Apr
29

LQ: Pediatric Cataract Initiative

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The April Lions Quarterly features the above segment about the Pediatric Cataract Initiative, a Lions Clubs International Foundation and Bausch + Lomb program that helps provide children with eye care and surgeries.

In the video, meet young Pradip, a 7-year-old boy who lives in a remote Indian village near the Bangladesh border and who was diagnosed with pediatric cataract. Thanks to Lions, he got the care he needed to improve his vision, see and read clearly, and look toward a happier, healthier future.

Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue.

Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue. – See more at: http://www.lcif.org/EN/our-programs/sight/partnership-initiatives/pediatric-cataract-initiative.php#sthash.p6ePr6XC.dpuf
Find out more about the problems of cataract and childhood blindness and how LCIF is addressing this issue. – See more at: http://www.lcif.org/EN/our-programs/sight/partnership-initiatives/pediatric-cataract-initiative.php#sthash.p6ePr6XC.dpuf

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Apr
28

Get Members, Get Rewarded!

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Want to get rewarded for growing your club? The Together We Can Grow Contest rewards high-performing clubs for exceptional membership growth. One club in each district can win a choice of US$250 in credit toward club supplies from the Lions Clubs Supplies Store or a US$250 donation to the LCI Foundation toward the club’s next Melvin Jones Fellow.

Keep building on the momentum you’ve created in Family and Friends Month in April by inviting your family and friends to join you as Lions. And when they do, you could earn special rewards for your club.

Visit the Together We Can Grow Contest page today for complete contest details and your chance to earn additional rewards in our Innovative Recruiting Contest!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
25

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.

  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Clubs of Tacking Point and Port Macquarie provides meals to young people of CanTeen, a program that supports young people diagnosed with cancer or who have a family member with cancer, en route to camp.
  • MICHIGAN, USA: Richmond Lions Club raises funds for Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness program to fix local families’ homes.
  • CANADA: The Simcoe Lynn Valley Lions Club hosts fish fry to help send students overseas.
  • ENGLAND: Kidderminster and District Lions Club annual duck race set to raise more than £2,000, with 3,000 people and 900 ducks in attendance.
  • ENGLAND: Rothley, Swadlincote and Loughborough Lions Clubs help support life-saving air ambulance.

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

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Apr
24

LCI Hosts Girl Rising Event

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“Girl Rising” is a powerful film that journeys around the globe to document the strength of the human spirit through the eyes of young girls in developing countries. Viewers get to know four unforgettable girls living in the developing world — ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

Earlier this month, Lions Clubs International held a screening of the film “Girl Rising” for local Lions, followed by a discussion panel with literacy experts. Topics included empowering girls through early reading, building stronger communities through health and education, putting literacy within reach for every child, and equity and inclusion within education.

Make a Difference in a Young Girl’s Life

Through initiatives such as the Reading Action Program, Lions everywhere are focusing their efforts on improving global literacy rates and helping young girls everywhere follow their dreams. In addition to the many Reading Action Program projects you can organize for your community, consider screening “Girl Rising” at your next Lions club meeting or event. Invite Lions, potential members, friends and family, and raise awareness about the importance of education for young girls.

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Apr
23

Palmer’s Blog: Peace Will Help Us Grow

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In Lebanon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the theme of the first Lions International Peace Poster Contest: “Peace Will Help Us Grow.” Thirteen-year-old Mustapha El Tawokji from Lebanon won that contest for his beautiful depiction of a dove flying over a growing flower.

Lions in Beirut recently opened a new park on the original border site of East and West Beirut during the civil war. I attended the opening ceremony, releasing white doves as a sign of peace as well as planting an olive tree. With the opening of this park, a part of young Mustapha’s dream has come true, and I’m proud to say that the Lions helped make it happen.

The video above is a nice look back at the first Peace Poster Contest, and how the contest has affected Mustapha’s life and vision of peace. The contest is still going strong today; you can order a kit for this year’s theme, “Peace, Love and Understanding.”

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

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Video: Share Your Lions Experience

Monday, May 6, 2013

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