In our November issue, you’ll learn about International Leo Day, the Pediatric Cataract Initiative, registration for the 2013 International Convention in Hamburg and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Bausch + Lomb and Lions Clubs International Foundation continue their work towards reducing childhood blindness through the Pediatric Cataract Initiative (PCI). The Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital in India was recently awarded a grant of US$150,000 through the PCI for an early detection and treatment program for pediatric cataract and children’s eye health. In addition to training ophthalmologists and providing pediatric eye health education, the hospital plans to conduct vision screenings for 130,000 underserved children and necessary pediatric cataract surgeries in designated communities. Learn more about this grant on the LCIF Web site.
Lions News Network (LNN) has a fresh, new look. LNN is the online resource for all of our video programs. Check out the new LNN page, which includes featured videos related to sight, health, membership, hunger, environment and more. Watch the latest Lions Quarterly (LQ) or explore the LQ archives. The Search Videos feature allows you to find videos on LNN using specific keywords. You can also comment on, “Like,” share and download videos. View our videos to learn more about the community service that Lions provide worldwide.
Join Lions from around the world at the 96th International Convention in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, July 5 to Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Register by December 31 to lock in your registration at the lowest fee and secure your hotel reservation at our specially discounted Lions rates. Hamburg has many attractions to enjoy for a few hours or an entire day. Take a boat cruise on beautiful Alster Lake, walk around the Emigration Museum and don’t miss the Magical History Bus Tour of famous Beatles sites! Find out about the Local Tours on LCI’s Web site. Do you have a few extra days to relax? Visit the Pre/Post Convention Tours page for specially discounted Lions tours of Germany and other top European destinations.
International Leo Day, celebrated annually on December 5, is the perfect time to call attention to those we hope will one day lead the association. Consider sponsoring a new Alpha Leo club at your local community center, or use this day as an opportunity to foster dialogue with current Leo members, thereby creating the type of environment that will encourage Leos to one day continue their service as Lions. Through Leo clubs, you will have a positive influence on today’s youth and young adults – helping them become better citizens and leaders for life. Watch our Leading for Life video to learn more about Leos.
A Champions Lions club supports Special Olympics and people with intellectual disabilities through a variety of activities from fundraising to working at Opening Eyes events, the LCI and Special Olympics initiative that provides vision screening and eyeglasses to athletes. A Champions club provides more opportunities for Lions to serve a worthy population and organization within their community. For information, or to get started on chartering a Champions Lions club, contact the Membership and New Club Development Department.