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