LCIF Awards Disaster Relief Grants, July 2015

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grantsand funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis.

In July 2015, LCIF awarded 11 emergency and disaster relief grants totaling US$90,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Ivory Coast, District 403-A2
$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 322-F
$10,000 for landslide relief

Venezuela, District E-1DSC02897
$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301
$5,000 for typhoon relief

Brazil, District LD-8
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-2
$10,000 for flood relief

Illinois, USA, District 1-H
$10,000 for tornado relief

Pakistan, District 305-N1
$5,000 for flood relief

Kentucky, USA, District 43-Y
$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 323-G2
$5,000 for flood relief

Pakistan, District 305-S3
$5,000 for flood relief


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Youth Camp & Exchange Reporting – Submit by September 30!

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If you are a 2015-16 Youth Camp and Exchange (YCE) Program Chairperson planning the next season of Lions youth exchange stays and camps, please work with your District Governors and Council Chairpersons to submit your District YCE Report form (YCE-510D) and/or Multiple District YCE Report Form (YCE-510MD) to headquarters by September 30.  Completed forms can be submitted via email to or via post to Lions Clubs International, Service Activities Division, 300 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Submitting the YCE-510 form will ensure that your current appointment as chairperson and your 2015-2016 youth camp sessions are listed in the 2015-2016 edition of the online Lions Youth Camp & Exchange Directory.

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How to Apply for an LCIF Emergency Grant

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Your Lions district or multiple district is making an impact in your community every day. Did you know that a Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Emergency grant can help your community after a natural disaster? Emergency grants provide up to US$10,000 for districts impacted by a natural disaster that has affected at least 100 people, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and tsunamis. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency grant funding each year.

Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds within 30 days of a disaster to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. If your district is affected by a large-scale natural disaster, review the Emergency grant guidelines.  Then submit your Emergency grant application. To help meet the 30-day submission deadline, it is recommended that requests be submitted via email, fax or phone.

Emergency Grant Application

LCIF can provide suggestions for appropriate use of grant funds and determining immediate needs. Please contact the Humanitarian Programs department at (630) 203-3819 or with questions.

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Upcoming Webinar: Harmony Among Generations

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Are you a Gen Xer or a Baby Boomer? A Traditionalist or a Millenial?

Lions are diverse, and we encourage members of all generations to participate, contribute and lead their clubs to make a bigger impact every day. Understanding generational differences can assist with both member recruitment and retention.

The next Lions Leadership Webinar explores diverse motivation among Lions and how each constituency can find and value varying perspectives to create harmony among generations.

Click one of the time slots below to register!

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Lions: Share Your Story with LCIF!

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Do you want other Lions to understand why LCIF is so important to you?

Has your Lions club or district accomplished an important project?

Have you been helped by an LCIF grant?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, LCIF would love to hear from you! Please share your story so others can learn more about how people are affected by receiving aid from or donating to the Foundation. Your story could help inspire others to give to LCIF or get involved in humanitarian service. Your story may be featured in any number of future LCIF materials, including LION Magazine.

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