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Meeting Minutes
October Cabinet Meeting

Club Secretary Excellence Award
9X9 Club Contest
District Governor Visitation Form
9x9 Cabinet
Ralph A. Whitten Service Award

Youth Volunteerism
Kids' Community Service Projects - Sight Night
Member Orientation
Melvin Jones Biography


Welcome to the official web site of Lions International District 9x9

Bob Holliday
District Governor


2005 Iowa State Lions Convention at Fort Dodge, Iowa, June 3-5, 2005

Iowa Lions Bus Trip To Lions International Headquarters At Oak Brook, Illinois Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Lions Worldwide Induction Day  Fewer things are more inspiring than seeing new Lions join our organization.  Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world.  Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities.  There are currently more than 46,000 clubs in 193 countries and geographical areas.  Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered; “We Serve.”

 On April 16th, thousands of new members simultaneously will be inducted into clubs to strengthen Lions programs, in the community and around the world.

 Make that important difference.  Join your local Lions club.  Please contact:  John Taylor, Region Chair, (563) 359-9038, Email: nire10 at, to get information on a club near you. 

Prior Announcements

LCIF/Lions Help Tsunami Victims

Tsunami Relief Update

Mechanicsville Lions in the News

Lions Learning Center Lions Clubs International is proud to give you this opportunity to develop your Lion leadership skills through online learning courses.

Lions Worldwide Induction Day To carry on the tradition of service, the eighth annual Lions Worldwide Induction Day will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2005

Leader Dogs for the Blind

New Century Lions Clubs give adults through age 35 the ability to create a Lions club that fits their lifestyle and need for flexibility. Providing hands-on projects and more extensive use of technology to ease club administration. 

Campus Lions Clubs develop projects and activities to meet the unique needs of their local campus communities, empowering members to create real change.

For information on Campus Lions Clubs contact: 

Gary Glockhoff

3401 Sycamore Court, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
(319) 247-2337

The Year Round Growth Program replaces the October Growth and Legacy of Lions programs. This strategic change encourages all Lions to participate throughout the year to strengthen their club by sponsoring quality individuals to become members. Both Lions and their clubs are recognized for their successes on several levels.

Club Branch Program  A club branch is a small group of people who become members of an existing "parent" Lions club, but who hold meetings and conduct service activities at a location that is separate from the parent club. Branch members are full members of the parent Lions club, with all privileges and responsibilities.

Consider a new approach, and adapt it to your unique style and situation. 

We all realize as Lions that we have a vested interest in helping our communities and making this world a better place, one person at a time, one community at a time.  We enjoy what we do, and it shows.  That's one reason why non-Lions want to join our ranks; because we are having so much fun, and doing so much good, for so many.
What about identifying the businesses that make up our communities for membership.  For example, on a club membership drive, why not approach the local grocery store, shop owner, restaurant or gas station to become a Lions member?  The next effort would be to other businesses within your community.  In a matter of time, you could look around the town and say that all the businesses within your community, also have a vested interest in the community, because each of those businesses have one or more employees who is a member of your Lions Club.
A well represented community of Lions - think about it.



A simple, yet powerful statement.  And ... it works.