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Message from DG Joe

This will be my final newsletter. Jim Spanberger will take the helm starting in July. He has a great support team:
Lynn Johnson 1st VDG
Kathy Donahue 2nd VDG
Betty Simpson Regional Zone Chair
Linda Clemenger, Global Membership Team Leader
Tom Shores, District Secretary
Patty Frison District Treasurer
Zone Chairs Dan Frison, Lois Sutton, Peggy Hess, Alex Esparsa, Randy Broesh, Lynne Burks

Of course, Dennis Burks, Tim Vincent, myself, and the rest of the Past District Governors will be there for the asking.

We are all part of District 39W. Let's make Jim's year a success and have positive membership growth during his term.

Thank you all for your support during my term. I have enjoyed serving as your District Governor. I had a great team of people to serve with.

DG Joe
"Helping is Living"


Multiple District Convention


The Multiple District Convention was held at Sun Valley on May 24-26. Past International. President Wayne Madden was the featured guest. Lions painted kindness rocks and tied quilts for pediatric cancer patients. Awards given included the W. F. Woods Civic Award to Angella and Randy Broesch, Boise Host Lions Club, Gary D' Orazio Heart of a Lion Award to Dan and Patty Frison, and the International Leadership Award to Caley Acevez, Eagle 616 Lions Club.

Next year's convention was announced by incoming Council Chair Joyce Saunders. It will be held in Sun Valley May 1-3, 2020.

Quilts tied by Lions at the MD Convention

Lions at the Sun Valley MD Convention.


Tech World

Don't forget that starting July 1, activity reports will need to be entered into MyLion, either using the website or the app. Membership reports will still be entered into MyLCI. A training center has been set up by Lion International. Officers should have received an email with instructions. If not (I didn't), here's the link.
Feel free to contact me with questions! 

Lion Kathy D. or 208-866-1545

2019 Officers

It's time to report your new officers. Thank you to the 16 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. The Directory will be updated with new presidents, secretaries, and cabinet members as soon as a majority have been entered into MyLCI.


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 July newsletter is June 30.  Interested in helping out with the newsletter?  Contact DGE Jim or VDGE Kathy.



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
Your District May 31 - 948
Lions International Today - 1,465,771


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.

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
July 18 - Envision Board Meeting
July 18 - Envision Gala
July 20 - Emmett Lions Show 'n' Shine
July 26 - Star/Eagle Hackers and Slackers Golf
Aug. 3 - Hit the Jackpot Golf
Aug. 3 - Kuna Lions Car Shoe



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

Club Service Projects and Fundraisers

A total of 35 activities were reported in May 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!

Responded to a call from the school to vision screen 3 students, with one referred for further testing.

Boise Bench Lions
Stuffed bags for the Dash for Donation for Yes Idaho,served dinner to Veterans, screened vision and hearing at a shelter, loaded 288 boxes at the Food Bank for seniors in need of food, collected and sorted eyeglasses, volunteered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace organizing bedding a bed frames, wrapped hand made blankest for children in cancer treatment.

Weiser Lions
Donated to Weiser High School for the prom and the Scouts for utility bills.
Star Lions
Put up flags for Memorial Day in Star and at the Star Cemetery, Cooked hot dogs at Momz Garage Car Show, served coffee and water at the City's Veterans recognition event, awarded winners of the Patriotism Essay Contest at the school assembly.

Picked up litter on 4 miles of county roads.

Collected 150 pairs of eyeglasses.

Caldwell Lions
Awarded scholarships to high school seniors, purchased eye exam and glasses, Held a golf tournament fundraiser, cleaned up two miles of highway, donated to support youth programs.

Emmett Lions
Involved 5th grade classes in the collection of eyeglasses, donated for a 5th grade field trip to Eagle Island Days Civil War reenactment, grilled burgers at Cycle for Independence, made root beer for the 4th grade class at Pioneer Days.

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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