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LIONS: THE NEXT GENERATION. USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Memphis TN September 2009 Lion Peter Anderson, MD19. Our Slogan. L Liberty I Intelligence O Our N Nation’s S Safety * Halsted Ritter of Denver CO, 1919 Convention. Here’s A Test.

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lions the next generation
LIONS: THE NEXT GENERATION

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

Memphis TN September 2009

Lion Peter Anderson, MD19

our slogan
Our Slogan
  • L Liberty
  • I Intelligence
  • O Our
  • N Nation’s
  • S Safety

*Halsted Ritter of Denver CO, 1919 Convention

here s a test
Here’s A Test
  • What was Dr. Spock’s Catch-Phrase?
    • “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
    • “You know more that your think you do”
    • “Live Long and Prosper”
definitions
Definitions
  • GI Generation (aka The Greatest Generation)
      • Born Between 1901 – 1924
  • The Silent Generation (Postwar Generation)
      • Born Between 1925 – 1942
  • Baby Boomers
      • Born Between 1943 – 1960
  • Generation X
      • Born Between 1961 – 1981
  • Millennials
      • Born Between 1982 - 2003
slide5

Taken from Cindi Huck, Assistant Director, Lincoln Park Campus

Sacha Thieme, Assistant Director, Loop Campus

DePaul University, presented at the 2004 IACAC Conference, Wyndham Hotel, Itasca

remember this
Remember This?
  • December 7 1941 – Where were you?
      • Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • November 22 1963 – Where were you?
      • JFK Assassinated
  • January 28 1986 – Where were you?
      • Space Shuttle Challenger Mission 51-L
  • April 29 1999 – Where were you?
      • Columbine High School Massacre
baby boomers
Baby Boomers
  • 1966 Time Magazine “Man of the Year”
  • Work Centric
  • Independent
  • Goal Oriented
  • time and resources to volunteer as they retire
  • 8,000 retire each day *
  • *www.bls.gov
baby boomers1
Baby Boomers

Competitive

Educated

Health Conscious

Individualistic

Idealist

Personal Fulfillment

slide9
Liberty
  • Intelligence
  • Our
  • Nation’s
  • Safety
slide10
Speed Networking!

++ group exercise, collecting as many contacts as possible in 3 minutes. Need first and last name and a way to contact phone, email, address, etc ++

generation xers
Generation Xers
  • Individual competitiveness
  • Loyalty to their peers
  • Recognize healthy societal concepts, but developing “free agent” attitude
  • Skeptical
  • Career trend watchers say 10-12 jobs
  • 3 to 4 different careers B4 retirement
generation xers1
Generation Xers
  • Latch Key Kids
      • Credited w/the dot-com boom
      • “Work Hard, Play Hard”
  • Tend to practice tolerance:
      • Increase in inter-racial marriages & adoptions
      • Experimentation with alternative lifestyles, including living together prior to marriage
      • Marriage that end in divorce often means joint custody of the children
      • Self Reliant
millennials are
Millennials Are:
  • Children of the Baby Boomers
  • Children of the Gen Xers
  • The most racially & ethnically diverse generation
      • 1 in 5 has at least one immigrant parent
      • 1 in 10 has one non-citizen parent
          • US Census Bureau 2004 American Community Survey
millennials are1
Millennials Are:
  • “Ctrl + Alt + Del” is as well known as “ABC”
  • Paul Newman is a salad dressing maker
  • An automatic is a weapon, not a transmission
  • There has always been some association between fried eggs and your brain
  • .
  • They have never had to look for the “return” key
      • Modified from the Beloit College info packet to the faculty for the class of 2006
millennials are2
Millennials Are:
  • “They are the ‘Baby on Board’ of the Reagan years, the ‘Have You Hugged Your Child Today’ sixth graders of the early Clinton years, and the teens of Columbine,”

Neil Howe & William Strauss: Millennials Rising

recruiting the ngl
Recruiting the NGL
  • Time is today’s currency
  • Light bulbs, brooms, popcorn, etc a thing of the past?
  • Clubs need to examine how they are viewing ideas including fundraisers & meetings.
  • The NGL is less likely to commit time, but what time is given, will be very effective.
recruiting gen x
Recruiting Gen X
  • GEN X likes meaningful work –
    • the local focus of the “BIG PICTURE”
  • We want opportunities for personal growth
    • we’re looking for something to do
  • Downplay the role of hierarchy & authority
  • Reach us with the web, email, cell phone
  • GenX likes Change –
    • if things don’t change, they’ll leave
recruiting millennials
Recruiting Millennials
  • Millennials believe in power to change world
  • Feel compassion toward people in need
  • Strong Team Players
recruiting millennials1
Recruiting Millennials
  • Expect support: grew up on coaches, mentors, tutors & teachers
  • Value Volunteerism expect to “get credit”
  • 87% volunteered in high school as did 2/3 first year students entering college 2005
    • “Who are our students” panel presented at the 2006 WI Assoc of Academic Librarians conference, Stevens Point WI
slide20
ASK!
  • YOU must be motivated
  • YOU must believe
  • You can’t sell if you wouldn’t buy.
  • Provide a goal, don’t minimize the job
  • Utilize Technology
technology
Technology
  • “Googled” is a verb – as in “I googled it”
technology1
Technology
  • Use it, but keep it up to date
  • www.lionsoforegon.org
technology2
Technology
  • Use it, but keep it up to date
  • www.lionwap.org
technology3
Technology
  • Use it, but keep it up to date
  • www.lionsclubs.org
technology4
Technology
  • Use it, but keep it up to date
  • www.lionsoforegon.org
  • www.lionwap.org
  • www.lionsclubs.org
  • Technology to enhance your appeal
technology5
Technology
  • Replaced going to the library or the store.
  • We don’t wait for anything –
    • think video games
  • Technology in your lifetime.
technology6
Technology
  • Social Networking Sites
    • Facebook, IM, MySpace, Twitter, Blogs
  • Email
  • Club Website
evaluate your meetings
Evaluate Your Meetings
  • On the go?
  • All ready to drag on?
  • Eat Burp & Go Home?
  • Do you offer challenges?
  • Ask the Millennial
  • Text messaging does not mean lost
text messaging
Text Messaging???
  • B4N
  • CUL8R
  • DIKU
  • GAL
  • TTYL
  • JJA
  • PCM
  • ZZZ
text messaging1
Text Messaging???

B4N - Bye for now

CUL8R - See you later

DIKU - Do I know you?

GAL - Get a life

TTYL - Talk to you later

JJA - Just joking around

PCM - Please call me

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ZZZ
  • I’m sleeping cause this guy is boring me to death!!
volunteers
Volunteers
  • The NGL is very busy
  • The NGL wants flexibility
  • The NGL thinks “outside-of-the-box”
  • The NGL will not tolerate those who can’t lead a meeting
slide40
NGL
  • The Next Generation Lion doesn’t want to make a contribution
  • The Next Generation Lion wants to make a difference
our slogan1
Our Slogan
  • L Leadership
  • I Impact
  • O Opportunities
  • N Networking
  • S Service
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And yes, that’s a purple mohawk
  • Sometimes it’s worth doing things differently!
  • Move To Grow!
additional sources
ADDITIONAL SOURCES
  • Asthana, Anushka & Thorpe, Vanessa. "Whatever happened to the original Generation X?". The Observer. January 23, 2005
  • Fisher, Anne. “What Do Gen Xers Want?” Fortune Magazine, January 20, 2006
  • Gladwell, Malcolm, The Tipping Point, 2002 ISBN 0316316962
  • Levine, Mark CAE. Millennium Membership: How to attract & keep members in the new market place. American Society of Association Executives, 2000
  • Moore, M.M. “Turn Gen X Influence Into Action” www.darwinmag.com January 26, 2006
  • Strauss, William & Howe, Neil. Generations: The History of America\'s Future, 1584 to 2069. Perennial, 1992 (Reprint) ISBN 0688119123.
  • Strauss, William & Howe, Neil. Millennials Rising Vintage Books, 2000
  • Queenan, Joe, Balsamic Dreams, 2002, ISBN 031242082X
  • http://www.onpoint-marketing.com/generatio n-y.htm
  • http://www.volunteerpower.com/articles/21st.thm
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