In our August issue, you’ll learn about International Literacy Day, Engaging Our Youth, videos and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
The United Nations’ International Literacy Day, celebrated September 8, will focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. Your club can join with Lions around the world to commemorate this special day by organizing a service project to promote reading and education in your community. It’s easy to get started. Simply access the Lions Reading Action Program for user-friendly resources, including a planning guide, project idea sheet, partnership opportunities, promotional bookmarks and more. Document your club’s literacy activity through the LCI online Service Activity Report by May 1, 2013, and receive the new colorful Reading Action Program banner patch. Also, learn more about the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and LCI's partnership to promote literacy around the world. (photo credit: Dan Morris)
This month’s Global Service Action Campaign focuses on “Engaging Our Youth.” Lions can engage youth in service by planning projects to which young people can relate. Encouraging their input and participation can help today’s youth gain valuable leadership skills in a world of service. Project ideas include painting a playground, donating supplies to local schools, organizing a board game drive and more. Learn more about “Engaging Our Youth” and our other Global Service Action Campaigns. For questions, contact email@example.com.
More than 55,000 registered Lions and Leos attended the Lions 95th International Convention last month, held in Busan, Korea. Lions from more than 100 countries had the opportunity to connect with other clubs around the world, learn at workshops and seminars, enjoy a spectacular parade and entertaining Plenary Sessions, and much more. Highlights of the convention can be viewed on the LCI YouTube Channel. Or, fill out a form to order the convention highlights DVD, a 15-minute musical video montage that allows you to experience the excitement again with your club, family and friends.
LCI President Wayne A. Madden’s theme, In A World of Service, focuses on expanding Lions clubs’ impact to meet new challenges. Find 100 Simple Service Project Ideas in categories such as youth, health/nutrition and the environment that will help your club make a bigger impact on the community and the world. Lions can share their service project updates with @lionsclubsorg on Twitter by using the hashtag #WeServe. These updates will also be shared on President Madden’s Theme page with Lions across the globe.
The Club Excellence Process (CEP) is a workshop program dedicated to Lions club improvement through examining community needs, locating resources, and developing club goals and action plans. The program consists of four steps that are about an hour each, which can be held at a club meeting, club retreat or other gathering. Learn more about CEP, and ask your club or district to participate. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.