Lions Clubs International
Mar
10

Plan a Family & Friends Environment Project

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Not only is April Family and Friends Month, but it also kicks off the Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign. An environmental project is a perfect opportunity for your club to invite family and friends to join in the service and show them how Lions are truly making an impact in the community.

Consider planning one of these following family-friendly projects that helps protect the environment:

  • Plant trees, flowers or grass at a local park.
  • Organize a beach or river bank clean-up project.
  • Host a recycled trash fashion show.
  • Remove debris and trash from the community’s nature trails, walking/bike paths and/or roadsides.
  • Sponsor a nature camp to teach youth and parents about environmental preservation.
  • Clean up a park or playground.
  • Remove graffiti from public buildings, bridges or fences.
  • Participate in the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4 by planning your service project at a local park in the morning and having a picnic afterward!

How is your club participating in Family and Friends Month?

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
8

Today Is International Women’s Day!

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Lions Clubs International observes International Women’s Day, a time to call for the end of violence and trafficking against women and girls, and for the promotion of education, development and opportunity. We are also pleased to report the continuing growth of women at Lions, increasing to 33% of all new members this year, up from 31% last fiscal year. Now nearly 26% of all members overall, and growing.

Lions, take the opportunity to focus your service on women and young girls in your community this month:

  • Organize a Reading Action Program activity that encourages mothers to read to their children.
  • Volunteer at or help support a local women and children’s shelter by donating clothes, toys and books.
  • Invite women to join your Lions club, and plan family-friendly service projects that encourages them to get their kids involved, too.
  • For Family and Friends Month in April, consider screening “Girl Rising,” a groundbreaking film that tells the extraordinary stories of nine young girls around the world, and focuses on the power of education to change the world.

Make every day International Women’s Day! Think globally, act locally and make a difference.

 

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
7

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • MALAYSIA: Lions Club of Bayan Baru donate new ambulance to help save lives.
  • IRELAND: Naas Lions Club gets ready to rumble in the ring to support Childline, a free counseling service for children and young people.
  • AUSTRALIA: Ulladulla-Milton Lions Club organize a Clean Up Australia Day event.
  • CANADA: The Sidney Lions Club works to raise money for new playground equipment.
  • FLORIDA, USA: Canoe expedition makes pit stop at Lions Club in Miami Springs
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Mar
6

Video: Giving the Gift of Sight

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March is Eye Donor Awareness Month — an opportunity to recognize eye donors and their families, celebrate corneal recipients, and raise awareness about the importance of eye donations for corneal transplants and research. Today’s video from the Lions Quarterly archives features the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, one of the many Lions Eye Banks worldwide that recovers, evaluates, stores and distributes human eye tissue for vision restoration, research and education.

Watch the video to learn how Lions’ work with eye banks helps change people’s lives. Learn more about Lions Eye Banks on the LCI website.

Does your Lions club help support a local eye bank?

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Mar
5

Register for the Lions World Lunch Relay Today!

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Dear Lions Family,

Are you looking for a great way to celebrate Family and Friend Month in April? Then register your club for the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th!

It’s a 24-hour international event that brings Lions around the world together with their families and friends. It’s a special day of food, fellowship and fun. And it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your club to potential new members.

Once you’ve registered your club, be sure to participate in our special Lunch Relay contests that reward clubs for making their lunch a membership or service moment.

April 4th is just around the corner, so don’t wait…register your club today!

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