Lions will not allow “nothing to
be done.” True to their commitment to be “knights
of the blind,” Lions have launched Campaign SightFirst II.
We have set out to raise at least $150 million to continue and
expand the extraordinary work of SightFirst. Lions worldwide have been
working to combat preventable blindness.
If nothing is done about preventable blindness, our global population
(37 million) of the blind could double by the year 2020.
Our Leadership -
District 11 C1,
Lions Clubs International President
from Gardabaer, Iceland, was elected to serve
as international president of Lions Clubs International
at the association's 101st International
Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 29
through July 3, 2018.
President Yngvadottir is a biomedical scientist
and has worked in research, education and management.
Since 1990 she has worked at the University
of Iceland as Vice Director at the Institute of
A member of the
Gardabaejar Eik Lions Club since 1992, President
Yngvadottir has held many offices within the
association, including district governor council
chairperson. She has dedicated her service to children
and youth, membership and leadership development,
health and wellness, including vision and diabetes,
environmental projects and Lions Clubs International
served as international director 2010-2012 on the Leadership
Committee, as chairperson the second year; 2011-2013 on
the Women's Task Force;
2012-2013 she was a board appointee on the District and
Club Service Committee;
and 2013-2014 on LCIF Governance Ad Hoc Committee.
In recognition of her
service, she has received numerous awards
including the Kjarans Medal, the highest award of
Icelandic Lions; the Lions Crystal, the highest award of
Norwegian Lions; several Membership and Extension
Awards; eleven International
President's Awards; and the Ambassador of Good Will
Award, the highest Lions Clubs International award. She is
also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to her
Lions activities, President Yngvadottir
is active in numerous professional and community
organizations, including the Icelandic Association of
Biomedical Scientists and has been its representative
for cooperation between Scandinavian
and European scientists.
President Yngvadottir and her
husband, Dr. Jon Bjarni Thorsteinsson,
a past international director and a Progressive Melvin
Jones Fellow, have one son, one daughter and six
Lion Greg Wehby, District Governor
Lion Gary Anderson, Past International Director
Northside Lions Club
Lion Paul J. Hoppa, President
Lion Dennis Cobler, Past International Director
If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects,
networking and having fun
– you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As
a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your
community – and communities around the world.
You can join a local club that meets in person. Acyber
meets online. Or aspecial
on your profession, a hobby or anything you care about. You can plan a
local project toprotect
eyeglasses to help the working poor. Or bring clean water to a remote
village. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sharing, caring and
making a difference.
leadership training opportunity. Click below.
looking to recycle glasses, frames, or lenses?
Michigan has a relationship with many foreign countries. The young
adult picks the countries he/she would like to visit. Some include
Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Finland.
Below you can see a presentation about the Youth Exchange.
Lions Doug and Cheryl Schneider's Italian Youth Exchange
guest was Marie Vittoria Amelotti, from
By the way, we
are always looking for individuals interested in serving our community,
to join our organization. Membership is open to men and women, eighteen
years of age or older. Contact any member
you know to extend an invitation. We meet the 1st
& 3rd Tuesday.
The slogan of the association is "Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety"
(LIONS). An unofficial slogan penned by International President Sid
Scruggs - "Loving
The motto of every Lion is:
way to express the true mission of Lionism.
There will be a work
bee to help stuff Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg Drop at
the North Muskegon Community Center on
Monday, March 18 at 10:00am.
A light lunch will be provided for all helpers. This
event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the
Northside Lions. Your help would be greatly
appreciated. The Easter Egg Drop itself will be on
Saturday April 13th at 11:00am
(be there are 10:30am please) and your help would be
greatly appreciated for this event also.