In the March Lion Magazine: Nineteen years after a highway tragedy, Lions in California continue to send truckloads of goods to Navajos in New Mexico. Read about how this project has touched lives in an area where four out of 10 Navajos are unemployed. Also, get the inside scoop on the Hawaii convention with Lion Robert K. Y. Lee, Host Committee chair.
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In the Digital LION, watch a video of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became a national hero when he landed his struggling plane in the Hudson River in 2009, saving everyone aboard. Sullenberger delivered the keynote speech at the 93rd International Convention in 2010. Also, read LION stories from the archives on how the iPhone and other inventions changed the lives of the blind.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.
According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion young people worldwide are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices. To draw attention to this problem, the theme for this year’s International Ear Care Day is “Make Listening Safe.”
Conducting a hearing screening, providing hearing aids to those in need, distributing professional hearing and ear health publications, and inviting a hearing care professional to speak at a club event are some of the many ways your club can participate in International Ear Care Day!
How does your club promote the importance of proper ear care?
In fiscal year 2013-2014, Lions, our partners and friends generously donated US$43.9 million to LCIF. The Foundation awarded 538 grants totaling more than US$46 million.
Because of your generosity and compassion, 83,000 people received cataract or trichiasis surgery, millions of children were vaccinated against measles and rubella, and 51,000 victims of natural disasters received emergency relief. Read LCIF’s Annual Report for 2013-2014 to learn how your donations continue to change lives and build our foundation of service.
Aloha, Lions! Are you up for the challenge? IP Joe Preston invites you to participate in the Hawaiian Shirt Challenge. Put on your favorite Hawaiian attire and post a video or picture and let us know if you are coming to this year’s Lions International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii!
We hope to see you there!
In Wyoming, USA, Lions organized a “Ride for Sight” fundraiser in which the money raised went to support the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation and more. These funds were then used to provide eye surgeries to those in need. But it’s thanks to the registered eye, organ and tissue donors that the surgery was possible.
This month we honor those donors and their families for giving the gift of sight. Organizing a fundraiser, distributing donor awareness materials at a community event, and inviting an eye bank representative to speak at a club or district meeting are just a few ways your Lions club can recognize Eye Donor Awareness Month.
The United States celebrates Eye Donor Awareness in March; however, donor awareness varies throughout the world, such as:
How does your club emphasize the need for eye donors?
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There is still one week left to take advantage of the discounted convention registration fees! Register by March 31 for the regular registration fee of US$150. Starting April…