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Message from Governor Howard Swacker:

Fellow Lions: Following are our statistics of service all over the world. We reached a milestone of service in nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities with dedication and contributed to the development and well-being of millions of people around the world. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are asking Lions to help reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving more than 100 million people by June 2018. What an achievement and we all Lions Club members should be proud of. Let us continue our mission of service in helping the needy people in our communities.

Your club can make a difference in your community and contribute towards the goal by participating in the Centennial Service Challenge Campaigns. You decide when to serve and which projects are right for your club and community.

Halting Diabetes Prevent new cases of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those already diagnosed.

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Engaging our Youth Support youth in your community, or inspire the next generation of volunteers by inviting Leos and other local youth to serve on a project with you.

Your club will receive one banner patch for each year of reported participation. Clubs reporting a diabetes project in 2017-2018 will receive a special diabetes Centennial patch. Your district will receive one banner patch per year based on club participation. Lions can recognize outstanding Leo clubs for their support of the Centennial Service Challenge with a special Centennial Leo Certificate. QUESTIONS? For more information on the Centennial Service Challenge, visit the Centennial Service Challenge page of the Centennial Toolbox where you will find the brochure and FAQs.

Sharing the Vision Prevent future cases of unnecessary blindness through vision screenings and educational events. Give the gift of sight through projects that benefit those who are blind or living with low vision.

Relieving the Hunger Improve access to healthy food for vulnerable populations in your community.

Protecting our Environment Protect and improve the environment to make your community a healthier place to live for everyone. Lions Clubs International is here to help you get started and to keep your club motivated. Visit the Centennial Service Challenge page in the Centennial Toolboxfor resources. GET RECOGNIZED In recognition and appreciation of your service

For information on reporting Centennial Service Challenge activities, visit the MyLCI Reporting Instructions. Or, contact us at CSC@lionsclubs.org Join Lions around the world for a special Worldwide Week of Service dedicated to ending blindness and visual impairments. This international event is a great opportunity to support our new global service framework, and our goal of serving 200 million people per year by 2021, by saving sight in your community. Host a project that addresses visual impairments in your community, such as organizing a vision screening, donating white canes or hosting an inclusive sporting event. No matter how you choose to serve, be sure to join us for this Centennial service event! Join Us for the Worldwide Week of Service in Sight Here's how your club can take part in this special event: 1. Plan your project - Host a service project that saves sight in your community during the week of October 9-15. Consider inviting members of your community or another local service club to serve with you.

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2. Promote your project - Publicize your project to showcase your club and the power of service. Remember to wear your Lions branded gear when you’re serving to increase your visibility. 3. Report your project - Report your service on the MyLCI Service Activity Report to help us reach new levels of service in our Centennial Service Challenge. Be sure to include the project date.

Share photos of your project on social media so everyone can see what a difference you're making in your community. Use the hashtag #Lions100, and we'll share your images on the LCI Facebook page! Worldwide Week of Service in Sight Resources Sight Project Ideas Event Poster Club Centennial Planning Guide

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Governor’s Newsletter16 District 1A Governor’s Monthly e-Newsletter Edited & Published by Dr. Austin D’Souza, PDG, for Lions and Leos of District 1A. e-Mail Address: govaustin@gmail.com Mail your articles, pictures and news items to above e-mail address.

District 1A Governor Howard Swacker's Monthly Newsletter  

District 1A Governor Howard Swacker's Monthly Newsletter for the Month of August, 2018. Edited and Published by Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza for...

District 1A Governor Howard Swacker's Monthly Newsletter  

District 1A Governor Howard Swacker's Monthly Newsletter for the Month of August, 2018. Edited and Published by Lion Dr. Austin D'Souza for...