Lions Club International launched LCI Forward to provide a blueprint for our second century of service and to help achieve our goal of serving 200 million people per year by 2021. One of the keys to achieving this goal is our new global service framework.
The global service framework is designed to meet the emerging needs of a changing world. It reflects the result of a comprehensive global assessment and input from Lions and Leos around the world. It builds upon our tradition of service and commitment to saving sight, while focusing our efforts into five program areas.
Here is an overview of our new global service framework:
• The service framework includes vision, hunger, the environment, pediatric cancer and diabetes.
• Lions will continue to support youth by engaging young people as volunteers and service leaders in the five areas of service.
•We will announce diabetes as a new global service focus at our 2017 Centennial convention in Chicago, and we'll be asking Lions and Leos to rally around this global health emergency that results in 5 million deaths a year.
• Lions and Leos will continue to serve local communities needs just as they always have.
• Lions Clubs International Foundation will support the service framework by aligning the work of our charitable arm with the efforts of Lions to create large-scale, lasting change where it's needed most.
Diabetes as a New Global Service Focus
• LCI will announce diabetes as a new global service focus at the 2017 centennial convention in Chicago.
• We have identified diabetes as a humanitarian need that requires the global support of Lions and Leos.
• Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century.
• One in 11 adults has diabetes, leading to kidney disease, pregnancy complications, nerve damage and other major health complications, including sight.
• More than one third of all people affected by diabetes will develop diabetic retinopathy and risk severe vision impairment
• At the 2018 international convention in Las Vegas, we will launch the full service platform for diabetes, including new service programs, partnerships and LCIF grant opportunities.
•It’s the eighth leading cause of death in the world, resulting in more than 5 million deaths in 2015. The number is expected to rise significantly by 23000 with increased awareness, new education initiatives and expanded screening and treatment programs around the world.
Thank you for making Lions Clubs International the greatest service organization in the world!



Brian Cox

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