District Governor Kelly Lubbe

District Governor Kelly Lubbe

Map of Michigan showing District 11-B1


Upcoming Events (from roster)

Council of Governors
February 24-26, 2023
May 19, 2023

Cabinet Meetings - Minutes
May 7 - Vandercook - 10am

Winter Camp for the Blind
February 3-5, 2023
Applications available from Roger Bosse

Michigan Forum
February 25, 2023
Double Tree Airport - Grand Rapids

Nomination Submissions 
Due by February 28, 2023
- District Governor, 1st
- 2nd VDGs
- LMF Trustee
- Lion, Leo of the Year
- Karl Sorrick Club of Year

Lions of Michigan Foundation
Jul 30 - Hall of Fame Dinner


Club Leadership Lists for 2023-24 Due
Clubs must have voted on their new leadership and entered them into MyLCI by April 15.
Leadership (new and old) is expected to attend training on May 11.

11-B1 Leadership Training
2023 - May 11 - VCL

White Cane Week
April 21-30, 2023

Governor’s Awards
Submit by June 30, 2023

11-B1 District Convention
April 29, 2023 (1 Day Only)
Commonwealth Commerce Center, Jackson
Invitation, Registration

Multiple-District 11 Convention
May 19-20, 2023
Muskegon, MI

Lions International Convention
Jul 7-11, 2023 - Boston, MA


Upcoming Events (always updating!)

Contact information can be found in the district roster book.  For privacy, it is not included here.

February 19 (Sunday) 8am-11:30am
Vandercook Lake invites everyone to breakfast, 3rd Sunday of every month.
Biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, and coffee/milk. $5 Donations are accepted.

February 16, 2023 (Thursday) 5pm-7pm
Bedford Area invites everyone to dinner on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  Homemade soups, salads, and desserts.  Contact Ron and Margaret Keagle for more information 

February  3-5, 2023 (Friday-Sunday) - View flyer
Lions Winter Camp for the Blind at Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center
Contact Roger Bosse to get an application or sign up to volunteer.
Online volunteer registration also available at:

February 4, 2023 (Saturday)
Blissfield Lions presents Reverse Raffle.  Tickets $50 each for dinner and beverages. Plus, silent auction prizes, and chance to win big!
Contact Dick Saxton to get your tickets.

February 18, 2023 (Saturday)
Bear Lake Camp "Polar Plunge" fundraiser
Jump in the lake or just cheer for the jumpers and stay dry.  Stay for dinner.
Contact DG Traci Tribley for more information
Buy your tickets or make a pledge at

February 24-25 (Friday-Saturday)
Lions of Michigan Forum, Double Tree Airport, Grand Rapids
Get the details at

March 11, 2023 (Saturday) 10am
Zone 2 Region 3 and 4 Meeting - Everyone Welcome
Vandercook Lake Clubhouse
Speaker: GLT Roger Bosse on "Leadership
RSVP to ZC Bea Furman or ZC Jim Phelan 

March 16, 2023 (Thursday)
Tour of Leader Dog 12pm
Organized by Battle Creek Cereal City Lions.  All are invited to join.
Contact Dave Hill for more information

March 18, 2023 (Saturday) 9am
Lions Training Event
Vandercook Lake Clubhouse, 4628 Francis Street, Jackson, MI
IPCC Dave Hill leads "KidSight Training" 9am-10:30am
GST Nancy Hill  "Develop a Lions Elevator Speech" 10:30am-12pm
RSVP to Nancy Hill

April 29  (Saturday)  9am
District 11-B1 Convention at Commonwealth Commerce Center, Jackson
RSVP by April 8, 2023
Flyer  -  Registration  -  Delegate  -  Memorial  -  Basket Raffle

May __ (Saturday)  9am-6pm
Lions Work Bee at Bear Lake Camp
RSVP to Cathy Koning 

May 4  6pm-8pm (Thursday)
Spring Leadership Forum at Vandercook Lake High School
Contact Roger Bosse with questions.

May 18-20 (Friday-Sunday)
Lions of Michigan MD11 Convention 2023
Delta Hotels Muskegon Marriott Convention Center, 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440
Get the details at:

July 7-11, 2023
Lions Clubs International Convention, Boston, MA
Registration is open!

* Submit your activities to Newsletter Editor Lion Cathy Koning


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Join a Community of Good

There are over 48,000 Lions clubs around the world. Each is filled with people like you who’ve decided to take action and serve others. Lions form unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.

Put Leadership Skills into Action

A Lions club is a great place to develop your leadership skills and put them into action. Each club offers opportunities to lead, along with first-class training from our global association.

Access a Global Support System

Every Lion and club is supported by our international association. More than 300 Lions International staff members are constantly working on tools and technology to enhance your service.

Experience the Feeling of Service

At the heart of Lions clubs there is one constant: service. Giving your time and energy to others is a fantastic way to help your community. Yet, it also provides a great feeling for you that can spread and have a positive impact in your life and how you approach the world.

Our Global Causes

Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most. Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world. That’s why we’re uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it’s our turn to meet them.

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When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.


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