In our January issue, you’ll learn about the theme for our 2012-2013 Peace Poster Contest, a new App for Android phone owners, our upcoming Lions Day at the UN event and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Help us celebrate the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest by sponsoring a local school or youth group in the 2012-2013 competition. The theme for the contest is "Imagine Peace." Lions have given millions of boys and girls a chance to express their visions of peace through this program. Contest kits will go on sale on January 15 from Club Supplies. Learn more about the contest, including how to order a kit. Each kit includes an entry form for this year's Lions International Essay Contest for students who are visually impaired, which shares the theme "Imagine Peace."
Stay in touch with Lions Clubs International with your Android phone by downloading our new Lions Clubs App. With the Lions Clubs App, you can access videos from Lions Clubs International – and Lions around the world – on YouTube. Photos from other clubs on Flickr. The Lions Clubs International Facebook page, Web site, Club Locator and more. Stay up to date on Lions Clubs International news and information – download the Lions Clubs App from the Android Market now.
Join us to honor our historic 67-year partnership with the United Nations (UN) during the 34th annual Lions Day with the UN. This event will take place on March 16, 2012 in New York. Past International President Wroblewski will welcome Lions, and International President Tam, along with invited UN speakers, will highlight the importance of this ongoing collaboration. Additional program highlights include the Lions International Peace Poster Contest awards ceremony. Learn more about this event – and register to attend.
The Environmental Photo Contest (EPC) is a wonderful way for Lions from around the world to showcase the beauty of their environment. We invite all multiple districts to submit one photograph for the international EPC that will take place during our 2012 International Convention. We also feature many of the photos in our annual EPC wall calendar. Learn more about the 2012 EPC – and how to purchase the 2012 calendar.
International President Tam encourages us to believe that the world can be changed when we come together as Lions. During January, you can make a difference by joining our “Relieving the Hunger” Global Service Action Campaign. As part of this campaign, we’re providing resources to help you assess local needs, mobilize your club and plan a project. Consider organizing a community food drive, delivering food baskets to families in need, or planting a school vegetable garden. Find out about project resources.