Lions Of South Dakota
  District  5 SE

Lion Larry Buntrock  DG
Britton, SD
(605) 448-2949
buntrockl@venturecomm.net
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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

Where has the year gone?   It seems that my year just started and now I am about though.   It has been a great experience and now I am looking forward to the MD 5 Convention celebrating 100 years in Lionism in Deadwood next week, May 18-20th .   I hope to see many of you there celebrating the 100th year of Lionism.   I know the convention committee has put in many hours preparing for the celebration.   Our 5SE will have a horse and buggy entry in the parade.  Hope more clubs will have an entry in the parade also.  Sounds like there are quite a few entries and it should be a good parade.  There will be more in the June newsletter about the convention.

I would like to thank all the clubs that entered the contests in the District and Multi-district.  I am disappointed that we did not get an entry for the “Speak Off” contest where the 1st place prize in the MultiDistrict is $500.

There is still time to get new members in your clubs.  We are down about 50 members from last year.  I had hopes to at least remain the same.  Please just “ASK ONE” and see if we can get a few more new members before the year ends.  

International President Bob Corlew announced that Youth Engagement is a cornerstone of our service framework.   We must reach out to these young leaders in our communities by engaging them in service and giving them a voice in Lions. 

Young people are so important to the growth and success of your clubs and the Lions association.  So we need to seek out the young people by “ASKING ONE”.

Centennial Commemorative Coins are still available at LCI or the US Mint.  They are about $50 each.

We are still accepting applications for the Newsletter Editor.  Please contact 1VP Neil Bowes at ngbowes@hotmail.com if you are interested.

Upcoming dates:   

MD5 convention – May 18-20 – Deadwood –see agenda in this Newsletter 

Cabinet meeting – June 3 – 12:30 lunch, 1 PM meeting -  Mitchell at Overtime Steakhouse (1 block north of Corn Palace, turn west @ CorTrust Bank, block south on south side of street)   Budget meeting will be prior to lunch at 10:30 AM for those concerned                                    

Club Visitations – Corsica and Rosholt – To be announced  

See you in Deadwood.  

DG Larry Buntrock