Monthly Archives: May 2020

Lions Clubs International Foundation, Newsletters

Lions Clubs International Update

Dear Fellow Lions,

We are still going through trying times around our District. Most clubs are not meeting or meeting via video, our convention was cancelled and we all look forward to getting out and about again.

Although we may not be as active at the club and district level our International Foundation continues to meet needs around the world. This is the time many clubs have made donations to the Foundation, and it is just as important to do so again this year.

An outline of montana state with the lions clubs logo.     Lionsclubsinternational Foundation has awarded over $1 million dollars worldwide to address the COVID-19 pandemic with the purchase of personal protective equipment for front line responders. Your foundation is also giving relief to the tornados and flooding areas here in the United States. We are looking at the possibility of a $10,000 Emergency Grant from the Foundation for relief here in Montana from the effects of COVID-19.

I will keep you informed of any changes, but the need is there, not only for COVID-10 relief, but also for hurricane and fire relief which will be coming into the forefront soon.

Remember 100% of all donations from clubs and individuals go to relief and are tax deductible for individuals. Online donations can be made through [email protected]

Yours in Lionism, PDG Lary Garrison, LCIF Dist. 37 Chair


Club Elections and Officer Reporting Due ASAP

Below is is a link to the 2020-2021 PU 101.  This form should be used to electronically submit your clubs 2020-2021 club officers.  Please make every reasonable attempt to select your 2020-2021 club officers and report to LCI.

Open or download a copy of the PU 101.

PDG Dennis Kopitzke, District Administrator

Club News, District News

Online Club Officer Training Offered

District 37 will be offering club officer training for all club officers for the upcoming Lions year.   We will be starting with a training session for all incoming club officers.   The second session will be for club treasurers.   Sessions for secretaries and membership chairpersons will be announced soon. 

The first session is for all officers and will include:

District News, Governance

District Election Results (from mail-in ballot in lieu of convention)

April 30, 2020

District 37 Election Details

Potential Voting Delegates                          165

Returned Delegate Certification Forms      29      Clubs

Total Voters                                                      56

56        Votes for DG Candidate Mike Collins
56        Votes for 1st VDG  Candidate Michael Tobin
56        Votes for 2nd VDG Candidate Scott Dornfeld
56        Votes for Kalispell as the site for the 2021 convention
55        Votes for Constitution Resolution – Officers and District Cabinet
52        Votes for Constitution Resolution – Miscellaneous
52        Votes for By-Laws – Article I – Section 8
1          Vote Against the Proposed Change to the By-laws

There was only 1 vote in opposition to any of the ballot proposals.  Several of the ballots were incomplete.

Ballots have been appropriately destroyed.

PDG Dennis Kopitzke, Chair, Elections and Certification Committee
Lion Darrell Grogan Forsyth Lions Club
Lion Bob Martelle, Forsyth Lions Club
Lion Gordon VanAsh, Forsyth Lions Club