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DECEMBER 2020 DIGEST
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THE DISTRICT DIGEST

A MONTHLY SUMMARY OF THE LATEST 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

The 2021 FVDG/DGE Seminar Is Going Virtual

Due to health and safety concerns surrounding the global pandemic, the February 2021 FVDG/DGE Seminar is transitioning to a virtual training program. More information is available on the FVDG/DGE Training Program webpage and program overview document. READ MORE

District Governors: Last Chance to Update Your District Goals

December 31 is the last day to update your 2020-2021 district goals, so take some time to make sure your goals are on track for the year! GET STARTED

Reminder: New Voices Story Submissions Due January 15

District governors: please submit your second quarter story forms and inquiries to newvoices@lionsclubs.org on or before January 15 and help us highlight the ways Lions are helping promote gender parity and diversity in our association! APPLY NOW

Learn the Steps of Club Development with Our New Online Course

New clubs provide innovative pathways for service, so head to the Lions Learning Center to check out the New Club Development online course, featuring eight key steps to help you successfully form and charter new clubs. LOG IN

Reminder: Submit Leadership Development Grants Reimbursement Forms

If you were approved for funds through the Leadership Development Institute, Leadership Development Multiple District or District Grant Programs, remember to submit reimbursement documentation within 60 days of the completion of your institute or training. SUBMIT NOW

Apply to Host a Specialty Club Workshop

Specialty Club Workshops facilitated by Lions International staff can help you educate and empower your members — and recruit specialty club program coordinators to help boost membership growth. Click “Learn More” to request an application via email. LEARN MORE

Submit Your Success Story to Receive US$500

Does your district have an inspirational success story to share? Receive US$500 in funding when one of your GAT members or cabinet secretary submits a success story. Submissions are due May 1, 2021. GET STARTED

GLT Coordinators: Report Your Training!

Help us reach 500,000 Lions trained by June 30, 2021 by reporting your planned and completed local training in the Learn section of your Lion Account. Contact your GAT specialists with questions. GET STARTED

Engage Your Members Virtually

With fewer in-person club meetings being held due to the ongoing pandemic, now’s a great time to encourage virtual meetings to keep your members active and engaged while staying safe. LEARN MORE

Share Your Youth Camps and Exchange (YCE) Stories

Help us prepare for our 60th YCE anniversary next September by sharing a story of how YCE has personally impacted you or someone in your area. Your story may be featured as part of our celebration! SUBMIT NOW

  

    CLUB NEWS

The Results Are In: Check Out Our Leo Video Contest Winners

December 5, International Leo Day, marked the 63rd anniversary of Leo clubs. Experience the passion and creativity of our Leos by viewing the winning videos from our 2020 Leo video contest. WATCH NOW

We Hit Our World Diabetes Day Goal

Thank you to all Lions who participated in World Diabetes Day 2020 and helped us reach our goal of 100,000 minutes of activity for diabetes awareness! Explore our diabetes global cause page for more diabetes service information. LEARN MORE

Online Course: Learn About New Club Development

Take the New Club Development online course found in the Lions Learning Center (LLC) and learn how you can prioritize Lions International’s strategic growth through a step-by-step guide to developing new clubs. GET STARTED

Shop for the Tools You Need to Stay Connected

Keep in touch with your club with Lions-branded pens and notecards. Explore our wide selection of exclusive offers that will help you show off your Lions pride! SHOP NOW

Check Out the Digital LION Magazine for Great Lion Stories

Read and share stories about how your fellow Lions are helping their communities around the world. You can also read up on local club news and check out upcoming events. READ MORE

LCIF: Celebrating 30 years of SightFirst

LCIF’s SightFirst program, in collaboration with Lions members, healthcare providers and partner organizations, has led the charge in Lions’ vision efforts since 1990 as one of LCIF’s most impactful grant programs. LEARN MORE

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

Use the Lions Support Page to Find Answers to Your Questions

Have a question or need help from our Member Service Center team? Search our FAQs for answers or use one of the support request ticket links at the bottom of the Lions Support page to ensure it’s routed to the proper department. READ MORE

Share Your Youth Camps and Exchange (YCE) Stories

YCE is celebrating 60 years soon. Do you have an exciting YCE memory or experience that made a lasting impact on you? Use the link below to share your story — you may be featured in our future celebration! SUBMIT NOW

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We did it —100,000 minutes for World Diabetes Day!

Together, we achieved 100,000 minutes for diabetes awareness.

   
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Your club can reach Model Club status

Campaign 100 Model Club status and recognition can be yours! Learn how in less than three minutes.

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