Lions Newswire


In our April issue, you’ll learn about the keynote speaker for our convention in Korea, recent improvements to our Web site and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.

WHO Director-General to Keynote Our 2012 Convention

For more than 90 years, Lions have gathered to celebrate at our international convention. Plan to join us at this year’s event in Busan, Korea to renew acquaintances and make new friends. Learn about other club and district projects. And make personal connections with our leaders and staff members. This event also gives you the chance to attend plenary sessions. Take part in the Parade of Nations. And enjoy highlights, including keynote speaker Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Get Our Latest News and Events Information Online

To give you easy access to the biggest stories from international headquarters, we recently updated the News and Events section of our Web site. As part of the redesign, the section homepage includes a Latest News area with links to recent news releases, blog posts and LION Magazine online. There’s also a Current Events section that brings you updates about the international convention, forums and more. In addition, you’ll find links to new videos in the Recent Videos section. Visit our News and Events section today.

Use Google to Find What You Need on the Lions Clubs International Web Site

Lions website search boxIf you wish there was an easier way to find information on the Lions Clubs International Web site, here’s great news! Our Web site now uses the same technology as Google to help you find information fast. Rather than navigating through our site, simply type the topic you’re looking for in our site’s “Search” box to display a list of pages that include your topic. The “Search” box is located near the upper right corner of every page on our site, including our homepage. Try it today.

April is Leo Club Awareness Month

Sponsoring a Leo club brings new energy to your Lions club and can increase its community exposure by attracting new audiences such as young professionals and parents. April is Leo Club Awareness Month, the perfect time to consider sponsoring a Leo club that will provide members with the camaraderie and growth that come from taking part in service projects, social functions and leadership development activities. Through Leo clubs, you’ll have a positive influence on today’s youth and young adults.

Mobilize Your Community to Collect Eyeglasses

May is “Lions Recycle for Sight Month” – a chance for your club to mobilize your community to donate unused eyeglasses and sunglasses. Glasses you collect and send to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center can help bring sight to children and adults throughout the world. To get started, contact local businesses, places of worship, schools, libraries and offices and invite them to host a collection box. You can also use our "Recycle for Sight" resources to enhance your collection efforts.

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