Lions District 11-C1


Our Clubs are in the following counties.

Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa.

  District Governor Lion 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 & Donna May. 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 the dental profession, currently as an office manager at Midtowne Smiles in Grand Rapids MI. This position has given her quite a wide range of growth in different roles and responsibilities which will help with her leadership for the district. In 2005, she approached PDG Rod Prys for his help with the 150th parade for the Berlin Fair. From there she was invited to be a chairperson on the committee for the Marne Memorial Day Parade. Julie’s first impression with the Marne Lions Club was how they supported the community and helped those in need. It was an easy decision when PDG Rod invited her to join the Marne Lions Club in 2009. DG Julie loves working the annual Marne Lions fish fry, all the fundraisers and various activities the club participates in to serve and give back to their great community. She has held offices within the club and district level including membership chair, club secretary, club president, zone chairperson, 2nd VDG, 1st VDG, and now District Governor. Julie is a 2015 Melvin Jones recipient. Besides Lions, Julie has been an active 4H leader since 2000; working with the youth at the Berlin Fair, starting, a new 4H club in 2003, and guiding new member’s involvement with 4H activities and community service projects. For the past 10 years she has also served as small animal coordinator with the Berlin Fair. It was quite an honor in 2006 when her 4H club received Ottawa County 4H Club of the year, and in 2015 she received Ottawa County 4H Leader of the year. Also, a member of the Marne American Legion Auxiliary since 2014, and serving 2nd term as membership chair. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her Lil pup Rudy. Not to mention an occasional auction or estate sale and a fun game of golf! Julie is looking forward to her year as your District Governor and working with you to continue to make a difference. “Thank you for all you do and your continued commitment of service for your communities and our projects. I look forward to meeting you at your club, service project, or fundraiser!” DG Julie May
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The First District Governor (1918-1919) 

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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