Lions Clubs International
Apr
14

The Lions Family Cub Program

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With Family and Friends Month in full swing, it’s time to find ways to get everyone in your family involved in community service — even the little ones! The Lions Family Cub Program is a perfect way to make your club more family-friendly, and to start teaching the value of volunteering at a young age.

What is the Cub Program?

Cubs are children and relatives of Lions. The program is divided into three age groups: 3 and under, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12. LCI provides a Cub Program Guide, which includes suggested activities for meetings, events and fundraisers that can be implemented for each age group.

Why start a Cub Program?

  • A Cub Program can help your club grow! Encouraging members to get their kids involved in meetings and service activities opens the door for people who might not otherwise join because of family obligations.
  • Bring families closer together! Through the Cub Program, community service becomes a chance for families to spend time together while doing good.
  • Teach children the value of helping others! Introduce children to the joys of volunteering, and lead them toward a future of helping people in need. Cubs are tomorrow’s Leos and Lions.

Getting Started

Download the Lions Family Cub Program Activity Guide for keys to success, activity ideas and more.

 

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
11

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • SPAIN: Lions and golfers from Europe, the United States and India participate in the Lions European Golf Championship and Golf Nation Cup to raise $25,000 for measles eradication.
  • WISCONSIN, USA: Lions travel to Nicaragua on eyeglass mission, helping improve the eyesight of 2,900 people and screening more than 1,000 people for diabetes.
  • ALABAMA, USA: The Andalusia VIP Lions Club is launched for visually impaired people who want to serve their community.
  • KENYA: Lions finalize preparations for construction of state-of-the-art eye hospital.
  • CANADA: The Rosthern Lions Club help make boy’s life-saving surgery a reality.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
10

Ecuador Leos Raise Environmental Awareness

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Today’s submitted photo features the Santa Lucía Leo Club during an environmental education event that involved local children. The Leos worked with children to create posters that raised environmental awareness, then placed the posters in strategic locations around the community.

Participate in this month’s Global Service Action Campaign, Protecting Our Environment, while celebrating Leo Club Awareness Month by involving Leos and youth in your community. What does your club have planned for April?

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
9

Palmer’s Blog: A Successful #LCIWorldLunch

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Dear Lions Family,

I want to thank you for the great response to our Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th!

Over 2,200 clubs registered and nearly 200,000 people participated in this unique international event. Lions clubs around the world celebrated their achievements and shared their commitment to service with family and friends. Clubs shared a meal, collected food for the hungry, and found new members who want to be part of the fellowship and fun of being a Lion.

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Lions also did a great job of generating publicity for the event. There were Lunch Relay stories on television stations and in newspapers in many local communities. Lions also shared photos of their lunch events on the LCI World Lunch Facebook page so fellow Lions around the world could follow the event. It was inspiring to see so many Lions come together on this special day. I hope clubs will continue to use Facebook and other social media to stay connected and promote their clubs.

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Remember that April is Family and Friends Month, so if you haven’t planned your special event, get started today. Thank you again for making the Lions World Lunch Relay such a great success!

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Leo Lion Summit
Apr
8

Register for the Leo Lion Summit!

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April is Leo Club Awareness Month! In addition to sponsoring a Leo club or planning projects that involve local Leos and youth, consider attending the Leo Lion Summit at this year’s Lions International Convention in Toronto on July 4, 2014. The summit helps ensure Leos have a voice within the Lions organization, and provides an opportunity to build the Leo-Lion relationship.

The program includes an open, town-hall format session that allows Lions and Leos to share their experiences and ask questions, as well as one-on-one interactions and workshops.

For further details on what to expect at the summit and how to register, visit the Leo Lion Summit page.

Not registered for convention yet? Click the button below to begin the registration process. We’re expecting you in Toronto!

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Videos

LQ: Lions Cultivate Healthy Food

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The latest edition of Lions Quarterly features the Whitefish Lions Club from Montana, USA, and its farm-to-school vegetable garden. The Lions involve the entire community, from students, parents…

Video: Iowa Lions Eye Bank

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Iowa Lions Eye Bank was established in 1955, after Dr. Alson E. Braley approached the Iowa Lions regarding the need for an eye bank in the Midwest….

New Zealand Lions Help Children Walk

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Lions Clubs New Zealand Child Mobility Foundation (CMF) supports children with limited mobility, such as those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or similar disabilities. These…

April is Leo Club Awareness Month

Monday, April 1, 2013

During the month of April, we encourage Lions to promote the Leo Club Program for Leo Club Awareness Month. Sponsoring a Leo club brings new energy to Lions…