World Water Day is an opportunity for Lions to focus attention on and raise awareness of the importance of fresh water across the globe. When Lions everywhere commit to a water project in their community — whether providing water pumps to people in need, raising funds to help a village on the other side of the world have access to clean water, or building rain barrels for community members to conserve water and protect the environment (a project featured in the video above) — Lions can truly make a global impact.
Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded $3.7M for 127 clean water related projects, including water pumps, irrigation, water therapy, purification systems, potable water and countless water wells primarily in developing regions. LCIF has awarded another $353,000 for 19 sanitation related projects.
How does your club take action to address the global water crisis?
The latest issue of Lions Quarterly features a segment about Lions programs that address a serious concern among today’s youth: bullying. As more and more young people use texting, email and social media as a form of communication, bullying goes even further than the school yard and can now follow kids wherever they go.
The Lions Quest program provides resources that helps teachers open up a conversation about bullying in the classroom. The Leo Club program gets young people involved in community service activities, showing them the importance of helping others rather than hurting others.
Watch the video to see how Lions are making an impact on today’s youth. How does your Lions club address issues such as bullying in your community?
This week while I’m visiting Lions and Leos in Italy, I also got a chance to do a little sightseeing around Rome. It’s amazing to see ruins like the Colosseum, which has been standing for over 2,000 years! And I visited the Trevi Fountain, where the old saying is if you throw a coin in the fountain with your right hand over your left shoulder, you will return to Rome.
In addition to a tour of the city, I met with key dignitaries and had lunch with PIP Grimaldi, ID Fresia, CC Pons and their lovely spouses. Also, a dinner with Leos, where I was reminded of how important it is to encourage youth to get involved in community service. I’m always inspired by the Leos’ energy and fresh new ideas.
Speaking of Leos — are you planning any activities with your local Leos to celebrate Leo Club Awareness Month in April? Be sure to invite young people to your Family and Friends event in April, as well!
Don’t miss the next webinar, “Is it Your Dream to Become a District Governor?” This is the last in a series of three webinars offered by the Leadership Division that focus on how Lions can continue to follow their dreams at various points in their leadership journey. The presentation explains the LCI constitutional requirements for the district governor position, discusses the roles and responsibilities of a district governor, reviews LCI leadership development opportunities, and discusses the role of a district governor in embracing LCI values.
You may have doubts that you could become a District Governor; however, this webinar gives you one model, based on executive management theories, for strategically planning your personal leadership development path.
This webinar is a must-attend for those Lions aspiring to be a district governor and all Lions considering their future Lions leadership dreams!
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Can’t make this webinar? Visit the LCI Webinars page to explore other online learning opportunities!
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