Lions Clubs International
Sep
22

How to Get Featured on the LCI Facebook Page

Author: 10 Comments

Our social media team here at Lions Clubs International headquarters often features clubs’ photos and stories on the official Lions Facebook page. If you’d like to see your club on our page, here are a few ways to get your club’s project featured.

Share Stories and Photos on YOUR Facebook Page

If your club does not have a Facebook page, we encourage your club secretary to create one. Be sure to follow the LCI Facebook page. Post photos or videos on your page of your club in action at a recent service activity, and describe how you’re helping the community. As we go through our news feed each day, we’ll share interesting photos and projects from clubs’ pages to our own page. We will not accept stories or photos shared to us through Facebook private messaging or through comments.

Contribute to the Lions Blog

Another way for you to submit your projects to us is through the Lions Blog. These posts are then shared on all of our social media channels.

We would love to share your story on the blog. The types of stories we are looking for are short, first-person stories that share personal experiences.

If you are interested in submitting to the blog, check out the Lions Blog Contributor Guidelines for more information.

Submit a Photo via the LCI Website

Submit a Photo is a way for you to share pictures of projects and events held by your Lions club. We review these photos on a daily basis, and many of them end up being shared on our social media channels, including Facebook, the blog and Flickr.

To acquire permission to publish photos taken by your club, download the Photo/Video Authorization Form or Child Photo/Video Authorization Form. Are you interested in sharing a club project? You can Submit Your Story by filling out the Project Details form.

Promoting Events

While we would love to help you get the word out about your project, with thousands of clubs worldwide, it would be nearly impossible to promote each club’s events at the local level. We suggest posting the events to your club’s page.

By posting your success stories, you can help motivate other Lions to tackle a project similar to yours in their own community. Keep up the good work, Lions.

Read More

_P7A2884
Sep
19

Webinar: Effective Club Meetings

Author: 2 Comments

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:

Read More

921388814eade4109d855012113d272d
Sep
17

2015 Environmental Photo Contest

Author: Leave A Comment

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.

Read More

carter_center_large
Sep
15

Fighting Eye Diseases That Cause Blindness

Author: Leave A Comment

“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.

Read More

Sep
15

LQ: Lions Multi-Generation House

Author: Leave A Comment

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.

Read More

Videos

LQ: Lions Save Lives in Hawaii

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The strong currents that flow from the sea to Hawaii’s shore can be extremely dangerous, especially for beach goers who aren’t used to the riptides. The Hawaii North…

Lions in Action: Beep Baseball

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beep baseball, named for the beeping sound the ball makes, allows visually impaired athletes to participate in a competitive sport that many people might think impossible for disabled…

Video: Two More Hands for Disaster Relief

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two more hands can make a huge difference when it comes to Lions projects, like disaster relief efforts that provide immediate assistance to people in need. Watch this…

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,…