In our January issue, learn about the 2015-16 Lions International Peace Poster Contest theme, how to address diabetes through this month’s Relieving the Hunger campaign and more.
Hunger Affects Diabetes
The Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action campaign is going strong through January! According to the American Diabetes Association, food insecure adults are at high risk for diabetes. To help reduce food insecurity, especially for people with diabetes, consider the following partners in your community:
- Restaurants and markets can retrieve fresh food donations for a local food pantry
- Healthcare professionals can provide free classes on nutrition and food preparation
- Local residents can help establish a community vegetable garden or food co-operative
Invite Your Friends to the Lions Worldwide Week of Service
The Lions Worldwide Week of Service is kicking off January 10, and we want you to join in the Centennial celebration. It’s been nearly 100 years since Lions started helping communities locally and globally. Show the world the positive impact Lions can make by inviting your friends and family to your Worldwide Week of Service project.
Visit the Centennial website today and fill in our sample press release to get the word out. And remember to use the hashtag #LIONS100 in all your Centennial social media communications!
Announcing the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest Theme
The new theme for the 2015-16 Lions International Peace Poster Contest is “Share Peace.” Kits for the contest, which include the official guide and rules, flyers, stickers and certificates, go on sale January 15. Lions clubs interested in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in their community must order a kit, either online through Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit) or by downloading the Order Form.
For more than 25 years, the Peace Poster Contest has encouraged children across the globe to express their thoughts on peace through art. Learn more about the contest and order your kit starting January 15!
New Video: Disaster Relief Public Service Announcement
By providing local media outlets with Lions public service announcements (PSAs), you can raise awareness about your club’s services in the community. A new disaster relief PSA is now available for viewing on the LCI YouTube channel. It will also be available for download on the LCI website later this month. This PSA provides a brief look at how Lions are the first to respond when disaster strikes, and how members and non-members alike can get involved to help rebuild lives. Share this PSA via social media today, and let your community know that where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.
Take Advantage of Membership Resources and Improve Your Club
When it comes to starting new clubs, inviting new members and keeping your current members happy, the LCI website offers all the materials you need to get started and improve you club. The Just Ask! Guide offers steps to recruiting new members, while the Membership Satisfaction Guide helps your club provide the experiences your members are seeking. Take the How Are Your Ratings? Survey to evaluate your club, and download the New Club Development Guide if you’re thinking about organizing a new Lions club. View the complete list of Membership Resources available to help your club grow and make a bigger impact today!
Suggested deadline for Districts to send one winning entry to MD Office is January 15.
January 10-16, 2015.
Register for the 2015 Convention by January 9 to receive the lowest rate of $110.
LDUN is on March 7, 2015 in New York City. Register today!
Review upcoming Lions events your club can participate in locally.