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LIONS PROTOCOL Lion Dr JOSEPH T MOOLAYIL MJF District Co-ordinator Designate(Protocol )
A WORD ABOUT PROTOCOL The association’s Official Protocol is designed to eliminate confusion regarding the proper recognition of Lion dignitaries. It provides a simple and a definitive answer to the question: “Who comes first?” for purposes of introduction or head table seating, If well followed, it gives a class look for the meeting. Protocol, then, is merely a “salute to those lions who has contributed to the organisation in a splendid manner” or saying “Thanks – for everything they have done,
PROTOCOL RELATES TO MANY THINGS Image building for the organisation before non Lions Proper respect to and recognition of Lion dignitaries or VIPs Proper Introduction of dignitaries at meetings. Seating arrangements at conventions, charter nights, installation ceremony and other Occasions Respect for speakers
DIGNITARIES ESCORTED TO THE DAIS The chairman of the meeting or presiding officer shall be invited to the dais. All others dignitaries are invited to the dais starting with those lowest on the Order of Precedence and end with the highest-ranking dignitary present. The Chief Guest may be given an escort and a standing ovation. Have a list of those who will be invited to the dais well in advance.
HEAD TABLE OF THE MEETING Seating at the head table should be in accordance with established protocol However, the guest speaker for any function should always be seated to the immediate right of the chair of the meeting. If possible, there should be the same number of seats to the right and left of the presiding officer 6
FORMAL INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS Introduction of the members at the head table should begin with the chairman of the meeting or presiding officer. Introductions usually commence with those lowest on the Order of Precedence and end with the highest-ranking Lion present. When spouses are present at the head table, they should be introduced with the member (e.g., District Governor Lion LRR Warrier and his wife, Lns Leelamoni) When non-Lion dignitaries are present, a combination of local custom and common sense should be used in deciding at what point they should be introduced. Be brief and the person introduced should stand up and greet the audience
MEETING PROTOCOL Only the officer rendering welcome/ principal speaker is required by protocol to acknowledge all dignitaries present.
PROTOCOL- INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 1. International President 2. Immediate Past International President 3. International Vice Presidents by rank 4. International Directors 5. Past International Presidents 6. Past International Directors 7. Chairperson of Council of Governors 8. District Governors 9. Association Executive Administrator 10.Association Secretary 11.Association Treasurer
MULTIPLE DISTRICT LEVEL 1. Chairperson of Council of Governors (MCC) 2. Current Directors by rank then Past International Officers or 3. District Governors 4. Past Council Chairpersons 5. Immediate Past District Governor 6. Vice District Governors as per rank 1,2 7. Past District Governors 8. Multiple District Secretary 9. Multiple District Treasurer 10.Multiple District Chairpersons
OUR DISTRICT LEVEL PROTOCOL 1. District Governor 2. Chairperson of Council of Governors (MCC) 3. Past Council Chairpersons 4. Immediate Past District Governor 5. First Vice District Governor 6. Second Vice District Governor 7. Past District Governors 8. Cabinet Secretary 9. Cabinet Treasurer 10. District Chief Advisors 11. District Executive Committee Members/ District Co-ordinators
OUR DISTRICT LEVEL 12. Patrons 13. Advisors 14. District Councillors 15.Additional Cabinet Secretaries 16. Additional Cabinet Treasurer 17. Joint Cabinet Secretaries 18. Region Chairperson 19. Zone Chairpersons 20. District Chairpersons 21.Club President 22. Club Secretary 23. Club Treasurer
WHEN MORE THAN ONE HAVING THE SAME PROTOCOL IS PRESENT, When more than one PID/PMCC/PDG is present, the one who served most recently is given precedence, and so on. When more than one district officer with same district protocol is present, they shall be recognized according to the English alphabetic order of the first letter of their fully name. If the first letter is the same, go to the second letter, and so on. Region Chairperson of the region where meeting takes place has precedence over all other RCs Similarly for the Zone Chairpersons.