The DNA of Lions

Why do Lions become Lions? Is serving in the genes? A look at what makes Lions tick and how a life of service has benefits beyond helping those we serve.

Whales in the Bay

Every year on their Old Newsboys Day, the Michigan Alpena Lions take a day to spread fake news, and people are more than eager to read it. This year’s “Extra Extra” edition of the Alpena News had the scoop on billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk planning to raise all 100 shipwrecks in Michigan’s Thunder […]

“Welcome My Friend”

Camp Ho Mita Koda, the world’s first and oldest operating summer camp for kids with Type 1 diabetes, will soon be welcoming campers year-round, thanks largely to LCIF and the hands-on work and financial support of the Lions in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1929, the Ohio camp about 25 miles east of Cleveland kicked off […]

Recycling Christmas Cheer

Lion Linda Eckard was working as a controller at a local metal recycling center in 2010 when she had a light-bulb moment. Her club in Hanover, Minn. could recycle all those Christmas lights that were being tossed in the trash. It would be like giving two presents in one. The Lions would be helping to […]

Standing Down—and Up—for Veterans

Flags will be raised, bugles will sound taps, and wreaths will be laid on November 11 as many Lions throughout the country pay homage on Veterans Day to members of the military—both living and dead—who have served their country. For Lion Elmer Madrid, a Vietnam War veteran and president of the Peninsula Special Interest Lions […]

Scaring is Caring

In their 45 years the Broadview Heights Lions have never hosted a pancake breakfast. In lieu of a day started with hot flapjacks and friendly neighbors, the Ohio club chooses to spend its year working on ways to scare the bejesus out of the unknowing and innocent at Bloodview Haunted House, their major fundraiser now […]

Club News – September 2021

In Pennsylvania, nearly 300 people attended the annual Lions Appreciation Day at Beacon Lodge Camp. Lions’ activities included games, a giant Name That Tune competition, a worship service, blind bowling, and camp tours. There was a basket raffle, an indoor expo for pin traders, a 50/50 raffle, a barbecue lunch, and The Great Duck Race. […]


The 2020-2021 Lion Year was unlike any other, and it culminated in a truly unconventional convention. In so many ways the 103rd Annual Lions Clubs International Convention was everything Lions have come to expect and more. It was a big event jam-packed with seminars, shows, guest appearances, and inspiring addresses. It brought together the greater Lions community, enabled them to get to know one another, learn about what other clubs are doing, discuss service, and have fun – all from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

A Noble Cause

Pat Lalor’s family has been farming in Ireland for a very long time – since 1844 to be exact. “It’s what we’re best at,” says Lalor, a slim 72-year-old organic oat farmer. Ireland is known for small-scale farming, with an average farm size of just about 80 acres according to the country’s national statistical office. […]