Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa.
District GovernorLion Julie May(2017-2018)Julie May, from Alpine Township just northwest of Grand Rapids Michigan, is the fourth out of five children born to two great parents Elmer & DonnaMay. Having grown up on her parent’s farm on ”the Ridge” all five of Elmer & Donna’s children were raised with a strong work ethic along with great family values.She has been employed for the past 39 years in thedental profession, currently as an office manager atMidtowne Smiles in Grand Rapids MI. This positionhas given her quite a wide range of growth in differentroles and responsibilities which will help with herleadership for the district.In 2005, she approached PDG Rod Prys for his helpwith the 150th parade for the Berlin Fair. From thereshe was invited to be a chairperson on the committeefor the Marne Memorial Day Parade. Julie’s firstimpression with the Marne Lions Club was how theysupported the community and helped those in need.It was an easy decision when PDG Rod invited her tojoin the Marne Lions Club in 2009. DG Julie lovesworking the annual Marne Lions fish fry, all thefundraisers and various activities the club participatesin to serve and give back to their great community.She has held offices within the club and district levelincluding membership chair, club secretary, clubpresident, zone chairperson, 2nd VDG, 1st VDG, andnow District Governor. Julie is a 2015 Melvin Jonesrecipient.Besides Lions, Julie has been an active 4H leader since2000; working with the youth at the Berlin Fair,starting, a new 4H club in 2003, and guiding newmember’s involvement with 4H activities andcommunity service projects. For the past 10 years shehas also served as small animal coordinator with theBerlin Fair. It was quite an honor in 2006 when her4H club received Ottawa County 4H Club of the year,and in 2015 she received Ottawa County 4H Leader ofthe year. Also, a member of the Marne AmericanLegion Auxiliary since 2014, and serving 2nd term asmembership chair.In her spare time, she enjoys spending time withfamily, friends and her Lil pup Rudy. Not to mentionan occasional auction or estate sale and a fun game ofgolf!Julie is looking forward to her year as your DistrictGovernor and working with you to continue to make adifference.“Thank you for all you do and your continuedcommitment of service for your communities and ourprojects. I look forward to meeting you at your club,service project, or fundraiser!”DG Julie May
George W. Milligan of Chicago was the first to serve what is now Multiple District 11, but was then part of District 9. With the organizing of ten (10) clubs by the end of 1920, Tony Menke of Detroit was elected District Governor of the entire Lower Peninsula - District 11.Michigan is the only state in the nation to have two (2) multiple district designations... District 10, in the Upper Peninsula and District 11, in the Lower Peninsula. This was necessary because of the unique nature of the state... two peninsulas separated by a strait. It was a very practical solution to a problem. Administration of one district would have been very difficult.
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CLUB OFFICER TRAININGDate: Saturday, October 28Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pmPlace: Womens Health Center Bldg (conference room - lower level) 555 Midtowne St., NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503Secretary training and workshop session with Q&A time•Bring your personal laptop, mobile device or tablet to use during training.•Have your username and password available/setup with MyLCI as we will be using site for online training.Please RSVP your attendance by 10-20-17, 616-901-8026Parking ramp to east side of buildingFree-validated parking Please bring your laptop, mobile device, or tablet for your use during the workshop. Also, your logon information to MyLCIClick to close