In the September Newswire, learn about the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight, find a great resource to reinvent your club meetings, get details about Ask One, and more.
This October 4-10, President Yamada invites you to join Lions around the world for a special service event to raise awareness about eye health, blindness and vision impairment. Vision screenings, provision of eyeglasses and assistive devices, and eye health education are just a few ways your club can bring dignity to friends and neighbors who lack access to adequate eye care. In addition, your project will help us reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people. Visit the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight page for more information, and start planning your project today!
Make a larger impact in your community and ASK ONE. It’s that simple! When 1.4 million Lions worldwide ask one person – a family member, friend or neighbor – to become a Lion, the effect is monumental. The lives of both Lions and those they serve are impacted, all because you took the first step and asked one person to join. Watch the new Ask One video and send your photos of new members to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Each year, the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest gives children around the world the chance to express their visions of peace through art. Lions clubs can sponsor and organize a contest with local schools or youth groups. Kits for this year’s theme, “Share Peace,” are available online through Club Supplies (Item Search: PEACE POSTER KIT) until October 1, 2015. Visit the Peace Poster Contest page for more information, and watch the new Peace Poster video to see last year’s Merit Award winners.
Are your club meetings all that they can be? The Your Club, Your Way guide helps all Lions assess their current club meetings and structure new meetings in a way that best meets the needs of a diverse membership. Find tips and new ways to make your meetings more inviting, incorporate new forms of technology to better connect and encourage attendance and involvement. The guide also includes a short survey to gain input from members. Download the Your Club, Your Way guide.
In June, Lions from around the world came together for the Lions International Convention in Honolulu. The new Convention Highlights video features excitement and culture from the Parade of Nations, Lions camaraderie at the exhibit hall and plenary sessions, and the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii. Watch the video on the LCI YouTube channel.