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Lions clubs international

Lions Clubs International

East Bay Lions - District 4-C3

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Livermore Lions Club

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


Lions clubs international

Lions Clubs International

Session A:

History & Structure of Lions Clubs International

Session B:

Structure of Multiple District 4 & District 4-C3

Session C:

History & Structure of Livermore Lions Club

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


Lions clubs international

Lions Clubs International

Session A:

History & Structure of

Lions Clubs International

Presented at all meetings in the months of

January, April, July, October

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


Lions clubs international

Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • Lions Clubs Internationalbegan in 1917 as the dream of Chicago insurance man Melvin Jones. He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large. Melvin Jones served as the association secretary until his death in 1961. He was often quoted for saying, “You will not go far in life, until you help someone else.”

  • Dr. W.P. Woods of Evansville, Indiana, was elected as the first President of the association in October, 1917, in Dallas, Texas. Thirty-six delegates representing 22 clubs from 9 states were in attendance.

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • The Greatest impact on the association’s service commitment occurred in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions at the international convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. It was there that she challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”

  • Since that time Lions have dedicated themselves to curing and preventing blindness around the world. Since 1990 Lions have cured or prevented blindness in over 24 million people.

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

ABOUT LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL

World’s largest community service club:

Today with more than 1.3 million Lions in 45,000 clubs in 205 countries and geographical areas, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community.

Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: "We Serve."

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

ABOUT LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL

International Headquarters is in Oak Brook, IL a suburb of Chicago.

290 full time employees11 Operating Divisions

20 Languages are supported

Extension & MembershipClub Supplies & Distribution

ConventionDistrict/Club Administration

Finance Public Relations & Production

International Activities & Program Development

LeadershipLegal

LCIFInfo Tech WWW.LionsClubs.org

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

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ABOUT LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL

There are seven Constitutional Areas that elect 34 International Directors for two-year terms to the LCI Board of Directors with approximately one-half being elected each year at the International Convention.

USA-14Canada-1

Central/South America-2Europe-6

Orient & SE Asia-6India/Africa/S. Asia/M East-4

Australia/New Zealand-1

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • Major International Programs include:

  • Sight Conservation

    • Eyeglass recycling for underdeveloped nations

    • Sight First II to eliminate the preventable causes of blindness worldwide. 30 million cured/prevented since 1990. 37 million more will be prevented/cured in the next 5 years.

    • World’s largest corneal transplant bank. 7 million transplants completed

  • Hearing & Speech Services

  • Diabetes Awareness

  • Community Services such as Habitat for Humanity

  • Environmental Services such as tree planting, recycling, parks

  • Youth Opportunities such as Leo Clubs, Youth Outreach, Peace Poster Contest, Lions-Quest, Youth Exchange, Youth Camps

  • International Relations such as Club Twinning & Disaster Assistance

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Based on a recent report of Lions clubs worldwide, it is estimated that each year

Lions clubs donate approximately $449 million and 76 million hours, which is equivalent to more than 31,000 people working full time for a year.

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Dana Biggs

Past International Director

2007-2009

Home Club:

Reedley Kings River Ambassador Lions Club

Fresno, CA

USA

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Dr. Bill Iannaccone

Past International Director

1993-1995

Home Club: Walnut Creek Host, Walnut Creek, CA

USA

Currently COO of Lions in Sight

MD4 LCIF Director

Vice Chair – USA/Canada Ldrshp Forum – 2009 Memphis

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Kay K. Fukushima

Past International President

2002-2003

Home Club: Senator Lions, Sacramento, CA

USA

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Past International President 2006-2007

Jimmy Ross

of Quitaque, Texas, USA

“We Serve”

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Past International President2007-2008

Mahendra Amarasuriya

of

Colombo, Sri Lanka

“Challenge to Change”

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

Immediate Past International President

2008-2009

Al Brandel

of

West Hempstead, New York, USA

“Everyday Heros performing Miracles through Service”

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

International President

2009-2010

Eberhard Wirfs

of

Hofheim AM Taunus Lions ClubHessen, Germany

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

LIONS CLUBS OBJECTIVES

  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the nations of the world.

  • To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship

  • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

OFFICIAL COLORS

PURPLE

Stands for loyalty to friends, and for integrity of mind and heart.

Symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity of life, and generosity in mind, heart and treasure to those in need.

GOLD

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Lions Clubs International

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THE EMBLEM

  • Gold letter “L” on a circular purple field

  • Two lion profiles at either side facing future & past, proud of the past and confident of the future

  • The word “Lions” appear on the top

  • The word “International” on the bottom

  • Wear emblem or pin on left side of shirt, jacket, vest

  • Wear name tag on the right side of shirt, jacket, vest

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

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LIONS MISSION STATEMENT

“To empower volunteers to

serve their communities,

meet humanitarian needs,

encourage peace, and

promote international understanding through Lions clubs.”

Revised 2008

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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  • Lions Code of Ethics

    • To Showmy faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

    • To Seeksuccess and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

    • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

    • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

    • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

    • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

    • To Aidothers by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

    • To Be Carefulwith my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

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History & Structure

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

THE MOTTO

WE SERVE

What better way to explain our mission?

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

THE LION MASCOT

Represents

Courage, Strength, Activity, & Fidelity

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

L

iberty,

THE SLOGAN

I

intelligence,

O

ur

N

ation’s

S

afety

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

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AT A GLANCE – HISTORY TIMELINE

1917

Association founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA on June 7 by businessman Melvin Jones.

1920

Association became international with the formation of the first club in Canada.

1924

Livermore Lions Club is chartered Sept. 19, 1924, with sponsorship by the Oakland Lions Club

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

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AT A GLANCE – HISTORY TIMELINE

1925

Helen Keller challenges the Lions to become her “knights of the blind in the crusade against blindness.”

1935

First club in Latin America (Panama) chartered.

1945

Association helps form the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) section of the United Nation.

1947

First club in Australia chartered.

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

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AT A GLANCE – HISTORY TIMELINE

1948

First club in Europe chartered.

1953

First clubs in Asia & Africa chartered.

1968

LCIF chartered. (501c3 Charitable Foundation)

Lions Clubs International becomes the first service club to admit women as members.

1987

1988

International Peace Poster Contest begins

1990

First club in Russia

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Lions Clubs International

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AT A GLANCE – HISTORY TIMELINE

1990

SightFirst, a major blindness prevention initiative, is launched. $200 million raised.

First Lions Club in China

2002

2003

The Multiple District and District level Women's Membership Development and Participation Chair began on July 4, 2003.

SightFirst II, a continuation and expansion of the program to eliminate preventable causes of blindness worldwide. $200 million raised.

Livermore Lions adopt membership goal of

“85 Strong on our 85th!”(19 members – 6 active)

2005

2006

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

AT A GLANCE – HISTORY TIMELINE

LCI Ranked as “Best NGO” by 445 corporations in “Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy.” (NY Financial Times)

Livermore Lions pledge $10,000 donation to SightFirst II.

Lions Clubs admitted to China. First clubs and first Multiple District formed.

Livermore Lions 85th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 12, 2009. “85 And Growing” 53 current members. International 2nd VP Tam is Guest Speaker.

2007

2008

2009

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Lions Clubs International

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Since Lions clubs were established, Lions have been dedicated to giving back to their communities. Lions clubs provide community parks, playgrounds, senior citizen programs and medical care for those in need.

Lions remain committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate – around the world and right at home.

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • Session A Quiz

  • Motto?

  • Official Colors?

  • Founder?

  • What challenge did Helen Keller make?

  • Who was the first International President?

  • Where was the association founded?

  • Slogan?

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • What country joined the USA to make it international?

  • When was the association founded?

  • Who is the current International President?

  • Name 3 of the 11 operating divisions at International headquarters.

  • Name 3 of the 7 International Areas.

  • International Web Site address?

  • Lions Pin is worn on which side of jacket?

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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Lions Clubs International

History & Structure

  • The

  • END

  • Of

  • Session A

New Member Orientation 2009-2010


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