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The Global Membership Approach equips districts to develop membership through a strategic process focused on:

• Rejuvenating districts with new clubs
• Revitalizing clubs with new members
• Re-motivating existing members with fellowship and exciting service

The approach has universal applicability, allowing for customization based on regional needs and circumstances, and is supported by a growing collection of material resources.


Overview Presentation
Executive Summary
Support Roadmap (Blue) - Ideal for digital display
Support Roadmap (White) - Works best for non-professional printing
Global Membership Approach Regionalized Timeline Examples

A 4-step process


Step 1


Build a team to support the Global Membership Approach.

Build a Team Training Support Guide - NEW!
Presentation (PPT)

Step 2


Conduct an analysis of your district and develop goals to best serve its needs.

Build a Vision Training Support Guide - NEW!
Presentation (PPT)
SWOT Worksheet (DOC)
SWOT Worksheet (PDF)

Step 3


Build a plan as a team to achieve the established vision.

Build a Plan Training Support Guide - NEW!
Presentation (PPT)
Action Plan Template (Word)
Action Plan Template (PDF)

Step 4


Execute your plan, maintain accountability and adjust as necessary.

Build Success Training Support Guide - NEW!
Presentation (PPT)

To further your understanding of the process, review the Global Membership Approach eLearning course located in the Lions Learning Center.

After completing each step, provide the district-conducted training details to your GLT coordinator for reporting in Learn.



GMT District Coordinator Roles & Responsibilities
Overview of the GMT district coordinator role, a key role within the Global Action Team.

North American Membership Initiative Pilot Lessons Learned
Best practices, innovative ideas and helpful tips from the NAMI pilot districts.

Integrating Global Membership Approach into District Goals
Strategic overview on how Global Membership Approach developed plans apply to district goals.

Supporting Actions for District Success
Roles and responsibilities for those participating in the FVDG/DGE training program, district goals and Global Membership Approach.

Rejuvenate Districts with New Clubs
Getting Started

New Club Development Guide
Overview of the steps and process for starting a new club.

Hello Brochure
This printable brochure covers the benefits of being a Lion and our mission.

Guiding Lion Program Webpage
Guiding Lion information and resources for this program designed to assist newly chartered, existing and rebuilding clubs .

Membership Development Grants Webpage
Helpful information and resources for applying for Membership Development Grants.

Public Relations Grants Webpage
Helpful information and resources for applying for Public Relations Grants.

Types of Clubs

Traditional Lions Club Webpage
Information and resources related to the community-based Traditional Lions Club option, our largest source of new club development.

Leo-Lions Club Webpage
Information about the Leo-Lion Program, which offers current or former Leos an opportunity to continue serving their community.

Campus Clubs Webpage
Information and resources for chartering a Campus Lions Club at a college or university.

Specialty Clubs Program Webpage
The Specialty Club program is designed to create clubs whose members share a common interest or passion, allowing them to connect with one another on a deeper level.

Virtual Clubs Webpage
Information and resources related to the Virtual Lions Club option, offering Lions a way to meet and serve using a variety of virtual channels.

Join Together Program Webpage
Information about Join Together, a program aimed at encouraging community-based nonprofit organizations to partner with Lions International.

Club Branch Webpage
Information and resources for the Club Branch option, which offers small groups an opportunity to join Lions International and serve their communities.

Revitalize Clubs with New Members
Getting Started

Club Membership Chairperson Webpage
Information and resources for Club Membership Chairpersons.

Just Ask!
A new member recruitment guide for clubs.

Elevator Speech
Information on how to write an elevator speech.

Membership Application
Brochure outlining membership benefits and fees and includes a membership application that can be printed or filled in electronically.

Benefits of Being a Lion
Handout listing the benefits of becoming a Lion.

Mentoring Program Webpage
Information and resources related to the Lions Mentoring Program, aimed at preparing Lions for leadership in clubs, in the association and in their personal lives.

Rebuilding and Reactivating Clubs Webpage
Information and resources to help strengthen weak clubs and reactivate clubs that have been cancelled or placed in status quo.

We are Lions (Poster)
This customizable poster is a great way to market your club at places in your community.

Potential Members

Young Lions Webpage
Information and resources for Young Lions, members approximately age 40 or younger.

New Voices Initiative Webpage
Information about the New Voices Initiative, which seeks to increase the number of women, young adults and underrepresented populations in our association.

Re-motivate Members with New Fellowships and Exciting Service

Service Project Planners Webpage
Provides access to a collection of downloadable tools designed for clubs that are ready to serve their communities in our global causes areas.

Service Toolkit Webpage
Provides access to resources designed to help Lions assess, position and activate their clubs for greater impact.

Service Reporting Webpage
Information about the importance of service reporting and resources to help with the reporting process.

Lions Advocacy Webpage
Information about advocacy as a service opportunity to further the mission of our association and foundation.

Membership Reports Toolbox
Provides access to reports that are vital to the health of your club.

Club Assessment Checklist
Checklist to organize and understand the responsibilities of all club members.


Improving Club Quality Webpage
Provides ideas and elements to help clubs function effectively while meeting the needs of their members and their communities.

Club Quality Initiative Webpage
A strategic planning tool to help clubs identify opportunities for improvement.

Club Health Assessment Reports
Provides access to reports tracking membership growth, financial health, reporting trends, club officer vacancies, LCIF donations and the overall health of the clubs in your district.

Club Health Assessment Action Strategies
Document outlining strategies to help improve club health.

Your Club, Your Way
Guide to customizing club meetings.

Support District and Club Leaders

Lions Learning Center (LLC) Webpage
Log in with your Lion Account to access the Learn digital tool and navigate to the Lions Learning Center (LLC) to explore traings that encourage personal growth.

Club Officers Team
Information and resources for club leadership positions.

Managing Your Zone and Region
Information and resources relevant to zone and region chairpersons. 

Zone Chairperson Workshop Webpage
Provides training materials for Zone Chairperson Workshop instructors as well as helpful session materials for Zone Chairperson Workshop attendees.

Global Membership Approach for Region and Zone Chairperson
The Global Membership Approach helps Lions International achieve optimal membership growth. Explore the resources on the webpage to see how you can apply this strategic process to your regions and zones.

Leadership Development Webpage
Information and resources related to leadership development opportunities.

Regional Lions Leadership Institute Webpage
Offers instructional plans, and participant materials and handouts that can be used during the training.

Plan for Your Club’s Success Guide
Learn how to conduct an analysis of your club and develop goals to best serve its needs.

Plan for Your Club’s Success PPT
Customizable PPT the follows the Build a Vision for Your Club Guide.

Troubleshooting Guide for Clubs 
A guide to help identify common club issues and provides resources with potential solutions. 

District Governors
District Governors, this webpage is designed for you! Here you will find all the resources you need to help you succeed. 

Past District Governors
Past District Governors, this webpage is designed for you! You have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to help your club, district and the association move forward.

Troubleshooting Guide for Districts
A guide to help identify common district issues and provides resources with potential solutions. 

Marketing Resources
Lions Clubs International

Our Service Flyer 
Flyer providing an overview of Lions International and our impact.

Our Story Flyer
Flyer highlighting the history of Lions International.

Logos and Emblems Webpage
Provides access to approved brand resources.

Public Relations and Social Media

Lions Press Center Webpage
Provides access to a variety of resources, including media kits, logos, photos, templates and FAQs.

Public Relations Guide Webpage
Information about public relations, which includes all forms of written, verbal and nonverbal communications used to share information with the public.

SMiLE (Social Media including Lions Everywhere)
Information about this international community of Lions focused on helping Lions, clubs, districts and multiple districts with social media.

Photo/Video Release
Form that can be used to authorize use of photographs and video by Lions International.

Marketing Documents

Brand & Marketing Toolkit Webpage
Provides access to branded tools clubs can use to promote themselves and their service.


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