Lions Clubs International - Ask One

Ask One Works!

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Just imagine if every Lion asked just one person to join their club…

That’s what Susan Dailey asked her club members to do with great results! As president of the McLeansville Lions Club in North Carolina, Susan encouraged each member to ask one person to the club’s monthly dinner meeting. Did it work? Absolutely!

Nine prospective members attended that evening — six are returning for another meeting and one has already filled out an application to join.

McLeansville Lions Club

According to Susan, her goal this year was to increase membership in her club by 10%, and says they are already well on their way to exceeding her goal.

Continue to encourage your members to invite a friend, a neighbor, or a relative to attend your next meeting. Start today…and Ask One!

Has your club invited new members this year? Send us your success stories and photos to

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LCIF Provides Emergency Grants in July 2014

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LCIF logoIn July 2014, LCIF provided 12 emergency grants totaling US$105,000.

When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

These grants are helping to meet crucial immediate needs in:

Brazil, District LD-4
$10,000 for flood relief

Canada, District 5-SKS
$10,000 for flood relief

Paraguay, District M-2
$10,000 for flood relief

Paraguay, District M-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Canada, District 5-SKN
$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 318-D
$5,000 for flood relief

Japan, District 334-E
$10,000 for flood relief

Mexico, District B-2
$5,000 for flood relief

Japan, District 332-E
$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301-C
$5,000 for typhoon relief

India, District 323-D2
$10,000 for landslide relief

Romania, District 124
$10,000 for flood relief

* Emergency grants listed by date approved.

LCIF has also approved a Major Catastrophe Grant of US$250,000 to provide relief for the Zhaotong earthquake in China. These funds will help Lions provide immediate relief and long-term recovery. You can read a message from LCIF Chairperson Barry Palmer on the LCI blog, or make a donation to the LCIF Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you for your support.

At the heart of LCIF’s disaster relief programs are the individuals and families your donations reach. Learn more about grants recently awarded and the LCIF emergency grant program on the LCIF website.

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Leo Club Advisory Panel

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Nominations for the Leo Club Advisory Panel are due to International Headquarters by August 15!

The Leo Club Advisory Panel is comprised of two Leos and two Lions from each constitutional area and the continent of Africa. Panel members are ambassadors of the Leo Club Program in their regions. They act as representatives of the Leos and Lions in their constitutional areas, provide feedback and input on Leo-related issues, and support the Youth Programs Department in matters affecting Leos.

Nominate a voice for the Leos in your area, and join an ongoing conversation that works toward improving Leo clubs everywhere.


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Preston’s Blog: First Visit to Lions HQ

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Hello from Lions Clubs International Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, for my first visit as International President! I arrived at the office on Monday, where LCI staff gave me and Joni a warm welcome. We enjoyed a barbecue lunch, and I was able to meet so many of the wonderful employees that help clubs all over the world serve their communities better. So much attention and thought goes into planning service programs, recruiting members and sharing Lions stories, and I’m excited to get to work closer with these fine folks over the next year.

Your International President,

Joe Preston

Be sure to follow me on Facebook to see more activities, projects and pictures from my trips around the world.

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Thousands in China need help following earthquake

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1.08 million affected by Yunnan earthquake

Dear Lions,

On Sunday, a terrible tragedy occurred. A large earthquake struck the Yunnan Province of China. Authorities estimate that more than 400 people have lost their lives from the Zhaotong earthquake, with an additional 2,300 people injured across several counties. Even more people are missing. It is estimated that 25,500 homes were completely destroyed, with an even higher number of houses damaged.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) immediately awarded a US$250,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing assistance. These funds will help meet immediate needs by providing food, water, medicine, blankets and other necessities as quickly as possible. The funds will also support long-term reconstruction and recovery.

With approximately 21,000 Lions members in China, many of our fellow Lions have been directly impacted by this disaster. We must help them as they provide relief and assistance to their affected communities. I encourage you to consider making a donation to the Foundation for disaster relief. Donations to the disaster relief fund are Melvin Jones Fellowship eligible and can make a real difference in times of need.

Thank you for your support.


Barry J. Palmer
Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Make a difference, donate to LCIF

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