Feed Me

Ah, the pancake breakfast. A great Lion tradition filled with all the things Lions love: filling bellies, seeing friendly faces, and raising money for a good cause. Pancakes have been around since at least 600 B.C. And pancakes breakfasts – complete with towering stacks of the fluffy cakes and the general merriment we see at […]

Be Our Guests

When a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea on the western coast of Turkey this fall, Lions and Leos were the first non-governmental organization at any of the rescue sites. “Where can I go?” “How can I find the authorities?” “Where will I live?” “Who will feed my children?” Although the Lions didn’t have immediate […]

The Pianist

One warm September day a young man drove up to the Lion’s food tent near Gates, Oregon, pulling a flatbed with a grand piano on it. He is a pianist in a large orchestra, but due to COVID-19 all of his performances were canceled. Since the people couldn’t come to him, he took his music […]

Tornado Puts Small Town in Tailspin

When an EF3 tornado tore through Seneca, S.C., last spring, destroying more than 200 homes and damaging another 1,700, it passed within one quarter mile of the Golden Corner Food Pantry, the largest food pantry in Oconee County. They serve an average of 1,000 households a month, including hundreds of seniors. The City of Seneca […]

Revving Up for A Raffle

On October 11, the Morris Lions in Illinois will pull a ticket and give some lucky winner the keys to a red 1971 Camaro with a split bumper. They will have sold more than 15,000 raffle tickets for this, their 24th classic car raffle, in 34 years of hosting the Morris Lions Fall Classic Car […]

Cans for Kids with Cancer

The Marquette Lions envisioned a simple three-hour event to collect and recycle empty, refundable aluminum cans. But they ended up moving a mountain — a mountain of 81,501 empty beverage cans worth 10 cents apiece, and it earned them more than US$8,100 for children battling cancer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Club Vice President Mary Rule […]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and (Re)sold

Lion Ross Paine has 53,000 reasons why people should recycle stamps. The Australian Chapter of the LCI Stamp Club has just completed a record 12 months in which they sold more than 400 kilos (882 pounds) of stamps at auction, raising AUD$53,000 (US$38,333) to help children with cerebral palsy walk.

Read My Smile

Dennis Dulniak says his Florida Lions club took a Florida COVID-19 lemon and made lemonade. It’s turned out to be pretty sweet. Over five weeks the Lions of District 35-O made and distributed more than 600 clear face masks free to family, friends, and associates of deaf and hearing impaired in central Florida. But it’s […]

Wayne A. Madden, a Classic

Past International President Wayne Madden passed away on May 30, 2020 at the age of 73. Madden is remembered as the friendly hometown boy who “done good.”

Peace is the Pathway

In 1988-89, despite the bombings and the violence engulfing his hometown of Beirut, Lebanon during the height of the Lebanese Civil War, 13-year-old Mustapha El Tawokji had a clear image of peace. He drew a soft and peaceful picture of a dove flying over a bed of roses, winning the first Lions Clubs International Peace […]