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In this month’s Newswire, find out the 2016-17 Peace Poster Contest grand prize winner; learn how to participate in #WeekofService2017; register for convention and more!
Lakkana Meepara from Thailand is the 2016-17 International Peace Poster Contest winner! The theme was “A Celebration of Peace.” Thirteen year-old Lakkana, who is in her school’s art club and passionate about volunteering for environmental issues, says she “wants everyone to build peace together, because peace is something that makes everyone happy.” Lakkana will receive a cash award of US$5,000, and will be honored at Lions’ upcoming international convention in Chicago.
2017-18 Peace Poster kits are on sale now. Don’t miss your opportunity to engage youth in your community. Visit lionsclubs.org/peaceposter today to learn more!
More than 24,000 global Lions have already registered for the centennial convention in Chicago and the only thing missing is…you! Register today and lock in the regular registration fee of US$180 before the price increases in April. Rooms are booking fast, so be sure to secure your special LCI convention hotel rate while they’re still available.
Network and make lasting friendships with Lions from around the world, enjoy the array of entertainment, show your Lions pride in the parade, explore the exhibit hall, participate in educational sessions, discover Chicago and more! This convention is for you!
The International Week of Service encourages service clubs to work together on existing projects, or to plan a project together during the week of March 25-31. Invite your local Rotary International, Optimist International, Junior Chamber International club or others to your service activity! This is an opportunity to make a big impact by adding more helping hands. Visit weekofservice.org to connect with organizations near you and submit photos of your clubs in action. Share your stories on social media with the hashtag #WeekofService2017.
The latest installment of the Lions Journey is available now! The third of five installments in this special Centennial exhibit explores Lions’ tradition of humanitarian service through rare historical photos and video. From our early service to people with visual impairments, to Lion mobilization in response to disasters around the world, experience 100 years of service like never before. Share the Lions Journey at your next meeting, and with family and friends, to let them know what being a Lion is all about.
The Lions Clubs International Centennial Silver dollar is on sale now! In celebration of a century of humanitarian service, Lions clubs worked with the United States Mint to produce a beautifully crafted silver dollar coin. Each coin is packaged in its own beautiful presentation case and includes a certificate of authenticity. Only a limited amount will be minted. Plus, for each coin sold, USD$10 is authorized to be paid to LCIF. This represents a USD$4 million opportunity to improve the lives of people in need through LCIF initiatives around the world. Visit lionsclubs.org/coin to reserve your coin today!