During my recent trip to Penang, Malaysia, I was very excited to meet the children and Lions of the Lions REACh (Resource and Education for Autistic Children) Center. After an impressive drum welcome performance, Lions showed me around the center, where they work closely with children to help develop speech, communication, social and motor skills. There is a computer room to teach reading and technology, and children also learn to make pottery and crafts, which they sell to help raise money for the center.
I was so touched to see how Lions are helping children in need follow their dreams!
The video above is a segment from a past issue of our Lions Quarterly (LQ) video magazine, and it can give you a better look at Lions in action at the REACh Center. I have no doubt you’ll be truly inspired by the services provided at the center.
Lions everywhere provide community services for children to address issues such as health, hunger, poverty, disease and more. What service activities does your club organize that are specifically geared toward children in your community?
The July/August LION Magazine introduces our new international president, Barry J. Palmer, and his theme for 2013-14: “Follow Your Dream.” Learn about his life story and what his dreams are for the coming year. Also, find out how a 90-year-old club is being revitalized with college student Lions and read one man’s moving story about why he became a Lion.
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In the digital LION find exclusive content such as videos introducing President Palmer and his theme for 2013-14. Watch a Lion performing an original song about Lionism and experience the joy of a man regaining his sight.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.
As the leader of a Lions club, the Leadership Division wants to do all we can to assist club presidents excel in their role and lead their club to club excellence. Join our Club President: Leader and Manager webinar to learn how to manage responsibilities as president and leader of the club officer team.
We will discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of the club president, the traits of an effective leader, how to maintain connections with all club members and the path to club excellence. Visit the Leadership Division’s webinar page to register for one of the three session offerings.
Not a club president? Please let your club president(s) know about the training opportunity!
At the the Lions International Convention in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month, Lions enjoyed a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. He received the Lions Humanitarian Award for his Foundation’s support in the development of devices for blind and visually-impaired people.
Watch the video above for Bocelli’s beautiful performance of “Ave Maria.”
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