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MD35 Lions of Florida and the Bahamas Magazine

Multiple District 35 Lions Summer Conference

July 31 - August 2, 2015. Have you made your reservation? ALL Lions are invited! Cut off date is quickly approaching us for the hotel, July 9th. Cut off date for the Conference Reservations is July 17th. This flier is in your Lions Magazine but if you don't have it, you can print this one and mail it to Lion Bobbie Cheh of Ormond by the Sea Lions Club. All info is on the flier. Register Today! Don't miss out on this awesome Lions Summer Conference! See you there!

Keep One!

Keep 1A new year brings new challenges, new rewards, and new opportunities. We have a lot to build on this year thanks to you. Lions are using new tools to keep their clubs strong, and adding new members because Lions have embraced the Ask 1 campaign.

But there is a significant challenge we need to address: the number of members that are leaving clubs. Inviting new members and keeping existing members is the key to strengthening your club. That's why we introduced our Keep 1 initiative.

Keep 1 is a simple concept that reinforces the importance of keeping each one of your members actively involved. Every Lion can play a key role in supporting new members and engaging existing members in your club.

It is important to value your members, to encourage them, mentor them, and more. There is an old saying, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." If we are to reach our full potential, we have to do a better job of keeping our members engaged and happy to serve as Lions. And together, WE CAN!

New Florida Laws Impose Stricter Guidelines for Fundraisers

Effective July 1, 2014, new Florida laws have imposed stricter guidelines for fundraisers that will ultimately be of great benefit to Lions Clubs. Non-profit organizations must now manage their finances and public profiles more closely to comply with a broad range of controls. These new regulations will weed out the bad actors that pollute our legitimate Lions fund raising activities.

The aim is to curb fraud in the charitable sector after investigative reporting showed considerable waste and abuse by Florida charities. You are encouraged to educate yourselves of the full impact and scope of this new legislation.
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Centennial Service Challenge

100 Years a LionFor 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.

Official Lions Club Logo

BrandingWhen searching Google for the Lions Clubs Logo, you will find 2 type of results, the multi-colored and the bi-colored designs. In many cases people will just use the type of logo they like the most.

Since the 2008 Lions International Convention in Bangkok there is only one official type of Lions Clubs logo! the bi-colored styled logo. So check your website, social media platforms and printed materials and replace your old Lions Club logos with the new ones. The Official Lions Club logo and all legal variations can be found at:

Do you need other Lions artwork to spice up your website or social media? Take a look at http://www.pinterest.com/lionsclubs/marketing-promotional-images/

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