Jul
10

LCIF Meets Humanitarian Needs in Many Ways

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Humanitarian service is at the heart of LCIF and Lions’ work. Working together, Lions identify the most crucial needs, and LCIF supports them in humanitarian efforts that transform lives of people around the world.

Humanitarian_wordleWhat comes to mind when you think of LCIF and humanitarian needs?

LCIF is proud of all that Lions are able to accomplish worldwide! Learn more about the ways that LCIF can help Lions meet humanitarian needs on both a local and global scale on the LCIF website.

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Jul
9

Preston’s Blog: Strengthen the Pride

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Lions,

I’m so excited and honored to be this year’s Lions Clubs International President!

We’re a family –  a Lions Pride — and I’m hoping you will join me this year in working to Strengthen the Pride. There are so many areas in which we can strive to do better so that we can serve our communities better. Each new member helps our organization grow. Each life we touch through service makes us stronger and more dedicated.

Through partnerships, technology, creativity and so much more, Lions clubs are getting stronger every day. Visit my President’s Theme page on the LCI website for the tools and resources you need to help make your club stronger.

I’m looking forward to a great year, and I can’t wait to meet Lions across the globe to see how they’re Strengthening the Pride!

 

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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Jul
7

#LCICon 2014 Parade Results

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Below are the results from the 2014 Lions Clubs International Convention Parade of Nations, held this year in Toronto, Canada on July 4-8. Congratulations to all Lions across the globe!

Division 1 Category A
Floats
1) MD-321 India
2) MD-27 Wisconsin

Division I Category B1
High School Band
1) MD-A Ontario
2) MD-321 India

Division I Category B2
All State Band
1) MD-30 Mississippi
2) MD-14 Pennsylvania
3) MD-10/SD-10 Michigan

Division I Category C
Precision Demonstration Unit
1) MD-321 – India

Division 1 Category D
Uniform Marching Delegation
1) MD-321 – India
2) MD-307 – Indonesia
3) Lions of Scandinavia – Aland Island, Denmark, Faroe Island, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Division II Category A
High School / All State Band
1) MD-A – Kitchener
2) MD-21 – Arizona

Division II Category B
Precision Demonstration Unit
1) MD-316, 317, 318, 324 India
2) MD-103 France

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Jul
7

Palmer’s Blog: Thank You for Dreaming

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If you can dream it … you can do it!

Lions, thank you for following your dreams this year. Across the globe, you’ve achieved so many dreams — from providing children with books and food and sight services, to improving the health of people in need. You’ve empowered women and recruited new Lions. You’ve gathered your family and friends to show them what it means to be a Lion. And you’ve changed lives.

It has been an honor and inspiration to meet so many Lions who are making a difference in this world.

Keep your dream in your pocket as a reminder of what Lions can achieve when they work together. Thank you for a wonderful year!

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Jul
6

LCIF Provides Emergency Grants in June 2014

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LCIF logoIn June 2014, LCIF provided 16 emergency grants totaling US$125,000.

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 for:

Washington, USA, District 19-B
$10,000 for disaster preparedness

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

Sri Lanka, District 306-A1
$5,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-A2
$5,000 for flood relief

Sir Lanka, District 306-C2
$5,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LA-1
$5,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-A2
$5,000 for tornado relief

Brazil, District LD-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-8
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-5
$10,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B3
$5,000 for tornado relief

Nebraska, USA, District 38-O
$10,000 for tornado relief

Mexico, District B-3
$10,000 for flood relief

Bulgaria, District 130
$10,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B4
$5,000 for flood relief

Canada, District A-12
$10,000 for tornado relief

* Emergency grants listed by date approved.

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. Or, you can learn about making a donation to assist with global disaster relief efforts.

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