• Ask One!

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Each new Lion brings fresh ideas, passion and a hands-on attitude to clubs — helping to improve service and make a greater impact in the community. There are…

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    Submit a Photo & Share Your Story

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    A picture is worth a thousand words. And today’s digital age makes it easy to share your photos and show Lions around the world how your club is…

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    Why MyLCI?

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    There’s no question that the best parts of being a Lion include serving the community, making an impact in people’s lives and making new friends (just to name…

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  • Lions Clubs International

    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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Jul
25

What I Enjoy about Being a Lion…

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At this year’s International Convention in Toronto, we asked Lions to answer a simple question: What do you enjoy about being a Lion? The response was huge, as Lions happily shared their feelings of being a Lion — whether they enjoyed the friendships formed through their club, or they loved volunteering their time to help others in need.

Watch the video above to hear from fellow Lions, and tell us in the comments below what YOU enjoy about being a Lion!

You can also view more convention videobooth videos on the #LCICon YouTube channel.

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Lions Clubs International
Jul
23

Read the July/August LION Magazine

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In the July/August LION, get to know our new international president, Joe Preston, and learn about how he wants to “Strengthen the Pride.”

Also in this issue:

Exclusively in the Digital LION, watch videos about President Preston and this year’s theme, see an excerpt from a documentary about an exceptional war hero Lion and find out about a Lion dedicated to selling mints.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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Lions Clubs International and ViridiSTOR
Jul
21

Lions Go Paperless at Convention

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At this year’s convention in Toronto, Lions Clubs International worked with ViridiSTOR LLC to deliver the entire convention digitally on a USB. Over 16,000 delegates representing the 1.36 million members from over 200 countries worldwide attended the annual convention. When you think of all the paper needed to provide each attendee with convention materials, it’s clear that the USB was truly an environmentally-friendly approach to this year’s convention.

“It was only a matter of time before we would make the Lions’ annual convention not only digital, but one of the largest quantifiably sustainable events in the world,” said Terry Mullin, CEO of ViridiSTOR.

“Lions Clubs International has many initiatives around the world involving sustainability and improving the environment,” stated International President Joe Preston. “Considering the tremendous amount of information that the USB potentially holds, by going paperless we avoid the printing, shipping and waste of paper. That, in turn, is better for the environment. It’s a win, win situation.”

The USB included everything from key information on the 11 divisions at LCI, seminar materials, handouts, training and initiative information and a variety of videos. Attendees were able to carry everything they needed for convention in their pocket, without worrying about a handful of papers!

Has your club considered going paperless? Here are a few easy ways to get started:

 

 

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Jul
17

Ask One!

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Each new Lion brings fresh ideas, passion and a hands-on attitude to clubs — helping to improve service and make a greater impact in the community. There are 1.35 million Lions worldwide. Imagine the difference we could make around the world if every Lion asked one person to join his or her club!

All it takes is just one person. Download our Just Ask! Member Recruiting Guide to help you get started, or visit our Invite Members page for tips on who to invite and how to welcome new members into your club.

 

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Lions Clubs International
Jul
16

Preston’s Blog: 2014 Children’s Symposium

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What a week it’s been! One of the first major events I attended as Lions International President was the 2014 Children’s Symposium, held on July 11 in Toronto. Supporting children in need has always been a core mission for Lions everywhere. This year, I am challenging Lions to respond even more to the needs of under-served children — particularly those in low-income, developing countries.

The Children’s Symposium was a roaring success, with participating leaders from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI Alliance, Global FoodBanking Network, Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan, Special Olympics, Scholastic, UNICEF, USAID, World Wide Hearing (Audra Renyi, Executive Director from World Wide Hearing, pictured above) and many others. Together, we discussed crucial topics from childhood development (what are the critical unmet needs?) and literacy (what can be done to promote early childhood education?) to children’s health and disabilities (what’s working and what still needs to be done?).

These conversations are important to helping us identify the needs of children and build upon solutions. We need to increase access to books in under-served communities. Serve as mentors for positive youth development. Empower at-risk children. Implement global partnerships to combat preventable, treatable diseases. Provide clean water. Include children of all abilities.

We all play a significant role in improving the lives of children in our communities. Lions – how is your club addressing children’s needs?

 

Your International President,

Joe Preston

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Videos

What I Enjoy about Being a Lion…

Friday, July 25, 2014

At this year’s International Convention in Toronto, we asked Lions to answer a simple question: What do you enjoy about being a Lion? The response was huge, as…

Lions Clubs International and ViridiSTOR

Lions Go Paperless at Convention

Monday, July 21, 2014

At this year’s convention in Toronto, Lions Clubs International worked with ViridiSTOR LLC to deliver the entire convention digitally on a USB. Over 16,000 delegates representing the 1.36…

Ask One!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Each new Lion brings fresh ideas, passion and a hands-on attitude to clubs — helping to improve service and make a greater impact in the community. There are…

LQ Global Impact: Feeding Children

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Global Impact segment in this month’s new Lions Quarterly video magazine focuses on how Lions are fighting childhood hunger around the world. In Canada, Lions deliver fruits…