Lions Club International Foundation

By Jim & Phyllis Wilkins

In reading some recent articles we were reminded that the motto of Lions Clubs International is “We Serve”. LCIF has four main areas of service to the world – “restoring Sight, providing disaster relief, supporting youth, and addressing other humanitarian needs such as health and disability. The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is embarking on its 44th year of supporting Lions’ humanitarian projects. The LCIF has awarded 10,000 grants totaling US $708 million since its founding, and the funds help the lives of millions worldwide. At the Lions Clubs International convention held last June at Busan, South Korea, the Republic of Tajikistan was recognized with its first Lions club chartered last spring, becoming the 207th country in sharing worldwide service of Lions and joining the latest chartering of Lions clubs in the Kingdom of Bhutan in 2010 and the Republic of Iraq in 2009.” These additions to Lions Clubs International continue the organization as the world’s largest volunteer service group with more than 1.35 millions members in some 46,000 Lions Clubs.

Here in Fairfield Bay our Lions Club has two monthly meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (weather permitting). Our next scheduled meeting and our first of 2013 will be on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14th (more information to follow). BINGO continues (again with Mother Natures co-operation) each Monday evening with doors opening at 6:30 pm., and the first game called at 7pm. For more information on attending a meeting or becoming a Lion please contact our membership chair, Lion Mary Meadows @ 884-6388.

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