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Lions Of South Dakota
  District  5 SE
Marie Anne Ben
5SE DG Lion Marie Anne Ben 
Vermillon, SD
(605) 670-0673
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Upcoming Events Reminder!!

WELCOME To Lions District 5SE

We are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 47 Lions, 3 Liones Clubs, as well as 1257 members in the District. 
   Our District Governor for the Lions Year 2018-2019 is Lion Marie Anne Ben

As the Fall progresses the snow begins to fall, remember to plan to attend the South Dakota Lions State Convention that will be held in Spearfish on January 1919, 2019 . There are items of business at both the district and state meeting that include timing of future Lions state conventions and the district forum and leadership trainings . Elections for District representatives on both the South Dakota Lions Foundation and Dakota Lions Sight and Health board of directors will also be held . See articles in the paper that speak to the topics . If there are other items to bring forward to the district members, please send me your ideas .

It is the time for giving thanks and appreciating the blessings we have and share in our lives . I am thankful for the services that Lions provide, membership we share and the members who lead us to accomplish the goals of our clubs, district, and global organization . Lions help to make a difference in other lives so that these individuals can be more successful and engaged in their own endeavors .

It is the time for each member to make financial contributions to the South Dakota Lions Foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and other organizations that support Lions efforts and causes . Your donation, whether large or small, accumulates with the other donations to help the Foundations provide the services that help others in need .

So, in the spirit of giving and in the pursuit to receive information from clubs, I am offering to make a one dollar donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation per member that responds in providing me information about your club activities that includes the date and description of the service project or fundraising activity that your club does . I have requested this information in previous articles in this newsletter and have yet to receive responses . Email your name, club name and information to
marie .ben@usd .edu .

I hope that you, your family, friends and fellow Lions members have a wonderful Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday season . I hope that your plans include service and giving to help others in need .

With warmest wishes to you, Yours in Service, Vision and Hope,
5SE DG Marie Anne Ben