Imagine if every one of the 5700 plus Lions in MD-35 asked one person to join their club. Imagine the huge impact that would have on membership growth and the amount of service we can perform right here at home.
It starts by inviting your friend, neighbor or co-worker to your club. Get them involved and let them see the benefits of being a Lion first-hand. What we accomplish today and what we accomplish in the future depends on building and strengthening our membership. Let's start the year right!
Emerging Lions Leadership Institute
The next Emerging Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of United States of America, Its Affiliates, Bermuda & The Bahamas & Canada will be offered in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA on October 4-6, 2014. This is a valuable opportunity to build on skills that enhance your leadership qualities. This institute is targeted to Lions that have not yet been club president. For details, see the application materials.
Lions Clubs International provides meals and lodging during your stay at the institute. A non-refundable participation fee of US$95.00 will be required to offset the costs for the institute. Completed forms must be returned by July 31, 2014. Head on over to the Leadership Institute page on the LCI website by clicking here..
Strengthen The Pride
Incoming President Joe Preston's International theme is "Strengthen the pride".
We can “Strengthen the Pride” by bringing the full Lion’s family, closer together, working in a spirit of cooperation and understanding, with each Lion member doing their share.
We will “Strengthen the Pride” through our many meaningful accomplishments. This is the platform for not only success this year, but through our centennial and well into the next hundred years.
Centennial Service Challenge
For nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities with dedication and contributed to the development and well-being of millions of people around the world. As we look toward our centennial celebration in 2017, Lions are encouraged to help reach the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017 through participation in the Global Service Action Campaigns.
You can help spread the word! Encourage your Lions club officers to report service activities through MyLCI, the online membership and activity reporting system. Lions clubs that participate and report activities through My LCI's online service activity report will be awarded a special banner patch in recognition of their contribution to service.