District 1-F Cabinet
Alan J. Barack
District Governor
Kathleen E. Marusich
District Governor-Elect
Susan Hastings
1st Vice District Governor-Elect
Thomas J. Lippert
2nd Vice District Governor-Elect
Katy Dolan Baumer
Cabinet Secretary
William C. Jordan, PDG
Cabinet Treasurer 
Dennis Spaeth
Zone Chair
Ric Granroth
Zone Chair
Robert Habel
Zone Chair
Pat Herman
Zone Chair
Barbara L. Lahtinen
Immediate Past District Governor

Dates & Links
District 1-F | MD-1 | LIF | LCI


Jun. 11
District 1-F Final Cabinet Meeting

Jun. 17
Father's Day

Jun. 23

Jun. 29 - Jul. 3
Las Vegas, NV

Vision Newsletter Deadlines and Schedule
This is the final VISION newsletter for District 1-F Lions for the 2017-2018 Lions year. 

Deadline for submissions of articles and announcements for the District 1-F newsletter is one week prior to the first of each month.

Send articles and announcements to Lion Dennis Spaeth at dspaeth46@comcast.net.
Long and short of it
Hello my fellow Lions and Leos,

Sometimes it seemed like my year as District 1-F Governor would stretch on forever, but now that the end is near my only regret is that it went too fast.

The year started off with a big bang. We mustered up some Lions to help those in need due to a large flood in most of Lake County. Thanks to the lead of PDG Lion Larry Spaeth who activated the Lions Alert program and was able to obtain a grant of $10,000 for the flood victims. What a start to my year as Governor!

I would like to thank my entire cabinet and all of the Lions in District 1-F. I know that it is very challenging to maintain the numbers of members and clubs, but I am proud of our district. All of the Lions in District 1-F have done so many good things for people in need. We were able to help people who needed glasses,hearing aids and financial assistance to attend Camp Lions. We also supported the Lions of Illinois Foundation.

As I went to visit the clubs in our District, I observed the projects and help that so many were able to receive. These achievements were so gratifying to see. It was such a great experience visiting the clubs and meeting so many of my fellow Lions who worked so hard to achieve our goals. I learned so much about the District, clubs and my fellow Lions.

Each club had its own special way of achieving the cause of Lions. So many pancake breakfasts, steer roasts, pig roasts, Christmas trees, wreaths, raffles, lawn mower care and other events that this District held to help those in need.

I feel the District events like the Pig Pen Derby, District Convention and the Raffle for the International Convention went well. This along with other projects the District and other clubs held made our District achieve the MOTTO that we are known for in Lions: "WE SERVE."

I want to THANK all the Lions and Leos for their hard work and effort. Also, thank all of you for allowing me to be your Governor this past year.
Yours in Lionism,
Lion Alan J. Barack
Governor District 1-F
PH 815-575-6160
Wauconda Lions Seek Volunteer Help for Wauconda Cruise Nights

The Wauconda Lions Club will hold a Volunteer Coordination Meeting for those interested in helping with the club's Wauconda Cruise Nights, which raises funds to support the community . The meeting, which will cover training, assignments, roles and expectations, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 at Middleton's on Main, Wauconda. If you're unable to attend this meeting, but you're still interested in helping out, email  LionsCruzeNight@gmail.com for information.

Wauconda Cruise Nights are scheduled for June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. Cars from all around Northeast Illinois will be on display. Wauconda streets become filled with car enthusiasts from near and far.
Feed My Starving Children date set for Dist. 1-F Lions: June 16
Up to 50 volunteers are needed for a shift at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Libertyville from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 16th. Join your fellow District 1-F Lions and friends for a fun and rewarding meal packing session.

Please contact DGE Lion Kathleen Marusich via email at kathleenmarulion@gmail.com , to reserve your spot.  For more information about Feed My Starving Children, visit fmsc.org .
North Chicago Lions Club to hold a Golf Scramble June 23

The North Chicago Lions Club will hold a Golf Scramble on June 23rd at the Foss Park Golf Course in North Chicago. Shotgun start at Noon. Cost is $70 per golfer. If interested, please contact Lion Larry Bridges via phone at 847-602-1648 or email at larryb64@comcast.net; or Lion Kathy Deram via phone at 847-791-1671 or email at kderam@comcast.net .

Waukegan Little Fort celebrates Earth Day
The Waukegan Little Fort Lions Club helped the Waukegan School District celebrate Earth Day in April by providing informational Earth Day posters, plastic bags for clean-up, rubber gloves and various incentives like book marks, wrist bands and stickers. 14 classes from several schools participated with 325 kids in the schoolyard clean-up. Afterward, the Lions Club held a pizza party for 125 students and their families. Lions Club members helped with the clean-up and pizza party.