Among many topics to be discussed at LDUN is youth, and how future generations are affected by and addressing the issues of gender equality and peace as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. Lions Quest, an LCIF life skills and youth development program, prepares youth for success by empowering students to make positive decisions. The program has reached more than 13 million young people across the globe. As it continues to expand, so do opportunities to include gender equality in Lions Quest curriculum – giving young girls and boys the resources and confidence they need to know they can succeed in today’s world regardless of gender.
Watch the video above to learn more about Lions Quest.
There is still time to register for LDUN to participate in such discussions about gender equality, peace and youth. Click below to register!
In fiscal year 2014-2015, Lions, our partners and friends generously donated US$39.82 million to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). The Foundation awarded 530 grants totaling more than US$43.7 million.
Because of your generosity and compassion, 9.4 million people received critical eye care services, millions of children were
vaccinated against measles and rubella, and 14,100 victims of natural disasters received emergency relief.
Read LCIF’s Annual Report for 2014-2015 to learn how your donations continue to change lives and build our foundation of service.
Also in this issue:
In the Digital LION, watch videos commemorating Melvin Jones’ birthday this month, learn about the Digital LION Featured Club and see the Higher Key Award recipients.
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The newest Lions Centennial video, “Growth and Expansion,” provides a historical account of how Lions have strategically expanded in the last 100 years to become the world’s largest service club organization. Understanding that more hands means more service, Lions have spent the last century working to grow membership in order to make a bigger impact worldwide. What began as a club for businessmen to network and do good in their communities has become an organization of men, women, youth and families across the globe committed to helping others. What will the next century bring?
In 1928, Gandhi laid the cornerstone of a school for blind, deaf and disabled students in Ahmedabad. That original building is still in use today. A year and a half ago, I laid the cornerstone for a new building at that school. During my latest trip to India, I was lucky enough to stand beside International President Yamada as he officially opened the new building.
As clubs, districts and multiple districts come together during this LCIF Week, remember that LCIF is the cornerstone of service. Service looks different all around the world. In your area, it might be vision screenings, beach cleanups, or vaccinations. Whatever service looks like in your community, know that LCIF is there to support you while you bring hope and comfort to those around you.
I also want to remind you that your donations to LCIF help make it possible for Lions to meet the growing needs of people around the world. Thank you for your generous support of LCIF.
LCIF has laid the cornerstone, and you Lions are building upon it every day!
Together in Service,
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Read the rest of the January newsletter.
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