In our April issue, learn about the Leo Lion Summit in Hamburg, Lions Recycle for Sight Month, the April Membership Netcast and more.
Join International Directors Carolyn Messier, Judy Hankom, Joe Al Picone and Sangeeta Jatia on Tuesday, April 30 from 7-8:00 CDT as they discuss how Lions can attract women and family members. As members of International President Madden’s 2012-13 Women’s & Family Membership Development Task Force, these directors have been gaining new understanding of the opportunities and challenges with women and family membership in order to find ways to engage these key groups. Find out what they have been learning and be prepared to share your ideas. Register today for the April Membership Netcast.
To further strengthen the association’s commitment to Leos as an integral part of the Lions family and build upon the successes of Leo conferences held at prior international conventions, a Leo Lion Summit will take place at the 2013 Lions Clubs International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. The Leo Lion Summit in Hamburg will continue the dialogue initiated between Lions and Leos during the 2012 convention in South Korea, and allow Lions to deepen their understanding of those we hope will one day join and lead the association. Register today and join us for this special event.
Celebrate Recycle for Sight Month by organizing an eyeglass collection in your neighborhood, workplace or local business. LCI offers colorful promotional resources your club can personalize and distribute to support your efforts. Get involved with community schools by offering to give a brief presentation about eyeglass recycling, start a collection campaign or sponsor a school contest to encourage eyeglass collection. If your club is new to eyeglass recycling, it’s easy to get started with the Club Guide for Collecting Used Eyeglasses. Learn how your club can contribute used eyeglasses, including sunglasses and reading glasses, to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center for optical missions to developing countries.
In connection with Earth Day on April 22, this month’s “Protecting Our Environment” Global Service Action campaign encourages Lions to plan environmental service projects that help raise awareness and protect our earth. Activities include planting trees, organizing a beach clean-up, sponsoring a nature camp for youth and establishing a school-wide recycling program. Environmental projects are a great way to engage the entire community in hands-on volunteer work that makes a big impact. Get more project ideas and resources, and take action!
During recent months, there have been a number of phone and email scams involving Lions. One member bought into an email scam and lost $2,700. Another received a check from Lions that looked legitimate, including correct routing numbers. Because she wasn't expecting money, she called the Lions Help Desk and discovered it was a scam. The perpetrators are also posing as members and contacting other members to make donations via phone. Unfortunately, if you lose money in a scam, there is no legal recourse and no way to recover the money. If you want to donate to LCIF, you can do so through your local club or by going to http://lcif.org/donate. If you suspect a scam, or if you're unsure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-630-468-6800. For tips on how to protect yourself from scams, visit the Lions Blog.
Purchase a kit for next year’s theme, “Our World, Our Future.”
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