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In our January issue, learn about the 2015-16 Lions International Peace Poster Contest theme, how to address diabetes through this month’s Relieving the Hunger campaign and more.

Hunger Affects Diabetes

Relieving the HungerThe Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action campaign is going strong through January! According to the American Diabetes Association, food insecure adults are at high risk for diabetes. To help reduce food insecurity, especially for people with diabetes, consider the following partners in your community:

  • Restaurants and markets can retrieve fresh food donations for a local food pantry
  • Healthcare professionals can provide free classes on nutrition and food preparation
  • Local residents can help establish a community vegetable garden or food co-operative

Report your hunger service via MyLCI to qualify for the #LIONS100 Centennial Service Challenge. Help us reach our goal of serving 100 million people by 2017!

Invite Your Friends to the Lions Worldwide Week of Service

The Lions Worldwide Week of Service is kicking off January 10, and we want you to join in the Centennial celebration. It’s been nearly 100 years since Lions started helping communities locally and globally. Show the world the positive impact Lions can make by inviting your friends and family to your Worldwide Week of Service project.

Visit the Centennial website today and fill in our sample press release to get the word out. And remember to use the hashtag #LIONS100 in all your Centennial social media communications!

Announcing the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest Theme

Peace Poster logoThe new theme for the 2015-16 Lions International Peace Poster Contest is “Share Peace.” Kits for the contest, which include the official guide and rules, flyers, stickers and certificates, go on sale January 15. Lions clubs interested in sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in their community must order a kit, either online through Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit) or by downloading the Order Form.

For more than 25 years, the Peace Poster Contest has encouraged children across the globe to express their thoughts on peace through art. Learn more about the contest and order your kit starting January 15!

New Video: Disaster Relief Public Service Announcement

By providing local media outlets with Lions public service announcements (PSAs), you can raise awareness about your club’s services in the community. A new disaster relief PSA is now available for download on the LCI website. This PSA provides a brief look at how Lions are the first to respond when disaster strikes, and how members and non-members alike can get involved to help rebuild lives. Download and share this PSA today, and let your community know that where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

Take Advantage of Membership Resources and Improve Your Club

Mmebership resourcesWhen it comes to starting new clubs, inviting new members and keeping your current members happy, the LCI website offers all the materials you need to get started and improve you club. The Just Ask! Guide offers steps to recruiting new members, while the Membership Satisfaction Guide helps your club provide the experiences your members are seeking. Take the How Are Your Ratings? Survey to evaluate your club, and download the New Club Development Guide if you’re thinking about organizing a new Lions club. View the complete list of Membership Resources available to help your club grow and make a bigger impact today!

HIGHLIGHTS

Lions Blog

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Digital LION Magazine

The LION Magazine (Headquarters Edition) is available online with added content, videos and links.

CONTESTS

Environmental Photo Contest

Suggested deadline for Districts to send one winning entry to MD Office is January 15.

EVENTS

Worldwide Week of Service

January 10-16, 2015.

#LCICon Honolulu

Register for the 2015 Convention by January 9 to receive the lowest rate of $110.


Lions Day with the UN

LDUN is on March 7, 2015 in New York City. Register today!

Calendar of Events

Review upcoming Lions events your club can participate in locally.

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