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Jun
28

#LCICon Honolulu – Day Two

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Photos from day two of the 98th Lions International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.  You can find more convention photos on the LCICon Facebook page and watch video clips of the bands that performed at the International Parade of Nations on the LCICon YouTube channel.

Parade of Nations

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International Show

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Jun
26

#LCICon Honolulu – Day One

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Photos from day one of the 98th Lions International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. You can find more convention photos on the LCICon Facebook page.
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Lions Clubs International – Special Olympics Partnership Unified Sports Program

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Centennial Coordinator Seminar

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Leo Luau

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Palmer with children in India
Jun
26

Message from the Chairperson: Reflecting on a Year of Selfless Service

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Dear Lions,

I have recently spent some time reflecting on this past year. As Chairperson of your Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), I have had the privilege of traveling the world, meeting Lions and witnessing the projects to which you devote your hearts.

It has been a great honor to serve as your Chairperson. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished, and I know that with your continued support, our Foundation will continue make the world a better place for years to come.

Without your kindness and generosity, there would be more children at risk for drug use; fewer children would have access to life-saving vaccines; the fear of blinding disease would be a reality for more people; and there would be less support for people in need following disasters.

Whether in small, rural villages or in our global community, you are changing lives every day. I would like to share with you just a few of the incredible accomplishments from the past year, below. Thank you for your dedication to our Foundation.

Sincerely,

Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Read the rest of the June 2015 LCIF e-newsletter here.

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Jun
24

Don’t Forget to Watch #LCICon Videos on YouTube!

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Whether or not you’re planning on attending the Lions International Convention this week in Honolulu, remember to tune into the #LCICon YouTube channel for video highlights of each day. We’ll be posting clips from the plenaries, the Parade of Nations, the exhibit hall and more! We’ll also be catching up with Lions from all over the world.

Meanwhile, you can watch videos from conventions past on the #LCICon YouTube channel. Above, relive the excitement of the 97th Lions International Convention in Toronto!

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Trachoma Screening in Tibet
Jun
22

News Release: LCIF Congratulates China on Trachoma Progress

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OAK BROOK, Illinois, USA, June 22, 2015 – During the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, the Delegation of the People’s Republic of China shared the findings of the trachoma assessment, and concluded that this blinding disease does not represent a public health threat.

“This declaration by the Chinese government is a significant victory for the Chinese people and Lions Clubs International. Trachoma is a disease that flourishes in economically marginalized areas. The announcement is, therefore, a testament to the strides the Chinese government has made to improve the health and welfare of its people. As a Lion, I am proud that we were able to play an important role in helping China to verify this milestone, and I look forward to our supporting the Chinese eye care system in the future,” said Wing-Kun Tam, Past International President and Executive Chairman of SightFirst China Action, Lions Clubs International.

Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) were instrumental in the key assessment and surveillance activities that helped China officially eliminate blinding trachoma as a public health threat. When the partnership with the Chinese government started in 2010, estimates suggested that over 350 million people lived in suspected endemic areas.

Trachoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness, is one of the oldest known infectious diseases. Children and women are most susceptible to the disease, which often occurs in clusters, infecting entire families and communities for generations.

China has benefitted from a long period of financial prosperity, societal changes, improvement of living standards, and enhanced access to health services. In order to evaluate if there were still areas of the country where blindness from trachoma might still constitute a risk of public health relevance, LCIF funded a multi-year assessment of the trachoma situation in China as recommended by WHA resolution 51.11. Local ophthalmologists were trained by the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement a field effort to assess areas known or suspected to be at high-risk for having blindness from trachoma. The Lions of Hong Kong/Macau and China helped coordinate the work with the Chinese government and the WHO, supported the field work, and contributed to raising public awareness of the activities being carried out.

LCIF has supported projects that improve the eye care system in China since 1999. As part of its SightFirst China Action program, LCIF has donated over US$30 million to strengthen the national eye care infrastructure and increase access to vision care, including funding for surgeries, hospitals and training. The assessment on the status of blindness from trachoma as a public health problem in China demonstrated what can be accomplished when governments, volunteers and international organizations cooperate to eliminate preventable causes of blindness.

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About Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
Lions Clubs International Foundation is the grant-making body of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest volunteer service club organization. The LCIF SightFirst program, Lions’ flagship initiative, builds comprehensive eye care systems to fight the major causes of blindness and care for blind and visually impaired persons. Since 1990, the SightFirst program has helped restore sight to more than 30 million people around the world. Lions have raised more than $415 million to provide surgeries, to improve of hundreds of eye care facilities and train of thousands of eye care professionals. For more information, visit www.lcif.org.

 

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