District 1-F 2021 Convention Report
The 2021 District 1-F Convention came into play with its own set of rules due to COVID-19 regulations.

In-person participation was very limited; convention rules and election rules needed to be rewritten. Online participation (via Zoom) was the way to o for this two-day convention.

As convention chair, I am pleased to announce that we had 60 District 1-F Lions, 9 guests, and 1 Leo registered, and that we made a profit of $5,186.68.

A thank you goes out to the Lions and guests who took the time to participate in the convention, the election of the 2021-2022 officers, the Trivia Night event, and, most of all, our Silent Auction. 

Without the hard work of Lions Laurie Robbins, Dennis Spaeth, and his fine-feathered friends, we would not have been able to earn $4,070, including donations.

There were many Lions in our district who stepped up and donated funds that helped to offset the cost of trophies, the gift for our international guest and the donation to Lions Clubs International. Thank you all.

Thank you, too, to the Convention Committee members and Lions for thinking outside of the box and all their hard work. You made this convention the success it was.

Thank you to PCC Mike Baumer for providing the technical operation for Zoom; PDG Kathleen Marusich for revising the Rules of Election, and for working with North Region Zone Chair Bill Stanley to use Election Runner; Lion Carol Shepardson for her beautiful Necrology Service and prayers; Lion Katie Dolan Baumer for all her proofreading and editing; PDG Sue Hastings for helping serve refreshments; and to Zone Chairs Chuck Lansing, Vince Leone, Terry Dooley and Tim Robbins.

Also, a heartfelt thank you to District 1-F Governor Tom Lippert, First Vice District 1-F Governor Ric Granroth, and Second Vice District 1-F Governor Chris Marks for their fantastic help and encouragement.

However, I would be remiss to not express my thanks and gratitude to my Convention Vice Chair Maggie Jabeck. She stepped up to serve any way she could.

As Lions presented with a challenge, our convention success proves we can find ways to overcome obstacles and continue to serve others while having fun.

Thank you all for your help, participation, and for just being a LION.

—PDG Barb Lahtinen
District 1-F 2021 Convention Chair
Palatine Lions Club Golf Outing Aug. 4
The Palatine Lions Club will hold its 33rd Annual Palatine Lions Club/Tom Dorsch Memorial Golf Outing from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Palatine Hills Golf Course, 512 W Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067, USA.

Contact Golf Committee Chair Chris Barr (847/875-0580) or PalatineLions@comcast.net for more info and registration form.
Scholarship fund to honor Lion James Rockwell
The family of Lion James Rockwell, who died Nov. 29, 2020, has started a scholarship fund in his honor: the Grayslake Lions Club Scholarship Fund, which the Lions will be renaming in his honor. The first scholarship was issued in May to a young man that’s going into the law enforcement field. If anybody is interested in contributing to this fund, you can send contributions to the Grayslake Lions Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 201, Grayslake, IL 60030.

—Lion Carole Frank
Director Grayslake Lions Club
Lions of Illinois Foundation report
Dear D1F Lions, Lionesses, LEOs, & CUBs,

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Lions of Illinois Trustee for the past several two-year terms. I have learned so much more about the Lions of Illinois and the services which our organization performs on a day-to-day basis, and how much it affects the lives of our MD-1 Club Members as well as all the various communities throughout our entire state of Illinois. I shall continue to cherish those memories of service as I seek other avenues in which to perform other acts of dedicated endeavors.

For those of you who are not aware, Past District Governor, Lion Susan Hastings will be the new D1F Lions of IL Foundation Trustee on the 2021-2022 LIF Board, along with PDG Lion Marty Reading, serving out his term as DIF LIF Trustee.

Also, to bring everyone up to date on several issues.

If you did not attend the recent MD-1 Virtual Convention on May 15th, 2021, you missed an informative, well-conducted zoom edition coordinated by Council Chair Joe Vinyard and the 2020-2021 Council of Governors. D1F Governor Lion Tom Lippert presented DG Awards to PDG Lions Kathleen Marusich, Bill Jordan, and Barb Lahtinen. Congrats to all!!!

In addition, having met with the LIF Board of Trustees on Saturday, May 22, 2021, the following announcements are being issued to all D1F Members.

On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 from 4 PM- 6 PM Trustee Lion Marty is hosting a LIF Donation Drop Off Event at 1000 Brown Street, Unit 205, Wauconda, IL 60084. All types of recycled donations are accepted. Eyeglasses need to be sorted into plastic and metal; NO EYE GLASS CASES CAN BE ACCEPTED.

All future planned Lions of IL Fundraising Events and other important dates can be viewed on the NEW UPDATED LIF website at Lionsofillinoisfoundation.org

Also, as of May 21, 2021, I am including a D1F LIF Programs Weekly Donation Report from Max Kruse, Accounting Clerk at Lions of IL Foundation. These reports are from 7/1/2020 thru May 21,2021:

2020-21 Low Vision for Adult Donations

District 1F Amount $500.00 Goal Amount $1,000.00

2020-21 Low Vision for Student Donations

District 1F Amount $3,728.00 Goal Amount $12,400.00

Camp Lions Adopt-A-Camper

District 1F Amount $4,780.00 Goal Amount $46,000.00

2020-21 Sight and Sounds Sweepstakes Donations

District 1F Amount $5,046.00 Goal Amount $ 6,600.00

Thanks to all D1F Contributors and Club Members for your Support during this COVID CRISIS OF 2019-2021. Hopefully, in the coming year, our donations will rise to new expectations.

—PDG Lion Molly M Penny
District 1F LIF Trustee
2019-2021