Wisconsin Lion

The Wisconsin Lion is a monthly newspaper designed to inform and educate the Lions of Wisconsin on issues that strengthen our organization and our ability to serve our communities.


  • The newspaper is delivered to every Lion on the first of every month.
  • Online viewing has changed to a digital newspaper.  The best way to read the articles is to click on the headline and read the article as a separate page.  There are buttons to navigate through the newspaper.  The new format is screen reader friendly, so other documents are no longer needed. The NEWS link to the latest version is located on the black menu bar above.


RFP’s for the editor and printer are now underway.  Bid deadline is April 10, 2018.  See information in links below.

Editor rfp 2019-20

Printer rfp 2019-20

EDITORIAL   Story Submission Guidelines

Stories and ideas come from Lions around Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Lion Editorial Board, Council of Governors and a variety of committees. Each issue includes information on a wide variety of subjects from a number of contributors including:

News & Feature Stories – from Wisconsin Lions Foundation (WLF), Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, Current International Director (or immediate PID), Lioness, Pin Traders, clubs/members, state committees & others

District Pages – monthly news from each district including a message from the DG, club events and calendars.

Classified Section – sections for WLF & LEBW donors, club anniversaries, club events, MD27 contacts, upcoming dates, conventions & trainings, Melvin Jones & Birch Sturm Fellows

Tool Kit – an entire page dedicated to resources that will help you to be a better Lion and help your club to grow & prosper

ADVERTISING  Guidelines & Rate Sheet

Clubs and businesses interested in reaching 20,000 Wisconsin Lions households can choose from a variety of advertising options.

–   Display   –   Classified   –   Advertising Inserts

SUBMISSIONS  Getting Published

Submissions to the newspaper can be mailed to: Lion Jodi Burmester, Editor-Wisconsin Lion, 517 Seven Nations Dr., Madison, WI 53713, 608/444-9123 or email to: wisconsinlion@gmail.com. Pictures can be either tiff or jpeg.

We’d like to hear from you.  Use the following link to SUBMIT A STORY.