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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

Spread the Word About Virtual LCICon

LCICon is right around the corner! Be sure to encourage your fellow Lion leaders to join in the fun and register for our first-ever fully online convention. LEARN MORE

Seeking Leo-Lion Board Liaisons

Do you know a Leo-Lion with fresh insights and perspectives? Encourage them to complete a submission for consideration to become a Leo-Lion board liaison. This is a great opportunity to represent young people globally, build awareness of youth engagement opportunities and much more. Entries are due April 11. LEARN MORE

Leadership Development Institute Grant Program Coming Soon

Grant applications for FY 2021-2022 will be available May-August 31, 2021. Review the website and learn about the grants available for the following institutes: Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (ELLI) and Regional Lions Leadership Institute (RLLI). START PLANNING

District Goals Platform Launching Soon

FVDGs, in the next few days you will receive an email notification that the platform to submit 2021-22 District Goals has launched. Work with your team to complete your goals and action plans before June 30. LEARN MORE

Get Ready for the First-Ever Virtual FVDG/DGE Seminar

DGEs, your virtual seminar login credentials will be emailed to you around April 12. Take time to explore the virtual seminar site, complete your networking profile and post photos before the seminar starts in mid-April. LEARN MORE

New Voices Nominations Due May 15

District governors, fourth-quarter New Voices story submissions are due May 15. Share your story of a Lion doing great things to help promote gender parity and diversity in our association! SUBMIT NOW

Take the District Goals Action Planning Online Course

Want to learn how to develop an action plan that can help your team achieve your district’s goals? Check out our Action Planning to Achieve District Goals course, now available in the Lions Learning Center (LLC). START LEARNING

Training Metrics Now Available in Insights

Curious how many Lions in your district are participating in leadership development training? Metrics like this and more are available in the Learn section of Insights. Use your Lion Account credentials to access this digital tool and start exploring. LOG IN

Share the News — Connect Is Now Available

The new Connect virtual meeting platform is a great way for Lions to collaborate and stay involved! Encourage your fellow Lion officers to take advantage of this helpful tool. LOG IN

Engage Leos for Leo Awareness Month in April

This month, promote the growth and development of Leo clubs in your area by following the new Leo Club Program Development Checklist for districts. DOWNLOAD NOW

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

Reserve Your Spot at LCICon 2021

Virtual LCICon 2021 is your chance to connect with Lions and Leos from around the world. Be sure you and your club secure your front-row seats to our biggest watch party ever! REGISTER NOW

Assign Your LCICon 2021 Voting Delegate

LCICon.lionsclubs.org now includes a virtual voting section. If you have already registered your club delegate for LCICon 2021, you can now assign them as a voting club delegate. If you have not registered your club delegate, you can find additional information on how to do so on the LCICon webpage. LEARN MORE

Seeking Leo-Lion Board Liaisons

Do you know a Leo-Lion with fresh insights and perspectives? Encourage them to complete a submission for consideration to become a Leo-Lion board liaison. This is a great opportunity to represent young people globally, build awareness of youth engagement opportunities and much more. Entries are due April 11. LEARN MORE

Celebrate New Members on Worldwide Induction Day

Recognize your new members in a special way by hosting a Worldwide Induction Day ceremony on April 24. Need to honor your inductees virtually this year? No problem. We have tips and resources, including a downloadable certificate, to make your online ceremony a success. LEARN MORE

LCIP Recertification Process and Timeline

Please be advised that in March, 108 Lions Certified Instructors (LCIP) were notified that their LCIP certification will be eligible for renewal after July 1, 2021. Review the LCIP recertification process and timeline for more information. LEARN MORE

Discover How Clubs Can Take Part in Advocacy

Lions International has developed advocacy programs in three focus areas – Awareness, Education and Change – to help further our mission. Explore our new Lions Advocacy Toolkit and Infographic for more information. LEARN MORE

Spark Innovation for Your Club with this Online Course

Sustainable growth and effective service require new ideas and actions. Visit the Lions Learning Center (LLC) and take the Promoting Innovation course, offering suggestions for stimulating creativity and generating an environment that supports innovation in your club. START LEARNING

Individual Learning Records Now Available

Lions, you can view your personal learning history by accessing Learn with your Lion Account credentials. Individual learning records include completed Lions Learning Center (LLC) courses, attendance at a Lions Clubs International-hosted Lions Leadership Institute and 2020-2021 trainings, as reported by district or multiple district GLT coordinators. GET STARTED

Support Our Foundation’s Lions Share Program and Be Recognized

Earn a 100% Member Support banner patch while magnifying your ability to serve! Your US$50, US$100 or US$200 donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation supports grant programs that help Lions serve on a larger scale and create even greater impact. LEARN MORE

Make the Most of Leo Awareness Month

Learn how to promote and develop Leo clubs this month! Attend the Leo Advisory Panel Symposium (English only) on April 17 at 10 a.m. CDT and check out the April Leo Awareness Month checklist on the Lions blog. LEARN MORE

Serve the Environment Cause Through Specialty Clubs

Specialty clubs are a great opportunity to do meaningful service that focuses on our environment global cause. If you’re in a specialty club, reach out to family, friends and associates who share a passion for the environment and invite them to join you in service this month. If you’re not, consider starting a new environmental club in your area. LEARN MORE

LCIF and Lions Help Stop Measles Outbreaks in Brazil

Check out our blog and find out how LCIF support — along with the help of Brazilian Lions — allowed the Pan-American Health Organization to send medical professionals to work alongside Brazilian health officials, helping stem the country’s rise in measles. READ MORE

Take Part in Club Officer Training

Looking to learn more about your club officer role? Take our Club Officer Training, available in the Lions Learning Center, to receive an overview of your role and responsibilities as well as a general look at the club structure. LEARN MORE

Meet Connect — Your New Online Meeting Tool

With Connect, club officers can host and run online meetings with up to 75 participants, including non-Lions. Explore Connect and start planning your next meeting today! LOG IN

Together, We’re Protecting Our Environment

LCIF is dedicated to helping Lions take on projects that will create a sustainable and healthy environment for generations to come. LEARN MORE

Lions Team Up to Fight Diabetes

Supported by one of the first LCIF diabetes grants, 11 Lions districts in the state of Michigan in the U.S. successfully partnered with multiple organizations to fight diabetes in their communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs. WATCH VIDEO

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