Kicking Weeds to the Curb

Kindness isn’t only something Lions show toward people, but to the earth as well. In Finland, most summer jobs were eliminated during the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic. The Lions Club Lahti Ankkurit figured they could do some good for their environment and support the local youth–who typically relied on summer jobs to keep them busy–along the way.

Little Cushions Bring Big Comfort

You never really know how to help a person undergoing cancer treatment unless you’ve been one yourself. In 2016, Adelaide Lions read a blog written by a woman going through treatment for cancer. She wrote that, while she appreciated the gifts from her friends and family, many of them were unsuitable for her condition. The Lions thought they could do better and started the Hear Me Roar! Project that same year.

When Power Lines Go Down, Lions Go to Work

In just a couple of weeks in 2021, south central Virginia was hit by a one-two punch of two winter storms that blanketed the eight-county region in snow and ice. Although many of their own households had been affected by the storms, members of the Charlotte Lions Club came to the rescue.

Wake Up and Smell the Lion’s Roar

The rich aroma of coffee wafting through the open air of a farmer’s market or other community event is especially fragrant for the members of the Grayslake Lions Club. Two years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the 55-member club, like many others, was challenged to find a fundraiser to replace their pancake breakfast and […]

Reaching Out

When Lions in Easton, Massachusetts saw images on TV of the devastation wrought by a tornado that tore through Kentucky in December 2021, they knew they wanted to do something to help. “It looked [like] something out of a movie,” says Andrew Parker, president of the Easton Lions Club. “When you see that level of […]

Stopping to Smell the Herbs

Whether it is a Lions’ or a Boy Scouts’ meeting, a wedding reception, a picnic for the visually impaired, or a person renting crutches from a medical closet, Five Senses Park in Wheatfield, New York is certainly a community hub. The 14-acre park is owned by the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club, which purchased it […]

Standing Down—and Up—for Veterans

Flags will be raised, bugles will sound taps, and wreaths will be laid on November 11 as many Lions throughout the country pay homage on Veterans Day to members of the military—both living and dead—who have served their country. For Lion Elmer Madrid, a Vietnam War veteran and president of the Peninsula Special Interest Lions […]

Straight From a Lion’s Mouth

Being able to hear a recording of LION magazine helps Lion Andy Arvidson, who is blind, stay informed and connected with other Lions. In a project called Lions Reading to Lions, the magazine, which comes out two times a year, is recorded by members of three clubs in Georgia: the Athens Lions Club, the Oconee […]

Well Done

Lion Bryan Roppolo is serious about barbeque. Look for him on a weekend and you may find him competing in barbeque contests where he labors over a hot smoker hoping to produce a tasty and award-winning pork loin, beef brisket, slab of ribs, or chuck roast. Roppolo, who is a past president of the Downtown […]

Hakuna Matata

In-person gatherings have been sorely missed by the clients of the Lion Center for the Visually Impaired (LCVI) in Pittsburg, California. The center, which serves about 200 seniors a year who are blind or have low vision, shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was a blow,” says Richard Grange, marketing […]