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In the Digital LION, watch the moving film, “Notes on Blindness,” see an inspiring recruitment video by a Texas Campus club and read about Lions parades in 1941 from the LION Vault.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!
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.
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.
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.
At the the Lions International Convention in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month, Lions enjoyed a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. He received the Lions Humanitarian Award for…
Lions in Australia recently hosted the 40th Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta, an annual boat race that raises funds for local organizations such as SIDS for Kids, Life…
Today’s video features highlights from Hamburg, Germany, where the Lions International Convention took place earlier this month. Events and exhibits included the Environmental Photo Contest exhibit, the Lions…
The fight against measles just received a substantial shot in the arm. Lions Clubs International has committed to raising US$30 million by 2017 to continue its efforts to…