1BK Lions

District 1BK Lions Member Only

Home
Active Rooms
HOT NEWS!
FORMS
Educational Materials
1-BK Important Documents
PAST News & Info
1BK Officers
WEBINARS
Let the Lions Roar!

District 1-BK Lions of Illinois

PAST News & Info Archive PAST News & Info


LIF LionsShare Newsletter
Nov-07-2022
https://lionsofillinoisfoundation.org/lion-share-newsletter/


1BK 2nd Cabinet Meeting Announcement (on Nov 5 @ Bonfield Lions)
Oct-16-2022
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:        October 13, 2022 

RE:            Second Cabinet Meeting of 2022-2023 

The second District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us. Please RSVP if you will be attending so we can insure enough seating is available for everyone.
 
WHENSaturday, November 5, 2022 starts at 10:00 a.m. 
                (coffee, pastries/donuts, and juice, at 9:30 a.m.)
 
WHEREBonfield Lions Community Building
                148 S Stanford
                Bonfield, Illinois 60913
 
Lunch available after the meeting. The lunch will cost ~$10 and consist of choice of two fall soups and assorted sandwiches and cookies. RSVP for lunch by November 1st  to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or CT Bird Combs at pdgbird1@mtco.com
 
DG Irene Leopold 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 (Bonfield) for their community food pantry. 
Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on November 2nd.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.
 
The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on November 4th . To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Irene Leopold or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
 
Cabinet Secretary
 
Attachments



Peace Poster Info & Deadline
Oct-16-2022

THE 2022-2023 CONTEST/Lead with Compassion

For Clubs that are participating in this year’s contest, posters need to be available for the November 5th Cabinet meeting for District level voting. The winning poster will be taken to the Council of Governors meeting December 3, 2022, for State level voting.Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 50 centimeters) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters). Do not mat or frame artwork. Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student. All artworks must be the individual student's original creation. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster. Be sure to have the Club’s name on the back of the poster as well.Clubs with Peace Poster entries are encouraged to bring the posters to the Cabinet Meeting on November 5th. The Cabinet meeting will be held at the Bonfield Community Building / 148 S. Stanford / Bonfield, IL. (Details on the Cabinet meeting were recently emailed.)If you are unable to attend the meeting on the 5th (1) contact your Zone Chair so they may bring it to the meeting, or (2) you can carefully roll the poster up and place it in a mailing tube. Do not fold the poster!Posters are to be mailed to: Lion Lori Taylor-Esposito / 217 S. Hamilton Street / Lockport, IL 60441. If you mail a poster, email me to let me know -
loritayloresposito@gmail.comThe time needed to mail the poster will vary depending on your club’s distance from Lockport. It is suggested that the poster be mailed no later than October 26th.

Thank you for participating. Wishing good luck to all entries.

Lion Lori Taylor Esposito
Youth Services -1-BK
217 S. Hamilton Street
Lockport, IL 60441
815-671-9862


Club Candy Day Photos? Pls email/text them to Lion John Joseph Honiotes.
Oct-16-2022
Hey Lions Clubs!  Send in your Candy Day photos to johnjoseph1bk@gmail.com or text them to 815-508-9746 for the November District Newsletter.  Be sure to let Lion John Joseph know the name of your club with the photos.


Lemont Lions Annual Chili Super Flyer (on 10-23-2022)
Oct-10-2022


MD1 October 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Oct-09-2022
Dear Lions:
Please share with all lions.
Click the link below to also read the e-Magazine online.  PDF's are attached below.
Best, 
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


Bonfield Lions Annual Ham Dinner Coming Up on 10-22-2022
Oct-09-2022
Bonfield Lions Annual Ham Dinner Coming Up:
 
This activity will be held on
October 22, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
 
Location: Bonfield Lions - Bonfield, IL 60913,


MD1 Lions Death Notice - Service and Funeral Arrangements for PID Curtis L. Orr
Oct-08-2022
MD1 Lions,
We have received the following arrangements on PID Curt Orr's service and funeral arrangements:
Curtis L. Orr (April 12, 1927-October 6, 2022)
Monday, October 10, from 4pm-7pm at the Clancy Gernon Hertz Funeral Home, located 1480 W Court Street in Kankakee. A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 11.
Memorial donations may be made to one of the following: Lions of Illinois Foundation, Uplifted Care in Bourbonnais, or Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth IL.
Here is a link to PID Curt's obituary: https://www.clancygernon.com/obituaries/Curtis-Orr-3/...
Please keep PID Curt and the entire Orr family in your thoughts and prayers.


1BK October 2022 Newsletter
Sep-30-2022


1BK Meet Greet & Eat Flyer (on 9-19-22 @ Bolingbrook Lions)
Sep-18-2022


1BK Candy day Jamboree Info Brochure (on Sep 21 @ Marseilles)
Sep-18-2022


Mokena Lions Pancake Breakfast 2022 Flyer (on Oct 2, 2022)
Sep-11-2022
Hey fellow 1-BK Lions,
Flapjack fans can rejoice now that the date has been set for the annual Pancake Breakfast at the Mokena Fire Protection District.
The Pancake Breakfast is scheduled to take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at MFPD Firehouse No. 1, 19853 S. Wolf Road. The event is hosted by the MFPD and the Mokena Lions Club.
Firefighters and Lions will be side-by-side serving up golden stacks of pancakes, sizzling sausage and fresh fruit. Coffee, juice and milk will also be available.
(see attached flyer)
Lion John Joseph Honiotes / 1-BK Newsletter Editor


MD1 September 2022 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Sep-02-2022
Lions:
Click the above link to read the magazine online.
Please share this magazine with all you District Lions Club members.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor
-Lion Austin


LIF July-August 2022 LionsShare Newsletter
Sep-01-2022


1BK September 2022 Newsletter
Aug-30-2022


SAVE THE DATE - MD1 Annual Convention May 19-21, 2023 -- Springfield
Aug-28-2022


Bolingbrook Lions Free Vision Screening Flyer (on Aug 25th)
Aug-17-2022


Bolingbrook Lions Cornhole Tourney Flyer (on Sep 18th)
Aug-17-2022


Joliet Noon Lions Slammers Game FUNraiser Flyer (on Sep 2)
Aug-17-2022
Joliet Noon Lions presents A Night at the Slammers Baseball Game

September 2, 2022 / Gates open at 5:35pm / Game starts at 6:35pm

Duly Health & Care Field, Joliet, IL / Joliet Slammers VS the Schaumburg Boomers

$10 per ticket / 50/50 raffle / FIREWORKS AT THE END OF THE GAME

For Tickets – johnjoseph1bk@gmail.com or call Lion John Joseph – 815-508-9746

See attached flyer for more information.

Lions at 2022 IL State Fair
Aug-15-2022
Lions at the 2022 Illinois State Fair
 
The attached pictures are from Saturday, August 13 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The Springfield Noon Lions sponsored the bus and staffed registration on that day.
 
Lions pictured at the table from left to right:
Craig Drone
Steve Frankenstein
Michael Garcia
Dave Moreland
 
Lions picture at the bus from left to right:
Craig Drone
Bill Maxey
Dave Moreland
Michael Garcia (kneeling)
Dave Johnson (LIF driver)
Steve Frankenstein


LIF Ready. Set. Vegas Gala Flyer (on 9-23-2022 @ Itasca)
Aug-05-2022

Greetings Lions,

 

Our Gala is fast approaching and we have a great line up of FREE Casino Games, Live Music, Food and Fun. 

 

Our goal is 180 tickets sold.   We will need to give a final food count on September 13th

 

Please help us reach our goal.  Pass this information along and please don’t forget to purchase your ticket to attend this fun filled event.  All proceeds go to support LIF Vision and Hearing Programs and Services.

 

If you cannot attend yourself, you can always sponsor a seat for one of our LIF Staff Members our Camp Lions Directors and/or our Special Guest speakers.   

 

Head to our website to purchase your tickets LionsOfIllinoisFoundation.org

 

or contact us directly at 815-756-5633 

 

 

 

 

Thank You,

 

Lion Trish Fisher

Executive Director

Lions of Illinois Foundation

700 N. Peace Road, Suite B

DeKalb, IL 60115

815-756-5633 E-Fax 815-787-6806

Serving People with Vision and Hearing Needs Since 1974



MD1 August 2022 Illinois Lion eMagazine (full & lite editions)
Aug-05-2022
https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/august_2022_md1_newsletter_fullClick the above link to read Magazine online.
PDF is attached.  
Cabinet Secretaries:  Share with all District clubs.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK August 2022 Newsletter
Jul-29-2022


Streator Hardscrabble Lions Club Beep Baseball Flyer (on 8-20-2022)
Jul-26-2022


1BK District Bowling Outing Flyer (on 10-22-2022 @ Morris)
Jul-25-2022
Attached is a flyer for this year's District 1-BK bowling outing. It will be on October 22 at Echo Lanes in Morris.  
 
We are looking for bowlers and have teams of 5 per lane.  If you don't have a team of 5 you can sign up as a single or smaller group and we will pair you up with some other great Lions!!
 
If you or your club want to sponsor a lane it is $50 so if you can't participate directly you or the club can still support District 1-BK.
 
Any questions or if you want to sign up please respond to me at jvinyard1@comcast.net or at 630-240-4612.
 
Everyone that attended last year's event had a great time so please consider coming out for a good cause and to also enjoy some fellowship with some other Lions!!


Hardscrabble Lions Club Pluto Fest 2022 Flyer (on 9-24-2022 @ Streator)
Jul-25-2022


1BK August 2022 Vision Screening Chair Newsletter
Jul-24-2022


1BK 1st Cabinet Meeting Materials (7-23-2022)
Jul-22-2022


1st 1BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement (on July 23 @ Normal)
Jul-08-2022
Greetings and welcome to the new Lion year. Attached is the invitation/announcement for the Cabinet meeting being held on July 23rd in Normal.
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 8, 2022
 
RE:                  First Cabinet Meeting of 2022-2023
 
The first District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast All Lions and Leos are invited to join us although space is limited to 30-35 people.
 
WHEN:      Saturday, July 23, 2022, starts at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, pastries/donuts, and juice, at 9:30 a.m. 
 
WHERE:   Normal Township Community Room
                    304 E. Mulberry Street
                    Normal, Illinois 61761

 

Lunch available after the meeting. The lunch will cost ~$10-$12 and will be assorted grinders from Avanti’s along with chips and cookies. 
 
RSVP for 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 Irene Leopold 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 (Normal) for their community food pantry.

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 20th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on July 22nd . To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Irene Leopold or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 

Attachments



MD1 July 2022 Illinois Lion eMagazine
Jul-06-2022


UPDATE for 1BK Website and Facebook Page
Jul-03-2022
Our 1BK website and Facebook page have begun their updates and refresh for the new Lion year.  You can already see the changes taking place.  If you have something you wish to promote to all 1BK Lions on the website, please send it to me any time during the year at tom@drez.net.  All Lions may post to our 1BK Lions Facebook at www.fb.com/DISTRICT1BKLIONS.  Please like and share us everywhere and often!!


1BK July 22 Newsletter
Jun-30-2022


ID Bob Block & Lion Brenda Homecoming Celebration Invitation (on July 17th @ Lansing)
Jun-14-2022
ID Bob Block & Lion Brenda Homecoming Celebration Invitation (on July 17th @ Lansing)

1BK June 4th Cabinet Meeting Materials
Jun-03-2022


MD1 June 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jun-02-2022
Please share this State Magazine with your District Lions.  PDF's are attached.
Click the above link to read the e-Magazine online.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK June 2022 Newsletter
May-31-2022


MD1 2022 Schedule of Events (as of May 9th)
May-09-2022


1BK May 2022 Newsletter
May-06-2022


1BK 2022-2023 Club Officer Training for Incoming Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers
May-05-2022


Md1 May 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
May-05-2022
Please share this magazine with all Club Members.
Click above link to read magazine online.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


Bolingbrook Lions Foundation & The American Cancer Society 2022 Memorial Day Weekend Carnival Flyer (on May 27-30)
May-03-2022


Bolingbrook Lion Keith Wood in the news. Congratulations, Lion Keith!
Apr-08-2022


DEADLINE EXTENDED - Notices for Council Chairperson and State Committee Chairperson
Apr-05-2022


Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Volunteers Needed
Apr-01-2022


MD1 April eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Apr-01-2022
Click the above link to read the e-Magazine online.
Please share with all District Lions Members and Leos.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


MD1 2022 State Convention Registration Form/Link & Hotel Reservation Link
Mar-28-2022
MD1 2022 Illinois Lions State Convention Registration (May 19-22) Links:
 
Convention Registration:
https://lionsofillinois.regfox.com/lions-of-illinois-md-1-100th-state-convention
 
Hotel Reservation:
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/lionsmd1-state-convention/


1BK April 2022 Newsletter
Mar-28-2022


Lemont Lions Spring community Dinner Flyer on April 24 @ VFW
Mar-28-2022


MD1 2022 State Convention Ad Book Info & Form
Mar-24-2022


LIF New Multi-Use Mobile Screening Unit Fundraiser
Mar-23-2022


Bolingbrook Lions 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 16th
Mar-21-2022


1BK LCIF Fundraiser
Mar-15-2022
Dear District Lions,
The following is a letter mailed to all Club Presidents:
 
Lions Clubs around the globe are changing history every day with the many projects funded with grants from our Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Four years ago, LCIF launched Campaign 100, a $300 million fundraising effort to help meet the ever-growing service needs of our 48,000 Clubs and their 1.4 million members.  Our District has done well in playing our part in that fundraising.
 
June 30, 2022 is the finish line for Campaign 100.  As of today’s date, it has raised 87.2% of its 300 million goal.  1-BK continues to cheer on the Campaign as it completes its course. 
 
We are announcing a new District Campaign 100 fundraiser.  First prize is a $300.00 gift card for Starved Rock Lodge.  The money can be used for an overnight stay, meals, and merchandise.  Second prize is a Fulgar-La Scappi indoor/outdoor electric grill.
 
An individual ticket will be $5.00. However, for every $20.00 donated by either a Club or a Lions member, you will receive 5 tickets. Example: donate $100.00 and receive 25 tickets.
 
Plus, all Club and individual member donations, will receive credit at LCIF towards a Melvin Jones Fellowship. ($1000.00 is needed to honor a member with a Melvin Jones Fellowship.)
 
The drawing for the 2 prizes will take place at the District Awards Night June 4, 2022 – winner need not be present to win. But as an incentive, there will be an Early Bird drawing during the District Convention banquet for all received entries for a 40 inch LED Smart TV.  And again, winner need not be present to win. That winning ticket will go back into the drum for the final drawing on June 4th.
 
Attached to this email is a form to fill out to send in your donation.  There is room on the form for the listing of individual members wishing to donate to the fundraiser. (The form is included in the mailing.)
 
Send the completed form and donation(s) back to:PDG John Joseph Honiotes 
1228 Massachusetts Ave
Joliet, IL 60435(The letters have a return envelope included with the mailing).He will confirm your entry in the drawing by sending back your ticket stubs.
 
ALL CHECKS MUST BE WRITTEN TO ‘LCIF’.  Although cash is welcomed, donations via check would be preferred.
 
Thank you for helping your District cheer on Campaign 100 as it nears the finish line.
 
 PDG Sue Wolf
1-BK LCIF Coordinator
 
 
Any questions should be directed to PDG John Joseph  815-508-9746 / johnjoseph1bk@gmail.com


Delegate Information - Election of District Officers 2022-2023 Lion Year
Mar-11-2022
Club Presidents
Club Secretaries

Subject: Election of District Officers 2022-2023 Lion Year

The election of District officers and Lions of Illinois Foundation Trustee will take place at the District convention that is being held on April 9, 2022 at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn and Suites. Each club is entitled to have representation/delegates at the convention based on the number of members in the club.

·         All candidates for District officers and Foundation Trustee have submitted the required paperwork for their respective offices and meet the necessary qualifications.

·         In addition to electing District officers delegates will be selecting the location of the 2023 District convention.

·         LCI determines the number of delegates each club is entitled to based on club membership as of March 1, 2022.

·         Each club President and Secretary will be sent a delegate certification sheet, and a file from Lions Clubs International (LCI) showing the number of delegates the club is allowed. Only return one form for the club.

·         The file from LCI also notes any money owed to LCI that must be paid by March 24th  for the club to be in good standing and delegates to be eligible to vote. Contact CS Charlie Siefert if you have any questions about the amount owed.

·         We ask that each club complete the delegate form and return it to CS Charlie Siefert no later than March 31, 2022 via email or via USPS mail to 241 Seneca Court, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

·         Delegates must be registered for the convention to be able to vote.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact either District Governor Shelia Perkins or Cabinet Secretary Charlie Siefert as indicated below:

DG Shelia Perkins                            CS Charlie Siefert
Cell – 815-545-0716                        Cell - 630-862-5870

Thanks for all you do or are doing to help those in need.

    Shelia                                 Charlie
 
Attachments
1-BK Delegate Certification Form (Word & PDF)
LCI Certified Delegate Listing
Convention Registration Form
 


UPDATED: MD1 March 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Mar-10-2022
Please share this magazine with all of your Club Members in your District.
Click the above link to read online.  PDFs are attached to this post.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


MD5 Lions Faculty Development Institute Flyer and Application Form -- April 8-10 in Shakopee MN
Mar-07-2022


1BK March 2022 Newsletter
Mar-01-2022


Email Address Correction - 1-BK Roadmap to Success
Feb-12-2022
Please forward to your members that may have registered for the 1-BK Roadmap to Success. The original flyer had an incorrect email address to respond for the event. The correct email address to respond is jvinyard1@comcast.net
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: JOE VINYARD <jvinyard1@comcast.net>
To: Tom Drez <tom.drez@cbservices.org>; Charlie Siefert <csiefert@ameritech.net>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2022, 05:45:56 PM CST
Subject: Email Address Correction - 1-BK Roadmap to Success
Lions Tom and Charlie,
It has come to my attention that we had the incorrect email address to RSVP to on the previous flyer for the Roadmap to Success.  Please send out the attached version via our distribution lists. 
Also, we will need to ask anyone that RSVP'ed via email to re-submit in case they sent it to the incorrect email address.
I apologize for the extra effort on this - thank you.
Lion Joe Vinyard


1BK 2022 Call to Convention
Feb-11-2022


MD1 2022 100th State Convention Promo Flyer - SAVE THE DATE!
Feb-06-2022


1BK Lions Road Map to Success Flyer (on Feb 26th)
Feb-06-2022


1-BK February 2022 Environmental Newsletter
Feb-06-2022
Dear 1-BK Members,Attached is my Environmental Newsletter for February.  There is much info in it regarding service opportunities and Earth Day coming up in April.  It's attached for your reference.  It has also be posted to our 1bklions.org website, including Word and PDF versions.With much appreciation and thanks,Lion Marilee Kadar
Environmental Chair
District 1-BK


MD-1 February 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Feb-02-2022
Dear Lion Leaders:
It is your responsibility to share this State e-Magazine with all your District Lions.  As a Governor, you can advise your Cabinte Secretary to send this newsletter to all club secretaries in your district and ask them to send all club members.
Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation.
https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/february_2022_md1_newsletter_full
Click above link to read online.
PDF's are attached for your reference.
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK February 2022 Newsletter
Jan-31-2022


''Love for Maggie'' - 1BK Service Opportunity
Jan-31-2022
Hello District 1-BK Club Presidents, Club Secretaries and Club Service Chairs:
I am sharing news about Maggie DeVries, a 5-year old girl from Frankfort, IL, who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor located in her brain stem.  Perhaps you may have heard about Maggie; if not, please read her story at this link:
A friend of Maggie's family, Carrie Sapp, has organized a Valentine's Day card drive to collect homemade Valentine's Day cards for Maggie.  It would be wonderful to show an outpouring of support for the family through your club's participation in this card drive!  Please pass along this email to your club members. More information about the card collection can be found here: (19) Carrie Sapp | Facebook
Cards can be dropped off or mailed and must arrive by February 13 to the following address. You might also make a note on the envelope, "Love for Maggie".
Carrie Sapp
1123 Green Glen Court
New Lenox, IL  60451  
  • For reference, I've attached a guidelines document for making homemade cards for kids living with cancer; and I hope you find it helpful.   
  • Maggie's story also provides information about additional efforts to benefit Maggie and her family.    
The February 1-BK chairperson's newsletter for Childhood Cancer is also attached.  February is Lions Clubs International's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and February 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day. This newsletter will also be posted on the District 1BK website at:  www.1bklions.org
Thank you for all you do in your club and district!
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
In service,
Marilee Kadar
Lion Marilee Kadar, Frankfort Lions Club
District 1BK Chairperson for Childhood Cancer 


1BK Annual District Convention -- Silent Auction Flyer
Jan-25-2022


Jan 22 Cabinet Meeting Materials
Jan-21-2022
Cabinet members,
Attached for your reading enjoyment are the minutes from the November 6th Cabinet meeting, the agenda for Saturday's meeting, and report package.
Remember our meeting Saturday is via zoom at the following link/information below:
Topic: 1-BK Cabinet Meeting
Time: Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8158866011# US (Chicago)
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Hope to "see" all your smiling faces via Zoom Saturday.
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK


MD1 Spring Roundup Flyer, Schedule, and Registration (@ Springfield on March 5th)
Jan-18-2022


Cabinet Meeting Changed to ZOOM ONLY Meeting
Jan-17-2022
Cabinet members,
Out of concerns for the health and safety of everyone, District Governor Shelia has moved the Cabinet meeting scheduled for January 22nd in Marseilles to a Zoom meeting. 
Below is the information and link to the Zoom meeting.
Topic: 1-BK Cabinet Meeting
Time: Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8158866011# US (Chicago)
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
Your cabinet reports are still due to me no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 18th.
 
Hope to see everyone via Zoom next Saturday!!
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK


New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show -- Has been Canceled
Jan-13-2022


Frankfort Lions Share the Care Drive Flyer
Jan-13-2022


1BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement (Jan 22 @ Marseilles Lions)
Jan-10-2022
Please note the change of the location from the previously announced meeting location.
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: January 10, 2022
RE: Third Cabinet Meeting of 2021-2022 Lion Year
The third District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2022, starting at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts, and juice, at 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE: Marseilles Lions Hall
                511 Commercial Street
                Marseilles, Illinois 61341
Lunch provided after the meeting consisting of sub sandwiches, chips, and cookies. The cost of the lunch will be  approximately $10.00.
RSVP for lunch by January18th to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or CT Bird Combs at pdgbird1@mtco.com 
DG Shelia Perkins is continuing the request of asking anyone attending to bring a non-perishable food item(s) and coats 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 Tuesday, January 18th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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. 
The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on January 21st.  Please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion in the package to save time during the meeting. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Shelia Perkins or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
In service,
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary
Attachments


BRADLEY LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT FOR POLICE OFFICERS
Jan-10-2022
BRADLEY LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT FOR POLICE OFFICERSMy name is Craig Page and the president of the Bradley LionsTwo police officers from Bradley were shot last week. Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic lost her life, and Officer Tyler Bailey is still fighting for his life. Both were shot in the face.
Our pancake breakfast is on January 15th, 2022, and we are donating the entire proceeds to the families of the officers.I have attached the flyer that we have distributed throughout the community to help raise awareness of the fundraiser.
If anyone would like to come down and help Serve, or make a donation, we would gladly accept either.You can reach me on my cell 815-861-0924 if you would like or my office 815-929-0924. My email address is pag2@amfam.com
Thank you very much for your support.


MD1 January 2022 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jan-03-2022
Dear Lions Leaders:
Please share this magazine with all your District Lions.
Click the above link to read the e-Magazine online.
PDF is attached to this email for your reference.
Yours in Lionism,
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK January 2022 Newsletter
Dec-30-2021


1BK LIONS: Retention Through Recognition - Thanking Lions for All They Do (on Jan 31)
Dec-21-2021
Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdumtqTIvGdTjzfy_ufkmGhpLceYO3DCA

MD1 December 2021 eMagazine
Dec-01-2021


1-BK December 2021 Newsletter
Nov-28-2021


1BK 11-6-21 Cabinet Meeting Materials
Nov-05-2021


Lemont Lions $500/day Give-Away Flyer -- Every day in February 2022
Nov-02-2021


MD1 November 2021 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Nov-01-2021


Lemont Lions Annual Chili Supper Flyer (on Nov 7)
Nov-01-2021


1BK PDG Pickles Diabetes Comic Book November 2021 Issue
Oct-29-2021


1BK November 2021 Newsletter
Oct-29-2021


Frankfort Lions Coat Drive Flyer (Nov 1 - 15)
Oct-27-2021


1BK childhood Cancer Newsletter - October 2021
Oct-26-2021


1BK 2nd Cabinet Meeting Announcement (on 11-6 @ Lemont)
Oct-24-2021
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:        October 20, 2021
 
RE:            Second Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021
 
The second District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 
WHEN:      Saturday, November 6, 2021 starting at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts,                          and juice, at 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:    Lemont VFW Hall
                   15780 New Avenue
                   Lemont, Illinois 60439
 
Lunch will be provided after the meeting.. The cost of the lunch will be  approximately $10.00.
 
RSVP for lunch by November 2nd to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or CT Bird Combs at pdgbird1@mtco.com
 
We will be having two guest speakers so please RSVP if you will be attending the meeting so we can make sure to have enough seating.

 

DG Shelia Perkins is continuing the request of asking anyone attending to bring a non-perishable food item(s) and coats to each Cabinet meeting. The food collected will be given to the host Lions Club (Lemont) for their community food pantry.

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted using the attached Word or PDF fillable forms. The forms are also located on the District Website at: 

 
Reports should be emailed to me at csiefert@ameritech.net.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on November 5th. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. Since we are having guest speakers time will be limited for oral reports/updates so please try to submit your report(s) by the due date. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Shelia Perkins or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK

Attachments

P.S. Please bring your Draw Down tickets/stubs/money to the Cabinet Meeting!!!

 



MD1 October 2021 eMagazine (full & lite editions)
Oct-01-2021


1BK October 2021 Newsletter
Sep-30-2021


NEW: 1BK October 2021 Heros Comics Book
Sep-30-2021


Bolingbrook Lions Soup Crawl Flyer & Signup Link (on 10-23-2021)
Sep-28-2021


1BK Environment Newsletter - September 2021
Sep-22-2021


LIF Updates
Sep-04-2021


1BK Lions In International Magazine
Sep-04-2021
1BK Lions In International Magazine
-----------------------------------------
 
In the recent International Magazine on page 44, District 1-BK is mentioned in regards to the 'matching grant' for the Joliet Area Hospice.
 
This article was produced by LCIF.
 
Congrats 1-BK on being highlighted for your work with LCIF.
 
Lion John Joseph


MD1 September 2021 eMagazine
Sep-01-2021


1BK September 2021 Newsletter
Aug-30-2021


USA-Canada Forum COVID Precautions
Aug-30-2021

Update to Forum COVID Precautions

As the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum approaches, we unfortunately continue to see COVID cases continue to rise. Below are details of the precautions the Forum will be taking, but I wanted to highlight the significant change up front:

Due to some limitations in being able to maintain social distances during sanctioned Forum activities at the Iowa Events Center, face coverings are to be worn in the facility with limited exceptions (e.g. when eating or when you are able to be socially distanced).

I know there is a wide range of opinions and positions people have on the topic and it has unfortunately become highly politicized.  This is not a political decision, but a humanitarian one that closely aligns with our mission as Lions.  With attendees coming from all corners of the U.S. as well as Canada, the Caribbean, and other countries, we can help prevent the spread of the virus, protect others, and return safely to lead our communities into the future!  Thank you for your understanding.

Here are a summary of the preventative steps the Forum is taking:

  • As noted above, face coverings are to be worn during Forum events inside the Iowa Events Center, with limited exceptions.  This applies to attendees and facility staff.
  • Face coverings will be available in Forum offices and seminar rooms if anyone needs, forgets, or damages theirs.
  • For meal sessions, we are planning on 6 people/table (instead of the standard 10) to allow for more distance when masks are removed by necessity for eating.
  • Seminar room chairs will be hooked together in rows to maintain order, so they will be close.  However, there will be a little more room than usual between rows to allow for easier passing between people, and the seating will be “overset” for the expected number of attendees, giving flexibility for people who want extra space around them.  The Lions University Graduation is likely to be an exception, as graduates may need to be seated close together to accommodate everyone.
  • Sanitizing wipes will be available in seminar rooms for microphones or other high use surfaces.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the facility

For other activities surrounding the Forum outside the Iowa Events Center, the CDC/Polk County (Iowa) guidance that face coverings should be worn regardless of vaccination status applies.  This includes areas where attendees have greater control on social distancing, such as private gatherings, hotels, Skywalk, transportation, etc. There are no specific guidelines for outdoor activities.

Here are a few public references that may be helpful to you:

Additional information about the Forum will be coming next week, but for now, here  is a link to the video and handout of the First Timer's virtual session held on Thursday, August 26.   

am so proud of the amazing event that we have planned, including several unique features or opportunities that I haven’t experienced in my 19 prior Forums.  We want each of you to leave Des Moines charged, ready to lead, and remembering #LionsForum2021 for all the right reasons!

I look forward to seeing you in two short weeks!

Serving from the Heart,

Wendy Cain

2021 General Chair

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum 



1BK Annual Candy Day Jamboree Info (on 9-22) @ Marseilles
Aug-16-2021

Hi Lions,

Attached is the flyer for the 1-BK Candy Day Jamboree Food Reservations.  The prices from Chef Mike are the same as 2 years ago – we got a deal!

Please promote the Jamboree when you have club meetings and make visits.  Thanks.

Clubs should preorder their candy by calling the LIF office (815-756-5633) even if they will pick up their candy at the Jamboree, so the LIF office knows how much candy to bring.

If anyone has any questions, contact 1-BK Trustees John or Joe or CT Bird.

Glenn “Bird” Combs, PDG, PFP

1-BK Cabinet Treasurer

815-795-7011 (phone or text)

pdgbird1@mtco.com



Gibson City Emergency Assistance Needed!
Aug-15-2021

August 15, 2021

 

Lions of 1BK,

We have an opportunity to serve and support a club within our district.  Gibson City has suffered from a recent flood.  I have spoken to their club president, Matthew Brown, as well as the assistant Fire Chief.  I made a visit to see the devastation.  I have shared my concerns with the 1BK Leadership Team.  We want to help in an organized fashion. 

 

For the short term, the good people of Gibson City need clothing and school supplies.  Donations will be collected by each Zone Chair and then shared with the Gibson City residents.  Zone chairs are listed with a contact phone number.  Emails addresses are listed in the 1BK District Directory.

 

NE Zone 1            Sharon Hawkinson, PDG 815-585-2601

NE Zone 2            Marie Wheeler                 815-592-7566

NW Zone 1          Lewis Bodamer                 815-878-9579

NW Zone 2          Jonathan Aden                  815-228-3230

Central Zone 1   Lori Linn, PDG                    815-582-2082

Central Zone 2   Beth Burns                          815-383-3475

SE Zone 1             Joe Marek                           815-351-5919

SE Zone 2             Faye Marek                        815-351-5969

SW Zone 1           Bob Harshbarger              309-824-8027

 

If individuals or club members would rather make a monetary donation, please make the check payable to District 1BK with a tag for Gibson City Relief.  Mail checks to Cabinet Treasurer Bird Combs

 

CT Bird Combs, PDG

1084 Union Street

Marseilles, Illinois  61341

 

For the long term, I have spoken to staff of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).  There are reconstruction grants available for clean-up efforts, rebuilding, etc.  The staff at LCIF will be working with us to determine the best grant available to allow the most support for Gibson City.

 

Lions of 1BK, your support is needed for our fellow Lions and the good citizens of Gibson City.  Please consider donating clothing and school supplies to your Zone Chair or a making a monetary donation. 

 

Thank you for serving from the heart,

District Governor

Shelia Perkins



MD1 August 2021 eMagazine
Aug-15-2021


1-BK District Directory Corrections (as of 8-8-2021)
Aug-15-2021


Consider Joining the Pin Traders of IL for $5/year
Aug-15-2021


REMINDER to RSVP for the Midwest Breakfast at the USA / Canada Forum.
Aug-15-2021
Reservations for the breakfast accepted until August 21, 2021. The cost is $39.00 per person. I have attached the flyer for your convenience.
Thank you.
ID Bob Block


Streator Hardscrabble Lions Pluto Fest Flyer (on 9-25-2021)
Aug-12-2021


1BK August 2021 Newsletter
Aug-09-2021


1BK Bowling Tournament Flyer (on 10/16 at Lockport)
Aug-08-2021


1st Cabinet Meeting (7-31-2021) Files
Jul-30-2021


1BK Website & FB Page Refreshed for New Lion Year!
Jul-22-2021
www.1bklions.org


1BK 1st Cabinet Meeting of 2021-2022 Announcement (on July 31 @ Gardner)
Jul-19-2021
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 17, 2021
 
RE:                  First Cabinet Meeting of 2021-2022
 
The first District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
WHEN:    Saturday, July 31, 2021 starts at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts,                     and juice, at 9:30 a.m.
 

WHERE:   Gardner American Legion Hall

                426 Industry Avenue

                Gardner, Illinois

 

Lunch available after the meeting. Lunch will be Italian Beef sandwiches, assorted chips, and cookies for dessert. The lunch will cost $10. RSVP for lunch by July 28th 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 Sheila Perkins 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 (Gardner) for their community food pantry. We will also be collecting new or gently used winter coats as part of DG Shelia’s goals for this year.

 Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 28th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on July 30th . To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is also attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Shelia Perkins or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary

Attachments



2021-2022 DG Shelia Perkins Governor’s Official Club Visit Request Form
Jul-19-2021
Governor’s Official Visit Request 2021-2022 Notice to All District 1-BK Clubs. Please book your Governor’s visit by September 1, 2021 or sooner. (1st or 2nd Vice District Governor may visit in lieu of District Governor)

YOU Are Invited to Midwest Breakfast @ USA-Canada Forum (on 9-10-21)
Jul-11-2021


1BK July 2021 Newsletter
Jul-09-2021


LCI Convention Update
Jun-20-2021


Want to Volunteer at USA/Canada Forum @ Des Moines in September?
Jun-20-2021


MD1 Regional Lions Leadership Institute (Aug 13-15 @ East Peoria)
Jun-20-2021


45th Annual Herscher Lions Corn Bowl Flyer (on July 9)
Jun-20-2021


District 1BK TV Raffle Winners
Jun-07-2021
District 1BK TV Raffle Winners
 
 
Dear District Lions,
 
Thank you to all the Clubs and individuals who donated to our Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) this year.  Whether your donation was made direct to LCIF or you made your donation via our District Campaign 100 TV Raffle, my sincere thank you in supporting LCIF and 1-BK.
 
Our TV raffle raised $5,630 this year. Even with covid restrictions in place and not being able to promote this fundraiser face-to-face, the Clubs and individuals came through and we topped last year's ticket sales by $155.00.  So again, thank you.
 
Of the money raised, $4,590.00 was credited to Clubs or individuals who purchased tickets, and $1040.00 was credited to our District. This means that the many Clubs that participated received credit at LCIF which in turn will allow those Clubs to come closer to honoring one of their Club members as a Melvin Jones Fellow.; $1000.00 is needed for this honor.  Our District raised enough to honor a future MJF recipient, or as a former Past International President referred to a person so honored as a 'Jones Boy'.
 
The winners were drawn at the District Awards night this past Saturday evening. The winners are:
 
Morris Lions Club       55 inch Sharp TV
Bolingbrook Lions          55 inch TCL TV
Lion Sue Roy - Lemont  32 inch OMN TV
Frankfort Lions               32 inch OMN TV
Coal City Lions               Phaff Sewing Machine
 
Thank you to the Frankfort Lions for their underwriting the cost of the printing of the tickets and the Sharp and OMN TVs. Thank you to the Watseka Lions who donated the TCL TV they won last year.  And a final thanks to Lion Ken Roberts of the Joliet Noon Club and Roberts Sewing Center for the donation of the sewing machine.
 
Yours in Service,
 
Lion John Joseph Honiotes
PDG / 1-BK LCIF Coordinator


1BK June 5th Cabinet Meeting Files
Jun-07-2021


1-BK Award Night Agenda, Silent Auction & Reservation Form (on 6-5-21)
May-29-2021


MD1 2021 Convention Videos Posted to MD1 Lions Youtube Channel
May-29-2021
MD1 2021 Convention Videos Posted to MD1 Lions Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzSWIXd1HUmPufbwUx8lpw


1BK June 2021 Newsletter
May-28-2021


4th Cabinet Meeting Announcement (June 5 in Marseilles)
May-27-2021
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:            June 5, 2021
 
RE:                  Fourth Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021
 
The fourth District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 
WHEN:      Saturday, June 5, 2021 starts at 3:00 p.m.   

 

WHERE:   Marseilles Lions Hall

                   501 Commercial Street

                   Marseilles, Illinois

 Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 2nd.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on June 4th. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Sue Wolf or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
 In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG

Cabinet Secretary
 
P.S. Just a reminder that the Awards Night & Silent Auction will follow the Cabinet meeting. If you haven't reserved a meal for the Awards Night dinner please contact PDG Bird. The meal reservation form and Silent Auction flyer are also attached.

 



1-BK May 2021 Newsletter
Apr-29-2021


2021 1BK Annual District Convention Posted to 1BK Youtube Channel
Apr-20-2021
All 8 parts have been posted:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UXYxeoT-SNZ8OVoIHidaw


Clear Vision, The Story of Reusable Sight VIDEO by PID Gary Anderson
Apr-19-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dthKJPvy448


2021 USA-Canada Forum Promo VIDEO
Apr-19-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lczyuETGpyo


2021 1BK Draw Down VIDEO Posted
Apr-19-2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbDc-0y5oI8


Morris Lions Offer Online Ordering for Mother's Day Roses
Apr-19-2021


Like 1BK on Facebook and Youtube!
Apr-10-2021
fb.com/district1bklions
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UXYxeoT-SNZ8OVoIHidaw


1BK April 2021 Newsletter
Mar-30-2021


Like & Share Us on Facebook!
Mar-21-2021
http://www.fb.com/district1bklions


District 1-BK Convention Voting Rules, Delegate information - Agenda - Constitution and By-Laws Revision
Mar-09-2021
District 1-BK Lion Officers
District 1-BK LionsThe District 1-BK Convention Committee asks for your assistance as the District 1-BK Virtual Convention will be held April 17, 2021.
Attached to this email, you will find the following files:
1)      Voting Rules and Election Procedures April 2021
2)      Certified Club and Delegate Eligibility Listing 3-1-21
3)      1-BK 2020-2021 Delegate Certification Form
4)      Convention Agenda
5)      Revised proposed Constitution & By-laws
You will need to familiarize yourself with the procedures that District 1-BK will be using for this Virtual Election. This will be different from any other election we have had in this district.
The attachment  “Certified Club and Delegate Eligibility Listing” will provide the eligible number of members according to LCI, and the exact Delegate Count (1 delegate per 10 members or major fraction rounded up.)
Please notice that the Certified Delegate form has changed as well to accommodate electronic voting that requires a valid email address. Delegates must be registered for the convention in order to receive a ballot. (REGISTRATION IS FREE!)  Each registration allows one person per (1) email address.  The registration email address will allow participation on only one (1) device—computer, laptop, pad, or phone.
Please use the following link to register: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2q35Lb9bQTa3WNhkO66WlQ
Delegate forms are due no later than April 6, 2021. Clubs are encouraged to forward their delegate forms prior to April 6, 2021!!!  Send the form back to Cabinet Secretary Charlie Siefert as soon as possible: 
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK
241 Seneca Court, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
csiefert@ameritech.net 
Delegates will be assigned a USERNAME and their membership number will be their PASSWORD!
Voting can be done from your smart phone or computer/laptop/tablet! 
Remember to sign up early!! As 100 units will be allowed online! Invite your club members to share a location.
Attendees will be placed into three (3) -$50 Gift Card Drawings! 
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK
Cell: 630-862-5870
Home: 630-759-5179
E-Mail: csiefert@ameritech.net


MD1 Call to State Convention (May 15th via Zoom)
Mar-07-2021
OFFICIAL CALL TO THE MD-1 STATE CONVENTION 
May 15, 2021 via Zoom
 
Hello Fellow Lions and Leos of MD-1,
 
Our 100th Annual MD-1 Convention will be held May 15, 2021.  Because of the pandemic restrictions related to the size of gatherings, this year’s convention will be held virtually via ZOOM. All Lions and Leos are invited to attend.
 
This will be the first – and hopefully only – virtual state convention.  The convention committee has spent a lot of time and effort working on this event.  I want to thank State Convention Chair Lion Terri Pasternik for her efforts working through uncharted waters this year.
 
Agenda
Because this is a virtual event there will be no charge for attending so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. The agenda is still being finalized but we expect the first plenary session to run from 1:00 to 3:00, followed by district caucuses and voting, with the second and final plenary session running from 6:00 to around 8:15.
 
Some of the highlights include hearing from our International Guest, recognition of State and International Presidential award recipients, a necrology service, voting on 4 constitutional resolutions, the announcement of the LIF Sight-And-Sound Sweepstakes winners, the revealing of next year’s Council Chair and State Chairs, and six gift card giveaways.
 
International Guest
Our International Guest this year is Past International President Clem Kusiak.  PIP Clem is excited to be visiting with the Lions of Illinois and we look forward to having him with us via Zoom on May 15 th.
 
Registration
As stated earlier, registration is free this year but to attend or be a delegate you must register.  The registration link and information will be sent out within the next day or two.
 
Voting Information
This year’s election will be held using Election Runner, an approved LCI electronic election program.  All voting will occur between 3:00 PM and 5:45 PM on Saturday, May 15, 2021 using this software.
 
Delegates
Clubs will be entitled to the number of delegates based on their membership according to Lions International as of April 1, 2021. Each Club gets 1 delegate per 10 members or major fraction.
 
Example – a Club with 26-34 members gets 3 delegates.  A Club with 35-44 members gets 4 delegates.  PDGs should be listed as delegates and do not count toward the club’s number of allowed delegates.
 
Each Club will return their delegate form, to be received by their district Secretary by no later than May 5, 2021.
 
Then, each district Secretary will submit Club delegate forms to the State SST - to be received by the SST no later than May 10, 2021.
 
Your Club MUST be in Good Standing to be able to vote – that means the Club is current with their District and MD-1 State dues by April 30, 2021. This is 15 days prior to the convention in accordance with the MD-1 C&BL.
 
Once your Club’s delegate form is received by SST Mary and your Club is verified to be in good standing, CC Joe Vinyard will issue an email to each delegate with their unique Username and Password for the Election Runner software during the week of May 10, 2021. 
 
Delegates MUST have an email address to be able to vote.
 
Delegates MUST be registered for the convention.
 
Resolutions
Attached to this email are the 4 constitutional Resolutions that will be on the ballot this year.
 
Please bear with us as we work though some unprecedented circumstances to put on a successful convention for the Lions of Illinois.  We look forward to “seeing” you on May 15 th at our 100 th state convention.
 
Thank you for all you are doing to serve your communities!!
 
Joe Vinyard                                                    
MD-1 Council Chairperson
 
 


1-BK Virtual District Convention Registration Link and Information
Mar-05-2021
Each email address allows for one (1) registration. The registration email address will allow participation on only one (1) device—computer, laptop, pad, or phone.

Please use the following link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2q35Lb9bQTa3WNhkO66WlQ

1BK March 2021 Newsletter
Feb-27-2021


1BK District Drawdown Going Virtual!
Feb-18-2021


District 1-BK Call to Convention (on April 17th, Virtually)
Feb-17-2021


Like and Share our 1BK Youtube Channel!
Feb-14-2021
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4UXYxeoT-SNZ8OVoIHidaw


1BK February 2021 Newsletter
Jan-31-2021


Cabinet Meeting Agenda, Reports, Minutes - January 23, 2021 VIA Zoom
Jan-22-2021
Lions,
Attached is the agenda for Saturday's Cabinet meeting along with the report package (all 70 pages of it) and minutes of the October 24th Cabinet meeting for your review and reading enjoyment.
I've included to meeting access information again just in case you don't have it.
"See" you Saturday.
Charlie
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: January 12, 2021
RE:         Third Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021 - ZOOM
The third District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us virtually.
WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2021 starts at 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM    
                (Bring your own coffee, rolls/donuts, and juice.)
WHERE: ZOOM
                Join Zoom Meeting
                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8158866011  
 
                Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
 
                One tap mobile
                +13126266799,,8158866011# US (Chicago)
                Dial by your location
                +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 20th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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. 
The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on January 22nd. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached in both Word and PDF formats.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Sue Wolf or me. We look forward to seeing via Zoom you soon!
In service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary
Attachments


Cabinet Meeting Announcement - January 23, 2021 VIA Zoom
Jan-13-2021
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: January 12, 2021
RE:         Third Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021 - ZOOM
The third District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us virtually.
WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2021 starts at 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM    
                (Bring your own coffee, rolls/donuts, and juice.)
WHERE: ZOOM
                Join Zoom Meeting
                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8158866011  
 
                Meeting ID: 815 886 6011
 
                One tap mobile
                +13126266799,,8158866011# US (Chicago)
                Dial by your location
                +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 20th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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. 
The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on January 22nd. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached in both Word and PDF formats.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Sue Wolf or me. We look forward to seeing via Zoom you soon!
In service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary
Attachments


MD1 Notices for 2021-2022 Council Chair and State Committee Chairs
Jan-05-2021


1BK Lions Campaign 100 District TV Raffle
Dec-31-2020
Fellow District Lions,
 
Thanks to the generosity of the Frankfort and Watseka Lions Clubs, we have 4 TVs for our Campaign 100 TV Raffle this year.
 
All the information you need is attached to this email.
 
Covid-19 has stalled or halted many of our normal fundraisers.  The global community who looks to us for assistance would greatly appreciate whatever your Club or you yourself can contribute this year.
 
 
Lion John Joseph Honiotes
PDG / Campaign 100
TV Raffle Chair


MD-4 -- VIRTUAL -- California Lions Leadership Summit Flyer (on 1-9-2021)
Dec-31-2020


District 1-BK Melvin Jones Nomination 2021
Dec-31-2020
1BK Lions,
District 1-BK will be awarding two Melvin Jones Fellowships in 2021 to deserving Lions or Leos. The nominations are open to any Lion or Leo who has not received a Melvin Jones.
The Melvin Jones awards will be presented at the District Convention that is being held on April 17, 2021 at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn and Suites.
This is an opportunity to recognize a deserving Lion or Leo for their dedication and commitment to Lionism at no cost to their Lions club.
Attached is the nomination form in both Word and PDF formats. The form must be completed and returned to me NO LATER THAN January 9, 2021.
Please share this information with your club to insure all Lions have the opportunity nominate a Lion or Leo for this prestigious award.As always, if you have any questions or issues opening the attachments contact me.
Yours in service,Charlie Siefert, PDG
241 Seneca Court
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
630-759-5179 home
630-862-5870 cell
csiefert@ameritech.net


MD1 Virtually Speaking Flyer (on Jan 24, 2021)
Dec-31-2020


MD1 January 2021 Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine NOW AVAILABLE!
Dec-31-2020
Dear MD1 Lions:

The full and lite editions are attached below for your reference.  

Blessed and Peaceful New Year 2021 to you all!
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK January 2021 Newsletter NOW AVAILABLE!
Dec-31-2020
1BK Lions,Our January 2021 District newsletter is now available on our website at http://www.1bklions.org. Please read, download and distribute widely to all Lions. Too large to send as an email attachment.Thank you to our newsletter editor Lion Missy Honiotes for another fabulous issue!Happy New Year!

Visit our Facebook Page Lately?
Dec-12-2020
LIKE and SHARE us on FB:
http://fb.com/district1bklions


Save the Date!
Dec-06-2020


MD1 December 2020 The Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Dec-01-2020
Dear Lion Leader:
Please send this e-mail to all lions club members in your Zone, Region and Districts  You can add your friends and family and also the prospective members.
Click above link to read onlilne.
PDF's are attached  for your convenience.
Wish you all Happy Holidays according to your belief.

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


1-BK December 2020 Newsletter
Nov-30-2020


Visit the 1BK Lions Facebook Page - LIKE and SHARE US!
Nov-14-2020
http://www.fb.com/district1bklions


MD1 November 2020 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Nov-06-2020

Dear Lions Leader:

 
Attached please find the link to read magazine online:
 
 

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


1-BK November 2020 Newsletter
Oct-27-2020
Dear Lions Leader:
Attached please find the link to read magazine online:
PDF's are attached for your convenience.  Send this e-mail to every Lion in your Zone, Region, and District.

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


1BK 2nd Cabinet Meeting Materials (10-24-20 @ Lemont)
Oct-23-2020


Don't Forget to Visit our District FB Page
Oct-17-2020
http://www.fb.com/district1bklions


1BK Meet Greet & Eat @ Herscher Lions Flyer (on 10-15-2020)
Oct-12-2020
Lions,
 
The Herscher Lions Club invite you and your club to their first ever Meet Greet & Eat on Thursday, October 15th. It will be held at the Herscher Legion Community Center, 120 S. Oak Street, Herscher starting at 5:30 p.m. for social time and dinner at ~6:00 p.m.
 
See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP information.
 
Thanks for all you do!!!
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary, 1-BK


1BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement & Invitation - October 24, 2020
Oct-12-2020
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:      October 12, 2020

 
RE:           Second Cabinet Meeting of 2020-2021
 
The second District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 
WHENSaturday, October 24, 2020 starts at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts, and juice, at 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:  Lemont VFW Hall

15780 New Avenue

Lemont, Illinois

 

Lunch provided after the meeting. Lunch will be smoked brisket and pork shoulder with coleslaw and Beluga beans as sides. The cost of the lunch will be $10.00.

 

RSVP for lunch by October 18th to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or CT Bird Combs at pdgbird1@mtco.com

 

There will be Guiding Lion Training following lunch that should last about two hours. Please RSVP to me or IPDG Joe Vinyard jvinyard1@comcast.net if you will be attending the training.

 

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 (Lemont) for their community food pantry.
 
 Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 21st.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted using the attached Word or PDF fillable forms. The forms are also located on the District Website at Welcome to District 1-BK Lions

Reports should be emailed to me at csiefert@ameritech.net.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on October 23rd. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Sue Wolf or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 
 
Attachments

P.S. Please bring your Draw Down tickets/stubs/money to the Cabinet Meeting!!!



1BK October 2020 Newsletter
Oct-05-2020


LIF Candy Day Letter to Clubs
Sep-30-2020


MD1 October 2020 State Lions eLetter (Full & Lite Editions)
Sep-30-2020

Dear Lion Leader:
Please make it sure that you send this e-Magazine e-mail to all Club Members in your District.  Every member in the clubs should receive this magazine without fail.

 
Click the above link to read this magazine online.  PDF's are attached.

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


Second MD1 Council Meeting Pictures (9-12-2020 @ Springfield)
Sep-13-2020
Second Council Meeting pictures:
 
 
Thanks,
 

 

-: Lion Austin
 


1-BK September 2020 Newsletter
Aug-31-2020


MD1 September 2020 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Aug-31-2020
Dear MD1 Lions:
 
https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/september__2020_state_magazine_full
 
Click the above link to read State Magazine online. PDF files are attached to this email for
your convenience,
 
Please e-Mail to all members of your Region, Zone and Clubs.
 
-Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor
 
PS The magazine can also be found on the Lions of Illinois State Website at http://www.illinoislionsmd1.org


1BK Cabinet and Committee Chairs Report List (as of 07-06-2020)
Aug-16-2020


2020-2021 DG Sue Wolf Governor’s Official Club Visit Request Form (.docx, pdf and .jpg formats)
Aug-16-2020

Governor’s Official Visit Request 2020-2021

 

Notice to All District 1-BK Clubs. Please book your Governor’s visit by September 1, 2020 or sooner. (1st or 2nd Vice District Governor may visit in lieu of District Governor)



The Upcoming USA-Canada VIRTUAL Forum (Sept 25-27)
Aug-13-2020
The Upcoming USA-Canada VIRTUAL Forum (Sept 25-27)
 
MD1 Lions,
 
Attached is a flyer to promote the upcoming USA Canada Lions Virtual Leadership Experience. Registration is just a click away.
 
Thank you!
 
Jama
 
 
Jama Wahl
Marketing Co-Chair
Virtual Forum
815-822-3014
jamawahl@yahoo.com


LIF Candy Day Note
Aug-09-2020

Lions,

I was told by Trish (LIF Exec. Admin.) that there is no candy order deadline. She said there will be plenty on the truck to satisfy the Club needs in the district.

Trustees Hawk and Joe



MD1 August 2020 State Magazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jul-31-2020
Click below link to read the magazine online:
 
 
PDF's are attached.
 
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1-BK August 2020 Newsletter
Jul-28-2020


ALL 7-25 Cabinet Meeting Reports
Jul-26-2020


1-BK 2020-2021 District Directory (as of 7-26-2020)
Jul-26-2020


MD1 July 2020 State Magazine
Jul-24-2020


1BK 1st Cabinet Meeting (on 7-25-2020 @ Marseilles Lions)
Jul-13-2020
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.

 

Thgoal is to havthreports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on July 24th<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 11pt; line-h



DG Joe Vinyard Thank You & Farewell Note
Jun-30-2020


1BK July 2020 Newsletter
Jun-29-2020


1-BK Cabinet Meeting Materials (6-13-2020)
Jun-11-2020
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
Jun-01-2020


MD1 June 2020 Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
May-31-2020

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/june_2020_state_magazine_full

 
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
May-27-2020

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 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8158866011?pwd=R0Eyb05sS01EKzduUkkweXBMWW5oQT09 

 

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)
Apr-30-2020
Click below link to read State Magazine online.
 
 
PDF is attached for reference.
 
Send this to all lions in your district.
 
Enjoy Reading.
 
Best,
 
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1-BK MAy 2020 BUZZZ Newsletter
Apr-28-2020


LCI Virtual Events Web Page
Apr-17-2020

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.

https://lionsclubs.org/en/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

 

Jama Wahl

MD1 GLT Coordinator

815-822-3014

jamawahl@yahoo.com



A New Helpful Resource from LCI - Our Digital Products Overview Web Page
Apr-12-2020
A NEW HELPFUL RESOURCE FROM LCI
-------------------------------------
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!
 
https://lionsclubs.org/en/digital-products
 
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)
Apr-10-2020
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
https://zoom.us/j/8158866011?pwd=R0Eyb05sS01EKzduUkkweXBMWW5oQT09
 
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
Apr-02-2020


LIF Staff List
Apr-02-2020


Visit to Leader Dog Invitation (Oct 23-25)
Apr-01-2020


MD1 Lions April 2020 Illinois Lion and Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Mar-30-2020


1BK April 2020 Newsletter
Mar-29-2020


1BK LIONS - Membership Retention Webinar - Coming on April 7th
Mar-26-2020

 

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 

https://zoom.us/j/8158866011?pwd=R0Eyb05sS01EKzduUkkweXBMWW5oQT09 

 

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 **
Mar-23-2020


Lions of Illinois Foundation Update from Executive Director Lion Trish Fisher
Mar-21-2020

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
Mar-21-2020

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 **
Mar-17-2020
** 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


MD1 March 2020 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Mar-10-2020


Nominations for District Officers 2020-2021 Lion Year
Mar-09-2020
 
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,
 
Charlie
 
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK
 
 
Cc: District Governor Joe Vinyard


1-BK MArch 2020 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)
Mar-01-2020


MD1 2020 State Convention Online Registration Option
Feb-26-2020

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)
Feb-20-2020

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
https://zoom.us/j/8158866011?pwd=R0Eyb05sS01EKzduUkkweXBMWW5oQT09

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)
Feb-19-2020


MD1 2020 Lions of Illinois Convention Registration Form (on May15-17 @ Normal)
Feb-18-2020


1BK Oswego & Yorkville Lions Club Meet, Greet & Eat Flyer (on March 3rd @ Oswego American Legion Hall)
Feb-17-2020


MyLion - How to Report and Celebrate Service
Feb-12-2020


1BK Call to District Convention and Registration Form (Apr 17-18 @ Bolingbrook Holiday Inn)
Feb-12-2020


USA-Canada LEO Forum Info
Feb-12-2020

https://leosforum.org/



New Lenox Lions Spring Garden Party Fashion Show Flyer (on 3-22-20)
Feb-11-2020


Normal Lions Annual Charity Golf Classic Sponsorship & Registration Info (on May 21, 2020)
Feb-06-2020


1BK 2020 District Convention (April 17-18) Silent Auction & Ad Book Information
Feb-06-2020


1-BK Scholarship Description for Schools and Application (as of 2-4-2020)
Feb-04-2020


MD1 February 2020 Illinois Lion eMagazine
Jan-31-2020

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/february_2020_state_magazine_full

 
Click above link to read State Magazine online
 

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


1-BK Feb 1, 2020 Cabinet Meeting Materials
Jan-31-2020


1BK February 2020 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)
Jan-30-2020


District 1-BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement - February 1, 2020
Jan-20-2020
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:      January 20, 2020
 
RE:          Third Cabinet Meeting of 2019-2020 Lion Year
 
The third District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fastAll Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 
WHEN:    Saturday, February 1, 2020 starts at 10:00 am with coffee, rolls/donuts, and                     juice, at 9:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:   Laborer’s Local #362 Hall

 2012 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington IL.61701

 

Lunch available after the meeting, soda, water, and coffee will also be available. The lunch will cost ~$10. Lunch will consist of either a traditional Gondola (sub sandwich) or a vegetable Gondola, chips, salad w/dressing, and cookies from Avanti’s. You will need to decide which sandwich you want for lunch when you RSVP.

 

RSVP for lunch by January 28th to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or Lion John Whalen at jmwhalen56@aol.com.

 

There will be a Brief meeting of the Zone Chairpersons following lunch.

 

New this year is DG Joe Vinyard is 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 (Normal) for their community food pantry.

 

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. January 29th.  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on January 31st. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Joe Vinyard or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!
 
In service,

 

Charlie Siefert, PDG

Cabinet Secretary

 

Attachments



Lemont Lions 2020 Candlelight Bowl Benefitting Kids Flyer (on 2-22-20)
Jan-02-2020


MD1 January 2020 The Illinois Lion & Leo eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Dec-31-2019

Dear Lion Leaders:

 
Please send this to all of your club members in your District.  
 

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/january_2020_state_magazine_full

 

PDF's are attached herewith for your reference.  You can also download PDF from above link

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


New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show and Dinner Flyer (on 2-8-20)
Dec-30-2019


Lions Tom and Deby Senger Farewell Letter to 1BK Lions
Dec-30-2019


1BK Lions Building Better Clubs WEBINAR FLYER (on 1/21 and 1/22)
Dec-30-2019


1BK January 2020 Newsletter (Full and Lite Editions)
Dec-30-2019


MD1 State e-Magazine for the Month of December 2019
Dec-03-2019

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2019_december__state_magazine_full

 
Click above link to read State e-Magazine online
PDF's are attached for your reference
 
Please e-Mail this to all your club members in your District
 
Best,

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


Nominations for District 1-BK Melvin Jones and LIF Foundation Fellows
Dec-01-2019
Lions All,
 
Every year District 1-BK awards either a Melvin Jones Fellowship or two Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellows to any Lion or Lions in the District. Usually this is done in alternating years but this Lion year we will be awarding both one Melvin Jones fellowship and two LIF Foundation fellows.
 
To receive either of these awards a nomination must be made on behalf of the deserving Lion. Any Lion can nominate any other Lion for either award. The only stipulation is that the Lion nominated cannot have received either fellowship before by any other means.
 
Attached are the nomination forms (Word and PDF) for both the Melvin Jones award and the Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellow award. This is a good opportunity to recognize someone for their dedication to serving others as a Lion member.
 
Please distribute the application forms to your members so everyone has the opportunity to nominate and recognize a deserving Lion or Lions. The deadline for submitting the nomination form is January 24, 2020.
 
The awards will be presented at the District Convention on April 18, 2020.
 
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or problems with the attachments.
 
In Service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary


1-BK December 2019 Newsletter (full & lite editions)
Nov-29-2019


USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum 2020 @ Louisville - Letter to All
Nov-25-2019


MD1 Lions Town Hall Meeting Flyer (on 12-14-19 @ Normal)
Nov-17-2019


Beecher Lions 2019 Christmas Tree Sale Flyer (on 11-30-19)
Nov-13-2019


LIF Gift Cards for the Holidays
Nov-08-2019

Greetings Lions,

Please don’t forget to order your LIF Gift Cards for the Holidays.

Even if you do not have a Gift Card Account, just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we can place an order for you.

ENJOY FREE SHIPPING THROUGH JANUARY 15TH.

Attached is a participating retailer Gift Card list.

We will be placing our next order Tuesday November 12th by end of business day.

Thank you,

Lions of Illinois Foundation
Gift Card Campaign
815-756-5633
Trish Fisher x240
tfisher@lifnd.org
Dianne Ortega x 250
dortega@lifnd.org



REVISED MD1 SST Open Position Advertisement
Nov-04-2019


MD1 November 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Nov-01-2019
MD1 November 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine NOW AVAILABLE!!
----------------------------------------------
 
https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2019_november__state_magazine_full
 
 
 
Send to all your club members.
 
 
Yours in Lionism,
 
 
Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK November 2 Cabinet Meeting Materials
Nov-01-2019
Distinguished Lions,
 
Attached for your review and reading enjoyment is the complete report package for Saturday's Cabinet meeting. Sorry it's such a large file but that what happens when almost everyone submits their reports.
 
The agenda for Saturday's meeting and the minutes of the July 27th Cabinet meeting are also attached.
 
Hope to see all your smiling faces Saturday in LaMoille.
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK


Bolingbrook Lions Bowling Fund Raiser Flyer (on 12-7-19)
Oct-30-2019
Come one, Come all, you don't need to be a Lion or Leo to attend it open to families and friends, too!
 
Bowling event flyer is attached, please RSVP to Lion Marilyn at mapphysed@yahoo.com  by November 11/4/19, if you are planning to attend.
 
We must give the Bowling establishment a head count in order to reserve our lanes, so please don't delay!
 
$20.00 per person, includes 3 games of bowling, bowling shoes, soft drinks, chips and salsa at each lane and a buffet.
 
It will be a fun and memorable event you won't want to miss!
 
Thank you! 
 


New Lenox Lions Breakfast With Santa Flyer (on 12-1-19)
Oct-30-2019


1BK November 2019 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)
Oct-30-2019


MD1 Lions of Illinois State Pin Design Contest and Rules - 2019
Oct-25-2019


1BK MGE at Lockport Lions (on 11-27-19 at Lockport VFW Hall)
Oct-22-2019
1BK Lions Meet, Greet & Eat at Lockport Lions Thanksgiving Eve Dance (on 11-27 @ Lockport VFW)
 
The Lockport Lions Club will he hosting a meet and greet for all surrounding area Lions at our Thanksgiving eve dance on Nov 27 at VFW 1026 E 9th, Lockport IL at 7pm to 11pm.
RSVP to me is required because I will be providing free food for the Lions meet and greet.
 
Also I may be contacted at (708)536-0449 to purchase tickets in advance, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.
 
Nina D'Adamo, Lockport Lions Club President.
Cell: 708-536-0449
Ninadadamo@att.net


Lockport Lions Thanksgiving Eve Dance Flyer (on 11-27-19)
Oct-18-2019


District 1-BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement - November 2, 2019
Oct-18-2019
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:    October 18, 2019

 
RE:        Second Cabinet Meeting of 2019-2020
 
The second District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fastAll Lions and Leos are invited to join us.
 

WHEN:    Saturday, November 2, 2019 starts at 10am with coffee, rolls/donuts,                     and juice, at 9:30 a.m.

 
WHERE:  LaMoille Lions Building  408 Howard Street, LaMoille
 
Lunch provided after the meeting, soda, water, and coffee will also be available. The lunch will cost ~$10. RSVP for lunch by October 30th to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or Lion Jonathan Aden at aden70@comcast.net .

There will be a meeting of the Zone Chairpersons following lunch if DG Joe determines the need.

 

New this year is DG Joe Vinyard is 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 (LaMoille) for their community food pantry.

 

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. October 29th .  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on November 1st. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DG Joe Vinyard or me. We look forward to seeing you soon!

In service,

 

Charlie Siefert, PDG

Cabinet Secretary

 

Attachments



Leader Dog Program
Oct-18-2019


Lemont Lions 2019 Annual Chili Supper & Meet Raffle Flyer and Sponsorship Request (on 11-3-19)
Oct-13-2019
Lemont Lions 2019 Annual Chili Supper & Meet Raffle Flyer and Sponsorship Request Article (on Sunday November 3rd at Lemont VFW Hall). Mark Your Calendar. We hope to see you. As always, the Lemont Lions Club thanks you for your continued support in their endeavors to provide community and humanitarian services to the Lemont Community!
 
Lemont Lions Club


MD1 October 2019 Illinois Lion and Leo eMagazine (full & lite editions)
Oct-11-2019

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2019_october__state_magazine_full

 
Click above link to read State Magazine online.
 
PDF.s are attached below.
 
Please send to all Lions in your district.
 
Best,
 
-Lion Austin
Editor


** IMPORTANT ** IRS and Illinois Tax Forms for the 2018-2019 Lions’ Fiscal Year
Oct-11-2019

To: All District 1-BK Lions Club Presidents and Treasurers



Building Better Clubs event Flyer (0n-11-16-19 @ Princeton)
Oct-11-2019


1-BK October 2019 Newsletter
Oct-07-2019


Bolingbrook Lions Soup Crawl Flyer (on 10-19-19)
Oct-07-2019


1BK HANDS ON Club Secretary Education Flyer (on 10-26-19 in Streator @ Bruce Township Hall)
Sep-18-2019


LCI Peace Poster Contest Info - Entries due by 11-2-19
Sep-02-2019

District 1-BK,

See attached info and PDF.

International Peace Poster Contest
For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.
The theme for the 2019-2020 Peace Poster Contest is “Journey of Peace”
History has shown that all too often peace is not guaranteed. While this is unfortunate, it also allows us the powerful opportunity to figure out how to achieve peace, individually and in our communities. And who better to map out the “Journey of Peace” than our youth?
Attached is information on the contest.  If you have any questions, please contact Lion Missy Honiotes / Youth Activities / 815-603-4395 / Mhoniotes79@gmail.com  or Lion John Joseph / Co-chair / 815-508-9746 / johnjoseph1bk@gmail.com



1BK September Newsletter
Sep-02-2019


Thought About Being 1BK District Governor? -- Information Dinner Flyer (on Nov 13th @ Streator)
Aug-28-2019

District 1-BK--

See attached flyer.

Zone Chairs,

PLEASE consider attending yourselves !!!! YOU are exactly who this event 
is for!!! AND if you know anyone who may be interested down the road.......

THANK YOU everyone!!!!!!!

Lion Mark

-- 
Lion Mark Williams
Lions District 1BK, MD1
With YOU in Service!!



MD1 1BK LeaderDog Big Dog Challenge & Puppy Sponsorship Info!!
Aug-26-2019


1BK Meet Greet and Eat Flyer (on 10-9-19 @ Bradley Lions Club)
Aug-26-2019


1BK Meet Greet and Eat Flyer (on 9-16-19 at Bolingbrook Lions Club)
Aug-26-2019


1BK Meet Greet and Eat Flyer (on 10-2-19 @ Normal Lions Club)
Aug-26-2019


Braidwood Lions 50th Anniversary Celebration Flyer (on 9-6-19)
Aug-26-2019


1BK Meet Greet & Eat at Chebanse Lions Flyer (on 8-28-19)
Aug-26-2019


USA-Canada Forum Flyer & Registration Form (September in Spokane, WA)
Aug-26-2019


1BK Candy Day Jamboree Meal Reservation Form (on 9-25-19)
Aug-26-2019


NEW Date for Annual 1BK Golf Outing -- October 5th
Aug-26-2019


Normal Lions Club Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser Letter to All Lions Clubs
Aug-26-2019


1BK District Directory Updates and Corrections (as of 8-15-19)
Aug-26-2019


Oswego Lions Car Show Flyer (8-18-19)
Aug-12-2019


Bolingbrook Lions Rockin' Recycling Concert @ Performing Arts Center on 8-22-19 (Flyer Attached)
Aug-01-2019


Harold Baines HOF Day at Guaranteed Rate Field Flyer on 8-11-19
Aug-01-2019


MD1 State Secretary-Treasurer Ad
Jul-31-2019


1-BK August 2019 Newsletter
Jul-30-2019


MD1 August 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jul-29-2019
 
Click above link to read e-Magazine online.
 
PDF's are attached.
 
Please send to all of your club members.
 
Best,
 

Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG

MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


Beecher Lions Club Summerfest Flyer (on Aug 3rd)
Jul-21-2019


1BK Master Calendar of Events (as of July 18, 2019)
Jul-18-2019


Lemont Lions 2019 Annual Golf Outing Flyer (on 8-9-19)
Jul-18-2019


1st Cabinet Meeting Announcement & Invitation (on July 27th at New Lenox Lions)
Jul-12-2019

TO:    District 1-BK Cabinet Members

          District 1-BK Lion and Leo Club Presidents & Secretaries

          District 1-BK Distinguished Lions & Leos

 

First Cabinet Meeting of 2019-2020

 

The first District Cabinet Meeting of the year is coming up fast.  All Lions and Leos are invited to join us.

 WHEN:    Saturday, July 27, 2018 starts at 10:00 a.m. with coffee, rolls/donuts, and                     juice, at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:   Guy Sell Senior Center

                   1090 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox

 

Lunch provided after the meeting. A variety of  sandwiches, soda, water, and coffee will also be available. The lunch will cost $10. RSVP for lunch by July 22nd to: CS Charlie Siefert at csiefert@ameritech.net or Lion Marie Wheeler at wheelsdals@sbcglobal.net.

 

There will be a meeting/training of the Zone Chairpersons following lunch.

 

New this year is DG Joe Vinyard is 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 (new Lenox) for their community food pantry.

 

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 22nd .  The cabinet reports are to be submitted 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.

 

The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00 a.m. on July26th. To save time during the meeting, please make sure to get your reports submitted for inclusion. A listing of the Cabinet Reports and numbers is attached.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or DG Joe Vinyard. We look forward to seeing you soon!

In service,

Charlie Siefert, PDG

Cabinet Secretary

 

 

Attachments



1BK July 2019 Newsletter
Jul-02-2019


MD1 Illinois Lion July 2019 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jun-30-2019
 
Click above link to read State e-Magzine online.
 
PDF's are on MD1 and 1BK websites.
 
Please e-mail this to all your club members immediately
 
Best regards,
 

 

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


Latest Info on LCIcon @ Milan
Jun-17-2019


1BK June 2019 Newsletter
May-30-2019


WANTED: 1BK Lions Zone Chair for Cornell, Long Point, Dwight, Flanagan, Washburn & Streator Hardscrabble
May-29-2019


4th Cabinet Meeting Announcement on June 8th @ Marseilles
May-27-2019
Cabinet Members,
 
Attached is the official announcement/invitation to the fourth and final Cabinet meeting of the 2018-2019 Lion year on Saturday, June 8th at the Marseilles Lions Hall. The Cabinet meeting will begin approximately 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be available prior to the Cabinet meeting.
 
This is a FULL day of Lionism with the officer training taking place at ~9:30 a.m. before the Cabinet meeting and the District Awards banquet following the Cabinet meeting beginning at ~6:00 p.m. You a welcome to attend any or all of the days activities. You can RSVP to either me and/or Bird (pdgbird1@mtco.com) with your meal choices.
 
Please see the attached food reservation form if you would like to have lunch and/or dinner during the Awards banquet.
 
Your committee reports are due back to me no later than June 3rd. The report form is attached as well.
 
Thanks for all you did and do!
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary 1-BK


Club Officer Training Flyer (on June 8th) - UPDATED!
May-06-2019


MD1 2019 State Lions Convention Final Agenda (as of 4-30-19)
Apr-30-2019


1-BK May 2019 Newsletter
Apr-30-2019


Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program Volunteer Form for June 7-8
Apr-22-2019


MD1 2019 Convention Silent Auction Donations REQUEST
Apr-22-2019


1-BK 2019 Convention Ad Book Letter and Info
Apr-16-2019


MD1 April 2019 The Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Apr-16-2019

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2019_april_state__magazine_full 

 
Click above link to read magazine online.
 
PDF for both Lite and Full are attached.
 
Please send this e-mail to all your club members.
 
Best,
 
-Lion Austin, Editor 


REMINDER Flyer Attached -- REGISTER FOR 2019 MD1 CONVENTION TODAY!
Apr-07-2019


MD1 March 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Mar-03-2019
 
Click aboive link to read online.  PDF's are attached for reference.

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


1BK March Newsletter
Mar-01-2019


Nominate a Deserving Leo for 1BK Leo of the Year Award
Feb-24-2019
Lions,
 
District 1-BK will be awarding a Leo of the Year Again this year. The award will be presented at the annual Awards Banquet on June 8th in Marseilles.
 
Please see the attached nomination form for detailed instructions for nominating a deserving Leo for this award.
 
Completed nomination forms should be sent to Lion Melissa Honiotes no later than May 15, 2019. Lion Melissa's contact information is ion the attached nomination form as well.
 
Thanks for all you do!!!
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
Cabinet Secretary  1-BK


New Lenox Lions Spring Fashion Show Flyer (3-24-19)
Feb-15-2019


1BK Draw Down Winners!
Feb-15-2019


Normal Lions 2019 Charity Golf Classic Info and Registration (on May 23)
Feb-09-2019


Official Call to District 1-BK Convention April 12 - April 13, 2019
Feb-07-2019

“Let’s Go Crusin’ to the Hop!”

District 1-BK Lions and Leos,
Our 5th Annual BK Convention is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for the dates of April 12th and April 13th, 2019. This convention will be held at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn & Suites, 205 Remington Boulevard, Bolingbrook, Illinois. Registration is $10.00 for Lion members. Non-Lion guests, Leos, and “First Timers” are FREE. Registration fee includes a sundae bar Friday night “At the Hop”.
Realizing the difficult economic times, the convention committee was able to negotiate room rates down to $99.00 per night for single or double occupancy. Meal costs have been kept as low as possible. We will have an All-American buffet lunch for $25.00. Lunch consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, cheese macaroni salad, a house salad, and cookies. Dinner will cost $34.00 for past primavera, $36.00 for bruschetta chicken breast, or $38.00 for roast sirloin of beef. Dinners include soup and salad, potato, rolls and butter, coffee or tea, and dessert.
It is time for all clubs to submit their ads and bragging rights for the convention program book. The costs for the ads are $25.00 for 1/4 page/business cards, $50.00 for a half page and $75.00 for the full page. Clubs are encouraged to solicit ads from local business as well as club members. This is one chance for you to advertise your business with no fine from the “Tail Twister” as well as help pay for the cost of the convention book’s printing. The deadline for ads is March 15th. Ads should be sent to PDG Bird Combs, pdgbird1@mtco.com, in either PDF or JPEG format with PDF being the preferred method.
We will once again be having a Silent Auction this year and it will open on Friday night when “Sock Hop” is going on in the adjacent room. We are requesting donations to the Silent Auction from all clubs and individuals who want to donate. Cash donations are also welcome. Please contact Lion Irene Leopold to let her know what you will be donating. She can be reached at 815-483-3715 or via e-mail at ileopold59@gmail.com.
At this time we have two Hospitality rooms available for clubs interested in hosting a room. This is a great opportunity to meet Lions from across the District. To secure a hospitality room, you must contact convention chairperson Lion Charlie Siefert at 630-759-5179 or via e-mail at csiefert@ameritech.net. ALL hospitality rooms will be on the first floor again this year.

On Saturday we will have some informative and exciting sessions on Lionism during the morning time frame. Following lunch, a Celebration of Service will precede the Cabinet Meeting on April 13th. I need all the names of deceased club members sent to me by April 1st so we don’t miss any of our departed Lions during the Celebration.
I will do everything I can to keep the Cabinet Meeting and Elections as short as possible. We will be voting on one proposed change to our Constitution and By-Laws.
Clubs are encouraged to bring their banners for the Parade of Club banners. Clubs can also bring “brag” boards for display in a “Walk of Fame” that will be on display over the weekend. There will be some special awards as well as an informative presentation by our guest speaker, ID Ardie Klemish, during Saturday’s events.
I encourage you to make a pledge to yourself to display your commitment to “Going Beyond the Horizon” in person in 2019 at our District Convention.
Yours in Lionism,

Lori
Lion Lori Linn
District Governor

 


Attachments: Registration Form, Silent Auction Flyer



MD1 February 2019 Illinois Lions eMagazine
Feb-05-2019

Dear Lion Leader:

 
Click above link to read State Magazine online.
 
PDF is attached
 
Send this e-mail to all of your club members.
 
Best Regards,

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


MD1 2019 Convention FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE Flyer. Join us Friday Night, May 17th for ''A Taste of Eataly''.
Feb-05-2019


1BK 2019 MJF Nomination
Feb-03-2019

District 1-BK Lions,


The District awards either one Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) or two Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellows (LIF) in alternating years. 


This year the District will award one Melvin Jones Fellowship to a deserving Lion in our District. 


Nominations for this prestigious award should be made on the attached nomination form. Lions nominated for the MJF must not have received a MJF from any other means. Any Lion or club can nominate someone for the award.


Nominations for this award must be received or postmarked by March 15th in order to be considered for the MJF. Instructions for completing the form and details on where to send the form are in the attached nomination form. 


Members of the District Cabinet who are Melvin Jones Fellows will be selecting the deserving Lion for the award to be presented at the District Convention on April 13th.

Please distribute this information to your club members.


Thank you for all you do!!!


Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary



1-BK February 2019 Newsletter
Feb-01-2019


Sock Hop at 1BK 2019 Convention on April 12th - Flyer Attached
Feb-01-2019


District 1-BK 2019 Convention Delegate Form
Feb-01-2019
Club Officers,
 
Attached is the delegate and alternate form for the District Convention that is being held April 12th and April 13th at the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook.
 
The delegate form needs to be returned to me no later than April 5, 2019. You can email me your form or mail it to me at the information below:
 
Lion Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary
241 Seneca Court
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Email - csiefert@ameritech.net 
 
Each club in the District is entitled to one delegate and alternate for each 10 members, or major portion thereof, in good standing as of March 1, 2019.
 
We will be voting on next year's District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor, and 2nd Vice District Governor as well as a proposed change to our C&BL.
 
Delegate certification will take place on Friday, April 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Thanks for everything you do for those less fortunate in our communities!
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary


Lemont Lions Lion Lori Benefit Letter & Poster (on April 13th @ Lemont)
Feb-01-2019


1-BK April 2019 Newsletter
Feb-01-2019


1BK Golf Outing Flyer (on April 27 @ Carrillon)
Jan-29-2019

District 1-BK Annual
Golf Outing
April 27, 2019 – Saturday



1BK Midwinter Workshop Flyer (on 2-16-19 @ Joliet)
Jan-21-2019

 

1-BK Midwinter Workshop

February 16th, 2019

St. John Baptist Catholic School

403 N. Hickory Street / Joliet, IL 60435

 

Gather Together 8:30-9:30a / Sessions start at 9:30a

 

Looking to have some fun, meet Lions from around the District, and get valuable information with which to improve your Club and better serve your communities??  Then come to our district 1-BK Midwinter-Workshop………………..

 

We will have Veteran Lions from around our District and MD-1 with a desire to help YOU be a better Lion.  AND we wish to SHARE our experiences as well as LEARN from yours.  Bring Questions, Bring YOUR experience and let us all work together to build better Clubs.

 

Topics will include: How to reach out to members who no longer participate –retention / Diabetes Awareness - learn the early warning signs / Could I be a Zone Chair? -responsibilities, tips, and tricks / Lions History- some cools things you did not know about your association / Campaign 100- Empowering Service – getting the Club and members involved / your Global Action Team – GAT / and Leadership roles in Lionism.

 

The cost of the Workshop is $15.00

 

We will gather between 8:30 – 9:30 am.  The sessions will begin at 9:30am.  Coffee, juice, water, donuts, pastries, and bagels/ assorted cream cheeses and fruit will be ready for you as you gather for the event.  Lunch will consist of your choice of a wrap and house salad. The wrap options include: Grilled chicken wrap; Chicken Caesar wrap; Turkey wrap; and Veggie wrap. Chips, soda, water, and coffee will also be available.    Indicate wrap preference when you RSVP for the Workshop.

______________________________________________________________________________

Please RSVP to Lion PDG Cabinet Treasurer Glen “Bird” Combs @ pdgbird1@mtco.com   Payment can be made the day of the event or mailed to: 1-BK Cabinet Treasurer Glen “Bird” Combs, 1084 Union Street, Marseilles, IL 61341.

 

 

Again please indicate your Lunch Wrap Choice with your RSVP.

Deadline to reserve your spot is February 13th.

 

 

Walk Ins are welcome however Lunch Menu will be limited or not available.

 

 

Please attend the workshop and share your ideas.

In Lionism, we learn from each other.



2019 MD1 State Convention Info and Registration Available!
Jan-21-2019

Lions of Illinois,

2019 State Convention Information and Registration can now be found on our website (http://www.illinoislionsmd1.org) by clicking on the special convention graphic at the top of the NEWS COLUMN. In there, you will find information on the convention, a PDF registration form (also attached below) you can print, complete and mail in, as well as a link to register and pay online, if you so choose.

See you at our convention!



2019 Illinois Leo Conference Flyer, Reg Form, and Permission Slip (on 2-16-19 @ Elburn)
Jan-20-2019


1BK Scholarship Materials for Schools and club Presidents w/Application Form
Jan-15-2019


1BK Cabinet Meeting C&BL Committee Documents
Jan-10-2019


1BK January 2019 Cabinet Meeting Announcement Package
Jan-07-2019

 

Distinguished Lions,
 
Attached is the announcement/invitation to the January 26th Cabinet meeting. The meeting will be held in Coal City beginning at 10:00 a.m. Along with the invitation is the Cabinet and Committee Report form in both PDF and Word versions. Use whichever you feel more comfortable using. I've also attached the report numbers listing for the various committees.
 
Also attached are the minutes of the November 3rd Cabinet meeting for your review (and cure for insomnia). Referenced reports in the minutes will be available on the District website.
 
Please let me know if you have any problems with the attachments or if you have any questions.
 
In Service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary

 



New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show and Dinner Flyer on 2/9/19
Jan-04-2019

New Lenox Lions Valentine Live Mystery Show and Dinner. Flyer attached. Contact Lion Steve for tickets. 815-693-0818. skuyawa4@comcast.net.



MD1 January 2019 Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jan-01-2019
 
Click above link to read Magazine online. 
 
PDF's are enclosed for your convenience
 
Email this to all of your club members.
 
Wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year 2019
 
God Bless,

 

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


1-BK January 2019 Newsletter
Jan-01-2019


1-BK December 2018 Newsletter
Dec-02-2018


MD1 December 2018 Newsletter (Full & Lite Editions)
Dec-02-2018
 
Click above link to read magazine online.  PDF's also attached for convenience.
 
Mail this to all your Club Members.
 
Best,

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


MD1 November 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Oct-31-2018
 
Click above link to read e-Magazine online.  PDF is attached.
 
Send this e-mail to all your District Lions & Leos.
 
Best,

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


1-BK November 2018 Newsletter
Oct-30-2018


1BK Lions Notice of Second Cabinet Meeting - November 3, 2018
Oct-15-2018

Distinguished Lions,


Attached is the official notice for the November 3rd District 1-BK Cabinet meeting that is being held at the La Moille Lions building, 308 Howard Street, La Moille.

The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be available 9:15-9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served after the Cabinet meeting.


There will also be a Guiding Lions training and re-certification session after the Cabinet meeting and lunch. Information concerning the Guiding Lions training is attached.


You will need to reply for:
1. Cabinet Meeting
2. Lunch
3. Guiding Lion Training


Cabinet members, the listing of your report numbers and both Word and PDF fillable versions of the committee report form is also attached.


The deadline to reply and have reports submitted is October 30th.


Let me know if you have any questions or problems with the attachments.


In service,


Charlie Siefert, PDG



MD1 State Pin Design Contest and Rules
Oct-03-2018
istinguished Lions,
 
The 2018-2019 Council of Governors is soliciting designs for the 2019-2020 State pin. The pin design contest is open to all Lions and Leos in MD-1. Attached are the contest and design rules. The rules are very specific on how the pin designs are to be submitted.
 
Please forward this to everyone in your respective clubs. We may have a talented artist that could design the new state pin in our midst and we aren't aware of their talents.
 
Designs for the state pin should be submitted to District Governor Lori Linn no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 26th. This will give her time to assemble all the entries and take them to the December 1st Council of Governors meeting for judging/selecting the winning pin design.
 
All entries should be mailed to:
 
District Governor Lori Linn
503 Vine Street
Morris, Illinois 60450 
 
Feel free to contact me or Governor Lori if you have any questions.
 
In Service,
 
Charlie Siefert, PDG
1-BK Cabinet Secretary


Onarga Lions Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Flyer (on 10-6-18)
Oct-02-2018


1-BK October 2018 Newsletter
Sep-30-2018


Bolingbrook Lions Annual Soup Crawl - Saturday, October 20th
Sep-24-2018

Join us on Saturday, October 20th, at the P:romenade Mall for a sampling on eight different soups from various restaurants. Tickets for the event are $25.oo for one person or $40.00 for two. Your ticket entitls you to a cup of soup at each of the participating restaurants. The restaurants may also have select appetizers at reduced prices as well as beverages.

See the flyer for more details and ticket information.



1-BK Lions September 2018 Newsletter
Sep-01-2018


1BK District Directory Updates & Corrections (as of 8-21-18)
Aug-21-2018


LCI International Peace Poster Contest
Aug-13-2018

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



1-BK 2018-2019 District Directory Proof (as of 8-9-18)
Aug-09-2018


DG Visit Request Form For Clubs To Complete & Return
Aug-09-2018


Midwest Breakfast Invitation at USA-Canada Forum on 9-21-18
Aug-06-2018

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.

Thanks, 

PDG Deborah Luttrell
MD-13 Multiple District Secretary



1BK Candy Day Jamboree Flyer (on 9-26-18)
Aug-06-2018

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

815-795-7011

pdgbird1@mtco.com



MD1 August 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Aug-02-2018

https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2018_august_state_magazine_full?e=9773179/63546581

 
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
Jul-30-2018


Crete Lions Golf Outing Flyer (on 9-16-18)
Jul-25-2018

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
Jul-22-2018
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
Jul-11-2018

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
Jul-04-2018

 

 



1-BK July 2018 District Newsletter
Jun-29-2018


ANNOUNCING THE JOLIET NOON LIONS JOLIET SLAMMER’S BASEBALL NIGHT Flyer (on 7-21-18)
Jun-22-2018

ANNOUNCING THE JOLIET NOON LIONS
JOLIET SLAMMER’S BASEBALL NIGHT
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
Jun-17-2018


NOTE TIME CHANGE on FLYER *** LCI Int'l Conv MIDWEST BREAKFAST @ Vegas on July 2 (Flyer and Form Attached)
Jun-15-2018

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)
Jun-04-2018


MD1 June 2018 Lions of Illinois eMagazine
Jun-01-2018
 
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.
 
Best,
 
-Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza
Your Editor


1BK June 2018 Newsletter
Jun-01-2018


4th 1BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement - June 9th @ Marseilles
May-20-2018
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)
May-14-2018


1BK Night at the Races Event Flyer (on 5/12 @ Marseilles)
May-07-2018


1BK Lions 2018 Northwest Region Club Officers Training Flyer (on 5-2 @ Marseilles)
May-07-2018


MORRIS LIONS OFFER ONLINE ORDERING FOR MOTHER’S DAY ROSES
May-02-2018


Bolingbrook Lions 2018-2019 Officers Installation Flyer
May-02-2018


1BK MGE Hosted By Frankfort Lions Flyer (on June 11)
May-02-2018


1-BK May 2018 Newsletter
May-01-2018


MD1 May 2018 eMagazine
Apr-30-2018


Frankfort Lions Club Diabetes Awareness Essay Contest (Due June 1)
Apr-26-2018


Needed: Volunteers for Special Olympic Opening Eyes on 6/16 @ ISU
Apr-16-2018


1-BK New and Potential Member Orientation Evening on 4-24-18 @ Princeton
Apr-13-2018


Lemont Lions 2018 Spring Community Dinner Flyer (on 4-29-18)
Apr-01-2018

Friends of the Lemont Lions,

Spring is right around the corner now. That means it is almost time for the Lemont Lions 2018 Spring Community Dinner! Please see attached for event information and sponsorship opportunity. The Lemont Lions thank you very much for your continued support of our events and our efforts within in our community to help those in need.

Lemont Lions Club

 



1-BK April 2018 Newsletter
Apr-01-2018


1-BK Lions Annual District Golf Outing Flyer on 4/28 @ Carillon/Palinfield
Mar-23-2018
FLYER for District 1-BK Lions Annual Golf Outing at The Links at Carillon/Plainfield on April 28th. Mark Your Calendar!
 


Normal Lions Charity Golf Classic on May 24th at Ironwood GC (Flyer)
Mar-08-2018


1-BK March 2018 Newsletter
Mar-02-2018


2018 Melvin Jones Fellow Nomination Form
Feb-25-2018

District 1-BK will award one (1) Melvin Jones Fellow at the MD-1 Convention. At the District Convention, selection from those nominated will be made by District 1-BK cabinet members who have previously received a MJF.

Nominations must be mailed or emailed to the 1-BK Cabinet Secretary, Jeffrey Bathe (contact information provided below), by April 6, 2018. As nominations need to be compiled and distributed for consideration, nominations postmarked after April 6 cannot be considered.


CS Jeffrey Bathe
502 S. Broadway
Hudson, IL 61748
jeffrey.bathe@gmail.com

 



MD1 2018 Lions eMagazine SPECIAL Conventions Issue
Feb-18-2018
 
Click above link to read magazine online.  Send this e-mail to all club members.
 
PDF is attached for your convenience.
 
Best from Miami,
 
-Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1-BK 2018 Convention Info & Registration - April 20-21 @ Bolingbrook
Feb-11-2018

It’s Almost Here…

 

...AND THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES

 

The 2018 District 1-BK Convention 

 

Fellow 1-BK Lions,

 

Make plans now to join your fellow District Lions as we continue with the excitement and fun experienced during our 100th Anniversary Celebration in Chicago.  We plan on continuing that excitement and fun with your 1-BK District Convention, April 20-21, 2018 to be held at the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook. 

 

Everyone will be together Friday night to enjoy fun, games, fellowship, hospitality and some surprises.  Saturday morning kicks off with a breakfast as we call the Convention to order followed by seminars to help make us stronger in our communities.

 

Our lunch will be the big event with our Guest Speaker International Director Alan Lundgren from Scottsdale, AZ.  Immediately after lunch we will honor our fellow Lions who have passed on with our ‘Celebration of Service’.The afternoon will conclude with our procedure to elect Lion Lori Linn to be our next Governor along those who will assist her in leading our District in 2018-2019. 

 

Everyone is invited to attend our Saturday evening dinner where we will pay tribute to our Past District Governors and our newest members (‘The Old & New’).  And of course, the hospitality room will reopen to help finish our Saturday celebration.    

 

A tentative listing of the events is attached to this email.  Also attached are: a Registration form, your club’s delegate certification form, along with information on purchasing ads for our program book and donating items for our Silent Auction.

 

The room rate at the Holiday Inn is $99.00 (plus tax) per night. Contact the hotel to make your reservations and let them know you are with BK-1 to get that special room rate. You must reserve your room by March 30th to receive the special room rate.

 

You will be getting an additional mailing on purchasing ads for the program book.  Buying Ads for the program book and donating merchandise for the Silent Auction helps to offset other convention expenses.  The Convention Committee appreciates whatever your club can do to help us in those areas.

 

See you in Bolingbrook,

                                                                            Get ready for a weekend of fun!

Lion John Joseph Honiotes

DG 2017-18

 



MD-1 February 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite editions)
Jan-31-2018

https://issuu.com/home/docs/2018_febuary_state_magazine_full/edit/embed
 
Click above link to read State Magazine online.  PDF's also attached herein.
 
Please send this e-mail to all club members in your districts.
 
Best,

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

 



1-BK February 2018 Newsletter
Jan-30-2018


MD1 2018 State Lions Convention Info.
Jan-16-2018

Regsiter and Pay Online:  http://www.illinoislionsmd1.org/convention.html



Flyer: New Lenox Lions Live Mystery Show & Dinner on 2/10/18
Jan-10-2018


1BK Scholarship Program Description & Application Form
Jan-08-2018


1BK 3rd Cabinet Meeting Announcement on 1/27 @ Rockdale
Jan-08-2018
The third cabinet meeting is just around the corner.
 

The meeting will be held at the Rockdale Lions Club Clubhouse 40 S. Midland Ave. Rockdale. The meeting is Saturday, January 27th starts at 10am with coffee, juice, bagels, and donuts at 9:00am.  Lunch will be provided after the meeting. The lunch will cost $10. Additional information is provided in the attachment.

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00pm on January 19th.  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 January 22nd. 

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

CS Jeff

----------
Lion Jeffrey Bathe
Cabinet Secretary, District  1-BK



1-BK January 2018 NEwsletter
Jan-03-2018


MD-1 January 2018 eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Dec-31-2017
 
 
Also attached PDF's for your kind use.  Please mail them to all Lions in your District and Clubs.
 
Greetings from Mangaluru, India.
 
Wish you and your loved ones a Bright and Prosperous New Year 2018.
 
-Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1BK Update on LCI 2018 Int'l Convention in Las Vegas
Dec-06-2017

Fellow 1BK Lions:
Recently, we got together to discuss the International Convention. Yes, there’s a committee of 10 District representatives meeting to discuss what we can do to make the trip more enjoyable for all that attend, and maybe save some money. I know you’ve seen this through our Cabinet Meeting notes, but I thought I’d publish, once again, a small article about the upcoming convention coming up in June.
The Convention will take place in Las Vegas! You know how much fun that can be if you’re not careful.
The last date to register, for the discount rate of $150 each, is rapidly approaching; it’s 1/12/18. After that, it goes to $200 each. So, don’t delay if you want the discount. And if you do register, remember to get the room at Luxor Tower. Once again, that’s Luxor Tower. That’s the hotel for the Illinois delegation; not the Luxor. Please keep this in mind when registering.
The Convention will, of course, take place in the Summer so dress accordingly. To that end, the Parade uniform has changed to allow khaki shorts, or capris. It still has a white polo and the blue vest; I’m not sure about the shoes, but I’m sure it’ll be something “summery”. By the way, Lion Bob Block has some of these vests available to purchase at the bargain price of $5. (gov8990@aol.com)
And finally, the Committee is looking for volunteers. Check it out on the Convention website at Lions2018lasvegas.org to see what you can do lend a hand. There’s plenty to do!!!!
Until then, we’ll be seeing you around, and have a Merry Christmas!

Dave Wheeler, PDG MD-1B

 



MD1 December eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Dec-03-2017
https://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/2017_december_state_magazine_full_60ae8a532b77ee
 
Click above link to read magazine online. (LITE ISSUE ATTACHED)
 
Please distribute this e-mail to all of your members at club level.
 
Greetings from India.  Wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!
 
-Dr. Austin D'Souza, PDG
MD1 Lions of Illinois State e-Magazine Editor


1-BK December 2017 Newsletter
Nov-27-2017


Braidwood Lions 2017 Christmas Tree Sale Flyer
Nov-21-2017


Lemont Lions 1st Candlelight Bowl Benefitting Kids and Camp Lions Flyer (on 2/24/18)
Nov-17-2017

Lemont Lions 1st Candlelight Bowl Benefitting Kids and Camp Lions. Flyer attached. Feb. 24, 2018 at Strike N Spare Lanes in Lockport IL. Mark your calendar.



1-BK Draw Down Winning Ticket List
Nov-16-2017


1-BK November 2017 Newsletter
Nov-06-2017


1-BK LIF Fellowship Nomination Form
Nov-06-2017

District 1-BK will award two Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellowships at the 1-BK District Convention. At the January 2018 cabinet meeting, selection from those nominated will be made by district 1-District 1-BK will award two Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellowships at the 1-BK District Convention. At the January 2018 cabinet meeting, selection from those nominated will be made by district 1-BK cabinet members who have previously received a LIF Fellow. The presentation of the LIF Fellows will occur at the 2018 District Convention.  

Nominations must be mailed or emailed to the 1-BK Cabinet Secretary, Jeffrey Bathe by January 5, 2018. The form is attached.

CS Jeff BK cabinet members who have previously received a LIF Fellow. The presentation of the LIF Fellows will occur at the 2018 District Convention.  

Nominations must be mailed or emailed to the 1-BK Cabinet Secretary, Jeffrey Bathe by January 5, 2018. The form is attached.

CS Jeff 



Invitation to MD1 Lions from MD1 2017 LCI Convention Host Committee on 11-17-17
Oct-21-2017

Invitation to MD1 Lions from MD1 2017 LCI Convention Host Committee to Appreciation Hospitality Night at the MD1 2017 Forum 11-17-17. See attached.



1BK District Governor Wannabe Info Night Flyer (on 11-16-17 @ Dwight)
Oct-19-2017


MD1 Forum 2017 Info & Registration Form
Oct-19-2017


PlainfieldLions Spaghetti Dinner Flyer (on 11-4-17)
Oct-19-2017


Lemont Lions Anual Chili Supper & Meat Raffle Flyer (on 11-5-17)
Oct-18-2017


1BK Meet Greet & Eat Flyer (on 10-28-17 @ Rockdale)
Oct-12-2017


2nd District 1-BK Cabinet Meeting Announcement (on 10-21-17 @ Hudson)
Oct-11-2017
The second cabinet meeting is around the corner.
 

The meeting will be held at the Hudson Fire Station, 502 N. Broadway St. in Hudson.  The meeting is Saturday, October 21st, starting at 10pm.  There will be coffee and muffins starting at 9am. Lunch provided after the meeting. The lunch will cost $10 and will be provided by Pack 3957. RSVP for lunch by October 19th at 8am. Additional information is provided in the attachments.

Cabinet reports are due by 5:00pm on October 18th .  The cabinet reports are to be submitted online via the cabinet report form. The form is located at the following: http://www.hudsonlions.club/cabinet-report.  The goal is to have the reports compiled and information made available by 9:00am on October 20th. 

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

CS Jeff

----------
Lion Jeffrey Bathe
Cabinet Secretary, District  1-BK



1st PDG Meeting of the New Era Flyer (on 10-23-17 @ Ottawa)
Oct-10-2017


1-M District Convention Info & Registration
Oct-06-2017


1-BK October 2017 Newsletter
Oct-06-2017


MD1 October 2017 State eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Oct-06-2017
 
Full Version:
 
Send this e-mail to all lions club members for their reading pleasure.
 
Best,

 

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


LIF Recycling Donation Form
Oct-06-2017


Streator Lions Trivia Night Flyer (on 10-27-17)
Sep-29-2017


1BK Meet Greet & Eat Flyer (on 10-25-17 @ Bradley Lions)
Sep-29-2017


MD1 2017-2018 State Pin Order Form. Order Yours Today!
Sep-26-2017


1BK Lions New Member Orientation Flyer (on 10-5-17 @ Bolingbrook Lions)
Sep-26-2017


1BK Meet Greet & Eat at Lemont Lions on 11-2-17
Sep-25-2017


Lions and LCIF Responded To Hurricane Harvey
Sep-03-2017

My Dear Lions,
 
On Friday, August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made its way ashore on the central Gulf Coast of Texas with winds of 125 miles per hour. As I draft this letter, the central coast of Texas, including metropolitan Houston, is still being affected by unprecedented amounts of rain fall and potentially devastating flooding.  The nearly 17 million residents in the path of the storm will be dealing with the aftermath for weeks and possibly months to come.
 
Lions Clubs International, through our Foundation (LCIF), has responded with emergency catastrophe grant in the amount of US$100,000. The grant will allow Lions in the area of impact to provide life-saving supplies of food, water, blankets and other necessities. 
 
We never know when or where disaster will strike. But when it does, LCIF emergency and major catastrophe grants enable local Lions to respond, making an immediate impact in the hardest hit areas – around the world.
 
Your donation to LCIF makes it possible for us to respond at a moment’s notice to this and other disasters as they strike.  
 
Lions members are the most generous people in the world.  Please consider a donation to LCIF to assist Lions in short-term and long-term disaster response.
 
I know you join me in keeping the victims of this latest natural disaster in your thoughts and prayers.  
 
 Together we make a significant difference.
 
Namaste,
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal
International President
 
Note: You can mail a check to:
 
Lions International
300 W. 22nd Street
Oakbrook, IL 60523-5466
Attention:  LCIF
 
Make check payable to: LCIF and place Hurricane Harvey in the memo section.  Include a note with your club name and mailing address.
 
OR
 
Go to www.lionsclubs.org  click on the Hurricane Harvey headline – it will give you an option to DONATE NOW


Lion John Joseph Honiotes
DG



MD1 September 2017 State eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Sep-03-2017

 

 



1BK September 2017 District Newsletter
Sep-02-2017


1BK Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit flyer (on 9-15-17 @ Lockport)
Aug-31-2017

1BK Lions & The Fort Awesome Band Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit on 9/15 at Strike 'n Spare Bowling Lanes in Lockport. Flyer below.



Bonfield Lions 1st Annual Cash Bash Raffle Flyers (on 10/7/17)
Aug-23-2017


1BK Meet Greet & Eat Flyer (@ Bolingbrook on 9-18-17)
Aug-17-2017


1-BK August Newsletter
Aug-13-2017

The August Newsletter for District 1-BK



1BK August 2017 District Newsletter
Aug-13-2017


Frankfort Lions Wurst Fest Flyer (on 8-31-17)
Aug-13-2017


Rockdale Lions Membership Drive
Aug-09-2017


Rockdale Lions Seeing Volunteers - See Attached
Aug-09-2017


Hardscrabble Lions August 2017 Newsletter
Aug-07-2017


1BK Central Region MGE Flyer (on 8-17-17 @ Coal City Lions Hall)
Aug-03-2017


1BK Candy Day Jamboree flyer (on 9/27/17 @ Marseilles Lions) & Reservation Form
Aug-02-2017


FIRE SALE Flyer! Get Your Post-LCI Chicago 2017 Convention Merchandise
Aug-02-2017


1BK Candy Day Jamboree Poster!
Aug-02-2017


Flanagan Tractor Show Flyer (on 8-19-17)
Aug-02-2017


LIF Candy Day Information
Jul-28-2017

This is the Candy Day packet that was sent to all Club Secretaries.



MD1 August 2017 State eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jul-27-2017


Normal Lions Night @ Cornbelters Game Flyer (on 8-25-17)
Jul-26-2017


Bonfield Lions 50th Anniversary & Open House Invitation on 8-12-17
Jul-24-2017


1BK Northwest Zone 2 Meet Greet & Eat Flyer (on 8/14/17 @ Marseilles Lions)
Jul-20-2017


1BK 1st Cabinet Meeting on 7/22 at Bradley, IL
Jul-19-2017


1BK Website and Facebook Page Refreshed for New Lion Year!
Jul-19-2017

Our 1BK website and our 1BK FB page for the new 2017-2018 have been fully refreshed. Check them out.

1blions.org
fb.com/DISTRICT1BKLIONS

Our 1BK email Distribution list has also been updated. Send new addresses for our to tom@drez.net at any time to join our list. Let all 1BK Lions knwo about it.

All feedback welcomed at any time to tom@drez.net.

Have a great year!



LIF 24th Annual Golf Outing on 8/5/17 @ Oak Ridge
Jul-13-2017


1BK Lions Meet, Greet & Eat Flyer - On 8/5/17 at Milford Family Restaurant
Jul-13-2017


MD1 July 2017 of The Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jul-13-2017


MD1 LCI 2017 Chicago Host Committee THANK YOU Message!
Jul-12-2017


Come Celebrate Chicago - Post (& final) LCI 2017 Convention Issue
Jul-12-2017


1-BK July 2017 Newsletter
Jun-28-2017


Hardscrabble Lions Night At The Movies Flyer on July 5
Jun-24-2017


Joliet Noon Lions @ Joliet Slammer's Game Flyer on August 11th
Jun-24-2017


Braidwood Lions 36th Annual Summerfest Flyer (July 13-16)
Jun-24-2017


Mokena Lions 30th Annual Firecracker Weekend Flyer (July 14-15)
Jun-24-2017


Come Celebrate Chicago JUNE Issue - for 2017 LCI Convention Chicago
Jun-19-2017


Crete Lions Golf Outing Flyer on July 21 at Lincoln Oaks GC
Jun-19-2017


LCI 2017 Convention VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES for all volunteers - Please Read!
Jun-19-2017


District Governor Visit Request Form 2017-18
Jun-16-2017


YOU Are Invited - Midwest Breakfast Centennial Celebration on July 3 @ Chicago Palmer House Hilton (flyer attached)
Jun-09-2017


Bellflower Work Day on June 24th (Flyer Attached)
Jun-09-2017


MD1 June 2017 of The Illinois Lion eMagazine (Full & Lite Editions)
Jun-05-2017
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:
 
 
Lite Magazine:  
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
http://issuu.com/austinprabhu/docs/the_illinois_lions_june_lite_2017
 
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


1-BK June 2017 Newsletter
May-30-2017