Preston’s Blog: Charter Nights in China

Author: Leave A Comment

Joni and I were in China two weeks ago, and what an incredible experience we had! We met a Lion who has the first guide dog in Beijing, welcomed a new district with 1600 members in Xianyang, chartered a new club with 200 members in Kunming and got to go with them to their first project.

This new club has adopted a children’s hospital for cerebral palsy patients. They will be providing them with financial support, food, medical and other supplies. We got to meet many of the children as well. It was a wonderful experience to see this new club in action!

Be sure to follow me on Facebook to see more activities, projects and pictures from my trips around the world.

Read More

Untitled 1

Peace Poster Contest Judging

Author: 9 Comments

Last week, more than 25 members and leaders of youth outreach and the art community came to Loyola University Museum of Art to judge this year’s Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest finalists. There were 132 posters –all created by 11, 12 and 13 year old children from around the world.

Amongst those in attendance were Greg Allen, Founding Director of the Neo-Futurists; Gary Fry, Director of Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising; James Lackey, Artist at Horizons for the Blind; Steven Rosengard, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Science and Industry; and many more.

We would like to thank our judges for their participation and congratulate our peace poster finalists. The grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be announced on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at this year’s Lions Day with the United Nations.

Read More


Visit LCIF at the All Africa Conference!

Author: Leave A Comment

Experience the impact of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) at the 20th All Africa Conference from February 4 through 8all_affrica_logo-ef41d in Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo.

LCIF staff will be present and can answer questions regarding grant programs and the application process, provide informational materials, and accept donations.

This year, there are a number of informational sessions at the forum, including one from LCIF. Be sure to attend the LCIF seminar on Friday, February 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Melvin Jones Fellows fundraising dinner follows at 8 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Read More


LQ: The Founding of Lions Clubs International

Author: Leave A Comment

In 1917, the United States entered World War I, causing rapid industrial growth that led to many social problems, such as child labor, overcrowding and rapid spread of disease. Because of this, reformers sought ways to improve the conditions in their communities. Among them was Melvin Jones, secretary of the Business Circle.

He proposed this idea to his fellow club members who gave him the approval to gather clubs together for a meeting in Chicago. On June 7th, 1917, the first meeting was held with the Circle and a few other groups in attendance. It was then that the International Association of Lions Clubs was born. The first Lions Convention in Dallas, Texas opened on October 8th of the same year. Lions became international in 1920 when they chartered the first club in Ontario, Canada.

Be sure to watch the video above –the first in a series of centennial videos –to learn about the important events that took place during the beginning years of Lions Clubs International.  You can download or view the entire Lions Quarterly on the Lions News Network.

Read More

Lions Clubs International

Webinar: Project Management

Author: 2 Comments

Every club leader wants to achieve successful club projects, but sometimes it is hard to know where to begin and how to proceed.  This popular webinar provides practical, useful guidance on effective project management.  The presentation will review:

  • How to align projects with purposes
  • A project manager’s responsibilities
  • The traits of effective project managers
  • The five phases of project management best-practices, and
  • An LCI service project case study

Gather the tools for project excellence–register today for one of the two sessions available!

Register below for one of the two time slots:

Webinar Presenters:

Past Council Chairperson Joe Pitts

Past Council Chairperson Mark Lyon

Past District Governor Ruth Roberts

Read More


Video: Peace Will Help Us Grow

Monday, February 25, 2013

As we continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest by looking back at past winners, let’s revisit the very first winner: Mustapha Tawokji…

Lions in Namibia Donate School Supplies

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Windhoek Lions Club in Namibia recently visited a local school to donate school supplies, including pens, pencils and books, to less fortunate students. Watch the video above…

Video: Lions Wiener Dog Races

Friday, February 15, 2013

Have you browsed through this month’s LION Magazine yet? The February 2013 issue features a story about the annual Wiener Dog Races and Country Fair sponsored by the…

LQ: Let’s Go to Hamburg!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The latest issue of Lions Quarterly (LQ) features a segment showcasing the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany, the second largest port in Europe and the location for the…