In our May issue, you’ll learn how to plan a community project, get the latest updates on relief efforts in Haiti and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
In Palmerston, Canada, a 19-acre abandoned, dilapidated rail yard in the middle of town was a community eyesore. The local Lions club saw the need to clean up the area. They also saw the possibility of turning it into an incredible public space for the whole community to enjoy and take pride in. Find out how Lions made this project happen. And get “Tips and Tools” you can use to plan a project like this in your community.
To date, Lions Hope for Haiti has raised more than US$4.3 million to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Staff from LCIF recently went to Haiti to see relief efforts, including three Lions tent cities that are housing thousands of people. And Lions providing kitchens and clinics for tent city residents. Visit our blog to see new video from Haiti.
Advance registration for this year’s convention is closed. We will offer onsite registration at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre beginning Monday, June 28. Here are some important reminders if you’re planning to attend this year’s event.
Don’t forget to apply for your visa. All visitors to Australia (except New Zealand) must have a visa.
Check the MD-201 Host Committee Web site for important traveler information from the Australian Customs Department, including restrictions on what you can bring into Australia.
Many interesting day trips are available at a special Lions rate. Sign up for your tour now to secure your spot.
We’re pleased to announce that Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai will receive this year’s Lions Humanitarian Award. She is an activist from Kenya and the founder of the Green Belt Movement. The Green Belt Movement is a broad based grassroots organization that works to reduce poverty and protect the environment. Her efforts have resulted in women planting 40 million trees since 1977. Maathai will accept the Award during the Thursday morning plenary session of our Convention in Sydney.
Sharing your story is a great way to let other Lions know about your club’s service projects. And to give other Lions the information they need to do a similar project. Plus, we might just feature your story and photos in our future publications – and on our social networks, including our new blog, our daily news updates on Twitter and our Flickr photo stream. Submit your story and photo today.