At Lions Clubs International, we're springing into action with a new look for Newswire. In our April 2010 issue, you'll find out about our new blog, International Convention Keynote Speaker, 2009-2010 Peace Poster Contest winner and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
If you're interested in the latest updates – and "behind the scenes" information – from International Headquarters, here's great news! Our brand new blog features frequent updates about our association, Foundation and clubs around the world.
Lions Clubs International staff members update the blog at least three times a week. To read recent posts, including a look at an LQ – Lions Quarterly Video Magazine shoot and an update from Lions Day at the United Nations in Vienna, visit our new blog now.
We're excited to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2010 International Convention will be Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger. Sully is the pilot who landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River, saving 155 passengers and crew.
Sully will address the 93rd Lions Clubs International Convention on July 2, 2010 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Register to attend International Convention, June 28 through July 2, 2010, in Australia.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is committed to bringing aid to communities impacted by the recent earthquake in Chile. The earthquake is one of the largest ever recorded, resulting in more than 800 deaths and leaving 2 million people displaced. LCIF has already awarded four emergency grants, each for US$10,000, to districts T-1, T-2, T-3 and T-4 in Chile. District T-3 includes the city of Concepcion, one of the hardest hit areas in the country. Visit the LCIF Web site for the latest news.
Yu-Min Chen, a 13-year-old girl from Multiple District 300 Taiwan, created this year's grand prize winning poster in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Judges chose her poster for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of this year's theme, "The Power of Peace." Chen said she wanted her poster to "show that children hope to live in a peaceful world."
Chen was recognized for her accomplishment at Lions Day with the United Nations on Friday, March 26, 2010. Read news release.
Two new podcasts are available in the Leadership Resource Center. These audio messages – from Lions Clubs International President Eberhard J. Wirfs and LCIF Chairperson Al Brandel – focus on current events and resources, including Move to Grow, the new LCIF brand and relief efforts in Haiti. Listen to these podcasts now.