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

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Monday, February 25, 2013

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Lions in Namibia Donate School Supplies

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Windhoek Lions Club in Namibia recently visited a local school to donate school supplies, including pens, pencils and books, to less fortunate students. Watch the video above…

Video: Lions Wiener Dog Races

Friday, February 15, 2013

Have you browsed through this month’s LION Magazine yet? The February 2013 issue features a story about the annual Wiener Dog Races and Country Fair sponsored by the…