Make Your Lions Club a Family Affair
In the June issue of LION Magazine, we highlighted a club that has incorporated multiple generations into its projects and meetings. The Phoenix Adobe Mountain Lions Clubs aims to help other families in need using their unique and diverse skill sets. They’ve provided household necessities to needy teenagers and helped build a home for a woman who is blind.
Here are some ideas on how to expand your membership and reach out to help families:
- Invite spouses and children to club meetings. Nominate a spouse as well as a younger member to serve as the official welcome person who will mentor these potential new members.
- Vary your service projects. Ensure your club has hands-on service projects that appeal to different members.
- Be open to new ideas. Don’t get caught up in the way your club has always done something if a new member has an idea about how to improve upon your processes.
- Consider adopting a family for the holidays. Many local organizations will pair your club with a family in need.
- Sponsor a school supply drive. Often, various forms of public assistance will not cover the vital tools that make learning possible.
- Reach out to a women’s shelter. These locations typically need non-perishable foods along with toiletries, diapers, baby food and household goods, which Lions can collect as a group of expand to a community-wide effort.
What does your club do to help families in need? Let us know in the comment section.