District 1-F Cabinet
Alan J. Barack
District Governor
Kathleen E. Marusich
1st Vice District Governor
Susan Hastings
2nd Vice District Governor
Katy Dolan Baumer
Cabinet Secretary
William C. Jordan, PDG
Cabinet Treasurer 
Thomas J. Lippert
Zone Chair
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

Mar. 10
Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club, Trivia For A Cause

Mar. 11
Daylight Saving Time Begins
(Spring Forward One Hour)

Mar. 20

Mar. 21

Mar. 23-24

Mar. 25
Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club

Mar. 25

Mar. 30
Good Friday & Passover begins


Apr. 1
Easter (No Fooling)

Apr. 5
4th District 1-F Cabinet Meeting, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., (Convention Hotel)

Apr. 6-7

Apr. 6-8

Apr. 13-14

Apr. 15
Grayslake Lions Pancake Breakfast, Grayslake Fire Station

Apr. 20-21

Apr. 22
Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club

Apr. 28
District 1-F L.I.P. n’ Lunch
More information to come


May 13
Mother's Day

May 18
Pres. Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield

May 18-20
Pres. Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield

May 21

May 28
Memorial Day


Jun. 10
District 1-F Final Cabinet Meeting

Jun. 17
Father's Day

Jun. 29 - Jul. 3
Las Vegas, NV

Click here to download and view the full version of the MD-1 e-Magazine for March 2018.
District 1-F Convention April 6-8; Register Now
Hello my fellow Lions,

It is just a little over a month before the District 1-F Lions Convention, which will be held April 6, 7 and 8 at the Renaissance Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. The hotel is located on Skokie Highway (Route 41), just south of Dundee Road.

For convention information, please contact Lion Shelly Gallagher at (847) 393-5636, the District 1-F website or your Zone Chair.

We have made some big changes, and added many exciting things that should be of interest to all Lions in District 1-F. But the deadline date to register is fast approaching: March 15th. Please join us for a different experience at our District 1-F Convention.

On another note, the district needs your help. We are looking for some of our great Lions to step up and be an active part of the district. There are several positions that need to be filled. To learn more, please contact Lion Kathleen Marusich, 1st Vice District Governor, or anyone on the District 1-F Cabinet. Find out how you could be of help to your District.

I would like to wish you all a happy St Patrick's Day and enjoy the nice spring weather that is coming. Soon we will be breaking out our short sleeve shirts and shorts and loving the warm sun and the grass turning green. Have a great March, and I hope to see you as I continue to visit clubs in District 1-F as your governor.

Yours in Lionism,
Lion Alan J. Barack
Governor District 1-F
PH 815-575-6160
The Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club and the Schaumburg A.M. Rotary Club Foundation invites trivia enthusiasts to help raise money for the Food 4 Thought Program this Saturday, March 10, at Poplar Creek Bowl. Part of the proceeds from the Trivia For A Cause event will be donated to the Food 4 Thought Program, which is run through the local school district 54 foundation. Schools that wish to offer breakfast programs for their students must raise money on their own to do so.

For more information, see the Trivia For A Cause flyer , or visit www.schaumburgrotary.org .
Convention Proceedings Book deadline extended
Advertisements/Acknowledgements in the Lions District 1-F Convention Proceedings Booklet is a great purchase for any business or club because so many people throughout our District (and beyond) see it! Don’t get left out!

Please note that all Convention Proceedings Booklet Advertisements and Patron Lists (and Club President Reports ) must be submitted to Lion Tom Lippert, District 1-F South East Zone Chair, by March 16th. Download the ad form here . Download the patron list form here .
Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Texas Hold'm Tournaments

The Schaumburg-Hoffman Lions Club will hold a series of Texas Hold'm Poker Tournaments on March 25 and April 22 at the Poplar Creek Bowl in the Barrington Square Mall Shopping Center.

The Lake Villa Township Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 25th, at the Lake Villa VFW Memorial Post #4308 (near the Metra train station). Tickets are $6 per person in advance or $7 per person at the door. Children 6 years old and younger eat FREE! Click here for the flyer .

Advance tickets are available at The Twisted Cow, 2112 Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, or at Bill Stanley's American Family Insurance office at 111 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa.
Save the Date: April 15th
The Grayslake Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the Grayslake Fire Station, 160 Hawley St., Grayslake. 
2018 District 1-F Convention Info  

Our District 1-F Convention is one month away, so it's time to take action to meet the upcoming deadlines.

Proceedings Booklet
The deadline to submit president's reports, ads and patron lists for the convention proceedings book has been extended to March 16 . Zone Chair Tom Lippert ( tlippert52@gmail.com ) would love to receive a patron list and/or an ad from every club in the district—and a president's report as well.

Parade of Banners
Will your club participate in the Parade of Banners Friday night? Don't wait. Send your form to Lion Jill Friedrichs ( jillmyrle@wowway.com ) now. 

Brag Board Contest
How about taking home the traveling Brag Board trophy this year? Send a quick email to Zone Chair Pat Herman ( patricia.herman@sbcglobal.net ) to let her know your club will participate.

Hospitality Room
District 1-F will have a "Viva Las Vegas" themed hospitality room this year. And odds are good Elvis may make an appearance Friday night . Saturday night, stop in the hospitality room for some after dinner sweets. There is still table availability if any club is interested. First table is free this year! Contact Zone Chair Rob Habel ( daboss2@comcast.net ) for more information.

Silent Auction
Friday night also means Silent Auction. Bid on golf outings, area hotel overnight stays, a Chicago Cubs golf bag, and much more. Contact Zone Chair Dennis Spaeth ( dspaeth46@comcast.net ) to donate an item.

Seminars & More
On Saturday, there will be seminars covering various topics, including the MyLions app, Diabetes Awareness, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Orientation & Mobility for the newly unsighted.

Vendor Show
Want to do some shopping? The vendor show is back for another year. Vendors will be available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for your shopping convenience. 

Governor's Banquet
International guest PID Mike Molenda will address the attendees at the Governor's Banquet on Saturday evening. It's also a great time to have a formal picture taken with our District photographer, Lion Jack Brey.

Sunday the convention concludes with District 1-F elections and Lions of Illinois Foundation business.

For your convenience, all relevant convention forms are available by clicking here . These documents are also available on the District 1F website
Vision Newsletter Deadlines and Schedule
The VISION newsletter for District 1-F Lions will be published in PDF form and email form during the first week of each month. 

The VISION Express, a recap of important upcoming dates and events, will be published on or around the 15th of each month.
Deadline for submissions of articles and announcements for the VISION newsletter is one week prior to the first of each month. Deadline for submissions of events or activities for the VISION Express newsletter is the 13th of each month.

Send articles and announcements to Lions Dennis Spaeth at dspaeth46@comcast.net.