January 15, 2022

Club Activities

District Governor Pat Essing is pleased to announce a district-wide food pantry program and has put PDG Cliff Weldon from Fort Dodge in charge of this effort. Here are the details: The District 9NW Lions will be conducting our second-ever District Service Project on August 10th. Once again, we will be packaging food at the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines. We will be working
from 1:30 until 4:00. Volunteer workers must be able to stand, lift up to 20 pounds, and use simple tools like a box cutter or a tape dispenser.
The Food Bank can only accommodate 10 workers at a time so if you are interested, please let PDG Cliff Weldon know. Send him an e-mail at informing him of your interest and he will send you a link with additional information. The first 10 to register with PDG Cliff will be guaranteed a spot, Spouses and older (teen-age) children are eligible to work.
If you can’t make August 10th, but would like to help out, there is another way! DG Pat Essing is asking every Lions Club in the District to hold a food drive between now and August 10th. All food collected or cash donated should be tallied (pounds of food or dollars donated or both) and the then given to your local food pantry. A total of hours worked should also be kept.
If you don’t have a local pantry, food may be delivered to the Fort Dodge Lions Den on Wednesdays at noon or any time by e-mailing PDG Cliff. Any foods or funds delivered to Fort Dodge will be donated to the Lord’s Cupboard in Fort Dodge.
The total poundage of food, funds collected, and hours worked will need to be reported to PDG Cliff no later than August 17th. He will then report the efforts of our Clubs to the Iowa Lion Magazine and Li- ons Clubs International. We Serve!