Improving Vision and Well-Being in Palestine

In the State of Palestine, lack of eye care, often attributed to poverty and restricted access to health services, has caused undue personal and financial hardship. Lions see the hurt this causes their communities and with support from LCIF’s SightFirst program, they are changing that reality. Determined to improve community health and well-being, Lions are […]

Vision

A New FrontierThat’s one small step for man, one giant leap for vision. Brian, a Lion, was the very first participant in a groundbreaking project in vision research. In early February, 2022, a team of researchers successfully implanted a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system into the brain of a blind volunteer. The Intracortical…more…Lost, Broken, Left behindIt […]

Clearing Clouded Vision in Vanuatu

Clerence has battled diabetes since she was a baby. Unable to afford medical care, she developed cataracts which seriously impaired her vision. She lives in the gorgeous archipelago nation of Vanuatu, home to lush rainforests, soft sand beaches, and surrounded by turquoise water; however, the 23-year-old woman could no longer see its beauty. In Clerence’s […]

Club News – November 2022

The Lemon Grove Lions in California hosted a cornhole tournament with proceeds benefitting Fisher House San Diego where families of patients receiving medical care at Naval Medical Center San Diego are offered a “home away from home” at no cost. More than a dozen Lions from the Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois took part […]

Executive Summary – October 2022

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA October 3-6, 2022   Audit Committee Received a preliminary draft of The International Associations of Lions Clubs audited financial statements and report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022. Received an updated risk assessment, internal audit plan, and internal audit overview presentation from […]

No Starving Artists

The Lions of The Dalles, Oregon were excited their city was chosen for the 2022 Northwest Mural Fest, but even they weren’t expecting how transformative the new murals would be. Now fifteen large murals downtown comprise a historical walking tour of The Dalles, and members of the city’s Lions Club were involved in every step […]

A Smile for Sight

Sight is one of our most valuable senses. It allows us to connect with the moments in life and with each other. After a premature birth, twins Kaya and Alime were both diagnosed with an eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity, and they needed treatment to protect their sight and prevent blindness. Their parents, Ibrahim […]

Club News – September 2022

In Illinois, the Buckley, Ashkum, and Onarga Lions Clubs combined to sponsor a fundraiser featuring a dueling piano group. Proceeds went to the Seeing Eye Dog Program. The Rutherford College Lions in North Carolina built two Blessing Boxes and placed one at Connelly Springs Town Hall and one at Rutherford College Town Hall. They keep them […]

Club News – August 2022

When Aurora rescue mission Wayside Cross Ministries asked the public to donate bottled water, Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois responded with 1,800 bottles. The water is needed during the hot summer at Wayside Cross Ministries’ Master’s Touch Men’s Recovery Center, Lifespring for women and children, street outreach through the Elgin Wayside Center, and the Aurora […]

A New Frontier

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for vision. In early February, 2022, a team of researchers successfully implanted a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system into the brain of a blind volunteer. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) bypasses the retina and optic nerves and connects directly with the visual cortex, creating the potential for […]