Lions Of South Dakota
  District  5 SE

Lion Larry Buntrock  DG
Britton, SD
(605) 448-2949
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We are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 49 Lions, 2 Liones Clubs, as well as 1420 members in the District. 
   Our District Governor for the Lions Year 2016-2017 is Lion Larry Buntrock


    October has been a busy month.  I have called on 12 clubs and want to thank each club for your warm welcome.   It has been great hearing of all the wonderful things your clubs are doing for your communities and promoting Lionism.  I also attended the Open House at Dakota Lions Sight and Health.  They are doing a much-needed job helping with eye and tissue transplants.  If you have the opportunity to stop in and visit the facilities sometime, I know you would be impressed.  

    As I wrote last month, we collected donations to help the town of Springfield following their storm.  I want to report that First Vice District Governor Neil Bowes visited the Bon Homme Lions Club (Springfield) and delivered a check for $1000 to them for them to use as they see fit.  There is more being collected which will be given later.  Thank you to everyone that helped so far.  

    I want to thank everyone who participated in the White Cane walk which was held in Sioux Falls.  I heard there was a nice turn out of Lions. Peace Posters should all be to the Peace Poster Chairman LeeAnn Gutormson by now.  She will have them judged and get the winner to me so I can take our District winner to the Multi District.

    I want to keep encouraging you to do the four Centennial Challenge projects, Engaging our Youth, Protecting our Environment, Sharing the Vision and Relieving the Hunger.  I know we are Sharing the Vision as since July 2015 we have collected 32,925 pairs of eyeglasses and have screened 9,172 kids. 

    Also those that have not chosen their Centennial Legacy Project, I want to encourage you to come up with something that you can work with your community to show off Lionism.

    As I visit your clubs, I know some are getting new members as I have installed some.  But I still want to encourage everyone to still just “ASK ONE”.  If every club just got one new member, that would be 49 new Lions. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day.  It is also Blue Glove Day.  We are asked to wear one Blue Glove so people will ask us why we are wearing a Blue Glove.  We can then make them aware of Diabetes.

I attended the North Dakota State Convention in Rugby, North Dakota on October 28 – 29th.


Upcoming Dates:

 November 2 – Wagner Lions Visitation -6:30 PM

November 3 – Beresford Lions Visitation – 6:30 PM

November 10 – Avon Lions Visitation- 6:30 PM

November 15 – Parkston Lions Visitation – 6:30 PM

November 16 – Warner-Stratford Lions Visitation -6:30 PM

November 17 – Vermillion Lions Visitation – 6:30 PM

November 21 – Brookings Lions Visitation – 12 PM

November 21 – Volga Lions Visitation – 7 PM

November 22 – Freeman Lions Visitation – 6:30 PM

November 28 – Tulare Lions Visitation – 7 PM

January 27-28 – State Convention – Ft. Pierre – AmericInn

February 15 – Lions at the Capitol – Pierre

May 17 – 20 – MD5 Convention – Deadwood – The Lodge



DG Larry Buntrock