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Palmer’s Blog: Nina Maria Foundation

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The Nina Maria Foundation is a wonderful organization in Colombia that provides a safe, enriching home and environment for orphans. With the help of grants from LCIF, the orphanage recently opened several workshops that teach valuable skills to help the children follow their dreams toward brighter futures.

I had the pleasure of attending the inauguration of these workshops, which include a screen printing, sewing and computer facility. I even got a crash course in screen printing, and received a gift of the lovely handiwork the children sewed.

Thank you so much to the Lions in Colombia, and to the staff and children at the Nina Maria Foundation, for such an incredible welcome and pleasant tour of the orphanage. It warms my heart to see first-hand how Lions and LCIF are helping children across the globe.

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Promote Your Club in the Media!

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Want to make your October Membership Growth Month a success? Then get some media coverage for your club! The new public relations page provides you with easily customized press releases that give you a fast, effective way to get more attention for your service projects, fundraising events and your October membership efforts.

Sending out a press release is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Download a press release template and add information about your club.

2. Find a contact or reporter at your local newspaper or broadcast outlet.

3. Send out your press release today!

There’s even a press release for recruiting new members. Download it today and get the word out!

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Peace Poster Kit Deadline Approaches

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The deadline to order a kit for the Lions International Peace Poster Contest is October 1, 2013. Lions clubs must purchase a kit for each contest sponsored.

There are a few easy ways to order a kit:

  • Call Club Supplies Sales at (630) 571-5466 or 1-800-710-7822 (U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada only).
  • Order online at Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit).
  • Download the order form.

This year’s theme is “Our World, Our Future.” By sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in your community, whether through a local school or youth group, you can encourage children to express their thoughts on peace through art.

Does your club participate in the Peace Poster Contest?

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Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Wokingham Lions Club celebrates record-breaking year.
  • CALIFORNIA, USA: Lions Club and Salvation Army team-up to help those affected by the fires.
  • PENNSYLVANIA, USA: Lions celebrate 50 years of riding to rescue in Muhlenberg, Laureldale.
  • AUSTRALIA: Fairfield Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce aim to raise $30,000 to buy a humidicrib.
  • WISCONSIN, USA: Lions Clubs of Southeastern Wisconsin helps visually impaired enjoy outdoor activities.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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LQ: Lions Save Lives in Hawaii

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The beaches in Hawaii are beautiful, but strong currents can also make them dangerous — especially for visitors who are not aware that although the waters may seem calm, riptides beneath the surface can cause drowning. Lions in Hawaii joined a community-wide effort to make their beaches safer by setting up rescue tubes along the shore. These rescue tubes allow strong swimmers to help bring people who swim out too far back to safety.

Watch the video above, a segment from the latest Lions Quarterly, to learn more.

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