INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEDFORD LION??? Please read the following attachment.
MEDFORD LION SHIRTS; Any Lion who would like a Medford LIONS shirt, Please contact Lion Dennis at our meetings. (T_Shirts $7, Polo's $10).
NOTE; BOARD MEETING WILL NOW BE ** AFTER ** SECOND WEDNESDAY REGULAR MEETING.
-Various dates, Softball Concession Stand
Softball Concession Stand
We are operating our concession stand again this year. Lion John and Lion Dennis will have further updates and need volunteers.
Medford Lions Duck Race;
the “Great Rubber Duck Race” was huge success. Thanks to Lion Judy and her team to a job well done. The winning duck was bought by Mary Rooney from Allentown PA. Other winners were the Betty Stuessy, Earl Emmerich, Davey Sapinski and the Medford Lions Club.
Medford Lions Scholarships
2 scholarship recipients were chosen by our Scholarship Committee. Kyle Dettmering and Samantha Hebert each received $500 Lions scholarships. Samantha is attending UW-Marshfield majoring in Psychology and Kyle is attending Tarleton State University in Texas majoring in Animal Science. Lion Shirley volunteered to present the scholarships at the Awards Night which was the same night as our Induction Night.
Lions Golf Outing
The Prentice Lions were the winners of the 2016 Lions Charity Golf Classic. From right to left: Leo Moritz, Dennis Quednow, Tom Hegeholz, Howard Heikkenen
Also, see pictures of the pavilion(Above) being built by the Medford Lions at the Black River Golf Course.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Some interesting tidbits about the Leader Dog Program.
1. What is the name of the Leader Dogs for the Blind quarterly newsletter for Lions? (The Mane Event)
2. What is the name of the President & CEO for Leader Dogs for the Blind? (Susan M. Daniels)
3. What were the first 2 breeds used as Leader Dogs? (Dobermans & German Shepherds)
4. What is the annual budget for Leader Dogs for the Blind? ($11 million)
5. What percentage of the annual budget is donated by Lions? (20%)
6. What is the combined percentage of the annual budget that comes from State, Federal and United Way? (Zero)
7. How many days do clients spend on campus training with their Leader Dog? (26 days)
8. How much does it cost a client/student to obtain a leader Dog? (Zero; all costs are covered by Leader Dogs for the Blind)
9. What is the lead time to produce a Leader Dog Team? (About 2 years)
10. What is the gestation period for a dog? (9 weeks, about 63 days)
11. How many volunteers are on Campus every day? (About 50)
12. How many gallons of Puppy Poop is picked up during an average week in Puppy Land? (About 57 gallons)
13. How long does a puppy stay in the care of a Puppy Raiser? (12-14 months)
14. How much are Puppy Raisers paid to raise a puppy? (Zero. They volunteer their services)
15. What is the term given to a puppy/dog that does not make it to graduation? (Career Change)
16. Approximately how many families in the U.S. and Canada serve as Puppy Raisers? (450)
17. Each year Leader Dogs for the Blind recognizes the Lions Clubs who have donated $5000 or more during the fiscal year, with a certificate, banner patch and pins for every member. What is the name of that award? (Top Dog)
18. What is the minimum age to receive a Leader Dog? (16)
Centennial Service Challenge
Lions Club International announced a Global initiative to serve 100 million people by 2017. The Centennial Service Challenge is a humanitarian initiative that brings Lions Clubs around the world together in service to celebrate the Association’s 100th anniversary in 2017. For nearly 100 years, Lions Clubs have served their communities and touched the lives of millions of people. Over the next 3 ½ years, Lions Clubs will work to achieve the goal of serving at least 100 million people. Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 Clubs are serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. BE PROUD TO BE A LION!
COIN BILL Lion Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act signed into law!!! In recognition of our 100th Anniversary in 2017, LCI led efforts to have 400,000 silver dollar commemorative coins minted by the U.S. Treasury. Sales of the coins will raise millions to support our global mission areas for the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affected by disaster. Lions from all over the globe are exploring similar commemorative campaigns locally.
Through the hard work and grassroots advocacy of many Lions, the “Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin,” 1299/H.R. 2139 achieved 295 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representative and 70 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate before its passage by Congress. President Barack Obama signed the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act into Law on October 5, 2012!
Coin Waiting List Now that the legislation is passed and signed into law, LCI commemorative coins can be purchased from January through December 2017 from the U.S. Mint or by phone 1-800-USA-MINT. Commemorative coins are always in great demand among coin collectors; therefore, please add you name to the waiting list.
PDG Dennis Knott
The following is information and sites where you may learn more about Lions conventions.
State - http://wisconsinlions.org
Convention - http://md27c2.org/Conventions/2010-2011%20conventions/Lions%20District%20Convention%20post.pdf
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.