Lions Of South Dakota
  District  5 SE

Lion Neil Bowes  DG
Yankton, SD
(605) 665-2685
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We are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 49 Lions, 3 Liones Clubs, as well as 1332 members in the District. 
   Our District Governor for the Lions Year 2017-2018 is Lion Neil Bowes


I attended the Downtown Lions Salsa/Leo Recognition Lunch in Sioux Falls, a quite impressive event. 

SALSA is Serve and Learn Student Association supported by schools in the Sioux Falls area and sponsored by the Downtown Lions.  More information on this event will be submitted to the Newsletter by Sunshine Cady.  We hope this program can be adopted by more schools and clubs.

 My Home club, the Yankton Lions now are on Facebook.   Please visit us and give us a like.   You will notice our next event.   The Law Enforcement Dance March 23, at the Kelly Inn, when we will recognized Law Officers of the year from the Yankton Police, Yankton Co Sheriff Office, Highway Patrol, Game Fish and Parks,  the Federal prison and the State Prison, while dancing from 7-11pm.   So, we are busy selling tickets.

Proceeds will be donated to Children's Protection, DARE, Women’s Shelter, and others.

Membership is still declining, so please plan a membership open house meeting soon, and often.  We have lost 130 in 5SE this year.    I am including our suggested membership open house plan.  The Yankton Club had our first one in November, sent 50 invitations and so we have 5 new members.  Another club reported serving a prime rib dinner.  Forty prospects attended and so they have 18 new members.  If your membership chairman would like to visit, please give me a call. 

It is also time to review your club accomplishment, and the LCI website awards.   Your club will probably qualify for the Club Excellence Award.   Also, elect your officers, submit your information for the club directory. 

Please remember, Lions are volunteers and a volunteer should never by criticized for something they have done or have not done. 

We had a lot of fun this winter and looking forward to spring.   Oh, have fun on St Patrick's Day, and I am planning on watching some basketball, visiting the Volga Lions, the Siouxland Lions, and the Council of Governors in Minot.    See you down the road. 

DG Neil Bowes