International President’s Message:

"We Serve" – Dr. Naresh Aggarwal

President’s Message


Dear Lion,

Every one of our 1.4 million members is passionate about service. And we know we can achieve great things by working together. This is the Power of We—and why we created the Global Action Team. It brings together our leadership, membership and service, and puts the entire Lions network to work for your club.

The Global Action Team consists of:

  • Global Leadership Team (GLT) to identify leaders and development opportunities for every Lion.
  • Global Membership Team (GMT) to help clubs find new members and keep current Lions coming back.
  • NEW! Global Service Team (GST) to provide service resources and project support.

Service has always been the heart and soul of Lions. That’s why we developed this service-aligned structure to help clubs around the world take action to serve more people. If every one of our Lions served just 8 people per month, we would impact 134 million people this year—a big step toward our goal of helping 200 million people per year by 2021. This is the Power of Action.

Learn more about what this global network can do for your club by visiting the Global Action Team webpage.

Naresh Aggarwal
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal
Your International President

Fill Your Global Action Team Positions

The Global Action Team is a tremendous resource for your club, but you are also a key part of the team. Your club has several new positions that give you direct access and input into the global team:

Make sure your club elects GMT and GST chairpersons as soon as possible so you can bring the benefits of this global network to your club. Then report your new chairpersons on MyLCI. Visit the Global Action Team webpage for more information.


Share the Global Action Team with Your Club

There’s a lot to know—and love—about the Global Action Team. So make sure you visit the resource webpage to find resources like thepocket guide and talking points to help introduce it to your members. The Global Action Team can help you increase your impact and energize your leadership, membership and service. Bring the Power of Action to your club today!

Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI)

The application deadline for “Advanced Lions Leadership Institute “ in Bangkok, Thailand on October 28-30, 2017. has been extended through August 21, 2017. Completed forms must be received by LCI : August 21, 2017

Dear Lions Leaders:

The next Advanced Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of The Orient and Southeast Asia will be offered in Bangkok, Thailand on October 28-30, 2017. We seek your assistance to help recruit qualified Lion participants for the institute.

This institute teaches valuable leadership skills at the zone, region and district levels and is targeted to Lions who have completed a term as club president but have not yet attained the position of first vice district governor. Lions who are region and zone chairpersons, as well as second vice district governors are encouraged to apply to this institute.

The institute will be conducted in Chinese, English and Korean and we will be accepting 100 (one hundred) Lions, total.

Please download the application and actively encourage qualified candidates to apply. Completed forms must be received by: August 14, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, visit our website or contact us at


Kathryn H. Ryan

Manager, Institutes and Seminars