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SA Tim Wilson
MArch 7, 2017
EXPERIENCE THE 1928 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION!Imagine, if you will, Des Moines, Iowa, the year is 1928 and Lions Club members from all over the world have descended upon the Midwestern city to celebrate the accomplishments of a young organization. An organization whose purpose is to help people. People in need. An organization doing more than what is expected of any group at the time. The dream of one man, Melvin Jones. The Chicago businessman who felt his circle of friends and associates could do more. You can experience the Lions International Convention of 1928 in Cedar Rapids June 2-3, 2017. The weekend will start with a luncheon followed by a service project for everyone to participate. Later there will be a great Ragtime piano performance on Friday evening. On Saturday morning the "International Convention" opening ceremony will include a welcome by the 1928 Governor of Iowa. Throughout the day there will activities including a quilt show where attendees will vote their favorite handmade quilt. There will also be polo matches! Put you polo team together now and enter to win the competition. Outside the hotel will be a car and tractor show with no vehicles built past 1917. You will never have another opportunity to help celebrate the Lions 100th Anniversary so don't miss out! Oh, did I mention that we encourage you dress in the ROARING 20's attire? Please do! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE or if you would like to download the registration form CLICK HERE See you at the Convention!!

LCI Centennial Convention!

Tim Wilson
LCI Centennial Convention!The Lions Clubs International Centennial Convention is coming! This June, Lions from all over the world will descend upon Chicago to celebrate 100 years of Lionism! You don't want to miss this great celebration! Entertainment for the convention will be the band Chicago and The Beach Boys. Come for the entertainment and stay for the Lions fellowship and seminars. The other main event will be the International Parade which is an awesome spectacle. The Lions of Iowa will also get the chance to vote for our own Endorsed Candidate for International Director, Ardie Klemish! You really don't want to miss that! If you haven't registered already go to and register. Hurry, you don't want to be left out. To get to the convention there a couple of buses from Iowa going to Chicago. One bus from Des Moines and one For Waterloo. To get on the bus from Des Moines contact PID Gary Fry, To get on the bus from Waterloo contact PDG Stephen Becker, Get your seat now! See you at the Convention!


November 16, 2016
Announcing!! Now, all Iowa Lions Clubs First, members have the opportunity to enroll for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card!As a Brooks Brothers Corporate Member, you will receive an everyday 15% Savings on full priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone and online. Second, all members can take advantage of a 30% discount on al Dell Computer products. To get information to enroll for these great discount programs please email the Iowa Lions State Office at This is for Iowa Lions Member Only. This is just the start of many more membership discount programs to come! Big things are happening for Iowa Lions Members!


October 7, 2016
One major focus for Lions membership in the last few years has been the focus on Women's Membership. This past September PDG Connie Inman and PID Judy Hankom organized an MD9 Women's Regional Workshop to help boost the membership of women in Iowa. It was held on September 23-24 at the Pleasant Hill Sleep Inn. You can read what great ideas came out of the workshop by CLICKING HERE to read the September LCI Women's Membership Update. Let's grow our women's membership in Iowa! Great job to all involved in the Workshop!


SA Tim Wilson
October 25, 2016
The Lions Clubs of Iowa members have been asked to help out Adaptive Sports Iowa with a fundraiser for the organization this Iowa Wild hockey season. Adaptive Sports Iowa has been asked to conduct the "Split the Pot" 50/50 raffle at all Iowa Wild home games this season. They have asked if members of the Iowa Lions would like to help out. Perks of helping are you get into the games for free. All you have to do is sell raffle tickets! To sign up CLICK HERE. To learn more about the program CLICK HERE Where there's a need, there's a Lion!


Lion Betty Shutters
September 8, 2016
CENTENNIAL QUILT SHOW ANNOUNCED!To celebrate the Lions Centennial at the 2017 Iowa Lions State Convention a Centennial Quilt Show has been announced. The Centennial Quilt Show Committee would like to invite anyone and everyone to enter this show. The theme for the show is "MEMORIES OF THE PAST ....DREAMS OF THE FUTURE". The entries don't necessarily have to be made by a Lion member. If a Club would like to have a local community member make the quilt for them and the Club enter it in the show that is totally acceptable, as long as the Club furnishes the material. There will be four categories, T-Shirt quilts, Large quilts(Bed size), Medium quilts(Lap/Wall Hanging) and Small quilts(Table runners or Smaller Wall Hanging). Prizes will be given in each category for the people's choice as voting will be done by those in attendance at the convention. The committee wants the quilts to be judged on content and technical skills. Also, each quilt must have a label on the back with the name of the maker and date as swell as a letter explaining the meaning of their quilt. All quilts will be collected around May 1, 2017 and they will be raffled off after the show at the convention with the proceeds going to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Clubs are highly encouraged to enter and have fun celebrating Lions next 100 years! For more details contact Lion Betty Shutters at 515-278-8595 or


Tim Wilson
October 3, 2016
BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES A GREAT SUCCESS!In July the Iowa Lions Foundation presented the National Beep Baseball World Series! This year the weather cooperated and the athletes and volunteers had a great time. Beep Baseball is the adaptive version of the traditional game of baseball for the blind and visually impaired. We had 20 teams from around the United States come to Ames and compete for the title. The Colorado Storm took home the trophy by defeating the Boston Renegades in the Championship game. This great undertaking would not have been possible without the Lions Clubs of Iowa donating to the cause and supplying volunteers for the event. The Foundation would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help. The NBBA enjoys brining the World Series to Ames and appreciates all the Lions of Iowa do for the event. We plan on bringing the tournament back sometime in the very near future. If you are interested in volunteering the next time this event is in Iowa contact our Iowa Lions State Office, 2300 S Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Call us at 515-232-2215 or email at Keep checking back to our website for more details as to when the Tournament will be back!!

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