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  1. This presentation should be viewed as a PowerPoint SlideShow To view as a slide show: 1. Click on ‘Slide Show’ from the menu at the top of the screen. 2. Select ‘From Beginning’ Club President Training - District 2-S4

  2. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lionism …or May Have Forgotten 2018-2019 Developed by PDG Ed Stiles, Brazosport Evening Lions Club Revised 07/30/18 Lions 101

  3. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 The Purpose of Lions Clubs • Meet Community Needs • Club Social Life • Good Fellowship • Cooperation with other agencies Lions 101

  4. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions 101

  5. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Who Are Lions? Just regular folks like you and me who want to make a difference! Lions 101

  6. Vision Schools and Youth Leadership Senior Citizens Fundraising Service Projects Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Your Lions Club The primary reason for a Lions Club to exist is to help the community. Lions 101

  7. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lionism • Lions Clubs are non-political and • non-sectarian • Lions Clubs are composed of • business professionals and • community-minded individuals • Membership is by invitation only Lions 101

  8. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions Clubs “To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation” Lions 101

  9. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions Clubs • To create and foster a spirit of understanding • To promote the principle of good government • and good citizenship • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, • social, and moral welfare of the community Lions 101

  10. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions Clubs • To unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, • good fellowship and mutual understanding • To provide a forum for the open discussion • of all matters of public interest • To encourage service-minded men and • women to serve their community Lions 101

  11. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Official Lions 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 purse to those in need. GOLD Lions 101

  12. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 The Emblem • Yellow letter “L” on a circular blue field • Two conventionalized lion profiles at either side • facing away from the center • The word “Lions” appears on the top • The word “International” on the bottom • The lions face both past and future - proud of • the past and confident of the future Lions 101

  13. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions Lions 101

  14. 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. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions 101

  15. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 The Motto (Adopted at the 1954 International Convention) What better way to explain our mission? Lions 101

  16. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Slogans L iberty, L oving I ntelligence, I ndividuals O ur O ffering N ation’s N eeded S afety S ervices Lions 101

  17. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Benefits of Being A Lion Member • Personal Improvement • Personal Empowerment • Credibility • Networking • LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) • Club Structure • Leadership Development • Marketing Support • Liability Insurance (Club Events - $1 Million) Lions 101

  18. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Four Levels of Lionism • International (Lions Club International) • State (Multiple District 2 - Texas) • District (2-S4 – Coastal Texas) • Clubs (Yours and Mine) Lions 101

  19. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 MD 2 (Texas) Multiple District 2 represents the Lions organization in 16 Districts across Texas. Lions 101

  20. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 MD 2 (Texas) The State Office is located in the Texas Hill Country city of Kerrville. (Which is also the home of the Texas Lions Camp - but more about that later…) State Office in Kerrville Lions 101

  21. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 District 2-S4 Is comprised of 84 Lions Clubs and 14 Leo Clubs in 14 counties on or near the Texas Coast and is a member of Lions Multiple District 2 (Texas) and Lions Clubs International District 2-S4 WE SERVE Lions 101

  22. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 District 2-S4 Team Meetings • An annual District Convention is held in April or May to elect a new District Governor, Vice District Governors, Texas Lions Camp Directors, and Directors of other District charities, as well as conduct other business of the District and have fun and fellowship. • Three District team meetings are also held earlier in the Lions year • All Lions are encouraged to attend these meetings, but especially each club’s officers Lions 101

  23. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 District 2-S4 2018-2019 District Team Meetings & Convention • July 14 – Santa Fe • October 27 – Goliad • February 16 – Wharton • April 14 – Midfield (District Convention) Lions 101

  24. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 MD-2 State Conventions Rotate annually around the 16 State Districts • June 1 – Waxahachie Lions 101

  25. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 International Conventions • 2019 – Milan, Italy • 2020 – Singapore • 2021 – Montreal, Canada • 2022 – Delhi, India • 2023 – Boston, USA • 2024 – Melbourne, Australia • 2025 – Mexico City, Mexico Lions 101

  26. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 • Lions Clubs Internationalbegan 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 “You can’t get far until you start doing something for somebody else.” • 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. It was there that she challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” “Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against blindness?” Lions 101

  27. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Why was a Lion chosen? • Because the lion stands for: • Strength • Courage • Fidelity • Vital action Lions 101

  28. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 About Lions Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. Lions 101

  29. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Lions Today Today with more than 48,240 clubs in 753 districts with 1.45 million members in 210 countries and geographical areas, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community. International headquarters is in Oak Brook, Illinois. Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: "We Serve." Lions 101

  30. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Involvement – So Many Ways Lions Charities

  31. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Involvement - Youth Peace Poster Contest Drug Awareness Speech Contest Outstanding Youth Award Contest Diabetes Essay Contest Lions Charities

  32. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Involvement - Community Easter Egg Hunts Fishing Tournaments Lions Charities

  33. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Involvement – Disaster Relief MD-2 (Texas) has a Disaster Plan… Provides an Opportunity for Lions Clubs to Serve! • Here are a few natural and man-made disasters that hit the State Of Texas on a regular basis: • Hurricane • Earthquake • Tornado • Wildfires • Drought • Blizzards • Influenza (Flu) • Measles • Oil-spills Lions Charities

  34. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Surviving In The World of Lions Club A-C-R-O-N-Y-M-S IP - INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT ID- INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR DG- DISTRICT GOVERNOR VDG - VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR IPDG– IMMEDIATE PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR PDG- PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR Lions 101

  35. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 The International Organization • Board of Directors (34 members), one-half elected each year at the international convention, and 8 appointees • Executive Committee • President, Immediate Past President, two vice presidents, and one other member of the board • Executive Administrator works with the LCI headquarters staff of which there about 300 workers in 11 operating divisions • Immediate Past President serves as LCIF Chairperson Lions 101

  36. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Constitutional Areas United States of America, its affiliates, Bermuda & the Bahamas Canada South America, Central America, Mexico & Islands of the Caribbean Sea Lions 101

  37. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Constitutional Areas (cont’d) South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia & Islands of the South Pacific Ocean Europe The Orient and Southeast Asia Lions 101

  38. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 International President 2018-2019 Gudrun BjortYngvadottir(Gardabaer, Iceland) Lions 101

  39. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Other International Officers 2018-2019 Immediate Past President – Naresh Aggarwal (Delhi, India) First Vice President – Jung-Yul “Yul” Choi(Busan City, Rep. of Korea) Second Vice President – Haynes Townsend(Dalton, Georgia, USA) Third Vice President – Brian Sheehan (Bird Island. Minnesota, USA) Lions 101

  40. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 District 2-S4 Officers 2018-2019 • DG Debbie Deleon-Davant(Blessing EFLM) • 1st VDG Roberta Brieden(Palacios) • 2nd VDGBilly Gray (Lake Jackson) • District Secretary Nancy Gray (Brazosport Noon) • District Treasurer PDG Jerry Gilbert (Manvel-Iowa Colony) • Immediate Past District Governor Jerry Gilbert (Manvel-Iowa Colony) Lions 101

  41. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 District Cabinet Positions • District Governor • Vice District Governors (2) • Cabinet Secretary • Cabinet Treasurer • Region Chairpersons (2) • Zone Chairpersons (12) • District Committee Chairpersons Lions 101

  42. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Region Chairs for 2018-2019 Region 1 Denny Holt (League City Evening) Region 2 Larry Stewart (Sugar Land) Lions 101

  43. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Zone Chairs for 2018-2019 Zone 1 Jessie Bradshaw (Galveston) Zone 2 Jerry Janak (Bacliff-San Leon) Zone 3 Bill Kerber (Kemah) Zone 4 KristleKersten (Brazosport Breakfast) Zone 5 Sandra Kay Barbree (Freeport Host) Zone 6 Jackie Lorino (Pearland Silverlake) Lions 101

  44. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Zone Chairs for 2018-2019 Zone 7 Carolyn Thames (Bay City Lady) Zone 8 Lee Geiling (Needville) Zone 9 Jackie Arnold (Boling) Zone 10 Bonnee Riggs (Goliad) Zone 11 Vivian Janysek (Karnes City) Zone 12 Kyle McCord (Yoakum) Lions 101

  45. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Club Officer Positions (Typical) • President……………. Provides Club leadership; presides over meetings • 1st VP…………………. Should conduct two Club general meetings; • Program Chairperson • 2nd VP………………… Club Leadership Chairperson • 3rd VP…………………. Club Orientation Officer • Secretary……………. Records minutes; submits reports to LCI • Treasurer……………. Two accounts required - administrative and humanitarian (activities) • Membership………… Orientation of new members/recruitment • Tail Twister………….. Keeps meeting lively • Lion Tamer………….. In charge of club equipment and placement; Official greeter Lions 101

  46. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 CLUB MEMBERS Club Organizational Chart (Typical) BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executes business of the club, under policies established by the club membership PRESIDENT Chief executive Officer Chairman of Board Presides at all Meetings SECRETARY TREASURER MEMBERSHIP 1ST VICE PRES. 2ND VICE PRES. 3RD VICE PRES. Lions 101

  47. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Think You Might Want To Be District Governor Some Day? District Governor 1st Vice District Governor 2nd Vice District Governor Zone Chair Club President Lions 101

  48. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 Zone Chair • A one year commitment • Monitor the health of clubs in the zone • Organize and facilitate three zone meetings during the year • Attend some meetings of clubs in the zone • Offer direction and support to clubs in the zone • Inform the District Governor of the status of clubs in the zone on a regular basis, especially those that are struggling • Facilitate the exchange of ideas about programs, projects, and fund-raising among clubs in the zone • Encourage clubs to attend district cabinet meetings and the district convention • Attend all district cabinet meetings and the district conference Lions 101

  49. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 2nd Vice District Governor • A one year commitment • Work with other district officers to promote membership growth, new club organization, and member retention • Attend all district cabinet meetings; Attend zone meetings when possible • Monitor the health of clubs; develop action steps to assist declining clubs in coordination with zone chairs • Conduct club visitations as requested by the District Governor • Assist in preparation of the budget and other matters to be continued in the following year • Accept and complete other duties as required by LCI’s policies or as assigned by the District Governor • Become familiar with the responsibilities of the 1st Vice District Governor and District Governor Lions 101

  50. Lions Clubs International Lions District 2-S4 1st Vice District Governor • A one year commitment • Perform administrative duties as assigned by the District Governor • Attend cabinet meetings and preside there and at other meetings in the absence of the Governor; participate in council meetings as appropriate • Attend zone meetings when possible • Assist the Governor in developing long-term strategies to strengthen and grow the district • Conduct club visitations as requested by the District Governor • Work with the district’s Global Leadership Team and Global Membership Team Coordinators and assist them in reaching their goals for the year • Become familiar with the responsibilities of the District Governor • Participate in the planning of the following year including the district budget Lions 101