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Oct 13, 2014, 10:44 ET U.S. Lions Clubs Announce National Initiative to Screen Children's Vision

Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston announced a new initiative called Lions KidSight USA designed to protect the vision of America's...


Jul 08, 2014, 14:00 ET Lions Clubs International Announces Global Initiative to Serve 100 Million People by 2017

Lions Clubs International President Joe Preston announced a new global initiative to serve 100 million people by 2017 at the association's 97th...


Nov 11, 2013, 16:06 ET Lions Clubs International Donating $500,000 to Relief Efforts in Philippines

 Lions Clubs International has mobilized $500,000 through its foundation for relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon...


Jul 09, 2013, 13:20 ET Lions Clubs International Elects First Australian President

Barry J. Palmer of Berowra, NSW, Australia, was elected president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 96th International Convention...


Jul 08, 2013, 14:45 ET Lions Clubs International Announces Historic Expansion of Partnership with Special Olympics

 Lions Clubs International Foundation is pledging $7.8 million to Special Olympics, expanding worldwide efforts to support the inclusion and...


Jul 08, 2013, 12:17 ET Lions Clubs International And GAVI Alliance Partner To Protect Children From Measles

Lions to raise US$30 million for immunization, matched by US$30 million from UK Government and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The GAVI...


Feb 01, 2013, 16:30 ET American Student Wins Grand Prize in Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Jenny Park, a 13-year-old from California, USA, has been named the grand prize winner of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions...


Oct 24, 2012, 08:00 ET Lions Commemorative Coin Bill Signed Into Law

President Barack Obama signed the "Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act" into law on Oct. 5, 2012, providing a...


Oct 01, 2012, 05:00 ET White House Recognizes Lions Club Members As Champions Of Change

Members of Lions clubs from around the country will join White House staff and United States government agency officials at the White House in...


Mar 15, 2011, 11:29 ET 11-Year-Old Boy From India to Be Awarded Lions International Peace Poster Contest Grand Prize at the United Nations

Raj Phairembam, an 11-year-old boy from Manipur, India, will be recognized at Lions Day with the United Nations in New York City for winning this...


Jul 19, 2010, 17:53 ET Lions Clubs Experience Largest Membership Increase in Nearly 2 Decades

While many volunteer organizations continue to see a decline in members, Lions Clubs International experienced its largest membership increase...


Jan 21, 2010, 17:18 ET Lions Provide Immediate Help in Haiti

Today Lions Clubs International leaders from the Dominican Republic and neighboring Latin American countries led a convoy of emergency relief...


Jan 15, 2010, 18:45 ET Lions Clubs International Foundation Provides Relief for Haiti

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded a US$50,000 Major Catastrophe Grant to immediately provide help to the victims of the...


Mar 10, 2009, 12:06 ET California Girl, 12, to be Awarded Lions International Peace Poster Contest Grand Prize at the United Nations

Yennie Shyu, the 12-year-old girl from San Jose, California, USA, who created this year's grand prize winning poster in the annual Lions...


Jun 27, 2008, 01:00 ET New York Resident Elected President of Lions Clubs International

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert F. Brandel of Melville, New York, USA was elected president of The International...


May 15, 2008, 01:00 ET Lions Mobilize $1.5 Million for China Earthquake Relief

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) announced that it is mobilizing US$1.5...


Mar 10, 2008, 01:00 ET Malaysian Boy, 13, Spreads Peace Around the World Through Lions International Peace Poster Contest

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ming Yang Soong, a 13-year-old boy from Bidor, Malaysia, created the grand prize winning...


Feb 29, 2008, 00:00 ET Lions Clubs 'Game of The Week' Day at U.S. Cellular Field

CHICAGO, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "You are all invited to meet, greet and eat with Lions from all around Illinois," said Chris...


Jan 09, 2008, 00:00 ET Children Worldwide Visually Express Feelings of Peace

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Lions Clubs International: WHAT: Distinguished...


Jun 29, 2007, 01:00 ET 15,000 Lions Gather in Chicago to Celebrate 90 Years of Service

CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lions club members from around the world gather in Chicago July 2-6 for the Oak Brook-based...


Jun 04, 2007, 01:00 ET World's Largest Eyeglasses Collection Launches in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Be part of the world's largest collection of used eyeglasses to help those in need see more clearly....


Feb 08, 2007, 00:00 ET L.A. Girl, 13, Creates Grand Prize Lions International Peace Poster

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Min-Ji Yi, a 13-year-old girl from Los Angeles, California, USA, beat out more than 350,000 entries...


Sep 19, 2006, 01:00 ET President Carter Urges Americans to Fight Blindness - Video Available

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Every five seconds someone in our world goes blind. In the next 15 years the number of blind people...


Jan 13, 2005, 00:00 ET Lions Clubs International Pledge $5 Million to Tsunami Victims

OAKBROOK, Ill., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) will donate $5 million to tsunami victims in South Asia for...


Apr 19, 2004, 01:00 ET Spirit of Volunteerism: Nearly 9 of 10 Community-Minded Americans Report Their Zeal to Help Has Climbed or Stayed Constant Since 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

CHICAGO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Who says the spirit of volunteerism is dying? A decades-long slide in Americans' social activism appears to...