In our October issue, you’ll learn about our disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Irene victims, the Lions Clubs International Contest, the new Global Leadership Team and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Last month, several areas of the United States experienced widespread flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene. As always, Lions are bringing aid to the people affected by this disaster. LCIF has awarded US$110,000 in emergency grants to districts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont and Puerto Rico for disaster relief. Our members are using these funds to provide immediate assistance to people in the hardest hit areas. Learn more about our efforts – and how you can help.
The Lions Clubs International Contest gives Lions the chance to showcase their hard work and creativity. Clubs, districts and multiple districts are encouraged to submit their entries for this year's Contest in four categories: Newsletter (Bulletin), Trading Pin, Friendship Banner and Web site. Download the official entry form for more information.
The new GLT provides a concentrated focus on active leadership development. Beginning this year, the GLT will encourage the identification and development of leaders at all levels of the association, while providing valuable information, guidance and motivation. Through representation at the district and MD levels – and by including DG teams – the GLT structure provides a global platform to develop more qualified leaders from the club level up, and encourages regional training and development to meet local needs. Learn more.
How much is a Lions’ silver dollar worth? About $8 million! That’s how much we hope to raise for LCIF if Congress passes a commemorative coin bill honoring our centennial in 2017. Getting Congressional approval is not automatic. Congress passes only two commemorative coin bills per year. Many Lions – including past international presidents, past international directors and other members – are lobbying their congressional representatives to pass the legislation. Learn how to take part in this campaign.
Every five seconds, someone in our world goes blind – and a child goes blind every minute. Lions have an opportunity to show the strength of our worldwide network during a special service action campaign, "Sharing the Vision." During October, we invite your club to join Lions around the world as we lead the fight against blindness. Join the campaign.