Lions Clubs International
Mar
14

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • HAITI: Lions from Indiana traveled to Haiti to provide eyeglasses to people in need.
  • MALAYSIA: Lions Club of Kuching Metro successfully held a second Cataract and Eye Surgeries Camp.
  • TEXAS, USA: Texas Lions Camp celebrates 65th anniversary with 10-day bicycle trip.
  • AUSTRALIA: Lions Club of Murray Bridge helps family get back on their feet after bushfire destroyed their home and possessions.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
13

Lions Clubs International Capitol Hill Day

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Lion Leaders Meet with Members of Congress in Washington

U.S. Board Members from Lions Clubs International met with members of Congress as part of Lions Clubs International Capitol Hill Day. The event was designed to raise awareness of Lions Clubs International and the contributions Lions are making in communities throughout the United States.

“There are 350,000 Lions in the U.S. who are providing valuable community services,” said First International Vice President Joe Preston. “We wanted to showcase the work of our Lions, and remind our representatives just how vital Lions are to their communities and states.”

Visiting board members also invited members of Congress to join them for an evening reception to celebrate the partnership with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and the GAVI Alliance. This global partnership is designed to protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles, a highly infectious disease that kills an estimated 335 people every day, mostly children.

“I’m proud of what Lions have accomplished in the fight against measles, and we’re looking forward to accomplishing more with the GAVI Alliance. Together, we are saving lives and making the future safer, healthier and brighter for children,” said LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden.

Lions have committed to raising US$30 million to improve access to vaccines through the GAVI Alliance. The funds will be matched by the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. Over 100 million children in the world’s poorest countries will be vaccinated through the partnership.

Lions also play a key social-mobilization role in many impacted communities. Lions work with local leaders, coordinate community-level publicity and serve as volunteers at vaccination centers during immunization campaigns. Local Lions have been active during GAVI-supported measles and measles-rubella immunization campaigns in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Bangladesh. Lions will be active in measles-rubella campaigns in Tanzania and Burkina Faso later this year.

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
13

Submit a Photo & Share Your Story

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A picture is worth a thousand words. And today’s digital age makes it easy to share your photos and show Lions around the world how your club is making an impact! Document your club’s service activities and success stories by taking pictures at your next event. Submit your photo through the LCI website, along with a description of the photo and your contact info, and we’ll help share your success story on our social media channels. We may even use your photo on our website, in the LION Magazine or here on the blog!

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Submit a Photo of Your Charter Club

We want to see your new club! Submit a photo of your charter club — take a group shot at your induction ceremony or participating in your first service activity.

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What Makes a Good Photo?

LCI headquarters receives many, many photos from around the world. Make yours stand out by showing Lions in action! We want to see you getting your hands dirty in environmental projects, engaging with community members and youth, making friends at your local fundraiser, having fun and proudly sporting your Lions gear. Submit a photo that tells your story with just one glance. Candid photos of people are great — try to avoid staged photos and “grip-and-grin” check presentations.

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Other Ways to Share

In addition to the LCI Submit a Photo feature on our website, you can also share your photos through Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Twitter.

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Mar
12

Be a Lion!

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As you continue planning your Family and Friends activities and events for April, consider browsing the Lions News Network or the LCI YouTube page for videos that show potential members just what it means to be a Lion. You can download videos from the LCI website and play them in the background at your World Lunch Relay event!

Above is a great video about how Lions are recycling, planting trees, providing clean water in their communities and more — service activities that are perfectly aligned with next month’s Global Service Action Campaign, “Protecting Our Environment.”

How is your club participating in Family and Friends Month?

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Lions Clubs International
Mar
11

Why MyLCI?

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There’s no question that the best parts of being a Lion include serving the community, making an impact in people’s lives and making new friends (just to name a few). But when you’re a club or district officer, being a Lion also means behind-the-scenes administrative work that isn’t always fun, but is necessary for keeping track of members, improving service activities and running clubs smoothly.

That’s where MyLCI comes in. MyLCI is an online system that makes it easy to submit reports. If you’re a club officer or district officer, you can use MyLCI to help you complete various tasks:

Club officers can use MyLCI to…

  • Maintain member names, addresses and phone numbers
  • View and pay LCI Statements
  • Track your club’s service activity
  • Create club rosters and member mailing lists
  • Report your Monthly Membership

District officers can use MyLCI to…

  • View current membership for clubs in your district
  • View reports like the Monthly Membership Reporting History and the Missing Club Officers Report
  • Prepare for club visits
  • View service activity for clubs in your district

Visit the MyLCI web page to learn more about the benefits of MyLCI, how to get started and other Frequently Asked Questions.

Or, go straight to MyLCI and register now!

Do you use MyLCI? What’s your favorite feature?

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Video: A Leo Club’s 2012 Year in Review

Monday, January 28, 2013

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LCIF’s Vision for the World

Friday, January 18, 2013

Few organizations have the vision of LCIF. When Helen Keller challenged Lions Clubs International in 1925 to lead the cause of preserving and restoring sight, few could have…

Video: Texas Lions Camp for Children

Friday, January 18, 2013

Many children with disabilities often feel as if they don’t fit in simply because they are different than others. The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, gives children…