In our December issue, learn about Lions relief in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, Lions Day with the UN, Early Bird registration for the convention in Toronto and more.
The people of the Philippines are still recovering from the devastating typhoon that struck in November. Lions Clubs International Foundation has mobilized over US$500,000 for relief efforts. More than 12,000 Philippine Lions in 380 clubs are working to rebuild their decimated communities. And clubs around the world have offered their support. But there is still much work to be done, and Lions will be there until the job is finished. “We may not be the first responders in areas hit by disasters, but when the TV cameras are gone, that’s when Lions come in and we do the work years afterwards,” said International President Barry Palmer, who visited Manila just 48 hours after the typhoon struck. Help the massive recovery efforts in the Philippines by donating today! For the latest updates, visit the Lions Blog.
January 10 is the deadline to register for the International Convention at the lowest rate of $110 – a savings of over 35% off the full registration fee! Be sure to book your hotel through LCI. As an incentive, LCI is offering a commemorative gift to Lions who book their hotel room through LCI while supplies last.
Toronto is Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Discover many great neighborhoods each with its own characteristic flair, including its large underground city. All convention events will take place conveniently in the heart of downtown Toronto. Whether you’re a new or long-time member, there’s something for all Lions to enjoy. Register now!
Calling all Lions! Help spread the word about Lions’ participation in the 2014 New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The parade theme is "Dreams Come True," and Lions selected Matteo's Dream as the entry to depict what Lions do. Watch our video for the story behind Matteo's Dream, a park for children of all abilities built by 45 Lions Clubs and 3,000 volunteers in eight days. This story shows what we as Lions do every day: Make dreams come true. We're asking for all Lions around the world to share our video with at least one friend outside their club through email, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #MatteosDream and #RoseParade. Read our blog, Facebook and Twitter for more stories leading up to the Rose Parade.
Join us to celebrate our long-standing partnership with the United Nations (UN) during the 36th Annual Lions Day with the UN to be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, in New York City. This event is an opportunity to reflect on the common goals of our organizations, the many accomplishments of working together, and a shared commitment to meeting the humanitarian needs of our global community. Please visit our website to find more information and Register Today.
Access to nutritious food positively impacts eye health, diabetes prevention and control, maternal and infant health, child development, the well-being of the elderly, and more. When we feed hungry families, we build stronger communities. Our partners from Global Foodbanking Network and Feeding America recently shared ways Lions can fight hunger through the webinar, “Working Together to Fight Hunger.” Access the presentation on the Service Activities Webinars page to learn more about food banking activities and project ideas for your community. Remember to report your Relieving the Hunger projects in December and January, and throughout the year, using MyLCI. Help provide meals to families in need.