Dear Lions Family,
I want to thank you for the great response to our Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th!
Over 2,200 clubs registered and nearly 200,000 people participated in this unique international event. Lions clubs around the world celebrated their achievements and shared their commitment to service with family and friends. Clubs shared a meal, collected food for the hungry, and found new members who want to be part of the fellowship and fun of being a Lion.
Lions also did a great job of generating publicity for the event. There were Lunch Relay stories on television stations and in newspapers in many local communities. Lions also shared photos of their lunch events on the LCI World Lunch Facebook page so fellow Lions around the world could follow the event. It was inspiring to see so many Lions come together on this special day. I hope clubs will continue to use Facebook and other social media to stay connected and promote their clubs.
Remember that April is Family and Friends Month, so if you haven’t planned your special event, get started today. Thank you again for making the Lions World Lunch Relay such a great success!
April is Leo Club Awareness Month! In addition to sponsoring a Leo club or planning projects that involve local Leos and youth, consider attending the Leo Lion Summit at this year’s Lions International Convention in Toronto on July 4, 2014. The summit helps ensure Leos have a voice within the Lions organization, and provides an opportunity to build the Leo-Lion relationship.
The program includes an open, town-hall format session that allows Lions and Leos to share their experiences and ask questions, as well as one-on-one interactions and workshops.
For further details on what to expect at the summit and how to register, visit the Leo Lion Summit page.
Not registered for convention yet? Click the button below to begin the registration process. We’re expecting you in Toronto!
The April edition of Lions Quarterly is now available, and this issue’s Global Impact segment focuses on how Lions around the world are leading projects that make their community green. As this month kicks off the Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign, Lions everywhere are participating by planning environmental projects. A successful environmental project begins with the question, “What is the challenge in my community?”
Watch the video above to learn about Lions tree planting campaigns, recycling projects, water preservation initiatives and more. Visit the Lions News Network to watch the entire April LQ, and to download a copy to share at your next meeting or event!
What is your club doing this month to protect the environment?
Lions Worldwide Induction Day is on April 26, and is an opportunity for Lions everywhere to welcome new members, stimulate membership growth and increase public awareness. The more Lions clubs grow, the bigger an impact Lions can make in their communities and around the world.
A successful Worldwide Induction Day event often includes a strong membership campaign that focuses on recruiting on quality members. Below are recruitment techniques to keep in mind as you plan your event:
Other ways to get the word out about your club:
See the Lions Worldwide Induction Day Planning Guide for more tips, ideas and sample news releases.
How is your club celebrating Worldwide Induction Day?
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