In our August issue, learn about two Global Service Action campaigns, the International Convention Highlights DVD, the Leadership Resource Center and more.
Whether you attended the 96th International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, last month or you stayed updated through Facebook, Twitter and Online Convention, the Convention Highlights DVD will allow you to experience and share the excitement again and again. The 15-minute musical montage includes colorful scenes from the Parade of Nations, plenary sessions, convention activities and more. Fill out the order form to reserve your copy (expected availability is September 2013). You can also watch convention highlights on the Lions YouTube channel.
This month’s Global Service Action campaign encourages Lions to involve the community’s youth in service activities. By working with young people to develop and lead projects, they can gain valuable skills that help them achieve their dreams. Projects that engage our youth include environmental cleanups, book drives, assembling care packages for homeless shelters, assisting at special needs camps, after-school tutoring and more. Visit the Engaging Our Youth page for more ideas and resources.
Lions have an impressive history both in preventing vision loss and in helping people who are blind or visually impaired. During October, Lions around the world can make an even greater impact through the Sharing the Vision Global Service Action Campaign. Resources include a Planning Guide, a Project Idea sheet and more. Consider using the Lions Eye Health Program materials and publications to help prevent vision loss and promote awareness of eye diseases and conditions such as AMD, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataract and low vision. Report your service via the online Service Activity Report.
If you haven’t visited the Leadership Resource Center (LRC) lately, now is the time to do so. In addition to the many existing resources, the new 2013 Club Secretary and Club Treasurer Webinar materials are now posted! You can view the actual recordings, as well as download the slide presentations, participant workbooks and answers to questions asked during the webinars. You can also download the newly revised Nurturing New Clubs presentation that can be adapted for your needs. Visit the LRC today for these valuable new materials.
As a part of the 2013-14 Presidential Theme “Follow Your Dream,” International President Barry Palmer is encouraging all Lions to focus on the three R’s: Responsibility, Reach and Recognition. Take responsibility for your environment by planting trees in your area. Tree planting projects are a great way to get the entire community involved in service that makes a real impact. Visit the Tree Planting Projects page for more resources, and see our Flickr set for the 2011-12 Tree Planting Campaign, during which Lions reported planting over 15 million trees.