Lions Clubs International
Apr
25

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.

  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Clubs of Tacking Point and Port Macquarie provides meals to young people of CanTeen, a program that supports young people diagnosed with cancer or who have a family member with cancer, en route to camp.
  • MICHIGAN, USA: Richmond Lions Club raises funds for Habitat for Humanity A Brush with Kindness program to fix local families’ homes.
  • CANADA: The Simcoe Lynn Valley Lions Club hosts fish fry to help send students overseas.
  • ENGLAND: Kidderminster and District Lions Club annual duck race set to raise more than £2,000, with 3,000 people and 900 ducks in attendance.
  • ENGLAND: Rothley, Swadlincote and Loughborough Lions Clubs help support life-saving air ambulance.

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story! – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf
Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpuf

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Apr
24

LCI Hosts Girl Rising Event

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“Girl Rising” is a powerful film that journeys around the globe to document the strength of the human spirit through the eyes of young girls in developing countries. Viewers get to know four unforgettable girls living in the developing world — ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

Earlier this month, Lions Clubs International held a screening of the film “Girl Rising” for local Lions, followed by a discussion panel with literacy experts. Topics included empowering girls through early reading, building stronger communities through health and education, putting literacy within reach for every child, and equity and inclusion within education.

Make a Difference in a Young Girl’s Life

Through initiatives such as the Reading Action Program, Lions everywhere are focusing their efforts on improving global literacy rates and helping young girls everywhere follow their dreams. In addition to the many Reading Action Program projects you can organize for your community, consider screening “Girl Rising” at your next Lions club meeting or event. Invite Lions, potential members, friends and family, and raise awareness about the importance of education for young girls.

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Apr
23

Palmer’s Blog: Peace Will Help Us Grow

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In Lebanon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the theme of the first Lions International Peace Poster Contest: “Peace Will Help Us Grow.” Thirteen-year-old Mustapha El Tawokji from Lebanon won that contest for his beautiful depiction of a dove flying over a growing flower.

Lions in Beirut recently opened a new park on the original border site of East and West Beirut during the civil war. I attended the opening ceremony, releasing white doves as a sign of peace as well as planting an olive tree. With the opening of this park, a part of young Mustapha’s dream has come true, and I’m proud to say that the Lions helped make it happen.

The video above is a nice look back at the first Peace Poster Contest, and how the contest has affected Mustapha’s life and vision of peace. The contest is still going strong today; you can order a kit for this year’s theme, “Peace, Love and Understanding.”

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Apr
22

Video: Lions Build a Nature Park

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In celebration of Earth Day and Lions’ commitment to this month’s Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign, we’re sharing a video from Lions Quarterly archives that features Lions who built a nature park for their community. Once a former disaster site, the area was transformed into a park for local families to enjoy, as well as a memorial for those who lost their lives to a flood in 1972.

How is your Lions club celebrating Earth Day today?

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
21

Webinar: Conflict Resolution

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Don’t miss the last Leadership Development webinar of this Lions year:  Conflict Resolution.  The presentation disarms the idea of conflict by discussing common causes of conflict, the benefits of conflict and five conflict management strategies.

The webinar will review the pros and cons of each conflict management  approach as well as when to use each one — competition, avoidance, compromise, accommodation or collaboration.  Collaboration, the optimal choice, will be discussed in detail.

Don’t miss this webinar! It will give you the tools to help manage conflict at the club, district and all other Lions’ levels.

Sign up today:

Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00pm CDT Chicago time

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:00pm CDT Chicago time

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Videos

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…

Lions & UN Millennium Development Goals

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In 2008, at the 30th Annual Lions Day with the UN, Lions signed an agreement that represents a commitment to fulfilling the eight UN Millennium Development Goals: Eradicate…

Video: 25th Peace Poster Contest

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

For a quarter of a century, Lions clubs across the globe have been sponsoring the Peace Poster Contest, an art contest for kids that allows them to portray…

Shopping Spree Raises Money for Senior Center

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Quesnel Lions Club in British Columbia, Canada was looking for ways to raise money for a senior center, after a poll indicated that senior housing was most…