Who Wants To Be A Lion? -An Orientation Program- By: Marv Goodyk, PDG
Help Options / Life Lines • 1. Ask a friend • 2. Poll the audience • 3. 50/50 • If you miss the question, someone else may be selected to finish the game for you. The object is to complete the game.
Place In Order • Place these geographical areas in order from the earliest to the most recent, indicating when the first Lions club was formed. • Australia • Canada • Europe • Japan • Panama • USA
Answer: • USA – 1917 • Canada – 1920 (Windsor, Ont.) • Panama – 1935 (First in Central America) • Australia – 1947 • Europe – 1948 • Japan - 1952
A. Evansville, Indiana B. Chicago, Illinois C. Dallas, Texas D. Windsor, Ontario, Canada Lions Clubs International began in what city?
Answer: • Lions Clubs began in Chicago, Illinois.
A. 1913 B. 1920 C. 1917 D. 1925 The first organizational meeting was held on June 7 of what year?
Answer: • The first organizational meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois on June 7, 1917.
A. Dr. W.P. Woods B. Warren Coleman C. Helen Keller D. Melvin Jones Lions Clubs International began as the dream of :
Answer: • Lions Clubs International began as a dream of Melvin Jones, a Chicago insurance man who believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large.
A. Evansville, Indiana B. Chicago, Illinois C. Dallas, Texas D. Windsor, Ontario, Canada The first national convention was held in what city?
Answer: • The first National Convention of Lions Clubs was held in Dallas, Texas in October of 1917 with 36 delegates representing 22 clubs from 9 states.
A. Dr. W.P. Woods B. Warren Coleman C. Helen Keller D. Melvin Jones The organization’s first President elected in Dallas was:
Answer: • Dr. W.P. Woods of Evansville, Indiana was elected as the first president. Melvin Jones was named the acting secretary.
A. Knights of the Blind B. We Serve C. Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety D. We Serve Too The Lions Clubs International motto is:
Answer: • The Lions motto is “We Serve”. It was adopted at the 1954 International Convention after being selected from over 6000 suggestions submitted by members from around the world.
A. Crusaders for the blind B. Knights for the deaf C. Knights of the blind D. Crusaders against deafness In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions International convention and challenged the Lions to become:
Answer: • Helen Keller addressed the Lions at the International Convention in 1925 challenging the Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.
A. Chicago, Illinois B. Windsor, Ontario, Canada C. Dallas, Texas D. Cedar Point, Ohio The 1925 convention, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions was held in what city?
Answer: • Helen Keller addressed the Lions at the International Convention in 1925 held in Cedar Point, Ohio, challenging the Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.
A. 1985 B. 1986 C. 1987 D. 1988 Lions Clubs international officially admitted Women as members in:
Answer: • Even though women were not officially excluded at the very beginning, Lions Clubs International became the first service club to admit women as members in 1987.
A. Cuba B. Canada C. China D. Mexico The first International club was formed in what country?
Answer: • Lions clubs became International in 1920 when the first club was established in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Clubs were later organized in Mexico, China and Cuba.
A. www.lionsintl.org B. www.Iowalions.org C. www.lionsclubs.org D. www.lionsclubs.com The official Lions Club International Web Site is:
Answer: • The official web site of Lions Clubs International is www.lionsclubs.org.
A. Purple and Gold B. Blue and Gold C. Green and White D. Red, White & Blue The official colors of Lions Clubs International are:
Answer: • The official colors of Lions Clubs International are Purple and Gold. Purple represents loyalty to country, friends, to one’s self and to the integrity of mind and heart. It is the color of strength, courage and dedication to a cause. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and commitment to mankind. Dark blue is often used in the place of purple.
A. Dallas, Texas B. Ames, Iowa C. Chicago, Illinois D. Oak Brook, Illinois The Lions clubs International Headquarters is located in what city?
Answer: • The Lions Club International Headquarters is located at 300 W. 22nd Street in Oak Brook, Illinois.
A. 16 B. 32 C. 33 D. 35 The International Board of Directors consists of how many directors?
Answer: • Since the 1997 International Convention, the officers of the International Association of Lions Clubs include the President, Immediate Past- President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and 33 Directors representing various areas of the world. Each director serves a 2 year term with approximately ½ elected each year.
A. Who’s Who B. The Lion C. The Iowa Lion D. The Lions Quest The official publication of Lions Clubs International which is mailed to all members is:
Answer • The official magazine of Lions Clubs International is The Lion. It was established in November 1918. It is currently published in 20 different languages. (English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish-French, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish)