The Lions Clubs of District 20-Y2

Serving New York State's Capital District and Eastern Leatherstocking Region

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Learn about the new Telephone Lions Club!

LCIF and the world-wide refugee crisis

LCIF and Hurricane Harvey

LCIF Provides Help for 20-Y2 Victims of Spring Flooding

Scholarship available for H.S. seniors from Lions Int'l Pin Traders


Lions 100Centennial News and Newsletters

Letter from Charity Navigator re: LCIF

Scam Alert from LCI

Prevent Diabetes brochure

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Lions Eye Institute

Start your own Lions e-Clubhouse! Click here for a free and easy way to create a web site for your club.

Read all about the Lions Affordable Hearing Aids Project

Learn about the NEW Seniors EyeCare Program

New! Publicity Information for Maintaining and Growing Clubs

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Keep up with the latest changes to the 2017-18 District Directory. (Last rev Feb 10, 2018) 

The Clubs of 20-Y2

Latest issue of The Lions Roar, our District  Newsletterand the MD20 Lion, our Multiple District magazine.

New IRS requirements for ALL clubs!

Who’s who in 20-Y2 - Here's where you'll find district officers, committee chairs, region and zone chairs and a list of PDGs.

Reporting electronically (for club secretaries and zone chairs)

Dates to remember

Support blind children by purchasing your 2018 "Through Their Eyes" calendar.

Every Thursday: Join Albany's Blind Bowling League (visually impaired and sighted bowlers welcome!)

Cruise with the Brandel/Murphy Youth Foundation Sept 1-6, 2018. Sign up now! Questions? Contact PDG Joan Scott at We should emphasize that this is a great event for Lions to bring together family members, to join in. Kids and Grand Kids, of course, are welcome -- and this ship has a whole range of features that are sure to appeal to young people. Also, cruising always is more fun when we travel with our friends. Lions should be encouraged to share this event with their friends, neighbors, and co-workers who may enjoy coming along with us. Above link contains all info, plus slide-show of ship features and amenities.

Click to support the Ballston Spa Lions' Music Park.

Sunday, February 25, 2018: Deadline for submissions to Lions Roar, your district newsletter. Here's how to do it.



Monday, February 26, 2018: Hearing Conservation Society meeting at Lions Eye Institute.

Saturday, March 10, 2018: District cabinet meeting, Lake George

Saturday, March 10, 2018: Galway Lions' 19th Cabin Fever Songfest

Saturday, March 24, 2018: Lions Day at the U.N.

Saturday,March 24, 2018: Join the Galway Lions at their Community Breakfast.

Saturday, April 14, 2018: Galway Lioness Club's Annual Craft Fair

Monday, April 30, 2018: Hearing Conservation Society meeting.

May 4-6, 2018: MD20 Convention, Rochester

Tuesday, May 15, 2018:  Deadline for submissions to the MD20 Magazine. Here's how to do it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018: DG Testimonial, Saratoga Springs

June 29-July 3, 2018: LCI International Convention, Las Vegas.

September 20-22, 2018: USA/Canada Leadership Forum

What else is inside our site

About District 20Y2 Here's where you'll find the district newsletter, latest changes to the district directory, district officers and committee chairs, region and zone chairs, the clubs of 20-Y2, district organizations, cabinet meeting minutes, monthly calendar of club meetings and district events and other info that pertains to the district.
To help you run your club How to start and maintain a club web site; what you should know about the new compulsory IRS reporting requirements; getting funding for club projects from NYS&BLF or LCIF; how to refer people to the Lions Eye Institute; info on the Lions Affordable Hearing Aids Project; info on sponsoring a Leo club or other ways to get involved with youth; how to submit articles to the district newsletter and MD20 magazine; where to find a speaker; sending a student to play in the MD20 band; a monthly calendar to help arrange interclub visitations; info and application for the Leadership Achievement Award; club dues structure; and lots of other goodies.
Community service Some examples of what "We Serve" really means.
Related organizations Here are links to Lions International sites, the MD20 web site, Sight Society of NENY (Lions Eye Bank), Lions Eye Institute, Hearing Conservation Society, Lions Camp Badger, NABA, MD20 Pin Traders Club, HOBY and other related organizations.
Photo album Assorted pix of goings-on around the district.
Odds & ends Things that don't fit elsewhere: Helen Keller's "Knights of the Blind" speech, a poem by Lion Sue Shipe, info on becoming an organ-and-tissue donor, a history of Lions Clubs International, why you should consider being DG, the MD20 budget, and other stuff that I'll add from time to time. If you think it should be on this web site, but it doesn't fit logically any place above, look here; and if you still can't find it, write to me.

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The Lions year runs from July 1st to June 30th, so this site changes drastically during the early summer as we update officers and committee chairs. We make other changes regularly throughout the year, so please come back and visit us from time to time.

Important note: If you are a Lion, Lioness or Leo in District 20-Y2, this is your web site and I welcome your participation in its development. What I especially want from you are flyers about upcoming club functions, and articles and photos about your community service programs. If you have any comments, suggestions or criticisms about this web site, please send them to me by clicking here.

Jerry Gordon, 20-Y2 Web Master


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