Lions Clubs International
Jan
13

Kicking Off LCIF Week

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This week marks Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Week — an opportunity to recognize the foundation and how Lions and LCIF make a difference in people’s lives everywhere, every day.

Lions and LCIF have:

  • Prevented vision loss for more than 30 million people
  • Restored sight for more than 8 million people through cataract surgeries
  • Provided 150 million treatments for river blindness
  • Built or expanded over 600 eye clinics
  • Conducted over 17 million vision screenings through Sight for Kids
  • Contributed more than $100 million in disaster relief worldwide
  • Helped over 13 million students build positive live skills through Lions Quest
  • Impacted countless lives through $800 million in LCIF grants

And we can continue to do even more with the support of Lions and friends around the world. Celebrate LCIF Week by making a donation and making an impact! For more updates throughout the week, visit the LCIF Blog.

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Lions Clubs International
Jan
10

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • INDIA: Lions take to the streets for a traffic safety awareness rally.
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Hundreds take part in annual Swimarathon organized by Lions Club of Maidenhead.
  • OREGON, USA: Lions partner with schools to provide state-wide vision screenings for children.
  • NORTH CAROLINA, USA: Wendell Lions Club sponsors fishing trip for local man with vision impairments.
  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Club of Maclean organize Family Sports Day to help support Save Sight Foundation.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Jan
9

Video: Feeding the Homeless

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The Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign is still going strong, and we’re sharing stories of how Lions everywhere are feeding their hungry neighbors. The video above is a Lions Quarterly segment that features Lion Gwen from California. She used to be homeless, but she was able to pick herself up and now feeds the homeless in her community. Gwen serves soup to homeless people every week, and as the weather grows colder, other Lions join her to provide gloves and socks to those in need.

Check out the video to learn more about Gwen’s soup kitchen and the Warm Hands and Feet project.

How is your club participating in Relieving the Hunger this month?

 

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Lions Day with the UN
Jan
8

LDUN: Last Chance to Register!

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There is still one week left to register for the 36th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations (LDUN) to be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in New York City. The registration deadline is January 15.

Invited speakers include Lions International President Barry Palmer; Adil Najam, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize recipient shared with Al Gore; and Lion William Mou, Chairman of Lost Boys Rebuilding Southern Sudan. The event will emphasize Lions’ collaboration with the United Nations in fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. Attendees can also enjoy a special UN Luncheon (pre-registration required) and a tour of the historic UN building (pre-registration required, limited capacity).

You may use the LCI Online Registration System by clicking on the button below. We hope to see you there!

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Jan
7

Get Ready for Family and Friends Month in April!

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Dear Lions Family,

No one is more important than family and friends, but many of the people we’re closest to don’t know about the important work we do as Lions. That’s why I’m encouraging Lions clubs around the world to invite family and friends to join them for a special Family and Friends Month event in April.

It’s a time to show your family and friends how much they mean to you, and how much your Lions club means to the community. And it’s a great opportunity to grow your club by showing people the difference you’re making every day.

Download the Family and Friends Month flyer and share it with your club, then start planning your event for April. Don’t wait…start making your plans today!

 

Barry J. Palmer

Your International President

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