Lions Clubs International

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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Story time in Egypt

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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Lions: What to Say at Interviews and Events

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The attention of the local media and the community is great for promoting your Lions club and getting the word out about the service in which you’re involved. But what do you say? How do you tell the world about the impact Lions are making every day in just a few sentences?

Below are a few common questions and key Lions messages to review before interviews and events where media might be present. You can also watch the video above for examples of how Lions are talking to the media.

These are general messages that describe Lions as an international organization; for local interviews, be sure to include details about how your Lions club serves your own community.

Who are the Lions?

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic locations, dedicated to making a difference. We serve where we live as well as globally.

What do Lions do?

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. We meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.

What types of service are Lions involved in?

Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.

I would like to volunteer in my community, but why should I do so as a Lion?

Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world, and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has a vast amount of resources and is able to accomplish much more than individuals and small groups working alone.

How do I become a Lion?

If you are interested in becoming a Lion, contact your local Lions club and express interest in learning more. Visit to find a club and fill out a prospective member form, or visit to learn more about Lions.

Find more key messages and other Public Relations tools on the Lions Clubs website.

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Hanna’s Dream Ride

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Seventy-two -year-old Hanna Elshoff, a member of the Chatfield Lions Club in Minnesota, has a dream of riding her bike across the United States. While people have doubted her throughout the years, it was PIP Barry Palmer’s theme “Follow Your Dream” that motivated Hanna to get a solar-powered bike and begin her journey.

Watch the video above to learn more about Hanna’s Dream Ride, and follow her on Facebook to stay updated on Hanna’s adventures, including the new Lions and people she’s meeting and where she’s headed next. Stay tuned for an in-depth feature on Hanna in the LION Magazine!

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LQ: Lions Support Blind Sailing Event

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Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

This motto shines through in the latest issue of Lions Quarterly, which features a segment about Lion BJ of the Sheboygan Noon Lions Club in Wisconsin. Lion BJ has a love of sailing, despite being visually impaired. When he called a fellow Lion to help out with a blind sailing event in Sheboygan, nearly 200 Lions from the entire state responded with helping hands.

Watch the video above to learn more about how Lions helped support the blind sailing event, and how Lions helped BJ lead a happier, healthier life.

Download Lions Quarterly to show at your next meeting or event!

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What I Enjoy about Being a Lion…

Friday, July 25, 2014

At this year’s International Convention in Toronto, we asked Lions to answer a simple question: What do you enjoy about being a Lion? The response was huge, as…

Ask One!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Each new Lion brings fresh ideas, passion and a hands-on attitude to clubs — helping to improve service and make a greater impact in the community. There are…

LQ Global Impact: Feeding Children

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Global Impact segment in this month’s new Lions Quarterly video magazine focuses on how Lions are fighting childhood hunger around the world. In Canada, Lions deliver fruits…

Preston’s Blog: Strengthen the Pride

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lions, I’m so excited and honored to be this year’s Lions Clubs International President! We’re a family —  a Lions Pride — and I’m hoping you will join…