Video: Diabetes Awareness and Projects

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In this live stream, LCI staff shared information about the global burden of diabetes, suggestions for diabetes community projects, and funding opportunities for Lions.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is November 14.  Diabetes has reached global epidemic proportions but there is much Lions can do to increase awareness and prevention.


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Leo to Lion Spotlight: Pablo Romano

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Pablo Romano is a former Leo who has chosen to continue serving his community as a Lion in the Long Island City – Astoria Lions Club (New York, USA). Pablo has helped grow membership by chartering many new Leo and Lions clubs during his time as a Lion. Pablo currently serves as a New Club Development Consultant for LCI and is his club’s Leo Club Advisor.

If you are a former Leo and would like to be featured in the Leo to Lion Spotlight, please email us at leo2lion@lionsclubs.org.


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Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse

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Lions and Lions Club International (LCIF) are very active in the fight against trachoma. LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a leader in combating trachoma. Since 1999, LCIF has awarded US$20.5 million for 26 trachoma control projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. Ethiopia alone has received more than US$7 million in funding since it is the most endemic country in the world for the disease.

“Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse,” a documentary feature film that follows Carter Center staff, global health partners, and Lion and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter engaged in a comprehensive strategy to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia, is airing on American Public Television stations nationwide.

Air Dates/Locations:

Los Angeles (KCET)
Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. on KCETLINK

San Antonio (KLRN)
Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. on main
Oct. 29 at 1:30 a.m. on main

Albuquerque Portales (KENW)
Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

Los Angeles (KVCR 2)
Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.

Indianapolis (WFYI)
Oct. 22 at 10 p.m.

San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, CA (KCSM)
Nov. 4 at 10 p.m.
Nov. 5 at 3 a.m.

Chicago (WYCC)
Nov. 8 at 5 p.m.

Louisville, KY (WKMJ)
Nov. 17 at 4 a.m.

Visit http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/h/trachoma/defeating-blinding-curse-trailer.html for additional air dates and locations.

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Lions Clubs International

Upcoming Webinar: Conflict Resolution

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Creating Collaboration from Difference

You are at a club meeting and a conflict arises. What is your first reaction — avoidance? Compromise?  Competition? We all experience conflict in our daily life and our Lions life. How we handle it can impact our Lions service and our well-being. The goal of this LCI Leadership Development Division webinar is to provide practical strategies to help Lions positively manage conflict within a Lions setting.

The webinar disarms the idea of conflict by discussing conflict’s common underlying causes, its benefits and five conflict management strategies. Collaboration, often the optimal choice, will be discussed in detail.

Case studies of actual Lions conflict scenarios are included. In addition, you will have the opportunity to consider your most common approach to conflict and the benefits of employing various strategies to achieve the best outcome for yourself and others.

You will not want to miss this webinar that will provide you with insight and tools to manage conflict at the club, district and all levels of Lions life.

To register for one of two sessions and download the webinar companion workbook, click:

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CST
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

Webinar Companion Workbook

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Bill Gates has an Encouraging Video Message for Lions

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has an encouraging video message for Lions. LCIF has committed to raising US$30 million by 2017 to improve access to vaccines through Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. The funds raised will be matched by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, bringing the total to US$60 million. 

Click the links below to view this video with subtitles in all official Lions languages.

Deutsch: https://youtu.be/78e5Y5rxVEk
Español: https://youtu.be/i1lS_P5wn4A
Français: https://youtu.be/YdKVbAC8tWQ
Italiano: https://youtu.be/9YBpcpW9Uxs
Português: https://youtu.be/5_WULipuPeY
Suomi: https://youtu.be/AblS5i5iUiQ
Svenska: https://youtu.be/eVS5fydu3B4
日本語: https://youtu.be/NZFGfjL0V5o
한국어: https://youtu.be/iI1jYu0GytE
中文: https://youtu.be/HSTzpHjomvk 

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