October 1 is the deadline for Lions clubs to order a Peace Poster Contest kit from Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit). This year’s theme is “Share Peace.”
Sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for a local school or youth group is a great way for Lions to engage young people in their communities — encouraging children to use art to express their thoughts on peace. The results are beautiful, and the impact made on children’s lives and values even more so.
Have you ever attended a meandering club meeting and left feeling frustrated? Effective club service and lasting member satisfaction start with well-run club meetings in which Lions arrive at consensus, decisions and follow-up actions in a timely manner. Meetings may not achieve these outcomes due to a “skills gap” in a meeting facilitator. The good news is that simple yet powerful meeting management strategies exist to help any Lion close that skills gap.
Follow Club President Lion Larry in this all new webinar as he travels up the “steps to success” of meeting management on his way to becoming a star meeting leader. Along the way, create a strategy to respond to a various disruptive meeting behaviors, and receive access to helpful tools such as sample meeting agendas and follow up worksheets.
Join us to explore the five steps to meeting success and leave with an easy-to-follow guide for managing your very next Lions meeting!
Every year, the Arizona Lions Vision Center serves close to 15,000 people and provides 13,000 pairs of eyeglasses. The Lions offer free vision screenings at schools to help children see better and learn better; they offer affordable and oftentimes free eye care to low-income people across the state; and they expanded their reach to provide care for people in remote areas.
Watch the above Lions Quarterly video segment to learn more about how the Lions Vision Center has been serving communities in Arizona for more than 50 years. You can also download the entire Lions Quarterly to share at your next meeting or event.
Lions are leaders in service—both in their communities and around the world. That’s why, this October 4–10, Lions everywhere are coming together for a special international event. The Lions Worldwide Week of Service in Sight is a service event designed to eliminate preventable blindness and improve sight by helping to ensure that everyone has access to quality vision care.
There are tons of ways your club can join in the fun—from helping friends and neighbors get access to adequate vision care through health fairs and education, to providing free vision screenings for school children in your area.
Need a few more ideas? Visit the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight website for a list of projects ideas to get your club started. And consider hosting your project on October 8 to join in the World Sight Day celebration.
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Help us reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by hosting a service project, and your club will be eligible to receive a special Centennial banner patch when you report your activities on MyLCI.
Visit the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight page to learn more and start planning your project today!
Lions Clubs International and Lions Clubs International Foundation have partnered with Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., for “Anthem Volunteer Days,” a month-long community service event being held nationwide this October.
Local Lions will host Anthem employees and their families for service projects designed to improve communities and promote healthy living. Projects will be held in 17 cities around the USA, including Indianapolis, Indiana, the home of Anthem, Inc. headquarters.
As part of the partnership, Anthem, Inc. will donate US$250,000 to Lions Clubs International Foundation to support its humanitarian work.
“This event is a great example of what can be achieved when partners work together to strengthen their local communities,” said Lions Clubs International President, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada. “We’re looking forward to working side by side with Anthem volunteers to serve our communities in October.”
Service projects will be developed by individual Lions clubs and tailored to the needs of the communities they will impact.
“At Anthem we are committed to supporting community initiatives that help create a healthier generation of Americans,” said Lance Chrisman, executive director for the Anthem Foundation. “We’re proud to join forces with Lions Clubs International Foundation, and the hard working Lions who are serving throughout the country, to improve the communities we all call home.”
Anthem Volunteer Days builds on Anthem’s commitment to year-round community service and extends its impact by partnering with the largest service club organization in the world. Lions from clubs around the USA will engage over 1,000 Anthem employees and family members in projects benefitting people in 17 different communities.
Anthem Volunteer Days impacts communities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, and Virginia.
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