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 […]

Kindness Brings Warmth to the Giver and Receiver

Greetings, Lions. What is kindness? It is all the things Lions do: It’s serving. In our communities and beyond. But kindness is one of those words that can get overused, and the real meaning sometimes becomes lost. Kindness is any act that makes life better for any living thing, even for just a moment. Isn’t […]

T’was the Morning Before Christmas…

There’s a right way to do things in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Christmas Eve day. Before the house is cleaned for company, before the last shopping is complete, the baking’s begun, or the presents are quickly wrapped, you have breakfast. And you can thank the Kingston Lions for that. While their community sleeps, the Lions […]

Friendship is Blind

A young boy had just finished watching a movie about Helen Keller with his parents when his mother asked him if he knew anyone who is blind. He said, “No.” “But you go to school with blind children,” she reminded him. “No I don’t,” he said. “We are all the same.” Miami Lion Virginia Jacko […]

Cleanup Crew

The Camas Lions Club in Washougal, Washington, is building community partnerships with the goal of taking on unfulfilled needs in Camas and Washougal. They’re starting by serving those who serve at the beloved Inter-Faith Treasure House. On Saturday, August 17, Lions came together to address several yard work issues at the house, and worked with […]

SightFirst Gives New Life to People in Burkina Faso

SightFirst Gives New Life to People in Burkina Faso LCIF’s SightFirst program has been restoring and protecting sight for almost 30 years and is now present in 102 countries. This extraordinary program develops comprehensive eye care systems providing aid to underserved populations by developing comprehensive eye care systems. Projects include training eye care professionals and […]

Club News – Dec 2019

Every year, the Sale Creek Lions in Tennessee host the Kids’ Christmas Party with Santa. Children’s names are submitted by teachers. Santa gives each child a new coat, shoes, and an outfit of clothes, plus toys. Families receive a basket of fruit and boxes of groceries, and each child receives a large framed picture of […]

Anniversaries – Dec 2019

100 Years: Wichita Downtown, Kan.; Muskegon Host, Mich.; Shawnee, Okla. 95 Years: Forsyth, Mont.; Thermopolis, Wyo.; Seaforth, Ontario, CAN; Buckhannon, W.V.; Nutley, N.J.; Port Washington, N.Y.; Palestine, Ill.; Coatesville Area, Pa.; Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; Stroudsburg, Pa. 90 Years: Cut Bank, Mont.; Seiling, Okla.; Lovelock, Nev.; Winnemucca Host, Nev.; Panguitch, Utah; Montgomery, W.V. 85 Years: Logan, […]

Parting Shot – Dec 2019

Time to Eat the Donuts Pauline Nickerson is the matriarch of the Nickerson Family Farm in Clear Lake, Iowa, where 3,400 ears of corn are shucked each summer for the Clear Lake Evening Lions’ fundraiser. She gets up early on shucking day and makes these beauties from scratch to have something to feed the volunteers.

By the Numbers – Dec 2019

“It’s the great equalizer. It’s very freeing to be on top of a horse.”—Allie Chase, of the Kettle Moraine Equine Lions Club on learning to ride. “We’ve got a lot of people with chainsaws.”—Casey O’Dell, President of the Camas Lions Club in Washougal, Washington. “That’s just how real life is. Mia is not going to […]

In Tune With the Community

Across the city, in streets, parks, and plazas, on rooftops and in gardens, music flowed through Federal Way, Washington, on the summer solstice this year. The Federal Way Lions were leading their city’s Make Music Day, a one-day global celebration of the international language of music. It’s particularly fitting in Federal Way where the public […]