Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We Serve!

Our Centennial Service challenge of serving 100 million people has almost been met!  We Serve!

This shows that only 59% percent of clubs worldwide are engaged in this project....  I suspect many are doing the projects, serving their community, but NOT entering their service activities in MyLCI OR they are entering them but not selecting the challenge.  You have to select which challenge you've completed in order for it to count.

We, too, have some clubs that haven't input centennial service projects since we started in 2014-2015; nine clubs to be exact.  Why is that?  I know they're busy, some of our busiest clubs!  By not ensuring their service activities are entered into MyLCI as a centennial service challenge, they are denying "people served" to our centennial efforts.  

If you need help with MyLCI, please contact me at

We Serve
Lion Nancy Norton
49A Centennial Coordinator

Monday, July 25, 2016

Golden Days Parade in Fairbanks

2016 Golden Days Parade in Fairbanks, Alaska

The float will have vision screening, feeding the hungry, serving youth, and protecting our environment.

 Almost all 16 Fairbanks area Lions Clubs showed up for the parade.  

Thanks to Fairbanks Host Lions for setting this up. 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Centennial Convention in Chicago

It’s time to start thinking about our 100 Year Centennial Celebration!   I wanted to share that LCI has the registration on-line now for our Centennial Celebration in Chicago June 30 thru July 4, 2017. 
Early Registration through January 13, 2017 will be $130.  From January 13 thru March 31, 2017, registration is $180, so you’ll save quite a bit by registering early.  Too, there’s over 20 states whose delegate hotel is the same as ours (MD49) so you’ll want to register early in order to be in the same hotel as the rest of us! 
You can click here to access the LCI Centennial Celebration page INCLUDING THE REGISTRATION LINK:
If you are a Facebook user, the link to the host club is:  They are posting convention brochures and other information. #Lions100
Lion Nancy Norton
49A Centennial Coordinator
Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions

Friday, July 1, 2016

Centennial End Of Year Report

Our 2015-2016 Centennial Challenge is about over.  A big THANKS to Anchorage Mt. McKinley, Kenai, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna, Spenard, Copper River Basin, Kachemak Bay, Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions, Anchorage Mabuhay, Anchorage Benton Bay Athletic, Eagle River Sleeping Lady Mountain, and Willow for completing all 4 of the Centennial Service Challenges! 
And with recent entries into MyLCI, MD49A has reported 13 Legacy Projects! 
  • Kodiak:  5 Level 1 projects
  • Soldotna:  1 Level 1 project
  • Copper River Basin:  2 Level 1 projects
  • Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions:  1 Level 1 and 1 Level 2 projects
  • Eagle River Sleeping Lady Mountain:  1 Level 1, 1 Level 2, and 1 Level 3 projects
For those clubs who haven’t completed all four service areas, it’s not too late to report Legacy Projects or Centennial Service Projects and get recognition this year!  Your deadline is July 15, however, so please share with your club secretary and make sure any Centennial Service Challenge projects or Legacy projects your club has done this year have been entered into MyLCI!  Remember that a Legacy Project is a “visible gift” to your community.  Click HERE for more on Legacy Projects that was written on June 22. 
Also, a reminder to share the Centennial Blog, The Gold Rush of Lionism, with your members.  Click here for the address:  I try to update regularly and appreciate any input and articles you care to share with me regarding your Centennial activities. 
Thank you for all your club does to serve your communities! #Lions100
Lion Nancy Norton

49A Centennial Coordinator