May
1

Recycle for Sight in May

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When Helen Keller named Lions “Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness,” Lions responded by making it our mission to serve blind and vision-impaired people everywhere. Today, we’re still known for our sight services — eyeglass recycling in particular. May is Recycle for Sight Month, and we encourage your club to participate and raise awareness about eyeglass recycling in your community.

Many people often wonder how Lions eyeglass recycling works. The video above features a vision mission trip to Puerto Vallarta, organized by the Fargo Lions Club, and does a great job of explaining how eyeglasses are collected, sorted and distributed. The process begins with a simple eyeglass collection box, and ends with hundreds of eyeglasses given to children and adults in need.

How is your club participating in Recycle for Sight Month? To start a Recycle for Sight program in your community, see our list of Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers, and download our Club Guide for Collecting Used Eyeglasses.

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
30

Palmer’s Blog: Stop and Smell the Tulips!

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As this month’s Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign comes to an end, it’s time to take a moment to appreciate the fruits of our labor. Stop and smell the roses! Or in my case last week in the Netherlands, the tulips! Anne and I took a lovely stroll through Keukenhof, the world’s largest garden, and as we made our way through the colorful blooms I felt so proud knowing that Lions everywhere have been working hard all month long to preserve and protect beauty such as this. Thank you, Lions!

I would love to see what your club has done to protect the environment! Be sure to share your photos on Facebook and show the world how you’ve helped make the future a little greener.

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Apr
29

LQ: Pediatric Cataract Initiative

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The April Lions Quarterly features the above segment about the Pediatric Cataract Initiative, a Lions Clubs International Foundation and Bausch + Lomb program that helps provide children with eye care and surgeries.

In the video, meet young Pradip, a 7-year-old boy who lives in a remote Indian village near the Bangladesh border and who was diagnosed with pediatric cataract. Thanks to Lions, he got the care he needed to improve his vision, see and read clearly, and look toward a happier, healthier future.

Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue.

Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue. – See more at: http://www.lcif.org/EN/our-programs/sight/partnership-initiatives/pediatric-cataract-initiative.php#sthash.p6ePr6XC.dpuf
Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue. – See more at: http://www.lcif.org/EN/our-programs/sight/partnership-initiatives/pediatric-cataract-initiative.php#sthash.p6ePr6XC.dpuf

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
28

Get Members, Get Rewarded!

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Want to get rewarded for growing your club? The Together We Can Grow Contest rewards high-performing clubs for exceptional membership growth. One club in each district can win a choice of US$250 in credit toward club supplies from the Lions Clubs Supplies Store or a US$250 donation to the LCI Foundation toward the club’s next Melvin Jones Fellow.

Keep building on the momentum you’ve created in Family and Friends Month in April by inviting your family and friends to join you as Lions. And when they do, you could earn special rewards for your club.

Visit the Together We Can Grow Contest page today for complete contest details and your chance to earn additional rewards in our Innovative Recruiting Contest!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
25

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

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

  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Clubs of Tacking Point and Port Macquarie provides meals to young people of CanTeen, a program that supports young people diagnosed with cancer or who have a family member with cancer, en route to camp.
  • MICHIGAN, USA: Richmond Lions Club raises funds for Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness program to fix local families’ homes.
  • CANADA: The Simcoe Lynn Valley Lions Club hosts fish fry to help send students overseas.
  • ENGLAND: Kidderminster and District Lions Club annual duck race set to raise more than £2,000, with 3,000 people and 900 ducks in attendance.
  • ENGLAND: Rothley, Swadlincote and Loughborough Lions Clubs help support life-saving air ambulance.

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

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LQ: Microfinance Project in India

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The above video is a segment from the October Lions Quarterly (LQ) video magazine. Lions in India partnered with ASA International to provide microfinance loans to women whose…

Video: Malawi Eye Clinic

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As Knights of the Blind, Lions are perhaps best known for the sight services they provide to their communities — both locally and globally. The Recycle for Sight…