In our October issue, learn about Diabetes Awareness Month, how to get media coverage for your club, the 98th International Convention in Hawaii and more!
By now, you’ve heard about our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by 2017 in the areas of youth, hunger, the environment and, this month, through the Sharing the Vision Global Service Action Campaign. While it may seem like an overwhelming challenge, we’ve helped break it down by setting special goals within each area. Our special vision goal is to serve 10 million children with eye care through activities such as vision screenings, low vision aids, Braille education, mobility and white canes, sight restoring surgery, eye banking and eyeglass recycling. This month, plan a vision project that helps a child to see better. Download the Sharing the Vision Planning Guide for more project ideas and help getting started.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that more than 382 million people have diabetes, and the numbers are significantly rising. During Diabetes Awareness Month, encourage your community to be proactive: schedule a medical checkup and dilated eye exam, adopt healthier behaviors, be more physically active and improve nutrition. Visit our Diabetes Awareness and Action pages for information on hosting a Diabetes Strides event, links for LCI diabetes partners as well as a variety of promotional resources for your project!
What could a new, young member bring to your Lions club? Increase membership and gain fresh ideas for service activities by inviting former Leos to join your club. Through the Leo Club Program, young people acquire leadership skills as project organizers and motivators, while also developing a commitment to service. When you welcome former Leos into your club, you have more hands to serve more people and ensure your club's existence for many years to come. Former Leos are already dedicated to making a difference in their local, national and international community. Help renew Leos' commitment to service by inviting them to become Lions.
You are making a real difference in your community, so make sure your community knows just how important your club is. The club press release page provides easily customized press releases that give you a fast, effective way to get more attention for your service projects, fundraising events and success stories. And when people know more about the great things you do, they’re more likely to join. There’s even a press release for recruiting new members, so download it today and get the word out in your community!
Aloha Lions! The 98th Lions Clubs International Convention is in the beautiful city of Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 26-30, 2015. Over 100 beaches surround Honolulu – more than any other city on the earth. Don’t delay; register today for the convention to receive the $110 early registration fee. You can also book your hotel room with LCI and stay with your delegation.
Extend your stay in paradise and add a Pre- or Post-Convention Tour with one of our preferred tour companies. These destination experts are happy to help you plan the perfect Hawaiian vacation for your interests and budget. Remember to book early as Hawaii sells out quickly.
We look forward to seeing you in Honolulu. Mahalo!