Club News – July/August 2020

In recognition of Earth Day 2020, the Bayse-Bryce Mountain Lions in Virginia collected 95 large bags of trash from more than 10 miles of local roads. This is an annual initiative for the club. Leonardtown Lions Club members in Maryland arranged a fundraiser to benefit Lions Camp Merrick, a summer camp providing vital services for […]

Fundraising During Social Distancing

How to bring funds to your community when you can’t leave your home. When bush fires burned millions of acres of land, destroyed buildings, and led to the deaths of both people and wildlife in Australia in 2019, the Lions Club of Taree in New South Wales knew they wanted to help families, farmers, and […]

Cycles Help Disabled Feel Freedom on Wheels

Cycles Help Disabled Feel Freedom on Wheels Nearly 40 million Americans live with a disability. If Joe Tarver had his way, all 40 million would be on bicycles. “People need exercise, and there’s no exception,” says Tarver, a member of the Lubbock (Texas) Lions Club. That’s why, for three decades and counting, he, his wife […]

A Heartfelt Gift to Families in Need

In the summer of 2019, the doors to Heartfelt House opened in Springfield, Oregon, offering affordable lodging to out-of-town families of patients at the newly constructed PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Among the more than 600 donors who contributed from US$10 to US$1 million are Lions. More than 20 Lions clubs in Oregon, […]

Horse Power

For Lion Diane Besson, saving an old horse was just the beginning It was 2018 and Diane Besson was off to Muskego, Wisconsin, to pick up her eggs from the local CSA (community-sponsored agriculture) she’d joined. As she pulled up to the farm, she noticed a couple of tiny horses in a nearby pen. The […]

Looking Good and Doing Good

On stage and off, Khodr Farhat makes it all look easy. Reading Braille, navigating with a white cane, challenging ableist assumptions: People who are blind or visually impaired face these and many other obstacles. Add to those “learning English,” “affording college,” and “losing nearly 150 pounds,” and you’ll get a sense of the additional challenges […]