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October Newswire

October Newswire


In this month’s Newswire, find resources for World Diabetes Day; watch a new Centennial video on the history and power of LCIF; learn about the International Leo Day Video Contest; and more.

New Video: The Foundation

The final video in our historical Centennial series focuses on Lions Clubs International Foundation, the charitable branch of Lions Clubs International that has been impacting lives since 1968. LCIF helps Lions around the world provide assistance in times of disaster, providing nearly US$100 million for disaster relief in the last decade alone. LCIF programs include Lions Quest, SightFirst, Sight for Kids and the One Shot, One Life: Measles Initiative. Watch now to learn the history and power of LCIF. 

World Diabetes Day is November 14

World Diabetes DayThis year’s World Diabetes Day theme is “Eyes on Diabetes.” According to the International Federation of Diabetes, one in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. A diabetes screening can identify asymptomatic individuals who may have diabetes but don’t know it. Lions, this November 14 conduct a diabetes screening in your community! Help raise awareness about diabetes, and give community members the resources and information they need to lead healthier lives. Learn how to organize a diabetes screening.

International Leo Day Video Contest: #SquadGoals!

Leo Video ContestA #SquadGoal is what you’d like your group of friends to be or accomplish. To celebrate International Leo Day on December 5, encourage your local Leos to get creative and share their #SquadGoals through video. How do their goals align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by world leaders to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change? The video submission deadline is November 1, 2016. Find more information on how to enter the contest.

Start Planning Your Centennial Legacy Project

How is your club celebrating Lions’ Centennial? Centennial Community Legacy Projects are a great way to connect your club with your community and spread the word about Lions Clubs International’s 100 year anniversary. Legacy Projects are lasting gifts to your community that raise your club’s visibility and build your Lions legacy. With three levels of projects to choose form, there’s an opportunity for every club to get involved. Visit the Legacy Projects webpage for project ideas and start planning your project today!

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