Last week I visited Toronto, Canada, the site of our next Lions International Convention on July 4-8, 2014. After seeing this beautiful city, I am even more excited for the convention events, seminars and fun activities planned for Lions around the world. Toronto is an incredibly vibrant, diverse city, with a wealth of culture and energy for Lions to soak up during their visit next year. The photo above is from a lovely dinner cruise that I attended on Lake Ontario.
The Lions convention staff and committee are already hard at work planning next year’s plenary sessions, parade, seminars and shows. I’m looking forward to another successful convention in Toronto!
As August’s Engaging Our Youth campaign comes to a close, it’s time to recognize young volunteers for their outstanding service to the community. Recipients of the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards are typically ages 12 to 18 and have completed either 50 hours of community service (Silver Seal Award) or 100 hours of community service (Gold Seal Award).
This awards program helps encourage young people to participate in youth volunteer opportunities and continue their service to the community. Their involvement in service activities will also motivate them to join a Leo or Lions club.
Learn more about the Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards, including additional benefits and how to get started.
A Campus Lions club is a great way to get young people involved in community service projects, help students develop valuable leadership and networking skills, and better serve both the campus and larger community as a whole.
Watch the video above to see how students of the University of Texas at Austin Lions Club have fun while serving their community.
Does your local college or university have a Campus Lions club?
Each quarter, Lions Clubs International publishes the Lions Quarterly (LQ) video magazine, which features Lions serving in extraordinary ways. The LQ crew travels everywhere, from India to Hawaii, Australia to Montana, in order to share these Lions clubs projects with you.
Their most recent filming was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, where Lions across the state were participating in a “Stuff the Bus” event in preparation for the upcoming school year. Community members donated school supplies, including markers, notebooks, binders and backpacks, to help students get excited for school and ensure they have the right tools for a successful year.
Watch the video above to see how local media covered the event (see the full story here), and for a sneak peek of what’s to come in LQ.
Our Lion and Leo clubs work to improve their communities in 206 countries and geographic areas around the world. The Downtown Long Beach Lions Club partnered with community…
On January 26, members of Chicago’s art, education, peace, media and youth communities gathered at the Loyola University Museum of Art to judge the international level of the…
As Lions, we are part of a diverse global organization with clubs as unique as the projects we undertake and the people we serve. We may all speak differently,…
Many of our Lions clubs sponsor Leo clubs, a youth organization that encourages leadership and volunteering. Lions work together with Leos and provide young people with the tools that…