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Midwinter Convention

Don't wait-register now for the Midwinter Convention February 22-23 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Meridian. Take advantage of $70 early registration price.

Tail Twisters and Raffle Coordinators are needed for the convention. Showcase your tail twister skills, add some fun to the convention and some money to your club fund.  Fill out the application if you'd like to help out.

You can find updated Convention information on the district website convention page.

Cabinet Meeting

The District Cabinet meeting for the 2nd quarter is Saturday, November 10, at El Mariachi Loco in Star. The business meeting starts at 11:00 and there will be training for membership chairs at 1:45. All Lions are welcome to come to all or part of the meeting.

Membership Contest

Lion Linda Clemenger (Caldwell Lions), our Global Membership Team Leader, is offering an opportunity for Lions to receive a free ticket to the Midwinter Convention. All you have to do is invite new members to your club! Please see the flyer below.
Here are the club leaders through October:
Caldwell:  4
Nampa:  3
Parma:  3
Emmet:  3
Boise Bench:  2
Star Lions:  2
The contest goes through December 31.

Patriotism Essay Contest

The 2019 Patriotism Essay Contest topic has been announced by MD 39 Council Chair Dennis Burks. Students in grades 1-6 will write about "Who is your greatest hero, and why?". Essays are due to VDG Lynn Johnson on April 8 and will  go to the MD Council for judging on April 15. Certificates and prizes will be awarded at both levels. Rules and cover sheets can be found on the District website.


Joy of Serving Banners

By now you've probably seen the "Joy of Serving" 4 foot banners or received one from District Governor Joe. These banners can be used at all of your events, along with an information table, to recruit new members.

The district now has a new retractable banner available. This banner is 78 inches tall and 33 inches wide and can be purchased through the district for $90 for a standard base or $120 for a professional base. Both come with a carrying case and are easy to set up. (Gold color varies from the picture.)

Tech World

The new version of the Lions Clubs International website is now online. Much of the website is geared to the public, showing how Lions impact their communities and the world. There are plenty of photos and stories to keep you occupied for days, giving you new ideas and pride in your organization. The resource center for Lions is better organized than in the past which will help clubs find the forms, programs, and information we all can use. I'll be exploring with you and will highlight some features in the next issue. -kd



Deadline for December News is November 30th.


Your District July 31 - 996
Your District October 31 - 987
Lions International Today - 1,473,924


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.

Nov. 10 - Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 10 - Payette Syringa Charter Party
Nov. 14 - World Diabetes Day
Nov. 15 - Meridian Lions Charter Night
Nov. 15 - Tax Deadline for 501(c)4 clubs
Nov. 15 - Peace Poster Deadline for clubs
Feb. 22-23 - Midwinter 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

Club Service Projects and Fundraisers

A total of 71 service activities were listed in October for 6 clubs in District 39W.

Boise Bench Lions

Volunteered at the Farmers Market in the Sprouts program which promotes healthy eating choices for children by registering children and helping with scavenger hunts and apple cider tasting. Below, Bench Lions refurbish an existing ramp.

Nampa Lions

Participated in a plaque dedication at the Nampa Police Department for Officer High Nichols who was killed in the line of duty. Nampa Lions originally dedicated the plaque in 1953 at Lakeview Park. The plaque was moved to the Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building.

Boise Vista Lions

Assisted with Veterans' needs at the Veterans Stand Down at the VA.

Star Lions

Picked up litter with the Adopt-a-Highway program, served food at the Firefighter's annual Pheasant Hunters Breakfast, hosted a game at the community Halloween Trunk or Treat.
Midvale Lions

Pictured below, Midvale Lions held their annual Health Fair.

Weiser Lions

Purchased and donated 19 coats and donated to the Weiser coat drive, raised funds at the high school and middle school football concession stand, hosted a game booth at the community Halloween party, and purchased shirts for the LEO club.

Caldwell Lions

Picked up litter with the Adopt-a-Highway program and raised funds selling concessions a College of Idaho football games. Below, Lion President Dave Moore presents a check to Officer Longoria of the Canyon County Sheriff's Fraternal Order of Police #29 to support the annual Shop with a Sheriff event.


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 include everyone. .
If you are not on the mailing list and want to be added, use the subscribe link or contact me directly.
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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