“Caution Bears Working” was the theme this year. If you missed the Bear Paw Pageant last Thursday night, you missed a good time. There were 14 contestants showing us their style and creativity with costumes and skits related to an Alaskan theme.
A different story of Independence. Many of you don’t think about your “Independence” if you become blind. It vital to your eyesight that you take care of your eyes by having an eye exam each year, Maintain a healthy diet so you don’t lose your independence.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members -- who perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas -- are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what you make it.
In July, the Eagle River Lions will again be hosting two of their largest events of the whole year, the annual Independence Day Extravaganza, and a great three-day Bear Paw Rodeo put on by Rodeo Alaska.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event, and a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to stop diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Lions across Alaska and Canada just returned home from our Multiple District Convention. When asked to fill out the survey, I gave it four stars out of five. This was pretty much a business meeting, a lot of roll calls, committee reports, taking care of business; a lot of boring details. But was it boring? I didn’t think so. I stayed awake through the whole thing anyway. But I’m still considered a “new” Lion as I’ve not had my one-year anniversary yet and I want to learn as much as I can. I want to question what is being said and done and why so I understand. Yet, others might find this all too boring.
Want a chance to have fun with friends – and make new ones? Have an opportunity to make your community a better place? Alpha Leo Clubs are for young people just like you – active, social and fun. You can develop leadership skills, serve your community and, more than anything, and have a good time. If this sounds like your kind of adventure, the next step is up to you. Alpha Leos are ages 12-18 years old.
Here is a little history for all the adults and children out there that might like to know about the Easter Bunny. Early German writings from the 1500s mention the legend of the Easter Bunny. As the legend goes, the Easter Bunny would visit good children and lay colored eggs for them in nests that the children would make out of their hats. As the story of the Easter bunny spread throughout the country, Easter baskets became the tradition. The bunny would also expand its edible Easter gifts to children as the decades went by, with candies, chocolates and even small toys becoming popular deliveries.
April is special time where Lions around the world are planning events to bring families and friends to learn, serve and celebrate in your local communities. Organize a service project, plan an open house, or host a lunch or picnic—you decide how to introduce your family and friends to the club you love.
As you begin your spring cleaning think about donating your used eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription) as part of a unique recycling program. We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in Alaska and developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.