The beaches in Hawaii are beautiful, but strong currents can also make them dangerous — especially for visitors who are not aware that although the waters may seem calm, riptides beneath the surface can cause drowning. Lions in Hawaii joined a community-wide effort to make their beaches safer by setting up rescue tubes along the shore. These rescue tubes allow strong swimmers to help bring people who swim out too far back to safety.
Watch the video above, a segment from the latest Lions Quarterly, to learn more.
I have heard of blood banks, and of course Lions eye banks, but milk banks? In Guatemala, I visited a Lions Maternal Milk Bank, which provides breast milk for babies. Breastfeeding mothers donate their extra milk to the bank. The milk is then processed and stored until needed by a premature baby whose mother cannot supply the milk on her own. The Lions have eight milk collection points in Guatemala.
What a wonderful facility, in which Lions help take care of families in the community and ensure that the little ones get the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. We serve community members from the moment they are born!
Here is a video about a similar Lions maternal milk bank in Uruguay:
When disaster strikes, Lions respond immediately. When word spread that hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes due to the Yosemite Rim fire, the worst in California history, Lions from 64 clubs in California quickly mobilized to provide relief. Within hours, they were brought on board to help the American Red Cross set up an evacuation center, and within 24 hours, they volunteered to run the kitchen and were serving meals to displaced families.
Thanks to an emergency grant from LCIF, in addition to donations from local restaurants and food pantries, Lions are able to feed 1,200 meals a day to fire fighters, Red Cross volunteers and evacuees.
Watch the video above to learn more about Lions disaster relief in California.
Are you interested in what our ethical guidelines mean for the life of a club and your role as a Lions leader? Did you know that Lions Clubs International has a Code of Standards and Conduct in addition to our Code of Ethics?
Join us for the upcoming webinar in October, “LCI Ethics and the Role of the Leader.” We will reflect upon the four LCI standards of conduct, discuss practical club scenarios, consider the role of the Lions leader in ethics training and communication, and review important resources.
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