5M-11 Lions
2014
WHO ARE
THE LIONS?
LIONS
WITH
•1.35 Million Lions Members
in
•46,000 Lions Clubs
in
•747 Districts
and
in 210 countries or geographic
locations around the World!!
is the largest
service
organization
in the world
• June 7, 1917
• Chicago area businessman,
Melvin Jones organized the
first Lions Meeting (Note:
Melvin Jones was never an
International President)
• October 1917, the first
Lions Convention was held
in Dallas, TX, with 22
clubs participating
• 1925—Lions
Convention
• Keynote Speaker is
Helen Keller
• “Knights of the
blind in this crusade
against darkness.”
Other Benchmarks:
• Going International
– 1920 –Canada
– 1927- Mexico
– 1950’s -1960’s
Saw new Lions clubs
in Europe, Asia, Africa
Now in 210 countries
and geographic areas
• 1945 – United Nations
• 1957 - Youth Programs
• 1968 - Establishing Our
Foundation
• 1990 – Launching SightFirst
• Today – Extending Our
Reach
How Are
The Lions
Organized
The International
Association of Lions Clubs
Multiple District 5M
District 5M-11
Your Local Lions Club
Multiple District 5M
District 5M-11
As of July 1, 2014
1,936 members
66 active Lions Clubs
4 Lioness Clubs
2 Leo Clubs
2014-2015 OFFICERS
•International President
Lion Joseph Preston
AZ, USA
District Governor 5M-11
Lion Dennis Olsen,
Hawley, MN
1st Vice District Governor
Lion Gerald Fontaine, St Pierre Jolys, MB CA
2nd Vice District Governor
Lion Mike Janssen, Winnipeg, MB CA
Zone Chairs
Zone 1 Lion Gayle Robertson
Zone 2 Lion Brian Nelson
Zone 3 Lion Kevin Reich
Zone 4 Lion Jerry Amiot
Zone 5 Lion Deb DuChamp
Zone 6 Lion Kami Underdahl
Zone 7 Lion Scott Grove
Zone 8 Lion Kevin Gamble
Zone 9 Lion Fred McGillivray
Zone 10 Lion Ernest Jones
Club Organizational Chart
Club Members
Board of Directors
President
Secretary
1st Vice Pres
Treasurer
2nd Vice
Pres
Lion Tamer
3rd Vice
Pres
Tail Twister
Committees
Administrative
Constitution and By-Laws
Convention
Finance
Membership
Program
Public Relations
Lions Information
Greeter
Attendance
Leadership Development
Activities
Youth Outreach
Diabetes Awareness
Sight Awareness
Hearing & Speech
Leo Clubs
Youth Exchange
Environmental
International Relations
Multiple District 5M
o Manitoba
o Minnesota
o NW Ontario
 21,881Members
 Twelve Districts
 673 Clubs
• We are currently 2nd largest
Multiple District in the U. S.
– Texas
– MD5M
– Pennsylvania
What Do
Lions Do?
Lions Clubs International
Foundation
• 1968 - Lions Clubs International Foundation
was established
• Charitable arm of Lions Clubs International
• Designed to take service to new levels by
tackling global problems as well as assisting
Lions with large-scale local humanitarian
projects
• Since the first grant in 1972, the
Foundation has awarded US$700 million in
grants to improve the lives of people
• 1990 - Campaign Sight First raised more
than $140 million to eradicate preventable
blindness
• 2005 – Launched Campaign Sight First II.
By 2008, raised more than $250 million
dollars
Lions Clubs International
Service Activities
LIONS YOUTH OUTREACH
PROGRAMS
Quest - Youth Exchange - Peace Poster Contest
Minnesota Lions Hearing
Foundation
• 1973 the Lions of MD5M established
the International Hearing Center in
conjunction with U of M.
• 1999- The Lions provided funding and
training at all birth hospitals in MN for
newborn hearing testing
• 2005 – Lions Children’s Hearing
Center
-Each year more than 200 babies are
born in MN with hearing loss
• 2006 - Lions launch effort to have
infant screening done under the
Department of health
• Voice Diagnostic Center
• Affordable Hearing Aid Project started
just over three years ago
• Lions Hearing Fellowship Award
Minnesota Lions Vision
Foundation
(formerly Lions Eye Bank)
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Founded in 1960
Affiliated with the University of Minnesota
Primarily funded by the Lions of Minnesota
Operates under the direction of a 22 member
Lions Board of Directors
Since 1960 27,000 corneas transplanted and
23,000 eyes donated for research
More than 5000 children are helped each
year at the Lions Children’s Eye Clinic
1992 – Helen Keller Award established “Those who distinguish themselves on
behalf of sight.”
Since 1992, more than 3,600 Helen Keller
Awards have been conferred
Minnesota Lions Diabetes
Foundation
• 2008 - founded by the Lions Clubs of
Minnesota
• Associated with the Schulze Diabetes
Institute at the University of Minnesota
-Since 2000 they have completed 4
islet transplant trials with individuals
who have type 1 diabetes
• Spring Point Project
• Dream Catcher Award
Leader Dogs for the Blind
• 1939 – founded by 3 Lions members from
Detroit
• Provides dog guides to people who are blind
and visually impaired to enhance their mobility,
independence and quality of life
• Each year, over 270 students attend a 26-day
residential training program to be paired with a
dog guide
• Offer programs that enhance a person’s
independence and quality of life in other ways,
including orientation and mobility training,
Trekker training
• Cost to train and pair a Leader Dog is more than
$30,00
• Support from the Lions MD5M is second only
to that of the Lions of Michigan
• Lions from Minnesota are Leader Dog
graduates
Can Do Canines
•1987 - The Hearing Dog Program of
Minnesota was incorporated.
•1995 - changed name to Hearing and Service
Dogs of Minnesota to better reflect the
expansion of programs to include services for
people with disabilities.
•2006 - increased service area to include
North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri,
and Wisconsin.
•As of September 1, 2013 Can Do Canines has
placed and trained 437 assistance dogs,
including 177 Hearing Assist Dogs, 169
Mobility Asst Dogs, 8 Combination skill, 9
Seizure Assist Dogs, and 34 Diabetes Asst
dogs and 39 Autism Assistance Dogs.
•One of the few programs that will accept a
client and their pet and train to assist.
•Prison Puppy raising program for initial
training.
Other MD5M Projects
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Project New Hope
LEO Clubs
Youth Outreach and Exchange
Camp Courage Halloween Party
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Peace Poster Contest
Special Olympics
World Service Day
Lions Foundation of Manitoba & N.W.
Ontario
• Lions Eye Bank of Manitoba
• Lions Hearing Foundation of Manitoba
• Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
MD5M SERVICE
PROJECTS
WEB SITES TO REMEMBER
Lions Clubs International
www.lionsclubs.org
www.MyLCI.org
MD5M Lions
www.lionsmd5m.org
5M11 Lions
www.e-district.org/sites/5M11/
THE
LION MAGAZINE
First printed January, 1931
10 issue per year
Printed in 22 Languages
ENGLISH
FRENCH
KOREAN
DANISH
ITALIAN
FINNISH
TURKISH
NORWEGIAN
HINDI
PORTUGUESE
FLEMISH-FRENCH
INDONESIAN
SPANISH
SWEDISH
DUTCH
ICELANDIC
GERMAN
JAPANESE
CHINESE
GREEK
POLISH
THAI
The association’s emblem is a common sight
worldwide. It consists of a gold letter “L” on a
circular field. Bordering this is a gold area with
two lion profiles facing away from each other:
The words “Lions” and “International” appear at
the top and the bottom respectively.
Symbolically, the lions face both the past and
the future. The royal colors of purple and gold
were adopted at the association's first convention
in 1917.
Liberty, Intelligence,
Our Nation’s Safety”
The motto “We Serve” was
adopted by the delegates to
the 1954 convention in New
York City. It was submitted by
Lion D.A. Stevenson of Font
Hill, Ontario, Canada as an
entry in a competition
sponsored by the association.
The association’s
slogan was adopted
at the 1919
convention in
Chicago.
Mission Statement of
Lions Clubs International:
“To create and foster a
spirit of understanding
among all people for
humanitarian needs by
providing voluntary
services through
community involvement
and international
cooperation”
Lions Clubs International
OBJECTS
TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding
among the peoples of the world.
TO PROMOTE the principles of good government
and good citizenship.
TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural,
social and moral welfare of the community.
TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship,
good fellowship and mutual understanding.
TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all
matters of public interest; provided, however, that
partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be
debated by club members.
TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to
serve their community without personal
financial reward, and to encourage efficiency
and promote high ethical standards in
commerce, industry, professions, public
works and private endeavors.
LIONS
Code of Ethics
TO SHOW my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by
industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for
quality service.
TO SEEK success and to demand all fair remuneration or
profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at
the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair
advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
TO REMEMBER that in building up my business it is not
necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients and
customers and true to myself.
WHENEVER a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position
or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
TO HOLD friendship as an end and not as a means. to hold that
true friendship exist not on account of the service performed
by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing
but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
ALWAYS to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my
nation, my state and my community, and to give them my
unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely
of my time, labor and means.
TO AID others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my
aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
TO BE CAREFUL with my criticism and liberal with my praise;
to build up and not destroy.
We Serve
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