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In our March issue, learn about this year’s Peace Poster and Essay Contest winners, Family and Friends Month in April, Leo Club Awareness Month and more.

Peace Poster and Essay Contest Winner Announced

Peace Poster Contest winning photoTongbram Mahesh Singh, a 12-year-old boy from India, is the grand prize winner of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. He was sponsored by the Moirang Lions Club. Order your kit for the 2014-15 contest, “Peace, Love and Understanding.”

Ashish Karki, a 12-year-old boy from Nepal, is the grand prize winner of the Lions International Essay Contest. He was sponsored by the Kathmandu Ramechhap Lions Club. “We have to bring the light of peace, justice, brotherhood, responsibility and rational human behavior through education,” Ashish wrote in his essay. Read Ashish’s essay and learn how your club can sponsor the Lions International Essay Contest for visually-impaired students, ages 11-13.

Each grand-prize winner will receive a special award and US$5,000. Both winners will be recognized at this year’s Lions Clubs International Convention in Toronto, Canada. Congratulations and thank you to all the children and Lions who participated!

Plan Your Family and Friends Month Event in April!

Family and Friends Month in April is a great opportunity to grow your club by showing people the difference you’re making every day. It's also a time to show your family and friends how much they mean to you, and how much your Lions club means to the community. Download the Family and Friends Month flyer and start planning your event today!

And don’t forget to register your club for 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. Registered clubs can enter Lunch Relay contests and earn special recognition. Don’t wait … register your club today!

2014 LCICon Toronto: Discounted Registration Deadline Approaching

convention logoMarch 31 is the deadline to register for the International Convention at the rate of US$150 – a savings of $20 off the full registration fee. Register today!

Be sure to book your hotel through LCI. We are offering a thank-you gift to Lions who book their hotel room through LCI while supplies last. Check our Facebook page for details!

Toronto is Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Discover great neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic flair, including Toronto’s extensive underground city.  All convention events will take place in the heart of downtown Toronto for your convenience.  Make friends with Lions from around the world, and enjoy the fellowship, fun and opportunities to learn from each other.  

Whether you’re a new or long-time Lion, there’s something for everyone in Toronto!

Funding for 2013-2014 Lions Services for Children Symposium Program

As of March 1, there is still funding available for the Lions Services for Children Symposium Program.  Districts or multiple districts from any constitutional area, plus the Continent of Africa, are encouraged to submit a 2013-2014 symposium application. A children’s symposium can bring together Lions, community experts, potential partners and potential Lions members who want to enhance the health and educational services for children in need. Presentations and discussions help Lions determine new areas for service and ways to improve existing services. Applications are reviewed and approved on a first come, first-served basis. All symposiums must be held prior to June 30, 2014. For more information, contact children@lionsclubs.org.

April Is Leo Club Awareness Month

photo of leo club memberLions are making a positive impact on the next generation of leaders by serving as mentors and motivators through the Leo Club Program. This April, Lions are encouraged to raise awareness of Leo clubs and share information about this important youth development program during Leo Club Awareness Month. Get involved by sponsoring an Alpha Leo club, organizing a joint service project with Leos, or including Leos in any special events planned for Family and Friends Month. As an integral part of the Lions family, Leos will appreciate the recognition and support they receive from Lions.

LIONS QUARTERLY

Lions Quarterly Picture

Watch LQ for a preview of the 2014 convention in Toronto.

HIGHLIGHTS

President's Service Blog

Read about International President Barry Palmer’s service activities around the world.

Digital LION Magazine

The LION Magazine (Headquarters Edition) is available online with added content, videos and links.

CONTESTS

Peace, Love and Understanding

Purchase 2014-15 Peace Poster Kits

EVENTS

Pre- and Post-Convention Tours

Plan your trip to Toronto!

Calendar of Events

Review upcoming Lions events your club can participate in locally.

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