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SEPTEMBER 2022 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

Get Updates on the Lions International Strategic Plan

Last year we introduced the Lions International Strategic Plan. Find out what we achieved in our first year, and what we’re focused on this year. Get the plan presentation and talking points so you can see where we’re going and share the vision with your Lions. LEARN MORE

Get to Know the District Global Extension Team

Did you know that your district can now appoint/elect a position focused on extension? Check out the district Global Extension Team coordinator position's roles and responsibilities. LEARN MORE

Congratulations 2021-2022 District Teams

IPDGs and supporting district teams, congratulations to those who have achieved their 2021-2022 goals and action plans! May this well-deserved success leave a lasting legacy and lead to greater achievements for many years to come. READ MORE

Report Your 2022-2023 YCE Chairpersons

Use your Lion Account login credentials to access MyLCI and report your 2022-2023 Youth Camps and Exchange (YCE) chairpersons. This will help keep information updated and ensure your chairpersons are eligible to be nominated for the Top Ten YCE Chairperson Award during the next award cycle. LOG IN

District Officer Training Grant Deadline Approaching

The Leadership Development Multiple District/District Grant Program provides funds to cover some expenses related to development training within your multiple district (first and second vice district governors) and your district (zone chairpersons). Applications are due September 30, 2022. GET STARTED

FVDG/DGE Learning Starts Here

Training begins with the launch of the 2022-2023 FVDG/DGE Learning Path in the Lions Learning Center (LLC). FVDGs are assigned relevant online courses to help prepare them to lead their district. The FVDG/DGE Program Overview lists the courses. LEARN MORE

Support the Success of the District GLT

Multiple district GLT coordinators, you share a responsibility in documenting leadership, membership and service trainings. So support your districts in achieving their 2022-2023 leadership development goal, and confirm that GLT district coordinators report their zone chairperson and club officer training in Learn using your Lion Account login credentials. GET STARTED

Ensure 2022-2023 District Leadership Development Goal Success

GLT district coordinators, your district will only achieve its 2022-2023 leadership development goal if you report completed club officer and zone chairperson training in Learn. So confirm your district’s leadership development targets, and report completed training by September 30, 2022. LOG IN

Contribute to Our Growing Service Achievements

Lions and Leos are serving like never before. To build your district's legacy of humanitarian service, ensure each of your clubs has a designated member responsible for service reporting or provide a district administrator to assist them. LEARN MORE

Appoint a Leo or Leo-Lion to Cabinet or Council Positions

Looking to better connect Leos and Lions in your area? District governors and council chairs can now use their Lion Account login credentials to access MyLCI and appoint a Leo or a Leo-Lion to their cabinet/council as a liaison to represent the interests and perspectives of Leos and Leo-Lions in the area. LEARN MORE

Kindness Matters Service Award Deadlines Approaching

District GST coordinators must electronically send one nomination to the multiple district (MD) GST coordinator by September 15, 2022. Multiple district GST coordinators must electronically send one nomination to Lions International and copy the multiple council chairperson by October 31, 2022. LEARN MORE

Make Your Club Visit Count

Planning your next club visit? Then head to the club visitation webpage to download the “Prepare for an Engaging Club Visit” webinar, and check out the reports, resources and tools available to you. LEARN MORE

Host a Specialty Club Workshop

Specialty clubs provide unique approaches for today’s volunteers and community service needs. By holding a specialty clubs workshop in your area, you can share all the great features and benefits of specialty clubs, and encourage Lions to serve as specialty clubs program coordinators to help build your new club growth team. Reach out to Lions International headquarters to get started. LEARN MORE

Find Everything You Need to Start a New Club

Looking to start a new club? It’s a great way to bring new service to new areas that need us, and to get even more people involved in Lions. Get customizable materials and resources to help you successfully start a new club. LEARN MORE

  

    CLUB NEWS

We’re Focused on the Future with Our Strategic Plan

Last year we introduced a vision for Lions in our Lions International Strategic Plan. Now find out what steps we’re taking to achieve it. Check out our updated strategic plan page so you can see how we’re working to strengthen the future of Lions. LEARN MORE

We Shattered Our Service Record in 2021-2022

Last year, Lions and Leos around the world served more than 495 million people through over 1.4 million service activities — truly proving that we serve! If your club is looking for new ways to serve this year, you can find ideas on our global causes webpages. LEARN MORE

We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Sight For Kids

In 2002, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Johnson & Johnson Vision co-founded Sight For Kids, the largest-known school-based eye health program that aims to equip low-income and underserved communities with tools critical to providing all children with equal access to quality eye healthcare. LEARN MORE

Attend the Achieving Club Excellence Webinar

Join us on September 23, 2022, as we talk about how to make the road to excellence fun through the Achieving Club Excellence webinar! Learn proven strategies that can bring new life to your club and make strong clubs even stronger. REGISTER NOW

Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) Applications Due Soon

Lions in Constitutional Areas I, II and IV who are qualified to apply for the LCIP must submit their applications by October 15, 2022, for Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, or September 10, 2022, for Budapest, Hungary. APPLY NOW

Faculty Development Institute (FDI) Applications Due Soon

Lions in Constitutional Area VIII who are interested in attending the FDI in Cape Town, South Africa, must submit their application by October 22, 2022. APPLY NOW

Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI) Applications Due Soon

Lions in Constitutional Area VI who are interested in attending the ALLI in Colombo, Sri Lanka, must submit their applications by October 29, 2022. APPLY NOW

Learn How to Run a Great Meeting

Take your meeting management skills to the next level with the Meeting Management course in the Lions Learning Center (LLC). This seven-module course provides best practices to help you prepare, facilitate and moderate great meetings so you can have more productive sessions than ever before. LOG IN

It’s International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so be sure to head to the childhood cancer global cause webpage for resources and information that can help you serve the families and children affected by childhood cancer. LEARN MORE

See How LCIF Empowered Childhood Cancer Patients to “Wish Big”

Thanks to the care his daughter Finley received at the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic in Peoria, Illinois, USA, District Governor Tony Holland wanted to give back to the hospital. That’s why he turned to LCIF and made a difference for more than 5,000 kids living with cancer and their families. WATCH VIDEO

Bird Island Lions Host Demolition Derby

No one serves like a Lion. And no one has as much fun doing it as we do. Watch as Lions in Bird Island, Minnesota, came together to have fun, crash cars and raise money to fund their service projects. WATCH VIDEO

Is Your Team Ready to Take Global Action?

Teamwork makes the dream work, so be sure to appoint any remaining GAT positions to maximize your collaboration and help Lions and Leos achieve their goals. LEARN MORE

Read How LCIF Support Helped Australia Combat Diabetes

Diabetes is a global epidemic that reaches every corner of the world. Lions in Australia recognized the importance of helping teenagers with diabetes, and they turned to LCIF for help. LEARN MORE

Club Specialties Attract Members and Impact Service

The impact and energy of specialty clubs is growing daily. New members are attracted to flexible ways to serve their communities, and specialty clubs can provide that flexibility. Specialty clubs’ successes empower all Lions — locally and globally — when shared as best practices through service reporting. REPORT NOW

Report Your Leo Club Advisor and Officers

Reporting new Leo club officers is essential. When you report your new Leo club officers, they'll have access to MyLCI and MyLion, and receive important information to support their clubs. Report your new officers today! LEARN MORE

Show Your Global Action Team Pride

What’s better than serving on the Global Action Team? Making sure everyone knows about it! Get great Global Action Team pins, tablecloths, banners and more in the Lions Shop. SHOP NOW

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With LCIF Support, Lions Always Answer

The calls to serve a world in need continue to grow. Through your support, LCIF empowers Lions to always answer.

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October Is Leo Membership Growth Month

Where there is a need, there is a Leo. Strong Leo clubs mean more service in your community — so be sure to recruit and involve Leos!

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Start Planning Your Marketing Campaign!

Don’t miss the opportunity to win the new Lions International Marketing Award. Take the first step in the process by planning your marketing campaign!

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