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Nov
19

Lions Vision Screening Saves Girl’s Life

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New York Lions saved a young girl’s life with a simple eye screening.

For every Lion who has volunteered to provide free vision screenings for kids, here is a special story that showcases how important our service work is to helping children and the community.

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LION Magazine App
Nov
18

LION Magazine Now on Your Tablet!

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The LION Magazine app is now available on the Apple iPad and Android devices! Read LION stories right from your tablet, and with the tap of your finger, watch special videos accessible only through the online versions of the magazine.

For Apple iPad:

For Android:

Have you downloaded the app yet? Share your feedback below!

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Lions Clubs International
Nov
15

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • OHIO, USA: Lions and LCIF team up to fund new vision clinic.
  • MARYLAND, USA: Lions multisensory trail opens new world for visitors.
  • AUSTRALIA: Custom wheelchair donated by the Lions Club of Endeavor Hills has quadriplegic athlete in the seat of success.
  • GRAND CAYMAN: The Lions Club of Grand Cayman joins in the fight against prostate cancer.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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The late Lion Dr. Paul Berman assists a Special Olympics athlete in selecting prescription glasses, alongside LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden at the LCI International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, July 2013.
Nov
14

Remembering Lion Paul Berman, Opening Eyes Founder

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It is with deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Lion Dr. Paul E. Berman, O.D. over the weekend.

Dr. Berman was the founder and director of Special Olympics Opening Eyes, a program serving the visual needs of people with intellectual disabilities. He played a key role in forming the long-standing partnership between Lions Clubs International and Special Olympics through Opening Eyes.

The late Lion Berman was a 20 year member of the Hackensack Lions Club in New Jersey, USA. Dr. Berman was awarded the International Presidential Award and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. In 2012, he was recognized at the White House as a Champion of Change.

In the photo above, the late Lion Dr. Paul Berman assists a Special Olympics athlete in selecting prescription glasses, alongside LCIF Chairperson Wayne Madden at the LCI International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, July 2013.

A truly dedicated man, he will be greatly missed. Lions Clubs International and LCIF send their deepest condolences to Dr. Berman’s family.

To learn more about this remarkable Lion, please read the Special Olympics tribute to Dr. Berman on the Special Olympics blog, where you can share your memories in the comments.

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Lions Districts in the Philippines
Nov
14

#LionsRelief: Where Donations Are Going

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The LCIF disaster relief fund allows Lions to instantly respond whenever disaster strikes. One hundred percent of funds designated for Typhoon Haiyan Relief will go to the relief efforts in the Philippines. These funds are distributed to local Lions in the Philippines. There are nine districts, 380 clubs and more than 12,000 Lions ready to serve their fellow countrymen and rebuild their communities. The map pictured above and below shows the locations of the nine districts in the Philippines.

You can make an online donation to the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines by going to the LCIF Disaster Relief Donation page and, in the Special Instructions Box, noting you’d like your donation to go to Typhoon Haiyan funds.

If you are filling out the LCIF Donation Recognition Programs form (PDF), be sure to note where you would like your funds to go under Special Instructions.

Donate to LCIF

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