District 9 x 9 Newsletter

March 2005

Bob (Doc) Holliday, District Governor

2004 - 2005



Those members serving as club officers will ultimately determine the degree of success your club will have.  If they are conscientious, understand the duties of the office and how their duties interact with other officer’s duties, that’s a good start.  If these officers further understand how important it is to seek out, listen to and involve all club members in the process, that’s a better step.  Clubs at this point probably are, or should be, asking their members to consider a board position.  It is a rewarding experience, one to look forward to and not shy away from.  Your experience, thoughts and genuine interest in wanting to shape the direction of your club is what is needed on the board of directors.  With club elections taking place in April, now is the right time to stand up and be counted. 


Youth Exchange


The Iowa Lions Youth Exchange Camp will be held this summer at the 4-H Center, Madrid, Iowa.  This year, the dates for the camp are July 17 through July 23, 2005.  Club donations to support the many expenses of the camp would be appreciated.  Donations will help pay for lodging, meals and rental fees which include swimming, bowling, tie-dying, basketball, archery and canoeing to name a few.  Also, other expenses included will be a trip to Adventureland, Whitewater (or another aquatic center), bus transportation, provisions and numerous other costs associated with camp.  Remember, today’s young people are tomorrow’s world leaders, and anything that your club can do will be appreciated.  Donations may be mailed to:  Lion Doris Lundy, Iowa Lions International Youth Camp, State Office Building, 2300 Duff, Ames, IA  50010.  Please make checks payable to Iowa Lions International Youth Camp.


Contact Information


If there have been changes in either club or individual address or phone numbers, please let me know.  It is so very important to keep this information up-to-date.  For those who have an email address, please let me know that too, information can go out quicker to you by that method. 


Upcoming Events


3/8:  Walcott Fish Fry, 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

3/11:  District 9x9 Convention, Holiday Inn, Muscatine

3/13:  Otter Creek Lion’s, Pancake Brunch, Toddville Legion,

          7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

3/16:  Delmar Lion’s Club, St. Patrick’s Day Party, at Buzzy’s in Welton,

          6:00 p.m.

3/19:  Eldridge Lion’s Club, Easter Bunny Breakfast, Del’s Banquet

          Hall, 7:00 – 10:00 a.m.

3/20:  Long Grove Lion’s Club, Pancake Breakfast at the Community


3/20:  Delmar Lion’s Club, Pancake Breakfast, Grossman Hall, Delmar,

          7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

3/29:  Bus Trip to Lion’s International Headquarters’ in Oak Brook, IL

4/16:  Lion’s World-Wide Induction Day

4/23:  LeClaire Lion’s Club, Pancake Breakfast


Welcome New Members


New members reported in February are:


·        Patricia McCarthy (Iowa City Host) – Sponsor:  Harry Smith

·        Caleb Hoakison (Lone Tree) – Sponsor:  Paul Hain, Jr.

·        Douglas Kamberling (Mechanicsville) – Sponsor:  Donna Nevins

·        Stephanie Kamberling (Mechanicsville) – Sponsor:  Donna Nevins

·        Kevin Stutting (Princeton) – Sponsor:  David Fanning

·        Paulette Stutting (Princeton) – Sponsor:  Mary Fanning

·        Jacob Puck (Walcott) – Sponsor:  Marvin Puck


We are very proud to have these new Lions and proud of their sponsor’s who gave them the opportunity to become Lions.


World-Wide Induction Day!


Saturday, April 16th!  That’s not far away.  Planning and promotion take time, and in order to do it right, you need the proper resources.  There is a planning guide which all District 9x9 Clubs should get.  The order number of this planning guide is:  MK-61 and is available through the association’s Web site at:  www.lionsclubs.org.  Take a look at the article in your March edition of the Lion’s magazine, pages 42 & 43, which specifically addresses this most important event.  Each club, each member, reach out and offer the Lion’s opportunity to another.


Review Your Goals


As you are dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” don’t forget to review the goals your club established at the beginning of the year and make sure you are moving toward and accomplishing those goals.