ticketsThe Mountain Grove Lions Club is having a raffle for a side of beef donated by Pasco Portus Farm.  There are only 360 tickets being sold.  The tickets are $5.00 each or 6 in a booklet for $25.00.  See a MG Lions Club member to buy tickets.  This is a very special raffle due to the low number of tickets being offered.  July 16th will be the last day of ticket sales.  Funds raised will go toward the many community projects that benefit the Mountain Grove community.  A few current examples of those projects are:

  • Scholarships for two senior students beginning in 2015
  • Girls Summer Softball JV and Varsity (ongoing sponsorship)
  • Walk/Run to benefit MG Head Start program
  • Total Renovation of cooking concession at the Tri-County Fair Grounds


Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute
July 24 - 26, 2015
Jamestown, North Dakota, US

It's another honor to have PDG Debbie Cantrell from M6 and Lion Terry Boettcher from M3 representing our district in Missouri and to be teaching at this year's GPLLI in North Dakota. There will be many learning classes during the GPLLI from Communication Skills to Team Building to Public Speaking & many more. Registration before June 1 is $150 then goes up to $170 after May 31. This includes: meals, institute costs and double occupancy dorm room. Any Lion, Lioness or Leo (18 yrs or older) or who has not yet served as DG as of the dates of the institute, is eligible.

If you have thought about going or would like to attend Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute we have 2 GPLLI Scholarships available.  One comes via our State Past District Governors, the other is via your M6 Past District Governors!

The scholarship would pay for your registration fees which include the training, food and lodging while attending the institute.  You would be responsible for getting there and home.  Anyone in M6 interested in requesting one of our 2 GPLLI Scholarships please send your name and a brief paragraph about you to PDG Debbie Cantrell to be entered for the scholarships.  Or you can give your name and paragraph to any PDG and they will get it to PDG Debbie. If you have questions contact PDG Debbie or our Honorary Committee President PDG Dave Harris. 

This is a quality institute and comes very highly recommended.  You will have 10 Leadership Sessions packed into this time all for one price.  PDG Debbie Cantrell is an instructor from M6 again this year if you would like to visit with her about this.  Also several from our District have attended and will be happy to tell you about their experience!

Consider moving forward with your leadership skills and development at GPLLI in North Dakota in July! 

PDG Debbie
PDG Dave

Promo, Registration & seminars fee, Flyer, Registration form

WAY TO GO, CHANEL!!!! and Welcome to MASI

Future Leader Dog Ch an el returned to the Leader Dog Campus in Rochester Hills, Michigan on March 30, 2015 to begin the next phase in her journey to become a Leader Dog.  On April 22, we received the news that her path has changed; she will not become a Leader Dog.  Chanel has been selected to become part of the elite Leader Dog breeding colony and her official title will be Leader Dog Mom

Immediately after saying ‘Goodbye’ to Chanel on March 30, we picked up MASI, a 7 week-old black lab puppy.  She is from a litter of 6, all black, as were her mom, Lola and her dad, Heath.  She is acclimating well to Missouri and has already begun her club visits; she has even travelled to Arkansas to meet the Pea Ridge Lions.  She is very smart and doing well in her initial obedience training, plus is already walking on leash well.

Read more on how they pick CHANEL & other dogs for Leader Dog breeding colony & how MASI got her very awesome name. Also read...Chanels Biography

Tie Quilt from District M6

Do you have extra ties laying around your house? Well here's a great way to get rid of them!!! Lion Elaine Crump from Seymour Lions Club is wanting ties to make a tie quilt. Mainly wanting ties with Lions animal print, solid colors (only blue, yellow/gold or purple) or Lions Club logo related. She will be making it to raffle off for a district event and all proceeds will go to the district, so keep watching. You may send in your ties to: Seymour Lions Club c/o Elaine Crump PO Box 235 Seymour, MO 65746 or just give them to her at any event from now till December 31, 2015.

disney2015 Missouri Lions All-State Band
July 3 - 11, 2015
in Orlando, Florida

The Missouri Lions All-State Band for 2015 will be here before we know it. Any high school band member who would like to go to Orlando, Florida July 3-11, 2015 will need to fill out the application (front & back), down payment of $100 non-refundable, and the high school band director or other school official to send evaluation of your character and playing ability.

The full cost of the Disney trip will be $1,000 per student and will cover the camp, all meals, lodging, transportation, 2 colorful tee shirts and all the planned recreation and sightseeing. The students will be responsible for their way to & from Ft. Wood. Please consider your Lions Club to help with some of the cost so band students don't miss this awesome & life memorable chance of an opportunity!!!

  • June 12, 2015 = Students final payment due.
  • June 27, 2015 = Percussion & color Guard Camp at Ft. Wood, Mo
  • June 28, 2015 = Full band at Ft. Wood, Mo
  • July 2, 2015 = Farewell Concert for Lions, Parents, and Guests
    at Ft. Wood, Mo.
  • July 3-11, 2015 = Orlando, Florida
  • July 11 = Return to Ft. Wood, Mo.
  • July 18 = Missouri Lions Blue and Gold All-Star Football Game at Warrensburg, Mo.



For more information: Download the trip flyer/application, email or visit our website at

Up-Dated 7/1/15:

- New information on the "M6 Clubs" page: New presidents & Sectaries (who have sent them to me) & also a Facebook tab to click on & they can go straight to your Facebook page. Same with your website; if click on your lions club name it will take them to your website, if you have one.

- June Newsletter

- "Granby" Lions Club has changed to "East Newton" Lions Club.

- USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum - Grand Rapids, Michigan September 17-19, 2015. Brochure & application on Document Library page.

- Look around & if you see something incorrect or needs to be added please let me know at

July 2015 Up-Coming Events

August 2015 Up-Coming Events

Have I missed an event????
If so e-mail me at

A journalism student at Missouri University, Hailey Rutlege has produced a video about Lions Clubs and eyeglasses. Hailey was a student in one of the early classes sponsored by the Springfield Host Lions Club where we introduced students to information about blindness, eye care and how Lions Clubs helped others. This class was an idea by Lion Judy Young and is now in its 12th year. Hailey contacted Lion Jerry Young as President of our club and asked for an interview. She wanted to portray some of what she learned to others and to comment about needing and wearing eyeglasses. The video is part of Project for Awesome. The voting is now over but it is a great video worth seeing & showing to other Lions members & people in your community.


District News for everyone to know

newsDoes your club need information out for the district to know about a special event, anniversary, just proud & want everyone to know! Well it's easy!! Below is several ways but if send to all at once they can get it up ASAP for you. Just get the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where & Why) in your email, if you have a poster you can email that too.

~ Website = Lion Cathy Simpson - PO Box 671 Seymour, Mo 65746 - Cell: (417) 425-9841 - email:

~ Facebook Page = Lion Cathy Simpson is the page admin but anyone can write on your all's page at "Missouri Lions District M6". Just put in your event attach a picture if like or send Lion Cathy the info & it will get up there.

~ Newsletter = Please submit information for publication by the 10th of each month, my target date for distribution is the 15th of each month. Lion Jennie Mosher - 27011 Harrill Lane Lebanon, Mo 65536 - Phone number 1 (417) 532-9176 - email: