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SA Tim Wilson
August 25, 2016
JOIN INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT, CHANCELLOR BOB CORLEWOn September 18th there will be a bus rolling across Iowa promoting the Lions Clubs International Centennial Celebration. On that bus will be International President, Chancellor Bob Corlew and his Partner in Service, Lion Dianne. They will be making stops in Des Moines, Mount Pleasant and Davenport. That evening there will be a dinner held in IP Corlew's honor and all Lions in Iowa are invited. CLICK HERE for more information and registration for the dinner. Come join the fun in Celebrating 100 Years of Lionism!!

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!

Beep Baseball World Series is Coming Back to Iowa!

Tim Wilson
March 17, 2015
Beep Baseball World Series is Coming Back to Iowa!That's right! The Beep Baseball World Series is coming back to Iowa in 2016! The Iowa Lions Foundation in partnership with the Ames CVB and Iowa State University will once again be hosting this great event, July 24-30, 2016! Beep Baseball is the adaptive version of the traditional game of baseball for the blind and visually impaired. The 2016 World Series of Beep Baseball will include teams from around the United States and the World. The NBBA World Series, an annual tradition since 1976, is the most important event of the Beep Baseball season. July 2016 will be the second time the World Series has come to Iowa. The Lions of Iowa hosted the tournament for the first time in 2012. You are probably asking, "How can I help or get involved?". Here's how. This event is underwritten by corporate and individual donations. There are different levels of sponsorship ranging from $2500-$10,000. Or you can make an individual donation or Lions Club donation. There is also the "Adopt a Beep Ball" program. With a $100 donation you can purchase one of the special beep balls to be used during the tournament. And after the event you can have the option of having the ball returned to you or donated to the Iowa Reapers Beep Baseball team. We wouldn't be able to run this tournament without many volunteers. To volunteer you just fill out a volunteer application and show up and have fun! If you are interested in donating or volunteering contact our Iowa Lions State Office, 2300 S Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Call us at 515-232-2215 or email at Keep checking back to our website for more exciting news as we get closer to July 2016!

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