Lions Clubs International

Get Social, Get Members!

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More than a billion people are on Facebook, and the average American spends 2.5 hours on mobile devices every day. People are connecting in new ways, which means there are new opportunities for your club to connect with service-minded citizens. Social media is a great, no-cost tool that can energize the way you promote your club and find new members. Here are some tips:

  • Use social media to share details for your October new member information session. When people “like” your post or retweet it, it shares the info with their entire social network.
  • Network by following the Facebook pages of businesses and organizations you support. Comment on their posts, start a conversation and invite them and their followers to learn more about your club. If you’ve added the Lions logo to your club account, it will display next to your name when you leave a comment for even better exposure.
  • Share stories and photos from your service projects. When people see the great work your club is doing, they’re more likely to join. Better yet, invite people to lend a hand at your next project and then invite them to join your club when they do.
  • Remember that social media is a conversation. So respond to comments, answer questions, and focus on the benefits of being a member of your club.
  • Once you get active on social media, stay active. The more you’re connected, the more likely you are to make connections—and get new members.

The Getting Started on Facebook and Twitter guide can help your club get up and running. Consider finding a Lion in your club who is active on social media for more help. Then get social, and get members in October!

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Sight for Kids Donate a Photo

#DonateAPhoto for Sight for Kids!

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Helping protect a child’s sight is as easy as snapping a photo. Starting today, October 1, for every photo you donate through Johnson & Johnson’s Donate a Photo app*, they  will donate $1 to the Lions Clubs International Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Sight for Kids program (up to $30,000).

Each and every photo you “donate” will help Lions and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care provide a vision screening and eye exam. The Sight for Kids program’s mission is to remove barriers to eye care for children in underserved areas across Asia – including providing eye glasses and treatment.

All you have to do is download the free mobile app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device and start taking pictures!

How to Get Started

 1. You can download the FREE Donate a Photo app for your Apple or Android device.
2. Follow the in-app steps to set up your account and profile. Switch on your Facebook and Twitter accounts within the app to automatically share with all your friends and followers!
3. Choose your cause: To help protect a child’s sight with Sight for Kids.
4. Then, take a picture, or choose a photo to share from your device’s library or album.
5. If you share your photo, you help a child, and inspire others to help our Sight for Kids program!

Photo Guidelines

  • Users can donate up to one photo a day, every day, to the Sight for Kids cause through February 28, 2014.
  • Any appropriate snap shot helps, but Lions are hoping to share photos of faces or eyes to raise awareness about the importance of accessible eye care and eye exams.
  • Are you planning a project or event for Sharing the Vision month and World Sight Day? Feel free to share your photos of your Lions club project through the Donate a Photo app!
  • Be sure to tag photos with the hashtag #lionsclub on Facebook and Twitter. We will  share select photos through the Lions Clubs International official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Since 2002, LCIF and JJVC have worked together to correct the vision of millions of children throughout Asia with the Sight for Kids program. During World Sight Day and the October Sharing the Vision service campaign, Lions and Johnson & Johnson are ensuring their social snapshots are serving, too!

Consider Donating a Photo for Sight for Kids to help Lions protect a child’s sight today!

*The Donate a Photo app is available in the United States only. No matter where you live, be sure to get the word out about Lions Sight for Kids program and the importance of eye exams for our children. Photos shared are not used for commercial purposes.

Disclosure: You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated to Sight for Kids, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. will donate $1 to that cause. You can donate photos to Sight for Kids until February 28, 2014 or until it reaches its goal of $30,000, whichever comes first. Sight for Kids will receive a minimum of $15,000.

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Lions Clubs International

Sharing the Vision in October

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Tomorrow begins the Sharing the Vision global service action campaign. During October, we encourage Lions everywhere to fight blindness through service activities that provide eye care to those in need, increase awareness about the importance of eye care and vision screenings, help people who are blind or have visual impairments, and more.

Examples of Sharing the Vision projects include:

  • Setting up eyeglass recycling collection boxes throughout your community.
  • A community “sight walk” that raises funds for the visually impaired.
  • Vision screening at a local school.
  • Volunteering at a local eye bank.
  • Sports and recreational activities for people who are visually impaired.

How is your club participating in October’s global service action campaign? Tell us about your Sharing the Vision activity in the comments below, and be sure to share pictures of your event or project on Facebook!

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Lions Clubs International

Lions in the Headlines

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Check out how Lions around the world are making headlines by serving their communities.
  • CANADA: Lions in Canada plan fundraising walk to provide guide dogs to residents.
  • PHILIPPINES: Lions in the Philippines help thousands of schoolchildren through vision program.
  • AUSTRALIA: Horsham City Lions Club donate trauma bears for ambulances.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA, USA: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to help Lions celebrate World Sight Day on October 10 in Lake Wylie.
Has your Lions club been featured in the local news recently? Share your story!

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Lions Clubs International

Lions Membership Satisfaction Guide

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Let’s say you’ve recruited five new members into your club. Congratulations! You’re on the road to growing your club and improving your service activity projects. But once you’ve recruited new members, it’s just as important to keep them happy and coming back to meetings, projects and events.

The Lions Membership Satisfaction Guide is a valuable resource that helps Lions ensure their members feel welcome and comfortable. This involves defining membership satisfaction for your club, addressing membership issues and club culture, and making sure your club’s goals and objectives are clearly communicated.

Download the guide today and get started on your club’s Membership Satisfaction Plan.

How do you keep your Lions club healthy and vital?


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