In our June issue, learn about the International Convention and Online Convention, new Lions Learning Center courses, the Lions Eye Health Program and more.
On July 5-9, 2013, more than 20,000 Lions worldwide are coming to enjoy all that Hamburg has to offer! The dynamic International Show features Up With People’s latest production, “Voices.” The Plenary Sessions include Keynote Speaker Laura Bush, an address by Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, and Humanitarian Award Winner Andrea Bocelli. Discover Hamburg on a local Lions tour, or drive through Germany on your own schedule with Europcar. For a preview of the daily convention schedule, as well as photos, videos and updates from Hamburg during convention week, visit the Online Convention. Share your Hamburg experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hash tag #LCIHamburg.
Growing your Lions club is important because of the difference each new member can make in your community. Along with welcoming new members, it is also important to make sure new and current members are engaged and satisfied. To help your club, check out the new Just Ask! New Member Recruiting Guide and Membership Satisfaction Guide from Lions Clubs International. The Just Ask! Guide will walk your club through the process of inviting members, and the Membership Satisfaction Guide will help ensure your club members are getting the experience they expect from your club.
For the past year, Lions have addressed the global illiteracy issue by promoting early reading and improved access to education in their communities. With over 2 million volunteer hours and 6 million people served as part of the Reading Action Program in 2012-13, the Lions Clubs International Board of Directors is extending the campaign for a minimum of 10 years. That means Lions can continue focusing projects on literacy and education, as well as collaborating with partners to expand resources and volunteer opportunities that help children and adults everywhere build brighter futures. Read the Lions Blog to see how Lions have participated in the Reading Action Program.
The Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP) provides attractive, easy-to-read educational resources to help fight blindness in your community. Your Lions club can personalize the various materials and choose from three different LEHP modules, such as Making Vision a Health Priority. All are co-branded with the National Eye Institute/National Eye Health Education Program. Distribute LEHP materials at vision screenings, diabetes screenings and health fairs. Offer to place handouts in a local physician’s office. Or, use a LEHP PowerPoint and Speaker’s Guide to host an eye health presentation. Check out LEHP!
We serve! But Lions must also constantly strive to be good leaders and problem solvers. The Lions Learning Center provides online courses that allow Lions to develop skills in categories including Leadership, Managing Others, Achieving Results and Communication. The newest course, Servant Leadership, takes you on a journey along the Servant Leadership highway, through real-life scenarios and activities that help you develop new skills while discovering and reflecting on your own leadership strengths. Do you think you are a servant leader? Lions online courses typically take 60 minutes to complete. For more information, read the Lions Learning Center FAQs.