It’s Almost HERE! The District Convention

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The hosting clubs are working hard!   I have heard there will be some great things that you do not want to miss this year!  So make sure you get your registration forms in!


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Meet Marty & Mullins – SE Guide dog update

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Before becoming a Southeastern Guide Dogs graduate, Marty toured the Pacific as a Navy radio operator. Now he’s excited to have Mullins by his side. Read more about Marty and his guide dog Mullins.

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Atlanta Metro Club Celebrates Its 25th Year in Style!

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The members of the Atlanta Metro Lions Club celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Atlanta Renaissance Concourse Hotel in grand style. It was a black tie affair with an evening of dancing. The celebration began with proclamations from the City of Atlanta from City Council President Caezar Mitchell, City Councilman and Atlanta Metro charter member C.T. Martin and Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort. February 17th has been designated “Atlanta Metro Lions Club Day” in the city of Atlanta. District Governor Leslie Miller inducted in our newest member, Lion Gloria Hayes. Lion Pauline Finch was presented with a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship by the club on behalf of her serving as club president for the 2016-2017 Lions year. After several other presentations and a delicious banquet, the dancing began. There were members from the Jasper Lions Club, Griffin Lions Club, East Cobb Lions Club and Alpharetta Lions Club that celebrated with us. We thank all of our fellow Lions and friends who came out and celebrated with us. Our theme was, “Honor the Past; Celebrate the Present; Embrace the Future.” We honored the past in giving homage to our founders and past Lions; we celebrated the present with our anniversary; and, we are embracing the future by committing ourselves to full service in our community and the world.

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Announcing! North Metro Lions Golf Classic

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North Metro Lions Golf Classic
Presented by
Alpharetta and Woodstock Lions Clubs

May 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Bridge Mill Athletic Club
Canton, Ga

Registration: 8:00 AM        Tee Time: 10:00 AM

Prizes for Low Gross, Longest Drive (Men & Women), Closest to Pin

Hole-In-One Prize = A new car

Putting Contest        Mulligans        Closing Raffle

$100 per player/$400 per foursome includes Green fees & cart, breakfast and lunch, Goodie Bag, program and more.
Hole and Tournament Sponsor packages available includes players

Proceeds to benefit the Woodstock and Alpharetta Lions Club Foundations in the purchase of state-of-the-art vision screening equipment to enable early detection of vision problems in children and adults

Registration deadline is May 1, 2017

To sign up or for more information: Alpharetta 770-317-8328
Woodstock 404-202-9280

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ELLI 2017

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Emerging Lions Leadership Institutes focus on building the skills of Lions members for leadership opportunities at the club level, including the position of club president.

As Lion Pam Williams from the Marietta Lions Club can attest, this training is well worth it and “every Lion should attend.”

Learn More here: Information about ELLI

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District 18-L Hall of Fame

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The highest honor given by District 18-L, induction in the Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated service to Lionism in Northwest Georgia. Started in 2002, the Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Past District Governors Association. Only six Lions are inducted per year, each Lions Club in the District or a Past District Governor may nominate one Lion for consideration. From the submitted names, the committee chooses those Lions that have provided long-term service to their communities, their clubs and the District. The selection committee is composed of the immediate past three District Governors.

The Nomination form, with all necessary separate pages of information must be received by PDG Mark Rice by February 17, 2017 with a check for $50.00 made out to District 18L Past District Governors Association. Nominations received after the deadline of February 17, 2017, or without a check, will not be considered. Please get started on the nomination process for a deserving Lion in your Club.  You will find the form located on the Hall of Fame Page. 

Any questions should be directed to PDG Mark Rice at or at 678-749-4624.

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Celebrate with the Atlanta Metro Lions Club!

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Yes!  It’s been 25 years! Atlanta Metro would love for you to come celebrate with their club.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to attend.

AMLC 2017 Anniversary Flyer

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Way to Go, PDG Max Gallman!

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PDG Max Gallman, Griffin Lions Club, on January 12th was  installed as the Chairman of the Griffin-Spalding (county GA) Chamber of Commerce.  He is the 1st African- American person to hold that distinction in the 104yr history of the organization.  #StillBlazingTrails!  #BlessedByHisExample!

We are proud of PDG Max and all that he continues to accomplish!  Way to go!

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Register Now for the District Convention

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18L District Convention Registration Form

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District Elections!

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The following District officers for 18L are to be elected at the District convention in March.

District Governor – Must be currently serving as First Vice District Governor

First Vice District Governor – Must be currently serving as Second Vice District Governor

Second Vice District Governor – Must have served as President of a Lions Club and a member of the board of directors of a Lions Club for no less than two additional years.  Must have served as a Zone Chair or Region Chair, or Cabinet Secretary or Treasurer.  None of the above are to be accomplished concurrently.

District Librarian – Must be a current Lions Club member in good standing

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Director – Must be a current Lions Club member in good standing.  This is a two year term.  Must notify the Lighthouse Chair in writing of intention to run for office.

Each of the above candidates must send a letter with qualifications and intent to seek office and letter of endorsement from his/her club.  These letters must be received by the District Governor at least 30 days before the District convention. (February 17) (It would be helpful to send copies of the letters to the District Elections Chair Lester Dean, but is not required.)

Submitted by District 18L Nominations & Elections Chair, PDG Lester Dean, 4387 Shiloh Trail, Powder Springs, Ga, 30127, e-mail

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