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The Global Action
Team (GAT)

The GAT is a powerful bridge between Lions and the international association. It’s a field team specifically designed to connect clubs, districts, leaders and beyond to tools and resources developed to improve their service impact.

Get to Know the GAT

The GAT is a continuous loop of resources and feedback. From an initiative’s beginning to the time it reaches clubs, the team is set up to be agile and flexible, allowing the association to provide expertise while incorporating necessary changes as instructed by Lions. This is how we can, together, ensure everything delivered is at its best.

Global Action Team Stories from the Field

New Zealand

The Dig Is On: The Hunt for Orewa’s Buried Treasure

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The Dig Is On: The Hunt for Orewa’s Buried Treasure

Doesn’t every kid dream about finding a buried treasure? Whether it’s a chest of pirate’s gold, a long lost coin with untold value, or flecks of gold in the riverbed, the idea of finding something worthwhile in the most common of places is captivating. However, for one town in New Zealand, looking for buried treasure is something they do every year. But the true treasure is not in what they uncover with their shovels, but simply the act of searching for it.

Vishakhapatnam, India

Building Service with Walls of Kindness

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Building Service with Walls of Kindness

Donating a household item that you no longer need is the best way to get it into the hands of someone who does. And with help from the Global Action Team (GAT), the Lions of Visakhapatnam Lions Club in Vizag, India have provided their community with a creative solution to the questions of “how” and “where” to connect donations to needs.

Turkey

Widening the Reach of Lions through Facebook

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Widening the Reach of Lions through Facebook

Dr. Sedef Önde, president and Global Action Team chairperson of the Izmir Goztepe Lions Club in İzmir, Turkey, was checking her Facebook page last November when smiling children caught her attention. Upon further examination, she found that they were students of Hasan Kartal, a teacher at a primary school in Diyarbakir. The smile was caused by the teacher’s dedication to his students and the creativity that he put into his lessons. 

Kenya

Lions GAT Fights Against Diabetes in Kenya

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Lions GAT Fights Against Diabetes in Kenya

Big challenges require big solutions. That’s why Lions in Kenya, Nairobi turned to the Global Action team (GAT) in their fight against diabetes. 

Illinois, USA

Harness the Power of the Global Action Team in Your Club

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Harness the Power of the Global Action Team in Your Club

Did you know that your Lions club is equipped with a resource it needs to unify your approach to service, membership and leadership development? This powerful resource is called the Global Action Team (GAT). A few of your club officers, including the president and vice president, are tasked with leading your club’s Global Action Team.

Minnesota, USA

Discovering New Paths to Service

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Discovering New Paths to Service

World Diabetes Day is on November 14, and we’ve partnered with the International Diabetes Foundation to help one million people get screened for Type 2 diabetes. And every day, our clubs are doing so much more to make their mark on diabetes in their communities, workplaces and even school campuses.

Guanajuanto, Mexico

Leo’s Close Call with Cancer Inspires Campaign to Help Children

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Leo’s Close Call with Cancer Inspires Campaign to Help Children

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When Leo Maria José Gutiérrez Araujo (Majo) finished her speech during the final plenary at the FOLAC Forum in La Paz, Bolivia, the entire audience was moved by her dedication to serve children who have cancer. Inspiring people is not easy, but the 17-year-old charter president of the Guanajuato Leo Club in Mexico proved that you can touch the hearts of many at any age.

Gujarat, India

The Pandemic of the Century

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The Pandemic of the Century

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is the worst pandemic to hit the world in almost a hundred years. It is the worst economic crisis in the past 40 years for South Asian countries like India. To make matters worse, India has one of the highest population densities in the world, and a significant portion of the population lives in poverty. The combination of these factors, high population density and poor sanitation due to poverty are high risk factors for the spread of COVID-19. The government, therefore, took the drastic measure of a complete lockdown to curb the spread of this deadly disease.

Malaysia

Creating an Environment of Peace and Smiles for Childhood Cancer Patients

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Creating an Environment of Peace and Smiles for Childhood Cancer Patients

Lions all over the world have been looking for ways to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and create awareness about it. This can be challenging given that it is a new global cause that Lions have embraced following the call by Lions Clubs International to serve the cause of childhood cancer.

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*Please note: This is not a submission for district funding. District GAT members looking to submit stories for funding should visit the District Funding Webpage.