District Convention M6

District Convention is quickly zooming toward us!  Even though I refuse to think about anything other than Christmas right now, our next committee meeting will be held February 4, 2019 at the Library Station on North Kansas Expressway.  We will be finalizing our plans for this great convention.  M6 District Convention will be held April 5-6 at OTC’s Lincoln Hall and University Plaza Hotel.  Hospitality will be Friday evening, April 5 at University Plaza Hotel, the actual convention on Saturday April 6, will be down the street at OTC’s Lincoln Hall and we will reconvene Saturday evening at University Plaza Hotel for our annual Governor’s banquet. 
Our International guest will PID Jerome Thompson.  PID Thompson will be visiting from his home in Moulton, Alabama.  In additional to other roles, PID Thompson has served as District GMT and Multiple District GMT; I bet we will hear his thoughts on Membership, definitely something that remains as a great need in our District!  We look forward to meeting this Lion Leader!
Please encourage your club to support this convention.  We love to see our Lion friends at these events!  The atmosphere of fellowship and learning is enhanced by YOUR presence.  We would also love to accept your donation of an item for the Silent Auction.  The Registration form is available on the M6 website, as well as Hotel information, Click here for more information.  The deadline is coming in March, so do yourself a favor and get it done now!

Convention Chair, Lion Phyllis Krebs

Hobo Day

HOBO Day has been RESCHEDULED from this Saturday January 19th to Saturday March 16th due to the weather forecast for the weekend & the safety of all Lion's.

It is time for the District M6 fun “Hobo Day” event on Saturday, January 19, 2019 starting at 4:30 pm at the Ernte Fest Building (North Main, Freistatt, MO).
Hobo Day is packed with silent & live auction, 50/50 drawing, cake walks & best of all the best dressed HOBO competition!!!  The will be a dinner with our own PDG Lion Kevin Cantrell & his brother Eugene preparing to melt in your mouth.
Hobo Day is a district fundraiser to raise funds for our district expenses enabling us to keep our district dues to a minimum while enjoying fellowship with other Lions.  In order for this to be a successful fundraiser event for our district, each club needs to donate an item of $25.00 or more in value or make a monetary donation.  You can take your item(s) or donation to your Zone Chair, DG Walter Hamer, 1st DG Toni Morris or Hobo Chair Lion Darci Klick. 
You can also help support the cause by bringing new items for the Silent Auction or a cake as they are needed or dessert as well. 
The district appreciates your support of this very important District fundraiser/social event!  None of the events would be possible without participation from across the District.
See you there!
Lion Darci Klick – Hobo Chairman

Cabinet Meeting

The 3rd District 26-M6 Cabinet meeting to be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 10 am. Cox Hospital, 3800 S. National in Springfield Missouri.  The meeting is in the Foster Auditorium in the main hospital.  Use the North entrance of the hospital, head toward the cafeteria and follow the signs to the meeting room.  You and your club president are members of the District Governor advisor committee and are encouraged to attend this meeting.  More importantly, you will find this meeting to be filled with important information regarding the work of Lions Clubs in our district, state, nation, and even around the world. You will receive information that will keep you up to date with district and state activities of which you are encouraged to participate.

I really hope you will come so that we may become better acquainted and I will be able to help you fulfill your year as club secretary with greater success.  Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, I remain…Yours in Lionism
Lion Phil Krebs
Cabinet Secretary
District 26-M6

Save the Date for up-coming Cabinet Meetings:

February 9, 2019 & May 11, 2019

Cabinet Meeting Minutes from previous dates
are on the Document Library page.

Peace Poster Winner

Congratulations to Christian County Lions Club for having the district Peace Poster winner for District M6, Sarah Hamby is from Nixa Jr High School.

She also won at the District and State levels! This is exciting news for Christian County and farther than one of our local students has gone.
Sarah will be honored at the District Convention in April and later in St. Joseph for the state.  We'll keep you posted on her progress and hope to have pictures along the way.

Download your Feb/Mar 2019 Newsletter here.

For others go to District Library page.

If you you would like to get the Newsletters emailed to you please let me know on our contact page & check on the "yes" for newsletters.

March 2019 Up-Coming Events

  • 7 = District Governor's Getting Dirty Award Contest deadline & to DG Walt.
  • 8 = Dinner in the Dark - MGM Grand Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • 8-9 = Mid-South Lions quarterly board of directors & business meeting, Rolla, Mo. Flyer
  • 9 = Carl Junction Lions Breakfast - 7-10 am, at the Carl Junction Community Center, $6.00 adults.
  • 13 = District M6 Convention HOTEL - DEADLINE!
  • 15 = Certified Guiding Lion Deadline to call or email Marlene Payne.
  • 16 = Hobo Day - 4:30 pm at the Ernte Fest Building (North Main, Freistatt, MO). More information here
  • 19 = Monett Lions - Community Kitchen at First United Methodist Church, 4 pm.
  • 22 = District M6 Convention Registration DEADLINE!!!
  • 30 = Seymour Lions "Zumba for Sight" - Doors open at 9:45 am - Noon, $10 person.
  • 30 = Springfield Host Lions Pancake Breakfast - Asbury United Methodist, 1500 S. Campbell, 8:00 - 11:00 A.M., $6.00 (6 and under free).
  • 30 = Marshfield Lions - chili supper, benefit the Webster County Pantry.

April 2019 Up-Coming Events

  • 1 = Last day to register for Missouri Lions State Convention before a $10 late fee goes into effect.
  • 1 = Seymour Lions sponsoring Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, United Methodist Church, 2-7 pm.
  • 5 = Audio-Reader Network - Anniversary Celebration Open House, 1:00-3:00 pm, inside the Missouri Council of the Blind Thrift Store. Flyer
  • 5 & 6 = M6 District Convention at Springfield, Mo.
  • 6 = Carl Junction Lions Breakfast - 7-10 am, at the Carl Junction Community Center, $6.00 adults.
  • 27 = Marshfield Lions - Pancake Day

Have I missed an event????
If so e-mail me at molionsm6@yahoo.com

District News for everyone to know

Send your upcoming events or highlights of your club to be featured in the next M6 Newsletter & Facebook to:

Lion Cathy Simpson
E-mail: molionsm6@yahoo.com
PO Box 671 Seymour, Mo 65746

Missouri Newsletter

Good afternoon Missouri Lions!  To help expedite the ability to submit an article for the state newsletter, a new email address has been created.  MoLionsNewsletter@gmail.com
Please submit all articles and photos to this new email address.  Due to some changes regarding the newsletter and the editor, this is the best way to ensure that your articles are received for publication.  If your district has specific rules regarding submitting articles, please continue to follow those procedures.

Missouri State Convention

The Missouri Lions State Convention will be
May 2-5, 2019 at St. Joseph, Mo.  St. Joseph MO is
a very historic town, home of the Pony Express and Jesse James.  The Host Committee is hard at work putting together a fun and informative convention for the Lions of Missouri.  Please make plans to attend now. The Registration form and brochure are included in this newsletter. For more information see their website at http://missourilions.org/convention/.

Monett Lions Apple Butter

Monett Lions have their delicious Apple Butter for sale!  It is available in half-pints for $3.50, in pints for $6.00 or quarts for $11.00.  Sugar free is also available.  Apple butter can be purchased from any Monett club member, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce office or contacting Lion Al Dohmen at 417-236-5354 or Lion Karen Hamer at 417-235-8646 or Lion Gary West at 918-527-3499 to place your order.

Springfield Host Lions Pecan

Springfield Host have some more of their pecans available. They have halves and pieces. 1-pound bags for $11. Contact Lion Phil & Phyllis Krebs at philx2@sbcglobal.net.


Changes in Contest Rules:
See page 61 in the 2018-2019 District 26M6 Director for the rules for this contest for your club (or below).  The following changes are being made because of time factors:
  • Zone Meeting:  At least one representative present from club at all zone meetings held prior to Feb. 28.
  • Membership: No net loss in club membership according to Healthy Club report at end of Feb. 28.
  • Contributions:  All contributions must be made before or at the District Convention April 6.
  • District Convention: At least one club member registered for District Convention by February 28.
  • Cabinet Meetings: President/Secretary of club attend at least one of three cabinet meetings by Feb. 28.
All other rules and reporting remain the same with the deadline for submission of form to the District Governor must be by March 7, 2019.