Here’s a short video of me with Lions and Leos from District 412 showing our spirit! I always loving meeting new Lions who are so passionate and excited about serving their community, and it’s even better to see these Lions encouraging youth to get involved through Leo clubs. Because young Leos are the future of Lions!
Be sure to engage the youth in your community by sponsoring a Leo club, inviting your children and grandchildren to family-friendly activities, and showing young people the importance of Lions service.
The latest issue of the Lions Quarterly video magazine features Lions in Iceland who are addressing their country’s environmental concerns, such as soil erosion due to heavy deforestation. For decades, Lions have planted trees and grass in their communities — turning their “wounded” coastlines into green landscapes once more. Other projects include environmental cleanup activities, which encourage families and youth in the community to join in the service. Green projects such as these are great ways to bring the community together and work toward a better future.
Watch the video above to see how Lions are making Iceland green. What kinds of environmental projects does your club organize?
We know that being a Lion and serving your community is important to you, but do your family and friends know? April is Family and Friends Month — a great opportunity for you to share with those closest to you what it means to be a Lion. Consider planning a sight project during the month of April, and invite your parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, neighbors, best friends and coworkers to join in the service!
Family and Friends sight project ideas include:
How is your club participating in Family and Friends Month?
Congratulations to the winner of the 2013-14 Lions International Essay Contest: Ashish Karki, age 12, from Nepal. He was sponsored by the Lions Club of Kathmandu Ramechhap. Below is an excerpt from his winning essay for this year’s theme, “Our World, Our Future”:
“What will be in the future? I always ask myself this question. Nobody is responsible for us. The modern era is deeply rooted with self-centeredness, violence, crime and lack of certitude. To eradicate these tendencies we have to bring the light of peace, justice, brotherhood, responsibility and rational human behavior through education. Education is true medicine of the mind if all the citizens of the world get access to education to create the better world and make it the best place.”
The essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace.
Does your club participate in the annual Lions Essay Contest?
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Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are a great way to get the Lions message out to your community. The above video is a fun Lions PSA that conveys just…