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Jan
12

Webinar: Become a Lions Superhero

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Do you want to become a Lions superhero?  Join Past International Directors Dana Biggs and Beverly Roberts as they help Lions activate their innate superhero traits and put them to work as a Lion.

Lions will consider their powers, mission, LCI tools, sidekicks, and various aspects of “train, train, train.”  The webinar ends with a challenge to “Live as a Lions Superhero” and share your results with other Lions.  Don’t miss this engaging perspective on Lionism!

Interested in registering for this seminar? Sign up below:

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Jan
8

Visit LCIF at the FOLAC Forum!

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Have you ever wondered how Lions Clubs International Foundation can help Lions change lives around the world and at home? Experience the impact of LCIF at this year’s FOLAC Forum from January 13 through January 18 in Margarita Island, Venezuela.

LCIF will have staff on hand who can answer questions regarding grant programs, the application process, and donations, as well as provide informational materials. Be sure to ask about the Lions Measles Initiative!

This year, there are several informational sessions regarding LCIF:

→ On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, there will be an LCIF Coordinators meeting in the Salón Guaiqueri/Paraguachi at the Hotel Venetur Margarita from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

→ On Friday, January 16, 2015, Chairperson Barry Palmer will speak in the Salón Bicentenario from 12:45 until 1:30 p.m.

Forums provide for an exchange of information and ideas surrounding service activities and Lions’ projects while promoting the principles and objectives of Lions Clubs International and LCIF. All Lions in the constitutional area in which the forum is held are invited to participate.

You can read about LCIF’s activities at the Mediterranean Conference in the upcoming weeks.

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Jan
8

Share Peace

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We are excited to announce the theme for the upcoming 2015-2016 Peace Poster Contest: “Share Peace.” This international contest gives youth from around the world a chance to express their vision of peace through art.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in your area, please be sure to purchase a kit. Peace Poster Kits will be available to order on January 15th, 2015. To learn more about the contest, please view our rules and deadlines.

The winning poster judging takes place in Chicago towards the end of January by various members and leaders of youth outreach and the art community.

Join us at Lions Day with the United Nations as we reveal this year’s winner of the Peace Poster Contest. Registration for LDUN closes soon, so be sure to register today!register-now-blue

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Jan
7

LQ: Aloha 2015 Convention!

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Join us June 26th-30th as we retrace the steps of Melvin Jones and celebrate a successful Lion year. Experience Polynesian culture, explore the tropical landscape and relax by the ocean at this year’s 98th Annual International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Watch the clip above to learn more about what takes place at our International Conventions. You can find the entire January Lions Quarterly on the LNN network.

For more information on this year’s convention, such as local tours and attractions, a schedule of events and hotel information visit the International Convention page on our website.

Be sure to register today for the 2015 Lions International Convention. We hope to see you there!

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Jan
6

Clean Water Project

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Life Becomes a Little Easier—and Safer

Over craggy terrain in the remote village of Monggis in Borneo, Malaysia, Pumpuar Dasim walked the one-kilometer (.6 mile) trip  three times a day to fill her bucket with water for her household of three people. Upon reaching the stream, if the oxen were bathing, the 58-year-old had to turn back and return later in the day. Walking barefoot in the mountainous jungle, this was no small task, yet a necessity for the village’s farming livelihood.

When running water is just a dream

Cholera, typhoid and other water-borne diseases are a major threat, yet this was the only source of water for the nearly 1,000 villagers. The government told the villagers it would be another 16 years before running water in their homes was a reality. But the Lions made it a reality in a short four months—the time from when they received LCIF grant funding to the time the clean water project was complete.

Korean and Malaysian Lions partnered for a matching International Assistance Grant of US$20,000 to establish a pipe system to channel water from an unpolluted mountain stream. The small black pipe can be seen running along the gravel mountain road for 21 kilometers (13 miles) before it winds into the jungle to the water source. The water is filtered and then distributed directly to individual homes. All of the villages now have a spigot with high-pressure water in their homes as well as two central faucets in the village’s center.

A lifetime of difference in four short months

Without the long walks for water each day, Dasim can now spend more time doing other things for her family and village. “Many, many thanks to the Lions for this nice gift. It has changed my life a lot,” she said.

Make it happen: How to provide a clean water project

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