In our August issue, you’ll learn how to plan a project that helps kids with mobility issues, find out about “President’s Service Blog” posts by President Sid Scruggs and lots more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Many disabled children miss out on the joys of childhood. The Lions of Australia decided to help children in need by providing Hart Walkers and Freedom Wheels mobility devices that give disabled kids the chance to walk and ride a bike. Learn how Lions made this project happen. And get “Tips and Tools” you can use to do a project like this in your community.
Lions’ use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, continues to grow. And we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our social networking efforts – “President’s Service Blog” posts.
During President Sid Scruggs’ official visits, he is asking Lions to do a signature or significant service project. And he will be posting first-hand accounts of these projects from around the world to our blog. Read Sid’s first post – including a behind-the-scenes look at his first official visit as International President.
While many volunteer organizations are seeing a decline in members, Lions Clubs International just achieved our largest membership increase since 1992. This is also the first time in nearly 20 years that we’ve increased our membership for three years in a row. Growth in both women and family members are key factors driving the increase. Read news release.
The focus of this year’s Presidential Theme, A Beacon of Hope, is service. To show the strength of our worldwide network, all Lions can take part in four special service action campaigns throughout the year. Learn how to participate in our Youth Service Campaign during August – and engage young people in community service.
Even if you didn’t make it to Sydney, you can still enjoy the excitement of this year’s convention. Visit our YouTube channel to watch event highlights, including video of:
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