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SOMETHING NEW FOR IOWA LIONS MEMBERS!



November 16, 2016
Announcing!! Now, all Iowa Lions Clubs members have the opportunity to enroll for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card! As a Brooks Brothers Corporate Member, you will receive an everyday 15% Savings on full priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone and online. To enroll please email the Iowa Lions State Office at info@iowalions.org to get the enrollment information for Lions Members Only. This is just the start of many more membership discount programs to come! Big things are happening for Iowa Lions Members!

LIONS CLUBS OF IOWA MID-WINTER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


SA Tim Wilson
October 3, 2016
LIONS CLUBS OF IOWA MID-WINTER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCEThe 2017 Lions Clubs of Iowa Mid-Winter Leadership Conference will be held January 6-7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport. You don't want to miss this very informative event. The International Guest for the weekend is PID Brian Sheehan. Most Lions in Iowa know PID Sheehan from his involvement with Great Plains Leadership Institute. He will bring a great Lions energy to the Conference so be prepared to be fired up! You can register online by CLICKING HERE or CLICK HERE to download the registration form and send it in. The deadline is December 23, 2016. Don't wait, register now!

LCI WOMEN'S MEMBERSHIP UPDATE



October 7, 2016
One major focus for Lions membership in the last few years has been the focus on Women's Membership. This past September PDG Connie Inman and PID Judy Hankom organized an MD9 Women's Regional Workshop to help boost the membership of women in Iowa. It was held on September 23-24 at the Pleasant Hill Sleep Inn. You can read what great ideas came out of the workshop by CLICKING HERE to read the September LCI Women's Membership Update. Let's grow our women's membership in Iowa! Great job to all involved in the Workshop!

LIONS ARE ASKED TO HELP!


SA Tim Wilson
October 25, 2016
The Lions Clubs of Iowa members have been asked to help out Adaptive Sports Iowa with a fundraiser for the organization this Iowa Wild hockey season. Adaptive Sports Iowa has been asked to conduct the "Split the Pot" 50/50 raffle at all Iowa Wild home games this season. They have asked if members of the Iowa Lions would like to help out. Perks of helping are you get into the games for free. All you have to do is sell raffle tickets! To sign up CLICK HERE. To learn more about the program CLICK HERE Where there's a need, there's a Lion!

CENTENNIAL QUILT SHOW ANNOUNCED!


Lion Betty Shutters
September 8, 2016
CENTENNIAL QUILT SHOW ANNOUNCED!To celebrate the Lions Centennial at the 2017 Iowa Lions State Convention a Centennial Quilt Show has been announced. The Centennial Quilt Show Committee would like to invite anyone and everyone to enter this show. The theme for the show is "MEMORIES OF THE PAST ....DREAMS OF THE FUTURE". The entries don't necessarily have to be made by a Lion member. If a Club would like to have a local community member make the quilt for them and the Club enter it in the show that is totally acceptable, as long as the Club furnishes the material. There will be four categories, T-Shirt quilts, Large quilts(Bed size), Medium quilts(Lap/Wall Hanging) and Small quilts(Table runners or Smaller Wall Hanging). Prizes will be given in each category for the people's choice as voting will be done by those in attendance at the convention. The committee wants the quilts to be judged on content and technical skills. Also, each quilt must have a label on the back with the name of the maker and date as swell as a letter explaining the meaning of their quilt. All quilts will be collected around May 1, 2017 and they will be raffled off after the show at the convention with the proceeds going to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Clubs are highly encouraged to enter and have fun celebrating Lions next 100 years! For more details contact Lion Betty Shutters at 515-278-8595 or bnbshutters@gmail.com.

BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES A GREAT SUCCESS!


Tim Wilson
October 3, 2016
BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES A GREAT SUCCESS!In July the Iowa Lions Foundation presented the National Beep Baseball World Series! This year the weather cooperated and the athletes and volunteers had a great time. Beep Baseball is the adaptive version of the traditional game of baseball for the blind and visually impaired. We had 20 teams from around the United States come to Ames and compete for the title. The Colorado Storm took home the trophy by defeating the Boston Renegades in the Championship game. This great undertaking would not have been possible without the Lions Clubs of Iowa donating to the cause and supplying volunteers for the event. The Foundation would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help. The NBBA enjoys brining the World Series to Ames and appreciates all the Lions of Iowa do for the event. We plan on bringing the tournament back sometime in the very near future. If you are interested in volunteering the next time this event is in Iowa contact our Iowa Lions State Office, 2300 S Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Call us at 515-232-2215 or email at iowalions@aol.com. Keep checking back to our website for more details as to when the Tournament will be back!!

MD9 Convnetion a Success


Tim Wilson
June 13, 2016
MD9 Convnetion a SuccessThe MD9 Convention was held June 3-4, 2016 in Cedar Rapids and it was a success! From the Friday luncheon where guest, Lion Brandon Johnson, inspired the attendees to attract new young members to the Friday night performance of "The Miracle Worker" by a group of very talented high school students from North Scott High School. On Saturday, our Lions were busy attending various and informative seminars as well as the annual business session where it was voted to allow the MD9 Districts to charge up to $10.00 for district dues and the Lions of Iowa will eliminate student dues. These two issues will go into effect on July 1, 2016. At the Saturday banquet Lions were treated to a great address by International Director, Robert Littlefield. He encouraged the Lions of Iowa to keep working together to reach out to as many people as we can. That was followed by the announcing of awards. Congratulations to PDG Stephen Becker for being the recipient of the "Bud" Klise Leadership Award and PDG Elwin Hodges for being the recipient of the Ralph Whitten Service Award. Pictured in the photo is 2VDG and Iowa Lions Foundation President, Jim Bixler with ID Littlefield and PID Judy Hankom. Lion Jim received the Presidential Leadership Award! If you attended the Convention you are asked to CLICK HERE to fill out a survey to tell us about your convention experience. See you next year!

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