April is Family and Friends Month, and there’s no better time than now to share your club with family and friends. Here are five great reasons to schedule a special event:
1. Spend time with family and friends
The only thing better than time with family and friends is time with family, friends and Lions. So host a special event that brings them all together to learn, serve and celebrate with you.
2. Put the spotlight on your club
It’s a great opportunity to tell family and friends about the difference your club is making in the community.
3. Get new members
New members strengthen your club and increase your ability to serve, so be sure to ask your family and friends to join you in making a difference.
4. Get new members
Some things are so important that you have to say it twice.
5. Everybody’s doing it
Thousands of clubs around the world have already hosted special events for Family and Friends Month, so make sure your club is part of it!
If you haven’t scheduled your Family and Friends Month event, do it today!
Photo Credit: Dan Morris
With Family and Friends Month in full swing, it’s time to find ways to get everyone in your family involved in community service — even the little ones! The Lions Family Cub Program is a perfect way to make your club more family-friendly, and to start teaching the value of volunteering at a young age.
Cubs are children and relatives of Lions. The program is divided into three age groups: 3 and under, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12. LCI provides a Cub Program Guide, which includes suggested activities for meetings, events and fundraisers that can be implemented for each age group.
Download the Lions Family Cub Program Activity Guide for keys to success, activity ideas and more.
Today’s submitted photo features the Santa Lucía Leo Club during an environmental education event that involved local children. The Leos worked with children to create posters that raised environmental awareness, then placed the posters in strategic locations around the community.
Participate in this month’s Global Service Action Campaign, Protecting Our Environment, while celebrating Leo Club Awareness Month by involving Leos and youth in your community. What does your club have planned for April?
Dear Lions Family,
I want to thank you for the great response to our Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4th!
Over 2,200 clubs registered and nearly 200,000 people participated in this unique international event. Lions clubs around the world celebrated their achievements and shared their commitment to service with family and friends. Clubs shared a meal, collected food for the hungry, and found new members who want to be part of the fellowship and fun of being a Lion.
Lions also did a great job of generating publicity for the event. There were Lunch Relay stories on television stations and in newspapers in many local communities. Lions also shared photos of their lunch events on the LCI World Lunch Facebook page so fellow Lions around the world could follow the event. It was inspiring to see so many Lions come together on this special day. I hope clubs will continue to use Facebook and other social media to stay connected and promote their clubs.
Remember that April is Family and Friends Month, so if you haven’t planned your special event, get started today. Thank you again for making the Lions World Lunch Relay such a great success!
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