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Leo to Lion Spotlight: Rafael “Zullu” Moreira

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The Leo to Lion Spotlight will feature former Leos who have chosen to continue serving their communities as Lions to inspire other Leos to follow in their footsteps and join a Lions club. The first spotlight is on Lion Rafael “Zullu” Moreira. Rafael learned about the Leo Club Program through an invitation from a friend, and was a member of the Gama Omega Leo Club for 13 years. In May, he decided to become a Lion and joined the Gama Lions Club.

  1. What does it mean be a Leo?

To me, being a Leo was not only about doing charity and promoting philanthropy, but also about taking the responsibility to challenge our society, promote the rights we have as citizens and better our lives. Leos are not only a group of young people; they are an immeasurable movement that respects others and their rights as human beings. Youth are the vision of the future.

  1. What made you decide to transition and become a Lion?

I decided to become a Lion so that I could continue working with the Leo Club Program and so that future youth will also have the vision to join a Lions Club.  Above all, I get to continue serving others with love, humility, joy and dedication.

  1. What is the best thing about being a Lion?

The best thing about being a Lion is that Lions serve unselfishly, foster leadership and promote social ideals.

  1. Do you have any advice for other Leos thinking about becoming a Lion?

My advice to Leos is to learn what you can about becoming a Lion so that you can be a leader, assist with the Leo Club Program and create local opportunities for service. Also, never stop being humble and wise, which is what makes a great Lion.

If you are a former Leo and would like to be featured in the Leo to Lion Spotlight, please email us at leo2lion@lionsclubs.org.

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Message from the Chairperson: Our Foundation is Doing Great Work

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Dear Lions,

On a recent trip to Peru, Brazil and Belize, I had the honor of seeing many Lions and Leos in action. And they are doing great work!

With help from a Lions Clubs International (LCIF) seed grant, Leos near Lima are spearheading an effort to provide safety, rehabilitation, job training and hope to young victims of human trafficking and their babies. Lions Quest, LCIF’s social-emotional learning program for children, is active in 30 schools in Peru!

I visited an eye bank in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, that LCIF and Lions have supported for many years. When I visited an eye hospital in Passo Fundo, Brazil, some children even surprised me with a song.

I am so proud of all the great work Lions around the world are doing each and every day. Remember to share your clubs’ great work so Lions know about the service you are providing in your community.


Joe Preston

Chairperson, Lions Clubs International Foundation

Read the rest of the September LCIF newsletter here.

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Lions and LCIF are Addressing the Refugee Crisis

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11261787_750104975111585_8343266214892662066_n As the refugee crisis continues to intensify, Lions around the world are growing more concerned. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has approved US$200,000 to help Lions address the needs of refugees in host countries.

The Lions of Sweden and Turkey are already hard at work providing relief materials to refugees near the Greece/Turkey border. Nearly 2,000 refugees have received diapers, hygiene supplies, food and other supplies.

If your District or Multiple District is interested in aiding refugees, you can contact LCIF to find out how to request funds for local relief projects. Such projects might provide clothing, food, toiletries, and infant supplies or even address extended medical needs.



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Peace Poster Kit Deadline Approaching

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October 1 is the deadline for Lions clubs to order a Peace Poster Contest kit from Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit). This year’s theme is “Share Peace.”

Sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for a local school or youth group is a great way for Lions to engage young people in their communities — encouraging children to use art to express their thoughts on peace. The results are beautiful, and the impact made on children’s lives and values even more so.

To learn more about the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, please view our brochure, contest rules and deadlines.


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Upcoming Webinar: Meeting Management Steps to Success

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Have you ever attended a meandering club meeting and left feeling frustrated? Effective club service and lasting member satisfaction start with well-run club meetings in which Lions arrive at consensus, decisions and follow-up actions in a timely manner. Meetings may not achieve these outcomes due to a “skills gap” in a meeting facilitator. The good news is that simple yet powerful meeting management strategies exist to help any Lion close that skills gap.

Follow Club President Lion Larry in this all new webinar as he travels up the “steps to success” of meeting management on his way to becoming a star meeting leader. Along the way, create a strategy to respond to a various disruptive meeting behaviors, and receive access to helpful tools such as sample meeting agendas and follow up worksheets.

Join us to explore the five steps to meeting success and leave with an easy-to-follow guide for managing your very next Lions meeting!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:00pm (12 Noon) CDT
Friday, October 16, 2015 7:00pm (19:00) CDT

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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LQ: Children in Need

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

All over the globe, Lions are working towards addressing issues affecting children. In this segment of the October Lions Quarterly, we see how Lions are focusing on the…

LQ: Lions Multi-Generation House

Monday, September 15, 2014

Multi-Generation houses, located in communities around Germany, offer many different activities to bring children, adults and seniors together in support of one another. The Troisdorf Lions Club in…