In our October issue, you’ll learn how to host a local Peace Poster Contest, find out about our 2011 International Convention and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Some children learn about war and strife first hand in their homeland. Many others view the unsettling images on television. That’s why Lions clubs around the world sponsor local Peace Poster Contests to give children a way to artistically express what peace means to them. Learn more about our annual Peace Poster Contest. And get “Tips and Tools” you can use to host a local Peace Poster Contest in your community.
This month, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Lions Clubs International-Special Olympics Opening Eyes program. During the recent 2010 Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia Regional Games in Warsaw, Poland, LCIF Chairperson Eberhard J. Wirfs joined Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, to celebrate this partnership. Lions members also reached a major milestone during this event – screening the 200,000th Special Olympian as part of the Opening Eyes program. Read blog.
More than 12,000 Lions attended our 2010 convention in Australia. And now, we’re looking forward to our 94th annual International Convention in Seattle, Washington, USA. Lions from around the world will come together from Monday, July 4, 2011 through Friday, July 8, 2011, to enjoy this exciting four-day event filled with fellowship, learning and fun. To learn more about convention events, registration and official hotels, please visit the Convention section of our Web site.
Clubs are encouraged to sponsor blind or visually impaired students, ages 11 to 13, to compete in The Power of Peace Essay Contest. To learn more about the contest, download the Lions International Essay Contest Rules.
Every five seconds, someone in our world goes blind – and a child goes blind every minute. Lions have an opportunity to shine a light on vision and show the strength of our worldwide network during a special service action campaign, "Sharing the Vision." This month, your club can organize projects that mobilize your members to make a difference by helping those who live with blindness and visual impairment. Learn how to get involved.