Villagers receive flood relief materials
Jan
18

LCIF Awards 10 Disaster and Emergency Grants, December 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. In December 2015, LCIF awarded 10 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$90,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

India, District 324-A3
$5,000 for cyclone relief

Brazil, District LD-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301-A2
$5,000 for typhoon relief

Paraguay, District M-2
$10,000 for flood relief

Oregon, USA, District 36-O

$10,000 for flood relief

Missouri, USA, District 26-M2
$10,000 for flood relief

Australia, District 201-V2
$10,000 for fire relief

Uruguay, District J-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Paraguay, District M-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Texas, USA, District 2-X1
$10,000 for tornado relief

Children in the Philippines waiting for relief materials

Jan
15

#LDUN Spotlight on Gender Equality and Lions Quest

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“They can be what they want to be and not try to fit into the stereotype that has been created for them by parents and society.” – Ratna Choudhry, Lions Quest Senior Trainer and confirmed speaker for the 2016 Lions Day with the United Nations, regarding young girls in today’s world

On March 12, 2016, Lions, United Nations diplomats and other key representatives will join at UN headquarters in New York City to discuss targeted humanitarian challenges during the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations (LDUN). This year’s theme is “Gender Equality and Peace.”

Among many topics to be discussed at LDUN is youth, and how future generations are affected by and addressing the issues of gender equality and peace as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. Lions Quest, an LCIF life skills and youth development program, prepares youth for success by empowering students to make positive decisions. The program has reached more than 13 million young people across the globe. As it continues to expand, so do opportunities to include gender equality in Lions Quest curriculum – giving young girls and boys the resources and confidence they need to know they can succeed in today’s world regardless of gender.

Watch the video above to learn more about Lions Quest.

There is still time to register for LDUN to participate in such discussions about gender equality, peace and youth. Click below to register!

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Jan
14

LCIF Annual Report: A Look Back at 2014-2015

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In fiscal year 2014-2015, Lions, our partners and friends generously donated US$39.82 million to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). The Foundation Young boy holding LCIF flag and Lions Quest Q Bearawarded 530 grants totaling more than US$43.7 million.

Because of your generosity and compassion, 9.4 million people received critical eye care services, millions of children were
vaccinated against measles and rubella, and 14,100 victims of natural disasters received emergency relief.

Read LCIF’s Annual Report for 2014-2015 to learn how your donations continue to change lives and build our foundation of service.

January 2016 LION Magazine
Jan
13

In the January LION Magazine…

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How Lionistic are You?

In the January LION Magazine, take a quiz and find out how Lionistic you are, learn about how Indiana Lions are helping those with cancer and discover how a California club grew to 310 members.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, watch videos commemorating Melvin Jones’ birthday this month, learn about the Digital LION Featured Club and see the Higher Key Award recipients.

Visit lionmagazine.org to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine. Download the app to read the LION on your android tablet or iPad.

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Jan
12

#LIONS100 Video: Growth and Expansion

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“Lionism is a tremendous force…As Lions we are all going far beyond our political boundaries, building up a brotherhood among the citizens of our several countries.” – Dr. Ramiro Collazo, 1945-46 International President

The newest Lions Centennial video, “Growth and Expansion,” provides a historical account of how Lions have strategically expanded in the last 100 years to become the world’s largest service club organization. Understanding that more hands means more service, Lions have spent the last century working to grow membership in order to make a bigger impact worldwide. What began as a club for businessmen to network and do good in their communities has become an organization of men, women, youth and families across the globe committed to helping others. What will the next century bring?

Watch the video above, download the entire Lions Quarterly issue to share at your next meeting and event, and be sure to visit the Lions Centennial Videos page to see more of Lions history.

Videos

Video: LCIF Is Your Foundation

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Since it first began in 1968, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has supported Lions in their efforts to make a global impact — whether through disaster relief, sight…

Video: Relieving Hunger in South Africa

Monday, December 23, 2013

As December and January’s Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action campaign continues, we’re sharing another video from our Lions Quarterly (LQ) archives. The video above features Lions in…

Video: Lions in Kenya Plant Trees

Monday, December 16, 2013

The “water towers” of Kenya refer to the mountains and forests that capture rain water and snow, which help provide water to local communities during dry months. However,…

Video: Feeding Kids Through Bag-A-Burger

Monday, December 9, 2013

Here’s a video from our Lions Quarterly (LQ) Archives that shows how Lions in South Africa fed hungry children, while also teaching them about the environment, through their…