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 […]

Your Best Lion Year Ever

2020 – 2021 Being a Lion isn’t only about serving; it’s also about having fun. With new clubs popping up, and old clubs taking a new look at how they Lion, there are all kinds of ways to design a fun and productive year of service. Here’s your guide to your best Lion year ever. […]

Executive Summary – Jan 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA October 9-12, 2019 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE Confirmed the decision of the majority of the conciliators in the district dispute resolution complaint filed by Al Rehab Lions Club, affirmed the international director endorsement of Past District Governor Ahmed Salem issued during the District 352 […]

We’re Different, We’re the Same

Greetings, Lions. We talk a lot about serving our community as Lions. Service is best when it is personal and close to home, and when it enriches our relationship with our neighbors. But now, as the world becomes smaller, the space between our communities grows smaller, too. Sometimes we focus on how different another culture […]

By the Numbers – Jan 2020

“The look on the neighboring Lions club members’ faces when they realized this snowmobile was the one from their pond was priceless.” —Willie Brown, of the Russell and Area Lions Club in Manitoba, Canada, on how they acquired goods for their fundraising auction. “This is the key age as I see it. You need to […]

A Heartfelt Gift to Families in Need

In the summer of 2019, the doors to Heartfelt House opened in Springfield, Oregon, offering affordable lodging to out-of-town families of patients at the newly constructed PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Among the more than 600 donors who contributed from US$10 to US$1 million are Lions. More than 20 Lions clubs in Oregon, […]

This Old House

When this young couple’s dream home wasn’t safe for their son, Lions stepped in – and brought their tool belts. Jay and Veronika McHugh had hundreds of people living around them but knew none of them. Their busy city life in Ottawa, Ontario, left them longing for a tighter knit community where they could own […]

Pride in the Valley

A black sheep leads the quest to make sure everyone is all right. Joyce Bergshoeff is a fast talker. Open and warm, the 48-year-old nurse and mother of three gushes the way proud mothers often do when describing their children. Growing up, her eldest child was “brilliant, very outgoing, a concert cellist.” It is the […]

Kindness Mattered To The Man In The Bow Tie

A tribute to International First Vice President Judge Haynes Townsend In the fall of 2019, the video team at Lions Clubs International headquarters sat down with First Vice President Judge Haynes Townsend to begin capturing footage for his presidential videos. We interviewed the Judge, his family, and those who knew him well. On December 17, […]

Singapore: Lions Converge on the Lion City

June 26 to 30, 2020 Singapore is a place unlike any other. An independent city-state in Southeast Asia that is home to nearly 6 million people, this tiny nation is a vibrant blend of Asian and European cultures that make it the ultimate melting pot. It’s this diversity that makes Singapore the perfect destination for […]

Anniversaries – Jan 2020

JANUARY 2020 100 Years: Norman, Okla.; Lansing Host, Mich.; Detroit, Mich. 95 Years: Stratford, Ontario, CAN; Decatur, Texas Inc.; Victoria, Texas; West Chester, Pa.; Murphysboro, Ill. 90 Years: Washington, Kan.; Tremonton, Utah; Milton, W.V.; Marinette, Wis.; Red Cloud, Neb.; Indianola, Iowa; Trumann, Ark.; Hamilton, Mont.; Waverly, N.Y.; Jetmore, Kan. 85 Years: Gaston, Ind.; Buena Vista, […]

Club News – Jan 2020

Members of the Portage Lions Club in Michigan drove to Ohio and delivered plastic pill bottles to Matthew 25: Ministries. Roughly 396 gallons of pill bottles collected by Lions in District 11-B2 were kept out of landfills. Florence Evening Lions Club President Whalon Hilley pinned the Lions badge on granddaughter Lion Natalie Shealy. As a […]

A Blueberry Orchard for Generations

An Empty Space Next door to the Albany Victory Gardens in Albany, New York, were unsightly, deserted lots. There were homes on the land that were previously declared uninhabitable, so they sat empty, dangerous, and unbeneficial to the environment. Lion Gregory Sheldon envisioned a better use for this land. He partnered with Albany Victory Gardens, […]

Super Kids

Lions in Germany believe life should have as many magical moments as possible. Those moments can help keep courage up and hope alive in difficult times. And that’s exactly what the Braunschweig Lions Club wanted to do for a total of nine children at the Braunschweig Pediatric Cancer ward (K5). They launched the project “Our […]

Connecting the Dots

In Tennessee, a Norris Lions service project to make the walk to school a little nicer for elementary students turned into a joint project with the children and a celebration of art. It all began with the Norris Lions’ project to spruce up a tunnel in the town that connects the elementary school to the […]

Play Together, Stay Together

Juurikkalahden Kiri (JUKI), the largest youth soccer club in Sotkamo, Finland, has joined with the Sotkamo Lions Club to organize a free weekly sports activity available to everyone – locals and tourists alike – to help families stay connected and increase physical fitness. With so much competing for our attention these days, it can be […]

Easy Riders

The Almaguin Highlands Lions in Ontario couldn’t hold their annual bike rodeo this year due to the coronavirus, but that didn’t stop them from creating a vibrant bicycle course to show kids of all ages how to hone their bike handling skills.  

You Make The Difference

Greetings, Lions. We often talk about the power of Lions working together in service. As an association of more than 48,000 clubs and 1.4 million members, Lions have the opportunity to make a big impact in the world. In Lion year 2019-2020, our clubs performed more than 820,000 service projects, helping 319 million people. And […]