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December Update:

Check out our December Newsletter on this website to get the big picture of what is happening in OH1. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight two areas of great accomplishment by clubs in or District. First of all, congratulations to the following clubs that achieved the Club Excellence Award in the 2021-2022 Lions Year. Bluffton Lions, Kalida Lions, Kenton Lions, Lima Host Lions McComb Lions, Waynesfield Lions, and West Liberty Lions all were recipients. The two major earmarks of this award is maintaining a + membership gain during the year and making a club contribution to LCIF. Publicizing club service in newsletters, websites and local media are also important. Great job, Clubs! A second area of recognition goes to those clubs that have made and completed the $10 a member commitment to our Walk a Mile in My Shoes Campaign. We appreciate the leadership of Ada, Arcadia, Archbold, Bluffton, Huntsville/Indian Lake, Kalida, Kenton, McComb, Middle Point, Portage, and Sylvania Sunrise Lions Clubs. These contributions, along with our $6000 Community Impact Grant donation, have taken us over $12,000 donated so far this year to pediatric cancer research and treatment. We recently received a $500 grant from LCI for our Service Story about Sylvania Sunrise’s support of Sylvania Fire Victims which we added to this fund. If you are an Amazon shopper you can designate .05% of your purchases be directed to LCIF. The link to start the process is One final note is 77% of our clubs have reported service so far. This is the best in MD13. Our goal is to reach 100% this month. Please respond to GST Carol Collins letter if you haven’t reported yet.

On a personal note, thanks to 1VDG Deb Crawford for the excellent job she did running the November 19 Cabinet Meeting. Thank you to all who texted, emailed and sent cards during my recovery from a total hip replacement. Best wishes for a great Holiday Season!

DG Dave


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DG Dave and 1VDG Deb Crawford delivered a check for $6000 to the Ebeid Children's Oncology/Hematology Unit of the ProMedica Hospital in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, September 24th.  The donation, the result of a Community Impact Grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, will be used to purchase 55" TV screens for the six infusion rooms on the oncology floor.  Ebeid deals with around 75 pediatric cancer patients annually, many of which are dealing with prolonged stays to assure recovery from sickle cell anemia issues.  Chemotherapy often also requires extended treatments.  Community Impact Grants are one way donations going out of our district are returned in part to us.  OH1 has been an excellent supporter of LCIF which has donated over $2 Billion to disaster relief and other charitable causes since 1968.





Fall Into Service 3 2022 







 Millersport, Ohio Lion Ron Keller becomes MD-13's latest International Director, joining PID's Steve Sherer, Steve Thornton, and OH1's Jerry Smith.



2022-2023 Zone Map

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Dates to remember


November 20 – December 17 – Zone Meetings TBA (Convention, Club Reports)


January 13-15 – Winter Retreat (Deer Creek State Park)

February 12 – Quarterly Council of Governors (1:15 PM @ State Office)

February 26 – March 18 - Zone Meetings TBA (Convention, Officer Election reminder, Club Reports)

March 5 -- Third Cabinet Meeting (2:00 PM at The Waynesfield Lions Club House)

April 1 – Deadline for registration to District Convention

April 14-15 – District Convention @ Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay

May 15 – Compliance Deadline for clubs on January 1 – December 31 accounting

May 19 – Final Quarterly Council of Governors Meeting (Marriott Columbus/Dublin)

May 19-21 – MD13 Convention at Marriott Columbus/Dublin

June – TBA Potential End of Year Picnic

July 7 – July 11 – LCI International Convention (Boston)

  • Club members can attend any region meeting that fits their schedule or location needs. Simply contact the appropriate Region Chair to make a reservation so there is enough food.