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Jan
22

Supplies for Students in Turkey

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The Mersin Kilikya Lions Club in Turkey donated writing utensils, stationary and other school supplies, as well as scarves and shoes to the students at a local Primary School. They even provided a preschool classroom with various toys, tablets and an overhead projector. Follow the Mersin Kilikya Lions on Facebook to learn more about how the are making an impact in their community!

Did you participate in a similar youth project? We want to know what your club has organized for the Centennial Service Challenge. Share your story with us!

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Jan
20

Preston’s Blog: Celebrating in Venezuela

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Joni and I had a blast in Venezuela last week. Not only were we able to celebrate Melvin Jones’ birthday with Leos and Special Olympic athletes, but we were able to see how dedicated the Lions in Venezuela are to making an impact on their communities. We spent our time attending the FOLAC Forum, getting to visit the mayor and join in a parade, as well as dedicating a library and partaking in a tree planting project. It’s always a great time when the Lions get together!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook to see more activities, projects and pictures from my trips around the world.

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Jan
19

LCIF Provides Emergency/Disaster Relief Grants in December 2014

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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).

In December 2014, LCIF provided LCIF logo8 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$70,000.

These grants are adressing meet immediate needs in:

Cape Verde, District 403-A1
$10,000 for volcano relief

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

Indonesia, District 307-B2
$10,000 for landslide relief

Morocco, District 416
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-B1
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-B2
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-C1
$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301-B1
$5,000 for typhoon relief

*Emergency grants listed by date approved.

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. Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year.

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Jan
15

Message from the Chairperson: LCIF and Lions Honor Melvin Jones

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SAM_2380This week, we celebrate the birthday of Melvin Jones, founder of Lions Clubs International (LCI). It has been nearly 100 years since Melvin Jones first encouraged people to address the needs of their communities and the world, and I know he would be proud of what Lions have accomplished.

As your clubs, districts and multiple districts come together during this LCIF Week and the Worldwide Week of Service to honor Melvin Jones, I encourage you to think of all the lives you can impact now and throughout the entire year. Your club might host vision
screenings, sponsor a food drive, host a highway cleanup, or paint a playground; the possibilities for service are endless—and so are the lives we can touch. However you choose to serve, know that you are making a positive difference every day, all year long.

I also want to remind you that your donations to LCIF make it possible for Lions to meet the growing needs of people around the world. We give sight, support youth, provide disaster relief and improve communities only because of your generosity and selfless giving. Thank you for your support of LCIF.

Melvin Jones once said, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.” Look how far we have come!

Sincerely,

Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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Jan
14

Read the January LION Magazine

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Happy New Year—Happy New LION!

Check out the newly redesigned look of LION Magazine, launched in the January issue. Also, find out how Alaska Lions brought a world of reading to the island nation of Tonga, learn about the importance of Lions’ traditions and see how clubs are using eye-catching collection boxes to spur eyeglass donations.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, watch a Pennsylvania club’s fun promotional video, read stories of Christmas past and view the Higher Key Award recipients.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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Videos

Facebook Tip: Post Videos

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Posting videos on your club’s Facebook page is a wonderful way to share your Lions club’s story and let your community know how you’re making an impact. Follow…

Video: Mission Leo Possible

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Leos in Malaysia organized Mission Leo Possible, an event that involved 20 teams racing to solve and complete four different tasks. The event took place at a large…

Video: The Pediatric Cataract Initiative

Monday, May 13, 2013

Every year, hundreds of thousands of infants are born with or soon develop cataract, a clouding of the lens of one or both eyes.  While the disease occurs…

Video: Two Hands Make a Difference

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Every new Lion means two more hands to help support the community. In the above video, Lions in Australia share how they make a global impact through their…