In our April issue, you'll learn about our disaster relief efforts in Japan, find out about a new video message from International President Sid Scruggs and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Following the largest earthquake in Japan’s history, Lions in Japan provided disaster relief, while our Foundation mobilized more than US$5 million to support immediate and long-term relief efforts. Lions in Japan themselves are working to raise $3 million, coordinating relief efforts via social media and using the Japan Lions Office in Tokyo as their emergency relief headquarters. Read blog.
President Scruggs is asking Lions to shine a light on the environment during a special service action campaign, “Protecting Our Environment.” In April, your club can join Lions around the world to raise environmental awareness in connection with Earth Day. Organize a hands-on project to mobilize your club members. And help show the strength of our worldwide network. Watch the “Protecting Our Environment” video message. And get resources you can use to plan your club’s “Protecting Our Environment” project.
The 2011 international convention mobile phone App gives you access to the latest convention news at the touch of your fingers! It works on all major smart phone platforms, including iPhone, Droid and Blackberry. App users can preview the convention schedule to create their own custom event plan, view delegation event information, connect to social media tools like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with fellow Lions and much more. Download App now.
With a primary focus on projects that serve Special Olympics athletes, Champions Lions clubs build accepting communities for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. Learn how you can start a Lions club with a primary focus on Special Olympics athletes in the new Champions Lions Club Guide (PDF). You can also contact our new clubs team to get in touch with your local Special Olympics Program and to request Champions Lions Club Brochures.
May is Lions Recycle for Sight month. Take this opportunity to start a club eyeglass collection project – or raise awareness of your club’s ongoing efforts – by placing collection boxes in highly visible locations, such as libraries and schools.
Ordering Recycle for Sight supplies to promote your collection.
And shipping collected eyeglasses to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. To learn more, contact us.