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District Governor Jim Spanberger,, 208-861-9625
!st Vice District Governor Lynn Johnson,, 207-423-6118
2nd Vice District Governor Kathy Donahue,, 208-866-1545

Halloween Party

District 39W and Camp Hodia invite all Hodia campers, their families, and the Lions to a diabetes community event at The Farmstead Corn Maze in Kuna on October 21 anytime between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Lions and their guests will pay $10 to enjoy the corn maze and other activities and games and help defray the cost of the event. RSVP and pay in advance to avoid the line. This is an opportunity for Lions to begin a partnership with Camp Hodia, recruit new members, and  have some Halloween fun.  Volunteers are need to help with the event. Contact Tim Vincent or Joe Jara

Peace Poster Contest

Peace posters are due to the District on or before November 14th. Mail to DG Jim at 8178 Ringbill Ln. Garden City, ID 83714.

Learning Opportunites

Global Leadership Chair Linda Clemenger wants to hear from you!  If you are interested in learning more about MyLion and MyLCI reporting, officer training, Directory Spot, or other topics, please contact Linda. Workshop can be set up in your area for just a few people or for a zone.

District Directory

Several emails and phone numbers in the district directory have been found to be incorrect. If you spot one, please let us know so it can be corrected. Contact

In Memoriam

Lion Marsha Granger, Emmett Lions CLub  - Service Oct. 12, 11:00 am, Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett
Lion Bob Curtis, Boise Vista Lions Club  - Service Oct. 11, 1:00 pm, LDS Chapel on Curtis Rd. in Boise
Lion Carl Qualman, Boise Vista Lions Club - Vigil and Rosary, Sunday, Oct. 13, Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise. Funeral service Monday, Oct. 14 1:00 pm, St. Mark's Catholic Church


Congratulations to Lion Bruce Skaug for receiving the Senior Master Key from Lions International for sponsoring 25 new Lions members. International President Dr. Jung-Yol Choi wrote, "Each member was invited because a Lion, like you, cared enough to devote their time and energy to increase our service potential by encouraging friends, colleagues, family and neighbors to join us."

The Membership Key Award program recognizes Lions who have sponsored members that remain Lions for one year and one day. The first key is awarded for sponsoring 2 members and Lions may earn up to 17 keys. These keys are mailed automatically to qualifying Lions. For more information and to see Lion Bruce's name listed, follow this link.

Pictured: Nampa Pres. Bryon Knight, Lion Bruce, PDG Tim


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Deadline for November newsletter is November 5.



Your District July 1, 2018 - 1009
Your District July 1, 2019 - 942
Your District Aug. 1 - 935
Your District Sept. 1 - 930
Your District Oct. 1 - 928


List your upcoming events on our District calendar. Events on our website calendar will be summarized here. Details can be found on our website calendar.

Oct. 10 Midvale Vision Screenings
Oct. 12 Star Adopt-a-Highway
Oct. 14 Cambridge Vision Screenings
Oct. 19 Twin Falls Charter Party
Oct. 19 Emmett Charter Party
Oct. 21 Camp Hodia/Lions Corn Maze
Oct. 26 Midvale Lions Health Fair
Nov. 2  Envision Trustee Meeting
Nov. 2 Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 7 Eagle Veterans Day Program
Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day
Feb. 21-22 Midwinter Convention


Lions 39W website
Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lion Magazine
District Directory
39W Facebook Page
39W Facebook Group
MyLion Video Instructions

Social Media

Join the conversation at District 39W Share and Discuss. You'll be among the first to hear news and announcements, share flyers and photos, and get your questions answered by your peers. If you're on Facebook, request to join the group.

Past Events

Twin Falls Lions

Twin Falls Lions welcomed Miss Idaho, Grace Zimmerman to their meeting on Sept. 25th. She spoke the the club about her busy schedule as Miss Idaho, the Miss America Scholarship Competition, and her wholesome health initiative. Region Zone Chair Betty Simpson and VDG2 Kathy Donahue tagged along. 

Kuna Lions

Kuna Lions were visited by Zone Chair Lynne Burks and Boise Bench Lion Curt Kelley who was promoting the Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Lion Lynn reported that vision screenings are underway in Kuna.

Vale Lions spent several days in September doing vision screening in the local schools.
Boise Bench Lions reported serving Veterans dinner, working with Sprouts at the Boise Market, and collecting eyeglasses.
Nampa Lions screened vision and hearing.
Star Lions collected eyeglasses, had a booth at the STAR Expo to promote Lions, and took donations for water and soda at the city's chili cook-off.

Rigby Lions (39E)

Lion James Paul Kenny from the Rigby Lions became a US citizen on October 10 in Boise. PDG Tim Vincent and DG Jim Spanberger were able to attend the ceremony. PDG Tim described the ceremony as powerful

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Upcoming Events

Need some help at an event? Want some Lions to show up at your charter party?  Let us know at or post it on our Facebook group. Let's celebrate our service!

.Midvale Lions are screening vision in Midvale and Cambridge schools in October and are holding their annual Health Fair on Make a Difference Day, October 26 from 9-1. Lions will be conducting vision and hearing screenings and blood pressure checks, St. Al's will be doing mammograms, and Bi-Mart will have flu and shingles vaccines available.

Notes from the editor

If you are a club secretary or president, it's your responsibility to share the newsletter with your club-the mailing list does not, unfortunately, include everyone.
If you are not on the mailing list and want to be added, use the subscribe link or contact me directly. Snail mail available on request.
If you have club events, news, photos, speakers, projects to share, please send to me or to your zone chair for publication. Have a flyer? Send that, too. I can't make up enough stuff to fill the newsletter, although I try.
Publication is the 10th; deadline to submit news is flexible, but end of the month is preferred. 
Comments, suggestions, complaints-always welcome!
Kathy Donahue
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