GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM (GST)
GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM CHAIRPERSON MESSAGE - FEB 2021
Campaign 100 - Empowering Lions Service
LCIF has launched Campaign 100 to strengthen the support it is able to give to Lions around the world. Our goal is to raise $300 million dollars by June 2022. By raising this ambitious amount LCIF will be able to continue to live up to its mission of supporting the efforts of Lions Clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.
Lions have a motto of “We Serve” and our foundation empowers us to that Service. We have been trained as Lions to find those needs worldwide and to find ways to make them better. Our partnership with LCIF allows us to do that. Our impact becomes greater as we stand together. LCIF supports Lions Clubs projects by providing grants that impact areas of vision, youth, disaster relief, hunger, the environment, and other humanitarian needs. We have also expanded those causes recently to include diabetes and childhood cancer.
We are being asked to donate to LCIF to help this Campaign to be successful – participation is key. Donations that are made are eligible for Melvin Jones Fellowships as well as Progressive Fellowships. Clubs are also being recognized for Clubs where 100% of members donate $100 and the Clubs where $500 is raised per member will be recognized as Model Clubs.
Money raised by the LCIF Campaign 100 Empowers Service by offering grants around the world. We are all familiar with the LCIF Disaster Grants but there are also grants available for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, and Sight. If your Club identifies a project that addresses an unmet humanitarian need it should consider reaching out to LCIF to determine which LCIF grant might help fund the project.
Congratulations on 60 Years of Service – PDG Tom Dix
On a closing note I’d like to say congratulations and many thanks to another pillar of Service to Lionism in our District. Past District Governor Tom Dix of the Chestnut Ridge Lions Club has recently celebrated his 60th anniversary as a member of Lions Clubs International. You are an amazing example of Service to the Community.
Yours in Service,
PDG Lance H. Remic
Global Service Team Chairperson, District 14-E
PDG Lance Remic