North East England and Scotland | At the heart of your Community

ALL AGES WELCOME IN LIONS! Teesdale Lions helping with the marshalling of the Raby Run – little and large getting ready to direct the runners!!!!!

We are the Lions of North Yorkshire, NE England & Scotland having fun organising a wide range of events to raise money for good causes, locally, nationally and internationally

 

Lions serve the needs of their local communities and those in need further afield. Since our formation in Chicago in 1917 we have grown to 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs who perform community service in 210 countries. Our communities are different in many ways, but we share a core belief

COMMUNITY IS WHAT WE MAKE IT

District Governor Lion Malcolm Hogg

You’ll find Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles and Ireland – we have some 17,000 active members belonging to 900 local clubs. Every Lions Club supports a range of projects in its local community – including health and youth initiatives – where you can get involved. Every year, in Europe alone, Lions Clubs’ members volunteer around 6 million hours of service and raise £88 million to support the needs of local communities.

Club members are ordinary folk who are prepared to spend a little bit of their time helping others and having a bit of fun in the process. They give their time to run events that raise money to help those less fortunate than themselves whilst enjoying fun and fellowship. They meet regularly to plan their fund raising and social events and to agree which of the many requests for help they receive are most worthy of support from the limited funds they have available.

Be A Lion

People become Lions for many and varied reasons. For some it is the wish to put something back in to the community, for others it’s the desire to make a difference. Whatever your motivation for wanting to join Lions we would love to hear from you. There is no minimum time commitment required from members, but we all try our best to work our commitment to Lions around the demands of our family and work lives. Take a few minutes to read about all the projects we get involved with in the district and have a look for your local club who will be only too pleased to welcome you if you’d like to visit.

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Every day, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill our mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”

Since our founding in 1968 we have strived to sustain Lions’ humanitarian service goals throughout the world, awarding over 12,000 grants totaling more than US$900 million, in the four key areas of sight, youth, disaster relief and other humanitarian efforts.

Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others. As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.

We help Lions serve

LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large-scale projects through our grant programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world.

Our funds come from individuals

Donations from 1.4+ million Lions in 210 countries and geographic areas provide the vast majority of the revenue received by LCIF, making the Foundation a leading humanitarian organization. Lions know their donations matter and that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives.

We form lasting and successful partnerships

LCIF leverages the donations we receive through effective partnerships with other foundations, corporations and governments on the local, national and international level. We are proud that LCIF was named the #1 non-governmental organization worldwide with which to partner, according to a 2007 Financial Times independent survey.

We have key areas of service

To support Lions’ mission of serving communities and meeting humanitarian needs, LCIF provides grants in these focus areas:

We make an impact

LCIF and Lions reach millions of people and accomplish visible results. Some of our accomplishments include:

  • Preventing serious vision loss for more than 30 million people
  • Providing over 153.3 million treatments for river blindness
  • Engaging more than 13 million students and 600,000 educators in 90 countries in the youth development program Lions Quest
  • Building or expanding 615 eye hospitals/clinics/wards
  • Conducting more than 19 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids
  • Providing vision screening for more than 350,000 Special Olympics athletes from 85 countries through Opening Eyes

Our impact last year

In fiscal year 2014-2015, we had a great impact in lives around the world through 530 grants totaling more than US$43 million. Some of our accomplishments included:

  • 14,100 people helped through 141 disaster related grants
  • 7 million people helped through 178 humanitarian grants
  • 15 countries expanded Lions Quest through 35 Core 4 grants
  • US$6,638,272 in grants supported the vaccination of millions of children against measles and rubella
  • 44 SightFirst grants provided eye care services to more than 9 million people, improved 51 eye care facilities and/or trained 25,000 eye care professionals

Read more about our efforts in our Annual Report, and find out more about our mission. You can also read the dispute resolution guide online.

                 

District Convention 2018



16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
Download your invitation and booking form on the button below

If you need the password to the "Member's Area" please e-mail here including the name of your Lions Club.
DG Team 2017/18


District Governor (centre)
Lion Malcolm Hogg
Aberdeen Bon Accord

1st Vice District Governor (right)
Lion David Wilson
Filey
2nd Vice District Governor (left)
Lion Richard Lukey
Malton


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