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Adopted Service Programs Lions Clubs International Sept 2008.

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1 Adopted Service Programs Lions Clubs International Sept 2008

2 Adopted Service Program? What is an Adopted Service Program? Approved by the International Board of Directors Fits into one of the Major Service Categories Lions Clubs International provides information and organizational support

3 History 1917 ­ Melvin Jones introduced “We Serve” 2003 ­ Lions Clubs International approved seven categories for Adopted Service Programs 2008 ­ 1.3 million men and women in over 44,000 Lions clubs worldwide serve their communities

4 Major Service Categories Major Service Categories of Adopted Programs  Community Services  International Relations  Diabetes Awareness  Lions Opportunities for Youth  Environmental Services  Sight Conservation and Work with the Blind  Hearing and Speech Action and Work with the Deaf

5 Approval Criteria Approval Criteria for Adopted Programs Exemplify the Lions “We Serve” motto and are relevant to Lions internationally Meet an important community or humanitarian need Achieve measurable outcomes benefiting service recipients more…

6 Approval Criteria Approval Criteria for Adopted Programs Provide hands-on involvement by Lions Include leadership roles for Lions Promote public awareness of the Lions service mission Are sustainable …continued

7 Benefits Information and organizational support Materials and resources Clubs can focus on details A structure for each program is provided Clubs have independence with decisions ­Implement programs using creativity, club interest, and community needs

8 Additional Benefits Programs can be enhanced through additional projects Implementation of programs can lead to new ideas or opportunities

9 Lions Clubs International Support International Activities and Program Planning Division

10 Youth Programs Lions Opportunities for Youth

11 Youth Programs “To provide the young people of the world with opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and service, individually and collectively, through sponsorship of activities identified as best practices in the field of youth development.” Lions Opportunities for Youth

12 Leo Clubs Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards Youth Camp and Exchange Youth Programs Lions Opportunities for Youth

13 Youth Programs Lions Opportunities for Youth Lions Quest Peace Poster Contest

14 Youth Programs Department

15 Health and Children’s Services Diabetes Awareness Hearing and Speech Action & Work with the Deaf Sight Conservation & Work with the Blind

16 Diabetes Awareness Health and Children’s Services “To conduct and support local and large-scale effort leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.”

17 Diabetes Awareness Hearing and Speech Action & Work with the Deaf Health and Children’s Services “To demonstrate concern and respect for the dignity and independence of people who have hearing or speech challenges, with the goal of improving their quality of life.”

18 Diabetes Awareness Hearing and Speech Action & Work with the Deaf Sight Conservation & Work with the Blind Health and Children’s Services “To provide programs and assistance to aid people who are blind or visually impaired, and to work at eliminating preventable and reversible blindness.”

19 Health and Children’s Services Children’s Symposium Eye Banks Hearing Aid Recycling Recreational Camps (Diabetes, Deaf & Hearing Impaired, Blind or Visually Impaired) Strides Walk School in a Box Eyeglass Recycling

20 Health and Children’s Services Department

21 Community, Environmental and International Relations Community Services Environmental Services International Relations

22 Community Services Community, Environmental and International Relations “To cultivate the human qualities and values that stimulate individual creativity, enliven the community and animate the human spirit.”

23 Community Services Environmental Services Community, Environmental, and International Relations “To help create and sustain conditions under which human society and nature can thrive in harmony and enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.”

24 Community Services Environmental Services International Relations Community, Environmental and International Relations “ To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.” (Third purpose of Lionism)

25 Community, Environment and International Relations Club Twinning Environment Photo Contest Lions ALERT Lions Day with the UN New Programs! – Lions Crew at Work – Lions Green Team

26 Program Development Department

27 Energize impact Adopted Service Program!!! Energize your club; make an impact with an Adopted Service Program!!!


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