Hope Aglow

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 8:29am local time, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of Haiti. That day, over 2,200 people were killed and more than 130,000 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. It was another crisis on top of what the country was already facing—political instability, COVID-19, food insecurity, and […]

Lions Go to the Dogs

Leon the Lion (aka Jim Purton, charter member of the Greater Falls Run Lions Club in Stafford County, Virginia) grabs a pic with Canine Companions puppy Bogey at DogFest in Washington DC 2021. Purton headed the Lions’ fundraising team—named in honor of his late wife, Michelle—that came in second place with a total of US$10,672. […]

Sittin’ On Top of the World

It was 1963 when the Beach Boys reminded us that all we needed was the ocean and a surf board and we’d be riding high. Now, nearly 60 years later, California’s Encinitas Lions help those with vision impairment feel the thrill of catching a wave. Every year for more than 25 years (with the exception […]

Feeling Good in the Caymans

As part of the “Feel Good” project, members of the Lions Club of Cayman Brac help their community brave difficult times with signs of hope and positivity. This past summer 14 Lions stood at strategic locations on the island holding signs of encouragement during the morning commute. “Our hope is that this project highlights the […]

No Wall Left Blank

The Inskip Lions Club in Knoxville, Tenn., turned a blank wall into an opportunity to tell the story of Lions and the history of their Inskip community. The mural was designed and created by artist Megan Lingerfelt to show the interconnectedness of the school and the Lions through their shared history and continued partnership. The […]

Tema Supreme Leos Reign Supreme

Every December, we celebrate Leos and invite Leo clubs from around the world to submit an entry in the Annual Leo Video Contest. This year, to celebrate their club’s unique story, we asked Leos to create a video that shows what they’re most proud of in their club’s #LeoLegacy. We received 44 videos from 20 […]

Lions Day with the United Nations is Back

On March 11, 2022, global leaders will convene with Lions at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to discuss the important work being done by Lions and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This year’s theme is “NGO’s Impact on Global Health” and will feature a panel discussion along with the announcement of the International […]

Listen to the Greatest Stories on Earth

A team of dedicated Lions in Georgia record themselves reading the full print issues and make the recordings available to anyone who needs (or wants) them. Lion Stacie Court, a member of the Athens Lions Club, has been overseeing the project for 15 years. However, now that a majority of the articles are only available […]

Small Town, Big Spirit

Lighthouses speak louder than words in Tionesta, Pennsylvania. Nestled on an island along the Allegheny River—at the confluence of the Tionesta Creek—you’ll find a unique landmark that has come to embody the deepest values of community. The Sherman Memorial Lighthouse is a beacon of kindred community, attracting visitors from near and far. Jack Sherman, a […]

Full STEM Ahead

As their coach, he taught them Archimedes’ Principal of buoyancy. As his team, they taught him the importance of breaks for bananas, grapes, and bubblegum when you’ve been hard at work. He taught them how to solder and waterproof motors.
They taught him how to relieve stress with laughter—frequent laughter. He tested them on robotics. They tested his patience.
In the end, what the coach and the kids learned from each other was the importance of working together and sharing pride in their accomplishments.

Treasure Island

Thick rain splattered against the Taoyuan shore as the ocean swelled and swirled. Lions in China Taiwan’s District 300 G2 were worried: Who would show up for their 2021 annual beach clean-up in this stormy weather? “It was nowhere near calm or steady,” says Wu Jianyi, one of the lead coordinators of the event. “We […]

Smiling Bright

For children at Pirbright Village Primary School in Surrey, going to school just got a lot brighter. Nestled in the grounds on campus is Pirbright Nurture Farm, a therapy farm of small animals whose only job is to make children feel good. Teachers Dan Smith and his wife, Helen, recognized the impact of animals on […]

Tied to the Land

The Curonian Spit, an elongated sand dune peninsula separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon in Lithuania was formed more than 5,000 years ago. Situated in the Curonian Spit National Park in Lithuania and the Kurshskaya National Park of the Russian Federation, the sandy and wooded landscape is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, […]

It’s About Time

The Little Beaver Lions from Darlington, Pa., had just wrapped up a productive four-day work weekend at Beacon Lodge Camp in Mt. Union, when Lion Mike Seiber had a question. They were in the main lodge of the 550-acre campus and preparing to leave for home, some 200 miles away. “What’s up with this grandfather […]

Getting Clean and Giving Back

Lion Greg Parr sees the faces of the homeless on the streets of his town every day, but what separates him from the many who drive by, is that he stops. The executive director of the nonprofit organization Neighbor2Neighbor (N2N) in Raytown, Mo., was homeless for 3.5 years. He lived in abandoned buildings, struggled with […]

Change Hearts, Change Minds, Change Actions

Dear Lions, It’s no secret that the world is in need. One of the reasons I became a Lion was because I saw the way Lions were working in their communities to make changes. They were working to make things better for people. And that spoke to me. I wanted to be a part of […]

A World In Need

As we approach June 30, the end of historic Campaign 100, I invite you to read and reflect on ways in which Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), our global foundation, has magnified your service, my service, and the service of Lions and Leos worldwide.