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LIONS DISTRICT 5M-10 covers Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario, servicing 43 clubs.


2016-17 District 5M10 Governor Mel Milender

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BEMIDJI LION INDUCTED AS NEW DISTRICT GOVERNOR

MEL MILENDER TO LEAD LIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MN/ NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

DULUTH, MN, USA, July 27, 2016- Lion Mel Milender, Bemidji, Minnesota, was recently inducted as Governor of Lions Clubs International District 5M-10 during the 99th International Lions Clubs Convention in Fukuoka, Japan, attended by over 35,000 Lions from around the world.

As District Governor, Milender will lead 43 clubs in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario.

A member of Lions Clubs International since 2009, District Governor Milender has served as the Bemidji Lions Club president, vice president, membership chair, board member, and District 5M-10 zone and cabinet chair. In addition, he served terms as first and second Vice District Governor, completed Lions Leadership Institute, district governor training and earned the Guiding Lion Certification. Milender succeeds Past District Governor Bill Michl of the Fort Frances Ontario Lions Club.

"I am looking forward to meeting and interacting with the 43 clubs and members in my District It is an honor to support Lions Clubs International, its Foundation, Youth Outreach and Diabetes initiatives", said District Governor Milender.

Milender, a retired Military Intelligence Officer and Vietnam Veteran, currently serves as the Town Board Supervisor, Rural Fire Association Treasurer, and Director of the Minnesota Association of Townships. He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota, with his wife, Lion Mary Lou. They have four children and 8 grandchildren.

Lions Club International is the world's largest service organization of over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in 212 countries. Since 1917 it has been known for its many local community service projects. Lions Clubs support programs throughout the world having to do with vision and hearing loss, diabetes research, youth development, Special Olympics and disaster relief. For additional information/membership:www.lionsclubs.org


LIONS MD5M CENTENNIAL PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTEST

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All clubs in 5M10 are encouraged to participate in the MD5M Centennial Public Relations Contest. To participate, please click this link or the image above to access the form.


 2016-17 PRESIDENT'S THEME: NEW MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB

Join International President Chancellor Bob Corlew and Lions around the world in reaching the summit.

As we celebrate 100 years of Lions service, we honor our past and embrace our present. But it is our future for which we must plan. If we are to ascend our next mountain, we must lay out a trail in front of us, marking our trail for future generations of Lions who follow and preserving our tradition of service.


NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY


MAKING SUPERIOR LIONS

PDG Bill Michl to run around the perimiter of Lake Superior in support of LCIF.

You can keep up to date on his run at https://www.facebook.com/MakingSuperiorLions/ or by returning to this page.

For more information, please click here or on the Making Superior Lions Run image at the beginning of this post.


PID BRIAN SHEEHAN RUNS FOR 3RD VICE PRESIDENT

In support of PID Lion Brian's campaign, there will be a silent auction at the Multiple Convention in Bemidji April 21st to 23d. You can view the details here.

You can also support PID Lion Brian Sheehan for Lions Clubs International 3rd Vice President by participating in his Hockey Jersey (Sweater) Campaign Fundraiser. You can download the order form here for the hockey jerseys (sweaters).

They come in the following sizes and cost $65 each:
Youth S M L XL 2XL

It will be great to wear them at Lions events and conventions and at the Las Vegas Lions Clubs International Convention in 2018!

Please mail your order form and check to:
PID Lion Brian Sheehan
Box 177
Bird Island, MN 55310


MIDWINTER CONVENTION 2018
DRYDEN, ONTARIO
JANUARY 19th to 21ST, 2018

COME TOGETHER UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

"UP NORTH is the place to watch the moon rise ... see shooting stars in the milky way and observe the AURORA BOREALIS dance."

The 2018 Midwinter Convention will feature an optional Friday morning dogsled ride with Burton Penner from Borealis Sled Dog Adventures. Please feel free to check out his website https://canada-dogsled.com/.

We hope to see you there.

The registration form is available in 2 different formats

Download this version if you would prefer to print the form and fill it out manually

Download this version if you would prefer to fill it in by computer and then print it


Lions MD5M Centennial Public Relations Contest

All clubs in 5M10 are encouraged to participate in the MD5M Centennial Public Relations Contest. To participate, please click this link to access the form.


5M10 LONG RANGE PLAN

The long range plan is available for download here


MINNESOTA LIONS DIABETES ASSOCIATION

The 2017 MLDF Dreamcatcher Newsletter is now available. Please view it here.

The 8th Annual Minnesota Lions Diabetes Update was released on April 7, 2017. You can view it here.


www.mnlionsdiabetes.org