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THE DISTRICT DIGEST

A MONTHLY SUMMARY OF THE LASTEST LION NEWS


We hope you’re enjoying your leader digest. This digest is exclusively for district leaders. Your club leaders will receive their digest later this week. Now take a look at what’s happening this month in Lions.

  

    DISTRICT NEWS

Reminder: Club Charter Fee Waiver Ends December 31

When you charter new clubs, you’re eligible for a club charter fee waiver. Take advantage of this opportunity by finalizing new club applications by December 31. VIEW MATERIALS

Submit Your PR Grant Application Today

Public relations grant funds for the 2020-2021 year are going fast! Solidify your plans for increasing public awareness in your district or multiple district and submit your application for consideration. APPLY NOW

Reminder: Submit Reimbursement Paperwork for LD Institute Grants

District/multiple district leaders: if you were approved to receive Leadership Development Institute Grant Program funds, be sure to submit your reimbursement documentation within 60 days of your Regional Lions Leadership Institute or Emerging Lions Leadership Institute. SUBMIT NOW

First Vice District Governors: District Goal Planning Resources Coming Soon

This month, new resources — including the District Strategic Plan Workbook — will be available to help you strategize your 2021-22 district goals. Use these tools to guide you and your team in identifying your district’s needs. START PLANNING

MD GAT Leaders: Plan Your Districts’ S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Unify your district in the coming year by developing a specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-bound (S.M.A.R.T.) goal as part of the 2021-22 district goals. Connect with your district and start planning today! LEARN MORE

Find Everything You Need to Start a New Club

Looking to start a new club? Customizable materials and resources are available to help you successfully start a club. LEARN MORE

  

    CLUB NEWS

Reminder: New Member Fee Waiver Deadline Is December 31

Attract and report new members before the end of 2020 to take advantage of the new member fee waiver. Don’t forget — new members help ensure your club’s success for years to come! GET STARTED

Explore Ways to Serve Safely

Visit the “Serving Safely” webpage to find virtual service ideas and inspiring Lion stories. Remember, virtual service counts — so report all in-person and virtual service activities and meetings in MyLion® or your regional reporting system! START PLANNING

CA VI Lions: Interested in Joining Lions’ Faculty?

Lions with training experience are invited to apply for the upcoming Faculty Development Institute March 18-20 in Kathmandu, Nepal, for CA VI Lions. Applications are due December 18. LEARN MORE

Leadership Training Coming to CA IV

Are you a current or former club president looking to build your leadership skills? Apply to attend the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Paris. Applications are due December 20. APPLY NOW

Submit Your Photo for the Melvin Jones Photo Contest

Celebrate LCIF Week by taking part in the Melvin Jones photo contest! Lions may submit one entry, and no purchase or donation is required to participate. The deadline to participate is December 31. LEARN MORE

Connect with Like-Minded Clubs through the Member Portal Newsfeed

Log in with your Lion Account to network with clubs with similar interests using the Member Portal Newsfeed. This tool is ideal for specialty clubs looking for tips and ideas to increase their service impact. LOG IN

New Leo-Lion Pins Are Here

Leo-Lion members should expect to receive their exclusive membership pins about a month after they join. If your Leo-Lion members joined prior to October 1, 2020, and have not received their new pins, contact memberservicecenter@lionsclubs.org.

Get Recognized for Supporting Leo to Leo-Lion Membership

Did you know Lions Clubs International offers two awards recognizing Lions who guide Leos through the transition to Leo-Lion membership and charter Leo-Lion clubs? Learn about eligibility and criteria for the Leo-Lion Membership and Club Charter awards. LEARN MORE

Online Learning Opportunity: Conflict Resolution

Did you know conflict is the top reason Lions leave their clubs? Learn how to resolve conflicts and increase member satisfaction by completing the conflict resolution online course in the Lions Learning Center (LLC). GET STARTED

Save on Lions Gear with Our Year-End Sale

Take advantage of our Lions Shop year-end sale November 25-30. Receive 10% off your order when you spend $75 or more and 20% off when you spend $150 or more. Discounts apply to all Shop items. SHOP NOW

LCIF Guest Blog: Serving the “Helen Kellers” of Our Day

Read how LCIF funding for the SightFirst Comprehensive Eye Care project in Uganda helped SightFirst program grantee Lion Dr. Francis Onen Sebabi move from general practitioner to ophthalmologist — and change lives. READ MORE

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Stay connected, serve safely

See how connection matters — to each other and to our communities — now more than ever.

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Let’s hit 100,000 minutes for World Diabetes Day!

Help us reach our goal by logging your time participating in awareness activities like diabetes event planning, reviewing resources and more!

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