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 History .  Organization. All About Lions.  Membership.  Service. Founded - 1917. “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for someone else.” Melvin Jones. Historical Highlights. 1920. Historical Highlights. 1925. Historical Highlights. 1930. Historical Highlights.

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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