Relief efforts in Taiwan

Message from the Chairperson: Our Foundation is Caring and Compassionate

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Earlier this month, Typhoon Soudelor tore through the Pacific Ocean. Once a super-typhoon, Soudelor has claimed dozens of lives already. Millions of families are without water, electricity or shelter. The storm has caused monsoon rains, high winds, flooding and landslides throughout the region.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) responded immediately. A US$10,000 Emergency grant was awarded to the Lions of District 204 Micronesia for relief efforts in Saipan. A US$200,000 Major Catastrophe grant was awarded to Multiple District 300 Taiwan to assist with both immediate needs and long-term reconstruction.

The Lions of MD 300 Taiwan, China and Micronesia are coming to the aid of their neighbors. But they need your help. Rebuilding after Typhoon Soudelor will be no easy task, but Lions and our Foundation are committed to supporting the humanitarian needs within these communities for the short and long term. Please consider making a contribution to LCIF’s disaster relief fund and giving hope to those who have been devastated by this disaster.

Our thoughts and prayers go out all who have been affected by Typhoon Soudelor.


Joe Preston
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Visit to read the LCIF August Newsletter.

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Upcoming Webinars: Lions Leadership in Action

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Lions Leadership in Action—Two Dynamic LCI Webinars

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell


Effective leaders build a strong framework to plan and manage work.  The ability to accomplish goals and manage effective meetings are skill sets critical to this framework and will be explored in two upcoming LCI Leadership Development webinars.

In September’s Goal Setting and Action Planning, Lions will learn how to optimize club success by strategic goal planning and execution.  This online training offers tools for:

  • defining SMART goals,
  • developing an action plan and
  • managing goals for the best results.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CDT
Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

Meeting Management in October will discuss the elements of effective meeting management including:

  • planning and procedures,
  • agenda preparation,
  • essential facilitation skills and
  • post-meeting action steps.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CDT
Friday, October 16, 2015 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

Together these two webinars will increase your ability to provide strong and motivational Lions Leadership in Action!

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Vote Helen Keller for #TheNew10

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“Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”

Helen Keller, Lions International Convention
Cedar Point, Ohio, USA
June 30, 1925

The new US$10 bill, to be issued in 2020, will feature the face of a woman. The Helen Keller Foundation is encouraging Lions to vote for Helen Keller via Twitter (use the hashtag #TheNew10) or at Be sure to spread the word to your fellow Lions, friends and family!

Helen Keller famously challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness,” and Lions have been well known for sight programs aimed at preventable blindness ever since.

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Share Your #LIONS100 Photos!

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Let everyone know how your club is celebrating 100 years of Lions service!

Take Photos of Lions in Action

Organize a Centennial Service Challenge project in one of the following categories — youth, hunger, sight or environment — and designate a member to take photos of Lions in action at your event.

Use #LIONS100 Hashtag on Social Media

Share photos of your Centennial project on your club’s Facebook and Twitter page, and include the hashtag #LIONS100 in your post. Do you have “throwback” photos of your club from the past 20, 30, 40, 50 years? Post and tag with #LIONS100, and show everyone how long your club has been serving the community. We’ll be looking for your post to share on the official LCI social media channels!

Submit a Photo to LCI

You can submit photos and descriptions of your Centennial Service Challenge activity to Lions headquarters through the Submit a Photo page, and we’ll share your photos through our social media accounts, the blog or the LION Magazine. While all photos are considered for posting, we typically like to share candid photos of Lions in action.

Don’t forget to report your activities on MyLCI!

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LQ: Norway Peace Camp

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“We are different, maybe…but actually, we are all the same.”

Young campers at the Lions Imagine Peace Youth Camp in Norway come together from all over the world. Lions encourage them to embrace other people’s differences and to celebrate peace. This peace-focused camp is the Lions’ response to local terror attacks — allowing youth to address their thoughts on peace and to learn to make friends with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Watch the above Lions Quarterly video segment to learn more about the camp, and download the video to share at your next meeting or event. Consider becoming a host club or sponsor club for exchange participants in your area. Visit the Youth Camp and Exchange Program page for more information.

During the month of August, be sure to participate in the Engaging Our Youth Centennial Service Challenge and help Lions everywhere serve 100 million people by 2018. Share photos of your Centennial celebrations with the hashtag #LIONS100!


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Social Media Tip: Instagram Videos

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Are you on Instagram? Not only is the smart phone app a great way to post quick, fun images of your club’s activities, but now you can also…

Video: Feeding the Homeless

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign is still going strong, and we’re sharing stories of how Lions everywhere are feeding their hungry neighbors. The video above…

Get Ready for Family and Friends Month in April!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dear Lions Family, No one is more important than family and friends, but many of the people we’re closest to don’t know about the important work we do…

Convention Early Bird Registration

Thursday, January 2, 2014

There’s still time to take advantage of Early Bird registration fees for the 2014 Lions International Convention, to be held July 4 – 8 in Toronto. The Early…