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Volume 18, Issue 5
5M9 SERVICE JOURNAL
GLORIA ANDERSON
5M9 DISTRICT GOVERNOR
November 2014
IPDG Don’s Mini Forum was held on October 5th at the Bluffton Community
Center. Many attended and numerous awards were presented to deserving Lions
from all over District 5M9. Continue reading to see more on the Mini Forum and
see who received awards.
WewouldliketothankallthosewhoattendedtheMiniForumonOctober5thin
Bluffton.Wewerehonoredtohaveover80peopleinattendanceforthisspecialevent.
Aspecialthanksgoesouttoourguestspeaker,ThomasJohansen,alongwithhis
parentsLionJimandCarol.
Forthoseofyouwhomissedit,itwasagreatafternoon illedwithfellowship,foodand
awards.CongratulationstoalloftheverydeservingLionswhoreceivedawards.
Wethankthedistrictof5M9forthewonderfulmemoriesandforalltheloveand
supportthateachofyouhavegivenusthesepast4years.Withoutyou,thiswouldnot
havebeentheamazingexperiencethatitwas.
ContinuetoserveandgrowinLions‐weloveyouall.
IPDGDonandLionPat
DG Gloria
2
Club Activities
5-8
VDG Jay & Don’t Forget
3
IPDG Don’s MiniForum
9-11
2nd VDG Dick & GLT Report
4
Calendar & contact info
12
Opportunity to Serve
5
5M9 MidWinter Info
13-16
Club Tax Reminder
6
District Governor—Gloria Anderson
Driving to our District Governor club visits has been a very delightful sightseeing opportunity this fall.
We have been able to enjoy the magnificent and vibrant colors plus the sunny and warm days. All-in-all – great
driving weather.
Clubs, have you been promoting the Peace Poster Contest? The deadline to get your poster to me is
November 15. I, in turn, need to get it sent in to CC Earl Orvik by December 1, for entry in the contest. Last
year’s MD5M winning poster came from 5M8 and went on to International earning Honorable Mention there.
Let’s see what 5M9 can do!
The deadline date to order Hospitality Books for the 2015 5M9 Mid-Winter Convention at a reduced
rate is fast approaching – December 1. Take advantage of this offer and come for a fun-filled week-end. The
Palisade and McGregor Lions Clubs have planned an exciting convention and you won’t want to miss one
minute of it!! So, register early and be ready to experience how to “Unleash Your Lion.”
Diabetes Co-Chairs, Bev Labraaten and Mike Potocki, have informed us that Lions can no longer do
any diabetes screening, as we have done previously. Health regulations prevent us from conducting these
screenings. They learned of this at their recent Diabetes Foundation Meeting in October. For more information,
contact either Bev or Mike. We will still have vision screening and the new hearing screening at the
Mid-Winter but not the diabetes.
Is there a club or perhaps a couple of clubs interested in hosting the 2017 5M9 Mid-Winter
Convention? We are looking for volunteers to step up and request to host. At this Mid-Winter we will vote on
who gets the opportunity to take on this experience.
Permission was given to the Faribault Lions Club at the recent Council of Governors, to send a letter to
the clubs in Minnesota to fund the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library’s Large Print Fund. They last
asked for funds in 2012-2013 and these funds have been depleted, The need for new books continues to grow.
The library continues to have a need for newer large print books. The project gives clubs the opportunity to
publicize these services to those in their communities who may be eligible to use their services.
The Fall Zone Meetings continue to be planned. Clubs, please encourage members to attend your
particular zone meeting. This is the place to hear about what is going on in your zone and in our great District
5M9. While we always want the club president, secretary and club membership chair to attend, these zone
meetings are for all Lions. It is always a fun time, a great time to renew friendships with your fellow Lions and
to hear what each club is doing.
One of President Preston’s “Strengthen the Pride” is Leos. Leos are an important part of the overall
strength of our pride – our family. As Lions, let’s involve Leos, support them and celebrate their service
accomplishments so they may expand our pride even further to help us serve more people. By maintaining
contact with our Leos, we can provide the opportunity for these Leos to become Lions in the future. Reaching
out to younger generations will benefit our organization today and throughout another century of Lions service.
Strengthen your club by sponsoring a Leo Club. If you have already sponsored a Leo Club, continue to stay
involved with it and give guidance. These Leos are our future leaders.
Until next month. . . . . . .
DG Gloria Anderson
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5 M 9 S ER V I C E J O U R N AL
Vice District Governor—Jay Norby
The Power of “WE”
Perhaps one of the most powerful phrases that we have learned is “We the People”. It is the first three
words in our constitution. Our founding fathers got it right when they realized that in order for us to have a
chance at being a great nation that it had to include everyone.
When Melvin Jones had an idea to start a service organization he realized that in order for Lions to
grow, we too, had to include everyone and that getting together as a group or team we could accomplish so
much more.
Over the last 13 years I have had the opportunity to travel throughout this great district and to visit
other clubs, attend meetings and conventions with Lions of other districts and multiples. It is inspiring to listen
to the stories of projects that other places have started and how they went about getting them started. Many of
these projects started as an idea of one or two Lions and with the help and encouragement of many more Lions
became a reality.
One of the best examples that we have in our district is Project New Hope. What started as a dream of
one Lion is now a project that not only encompasses 5M9, it is throughout the multiple and in many more
states and provinces. This could not, and would not, be at the level that it is at and growing, if this was still the
work of one or two Lions. It is because of the help and encouragement of many Lions that has brought this
project to the level it is at. All due to the power of “WE”.
How many times has a club looked at an existing project or a potential new idea and said that they do
not have enough members or no one is willing to step up and chair? Look at the power of “WE”; appoint
co-chairs or perhaps an entire committee to run an event. Invite another group to help with that project.
Collaboration with another organization demonstrates the Lions willingness to work together for the success
of a project and the community! A “shared” success is always a win-win outcome!
Club officers, how many times have you felt like you are doing everything by yourself? Is this self
inflicted because you feel that it has to be done a certain way? Committees, do you actually have a committee
or is it one or two people doing all the work? Is the committee only two or three people? Spreading the duties
and responsibilities over a bigger group makes it more manageable and fun. It makes it feel less intimidating
for members to want to step up and help. Remember, people are willing to help if you ask them and they feel
secure that you will not “dump” more responsibilities on them than was assigned. The more people that get
involved, the lighter the work load, more shared ownership of the project and the more fun everyone has.
For Lions, the power of “WE” is best exemplified in our Motto, “WE SERVE”.
1st VDG Jay
DON’T FORGET
пѓћпЂ File your club’s tax return!
пѓћпЂ Send in your registration for the Mid Winter Convention and your room registration.
пѓћпЂ Send pictures and stories to [email protected]
пѓћпЂ вЂњJUST ASK” community members to join Lions
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Richard the Lionhearted
2nd Vice District Governor - Dick Stebbins
Hello to all Lions in 5M9! Fall is here with the beautiful leaves (and a lot of lawn work). Winter and
the Holidays will be upon us soon , with the Mid Winter Convention soon thereafter. I hope you will sign up
for the convention. Early deadline is Dec. 1st. I am thinking of all the first timers that are excited to attend and
seeing and renewing acquaintances from past conventions and of course the Nisswa pork on a stick!
As I look forward to seeing you all at this Mid-Winter, I am asking for your vote as I am a candidate
for 1st Vice District Governor. I have enjoyed serving as 2nd Vice District Governor for 2013-2014 and the
opportunity to meet and greet so many Lions at the many meetings I have been able to attend.
Clubs, be sure to get donations in to the Project Chairs by December 1. Meeting this date gives the
Chairs time to record your club’s donation and mark it for the Mid-Winter. Remember, any donation is always
welcomed and needed – none are too small.
We are starting with our 2nd round of zone meetings. Have you invited at least three of our Project
Chairs to come visit your clubs and present a program on their project? Please consider doing this even if you
didn’t sign up at the first combined zone meetings. If your club hasn’t hosted a zone meeting in the last year
please consider doing so, your Zone chair will thank you. It isn’t a difficult task so I encourage you to do so.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, from both Lion Sue and Myself. We have been so blessed with our
wonderful family and friends and also our Lion family and friends.
FARE THEE WELL
2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR DICK STEBBINS
GLT Report: Lion Don Hendrickx
The deadline for the Lions Regional Learning Institute is approaching quickly. You must have your application to District Governor Gloria Anderson by December 1, 2014. Our District is allowed 6 participants unless
there are other openings and they could fill them in with Lions from other districts. Last month I gave you my
thoughts on why you should attend and this month I have asked graduates of the program to give their insight.
~~~As a graduate of the Learning Institute in April 2009, I witnessed the growth of each graduate in the
field of leadership qualities as they departed this weekend session. You will be amazed as you sharpen your
known talents and explore and discover your new talents. I learned of many communication styles and the
manner in which to make presentations and enforce my public speaking skills. All the skills you learn are
not only important to you as a Lion member, but also important in your family, church, civic and business
duties.
Lion Brent Frazier - Pelican Rapids Lions Club
~~~ I attended the Learning Institute in 2009. I still remember the play "A Peacock in the Land of Penguins, A Tale of Diversity and Discovery"
. As I look at our Lions meetings I can see all the Diversity we
have in our Lions organization. More than ever there is a need to accept and promote individuality of our
members and clubs. There is really no right or wrong way, just guidelines that are used to achieve the desired goal. A great leader is one who can master this art of guiding all this diversity. Through this Leadership Institute I began building a foundation in my own leadership skills. Now I better understand what it
means to be a L
" ion"
.
Lion Joyce Ramsay - Wolf Lake Lions Club
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5 M 9 S ER V I C E J O U R N AL
GET A JUMP ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING…..
AND SOME GOODIES FOR THE DEER HUNTERS!
BACKUS LIONS HOLIDAY CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
8 - NOON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
The Backus Lions will hold their annual
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to Noon on
Saturday, November 8 at the Backus City Hall in
downtown Backus, just west of Highway 371.
Many beautiful, handcrafted items will be on sale
plus homemade baked goods.
Raffle tickets for some wonderful items, including a
hand-made quilt, will be sold.
Enjoy a cranberry muffin with butter sauce, coffee
and cider while you shop and visit with your
neighbors or make new friends.
Free diabetic screening will be available.
Proceeds from this sale benefit the philanthropic
activity of the Backus Lions including high school
scholarships, food shelves, Christmas For Kids, Relay
For Life, service dog organizations, our local schools,
nursing homes, fire department and First Responders.
The Backus Lions are always looking for new
members who would like to help the local community. Contact any of the workers at the Craft and Bake
Sale for membership information.
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The WADENA LIONS inducted 6 new members at
their club Governor’s visit on October 13.
Front L-R: Neil Hutson, Lin Olson, DG Gloria
Anderson, Nick Grebe. Back L-R: Jose Alba, Ryan
Damlo, Doug Formanek. Welcome to District 5M9!
The AITKIN LIONS recently inducted 3 new
members at their Governor’s visit.
Pictured L-R: John Woodrow, Barb Woodrow,
Michele Plagman & DG Gloria Anderson
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MARCH 7-14, 2015
WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF NEW
VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU WOULD
LIKE TO JOIN US PLEASE
CONTACT ME.
ARMAND RADKE 218-234-6556
[email protected]
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Left: Backus Lions Fly-In Pancake
Breakfast Co-Chairs Chuck Foust (left) and
LeRoy Jordan (right) presented two checks
totaling $1,200 to Backus Fire Department
representative Kerry Krumwiede and First
Responder Ross Borman at the October
monthly meeting. The funds were raised in
July at the Backus Lions Fly-In Pancake
Breakfast. Thanks to the many people who
attended. The Backus Lions raise funds
throughout the year for many area
organizations & are always looking for new
members wanting to help their community.
Right: The PARK RAPIDS LIONS manned a
rest stop for the Park Rapids Headwaters 100
Bike Tour on September 27th. L-R: Richard
Kyro, Sue Monsrud, Arlene and Kale Kyro, Mike
Monsrud, Frank Bender, and Richard LaFountain.
Middle Right: Some of the participants in the
Tour on a beautiful fall day.
Above: On September 30th the HENNING LIONS
hosted an ASK 1 Luncheon where 10 Lions and 10
Guests enjoyed lunch and presentations by Marlyn and
Peg Kruschke at the Landmark Center in Henning.
Left: some of the HENNING LIONS work to
prepare the Lunch for their Guests.
Right: BATTLE LAKE LIONS CLUB has the only
Song Leader in District 5M9 that plays the Ukulele!!!
Lion Roger Wold has a passion for his Music and
he gives a performance every month at the meeting.
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Left: Lion Tom Plagman—Aitkin,
visited CORMORANT LIONS and
talked about LCIF. He also did a
little Politic-ing.
Below: CORMORANT LIONS
Charter Members Jack Koland and
Virgil Mahlum received their 30 year
Chevrons. Cormorant will celebrate
30 Years in January 2015
Above: Lion Rod Krueger was
presented Leader Dog for the Blind recognition
CORMORANT LIONS hosted their annual Hunter's Stag Friday, September 26th in Cormorant Village.
It was a huge success this year with great community support. Chili, door prizes, gun raffles, bucket prize
raffles, gun board, meat raffles, and lots of fun! Cormorant Lions would like to thank all sponsors,
contributors, friends, neighbors, and members for their support!
Visit Cormorant Lions on Facebook for more on the event.
Mark your calendars for next year - end of September.
The Cormorant Lions are planning an even larger event.
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Above: Les Swift and Doug Allen of Pillager received
the Way To Go award for sponsoring 5 or more new
members in 2013-14. They are pictured with IPDG
Don GMT Chair Randy Beaver. Not pictured: Trina
Johnson-Brainerd and Sean McDonald-Longville.
Right: Thomas
Johansen, 9 yr old son of
Lion Jim Johansen and
Carol spoke on Growing
up With Diabetes.
Below: Plus Membership Award Recipients
All of the clubs that ended their year with a “plus”
membership—one of DG Don’s goals. The clubs represented below are: Pine River, Fergus Falls Riverside,
Ottertail, Frazee, Osage, Pillager, Lake Park, Battle Lake, Backus, and Elizabeth. Not pictured are: Brainerd
lakes, Breckenridge, Callaway, Cass Lake Country, Deer Creek, Hackensack, Longville, Northland Remer,
Parkers Prairie, Sebeka, Urbank, Vergas, and Walker.
Below: Governor’s Contest Winners
L-R: IPDG Don Hendrickx, Sue Stebbins-Zone 1 (Baxter),
Joyce Ramsey-Zone 6 (Wolf Lake), Zelda Novak-Zone 4 (Park Rapids), Evie Ladd-Zone 2 (Palisade), Margaret VanErp-Zone 5 (Bluffton), Tyler Krumwiede-Zone 7 (Perham Lakes), Corliss Enquist-Zone 8
(Underwood), Jerry Smith-Zone 9 (Ottertail). Not Pictured, Zone 3 (Emily Outing 50 Lakes)
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Above: Can Do Canines “Top Dog” Award was presented to the Battle Lake Lions and the Ottertail Lions
for the help in hosting the 2014 Mid Winter Convention. Pictured are Marlyn & Peg Kruschke of Battle Lake
and Shirley and Jerry Smith of Ottertail.
Above: 100% Secretary Awards were awarded to Evie Ladd, Ginny Paulson, Margaret Van Erp, Tyler
Krumwiede (for Rosie Alstsadt) Judy Brasgalla, Jerry Smith, Corliss Enquist, Marlyn Kruschke (for Mike
Adkins) pictured with IPDG Don. Not Pictured, Kathy Harvet.
Left: Bonnie Genin and Peter VanErp received the
Founder Tribute Award from Leader Dog. They
are pictured with IPDG Don
Right: IPDG Don presented a special Gold Medallion
Plate to Sister Char Grossman for her dedication to the
District as Chaplain and to Jim Johansen for his
dedication to the District organizing the Service of
Remembrance at our Mid Winter Conventions.
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DG Don Presented Doug Allen and Margaret Van Erp
a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Above: Kathy & Jim Frye are pictured with IPDG
Don. Jim Frye was presented a
Progressive Helen Keller Sight Award.
Left: IPDG Don presented DG Gloria
with a Dream
Catcher Award for
following in his
footsteps to catch
her dream of
becoming DG.
Right: IPDG Don
presented Eldon
Bergman an award
for his hard work as
the District 5M9
Treasurer 2013-14.
Left:
DG Gloria
presented
IPDG Don a
Certificate of
Appreciation
for his year of
service as
District
Governor. The
award was
signed by
Immediate
Past International President Barry
Palmer.
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Below: Kamp KACE Kamp West Director Jay Norby
presented IPDG Don with a picture of the group of
kids at Kamp KACE 2014.
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5M9 Service Journal
Calendar to Go
November
February
3
6
10
11
13
17
18
20
20
24
25
27
5
6-8
9
Zone 3 Mtg @ Hackensack
Pelican Rapids DG Visit
Cass Lake DG Visit
Park Rapids DG Visit
Hackensack DG Visit
Longville DG Visit
Zone 1 Mtg @ Brainerd
Cuyuna Range DG Visit
Zone 5 Mtg @ Deer Creek
Sebeka DG Visit
Laporte Benedict DG Visit
Thanksgiving Day
Perham DG Visit
MidWinter Conv 5M8
Breckenridge/Campbell DG
Visit
12
Dent DG Visit
13-15 MidWinter Conv 5M2
20-22 MidWinter Convention
5M3—5M13
23
Brainerd DG Visit
March
9
Guthrie Nary DG Visit
11
Pine River DG Visit
14
Council of Governors
December
19
Underwood
DG Visit
1
Osage DG Visit
5M9 Cabinet Mtg @ Bluffton
3
Frazee & Wolf Lake DG Visit 22
23
Lake
Park DG Visit
7
Hewitt Lions & Lioness DG
26
Zone 7 Mtg @ Perham
Visit
26-29 Regional Lions Leadership
8
Dalton/Ashby DG Visit—
Institute—Mahnomen
Joint Christmas Party
April
10
Urbank DG Visit
4
Hearing Foundation Mtg
11
Parkers Prairie DG Visit
@ St Cloud
15
Bluffton Christmas Party
7
Menahga Gateway DG Visit
16
Detroit Lakes DG Visit
13
Baxter DG Visit
21
Family Christmas
14
Palisade DG Visit
23-25 Christmas
15
Deer Creek DG Visit
January 2015
16-19
2015
Multiple Convention
1
New Year’s Day
21
Zone 4 Mtg @ Guthrie Nary
3
Hearing Foundation Mtg
26
Club Leadership Training
@ St Cloud
9-11
MidWinter Convention
5M9—5M5—5M6
14
New York Mills DG Visit
16-18 MidWinter Convention
5M1—5M7
19
Verndale & Aldrich DG Visit
23-25 MidWinter Convention
5M4—5M10
26
McGregor DG Visit
30– Feb 1 MidWinter Conv 5M11
This publication is of, by, and for
the Lions, Lioness, & Leos of
District 5M-9
District Governor
Gloria Anderson (Ken)
844 7th St SW
Wadena, MN 56482
H: 218-631-9005
[email protected]
1st Vice Dist Governor
Jay Norby (Linda)
1021 5th Ave NW
Perham, MN 56573
H: 218-346-3200
C: 218-298-2140
[email protected]
2nd Vice Dist Governor
Dick Stebbins (Sue)
26390 Glen Drive
Garrison, MN 56540
H: 320-692-4373
C: 218-251-0275
[email protected]
Cabinet Secretary
Margaret Van Erp (Peter)
38214 610th Ave
Bluffton, MN 56518
H: 218-385-3446
[email protected]
May
7
12
14
18
Zone 8 Mtg @ Fergus Falls
Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point
DG Visit
Nevis & Akeley DG Visit
Cass Lake Lake Country DG
Visit
District Treasurer
Eldon Bergman (Vi)
50726Wymer Lake Loop
Frazee, MN 56544
H: 218-334-5841
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor/Diva
Tracey Buhl (Randy)
28000 Redhead Drive
Underwood, MN 56586
C: 218-841-1877
[email protected]
Please submit stories and photos on or before the 15th of each month for entry into the following months
newsletter. When possible, send photos in a jpeg format and articles as a word document. Use pdf format
only when the other options are not available. Contact me for assistance or with questions.
Thank You
Tracey Buhl
5M9 Convention Schedule
Friday January 9, 2015
Registration
12:00pm – 10:00pm Poolside
Credentials
12:00pm – 7:00pm Poolside
Pin Trading
12:00pm – 7:00pm Poolside
Displays
12:00pm – 7:00pm Poolside
Prize Raffle Area
12:00pm – 10:00pm Poolside
Cabinet Meeting
2:15pm – 4:15pm
Paul Bunyan 1 & 2
PDG Meeting
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Paul Bunyan 1 & 2
Candidates’ Hospitality
5:00pm – 11:00pm Poolside
Service of Remembrance 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Lakeshore Room
First Timers’ Meeting
immediately following service
Lakeshore Room
AC Entertainment, Wadena MN
9:00pm – 11:00pm Poolside
Saturday January 10, 2015
Registration
7:00am – 5:00pm
Poolside
Pride Breakfast
7:00am – 8:30am
South Dining Room
Credentials
8:00am – 10:30am Poolside
Pin Trading
8:00am – 5:00pm
Poolside
Displays
8:00am – 5:00pm
Poolside
Prize Raffle Area
8:00am – 5:00pm
Poolside
Business Meeting
8:45am – 10:30am Lakeshore 1 & 2
Voting
10:30am – 10:45am Lakeshore 1 & 2
Seminar #1
11:00am – 11:45am Lakeshore 1 & 2
Legal Issues & the Lions, MD5M Legal Consultant, PDG Wayne Swanson
Noon Luncheon
12:00pm – 2:00pm The Centre
Bevan Yueh, MD, Lions MD5M Hearing Foundation
Health Fairs
2:15pm – 4:00pm
Peripheral Vision Screening
Paul Bunyan 1
Diabetes info and Glaucoma Screenings
Paul Bunyan 1
Hearing Screening
Paul Bunyan 3
Seminar #2
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Lakeshore 1 & 2
Special Olympics, MD5M Special Olympics Chair, Lion Laura Maki
Seminar #3
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Lakeshore 1 & 2
Mystery Presenter – a very special presentation!
Catholic Mass
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Lakeshore 1 & 2
International Director’s Reception
5:30pm – 6:15pm The Centre
Governor’s Banquet 6:30pm – 9:00pm
The Centre
International Director Esther LaMothe, speaker
Entertainment
9:00pm – 10:30pm The Centre
Black & Whyte Dueling Pianos -
Sunday January 11, 2015
Registration
8:00am – 8:45am
Poolside
Credentials
8:00am – 8:45am
Poolside
Non-Denominational Church Service
8:00am – 8:45am
Lakeshore 1 & 2
Brunch & Business Meeting
9:00am – 12:00am The Centre
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