Lions Clubs International
Feb
19

Palmer’s Blog: Malawi Lions Eye Clinic

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When I was in Malawi last week, I visited a Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital in need of much support. Lions there are working to upgrade the equipment, some of which is over 10 years old. The building itself is not in very good shape. However, I have faith in Lions always. We are here to help, and I have no doubt that we will be able to get the equipment and resources needed to help change people’s lives for the better. The doctors there are incredible caring and passionate — and even insisted that I get my eyes tested, as well!

Follow your dreams every day, Lions. Remember that together, we can accomplish anything!

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Feb
18

#LCICon Toronto Speakers Announced

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The 2014 Lions International Convention is four months and 13 days away! In addition to attending workshops and seminars, meeting Lions from across the globe, and exploring the beautiful city of Toronto, you’ll have the chance to enjoy live entertainment and engaging speeches during the convention’s plenary sessions and shows.

We’re excited to announce some of the speakers and entertainment that Lions can look forward to in Toronto:

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International Show
Neil Sedaka and his band

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2nd Plenary
Entertainment: Catapult Entertainment (silhouette dancers)
Speaker: Ruchira Gupta talking about Child Trafficking

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3rd Plenary
Entertainment: China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe
Keynote speaker: Olivia Newton-John (top photo)
Humanitarian Award Winner: David Foster

Register by March 31 for a registration fee of US$150. Starting April 1 and through onsite registration, the fee is US$170.

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
17

Recap: Lions Day with the UN

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On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Lions took part in the 36th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations (LDUN) event held at UN headquarters in New York. The event commemorated the long-standing partnership between Lions and the United Nations with a special emphasis on the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Over 450 Lions and guests from 25 countries attended the event representing the vast reach of our global network.  Large delegations from Italy, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan contributed to the international presence, along with UN ambassadors and dignitaries that attended the luncheon.

Lions Clubs International President Barry J. Palmer welcomed Lions by underscoring the important role they play in addressing the most pressing global humanitarian needs, including the eradication of extreme poverty through community empowerment. He challenged Lions to continue their efforts under the Global Service Action Campaigns, and other key initiatives that improve the lives of millions around the globe.

Adil Najam, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke about the importance of globalized societies in the 21st century working together to achieve sustainable solutions. Dr. Najam also reminded Lions that the UN and civil society organizations must come together to achieve greater impact.

William Mou, the Chairman and Co-founder of Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan, gave a heartfelt account of his experience as a “Lost Boy.” Mou’s remarks were followed by a panel discussion on the ways that Lions are equipping the people of South Sudan with literacy so they can work together to build a more peaceful and healthy nation. The panel featured Lions Wendi Dwyer and William Mou.

The 2014 Lions Day with the United Nations was a very successful event. The program showcased Lions global impact and left attendees inspired to take action in their local communities.

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
17

2013-14 Peace Poster Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Tongbram Mahesh Singh, a 12-year-old boy from India and the grand prize winner of this year’s Lions International Peace Poster Contest. His poster was chosen among over 100 entries from all over the world for beautifully depicting the theme “Our World, Our Future.” He was sponsored by the Moirang Lions Club.

Tongbram will receive a special award and US$5,000 and will be recognized at this year’s Lions Clubs International Convention in Toronto, Canada.

A complete list of the 2013-14 Peace Poster Contest Merit Award Winners is available on the LCI website.

To sponsor a Peace Poster Contest in your community for the 2014-15 theme, “Peace, Love and Understanding,” order a kit today!

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
14

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • TANZANIA: Heart surgery patients thank Lions in India.
  • NAMIBIA: Windhoek Lions Club raise funds to provide school supplies for local children.
  • KUALA LUMPUR: Lions Clubs International District 308 B1 host Chinese New Year celebration for the needy.
  • CANADA: Lions and Leos featured in documentary for collecting, sorting and distributing used eyeglasses.
  • KENTUCKY, USA: Three Lions clubs purchase PediaVision spot camera to provide vision screenings for local children.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Videos

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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Lions in Action: Farm to School Garden

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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