Membership information for all Lions and those interested in becoming a Lion.
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March to May Membership Campaign
- Over recent times, our District membership figures have been decreasing to the point where if it continues at the current rate, then we could run the risk of a potential forced District boundary redistribution with our neighbouring “Q” Districts.
- Some of our local Clubs require assistance with a re building campaign, so to support our clubs, Lions Australia is again encouraging participation by ALL CLUBS in an organised nationwide March to May Membership Campaign.
- This proposal provides concerted and focused action right across the MD through the period March to May 2016, with a National Focus on activities to drive Lions Awareness and Membership Growth in existing clubs.
- In General Terms, it is proposed that the period from 1st March 2016 to 31st May 2016 will be our major MEMBERSHIP GROWTH CAMPAIGN , with EVERY CLUB in EVERY DISTRICT asked and encouraged to conduct a minimum of One Pro-Active Recruitment And Club Promotion activity during the period. Action taken at National and District Level
- The Campaign at Club Level, to be supported by P.R. activities at all levels – National, District and Zone, to raise awareness of “Who are the Lions and What we do”
- National TV Coverage: - The “Two Hands” TV Ads will continue to run in support of Club & District initiatives
- District will endeavour to place promotional advertisements in March in local newspapers in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay, dependent on cost.
- At that time it is hoped that additional editorial space might be made available, so that Zonies or Clubs may be able to promote local “Lions stories” of Lions activities, as well as Lions enjoying what they do and of course an “Invitation into Membership”. It would be a great opportunity to link this promotion with current/recent Lions “Youth of the Year” Quest Judging in your area.
- The central idea here is to get maximum P/R exposure over the period to create awareness of “Who” the Lions are and “What” we do, with an expected rise in the number of enquiries received at both National & Club level. National enquiries for our areas, come back to District from MD for follow up as “prospects” at Club level.
- Radio Interviews Zone Chairpersons and Club Presidents are encouraged to contact their local radio outlets for interviews to promote their Club’s initiatives and Recruiting Activities, across this period.
- Social Media This may be a great opportunity for Clubs and the District to promote via Web Sites, & Facebook. Please engage your club media person or best acquainted members for this Action required at Club Level Recruiting Activities
- All Clubs are requested to complete a MINIMUM OF ONE (1) Pro-Active Recruiting Activity across this period that will introduce new members to their clubs. This can range from shopping centre displays, free raffles, a ladies “High Tea” afternoon, a “Bring A Friend” Club Night, Women’s and Family Night/Afternoon, recruiting in conjunction with existing activities e.g. Sausage Sizzles, Community Connect Forums/Breakfasts etc.
- Support all this with Lions Promotional material 9 all clubs should hold a supply of promo material from Newcastle office). (Ask Zonies for assistance here ) OR book the District Recruiting Trailer – contact Gary Kenny OR your Zonie.
- It is important that there is a ground swell of momentum at Club Level following the Media Drive, with Clubs and Zones encouraged to keep the good news stories flowing to their press outlets right throughout the campaign period. Reporting Feedback
- It is important that we monitor, track and acknowledge the planned gains in membership when they are achieved across the Campaign.
- We would like Clubs to commit to a Net New Member Gain across the Campaign period and when achieved, District Governor Kath will acknowledge the achievement. Please advise your Club’s Target Net Gain to the below named, and Good Luck
The search is on for the happiest Lions Club in Australia and PNG
Entries close on 21st of April for the Award for the Happiest Lions Club in Australia and PNG. All you have to do is:
1. Answer 5 simple questions on why you are the Happiest Club, and
2. Put together a 30-60 second video showing us why you are the Happiest Club.
A video using someone’s phone is perfectly OK. (It’s not the Oscars!)
The winning club will be announced at the Echuca 2016 Convention. Further details and prizes are in the explanatory e-brochure.
Be quick and be happy!
To enter, just answer the 5 questions below and email your answers, together with a short 30-60 second video of your club having fun (a smart-phone camera will do), to the Lions National office by 21 April 2016 - email@example.com.
The winning club will receive 3 x Melvin Jones Fellowships and 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive special commemorative plaques.
Happy Lions clubs enjoy being together. They work together, play together, and enjoy leisure times together. What does your club enjoy doing together?
Happy Lions clubs are flexible and share responsibilities. How is your club flexible when it comes to sharing the load?
Happy Lions clubs share a sense of humour and laugh together in troublesome moments. How has having a sense of humour helped to smooth a potential issue? Could your club be the happiest Lions Club?
Happy Lions clubs admit to problems and solve them. Tell us about a problem within your club that has been solved by working together.
Happy Lions clubs are inclusive and accepting of others. How is your club welcoming and accepting of difference? (For example does your club have people that are of a different nationality, gender, age, or abilities?)
Don’t forget the video!! 30 to 60 seconds of your club enjoying a laugh, a bbq, a meeting, dinner, a picnic, a project or a joke,….the list goes on…
Winning clubs will be formally announced at the Convention and the winning video will be screened to delegates. In the event a club is not available to receive the award at the Convention the club’s District Governor will accept the award on the club’s behalf.
MARCH TO MAY NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN 2016
How are you and your club going with our major Membership Growth campaign for this year? One month has already passed, and I would hope that all clubs are now well into their own “recruiting and club awareness activities” as part of the campaign.
If you or your club is struggling for ideas, perhaps a couple of these tips and “best practice” from other successful club promotions may help:-
- Have a specific activity that your club can concentrate on. This could range from “Bring a Friend Night”, Recruitment Wheel activity at Club Meeting to build a list of prospects, Shopping Centre Manned display, Free Raffle, Ladies "High Tea", Women's and Family Symposium, Community Connector Forum - the list is endless and there are many resources available both on the LCI Web site, in our District and at National level to support you
- Share "Best Practice" success across the clubs in your Zone and District. If something works well for one club, share it with all the rest so that all may be successful.
- Set you own personal "New Member" Goal, and communicate that to the rest of your club members. Strong Leaders "Lead from the front" and "Model the way" for others. Provide regular updates of your personal goal successes, and use this as a lever to motivate your team.
One of our clubs – Rollingstone And District – recently held a “Bring A Friend” night. Members were encouraged to identify neighbours/friends/new arrivals in their local small community and to pass those details to the Club’s President & Membership committee. Experienced Lions then met with the prospective new Lions to explain what Lions do, and from there they were invited to the Club’s Dinner Meeting where a short, sharp overview of Lions was presented. The result – 10 (TEN) new Lions were inducted on the night across a range of ages (24, 30, 39, 6 in the 40 – 60 group including a family couple, and one very active octogenarian) and thus changed the dynamics within the club. At the same time they have also doubled the membership of their small Leo’s club with 3 new members.
If you have any questions in regard to the above activity and would like to run it in your Club, please do not hesitate to call Rollingstone President John Holliday (Mob 0414 808483).
And if you have any good news stories or best practice that you would like to share, please contact me. I am only a “click” of the keyboard or a phone call away!
PDG John Muller OAM
National Membership Coordinator MD201
M: 0407 114687 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Excellence Process
Achieve Club Excellence
The Club Excellence Process (CEP) is a fun, interactive process that brings members together to look at what your club is today and what it will be tomorrow. It gives you the tools to strengthen your service, improve club effectiveness and enhance your membership experience. CEP is the perfect resource for any club that wants to achieve excellence!
To learn more, read the CEP Overview.
We’ve made it even easier for your club to participate by offering two versions of CEP to choose from, CEP Pro and CEP Lite: