In our November issue, you’ll learn about a hip hop video that’s helping us attract new members, upcoming Peace Poster Contest deadlines, our next International Convention in Korea and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Have you seen the Lions rap video “Rockin’ the Vest?” We want this video to go viral to show as many people as possible the great work Lions do – and get them excited about serving their communities as Lions. Help spread the word by e-mailing the video to your family and friends. Placing it on your Facebook page. And sharing it with local TV stations and newspapers. When doing so, be sure to include information about how your club is improving the community. A radio PSA version is also available.
November 15 is the postmark deadline for clubs to submit their winning Peace Poster and Essay Contest entries to their district governor to advance to the next level of judging. After that, December 1 is the postmark deadline to send entries to the next level of judging. Review Peace Poster Contest deadlines and Essay Contest deadlines for more details.
Make plans to join Lions from around the world at our 95th International Convention in Busan, Korea, June 22-26, 2012. While in Busan, be sure to experience Korean cuisine at a barbeque restaurant, get your toes in the sand at Haeundae Beach and take a short ride to visit Beomeosa Temple on the slopes of Mt. Geumjeongsan. Learn more about pre/post convention tour options – and be sure to register to attend by December 31 to lock in the lowest registration fee and reserve your hotel at our specially discounted Lions rates.
If you’re looking for weekly news about our association – and stories and photos from clubs around the world – the Lions Clubs International blog has got you covered. During the past quarter, our blog has featured daily highlights from International Convention in Seattle, updates on our disaster relief efforts in the U.S., famine relief efforts in Africa and lots more. Check out our top 10 blog posts from last quarter.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This gives you a chance to fight diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of adult blindness. Take action now by partnering with local health care providers to organize diabetes and/or vision screenings. Distribute the new Lions Eye Health Program resource, Making Vision a Health Priority to promote eye health awareness and blindness prevention. Or plan a Strides Walk to raise awareness of diabetic retinopathy. Learn about more ways to get involved.