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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Lions Clubs International
Apr
2

Read the April LION Magazine!

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In the April LION Magazine, learn how Lions in Botswana are mobilizing against measles, read about a special relationship between a blind golfer and his coach and get the lowdown on the entertainment lineup for the Toronto International Convention.

Also in this issue:

In the digital LION, find exclusive content such as videos highlighting International Convention entertainers Neil Sedaka, the Catapult shadow dance troupe and Dr. Oz.

Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.

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Lions Family & Friends Month
Apr
1

Kicking Off Family & Friends Month!

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Dear Lions Family,

Family and Friends Month is now underway! Clubs around the world are hosting special events throughout April to showcase their clubs. It’s a great time to show your family and friends how much they mean to you, and how much your Lions club means to the community.

It’s also a great opportunity to grow your club by showing people the difference you’re making every day. New members allow you to do even more, so ask your family and friends to join your club so they can feel the satisfaction of service and the fellowship that comes with being a Lion.

If you haven’t planned your Family and Friends Month event, do it today!

lions-world-lunch-relay-arrowAnd be sure to join us on Facebook for the Lions World Lunch Relay. Starting at 6pm (CST) on Thursday, April 3rd, you can see photos and follow the Lunch Relay in “real time” as it travels around the world! Share your own photos of your club’s event on Facebook with the hashtag #LCIWorldLunch.

Join me in making Family and Friends Month a big success!

 

Barry J. Palmer

Your International President

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