In our May issue, learn about welcoming new members, activities and seminars at the International Convention in Hamburg, Lions Recreational Camps and more.
New members who are properly welcomed and orientated are more likely to remain Lions. That’s why, beginning next fiscal year, new Lions clubs will receive a welcome email from the international president. LCI will also start sending an email to new-member sponsors to thank them for their support and remind them of their responsibilities. For members and sponsors with no email address, an email will be sent to their respective club secretary. Continue to grow your Lions club by inviting new members!
Are you a Global Membership Team (GMT) Coordinator or Specialist? If so, you’ll want to access the GMT Resource Center and GMT Specialist Web pages to access the tools and materials needed for a successful term – including guidebooks, forms and templates, and other useful information. And don’t forget Membership and New Clubs resources to help start a new club, invite members, strengthen membership and increase membership communication.
Get a sneak peek of the seminars and activities offered at this year’s Lions International Convention in Hamburg, July 5-9. With beautiful concerts performed by the German Lions Symphony Orchestra and Orkester Norden; engaging seminars on social media, literacy, community service, and youth programs; and even dancing in the exhibit hall, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Hamburg! Register for the convention today.
Now is the perfect time to get involved with a Lions-sponsored recreational camp for special needs individuals. Camp programs inspire health and confidence in youth, young adults and their families through fun, educational activities. Do you have a special skill needed at your local camp? Find out how you can assist with a camp project, sporting event or program. Sponsor a special needs person to attend camp or arrange for transportation. Consider contacting a diabetes camp to learn what assistance or medical items are needed. You can make camp a lasting memory for a special needs child and his or her family!
Beginning fiscal year 2013-14, district governors will receive a supply of New Member Induction Kits at the beginning of the year so they are readily available to present to new members. To make the kits easy to distribute, New Member Induction Kits will contain a membership lapel pin, new member certificate and sponsor certificate. Additional information and links will be provided in welcome emails to new members and club sponsors. Kits will continue to be available by request from Club Supplies.