G’day from the United States! My first stop in the U.S. was the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas. This camp is an extraordinary place that allows children with physical disabilities, diabetes and Down syndrome to have fun, meet friends, build their self-esteem and follow their dreams.
I was amazed at how big the camp is — over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Activities at the camp include horseback riding, archery and climbing. The diabetes camp includes a program that teaches children how to monitor their own blood sugar and give their own insulin injections. I especially admire the camp’s “Can Do” philosophy, which teaches children that no matter what, they can achieve any dream they set their minds to.
And it’s thanks to Lions and friends like you who make donations and sponsor children to attend the camp! Visit lionscamp.com to learn how your club can sponsor a camper.
More about the Texas Lions Camp:
Select from a menu of 20 different courses in the Lions Learning Center (LLC) for your Lions leadership development; from leadership and communication skills to management skills that achieve results. You choose your leadership development path!
You may be thinking, “How do I start to develop my skills?” You begin by creating an account, which is fast and easy. Go to the Lions Learning Center on the LCI website to see the list of courses, view a tutorial on how to create an account, and then click Course Registration Page.
For new users, upon arriving at the LLC Login screen, click on Create Account. Fill in the required information and click on Create New Account. Once you log in you will fill in your profile information, including your member ID number, district, preferred language, country and email address. Remember to click on Save when you are finished. You can add a photo to your profile, as well.
Now you can start taking online courses by using the LLC course catalog! The Lions Learning Center saves your course progress. In addition to keeping track of online courses, you can enter other trainings you have participated in, resulting in a complete personal training profile. This training summary can be shared with others by emailing your Lions Profile Report.
What are you waiting for? Create your LLC account and build your Lions learning profile today.
For questions, contact LLC@lionsclubs.org.
Lions are committing at least 10 more years to the Reading Action Program (RAP), the literacy campaign that focuses on teaching children and adults worldwide how to read. RAP service projects include book donations, Braille programs, school and library improvements, and more.
Watch the video above to learn more about Lions RAP projects that are making a real impact.
How does your Lions club participate in the Reading Action Program?
Colombia celebrated the elimination of river blindness following a 20-year campaign made possible through the efforts of The Carter Center, Lions, and local and international partners. LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden joined Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at a special ceremony in Bogotá to congratulate President Juan Manuel Santos and the people of Colombia.
“This is a momentous day for the people of Colombia, and it’s an honor to share in their celebration. Lions are committed to preserving sight and eliminating preventable blindness around the world. Colombia is proof that when compassionate, committed people work together, that goal is within our reach,” said LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden.
“Colombia’s achievement demonstrates that a future free from river blindness is possible for everyone in the Americas,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, founder of The Carter Center and a Lions club member.
To advance the river blindness campaign in the Americas, LCIF donated over US$3 million to The Carter Center, which has led the campaign to wipe out the disease in Latin America. Through LCIF’s SightFirst program, Lions have contributed over US$42 million dollars to The Carter Center for onchocerciasis and trachoma projects in Latin America and Africa.
Read the press release about this announcement to learn more.
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