Video: Lions Donate Books to Library

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Since the Reading Action Program launched nearly two years ago, Lions around the world have embraced projects that help to improve global literacy rates. Something as simple as donating books to a local library can have a huge impact on the lives of children and adults. The video above features members of the Vieux Fort Lions Club, who recently worked with St. Lucians living in England to provide books to the Vieux Fort Library.

How has your Lions club addressed literacy concerns in your community?

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Lions in Australia Plant Trees

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Today’s featured photo was submitted by the Jesmond Lions Club in Australia, who have been planting trees at the Pambalong Nature Reserve near Newcastle for three years. During that time, the Lions planted over 2,000 trees! See more photos of the Jesmond Lions Club’s tree planting project on the club’s Facebook page.

Such a simple project can make a huge impact on the environment, and it’s a great way to involve family, friends and children in hands-on service that directly benefits the community. Get started by downloading our Lions Tree Planting Planning Guide!

How does your Lions club protect and preserve the environment?


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Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities. – See more at:

Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.

  • AUSTRALIA: Canberra Lions unveil 70-bed lodge to support youth programs.
  • INDIANA, USA: Pierceton Lions Club donates books to school as a part of the Lions Reading Action Program to improve global literacy.
  • OKLAHOMA, USA: Lions provide long-term disaster relief by helping schools rebuild after 2013 tornado.
  • INDIA: Lions Club of Hubli Pariwar organize a camp to distribute artificial limbs to 100 persons for free.
  • NEW ZEALAND: Richmond and Nelson Host Lions Clubs host men’s health seminar.

Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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2014 Environmental Photo Contest Finalists

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Each year, the Lions Environmental Photo Contest gives the Lions the opportunity to portray — through the lens of a camera — their commitment to protecting and preserving the earth’s natural beauty. The 2014 finalist photos are now on the LCI Pinterest page.

This year’s categories include:

  • Animal life
  • Plant life
  • Urban or natural landscape
  • Weather phenomenon
  • Special theme: A dream for a healthy environment – Seeing the beauty and value of our natural environment for today and tomorrow.

Lions can vote for their favorite photos at the 2014 International Convention in Toronto, July 4-8. Winners will be announced at convention and displayed on the LCI website, and the winning photographers will receive a special award.

How does your Lions club show your commitment to the environment?

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Palmer’s Blog: LCI Staff Appreciation

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G’day from Lions Clubs International Headquarters! On Monday, I had the opportunity to say thank you to the wonderful staff here at HQ, who work so hard year-round to ensure Lions have the resources they need to serve their communities. We held a lovely Staff Appreciation Lunch, and I was able to honor several individuals for their exceptional work for Lions. They are behind the scenes every day, helping Lions everywhere follow their dreams and make a difference in communities worldwide.

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Video: Giving the Gift of Sight

Thursday, March 6, 2014

March is Eye Donor Awareness Month — an opportunity to recognize eye donors and their families, celebrate corneal recipients, and raise awareness about the importance of eye donations…

Register for the Lions World Lunch Relay Today!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dear Lions Family, Are you looking for a great way to celebrate Family and Friend Month in April? Then register your club for the Lions World Lunch Relay…

Palmer’s Blog: Lions & Leos ROAR!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Here’s a short video of me with Lions and Leos from District 412 showing our spirit! I always loving meeting new Lions who are so passionate and excited…

LQ: Lions Make Iceland Green

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The latest issue of the Lions Quarterly video magazine features Lions in Iceland who are addressing their country’s environmental concerns, such as soil erosion due to heavy deforestation….