Lions Newswire


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.

How to Plan a Community Project

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.

New Video Footage of Lions, LCIF Earthquake Relief Efforts in Haiti

young girl and motherTo 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.

2010 Lions Clubs International Convention Reminders

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.

Activist from Kenya Wins 2010 Lions Humanitarian Award

2010 Lions Humanitarian Award WinnerWe’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.

Get Featured on Lions Clubs International Social Networking Sites

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.

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