Lions: What to Say at Interviews and Events

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The attention of the local media and the community is great for promoting your Lions club and getting the word out about the service in which you’re involved. But what do you say? How do you tell the world about the impact Lions are making every day in just a few sentences?

Below are a few common questions and key Lions messages to review before interviews and events where media might be present. You can also watch the video above for examples of how Lions are talking to the media.

These are general messages that describe Lions as an international organization; for local interviews, be sure to include details about how your Lions club serves your own community.

Who are the Lions?

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic locations, dedicated to making a difference. We serve where we live as well as globally.

What do Lions do?

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. We meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.

What types of service are Lions involved in?

Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.

I would like to volunteer in my community, but why should I do so as a Lion?

Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world, and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has a vast amount of resources and is able to accomplish much more than individuals and small groups working alone.

How do I become a Lion?

If you are interested in becoming a Lion, contact your local Lions club and express interest in learning more. Visit BeALion.org to find a club and fill out a prospective member form, or visit LionsClubs.org to learn more about Lions.

Find more key messages and other Public Relations tools on the Lions Clubs website.

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Hanna’s Dream Ride

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Seventy-two -year-old Hanna Elshoff, a member of the Chatfield Lions Club in Minnesota, has a dream of riding her bike across the United States. While people have doubted her throughout the years, it was PIP Barry Palmer’s theme “Follow Your Dream” that motivated Hanna to get a solar-powered bike and begin her journey.

Watch the video above to learn more about Hanna’s Dream Ride, and follow her on Facebook to stay updated on Hanna’s adventures, including the new Lions and people she’s meeting and where she’s headed next. Stay tuned for an in-depth feature on Hanna in the LION Magazine!

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LQ: Lions Support Blind Sailing Event

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Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

This motto shines through in the latest issue of Lions Quarterly, which features a segment about Lion BJ of the Sheboygan Noon Lions Club in Wisconsin. Lion BJ has a love of sailing, despite being visually impaired. When he called a fellow Lion to help out with a blind sailing event in Sheboygan, nearly 200 Lions from the entire state responded with helping hands.

Watch the video above to learn more about how Lions helped support the blind sailing event, and how Lions helped BJ lead a happier, healthier life.

Download Lions Quarterly to show at your next meeting or event!

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Upcoming Webinar for Zone Chairpersons

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Zone Chairpersons: Are You Ready for a Year of Challenges and Triumphs?

Be sure to attend “One Great Adventure: The Role of the Zone Chairperson,” a fresh and engaging way to understand what it takes to excel in this vital Lions position.

While the target audience is new and prospective zone chairpersons, the presentation offers leadership principles that apply for all Lions leaders and a host of valuable information on LCI operations and resources.

Join Zone Chairperson Richard as he embarks on an adventure through his zone with a mission of fostering Dignity, Harmony and Humanity while earning the Zone Chairperson Award. Watch Richard call on allies, employ resources, and wear different “hats” to manage club obstacles, facilitate club successes, and finish his year in a meaningful way!

Register for one of the time slots below:

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Purchase #LCICON Honolulu Photos

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#LCICon Honolulu is over, but we’ll never forget the great memories made there. Photos of the convention’s many events and activities, including the Parade of Nations, the Plenary Sessions, the Leo Club Luau, Peace Poster signing, exhibit booths and more, are available for viewing and purchase at www.LionsPhotos.smugmug.com.

The next Lions International Convention will be June 24-28, 2016, in Fukuoka, Japan. Check the LCICon website and the LCICon Facebook page for updates. We hope to see you there!

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