Lions Clubs International
Mar
31

Lions Conduct Sight for Kids Screenings

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Today’s photo features Lions in the Philippines providing vision screenings to local children. The La Union (Host) Lions Club, La Union (LD) and San Fernando (LU) Lions Clubs conducted a joint Sight for Kids project. Over 700 children were screened; 45 students were found with eye defects and were refracted right away.

Focused on serving Asia, The LCIF and Johnson & Johnson Sight for Kids program has screened more than 17 million children over the past 10 years. Thanks to the Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo campaign, which ends today, over 23,000 more children received eye exams in the past six months. Thank you, Lions and Leos, for donating your photos to help support Sight for Kids. Every photo you donated helped save a child’s sight!

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Lions Clubs Seattle 2011
Mar
28

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • AUSTRALIA: Minnamurra Lions Club host a “Spare a Kiss for MS” event to bring in an expected $9,500.
  • NEW ZEALAND: Six local Lions clubs contribute to purchasing special chairs for nursing mothers for the neo-natal ward at Taranaki Base Hospital.
  • WISCONSIN, USA: Baraboo Lions Club and other community organizations team up to help area kids and adults understand their risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • PENNSYLVANNIA, USA: Millersville Lions Club contributes $4,760 to three households affected by a sewer line break  late last year.
  • BAHAMAS: The Freeport Lions Club prepares to train dogs as hearing guides.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
27

Lions Email Etiquette: To BCC or Not

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We’ve all been there: Someone sends a message to a large group of people and adds everyone’s email address in the “To” field, and then we have to endure a wave responses, and replies to those responses, and the body of every ensuing reply is littered with large blocks of email addresses.

When should we use BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) instead of using the “To” field?

If sending an email to a group of people who should all be privy to the replies (i.e., Reply to All), then use the “To” field. Seldom is there a need for this. Usually, messages sent to a large group of people are one way communications – sender to recipient – with no need for reply.

Using the BCC only displays a single recipient’s email address – the one receiving the message – not all recipients who were in the BCC. Doing so also lessens the possibility of future spam for your recipients.

BCC Helps Protect Your Computer

Some viruses will send an email to every address in an infected computer’s email messages and contact list. If a message is read on a computer with an email virus, it could spam every address it finds associated with that account. By using the BCC field, the only addresses a virus will find associated with that message are the sender’s and the recipient’s (not everyone else in the BCC field, because those addresses do not display).

There is no magic cutoff as to the maximum number of addresses before switching from the “To” field to BCC. It’s subjective, depending on the intent of the message. Rule of thumb, if you’re sending a message to two or more people, and there is no need for a reply (or only you need to see the replies), use the BCC.

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
26

Palmer’s Blog: Teaching Life Skills in France

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This week while in France, I visited the Institut des Parons in Aix en Provence. It’s a wonderful organization that works with persons at all ages of life who have intellectual disabilities. In addition to care and accommodation, the organization provides training to help people learn skills to better their future and follow their dreams. I snapped the photo above of the pottery that students make at home and sell to the public. Students also learn to swim as a part of their education.

Thank you to the Lions of Multiple District 103 for a lovely time in France!

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Lions World Lunch Relay
Mar
25

We’re Ready for the Lunch Relay…Are You?

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We’re hosting a special International Headquarters event for the Lions World Lunch Relay on Friday, April 4th. Our staff will gather for coffee and cake to celebrate this unique event that is bringing Lions around the world together. In the spirit of service, we’re also collecting household paper products for a local community center to help our neighbors in need.

The Lions World Lunch Relay is the perfect opportunity to showcase your club to potential new members. So join us, and thousands of Lions clubs around the world, on April 4th!

Don’t miss out on the biggest event of the year…register your club today!

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Once you register, make sure you share a photo of your lunch event. Show us how your club celebrated the day and you may see it on LCI’s Facebook page! There are two easy ways to share your photo:

1. Post a photo to Facebook with your smartphone using the hashtag #LCIWorldLunch. The hashtag will help us find your post and share it on our official Facebook page. Be sure to include your club name and your country in the post.

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2. Email us your favorite photo!  Send us your best photo to lunchrelay@lionsclubs.org. Be sure to include your club name and country in the email so we can recognize your club’s participation.

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