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Press release from our friends at Special Olympics Idaho

BOISE, ID – February 16, 2014 – On the morning of Saturday the 15th, Head Coach for the Moscow Rebels’ Special Olympic Team, Elizabeth King, discovered that their local storage unit had been broken into and their Winter Sports equipment had been stolen. With the 2014 State Winter Games just two weeks away in Sun Valley, this was a crushing blow to the local team. The Moscow Rebels have been training hard all season and just returned from Regional Competitions in Coeur d’Alene, excited and ready for their State Games. With the loss of their equipment, this may mean that these athletes will not be able to join other Idaho athletes in Sun Valley on February 28th. The Moscow Rebels may have lost their equipment, but they have not lost their hope. Teams from all across Idaho have rallied together in support of their competition, and are donating extra sports equipment from their teams to ensure that the Moscow Rebels will meet them at the Games. The Coeur d’Alene Eagles have donated $1,00

Did you miss the Midwinter?

The Midwinter Convention last weekend hosted by Mountain Home Lions included many of the usual activities-and a few that were not so usual. Friday night's International Food Fair had 3 contestants-the Parma Lions, the Boise Riverside Special Olympics Lions, and the Mountain Home Lions. The BRSO club was the winner with the country of "Sweetzerland".  OK, not really a country, but DG Bill called it "innovation".  I think he's a member of that club... Parma's country was the mythical Parma-san and Mtn. Home chose the Philippines. Those who braved the weather enjoyed music by Third Take until heading to the "Lions Den" in room 115. A few of the breakout sessions had to be cancelled due to weather concerns, but John Mundt filled in with a presentation about the Hamburg convention.  Rich Sykes, president of the Mountain Home club, told us why their club is 106 members strong and growing.  He's the only president I know who has voluntarily be

Learn leadership skills

Multiple District 39 will be hosting a Leadership Seminar on March 21 and 22 at the Idaho-E. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation in Boise. The seminar is open to any Lion; however, you must submit an application as only 25 Lions will be accepted.  What will you learn?  Topics include time management, public speaking, team building, Lions protocol, meeting management, communication, and more.  Not only will these topics benefit you as a Lion, but in your other endeavors as well.  Who couldn't benefit from learning better time management or how to work better with other people on your team? Applications are now available-return to Deanna Rostock ASAP to reserve your spot. You can also find the schedule and instructor list at this link. And did I mention-it's free!