Lions Clubs International
Jul
23

Read the July/August LION Magazine

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In the July/August LION, get to know our new international president, Joe Preston, and learn about how he wants to “Strengthen the Pride.”

Also in this issue:

Exclusively in the Digital LION, watch videos about President Preston and this year’s theme, see an excerpt from a documentary about an exceptional war hero Lion and find out about a Lion dedicated to selling mints.

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

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Jul
22

Video: Growing Lions Clubs International Foundation

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the cornerstone of Lions’ amazing achievements in humanitarian service. In this video, District Governors and other Lions are encouraged to promote LCIF to help grow the Foundation.

Learn more online about how you and your Lions club can support LCIF, or you can make a donation. Thank you for your support!

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Lions Clubs International and ViridiSTOR
Jul
21

Lions Go Paperless at Convention

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At this year’s convention in Toronto, Lions Clubs International worked with ViridiSTOR LLC to deliver the entire convention digitally on a USB. Over 16,000 delegates representing the 1.36 million members from over 200 countries worldwide attended the annual convention. When you think of all the paper needed to provide each attendee with convention materials, it’s clear that the USB was truly an environmentally-friendly approach to this year’s convention.

“It was only a matter of time before we would make the Lions’ annual convention not only digital, but one of the largest quantifiably sustainable events in the world,” said Terry Mullin, CEO of ViridiSTOR.

“Lions Clubs International has many initiatives around the world involving sustainability and improving the environment,” stated International President Joe Preston. “Considering the tremendous amount of information that the USB potentially holds, by going paperless we avoid the printing, shipping and waste of paper. That, in turn, is better for the environment. It’s a win, win situation.”

The USB included everything from key information on the 11 divisions at LCI, seminar materials, handouts, training and initiative information and a variety of videos. Attendees were able to carry everything they needed for convention in their pocket, without worrying about a handful of papers!

Has your club considered going paperless? Here are a few easy ways to get started:

 

 

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Jul
18

LCIF Humanitarian Grants Awarded June/July 2014

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During the June/July 2014 Board of Directors meeting in Toronto, Canada, 72 LCIF humanitarian grants were awarded totaling US$3,132,842.

These grants support life-changing projects, such as providing hospital equipment in Brazil, clean water projects in Madagascar, Mali and Niger, vision screening equipment for children in Greece, transportation vehicles for the disabled in Japan, Habitat for Humanity homes in the United States, and much more.

Upcoming grant deadlines include:

  • August 4, 2014: Standard, Core 4 and IAG grant applications for review at the October 2014 Board meeting
  • October 17, 2014: SightFirst grant applications for review by the SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) in January 2015
  • November 21, 2014: Lions Quest grant applications for review by the Lions Quest Advisory Committee (LAC) in January 2015

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Jul
17

Ask One!

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Each new Lion brings fresh ideas, passion and a hands-on attitude to clubs — helping to improve service and make a greater impact in the community. There are 1.35 million Lions worldwide. Imagine the difference we could make around the world if every Lion asked one person to join his or her club!

All it takes is just one person. Download our Just Ask! Member Recruiting Guide to help you get started, or visit our Invite Members page for tips on who to invite and how to welcome new members into your club.

 

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Videos

Lions in Action: Conserving & Cleaning Water

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, and it is plagued by pollutants. After a storm, the water that runs off house rooftops can…

Story of the Week: Lions in Maryland Help the Environment with Rain Barrels

Friday, December 16, 2011

Conserving water and preventing pollution from contaminating water sources are problems that many Lions clubs are addressing. In Bowie, Maryland, a rain barrel project is also raising community…

Story of the Week: Lions in Canada Host Kayaking Event to Support Dog Guides

Friday, December 9, 2011

Our clubs choose many causes to champion throughout the year. In Canada, the Gravenhurst Lions Club hosts fundraisers in support of the Dog Guides Program of Lions Foundation…

High-Flying Lions Fundraiser in Texas Brings Together Community

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our clubs around the world organize a variety of fundraisers that gather their neighbors for a common cause, from preserving vision to raising awareness for diabetes. Our film…