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Message from DG Joe

Let's talk about club involvement in the district. Each club should have at least one representative on a district committee.

GLT Deanna Rostock - Boise Bench
Leadership needs two assistants-one in the Treasure Valley and one in the Magic Valley
GMT Linda Clemenger - Caldwell
Membership needs two assistants - one in the Treasure Valley and one in the Magic Valley
GST - Chairperson needed
Service needs 2 assistants
Zone Chairs - two needed in the Treasure Valley and 3 in the Magic Valley
Diabetes Chair - Tim Vincent - Nampa
Diabetes needs two assistants
Hunger Chair - Needs a chairperson
Hunger chair should have 2 assistants
Vision Chair - Jay Lugo
Vision should have 2 assistants
Reading Chair - Need a chairperson
Reading Chair needs 2 assistants

These are just a few examples of how someone from your club can help the district become a more effective district. An effective district will hlp us all serve our communities and experience the Joy of Serving.

Thank you,

Add New Members in April

Clubs that add new members in April 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. Friday evening will feature the 50th anniversary of the Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and the launch of Envision branding. Please see attached registration and the district website for the tentative agenda.

Tech World - New Lions Log In System

If your MyLCI username and password is no longer working, there is a reason! Lions International is now using a universal log in system. You will have one log in for MyLion, MyLCI, the Lions Store, and the Lions Learning Center. If you haven't already done so, you will need to register for a MyLion account using your email or phone number. You will need your member number in order to register. Please see the March Newsletter for more information on MyLion.

Officer Elections

It's time to elect your officers for the coming year. Lions International requests that you input your new officers into MyLCI in May. Having your elections in April allows LCI and your district to update email lists and directories and gives your new officers time to read the officer e-books, attend training, and plan goals and objectives.

If you've never been a club officer, consider taking on a new role to serve your fellow Lions. You'll learn new information, develop leadership skills, and stretch your comfort zone!


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 May newsletter is April 30.



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
Lions International Today - 1,460,467


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.

April 12 - Parma Charter Party
April 19 - Boise Bench Charter Party
April 20 - Vale Lions Easter Egg Hunt
April 26-27 - Parma Electronics Recycling
April 27 - Twin Falls Trivia Night
April 27 - Boise Vista Charter Night
May 4 - Envision Trustee Meeting
May 4 - Star Charter Party
May 5 - Caldwell Cinco de Mayo Golf
May 11 - Fruitland Chicken BBQ
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



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


Essay Contest

Patriotism Essay Contest Rules and Cover Sheet are available on the Lions 39W website. Essays are due to District 39W on April 15. District judging will take place on April 16. If interested in reading essays, contact 2VDG Lynn Johnson.

Club Service Projects and Fundraisers

A total of 24 activities were reported in March for 6 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!

Rupert Syringa
Donated white board markers to a Junior High teacher.

Emmett Lions

Collected eyeglasses, hearing aids, pull tabs, and cell phones for recycling, purchased eyeglasses, assisted the Boy Scouts with camping and a cake auction and made a donation to a Judo tournament.
Boise Bench Lions

Collected, sorted and packed eyeglasses for recycling,volunteered at the food bank bagging potatoes, served dinner at the Veterans' Home.

Weiser Lions
Donated to Weiser High School's holocaust presentation, donated to Weiser Rec for youth baseball jerseys, and donated to the Scouts, and purchased eyeglasses.

Caldwell Lions
Purchased eyeglasses, reviewed essays for the District Patriotism Essay Contest, donated to the Caldwell Performing Arts to promote the arts in schools, donated to the YMCA for the Strong Kids Program, and supported the College of Idaho Athletic Department at the Go Purple event.

Star Lions

Donated $200 to a middle school teacher for a special classroom project to combat bullying.

Midvale Lions

Midvale Lions celebrated their Patriotism Essay winners (below).


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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