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Zone Chairperson Applications and Resources

Presidential Zone Chairperson Applications and Resources

Below you will find the programs and resources to help you achieve the Presidential Zone Chairpersons Award.  Additional information can be found at the following links:

Quarter One:  July 1, 2013 to September 30th, 2013 application deadline October 31, 2013

  1. Develop a Plan – A plan is key to success and one of the most important aspects of planning is setting goals. Consult with your district governor for direction and ideas!
  2. Host a successful District Governor Advisory Committee (zone meeting) with 75% of your clubs represented and your GMT and/or GLT in attendance. For more information about hosting an effective meeting, go to “Achieving  Results” in the Lions Learning Center for on-line training on meeting management and more. Also consult the Zone Chairperson Manual. Sample agendas are located on page 5 and 6. Make sure your agenda interests your clubs and encourage attendance by contacting club officers personally in advance. Be sure to invite your district GMT or GLT Coordinators. Complete a District Governor’s Advisory Committee Report to report your activities.
  3. Promote the Club Excellence Process (CEP) and Club Excellence Awards to all clubs. This can be accomplished via phone calls, personal visits, during zone meetings or email.
  4. One club, or more, start the CEP by completing the How Are Your Ratings or The Community Needs Assessment

Click Here for the APPLICATION FOR QUARTER ONE


Quarter Two: October 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 application deadline January 31, 2014

  1. Host a successful District Governor Advisory Committee (zone meeting) with 75% of your clubs represented and your GMT and/or GLT in attendance. (Unless your GMT and GLT coordinator attended a previous zone meeting). For more information about hosting an effective meeting, go to “Achieving  Results” in the Lions Learning Center for on-line training on meeting management and more. Also consult the Zone Chairperson Manual.  Sample agendas are located on page 5 and 6. Invite your district GMT or GLT Coordinators. Complete a District Governor’s Advisory Committee Report to report your activities.
  2. Have one or more clubs complete the Club Excellence Process (unless all the clubs in the zone have already completed the process). New clubs are not required to participate, but the Certified Guiding Lion should be aware of the program.
  3. Follow up on the plan you created in the first quarter and report the actions taken to strengthen clubs during the second quarter. For ideas go to “Achieving Results” in the Lions Learning Center, Strengthen Membership or Managing a Club to find ways to improve the club experience.
  4. Ensure that 50% or more of the clubs in your zone have a membership growth or a new club is chartered in your zone. To accomplish this, encourage clubs to participate in a membership drive or program. For ideas on how to recruit new members go to Invite Members. If a club in the zone is cancelled, it must be reinstated or replaced by a new club to qualify.
  5. Make sure all your clubs are in good standing by checking the Club Health Assessment for your district. Personally contact any club that has a past due amount.
  6. Visit all the clubs in your zone at least once during the first or second quarter. Report the strengths and the challenges of the clubs to your district governor. Inform the club’s officers of programs and services that might be helpful or beneficial to them. See Managing a Club for ideas.

Click Here for the APPLICATION FOR QUARTER TWO


Quarter Three: January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014 application deadline April 30, 2014

  1. Host a successful District Governor Advisory Committee (zone meeting) with 75% of your clubs represented and your GMT and/or GLT in attendance. (Unless your GMT and GLT coordinator attended a previous zone meeting). For more information about hosting an effective meeting, go to “Achieving  Results” in the Lions Learning Center for on-line training on meeting management and more. Also consult the Zone Chairperson Manual.  Sample agendas are located on page 5 and 6. Make sure your agenda interests your clubs and encourage attendance by contacting club officers personally in advance. Be sure to invite your district GMT or GLT Coordinators. Complete a District Governor’s Advisory Committee Report to report your activities.
  2. Have one or more clubs start the Club Excellence Process (unless all the clubs in the zone have already completed the process). New clubs are not required to participate, but the Certified Guiding Lion should be aware of the program.
  3. Follow up on the plan you created in the first quarter and report the actions taken to strengthen clubs during the third quarter. For ideas go to “Achieving Results” in the Lions Learning Center,  Strengthen Membership or Managing a Club to find ways to improve the club experience.
  4. Ensure that 50% or more of the clubs in your zone have a membership growth or a new club is chartered in your zone. To accomplish this, encourage clubs to participate in a membership drive or program. For ideas on how to recruit new members go to Invite Members. If a club in the zone is cancelled, it must be reinstated or replaced by a new club to qualify.
  5. Promote attendance at the district, multiple district and International Convention.

Click Here for the APPLICATION FOR QUARTER THREE


Quarter Four: April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 application deadline July 31, 2014

  1. Have one or more clubs complete the Club Excellence Process (unless all the clubs in the zone have already completed the process). New clubs are not required to participate, but the Certified Guiding Lion should be aware of the program.
  2. Have 50% of the clubs in the zone achieve the Club Excellence Award.
  3. Ensure that 50% or more of the clubs in your zone have a membership growth or a new club is chartered in your zone. To accomplish this, encourage clubs to participate in a membership drive or program. For ideas on how to recruit new members go to Invite Members. If a club in the zone is cancelled, it must be reinstated or replaced by a new club to qualify.
  4. Keep the positive momentum going by sharing your knowledge and the status of the zone, plans for future actions and specific challenges with your successor. For ideas on how to be a mentor, see the Lions Mentoring Program.
  5. Make sure you close the year with a minimum of four clubs in the zone. All clubs must be in good standing. Check their status monthly via the Club Health Assessment.
  6. Visit all the clubs in your zone at least twice during the fiscal year. Report the strengths and the challenges of the clubs to your district governor. Inform the club’s officers of programs and services that might be helpful or beneficial to them. See Managing a Club for Ideas.
  7. Promote attendance at the district, multiple district and International Convention.

Click Here for the APPLICATION FOR QUARTER FOUR

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