In our March issue, learn about Leo Club Awareness Month, building new Lions clubs and more.
Maura Loberg, an 11-year-old girl from Nebraska, USA, won the Lions International Essay Contest for her essay, “Pieces of Peace.” The contest encourages visually-impaired children to express their thoughts on peace through the written word. Maura wrote, “My ideas to help aid world peace include better communication, more respect for each other’s differences and the opportunity to dream for a more peaceful planet.” She will receive US$5,000 and will be honored at the 2013 Lions Clubs International Convention in Hamburg. Read Maura’s entire essay here.
We are taking a familiar event and making it legendary! You don’t want to miss the excitement of Convention and everything Hamburg has to offer – from the spectacular entertainment, speakers and parade of nations to the enjoyment of the city itself. This year’s convention is from July 5 to 9, 2013. Space is limited so register now for an unforgettable experience.
Sponsoring a Leo club brings new energy to your Lions club and can increase your club's community exposure by attracting new audiences, such as young professionals and parents. April is Leo Club Awareness Month, the perfect time to consider sponsoring a Leo club that will provide members with camaraderie and growth through participation in community service projects, social functions and leadership development activities. Through Leo clubs, you will have a positive influence on today’s youth and young adults – helping them become better citizens and leaders for life.
For Lions, the motto “We Serve” extends beyond our own communities. It also means bringing the service of Lions to surrounding communities in need. Extension involves building new Lions clubs with new service projects geared towards meeting the needs of these surrounding communities. Lions can help with extension efforts by helping Start a New Club, having their club Sponsor a New Club, or becoming a Certified Guiding Lion. For more information on forming new clubs, visit the Membership and New Clubs page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.