Two Decades of Helping the World See Clearly

Five-year-old Breisy struggled to recognize letters and objects at school. Thanks to support from the Sight For Kids program, a program co-founded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Johnson & Johnson Vision, Breisy enjoys a new pair of glasses and—now—she finally sees clearly. Maria, Breisy’s mother, described her daughter’s free vision screening and […]

Together We Are Team Lions

Hello, Lions! Boy, am I excited to be addressing you for the first time as your new International President. If you know me, you know I like making everything just a little bit fun. And if you don’t know me, well, I hope you will come to know and love my approach to service—which is […]

The World Needs Lions

Changing the world. It’s why the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)—a global foundation—empowered service through its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. June 30, 2022, officially marked the end of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service. Thanks to support from Lions, Leos, partners, and other donor support, Campaign 100 is completed and Lions and Leos […]

More than a memory: ‘Mayfield strong’

On an abnormally warm December night in the United States, a series of devastating tornadoes whipped through dozens of communities in the states of Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana. The tornadoes ripped through homes and businesses, pulled powerlines straight from the ground, and spread debris miles around—leaving destruction in their wake. “It looked […]

Lions Clubs International Honors Dr. Helena Ndume with Humanitarian Award

For her dedication to humanitarian service and medical contributions to the world, Dr. Helena Ndume, Chief of Ophthalmology at Windhoek Central Hospital in Namibia, and partner with SEE International, was presented with the 2022 Lions Humanitarian Award during the 104th Lions Clubs International Convention in Montreal, CA, on June 28, 2022. Forced to flee her […]

We Are Connected

Anja Rožen, 13, from Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia, is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2021-2022 Peace Poster Contest. “Peace is very important,” said Rožen. “There is inner peace, which is finding happiness and contentment no matter how stressful your life is. Peace is also freedom from violence. When there is peace, nations and the […]

Walking the Walk

Lions in District 35-N (Florida, Bahamas, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) felt the 35th anniversary of women in Lions deserved some flair. They designed a commemorative pin that they say “represents feminism but also strength in leadership, professionalism, and service to Lions Clubs International.” Says Second Vice District Governor Jane Colona, “I challenge you to take […]

On the Road Again

Alvin Bouchard may be miles from home and days away from seeing family and Lion friends in Nova Scotia, Canada. But he carries his Lion heart in his big rig, delivering kindness all over North America. The owner and operator of Total Logistics Trucking in Prince Edward Island, Canada, has been a long-haul trucker since […]

Super Grandpa

I was a member of the Stephenson Lions Club for eight or nine years before I really became a Lion. I regularly attended club meetings, I had flipped hundreds of pancakes, and I had grown to be a committed club member. I faithfully paid my dues, contributed to LCI, and was drawn to future Lions […]

Catching Frogs

An hour or so after arriving at summer camp, seven-year-old Brian* is in tears. Spotting Kathy, Brian launches himself into her arms, repeating, between choked sobs, “I want to go home.” Kathy has a son named Brian, but he isn’t the blond little boy who has wrapped his arms around her – he is the […]

Mud and Mayhem

Members of the Almaguin Highlands Lions Club don’t mind getting down and dirty for a good cause. The club based in Strong Township, Ontario hosts an annual bush race every August at Copeman Tree Farms in Sundridge, Ontario.“Past district Governor Bill Copeman owns the land and graciously lets me dig big holes for water and […]

O Pioneers!

In early May 2022, Lion Corinne Masters saw a hint of green in the landscape. Someone else reported seeing a few flowers blooming.  A few farmers near Masters’ family land had cattle grazing. On an ordinary spring day this would not have qualified for conversation among the tight-knit people of north-central Kansas, where the pioneer […]

The Task of Lions

“Pain. We feel pain. We’ve packed up our lives in one suitcase.”
Marina wears a black turtleneck sweater and glasses as she sits in a comfortable flat in Ausburg, Germany. The pain she describes is evident on her face.
She is a kindergarten teacher and, until March, she lived with her young son and husband in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
“Everything was great,” she says through an interpreter. “And one morning it was announced that the war began.”

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 […]

Together We Can

Because we know that together we are more. Together, there are no limits.   A presidency that took flight in Bird Island To know Brian Sheehan is to know Bird Island, a small town in Minnesota where family and community are nearly one and the same. Families take care of one another, and neighbors look […]