In our February issue, learn about Membership Growth Month in April, Eye Donor Awareness Month, pre- and post-convention tours and more.
Ask One is a small step that can make a big difference in your membership efforts. And when you Ask One friend, family member or neighbor to join your club in April, you can earn special recognition. Invite a member to join your club in April and you’ll receive a Membership Growth Award Pin! Plus, if you invited a member in October, you’ll receive a gold pin and a banner patch for your club.
Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, the year the United States entered World War I. Melvin Jones, secretary of the Business Circle of Chicago, was among those searching for a way to help improve the lives of others. He invited similar business groups around the country to form a service-oriented club known as the International Association of Lions. Watch the first in a series of Centennial videos to learn about Lions history, and be sure to download and share this video on social media (use the hashtag #LIONS100) or at your next club meeting or event.
The month of March is a special time to honor eye donors and their families for giving the gift of sight. Eye donations are crucial for research and education, as well as for corneal transplants that can help restore the sight of children and adults. Lions Eye Banks recover, evaluate, store and distribute human eye tissue for sight-saving procedures. Lions support more than 50 eye banks in eight countries. Recognize Eye Donor Awareness Month in March! Contact your local eye bank to learn how you can raise awareness in your community about the importance of eye donations.
Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular vacation spots, so book your Pre- or Post-Convention Tour while space is still available. Our preferred tour companies include Goway, Pleasant Holidays/Pacific Island Institute and MC&A, who have designed special Lions tours, including cruises, to some of the most sought after spots within Hawaii’s major islands. Book online or contact these Hawaii experts to design a tour that includes the best beaches, eco-tourism, historical sites, golfing and more. Register now for the 98th Annual Lions International Convention held June 26-30 in Honolulu, Hawaii. We hope to see you there!
Leos are an integral part of the Lions family. “Strengthen the Pride” and celebrate a global network of young people committed to serving others by sponsoring a new Leo club. Lions can make a positive impact on the next generation of leaders by serving as mentors and motivators for Leos. Sponsoring a new Leo club will enliven your Lions club and provide young people with an opportunity to develop as leaders. Charter your new Leo club in preparation for Leo Club Awareness Month in April and support youth development in your community.