To underscore the importance of new club development and to recognize and honor outstanding Lions and clubs for their achievements and dedication to the chartering of a new club, Lions Clubs International offers a number of special awards.
Extension Awards are presented to two Lions, who, in the opinion of the serving district governor, provided the greatest assistance in the organization of a new Lions club. Lions nominated for an Extension Award receive a pin for chartering 1-5, 10, 15, 25, 25, 30, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 150 clubs.
Any Lion may receive the award, including transfer charter members, but with the exception of the district governor, new charter members and international representatives.
Beginning fiscal year 2010-2011, Extension Awards will be presented after the club has been chartered for a year and a day. The Extension Award will be sent to the district governor for presentation to the club organizer(s).
The District Governor Extension Award is awarded to district governors who charter one or more clubs within their district. The prestigious pin is personalized to display the number of clubs chartered during their year.
District Governor Extension Awards will be issued to the immediate past district governor after June 1 following their fiscal year. The award will indicate the number of new clubs formed in the previous fiscal year that are still in good standing as of May 31 of the next fiscal year.
You can view the winners of the 2011-2012 District Governor Extension Award here.