Hold The Pickles, Hold The Lettuce


The Burger King jingle, “Have It Your Way!” continues to be a familiar tune to many Lions, although it has not been actively used in advertisements for many years.

The service we provide continue to be a sweet aroma in the lives of those who have been the recipient of our efforts. If you ever doubt the your Lions Club is making a lasting impact, put on your Lions Vest or shirt and participate in a hands-on project.  Almost every time that I volunteer as a Lion, someone approaches me with their testimony of how the still remember a kind of act rendered at the hands of the Lions Club.

However, unfortunately, almost every time I engage in an act of service someone also recounts how they were once a member of the Lions Club.  With nearly 1.39 million members, we may be the largest service organization in the world.  However, I suspect that we have more former members than any other service organization in the world, also.

Lions Clubs International is fortunate to have a professional staff, who continues to publish information to assist clubs in the areas of membership satisfaction, membership growth and effective club meetings.

Just like every Whopper served by Burger King, Lions Clubs are uniquely individual.  Yes, the same recipe is used to charter clubs.  True, all Lions Clubs provide invaluable service. True, clubs should be customized to meet the needs of its members and community.

Your Club Your Way is the latest training information available to clubs.  Want to attract more members?  Want to retain those members who have joined your club?  Then take time to listen to your members when you ask them, “How would you like your Lions Club to function?”


97 Years and Growing Stronger


jones birthdayLions Clubs around the world continue to make history.  Whether your club is 97 years old or received its charter in the last few days, we all benefit from the rich history of service that LIONS Clubs International has provided for almost a century.

However, we can not sit back, reflect upon Continue reading

Stuck In The Revolving Door?


I recall as a child stepping into the revolving door at a large department store.  Behind me was several people, who were in a hurry to get their shopping done and leave.  They pushed the door rather briskly, without a regard for who got pushed along.  Three revolutions later, Continue reading

The Clown Around Town Asking Some Strange Questions


The art of asking someone to join the LIONS Club has been perfected by few LIONS.  Although International President Joe Preston has promoted the slogan, “Just Ask One”, there has been no explanation as to how to ask.

Therefore, after carefully observing Lions shifting from foot to foot, rattling the change in their pocket, looking up to the sky Continue reading