Let the Children Play

Born with a bilateral clubfoot, seven-year-old Craig Griffin hasn’t had the strength or mobility to swing by himself at a playground for most of his young life. And there wasn’t a playground in his community with the equipment he needed to climb into a swing and pump his legs, a slide he could skim down […]

Rocking Out

Who knew a granite rock gliding over ice could be such a draw in central New York, where members of the Wallkill Lions Club host an annual curling tournament–known as a bonspiel. The event has exploded in popularity from a one-day tournament with 12 teams nine years ago to 46 teams in 2023. That doesn’t […]

Looking the World in the Eye

Twenty new Lions are expected to join the ranks of Lions District 17A in Kansas by the end of this Lion year, thanks to a symposium that highlights the important roles women play in Lions. The second Women in Lions Symposium was held in December 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas. The first, which convened in 2021, […]

The Greatest Catch

It’s not the sun, surf, and swaying palm trees that Lion Bill Smith remembers most about attending his first Lions International Convention in Miami Beach in 1973, it’s the trading pins. If you’ve ever been to a Lions event, you’ve probably seen one, two, or two hundred of them—tiny, colorful metal brooches sporting designs ranging […]

Walking Man

The Mechanicsburg Lions Club has doubled its membership to 67 over the past ten years, thanks, in large part, to Lion Ted Cramer, who saw an opportunity when he moved to a 55-plus community. Whether taking a walk in his neighborhood or attending social gatherings at the clubhouse, Cramer, who is membership chair of the […]

Lions on the Run

Lion Mariusz Szeib echoed former U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s inspirational words about tackling the seemingly insurmountable challenge of going to the moon when he described running hundreds of miles to raise money to support children affected by the war in Ukraine. “We did it, not because it is easy, but because it is hard,” […]

The Carnival Must Go On

When a fire tore through an historic former school building in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, the Middle Paxton Lions Club lost nearly everything it needed to put on their annual fundraiser, a community carnival that they’d hosted for about 60 years. “All of the items we needed for the carnival were stored there, and that’s also where […]

Lions Get in on Octopi Action to Help Preemies Grow

Armed with crochet hooks and boundless enthusiasm, members of a Lions club in Israel are creating colorful stuffed octopi to help premature babies thrive. Research shows that nestling the crocheted sea animals in isolettes can provide benefits for preemies, which is why members of Almog KIryat Ono Lions Club started making the eight-legged octopi in […]

When War Came, Lions Followed

When news hit in late February that Russia had attacked Ukraine, Lions in surrounding countries knew they had to act. “Lions can’t stand by without taking action,” says Marina Sabini, a member of Lions Club Asti, storici, artisti e presepisti in Asti, Italy. “This is what we thought,” she says. “But we waited a few […]

Paving a Pathway to Healing

The Lichfield Lions Club in England showed their kindness by extending a helping hand to the most vulnerable at a time when help was scarce.