In our September issue, you’ll learn how to plan a summer camp project for children, find out about the Lions-Measles Initiative and more. Read on for the latest Lions Clubs International news and information.
Poverty and alcoholism are responsible for a high number of abandoned children in parts of Europe, where hundreds of kids end up in orphanages. The Lions of Sölvesborg bring joy and new opportunities to kids from children's homes in Lithuania and Poland by inviting them to a summer camp in Sweden. Learn how Lions made this project happen. And get “Tips and Tools” you can use to do a project like this in your community.
Lions and LCIF are joining a worldwide effort spearheaded by the Measles Initiative to protect children from measles, a leading cause of childhood blindness. This Lions-Measles Initiative pilot program is being funded in part by a US$400,000 grant to LCIF from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. LCIF is providing an additional US$300,000 to support the project. Read blog.
Lions share a long history of service. As the world’s global leader in community service, we are the example of how one organization – with members working together – can make a huge impact. International President Sid Scruggs is asking all Lions to sign a pledge to serve those in need, and make a difference in someone's life this year. Sign the Service Commitment Pledge.
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.
Looking to develop quality leadership in your area? Consider sending qualified Lions to attend a Senior Lions Leadership Institute or Faculty Development Institute this year. Learn more about these events and other Leadership Division programs.