Caution smAll Ohio Lions,

The Legal Considerations for Lions Clubs document has been update to address an issue that arose within the state compliance committee concerning basketball pools and gun raffles.  The updated document may be found on the Lions Resources & Links page.

Many thanks to Lion Steve Kaplan for his work on keeping this document (and others) updated and us informed.


LCIF Icon Disaster Relief smOhio Lions District OH1 has partnered with the Logan County United Way to support the relief and recovery efforts taking place after the EF3 Tornado on March 14th which flattened the communities of Russells Point and Lakeview, Ohio, as well as causing extensive damage in surrounding rural areas.  You may make donations in the following ways.

The new Lion Portal is set to go live APRIL 15, 2024!

Here is our timeline for online access:

  • Thursday, April 11 is the last day for Lions to access anything in the MyLCI - MyLion - Insights systems. It is the last day to input service projects, the last day to check statements or contact information, the last day to input officers or new members in those systems.

  • No system will be available online the weekend of April 12-14.

  • Monday, April 15 to May 13, Lions who have an active account on MyLCI/MyLion will receive an email inviting them to log into the new Lion Portal and create their password. DO NOT PANIC IF YOU DO NOT GET YOUR EMAIL APRIL 15.

Vernon Lee FrenchPDG Vernon Lee “Vern” French passed away March 3, 2024. PDG Vern was a member of Bryan Lions Club and served as District Governor for Dist-A in 1996-97. Lion Vern retired in 2001 and lived at Sunbird Golf Resort in Chandler, Arizona.

Visitation will be Friday, July 26, 2024, and a celebration of life Saturday, July 27, 2024, both in Bryan at a location yet to be determined. Interment with military rites will follow the celebration of life at Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan.

Memorials may be made to the Vernon L. French Memorial Scholarship in care of Bryan Area Foundation, P O Box 651, Bryan, Ohio, 43506.

Full obituary here:

Who - Ohio Lions, Inc.StateConvention 2020

What - 2024 Ohio Lions State Convention

When - Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th.
Deadline for convention registration is Tuesday, April 30th (no refunds after Friday, May 3rd).