How to Get New Members
Every club needs members in order to achieve its service goals. New members provide clubs with fresh ideas, new projects and additional ways to make a difference in the community.
The Just Ask! New Member Recruiting Guide outlines a four step process for membership development and is intended for clubs looking to recruit new members and do more service.
Invite family members, students and former Leos, and they will receive a special dues discount. Invite community-minded women, young adults and baby boomers alike. Have them complete the Membership Application.
Consider using the following invitation strategy tools:
Membership Growth Achievement Awards
Lions Clubs International recognizes members and clubs for inviting members.
- Membership Key Awards: A Lion can earn their first membership key by inviting two new members and may earn up to seventeen keys.
- Year-Round Growth Awards: Lions who sponsor three or more members during the fiscal year receive the Year-Round Growth Lapel Pin. And, clubs that end the year net positive in membership receive the Year-Round Growth Banner Patch.
- October Membership Growth Award: Clubs that add new members in October receive the Membership Growth Award Banner Patch.
- Club and District Excellence Awards: Clubs and districts that excel in community service, membership growth, communication and organizational management may receive Excellence Awards.