The Epsom-Chichester Lions Club in New Hampshire teamed up with the Chichester Fire Association to provide an all-you-caneat breakfast to raise money for the Chichester Food Pantry. The event raised $1,300. The Leo Club of Polgasowita in Sri Lanka celebrated Valentine’s Day with underprivileged children as part of their One Heart, One Challenge project. The Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari in Kenya organized a free health fair at a local hospital. A doctor flew in from London and performed about 70 minor and major surgeries ranging from repairing cleft palates to fixing limb deformities caused by snake bites during the three-day event. The Arlington Lions Club and the Arlington Prairie Snowmobile Club in Wisconsin joined forces to donate $1,000 to the Poynette Food Pantry in Poynette. The Chilliwack Lions Club in Canada had more than 4,700 participants in their local talent show, which has been their largest service project for more than 60 years. The participants ranged from age 6 to 21 and dance styles ran the gambit from ballet to hip-hop. The Pinehurst Lions Club and Pinecrest High School Leos Club in North Carolina held a food drive at a local home improvement store. The shoppers donated food valued at more than $3,000. The Warren Lions Club in Ohio partnered with three eyeglass companies and Central Optical of Youngstown to provide 150 pairs of glasses to residents of Kyrgyzstan. The Lions of District A3 in Ontario, Canada, have united for a yearlong fundraising project called Together We Can. They hope to raise $250,000 for the redevelopment of Kingston’s university hospitals with the aid of an LCIF matching grant. By February, they already raised $100,800 with just 21 of the district’s 48 clubs participating. Lions Clubs International was one of the largest non-profit organizations that participated in a healthcare expo in Washington, D.C. More than 200 healthcare providers and businesses attended. Districts 22-C and 24-A provided a large number of volunteers and District 22-C used the Mobile Health Unit for adult vision and hearing screenings and preschool vision screenings. They also partnered with the Washington Hospital Center to perform glaucoma screenings. ON THE WEB Lions are all over the world and all over the Internet. If you’re looking for a centralized place to keep up with the latest news from Lions Clubs International, look no further than www.lionsclubs.org. Search “Lions on the Web” to connect with all the social networks Lions are involved with including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn.
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