Calendar of Events

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September 2014

Membership Focus: Students and Leo Lions

September 8: International Literacy Day
September 11-13: USA/Canada Forum (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
September 20-22: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia (Hong Kong, China)
September 30: Deadline for the Club and District Team Excellence Awards
September 30: Annual District/Multiple District Youth Camp and Exchange Report Form (YCE-510) due

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October 2014

Sharing the Vision Global Service Action Campaign

Lions Membership Growth Month

Leo Membership Growth Month

October 1: Deadline to purchase Peace Poster Contest kits from Club Supplies Sales
October 4-6: Emerging Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Areas I and II: USA, its affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas and Canada (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)
October 5-8: Board of Directors Meeting (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)
October 14: Lions World Sight Day
October 15: International White Cane Safety Day
October 17: Application deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the January 2015 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting
October 20: Deadline to report members for the October Membership Growth Award
October 25-27: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area III: South America, Central America, Mexico and Islands of the Caribbean Sea (Mexico City, Mexico)
October 28-30: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area IV – Europe (Birmingham, England)
October 30 - November 1: EUROPA Forum (Birmingham, England)
October 31: Close of Period 1 for the Lions Pride Awards

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November 2014

Membership Focus: Family

Lions Diabetes Awareness Month

November 13-16: OSEAL Forum (Incheon, South Korea)
November 14: World Diabetes Day
November 15: Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor
November 15: Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award applications (YCE-110) due
November 15: Annual District/Multiple District Youth Camp and Exchange Activity Report (YCE-1450) due
November 15: Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due
November 20-23: Faculty Development Institute – Constitutional Area VI:  India, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India)
November 21: Application deadline for Lions Quest grants to be reviewed at the January 2015 Lions Quest Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting
November 30: Deadline for Family Membership Certification Forms

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December 2014

Membership Focus: Family

Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign

December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning Peace Poster entry to the multiple district council chairperson and for clubs not belonging to districts and districts not belonging to multiple districts to send one winning Peace Poster entry (per contest sponsored) to the Public Relations and Communications Division
December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning essay to the multiple district council chairperson and for clubs not belonging to districts and districts not belonging to multiple districts to send one winning essay (per contest sponsored) to the Public Relations and Communications Division
December 1-7: Lions Eye Bank Week
December 5: International Leo Day
December 4-7: ISAAME Forum (Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius)
December 15: Postmark deadline for the multiple district council chairperson to send one winning Peace Poster to the Public Relations and Communications Division
December 15: Postmark deadline for the multiple district council chairperson to send one winning essay to the Public Relations and Communications Division

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January 2015

Membership Focus: Target Markets

Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign

January 1: Beginning of Period 2 for the Lions Pride Awards
January 1: Lions Services for Children Symposium funding for fiscal year 2014-2015 opens up to districts and multiple districts in all Constitutional Areas, plus the Continent of Africa, based on availability.
January 5: Executive Committee Meeting (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)
January 9: Last day for early discount on convention registration fees
January 11-17: LCIF Week
January 13: Melvin Jones’ birthday
January 13-18: FOLAC Forum (Margarita Island, Venezuela)
January 15: Peace Poster Kits go on sale from Club Supplies Sales
January 15: Deadline for districts to submit a single Lions Environmental Photo Contest entry to multiple district
January 31-February 3: Faculty Development Institute: Africa (Brazzaville, Congo)

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February 2015

Membership Focus: Women

February 1: International Peace Poster contest winners will be notified on or before this date
February 1-3: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Africa (Brazzaville, Congo)
February 4-8: Africa Forum (Brazzaville, Congo)
February 7-10: Faculty Development Institute – Constitutional Area IV: Europe (Lisbon, Portugal)
February 12: Application deadline for Standard, Core 4 and IAG grants to be reviewed at the April 2015 Board meeting

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March 2015

Membership Focus: Women

Eye Donor Awareness Month

March 1: Deadline for multiple districts to submit a single Lions Environmental Photo Contest entry to International Headquarters
March 7-9: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Areas I and II: USA, its affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas and Canada (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
March 14-16: Emerging Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area VII: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean (Rotorua, New Zealand)
March 31: Last day for regular convention registration fees

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April 2015

Family & Friends Month

Lions Membership Growth Month

Leo Club Awareness Month

Protecting Our Environment Global Service Action Campaign

April 1: Leo of the Year Award applications (Leo-LOY) due
April 5-13:  Family Week
April 13-16: International Board of Directors Meeting (Prague, Czech Republic)
April 18-20: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area VI: India, South Asia, Africa, the Middle East (Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India)
April 22: Earth Day
April 24-30: World Immunization Week
April 25-27: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute – Constitutional Area III: South America, Central America, Mexico and Islands of the Caribbean Sea (Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
April 26: Lions Worldwide Induction Day
April 29: Application deadline for Standard, Core 4 and IAG grants to be reviewed at the June 2015 Board meeting

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May 2015

Strengthen Membership Month

Recycle for Sight Month

May 1: Deadline to cancel with refund of convention registration
May 1: Deadline for advance convention registration and hotel room requests to be received
May 1: Deadline for International Contest (Newsletter and website) entries to be received by Public Relations and Communications Division
May 4: Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)
May 8: Application deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the August 2015 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting
May 11-17: White Cane Week
May 14-17: Faculty Development Institute – Constitutional Area V: The Orient and Southeast Asia (Manila, Philippines)
May 15: Annual Leo Club Officers and Membership Report Form (Leo-72) due
May 15: Deadline for filing Officer Reporting Form (PU101)
May 24: Deadline date for convention hotel deposit refunds for individual cancellations

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June 2015
June 1: Helen Keller Day
June 5: World Environment Day
June 15: Deadline for submission of pre-certified delegate forms for voting at International Convention
June 20: Deadline for 2014-2015 Charter Applications
June 20: Application deadline for Lions Quest grants to be reviewed at the August 2015 Lions Quest Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting
June 21-25: International Board of Directors Meeting (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
June 26-30: 98th Lions International Convention (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
June 30: Close of Period 2 for the Lions Pride Awards

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