• Lions Family & Friends Month

    Kicking Off Family & Friends Month!

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Dear Lions Family, Family and Friends Month is now underway! Clubs around the world are hosting special events throughout April to showcase their clubs. It’s a great time…

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    Plan Meaningful Service Projects

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    When you organize a Lions club service activity that is meaningful to your community, you can make a more significant impact on the people you serve. Whether you’re…

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  • Video: LCIF Is Your Foundation

    Tuesday, December 24, 2013

    Since it first began in 1968, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has supported Lions in their efforts to make a global impact — whether through disaster relief, sight…

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    Get Social, Get Members!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    More than a billion people are on Facebook, and the average American spends 2.5 hours on mobile devices every day. People are connecting in new ways, which means…

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
18

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.

  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Club of Oakleigh makes life more comfortable for young dialysis patient.
  • BARBADOS: Lions Club for Christ Church West helps local school provide job training for disabled students.
  • NEW ZEALAND: The Kaikoura Lions Club celebrate 50 years of service by donating a mountaintop bench.
  • MARYLAND, USA: North East Lions Club performs eye examinations to Pre-K students.
  • GUYANA: Essequibo Lions Club builds fence at Charity Primary School
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
17

Lions Host a Reading Carnival

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Today’s photo from the Submit a Photo collection features the Montclare Elmwood Park Lions Club in Illinois, USA. These Lions held a Reading Carnival, during which 105 children enjoyed story time, a puppet theater, face painting, temporary tattoos, crafts, balloon twisting, snacks and photos.

Through the Reading Action Program, Lions everywhere show their commitment to improving global literacy every day. In addition to hosting a local reading carnival, service activities that encourage reading include donating books to families in need, organizing a story time for parents and their children, and sponsoring a creative writing workshop. See more Reading Action Program project ideas.

Do you have a great Lions story or project to share? Submit a photo to Lions Clubs International!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
16

Palmer’s Blog: Welcome, New Lions!

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Last week, I met members of the Lions Club Raasiku, a new charter club in Tallinn, Estonia. It’s one of my greatest pleasures to meet new Lions — to hear how they plan to take on new challenges, serve their communities and continue to grow their club. I also love learning why they decided to start a new club and become a Lion.

Perhaps you’ve met someone who has considered joining your club, but has declined because it just didn’t seem like the right fit. There are so many people who want a chance to help others, and starting a new Lions club gives them an opportunity to form a club that meets their own interests. For example, campus clubs are designed to involve students and young adults. Cyber clubs meet online. There are even clubs that bring people with similar hobbies or of the same ethnic background together. And all with the same mission: We Serve.

As you continue to spread the message of Lions in your community and recruit potential members, be sure to also encourage others to start a new club. When you sponsor a new club, you’re helping the community even more by expanding your reach.

Learn more about starting a new Lions club!

 

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
15

5 Reasons to Celebrate Family & Friends Month

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April is Family and Friends Month, and there’s no better time than now to share your club with family and friends. Here are five great reasons to schedule a special event:

1. Spend time with family and friends

The only thing better than time with family and friends is time with family, friends and Lions. So host a special event that brings them all together to learn, serve and celebrate with you.

2. Put the spotlight on your club

It’s a great opportunity to tell family and friends about the difference your club is making in the community.

3. Get new members

New members strengthen your club and increase your ability to serve, so be sure to ask your family and friends to join you in making a difference.

4. Get new members

Some things are so important that you have to say it twice.

5. Everybody’s doing it

Thousands of clubs around the world have already hosted special events for Family and Friends Month, so make sure your club is part of it!

If you haven’t scheduled your Family and Friends Month event, do it today!

 

Photo Credit: Dan Morris

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
14

The Lions Family Cub Program

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With Family and Friends Month in full swing, it’s time to find ways to get everyone in your family involved in community service — even the little ones! The Lions Family Cub Program is a perfect way to make your club more family-friendly, and to start teaching the value of volunteering at a young age.

What is the Cub Program?

Cubs are children and relatives of Lions. The program is divided into three age groups: 3 and under, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12. LCI provides a Cub Program Guide, which includes suggested activities for meetings, events and fundraisers that can be implemented for each age group.

Why start a Cub Program?

  • A Cub Program can help your club grow! Encouraging members to get their kids involved in meetings and service activities opens the door for people who might not otherwise join because of family obligations.
  • Bring families closer together! Through the Cub Program, community service becomes a chance for families to spend time together while doing good.
  • Teach children the value of helping others! Introduce children to the joys of volunteering, and lead them toward a future of helping people in need. Cubs are tomorrow’s Leos and Lions.

Getting Started

Download the Lions Family Cub Program Activity Guide for keys to success, activity ideas and more.

 

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Videos

LQ: Lions Protect the Environment

Monday, April 7, 2014

The April edition of Lions Quarterly is now available, and this issue’s Global Impact segment focuses on how Lions around the world are leading projects that make their…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

There is still one week left to take advantage of the discounted convention registration fees! Register by March 31 for the regular registration fee of US$150. Starting April…

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

World Water Day is an opportunity for Lions to focus attention on and raise awareness of the importance of fresh water across the globe. When Lions everywhere commit…

LQ: Lions Help Prevent Bullying

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The latest issue of Lions Quarterly features a segment about Lions programs that address a serious concern among today’s youth: bullying. As more and more young people use…