Welcome to the Arkansas Lions 7-I District Website
District 7-I is one of four in the state. Our district is composed of 41 clubs in the north-western quadrant of the state.
I hope you will enjoy learning about the district through the links on the website.
I am proud and honored to represent the Conway Noon Lions Club and District 7 -I as your District Governor for 2014-2015.
I would like to focus on getting back to basics. Membership is our number one priority. “We Serve” and we are “Knights of the Blind”. We also need to support our youth programs for they are our future Lions.
This year’s theme is “Strengthen the Pride”.
We can “Strengthen the Pride” by bringing the full Lion’s family closer together, working in a spirit of cooperation and understanding, and by encouraging every Lion to do their share.
The old saying, “If you keep on doing what you’ve always been doing, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always been getting,” is very true. If we want new and better results, we need to try new ways. It is my hope that every club in the district will find new ways reach out to their community to assist those in need.
The “ASK ONE” membership initiative this year adheres to the principle of “Ask One.” If each Lion – all 1.35 million – asked just one person to join their club… well can you imagine?
I look forward to visiting the clubs this year and joining in your special activities.
Please feel free to contact me or any of the district officers for assistance or more information. Remember to “Strengthen the Pride” as you greet and meet people this year.
District Governor 7-I
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.