Oct
8

LQ: Children in Need

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All over the globe, Lions are working towards addressing issues affecting children. In this segment of the October Lions Quarterly, we see how Lions are focusing on the health and education of children by providing clean water, sanitation and vaccines, as well as getting more children into school and expanding early literacy. Not only are they helping out the child, but the mother as well by providing safe places for childbirth, nutritional counseling for pregnant women and supporting maternal milk banks.

Check out the video above to see how Lions all over are doing their part to help their local children. You can watch the entire October Lions Quarterly on the Lions News Network.

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Oct
6

October Membership Growth Month

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Earn Rewards for Adding New Members in October!

October is a New Membership Growth Month. It’s a great time to grow your club and earn special recognition when you do. Here’s what you can earn:

  • Silver Pin – Lions who sponsor a new member in October will receive a Membership Growth Award Silver Pin.
  • Gold Pin – Lions who sponsor a member in both October and April will earn a special Membership Growth Award Gold Pin.
  • Banner Patch – Clubs that add new members in October and April will receive a Membership Growth Award Banner Patch and a Fiscal Year Patch.

Membership Growth Gold Pin - ME60 Silver   Membership Growth Patch - ME61

Start planning today to get on track for your Membership Growth Award, and be sure to give your recruiting a boost with Ask One!

Lions, we are encouraging you to invite new members to join your club through Ask One! With 1.35 Ask1imagemillion members, just think of how many more people we could serve if every member asked just one person to join. You can send your success stories and photos to askone@lionsclubs.org. Who knows, you might see your photo displayed on our Facebook page.

Together we can Strengthen the Pride!

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Oct
6

Lions Kick Off World Sight Day

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October 9 marks the 17th annual World Sight Day. To celebrate, Lions around the world are focusing their attention on eliminating causes of preventable blindness and improving sight with special vision-related service projects throughout the entire month of October.

This year, International President Joe Preston will meet with Lions in Iceland to present medical equipment purchased through a US$70,000 SightFirst grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to the Department of Ophthalmology at Landspítali – the National University Hospital of Iceland.

The donated medical equipment will help identify childhood vision disorders at an earlier stage than previously possible and will help save the sight of children throughout Iceland.

“Lions Clubs International has championed the blind and visually impaired for decades,” said Lions International President Joe Preston. “Lions World Sight Day is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements as we continue our commitment to the fight against preventable blindness.”

In observance of World Sight Day, Lions and LCIF partner Johnson & Johnson Vision Care are also expanding Sight for Kids – a vision screening initiative designed to protect the sight of children – to Europe and Africa for the first time since the program’s creation.

From Iceland to Turkey and Kenya and back, track Lions’ World Sight Day activities this week as we move toward our goal of eliminating preventable blindness. Follow Lions Clubs International and Johnson & Johnson on Facebook and Twitter at @lionsclubs and @JJVCglobal for complete coverage of this life-changing celebration

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Oct
3

Coastal Cleanup Day

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Today’s guest post, from the “Green Lions Guild” of District 4-C2, is about the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day held on Saturday, September 20th, 2014. Photos from the event can be seen here. Beach Cleanups work towards one of our Centennial Service Challenge goals of serving 25 million people by Protecting our Environment.  Use the hashtags #Lionsenvironment and #Lionsbeachcleanup when posting your environment/beach cleanup projects on social media. Be sure to record your activities in MyLCI!

When the “Team Jenner” van pulled out from Roseland, Santa Rosa to North Jenner Beach for the 30th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day, newly appointed Environmental Committee Chair Evelina Molina envisioned the day of environmental service as the inaugural event for District 4-C2′s Green Lions Guild. It was a diverse team- composed of Tail Twister Lion Daniel Kerbein and Evelina Molina of the Roseland Lions Club, Sabrina Roncancio 2nd VP of Santa Rosa Host (accompanied by her boyfriend) and Global Membership Team district coordinator Sandra Stevens, along with longtime Roseland residents Magda Retamoza, Abelardo Mendoza and Felix Reyes looking to become part of Northern California’s first Spanish-language Lions chapter. Evelina shares that, Team Jenner was aimed at building Latino involvement in both the cleanup efforts and Lions club activities. “It is important for me to get members of my community out here. They need to be an integral part of protection of the environment (as we should all) and one great way is to do it in service as Lions.”

Fun, a group effort, a clean beach, and even an unforgettable education about the history of coastal protection in Sonoma County and California, provided by Bill Kortum, a Sierra Club veteran and person of influence in the establishment of the Coastal Commission and Coast Walk, welcomed the LCI Green Lions Guild, Team Jenner, as the upcoming generation of coast defenders.

A story published in the Sunday edition of the Press Democrat can be found at the link below:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2863500-181/history-lesson-accompanies-coastal-cleanup#page=1

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Oct
2

Read the October LION Magazine

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In the October LION, find a photo-filled recap of the Toronto International Convention, learn what’s in store for LCI’s centennial and find out what motivates some extraordinary Lions.

Also in this issue:

In the Digital LION, find videos from the international convention and transcripts from speeches, meet the new international directors and view International Contest results.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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Videos

Opening Eyes for Baby Georgia

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lions Walk for Baby Georgia My name is David Galloway of the Springhill Lions Club in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada. I just wanted to shine light on a…

Serving Pancakes, Serving the Community

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A special thanks to the cast of Second City in Chicago for helping us put together this fun video, which we hope can spread the word about Lions…

LQ: Lions Message in a Bottle

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Message in a Bottle program organized by Lions in Ireland helps people receive the special care they need during an emergency. Community members participating in the program…

Video: Providing Access to Eye Care

Monday, June 2, 2014

Too many people suffer from poor eye health simply because they do not have access to the proper care. The Montreal Chinese Lions Club has been working to…