NEPAL EARTHQUAKE - LIONS CLUBS RESPOND
25 April 2015
Once again - nature has struck a devastating blow - this time in the form of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.
As the global leader in humanitarian service, Lions Clubs International is uniquely qualified to provide immediate assistance. Already, LCIF has issued an emergency grant in the amount of $100,000 USD. But more will be needed. You can help by donating now to the LCIF emergency fund.
As we draft this letter, the Lions of Nepal are joining together, along with Lions from neighboring countries, to get much needed emergency supplies such as food, fresh water, and temporary shelter into the areas of devastation.
This is the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal in nearly 100 years. Our message to Nepal is "help is on the way."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and the Lions of Nepal in this time of need.
A SPEC-TACULAR EFFORT FROM LIONS CLUBS
20 April 2015
Lions throughout the 62 clubs in our District have been collecting used spectacles for many years now and once a year the Lions Club of Petersfield have a 'SpecTrek' where they tour the Lions District collecting them. Pictured here, Lions Club members of Bridport, Dorchester and, Weymouth & Portland hand over 7300 pairs. This year a record 138,148 pairs have been collected. These will be sent on to the Lions Club of Chichester for processing and onward distribution, please follow this link for full details.
LIONS SUPPORTING GULLY'S PLACE
08 April 2015
Members from the Lions clubs of Blackmore Vale, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth & Portland (Zone 1A) gathered at Dorset County Hospital to present a cheque for £2000 to Gully’s Place Trust in support of the project and towards the purchase of beds. Gully’s Place Trust provides children’s palliative care across Dorset from diagnosis to end of life.
Zone Chairman Peter Oswick presents the cheque to Lead Nurse Allison Ryder
A THANK YOU FROM LIONS
31 March 2015
Lions Clubs of the British Isles and Ireland Spectacle Recycling Initiative, launched originally by the Lions Club of Chichester in 1967, today sees nearly a third of a million pairs of used glasses collected, sorted and distributed to clinics and eye camps in communities across Africa, India and eastern Europe in partnership with Medico France.
Lions Clubs International Records Fourth Straight Year of Membership Increase
We're pleased to report that Lions Clubs International has experienced our fourth straight year of membership increase. While many volunteer organizations continue to see a decline in members, 2010-11 marks the first time in nearly 20 years that the world's largest service club organization has recorded four straight years of membership increase. Growth in both women and family members are key factors driving the increase. Read news release.