As the leader of a Lions club, the Leadership Division wants to do all we can to assist club presidents excel in their role and lead their club to club excellence. Join our Club President: Leader and Manager webinar to learn how to manage responsibilities as president and leader of the club officer team.
We will discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of the club president, the traits of an effective leader, how to maintain connections with all club members and the path to club excellence. Visit the Leadership Division’s webinar page to register for one of the three session offerings.
Not a club president? Please let your club president(s) know about the training opportunity!
At the the Lions International Convention in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month, Lions enjoyed a performance by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. He received the Lions Humanitarian Award for his Foundation’s support in the development of devices for blind and visually-impaired people.
Watch the video above for Bocelli’s beautiful performance of “Ave Maria.”
One of my first travel destinations as Lions International President was to India to meet Lions of District 321-C1. During my visit, I attended the first tree planting event under the district’s Save the Environment Program. Their goal is to plant 20,000 trees, and after Lions reported planting over 15 million trees during 2011-2012, I have no doubt in my mind that these Lions will achieve their dream!
Tree planting projects are a great way to get the entire community involved in making the earth a greener, healthier place. I encourage Lions everywhere to use the LCI tree planting resources for guidelines on starting a project in your area.
During my stay in India, I also had the privilege of speaking at the inauguration of a student scholarship program through the Reading Action Program (RAP). There are 19 Lions clubs and three schools with 3,000 children participating. We distributed bags of books and supplies – some of them bigger than the children! The kids were all so excited to receive their new books.
As many of you know, the Reading Action Program has become a 10-year commitment to increasing reading and literacy worldwide. Simply reading a book to a child can make a huge impact.
Thank you to the Lions of District 321-C1 for a wonderful visit! I’m looking forward to seeing you achieve your dreams.
The Just Ask! New Member Recruiting Guide is an extremely valuable resource that can help you effectively reach out to community members so your Lions club can grow and thrive. After all, more members mean more hands contributing to community service projects that make a real impact.
The guide leads you through a four-step process for recruiting new members:
How does your club recruit new members?
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