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District 39W Membership Drive!!!

Our Lions Clubs are shrinking! Please join in the Lions 39W District membership drive and help reverse the trend. Recruit new members! Retain the current members! Revitalize your club! The club with the largest percentage of net growth between March 1st and May 1st will win the Club contest, and the individual Lion who recruits the most new members will win the Lion contest. Ready, set, GROW! A representative of the winning Lions Club and the winning Lion will each receive: · Registration for 2 at the 2010 Sun Valley MD39 Convention · Two nights stay at Sun Valley for the Convention · Your name or club name on a plaque displayed at the Eye Bank · Bragging rights for the year · All the benefits of a growing, thriving Lions Club (priceless)

Update on Lions Winter Camp for the Blind

The amazing Lions clubs and individuals from District 39W and 39E have to date raised approximately $4,100.00 in support of the Lions Winter Camp for the Blind. This ongoing effort in generating the funds needed to cover state educational shortfalls allows these children to participate in an annual event they so look forward to year in and year out. There are over 20 students now signed up as of today. For those who would like to go up and spend a day or all weekend (March 5th-7 th ) please contact Lion Walt Cochran at 208-316-9340. Hope to see you there!! Always proud to be a Lion, DGE Lion Pat

Lions Global Youth Music Competition

 A new contest this year, the Lions Global Youth Music Competition is underway.  In case you haven't heard, Nicole Oswald, granddaughter of Lions Del and Sandy Oswald, members of the Meridian Noon Lions, is Multi District 39's winning violinist.  Many of you heard Nicole perform at this year's District 39W convention or at the Sun Valley convention last May.  This week, the USA competition heats up on You Tube, where a panel of jurors is judging the musicians.  You can hear Nicole and the other contestants on the Lions You Tube Channel or read more about the contest at the Lions International website .

Our Facebook fan box

Not a fan of Lions39W on Facebook?  Not sure what Facebook is?  Don't want to join Facebook?  That's OK, I resisted for quite a while, too.   You can still see the Lions 39W Facebook posts just by coming here to the blog.  On the left hand column, scroll down until you see Lions 39W's Facebook Fan Box.  There you can see pictures of some of our "fans" and read what's been written on the Facebook page.  Just one more way for us to communicate! 

Patriotism Essay Contest-coming soon to a school near you

The annual Patriotism Essay Contest presented by the Lions of District 39 is underway!  Students in elementary schools across southern Idaho and eastern Oregon are writing about this year's topic, "Who is my American Hero and Why?"  The contest is open to students in 1st through 6th grades and each grade is judged separately.  The kids come up with some amazing essays!  You can read more about the contest on our website .

Midwinter Convention--day 2

The 2010 Midwinter Convention is now in the books.  A lot of work goes into planning the convention- renting the space,  planning the menus,  arranging speakers and displays, decorating, collecting prizes, setting up, tearing down....Great job, Lions!   (Can't begin to name all the people involved-I'd leave someone out, for sure!)   Your time and effort is appreciated! Why do Lions go to conventions?  I listed some reasons last month-as an example, let's see how I did:  Meet new people- Yes, met several people from around the state. See old friends- Yes, saw lots of  friends. Network- Yes, talked to many Lions about their clubs. Have fun- Yes, had some laughs. Attend a class- No, didn't do this. Learn something- Yes, learned about Pedia Vision-awesome technology! Eat and drink- Wow, plenty to eat; don't think I need anything today! Vote, if you're a delegate- Yes, did that. Be fun to have some competitions in the future, but those "elected"

Midwinter Convention-day one

The Lions 39W Midwinter Convention kicked off this evening at the Owyhee Plaza with fun and games, circus style.  The Parma Lions, serving as tail twisters, set up an amazing display of raffle prizes and silent auction items.  I know I'm going to be trying to win some of the Parma wine with my raffle tickets tomorrow! Once again I didn't win the hors d' oeuvre contest, but I was happy that most of my spicy crackers were devoured, thanks to ID Lion Gary.  The contest winners were: 3rd place, Lion Irene Qualman, Riverside, Sweet and Spicy Meatballs 2nd place, Karen Bruner, Gem Lions, Pineapple Shrimp Dip 1st place, Lion Angie Qualman, Riverside, Bacon Wrapped Chicken  That's a really big trophy!   Following some introductions, we heard a few remarks from Lion Ashley Seymour who is running for 2nd Vice District Governor and from ID Doug Lozier, our special guest this weekend. Then on to some games-juggling, hula hoop, balloon animals, and balloon popping.

Happy first birthday to BSOLC

Just a year ago the Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in Boise-and in conjunction with that, the Boise Special Olympics Lions Club was born.  It's a perfect partnership-the Lions have been an official partner of Special Olympics Opening Eyes since 2000; now a local Lions Club is dedicated to raising funds for Special Olympics.  The club is unique in a couple of ways-it is the first and only special interest club in the District and the average age of the members is undoubtedly the youngest. (Both very cool!) Anyway, when you turn one year old, you have a party!  In Lions' terms, we call them "Charter" parties, and BSOLC held theirs on Saturday night.  The "Tiki Luau" was held at Holiday Inn where whiffs of chlorine from the pool had to replace salty ocean breezes (Hey, I'm not complaining- it is winter in Idaho and we're a long way from the tropics!).  The food was great, the Hawaii shirts were tacky, the leis colorful, the bartender mi