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

Lions Serve Their Communities Daily


Alabama Lions serve their communities daily.  Without exception, every club which I visit has an ongoing service projects.  The Centennial Service Challenge can easily be met in all for areas by most clubs – Vision, Environment, Youth and World Hunger.

As we approach the holiday season, clubs are rolling up their sleeves and providing greater service than ever imagined.  The Red Bay Lions Club will be Continue reading

Lions Honor Veterans With Special Membership Invitation


U.S. veterans have made so many great contributions and sacrificed so much to serve our country. With many service members being honorably discharged from the military, this is a good time to provide them with an opportunity to get involved in their communities. The Involve a U.S. Veteran Program provides qualifying veterans the opportunity to continue serving in a different way as Lions.

Benefits of Involving Veterans

Many veterans want to find a way to give back, and they have a lot to offer your Lions club, including:

The ability to turn plans into action and get the job done

  • Practical skills and leadership skills
  • Innovative ideas
  • Dedication, loyalty and commitment
  • Understanding the importance of teamwork

Involve a U.S. Veteran Program Qualifications

Ask now! The program is available to the first 5,000 certified U.S. veterans and runs from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.

Qualifying veterans receive an entrance or charter fee waiver when joining a Lions club. Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel (i.e. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves) or those honorably-discharged from these services. Eligible persons may still be enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves. Veterans can be certified by completion of the Involve a U.S. Veteran Program Certification Form.


For additional information, contact the Membership and New Club Programs Department.

Source: Lions Clubs International

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


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