Whales in the Bay

Every year on their Old Newsboys Day, the Michigan Alpena Lions take a day to spread fake news, and people are more than eager to read it. This year’s “Extra Extra” edition of the Alpena News had the scoop on billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk planning to raise all 100 shipwrecks in Michigan’s Thunder […]

“Welcome My Friend”

Camp Ho Mita Koda, the world’s first and oldest operating summer camp for kids with Type 1 diabetes, will soon be welcoming campers year-round, thanks largely to LCIF and the hands-on work and financial support of the Lions in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1929, the Ohio camp about 25 miles east of Cleveland kicked off […]

Recycling Christmas Cheer

Lion Linda Eckard was working as a controller at a local metal recycling center in 2010 when she had a light-bulb moment. Her club in Hanover, Minn. could recycle all those Christmas lights that were being tossed in the trash. It would be like giving two presents in one. The Lions would be helping to […]

Scaring is Caring

In their 45 years the Broadview Heights Lions have never hosted a pancake breakfast. In lieu of a day started with hot flapjacks and friendly neighbors, the Ohio club chooses to spend its year working on ways to scare the bejesus out of the unknowing and innocent at Bloodview Haunted House, their major fundraiser now […]

Seeing A Way Through

The Taos Lions traditionally screen more than 1,000 students from 17 schools each year in Taos County, New Mexico. But with hybrid schedules and remote learning last year, they couldn’t safely do the usual testing of an entire student body in one day inside a darkened auditorium. Lion Mary Pencin, in her first year as […]

Hi Neighbour

The birds in North Vancouver’s Hamersley Park couldn’t stop tweeting about their new homes. But the 38 hand-painted houses hung by Lynn Valley Lions Eric Miura and Mike Mavius weren’t just for the birds. The Birdhouse Project was part of United Way British Columbia’s “Hi Neighbour” program to encourage community connections, creativity, and smiles during […]

Reaching Across the World

Leos in New Jersey found the perfect service project by reaching out to students in China who need extra practice in the English language skills.

Everybody’s Gone Surfing

Lions in California have been hosting an annual Surfing Clinic for the Blind and Visually Impaired for more than 25 years. And it’s a big hit.

Feel Good Moments

In early May, in the midst of all the interviews, pictures, and meetings that precede the announcement of a new President, VP Doug Alexander walked out of the Dollar Tree, heading across the street to complete his errands, when he found a wallet on the ground. Inside was a woman’s ID and $140 in cash. […]


After years of experience working in search and rescue, Renfrew Lion Bob Boyer in Canada knew first-hand the fear that sets in for families when a loved one goes missing. So, when a caller suggested his club support the nonprofit International Project Lifesaver (IPL), Boyer says, “It lit a fire under me.” Project Lifesaver, founded […]