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Engaging Women and Families in the Future of Lions. Lions Clubs International Convention July 7, 2013 Hamburg, Germany. History of Women & Family in Lions. History of Women & Family in Lions. 1917: Lions Clubs International was founded. 1975: The Lioness Program began.

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Engaging Women and Families in the Future of Lions

Lions Clubs International Convention

July 7, 2013

Hamburg, Germany


History of Women & Family in Lions


History of Women & Family in Lions

  • 1917: Lions Clubs International was founded.

  • 1975: The Lioness Program began.

  • 1987: Women were approved for Lions membership.

    • LCI was the first service club organization to admit women.

  • 2003: The women’s initiative began.

    • Women made up 14% of members and 9% of DGs.

    • Worldwide Women’s Workshop took place; results:

      • Adopted gender neutral language.

      • Developed the symposium program.

      • Introduced the women’s membership development and participation chairperson position.


  • History of Women & Family in Lions

    • 2006: LCI added a family focus on family involvement to the women’s chairperson position (renamed family and women’s chairperson).

    • 2007: The Family Membership Program dues rate began.

    • 2010: Lions Family Cub Program was developed to encourage families to volunteer together.

      • The Cub Program gives children the opportunity build a lifelong dedication to helping those in need.

      • Cubs are divided into three age categories:

        • Level I: Under age 3

        • Level II: Age 4-7

        • Level III: Age 8-12


    History of Women & Family in Lions

    • 2010-11: Regional Women’s Workshops took place to gain regional ideas for growing women, family and young adult membership in Lions

      • Europe: May 2010

      • Japan: November 2010

      • Latin America: January 2011

      • Australia: September 2011

    • 2011-12: Past International President Tam developed the Women’s & Family Membership Development Task Force.

    • 2012-13: International President Madden continued the Task Force.


    Membership

    • Women’s Membership = 335,226 (25%)

    • Family Membership = 238,508 (18%)

    • Total Membership = 1,371,406

      As of June 30, 2013


    Women's Membership Growth Worldwide


    Family Membership Growth Worldwide

    • Family membership in Lions continues to grow


    Percentage of Women/Family Membership by Constitutional Area

    25%

    18%


    2011-12 Task Force Recommendations


    International Initiative Recommendations

    • Service:

      • Promote service initiatives that interest women

  • Membership

    • Share membership statistics (“the facts”) and success stories.

    • Commission areas to hold a women/family symposium

    • Require DG’s to set women’s membership goals

    • Develop messaging to encourage Lionesses conversion

    • Encourage GMT to appoint women’s specialists and reintroduce as a position tracked by LCI.

    • Communicate to area leaders the importance of women’s participation and encourage mentoring women and younger members and giving them a voice.

    • Communicate to the GMT/GLT to start new clubs if existing clubs are reluctant to accept women


  • Progress

    Service:

    • Revising the I Am a Lion brochure to focus on service projects that interest women

      Membership:

    • Developing a History of Women in Lions

    • Held women’s/family seminars at all area forums

    • At a record high of Family & Women’s Symposiums held the last two fiscal years

    • Developed the Regional Women’s Workshop Program

    • Developed the Family & Women’s Specialist Guide

    • Focusing on reaching GMT/GLT leaders about the importance of women and family involvement


    Growing Family & Women's Involvement in the ANZI-Pacific


    Engaging Lionesses


    Why Lionesses?

    Lionesses have:

    • Experience

    • Commitment

    • A reputation for setting goals

    • A reputation for accomplishing goals

      Lionesses embrace:

    • Community service

    • Teamwork

    • Hard work

    Lionesses value putting others first!


    Bringing Lionesses into the Family Guide

    • Inside:

      • Understanding Lionesses

      • Tips:

        • Know your LCI history

        • Become familiar with the Lioness Bridge Program

        • Understand your local community

        • Promote change as needed

      • Messaging

        • We need you!

        • Being a Lion opens new opportunities

        • Your commitment is fully recognized

        • There are membership options to fit your needs


    Family & Women's Specialists


    GMT Structure


    Family & Women’s Specialist Responsibilities

    • Oversee the recruitment of women and family members

    • Establish goals & action plans

    • Take direction & guidance from the district GMT coordinator and DG

    • Assist clubs in establishing goals

    • Develop service projects of interest to women and families

    • Plan & conduct a symposium or family involvement event

    • Work with GLT to promote leadership training programs

      *Check out the Family & Women’s Specialist Guide (GMT-701)


    Growing Family & Women's Involvement in ISAAME


    Embracing Women as Leaders


    Why Women Leaders

    Use the inherent quality of women who are wired differently than men

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    Why Women Leaders

    • They possess the soft skills required to lead in todays world.

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    Why Women Leaders

    • They advocate women’s and family needs and interests.

      • Women are most moved by programs aimed at improving the lot of women and children

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    Why Women Leaders

    • To inspire other women Lions

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    Why Women Leaders

    • To inspire non-Lion women

      • Personal referrals work best with women

      • Women attract women

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    Why Women Leaders

    • The ripple effect

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    Why Women Leaders

    Let us make our organization one where women leadership thrives!

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    Family & Women Symposium & Women's Workshop Programs


    Family & Women Symposium Program

    Symposium purposes:

    • Identify new projects

    • Identify new members

    • Promote Lions clubs

    • Charter a new club

      Funding:

    • Up to US$2,000 per symposium

      • Typically approved for US$500-US$1,000

      • An area may not receive funding two consecutive years

    • Up to US$4,000 per constitutional area per fiscal year


    Regional Women’s Workshop Grant Program

    Workshop Purposes:

    • Explore factors surrounding recruitment and retention

    • Devise local strategies

    • Create action plans

      Funding:

    • Up to US$2,000 per symposium

      • Typically approved for US$500-US$1,000

      • An area may not receive funding two consecutive years

    • Up to US$4,000 per constitutional area per fiscal year


    Germany's 5,000 Women


    Germany’s 5.000 Women

    How can we attract women to join Lions?

    • PR for MD, District and Club

    • Networking – Social Media


    Germany’s 5.000 Women

    „More women to Lions!“

    Workshop for MD, Districts and Clubs

    • Who are they?

    • Where do we find them?

    • How can we attract them?

    • What support is needed?

    • Do we have to change?


    Germany’s 5.000 Women

    • Women motivate women !

    • Women support women !

    • Formula for success


    Questions


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