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Jul
11

LCIF Awards 5 Disaster Relief and Emergency Grants, June 2016

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) offers a variety of funding options to support various stages for disaster relief operations, including Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Community Recovery and Major Catastrophe Grants.

For districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis, Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000. Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year.

In June 2016, LCIF awarded 5 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$50,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Texas, USA, District 2-S4
$10,000 for flood relief

France, District 103-C
$10,000 for flood relief

New Mexico, USA, District 40-N
$10,000 for wildfire relief

California, USA, District 4-L1
$10,000 for wildfire relief

West Virginia, USA, District 29-C
$10,000 for flood relief

Please consider making a donation to LCIF’s disaster fund today.

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Jun
30

Touchstone Story: Lions Lingo

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Lions Clubs International has 11 official languages—Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. Some members might say it has an unofficial language, too: Lions Lingo.

Terms such as multiple district, Leo, Lions Quest, SightFirst, tail twister or club twinning can puzzle some members. Acronyms—including ID, PIP, OSEAL, FOLAC, PDG and LCIF—might add to the confusion. To help new members understand such words and phrases, the Salisbury Lions Club in North Carolina shares an eight-page document of regional and association-wide Lions terms compiled by Past District Governor (PDG) Jerry Austin. Although, as the club notes, “some ‘older’ members may likewise benefit by receiving a copy.”

With more than 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic areas around the globe, Lions expressions naturally vary from region to region. Lions in Austria have a slogan: “Wir helfen—persönlich, rasch und unbürokratisch,” which means “Lions help quickly, personally and without bureaucracy.” In Sweden, the phrase “Lions för samhällsansvar och livskvalité” means that Lions work together to improve the quality of life for everyone in society.

Whatever the language or the terms, Lions quickly connect with each other through service projects, fundraisers, social activities, regular meetings, social media and conventions. Association-wide campaigns, such as SightFirst and the Centennial Service Challenge, bring together Lions through common goals. Because as the universal Lions’ motto “We serve” suggests, together members can do more to help people in their local communities and meet humanitarian needs around the world.

In FOLAC, ANZI-Pacific, ISAAME, OSEAL and other constitutional areas, members come together under one name to serve: Lions. And whether they’re new or longtime Lions, most would admit that a handy glossary of Lions Lingo is always helpful.

View the entire Touchstone Story collection at Lions100.org!

 

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Jun
28

Walk the World with LCIF!

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LCIF is proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies to provide Sight for Kids.

Now, you can walk or run to raise money for Sight for Kids wherever you are in the world. Simply download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone, select “Sight for Kids,” and take a walk! LCIF will receive a donation for every mile logged. Supporting this vital initiative has never been easier!

Remember to share your journey on Facebook and Twitter with the #sightforkids hashtag. Then, watch for updates over the next year to see how far Lions and our friends have walked to save sight.
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2016 Parade of Nations
Jun
26

#LCICon 2016 Parade Results

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Below are the results from the 2016 Lions Clubs International Convention Parade of Nations, held this year in Fukuoka, Japan on June 24-28. Congratulations to all Lions across the globe!

Visit the LCICon Facebook page for videos, photos and updates from Fukuoka!

ALL STATE BAND
1) MD 30 – Mississippi All State Band
2) MD 10/11 – Michigan All State Band


MARCHING DELEGATIONS
1) (tie) MD 307 – INDONESIA
1) (tie) MD 101, 104, 106,107,109 – SCANDINAVIA: ALAND ISLANDS/ DENMARK/FAROE ISLANDS/FINLAND/ GREENLAND/ICELAND/NORWAY/SWEDEN
2) MD 306 – SRI LANKA
3) MD B – MEXICO
COMPETITIVE BANDS  – DIVISION II
1) MD 321 – INDIA (MD 316-318,321-324), Seika Girls High School Band
2) MD 103 – FRANCE, Kyushu Sangyo Kyushu High School Band PRECISION DEMONSTRATION UNIT  – DIVISION II
1) D303 – CHINA, HONG KONG/MACAO (DIST 303, MD 380 – MD 390)

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Jun
22

Message from the Chairperson: Another Banner Year for our Great Foundation

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Dear Lions,PrestonJan2016

As I look back on this past year, I am overcome with gratitude. Serving as Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has given me so much to be thankful for, and I would like to take this opportunity to express that gratitude to each and every one of you.

Thank you, Lions, for your creative and meaningful work this year. The sheer volume of grant applications you have submitted to LCIF proves that we are expanding our humanitarian reach. We are only able to do this because of your unending dedication to service.

I would like to also thank our LCIF Board of Trustees, LCIF District and Multiple District Coordinators, district leaders and everyone who helped promote LCIF. You have done a great job raising awareness and increasing donations this year. Your work is vital to what we do.

Thank you for your generous support of LCIF. Because of you, we are treating the people we serve with dignity and working together in the spirit of harmony, all in the name of humanity.

Lastly, Joni and I want to thank the Lions of the world for your warm hospitality and your genuine friendship. You have welcomed us with open arms and shown us the true essence of Lionism.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chairperson. It has been a great honor to represent you and LCIF, the greatest foundation in the world!

Together in Service,

Joe Preston
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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