In our November issue, learn about the International Convention in Toronto, International Leo Day, e-Clubhouse websites and more.
We’re Expecting You in Toronto!
Make plans now to attend the 97th International Convention in Toronto, Canada, on July 4-8, 2014. Register by January 10 to lock in your 5-day registration at the lowest fee of only $110.00 USD and secure your hotel reservation while rooms are still available at our specially discounted Lions rates. While in Toronto, explore the famous 98-room castle Casa Loma, take your picture with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame, or enjoy the day at Niagara Falls. Information on these local tours and more can be found here. Toronto’s great location makes it easy to add a pre- or post-convention tour to your schedule. Enjoy a specially discounted Lions package tour to top destinations like Montreal, Boston, New York and more. Book your pre- or post-convention tour package early to lock-in the best prices.
Promoting Peace and International Understanding
Judging for Lions International Peace Poster and Essay Contests is underway. December 15 is the postmark deadline for multiple district council chairs to submit one winning entry to International Headquarters Public Relations Department. December 1 is the postmark deadline for single districts and clubs not belonging to a district to submit one entry to International Headquarters. Check with your district and multiple district for local judging deadlines. Before submitting entries advancing to the next round of judging, be sure to take a photo of your local winning poster and promote it in club and district publications, social media, and local media outlets. Keep a copy of your essay submissions, as well. To get even more coverage, send out our Peace Poster press release template. More information on the Peace Poster and Essay Contests can be found on the LCI site.
Help Your Hungry Neighbors
Provide welcomed relief to hungry people in your community, especially during December and January’s Relieving the Hunger Global Service Action Campaign. Download helpful resources, including a club planning guide and food drive sample project sheet, as well as the valuable resource of partners, such as the Global FoodBanking Network. In addition to December and January, please consider serving the needs of your hungry neighbors throughout the year. Be sure to share your stories that show the strength of your Lions’ service!
Create a Free Website for Your Club
A clean, professional website for your Lions club can help you effectively share your message to help recruit new members, as well as provide information on projects, events and meetings for your current members. e-Clubhouse is a free website resource provided by Lions Clubs International. With fill-in-the-blank fields and simple, Lions-branded templates, e-Clubhouse makes it easy for Lions to create and update their website. Features include a calendar of events, photo gallery, club projects page and more. See Lions e-clubhouse websites from around the world, and submit an application to get started today.
December 5 is International Leo Day
The annual celebration of International Leo Day is an occasion to recognize Leos for their service in the community, strengthen the relationship between Leos and Lions, and encourage youth to explore the benefits of the Leo Club Program. If your Lions club doesn’t already sponsor a Leo club, consider starting an Alpha club today! Already sponsor a Leo club? Collaborate with your Leos and strengthen the club’s membership base by recruiting new members and hosting a Leo new member induction event on December 5. Throughout the day, Leos and their sponsoring Lions are encouraged to share photos and stories from their induction events on social media. Follow the International Leo Day celebration on the Leo Facebook Page.
Promote your club’s contest and this year’s theme, “Our World, Our Future.”