Oct
27

Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse

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Lions and Lions Club International (LCIF) are very active in the fight against trachoma. LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a leader in combating trachoma. Since 1999, LCIF has awarded US$20.5 million for 26 trachoma control projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Ethiopia alone has received more than US$7 million in funding since it is the most endemic country in the world for the disease.

“Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse,” a documentary feature film that follows Carter Center staff, global health partners, and Lion and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter engaged in a comprehensive strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia, is airing on American Public Television stations nationwide.

Air Dates/Locations:

Los Angeles (KCET)
Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. on KCETLINK

San Antonio (KLRN)
Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. on main
Oct. 29 at 1:30 a.m. on main

Albuquerque Portales (KENW)
Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Los Angeles (KVCR 2)
Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.

Indianapolis (WFYI)
Oct. 22 at 10 p.m.

San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, CA (KCSM)
Nov. 4 at 10 p.m.
Nov. 5 at 3 a.m.

Chicago (WYCC)
Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

Louisville, KY (WKMJ)
Nov. 17 at 4 a.m.

Visit http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/trachoma/defeating-blinding-curse-trailer.html for additional air dates and locations.

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Oct
22

Upcoming Webinar: Conflict Resolution

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Creating Collaboration from Difference

You are at a club meeting and a conflict arises. What is your first reaction — avoidance? Compromise?  Competition? We all experience conflict in our daily life and our Lions life. How we handle it can impact our Lions service and our well-being. The goal of this LCI Leadership Development Division webinar is to provide practical strategies to help Lions positively manage conflict within a Lions setting.

The webinar disarms the idea of conflict by discussing conflict’s common underlying causes, its benefits and five conflict management strategies. Collaboration, often the optimal choice, will be discussed in detail.

Case studies of actual Lions conflict scenarios are included. In addition, you will have the opportunity to consider your most common approach to conflict and the benefits of employing various strategies to achieve the best outcome for yourself and others.

You will not want to miss this webinar that will provide you with insight and tools to manage conflict at the club, district and all levels of Lions life.

To register for one of two sessions and download the webinar companion workbook, click:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CST
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

Webinar Companion Workbook

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Oct
21

Bill Gates has an Encouraging Video Message for Lions

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has an encouraging video message for Lions. LCIF has committed to raising US$30 million by 2017 to improve access to vaccines through Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. The funds raised will be matched by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. 

Click the links below to view this video with subtitles in all official Lions languages.

Deutsch: https://youtu.be/78e5Y5rxVEk
Español: https://youtu.be/i1lS_P5wn4A
Français: https://youtu.be/YdKVbAC8tWQ
Italiano: https://youtu.be/9YBpcpW9Uxs
Português: https://youtu.be/5_WULipuPeY
Suomi: https://youtu.be/AblS5i5iUiQ
Svenska: https://youtu.be/eVS5fydu3B4
日本語: https://youtu.be/NZFGfjL0V5o
한국어: https://youtu.be/iI1jYu0GytE
中文: https://youtu.be/HSTzpHjomvk 

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Oct
20

LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, September 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis.

In September 2015, LCIF awarded 15 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$128,500. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Turkey, District 118-U
$10,000 for flood relief

Dominica, District 60-B
$10,000 for storm relief

Washington, USA, District 19-D
$10,000 for wildfire relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B1
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 318-A
$5,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LC-8DSC07903
$10,000 for windstorm relief

Portugal, District 115-CN
$3,500 for wildfire relief

Japan, District 333-B

$10,000 for flood relief

Japan, District 332-C
$10,000 for flood relief

California, USA, District 4-A1
$10,000 for wildfire relief

California, USA, District 4-C2
$10,000 for wildfire relief

Italy, District 108-IB3
$10,000 for flood relief

Chile, District T-1
$5,000 for earthquake relief

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-F
$10,000 for typhoon relief

 

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Oct
19

LCICon: Relive Honolulu, Register for Fukuoka

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The 99th Lions International Convention is in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 24-28, 2016. Registration is now open!

As the largest commercial city in Kyushu and dating back 1,400 years, Fukuoka is an attractive city that blends the old with the new. The city is known as a gourmet food city, with fresh seafood and food stands lining one of Japan’s largest entertainment districts. Lions from around the world will enjoy Japanese culture as they meet friends, attend plenary sessions and seminars, walk in the colorful Parade of Nations and more.

Learn more about LCICon Fukuoka on the LCICon website, and keep up to date on Facebook.

Watch the video above for highlights from LCICon Honolulu.

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