in Lionism

October 2020

Peace Day/Every Day


The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations Union, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. The theme this year is Shaping Peace Together by working to strengthen the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Violence has become daily news, and this is affecting attitudes and behavior for our youth and families. (Accessed from Internet: September 23, 2020, https://internationaldayofpeace.org/


The Lions International Vision is to be a global leader in community and humanitarian service. This is a golden opportunity to invite friends and families to take an active role by joining your Lion’s Club. Plan a peace poster project and invite friends to participate. Perhaps you have another idea of how to engage new members during this important date in September! Explain to your friends the value of volunteer service to their communities and honor each one’s unique set of talents and the value they may bring to your club and their community. Help them understand how the Lions work to meet humanitarian needs and encourage peace and promote international understanding to create change, which may have a domino effect in your community. Fall offers cool mornings and great evenings for an outdoor get-together. Working to empower volunteers to serve their communities to meet humanitarian needs, will provide them with a sense of satisfaction that they are making a difference during these times of strife and unrest.

More information about the International Lions Peace Poster Contest may be found at: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster In addition, here are some other ideas I found while browsing the web.

Peace, Love, & Crafts: 10 Projects for Peace Day
1. Painted Peace Rocks.
2. Easy Yarn Dreamcatcher.
3. Peace Sign Coloring Page.
4. Fingerprint Peace Dove.
5. Paper Plate Peace Signs.
6. DIY Peace Poster.
7. Peace Chalk Art.
8. Sign Language Peace Sign Craft.
9. Pinwheels for Peace.
10. Peace Shirt.
(Accessed from Internet: September 23, 2020 redtri.com/peace-love-crafts-10-projects-for-peace-day/)

In Peace, Love and Solidarity,

Mary E. Popovich

President, West Newton Lions Club

14-E Chair - Women and Families in Lionism

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