When You Can’t Go To College, Bring The College To Your Club

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The Lions of Alabama have a golden opportunity to involve college students in the Centennial Celebration.  As we define the legacy we will leave, we must begin to identify the future leaders of our clubs and districts.

The Club Intern Program may be the answer to developing new service projects, training future leaders and increasing membership. An Intern Team  will bring new ideas, new energy and new enthusiasm to your club.  The Lions will provide Continue reading

How Do 25 Blind Lions Go To A Club Meeting?

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NO!! This is not a trick question.  The Covington VIP Lions Club was chartered to reach out to visually impaired persons (VIP).  For over a decade, Lion Wanda Scroggins and Guide Dog, Harley, have traveled the US promoting Leader Dog.  However, attending a LIONS Club  meeting, in her home community, often was a hurdle which LION Wanda could not overcome.

Transportation for a visually impaired person is a challenge.  The cost of hiring a driver Continue reading

LIONS Clubs Need An Advertising Campaign…You Can Help

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In the past few weeks as I have met with clubs, more than one member has proclaimed, “Lions Clubs International needs to do some national advertising.”  When engaged to explain why, each member has stated that the average person on the street does not know what the LIONS do.

Other than the Rose Bowl Float, the Lions seldom get national coverage. However, many clubs are fortunate enough to capture the attention of the local media.

Then I began to think.  Who do we want to reach? With whom do we have the most influence? What do we want the community to learn from advertising?

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Become A Student Of Lions Clubs International

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When we hear of a friend or family member being diagnosed with an illness, we immediately begin to research to discover the treatment plan and prognosis. If we are to learn to roar again, we must begin to engage ourselves in a pursuit of knowledge concerning the LIONS Club, its policies, its procedures, and its training opportunities.

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Check Your Attitude At The Door

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Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” Unfortunately, as I visit with clubs, the attitude of optimism has been overtaken by a spirit of gloom, doom and despair. The confidence that was abounding at Charter Night has slowly eroded away.

If we are to learn to roar again, we must focus on Continue reading

Let’s Learn To Roar Again

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Almost daily we learn of someone who has had a major surgery or illness. In most cases, they will be able return to their normal walk of life after a period of rest and rehabilitation. Some of these people we know have had illness which required them to relearn basic skills, such as speech, feeding themselves or walking. With a dogged determination, Continue reading

Families That Serve Together Make A Difference

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As Lions Clubs across Alabama begin to evaluate the services that they provide, as well as, the number of volunteers available to serve, it becomes evident that the younger members that we seek are often consumed with parenting responsibilities. The question then becomes, “How can the Lions Club become more attractive to these already busy community leaders?”

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