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  1. History Organization All About Lions  Membership Service

  2. Founded - 1917

  3. “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for someone else.” Melvin Jones

  4. Historical Highlights 1920

  5. Historical Highlights 1925

  6. Historical Highlights 1930

  7. Historical Highlights We Serve 1930

  8. Historical Highlights 1957

  9. Historical Highlights • SightFirst • Lions Quest • Grants 1968

  10. 500 Grants Annually • Health Clinics • Training Centers • Vision & Hearing projects • Habitat for Humanity

  11. 1973

  12. Historical Highlights 1987

  13. Organization • Member • Club • Zone • Region • District • Multiple District • International Board of Directors

  14. Organization Member

  15. Organization Club

  16. Club Structure • Club president • Immediate past president • Vice presidents • Secretary/treasurer • Membership director • Other elected chairpersons • Lion tamer • Tail twister

  17. Club President Responsibilities • Calls club board meetings & club meetings • Creates agendas & plans with board • Conducts club meetings • Appoints committee chairpersons

  18. Club President Challenges • Conduct efficient and enjoyable meetings • Keep members involved • Inspire members to achieve level of excellence

  19. Organization Zone

  20. Organization Region

  21. Organization District

  22. District Structure • District governor • Immediate past district governor • Vice district governor • Cabinet secretary/treasurer • Region & zone chairpersons • District committee chairpersons

  23. District Governor Responsibilities • Represent the association in the district • Supervise district cabinet members • Promote association’s activities • Promote LCIF’s programs • Protect association’s registered trademarks • Preside at district meetings

  24. District Governor Responsibilities (cont.) • Ensure clubs function according to Constitution & By-Laws • Ensure clubs are active & strong • Supervise organization of new clubs • Monitor club payments

  25. Club and District Leadership • Lead by example • Lead by listening • Lead by enabling others • Lead by recognition • Lead by inspiration

  26. Organization Multiple District

  27. Organization Board of Directors

  28. International Board of Directors • President • Immediate past president • 1st vice president • 2nd vice president • International directors • Board appointees • Administrative officers: executive administrator, treasurer, secretary

  29. Selection of Directors • Elected by delegates to the annual convention • Club delegates • Past-presidents • Past international directors • Board appointees • LCIF executive committee

  30. Constitutional Areas • USA, affiliates, Bermuda & the Bahamas • Canada • South America, Central America, Mexico, Caribbean • Europe

  31. Constitutional Areas • Orient & Southeast Asia • India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East • Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia & Islands of South Pacific

  32. Even-numbered years • Directors elected from: • Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and islands of the South Pacific • Orient and Southeast Asia • Europe • South America, Central America, Mexico and Islands of the Caribbean Sea • USA, its affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas

  33. Odd-numbered years • Directors elected from: • India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East • Canada • Europe • Orient and Southeast Asia • South America, Central America, Mexico and Islands of the Caribbean Sea • USA, its affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas

  34. Board Appointees

  35. International Headquarters

  36. We Serve

  37. Adopted Service Program Categories • Community services • Diabetes awareness • Environmental services • Hearing/speech and work with the deaf • International relations • Opportunities for youth • Sight conservation and work with the blind

  38. Community Services • Building Homes • Cultural and Community Activities

  39. Diabetes Awareness • Education • Diabetes screening • Lions Eye Health Program • Recreational camps

  40. Environmental Services • Recycling • Anti-Pollution • Tree Planting • Environmental projects

  41. Hearing/Speech & Work with the Deaf • Communication Devices • Hearing Aid Recycling • Hearing Ear Dogs • Hearing Screenings • Recreational Camps • Support Services

  42. International Relations • Club twinning • Int’l Relations Month • Lions’ Day at the U.N. • Interclub Assistance • Stamp Exchange • World Peace Day

  43. Opportunities for Youth • Leo clubs • Peace Poster Contest • Youth camps • Youth exchange • Services for Children • Lions-Quest

  44. Sight Conservation & Work with the Blind • Assistive devices • Vision screening • Eyeglass recycling • Eye banks • SightFirst

  45. SightFirst China Action Program • Cataract surgeries • Eyecare units

  46. Campaign SightFirst II • Control and eliminate causes • Combat emerging threats to sight • Provide vision for all

  47. www.lionsclubs.org The Lion Magazine Lions chairpersons International Activities & Program Planning Division E-mail: executiveservices@lionsclubs.org

  48. Why Membership Growth? Healthy clubs = Greater service

  49. 3 phase approach to membership growth • New member recruitment • New clubs • Retention of current members

  50. Tips for recruiting new members • Look to your friends • Look to new members • Embrace diversity