2016 Newsletter
Nov-11-2016


1-D November 2016 Newsletter
Nov-10-2016


1-F November 2016 Newsletter
Nov-08-2016


Come Celebrate Chicago 2017 - October 2016 Issue
Oct-26-2016


1-F October 2016 Newsletter
Oct-19-2016


1-BK October 2016 Newsletter
Oct-14-2016


1-D October 2016 Newsletter
Oct-14-2016


1-J October 2016 Newsletter
Oct-08-2016


MD-1 Fall Rally (MD-1 Forum) HOTEL ROOM AVAILABILITY NOTICE!
Oct-03-2016
The Lions of Illinois room block for the Fall Rally (MD-1 Forum) is full, but the following hotels near the Embassy Suites may still have guest rooms available for those who are planning to attend the Fall Rally and need overnight accommodations:

Best Western Plus East Peoria - $105 includes breakfast
Fairfield Inn and Suites - $107, includes breakfast
Courtyard Peoria - $107
Stoney Creek - $109
Staybridge Suites - $125
Holiday Inn and Suites - $151
Hampton Inn Peoria East - $159


1-CS September 2016 Newsletter
Sep-28-2016


Emerging Lions Leadership Institute in Chicago on January 21-23, 2017.
Sep-23-2016

https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=1183654388&message_id=13509822&user_id=LIONSPROD&group_id=2310690&jobid=35231086



UPDATED: MD1 2016 Rally and 2017 Int'l Convention Kickoff Flyer on 10/22/16 @ East Peoria
Sep-21-2016

UPDATED...registration form for the MD1 2017 Convention Fall Rally. It includes a vegetarian option for the meal on Saturday evening. Also, twenty rooms have been added to the room block.



Apple iOS 10 Accessibility Enhancements
Sep-21-2016

Accessibility: Several tweaks and small changes were made to iOS 10’s accessibility features:

VoiceOver: VoiceOver, which speaks items that are found on your iPhone’s screen, doesn’t have many settings changes, but the settings are organized differently. The Speak Hints toggle is now found under a menu item called Verbosity—when turned on, this feature will provide some additional detail on how to use a button or feature you’ve selected. Also in the Verbosity settings: an Emoji Suffix toggle, which will speak the word “emoji” when emojis are read in text context if turned on.

The “Use Sound Effects” toggle is missing from the main screen; it’s now hidden under the Audio section. You’ll also find options for Audio Ducking and to Auto-select Speaker in Call, which will automatically switch your call to speaker phone if you hold the phone away from your ear.

In the Speech section, what once was called Default Dialect is now simply called Voice. Here, you’ll select your preferred language, voice, and dialect. You can correct any poor pronunciation of new works by adding an item to the Pronunciations section.

Magnifier: In iOS 10, you can use your iPhone’s camera to magnify things IRL, like fine print in a book or a hard-to-read brunch menu. Just toggle on the Magnifier setting. You’ll also find the Auto-Brightness tool here.

Display Accommodations: Here, you’ll find the settings to invert your display’s color, add color filters, or reduce white point, which all assist people who struggle with color blindness. They’ve moved from Accessibility’s main settings page.

Speech: Speech now has more language options for what it can speak back to you, and you can adjust the speaking rate. It can also speak out words as you type them, or provide feedback on the characters that you type.

Home Button: Hate the new “press Home to open” feature? You can go back to the before times—where you’d simply rest your finger on the Home button to activate Touch ID and unlock your phone—if you’d like. Toggle on the Rest Finger to Open option. Voila! You can also adjust the click speed required with the Home button—slow it down a bit, or make it even slower.
ios10 home button



MC-EP Lions Chili Cook Off on 11/6/16 @ River Park
Sep-20-2016


Notice of Special Meeting of Council of Governors on 10-1-16
Sep-20-2016
A Special meeting of the Council of Governors is being held on October 1, 2016 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Executive Boardroom at the Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria, IL.  Lunch is not provided.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Lion Michele at State Office.


Gadgets That Enable Blind People to See
Sep-17-2016

http://www.israel21c.org/the-gadgets-that-enable-blind-people-to-see/



1F Sept 2016 Newsletter
Sep-17-2016


1-D Sept 2016 Newsletter
Sep-14-2016


1-J Sept 2016 Newsletter
Sep-12-2016


1BK Sept 2016 Newsletter
Sep-11-2016


LIF Sep-Oct 2016 LionsShare Newsletter
Sep-06-2016


1F September, 2016 Newsletter
Sep-06-2016


MC-EP Lions Chili Cook-Off Flyer on 11-6-16
Sep-02-2016


Midwest Beakfast Info @ USA-Canada Forum
Aug-22-2016


Come Celebrate Chicago - August 2017 Issue
Aug-22-2016


1BK August 2016 Newsletter
Aug-18-2016


1-F August 2016 Newsletter
Aug-12-2016


1-D August 2016 Newsletter
Aug-11-2016


LIF 2016 Annual Golf Outing Flyer on 8/6/16 @ Senica
Aug-10-2016


LIF Golf Outing REQUEST for Donations & Foursomes
Aug-10-2016

Calling all Lions -  LIF golf outing coming up fast on August 6.  Request to all clubs and Lions to consider signing up to golf or to consider a donation, too.  If you wish to play, please let the Foundation know sooner rather than later.  This supports our low vision evaluation program.  $290.00 sponsors a hole and pays for one child evaluation!

Thank you for your consideration!

LIF

 



1-J August 2016 Newsletter
Aug-09-2016


1-CN August 2016 Newsletter
Aug-05-2016


MD1 State Website Refreshed for 2016-2017 with NEW Features!!
Jul-22-2016

Check otu the refreshed and updated MD1 state website (illinoislionsmd1.org).  All the info has been updated for the new 2016-2017 Lion year.

And:

--New Links across the top of the home page for 2017 Int'l convention website and FB page.

--The Calendar and Videos section now use the Calednar and Videos features of our MD1 Council of Governors FB page so everyone is a content author and can easily LIKE and SHARE content, too.

--Revamped Monday morning email message format, too.  If you know of Lions not on our Monday morning dist list, have them send me their address (tom@drez.net)

--Check out all the new stuff.  Promtoe our site and FB page, and add events and videos and like and share everything!

--Have a great year!



1-CS July 2016 Newsletter
Jul-22-2016


1-M Convention Info
Jul-22-2016


1-M Convention Ad Info
Jul-20-2016


1-M Convention Registration Info
Jul-20-2016


1-J July 2016 Newsletter
Jul-18-2016


Come Celebrate Chicago 2017 - July 2016 Issue
Jul-15-2016


New requirement for section 501(c)(4) organizations - Form 8976
Jul-14-2016

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/electronically-submit-your-form-8976-notice-of-intent-to-operate-under-section-501c4



MD1 Cabinet Member Shirt Order Form
Jul-13-2016


Lemont Lions 2016 Annual Golf Outing on 8/19/16 @ Ruffled Feathers
Jul-12-2016


1-D July 2016 Newsletter
Jul-12-2016


1-F February 2017 Newsletter
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