In our February issue, learn about the Lions World Lunch Relay, the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest theme, Eye Donor Awareness Month and more.
Celebrate Family and Friends Month in April by joining the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th. It’s a 24-hour international event that brings families and friends of Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world. Don’t miss this special day of food, family and fun! Learn more about the Lions World Lunch Relay and our special Lunch Relay contests, then start planning your lunch event today!
The new theme for the 27th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest is Peace, Love and Understanding. To sponsor a Peace Poster Contest for children in your community, order a Peace Poster kit through Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit) or download the Order Form. The kit includes the official guide and rules, participant flyer, certificates and more. The contest is a great way to engage youth in your community and encourage children to express their thoughts on peace through art. Visit the LCI website for more information.
Hearing loss is the primary sensory disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, over 360 million people live with disabling hearing loss, and 32 million are children. On March 3, the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness and carry out community-based activities for promoting ear and hearing care. Consider collaborating with your Lions hearing foundation, hearing professionals, your country’s association for audiology, and local schools to provide hearing screenings for youth and adults. Arrange a presentation about preventing hearing loss from excess noise, or provide a hearing aid to someone in need. Visit the Hearing Program pages on our website for more information.
Lions, you can play a key role in promoting the importance of eye donation and its life-changing effects on corneal recipients. Contact your nearest Lions Eye Bank to learn how to get involved with educational activities, community awareness events, donor recognition ceremonies and other functions. Learn how to register to become an eye donor, invite a speaker from an Eye Bank to a club or district event, or organize a fundraiser for your nearest Eye Bank. For more information about corneal donations and sight-saving transplantations, access the Eye Bank Association of America’s Frequently Asked Questions.
Promote you club in the local media by sending out a press release! Lions Clubs International press release templates are available for download on the LCI website. Simply download the appropriate release, replace the bold sections with information about your club, and send it to your community newspaper or broadcast outlet. Our templates include press releases to recruit new members, announce new charter clubs, promote service projects and fundraisers, and more. Visit the LCI Sample Press Releases page to get started.