District College of Knowledge

We have organized THREE College of Knowledge training programs for Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, Vice Presidents and Membership Chairpersons, and any other Lion that may be interested in finding out what each of the positions does.

The 2018 College of Knowledge will feature an overview of all club officers and their responsibilities and duties.  We will discuss the Lions Club International resources that are available.  We will also cover specific information about our district as well as helpful tips unique to each position. 

These classes are required for all incoming club officers.  As Club President, this is one of the requirements for the 100% award.  This training is vital to each of the Officers and Chairpersons, including but not limited to on-line membership reporting and where to find forms and publications.

The first session will be held on Monday, May 14, hosted by the Union Lions Club.  The location is at Hagie's 19th Hole, 618 N. Washington Avenue, Union, MO 63084. Dinner will be provided at 6:30 p.m. with training at 7:00 p.m.

The second session will be held on Tuesday, May 15, hosted by the Bonhomme Lions Club.  The location is at West County Lanes, 15727 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011. Dinner will be provided at 6:30 p.m. with training at 7:00 p.m.

The third session will be held on Saturday, May 19, hosted by the House Springs Lions Club.  The location is their hall at 6482 Highway MM, House Springs, MO 63051.  Lunch will be provided at 1:00 p.m. with training at 2:00 p.m.  This session will be held in conjunction with our annual Eye Wrap.  Come out early at 10:00 a.m. and join us for that first.  It will be a fun, full day of Lions service and learning. 

Since all sessions will include food, we will need an advance count.  Please contact me by May 7 and provide the session you plan to attend.  In order to cover the meal costs, we will be accepting donations.

Clubs are encouraged to “excuse” participants from club meetings on these dates in order to attend the College of Knowledge and to count it as being in attendance.  We will provide attendance vouchers if requested.

The training is open to all and we are encouraging everyone to attend (even if you do not hold a position in the upcoming year).  Our hope is you learn enough to be encouraged to become an officer in following years.  These training sessions are critical to the success of District 26-M2, and we urge everyone to attend one of these sessions.  Please make sure to pass this information along to all your Club officers and members.  If you have any questions or wish to RSVP, please contact me.


Lion Devin Struttmann
District Global Leadership Coordinator
Cell: (314) 277-8292