Lions District 11-C1

WELCOME

Our Clubs are in the following counties.

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

District Governor Dr. Ron Riebschleger (2021-2022) After graduating the University of Notre Dame, Dr Ron had to see what “the other half” of the world’s colleges looked like, so he attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. There is quite a difference! Although, you will have to get the reviews from him in person! Along the way, he managed to squeeze in a year of studies at the University of Innsbruck and an abbreviated stint in Salzburg—both in Austria as well as an exchange dentist program in Kyoto Japan. He is currently a member in good standing of multiple dental organizations such as the American Dental Assn, Michigan Dental Assn, as well as the West Michigan District Dental Society. He loves practicing dentistry in the little town of Rockford and (most of) his patients love visiting him at the dental office. Some folks are still not huge fans of the dentist in general, but still love Dr Ron—as he is known at work! Wife of almost 30 years, Tracie, runs the local popcorn shop (aptly called the “Sweet Tooth”--yes there is also more to that story) and children Zakary and Delanie are both active in the Lions club and Rockford community. While in college, Dr. Ron was President of multiple clubs. He is most proud of being chosen to lead the American Student Dental Association while at the U of Michigan and was given the opportunity of traveling around the country representing the school. After receiving his dental degree, he moved to West Michigan in 1989 and has been here ever since. In the ‘90s, he was very active in the Michigan Dental Association and was on multiple committees involving Membership and Emergency dental care in the community. It was about this time that he realized he wanted to do more for his local community and found the Lions club was a great way to do it! As a Lion, over the past 1-2 decades, he has served in almost every capacity. As one of the first two-year term club Presidents, he was able to bring energy back into the club that it had been losing in the prior years. This new energy continued to grow as he served as Chairperson of the Membership Committee for the next many years. One of his favorite roles was with the Leo’s, where he was instrumental in chartering one of the largest Leo clubs in MI, and it is still going! As a District Governor, he hopes to get clubs to find new ways to serve their communities with new projects and ideas. He hopes this will continue to bring new life, members and excitement into each Lion Club(s); therefore, making our District once again one of the strongest and most vibrant Districts in the state! As a team, he believes we can do it! The Governor’s Words
“Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety”
© 2016-2021 Lions District 11-C1 Michigan - USA

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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We have extended the Projects

Night RSVP deadline to:

Friday, October 15, 2021.

Informational / Registration form
Thursday, Oct 21 at Paws With A Cause 6:00 pm Social, 6:30 pm Dinner $20/pp Please join us for this fun District activity and mail your registration today!
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Lions District 11-C1

WELCOME

Our Clubs are in the following counties.

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

District Governor Dr. Ron Riebschleger (2021-2022) After graduating the University of Notre Dame, Dr Ron had to see what “the other half” of the world’s colleges looked like, so he attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. There is quite a difference! Although, you will have to get the reviews from him in person! Along the way, he managed to squeeze in a year of studies at the University of Innsbruck and an abbreviated stint in Salzburg—both in Austria as well as an exchange dentist program in Kyoto Japan. He is currently a member in good standing of multiple dental organizations such as the American Dental Assn, Michigan Dental Assn, as well as the West Michigan District Dental Society. He loves practicing dentistry in the little town of Rockford and (most of) his patients love visiting him at the dental office. Some folks are still not huge fans of the dentist in general, but still love Dr Ron—as he is known at work! Wife of almost 30 years, Tracie, runs the local popcorn shop (aptly called the “Sweet Tooth”--yes there is also more to that story) and children Zakary and Delanie are both active in the Lions club and Rockford community. While in college, Dr. Ron was President of multiple clubs. He is most proud of being chosen to lead the American Student Dental Association while at the U of Michigan and was given the opportunity of traveling around the country representing the school. After receiving his dental degree, he moved to West Michigan in 1989 and has been here ever since. In the ‘90s, he was very active in the Michigan Dental Association and was on multiple committees involving Membership and Emergency dental care in the community. It was about this time that he realized he wanted to do more for his local community and found the Lions club was a great way to do it! As a Lion, over the past 1-2 decades, he has served in almost every capacity. As one of the first two-year term club Presidents, he was able to bring energy back into the club that it had been losing in the prior years. This new energy continued to grow as he served as Chairperson of the Membership Committee for the next many years. One of his favorite roles was with the Leo’s, where he was instrumental in chartering one of the largest Leo clubs in MI, and it is still going! As a District Governor, he hopes to get clubs to find new ways to serve their communities with new projects and ideas. He hopes this will continue to bring new life, members and excitement into each Lion Club(s); therefore, making our District once again one of the strongest and most vibrant Districts in the state! As a team, he believes we can do it! The Governor’s Words
“Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety”

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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We have extended the Projects Night RSVP deadline to

Friday, October 15, 2021.

Informational / Registration Form
Thursday, Oct 21 at Paws With A Cause 6:00 pm Social, 6:30 pm Dinner $20/pp
Please join us for this fun District activity and mail your registration today!
Counties in District 11-C1