Registration is now open for the 97th Lions International Convention in Toronto, Canada, on July 4-8, 2014. The early bird registration fee is US$110 through January 10, 2014. Register today to lock in your 5-day registration at the lowest fee, and secure your hotel reservation while rooms are still available at specially discounted Lions rates.
The beautiful city of Toronto offers amazing sights, shopping, food and other attractions for Lions to enjoy during their stay — from the famous 98-room castle Casa Loma, to the home of the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Enjoy a day trip to Niagara Falls, or book a specially discounted Lions package tour to nearby destinations such as Montreal, Boston, New York and more.
Still dreaming of the 2013 Convention in Hamburg? Experience the excitement again by ordering the Hamburg Highlights DVD, shown above. Fill out the DVD Order Form, and share the 15-minute video music montage with friends, family and Lions.
We’re expecting you in Toronto!
With all the traveling I do, I often have a good amount of down time waiting in airports. I use this spare time to share photos on my Facebook page and catch up on Lions videos on YouTube. Here is a Lions Public Service Announcement video that I stumbled across recently. It’s an oldie but a goodie, focusing on the Lions’ strength of feeding their neighbors. I thought now would be the perfect time to share with you as our next Global Service Action Campaign, Relieving the Hunger, kicks off next month.
What kinds of projects and activities is your club planning to help feed the hungry?
On December 5, Lions and Leos everywhere will celebrate International Leo Day to recognize Leo clubs for their service in the community. Youth programs such as the Leo club help young people develop valuable leadership skills, network with key players in the community, and realize the impact of their humanitarian efforts. International Leo Day also helps strengthen the relationship between Lions and Leos, encouraging Leos to continue their service as Lions.
Consider sponsoring a Leo club to encourage the youth in your community to get involved and make a difference. Already sponsor a Leo club? Recruit new members and host your Leo new club induction event on December 5. Be sure to share your photos and stories from the induction events on social media, and follow the International Leo Day celebration on the Leo Facebook page.
Visit the Leo Zone for information about sponsoring a club, planning Leo activities and more.
In the November LION Magazine, check in on how Lions are helping their communities recover from Superstorm Sandy, be inspired by the unbounded spirit of a wheelchair basketball team and learn about a few of Lions’ favorite things.
Also in this issue:
In the digital LION, find exclusive content such as videos about the Lions’ efforts to provide relief during the Yosemite fire and an update on LCIF’s partnership to end measles.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.
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