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July Newswire

July Newswire

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In this month’s Newswire, learn about the new President’s Theme, “New Mountains to Climb,” see highlights from the 2016 Lions International Convention, watch new Lions videos and more!

2016-17 President’s Theme: New Mountains to Climb

2016-17 Presidents Theme LogoThis year, International President Chancellor Bob Corlew encourages Lions to climb new mountains and achieve our Centennial goals. Reach the summit of service by joining Lions in the Centennial Service Challenge to help 100+ million people; build your club by inviting for impact; connect with communities through Centennial Legacy Projects and promoting your activities; and lead Lions over the next mountain. Find resources on the LCI website.

#LCICon Fukuoka Highlights

Thank you for attending the 99th Lions International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan! The convention was a roaring success. Lions from around the world gathered and marched in the exciting Parade of Nations; discussed new ways to make an impact in our local and global communities; enjoyed spectacular shows and Japanese culture; and more. Visit the LCICon Facebook page for photos and videos, and search #LCICon on Facebook and Twitter for posts from attendees. You can also see video highlights on the LCICon YouTube channel.

The next convention will be our Chicago Centennial Celebration in June of 2017! We hope to see you there!

YCE Gets New Interactive Directory

Youth Camp Exchange DirectoryLions Clubs International is excited to announce the new Youth Camp and Exchange (YCE) Directory, which has been updated to include an interactive map. Use this resource to view the upcoming Lions youth camps around the world and connect with the global network of Lions arranging international exchanges. Each year, the Youth Camp and Exchange Program develops thousands of young global citizens by encouraging peace and promoting international understanding through a unique opportunity to travel abroad.  

District Governors, Council Chairpersons, and YCE Chairpersons may now report their camps and exchanges for inclusion on the new Directory by accessing the new YCE Online Submission Form.

Watch the Latest Lions Quarterly Video

In the July issue of LQ, we feature our partnership with Special Olympics to show how Lions and Leos are making a difference through inclusive sports. Learn about Camp Leo, where children with type 1 diabetes can enjoy a fun summer in a safe environment.  Watch how Lions empower women around the world every day, and how one Lions club is giving back to its community through a successful yard sale. You can also see how a Lions Reading Carnival makes reading fun for kids. Visit the LCI YouTube channel to view and share!

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