Lions Clubs International
Feb
12

Palmer’s Blog: Serving Deaf Children in Tunisia

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Last week I was in Tunisia for the All Africa Conference, and I was able to make a visit to a facility built by Lions for deaf children. Here is a photo of me with students I met from the school. These students are deaf, and they are taking courses at the school that teach them how to cook — a skill that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives.

I love Lions programs such as this one, which provide young people not only with the immediate resources and support they need, but also skills that they will keep with them forever to better improve their lives on their own.

 

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Feb
11

Video: Lions Support Drug Rehabilitation

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Today, we’re sharing a video from the Lions Quarterly archives that features Lions in Norway who support a drug rehabilitation center. Not only does the center provide the medication that recovering addicts need, but it also gives them the resources and support they need to reclaim and rebuild their lives.

Watch the video above to learn more about the educational programs and emotional support that Lions offer at the center, and how the center gives people another chance to live happy, healthy lives.

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
10

Lions Mourn Friends in India

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Dear Lions,

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report tragic news out of India.

Over the week-end, Lions and family members from Sambalpur Lions Club – district 322 C2, were enjoying a picnic at the nearby Hirakud dam.  While transiting back to shore, their boat capsized, resulting in the loss of many lives.  Early reports indicate that as many as 15 Lions and 15 family members have drowned in this tragedy.

I ask you to join me in prayer for those who lost their lives and their surviving family members, as well as all the Lions throughout India who are only now coming to grips with the reality of what has happened.

I will post more information as it becomes available.

 

Sincerely,

Barry J. Palmer

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
10

Lions Raise Funds for Special Needs School

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When Marsha Burgett, an instructor at the Community Kids Preschool in Winona, Minnesota, USA, reached out to Lions for a development stairs and bridge for the school, the Lions answered. Three clubs in the area — the Winona Lions, the Rivertown Lions and the Sunset Lions Club — organized the Lions City Wide Pancake Breakfast to help raise the necessary funds.

The Community Kids Preschool is an inclusionary program that teaches children with special needs. Above is a photo of Adam, who was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease last year, using the stairs and bridge donated by Lions.

Yet another touching story that shows how Lions everywhere are making an impact on people’s lives.

How does your Lions club respond when community members reach out for help?

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
7

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • INDIA: The Lions Club Juhu Cyclothon raises awareness about healthy living by spreading the message, “Burn fat, not fuel!”
  • VIRGINIA, USA: The Culpeper Dawn Lions Foundation purchases special eye testing equipment to benefit local children.
  • CANADA: Truro and District Lions make hunger relief a main priority.
  • SWEDEN: Lions donate musical instruments to students at a local school.
  • AUSTRALIA: The Lions Club Miss Personality Fun Run combines costumes, fitness and fundraising.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

 

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Videos

Video: The Lion Dance, Gangnam-Style

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In February, Lions everywhere took a short break from their regular community volunteer work to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Watch the above video to see how the…

Video: Promoting Literacy in Indonesia

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This video was created by Lions Club Surabaya Central and Leo Club Surabaya Kharisma in Indonesia to show how they worked together to promote literacy at a local…

Canada Dog Guides on Rick Mercer Report

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comedian and TV personality Rick Mercer recently featured the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides on his show “Rick Mercer Report.” Mercer learned more about how Lions train…

Video: The Leo Harlem Shake

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The latest Internet dance craze is the Harlem Shake, and Leos in Malaysia have joined in on the fun! Watch the video above to see the Leos get…