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 a nurturing atmosphere for Interns to grow personally; network with professionals; and, lead in the development and implementation of new club service and fund-raising projects.

Overview of the Program:

Lions Clubs will commit to engage in the LIONS Clubs Intern Program for a minimum of two years. A club which participates will partner with college students, who will assist the club in meeting its objectives and goals, while personally developing skills which will enhance their marketability, when seeking employment opportunities.

Financial Commitment of the Club:

The club will incur the following cost for each Intern (It is recommended that the five (5) interns be selected to build a team of young professionals, who work collaboratively to develop service projects to meet the needs of the community, as well as, design creative and fun ways to secure funding for the projects.

MD 34 Dues                       24.50 per year

LCI Dues                           21.75 per year (College Students are assessed ½ dues)

Entrance Fee                     Waived for College Students

Total cost per Intern          46.25 per year

Total Program cost            231.25 per year or 462.50 for two years.

Also, if the club chooses to sponsor the Intern’s enrollment in the Lions Regional Leadership Institute, there will be an additional cost.

*** Each club will need to decide how to fund the cost of meals. However, this service project, similar to the High School Leadership Forum, should not be a financial burden on the interns. ***

Tomorrow, we will look at the implementation of the Intern Program.

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