In our February issue, you’ll learn about our ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, the theme for our 2012-2013 Essay Contest, a new video preview of our 2012 International Convention and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Lions, LCIF Continue to Help in Haiti Two Years Later
LCIF marked the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti with several redevelopment projects. LCIF recently opened the only nursing school in the country. LCIF is also working to complete housing in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood, Cite Soleil. These projects are possible due to the generosity of Lions around the world. To date, Lions have donated more than US$6 million to support our relief efforts in Haiti. Read news release.
Lions International Essay Contest Helps Visually-Impaired Students Imagine Peace
For the third year, Lions can offer visually-impaired students, ages 11-13, an opportunity to express their feelings about peace through the Lions International Essay Contest. Support local visually-impaired youth and promote your club by contacting local schools to identify young people who are interested. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000. This year's theme is “Imagine Peace.” Each essay must be submitted in English with a completed entry form. Learn about the contest and download the complete rules and entry form.
International Convention Preview Video
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 June 22-26, 2012, in Busan, Korea to enjoy convention highlights including the spectacular Parade of Nations, exciting Plenary Sessions and the unique culture, charm and warm hospitality of our host city. Get a “sneak peek” of this year’s event – watch our new Convention Preview video now.
Eye Donor Awareness Month in March
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.
Online Tools and Resources for Club Projects
Our Web site features helpful tools and resources that you can use to plan service activities. Whether your club is participating in a community event, organizing a food drive or collecting eyeglasses, our Activities and Programs publications can help you get started. You can also find additional program information and project ideas in the Planning Projects section of our Member Center. And be sure to use our PR tools and templates to tell your community about your service activities.
Watch LQ to see how Lions in India are helping children with parents in prison.