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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


MIDWINTER CONVENTION 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA
JANUARY 20th to 22nd, 2017

The early bird deadline is quickly approaching. You can download the registration form here.

Avoid disappointment ... book your hotel room today. Details are on the registration form.

Dress is casual for the entire weekend - wear your club vest if you have one. Saturday night banquet will be a birthday celebration.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Lion Jan Bennett at (218) 259-4956 or cabnntt@aol.com.


WANTED: YOU!!
FOR: AN UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY
WHAT: 2017 MD5M Regional Lions Leadership Institute
WHEN: March 30 – April 2, 2017
WHERE: Shooting Star Convention Center in Mahnomen, MN

We are looking for Lions from your district to attend the 2017 MD5M Regional Lions Leadership Institute! Lions that are selected as participants in the Institute must be in good standing in a Lions Club and (... read more) or download registration form.


MD5M MULTIPLE CONVENTION 2017

The Multiple Convention during our centennial year will take place in District 5M10 at the Sanford Centre in Bemidji April 21st to 23rd, 2017. Be sure to book your hotel early to avoid disappointment. Early bird registration deadline for members of District 5M10 is December 31, 2016 at a price of $100 USD for the full hospitality book. Click here for the registration form.

Following is the hotel contact information:

  • Country Inn and Suites (218) 441-4800
  • Hampton Inn (218) 751-3600
  • Doubletree (218) 441-4400
  • Americinn (218) 751-3000
  • Holiday Inn Express (218) 751-2487
  • Best Western (218) 751-0390
  • Quality Inn (218) 444-7700
  • Super 8 (218) 751-8481

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


www.mnlionsdiabetes.org