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Welcome to The Lions Club of - - - - - - - - - - - - - Information Evening. Why are we Here?. Is this a Lions Club Meeting? NO But it is a meeting of interested persons in this community. What will we achieve?. This club has goals and ambitions. We currently have ?? Members.

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why are we here
Why are we Here?

Is this a Lions Club Meeting?

NO

But it is a meeting of interested persons in this community.

what will we achieve
What will we achieve?
  • This club has goals and ambitions.
  • We currently have ?? Members.
  • We need to strengthen our club so we can continue as a viable service club in this area.
what do you need
What do you Need ?
  • Firstly, why did you accept our invitation to join with us tonight?
  • What information or questions are you hoping to have answered here tonight?
so who are we
So Who are We?
  • We are members of the International Association of Lions Clubs
  • World’s largest service organisation
  • 1.4 million members
  • 206 countries around the globe
who are we
Who are We?

We are committed to the service of our fellow man and to those less fortunate than ourselves

Our motto

worldwide is

“WE SERVE”

brief history of lions
Brief History of Lions
  • Formed in 1917 in Chicago
  • Founded by Melvin Jones
  • In New Zealand, Lions began in 1955
  • Lions Clubs have Purposes and a Code of Ethics which we strive to live by
lions international purposes
Lions International Purposes
  • To foster a spirit of understanding amongst the peoples of the world
  • To promote the principles of good citizenship
  • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community
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Lions International Purposes

  • To unite Lion Clubs through friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of all matters of public interest except politics and religion
  • To encourage people to serve their community without financial reward
  • To encourage high standards in public and private endeavours
our club
Our Club - ……………
  • Formed …. years ago in 19…., currently has ……. Members.
  • Made up of people who reside or work in our area.
  • Membership is open to (both Men and Women insert details).
  • No age limit - but must be at least 18
our programme
Our Programme
  • Each Lions year starts in July
  • A Board of Directors is elected by all club members
  • We have a President, Secretary and Treasurer and others who make up the Board
meetings
Meetings:
  • Two meetings each month – ( on the ------ and ------, ----day’s:
  • Social, where we either have a Guest speaker ________________________
  • Business meeting, where donations, projects and future plans are discussed.
so what does it all cost
So What Does it all Cost??
  • Once-off joining fee of ………….
  • We have a Dinner …….. per month at $.... for your meal. Bar facilities available at your cost.
  • We pay a membership fee of $..... per ½ year
  • Now that’s not over the top to meet new friends and serve your community is it?
our priorities
Our Priorities
  • Family comes First
  • Our work or business comes second
  • And then Lions

We place

huge emphasis

On having

FUN

what we ask from you
What we ask from you:
  • Attend the two meeting per month if you are able
  • Become involved in one major activity per year (more if you wish)
  • Meet your financial obligations
  • If you can do these thing we would love to have you come onboard and join us.
what is planned in the coming year
What is planned in the coming year:
  • ………………………………………………..
  • ………………………………………………..
  • …………………………………………………
  • …………………………………………………..
  • On the Social front:
  • BBQ at Members Houses
  • Christmas Party
fun with projects
FUN with PROJECTS

Insert you own slides - Examples Follow on sample slides that follow…………

in summary
In Summary

We believe that being a Lion is a special privilege

We can make a difference in the lives of others by giving a helping hand up - not just a hand out

Each and every Lion in this room tonight was invited to join our association

as membership is by invitation
As membership is by invitation.

We offer this opportunity to each and everyone of you

By your attendance here tonight we know that you have our community at heart

We acknowledge the fact that you may need to take some time to make your decision

does this sound like you
Does this sound like you?

If so, come and join us - we are sure you won’t regret it

THE MORE WE ARE -

THE MORE WE CAN DO!

thank you
Thank you

for giving up your evening to be with us tonight

Please stay and join us for some supper and a chat before going home