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Set Up a Personal Facebook/Twitter

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We’ve already told you about the benefits of setting up a Facebook or Twitter account for your club, but what about a personal account? Perhaps you’re already connected on social media to stay in touch with friends and family, but don’t forget — your personal account is also a great way to share your Lions stories with people you already know. Through your personal Facebook or Twitter account, you can:

  • Follow your club or district Facebook or Twitter account to stay updated on meetings, projects and events.
  • Share photo albums and videos of community service projects from your club Facebook page with your friends and family.
  • Connect with club members in your area and across the globe.

See our Creating a Personal Account on Facebook and Twitter guide to get started.



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Video: Lions Balloon Festival

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The Lions Club Balloon Festival and Fair at Highland Village, Texas, began in 1987. Today, the event has grown to become the largest scheduled event in the county, with upward of 25,000 people attending each year.

Watch the video above to see how the festival has become a premier event, with craft booths, balloon glows, entertainment food and more. Nice work, Lions!

Does your Lions club host a festival or fair in your community? Share your story!

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Lions Celebrate International Literacy Day

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Today marks International Literacy Day, which celebrates the importance of literacy as the foundation for education and social development.

This week’s celebration includes a joint event with Reading Action Program partner USAID.  Lion Linda Madden, wife of Immediate Past International President and LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden , will visit with Lions leaders and partners to discuss Lions’ commitment to increasing literacy rates worldwide and providing all children, especially those with vision loss and other disabilities, with the opportunity for a strong education. Programs such as the Reading Action Program, LCIF’s SightFirst and Lions/Special Olympics Opening Eyes help Lions reach these goals.

Stay updated on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #IntlLiteracyDay) as Mrs. Madden participates in the following events:

  • A presentation on literacy and inclusion at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library and also Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Helps Lions and partners at the South Jersey Eye Center and Scholastic distribute books to pre-school children in Camden, New Jersey
  • Visits the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation in Atlanta

A special blog post from Mrs. Madden will offer a recap of the events.

How is your Lions club celebrating International Literacy Day?

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Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA:  Nashua Lions Club celebrate a successful partnership and season with Special Olympics athletes.
  • CALIFORNIA, USA:  California Lions and LCIF help with relief efforts for area wildfires.
  • MARIANA ISLANDS:  Newly chartered Tinian Marianas Lions Club completes first community service activity.
  • WASHINGTON, USA: Kent Lions Club supports blind athlete playing on the area’s first Beep Baseball team.
  • INDIA: Siliguri Lions Club opens special eye care clinic.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!



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Lions Flood Relief in the Philippines

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Following recent floods in North Luzon areas of the Philippines, Lions District 301-D2 provided disaster relief to those in need. Through LCIF grants, Lions were able to distribute 2,000 relief packs to flood victims.

Today’s featured photo was submitted through the Lions Submit a Photo page. Do you have photos of your latest Lions project or event that you’d like to share? Submit your photos and your story, and your club might be featured on Facebook or the Lions Blog.

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