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Sep
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Webinar: The Role of the Cabinet Secretary

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“The Role of the Cabinet Secretary” webinar provides training and guidance for this essential district position. As the cabinet secretary you play a key role in communicating, scheduling, and providing resources to the district leadership team, while also assisting the district governor.  The presentation reviews the cabinet secretary responsibilities, challenges and opportunities.

The content includes a review of the MyLCI cabinet secretary features and functions.  MyLCI training includes basic features, access and login, home page and menus, and getting help with MyLCI.

If you are a current or prospective cabinet secretary, or a Lion interested in district operations, you will not want to miss this webinar!

Register today for one of the time slots below:

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Lions Clubs International
Sep
1

Lions in India Feed Hungry Children

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As a part of the Centennial Service Challenge goal to serve 100 million people by December 2017, Lions Club of Guwahati Kamrupa in India held a Relieving the Hunger project that fed 1,700 children in need. Over 50 Lions prepared and distributed lunch to the children. These Lions have committed to feeding 5,000 children this year.

The Centennial Service Challenge encourages Lions to celebrate 100 years of service by serving 100 million people in the areas of youth, environment, vision and hunger. In addition to feeding children, projects that count toward the goal include planting trees, organizing a vision screening and donating books to a local school. For more Centennial Service Project ideas, visit our Global Service Action Campaigns page.

Don’t forget to report your activities on MyLCI, and share your projects on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #LIONS100.

 

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Aug
29

Video: Lions Wizard of Oz Parody

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Come along with Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Emerald City Lions Club and learn all the ways they can serve their community. This video was first shown at the International Convention in Toronto, and it’s a fun way to spread the word about Lions and let people know that Lions don’t just help out in one area of service — we’re there whenever and however our communities need us!

Share this video with members and friends by posting on your club’s Facebook page, website or blog!

 

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Lions Clubs International
Aug
27

Lions Multiple Districts Charter New Clubs

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Congratulations are in order!

During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, GMT Constitutional Area Leader PIP Jim Ervin challenged his multiple districts in the United States to charter a new club in each district. LCI is proud to announce that the following multiple districts achieved his challenge:

  • MD 7 – Arkansas (5 new clubs in 4 districts)
  • MD 12 – Tennessee (6 new clubs in 5 districts)
  • MD 21 – Arizona / California (3 new clubs in 3 districts)
  • MD 40 – New Mexico / Arizona (4 new clubs in 2 districts)
  • MD 49 – Alaska (2 new clubs in 2 districts)

PIP Ervin would like to acknowledge that this achievement would not have been possible without each Lions dedication, passion, vision, and most importantly team work! He will be meeting and congratulating the winners at the USA Canada Forum in September.

Many clubs were chartered through the assistance of the New Club Development Workshop Program and the dedicated consultants involved. Request your New Club Development Workshop today – it’s free!

Congratulations and best wishes for another successful year of strengthening the pride.

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Lions Clubs International
Aug
25

Lions in Botswana Share the Vision

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Today’s guest post is by Lion Vimla Ramkumar, Club Treasurer of the Lions Club of Lobatse in Botswana. Sight projects such as the one he shares below count toward the #LIONS100 Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017. Learn more about how to participate in the challenge at lionsclubs.org/servicechallenge, and be sure to follow the Lions Club of Lobatse on Facebook!

We the members of the Lions Club of Lobatse continuously carry out sight screenings in and around the schools in Lobatse and even further — to a distance of about 40 kms. Last November, Lions did visual acuity tests for approximately 380 students at Chichi Community Junior Secondary School in Molapowabojang village. About 34 students needed prescription eyeglasses. The club has earmarked funds from the activity account for procuring eyeglasses for the students in schools.

Operation Brightsight

We work in conjunction with Operation Brightsight, a Lions eyeglass recycling center in South Africa. We send them scripts and they prepare the glasses as per the script. One of the members makes the 500 km trip to Johannesburg, South Africa when the glasses are ready, and they are then distributed to the beneficiaries. Not an easy task, as sometimes Customs authorities at the borders cannot believe what we do!

Giving Glasses to Children

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This distribution of eyeglasses to students was SPECIAL. Children generally are not aware that there is a problem with eyesight and therefore may perform poorly in class. With this in mind and wanting to make a difference in the lives of these students, a right moment came by when we heard the Minister was going to address the people in the very same village. With a little pressure and pleas put on the Personal Secretary we were granted 20 minutes of the Minister’s time.

Aha but that was not to be…… Given a chance, Lions will promote Lionism at any cost, and the distribution took all of 60 minutes of the time. Was the Minister unhappy? No. Not only was he telling the pupils how special spectacles are and how they must take care of the glasses, but was now praising the Lions Club of Lobatse for this noble gesture.

In the end, the Minister and his entourage were happy, and most of all the children were now seen trying to read the car registration numbers in the distance……. What a satisfying project it has been!!! We served children in need and also helped with sight. Killed two birds with one stone….

Lions out there…. wasn’t that a wonderful idea of International President Joe Preston take note of clubs in Africa who are trying hard to fulfill the “WE SERVE” mandate and the Centennial Service Challenge.

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