The October Lions Quarterly (LQ) issue is now available for viewing on the Lions News Network (LNN) or the Lions YouTube channel. The LQ segment above features Lions in Australia who have been actively involved in restoring the Hunter Wetlands in New South Wales for more than 20 years. In addition to building pathways and bridges, the Lions have also built special trails for blind and visually impaired visitors. Each year, Lions International exchange students take up an environment project at the wetlands, such as building breeding hatches for endangered birds.
Watch the video to learn more!
Just one year ago, the Caribbean and East Coast of the United States were hit by Superstorm Sandy, a powerful, deadly and destructive hurricane.
As soon as possible, Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provided disaster relief. LCIF immediately awarded a $100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing assistance.
In addition to the Major Catastrophe Grant, LCIF has mobilized $640,000 in Emergency Grants and designated donations to areas impacted by the storm, thanks to generous donors. With these funds, Lions were able to provide meals, water, blankets, medicine, hygiene kits and more to people who lost their homes.
As long-term relief efforts continue in some of the areas hardest hit, Lions continue to make a difference:
“Thanks to LCI for helping to support this invaluable effort and for making a difference in the lives of many Gerritsen Beach families…We will continue to help until the job is done.” – Flatlands Lions Club/District 20-K1
The November digital LION Magazine features videos of the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy and the wonderful service provided by Lions. You can also see videos of how other Lions across the globe are responding to disaster every day, from Lions in Australia to to California. Just click the video icons in the digital magazine to view.
Thank you, Lions and LCIF, for being there when your community needs you most!
Photo credit: Dan Morris
Literacy and education play a huge role in children’s ability to follow their dreams. Yet 61 million primary school age children around the world are not able to obtain an education. That’s why Lions everywhere are so dedicated to increasing global literacy.
The Follow Your Dream Children’s Video Project focuses on the importance of child literacy by asking children about their own dreams and thoughts on education.
You can participate by taking a two-minute (max) video of a child and asking him or her the following questions:
Then, upload your video to YouTube and send the link, along with the Child Video Authorization Form, to email@example.com. Your video may be featured in a special Lions Clubs YouTube playlist and shared through our social media channels.
For more detailed guidelines, along with the authorization form, download the Follow Your Dream Children’s Video PDF.
One of the the things I love about the power of social media is how it allows me to connect with Lions worldwide every day! Whether I’m at a board meeting in Australia or visiting the site of next year’s convention in Toronto, I’m always chatting with Lions from across the globe to tell them what I’m up to and encourage them to follow their dreams.
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation, and to see photos of my travels visiting Lions everywhere.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to create a Facebook and Twitter page for your Lions club. Social media is a wonderful way to keep your members updated and spread the Lions message across the community.
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