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Childhood Cancer

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Vision
 

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Toronto Beaches Lions Boat

This Sunday the Beaches Lions Club will be holding their annual Easter Parade. They have turned the parade into a service project. Through advertising they have asked observers of the parade to bring along their used eyeglasses.

We need 8 volunteers to walk alongside either side of the boat with Baskets or pails (wearing your service vests) to collect glasses from the crowd and place them in the boat. See a picture of the boat being pulled through the parade (see photo).

We will meet up at the Beaches Lions Clubhouse at 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto at 12 Noon and leave to the parade site at 12:30 PM. Click here to see the parade route. There is limited free parking by the clubhouse. We will travel to the starting point in the boat.

Text or Call Lion Jeffrey Friedman, PDG if you can come or if you have found someone else who commits to helping us.

PRESIDENTIAL LCIF SUPPORT PROGRAM

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This opportunity does not happen very often Lions. This Lions year, our International President is a Lady Lion from Edmonton Alberta, CANADA, Lion Dr. Patti HILL. As our International President she is travelling the world promoting Lions as the Global Leader in Humanitarian Service.

By supporting your Foundation this year you can receive Lion Patti’s Presidential LCIF Supporter pins.

The pins recognize Foundation support at the $50.00, $100.00 and $200.00 dollar levels.

As they say on TV, “call now, we can’t offer this amazing deal forever. “ In fact this opportunity stops at the end of Lion Patti’s Presidential year.

Contact your District LCIF coordinator to see how you can support your Foundation and receive these reminders of our Canadian International President, Lion Dr. Patti HILL

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Recognizing individual generosity

At LCIF, we deeply value the incredible generosity of our individual donors. To honor your commitment and support, we are thrilled to introduce the Presidential LCIF Supporter program. This initiative aims to recognize and celebrate individuals who have contributed with heart and soul, making a significant impact on our mission.

By participating in the annual program, you become an integral part of our honored supporters. Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) credits will be earned based on the one-time donation amount you provide. Your generosity not only earns you well-deserved recognition but also helps us make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need.

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Stoves for Ukraine

After the success of last year's generators project, with $1.5 Million raised, and 2200+ generators shipped to and distributed in Ukraine, this years project for Ukraine is about delivering stoves. They can be used to cook and to heat.

With an ambitious goal of, once again, raising $1.5 Million, it would be approximately 10,000 stoves.

Please note the following:

  • All donations large or small are welcome!
  • Your donation does not have to equal the full amount of the stove to be accepted

Canadian Lions and Lions Clubs can send their donation to:
Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF
c/o Stan Durward
Box 38
Sunderland Ontario L0C 1H0

Ensure your club number and/or member number is on the check and note in the memo field - “Stoves for Ukraine”

Individuals will receive a Canada Revenue Agency [CRA] receipt as well as the applicable MJF credits. Clubs will receive the applicable MJF credits.

For questions or more information, please contact one of the A-711 LCIF Coordinators.

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Essay Content Winner for MD'A'

2023-2024 Essay Contest [Theme "Dare to Dream"]

This year's winner, Janna Cheung, was sponsored by the Toronto Kaiteur Lions club. Her essay, Key to Peace, took top spot in the MDA contest.

It's always exciting when someone from our District A-711 earns a BIG award!

This is an incredible milestone and Janna Cheung deserves the spotlight to celebrate the moment. Her bright mind, wit, and strategic thinking are unmatched. With that all being said, all Lions can dare to dream!

A shoutout to the sponsoring Club Toronto Kaiteur for going the extra mile and driving our district to greater heights.

PIP Douglas X. Alexander
INTERNATIONAL GUEST
PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
DOUGLAS X ALEXANDER

 
 
 
 
DISTRICT A-711 DINNER
HONOURING PAST DISTRICT
GOVERNORS [PDGs]
AT SHERATON TORONTO HOTEL &
CONFERENCE CENTRE [ALGONQUIN ROOM]
801 DIXON ROAD, TORONTO, ON M9W 1J5

 

WHEN
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024

Cash Bar and Registration 6-7 PM
Doors Open - 7:00 PM
Dinner Served - 7:30 PM

COST - $ 85.00/PERSON

CHOOSE ONE OF THE 3 COURSE PLATED DINNERS

  • BRIE AND LEEK STUFFED BREAST OF CHICKEN
  • PAN SEARED ARCTIC CHAR [FISH]
  • VEGETARIAN RAVIOLI

PLEASE MAKE A PAYMENT NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024

WHO CAN ATTEND?

ANY LION OR GUEST

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • THE PDG GALA PROVIDES A UNIQUE PLATFORM TO CONNECT WITH PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS AND OUR INTERNATIONAL GUEST, PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT DOUGLAS X ALEXANDER
  • ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION AND GAIN INSIGHTS FROM THE EXPERIENCES OF PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS. THEIR WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE CAN OFFER VALUABLE LESSONS AND PERSPECTIVE THAT MAY PROVE BENEFICIAL IN YOUR ENDEVOURS

 

Dan for ID wine picture

The Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club is arranging a fund raiser for Dan as ID.

PDG Dan as you know is an outstanding Lion and he will represent all of us well at Lions international.

Our donations will help him in many ways.

We have bottles of Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon @ $15 a bottle.

If you feel you could purchase some of these bottles for the personal use of your members, for a raffle or for any other purpose, your generosity and support will be greatly appreciated.

If required, I could arrange to have the wine sent to you.

Please or .

Thanks once again for all your help.

Our club appreciates it and I know PDG Dan will be extremely grateful too.

 
THE LOUISVILLE PACESETTER

 

 
 
The Latest News & Information for the 2024
USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
MARCH 2024

FORUM LEARNING AND EXHIBITS
RAMPING UP TO BE BEST EVER

STEVE SHERER, GENERAL FORUM CHAIR

Steve Sherer

As we anticipate the spring weather and the changes it brings, plans continue to move forward on Louisville. One of things highlighted in this newsletter is the Lions Speed Learning. This was a new idea implemented by last year’s General Chair Jama Wahl. When it was added to the agenda, we had no idea how it would be received. It was a great success and we had standing room only for last year’s event. We anticipate this year’s turnout will be just as great, but don’t worry. We will be in a larger space and be able to accommodate all who want to attend.

The education committee is working hard and as of my last conversation with them, there are 100 seminars on the tentative schedule. Now comes the process of recruiting moderators and facilitators for each of those sessions.

We are also working hard to recruit as many exhibitors as possible for the event. Exhibitor Chair Yves Léveillé is talking to Lions and vendors from all over and he is trying to hit a lofty goal. If you know of a vendor or an individual who might be interested in becoming an exhibitor, the exhibitor contract is located on the Forum website.

We are also planning for the auxiliary events that take place during the Forum, including several delegation breakfasts. More details will be released as they are available for each of these events.

We have an outstanding group of keynote speakers. We will begin to highlight each of them in the upcoming newsletters.

REGISTRATION RATE TO INCREASE

One key thing to take note of is the change in registration cost as of March 31. The early bird rate of $295 runs through March 31. After that date, the registration cost increases to $325. That will be in effect from April 1-May 31, 2024. If your plans include a trip to Louisville for the Forum, take advantage of the lower rate and register by the end of March.

Registration Rate Through March 31, 2024, $295.00

Registration Rate April 1, to May 31, 2024, $325.00

Visit the website: lionsforum.org and register today.

View or download the complete March newsletter