Successful clubs are in the best position to recruit and retain new members. The Club Excellence Process (CEP) is one of the most effective ways to keep your club on track for growth and success. CEP gives you the tools to strengthen your service, improve club effectiveness and enhance your membership experience.
We’ve made it even easier to participate in the program by offering two versions of CEP to choose from:
CEP Lite is for clubs that would prefer to have a member of their club lead the workshop.
More than 2,000 clubs have registered for CEP since July. Your club will even be recognized with a banner patch when you complete CEP and submit a brief half-page report to LCI. Share the CEP Overview at your next club meeting, and decide which version is right for your club. Learn more about CEP Today!
If you weren’t among the 25,000 Lions and guests who attended the International Convention in July, a photo-filled recap in the October LION is the next best thing to being there. Also, learn about clubs that are taking on extraordinary projects and a pharmacist who defines the spirit of Lionism in a small Colorado town.
Also in this issue:
In the digital LION, meet the 17 international directors elected in Hamburg, read the full speeches made, see the International Contest results and watch a video from the convention.
Visit the LION Magazine page to contact editors, view past issues and listen to the audio version of the magazine.
October 11 is International Day of the Girl, declared by the United Nations. This year’s theme is “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” A strong education is critical to the future of young girls across the globe, as it can help lift them out of poverty and give them the skills, resources and motivation needed to follow their dreams.
Celebrate through the Reading Action Program
We encourage Lions everywhere to participate in International Day of the Girl by organizing Reading Action Program projects that focus on girls’ education. Examples of projects and activities include:
“Girl Rising” is a groundbreaking film that tells the extraordinary stories of nine young girls around the world, and focuses on the power of education to change the world. You can arrange a screening in your community to help raise awareness of the importance of girls’ education. Find out how to host a screening through the Girl Rising Screening Kit.
How does your Lions club help young girls in your community receive the education they deserve?
In Peru, I had a very emotional visit to a clinic that treats children who have facial disfiguration. The clinic is run by Lions family of plastic surgeons, and is supported by Lions in Peru. There have been over 9,000 operations performed at the clinic on children from the remote northern region of Peru, all free of cost.
Besides meeting the young babies who would be operated on that day, I also met with children and young adults whose lives the Lions clinic has changed. Hugo, age 19, was operated on when he was 1 month old. Now, he is the musical director of a youth symphony orchestra. One little girl, operated on when she was just a baby, has one of the highest IQ readings the clinic’s doctor has ever seen.
These young people are now leading healthy lives in which they can follow their dreams, and I thank the Lions of Peru for helping them make those dreams possible.
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