Working Hard to Stop Measles with Lions and LCIF

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Together, we can stop measles and make a difference. Learn more online at www.lcif.org/measles or make a donation for measles at www.lcif.org/donate.

Thank you for your support!

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Lions Combat Diabetes through LCIF

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Fighting diabetes in Florida with LCIF and LionsToday is World Diabetes Day, a day created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization to promote diabetes awareness and advocacy around the world. This year’s theme is “healthy living and diabetes.”

Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 357 million people worldwide have diabetes. Over time, diabetes can damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves, and the overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double the risk of their peers without diabetes, according to the WHO. Education, prevention and treatment programs are important tools to help people with this disease.

Core_4_diabetes_coverLions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has several grant programs that enable Lions to prevent and reduce the impact of diabetes around the world. The main way that LCIF helps Lions fight diabetes is through the Core 4 Diabetes grant program. To date, LCIF has awarded 27 Core 4 Diabetes grants totaling more than US$2.1 million. These programs support Lions’ efforts to expand and enhance diabetes education, prevention and treatment programs.

LCIF is committed to helping Lions address this global health issue in their communities. During the recent October 2014 meeting, LCIF’s International Board of Directors approved a Core 4 grant for Sri Lanka, District 306-B1 to expand a diabetes screening program. They also approved a Standard grant for MD 300 Taiwan, District 300-G2 to support local diabetes wellness programs and services. A SightFirst Research grant was also recently awarded to Semmelweis University in Hungary for a Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) with a diabetic retinopathy module, the results of which will inform future development of diabetes eye care services.

Remember to report your club’s World Diabetes Day service activities to MyLCI to help measure the global impact Lions are having in their communities!

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Visit LCIF at the OSEAL Forum!

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Experience the impact of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) at this year’s OSEAL Forum from November 13 through November 16 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. This year’s forum seeks to “foster and imprint the spirit of ‘Tolerance.’

LCIF will have staff present who can answer questions regarding grant programs, the application process, and donations, as well as provide informational materials. Be sure to ask about the Lions Measles Initiative!

This year, there are several LCIF informational sessions:

→ On Saturday, November 15, learn about Lions Clubs International Foundation at the LCIF seminar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Convensia 2F Premier Ballroom C.

→ Also on Saturday, November 15, LCIF Chairperson Barry Palmer will thank and recognize donors who are present at the forum during a congratulatory speech at the Thailand Reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Grand Ballroom 3 in the headquarters hotel. The Chairperson will also share updates on the many different programs of the Foundation.

The OSEAL region has always been very generous in donations towards LCIF, including to the One Shot, One Life: Lions Measles Initiative. This occasion gives the Foundation an extra opportunity to say a big thank you for supporting LCIF.

Forums provide for an exchange of information and ideas surrounding service activities and Lions’ projects while promoting the principles and objectives of Lions Clubs International and LCIF. All Lions in the constitutional area in which the forum is held are invited to participate.

You can read about LCIF’s activities at the ISAAME Forum in the upcoming weeks.

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LCIF Provides 11 Emergency Grants in October 2014

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When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

In October 2014, LCIF provided 11 emergency grants totaling US$102,000.

These grants are helping meet immediate needs in:

Peru, District H-2
$10,000 for earthquake relief

Brazil, District LC-4
$10,000 for windstorm relief

Italy, District 108-IA2
$10,000 for flood relief

France, District 103-SE
$10,000 for flood relief

Italy, District 108-LA
$10,000 for flood relief

Arkansas, USA, District 7-N
$8,500 for disaster preparedness

Arkansas, USA, District 7-O
$8,500 for disaster preparedness

Brazil, District LB-1
$5,000 for windstorm relief

Brazil, District LD-1
$10,000 for hailstorm relief

Colombia, District F-4
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-C2
$10,000 for landslide relief

* Emergency grants listed by date approved.

At the heart of LCIF’s disaster relief programs are the individuals and families your donations reach. Learn more about grants recently awarded and the LCIF emergency grant program on the LCIF website. Or, you can learn about making a donation to assist with global disaster relief efforts.

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LCIF Recognizes Top Contributors of 2013-2014

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GEN_Egypt_001 [640x480]GEN_China_001 [640x480]EgyptEach year, Lions Clubs International Foundation recognizes the Lions districts and clubs that were top contributors in financial support of the Foundation. It is through this kind of generosity that LCIF can save and preserve sight, provide disaster relief, support youth and meet humanitarian needs in local communities and around the world.

You can view this year’s list online.

The LCIF recognition categories include the top five districts in each constitutional area based on total giving; the top five districts in each constitutional area based on per member average; the top five clubs in each constitutional area based on total giving; the districts in which 100 percent of clubs donated to LCIF; and more.

Thank you and congratulations!

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