March 2017 Newsfeed

Welcome to the March monthly newsfeed from Lions Clubs MD105 British Isles & Ireland.

A newsfeed will be issued each month by the Lions PR/Marketing Team to enable you to distribute it electronically to all the members within your Lions Club.

Please click on the links below to find out the latest news. If you would like any further information on the news items, please drop Mandy a line to pr@lionsclubs.co

Design a Logo Competition

As you are aware Ireland are sadly leaving Lions Clubs MD 105 to form a new district on the 1st July this year.  With this in mind the PR & Marketing Team are seeking your ideas to form a new and vibrant logo to represent Lions Clubs MD 105, for the future.  Could you send in your creative ideas/designs, which could be a photograph, an illustration or a sketch to Lions MDHQ via enquiries@lionsclubs.co or post to Lions Clubs MD 105 Headquarters, 257 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 6DT.  Any questions please contact Mandy on 01204 435340.  The closing date for the competition has been extended to Friday, 24 March 2017 and depending upon the number of entries received, a final selection (chosen by non Lions) will be submit to Convention for the Lions members to vote on.  The winner will be announced at the Lions MD 105 Convention in Blackpool.

Lions MD105 Convention – 21-23 April 2017 in Blackpool

Have you booked for Lions MD105 Convention in Blackpool, if not please click on the link Blackpool Convention Poster

Save the Dates – 24th & 25th November 2017

‘Sounds of a Century’ to be held at the New Dock in Leeds – please make a note of the dates in your diary as more information will follow soon

Marie Curie wants to help with two existing Lions campaigns 

Lions spectacle recycling scheme and the Lions Message in a Bottle – read more by clicking on this link to read Marie Curie supporting Lions Clubs

Young Leaders in Service

You may have received information from Lions Clubs International regarding Young Leaders in Service, click on the link  – Young Leaders in Service – important to read

Recycling of Hearing Aids

If you would like to assist in this worthy project by collecting and then donating, click on the link for the Used Hearing Equipment

Libra – New Website and Newsletter

Please do take a look http://www.libralionscharity.org/

Community Report 2017

The Lions PR Team are looking for stories and hi-resolution images of how Lions Clubs across the Multiple District have utilised the funds they have raised throughout the year for the next Community Report. Please could you send your story to Mandy at pr@lionsclubs.co Would you send your hi-resolution images through  http://www.wetransfer.com which is free to use.

Appeals requiring support for Volunteers and funding

Lions Clubs across the British Isles and Ireland have two national disability sporting partnerships, which support young people with intellectual as well as physical disabilities to be able to share a positive experience by competing at regional and national levels in sports.  These organisations are the English Federation of Disability Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain.  Both organisations need volunteer support from Lions members as well as financial support.  Please click on the links provided to pledge your support – English Federation of Disability Sport – letter and Volunteering Form  and Special Olympics Appeal Letter.

Appeals requiring Lions Clubs financial support

Lions International Eye Centre, Korle Bu, Ghana – Lions Clubs have raised £39,000 towards our commitment of £55,000 for medical equipment.  If you wish to sponsor a specific item, please contact Lion Howard Lee on lionhowardlee@sky.com  Donations may be made to your District Treasurer or the MD Charities Treasurer, Lion Tom Berry.  Please could you write on the reverse of cheques ‘Korle Bu’.

MedicAlert is pleased to announce that Lions Clubs across the British Isles and Ireland are taking on a fundraising challenge throughout 2017 to support the charity’s ‘Early Start Programme’ and sponsor 100 children.  Each Lions Club is aiming to raise £295 which could provide one child from birth to 10 years old, with a place on the scheme.  Read more about Celebrating 100 years of Lions Clubs International with MedicAlert UK

Ten individuals are running for the Lions Centennial in the London Marathon with ‘Team Lions’ for the Lions Clubs Foundation.  All proceeds are being donated to a special Blind Veterans UK project, supporting homeless, sight-impaired and limbless service personnel.  To pledge your support, please send cheques made out to The Lions Clubs Foundation with ‘London Marathon’ on the reverse and post to Lion Tom Berry, the MD Charities Treasurer.  Click on the link to read more Lion magazine article – page 1 and page 2

Lions Lifeskills Appeal – supplying teaching resources to Africa, please click on the link to consider supporting Lions Lifeskills Appeal for Africa

Many of the MD 105 Appeals are shown on the website http://lionsgiving.co.uk/  please take a look