In our May issue, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our 2011 Peace Poster winner at the UN, learn how to plan a unique recycling project in your community and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
We recently honored Raj Phairembam, the 11-year-old boy from Moirang, Manipur, India, who created this year’s grand prize Peace Poster, at Lions Day with the United Nations. After International President Sid Scruggs presented Raj with his award, Raj surprised attendees by making a donation. “I want to share the pain I feel for Japan due to the tsunami … I want to donate $250 through the Lions Clubs International President.” Visit our blog for a behind-the-scenes look at Raj’s day at the UN.
A 2010 study by the World Health Organization shows that blindness has been reduced globally by nine percent, or 26 million people, since 2004. Through SightFirst, Lions have had a significant role in this achievement. Read news release.
With mountains to the west and ocean to the east, the coastal town of Kaikoura is a place of natural beauty. However, environments like these need to be protected. The Kaikoura Seaward Lions saw the need and succeeded in exciting their community about recycling through the Recycled Trash Fashion Show. Learn how Lions made this project happen. And get “Tips and Tools” you can use to do a project like this in your community.
If you’re coming to International Convention in Seattle a day early, please join us for Lions Clubs Day at the baseball game! The Seattle Mariners will play the San Diego Padres on Sunday, July 3. The game will take place at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field in beautiful downtown Seattle. Discounted tickets are only available through an exclusive Mariners/Lions website. And all Lions will receive a free commemorative T-shirt with each ticket purchase. Register to attend Lions Clubs Day with the Mariners.
If you are chartering a new Lions club this fiscal year, please note that Lions Clubs International headquarters must receive your completed paperwork and money no later than June 20, 2011. If you need an Extension Kit, please download the Kit or contact our Membership Programs and New Clubs Marketing Department.