Jared Brown kayaks in Leaser Lake in Pennsylvania. LCIF assisted local Lions in building a pier and kayak launcher accessible to those with disabilities. Reach New Heights in Service Through LCIF As a new Lion in 1978, I instantly loved the camaraderie. But I remained a Lion because of the service my club provided to the community. All those light bulbs, brooms and mops we sold helped a huge number of people in need. We also protected the sight of youth through vision screenings, distributed Thanksgiving baskets and held activities for orphans and underprivileged children. It was astounding how much good my club did. But I was in for a revelation. What my club did on its own could not compare to the results we achieved as a multiple district. Among other accomplishments, we created the Tennessee Lions Eye Center, one of the nation’s premier eye hospitals. This center has dramatically impacted the lives of thousands of children. When I became a district governor and then even more so when I served as international director, I continued to learn of the advantages and achievements of many Lions acting together and pooling their time, talents and treasure. We all know that the clubs are the heart of our world of Lions. Yet when Lions come together on a broad scale we can accomplish remarkable things. That’s precisely why LCIF has been such a great force for good in our communities and the world. Our Foundation is a tool to leverage the desire to serve deep in the heart of every Lion. In this issue we detail some of the amazing accomplishments of LCIF. Read it and be proud. But also continue to support LCIF through Melvin Jones Fellowships and Contributing Memberships. The Measles Initiative is particularly in need of support. A donation can help save a life. Certainly, your service to your community demands your time and attention. But also unite with your fellow Lions through LCIF and change the world. Help LCIF help others. Through LCIF we reach new heights and climb new mountains. Chancellor Bob Corlew Lions Clubs International President
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