It’s hard to believe that another successful Lions year has come and gone. It has been a privilege to serve as Lions International President, and to able to see how Lions are making a difference all over the world.
Lions, you responded when disaster struck. You joined the Centennial Service Challenge and, so far, have served over 32 million people through youth, vision, hunger and environment projects. You helped us reach 1.4 million members simply by Asking One. Every day, across the globe, there is a Lion teaching children to read, feeding a family, giving the gift of sight, planting a tree. Lions, you are changing lives everywhere.
Thank you for your service to the community, and thank you for strengthening the pride! Here’s to 100 years of service — and many more!
I have recently spent some time reflecting on this past year. As Chairperson of your Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), I have had the privilege of traveling the world, meeting Lions and witnessing the projects to which you devote your hearts.
It has been a great honor to serve as your Chairperson. I am so proud of everything we have accomplished, and I know that with your continued support, our Foundation will continue make the world a better place for years to come.
Without your kindness and generosity, there would be more children at risk for drug use; fewer children would have access to life-saving vaccines; the fear of blinding disease would be a reality for more people; and there would be less support for people in need following disasters.
Whether in small, rural villages or in our global community, you are changing lives every day. I would like to share with you just a few of the incredible accomplishments from the past year, below. Thank you for your dedication to our Foundation.
Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Read the rest of the June 2015 LCIF e-newsletter here.
Whether or not you’re planning on attending the Lions International Convention this week in Honolulu, remember to tune into the #LCICon YouTube channel for video highlights of each day. We’ll be posting clips from the plenaries, the Parade of Nations, the exhibit hall and more! We’ll also be catching up with Lions from all over the world.
Meanwhile, you can watch videos from conventions past on the #LCICon YouTube channel. Above, relive the excitement of the 97th Lions International Convention in Toronto!
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