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:
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!
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!
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.
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:
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!
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.
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