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Sep
19

Webinar: Effective Club Meetings

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Are you interested in the coordination and management of productive Lions meetings? Join your fellow Lions for the always popular Effective Club Meetings webinar.  We will review the basics of good meeting management including:

  • meeting planning,
  • agenda preparation,
  • post-meeting evaluation and
  • essential facilitation skills.

This training will give you the practical tools and strategies to conduct efficient meetings and therefore increase club effectiveness and member satisfaction.  And, the skills and tools discussed apply to a Lions meeting at any level–club, district, zone, or region.  So, therefore, the Effective Meetings webinar is intended for any Lion who attends, or conducts, a Lions meeting—all of us!

Register today for one of the time slots below:

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Sep
17

2015 Environmental Photo Contest

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The Environmental Photo Contest is a way for Lions around the world to share their pictures that capture the awe-inspiring magnificence that is found in nature. These photos can fall under any one of the following five categories:

  • Animal Life
  • Plant Life
  • Urban or Natural Landscapes
  • Weather Phenomenon
  • Special theme –Lions’ Pride in our Environment: Capturing the magnificent beauty and grandeur of our natural environment

Clubs are encouraged to hold their local Environmental Photo Contest and submit the “Best of Show” photo to their district office. Lions Districts need to send their winning photo to their Multiple Districts by January 15, 2015. Multiple Districts will then choose their winning photo, which they must submit to Lions Headquarters in Oakbrook, IL by March 1, 2015 along with a Multiple District Entry Form.

“Will my photo count?” In order for your photo to be eligible for the Environmental Photo Contest, your photo needs to follow these rules:

  • Photo must have been taken by a Lions club member
  • Must be an original, unaltered photo
  • May be submitted in black-and-white or color
  • Photos are depictions of the environment –please, do not include people.

We ask that you only send one photo entry per Multiple District. We will not accept multiple entries.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Sep
15

Fighting Eye Diseases That Cause Blindness

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“With the support and commitment of hundreds of thousands of Lions, who strive to alleviate the unnecessary suffering caused by eye diseases, The Carter Center and its partners are poised to win the fight against river blindness in the Western Hemisphere.” – Former U.S. President, Nobel Laureate and Lion Jimmy Carter, Co-Founder and Trustee, The Carter Center

River blindness

Approximately 120 million people in Africa and Latin America are at risk of contracting onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and despite major advances in control, 18 million people remain heavily infected. Since LCIF’s SightFirst program and The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, first forged a partnership in 1999, just over 153 million people in Africa and Latin America have received treatments of Mectizan for river blindness. LCIF has awarded The Carter Center more than US$40 million to help support its battle to eradicate this devastating, but easily preventable, disease.

Receiving these simple treatments for river blindness has transformed the lives of people in 15 countries, giving them a chance to live more productive lives, stay in their home villages without fear of contracting river blindness and be free of the debilitating effects of this disease. As this important project continues, the goal is for river blindness to actually come to a halt; in fact, the eradication of the disease in Latin America is projected for 2012. In 2008, Colombia became the first of the six river blindness endemic nations to break the transmission of onchocerciasis. In March 2010, Ecuador became the second nation in the Americas to halt the transmission of onchocerciasis.

Trachoma

LCIF also is partnering with The Carter Center to battle trachoma in two African nations. Trachoma is one of the oldest known infectious diseases and the leading cause of preventable blindness, affecting 6 million people and putting another 500 million at risk. LCIF has provided US$10 million for eight ongoing projects and funding assistance to The Carter Center. Funds help support tens of thousands of operations, training medical professionals, providing medicines and strengthening eye care centers in underserved areas.

Together, LCIF and The Carter Center will continue battling these eye diseases that cause blindness and unnecessary suffering. “Thanks to our partners, we see the success of our work in the eyes of children who will never go blind and in the faces of parents who now have hope that their lives can improve,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

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Sep
15

LQ: Lions Multi-Generation House

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Multi-Generation houses, located in communities around Germany, offer many different activities to bring children, adults and seniors together in support of one another. The Troisdorf Lions Club in Germany got involved with their local Multi-Generation house, which helps support the city’s large immigrant population. Learning a second language can be difficult, but with the help of the Troisdorf Lions, immigrant women are learning how to read and write German –helping them better integrate into the community.

Watch the clip above to see how the Troisdorf Lions Club is helping immigrants and children feel at home in the local culture. You can view the entire July Lions Quarterly on the Lions News Network.

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Sep
12

Ask a Lion: IP Joe Preston

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What questions do you have for our International President, Joe Preston?Is there anything you would like to know about Lions- our future, our membership, our projects? Well, now you have a chance to ask him. President Preston is the guest Lion for the new Ask a Lion page in an upcoming issue of the LION magazine.

You can submit your questions by posting a comment to our Ask a Lion Facebook post or by emailing us at lionmagazine@lionsclubs.org. President Preston will choose several questions to answer in the LION magazine.

If you had the chance to sit and chat with our International President, what would you ask?

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Videos

Video: Convention Events and Exhibits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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…

Lions Partner to Protect Children from Measles

Friday, July 12, 2013

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…

Palmer’s Blog: The Three R’s

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

As we begin a new Lions year, I’m very excited to share my service and experiences around the world as the 2013-14 international president. This year, I encourage…

From IP Madden: Thanks for a Great Year!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oh the places you’ll go in a world of service! In this video, 2012-2013 Lions International President Wayne Madden thanks Lions for a wonderful year – filled with…