Did you have any other email account where you could get your contacts to go to your new email. There's a way to do it but I don't know how. When my wildblue email went to new platform took all my addresses along to so I still have them.
Marge - Are you using an email program or are you using the webmail page? If using the webmail page then logon and select Address Book and under the Actions tab, create a new contact group such as "Lions Club". Then you can scroll through you list of contacts and assign them to whatever contact groups you create. If you are using an email program, well, that varies with the program you are using, but there should be a similar feature.