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Sep
3

Preston’s Blog: #WeServe in Brazil

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Two weeks ago, Joni and I visited Ceara, Brazil, where the Lions are living up to our motto “we serve.” There, I promoted the Pride of being a Lion at the opening of the Council of Governors meeting, met with Lion Leaders, Club Presidents and Leos, and dumped a bucket of ice water over my head. Yes, I said it –ice water.

It was in Fortaleza, Brazil that I participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This challenge has been spreading awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease as well as helping gain support in the race to find a cure. You can see the video I posted taking the challenge on the Lions Clubs International Youtube Channel.

We Lions have our own challenge –the Centennial Service Challenge, in which Lions around the world are working toward serving 100 million people by 2017. I was fortunate to join the Lions of Brazil in protecting our environment by planting trees and the Leos of Brazil are doing their part by focusing their time to feeding the homeless. Report your service activities on MyLCI and encourage others to participate.

Lions, are you up for the challenge?

 

Your International President,

Joe Preston

Be sure to follow me on Facebook to see more activities, projects and pictures from my trips around the world.

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Sep
2

Webinar: The Role of the Cabinet Secretary

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“The Role of the Cabinet Secretary” webinar provides training and guidance for this essential district position. As the cabinet secretary you play a key role in communicating, scheduling, and providing resources to the district leadership team, while also assisting the district governor.  The presentation reviews the cabinet secretary responsibilities, challenges and opportunities.

The content includes a review of the MyLCI cabinet secretary features and functions.  MyLCI training includes basic features, access and login, home page and menus, and getting help with MyLCI.

If you are a current or prospective cabinet secretary, or a Lion interested in district operations, you will not want to miss this webinar!

Register today for one of the time slots below:

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Lions Clubs International
Sep
1

Lions in India Feed Hungry Children

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As a part of the Centennial Service Challenge goal to serve 100 million people by December 2017, Lions Club of Guwahati Kamrupa in India held a Relieving the Hunger project that fed 1,700 children in need. Over 50 Lions prepared and distributed lunch to the children. These Lions have committed to feeding 5,000 children this year.

The Centennial Service Challenge encourages Lions to celebrate 100 years of service by serving 100 million people in the areas of youth, environment, vision and hunger. In addition to feeding children, projects that count toward the goal include planting trees, organizing a vision screening and donating books to a local school. For more Centennial Service Project ideas, visit our Global Service Action Campaigns page.

Don’t forget to report your activities on MyLCI, and share your projects on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #LIONS100.

 

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Aug
29

Video: Lions Wizard of Oz Parody

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Come along with Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Emerald City Lions Club and learn all the ways they can serve their community. This video was first shown at the International Convention in Toronto, and it’s a fun way to spread the word about Lions and let people know that Lions don’t just help out in one area of service — we’re there whenever and however our communities need us!

Share this video with members and friends by posting on your club’s Facebook page, website or blog!

 

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Lions Clubs International
Aug
27

Lions Multiple Districts Charter New Clubs

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Congratulations are in order!

During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, GMT Constitutional Area Leader PIP Jim Ervin challenged his multiple districts in the United States to charter a new club in each district. LCI is proud to announce that the following multiple districts achieved his challenge:

  • MD 7 – Arkansas (5 new clubs in 4 districts)
  • MD 12 – Tennessee (6 new clubs in 5 districts)
  • MD 21 – Arizona / California (3 new clubs in 3 districts)
  • MD 40 – New Mexico / Arizona (4 new clubs in 2 districts)
  • MD 49 – Alaska (2 new clubs in 2 districts)

PIP Ervin would like to acknowledge that this achievement would not have been possible without each Lions dedication, passion, vision, and most importantly team work! He will be meeting and congratulating the winners at the USA Canada Forum in September.

Many clubs were chartered through the assistance of the New Club Development Workshop Program and the dedicated consultants involved. Request your New Club Development Workshop today – it’s free!

Congratulations and best wishes for another successful year of strengthening the pride.

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Videos

LQ: Outreach to Afghanistan

Monday, December 30, 2013

In this segment of the Lions Quarterly (LQ), Lions and Leos in Hawaii reach out to people in Afghanistan. Projects include the “Socks for Sisters” program, which was…

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…

Video: Relieving Hunger in South Africa

Monday, December 23, 2013

As December and January’s Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action campaign continues, we’re sharing another video from our Lions Quarterly (LQ) archives. The video above features Lions in…

Video: Lions in Kenya Plant Trees

Monday, December 16, 2013

The “water towers” of Kenya refer to the mountains and forests that capture rain water and snow, which help provide water to local communities during dry months. However,…