Lions Clubs International
Apr
9

Palmer’s Blog: A Successful #LCIWorldLunch

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Leo Lion Summit
Apr
8

Register for the Leo Lion Summit!

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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!

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Apr
7

LQ: Lions Protect the Environment

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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?

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
4

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • MINNESOTA, USA: Lions pancake breakfast fundraiser for little boy battling cancer becomes one of the biggest events in the community.
  • SPAIN: The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club helps local singer raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
  • GUAM: The Guam Galaide and Guam Latte Stone Lions Clubs hold the 2014 Leos Youth Camp at Tongan Beach Resort in Ipan.
  • IRELAND: Letterkenny Lions Club host a movie night to help purchase school bus.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International
Apr
3

Get Ready for Lions Worldwide Induction Day

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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:

  • Challenge Lions. Start a fun challenge between Lions, clubs, districts or regions that encourages members to recruit new people. Set a goal for how many new members each Lion will recruit within a given time, and keep them motivated with prizes and awards. Announce the winners at your induction ceremony.
  • Recruitment Night. Ask Lions to invite potential members to a special club meeting, during which you can highlight the club’s feature projects. Let potential members know what kinds of projects your club is involved with, learn about your potential members’ interests and special skills, and discuss how they can help make an impact!
  • Project Volunteers. Invite friends, family, coworkers and community members to volunteer at a Lions service activity project. Make the project hands-on and fun, with results that volunteers can see and be proud of by the end of the day. This allows the public to get a first-hand look at what Lions are doing in the community. Be sure to hand out recruitment materials and invite people to your next meeting!

Other ways to get the word out about your club:

  • Set up a booth at a local event, fair or farmers market.
  • Start an e-clubhouse website and Facebook page, and invite people to follow your page for updates and photos.
  • Publicize your events in the local newspaper.
  • Send out press releases for your projects, events and fundraisers.

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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