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Message from DG Joe

.Each year at the Multiple District Convention, the District Governors nominate Lions to receive awards. Nominees from 39W this year include:
 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award - Jared Walker, Kimberly Lions Club
W.F. Woods Civic Award - Richard Thurmond, Vale Lions Club
PID Floyd Miller Leadership Award - Mike Kreiter - Emmett Lions Club
PID Gary D'Orazio Heart of a Lion Award -  Bryce Yamamoto - Kuna Lions Club
Good luck to these nominees. Council Chair Dennis Burks will announced the winners at Sun Valley on May 25th, 2019. Thank you for your contribution to your Lions Clubs.

Let's continue to work on the membership campaign.

Fruitland Lions signature Chicken BBQ was held Saturday, May 11th. A recruitment table was set up for area Lions clubs. Fruitland and Payette Syringa Lions Clubs had a few sign ups of people interested in joining Lions. Several Lions from Payette Syringa attended assisted by Lions Betty Simpson, Kathy Donahue, Jim Spanberger, and Linda Clemenger from the District team.

We can work together to make our district and clubs stronger.

Thank you,
DG Joe

Add New Members in May/June

The new member Service Grant has been extended through June 30th. Clubs that add new members can apply for a Service Grant from Lions Clubs International. For each new member, a club can receive $35 to be used to plan activities that engage the new members in service. Perhaps those new members can plan and implement a service activity they are passionate about. For ideas on recruiting, LCI offers several tips at this link.

Multiple District Convention


The Multiple District Convention will be held at Sun Valley on May 24-26. Past International. President Wayne Madden will be the featured guest. The convention theme is "Honoring our Heroes" and a guest speaker from Mountain Home Air Force Base is scheduled. Lions attending will be able to participate in two hands-on service projects-making no-sew quilts for children with cancer and painting friendship rocks to share positive messages. Please see attached registration and the district website for the tentative agenda.

Diabetes Awareness and Camp Hodia

Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (Camp Hodia) is teaming up with the Lions! Camp Hodia is applying for a grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation to help all kids go to camp regardless of their ability to pay. Camp Hodia will help Lions promote diabetes awareness programs in our communities. Show your support for this partnership and the mission of Camp Hodia, add your name (and your clubs's name) by following this link. (There's no cost of obligation to add your name!)

Tech World - More MyLion

MyLion is for all Lions! (Have I said that already?) At this point in time, we especially need new club and district officers to sign up and become familiar with the MyLion website and/or app. This is how all activities will be reported starting July 1. LCI is hosting webinars to help Lions with reporting. Use this link to sign up for the webinar: "How to Use MyLion to Support Your Service". There are several dates and times to choose from. This webinar will show you how to add an upcoming activity and report a completed activity.

Fell free to contact me with questions!
Lion Kathy D. or 208-866-1545

2019 Officers

It's time to report your new officers. Congratulations to the 12 clubs who have already reported to LCI!  If you haven't reported and need help, contact District secretary Lynne Burks, Leadership chair Deanna Rostock, or IT Kathy Donahue.

Hearing Screenings for Lions

Dr. Gayle Chaney will be conducting free hearing tests for Lions Club members and their immediate families at the Lions Vision Clinic. Spaces are limited. Contact Edie at the Envision office for an appointment. If you want an inservice on hearing and hearing screening for your club, contact Gayle at 208-961-1022 or


Don't wait for someone to forward the newsletter to you-get your own copy here!
Not all Lions are on the email list-please share with your clubs!
Deadline for June newsletter is May 31.



Your District July 1 - 1009
Your District November 30 - 981
Your District December 31 -965
Your District January 31 - 961
Your District February 28 - 948
Your District March 31 - 953
Your District April 30 - 950
Lions International Today - 1,470,895


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.

May 18 - Cycle for Independence
May 18 - Training in Zone 1
May 18 - Payette Syringa Book Sale
May 19 - Momz Garage Car Show (Star)
May 24-26 - MD Convention
June 6 - Ontario Lions Community Dinner
June 20 - Boise Bench Picnic for Summer Camp for the Blind
June 28-29 -  Meridian Lions Rodeo
July 1 - New Lions Year
July 4 - Vale Lions Breakfast
July 5-9 - International Convention in Milan



Lions 39W website
Lions Clubs International
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
Lion Magazine
39W Facebook Page
39W Facebook Group


MyLCI System Maintenence

MyLCI will be off line for system updates Friday, May 17 from 6:00 pm until Sunday, May 19 at 6:00 pm. You will not be able to add officers or do membership reports this weekend.

Lions Acronyms

Lions use acronyms for everything! We sometimes forget that our new members have no idea what we're talking about. Here's a list of common Lion acronyms (by no means all inclusive)-maybe a tail twister game?

LCI-Lions Clubs International
LCIF-Lions Clubs International Foundation
DG-District Governor
VDG-Vice District Governor
GLT-Global Leadership Team
GMT-Global Membership Team
GST-Global Service Team
GAT-Global Action Team (3 above)
CC-Council Chair
ID-International Director
IP-International President
PID-Past International Director
PIP-Past International Pres.
PDG-Past District Governor
PCC-Past Council Chair

Club Service Projects and Fundraisers

A total of 41 activities were reported in April for 8 clubs in District 39W. If clubs report on MyLCI, service, fundraising, and membership activities are listed here. Don't forget to send your best photos!


Collected and repaired books for the United Way Children's Book Drive.

Emmett Lions

Screened vision and hearing for preschool and kindergarten students in Garden Valley, assisted with Boy Scout programs, donated to Cycling for Independence, collected eyeglasses for recycling.
Boise Bench Lions

Volunteered at the Food Bank packaging 4800 pounds of mandarin oranges, participated in an Earth Day project with Boise River Enhancement Network cleaning up and pulling poisonous wild hemlock from the river bank, registered children for the Sprouts program at the Farmers Market, assembled and delivered bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Weiser Lions

Screened vision of 74 incoming kindergartners, assisted the Boy Scouts with rank reviews and the pinewood derby.

Weiser Lions Vision Screening
Star Lions
Installed spring banners on light posts through town, collected eyeglasses for recycling, donated money to 2 Middle School teachers to purchase cameras for photography class and for special seating for kids with ADHD.

Kuna Lions
Donated funds to assist the senior center with a shuttle bus, assisted with the Kuna Easter Egg Hunt

Kuna Lions Stuffing Eggs


Co-sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt, filled eggs, and assisted with the egg hunt.

Caldwell Lions
Donated to the Caldwell Library Outreach Program, awarded prizes to the Patriotism Essay winners, and promoted Lions club at a community information fair.

Caldwell Lions at the Information Fair

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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