The importance of new member orientation cannot be emphasized
enough. The information presented during orientation provides a foundation for
new members. It helps them understand how the club functions, what their role
will be and gives them the big picture of their district and the association.
When new members are properly informed, they are more likely to feel
comfortable with the club, become actively involved in club activities and
remain in Lions for years. The following materials are available to help conduct
Lions New Member Orientation:
- The New Member Orientation Training Guide (ME-13) helps
the orientation trainer plan for new member orientation and gives trainer tips along
the way to successfully conduct new member orientation.
- New members follow the orientation trainer through the New Member
Orientation Guide (ME-13a) during orientation. Members can also use the
guide as a reference during their time as a Lion.
- The New Member Orientation PowerPoint (ME-13b) provides
the orientation trainer with a presentation template to follow when conducting
new member orientation. Trainers should customize the presentation so it is
relevant to their club.
- The Basic Mentoring Guide
(ME-11) can be used in conjunction with new member orientation to ensure
the new member successfully completes both programs.
For more information about new member orientation, contact
the Membership and New Club Programs Department.