The Iowa Lion

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Our Current Issue: April 2017

  • Leader Dogs for the Blind Announces Changes in Prison Puppy Program, Pg 1
  • Retention of Members: What’s the Secret Sauce?, Pg 4
  • Travel back to 1928 at the Lions State Convention, Pg 6
  • Sensory Gardens are a destination in Sioux City, Pg 21
  • Proposed amendments to Lions of Iowa bylaws, Pg 22

BACK ISSUES:

March 2017

  • The MD-9 Legacy Project (Pgs 1 & 7)
  • Pin Traders Seek 2017 Scholarship Applicants (Pg 4)
  • A Baby's Journey Into the Hearing World (Pg 6)
  • A Peak at 2017 State Convention (Pg 23)
  • Ottumwa Lions Leave Legacy (Pg 24)
February 2017
  • Pin Traders Scholarship Available (Pg 2)
  • Mid-Winter Conference Awards (Pg 18)
  • Iowa's Next Candidate for International Director (Pg 19)
  • MD-9s Centennial Polo Invitational (Pg 20)
  • State Centennial Speech Contest Finalists (Pg 22)
Dec 2016/Jan 2017
  • Come Be Inspired at Mid-Winter Conference (Pg 1)
  • A Brief History of the Iowa Lions Eye Bank (Pg 3)
  • Why Recruit Young Adults (Pg 4)
  • NOTICE: Mid-Winter Vote on Candidate for International Director (Pg 5)
  • Keokuk Lions Celebrate 90 Years of Service (Pg 22)
November 2016
  • Iowa Lions Mid-Winter Leadership Conference Info (Pgs 1 & 2)
  • The Braille Challenge (Pg 3)
  • Iowa Lions Foundation Gala Info (Pg 5)
  • MD-9 Women's Workshop (Pgs 6 & 7)
  • Mid-Winter Registration Form (Pg 23)
October 2016
  • Iowa Lions greet International President, Page 1
  • Iowans climb new mountains at 2016 USA/Canada Forum, Page 2
  • Camp Courageous Lions Visual Impairment Week, Page 3
  • Tweeten Pavilion dedication, Page 13
  • Mid-Winter Lions Leadership Conference registration, Page 22
September 2016
  • The Iowa Lion is going digital, page 3
  • How "time poverty" affects club membership, page 4
  • MD9 hosts Centennial Bus Tour, page 6
  • Beep Ball World Series a success, page 7
  • Olympic bobsledder set to speak at 2017 Gala, page 8
July/August 2016
  • Centennial activities planned in Iowa
  • Puppy Days approaching
  • Editor transitions from Allen to Dixon
  • A history of The Iowa Lion
  • New Mountains to Climb in 2016-2017
June 2016
  • 2016 State Convention Review
  • 9NE Lions Hickory Golf Outing
  • Council Considers Ending Mailing The Iowa Lion
  • Iowa Lions Have New App
  • USA/Canda Forum Right In Our Own Backyard
May, 2016
  • A Great Plains Leader Institute challenge
  • Central Iowa Golf Tournament is June 20
  • Prison puppy program - a history & update
  • Volunteer help at Beep Ball World Series
  • Iowa Lions Dine with Past President Joe
April, 2016
  • Registration form for State Convention
  • Centennial speech contest announced
  • Ideas for finding new members, new clubs
  • A Centennial feature: '17 FROM IOWA'
  • New Iowa Lions parade shirts available
March, 2016
  • Proposed amendments to our Bylaws
  • New! Register online for state convention
  • 2016 Gala a hit - story review & photos
  • April 26 "Dinner with Joe" registration
  • Adel's million cans / bottles benefit many
February, 2016
  • Pizza Ranch Week will aid Beep Baseball
  • Midwinter Conference earns many praises
  • Iowa KidSight a major feat of Lions service
  • Moments from Mid-Winter in photos
  • Long Range Planning Committee report
December, 2015/January, 2016
  • Iowa Lions Eye Bank "leading the way"
  • Judy Stone visits every Iowa Lioness club
  • How to be part of Legacy Giving Program
  • Mid-Winter Conference registration form
  • "Proud To Be Me" symposium a success
November, 2015
  • Services of Iowa Dept. for Blind reviewed
  • Legacy Giving Program is introduced
  • Mid-Winter Conference Registration Form
  • New club: Des Moines Outreach Branch
  • Ticket sales begin for Feb. 20 ILF Gala
October, 2015
  • Marketing of Membership: Ideas to apply
  • 1st VP Corlew to headline Midwinter Conference
  • "Proud To Be . . . ME" in Davenport Oct. 24
  • State fair KidSight screenings reap rewards
  • Mid-Winter Conference Registration Form
September, 2015
  • Trustee appointments for this Lions year
  • 2015-2016 Iowa Lions Foundation Budget
  • Iowa's team of LCIF coordinators named
  • Delegation visits Leader Dog home base
  • Many contribute to Youth Camp success
July/August, 2015
  • Iowa committee appointed for Lions International's Centennial Celebration
  • Puppy Day expanded to two days
  • Pin Traders president describes what pin club does for Iowa Lions
  • Year-End budget report
  • Youth and guests enjoy July 17, 2015 Lions Youth Exchange Camp Talent Night
June 2015
  • Pg 3 - Desiree Dixon Will Succeed Roger Allen as The Iowa Lion Magazine Editor
  • Pg 4-5 - Convention Photos
  • Pg 6-7 - Convention Awards
  • Pg 22 - Dubuque Evening Lions & 'The Love of Hearing' - Audubon Lions 'Pennies from Heaven'
  • Pg 24 - Urbandale Lions & Boone Lions 'Reach Out'
May 2015
  • Pg 1 - Last Call to 2015 Iowa Lions Convention
  • Pg 4 - How to Honor a Deceased Lion or Lioness
  • Pg 6 - Four Iowa Lions Selected for Leadership Events
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 24 - Introducing Pam Oliver, Lions State Office Assistant
April 2015
  • Pg 1 - 2015 Iowa Lions State Convention Promo
  • Pg 4 - First Iowa Camp For Leo Club Members
  • Pg 7 - Gala Speaker Joe Torrillo Donated Entire Speaker's Fee to Iowa Lions Foundation
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 22 - Iowa Small Town Mayor Speaks on ALERT Program
March 2015
  • Pg 1 - Klise and Whitten Awards
  • Pg 4 - Proposed Constitution, Articles of Incorporation and By-Law Amendments
  • Pg 8-21 - MD 9 District News
  • Pg 23- "What A Dumb Idea"
  • Pg 24- Eye Bank Staffer Katie Charter Bids Fond Farewell
February 2015
  • Pg 1 - Mid-Winter Conference in Review
  • Pg 2 - Search Begins for New Iowa Lions Magazine Editor
  • Pg 4 - Iowa Lions Foundation and Iowa Lions KidSight
  • Pg 6 - "Freedom Rock" Artist Seminar Draws Big Crowd
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News Letters
December 2014 - January 2015
  • Pg 2 -Are Your Club Meetings All They Can Be?
  • Pg 4 - Iowa Lions Eye Bank - 59 Years of Support
  • Pg 5 - Sioux City Lions and Their Sensory Gardens
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 23 - 2015 Mid-Winter Conference Registration Form
November 2014
  • Pg 1 - "All American" Lions 2015 Mid-Winter Conference
  • Pg 4 - Lions, Meet Annabelle Castanzo
  • Pg 5 - "Proud to be Me"....Women's Symposium
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 24 - Reception for PID Judy and PDG Ron Hankom
October 2014
  • Pg 1 - "Welcome to the Jungle"
  • Pg 3 - All-American Lineup for Mid-Winter Conference
  • Pg 6 - Leader Dogs for the Blind Kennel Project
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 23 - 2015 Mid-Winter Conference Registration Form
September 2014
  • Pg 1 - Meet Lions Clubs International President at Iowa Lions Mid-Winter Conference
  • Pg 2 - Iowa Lions Foundation Trustee Appointments
  • Pg 5 - 9th Annual Promoting Healthy Children Conference
  • Pg 8-21 - MD9 District News
  • Pg 22 - Oelwein Lions Host Beep Ball Games
July/August 2014
  • Pg 1 - Our 2014/2015 Council of Governors
  • Pg 2-3 - Introduction of New State Administrator & Office Assistant
  • Pg 5-6 - Iowa Lions Foundation Budget & Contributions
  • Pg 8-21 - MD 9 News
  • Pg 24 - Retirement Reception for SA Gary Fry