LCIF Recognizes Top Contributors of 2013-2014

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GEN_Egypt_001 [640x480]GEN_China_001 [640x480]EgyptEach year, Lions Clubs International Foundation recognizes the Lions districts and clubs that were top contributors in financial support of the Foundation. It is through this kind of generosity that LCIF can save and preserve sight, provide disaster relief, support youth and meet humanitarian needs in local communities and around the world.

You can view this year’s list online.

The LCIF recognition categories include the top five districts in each constitutional area based on total giving; the top five districts in each constitutional area based on per member average; the top five clubs in each constitutional area based on total giving; the districts in which 100 percent of clubs donated to LCIF; and more.

Thank you and congratulations!

Make a difference, donate to LCIF

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Read the November LION Magazine

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In the November LION Magazine, learn how a Montana Lions club turned a baseball diamond into a vegetable garden for schoolchildren, get an in depth look at Melvin Jones and discover a healing sanctuary for injured children in Germany.

Also in this issue:

Exclusively in the Digital LION, view rare footage of Melvin Jones and Lions from long ago, see the Montana school garden in action and listen to President Preston sing his new Lions theme song.

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

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Diabetes Awareness Month

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During the month of November, Lions all over are coming together in the fight against diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, an estimated 328 million people are living with diabetes and this number is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035. It is important for Lions to raise awareness for this deadly and debilitating disease. Here’s how your club can help:

  • Organize a “Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness” event in your community.
  • Organize a school or community vegetable garden to encourage healthy eating.
  • Sponsor a child in need to attend a diabetes camp.
  • Provide a diabetes magazine subscription to your local library.
  • Partner with local healthcare providers to organize diabetes and vision screenings.

How will your club raise awareness for diabetes this month?

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Video: Rebuilding Chalmette High School

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When Hurricane Katrina hit the United States in August 2005, the aftermath was devastating. Communities were damaged, but the sense of community spirit was still alive. The road to recovery has been a long one, but Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) have made it a little easier through service and support.

Chalmette High School, a school that acted as a shelter, was filled with eight feet of water and destroyed. The community had to set up a makeshift school following the storm. Lions and LCIF have helped rebuild the school, provide school buses and more to help revitalize the community and create a permanent environment for children to learn.

Learn more about the grants that supported Chalmette High School in the following video, featured in the October 2014 Lions Quarterly video magazine:

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Message from the Chairperson: Lions Mobilizing Support for Ebola Victims

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Dear Lions,

In recent months, we have all watched as an outbreak of Ebola has gripped West Africa. The outbreak has taken more than 5,000 lives, and it is estimated that more than 4,000 children have been orphaned. A lack of health education and growing food shortages in these countries are proving to be a disastrous combination. Lions, I am appealing to you to join me in offering support.

14145864026_cbdd3d9ece_mWe Lions have a long-standing history of helping those who need us around the world. Today at the Europa Forum, I announced that Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) will provide a US$150,000 grant for Ebola Aid.  Several countries, including Japan and Sweden,  have already committed their support.

With 167 clubs and more than 8,000 Lions in affected countries, Lions and LCIF are pledging their support for those most in need. Please consider making a donation to LCIF’s Ebola Aid campaign and bring hope to Ebola victims, their families and those affected by the outbreak.

I want to thank you for your support and your commitment to meeting humanitarian needs whenever and wherever they arise.


Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

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