Lions Clubs Seattle 2011
Mar
28

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • AUSTRALIA: Minnamurra Lions Club host a “Spare a Kiss for MS” event to bring in an expected $9,500.
  • NEW ZEALAND: Six local Lions clubs contribute to purchasing special chairs for nursing mothers for the neo-natal ward at Taranaki Base Hospital.
  • WISCONSIN, USA: Baraboo Lions Club and other community organizations team up to help area kids and adults understand their risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • PENNSYLVANNIA, USA: Millersville Lions Club contributes $4,760 to three households affected by a sewer line break  late last year.
  • BAHAMAS: The Freeport Lions Club prepares to train dogs as hearing guides.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
27

Lions Email Etiquette: To BCC or Not

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We’ve all been there: Someone sends a message to a large group of people and adds everyone’s email address in the “To” field, and then we have to endure a wave responses, and replies to those responses, and the body of every ensuing reply is littered with large blocks of email addresses.

When should we use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) instead of using the “To” field?

If sending an email to a group of people who should all be privy to the replies (i.e., Reply to All), then use the “To” field. Seldom is there a need for this. Usually, messages sent to a large group of people are one way communications – sender to recipient – with no need for reply.

Using the BCC only displays a single recipient’s email address – the one receiving the message – not all recipients who were in the BCC. Doing so also lessens the possibility of future spam for your recipients.

BCC Helps Protect Your Computer

Some viruses will send an email to every address in an infected computer’s email messages and contact list. If a message is read on a computer with an email virus, it could spam every address it finds associated with that account. By using the BCC field, the only addresses a virus will find associated with that message are the sender’s and the recipient’s (not everyone else in the BCC field, because those addresses do not display).

There is no magic cutoff as to the maximum number of addresses before switching from the “To” field to BCC. It’s subjective, depending on the intent of the message. Rule of thumb, if you’re sending a message to two or more people, and there is no need for a reply (or only you need to see the replies), use the BCC.

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
26

Palmer’s Blog: Teaching Life Skills in France

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This week while in France, I visited the Institut des Parons in Aix en Provence. It’s a wonderful organization that works with persons at all ages of life who have intellectual disabilities. In addition to care and accommodation, the organization provides training to help people learn skills to better their future and follow their dreams. I snapped the photo above of the pottery that students make at home and sell to the public. Students also learn to swim as a part of their education.

Thank you to the Lions of Multiple District 103 for a lovely time in France!

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Lions World Lunch Relay
Mar
25

We’re Ready for the Lunch Relay…Are You?

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We’re hosting a special International Headquarters event for the Lions World Lunch Relay on Friday, April 4th. Our staff will gather for coffee and cake to celebrate this unique event that is bringing Lions around the world together. In the spirit of service, we’re also collecting household paper products for a local community center to help our neighbors in need.

The Lions World Lunch Relay is the perfect opportunity to showcase your club to potential new members. So join us, and thousands of Lions clubs around the world, on April 4th!

Don’t miss out on the biggest event of the year…register your club today!

register-now-blueShare a Photo of Your Lunch Event!

Once you register, make sure you share a photo of your lunch event. Show us how your club celebrated the day and you may see it on LCI’s Facebook page! There are two easy ways to share your photo:

1. Post a photo to Facebook with your smartphone using the hashtag #LCIWorldLunch. The hashtag will help us find your post and share it on our official Facebook page. Be sure to include your club name and your country in the post.

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2. Email us your favorite photo!  Send us your best photo to lunchrelay@lionsclubs.org. Be sure to include your club name and country in the email so we can recognize your club’s participation.

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Mar
24

Convention Registration Discounts End Soon!

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There is still one week left to take advantage of the discounted convention registration fees! Register by March 31 for the regular registration fee of US$150. Starting April 1 and through onsite registration, fees will be US$170.

register-now-blueThis year’s convention will be held from July 4 – 8, 2014 in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watch the video above to see what’s in store for Lions, and check out the links below for more information about planning your trip. We’re expecting you in Toronto!

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Videos

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Video: Lions Fight 4 Energy

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In October of 2012, Lions in Italy and Germany received a grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) for US$10,000 to support a unique energy project. The project,…

LQ: Lions Adopt a Village

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The latest edition of Lions Quarterly features a segment about Lions in Indonesia who have dedicated years helping an entire community out of poverty. Lions helped provide clean…