Bloomington Lions Club Vision/Mission
“To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing
voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.”
1. The major international service commitment of Lionism isSightFirstLions Preventing and Reversing Blindness.
2. The major service categories and adopted programs as outlined by Lions Clubs International include:
                a. Community Services (Citizenship, Cultural, Educational, Health, Public,
                    Recreational, and Social Services)
                b. Diabetes Awareness
                • Community Education                     
                • Recreational Camps for Diabetics
                c. Environmental Services
                • Various locally significant programs, including recycling, anti-pollution
                  efforts, tree-planting
                d. Hearing and Speech Action and Work with the Deaf
                • Communication Aids/Assistive Devices                       
                • Hearing Aid Recycling Program
                • Hearing Ear Dogs
                • Recreational Camps for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
                • Support Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
                e. International Relations
                • International Club Twinning                                           
                • World Peace Day
                f. Lions Opportunities for Youth
                • International Peace Poster Contest              
                • Leo Clubs
                • Lions Quest                                                       
                • Lions Services for Children
                g. Sight Conservation and Work with the Blind
                • Assistive Device
                • Education for the Blind
                • Eyeglass Recycling                         
                • Lions Eye Banks
                • Recreational Camps for the Visually Impaired
                • SightFirst                                            
                • Support Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
3. Service programs under the seven major service areas may be recommended for board approval,
     as based on the project’s fulfillment of the following criteria:
                a. Exemplifies the “WE SERVE” motto and has relevance to Lions
                b. Meets an important community or humanitarian need
                c. Achieves measurable outcomes benefiting service recipients
                d. Provides hands-on involvement by Lions club members
                e. Includes leadership roles for Lions
                f. Promotes public awareness of the Lions service mission
                g. Is sustainable.
4. Recipients of club funds may be determined considering their relevancy to these guidelines.


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