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Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • TANZANIA: Heart surgery patients thank Lions in India.
  • NAMIBIA: Windhoek Lions Club raise funds to provide school supplies for local children.
  • KUALA LUMPUR: Lions Clubs International District 308 B1 host Chinese New Year celebration for the needy.
  • CANADA: Lions and Leos featured in documentary for collecting, sorting and distributing used eyeglasses.
  • KENTUCKY, USA: Three Lions clubs purchase PediaVision spot camera to provide vision screenings for local children.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Webinar: Family and Friends Month

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The next Membership Webinar is fast approaching! Join Lions on Wednesday, February 18 (2 p.m. CST),  for the Family and Friends Month Webinar. Family and Friends Month is in April, so it’s time to start planning projects, events and activities that encourage your children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, coworkers, neighbors and friends to serve their community with Lions!

This webinar will focus on ideas for how your club can participate, as well as information on the Lions World Lunch Relay and contests.


Can’t make it to the next webinar? Check out more upcoming Lions webinars here.

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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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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 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.



Barry J. Palmer

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LQ: Let’s Go to Hamburg!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The latest issue of Lions Quarterly (LQ) features a segment showcasing the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany, the second largest port in Europe and the location for the…

Video: Canadian Lions Train Guide Dogs

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Lions Foundation of Canada is committed to training puppies to grow into Guide Dogs that serve with the heart of a lion. After receiving the proper training,…

Video: 10 Reasons to Join Leos

Friday, February 8, 2013

In the video above, the Leo Club of SMK Assunta counts all the ways it’s greats to be a Leo, including youth volunteer opportunities that build skills and…

Students Perform at Lions Day with the UN

Thursday, February 7, 2013

In addition to panel discussions on key issues and the announcement of the 25th Peace Poster Contest winner, the Lions Day with the UN event featured a performance…