Well Done

Lion Bryan Roppolo is serious about barbeque. Look for him on a weekend and you may find him competing in barbeque contests where he labors over a hot smoker hoping to produce a tasty and award-winning pork loin, beef brisket, slab of ribs, or chuck roast. Roppolo, who is a past president of the Downtown […]

Hakuna Matata

In-person gatherings have been sorely missed by the clients of the Lion Center for the Visually Impaired (LCVI) in Pittsburg, California. The center, which serves about 200 seniors a year who are blind or have low vision, shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was a blow,” says Richard Grange, marketing […]

Scholarships Help Students Stay in School

Lion Ashok Kumar Mago knows how lonely it can be to leave one’s homeland and travel thousands of miles to a new country to pursue higher education. The charter member of the Dallas Indian Lions Club immigrated from India to the United States in 1974, when he also learned the financial difficulties of studying in […]

Kitchen Gardens Feed the Belly and the Soul

Residents of the St. Lucy Home for the Elderly on the West Indian island of Saint Lucia have been enjoying a bounty of freshly grown vegetables that are adding flavor and valuable nutrients to their diets. Thanks, in part, to the efforts of the 50-member strong Castries Lions Club, an array of vegetables, including broccoli, […]

Going Gaga for Gaga

Batting a ball around a Gaga pit, students at Lillian Berg Public School in Vermilion Bay, Ontario, run, jump and twist to evade a ball being launched at them by other players. The game, called Gaga Ball, is similar to Dodgeball, and is helping them get a physical workout while staying socially distant during the […]

Sharing the Bounty

There’s no reason why a juicy orange, a tangy lemon, or a tasty tangerine should be left on a tree when it could help feed people in need. That’s the reasoning behind a citrus gleaning project spearheaded by the Phoenix Asian American Lions Club in District 21N in Phoenix, Arizona. “There is quite a bit […]

Knights of Prevention & Education

Wakeup call After receiving bad news about eight years ago, Lion Scott Michels was struck by a moment of clarity that changed his life. Michels, who’d been counseling troubled youth in his community of Wilmington, Delaware, had just learned that one of those young people had been arrested again. “I was sitting in my basement, […]