Lions Clubs International
Oct
22

Upcoming Webinar: Conflict Resolution

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Creating Collaboration from Difference

You are at a club meeting and a conflict arises. What is your first reaction — avoidance? Compromise?  Competition? We all experience conflict in our daily life and our Lions life. How we handle it can impact our Lions service and our well-being. The goal of this LCI Leadership Development Division webinar is to provide practical strategies to help Lions positively manage conflict within a Lions setting.

The webinar disarms the idea of conflict by discussing conflict’s common underlying causes, its benefits and five conflict management strategies. Collaboration, often the optimal choice, will be discussed in detail.

Case studies of actual Lions conflict scenarios are included. In addition, you will have the opportunity to consider your most common approach to conflict and the benefits of employing various strategies to achieve the best outcome for yourself and others.

You will not want to miss this webinar that will provide you with insight and tools to manage conflict at the club, district and all levels of Lions life.

To register for one of two sessions and download the webinar companion workbook, click:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CST
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

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Oct
21

Bill Gates has an Encouraging Video Message for Lions

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has an encouraging video message for Lions. LCIF has committed to raising US$30 million by 2017 to improve access to vaccines through Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. The funds raised will be matched by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. 

Click the links below to view this video with subtitles in all official Lions languages.

Deutsch: https://youtu.be/78e5Y5rxVEk
Español: https://youtu.be/i1lS_P5wn4A
Français: https://youtu.be/YdKVbAC8tWQ
Italiano: https://youtu.be/9YBpcpW9Uxs
Português: https://youtu.be/5_WULipuPeY
Suomi: https://youtu.be/AblS5i5iUiQ
Svenska: https://youtu.be/eVS5fydu3B4
日本語: https://youtu.be/NZFGfjL0V5o
한국어: https://youtu.be/iI1jYu0GytE
中文: https://youtu.be/HSTzpHjomvk 

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Oct
20

LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, September 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis.

In September 2015, LCIF awarded 15 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$128,500. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Turkey, District 118-U
$10,000 for flood relief

Dominica, District 60-B
$10,000 for storm relief

Washington, USA, District 19-D
$10,000 for wildfire relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B1
$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 318-A
$5,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LC-8DSC07903
$10,000 for windstorm relief

Portugal, District 115-CN
$3,500 for wildfire relief

Japan, District 333-B

$10,000 for flood relief

Japan, District 332-C
$10,000 for flood relief

California, USA, District 4-A1
$10,000 for wildfire relief

California, USA, District 4-C2
$10,000 for wildfire relief

Italy, District 108-IB3
$10,000 for flood relief

Chile, District T-1
$5,000 for earthquake relief

MD300 Taiwan, District 300-F
$10,000 for typhoon relief

 

Oct
19

LCICon: Relive Honolulu, Register for Fukuoka

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The 99th Lions International Convention is in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 24-28, 2016. Registration is now open!

As the largest commercial city in Kyushu and dating back 1,400 years, Fukuoka is an attractive city that blends the old with the new. The city is known as a gourmet food city, with fresh seafood and food stands lining one of Japan’s largest entertainment districts. Lions from around the world will enjoy Japanese culture as they meet friends, attend plenary sessions and seminars, walk in the colorful Parade of Nations and more.

Learn more about LCICon Fukuoka on the LCICon website, and keep up to date on Facebook.

Watch the video above for highlights from LCICon Honolulu.

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Oct
15

SightFirst in South Asia

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During a recent SightFirst Advisory Comittee (SAC) meeting, nine grants were approved for vision projects in South Asia, totaling US$1,533,736.

Bangladesh, District 315-B2
A US$136,063 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 315-B2 for human resources training and to upgrade the Dhaka Progressive Lions Eye Hospital in Narsingdi. It is estimated that 319,505 people will benefit from this upgrade.

India, District 323-F2
A US$54,918 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 323-F2 to purchase an operating microscope, which will upgrade the diabetic retinopathy unit at the Tejas Eye Hospital in Mandvi, India. It is estimated that 5,000 diabetics will benefit from this upgrade.

India, District 323-G2
A US$415,434 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 323-G2 for human resources training, eye health education and service delivery at the Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya and Sagduru Sankalk Netra Chikitsalaya eye hospitals in Madhya Pradesh. The grant will also provide equipment for two diabetic retinopathy units to enhance these hospitals’ diagnostic and surgical capacity. It is estimated that 18,750 diabetics will benefit from this project.

India, District 316-EIndia Nepal Bangladesh
A US$136,718 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 316-E for human resources training, eye health education and to upgrade the M.S. Reddy Lions Eye Hospital in Hyderabad, India. It is estimated that 11,220 patients will benefit from this project.

India, District 322-C3
A US$94,145 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 322-C3 to upgrade the Panagarh Bazar Lions Eye Hospital in West Bengal, and to establish eight primary eye care centers. It is estimated that 35,250 patients will benefit from this upgrade.

India, District 318-B
A US$85,215 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 318-B for human resources training, eye health education and to upgrade the Lions Charitable Trust Eye Hospital in Kottayam, Kerala. It is estimated that 3,850 people will benefit from this grant.

Nepal, District 325-A2
A US$146,595 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 325-A2 for human resources training, eye health education and to upgrade the NNJS Eye Hospital in Gaur. It is estimated that 110,000 people will benefit from this upgrade.

Nepal, District 325-B2
A US$177,148 grant was awarded to the Lions in District 325-B2 for human resources training, eye health education and to establish a diabetic retinopathy unit at the Ramkumar Mahabir Prasad Kedia Hospital in Birgunj. It is estimated that 5,000 diabetics will benefit from this upgrade.

Nepal, Multiple District 325
US$287,500 was awarded to the Lions in Multiple District 325 to provide 7,500 cataract surgeries to underserved populations in Nepal. Twenty-one Lions and Lions-affiliated eye hospitals will lead outreach efforts, with the support of local Lions membership to provide cataract surgical services to patients who would otherwise be unable to access eye care services. Lions are also responsible for underwriting half of the costs for each surgery, and will be involved in identifying areas targeted for outreach.

Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) are committed to saving sight around the world.

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