In our February issue, you’ll see how Lions’ generous donations are providing hope – and homes – in Haiti, learn how to coordinate an event with other Lions clubs, get a “sneak peek” at our 2011 International Convention in Seattle and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Many families lost everything when a major earthquake struck Haiti one year ago. Thanks to Lions around the world, hundreds of these families are now moving into new homes.
Lions were among the first to offer help after the disaster, providing food, water and shelter. A year later, Lions around the world have donated more than US$6.1 million to the LCIF Haiti Earthquake fund. And LCIF is using those funds to provide homes – and hope – in Haiti. Read blog.
For the blind and visually impaired living in Northern Illinois, winter sports may seem out of reach. Local Lions wanted to give the visually impaired a chance to experience the joys of skiing. They also saw the possibility of hosting an annual event that provides fellowship and outdoor activities for the blind. Find out how Lions made this project happen – and get “Tips and Tools” that you can use to help your club plan a project like this in your community.
It’s that time of the year again! For more than 90 years, Lions from around the world have shared fun and fellowship at our international convention. We hope you’ll join us July 4-8, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, USA to enjoy convention highlights including former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Inspirational singer LaDonna Gatlin. And Bill Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Get a “sneak preview” of this year’s event – and watch our new Convention Preview video.
Each year in the United States, cornea transplants help restore the eyesight of more than 52,000 people – and Lions Eye Banks play a major role! Lions eye banks also help save eyesight by supporting important research to find cures for other blinding diseases. If your club would like to plan a community activity to promote eye donation during March, please contact the Lions Eye Bank near you.
Before submitting paperwork to charter a new Lions club, it’s important to use the most up-to-date forms – and properly complete all paperwork. To help you do this, we’ve created a Charter Application Checklist you can use before mailing paperwork to ensure timely processing. For more information, please contact the Membership Programs and New Clubs Marketing Department.