Membership Growth Awards recognize Lions and clubs for inviting new members. Traditionally, the month of October has been dedicated to inviting new members. To encourage clubs to start and the end year strong, Lions Clubs International is now also recognizing member invitation in the month of April.
Silver & Gold Membership Growth Award Pins
Lions that sponsor a member in either October or April receive the Silver Membership Growth Award Pin. Lions that sponsor a member in October and April will receive both the Silver and Gold Membership Growth Award Pin.
Membership Growth Award Banner Patch
Beginning in the 2013-14 fiscal year, clubs that add new members in both October and April will receive the Membership Growth Award Banner Patch and a fiscal year patch. Thereafter, repeat award recipients receive a fiscal year patch to affix below the banner patch. Clubs previously qualifying for the October Membership Growth Award will need to meet the new qualifications to receive the Membership Growth Award Banner Patch.
To be eligible to receive the awards, new member and sponsor names must be reported to International Headquarters using MyLCI between October 1 and midnight October 31, and/or between April 1 and midnight April 30, Central Standard Time. Paper MMR’s must be received between the 1st and 20th of October and/or April, respectively, to be processed in time.
Awards are sent to club secretaries six weeks after the close of the month.