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Earlier this month, I attended the Multiple District 201 Convention in Tamworth, Australia, where more than 1,200 Lions from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia gathered. One of the ceremonies included the opening of a disaster relief “tool box” — a 20-foot container that will hold in excess of $10,000 worth of...
Mercoledì, 30 Aprile 2014 17:53

Palmer’s Blog: Stop and Smell the Tulips!

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As this month’s Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign comes to an end, it’s time to take a moment to appreciate the fruits of our labor. Stop and smell the roses! Or in my case last week in the Netherlands, the tulips! Anne and I took a lovely stroll through Keukenhof, the world’s largest garden, and as we...
Giovedì, 01 Maggio 2014 17:00

Recycle for Sight in May

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When Helen Keller named Lions “Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness,” Lions responded by making it our mission to serve blind and vision-impaired people everywhere. Today, we’re still known for our sight services — eyeglass recycling in particular. May is Recycle for Sight Month, and we encourage your club...
Venerdì, 02 Maggio 2014 17:00

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: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/25/lions-in-the-headlines-47/#sthash.JSyKv2YB.dpufCheck out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.CANADA: Springhill Lions Club members walk blindfolded to help raise...
Lunedì, 05 Maggio 2014 17:00

Read the May LION Magazine

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In the May LION, meet five blind people who are true visionaries, learn the sweet story of the Lion Mint and find out about a fascinating new film depicting one man’s moving vision loss story.Also in this issue:Lions in Washington are honoring veterans brick by brick.Haitian earthquake victims have new homes they can call sweet.Lions clubs are gett...
Martedì, 06 Maggio 2014 17:24

A Small Town Club Raises Big Funds

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Here’s a story that proves small town Lions clubs can follow big dreams — and achieve them!The Lions Club of tiny Whitianga, New Zealand, population 4,000, has already raised over $160,000 since Christmas 2013 toward the purchase of an X-Ray machine for the benefit of the residents of the Mercury Bay area. The total population for the...
Lunedì, 21 Aprile 2014 17:00

Webinar: Conflict Resolution

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Don’t miss the last Leadership Development webinar of this Lions year: Conflict Resolution. The presentation disarms the idea of conflict by discussing common causes of conflict, the benefits of conflict and five conflict management strategies.The webinar will review the pros and cons of each conflict management approach as well as when to use...
Martedì, 22 Aprile 2014 17:00

Video: Lions Build a Nature Park

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In celebration of Earth Day and Lions’ commitment to this month’s Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign, we’re sharing a video from Lions Quarterly archives that features Lions who built a nature park for their community. Once a former disaster site, the area was transformed into a park for local families to...
Mercoledì, 23 Aprile 2014 17:00

Palmer’s Blog: Peace Will Help Us Grow

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In Lebanon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the theme of the first Lions International Peace Poster Contest: “Peace Will Help Us Grow.” Thirteen-year-old Mustapha El Tawokji from Lebanon won that contest for his beautiful depiction of a dove flying over a growing flower.Lions in Beirut recently opened a new...
Giovedì, 24 Aprile 2014 17:00

LCI Hosts Girl Rising Event

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“Girl Rising” is a powerful film that journeys around the globe to document the strength of the human spirit through the eyes of young girls in developing countries. Viewers get to know four unforgettable girls living in the developing world — ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds...
Venerdì, 25 Aprile 2014 17:00

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: http://lionsclubs.org/blog/2014/04/18/lions-in-the-headlines-46/#sthash.1th0opVe.dpufCheck out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.AUSTRALIA: Lions Clubs of Tacking Point and Port Macquarie provides...
Venerdì, 04 Aprile 2014 17:00

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.MINNESOTA, USA: Lions pancake breakfast fundraiser for little boy battling cancer becomes one of the biggest events in the community.SPAIN: The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club helps local singer raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.GUAM: The Guam Galaide...
Today’s photo features Lions in the Philippines providing vision screenings to local children. The La Union (Host) Lions Club, La Union (LD) and San Fernando (LU) Lions Clubs conducted a joint Sight for Kids project. Over 700 children were screened; 45 students were found with eye defects and were refracted right away.Focused on serving...
The International Board of Directors announced in March that attorney Scott Drumheller will lead Lions’ headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, as executive administrator and secretary, effective April 1, 2014.He succeeds Peter Lynch, who retired as senior executive administrator because of health reasons. Drumheller joined Lions Clubs International...
Martedì, 01 Aprile 2014 21:00

Kicking Off Family Friends Month!

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Dear Lions Family,Family and Friends Month is now underway! Clubs around the world are hosting special events throughout April to showcase their clubs. It’s a great time to show your family and friends how much they mean to you, and how much your Lions club means to the community.It’s also a great opportunity to grow your club by showing...
Mercoledì, 02 Aprile 2014 17:00

Read the April LION Magazine!

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In the April LION Magazine, learn how Lions in Botswana are mobilizing against measles, read about a special relationship between a blind golfer and his coach and get the lowdown on the entertainment lineup for the Toronto International Convention.Also in this issue:A Lion named Serve? Lions’ names can be startlingly appropriate.A Kentucky...
Lions Worldwide Induction Day is on April 26, and is an opportunity for Lions everywhere to welcome new members, stimulate membership growth and increase public awareness. The more Lions clubs grow, the bigger an impact Lions can make in their communities and around the world.A successful Worldwide Induction Day event often includes a strong...
We’re hosting a special International Headquarters event for the Lions World Lunch Relay on Friday, April 4th. Our staff will gather for coffee and cake to celebrate this unique event that is bringing Lions around the world together. In the spirit of service, we’re also collecting household paper products for a local community center to help our n...
Mercoledì, 19 Marzo 2014 15:00

Palmer’s Blog: Sightseeing in Italy

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This week while I’m visiting Lions and Leos in Italy, I also got a chance to do a little sightseeing around Rome. It’s amazing to see ruins like the Colosseum, which has been standing for over 2,000 years! And I visited the Trevi Fountain, where the old saying is if you throw a coin in the fountain with your right…
Giovedì, 20 Marzo 2014 15:00

LQ: Lions Help Prevent Bullying

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The latest issue of Lions Quarterly features a segment about Lions programs that address a serious concern among today’s youth: bullying. As more and more young people use texting, email and social media as a form of communication, bullying goes even further than the school yard and can now follow kids wherever they go.The Lions Quest program...
Venerdì, 21 Marzo 2014 15:00

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.INDIA: Lions provide 100 sewing machines to the needy and physically handicapped women, as well as two computers to an organization that helps educate women.NEW ZEALAND: Orewa Lions’ new fundraiser recycles old batteries and uses the money to support children w...
Sabato, 22 Marzo 2014 15:00

Celebrate #WorldWaterDay!

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World Water Day is an opportunity for Lions to focus attention on and raise awareness of the importance of fresh water across the globe. When Lions everywhere commit to a water project in their community — whether providing water pumps to people in need, raising funds to help a village on the other side of the world have access to…
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 1 and through onsite registration, fees will be US$170.This year’s convention will be held from July 4 – 8, 2014 in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watch the v...
Martedì, 11 Marzo 2014 15:00

Why MyLCI?

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There’s no question that the best parts of being a Lion include serving the community, making an impact in people’s lives and making new friends (just to name a few). But when you’re a club or district officer, being a Lion also means behind-the-scenes administrative work that isn’t always fun, but is necessary for keeping...
Mercoledì, 12 Marzo 2014 15:00

Palmer’s Blog: Be a Lion!

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As you continue planning your Family and Friends activities and events for April, consider browsing the Lions News Network or the LCI YouTube page for videos that show potential members just what it means to be a Lion. You can download videos from the LCI website and play them in the background at your World Lunch Relay event!Above is a…
Giovedì, 13 Marzo 2014 15:00

Submit a Photo Share Your Story

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A picture is worth a thousand words. And today’s digital age makes it easy to share your photos and show Lions around the world how your club is making an impact! Document your club’s service activities and success stories by taking pictures at your next event. Submit your photo through the LCI website, along with a description of the...
Lion Leaders Meet with Members of Congress in WashingtonU.S. Board Members from Lions Clubs International met with members of Congress as part of Lions Clubs International Capitol Hill Day. The event was designed to raise awareness of Lions Clubs International and the contributions Lions are making in communities throughout the United States.“There...
Venerdì, 14 Marzo 2014 15:00

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.HAITI: Lions from Indiana traveled to Haiti to provide eyeglasses to people in need.MALAYSIA: Lions Club of Kuching Metro successfully held a second Cataract and Eye Surgeries Camp.TEXAS, USA: Texas Lions Camp celebrates 65th anniversary with 10-day bicycle trip....
Mercoledì, 19 Febbraio 2014 16:00

Palmer’s Blog: Malawi Lions Eye Clinic

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When I was in Malawi last week, I visited a Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital in need of much support. Lions there are working to upgrade the equipment, some of which is over 10 years old. The building itself is not in very good shape. However, I have faith in Lions always. We are here to help, and I have no…
Giovedì, 20 Febbraio 2014 16:00

Meet the 2013-14 Essay Contest Winner

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Congratulations to the winner of the 2013-14 Lions International Essay Contest: Ashish Karki, age 12, from Nepal. He was sponsored by the Lions Club of Kathmandu Ramechhap. Below is an excerpt from his winning essay for this year’s theme, “Our World, Our Future”:“What will be in the future? I always ask myself this question. N...

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