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September Newswire

September Newswire

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In this month’s Newswire, watch and share our new Centennial Service Challenge video, learn about the next Worldwide Week of Service, register for LCICon Chicago and more!

Congratulations on Serving 100 Million People!

Centennial LogoTwo years ago, Lions were challenged to serve more than 100 million people by the end of our Centennial Celebration in 2018. Now, you’re invited to celebrate the achievement of this incredible milestone in true Lions style—by renewing your commitment to service and joining together to continue to serve the people who need us most.

But first, take a minute to watch the 100 Million Served video on YouTube and reflect on the millions of lives changed by Lions service around the world. And keep going!

Save Sight this October 10-16

Join international president Chancellor Bob Corlew for a special Worldwide Week of Service event designed to end preventable blindness and visual impairment in your community and around the world. Plan a service project saving sight in your community during October 10-16, and your club will be eligible for special recognition. From vision screenings to white cane donations and more, there’s an opportunity for every club to change lives this October. Visit the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight webpage for more information and start planning your project today!

Register for the 2017 Centennial Convention in Chicago

2017 Chicago Convention logoBe part of history and register today for the 100th LCICon in Chicago, June 30-July 4, 2017. Celebrate your pride in being a Lion with thousands of members from around the globe for fun, fellowship and more! 

January 13 is the deadline to lock-in the best 5-day centennial registration fee of US$130.00 and to guarantee your hotel reservation at our specially discounted Lions rates. These hotel rates are available only to Lions convention attendees and are sure to sell out quickly. 

McCormick Place Convention Center will be the hub of activity where the plenary sessions, International Show, Lions exhibit hall, voting, seminars and more will take place – all within one convenient venue. March down Chicago’s famous State Street in the Lions International Parade of Nations. Make plans to tour the International Headquarters Office, visit Melvin Jones’ gravesite and see Chicago’s architectural gems on one of our special Lions convention tours

Some special surprises are in store too – keep up-to-date on the LCICon website and Facebook page!

Video: Seeing Better, Reading More

September 8 is International Literacy Day! Watch this video from the Lions Quarterly archives to learn how Lions in Arizona combined a community vision project with a literacy project – helping improve the sight of families while encouraging parents and children to read together. Share the video and your club’s literacy activities on social media to let everyone know how Lions are making an impact. Visit the Lions Clubs International website for more project ideas. 

Purchase a Peace Poster Contest Kit by October 1

Peace Poster logoFor more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Purchase a Peace Poster Contest kit to sponsor a contest in your community, and encourage children to express their thoughts on peace through art. The deadline to purchase a kit for the 2016-17 theme, “A Celebration of Peace,” is October 1, 2016. The kit is available in all 11 of our official languages, and costs US$11.95 plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. To order online, go to the Club Supplies Store (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit). Don’t forget to share your #PeacePoster photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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