Welcome to the January 2017 Newsfeed

January 2017 Newsfeed

Welcome to the monthly newsfeed from Lions Clubs MD105 British Isles & Ireland.

A newsfeed will be issued each month by the Lions PR/Marketing Team to enable you to distribute it electronically to all the members within your Lions Club.

Please click on the links below to find out the latest news. If you would like any further information on the news items, please drop Mandy a line to

Lions Clubs Centennial Coin

In celebration of 100 years of humanitarian service, Lions Clubs International is working with the United States Mint to produce a limited-edition crafted silver dollar coin. Sales of the coin begin 18 January 2017.

The coin features Lions founder Melvin Jones and the Lions Clubs logo on the front and a family of lions with a globe behind them on the reverse.   Each coin is packaged in its own presentation case and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Supplies of the Lions Clubs Centennial coin are limited.  For further information please get in touch with Lions MDHQ on 0121 441 4544.

What is your Lions Club planning for the Centennial?

Please tell the Lions PR Team what you have planned for the Centennial year of Lions Clubs International.  This will help to promote what your Lions Club is doing to the public through the website and via social media.  Please could you send text and hi-res images to Mandy at   Would you send your hi-resolution images through which is free to use.

Thank you for your donations 

The Countess of Wessex's Cycle Challenge raised an additional £20,000 gratefully received from Lions Clubs across MD 105.

UNICEF have asked us to express their gratitude for the following donations received:

Edukit programme £5,059
Tents                          £5,835.50
Winter Blankets      £6,490

Community Report 2017

The Lions PR Team are looking for stories and hi-resolution images of how Lions Clubs across the Multiple District have utilised the funds they have raised throughout the year for the next Community Report. Please could you send your story to Mandy at

Would you send your hi-resolution images through which is free to use.

If there is anything you would like further information on in relation to this Newsfeed, please drop Mandy a line to  Thank you.
International Convention

Over 100 delegates have registered from MD 105 for the Lions Clubs International Convention.

The attached link gives early details of what’s happening and how to contact the appointed MD 105 Travel Agents

If you have any queries please contact Lions MDHQ by email or phone 0121 441 4544.

Many of the MD 105 Appeals are shown on the website 

Current Appeals needing your Lions Clubs support are:

Lions Measles Appeal - One Shot One Life  help us to raise approximately £100,000, sufficient to provide over 100,000 measles vaccinations by 30 June 2017. This will enable Lions Clubs International to reach their US$30million target.  For every £1 donated, 50p will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as 50p from UKAid to support GAVI in their efforts to eradicate measles worldwide.  Your Lions Clubs should forward donations to their District Treasurer / Charity Treasurer indicating it is for Measles. Reference the payment LCIF – Measles when paying by BACS into your district account or endorse the back of the cheque with the same information.

Blind Veterans Appeal please click on the following link to find out more

Lions Lifeskills Appeal for further information, please click on the following link

Special Olympics GB for further information on this appeal, please click on the following link


Issue: January 2017
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