Standing at the Edge of a Hunger Cliff

At the FISH Food Pantry in Williamsburg, Virginia, the number of people coming for help in January was greater than it has been in a decade. In February, client numbers doubled that of February ’22. Eggs prices went up 150 percent over that year and groceries, nine to 11 percent. Energy bills remained high, and […]

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, […]

Club News – March 2023

The Niagara Cyber Lions Charter Afternoon Club in Ontario, Canada, featured singers aged 8 to 17 from the Rising Stars youth group who entertained at the club’s charter celebration.  The arts supporting club is gathering used instruments that are retrofitted and given to youth who can’t afford them. Lemon Grove Lions Club in California had […]

United in Kindness

When the war in Ukraine started in March 2022, thousands of Ukrainians fled and crossed the border into Poland and other countries for safety and security. “The days leading up to the Russian invasion, everyone was on their nerves,” recalls Yaroslav Jasznik, a Ukrainian citizen. “Everyone was expecting something bad, but actually no one had […]

Lions are Coming for the City on the Hill

Whether it’s history, sports, or great food that interests you, you’ll find it all in Boston. And this summer you’ll also find a heck of a lot of Lions. July 7 through 11, 2023, Lions will descend upon one of the oldest cities in the United States for five days of camaraderie, shop talk, and […]

If You Build It, They Will Come

The quaint seaside town of Seal Beach in Orange County, California, got its beginnings as a shipping port called Anaheim Landing, where growers found it a convenient distribution point for the wine they nurtured in their Southern California vineyards. But when the railroad arrived in 1875, it took over as the main method of transport […]

Keeping it Poppin

It’s a deceptively modest fundraiser, but for one Lions Club, it’s the kernel of all their programs. Every Saturday, the Lions Club of Marshalltown, Iowa brings a popcorn machine to a local store and sells popcorn for US$2 a bag. The ingredients are modest, too: Iowa-sourced raw corn, salt, butter, and oil. What makes this […]

Gold Rush

More than 100 years ago, Mother Earth supplied so much iron ore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that Ishpeming, Michigan was a boom town. The population was over 13,000, mines employed many, and the economy was robust. They even had an opera house. But over the years, the industry changed, employment and population figures dropped, and […]