The first in a series of centennial videos from Lions Clubs International is now available in all languages! Watch this short video about the origins of our association and the important events that helped shape LCI in its first years.
In the May LION Magazine, Little League began as the perfect spring sport for kids. But many people don’t know about its major connection to Lions Clubs International. Find out more in this retrospective look at a worldwide phenomenon that has shaped and strengthened youths for decades. Also:
In the Digital LION, watch a video on Lions Clubs International’s essay contest for youths – and read more about the special middle-schooler who won; see a Centennial video recounting the impact of founder Melvin Jones; and find out more about the “Hawaiian shirt challenge” coming up at the international convention.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to audio versions of the magazine.
LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a leader in combating trachoma. Since 1999, LCIF has awarded grants for 26 trachoma control projects in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. LCIF and local Lions help distribute doses of Zithromax© (donated by Pfizer), provide education on personal hygiene, and build water wells and latrines in an effort to stop the spread of trachoma.
Recently, this partnership was featured in a webcast, part of the 2014-15 “Conversations at The Carter Center” series. Watch the webcast to see PIP Jim Ervin and Kelly Callahan, Trachoma Program Director at The Carter Center, discuss work in the field and highlight Lions’ support of trachoma control.
During the month of May, Lions have the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of collecting eyeglasses. Millions of people living in developing countries lack the funds needed to receive proper corrective eye care. Lions sort, clean and ship the recycled eyeglass to local clubs of these countries to help correct these refractive errors. It’s time to spruce up your clubs’ collection box or establish a new collection site in your community!
Not sure where the best location is to set up your eyeglass recycling box? Get in contact with local businesses, schools, or community centers and extend the invitation to them to help your efforts by hosting a collection box. Visit our website for materials and resources to help create a successful recycling campaign.
Report your club’s activities to MyLCI, and don’t forget to share photos of your project on social media sites with the hashtag #LIONS100. We want to see your club in action making an impact in your community!
How will your club participate in Recycle for Sight Month?
Have you served as a District Governor? Are you thinking about pursuing the position of District Governor? Have you been any type of Lions leader? While this webinar is tailored to address the unique challenges of Lionism as a Past District Governor, all Lions may be interested in our discussion of four avenues of continuing Lions leadership: mentor, trainer-facilitator, first supporter, and district contributor.
Along the way, we will discuss the qualities and characteristics that lead a Lion to achieve District Governorship and answer the question, “What’s next?” for experienced Lions with time and talent, a valuable discussion for all engaged in a Lions leadership journey!
Don’t miss this last official LCI leadership webinar of the 2014-2015 Lions year!
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