Presentation on theme: "Women & Family Roundtable Exchange Facilitated by International Directors: Judy Hankom, Iowa, USA Sangeeta Jatia, West Bengal, India Sheryl Jensen, Rotorua,"— Presentation transcript:
Women & Family Roundtable Exchange Facilitated by International Directors: Judy Hankom, Iowa, USA Sangeeta Jatia, West Bengal, India Sheryl Jensen, Rotorua, New Zealand July 6, 2014
2011-12 International Task Force Recommendations
4 1. Service: Promote service initiatives that interest women 2. Membership Share membership statistics (“the facts”) and success stories. Commission areas to hold a women/family symposium.
5 2011-12 International Task Force Recommendations 2. Membership (cont.) Encourage GMT to appoint family and women’s specialists. Communicate to area leaders the importance of women’s participation. Communicate to the GMT/GLT to start new clubs if existing clubs are reluctant to accept women.
2012-13 International Task Force Recommendations
7 1. Membership Develop a History of Women in Lions. Set a measurable target figure for women members at all levels. Encourage GMT leaders to appoint women, family and young member specialists. Sharpen the focus on local needs and utilization of the Community Needs Assessment. Include first and second vice president as ex-officio of the Task Force.
8 2012-13 International Task Force Recommendations 2. Leadership Include a focus on women’s membership at region and VDG training and DGE school. 3. Public Relations Promote what Lions can do.
10 1. Overall Implement “family” before “women” Consult marketing experts for feedback Develop a section on the website for women 2013-14 International Task Force Recommendations
11 2013-14 International Task Force Recommendations 2. Leadership Train DGE’s at Governor Elect School on how to take action to: Promote family and women’s symposiums. Promote the family and women’s specialist position. Educate the importance of a diverse cabinet.
12 2013-14 International Task Force Recommendations 3. Public Relations Communicate the need to non-US versions Feature symposium success stories Feature service projects serving women and children Feature women in leadership roles in LION Magazine/LCI Blog
13 International Recommendations: 2014-15 4. Additional Suggestions Challenge Lions to help improve the lives of women and children Consider “Walk to Learn”: for literacy promotion Send email communications to encourage Lions to consider women for leadership roles
14 Future And Ongoing Considerations Three – Five Years: Elect the first female international president Achieve a 50/50 parity of new women and men joining Lions by 2017 Develop yearly goals 2013-14: 35% 2014-15: 40% 2015-16: 45% 2016-17: 50%
15 Future And Ongoing Considerations Three – Five Years: Increase the percentage of women directors through mentoring
16 Roundtable Discussion & Share 1.What are the biggest challenges in the recruitment of family members and women in your area? 2.What specific strategies could be implemented in your region to help grow family and women’s membership locally?
18 Regional Recommendations – USA/Canada Grow existing clubs. Charter new clubs. Target women/younger members. Ask GMT to select women leaders to discuss Lioness conversion. Develop service projects that attract younger members.
19 Conduct “Dress for Success” seminars. Target business & professional women. Further promote the Lions Family Cub Program. Enhance our image to attract young people by showing men, women and family having fun. Avoid gender-specific pins & awards. Regional Recommendations – USA/Canada
20 Continue leadership institutes. Showcase women leaders. Revamp the club experience - promote Club Excellence Process (CEP). Recruit women members to become faculty members. Continue developing and promoting service projects that interest women. Regional Recommendations – FOLAC
21 Educate club officers to embrace women’s membership, leadership and networking opportunities. Develop a mentoring program for women. Develop and embrace club branches. Eschew the conservatism of Lions. Regional Recommendations – FOLAC
22 Charter new clubs. Promote the invitation of younger members. Recruit women members to become faculty members (China). Differentiate strategies for major countries. Continue leadership institutes. Regional Recommendations – OSEAL
23 Encourage over age Leos to group together and charter a Lions club Invite all Lions’ second generation to become Leos. Focus on women’s leadership development. Increase the number of women in district cabinet positions. Regional Recommendations – OSEAL
24 Recommend women to participate in the Leadership Institutes. Promote women/women leaders in local PR. Provide new member orientation in local clubs. Expand the use of the symposium program. Regional Recommendations – ISAAME
25 Charter new clubs. Target family and young members. Promote CEP. Develop and promote service projects that interest women. Regional Recommendations – Europe
26 Ask GMT to select women leaders to discuss Lioness conversion. Charter new clubs targeting family/ younger members. Utilize the family and women’s specialist position. Regional Recommendations – ANZI
27 Identify more women for training and facilitating. Develop a process to match prospective members with a club fitting to their lifestyle/needs. Rethink the use of “invitation” vs. “introduction”. Address the participation of Lionesses. Regional Recommendations – ANZI