Lions Clubs International
Feb
6

Thank You for Relieving the Hunger!

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December and January marked the Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign, and Lions everywhere participated by feeding their neighbors. From Lions in Malaysia distributing food packages during a local festival, to Lions in Ecuador handing out sandwiches to community members — Lions embraced the feeding campaign and worked to help end global hunger.

Thank you for serving your communities! Remember that hunger affects families and children around the world every day, so continue planning projects that feed the hungry year-round.

How did your Lions club participate in the Relieving the Hunger campaign?

Lions Clubs InternationalThe Montclare Elmwood Park Lions Club (USA) packed 55 food baskets for families.

Lions Clubs InternationalThe Indore North Lions Club (India) held a feeding project at a local hospital.

Lions Clubs InternationalThe Candon City Lions Club & the JFK Campus Lions Club (Philippines) planned a joint Relieving the Hunger project for children.

Lions Clubs InternationalLeo Club Santa Lucia (Ecuador) delivered sandwiches to hungry community members.

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
5

Palmer’s Blog: “Beyond Belief” Expedition

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Earlier this week I was in Kolkata, India, where I had the privilege of meeting the participants of the 7th Annual “Beyond Belief” Expedition Challenge. This amazing program is well-supported by Lions, and proves that people who suffer from physical challenges and disabilities are still highly capable of making their dreams come true.

The program’s challenges have included climbing mountains, crossing rivers, rafting through rapids and facing wild elephants! It has been showcased as a case study in motivation and team building — providing participants with the strength and support to integrate into mainstream society. The biggest reward is that since the program began seven years ago, 45 participants of different abilities have found new meaning in their lives.

This year’s participants rowed boats nearly 300 kilometers down the Ganga, from Murshidabad to Kolkata, which is only a prelude to their sea voyage to Paradip. I flagged them in as they completed their four-day journey. These young men are truly an inspiration!

 

 

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
4

Plan a Family & Friends Children’s Project

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With April’s Family & Friends Month just two months away, it’s time to start planning projects that show your family and friends how Lions make an impact in your community every day. Consider planning a children’s project and bringing along your kids, grandchildren, siblings, parents, neighbors and other friends to join in the service.

Project ideas to serve children during Family & Friends Month include:

  • Collect children’s clothing and shoes for a local shelter.
  • Fill backpacks with school supplies for students in need.
  • Supply Braille and large-print books for children who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Develop a reading program or “story day” for grade-school children.
  • Sponsor a sports day for children and youth facing physical challenges or other disabilities.
  • Read to children at a local library.
  • Supply new parents with books for young children to encourage reading at an early age.

Download the LCI Family Friendly How-To Guide for more ideas and tips!

How will your club participate in Family & Friends Month?

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Lions Clubs International
Feb
3

Read the February LION Magazine

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In the February LION Magazine, start planning your visit to Toronto for the 2014 International Convention, learn about a project in Minnesota that honors veterans and find out how Leader Dogs are being trained by some surprising volunteers.

Also in this issue:

In the digital LION, find exclusive content such as a video of Leos giving out free hugs, articles from the LION Vault about past international conventions in Toronto and team building activity ideas.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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Lions Clubs International
Jan
31

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • TENNESSEE, USA: The Franklin Lions Club breakfast raises over $8,400 for community eye care programs.
  • UNITED KINGDOM: The Hemel Hemsptead Lions Club donates £200 an Abbots Langley charity that supports adults with learning disabilities.
  • CALIFORNIA, USA: The Woodland Host Lions Club partners with other community organizations and agencies to help improve literacy in local grade schools.
  • KENYA: Lions Club of Mombasa Mvita help hospital patients and their families through Operation Smile.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Videos

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Video: Merry Christmas from Cannock Lions

Friday, December 21, 2012

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LCIF Year End Giving Video

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Lions Pancake Breakfast Video

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Milford Lions Club in Massachusetts held its annual holiday pancake breakfast, where community members enjoyed games, raffles, face painting and pancakes. Attendees also got a chance to…